eBusiness use in the United Arab Emirates : lessons for evolving markets

Jewels, Tony J., Ghanem, Abdullah, Mongeal, Ahmed, Nuaimi, Eisa, Aljaaidi, Ali, Al-Kaf, Ali, & Nuaimi, Abdullah (2009) eBusiness use in the United Arab Emirates : lessons for evolving markets. In Proceedings of the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS, San Francisco, California.

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Since the early 1990’s the United Arab Emirates has been actively seeking to diversify into non-oil sectors. The nation has set out to market itself as a hub for foreign and domestic companies; realizing to achieve these goals that it must provide appropriate e-business frameworks and infrastructures. While the nation itself is paving the way for other nations in the Middle East to undertake electronic business initiatives, the use of everyday e-business in the UAE appears to be somewhat stifled. An investigation into reasons for the apparent low levels of adoption of e-business by UAE inhabitants has been conducted using an autoethnographic research methodology coupled with qualitative interviews of selected stakeholders. Findings from this research may contribute to a better understanding of how e-business initiatives in specific regions need to take into account local cultural and other issues which may be irrelevant elsewhere.

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ID Code: 32948
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: E-Business , Culture, Middle East
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business Information Systems (150302)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 27 Jun 2010 21:43
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:33

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