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.
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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|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:||28 Jun 2010 07:43|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 02:33|
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