E-commerce in least developing countries: Summary evidence and implications

Richard Boateng, Robert Hinson, Richard Heeks, Alemayehu Molla

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We undertook a review and classification of research on electronic commerce (e-commerce) in developing countries. We analyzed 181 articles published in a broad range of journals covering e-commerce, global information technology, and development issues. The analysis provides a roadmap that not only indicates the current state of e-commerce for development research but also identifies gaps and priorities for future research. This will be of significant value to both academics and practitioners who are working on, or plan to work on, e-commerce in developing countries. © 2008 by The Haworth Press. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-285
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of African Business
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Developing countries
  • E-commerce research
  • Electronic commerce
  • Internet
  • Least developing countries

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute


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