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Author
Mori Neema (University of Agder, Norway; University of Dar es Salaam Business School, Tanzania), Munisi Gibson (University of Agder, Norway)
Title
The Role of the Internet in Overcoming Information Barriers : Implications for Exporting SMEs of the East African Community
Source
Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation (JEMI), 2012, vol. 8, nr 2, s. 60-77, rys., tab., bibliogr. 45 poz.
Issue title
Contemporary Management Concepts
Keyword
Małe i średnie przedsiębiorstwa, Internet, Dostęp do informacji, Eksport
Small business, Internet, Access to information, Export
Note
streszcz., summ.
Country
Afryka Wschodnia
East Africa
Abstract
Małe i średnie przedsiębiorstwa odgrywają istotną rolę w gospodarkach krajów Afryki Wschodniej, wywierając pozytywny wpływ na wysokość dochodu narodowego i poziom zatrudnienia. Prowadzenie działalności eksportowej oferuje dodatkową możliwość rozwoju tych przedsiębiorstw i poprawę ich funkcjonowania. Jednocześnie przedsiębiorstwa doświadczają różnorodnych barier związanych z dostępnością i przepływem informacji zarówno przed jak i w trakcie prowadzenia działalności eksportowej. Celem pracy jest identyfikacja barier informacyjnych i podjęcie dyskusji nad wpływem internetu na ich przezwyciężanie. W oparciu o literaturę przedmiotu z zakresu internetu, międzynarodowego biznesu i małych przedsiębiorstw, autorzy formułują tezy i proponują model badawczy, który może być wykorzystany w przyszłych badaniach naukowych. (abstrakt oryginalny)

Small and medium-sized enterprises play a significant role in the East African Community, contributing highly to the national income and employing a significant number of people. Exportation provides a great opportunity for these enterprises to expand their businesses and improve their performance. However, they encounter a number of information- related barriers before and during exportation. Based on literature, this paper identifies these barriers and discusses how the internet could be used to reduce them. Based on the internet, international business and small business literature, the paper provides propositions and develops a model that will be useful for future studies in this area. (original abstract)
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ISSN
2299-7075
Language
eng
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