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IJEEEE 2011 Vol.1(5): 390-395 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2011.V1.64

Leveraging Economic Development with e-Business in West African Developing Countries

Adamou Toune Abarchi and Tang Bing Yong

Abstract—A significant amount of research work has been done about e-Business in West-African developing countries, yet the rate of e-Business adoption remains extremely low. Increasing this rate entails not only dealing with challenges related to the digital divide but also tailoring e-Business to become a viable solution for economic development. In this perspective, this paper has identified some common challenges such as insufficient information -technology infrastructure (ICT) infrastructures, logistics and banking systems and then based on what is already available as infrastructure, we proposed alternatives to be used in an e-business solution designed to help governments address crucial issues such as corruption and price fluctuations that continue to plague markets in those countries. The paper also tackles the e-business deployment challenge by recommending very affordable wireless technologies as alternatives to costly ICT infrastructures and therefore contributes to promote e-business adoption among developing countries in West-Africa.

Index Terms—E-Business, economy, developing countries, West-Africa.

A. T. Abarchi is with Corebix, an information technology company based in Maryland (USA) . He is also a Ph.D student at the Institute of Business and Management of Donghua University. Shanghai, People Republic of China (e-mail: adamoutoune@hotmail.com).
T. B. Yong is with at the Institute of Business and Management of Donghua University in Shanghai, People Republic of China (e-mail: tangby@dhu.edu.cn).

Cite: Adamou Toune Abarchi and Tang Bing Yong , "Leveraging Economic Development with e-Business in West African Developing Countries ," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 390-395, 2011.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654
Frequency: Quarterly (Since 2015)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Mr. Ron C. Wu
Abstracting/ Indexing: Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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