Factors influencing the use of e-commerce by small enterprises in Nigeria

Ekanem, Ignatius U. and Abiade, Gbolahan Emeka (2018) Factors influencing the use of e-commerce by small enterprises in Nigeria. International Journal of ICT Research in Africa and the Middle East (IJICTRAME), 7 (1). pp. 37-43. ISSN 2472-3126

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to assess the factors influencing the use of e-commerce by small enterprises in Nigeria. The study adopts a qualitative methodology which involves in-depth, semi-structured interviews and direct observation in order to derive answers to such questions as ‘why’ the system is adopted and ‘how’ the Nigeria economic conditions influence the system. The study suggests that the main factors which motivate the adoption of e-commerce by small businesses in Nigeria are market expansion and reduced market costs. The findings also indicate that increasing access to the Internet and changing lifestyle enable the success of e-commerce in Nigeria. The implications of the study are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 22949
Notes on copyright: Copyright © 2018 IGI Global. All rights, including translation into other languages reserved by the publisher. Reproduced in this repository (eprints.mdx.ac.uk) with permission of IGI Global.
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Depositing User: Ignatius Ekanem
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 16:18
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 12:30
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22949

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