An electronic commerce initiative in regional Sri Lanka: the vision for the central province electronic commerce portal

Lane, Michael S. and Van Der Vyver, Glen and Delpachitra, Sarath and Howard, Srecko (2004) An electronic commerce initiative in regional Sri Lanka: the vision for the central province electronic commerce portal. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 16 (1). pp. 1-18.

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This paper presents the findings from the first stage of a preliminary study which assessed the potential for an electronic commerce portal in Sri Lanka's Central Province. Sri Lanka is an island state of contrasts in terms of its electronic commerce and overall ICT capability. In the Capital of Colombo, ICT and electronic commerce capability are relatively sophisticated while in regional Sri Lanka even the most basic ICT infrastructure is almost non-existent and/or non-reliable. The proposed electronic commerce portal in Central Province is well aligned with the key strategic objectives of the E-Sri Lanka Initiative. The portal will be a resource enabler and facilitator for the adoption of electronic commerce by SMEs and MEs. It is also envisaged that the portal will facilitate the development of regional ICT capability as well as providing significant benefits to general community. This paper concludes with an outline of the infrastructure and implementation plan for the proposed electronic commerce portal in Central Province.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Copyright retained by authors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:20
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 04:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: electronic commerce; information; communications and technology; portal; small; medium enterprise (SME); micro enterprise (ME)
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080607 Information Engineering and Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910406 Technological and Organisational Innovation

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