Current state on internet growth and usage in Saudi Arabia and its ability to support e-commerce development

Alshehri, H and Meziane, F 2017, 'Current state on internet growth and usage in Saudi Arabia and its ability to support e-commerce development' , Journal of Advanced Management Science, 5 (2) , pp. 127-132.

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Abstract

It is widely recognized that the Internet has been rapidly growing and massively used in recent years. Previous studies have revealed that this is true for Internet users across the world. Likewise it is reported, lack of ICT infrastructures is one of the main reasons behind lack of spread of E-Commerce. The study attempted to understand the state of Internet growth and activities usage and its ability to support E-Commerce development. Little attention has been paid to testing particular questions in this study which proper investigation can help in understanding the prospects of the development and adoption of E-Commerce. The current study will attempt to confirm whether similar growth and usage of the Internet is also happening in Saudi Arabia and whether this will help in establishing a platform of E-Commerce development. Quantitative data was gathered from 606 Saudis living in various parts of Saudi Arabia. Four questions related to the use of the Internet in Saudi Arabia are tested. The outcome shows that the findings are similar to those of other countries. In addition, individuals’ readiness to use the Internet as their main shopping medium is approved by more than half of the sample used.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Advanced Management Science
ISSN: 2168-0787
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Depositing User: Prof Farid Meziane
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 14:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43785

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