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Digital Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: The role of ICTs and local context

Ngoasong, Michael Zisuh (2015). Digital Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: The role of ICTs and local context. In: 42nd AIB-UKI Conference, 16-18 Apr 2015, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

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Abstract

Advances in digitisation and the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is creating opportunities for new types of entrepreneurial activities in emerging economies. However, there is very limited international business research to understand the nature of digital entrepreneurship in emerging economies. Using qualitative case studies developed in Cameroon I investigate how ICTs as operand resource shape the choices that digital entrepreneurs make when dealing with local contextual influences on digital entrepreneurship. Based on empirical analysis of the cases I develop five testable propositions about how digital entrepreneurs respond to local contextual factors in creating digital entrepreneurs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Author
Extra Information: paper 240
Keywords: digital entrepreneurship; ICTs; local context; emerging economy/market
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 44695
Depositing User: Michael Ngoasong
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2015 10:19
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 21:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44695
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