e-Commerce in Africa: The Case of Nigeria

Ibam, E. O. and Boyinbode, O. K. and Afolabi, M. O. (2018) e-Commerce in Africa: The Case of Nigeria. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Game-Based Learning, 4 (15). e3. ISSN 2034-8800

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Africa holds 15 % of world’s population with an across sector infrastructure investments average returns of 15 to 20%. The diverse location of people living within the continent makes intercity, interstate, or inter-country transactions difficult and where it does happens, comes with huge transaction cost. This creates a wide gap in Africa’s regional economy, resulting in wide spread of poverty, intra and inter regional conflicts within the continent. E-commerce provides a viable platform for bridging the gap in African economies. However, its adaptability and sustainability becomes a major concern. The level of development of e-commerce and its impact on the economy are analysed. Results show that e-commerce has made positive impact on the African economies but lack of trust on transactions within and from the continent is major challenge. Therefore, investment in e-commerce infrastructure in Africa (with more emphasis on Nigeria) will lead to rapid economic development within the continent.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Africa, e-commerce index, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), internet, software, services.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 08:34
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 08:34
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/4424

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