Adoption of e-Commerce Services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Alqahtani, Robert Goodwin, Denise de Vries

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    Abstract

    In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, western and eastern economies have merged, resulting in an interesting economic environment. Within this environment, e-commerce has developed, increasing the potential of the local economy. Despite the significant resources of Saudi Arabia's oil-based economy, the government has directed its income towards developing the non-oil sectors of the economy. This chapter examines the cultural, economic, and social factors that have contributed to the development of e-commerce in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, the chapter presents some of the obstacles and challenges surrounding e-commerce in Saudi Arabia, within the economy's current context.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTechnology Innovation Leadership in Development: A Middle East (West Asia) Perspective
    Subtitle of host publicationA 'Middle East' (West Asia) Perspective
    PublisherNova Publishers
    Pages93-116
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Electronic)9781631173912
    ISBN (Print)9781631173882
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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    Alqahtani, A., Goodwin, R., & de Vries, D. (2014). Adoption of e-Commerce Services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In Technology Innovation Leadership in Development: A Middle East (West Asia) Perspective: A 'Middle East' (West Asia) Perspective (pp. 93-116). Nova Publishers.