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.
|Title of host publication||Technology Innovation Leadership in Development: A Middle East (West Asia) Perspective|
|Subtitle of host publication||A 'Middle East' (West Asia) Perspective|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|