IT Innovations and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Is Cloud Computing a Magic Ingredient for Egyptian Entrepreneurs?

Rania El-Gazzar, Helle Zinner Henriksen, Fathul Wahid

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Abstrakt

Using the concept of affordances as an analytical lens, this study aims to understand the use of Cloud Computing (CC) by Egyptian entrepreneurs. The study analyses impact of CC on their businesses and its inhibiting and enabling factors. In general, Egyptian entrepreneurs have positive perceptions of CC and note its various actualized affordances: accessing information technology (IT) resources rapidly, broadening reach and transferring responsibility. The use of CC has yielded diverse effects: shortened time to market, reduced costs, a diversified audience and more useful feedback. We also identify what inhibits the use of CC, including transparency and corruption problems, limited support for online transactions, unsupportive government policies, low appreciation from the domestic market, cumbersome bureaucracy, account hacking and unreliable infrastructure. Finally, we also reveal some enabling factors, including institutional support, overseas market potential and CC uptake (i.e., growing use).
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelECIS 2017 Proceedings
Antal sider18
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publikationsdato2017
Sider1044-1061
ISBN (Trykt)978989207655
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780991556700
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedThe 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2017 - Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal
Varighed: 5 jun. 201710 jun. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 25
http://www.ecis2017.eu/

Konference

KonferenceThe 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2017
Nummer25
LokationCentro Cultural Vila Flor
LandPortugal
ByGuimarães
Periode05/06/201710/06/2017
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0034

Emneord

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Egypt
  • IT innovation
  • Cloud computing
  • Emerging economies

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