Technology Leapfrogging in Thailand: Issues for the Support of eCommerce Infrastructure

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Title Technology Leapfrogging in Thailand: Issues for the Support of eCommerce Infrastructure
Author Gray, Heather Leona; Sanzogni, Louis
Journal Name The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries
Editor Robert Davison
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Hong Kong
Publisher City University of Hong Kong, Department of Information Systems
Abstract We look at the difficulties and benefits of the implementation of newest technology in Thailand by the method of leapfrogging. In the investigation we find that a variety of issues influence the uptake of a new technology; namely the extent of the cultural shift, Government support and initiatives and the take up of these initiatives by the education and private sector in terms of R&D and training. We also examine and define areas fundamental to the preparedness of a nation for the introduction of electronic commerce; that is, telecommunications, Internet penetration & development, and technology Parks. We conclude with a recommendation to initiate a study of Information Technology education take-up in universities to support technology leapfrogging initiatives implemented by the Thai Government, identifying a number of questions that need to be addressed. Further, a strategy to encourage small communities and businesses through community education programs is suggested, including a pilot project recommendation to test the successful implementation of this strategy in a community in Chiang Mai Thailand, that would also document the issues identified, including Government and cultural impacts, in order to establish a model that could be replicated and implemented in communities at large throughout developing countries.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ejisdc.org/ojs2/index.php/ejisdc
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2004. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
Volume 16
Issue Number 3
Page from 1
Page to 26
ISSN 1681-4835
Date Accessioned 2005-03-22
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Broadband Network Technology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/5360
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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