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Thailand open ICT ecosystems: A scenario analysis of electronic commerce infrastructure investment for small and medium enterprises

Chooprayoon, V. and Fung, C.C.ORCID: 0000-0001-5182-3558 (2008) Thailand open ICT ecosystems: A scenario analysis of electronic commerce infrastructure investment for small and medium enterprises. In: 2008 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, IEEE-DEST 2008, 26-29 Feb. 2008, Phitsanulok, Thailand pp. 254-259.

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Compatible electronic commerce performance needs a single digital ecosystem for engaging in global knowledge economy. This means that entrepreneurs will be able to position their businesses for economic expansion throughout the power of information communication and technologies (ICTs) based on the ICT sharing without unfair treatment and monopoly. In Thailand, the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are playing important roles for increasing Thai economic growth. The Thai government cooperates with those SMEs who are on the first stage of using electronic commerce systems and technologies for driving their business to global economic. The most important factor is the ICT infrastructure which is invested by both public and private sectors. This paper aims to present the growth of Thailand's electronic commerce from the infrastructure investment perspectives via the SMEs perspectives. This consists of the current situation of Thailand's electronic commerce infrastructure and investments in the infrastructure. The current situations noted are a) the ICTs development policies and plans, b) the pace of electronic commerce infrastructure development based on statistics such as the network readiness and IP network size, and, c) electronic commerce laws and regulations. Finally, a model of Thai open ICT ecosystem engaging with SMEs' electronic commerce will be proposed.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 2008 IEEE
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