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Knowledge-dense Communities and Compatible Partnerships: E-commerce for Craft Enterprises in the Developing World?

Date : 2011-03-04 10:59:28

DescriptionHow do small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the developing world selling crafts connect with markets in the developed world using e-commerce technologies? This thesis will examine two critical factors--the level of internal knowledge sharing, or knowledge density, and the compatibility of external partnershis--to examine how SMEs can enhance their use of e-commerce and further expand into the consumer markets of the developed world. The analysis contributes to business development services (BDS) approaches to international development, and provides practitioners with a general framework for assessing the potential for SMEs to learn technology, business, and production skills. (A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Georgetown University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Communication, Culture, and Technology).

http://cct.georgetown.edu/research/thesisdatabase/RobertLee.pdf

Name of InstitutionKnowledge-dense Communities and Compatible Partnerships: E-commerce for Craft Enterprises in the Developing World?

Author(s) NameKristen Patin

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