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E-Commerce has steadily increased in volume in the U.S. Despite the collapse of many “dotcoms” regular businesses realized the potential for cost reduction and invested in online transaction capability. This paper addresses the strengths and weaknesses of some E-commerce models especially as they apply to Nicaragua. The authors suggest that most developing countries would present significant impediments to a successful E-commerce operation. Some solutions are examined critically.


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Issues in Information Systems

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Obando, Rodrigo; Tellis, Winston M.. 'An Online Business in Nicaragua: The Challenges That Threaten the Opportunity.' Issues in Information Systems 3.1 (2002): 476-482.

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