The Role of the Internet in Overcoming Information Barriers: Implications for Exporting SMEs of the East African Community

Neema Mori, Gibson Munisi
2012 Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation  
Small and medium-sized enterprises play a significant role in the East African Community, contributing highly to the national income and employing a significant number of people. Exportation provides a great opportunity for these enterprises to expand their businesses and improve their performance. However, they encounter a number of informationrelated barriers before and during exportation. Based on literature, this paper identifies these barriers and discusses how the internet could be used
more » ... net could be used to reduce them. Based on the internet, international business and small business literature, the paper provides propositions and develops a model that will be useful for future studies in this area.
doi:10.7341/2012824 fatcat:dtwqmjk6dna6vhvcf324m6omvq