Title: Creating comparative advantage for Micro-Enterprises through e-governance

Authors: Jerry Gosen, Sameer Prasad

Addresses: Management Department, College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190, USA. ' Management Department, College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190, USA

Abstract: As developing country Micro-Enterprises (MEs) encounter an increasingly modern global environment, they find themselves at a disadvantage. This research argues that e-governance can help these tiny businesses to survive and thrive. It suggests that micro-enterprise problems are in part caused by inadequate relationship development, and that e-technology would enable micro-entrepreneurs to develop the necessary relationships. Specifically, e-governance could provide micro-entrepreneurs with a technological infrastructure and a skill set to remain competitive.

Keywords: MEs; microenterprises; relationship building; e-governance; electronic governance; technological infrastructure; skills.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2009.029132

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2009 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.239 - 250

Received: 14 May 2009
Accepted: 14 May 2009

Published online: 06 Nov 2009 *

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