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E-Commerce and GDP: A Study of Measurement Challenges and Issues in Bangladesh

Kazi Abdul, Mannan (2015): E-Commerce and GDP: A Study of Measurement Challenges and Issues in Bangladesh. Published in: International Research Journal of Business and Social Science , Vol. 1, No. 2 (2015): pp. 41-52.


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Cyber technology (Internet) is a globally interconnected network that includes billions of individual, corporate body and government user as known as f-commerce, e-commerce, m-commerce, e-governance, digital government and so on. These are a hot topic; however, petty is known about the real size and impact of e-commerce in Bangladesh. In particular this is due to e-commerce is a contemporary and sharply evolving phenomenon, but it is also because the measurement of e-commerce provides a number of issues and challenges. This study finds that some of these issues are fundamentally unique. Others may similar to, or additional of traditional economy measurement issues. Thus this paper suggests that the measurement authority needs to rise to the occasion and devote the additional resources to address these challenges. Although at this elementary stage in Bangladesh e-commerce may be provided a comparatively small figure of all segments such as B2B, B2C, C2C, G2P, B2G, B2E, F2D and D2F, its potential size, figure and impact on cyber business processes and growth probably be large.

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