Using Electronic Commerce to Focus a Country: The Case of Slovenia

Doug Vogel and Joze Gricar
International Journal of Electronic Commerce,
Volume 2, Number 3, Spring 1998, pp. 19.

Abstract: Slovenia is a new country, being built in a world of rapid change. It has embraced electronic commerce in a variety of collaborative internal and external fashions to assist in the building process. This paper illustrates how technology in general, and electronic commerce in particular, is being used to give Slovenia a self-supporting infrastructure and an international presence. Special attention is given to the use of group support systems (GSS) in promoting electronic commerce. Accumulated evidence, including an example from the Slovenian Ministry of Science and Technology, illustrates how cooperation between academics, government, and industry is achieved. Slovenia’s use of GSS and electronic commerce may become a model for developing and developed countries facing large complex problems with multiple stakeholders.

Key Words and Phrases
: Collaboration, group support, Slovenia.