Neema Mori, Kristansand School of Business, University of Agder, Boks 422, 4604 Kristansand, Norway and University of Dar es Salaam Business School, Tanzania, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Gibson Munisi, Kristansand School of Business, University of Agder, Boks 422, 4604 Kristansand, Norway, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Abstract

Small and medium-sized enterprises play a signifcant role in the East African Community, contributng highly to the natonal income and employing a signifcant number of people. Exportaton provides a great opportunity for these enterprises to expand their businesses and improve their performance. However, they encounter a number of informatonrelated barriers before and during exportaton. Based on literature, this paper identfes these barriers and discusses how the internet could be used to reduce them. Based on the internet, internatonal business and small business literature, the paper provides propositons and develops a model that will be useful for future studies in this area.

Keywords: SMEs; Informaton barriers; Internet; Exportaton; East African Community.