ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.1

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: Technology & innovation

Initiatives: Digital Arabic Content

SDGs: Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Keywords: Arab countries, Business, Case studies, Development models, Digital technology, Social media, Arabic language, Digital divide, Business

Business models for Digital Arabic Content

January 2013

Discussing Business Models for the development of Digital Arabic Content (DAC) can present significant challenges. In comparison to business models practiced throughout the world, Arabic digital content production has a number of additional inherent challenges. These challenges are specific to conducting business within Arab countries. The digital Arabic content industry is considered by many to have the most potential for future economic development in some Arab countries, and in many cases the foundation for building a post-oil economy for others

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