Environmental Forces as Catalysts in Electronic-Marketing, The 21st Century Trends in Nigeria

Kalu Alexanda o. U., Nto, chioma p. o., Nwadighoha, Emmanuel e.


Electronic marketing is the use of electronic data and applications for planning and executing the conception, distribution and pricing of ideas, goods and services to create exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational goals. While a number of research studies have examined the factors that drive electronic marketing, there is only scant empirical evidence on the link between environmental forces activity and electronic marketing integration into our contemporary business model.  The objective of this study is to critically analyze the environment forces that influence e-marketing practices in the 21st century trend in Nigeria. Various environmental factors were identified that hampers electronic marketing growth in Nigeria. Technological Acceptance Model was used as the theoretical underpin for the study. It was concluded that a systematic implementation of e-marketing strategies is positively related to the enhanced job performance of Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) owner/managers and the overall success of core business processes, that the environmental force if properly streamlined will result to full integration of the electronic marketing tools into the business operation. Various recommendations were given and limitations/suggestion for further studies.

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