The Impact of ICT in Contract Formation and E-commerce Development in Tanzania

Chikwindo , Noel John (2013) The Impact of ICT in Contract Formation and E-commerce Development in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The Impact of ICT in Contract Formation and E-commerce Development in Tanzania is the title of this dissertation. This title was chosen basically focusing on the undisputed fact that the use of ICT has currently rapidly increased to the fact that at least every day life has been next to impossible to an individual without the use of equipment such as mobile phones, computer, laptop, automatic machine used in a particular system etc. We daily communicate and normally we either send or receive information in various forms. Communication has shifted from the old paper based to the modern electronic form in such a way that e-mails, websites, EDIs, mobile phones, etc have been highly used as the most preferred ways of communication particularly between those who are far away from each other. Internet has catalysed the speed of communication as it has now been faster, efficiency and trustworthy. This dissertation has five chapters whereby chapter one contains the basic concepts on ICT and Contracts, second chapter on the development of communication process, third chapter, contract formation practices, fourth chapter, electronic contract formation and the findings of the study. Lastly is chapter five which presents the conclusion and recommendations. In the dissertation, it has been found that among others, ICT revolution in Tanzania has not been fully legally recognized and that, what is present in the country is the application of electronic communication by Tanzania particularly those in urban areas without being protected by any strong law. ICT has made the government to initiate a number of national ICT projects so as to rescue the country from continuing being backward in the utilization of the electronic communication to facilitate government activities, electronic contract formation safety and e-commerce development in the country.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:28
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:28
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/958

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