Title

The role of digital transformation in development in Egypt

Author's Department

Management Department

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https://doi.org/10.5171/2021.911090

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

IBIMA Business Review

Publication Date

1-1-2021

doi

10.5171/2021.911090

Abstract

Innovation, creativity, and digital transformation have been gradually transforming societies for decades. They continue to have a significant role to play in business and socioeconomic development. Their impact on individuals and organizations has been remarkable in different industries and enterprises, especially in emerging markets, helping them become more agile and competitive while enabling a platform for growth and prosperity. This article demonstrates the role of digital transformation in development in Egypt, coupled with the associated opportunities and challenges given the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic that led to the acceleration of digital transformation across society. The article also highlights the importance and impact of supporting tech-based and tech-enabled startups, providing universal connectivity, investing in human capital, and availing a conducive environment to support entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation, and discovery.

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