Electronic commerce will be built on existing technologyinfrastructure of computers, communication networks, and communication software to form the information superhighway. The building of this information superhighway however, cannot be done by the government alone. While the use of the Internet for commercehas been coincidental, it must now be further developed based on a strong partnership involving the government, the industry, and the users. Both the government and the private sector play a vital role in supporting the pillars of the electronic commerce framework. An understanding of the roles of government as facilitator and that of the private sector as business strategists for electronic commerce to flourish and mature will enable us to further refine future strategic models of electronic commerce framework.
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