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Global Electronic Commerce : A Policy Primer :  A Policy Primer - Catherine L. Mann

Global Electronic Commerce : A Policy Primer

A Policy Primer

Paperback Published: 2000
ISBN: 9780881322743
Number Of Pages: 220
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Electronic commerce is changing the way businesses and consumers create, sell, and buy products and the way they communicate and learn. This primer addresses the needs of the policy makers in emerging markets who must formulate and refine policies that affect e-commerce in areas such as telecommunications, finance, taxation, privacy, and international trade and domestic distribution.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Acronymsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Overview and Economics of Electronic Commerce
Overviewp. 9
What Is Electronic Commerce?p. 9
How Fast Are Growth and Diffusion?p. 11
Final Remarksp. 18
Internet Economics and the Economics of the Internetp. 21
Macroeconomic Implications of Information Technologiesp. 21
A "New Economics"?p. 26
Policy Implications of Internet Economicsp. 31
The Human Factor, the Institutional Factor, and the Pace of Technologyp. 41
Electronic Commerce Infrastructures
Infrastructure: Communications Systemsp. 47
The Current Environmentp. 48
Privatization, Competition, and Regulationp. 50
Convergence and Interoperabilityp. 52
Conclusionp. 55
Infrastructure: Financial Sector and Payment Systemsp. 57
Finance, Development, and Electronic Commercep. 58
Electronic Banking and Financial Servicesp. 59
Payment Vehicles and Securityp. 61
Issues for the Monetary Foundation of the Economyp. 65
Conclusionp. 67
Infrastructure: Distribution and Deliveryp. 69
Why Distribution and Delivery Are Important?p. 70
Policy Changes for Distribution and Deliveryp. 73
Digital Deliveryp. 75
Conclusionp. 75
Opportunities and Challenges for Government and Policy
Government Operations: Tax Regimes and Administration and Servicesp. 81
Issues of Taxation and Tariffsp. 81
Government Administrationp. 96
Government and the Environment of Certainty and Trustp. 103
Legal Frameworkp. 104
Standardsp. 115
Intellectual Propertyp. 117
Trusted Environmentp. 121
Contentp. 138
Government in the International Arenap. 143
Functional Institutionsp. 145
Coordinating and Regional Institutionsp. 153
New Collaborative Groupsp. 158
Expanding Role of the Private Sectorp. 164
Improving the International Environment for Electronic Commercep. 166
Government and Development: The Digital Dividep. 173
The Digital Divide: Rapid, but Uneven, Spread of the Internetp. 174
Is Government Intervention Needed?p. 178
Building Capabilitiesp. 179
Conclusionp. 188
Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 189
Prerequisitesp. 189
Policymaking in an Environment of Rapid Technological Changep. 191
Policymaking in the Global Environment of Overlapping Jurisdictionp. 192
Referencesp. 195
Indexp. 201
Tables
Contributions to labor productivity growth in the nonfarm business sector in the United States, 1974-99p. 22
Business-to-business cost savings by industryp. 24
The macroeconomic impact of electronic commercep. 24
Projected benefits to users from competitive telecom services in 2010, and cumulative gains, 1997-2010p. 49
International organizations addressing e-commerce issuesp. 144
Distribution of Internet users as a percentage of regional populationp. 175
Figures
Exponential growth of the Internetp. 13
Growing Internet connectionsp. 14
Internet users by regionp. 15
Internet users by region in Latin Americap. 16
Income and Internet penetrationp. 18
Internet monthly access process for 20 hours of off-peak use, selected economiesp. 49
The growing importance of Internet telephonyp. 54
US consumers' preferred online payment methodsp. 62
Distribution of leading Internet applications in the global freight transport marketp. 72
Internet use in freight transport by region based on application countp. 73
The distribution of languages, 1999p. 176
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ISBN: 9780881322743
ISBN-10: 0881322741
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.99 x 15.42  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.34

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