Environment and Policy Factors Shaping Global E-Commerce Diffusion: A Cross-Country Comparison

@article{Gibbs2003EnvironmentAP,
  title={Environment and Policy Factors Shaping Global E-Commerce Diffusion: A Cross-Country Comparison},
  author={Jennifer L. Gibbs and Kenneth L. Kraemer and Jason L. Dedrick},
  journal={The Information Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={18 - 5}
}
This article examines the key global, environmental and policy factors that act as determinants of e-commerce diffusion. It is based on systematic comparison of case studies from 10 countries--Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. It finds that B2B e-commerce seems to be driven by global forces, whereas B2C seems to be more of a local phenomenon. A preliminary explanation for this difference is that B2B is driven by global competition… 

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