Globalization and E-commerce: Growth and Impacts in Denmark

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    - The Danish e-commerce strategy is centered on rapid adoption, implementation, and exploitation of e-commerce in all sectors of the economy, rather than a production-led strategy.
    - The economy has an international advantage in B-to-B e-commerce diffusion.
    - The diffusion of the Internet based on B-to-C e-commerce has been less successful than in the other Scandinavian countries and the United States.
    - E-commerce adoption has not led to rapid structural changes in the employment pattern.
    - The government is strongly committed to addressing the digital divide, implementing public e-procurement as an e-commerce driver, and supporting e-commerce research and development.
    - There is a policy commitment to utilize e-commerce with a welfare twist: to further develop the current welfare society model for a better quality of life; new scientific achievements; better public service; improved healthcare; more exciting jobs; more interesting cultural offerings; and a less stressed workforce with more time for individual development.
    - There is a lack of commitment towards fighting structural and legal inhibitors (such as educational aspects, taxation, and venture capital).
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherDepartment of Informatics INF, Copenhagen Business School
    Number of pages33
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001
    SeriesWorking Paper / Institut for Informatik. Handelshøjskolen i København

    Bibliographical note

    This study is part of the Globalization of E-Commerce project of the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO) at the University of California, Irvine. The study has been supported by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (CISE/IIS/CSS).

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