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Developing Asia in the Era of Cross-border E-commerce


  • Lurong Chen


Cross-border e-commerce has been a major development trend of international trade and globalization. In the next 5-10 years, the top three fastest-growing markets in the world-India, Indonesia, and Malaysia-will all come from Asia. Connectivity is the cornerstone of e-commerce development. E-commerce supporting connectivity aims to ease free information flow, logistics, free cash flow, and seamless links between the virtual and physical parts of e-commerce network. Accordingly, policy efforts include: increasing the supply of public goods to improve connectivity infrastructure in both physical world and cyberspace; establishing rules and regulations to ensure dynamics and competition of online marketplace; improving connectivity-derived services to generate more value added; prioritizing smartphone economy and Internet financial innovation, and collaboration in the region-wide E-commerce supporting environment.

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  • Lurong Chen, 2017. "Developing Asia in the Era of Cross-border E-commerce," Working Papers DP-2017-11, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Handle: RePEc:era:wpaper:dp-2017-11

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    1. Tuan Hock Ng & Chun Teck Lye & Ying San Lim, 2013. "Broadband penetration and economic growth in ASEAN countries: a generalized method of moments approach," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(9), pages 857-862, June.
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    1. Lurong Chen, 2022. "Digital Connectivity," Chapters, in: Fukunari Kimura & Keita Oikawa (ed.), The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) 3.0: Towards an Integrated, Innovative, Inclusive, and Sustainable Economy, chapter 5, pages 134-158, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    2. Heongu Lee & Changhak Yeon, 2021. "Blockchain-Based Traceability for Anti-Counterfeit in Cross-Border E-Commerce Transactions," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 13(19), pages 1-20, October.

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