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E-Commerce: Impacts and Policy Challenges


  • Jonathan Coppel


E-commerce -- an application of the Internet -- has expanded exponentially over the past 5 years and is widely expected to continue to develop rapidly in the medium-term. Much, however, remains to be done to fully exploit the opportunities offered by e-commerce. And as e-commerce develops, it could have profound impacts in individual sectors of the economy as well as for macroeconomic performance and economic policies. This paper assesses the potential outcomes and economic impacts of e-commerce in the business to business and business to consumer spheres; the forces underlying its expansion and the possible implications for structural and macroeconomic policy management ... Le commerce électronique -- une application d’Internet -- s’est développé d’une manière exponentielle au cours des cinq dernières années et cette tendance devrait se pousuivre à moyen terme. Cependant beaucoup reste à faire afin d’exploiter pleinement les opportunités offertes par le commerce électronique. Et son développement pourrait avoir d’importantes conséquences sur certains secteurs de l’économie ainsi que sur les performances macro-économiques et les politiques économiques. Ce document évalue les resultats potentiels et les impacts économiques du commerce électronique dans le domaine du commerce inter-entreprises et dans celui du commerce entre entreprises et consommateur ;il étudie aussi les forces sous-jacentes à son expansion et les conséquences possibles sur les politiques structurelles et macro-économiques ...

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  • Jonathan Coppel, 2000. "E-Commerce: Impacts and Policy Challenges," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 252, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:252-en
    DOI: 10.1787/801315684632

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    commerce électronique; competition policy and economic impacts of e-commerce; e-commerce; internet; Internet; politique de la concurrence et incidences économiques du commerce électronique;

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    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics

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