E-Commerce Policy and International Business

Douglas Cumming, Sofia Johan, Zaheer Khan* (Corresponding Author), Martin Meyer

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The rise of digitization and information and communication technologies (ICT) is playing a vital role in facilitating global trade and business activities and in overcoming cross-border transaction costs. In so doing, it offers firms significant benefits and opportunities to compete on a global scale, as witnessed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The growth and widespread diffusion of internet-enabled technologies and platforms have created numerous
opportunities for firms to provide products and services across both developed and developing markets. Yet, limited research has been conducted in the international business domain to explore the rise of ecommerce and its implications for international business scholarship. In this focused issue, we present an examination of the role played by e-commerce in international
business, paying particular attention to the policy aspect of e-commerce and issuing a call for a greater integration of e-commerce policy in international business research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-25
Number of pages23
JournalManagement International Review
Issue number1
Early online date2 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2023


  • e-commerce
  • cross-border online business activities
  • global ecommerce
  • platforms
  • networks
  • institutions


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