Acceptance and leadership-hegemonies of e-commerce policy perspectives

Corbitt, Brian J. and Thanasankit, Theerasak 2002, Acceptance and leadership-hegemonies of e-commerce policy perspectives, Prometheus, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 39-57.

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Title Acceptance and leadership-hegemonies of e-commerce policy perspectives
Author(s) Corbitt, Brian J.
Thanasankit, Theerasak
Journal name Prometheus
Volume number 20
Issue number 1
Start page 39
End page 57
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2002
ISSN 0810-9028
1470-1030
Keyword(s) e-Commerce policy
Policy analysis
Hegemony
Policy typology
Summary This paper presents an analysis of the e-Commerce policies developed and implemented in the USA, Canada, Australia, Victoria, Finland, Norway, the UK, Ireland, the EU (by the OECD), Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region). The paper shows that e-Commerce policy adopted is generally trying to achieve two fundamental aims:

1. to minimize regulatory environments for e-Commerce; and
2. to ease logistical problems in doing e-Commerce—i.e. in paying electronically, in deliver y of goods and in customs, tariffs and duties.

These strategies are designed to create an environment where e-Commerce is adopted by business and government in these countries to achieve ‘best practice’, to become ‘modern’, to gain ‘efficiencies’, because ‘it is the way to go’, because ‘we must have it, because everybody has it’, and because they ‘perceive the benefits of it’. In essence it is being used to gain hegemony in the economic competitiveness of the geopolitical environment created by the Internet. This paper argues that differentiating types of policy is related to ideology and hegemony in the various countries.
Notes School of Information Systems
Language eng
Field of Research 080609 Information Systems Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001447

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