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Globalization of E-Commerce: Growth and Impacts in the United States of America

Sean T. McGann
Case Western Reserve University, USA
John Leslie King
University of Michigan, USA
Kalle Lyytinen
Case Western Reserve University, USA


Abstract
The paper outlines a case study of US Ecommerce over the past 5 years. The case describes key factors that position the US for leadership in the realm of global Ecommerce, while pointing out inherent risk areas that could threaten this position. It does so utilizing a list of drivers and inhibitors as the basis for analysis in the context of an overview of the US National Environment; its inherent characteristics and their propensity to promote Ecommerce; the Governmental Policies that serve to enable the diffusion of Ecommerce; the level of Ecommerce Readiness that the US has attained through its infrastructure and societal characteristics; the resulting level of Ecommerce Diffusion and finally the Social and Economic Impacts that Ecommerce has had to date and is expected have in the future.

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Reference:McGann, T., King, J.L., Lyytinen, K. (2002). "Globalization of E-Commerce: Growth and Impacts in the United States of America," Case Western Reserve University, USA . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 2(11). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/2-11
Keywords:Ecommerce, Diffusion, eBusiness, B2B, B2C, Internet, Globalization
Item Type:Article - Volume 2 Article 11 (2002)
Language:English
Email: Sean T. McGann (mcgann@ohio.edu)
Kalle Lyytinen (kalle@case.edu)

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