This report analyses 24 interventions that can reduce emissions, congestion and delivery costs for the urban last-mile. With the ecosystem-wide change, interventions could reduce emissions and traffic congestion by 30%, and delivery cost by 25%, compared to the “do-nothing” scenario.
This agenda calls for action from e-commerce stakeholders within and beyond Africa to consider eight identified areas – ranging from refreshing policies to expanding connectivity, and upgrading logistics to managing data.
China’s new system is built on digital wallets, QR codes, and runs through their own big tech firms: Alipay running through Alibaba (China’s version of Amazon) and WeChat Pay running through Tencent (China’s version of Facebook).
There is a strong feeling from the British government that self-regulation by technology companies has failed. This report sets out a series of principles that would underpin a new approach to internet governance.
In this report, Amnesty International documents how online booking companies are driving tourism to illegal Israeli settlements and contributing to their existence and expansion.
Ninety per cent of the world’s data was created in the last two years, and over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every day.
Whole companies are built around principle of relentlessly collecting as much data about internet users as possible, and monetising...
This inquiry will have a particular focus on the purchase of foreign cash, and the transfer or remittance of money overseas. It will also consider other ways that consumers and small businesses perform foreign currency transactions, such as via credit, debit or pre-paid travel cards....
Internet commerce currently accounts for only a small proportion of the Australian retail market but is growing rapidly. As a result of this growth, Australian businesses are experiencing increased competition from overseas firms using the internet to directly market to Australian consumers.
The arrival of Amazon in Australia may signal a change in how we navigate industrial relations and workers rights.
This working paper explores the changing nature of work and what this means for government, employers, and workers. In particular, it focuses on the implications of digitalisation for skilled migration in high-income countries such as Australia.
Australians are increasingly moving away from paying cash when they go shopping or eat out. But security experts are warning that the convenience of a cashless society comes with some serious privacy concerns.
The more people use their cards the more their activity can...
Etsy is a global creative commerce platform that builds markets, services, and economic opportunities for creative entrepreneurs. Within Etsy markets, millions of people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell, and buy unique goods. We believe that we’re creating a new...
Alternatives to cash are a relatively recent development in Asia Pacific. The most common are credit cards or debit cards, both of which have been subject to fraud. Electronic payments can now replace cash for most transactions and it is this move to e-wallets that...
Online prices are increasingly used for measurement and research applications, yet little is known about their relation to prices collected offline, where most retail transactions take place. I conduct the first large-scale comparison of prices simultaneously collected from the websites and physical stores of 56...
There is a lack of publicly accessible evidence to support the argument that compensation should be paid. Governments should release modelling that justifies their decision to compensate.
Consumers should know who is being compensated. There is a lack of publicly accessible date on licence...
The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of (some) Americans, raising difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide.
The Pew Research Centre surveyed 4.787 American adults – its first-ever comprehensive study...
The Internet has transformed our lives, from the way we work to the way we access entertainment. In many countries, it has become almost ubiquitous and soon a majority of the world’s population will be connected.
Along with Australia’s free trade agreements, the Internet...
Enabled by the global distribution affordances of the Internet, increasing numbers of creative producers of the handmade—the majority of whom are women—are working from home as sole traders. Selling their wares via online marketplaces such as Etsy, such women often do so as a means...
Key areas covered in this report:Internet access Broadband use Web presence Social media presence Internet commerce Innovation in Australian business Innovation-active businesses Innovation businesses Innovation still in development Abandoned innovative activity
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