Electronic commerce

Report

10 Jan 2020
11

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.

Report

19 Dec 2019
46

This publication explores how Australians are increasingly relying upon online reviews when buying goods and services online.

Strategy

3 Sep 2019
7

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.

Report

16 Jun 2019
123

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).

Report

9 Mar 2019
204

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.

Report

Digital tourism and Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories
30 Jan 2019
44

In this report, Amnesty International documents how online booking companies are driving tourism to illegal Israeli settlements and contributing to their existence and expansion.

Report

Going beyond GDPR to tackle power in the data economy
28 Dec 2018
11

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...

Discussion paper

2 Oct 2018
27

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....

Report

Inquiry into impacts on local businesses in Australia from global internet-based competition
11 Apr 2018
52

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.

Commentary

5 Dec 2017
30

The arrival of Amazon in Australia may signal a change in how we navigate industrial relations and workers rights.

Working paper

17 Nov 2017
355

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.

Audio

28 Mar 2017
48

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...

Report

27 Mar 2017
9

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...

Article

25 Jan 2017
11

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...

Journal article

15 Jan 2017
140

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...

Report

20 Jul 2016
227

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...

Report

19 May 2016
192

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...

Report

5 May 2016
219

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...

Journal article

24 Jul 2015
15

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...

Report

18 Jun 2015
242

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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