e-Commerce Archives

  • B2Basics

    Brexit 27-03-2002

    B2Basics "There is no one right way for an e-marketplace to charge for its services, but there are many wrong ways." The McKinsey Quarterly, 2001 Number 1 Policy relevance: E-marketplaces are relatively new. A full consideration of the possibilities should help companies - and …

  • The future of fiber

    Brexit 20-03-2002

    The future of fiber "The capital markets may be skeptical, but physics is on the side of optical technology, explains Corning Optical Communications president Wendell Weeks." The McKinsey Quarterly, 2002 Number 2 Policy relevance: This article helps to get a better feel for the …

  • The e-tailer’s secret weapon

    Brexit 19-03-2002

    The e-tailer's secret weapon "General retailers use their expertise in a few core categories to attract customers, but over the Web they must offer more. Enter the on-line category manager." The McKinsey Quarterly, 2002 Number 2 Policy relevance: The on-line market is still fairly …

  • Media mergers: The wave rolls on

    Brexit 12-03-2002

    Media mergers: The wave rolls on "In the absence of practical organic growth prospects, media industry executives still have the urge to merge." The McKinsey Quarterly, 2002 Number 2 web exclusive Policy relevance: The Commission's DG Internal Market actions in the media area concern …

  • When computers learn to talk: A Web services primer

    Brexit 01-03-2002

    When computers learn to talk: A Web services primer "What are Web services? Why should you care?" The McKinsey Quarterly, 2002 Number 1 (web exclusive) Policy relevance: In order to regulate the Internet, one needs to be abreast of the developments in the field …

  • Is the third time the charm for B2B?

    Brexit 01-03-2002

    Is the third time the charm for B2B? "The first two waves of B2B e-marketplaces generally failed to prosper. But the next wave may benefit all of their participants-even the markets themselves." The McKinsey Quarterly, 2001 Number 2 Policy relevance:In April 2001 Commissioner …

  • A regulatory remedy for European broadband

    Special Report | Brexit 30-01-2002

    A regulatory remedy for European broadband

  • The case for on-line communities

    Brexit 22-01-2002

    The case for on-line communities "Users of the community features of World Wide Web sites really are more valuable than nonusers." The McKinsey Quarterly, 2002 Number 1, Web exclusive Policy relevance: To anticipate the right policy decisions in the field of online developments, policy …

  • Home is where the network is

    Brexit 22-01-2002

    Home is where the network is "During the next few years, home networks will leap off the pages of science magazines and into the households of millions. But who will pay, and how?" The McKinsey Quarterly, 2001 Number 2 Policy relevance:To anticipate the …

  • Portals for all platforms

    Brexit 22-01-2002

    Portals for all platforms "Portals owned by broadband access networks now have a head start. But in the longer term, free competition will prevail." The McKinsey Quarterly, 2002 Number 1 Policy relevance: As Information Society Commissioner Erkki Liikanen recently stated the EU should promote broadband …

  • Facing disconnection: Hard choices for Europe’s telcos

    Brexit 18-12-2001

    Facing disconnection: Hard choices for Europe's telcos "Two years ago, the fate of the Continent's telecom companies seemed to depend on their willingness to enter new markets aggressively and acquire expensive assets. Now, survival may depend on a selective retreat." The McKinsey …

  • Broadband media: Look before you leap

    Brexit 18-12-2001

    Broadband media: Look before you leap McKinsey Quarterly, 2001 nr 4 "The bad news: broadband's technology, infrastructure, and economics are still inadequate. The good news: broadcasters are far more secure from attack than they were at the dawn of the World Wide …

  • Facing disconnection: Hard choices for Europe’s telcos

    Brexit 18-12-2001

    Facing disconnection: Hard choices for Europe's telcos "Two years ago, the fate of the Continent's telecom companies seemed to depend on their willingness to enter new markets aggressively and acquire expensive assets. Now, survival may depend on a selective retreat." The McKinsey …

  • Reversing the digital slide

    Brexit 03-12-2001

    Reversing the digital slide McKinsey Quarterly, 2001 nr 4 Policy relevance: Commission President Romano Prodi stated "the story of the e-Economy is complex, but it is one we need to understand". This article gives some insight into the on-line media world, comparing it …

  • Weathering telecom’s dark and stormy night

    Brexit 30-11-2001

    Weathering telecom's dark and stormy night An interview with former chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC),Reed Hundt, on the future of the telecommunications and how to make deregulation work McKinsey Quarterly, 2001 nr 4 Policy relevance: The US is said to be …

  • PCs vs. TVs

    Brexit 28-11-2001

    PCs vs. TVs McKinsey Quarterly, 2001 nr 3 Policy relevance: In August the Commission presented a study on the development of broadband access platforms in Europe as part of its work oneEurope. This article compares PCs versus TVs as broadband applications. Summary: "current expectations about …

  • Building trust on-line

    Brexit 17-11-2001

    Building trust on-line McKinsey Quarterly, 2001 nr 4 Policy relevance: This article highlights the importance of the presence of online trust in e-commerce. Developing e-commerce is one of the Commission's action lines in its eEurope Action Plan (see

    From e-commerce to Euro-commerce

    Brexit 15-11-2001

    From e-commerce to Euro-commerce McKinsey Quarterly, 2000 nr 2 Policy relevance: This article highlights some important aspects of the development of electronic commerce in Europe, mainly by comparing it to the development of electronic commerce in the US. An insight into these developments …

  • Electronic commerce – Regulation with a light touch (28 March 2001)

    Brexit 16-07-2001

    Summary : The case for regulating the new eEurope in the interest of consumers A recent report from the European Commission's DG Enterprise described the business to consumer sector (B2C) as the poor relation or, more hopefully, the Cinderella of e-commerce …

  • Legal framework conditions for e-commerce: much ado about nothing? (17 May 2001)

    Brexit 06-07-2001

    Abstract Unclarified legal aspects such as liability, copyright, lack of verifiability of online transactions and insufficient data protection are frequently cited as causes behind the difficulties in exploiting the potential of e-commerce. European legislators have responded to this need. The EU has …

  • Creating a tax framework for eEurope

    Brexit 10-03-2001

    The current system in the EU for direct and indirect taxation creates harmful tax competition, which must be eliminated if EU businesses are to retain their competitive edge in the new online environment. This is particularly the case with the …