Mobile commerce and the creation of a marketplace

Johan Lembke
2002 Info  
The initial debate on mobile commerce (m-commerce) was characterized by a high level of optimism, followed by a more nuanced and realistic approach. Still, m-commerce is expected to constitute a significant future market worldwide. It is a new concept and is emerging in a context of few or no established norms, rules and standards. This article explores the move toward global rules and strategies for m-commerce and the creation of a viable marketplace. In particular, it focuses on the
more » ... ip between initiatives to elaborate a coordinated strategy for m-commerce in line with European regulatory requirements, on the one hand, and ambitions to promote technology and build global alliances in the world marketplace, on the other. These objectives, however, are often difficult to combine due to the variation in preferences among the corporate and standards organizations involved as a result of global competition and corporate activities in information and communications technology markets. Mobile commerce: a European competitive advantage?
doi:10.1108/14636690210440013 fatcat:6pf3cfvq7fahvggzooodlqu7re