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Abstract

In theory, e-commerce marketplaces connect buyers and sellers, open trade opportunities, and reduce transaction costs thereby creating opportunities for more inclusive trade and even GVC participation, especially for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Further, there is some evidence that MSMEs are more likely to use e-commerce marketplaces than large firms given these websites reduce search frictions and transaction costs, which can be relatively more beneficial for smaller firms.

JEL: F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy ; International Trade Organizations ; L81: Industrial Organization / Industry Studies: Services / Retail and Wholesale Trade ; e-Commerce ; O30: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights / General
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2022-03-14
2022-08-12
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