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Electronic Marketplaces: The View from Canada


Charles Davis and
Philip Rosson
University of Dalhousie
Philip Rosson

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The paper was published at the 17th IMP-conference in Oslo, Norway in 2001.


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This paper provides a first view of electronic marketplaces in Canada.It begins by reviewing the relevant literature and then goes on topresent preliminary evidence from a continuing study. Forty electronicmarketplaces are identified and characterized in terms of scope, type,establishment and location. Twenty-nine are Canadian-owned or operatedand 11 have either US or international ownership, but significantCanadian company participation. The findings are discussed and anumber of conclusions drawn that seem to hold for Canada and may applyin other countries with small and open economies.