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Title: Overcoming the obstacles to B2B electronic commercial transactions: a comparative analysis of international EU, US and Chinese law
Author: Wang, Faye Fangfei
ISNI:       0000 0004 2749 5330
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2007
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The exponential growth of electronic usage in global commercial transactions has led to new challenges relating to existing laws. In recent years, directives, conventions, regulations and laws have been introduced worldwide. However, because of the unique complexities of electronic commerce, legal solutions still lag behind, especially regarding electronic contracting. This PhD thesis compares the legislative frameworks in the EU, US, China and International Organisations applicable to e-commerce and highlights the eight main obstacles to the development of electronic transactions. Based on these fmdings, it then provides an in-depth research into fmding solutions to these obstacles and concludes that the best way to address them is through a sensible modernisation and harmonisation of international electronic commercial law rules, in particularly through the establishment of well-balanced area-specific international instruments. While being sufficiently comprehensive and practical to ensure cross-border trading, such instruments also need a sufficient degree of openness and flexibility to take into account future legal challenges due to technological innovations.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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