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Towards digital globalization and the covid-19 challenge

Daniele Schiliro'

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Digital globalization is a new form of globalization. It brings about relevant changes regarding how business is conducted across borders, the flow of economic benefits, and broadening participation. The growth of data and information related to digital globalization determines that global economic, financial, and social connections increase through digital platforms. Covid-19 is causing a shock to the global economy that is proving to be both faster and more severe than the 2008 global financial crisis. If the current crisis is pushing towards deglobalization, at the same time, Covid-19 represents a challenge for digital globalization and the digital transformation of economies. This research contribution examines the process towards digital globalization that is characterizing the world economy, its impact on businesses, consumers, and governments. It also discusses the challenge that the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic is posing to the globalization and digital transformation of economies.

Keywords: digital globalization; fourth industrial revolution; artificial intelligence; Covid-19; deglobalization; digital innovation policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D20 D78 F60 L86 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-04, Revised 2020-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-big, nep-ict, nep-ind, nep-knm and nep-pay
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Published in International Journal of Business Management and Economic Research 11.2(2020): pp. 1710-1716

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