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Global Digital and Sharing Economy - Transforming Governments, Consumers and Business

Global Digital and Sharing Economy - Transforming Governments, Consumers and Business

The Sharing and Networking Economy demonstrate the growing trust in online services

The quick acceptance of the Sharing Economy movement demonstrates the enormous trust and confidence consumers, businesses and government alike now place in online services generally. While social media was quickly accepted and became a huge worldwide phenomenon - the uptake and acceptance of services such as online and mobile shopping, B2B networks, government portals and so on was slow and met with distrust. It appears that now however, as a collective society, we are beginning to embrace the digital tools and services at out fingertips and finally use them to our advantage.

Based on the huge number of internet and mobile users worldwide - it is hardly any wonder that e-commerce and m-commerce are now thriving. The Asia Pacific region, in particular, is considered a key area for future growth and the large populations of the Middle East will also offer future opportunities. New communication and software developments are making it increasingly possible for retailers to offer a seamless shopping experience using all the available shopping channels – mobile devices, computers, bricks-and-mortar, television, radio, direct mail, catalogues, and so on.

In our existing climate of digital interaction, the concept of a ‘Sharing Economy’ is gaining momentum. New developments are following in the footsteps of those entrepreneurs who created sites where people share their houses and car spaces. While the sharing economy initially gained traction amongst citizens it is now governments and businesses which are exploring the opportunities the Sharing Economy offers.

M-commerce is one of the hottest topics globally and the market is growing at a staggering rate. While this boom will eventually taper off; m-commerce will remain one of the leading growth areas for some years driven by the younger generation and its mobile-centric lifestyle. Consumers are relying more and more on their Smartphone’s when conducting day-to-day communication and transactions and this will lead m-commerce to account for an ever-increasing proportion of the e-commerce market.

Underpinning many popular online and mobile services is the entertainment industry and in particular the vast array of mobile apps we have access to. This highly competitive industry is flourishing on the back of improved mobile and broadband infrastructure and consumers continue to embrace being entertained by gaming, social media, video streaming, VoD and digital music. Advertising models are expanding in order to capture revenue from an industry where direct revenue-generating business models are not well received by the broader public.

Key developments:

The Sharing Economy and E-commerce sectors will benefit from any advancement in telecoms infrastructure and the continuing uptake of fixed broadband and mobile broadband.
It is only a matter of time before disruptive sharing developments take place in other industries as well – the electricity industry is a good example.
The sharing and networking economy is opening up a whole new range of business opportunities for personal and personalised services.
South Korea and China are two of the leading countries e-commerce markets in Asia Pacific.
In 2015 the number of apps available from the Apple, Google and Amazon app stores reached around 3 million.
The revenue derived from global digital music sales today has finally equalled the amount derived from physical formats.
While Nintendo long resisted joining the mobile gaming market it has finally bowed to competitive pressure and announced in 2015 that it would begin publishing and offering mobile games.
North America is the largest market for digital ad spending.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • THE SHARING AND NETWORKING ECONOMY
    • ROBOTS VS THE SHARING ECONOMY
    • COMPUTER TRANSACTIONS, NOT PEOPLE, ARE DRIVING THE NEED FOR ALLFIBRE NETWORKS
    • COLLABORATIVE CONSUMPTION
      • Opportunities
      • Inhibitors
    • SHARING ECONOMY PUBLISHED STATISTICS
    • EXAMPLES OF SHARING ECONOMY SERVICES
      • Concierge services
      • Vacant parking spaces on the internet
      • YouTube for authors
      • Currency Exchange
    • TRANSPORT A KEY AREA FOR THE SHARING ECONOMY
    • CROWDSOURCED WIFI
      • Table Global - homespots by the major providers - 2014
  • THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT IS TRANSFORMING GOVERNMENT
    • GOVERNMENTS UNDER PRESSURE
      • Governments are a key driver to the digital economy
    • E-GOVERNMENT
      • E-government leaders
        • Table Australia - estimated government recurrent expenditure - 2012 - 2013
      • E-government investment
        • Table Global investment in e-government - 2010 - 2016
      • Benefits of e-government
      • Barriers to e-government
      • Telecoms infrastructure is key to e-government
    • M-GOVERNMENT
      • m-government in South Korea
    • CLOUD COMPUTING AND GOVERNMENTS
      • Governments around the world adopting cloud services (g-clouds)
    • THE SHARING ECONOMY AND GOVERNMENTS
      • Broadband the catalyst for change
  • GLOBAL E-COMMERCE, E-PAYMENTS AND M-COMMERCE TRENDS
    • GLOBAL E-COMMERCE MARKET
      • Underlying trends
      • The digital commerce evolution
    • MARKET LEADERS
      • Table Top 10 web properties worldwide - 2015
      • E-payments
    • KEY E-COMMERCE TRENDS
      • Omni-channel retailing
      • The changing face of Foursquare
      • Carrier billing for emerging markets
      • Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
      • Cloud computing and e-commerce
      • Security concerns
    • GLOBAL E-COMMERCE MARKET STATISTICS
      • Table Global e-commerce spending - 2011 - 2016
    • GLOBAL M-COMMERCE MARKET
      • Market analysis
      • M-payments
      • Key m-commerce trends
      • Global m-commerce market statistics
        • Table Global m-commerce sales - 2012 - 2018
        • Table Global m-commerce sales by region - 2013; 2017
        • Table US m-commerce sales - 2011 - 2017
        • Table Global app store revenue - 2011 - 2016
    • INTERNET BANKING (E-BANKING AND M-BANKING)
      • The changing face of e-banking
      • M-banking
      • Mobile advertising
  • GLOBAL DIGITAL AND MOBILE APPS TRENDS
    • PORTALS OR APPS?
      • Global mobile entertainment revenues
        • Table Global - mobile entertainment revenues - 2011 - 2017
    • MOBILE APP INSIGHTS
      • Global mobile app statistics
        • Table Global - leading app store competitors by number of apps - 2011 - 2014
      • Leading free and paid apps
        • Table Global - top 5 fastest growing app categories - 2014
      • Machine learning and apps
    • SOCIAL NETWORKS
      • Table Global - largest social networks by user numbers - 2014
      • The fickle nature of social networks - Twitters turn to feel the heat
    • ADULT SERVICES
    • ONLINE AND MOBILE DATING
    • MOBILE PHOTO-MESSAGING
      • Instagram
    • ONLINE AND MOBILE GAMING
      • Gamification
    • ONLINE AND MOBILE GAMBLING
    • ONLINE AND MOBILE MUSIC
      • Table Global - subscribers to digital music services - 2010 - 2014
      • Table Global - digital music revenue - 2007 - 2014
  • GLOBAL ONLINE AND MOBILE ADVERTISING TRENDS
    • MARKET SUMMARY
      • Table Global media ad spending and annual change - 2011 - 2016
      • Table Global digital ad spending and annual change - 2011 - 2016
      • Table Global mobile internet ad spending and annual change - 2011 - 2016
      • Table Ad spending by major countries - total media, digital, mobile internet - 2014 - 2015
      • Table Top ten countries by ad spending per person and per digital Internet user - 2014
    • MARKET INSIGHTS
      • Changes in internet advertising
      • The effect of big data on the advertising industry
      • Online advertising does not improve the overall result for advertisers
      • Mobile advertising
        • Table Market share of mobile internet advertising revenue - major companies - 2012 - 2014
      • Mobile Location-Based Advertising (Geo-marketing)
      • TV advertising
      • Digital ad exchanges
      • A multi-screen approach gains attention
    • IS ADVERTISING THE PRICE WE HAVE TO PAY FOR FREE SERVICES?
    • KEY ONLINE ADVERTISING CATEGORIES
      • In-game advertising
      • Social network advertising
        • Table Social network advertising revenue by region - 2013 - 2015
      • Online video advertising
      • Search engine advertising
        • Table Global search engine advertising revenue - major companies - 2013 - 2015
    • INTERNET MEDIA COMPANIES - SELECTED INSIGHTS
      • Overview
      • Google - advertising revenues continue to grow
        • Table Google advertising revenue (total and mobile) - 2006 - 2014
      • Yahoo - digital display ad revenues slump
      • Hulu - an unusual dual revenue model
      • Facebook - prepared to operate in different markets
        • Table Facebook advertising revenue (total and mobile) - 2011 - 2014
      • Amazon's rising threat
    • CONSUMERS IN FOCUS
      • Consumers will lead the way
      • Consumers react to privacy misuse by Internet companies
      • Consumers are the serfs of the feudal internet companies
  • SELECTED COUNTRY CASE STUDIES
    • USA
      • E-commerce
        • Table Online retail sales - USA - 2003 - 2018
      • M-commerce
        • Table Online m-commerce retail sales - USA - 2012 - 2018
    • CANADA
      • Overview
        • Table Retail e-commerce sales - Canada - 2010 - 2019
      • M-payments
    • LATIN AMERICA
      • Overview
      • Mexico
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
    • EUROPE
      • Overview
        • Table Europe - top B2C e-commerce growth by country - 2014
        • Table Western Europe e-commerce sales by country - 2010 - 2015
      • M-payments
      • UK m-payment case study
    • AFRICA
      • Overview
      • Kenya
      • Nigeria
      • South Africa
      • Rwanda
      • Tanzania
      • Uganda
      • Tanzania
    • MIDDLE EAST
      • Kuwait
      • United Arab Emirates
        • Table UAE - mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2015
      • Saudi Arabia
    • ASIA
      • China
      • Hong Kong
        • Table Hong Kong - total number of online shoppers - 2004 - 2014
        • Table Hong Kong - amount spent by online shoppers - 2014
        • Table Hong Kong - items purchased by online shoppers - 2014
      • South Korea
        • Table South Korea - m-commerce transaction value - 2012 - 2015
        • Table South Korea - payment Gateway transaction value - 2012 - 2015
        • Table South Korea - mobile banking service subscribers - 2003 - 2010
      • Indonesia
      • Vietnam
        • Table Vietnam - Internet users and penetration - 2006 - 2015
        • Table Vietnam - Internet users by age - 2014
        • Table Vietnam B2C e-commerce sales indicators - 2013; 2015
        • Table Vietnam -e-commerce sales - popularity of product categories - 2013
        • Table Vietnam - top 10 most popular websites for online shopping - 2013
    • PACIFIC REGION
      • Australia
        • Table Business internet income and annual change - Australia - 2002; 2007 - 2014
        • Table Australia - Selling over the internet - 2009 - 2014
        • Table Australia - Selling over the internet by industry sector - 2014
      • New Zealand
        • Table Estimated New Zealand population shopping online - 2008 - 2014

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