European nations recognize the importance of building a coherent, unified digital market, but creating a “digital single market” comes with a specific set of challenges. In this detailed report, Joakim Wernberg and Jacob Dexe of the Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies offer an in-depth analysis of the rise of the modern digital economy and the significance of urban markets. They articulate “five priorities” which would help promote a strong, integrated digital market. getAbstract recommends this report to policy makers and business leaders.
In this summary, you will learn
- How digitization has reshaped everyday life since the mid-1990s,
- How the European Union can leverage urban digital markets to help support a unified digital economy and
- What “five priorities” policy makers hoping to create a digital single market must address.
About the Authors
Joakim Wernberg is a PhD student in economic geography and innovation studies at CIRCLE, Lund University. Jacob Dexe is a researcher in public policy and information and communication technology at SICS Swedish ICT.