Earlier this year, I was invited to deliver the keynote address at the 36th annual international conference of the Business & Economics Society International in Italy in July.
But COVID-19 intervened and the conference was transformed to a virtual platform. I delivered my keynote address from my living room in Fredericton, N.B.
The title of my address was Internetization: A Bold New World for Economics.
Internetization is a word I’ve coined to help improve on the concept of globalization. Globalization has reached its best-before date and has become an anachronism. And the word globalization doesn’t capture the empowerment of digitalization and electronic outreach. Internetization is globalization on steroids.