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How to Measure the E-commerce Development Index of China's Iron and Steel Industry?

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DOI: 10.25236/fmess.2017.04


Juan Huang, Chuanmin Shuai, Weipei Yao

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Juan Huang


The development of e-commerce has a significant influence on international trade, and the application of e-commerce in the iron and steel industry is becoming more and more popular. This paper has built an e-commerce development index of China's iron and steel industry based on data from 2006 to 2014. The results indicate that: (1) the development level of e-commerce has been increasing year by year. (2) the e-commerce development level of China’s iron and steel industry has been rising unceasingly, which has been greatly influenced by the basic environment of e-commerce. Finally, this paper has proposed corresponding policy recommendations based on the above findings.


iron and steel industry; e-commerce; analytic hierarchy process (AHP)