Abstract: This article investigates the issue of global development individualization brought about by 21st century transformations. It substantiates the need to resort to new approaches while analyzing the subjective disposition of the global economy and politics in the process of modern institutional system formation, accounting for global corporatization tendencies, competition, leadership, socialization and ecologization. The author considers the preconditions and motives of global individual leadership in economic, political, social and cultural domains, with their peculiarities regarding Ukraine accentuated, and outlines the crucial role of innovative leaders in insuring globalization processes.
Abstract: The article deals with the features of the e-commerce development in the modern world economy. The article analyzes the interpretation of the term "e-commerce" by various domestic and foreign scientists. The study specified three levels of e-commerce. The article also identifies five major e-commerce features - advertising, product demonstration, transactions, after-sales service, long-term customer relationships. The article demonstrates the main effects of e-commerce on the economy, such as: growing competition, globalization of business spheres, personalization of interaction, reduction of distribution channels, cost savings. The analysis of B2C e-commerce sales volume in the regions of the world during 2012–2017 identified a significant level of the direction development in the Asia-Pacific region.