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The Impact of Progress in Information and Communication Technology on Distribution and Logistic Activities

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  • Dan Gheorghe

    () (“Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of Economic Sciences,)

  • Zamfir Cristina-Mihaela

    () (“Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of Economic Sciences,)

Abstract

This paper aims at exploring the impact of internet on goods distribution systems and at the same time tries to present the significance of on-line business. Starting from other specialty papers, the objective is to present the significance of processes and concepts used by the science of marketing and especially in one of the components of marketing mix, respectively the distribution and logistics of goods. The application of economic restructuring generated by the information and communication technology is not only a mandatory necessity, but it should be understood that the ignorance of its importance can lead to the disappearance of any company. Information and communication technologies created on-line businesses (dot.com) which restructure the global economy, global markets, entire branches of economic activities, test the conventional economic thinking, redefine the types of businesses and generate changes in labor processes and its relocation. Successful companies shall be those which will fully apply this new technology, in an economy with borderless markets, opened non-stop, where the size of the company matters no more.

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  • Dan Gheorghe & Zamfir Cristina-Mihaela, 2010. "The Impact of Progress in Information and Communication Technology on Distribution and Logistic Activities," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(2), pages 149-154, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:10:y:2010:i:2:p:149-154
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    Keywords

    virtual businesses (on-line or internet); cybermarketing; business networks (b-webs); e-store (virtual store); e-commerce (sales site).;

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    • M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics

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