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Global Electronic Commerce: Theory and Case Studies

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  • J. Christopher Westland

    () (University of Illinois at Chicago)

  • Theodore H. K. Clark

    () (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)

Abstract

Over the past two decades, businesses in virtually every sector of the world economy have benefited from the technologies of electronic commerce--the automation of commercial transactions using computer and communications technologies. Electronic commerce has spurred far-reaching changes in business, on multiple fronts, using many technologies. This book provides a deep, practical understanding of these technologies and their use in e-commerce. Unlike other books on e-commerce, it does not concentrate solely on the Internet. Instead, it suggests that the Internet is only a bridge technology--attractive because of its low cost and global reach, but unattractive because of its slow speed and poor user interface. Each of the twelve chapters contains an overview of a current theory or practice followed by one or more business case studies. A combination of academic theory and case studies provides a comprehensive picture of how businesspeople use computers to revolutionize the selling and delivery of their products and services.

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  • J. Christopher Westland & Theodore H. K. Clark, 1999. "Global Electronic Commerce: Theory and Case Studies," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262232057, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262232057
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    1. Marina Van Geenhuizen, 2004. "Cities and cyberspace: new entrepreneurial strategies," Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(1), pages 5-19, January.
    2. Steven Globerman, 2004. "E-Business And Global Sourcing – Inferences From Securities Exchanges," International Trade 0404006, EconWPA.
    3. van Geenhuizen, Marina, 2000. "Information And Communication Technology (Ict) And Regional Development: Distance Is Still Alive!," ERSA conference papers ersa00p371, European Regional Science Association.
    4. Marina Van Geenhuizen & Holmer Doornbos, 2004. "Knowledge networks, which roles for regions and for different communication modes?," ERSA conference papers ersa04p448, European Regional Science Association.
    5. Ramanathan, Ramakrishnan & Ramanathan, Usha & Hsiao, Hsieh-Ling, 2012. "The impact of e-commerce on Taiwanese SMEs: Marketing and operations effects," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 140(2), pages 934-943.
    6. Dragoş Stuparu & Tomiţă Vasile, 2009. "The Electronic Commerce in the Globalisation Era," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 9(2), pages 301-306.
    7. Kim, Sung Min & Mahoney, Joseph T., 2006. "Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR) as a Relational Contract: An Incomplete Contracting Perspective," Working Papers 06-0102, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business.

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    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • M0 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General

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