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The hidden face of electronic commerce between enterprises (La face cachée du commerce électronique inter-entreprises)


  • Blandine Laperche

    () (labrii, ULCO)


Does the development of new means of circulating and processing information (notably the internet) ensure an immediate and easy access to information by every economic agent? Strategic information, that which is essential to define and implement the technical and financial strategies of organisations, is in the centre of the global competition between enterprises and becomes a real economic good. The industry of information expands strongly, notably over the internet. Electronic transactions between enterprises are characterised by the buying and selling of strategic information. But the access capacity to information depends on the quantity of human and financial resources which permits to large enterprises to acquire, process and protect information. Electronic commerce is in the hands of large size's enterprises Le développement de nouveaux moyens techniques de diffusion et de traitement de l'information (notamment Internet) assure-t-il un accès immédiat et facile à l'information pour tous les acteurs économiques ? L'information stratégique, celle qui est essentielle à la définition et à la mise en oeuvre des stratégies techno-financières des entreprises, est au coeur de la concurrence mondiale et devient un bien économique à part entière. L'industrie de l'information se développe fortement, notamment via Internet. Les transactions électroniques interentreprises sont caractérisés par l'achat et la vente d'informations stratégiques. Mais la capacité d'accès à l'information dépend de la quantité des ressources humaines et financières qui permet aux plus grandes entreprises d'acquérir, de traiter et de protéger l'information. Le commerce électronique est entre les mains des entreprises de grande taille.

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  • Blandine Laperche, 2000. "The hidden face of electronic commerce between enterprises (La face cachée du commerce électronique inter-entreprises)," Working Papers 35, Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation.
  • Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:35

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    1. Blandine Laperche, 2000. "L'intelligence economique et le marché de l'information stratégique," Working Papers 30, Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation.
    2. Jonathan Coppel, 2000. "E-Commerce: Impacts and Policy Challenges," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 252, OECD Publishing.
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    Internet; Information; information stratégique; transactions électroniques/ Internet; Information; Strategic information; electronic transaction;

    JEL classification:

    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises


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