E-Commerce and V-Business

Digital Enterprise in the Twenty-First Century


  • Stuart Barnes, B.Sc. Economics and GeographyPhD in Business Administration, School of Management, University of East Anglia


* Packed with new case studies and material illustrating how electronic commerce and virtual business have created significant strategic benefits* Emphasis on leading-edge technologies and applications* Examines both large and small organizations from around the globe


Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6493-6

Table of Contents

Section One: Recognizing the Potential of E-BusinessThe relativity of disruption: e-banking as a sustaining innovation in the banking industryAlbrecht Enders, Tawfik Jelassi, Andreas Koening and Harald HungenbergOnline delivered content: concept and business potentialClaudia Loebbecke and Claudio HuyskensBeyond the “eBay of blank”: next stage digital intermediation in electronic commerceAlina N. Chircu, Robert J. Kauffman and Bin WangE-business and the intermediary role of virtual communitiesP. K. Kannan, Ai-Mei Chang and Andrew B. WhinstonAssessing e-commerce qualityStuart J. Barnes, Eduard Cristóbal, Frederic Marimon and Richard VidgenThe value of Internet technologies and e-business solutions to microenterprises in Atlantic CanadaCharles H. Davis and Florin VladicaThe emergence of mobile commerceStuart J. Barnes and Eusebio ScornavaccaSection Two: Shaping the Virtual OrganizationDefining the virtual organizationLucas D. Introna and Dimitra PetrakakiInter-organisational innovations through inter-organisational information systemsFeng Li and Howard WilliamsStructure, strategy and success factors for the virtual organizationPeter Marshall, Judy McKay and Judy YoungWeb services as an enabler for virtual organisationsOliver Prokein, Titus Faupel and Daniel GilleCross-cultural knowledge management at virtual interfacesDavid J. Pauleen and Nigel HoldenAchieving advanced supply chain management through Internet-based electronic commerceRobert B. Johnston, Horace Cheok Mak and Sherah KurniaCollaboration and conflict in the electronic integration of supply networksAkos NagyRecognising the limits of virtual organizationsLucas D. Introna and Dimitra Petrakaki