Description

E-commerce and V-business examines the impact of the Internet and associated technologies on two related aspects of business: electronic commerce and virtual organization. Using a combination of recent theory and empirical evidence it demonstrates how forward thinking organizations are reaping considerable advantages from exciting new business models in these areas. Such models require radical rethinking of many aspects of traditional business. The book covers many of the critical and contemporary issues stemming from these important new developments. The collected papers in this book illustrate the wide variety of business opportunities afforded by e-commerce and virtual business. They describe and discuss the important issues that follow in the wake of an organization deciding to pursue consumers electronically and organize its operations virtually. It brings a good balance of theory and practical issues from different perspectives from different parts of the globe

Key Features

* 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

Readership

* 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

Table of Contents

Section One: Recognizing the Potential of E-Business The relativity of disruption: e-banking as a sustaining innovation in the banking industry Albrecht Enders, Tawfik Jelassi, Andreas Koening and Harald Hungenberg Online delivered content: concept and business potential Claudia Loebbecke and Claudio Huyskens Beyond the “eBay of blank”: next stage digital intermediation in electronic commerce Alina N. Chircu, Robert J. Kauffman and Bin Wang E-business and the intermediary role of virtual communities P. K. Kannan, Ai-Mei Chang and Andrew B. Whinston Assessing e-commerce quality Stuart J. Barnes, Eduard Cristóbal, Frederic Marimon and Richard Vidgen The value of Internet technologies and e-business solutions to microenterprises in Atlantic Canada Charles H. Davis and Florin Vladica The emergence of mobile commerce Stuart J. Barnes and Eusebio Scornavacca Section Two: Shaping the Virtual Organization Defining the virtual organization Lucas D. Introna and Dimitra Petrakaki Inter-organisational innovations through inter-organisational information systems Feng Li and Howard Williams Structure, strategy and success factors for the virtual organization Peter Marshall, Judy McKay and Judy Young Web services as an enabler for virtual organisations Oliver Prokein, Titus Faupel and Daniel Gille Cross-cultural knowledge management at virtual interfaces David J. Pauleen and Nigel Holden Achieving advanced supply chain management through Inter

Details

No. of pages:
408
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750664936
Electronic ISBN:
9780080549781

About the author

Stuart Barnes

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Management, University of East Anglia