This portfolio of three papers focused on the resource-based view of competitive advantage in e- Commerce capabilities. The three papers are titled; Research Paper 1: The Competitive Advantage of e- Commerce Models. Research Paper 2: Development of e-Commerce Capability Instrument Using the Resource-based View Perspective and Its Measurement of Firm-level Performance. Research Paper 3: The Influence of e-Commerce Disadvantage on e-Commerce Business Performance.
Adoption of e-commerce is vital for SMEs to survive in competitive global markets. The SMEs in developing countries have recognized the benefits of e-commerce adoption. However, for successful implementation of e-commerce, awareness of various factors affecting the adoption remains crucial. This book discusses the adoption of e-commerce with SMEs in Sri Lanka. As part of basic research, the study attempts to enhance available knowledge by investigating the ‘cost factors' affecting adoption.
E-Commerce has been the source of enormous innovations into today’s business world. It has given base to the emergence of numerous international and domestic business ventures. Some organizations in Pakistan provide E-Commerce service to its clients which involve electronic transactions. These electronic transactions involve processing the sensitive information of clients such as credit cards etc. Security of the sensitive information of client is a big challenge for both clients and companies providing E-Commerce services. The responsibility of the service provider company is to make the transaction secure and the responsibility of the client is to keep the critical information secret and frequently check his/her account status in order to detect fake transactions if any. This research discussed the most common and important security issues related to e-commerce in Pakistan. This research will help the e-commerce companies to promote e-commerce business in order to attract more people towards e-commerce and moreover the user will get to know about the major risks associated with e-commerce transactions and will get guidance to use e-commerce safely and securely.
Fast growth of internet and digital technologies created several opportunities for companies. Many retail brands see the opportunity in online business and jump into the e-commerce world for increasing their sales but many of them get disappointed as they don’t understand the principals of e-business and can’t create a solid e-commerce strategy. A popular kitchenware retail brand in Turkey started its e-commerce journey with high hopes in 2010 but failed to meet the expectations for 2 years as there was not sufficient e-business know-how. When I got appointed as E-commerce Manager in June 2012, I created a B2C e-commerce success strategy, determined several indicators for tracking the progress and reported results monthly. The application and execution of the created strategy generated amazing results and made a business transformation. Monthly net revenue of e-commerce sales channel almost quintupled in 9 months. As the success of stated B2C e-commerce success model in this study is proved by a real life case study, I believe that the e-business strategies and techniques presented in this report are so valuable for e-commerce companies and e-business professionals.
In this book, e-commerce use in the Turkish furniture sector is analyzed. In this respect, definition of e-commerce, its development process and the types of e-commerce are discussed. In addition, the development process of e-commerce both in the world and in Turkey is investigated. Later in the book concerning the level of e-commerce use in the Turkish furniture sector is evaluated. In this context, a questionnaire is prepared applied to some selected firms in the Turkish furniture sector and its outcomes are assessed. At the end of this part, inadequacies and problems encountered in the electronic commerce applications are determined, and some suggestions in the form of alternative solutions are made.
This book presents an overview of the global legal challenges to e-commerce development with emphasis on West Africa Economic Community (ECOWAS). It makes a comparative analysis of the adequacy and effectiveness of the emerging e-commerce legislation in the United States of America (USA), the European Union (EU) and the West Africa Economic Community, in promoting and facilitating unhindered e-commerce development regionally and internationally. The book primarily focuses on the key legal challenges surrounding electronic contracting and electronic signature in order to deepen the understanding of the key issues that should be addressed in formulating enduring uniform e-commerce legislation for developing nations and regional economic blocks as they struggle to take advantage of e-commerce to boost trade and commerce nationally and internationally.
The 21th Century is an electronica era. The life is moving toward virtualization in this era of time. At this condition, businesses are acting globally. If a businesses’ doesn't apply this opportunity and doesn't move toward e-commerce; it will convert to a serious threat! For preventing this event, the infrastructures of e-commerce implementation must be provided and its barriers must be identified. This causes the facilitating of globalization.This book is a Meta analysis for identifying the barriers of e-commerce acceptance and its implementation in export companies in the three category (3C) model. In addition to the discussions about e-commerce and export concepts’, this investigates the effects of export on the impressions taken from E-Commerce. This book helps SMEs to eliminate e-commerce barriers and to provide infrastructure for thinking and acting globally. The practical suggestions are provided to companies. Also the mentioned models, theories, and processes of e-commerce in the book will help managers of companies, faculty, students and researchers of business managements to further their knowledge on the processes and the practices of e-commerce and export.
Introduction to E-Commerce, 2/e, by Rayport and Jaworksi, can be used as the principles book for e-commerce. Much like there is a “Principles of Marketing” that is intended to be the first course in marketing, The text covers the entire landscape of e-commerce. The key message is that faculty who want to teach an introductory class on e-commerce and focus on the “strategy” parts of e-commerce first and technology second, should adopt this book. Faculty who teach marketing, management, strategy and entrepreneurship as the “core” discipline prefer this book over “technology-oriented” e-commerce books. Introduction to e-Commerce gives present and future practitioners of e-Commerce a solid foundation in all aspects of conducting business in the networked economy. The text focus is on what a manager needs to know about Internet infrastructure, strategy formulation and implementation, technology concepts, public policy issues, and capital infrastructure in order to make effective business decisions. This is presented in a framework for the study and practice of e-Commerce with business strategy at the core surrounded by four infrastructures; the technology infrastructure that underlies the Internet, the mediainfrastructure that provides the content for businesses, public policy regulations that provide both opportunities and constraints, and the capital infrastructure that provides the money and capital to run the businesses. Within this framework, the authors provide a deep exploration of core concepts of online strategy and associated enablers enriched by a wide variety of examples, case studies, and explanations culled directly from practice.
Information Technology [IT] revolution and spread of E-Commerce has radically revolutionized businesses and human lives. Internet is a worldwide technological phenomenon and has significantly influenced use of Internet & resultant experiences of Internet users. This book offers a conceptual framework of ‘E-Commerce’ and shares the results and key findings of an empirical exploration on the state of E-Commerce activities in the State of Gujarat and also literary review on ‘E-Commerce’ India and worldwide respectively. The authors have also attempted to offer concise review on selected aspects of ‘E-Commerce’ viz., uses of Internet & behaviour of Internet users, e-commerce, e-marketing, as well as selected e-services such as e-Gaming, e-Tourism and e-Banking respectively as well as experiences and opinions of Internet Users concerning navigational behaviour. The book also provides suggestions for the consideration by the marketers and Government respectively and unique features of the research study generate utility of this publication to the Academicians, Professionals, Marketers as well as Government having significance and crucial socio-economic implications respectively.
New concept of understanding E-Commerce and auditing process and its affects on after war Libya. As the credit cards became available to people all over the world, overnight delivery was made possible, and the mail order catalogs began the concept of shopping from home. Since then E-commerce has spread throughout the globe and has been increasing in a pace that is not controllable process. The authors try to open a curtain of doing E-Commerce business through a prism of empirical research.
Chaudhury's E-Business and E-Commerce Infrastructure: Technologies Supporting the E-Business Initiative serves as a comprehensive primer to both traditional and emerging E-Commerce technologies. Using the Chaudhury text, students with no prior technical knowledge will be able to grasp complex topics such as networking, Internet security, Web languages, and other important subjects in a way that illustrates their use through case studies and practice through completing Web projects.
The emergence of e-commerce is changing many traditional ways of doing business and there are lots of success story regarding e-commerce in developed countries. These successes have prompted governments and business organizations in developing countries including Nigeria to step up their effort in the adoption and use of e-commerce technology. The rapid rise of e-commerce has brought with it a large amount of e-commerce business models which are more easy to implement, run, and profit-oriented. With these rapid changes in business environment and processes, it has become paramount for traditional businesses to move along with time by changing their business model in order to remain relevant and competitive in this modern time. The aim of this research is to examine various e-commerce business models and recommend one that fits into the business processes of Richbol Environmental Services, and device a way(s) in which it can be implemented. In other words, focus is on the change of business model from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce business model.
Crime prevention in online shopping and online banking B2C e-commerce has been an issue for both electronic retailers and banks, and their customers. This book provides information on security awareness that is useful to e-commerce organisations such as electronic retailers and banks, and their customers. The book will benefit online consumers by helping them to know how to protect themselves better in online transactions and will also be of great benefit to e-commerce organisations because it provides up-to-date information on how they can protect their customers better and also how to educate them in a way they can be turned into the first line of defence in the fight against crimes in B2C e-commerce.
With internet users increasing and the rapid development of network expertise, e-commerce is perceived as one of the most important applications of the computer and communication technologies. E-commerce is an emerging concept that describes the process of buying, selling or exchanging products, services and information via computer networks including the internet. This work focuses on developing an e-commerce website for a supermarket. In order to facilitate online payment, scratch cards of different amount are provided. Instant SMS alerts are also sent to the users for every successful placed order. The system (e-commerce web application) is designed using Unified Modeling Language (UML), implemented using a 3-tier architecture – a backend database(MS-SQL Server 2000), a middle tier of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), ASP.NET 3.5, C# 3.0 and a web-browser as the front end client.
Revision with unchanged content. With the advent of an increasing number of multicast services such as audio/video streaming and news broadcast, accounting for the resources consumed by subscribers becomes essential. However, multicast environments are inherently more susceptible to attacks. Although e-commerce protocols such as SSL, TLS, and SET protocols offer some forms of security, they cannot be directly applied to secure e-commerce sessions in the multicast environment. As secured multicast services gain popularity in the Internet, at one point there would be a significant response from the service providers to support e-commerce through multicast networks. Therefore, this book presents a Multicast Security Protection Profile (MSPP) that identifies and secures the operating environment of multicast sessions. An architectural framework called SETMS has been designed to secure e-commerce transactions for multicast services. It provides authentication of host through HIP, authorization of subscriber and his e-payments through a variant of the 2KP, accounting for the subscriber’s resource consumption, and supports non-repudiation through PKI. SETMS has been evaluated using the CC based MSPP specs and validated using the AVISPA. The book is addressed to professionals and researchers involved in securing computer networks; multicast and e-commerce environments, and the e-commerce protocol designers.
This book covers the technologies used in electronic commerce and electronic business. The details regarding the different programming languages used to design the e-commerce portal is also analyzed. The classifications of e-commerce transactions, firewalls and transaction security, e-banking, e-retailing and supply chain management are the major topics of study in this book. At the end of each chapter, some queries may come to your mind. To overcome those quesries, frequently asked questions are resolved at the end of each chapter.
E-commerce, today, is a part of human communication and social system, though technical aspects of E-commerce systems are important, there are also social variables which should come to consideration, so any E-commerce system can be viewed from two main view points; Technical and Human/Social. Pure technical solutions can not lead to a successful E-commerce. In order to maximize revenue from online trade, companies must have a usable E-commerce systems and websites, which give customers a real and convenient shopping experience and good customer service. If an E-commerce system supports all the factors mentioned above, it can satisfy customers and persuade them to buy online again. It is not easy to create and maintain a system and website which satisfy customers and makes them loyal, but in the case of fulfilling this goal, satisfied users may spend longer time at website, may revisit website later and also may recommend the website to others. The main issue is how to create such a systems and websites which considered being useable. The objective of research is to evaluate variables, both technical and human/social, affecting usability of systems from customers’ point of view.
Written in a lucid and readable style, E-commerce and International Taxation; Legal Problems affecting the taxation of Online transactions is rich in information and discussion about problems and challenges that are experienced during this transition period from brick and mortar commerce to electronic commerce, one of them being how and through which means an online transaction can be taxed taking into account that parties are living in different jurisdiction with differing legal systems. Again the existing laws are based more on brick and mortar commerce than e-commerce. The existing ideas of permanent establishment, residence and source are almost loosing their meaning when it comes to online transacting. Goods do not necessarily deliver through physical borders but abstract one.The book will prove very useful to the reader and lay a foundation for further discussion.
Enhancing the performance and automation of software agent-base e-commerce systems is an important issue for businesses, governments and individuals. The work presented here introduces an efficient and robust agent based e-commerce system in terms of the speed of returning results for buyers, and the buyer's utility and profit. To enhance the performance of e-commerce, the main three stages which greatly affect the e-commerce performance and automation were explored. These three stages are the most challenging and time-consuming ones, so using software agents to automate these stages will significantly enhance the performance of the whole system.
Cases in Electronic Commerce is a collection of 25 full-length case studies written by professors at the renowned Richard Ivey School of Business. Each case study is centered around a real-world company and provides sufficient detail on the implicationsassociated with e-commerce initiatives. This managerial-oriented approach allows students to fully understand and appreciate the strategic, tactical, and operational challenges faced when launching an e-commerce-based business.
Legal Landmines in E-Commerce is based on 5 cases from the Ivey School of Business. The authors take the business issue and elaborate on the legal issues embedded in the high tech/internet business cases.
The inception of the Internet has brought with it Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce) practices which have greatly transformed the ways firms conduct businesses globally. Internet-based E-Commerce, particularly business-to-business (B2B) holds the key for small businesses to compete on a level playing field with their big business counterparts. Unfortunately, however, there is considerable evidence to show that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, particularly those in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), have not been reaping the benefits of this new commerce as their counterparts in North America and Europe. This chasm has given rise to another form of Digital Divide. One major reason for this problem is the low level of participation in E-Commerce by SMEs in developing countries, particularly those in SSA. In this book, an attempt is made to redress this problem by introducing a new collaborative E-Commerce model called ''TRADERN''.
A prominent influence of online buying and selling on economy has been observed round the globe. This book aims at studying pattern of e-commerce adoption on consumer level in developed and developing countries by conducting a comparative analysis of Sweden and Pakistan. The factors of trust on online sellers, national culture, infrastructure involved in the overall e-commerce activities and education level of consumers are found to have significant impact on the adoption of e-commerce.The proclivity to trust on the online seller and risk taking are influenced, to a greater extent, by different cultural orientation of consumers. Hofstede’s (1980; 2001) frame work of cultural dimensions provide a good insight on national culture to draw its implications for the e-commerce adoption. Swedish culture appears to be more adaptive towards e-commerce than the Pakistani culture, due to its wider differences on the Hofstede’s cultural dimension indices. On the other hand, the digital divide, both in terms of relevant education and infrastructure, is an important contextual factor that encumbers e-commerce to thrive in developing countries like Pakistan.
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E-Commerce generally referred to as e-business or an internet business may be defined as the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in support of all the activities of business. Commerce constitutes the exchange of products and services between businesses, groups and individuals and can be seen as one of the essential activities of any business. Electronic commerce focuses on the use of ICT to enable the external activities and relationships of the business with individuals, groups and other business. E-business model is defined as the organization of product, service and information flows, and the source of revenues and benefits for suppliers and customers.
This research discuses the mechanism of developing E-commerce application with enhance security level through combined access control methods with cryptography function (message digest five) , the main purpose of developing multidisciplinary security system expected is to increase the level of confidentiality percentage for the final E-commerce application. Security is concerned with the privacy of the database tables whether the data is saved against eavesdropping, or theft of information from server, and also theft of data from client. Hence the depth of discussing the components of E-commerce security is based on smart card securityissues. The problem of protecting the application through the internet environment against threats that comes from hackers and confidentiality has also been discussed.