The growth of the Internet continues to influence our lives and businesses. Irrespective of their type and size, all firms and organizations are rethinking their strategies and operations. An increasing number of businesses are using e-commerce to gain competitive advantage. However, doing e-commerce is complex and requires understanding a vast array of topics. This book provides coverage of essential topics in E-commerce i.e. technology infrastructure, building blocks of e-commerce, online marketing, online payment systems, online business models, online business environment issues, website usability, e-commerce strategy, mobile commerce, and e-CRM/e-SCM. Compared with available texts on e-commerce, the perspective of this book is global e-commerce. The book is written in simple language, provides up-to-date coverage of material and associated research, and filled with examples to support material presented. This book is useful for undergrad and graduate students, professionals, and anyone looking to gain a solid foundation to continue their learning of dynamic e-commerce environment.
Divided into four parts, this book offers a state-of-the-art survey of information systems research on electronic commerce. It provides the framework for understanding the business trends, emerging opportunities, and barriers to overcome in the rapid developments taking place in electronic business and the digital economy.
E-commerce continues to have a dramatic impact on virtually every aspect of business. And following the 2009 recession on electronic commerce, its role is even more critical. Packed with the most cutting-edge coverage available, ELECTRONIC COMMERCE, 10e equips students with a solid understanding of the dynamics of this fast-paced industry. It delivers comprehensive coverage of emerging online business strategies and technologies in the electronic commerce marketplace. By detailing how the landscape of online commerce is evolving, this market-leading text reflects changes in the economy and how business and society are responding to those changes. Balancing technological issues with the strategic business aspects of successful e-commerce, the new edition includes expanded coverage of e-commerce growth in China and the developing world, social media and online marketing strategies, technology-enabled outsourcing, and the latest development in online payment processing systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Introduction to E-commerce discusses the foundations and key aspects of E-commerce while focusing on the latest developments in the E-commerce industry. Practical case studies offer a useful reference for dealing with various issues in E-commerce such as latest applications, management techniques, or psychological methods. Dr. Zheng Qin is currently Director of the E-Commerce Institute of Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Although only a few years old, electronic commerce offers new ways of doing business that no business can afford to ignore. This book is a collection of selected contributions from renowned researchers who specialize in the various facets of electronic commerce, namely economics, finance, information technology, and education. The basic goal is to give an overview of some of the most relevant topics in E-Commerce.
This book is the ideal starting point for business managers involved with electronic commerce, as well as technical professionals who want to keep abreast of the latest trends and issues in management practices affected by electronic commerce technology. You will learn about firewalls, transaction security, electronic payment methods, and the management issues facing Internet Service Providers. Also fully covered are electronic commerce applications internal to the corporation-supply-chain management, manufacturing, and finance.
Electronic Commerce is one of the most important aspects to emerge from the Internet. It allows people to exchange goods and services immediately, with no barriers of time or distance Initially, E-Commerce was primarily the domain of large firms, due to its initial format of customized, complex, and expensive transactions – essential barriers to entry by smaller competitors. Today, for a nominal fee, anyone may become an online merchant, with the potential to reach millions of consumers world-wide. In essence, the development of the Internet has had the same effect on E-Commerce as Henry Ford’s assembly line on the automotive industry. It has converted a luxury for the few into a relatively simple and inexpensive device for the masses. In this book, we will explore these impacts and innovations. The purpose of this book is to provide a preliminary analytical foundation (knowledge base), which then may be used for further, more advanced study. It is not intended to be an exhaustive analysis—yet at the same time provides as much information as possible to provide an accurate depiction of the current state and likely future direction of E-Commerce.
Specialists from business and academia present a meticulously researched, compelling examination of the effect that globalization, innovation, and relentless technological competition are having on the development of e-commerce and marketing. The editors offer practical managerial insights, important empirical findings, and new ways to comprehend the intricacies of the fast-morphing world of electronic business. The book's global perspective and cross disciplinary orientation will give marketing executives and their top level colleagues the framework they need to help their companies prosper.