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Business to Business Electronic Commerce: Challenges and Solutions

Book Description

In the mid 1990s, the widespread adoption of the web browser led to a rapid commercialization of the Internet. In addition, initial success stories were reported from companies that learned how to create an effective direct marketing channel – selling tangible products to consumers directly with the World Wide Web. By the end of the 1990s, the next revolution began – called business-to-business electronic commerce. Business to Business Electronic Commerce will provide researchers and practitioners alike with a source of knowledge related to this emerging area of business.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. NEW from Idea Group Publishing
  3. Preface
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. The B2B eCommerce Environment
    1. A Classification Scheme for B2B Exchanges and Implications for Interorganizational eCommerce
      1. Introduction
      2. Conceptual Development
      3. Discussion
      4. Conclusion
      5. Acknowledgment
      6. References
    2. B2B Applications to Support Business Transactions: Overview and Management Considerations
      1. Introduction
      2. Overview of B2B Applications
      3. Management Considerations
      4. Summary and Outlook
      5. References
    3. Online Exchanges and Beyond: Issues and Challenges in Crafting Successful B2B Marketplaces
      1. Introduction
      2. B2B Market Mechanisms
      3. Participant Motivation
      4. Conclusion
      5. References
    4. Impersonal Trust in B2B Electronic Commerce: A Process View
      1. Introduction
      2. Conceptual Development
      3. Discussion
      4. References
  6. Supply Chain Management Issues in B2B eCommerce
    1. From EDI to Internet Commerce in Supply Chain Management: The Singapore Experience
      1. Introduction to Singapore’s Economy
      2. The Evolution of Supply Chain Management
      3. Business-to-Business Ecommerce in Singapore
      4. Efforts to Promote B2B Ecommerce the Electronics Sector
      5. Efforts to Promote B2B Ecommerce For the Logistics Sector
      6. Efforts to Promote B2B Ecommerce for the Chemical Sector
      7. Conclusion
      8. Reference
    2. Manufacturing Connectedness: Managerial Challenges and Solutions
      1. Introduction
      2. Methodology
      3. Seven Common Concerns
      4. Eight Useful Actions
      5. Summary
      6. Acknowledgment
      7. References
    3. Supply-Chain Challenges for B2B eCommerce with Examples from the Chemical Industry
      1. Introduction
      2. Literature Survey
      3. The Chemical Industry as a Case Study
      4. Transactions and Order Execution
      5. Supply-Chain Planning
      6. Tracking and Monitoring
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
    4. Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce: Electronic Tendering
      1. Introduction
      2. Electronic Tendering
      3. Electronic Tendering Process Analysis
      4. Electronic Tendering–Related Problems
      5. Proposed Solution
      6. Conclusion and Future Work
      7. Acknowledgment
      8. References
  7. Value Chain Networks and Research Issues
    1. Structuration Theory: Capturing the Complexity of Business-to-Business Intermediaries
      1. Limitations in the Extant Theories for Studying B2B Intermediaries
      2. An Alternative Framework for Studying B2B Intermediaries: Structuration Theory
      3. Implications for Research
      4. Concluding Remarks
      5. References
    2. Agent Technologies and Business Models for Electronic Commerce[1]
      1. Introduction
      2. Agent Technologies and Business Models
      3. Agent Technologies and the Organization of the Economy
      4. Standards and Research Networks
      5. Conclusions
      6. References
      7. Endnotes
    3. The Role of eServices and Transactions for Integrated Value Chains
      1. Introduction
      2. Essential Requirements for Integrated Value Chains
      3. Leveraging Legacy Assets
      4. Technology Challenges for Ebusiness and Integrated Value Chains
      5. From EServices to Business Transactions
      6. Summary
      7. References
    4. Creating Virtual Alliances Through Value Chain Management: An Innovative Approach to eBusiness Strategy
      1. Introduction
      2. Supply Chain Management
      3. The Value Analysis Process
      4. The Value Network Alliance
      5. Retailing and E-Grocery Markets
      6. Framework for Market Mediation
      7. Strategies for Virtual Alliances
      8. Conclusion
      9. References
    5. Dynamic Digital Process Integration in Business-to-Business Networks
      1. Introduction: Strategic Outsourcing and Inter-Organizational Systems
      2. System-Building Services and “Digital Building Blocks”
      3. Adserver Networks
      4. Syndication Networks
      5. Digital Content Streaming Service Providers
      6. Infomediaries and Online Data Mining Services
      7. Value Chain Integration Services
      8. Eservices Networks for Online Auctions
      9. Hypermediation and Partnership Management in Digital Networks
      10. The Role of Standards
      11. Summary
      12. References
    6. About the Authors
  8. Index