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E-Commerce for Organizational Development and Competitive Advantage

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As e-commerce continues to develop, organizations have adopted its technological advancements in order to keep a strategic advantage in the business environment. provides insight on the challenges related to the management aspects of e-commerce and its influence over organizational development. With the growing applications of electronic commerce technologies, this reference source is vital for educators, researchers, and managers interested in the advantages of this field. E-Commerce for Organizational Development and Competitive Advantage

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Advancing E-Commerce Beyond Readiness in a Developing Country
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. E-COMMERCE: AN OVERVIEW
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. E-COMMERCE ASSIMILATION IN GHANA
    6. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: Evaluating the Relevance of Information Systems Strategic Planning Practices in E-Business Contexts
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF PREVIOUS RESEARCH
    4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND METHODOLOGY
    5. CASE ANALYSIS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: A Comparative Analysis of Chinese Consumers’ Increased vs. Decreased Online Purchases
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
    5. RESEARCH METHOD
    6. RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION, LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    9. APPENDIX A. THE SCALE AND ITEMS
  9. Chapter 4: Influential Factors in the Adoption and Use of E-Business and E-Commerce Information Technology (EEIT) by Small and Medium Businesses
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW AND RATIONALE
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. FINDINGS
    6. GENERALIZABILITY
    7. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
    8. CONCLUSION AND APPLICATION
  10. Chapter 5: Towards a Framework for Web 2.0 Community Success
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
  11. Chapter 6: Factors Associated with the Use of Personal Internet Banking in Thailand
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
    5. DATA PREPARATION AND RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. APPENDIX A
    9. APPENDIX B
  12. Chapter 7: An Investigation into the Adoption of Electronic Commerce Among Saudi Arabian SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. E-COMMERCE DEVELOPMENT IN ORGANISATIONS
    5. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH FRAMEWORK
    6. RESEARCH MODEL
    7. RESEARCH METHOD
    8. FINDINGS: BACKGROUND INFORMATION OF THE COMPANIES
    9. FACTORS RELATED TO E-COMMERCE TECHNOLOGY CHARACTERISTICS
    10. FACTORS RELATED TO ORGANISATIONAL FACTORS
    11. FACTORS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
    12. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
    13. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH AVENUES
    14. APPENDIX: THE SEVEN CASE FIRMS
  13. Chapter 8: What Predicts Commercial Bank Leaders’ Intention to Use Mobile Commerce?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. RESULTS
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: Does National Culture Affect E-Procurement Implementations?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. 3. CULTURAL DIMENSIONS, COMPETITION IN AUCTIONS AND E-PROCUREMENT
    5. 4. RESEARCH MODEL
    6. 5. DATA
    7. 6. METHODOLOGY
    8. 7. NATIONAL CULTURAL PROPERTIES OF COUNTRIES AND E-COMMERCE ADOPTION OF ENTERPRISES
    9. 8. SIZE AND SECTOR EFFECT ON E-PROCUREMENT ADOPTION
    10. 9. ADOPTION OF THE UEM
    11. 10. DISCUSSION
  15. Chapter 10: E-Service and Organizational Change
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ICT-RELATED ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT
    4. RESEARCH APPROACH
    5. THE CASE: TAIPEI CITIZEN ONLINE COMPLAINT HANDLING SERVICE
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: How Dependent Are Consumers on Others When Making Their Shopping Decisions?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PREVIOUS STUDIES
    4. HYPOTHESES
    5. METHOD
    6. RESULTS
    7. IMPLICATIONS
    8. FUTURE STUDIES AND LIMITATIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 12: Understanding the Behavioral Determinants of M-Banking Adoption
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND LITERATURE
    4. THEORETICAL FOUNDATION
    5. RESEARCH MODEL, VARIABLES USED AND DEVELOPMENT OF HYPOTHESES
    6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    7. RESULTS
    8. DISCUSSIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
    11. APPENDIX
  18. Chapter 13: Barriers to Electronic Commerce Adoption Among Small Businesses in Iran
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EC IN IRAN SB CONTEXT
    4. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH MODEL
    5. HYPOTHESES TESTING
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. APPENDIX
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors