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Electronic Commerce and Organizational Leadership

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Although the topic of e-commerce has been very widely discussed and researched, it is not often discussed in terms of its affect on leadership and management structures. Electronic Commerce and Organizational Leadership: Perspectives and Methodologies investigates the ways in which e-commerce not only affects daily business operations, but more specifically, it focuses on how e-commerce has a great influence on administrative hierarchy and leadership. This unique publication highlights these issues within higher education institutions, but more specifically, in historically black colleges and universities. Researchers and administrators who seek to understand and improve the hierarchical and organizational structures through the deeper investigation of information technology, e-commerce, and its impacts will find this book valuable.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. ABOUT THE BOOK
    2. CHAPTERS
  5. Acknowledgment
  6. Chapter 1: Constructing the Framework
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MOTIVATION
    4. WHERE DID WE COME FROM? TRAVELLING THE JOURNEY
    5. THE QUANTIFICATION OF eCOMMERCE: THE PROCESS
    6. THE ESSENCE OF THIS PROJECT?
    7. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
    8. THE QUINTESSENCE OF eCOMMERCE AND ITS RELEVANCE TO ORGANISATIONAL LEADERSHIP
    9. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    10. HYPOTHESES
    11. STUDY PARTICIPANTS
    12. METHODOLOGY OVERVIEW
    13. DATA COLLECTION, DATA DESCRIPTION, AND DATA ANALYSIS
    14. LIMITATIONS, DELIMITATIONS, AND ASSUMPTIONS
    15. SUMMARY
  7. Chapter 2: Information Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MOTIVATION
    4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEFINED
    5. A BRIEF LOOK AT ITS TIMELINE
    6. A STIMULANT ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: THE TRANSFORMATION OF ORGANISATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
    7. SOME ENTERPRISE ELECTRONIC COMMERCE IMPLEMENTATIONS
    8. SUMMARY
  8. Chapter 3: Information Technology and Organisational Leadership
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MOTIVATION
    4. THE TRANSCENDENCE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
    5. THE ASSIMILATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTO THE ORGANISATIONAL FABRIC
    6. THE LEADERSHIP TEAM AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: THE ASSIMILATION
    7. SUMMARY
  9. Chapter 4: eCommerce
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MOTIVATION
    4. ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
    5. HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
    6. ELECTRONIC COMMERCE DEFINED
    7. MODELS OF eBUSINESS/eCOMMERCE
    8. EXISTING eCOMMERCE/eBUSINESS INSTALLATIONS
    9. FACTORS PERTINENT TO SUCCESS OR FAILURES OF eCOMMERCE INSTALLATIONS AT ORGANISATIONS/INSTITUTIONS
    10. THE LEGAL, SOCIAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL FACTORS
    11. SUMMARY
  10. Chapter 5: eCommerce and Organisational Leadership
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MOTIVATION
    4. THE ASSIMILATION OF ENTERPRISE ELECTRONIC COMMERCE OR ELECTRONIC BUSINESS INTO THE ORGANISATIONAL FABRIC
    5. THE QUEST FOR EFFICACY IN ORGANISATIONAL OPERATIONS
    6. A BRIEF LOOK AT LEADERSHIP AND THEIR TACKLING OF eCOMMERCE IMPLEMENTATIONS AT THE INSTITUTIONS
    7. A NOTE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SECURITY WITH RESPECT TO eCOMMERCE
    8. LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT AT INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS AT A RACE TO eCOMMERCE IMPLEMENTATIONS
    9. THE eCOMMERCE MOMENTUM AT ORGANISATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
    10. SUMMARY
  11. Chapter 6: Establishing the Research Methodology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MOTIVATION
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. MIXED MODEL RESEARCH
    6. BACKGROUND OF MIXED MODEL/METHOD RESEARCH
    7. DEVELOPMENT OF HYPOTHESES
    8. OPERATIONAL MEASUREMENTS: DEPENDENT AND INDEPENDENT VARIABLES
    9. SAMPLING AND PARTICIPANT SELECTION
    10. INSTRUMENTATION AND PROCEDURE
    11. DATA ANALYSIS
    12. SUMMARY
  12. Chapter 7: Empirical Analyses of eCommerce
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MOTIVATION
    4. SUBJECT DEMOGRAPHICS
    5. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: PAINTING THE PICTURE
    6. FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DEPENDENT AND INDEPENDENT VARIABLES
    7. REGRESSION MODEL
    8. BIVARIATE REGRESSION ANALYSIS
    9. ANALYSIS OF THE HYPOTHESES
    10. MULTIVARIATE REGRESSION MODELS USING STEPWISE APPROACH
    11. CONTENT ANALYSIS
    12. SUMMARY
  13. Chapter 8: Discussions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MOTIVATION
    4. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
    5. SOME ANOMALIES ENCOUNTERED
    6. WHAT SETS THIS STUDY APART
    7. THE STUDY’S ESSENCE: ENCAPSULATING IT ALL
    8. THE DISCUSSION-LOOKING BACK: THE OVERALL PICTURE
    9. SUMMARY
  14. Chapter 9: eCommerce Dynamics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MOTIVATION
    4. EFFICACIOUS CONSEQUENCE AS A FUNCTION OF DECISION-MAKING
    5. REVISITING ENTERPRISE eCOMMERCE OR eBUSINESS: JUST AT A GLANCE
    6. eBUSINESS ETIQUETTES (eETIQUETTE) AS A FUNCTION OF DECISION-MAKING: EFFICACIOUS CONSEQUENCES
    7. EFFICACIOUS CONSEQUENCES: SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. SUMMARY
  15. Chapter 10: Cloud Computing and eCommerce or eBusiness
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MOTIVATION
    4. THE CLOUD-A LOOK AT ITS MAKE UP: A LITTLE REFRESHER
    5. THE CLOUD: WHAT IS IT?
    6. THE MIGRATION OF HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS TO CLOUD COMPUTING
    7. SUMMARY
  16. Chapter 11: Digital and Virtual Age
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MOTIVATION
    4. SOME EXISTING TERMINOLOGIES RELATING TO eLEARNING
    5. THE ESSENCE OF eLEARNING OR VIRTUAL EDUCATION
    6. THE AMALGAMATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA AT HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
    7. THE CLASSIFICATION OF DIVERSE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
    8. SUMMARY
  17. Chapter 12: Future Endeavours
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. AN OVERVIEW: CONCLUSION
    4. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIGHER ECHELON ADMINISTRATORS AT HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
    5. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE STUDY
    6. SUMMARY
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Author
  20. Glossary