The Emergence of Electronic Commerce on the Internet


Walt Scacchi directs the ATRIUM Laboratory and is a faculty member in the Information and Operations Management Dept. in the School of Business Administration at the University of Southern California. He can also be reached at 213-740-4782, 213-740-8494 (fax), or (Scacchi@gilligan.usc.edu).


(c) Copyright, Walt Scacchi 1995

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http://www.usc.edu/dept/ATRIUM/Papers/Electronic_Commerce.html


Overview


Why do Business on the Internet?

Potential customer benefits:

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Why do Business on the Internet?

Potential supplier benefits:

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Why do Business on the Internet?

Example savings from "proprietary" electronic commerce projects:

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What is Electronic Commerce: Definitions

EC is the paperless exchange of business information using EDI, E-mail, electronic bulletin boards, electronic funds transfer (EFT), and similar technologies. EC must seek to automate the generation, processing, coordination, distribution, and reconciliation of business transactions (ECAPMO, Novermber 1994).

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What is Electronic Commerce: Ways and Means

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Providing Internet on-ramps and WWW presence

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Electronic publishing and advertising

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Electronic retailing

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Electronic customer channels

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Electronic data interchange (EDI)

"EDI is the primary technology used to support Electronic Commerce" (ECAPMO, November 1994)

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Networked data warehousing and mining

Data warehousing

Data mining

Current Internet insecurity and limited bandwidth may discourage these activities

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Loosely-coupled business process networks

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Other Business Concerns

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Example R&D efforts in Electronic Commerce

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Conclusions

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Additional References on Electronic Commerce on the Internet

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This interactive presentation page is maintained by Walt Scacchi who can be reached at the e-mail address noted above. This page was last updated on 9 March 1995. Return to Top.