Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

3-2002

Abstract

The application of Internet technologies for the conduct of interfirm business transactions has given rise to a boom in business-to-business (B2B) electronic commerce. Yet, although there are many success stories that have been reported over the past several years, the progress of B2B e-commerce has been hindered by unanticipated technical, organizational, economic and legal challenges that diminish value. In this article, we report on a series of interviews with leading academic researchers and industry senior managers who are in a unique position to make sense of key issues and offer useful insights. The respondents provide their views on the efficacy of different business models in B2B e-commerce, the problems associated with B2B technology platform adoption and implementation, new ways of thinking about interorganizational information sharing and e-procurement business process design, investment decision making and financial returns for e-business infrastructure, international and regional issues, and research directions.

Keywords

B2e-COMMERCE, Electronic Markets, Exchanges, Information Sharing, Infrastructure, International Issues, Knowledge Management, Procurement, Return On Investment, Supply Chain Management

Discipline

Computer Sciences | E-Commerce

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Electronic Markets

Volume

12

Issue

2

First Page

67

Last Page

83

ISSN

1019-6781

Identifier

10.1080/10196780252844517

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1080/10196780252844517

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