Business Models for Internet-Based E-Procurement Systems and B2B Electronic Markets
Information technology (IT) has long been applied to support the exchange of goods, services and information between organizations. It is with the advent of Internet-based e-procurement systems and business-to-business (B2B) electronic markets that the real opportunities for online transactions have opened up across space and over time. The authors draw on IS and economics theory to investigate the motivation for the various online business models, and the adoption requirements of purchasing firms, through the examination of a set of mini-cases. Our exploratory study finds that private aggregating and negotiating mechanisms are being adopted for large quantity business supply purchases, while public market mechanisms are more often adopted when firms face uncertain and high variance demand. Moreover, market facilitation, expertise sharing and collaboration are gradually attracting more attention, and call for future investigation.
Computer Sciences | E-Commerce
Information Systems and Management
International Journal of Electronic Commerce
Taylor & Francis
DAI, Qizhi and KAUFFMAN, Robert J..
Business Models for Internet-Based E-Procurement Systems and B2B Electronic Markets. (2002). International Journal of Electronic Commerce. 6, (4), 41-72. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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