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What Is e-Business?: How the Internet Transforms Organizations / Edition 1

What Is e-Business?: How the Internet Transforms Organizations / Edition 1

by Feng Li


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What Is e-Business?: How the Internet Transforms Organizations / Edition 1

Based on fifteen years’ experience teaching e-Businessmodules, Feng Li takes the reader through the vast range of topicsand issues surrounding e-business. This much-needed new text givesbusiness and technology students the integrated framework they needto interpret conflicting and rapidly changing business phenomena.

  • A coherent introduction to e-business.
  • Features case studies of the transformation of variousindustries, including banking, the music industry, e-tailing, thetelecoms industry, and e-public services.
  • Discusses emerging issues such as privacy, security, identityand presence in the cyber world, Internet marketing, legal,regulatory, social and political issues.
  • Supported by online lecturer and student resources, availablesoon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901405125580
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/10/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Feng Li is Chair of E-Business Development at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Business School.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xvii

1 Introduction 1

2 What Is E-Business and Does It Still Matter? 8

Part I The New E-Business Environment 25

3 The ‘ICT Revolution’ and the Information Economy29

4 The Network Economy: New Rules of the Game 52

5 How the Internet Redefines Organizational Boundaries: ATransaction Cost Analysis 66

Part II Emerging Strategies and Business Models in theNetwork Economy 79

6 New Strategies for the Network Economy: Web Strategy, BusinessUnbundling and Virtual Organizations 83

7 Managing Disruptive Strategic Innovations in the New Economy102

8 Strategic Reorientations in the Network Economy: From Productsand Services to Solutions and Experiences 119

9 Emerging E-Business Models in the Network Economy 133

Part III Organizational Innovations through Information andCommunications Technologies (ICTs) 147

10 Structural Innovations and Emerging Forms of Organization151

11 Process Innovations: Beyond Business Process Reengineering171

12 New Work Organization and New Ways of Working: FromTeleworking to Virtual Teams 183

13 Inter-Organizational Innovations through Inter-OrganizationalInformation Systems 197

14 Conclusions and Emerging Issues 212

Appendix I Developing a Launch-Ready E-Business Plan: PuttingTheory into Practice (Assignment I) 225

Appendix II Developing an Online E-Business Resource Portal: Whois Who in E-Business (Assignment 2) 228

Appendix III Developing an E-Business Resource Portal and OnlineForum: E-Business Wikipedia (Assignment 3) 231

Bibliography 233

Index 241

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