Doing Business on the Internet

Opportunities and Pitfalls

  • Fay Sudweeks
  • Celia T. Romm

Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Introduction

    1. Fay Sudweeks, Celia Romm
      Pages 1-7
  3. Joining the Internet Revolution

    1. Janice Burn, Peter Marshall, Martyn Wild
      Pages 21-33
    2. Christian Bauer, Bernard Glasson, Arno Scharl
      Pages 53-64
  4. Managing the Internet Revolution

    1. Aryya Gangopadhyay, Monica Adya
      Pages 77-86
    2. Satish Nambisan
      Pages 87-100
    3. Thomas F. Rebel, Wolfgang Koenig
      Pages 101-112
  5. Benefitting from the Internet Revolution

    1. Simpson Poon
      Pages 113-124
    2. Schahram Dustdar
      Pages 125-135
    3. Subhasish Dasgupta
      Pages 137-144
    4. Michael Gurstein
      Pages 193-207
  6. Global Perspectives of the Internet Revolution

    1. Gerhard Steinke
      Pages 209-216
    2. Avi Schechter, Magid Igbaria, Moshe Zviran
      Pages 217-232
    3. Ted Clark
      Pages 233-246
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-289

About this book


FAY SUDWEEKS AND CELIA ROMM At the tum of the twenty-fIrst century, global communication is changing the fabric of society at a rate never experienced before. The Internet, in particular, has redrawn the map of global economy. To be competitive in today's marketplace, companies need to expand commercial activities beyond national borders. The global network of electronic infrastructure has played a signifIcant role in this expansion but the technology itself is not the factor driving the business revolution. The changes are driven by the interaction of information technology and customer demand. Customers are not only adapting to new technologies, they are demanding more and more global competition. Electronic commerce, therefore, is arguably the most important economic trend of our time. Its presence on the Internet, in particular, is becoming crucial to the effective functioning of organisations, especially in a world where companies need to deal with suppliers, customers, partners and their own units distributed across the world. A global business industry created by the Internet is no longer a projected vision of technocrats; it is a reality. The Internet is already playing a signifIcant role in determining corporate strategy and in creating values.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Fay Sudweeks
    • 1
  • Celia T. Romm
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Information Technology, Division of Business, IT and LawMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Informatics and CommunciationCentral Queensland UniversityRockhamptonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-030-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0561-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1496
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