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Overview of Electronic Commerce and Social Commerce

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Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

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    Define electronic commerce (EC) and describe its various categories.

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    Describe and discuss the content and framework of EC.

  3. 3.

    Describe the major types of EC transactions.

  4. 4.

    Describe the drivers of EC.

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    Discuss the benefits of EC to individuals, organizations, and society.

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    Discuss social computing.

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    Describe social commerce and social software.

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    Understand the elements of the digital world.

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    Describe some EC business models.

  10. 10.

    List and describe the major limitations of EC.

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Turban, E., Whiteside, J., King, D., Outland, J. (2017). Overview of Electronic Commerce and Social Commerce. In: Introduction to Electronic Commerce and Social Commerce. Springer Texts in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham.

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