This paper reviews the diverse forms taken by electronic commerce and the varied perspectives taken by observers to analyse it. Nine case studies are used to develop a taxonomy of electronic commerce implementations. Three trends in the emergence of electronic commerce are identified: a change in emphasis from competitive advantage towards the gaining of sector-wide improvements in efficiency and effectiveness, the formation of electronic markets, and a process of incremental rather than radical development within communities.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Information Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1996|