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Teo, Thompson S. H.; Tan, Jek Swan – Internet Research, 2002
Describes a study on Internet marketing strategies of business-to-consumer (B2C) firms in Singapore. Results of a survey and hierarchical regression analyses indicate that strategies to attract customers and to relate to customers have significant positive relationships to online brand equity, which is positively related to financial growth.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Business, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Riquelme, Hernan – Internet Research, 2002
Describes a study of small, medium, and large enterprises in Shanghai, China that investigated which size companies benefit the most from the Internet. Highlights include leveling the ground for small and medium enterprises (SMEs); increased sales and cost savings for large companies; and competitive advantages. (LRW)
Descriptors: Business, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Moodley, Sagren – Internet Research, 2002
Explores the link between Internet connectivity and access to global markets, and uses the South African wood furniture producers as they are integrated into global value chains and exposed to the demands of more sophisticated markets. Articulates policy recommendations to promote greater diffusion of e-commerce technologies in the wood furniture…
Descriptors: Business, Exports, Foreign Countries, Furniture Industry
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Siyal, M. Y.; Barkat, B. – Internet Research, 2002
Presents a framework for enhancing trust in Internet commerce. Shows how trust can be provided through a network of Trust Service Providers (TSp). Identifies a set of services that should be offered by a TSp. Presents a distributed object-oriented implementation of trust services using CORBA, JAVA and XML. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Business, Information Industry, Information Networks, Information Services
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Liao, Gen-Yih; Hwang, Jing-Jang – Internet Research, 2001
Describes an Internet auction model achieving verifiable fairness, a requirement aimed at enhancing the trust of bidders in auctioneers. Analysis results demonstrate that the proposed model satisfies various requirements regarding fairness and privacy. Moreover, in the proposed model, the losing bids remain sealed. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Business, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Security, Consumer Economics
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Mullins, Roisin; Duan, Yanqing; Hamblin, David – Internet Research, 2001
Describes a study of the training needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises in relation to the Internet, electronic commerce, and electronic data interchange in the United Kingdom, Poland, Slovak Republic, Germany, and Portugal. Discusses the development of a Web-based intelligent training system (WITS) as a result of the study. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Business, Foreign Countries, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Internet
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Martin, Lynn M.; Matlay, Harry – Internet Research, 2001
Outlines the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) ladder adoption model which represents a limited/limiting vision of government-inspired support for ICT (Information and Communications Technology) implementation and development needs of firms in the small business sector of the UK economy. A more discriminate approach is recommended, focused…
Descriptors: Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Kardaras, Dimitris; Papathanassiou, Eleutherios – Internet Research, 2000
Reports on the results of a survey of 120 companies in Greece that evaluated the potential of business to customer (B2C) Internet applications and investigated how the Internet and e-commerce can offer new opportunities for businesses to improve their customers' satisfaction. Discusses electronic commerce problems and future technology. (Contains…
Descriptors: Business, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Internet
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Bontis, Nick; De Castro, Akemi – Internet Research, 2000
Summarizes some key findings of academic papers presented at the First World Congress on the Management of Electronic Commerce (January, 2000, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada). Outlines two meta-management issues that surfaced: taking a strategic approach to Internet ventures and considering infrastructure design during implementation. Highlights…
Descriptors: Administration, Business, Business Education, Conferences
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Bell, Hudson; Tang, Nelson K. H. – Internet Research, 1998
A user survey of 60 company Web sites (electronic commerce, entertainment and leisure, financial and banking services, information services, retailing and travel, and tourism) determined that 30% had facilities for conducting online transactions and only 7% charged for site access. Overall, Web sites were rated high in ease of access, content, and…
Descriptors: Banking, Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Financial Services
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Haynes, Paula J.; Becherer, Richard C.; Helms, Marilyn M. – Internet Research, 1998
A study of Internet usage by large, small, and midsized businesses suggests that midsized businesses may be at a competitive disadvantage. Found that small businesses were more likely than midsized or large firms to have home pages and to reveal computer/technology programs as potential Internet services needed to improve current operations. (PEN)
Descriptors: Business, Competition, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet
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Garrett, Dave – Internet Research, 1998
Discusses and illustrates corporate Internet use in a geographically spread consulting firm (James Martin & Co.), focusing on idea sharing, vision, client information, and results. Argues that an intranet is an effective way of making intangible vision and mission pledges more tangible. (PEN)
Descriptors: Administration, Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Consultants
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Doddrell, Gregory R. – Internet Research, 1996
As business relies less on "fortress" style central computers and more on distributed systems, the risk of disruption increases because of inadequate physical security, support services, and site monitoring. This article discusses information security and why protection is required on the Internet, presents a best practice firewall, and…
Descriptors: Business, Computer Security, Information Systems, Internet
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Internet Research, 1996
Companies that have taken leading roles in the operation and expansion of the world information infrastructure have been profoundly affected by it. This article assesses the growth and impact of the Internet and outlines some of its advantages and disadvantages for business. Discusses e-mail, corporate documentation, video conferencing, virtual…
Descriptors: Business, Communications, Documentation, Electronic Mail
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Marshall, Ian M.; Logan, Graham; Callison, Richard; Dobson, Malcolm – Internet Research, 1996
TayNet is a local service provider established to support the development of businesses in Tayside (Scotland) by providing local access to the Internet. This article discusses the network's hardware and software components, evaluates the pilot phase, provides performance and connection statistics for 45 audit participants, and describes technical…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Business, Computer Networks, Foreign Countries
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