The Future of the Electronic Marketplace

The Future of the Electronic Marketplace

eBook - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
An illustrated, timely, authoritative collection of essays shows how the world's major companies are responding to the birth, with the Internet, of the electronic marketplace and the changes it has wrought on the relationship of vendors and consumers. UP.

MIT Press
The marketplace is the place of exchange between buyer and seller. Once one rode a mule to get there; now one rides the Internet. An electronic marketplace can span two rooms in the same building, or two continents. How individuals, firms, and organizations approach and define the electronic marketplace of the future depends on people's ability to ask the right questions now and to take advantage of the opportunities that will arise over the next few years.

The contributors to this volume are prime movers in major industries that are remaking themselves in order to shape the global marketplace. They examine the consumers' new powers to assess and exchange goods and services over unparalleled distances. They discuss the opportunities and risks posed by the new integration between manufacturer and consumer, by the erosion of centralized authority, by real-time choice in every financial contingency, and by the fact that travel and transportation have been delegated to the machine processes that can best handle them. They also reflect on how to set an intelligent value on the coming changes, on the tools and procedures required to create this new marketplace of marketplaces.

Contributors: Les Alberthal, William D. Bandt, Robert J. Bonometti, David Braunschvig, Stephen D. Crocker, Walter Forbes, Denos Gazis, Daniel E. Geer, Jr., Irving Goldstein, Edward D. Horowitz, Daniel P. Keegan, Raymond W. Smith, Russel B. Stevenson, Jr., Patrick E. White.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998
ISBN: 9780262122092
026212209X
9780262621328
0262621320
9780585109039
0585109036
9780262278089
0262278081
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 383 pages)
Additional Contributors: Leebaert, Derek

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