e-Business: Theory and Applications Research Paper by write123

An analysis of current theories and potential applications for e-Business.
# 106911 | 7,886 words | 39 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper provides an overview of current e-business theories and develops a basis for determining potential applications of e-business in real world settings. The paper provides a critical review of the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature, combined with case studies of companies that have benefited from e-business initiatives. The paper concludes with a recapitulation of recent e-business journal articles and their findings, followed by a summary of the research, conclusions, and recommendations.

Review of Related Literature
Data Analysis
Summary and Conclusions

From the Paper:

" For many companies today, establishing a presence online has become part and parcel of doing business; however, e-business opportunities and initiatives are frequently regarded as being both risky and challenging, particularly for bricks-and-mortar companies confronting new challenges such as a lack of e-business skills, resistance to process redesign, and the ambiguity associated with changing the information technology (IT) infrastructure of the company (Daghfous and Al-Nahas, 2006). In this regard, Jackson, Harris and Eckersley (2003) emphasize that, "As managers increasingly recognize, the Electronic Age calls into question many established 'good' business practices while also creating new challenges and dilemmas" (p. 4). Likewise, Galagan (2001) cautions, "In such a fast-moving competitive market, there are many ways for companies to take a wrong turn. Bad business models, narrow market niches, low margins, premature entry into a market, and going with the wrong technology have finished off many companies and made others targets for acquisition" (p. 33). In this environment, identifying relevant current e-business theories, real-word applications and the potential for future applications represents a timely endeavor."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aguirre, Holly. (2001). "Yourbusiness.Com." Black Enterprise, 31(9), 117.
  • American Psychological Association. (2002). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
  • Banking from Home or Office. (2008). Bank of America. [Online]. Available: http://www.bankofamerica.com/accessiblebanking/index.cfm?template=ab_home_office.
  • Baskin, T. W., & Enright, R. D. (2004). "Intervention Studies on Forgiveness: A Meta-Analysis." Journal of Counseling and Development, 82(1), 79.
  • Bielski, L. (2006). Website workflow gets to the point: New content management systems help banks manage Websites with 'wow' factor. ABA Banking Journal, 98(5), 50.

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