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The Demise of
This paper examines the failure of Internet business-to-customer ventures, using as its primary example.
# 93785 | 3,302 words | 8 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This paper examines in detail the failure of the Internet start-up, Several aspects of's demise are analyzed, including the overall downfall in the community at the time of's demise, and the company's business plan and approach. The author argues that the management of failed to see their business from the customer's point of view. In the end, teaches us many lessons about how not to start up a small business.

What Went Wrong
The Importance of Branding
Recommendations for the New Start Up
Achieving Balance

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Agarwal, Vikas, Luis D. Arjona, and Ron Lemmens (2001), "E-Performance: The Path to Rational Exuberance," The McKinsey Quarterly, n. 1, 31-43.
  • Ellison,S (2000)." Buried by Badly Managed Buzz," The Wall Street Journal, May 23, 2000.
  • Isaacs, N. (2001), "Crash & burn," Upside, (Mar), 13, no. 3, 186-192.
  • Krasner, H. (2000). Ensuring e-business success by learning from ERP failures. IT Professional. Jan/Feb 2000. 2 (1): 22-27.
  • Pandya, A. and Dholakia, N. (2002). B2C Crash as an Innovation Failure: Organization Learning from the Dotcom Debris. Journal Of Electronic Commerce In Organizations. July 10, 2002. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from

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