A classification and selection model of e‐marketplaces for better alignment of supply chains

H. Sharifi (E‐Business Division, Liverpool University Management School, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK)
D.F. Kehoe (E‐Business Division, Liverpool University Management School, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK)
J. Hopkins (E‐Business Division, Liverpool University Management School, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK)

Journal of Enterprise Information Management

ISSN: 1741-0398

Publication date: 1 September 2006

Abstract

Purpose

To provide a contingent framework for the classification and selection of e‐marketplaces has been developed.

Design/methodology/approach

The framework is developed from a review of relevant literature and examined through conducting case studies, two of which are reported in the paper.

Findings

A number of e‐business classification models are proposed. The key model dimensions considered are the nature of the products/services to be traded, the ownership/formation of the marketplace and the level of functionality/relationships exhibited by the trading exchange. The strategic role of an e‐marketplace is also identified as being dynamic in nature over the product/market lifecycle and the ongoing development of information systems and technologies.

Research limitations/implications

The paper considers the power, relationship and behavioural aspects associated with the formation of e‐marketplaces but this is not the specific focus of the work undertaken.

Practical implications

The cases demonstrated that supporting future products customisation strategies using e‐marketplaces appeared to be only possible if sufficient confidence and expertise is developed within the companies and their supply chain, and also the fear of disruption and disintegration of the chain is overcome.

Originality/value

The paper combines a strategically important concept with empirical and practical considerations.

Keywords

Citation

H. Sharifi, D.F. Kehoe and J. Hopkins (2006) "A classification and selection model of e‐marketplaces for better alignment of supply chains", Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 483-503

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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/17410390610703639

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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