Competitive advantage with e‐business: a survey of large American and Swedish firms

Hooshang M. Beheshti (Professor of management at Radford University, Radford, VA 24142)
Esmail Salehi‐Sangari (Professor and chair of Division of Industrial Marketing and e‐commerce, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea Sweden)
Anne Engstrom (Doctoral candidate at Lulea University of Technology, Lulea Sweden)

Competitiveness Review

ISSN: 1059-5422

Publication date: 1 June 2006


Advances in information and communications technology have allowed for a wide range of electronic business models and applications. These applications are providing a competitive advantage for organizations by creating efficiencies and cost reductions. Electronic business should be part of the overall corporate strategy and be integrated into core business processes. This study provides interesting insights into electronic business applications in large corporations and discusses similarities and differences that exist between Swedish and American corporations.



Beheshti, H., Salehi‐Sangari, E. and Engstrom, A. (2006), "Competitive advantage with e‐business: a survey of large American and Swedish firms", Competitiveness Review, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 150-157.

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