Internet Research: Volume 11 Issue 4


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E‐commerce new venture performance: how funding impacts culture

R.H. Hamilton

New venture “startups” are financed via three standard methods: self‐funding, “friends and family” or possibly “angel” investors; seed capital from venture capitalists; and large…


The influence of information ecology on e‐commerce initiatives

Brian Detlor

This paper explores the influence of an organization’s information ecology, or internal information environment, on a firm’s electronic commerce initiatives and plans. To…


The impact of Internet trading on the UK antiquarian and second‐hand bookselling industry

Jane A. Whewell, Vangelis Souitaris

This paper investigates the impact of the Internet upon the UK second‐hand and antiquarian book trade. Questionnaires were sent to all 681 UK members of the industry’s largest and…


A model for Web‐based information systems in e‐retailing

Fang Wang, Milena M. Head

Successful Web‐based information systems (WIS) are critical for electronic retailers to attract and retain consumers and deliver business functions and strategy. However, the…


Trust and relationship building in electronic commerce

Panagiota Papadopoulou, Andreas Andreou, Panagiotis Kanellis, Drakoulis Martakos

In e‐commerce, trust becomes an essential prerequisite for customer relationship building. Drawn from established theoretical work on trust and relationship marketing, a model is…


A pan‐European survey leading to the development of WITS

Roisin Mullins, Yanqing Duan, David Hamblin

Interviews, questionnaires and focus groups were conducted to determine the training needs of small‐ and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) in relation to the Internet, e‐commerce…

Mobile Internet revenues: an empirical study of the I‐mode portal

Andreas Jonason, Gunnar Eliasson

Third‐generation mobile networks will be characterized by the convergence of the wireless, the fixed Internet and the media industries. Expectations on agents’ ability to generate…


An analytical framework for evaluating e‐commerce business models and strategies

Chung‐Shing Lee

Electronic commerce or business is more than just another way to sustain or enhance existing business practices. Rather, e‐commerce is a paradigm shift. It is a “disruptive”…


Exploring the application of mission statements on the World Wide Web

Christopher K. Bart

Mission statements are considered to be one of the most popular management tools in the world – and also one of the most frustrating. To secure their success, it has been…

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