Internet Research: Volume 20 Issue 5


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Exploring asymmetrical information transmission processes in online auctions

Jyh‐Jeng Wu, Shan Huei Wang

The purpose of this paper is to explore whether sellers can create extra profit through information premiums. Phenomena surrounding asymmetrical information transmission among…

Factors affecting consumer behaviors in online buy‐it‐now auctions

Bo Xu, Zhangxi Lin, Bingjia Shao

As a type of electronic commerce, online C2C markets have experienced a rapid growth in both sales volume and user numbers. Buy‐it‐now (BIN) auction is a mechanism to facilitate…


Tentative steps towards interaction: The use of the Internet in the British European Parliament Election 2009

Nigel Jackson, Darren G. Lilleker

This study seeks to discover whether the existence of Web 2.0 applications introduced a more interactive approach to British parties and candidates’ use of the Internet during the…

Understanding the role of electronic trading and inter‐organisational cooperation and coordination: A conceptual matrix framework

Colm Fearon, Joan Ballantine, George Philip

This paper aims to examine the relationship between cooperation and inter‐organisational coordination in the supply chain. There is much literature debate over the nature of…


Classifying the user intent of web queries using k‐means clustering

Ashish Kathuria, Bernard J. Jansen, Carolyn Hafernik, Amanda Spink

Web search engines are frequently used by people to locate information on the Internet. However, not all queries have an informational goal. Instead of information, some people…


eBraille: a web‐based translation program for Japanese text to braille

Aki Sugano, Mika Ohta, Tsuyoshi Oda, Kenji Miura, Shuji Goto, Masako Matsuura, Eiichi Maeda, Toshiko Ohshima, Yuji Matsumoto, Yutaka Takaoka

The authors develop a program, named eBraille, to translate Japanese text into braille and thereby generate braille documents easily. Public access to this program is provided to…

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