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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2001

Angels in Cyberspace

This is a deliberately provocative article, about publishing research online and hosting encouraging discussion about online academic work.

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This is a deliberately provocative article, about publishing research online and hosting encouraging discussion about online academic work.

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On the Horizon, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2001

David Pearch Snyder

A discussion on how file sharing software can assist communications between teachers and students. Explains how Peer‐to‐peer networking can benefit education and improve student…

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A discussion on how file sharing software can assist communications between teachers and students. Explains how Peer‐to‐peer networking can benefit education and improve student feedback.

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On the Horizon, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Article
Publication date: 6 April 2023

Christian Felzensztein and Alexei Tretiakov

There is a paucity of evidence on how small new ventures cope with shifts from physical space to cyberspace imposed by external crises, such as pandemics. Further, even though the…

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Purpose

There is a paucity of evidence on how small new ventures cope with shifts from physical space to cyberspace imposed by external crises, such as pandemics. Further, even though the concept of space is highly relevant to understanding entrepreneurship, the concept has been underutilised in entrepreneurship research. In particular, the potential of understanding entrepreneurship in terms of the interplay between physical space and cyberspace is yet to be explored. The authors address these research gaps by pursuing the following research question: How did micro new ventures experience the shift from physical space to cyberspace (technology adaptation) imposed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis?

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected via semi-structured interviews with founders of start-ups associated with two incubators, in Spain and Monaco. Thematic analysis of interview transcripts was conducted, approaching the data with the focus on firm positioning in “real” space and in cyberspace and on possible transformations of business models.

Findings

The pandemic opened new opportunities for small new ventures, as many start-ups were successful in shifting into cyberspace by undergoing a radical digital transformation and ended up with more scalable business models and in many cases transformed themselves into micro-multinationals.

Research limitations/implications

Overall, firms tended to shift from physical space to cyberspace, following the firms' customers to cyberspace, finding new and more international, customers in cyberspace or guiding the firms' existing customer base into cyberspace. Firms that maintained the pre-pandemic position were either already fully digital or had sufficient resources to hold position in the anticipation of the post-pandemic future.

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The authors introduce the concept of cyberspace in the context of entrepreneurship studies and explore the trajectories of firms in a crisis.

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International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, vol. 29 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2554

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Book part
Publication date: 26 December 2016

Budiman Goh

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Angel Financing in Asia Pacific
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-128-9

Article
Publication date: 1 September 1998

Fred Palumbo and Paul Herbig

The main purpose of this paper is to provide a clearer understanding about the approaches to international markets using the Internet, and understanding the marketing decisions…

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The main purpose of this paper is to provide a clearer understanding about the approaches to international markets using the Internet, and understanding the marketing decisions and challenges that a company will face in a global environment selling through Internet. In order to achieve this purpose, this paper is organized in the following sections: introduction to Internet; adopting marketing decisions to the Internet; and marketing via the Internet.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 98 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 1999

David C. Chou, David C. Yen, Binshan Lin and Philip Hong‐Lam Cheng

Through the tremendous growth of Internet users during the last few years, organizations now realize the potential market of the information highway. However, these organizations…

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Through the tremendous growth of Internet users during the last few years, organizations now realize the potential market of the information highway. However, these organizations now face the problem of Internet security. The open environment of the Internet contributes greatly to its success, but also plants inherent security problems. Discusses the security frameworks implemented in the cyberspace environment and the current developments and future trends involving this issue.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 99 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 1997

Daphyne Saunders Thomas

Considers that, in addition to all the positive attributes of the Internet, negatives are bound to emerge. Negative influences include the ability of children to access…

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Considers that, in addition to all the positive attributes of the Internet, negatives are bound to emerge. Negative influences include the ability of children to access information that is not suitable for their age and the absence of laws or legal legislation to limit this access to the material. Laws are in existence prohibiting young people under the age of 18 years from accessing sexually explicit or sexually deviant materials. The problem with the Internet is the fact that there is no sanction limiting people from posting material of this kind. Warns that as an increasing number of children get online, solutions to these controversial issues must be discussed openly.

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Internet Research, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Article
Publication date: 14 December 2021

Daniel Dupuis, Deborah Smith and Kimberly Gleason

The purpose of this study is to describe the evolution of fraud schemes with historically conducted with fiat money in physical space to the crypto-assets in digital space as…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to describe the evolution of fraud schemes with historically conducted with fiat money in physical space to the crypto-assets in digital space as follows: ransomware, price manipulation, pump and dump schemes, misrepresentation, spoofing and Ponzi Schemes. To explain how fraud schemes have evolved alongside digital asset markets, this study applies the space transition theory.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology used is a review of the media regarding six digital asset fraud schemes that have evolved from physical space to virtual space that are currently operational, as well as a review of the literature regarding the space transition theory.

Findings

This paper finds that the digital space and digital assets may facilitate pseudonymous criminal behavior in the present regulatory environment.

Research limitations/implications

The field is rapidly evolving, however this study finds that the conversion from physical to virtual space obfuscates the criminal activity, facilitating anonymity of the perpetrators, and creating new challenges for the legal and regulatory environment.

Practical implications

This paper finds that the digital space and digital assets may facilitate pseudonymous criminal behavior in the present regulatory environment. An understanding of the six crypto-asset fraud schemes described in the paper is useful for anti-financial crime professionals and regulators focusing on deterrence.

Social implications

The space transition theory offers an explanation for why digital space leads criminals to be better positioned to conduct financial crime in virtual space relative to physical space. This offers insights into behavior of digital asset fraudster behavior that could help limit the social damage caused by crypto-asset fraud.

Originality/value

To the authors’ knowledge, this paper is the first to detail the evolution of fraud schemes with fiat money in physical space to their corresponding schemes with digital assets in physical space. This study is also the first to integrate the space transition theory into an analysis of digital asset fraud schemes.

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Journal of Financial Crime, vol. 30 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-0790

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Ideators
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80262-830-2

Case study
Publication date: 1 December 2011

Sean Zinsmeister and Meera Venkatraman

I AM HUNGRY (IAH), a free mobile App for the iPhone and Facebook, was introduced in early 2010 by a small Web 2.0 startup business. This location based App provided users with a…

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I AM HUNGRY (IAH), a free mobile App for the iPhone and Facebook, was introduced in early 2010 by a small Web 2.0 startup business. This location based App provided users with a list of restaurants and food specials within a one-mile radius of their current location. It offered significant benefits to both restaurants and end users, yet IAH struggled to generate a sustained revenue stream. The case is set in late 2010 when co-founders Markarian and Kravets evaluated IAH performance and considered their options. The two segments, Mom and Pop restaurants and college students, presented different challenges. In the restaurant segment, IAH faced a dilemma not uncommon to Web startups. Should they push for growth (number of restaurants) at the expense of revenue (offering the App free) or should they charge for the App at the expense of growth? Focusing on the end user, the case discusses the outcomes of an IAH promotion at Collegefest, a heavily attended back-to-school event. Data from Google Analytics and Facebook Insights revealed that the event was a success in terms of user traffic. But, was that enough? The case asks students to deliberate on the appropriate performance metrics for evaluating next steps.

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The CASE Journal, vol. 8 no. 1
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 1544-9106

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