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Tracking a Transformation : E-Commerce and the Terms of Competition in Industries - Brie-Igcc E-Conomy Project

Tracking a Transformation

E-Commerce and the Terms of Competition in Industries

Paperback Published: 1st November 2001
ISBN: 9780815700678
Number Of Pages: 245

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This book rests on the proposition that the information techology revolution of the last ten years marks the beginning of a fundamental economic transformation. This transformation will affect every activity in which organization, information processing, or communication is important. It may well require changes in ideas about ownership, property, and control--the way in which governments regulate economies in the broadest sense of that term.

The e-commerce transformation presents remarkable opportunities for businesses, governments, and other organizations to remake themselves, recreate what it is that they can do, and reconstruct their relationships with customers, citizens, and constituents. A project of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), this volume analyzes the way this transformation will affect market structure and pricing models in several major industries: retail financial services, air travel, music, automobiles, semiconductors, hearing instruments, food, textiles, and trucking.

The Enablers: Tools and Markets
Tools: The Drivers of E-Commercep. 3
The Construction of Marketplace Architecturep. 27
E-Commerce: A View from the Sectors
Task Force Comment: The Boundary Conditions of Servicesp. 53
E-Finance: Recent Developments and Policy Implicationsp. 64
The Future of Retail Financial Services: Transparency, Bypass, and Differential Pricingp. 92
Web Impact on the Air Travel Industryp. 112
Confronting the Digital Era: Thoughts on the Music Sectorp. 128
Task Force Comment: Standard Modules and Market Flexibilityp. 137
The Internet and the Personal Computer Value Chainp. 151
E-volving the Auto Industry: E-Business Effects on Consumer and Supplier Relationshipsp. 178
E-Commerce and the Changing Terms of Competition in the Semiconductor Industryp. 214
The Old Economy Listening to the New: E-Commerce in Hearing Instrumentsp. 229
Task Force Comment: Making and Moving Stuffp. 241
Electronic Systems in the Food Industry: Entropy, Speed, and Salesp. 253
Lean Information and the Role of the Internet in Food Retailing in the United Kingdomp. 280
E-Commerce in the Textile and Apparel Industriesp. 310
E-Commerce and Competitive Change in the Trucking Industryp. 332
What Comes Next? The Evolving Infrastructure
Task Force Comment: What Will the Next Generation of Tools, Networks, and Marketplaces Look Like?p. 357
The Mobile Internet Market: Lessons from Japan's i-Mode Systemp. 369
E-Commerce and Network Architecture: New Perspectivesp. 389
The Political Economy of Open Source Softwarep. 406
The Next-Generation Internet: Promoting Innovation and User-Experimentationp. 435
Contributorsp. 475
Indexp. 477
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ISBN: 9780815700678
ISBN-10: 0815700679
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 245
Published: 1st November 2001
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.68