Comparison-Shopping Services and Agent Design: An Overview

Comparison-Shopping Services and Agent Design: An Overview

Yun Wan (University of Houston-Victoria, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-978-6.ch001
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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of comparison-shopping services. Four research topics are covered: How to design a good shopbot? How Shoppers using the comparison-shopping services? What is the strategic use of comparison-shopping as a new channel by online vendors? And what is the impact of comparison-shopping on existing price equilibrium and electronic market structures? Emerging research topics like mobile comparison as well as comparison in health information are also discussed.

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