Overview of E-Partnerships: Definitions and Patterns

Overview of E-Partnerships: Definitions and Patterns

Fang Zhao (RMIT, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 29
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-788-1.ch001
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Abstract

In the past decade, many significant changes have affected the business environment, including globalization of economies, the fast growth of electronic business, dramatically increased competition in most industries and sectors and rapidly evolving technology innovations. As globalization increasingly permeates the world markets, competition is no longer limited to that between individual businesses, but now exists between the entire supply chain. Equally, the convergence of IT and communication and the advent of the Internet have impacted dramatically on almost every aspect of our lives. Indeed, the Internet and WWW have been seen as the catalyst for radical change in businessactivities and business processes. The digital world offers a borderless and virtual village where companies are interconnected and interdependent through a network of partnerships and relationships. Companies have responded differently to the opportunity this represents; some use Web sites as a show window (a public relations tool) or build e-business portals which complement an existing brick-and-mortar business, while other Web sites serve as the only physical appearance of an e-business.

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Dedication
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
Fang Zhao
In the past decade, many significant changes have affected the business environment, including globalization of economies, the fast growth of... Sample PDF
Overview of E-Partnerships: Definitions and Patterns
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Chapter 2
Fang Zhao
In today’s business world, most companies operate within an integrated system, or a network of organizations of upstream suppliers and downstream... Sample PDF
E-Business Supply Chains and E-Partnerships
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Chapter 3
Fang Zhao
Now that the Internet bubble has seemingly burst, the days are gone when anyone with Internet and IT knowledge can run a successful e-business. Like... Sample PDF
E-Partnership Strategy and Structure
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Chapter 4
Fang Zhao
As discussed in the previous chapters, e-partnerships have a number of advantages and benefits that can help organizations sustain and achieve their... Sample PDF
Technological Challenges and Issues Facing E-Partnerships
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Chapter 5
Fang Zhao
Today, partnerships and alliances have proliferated and become a key corporate strategy to gain competitive advantage. However, studies show that... Sample PDF
How to Make E-Partnerships Work: Human and Cultural
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Chapter 6
Fang Zhao
The previous chapters have included a comprehensive discussion of general issues concerning e-partnership management from both technology and people... Sample PDF
Successes and Failures in E-Partnering: Multiple Case Studies
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Chapter 7
Fang Zhao
The dotcom crash and the following 3-year economic downturn saw hundreds of Internet startups closed down or sold. However, many of the innovations... Sample PDF
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Through E-Partnering
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Chapter 8
Fang Zhao
The ongoing success of e-partnership requires the constant monitoring and measuring of its progress and outcomes. Many companies rushed into... Sample PDF
A Balanced Scorecard Approach to Monitoring and Evaluating E-Partnerships
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Chapter 9
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As demonstrated in this book, e-partnerships have significantly improved the efficiency of e-businesses and the supply chain. The collaboration... Sample PDF
The Future of E-Business and E-Partnerships
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Appendices
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