The Economic and Social Impacts of E-Commerce

The Economic and Social Impacts of E-Commerce

Sam Lubbe (Cape Technikon, South Africa)
Release Date: July, 2002|Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 280
ISBN13: 9781591400431|ISBN10: 1591400430|EISBN13: 9781591400776|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-043-1


E-Commerce has brought about many changes in organizations and has had significant impacts on the quality of life that is experienced by individuals or even indirectly as members of society. The need to have fast and efficient information on products is crucial to our socially conscious and technologically dependent society; hence, information technology has increased the intolerable burden of handling the increasing amount of information and human errors which the society is expected to contend with. The Economic and Social Impacts of E-Commerce addresses issues associated with the advent of e-commerce, and its significance within society.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sam Lubbe has spent more than 18 years working in the field of Information Systems. He has served some time as a user and as an IT professional. He always ensured that the organizations obtain the maximum benefit for the amount of money they invested in e-commerce. Recently, he has specialized in the area of e-commerce in SMEs. He has published some articles in this subject area. He holds a B.Com., B.Com. (Hons.), M.Com. and Ph.D. and is currently at the University of Durban-Westville, Durban, South Africa where he had been appointed with the specific aim to promote research.