Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government, and Mobile Commerce (2 Volumes)

Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government, and Mobile Commerce (2 Volumes)

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Release Date: March, 2006|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 1350
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-799-7
ISBN13: 9781591407997|ISBN10: 1591407990|EISBN13: 9781591408000
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Description & Coverage

The Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government, and Mobile Commerce provides the most inclusive and up-to-date coverage of the e-technologies field. This two-volume encyclopedia includes quality contributions highlighting current concepts, trends, challenges, applications, and dot.com experiences in the field of e-commerce, e-government, and mobile commerce. With over 200 contributions from more than 300 experts and researchers worldwide, and extensive reference sections which list 4,400 additional research works, this encyclopedia stands as the most comprehensive, research-based encyclopedia in the ever-evolving field of e-commerce, e-government and mobile commerce.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • B2B e-commerce
  • Cyber identity theft
  • Cyber public relations
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Dot-com businesses
  • E-adoption in SMEs
  • E-Collaboration
  • E-commerce advertising
  • E-commerce agents
  • E-commerce applications & technologies
  • E-government applications & technologies
  • E-healthcare security & privacy
  • E-healthcare technologies
  • E-Marketplaces
  • Electronic Voting
  • End user security
  • Mobile Advertising
  • Mobile agents
  • Mobile banking and payments
  • Mobile commerce applications and technologies
  • Online security and privacy
  • Personal privacy in e-services
  • Trust in E-Commerce
  • Virtual Communities
  • Virtual Enterprises
  • Web Portals
  • Web Services
  • Web-Based Learning
  • Wireless Systems
Reviews and Testimonials

"Overall, the broad coverage of the Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government, and Mobile Commerce makes it an essential resource for any library or anyone involved with e-commerce research and practice."

– Online Information Review 30 (6)

"This encyclopedia offers both a breadth and depth of coverage that cannot be found elsewhere. It is an essential resource for students, educators, researchers, and practitioners in the field."

– Prof. Annie Becker, Florida Institute of Technology, USA

The Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government, and Mobile Commerce is an excellent source of comprehensive and integrated information for organizations that want to respond quickly to both new threats and new ideas, and for individuals that want to be co-creators of new capabilities for the organization to compete differently and better.

– Prof. Mahesh Raisinghani, TWU School of Management, USA

"This volume is an extremely valuable contribution to the e-commerce (e-business) field. Any reader can find some useful information in the book. I would strongly recommend the acquisition of this volume to libraries both in universities and organizations that are interested in the field. It is available online as well as in hard copy."

– Efraim Turban, Senior author of E-Commerce 2006: A Managerial Perspective and E-Commerce 2008: A Managerial Perspective (forthcoming), Visiting Scholar at the Pacific Institute for Information Systems Management, University of Hawaii "

From "adaptive virtual reality shopping malls" to "wireless LAN access technology," some 200 alphabetical entries presentd by Khosrow-Pour provide information on management and social issues, technologies, and applications of e-commerce, e-government, and mobile commerce in this two-volume encyclopedia. Included with the entries are definitions of some 1400 technical and managerial key terms and bibliographic guides to further research." -

– Book News, Vol. 22, No. 1 (2007)

The Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government, and Mobile Commerce provides in-depth analyses and overviews of important and complex technical and social topics that would be challenging to locate by other means.

– Caroline Geck, Kean University Library, USA

This work provides rich content on a wide range of topics relating to electronic commerce, mobile commerce and electronic government from a variety of well-established academics and professionals. The information contained in the volumes is of use for a wide variety of students and researchers, including those studying engineering, business, communications, and public administration.

– Linda Heichman Taylor, California State University, USA

The Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government, and Mobile Commerce provides very timely definitions, concepts, trends, challenges and applications, and practical experiences in the field of e-transactions, including e-learning and adapting. Academic and public libraries will likely find this resource useful.

– Julia Gelfand, University of California, USA
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Editor/Author Biographies
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global (www.igi-global.com). He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (www.irma-international.org) and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation (www.world-forgotten-children.org). He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing, International Journal of Library and Information Services, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and International Journal of Natural Computing Research, and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.
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Editorial Review Board

Annie Becker
Florida Institute of Technology, USA

George Ditsa
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Yair Levy
Nova Southeastern University, USA

Mahesh Raisinghani
Texas Woman's University, USA

Edward Szewczak
Canisius College, USA