Discussions

Discussions

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2982-0.ch008

Abstract

This chapter provides the discussions that ensued from the research study at hand. Justification of what sets this study apart from previous studies is provided. In addition, anomalies from the study are also discussed.
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Introduction

In conducting a meaningful study, the researcher must indulge in careful planning. Careful research planning entails identifying the problem and objectives, constructing research questions, and developing hypotheses. It must be taken into critical consideration if the research in question contributes to the body of knowledge. Once these steps have been carved out, the researcher must design a methodology based on the nature of the study; this will entail how data will be collected and analysed. The final portion will include the discussion of the results and perhaps recommendations.

This chapter provides the discussions that ensued from the research study at hand. Justification of what sets this study apart from previous studies is provided. In addition, anomalies from the study are also discussed. Sections and subtopics tackled in this chapter include:

  • The Motivation: This section presents discussions that ensued as a result from the studies. Some interesting revelations are made through the reconnoitring of this research study. The nuts and bolts of the study are tied together in this section.

  • Putting It All Together: A look at transition from traditional business age and processes to the digital or virtual business age and process is what this section exposes readers to. Readers are driven through this transition.

  • Some Anomalies Encountered: The galvanisation process of the project is visited in this section. The need to reconnoitre the impact of eCommerce on leadership at institutions and organisations is presented.

  • What Sets This Study Apart: This shift, both business and cultural shift from traditional ways of doing things to this new phenomenon is discussed in this section.

  • The Study’s Essence-Encapsulating It All: This section presents the reader with how the implementation of enterprise electronic commerce has impacted leadership at institutions and organisations.

  • The Discussion: Looking Back-The Overall Picture: This section presents the argument for this research, which centres on the impact of enterprise electronic commerce solutions at historically black colleges and universities and their organisational leadership/hierarchies. It is stipulated that if adequately installed, enterprise electronic commerce solutions impact effectiveness and efficiency of organisational leadership at all levels at historically black colleges and universities. This section also reiterates how effectiveness and efficiency, for the purpose of this study, was measured

  • Summary: The summary section encapsulates the chapter.

  • Key Terms and Definitions: Some of the key words together with their definitions are presented under this section.

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The Motivation

Through the reconnoitre of the impact enterprise electronic commerce or electronic business at higher educational institutions, some interesting revelations were discovered. In addition, this study serves to provide some well needed empirical data in respect of the impact enterprise electronic commerce or electronic business has on higher educational institutions. The data also stands to benefit business organisations.

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