Mobile Commerce: Current States and Future Trends

Mobile Commerce: Current States and Future Trends

Keng Siau (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA), Ee-Peng Lim (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Zixing Shen (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-052-3.ch001
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Advances in wireless technology increase the number of mobile device users and give pace to the rapid development of e-commerce using these devices. The new type of e-commerce, conducting transactions via mobile terminals, is called mobile commerce. Due to its inherent characteristics such as ubiquity, personalization, flexibility, and dissemination, mobile commerce promises business unprecedented market potential, great productivity, and high profitability. This paper presents an overview of mobile commerce development by examining the enabling technologies, the impact of mobile commerce on the business world, and the implications to mobile commerce providers. The paper also provides an agenda for future research in the area.

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