An International Case Study of e-Business Impact
The wide spread usage of Internet has shaped the era of digital economy. US. Department of Commerce has proposed a framework of digital economy, which illustrated the upcoming of Internet has led to e-Commerce and enterprise organization change, and has created significant impact on the society. In October, 1999 US Census Bureau proposed the definition of digital economy and related major concepts, including e-Business infrastructure, e-Business, e-Commerce, and computer-mediated networks. These four constructs were employed to define and evaluate digital economy. Among other importment constructs, e-Business will play an important role in the digital economy.
Many countries are eager to learn about e-Business and its impact, but the measurement of e-Business is still in the stage of infancy. What is currently available is mainly focused on evaluation related to e-Commerce and computer-mediated network. Reaearch survey is targeted on retail behavior over Internet, inshort of evaluation in which enterprise is the major objective.
Based on the literature survey, this research addressed two differend aspects such as country and enterprise, and established evaluation framework for readiness of the country and e-Business of the enterprise respectively.
The case research methodology was employed government and enterprise of Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Mainland China, and Maylaysia were selected as the research target. The purpose is to evaluate the impact of e-Business on the enterprise in Asian Pacific region.
The main conclusion derived from the case analysis are stated as follows:
1. In addition to the implementation of information technology, the important e-Business object should be the creation of e-Business model to escalate the competive advantage of the enterprise.
2. In addition to the building of IT infrastructure and sounding business environment, the government should actively provide help for SME in order to upgrade the competitiveness of the whole country.
The results of this reaearch can provide reference for understanding the impact of e-Business, which might help government and enterprise to cope with the change brought by e-Business.
Advisor:Kuen-Mu Tsai; Fen-Hui Lin; Chin-Fu Ho
School:National Sun Yat-Sen University
School Location:China - Taiwan
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:e commerce business
Date of Publication:08/07/2001