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A Model of e-Business Transformation

A Model of e-Business Transformation
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Author(s): C. G. Ash (Edith Cowan University, Australia)and J. M. Burn (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch068
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


A staged model of transformation is proposed for guiding organisations through the successful implementation of their e-business strategy. This model is based on the findings from a set of case studies of traditional organisations that pioneered e-business implementations through ERP. These cases span the ‘’ era that inspired great expectations for new wealth from e-business opportunities to a new reality of B2B interactions from e-business networks. The case findings demonstrate; the integration of technologies, the differentiation of business models, and the demonstration of value adding in products and services along the customer and supplier chains. The key issue for managers that emerges from the case studies is that employee empowerment and e-business readiness of customers and suppliers is needed for effective e-business transformation.

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