A Taxonomy of Internet Commerce

Paul Bambury

Abstract


This paper attempts to clarify terminology discussing the interface between commerce and the Internet. It is also an empirically derived classification system or taxonomy of existing Internet business models. This taxonomy has two main branches - transplanted real-world business models and native Internet business models. The latter part of the paper discusses the role of business, governments, regulation and ideology in the development of I-Commerce and makes some cautious speculations regarding its future.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v3i10.624



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