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Topic 9 - HI2
The aim of this section of the course is to illustrate some of the concepts discussed in the previous topics in a particular setting: Electronic Commerce.
See both local and general links below.
- The York Minster Society of Change Ringers - http://www.btinternet.com/~ymscr/
includes a virtual tour of the bell towers, visitor information, photographs, and sound.
- York Millennium Mystery Plays - http://www.mysteryplays2000.org
a special millennium production of the York Mystery Plays, to be performed in the Nave of York Minster
E-Commerce - Tourism
- The York Tourists guide - http://www.york-tourism.co.uk/
getting to York, attractions, shopping and dining, tours, events, this month in York, entertainment, conferences, accommodation, links, search, contact us, York screensaver.
- York Gateway - http://www.yorkgateway.co.uk/
WHAT'S ON in York: City of York Council, Chamber of Commerce, North Yorkshire TEC, Science City, This is York / Evening Press, University of York, York Inward Investment Board, York Minster, York Multimedia Network, York Tourism Bureau (First Stop)
- City of York.Com - http://www.cityofyork.com/
Tourist Information (pages about Travel, Maps, Accommodation, Shopping) + Economic Facts (local employment and population Statistics, etc). Includes business guide.
There are also a large number of pages on Hotels, accommodation, bed and breakfast, etc. A number of these are parts of larger travel guides. In addition there are number of personal pages about visits to York
E-Commerce - (Small) Businesses
- AlertBox - http://www.useit.com/alertbox/
Current Issues in Web Usability. Lists issues related to web usability in order of the most popular columns according to the log file statistics.
- Better Address Your Customers - http://www.business2.com/articles/2000/01/content/market_4.html
Addresses some issues of Web Usability and e-commerce - "It's hubris to expect customers to imagine themselves as just cogs in your Web machine ... most sites don't offer enough immediate value to overcome the inertia (or patience level) of a casual consumer".
- The Strategic Challenges of Electronic Commerce - http://www.enix.co.uk/electron.htm
This paper, by Derek Miers and Graham Hutton of Enix Consulting, investigates payment systems, process support and customer information and the way in which they are all affected by the extraordinary growth of Electronic Commerce.
- Roger Clarke's Electronic Commerce Definitions - http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/EC/ECDefns.html
In any rapidly evolving field, terms are used in ways that can vary subtly or even substantially. The definitions here are those that I currently find to be most effective in analyzing and communicating about electronic commerce.
- International Journal of Electronic Commerce - http://www.cba.bgsu.edu/ijec/
The International Journal of Electronic Commerce is a referred quarterly devoted to advancing the understanding and practice of electronic commerce. It serves the needs of researchers as well as practitioners and executives involved in electronic commerce.
- Electronic Commerce: Effects on Electronic Markets - http://jcmc.huji.ac.il/vol1/issue3/wigand.html
The authors draw upon research based on previous studies focusing on transaction cost theory and electronic markets, suggesting that due to efficiencies gained intermediaries between the manufacturer and the consumer may be threatened as more and more electronic commerce manifests itself and as the NII reaches out to the consumer.
- Commercial Scenarios for the Web: Opportunities and Challenges - http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol1/issue3/hoffman.html
In this paper we propose a structural framework for examining the explosion in commercial activity on the Web ... This analysis leads to a new classification of commercialization efforts that categorizes commercial Web sites into six distinct types.
- Economics of Content Provision on the Internet by Claudia Loebbecke - MIS course notes
This paper outlines the economic impacts upon organizations of offering content on the Web. Currently many companies, whose Internet activities are not their core business, often do not generate sufficient profit from providing this content and discusses four ways for companies to profit from having an Internet presence.
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