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The Socio-Technical Dynamics of e-Commerce Adoption in the Mainstream Grocery Supermarkets in South Africa  [PDF]
Nhlanhla Mlitwa, Nokuzola M. Raqa
iBusiness (IB) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ib.2012.44044
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The paper is an outcome of a study on the factors of the emerging e-commerce adoption and usage in the mainstream grocery supermarket sector in South Africa. A qualitative, interpretive method using multiple case studies, together with a purposive method of sampling was used. To improve generalisability, more than one leading chain store: Pickn Pay, and Woolworths were selected as case studies. Individual customers were also interviewed to learn of their experiences with, and preferences of e-commerce in the sector. The activity theory (AT) was used to contextualise e-commerce as a work activity. The theory offers a holistic lens for retailers, banks, customers and even researchers to understand, investigate and approach factors of e-commerce usage. The leading assumptions of a theoretical framework was that e-commerce as an activity system is not an automatic but a deliberate phenomenon that is driven by goals of the retailer and the needs of the customer. Related activities include the presence of facilities among local communities and awareness (marketing) efforts by service providers. Findings suggest that e-commerce offerings by retail supermarkets are not well known by most customers, hence usage is limited. Among the few that use it, it is found to be time-efficient and convenient. Nevertheless, lack of access to e-payment facilities and fear of cyber crime remain a threat to widespread usage. Thus, banks, retail supermarkets and the educational sector need to educate the public on e-commerce and security consciousness. Finally, e-commerce facilities should spread beyond boundaries major cities if its conveniences are to be within reach of the majority. Though sample size was adequate for the exploratory purposes of this study, it would have been preferable to interview the whole South African consumer population, an exercise was beyond the capacity of the project, but recommendable for future studies.

The Development Strategy of E-Commerce Logistics in Beijing  [PDF]
Bingwu Liu, Juntao Li
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.311012
Abstract: “Warehouse explosion phenomenon” of e-commerce, the last one kilometer electricity supplier logistics problems and high cost of logistics and other issues, has become a troubled electricity supplier and logistics companies the biggest problem. Therefore the major commercial enterprises have chosen enterprise logistics operation model according to the different characteristics of their respective enterprises. This paper analyzed the present situation and characteristics of e-commerce logistics in Beijing, and put forward the Countermeasures for the development of e- commerce logistics in Beijing. The countermeasures of the integration development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, e-commerce logistics business model and the policy measures should greatly promote the development the e-commerce in Beijing.
Web Mining: Characteristics and Application in ECommerce
Jyoti Yadav,Bhawna Mallick
International Journal of Electronics and Computer Science Engineering , 2012,
Abstract: World Wide Web is source of information in todayz environment. Web is collection of inter-related files on one or more Web Servers. We have lots of data over there that can help in growing a business. Web mining is part of data mining, helps to find new patterns that enable a merchant to take new decisions for business opportunity. In this paper we discuss about characteristics and applications of web mining techniques in the context of E-commerce.
Towards the Emulation of E-Commerce .
Neha Sharma
International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology , 2012,
Abstract: The synthesis of DHCP is an essential issue. After years of essential research into architecture, we confirm the analysis of interrupts, which embodies the significant principles of hardware and architecture. In this position paper we construct an application for DNS (Cob), which we use to disconfirm that SMPs and redcan cooperate to realize this objective
A STUDY ON IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES OF E-COMMERCE IN INDIA
Shanju Devi
International Journal of Computer Science and Management Studies , 2012,
Abstract: Electronic commerce, commonly known as e-commerceor E-commerce, consists of the buying and selling ofproducts or services over electronic systems such as theInternet and other computer networks. The amount oftrade conducted electronically has grown dramaticallysince the spread of the Internet. A wide variety ofcommerce is conducted in this way, spurring anddrawing on innovations in electronic funds transfer,supply chain management, Internet marketing, onlinetransaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI),automated inventory management systems, andautomated data collection systems. Modern electroniccommerce typically uses the World Wide Web at least atsome point in the transaction's lifecycle, although it canencompass a wider range of technologies such as e-mailas well.
Research on the Trust Model Based on the Groups’ Internal Recommendation in E-Commerce Environment  [PDF]
Nan REN, Qin LI
Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (JSEA) , 2009, DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2009.24036
Abstract: The trust plays an extremely important role in online shopping. In order to make online shopping trusty, this paper puts foreword a new trust model in e-commerce environment GIR-TM (Groups’ Internal Recommendation Trust Model). First, it regarded the network as a combination of groups, and then did the internal recommendation based on these groups. The GIR-TM, in the process of recommendation, distinguished clearly between the trust degrees of recommen-dation node and the trust degrees of recommended node, and then calculated the integrated credibility value of the recommended node according to the weight of recommendation node in the group, the partial trust degree and the de-gree of recommendation when the recommendation node recommends the recommended node, and the overall credibil-ity value of recommended node as well. Lastly through listing the experimental data and comparing with the HHRB-TM (History and Honest Recommendation Based Trust Model) on the same condition, it is verified that GIR-TM is feasible and effective.
A Comparative Study on Consumer Right to Privacy in E-Commerce  [PDF]
Meirong Guo
Modern Economy (ME) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/me.2012.34052
Abstract: The number of electronic commerce (e-commerce) transactions has grown extraordinarily with widespread Internet usage. The right to privacy is particularly important in e-commerce. Recently, the privacy protection for consumer transactions has become more and more important in e-commerce. This paper aims to develop the study on the legislation of e-commerce consumer rights protection. It is a comparative study on relevant regulations of the right to privacy in European Union, the United States, and Japan. The most representative policy might be the Data Protection Directive in the EU, which not only regulates the principle for e-commerce consumer right to privacy protection, but also lays out specific criteria to be abided. The current status and existing problems in China are also analyzed and some suggestions are made to improve the legal system of right to privacy. The paper identifies directions for the future development of the privacy protection from a legal perspective.
Barriers to E-Commerce Adoption: Consumers’ Perspectives from a Developing Country  [PDF]
Moudi Almousa
iBusiness (IB) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ib.2013.52008
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Although e-commerce has become a familiar retail channel for businesses in developed countries, it is still considered an innovation in developing countries. Specifically, electronic commerce (e-commerce) in Saudi Arabia is still in the first stage despite its advance and fast growth in ICT marketplace, the highest increase in Internet penetration in the world, strong retail sector, and young population. This research study aims to identify tangible barriers influencing consumers in Saudi Arabia to adopt e-commerce. An exploratory research design is used to shed light on the tangible barriers facing Saudi consumers when shopping online. This research study identified key tangible barriers and their relative importance for both e-commerce adapters and non-adapters facing Saudi consumer when shopping online. Practical as well as managerial implications are discussed.

Influences of Cloud Computing on E-Commerce Businesses and Industry  [PDF]
Danping Wang
Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (JSEA) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2013.66039
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Cloud computing has been one of the most popular topics on information technology, since it was proposed by Google in 2007. In the past years, cloud computing has become from a theoretical concept into the real applications in different industries such as telecommunication and healthcare. Inevitably, its influences on different industries have also attracted much attention. Based on the literature review, this paper discussed how the traditional E-commerce businesses and industry were influenced by cloud computing in technical architecture, service modes and the industrial chain. Besides, it analyzed the driving-forces which led to the changes of E-commerce in cloud era. Finally, it concluded that only when the E-commerce enterprises involved cloud computing in the business strategy and established the core competencies, could they realize the sustainable development in the cloud era.

An Influence Study on Adopting Will of Tourism Mobile E-commerce by the Perceived Risk and Trust  [PDF]
Jiajing Hu, Xiangyan Liu
iBusiness (IB) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ib.2013.51B009
Abstract: With the rapid development of China's tourism e-commerce and sophisticating mobile technologies, more and more Chinese tourists, with online shopping experience and mobile devices usage, have accepted the this newly emerging mode---tourism mobile e-commerce. However, the perceived risk and lack of trust are still the main factors impeding its growth. By exploratory factor analysis, the perceived risk in this paper is divided into four dimensions, personal risk propensity, product risk, technical risk and environmental risk. With them as the antecedents, a hypothesis model is established among perceived risk, trust and adopting will of tourism mobile e-commerce. It turns out that tourists' personal risk propensity has a positive correlation with product risk, technical risk and environmental risk, while the perceived risk has a negative one with trust, through which it indirectly affects the adopting will.
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