Researchers, professionals, and advanced students interested in e-commerce or agent technology will find this book an indispensable source of information and reference.
Author: Jimingx Liu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Among the many changes brought by the Internet is the emergence of electronic commerce over the Web. E-commerce activities, such as the online exchange of information, services, and products, are opening up completely new opportunities for business, at new levels of productivity and profitability. In parallel with the emergence of e-commerce, intelligent software agents as entities capable of independent action in open, unpredictable environments have matured into a promising new technology. Quite naturally, e-commerce agents hold great promise for exploiting the Internet's full potential as an electronic marketplace. The 20 coherently written chapters in this book by leading researchers and professionals present the state of the art in agent-mediated e-commerce. Researchers, professionals, and advanced students interested in e-commerce or agent technology will find this book an indispensable source of information and reference.
Collaborative agents Negotiating Agents — Agents that negotiate with users or
agents in a given environment to achieve an optimum outcome for their users or
agents are classified as negotiating agents. Commerce Agents — Agents that ...
Author: Gunjan Samtani
Publisher: World Scientific
This comprehensive guide reveals the key elements of successful B2B integration and collaborative e-commerce, by highlighting business needs, technologies, and development strategies. It equips companies with practical guidelines for quickly implementing an effective B2Bi strategy, and prepares them for the next wave of B2B integration and collaborative e-commerce. It clarifies the intricate dependencies among all the components of B2Bi, including integration patterns, enterprise application integration (EAI), business process management (BPM), Internet security, XML, Web services, middleware technologies, and integration brokers. Included are future technologies that will have a significant impact on B2Bi architectures, such as intelligent software agents, wireless technologies, and peer-to-peer computing. This reference provides a suitable framework for the design, development, and implementation of B2B integration, along with several case studies. Editors: Dr Marcus Healey — Strategy Consultant for InfoFirst Inc., USA Dr Shyam Samtani (Language Editor) — Professor of English, P G Department of English, Indore Christian College, India Contributors: Kenneth Tamburello — Senior Consultant Specialist at Bluesphere (an EDS company), USA Deepak Bajaj — Course Coordinator of Project Management, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia Dimple Sadhwani — Senior Software Engineer, Island ECN, USA Pawan Samtani — Country Operations Manager, Oracle Corporation, India Contents: The Big Picture:IntroductionComponents, Benefits, Challenges and Applications of B2B IntegrationEstablished Integration Components:Integration PatternsEnterprise Application Integration (EAI)Business Process Management (BPM)Extensible Markup Language (XML)XML Standards for E-BusinessMiddleware TechnologiesIntegration BrokersInternet SecurityEvolving Integration Components:Web ServicesWireless TechnologiesSoftware AgentsB2Bi-Enabled Applications:Supply Chain Management (SCM)E-Marketplaces and Collaborative NetworksConclusion:B2B to P2P Evolution Readership: MBA students, business executives, IT managers and programmers, and CIOs.
Containing exercises and topics for discussion, this book is ideal for classroom use or self-study, and will be of considerable interest to computing and IT professionals who wish explore the fast-moving discipline of agent technology for e ...
Author: Maria Fasli
Agents are computational systems that are capable of autonomous, reactive and proactive behaviour, and are also able to interact with each other. The application of agents in e-Commerce is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting areas of computer science. This emerging technology is enabling individuals and businesses to take advantage of the new and powerful medium of the World Wide Web. Agent Technology for e-Commerce introduces the main theory behind and the applications of agent technology in e-Commerce in a way that is accessible to students with a basic background in computer science. Bringing together economics, game theory and multi-agent systems in a clear and accessible way, this book offers an introduction to agent technology and architectures, as well as providing more in-depth coverage of subjects such as negotiation, auctions, bargaining, voting protocols and coalition formation. Mobile agents and issues of trust and security are also addressed. Containing exercises and topics for discussion, this book is ideal for classroom use or self-study, and will be of considerable interest to computing and IT professionals who wish explore the fast-moving discipline of agent technology for e-Commerce.
Any business considering a move into e-commerce, or re-evaluating an earlier investment in online marketing and retailing, will benefit greatly from Karake-Shalhoub's insights."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Zeinab Karake-Shalhoub
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
She demonstrates that there is a positive relationship between management ownership and trust, and that managers who fail to protect the interests of their stockholders - as well as their own - will never gain customer loyalty. Any business considering a move into e-commerce, or re-evaluating an earlier investment in online marketing and retailing, will benefit greatly from Karake-Shalhoub's insights."--BOOK JACKET.
Internet Commerce and Software Agents: Cases, Technologies and Opportunities addresses some major Internet commerce issues and the challenges to be met in achieving automated and secure Internet trading.
Author: Syed Mahbubur Rahman
Publisher: IGI Global
The Internet is revolutionizing retail merchandising and shopping. Software agents are capable of automating the more routine, tedious and time-consuming tasks involved in the trading process. Internet Commerce and Software Agents: Cases, Technologies and Opportunities addresses some major Internet commerce issues and the challenges to be met in achieving automated and secure Internet trading.
While e-commercc has become a significant matter with the advancement of the Internet, there have been inadequate empirical research efforts concerning its acceptance in developing countries, specifically in the Middle East area, and more ...
Author: Dima Mousa Aldajani
While e-commercc has become a significant matter with the advancement of the Internet, there have been inadequate empirical research efforts concerning its acceptance in developing countries, specifically in the Middle East area, and more particularly in Jordan. Previous studies investigated e-commerce acceptance and use extensively, by employing different technology acceptance models in developed countries. However, the application of some technology models successful in developed countries, such as the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and the Decomposed Theory of Planned Behaviour (DTPB) have been found to be less predictive when tested in developing countries. This suggests that culture and the empirical setting of the study will have an effect on the technology acceptance and use. Moreover, there are limited studies that investigate the technology acceptance in the tourism sector in both the developing and developed countries. As a result, this study has attempted to fill this research gap by creating a developing country model (using Jordan as a research site) and then comparing this model to traditional models which arc predominantly Western/developed country- in origin. Data was collected from 313 travel agencies 111 the area of Amman through a questionnaire survey, and then the data was analysed through various analytical methods. Data analysis started with the descriptive statistics of the demographic variables, key informants and actual use of the Internet. Then an investigation of the reliability and validity of each construct was conducted using item-to-total correlations and exploratory factor analyses. The results of factor analysis were used as inputs in successive multiple regression analyses. E-commerce use was measured by time and frequency of the Internet use. The research findings indicate that the adapted Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology model (UTAUT), which was originally tested in the developed countries, can also explain e-cornmcrcc acceptance and use of travel agents. In addition, the study indicates the factors that affect e-cornmercc adoption in the Jordanian travel agencies, namely performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social IV influence, perceived risk, government support, competition and external pressure, facilitating conditions and compatibility. The key influence drivers that have affected the behaviour intention to use e-cornmerce were the construct of competition and external pressure followed by the performance expectancy construct, then the effort expectancy and finally the facilitating condition constructs. Furthermore, the results of the analyses revealed that performance expectancy and effort expectancy along with social influence and competition and external pressure and facilitating conditions were significant factors and had a positive influence on the behaviour intention to use e-cornmerce. In contrast, perceived risk, along with government support and compatibility, were insignificant factors. In addition, the behaviour intention has a significantly positive effect on intended degree of use. Also, the findings of this study clarify the effects of various moderators on the behaviour intention to use e-commerce. Performance expectancy was not moderated by age and gender. Effort expectancy was moderated by gender with a stronger effect for males, but age did not moderate the relationship between effort expectanc y and behaviour intention. Finally, age did not moderate the relationship between social influence and behaviour intention. In contrast, gender moderated this relationship, with a markedly stronger effect for women. The study contributes to the body of literature in the area of technology acceptance in developing countries and in the hospitality industry. The findings suggested that the UTAUT explains e-commcrce acceptance and use in Jordanian travel agencies. It also provides several managerial and methodological implications. The study provides a useful model for managers of travel agencies to evaluate the factors that influence the use of e-commerce. It also provides suggestions to help managers to formulate organizational policies ~nd marketing strategies prior to the use' of the e- commerce. The limitations of the study together with directions for future research arc also considered. v.
Agent - based Electronic Commerce mobile devices and InterMarket systems . ...
It clearly differs from most research related to the agent - mediated e - commerce
and mobile ecommerce agents that tend to separately focus on the trading ...
Author: IEEE Computer Society. Technical Committee on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems
Papers from an April 2002 conference, 25 in all, report on academic achievements and industrial applications in the engineering of computer-based systems. Contributors represent some 12 countries and a variety of application domains. Papers deal with themes of requirements engineering, processes and tools, system properties and methods, modeling and analysis, system architecture, model-based system development, component-based design and reuse, embedded systems, and mobile agents. Specific topics include an intelligent agent security intrusion system, managing complex temporal requirements in real-time control systems, using category theory to model software component dependencies, and advanced Petri nets for modeling mobile agent enabled interorganizational workflows. There is no subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.
This book is essentially for students pursuing MBA programs.
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
This book is essentially for students pursuing MBA programs. It will also be very useful for the other specialized courses like diploma in electronic commerce or information technology etc. The following features make this book an indispensable text.
This book covers significant recent developments in the field of Intelligent Meth ods applied to eCommerce.
Author: Javier Segovia
This book covers significant recent developments in the field of Intelligent Meth ods applied to eCommerce. The Intelligent Methods considered are mainly Soft Computing Methods that include fuzzy sets, rough sets, neural networks, evolutionary computations, probabilistic and evidential reasoning, multivalued logic, and related fields. There is not doubt about the relevance of eCommerce in our daily environ ments and in the work carried out at many research centers throughout the world. The application of AI to Commerce is growing as fast as the computers and net works are being integrated in all business and commerce aspects. We felt that it was time to sit down and see how was the impact into that field of low-level AI, i.e. softcomputing. We found many scattered contributions disseminated in con ferences, workshops, journal, books or even technical reports, but nothing like a common framework that could serve as a basis for further research, comparison or even prototyping for a direct transfer to the industry. We felt then the need to set up a reference point, a book like this. We planned this book as a recompilation of the newest developments of re searchers who already made some contribution into the field. The authors were se lected based on the originality and quality of their work and its relevance to the field. Authors came from prestigious universities and research centers with differ ent backgrounds.
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Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
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IncreqSed Customer POWer Another implication of e-commerce is increased
customer power, particularly in B2B relationships where many purchasing agents
are highly techno-savvy. The e-commerce infrastructure's standard, widely ...
Author: William S. Davis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
In E-Commerce Basics, the authors introduce the basic technological infastructure and basic business issues to understand when analyzing the feasibility of e-commerce initiatives. The book uses a layered approach that first presents the basic web technology that supports all e-business, then presents the e-commerce business issues, and then revisits the technology to discuss the challenges in bringing businesses on to the web. Since the web wasn't created for business purposes, the issues of combining business applications in a technical environment are examined. This layered approach gives the reader an Understanding of the underlying infrastructure and how traditional business issues should be considered when considering e-commerce, and thus, makes it easier to grasp the strengths, limitations, and implications of various e-commerce solutions. When discussing the business of ecommerce the layered approach reflects on traditional business models used to measure successes, such as profit and return on investment. - Layered Approach - Takes a layered approach that stresses the technology infrastructure and the business issues surrounding the integration of business and technology. -
Author: Marian Quigley
Publisher: IGI Global
Rapid technological advancement has given rise to new ethical dilemmas and security threats, while the development of appropriate ethical codes and security measures fail to keep pace, which makes the education of computer users and professionals crucial. The Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security is an original, comprehensive reference source on ethical and security issues relating to the latest technologies. Covering a wide range of themes, this valuable reference tool includes topics such as computer crime, information warfare, privacy, surveillance, intellectual property and education. This encyclopedia is a useful tool for students, academics, and professionals.