*Offers a generalist's overview of the field and its major players for people with little or no technical background
*Every chapter starts with an industry profile and two information boxes, which serve as case studies and point to practical applications
*Projects and hands-on exercises conclude each chapter
This four-part overview of electronic commerce offers a more thorough and technical view of the subject than many recent books on the subject. The book provides a balance of theories, applications, and hands-on material. It is divided into four parts: Electronic Commerce Basics, Electronic Commerce Supporting Activities, Implementation and Management Issues in Electronic Commerce, and Appendix and Glossary.
The book's chapters begin with introductions of leading companies with significant e-commerce expertise and at least two small case studies. They include 10 or more hands-on exercises, encouraging readers to explore and analyze sites, and a list of key terms and bibliographic citations. They conclude with 25-30 review questions and 6-10 projects for further investigation.
Professionals interested in learning the fundamentals of the Internet and e-commerce; students in upper-division undergraduate and graduate (MBA)-level internet business, information systems, and business management development classes.