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Mobile Agents, Mobile Computing and Mobile Users in Global E-Commerce

Mobile Agents, Mobile Computing and Mobile Users in Global E-Commerce
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Author(s): Roberto Vinaja (University of Texas Pan American, USA)
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-07-5.ch036

Abstract

Mobile agents may reside in a host or client computer, and can also roam other computers, networks or the Internet to execute their tasks. In this paper, we will examine the implications of mobility in three aspects: mobile code, mobile hardware and mobile users. The impact of mobility on electronic commerce in the areas of security issues, export controls, legal jurisdiction, taxation and international issues is also analyzed. Mobile agent technologies and mobile computers will play an important role in the new cyberspace economy, however many issues need to be addressed before the technology can be fully implemented.

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