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E-Business Experiences with Online Auctions

E-Business Experiences with Online Auctions
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Author(s): Bernhard Rumpe (Munich University of Technology, Germany)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 13
Source title: Managing E-Commerce and Mobile Computing Technologies
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Julie R. Mariga (Purdue University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-746-9.ch009

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Abstract

Online auctions are among the most influential e-business applications. Their impact on trading for businesses, as well as consumers, is both remarkable and inevitable. There have been considerable efforts in setting up market places, but, with respects to market volume, online trading is still in its early stages. This chapter discusses the benefits of the concept of Internet marketplaces, with the highest impact on pricing strategies, namely, the conduction of online business auctions. We discuss their benefits, problems and possible solutions. In addition, we sketch actions for suppliers to achieve a better strategic position in the upcoming Internet market places.

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