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B2B E-Marketplaces: An Australian Case Study

B2B E-Marketplaces: An Australian Case Study
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Author(s): Andrew Stein (Victoria University, Australia)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 3
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch156
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


The role of e-procurement and the emerging business model of the emarketplace in Australian business is the focus of this research paper. The primary research question of this paper was to ascertain how a “best practice” Australian organisation is undertaking the role of direct and indirect procurement on the buy-side and selling into a global market on the sell-side via e-marketplaces. E-marketplaces are evolving as value drivers in the evolving e-business story and this paper presents the results of a case study of one Australian organisation and its experiences as it grapples with the technical, process and people problems of e-marketplace driven procurement. A leading e-marketplace user, BHPBilliton, will be analysed together with its e-marketplace partners.

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