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The Challenge of E-Business in China: Exploring Competitive Advantage within the Electrical Appliance Industry

The Challenge of E-Business in China: Exploring Competitive Advantage within the Electrical Appliance Industry
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Author(s): Yan Tao (Open University Business School, UK), Matthew Hinton (Open University Business School, UK) and Stephen Little (Open University Business School, UK)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch186
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

This paper explores the sources of competitive advantage gained from e-business applications within the context of the Chinese electrical appliance industry. Findings from two case studies are described. The case companies are leading players within this sector. Specific attention has been paid towards using the value chain framework to analyse the main sources of competitive advantage.

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