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Financial Performance of Internet and Brick-and-Mortar Companies: A Comparative Analysis

Financial Performance of Internet and Brick-and-Mortar Companies: A Comparative Analysis
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Author(s): Myung Ko (The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA) and Narcyz Roztocki (State University of New York at New Paltz, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch098
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

This paper aims to explore potential differences in financial performance of Internet based companies and the traditional brick-and-mortar companies. A compressive financial ratio analysis is used to investigate these differences for the period from 1998 to 2003. Contrary to our expectations, the average performance of the Internet companies was significantly worse than that of traditional brick-and-mortar companies.

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