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Managing e-Business Change within a Global e-Marketplace

Managing e-Business Change within a Global e-Marketplace
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Author(s): Colin Ash (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch013
ISBN13: 9781616921293
EISBN13: 9781466665354


This paper presents the results of a case study into the management of change in B2B e-marketplace adoption by a globally distributed mining company. The case represents a large buyer organisation’s perspective on participation in public e-marketplace for the mining industry. Detailed case study analysis of the facilitators of change which were essential in overcoming the barriers of B2B e-marketplace adoption. The cases presented used an established research framework for gathering evidence to identify the factors for success of an e-business project. This research framework was chosen as a method for its ability to examine complex phenomena of e-Marketplaces. It specifically explores the components of the successful learning organisation where the key issues remain as people oriented organisational issues.

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