Business models for information goods electronic commerce: Conceptual framework and analysis of examples

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    Electronic commerce studies have created important models for the trade of physical goods via Internet. These models are not easily suitable for the trade of information goods. Lowly codified information goods are hard to represent unambiguously among trading partners, their property rights are hard to secure, and the determination of volume and price is difficult. Highly codified information goods are easier traded by markets but have different levels of abstraction, which leads to specific requirements for their business models. The article analyses several information goods trade models that are derived from the framework presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTowards the E-Society
    Subtitle of host publicationE-Commerce, E-Business, and E-Government
    EditorsBeat Schmid, Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Volker Tschammer
    Place of PublicationBoston, MA
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-306-47009-7
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7923-7529-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    Event1st IFIP Conference on e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Government, I3E 2001: Towards the E-society: E-commerce, E-business and E-government - Boston, United States
    Duration: 3 Oct 20015 Oct 2001
    Conference number: 1

    Publication series

    NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing (IFIPAICT)
    ISSN (Print)1868-4238
    ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


    Conference1st IFIP Conference on e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Government, I3E 2001
    Abbreviated titleI3e
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • Business model
    • information good
    • Trade system
    • Professional service
    • Electronic commerce

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