Organization types and their business activities on the Internet

Tang, Ruo-Wen (1998) Organization types and their business activities on the Internet. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


The Internet was developed in the United States in 1960s for protecting from nuclear war with Russia originally. With development of the information technology, more and more people enjoy going on the Internet, which is no longer privilege specifically for academic, government, and research communities. There are potentially vast opportunities for business. Organizations doing business have been growing dramatically since 1995. The trend keeps going fast. The thesis surveyed directly on the Internet over a period of 3 months on a fortnightly basis, which started from 2/12/1996, and ended on 10/2/1997. The thesis focused on the questions as stated: • What types of organizations are doing business on the Internet? • What types of business activities are being carried on the Internet? • How are the organizations and their business activities evolving over time? Based on the organization types classified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, management theory of business activities, and trendline drew from the Internet, grades were set up. The higher the grade the greater the increase in relative activity over time and the greater the promise for the organization type/business activity in terms of being a pointer for establishing a successful Internet presence. Due to the period limitation the thesis surveyed, further study could be done, such as difference of Marketing with or without the Internet, orders directly from the Internet, improvement of financial activities on the Internet, effectiveness of Human Resources on the Internet, ect.

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Masters in Business Computing

Item type Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Keywords business enterprises, computer networks, electronic commerce, Internet
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