A Classification and Selection Model of e-Marketplaces for Better Alignment of Supply Chains

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Sharifi, H, Kehoe, Dennis F and Hopkins, John (2006) A Classification and Selection Model of e-Marketplaces for Better Alignment of Supply Chains. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 19 (5). pp. 483-503. ISSN 1741-0398


Purpose – To provide a contingent framework for the classification and selection of e-marketplaces has been developed. Design/methodology/approach – The framework is developed from a review of relevant literature and examined through conducting case studies, two of which are reported in the paper. Findings – A number of e-business classification models are proposed. The key model dimensions considered are the nature of the products/services to be traded, the ownership/formation of the marketplace and the level of functionality/relationships exhibited by the trading exchange. The strategic role of an e-marketplace is also identified as being dynamic in nature over the product/market lifecycle and the ongoing development of information systems and technologies. Research limitations/implications – The paper considers the power, relationship and behavioural aspects associated with the formation of e-marketplaces but this is not the specific focus of the work undertaken. Practical implications – The cases demonstrated that supporting future products customisation strategies using e-marketplaces appeared to be only possible if sufficient confidence and expertise is developed within the companies and their supply chain, and also the fear of disruption and disintegration of the chain is overcome. Originality/value – The paper combines a strategically important concept with empirical and practical considerations.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3086
DOI 10.1108/17410390610703639
Official URL http://www.emeraldinsight.com/1741-0398.htm
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Keywords ResPubID14539, electronic commerce, supply chain management
Citations in Scopus 30 - View on Scopus
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