In this timely book, authors Matthew and Terces Engelhart present the idea that love before appearances is the antidote to our spiritual, environmental, and social degradation. Exploring topics such as mission statements, manager as coach, human resources as a sacred culture, and inspirational meetings, they offer a manual for building a spiritual community at the workplace—a vital concept in an age when work consumes the bulk of most adults’ time. Business, the authors explain, is all about providing a service, product, or experience the market wants, and no business can succeed by failing to understand this point. However, integrating the concept of “Sacred Commerce” into business ...
The growth of the Internet continues to influence our lives and businesses. Irrespective of their type and size, all firms and organizations are rethinking their strategies and operations. An increasing number of businesses are using e-commerce to gain competitive advantage. However, doing e-commerce is complex and requires understanding a vast array of topics. This book provides coverage of essential topics in E-commerce i.e. technology infrastructure, building blocks of e-commerce, online marketing, online payment systems, online business models, online business environment issues, website usability, e-commerce strategy, mobile commerce, and e-CRM/e-SCM. Compared with available texts on e-commerce, the perspective of this book is global e-commerce. The book is written in simple language, provides up-to-date coverage of material and associated research, and filled with examples to support material presented. This book is useful for undergrad and graduate students, professionals, and anyone looking to gain a solid foundation to continue their learning of dynamic e-commerce environment.
The travel professional who wants to stay on the cutting edge will find this to be a great resource. Employing the concepts, ideas and technologies discussed in this book will dramatically improve customer service and marketing in this age of technology. Through the practical use of examples and case studies, the author provides an extensive review of the Internet as an agent of change in hospitality and tourism information technology and commerce. "E-Commerce and Information Technology in Hospitality and Tourism" contains essential information about business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce models, and about marketing schemes and strategies used by various sectors of the indu...
In its most advanced form, e-commerce allows unidentified purchasers to pay obscure vendors in 'electronic cash' for products that are often goods, services and licenses all rolled into one. This book considers the implications for the domestic and international tax systems of the growth of e-commerce. It covers a wide variety of activities, from discussion of the principles governing direct and indirect taxation, to explanation of the implementation and use of e-commerce on the part of businesses as well as the application of existing tax principles in this field. With its focus on the broader issues surrounding the expansion of e-commerce and its attention to the problems arising internationally in this field, Global Perspectives in E-Commerce Taxation Law will appeal to scholars worldwide.
Annotation. Continuing the tradition of Journal of Management Information Systems, this strictly refereed series of research volumes offers an unparalleled lasting record of the field of Information Systems. Featuring brand new material specifically written for this series, each volume presents both knowledge aboutorganizational systems, and methods for creating new knowledge in the discipline. To further the field¿s continuing development, the series is designed to serve researchers as well as practitioners. AMIS publishes several topical volumes each year, edited by leading authorities in the various subfields of IS.
Specialists from business and academia present a meticulously researched, compelling examination of the effect that globalization, innovation, and relentless technological competition are having on the development of e-commerce and marketing. The editors offer practical managerial insights, important empirical findings, and new ways to comprehend the intricacies of the fast-morphing world of electronic business. The book's global perspective and cross disciplinary orientation will give marketing executives and their top level colleagues the framework they need to help their companies prosper.
There is substantial interest in research in developing countries, especially in the use, implementation and development of information technology and systems. Many researchers have been moving toward an understanding of indigenous social and cultural structures and how they influence the use and development of information systems. E-Commerce and Cultural Values addresses these issues and brings together scholars to share their expertise on different aspects of the social side of e-Commerce and information systems and how they impact the cultural values of a society.