BY CLIFFORD NEUMAN,
Electronic Commerce Books
These are books that I refer to frequently related to electronic commerce.
Click on the book title for more details about the book.
Information Rules, by Carl Chapiro and Hal Varian.
- This book discusses the way in which the internet internet has
changed the rules of the game for business. The basic point is that
basic underlying rules remain the same, but that the assumptions and
environment within which they are applied changes, and that this
affects the outcome. This book is must reading for anyone developing
a buisness plan for the information age (whether it's an internet
buisness or not).
Electronic Payment Systems, by Donol O'Mahony, Michael Peirce, and
- This book provides a survey of many of the payment systems that
are available or under development on the internet.
I highly recomend this book.
Internet Economics, Edited by Lee McKnight and Joseph Bailey.
- The chapters in this book discuss the economics of the internet
from a both the enconomic and technical perspectives. The book was
assembeled from presentations at a workshop held at M.I.T. in
1995. The book covers pricing strategies for communication and content
and it discusses, at a fairly high-level, some of the technical
approaches that might be used to support such strategies.
Readings in electronic Commerce, Edited by Ravi Kalakota and
- This book collects papers that were presented at a conference on
electronic commerce held in Austin Texas in October of 1995. The
focus of the book is on methods to support commerce on the internet
from a business and technical perspective.
Electronic Commerce: On-line Ordering and Digital Money, by Pete
Loshin and Paul Purphy.
- This book presents tutorial style information on electronic
commerce and collects short description of numerous electronic payment
systems in one place. Additional details are presented for systems
that are available for use today, including information on how to get
started. This information is presented to the reader in a manner that
allows the reader to choose the system that is right for a particular
application and that will steer the reader in the right direction to
start using the method they select. The book does not add much
information about the systems it covered beyond what is available on
the web. The benefit of the book is that it collects much of this
information in a single volume. Like most books on electronic payment
systems, the information is a little bit dated and was written at a
time when there was signficantly more enthusiasm for payment systems
other than sending credit cards through secure web pages.
BY CLIFFORD NEUMAN,