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E-Commerce 2012 (8th Edition) [Hardcover]

Kenneth Laudon , Carol Guercio Traver
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November 26, 2011 0138018812 978-0138018818 8
This comprehensive, market-leading text emphasizes the three major driving forces behind e-commerce—technology change, business development, and social issues—to provide a coherent conceptual framework for understanding the field.



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  • Hardcover: 912 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 8 edition (November 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0138018812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0138018818
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 7.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for college! November 25, 2011
Format:Hardcover
I have used this book for a course at the undergraduate level, titled "Global Electronic Commerce (GEC)".

This book has in-depth coverage of the technical terms, infrastructure, and case studies. I like the way authored presented E-commerce as business, technology and society.

The "Insight on Society" is a quick read to understand companies and issues such as Foursquare, Smartphone Security, Who is on your website? The payment methods were covered in details. If you teach MBA class, this book is excellent.

Most Americans use Google FaceBook and YouTube (GFY), but never paid anything. GFY is not E-Commerce. It is a hard concept to teach the young people today. Amazon, Priceline, Expedia, JetBlue are the E-Commerce success stories.

The only drawback of this book, is the lack of coverage of successful GEC firms. What I did is to ask students to do research on European discount airlines: Ryanair, EasyJet, AirBerlin, etc. They are doing this as their final project in teams. Students love this book and enjoy the course.

The next step is to start a website, and sell to the 6.2 billion potential customers in the world!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and very current November 25, 2011
By Ralph
Format:Hardcover
If you want to learn about e-commerce, this is a great book. It is not a how-to book, but gives you a comprehensive overview about the basic fundamentals of e-commerce. It is up to date, with alot of current data and information. Most of the chapters have a table at the beginning about what's new or important trends for 2011-2012, which is helpful. For a textbook, it is very readable -- there are case studies at the beginning and end of each chapter, and also shorter ones within the chapters that are like magazine articles and very interesting to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh content, practical application March 30, 2012
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I am in a new role where I am working on eCommerce learning plans for a large packaged goods manufacturer. I'm not a student and I don't have the luxury of spending 3 months to get up to speed on the topic so this book was perfect. The content is probably topical for at least another 12-18 months. If you need guidance in this space fast I felt this book was worth the investment.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Product damaged. February 28, 2014
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The spine of the book arrived separated from the text pages. Subject-matter is great with thorough industry coverage and analysis.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid book January 17, 2014
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Great textbook with good insight on behind the scenes e-commerce.

Gets a little technical for beginners, moderate knowledge is needed.
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