An Analysis of E-Commerce: E-Risk, Global Trade, and Cybercrime
27 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2008
Date Written: December 2008
E-commerce is extensively used in all types of business, including manufacturing companies, retail stores, and service firms. This paper reviews prior research, examines the origins of e-commerce, identifies e-risks, describes retail trade on the Internet, defines virtual business, identifies aspects of website design, and describes types of cybercrime that hamper e-commerce. E-commerce has made business processes more reliable and efficient. Participating in e-commerce is essential for businesses to be able to market their products and services in the global marketplace.
Keywords: e-commerce, global trade, e-risk, cybercrime, Internet, World Wide Web
JEL Classification: M3, M30, M31, F23, O14
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