An Analysis of E-Commerce: E-Risk, Global Trade, and Cybercrime

27 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2008

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Katherine Taken Smith

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-College of Business

Date Written: December 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Smith, Katherine Taken, An Analysis of E-Commerce: E-Risk, Global Trade, and Cybercrime (December 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1315423 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1315423

Katherine Taken Smith (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-College of Business ( email )

6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
United States

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