E-Business Model: A Content Based Taxonomy of Literature

International Journal of Management and Administrative Sciences, 1(7): 10-20, April 2012

11 Pages Posted: 12 May 2012 Last revised: 10 Jun 2012

Date Written: April 1, 2012

Abstract

The rapid worldwide growth of e-commerce and the resulting great interest on the digital business, caused a proliferation of contributes by academics and practitioners, that identified by different points of view, the fundamental concepts, codes and functions of e-business models. The quantity and the variety of approaches adopted made the concept of e-business model fuzzy and vague, with little consensus about its ontology and definition. The relevance of the topic asserts a claim for the classification of contributions as a first step to a general definition of the concept of e-business model. This paper provides an integrated literature review of contemporary academic writings to ascertain and classify the various approaches to the study of e-business models. The literature examined is classified in a content based taxonomy which highlights the relevant characteristics of e-business model, emerging from the analysis of literature. The framework proposed points out some significant implications that are a first step for further research leading to a research agenda for further investigation on this topic.

Keywords: e-business model, conceptual framework, taxonomy, content analysis, literature review

JEL Classification: L20, M10

Suggested Citation

Dominici, Gandolfo, E-Business Model: A Content Based Taxonomy of Literature (April 1, 2012). International Journal of Management and Administrative Sciences, 1(7): 10-20, April 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2056588

Gandolfo Dominici (Contact Author)

University of Palermo - d/SEAS ( email )

Viale delle Scienze, edificio 13
Palermo, 90124
Italy

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