Design of Robust Business-to-Business Electronic Marketplaces with Guaranteed Privacy

Management Science, Forthcoming

Posted: 18 Aug 2006

See all articles by Amit Basu

Amit Basu

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Information Technology and Operations Management Department (ITOM)

Joakim Kalvenes

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Abstract

Firms that set up electronicmarketplaces to enhance their supply and/or distribution channels face challenges in attracting their competitors to participate. A major obstacle is the perception that the owner can unfairly exploit trading information for competitive advantage. In this paper, we propose a marketplace design that shifts the locus of control over trader privacy from the marketplace operator to each individual trader. We show how online transactions between trading partners can be conducted in total privacy, so that not even the marketplace owner/operator can exploit transaction information for strategic purposes. At the same time, our approach includes robust methods for transaction integrity and non-repudiation, as well as post-transaction dispute resolution.

Keywords: online marketplaces, privacy, e-commerce

Suggested Citation

Basu, Amit and Kalvenes, Joakim, Design of Robust Business-to-Business Electronic Marketplaces with Guaranteed Privacy. Management Science, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=899329

Amit Basu (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Information Technology and Operations Management Department (ITOM) ( email )

Dallas, TX 75275
United States

Joakim Kalvenes

Southern Methodist University (SMU) ( email )

6212 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75275
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
365
PlumX Metrics
!

Under construction: SSRN citations will be offline until July when we will launch a brand new and improved citations service, check here for more details.

For more information