Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce

Julian J. Ray, University of Redlands

Introduction

Foundations OF B2B E-Commerce

Innovations in Technology

Innovations in Business Processes

Benefits of B2B Electronic Commerce

B2B Strategies

E-Selling

E-Procurement

E-Collaboration

E-Markets

Methods for Implementing B2B

Point-to-Point Transfer Methods

Database Integration Methods

API Integration

Process-Oriented Integration

Evaluating and Selecting Integration Approaches

B2B E-Commerce Challenges

Management Challenges

Monitoring and Regulation Challenges

Technological Challenges

Security and Privacy Challenges

B2B E-Commerce in Perspective

Acknowledgments

Glossary

Cross References

References

Further Reading

INTRODUCTION

The focus of business-to-business e-commerce (e-B2B) is on the coordination and automation of interorganizational processes via electronic means. E-B2B is conducted among business organizations and is a subset of all e-commerce activity including, among others, business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-government (B2G), and consumer-to-consumer (C2C) activities. Many authors today identify e-commerce as one component of a more general form of electronic business termed e-business. The term e-business is generally used to identify the wider context of process automation that occurs between businesses, including automating provision and exchange of services, support, knowledge transfer, and other aspects of business interaction that do not necessarily result in the execution ...

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