2.4. Emerging Trends

2.4.1. New Business Trends

New Intermediaries

There are a few new business models that have emerged over the last few years, primarily related to brokers or intermediaries for large corporations and many service providers. Many of these corporations are highly successful. Still, some models are sound, but cannot survive the Internet bubble, as in the case of Digilogistics. This may be due to a combination of different factors, such as management and implementation issues. The following examples show a few business models, both successful and closed:

  • eBay Model— This model acts as an intermediary with an escrow-like function for reverse auction marketplace (for example, eBay and Amazon).

  • Amazon Model— Amazon extends its business ...

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