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Factors important, as a purchaser, to consider before adopting an e-marketplace
2002 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Today the world is changing much faster than ever before and companies are struggling hard to develop in the same speed. One problem in this dynamic situation is to know what direction that is the right one and what the result of the continuos changes will be. One phenomenon that has been developed in the last years with the purpose to coordinate purchases and save money is e-marketplaces. This investigation aims to give an answer to what factors that are important to consider before adopting an e-marketplace. The research has been conducted through case studies at three large multinational manufacturing companies. Analysis from these cases and overall conclusions shows that regarding the relationship are factors as trust, security and that it is long-termed very important. For the technical system that is needed are factors as usability as well as security incredibly important. Products that are most frequently purchased on e-marketplaces today are indirect material as for example office supplies and computers. What the pattern will be like in the future depends on what the using companies want to attend with their strategy. The factors that are most important to consider regarding the service quality is that the e-marketplace has well functioning routines as well as the fact that they handles the work with the catalogues. The e-marketplace earlier experiences are also important and that they have a functioning business and also knowledge about the market.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, e-marketplaces, purchasing, elektronisk handel, electronic, marketing
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42631ISRN: LTU-EX--02/136--SELocal ID: 09da8d7e-7e44-489d-8a89-8f2f658146f3OAI: diva2:1015854
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial and Management Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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