Internet Business Models and Strategies: Text and Cases by Allan Afuah PDF

By Allan Afuah

Regardless of the Internet’s extraordinary effect on company and its succeed in throughout all sectors, no version has emerged for thoughtfully valuing businesses’ net efforts. furthermore, concepts for successfully competing during this atmosphere are only starting to materialize. This publication addresses either one of those severe facets of the net and provides company types and methods for larger realizing this crucial phenomenon. within the phrases of the authors, ...The framework (presented right here) permits clients of the textual content to make extra trained theory-based arguments as to how winning an Internet-based company could be, how a lot it'd be worthy, and the relative benefits of formulating and enforcing an online method for a longtime firm.”

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Technically, a computer does not have to be able to understand IP/TCP itself; it simply has to be connected with a gateway computer that does. 2. See the appendix to this book for more detail on these protocols. 3. htm; finally, refer to Charles W. Hill, “America Online and the Internet,” in C. W. Hill and G. R. Jones, Strategic Management, 4th edition (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999), pp. C92–C106. 4. com/global/about/network/maps/northam 5. The backbone carriers do not carry all of the traffic for several reasons: local area networks (LANs) carry local traffic; some large companies have their own networks, usually based on IP/TCP (called intranets if operating solely within one company and extranets when outside organizations have direct access); and the existence of alternate media controlled by other companies, such as microwave and satellite service.

This in turn suggests that once one belongs to a large network, the less easy it is to switch to a smaller network. One strategic implication is that firms might want to build such communities early. Content Content is the information, entertainment, and other products that are delivered over the Internet. Entertainment includes Disney online, MTV online, interactive video games, and sportscasting. A person can play games with friends and relatives located thousands of miles away. Information content includes current news, stock quotations, weather forecasts, and investment information.

Take an online auction house and an online book retailer. The Afuah−Tucci: Internet Business Models & Strategies Text & Cases, Second Edition I. The Internet 3. Competitive Landscape−Changing Properties of the Internet Chapter 3 © The McGraw−Hill Companies, 2003 Competitive Landscape-Changing Properties of the Internet 35 larger the network size for an auction house like eBay, the better for a customer who wants, say, to buy a work of art. This is because a large network size increases a member’s chances of finding another member of the network who has the work of art.

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