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E-business has seen significant growth over the past few years. To fully realize the benefits of e-business, common standards are required to define the syntax and semantics of Web-based information sharing among firms. Recently, numerous vertical standards developing organizations (SDO) have emerged to develop e-business standards. From a standard making(More)
Single-item auctions have many desirable properties. Mechanisms exist to ensure optimality, incentive compatibility and market-clearing prices. When multiple items are offered through individual auctions, a bidder wanting a bundle of items faces an exposure problem if the bidder places a high value on a combination of goods but a low value on strict subsets(More)
Department of Business Administration, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign IL 61820, USA Operations and Information Management Department, School of Business, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA Center for Research in Electronic Commerce, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 78712-1175,(More)
1567-4223/$ see front matter ̆ 2011 Elsevier B.V. doi:10.1016/j.elerap.2011.06.001 ⇑ Corresponding author. E-mail address: mxia@scu.edu (M. Xia). In consumer-to-consumer (C2C) markets, sellers can manipulate their reputation by employing a large number of puppet buyers who offer positive feedback on fake transactions. We present a conceptual framework to(More)
E-business standards are critical for electronic transactions. In many industries, firms develop e-business standards collaboratively in a standard consortium. They can choose to become a leading developer, a passive adopter, or a non-adopter. Since firms’ strategic choices at the development stage and the adoption stage are related due to the double-sided(More)
In order to reach the goal of frictionless information sharing, firms form different types of business-to-business (B2B) marketplaces that facilitate transactions among trading partners along any supply chain. Forecasts of the amount of revenue that will be generated over these technology platforms reach billions of dollars. Our aim in this paper is to(More)