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This paper examines electronic marketplaces as one 'digital economy' innovation. Great expectations existed for electronic marketplaces in the late 1990s, leading to the establishment of hundreds of new venues for B2B buying and selling. It was feared that the improved efficiency over traditional market mechanisms meant existing business relationships and(More)
This paper provides a first view of electronic marketplaces in Canada. It begins by reviewing the relevant literature and then goes on to present preliminary evidence from a continuing study. Forty electronic marketplaces are identified and characterized in terms of scope, type, establishment and location. Twenty-nine are Canadian-owned or operated and 11(More)
This paper provides a first view of electronic marketplaces in Canada. It begins by reviewing the relevant literature and then goes on to present preliminary evidence from a continuing study. Forty electronic marketplaces are identified and characterized in terms of scope, type, establishment and location. Twenty-nine are Canadian-owned or operated and 11(More)
The " identity " of a company is one of its most valuable assets and thus should be carefully managed. Visual elements play an important role in corporate identity, including logos, stationery, facilities and uniforms. A visual identity system should be stable since too much change will create confusion. At the same time, fine-tuning is occasionally(More)
This paper focuses on biotechnology innovation in a peripheral region of Canada. It views the industry sector from a cluster standpoint. The paper presents descriptive data on nine companies and 13 support organizations that have been visited as part of a continuing study. At this point in time, it is not clear whether the collection of organizations in(More)
INTRODUCTION The advent of Internet technology has affected the pharmaceutical industry in at least two ways. First, existing companies have implemented Internet solutions for efficiency and performance reasons. These solutions may convey benefits across the entire manufacturer—whole-saler—pharmacy supply chain (e.g., inventory tracking and management), or(More)
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