Rolf T. Wigand

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This paper reports on Web users' optimal ̄ow experiences (Csikszentmihalyi, 1975b) in the Web environment. The concept of ̄ow was employed to see if there were some positive aspects of Web experiences that could be linked to theory applied to other media and then incorporated into Web design to enhance its utility to users. The notions of the Web as a(More)
Characterizations of users' experiences on the Web are beginning to appear. Recently released research suggests that Internet use may reduce psychological well-being, for instance by increasing loneliness and depression. Our current study implies that using the Internet may provoke enjoyable experiences through the flow state, which may in turn positively(More)
Vertical information systems (VIS) standards are technical specifications designed to promote coordination among the organizations within (or across) vertical industry sectors. Examples include the bar code, electronic data interchange (EDI) standards, and RosettaNet business process standards in the electronics industry. This contribution examines VIS(More)
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In recognition of the expanding role of the web as a channel of conducting business, vast investments in web technologies have been witnessed. Using web technologies and their applications enables firms reaching more customers, trading with customers and offering them a smooth purchase transaction. However, firms cannot realize returns on their investments,(More)