Automotive e-hubs: Exploring motivations and barriers to collaboration and interaction

  title={Automotive e-hubs: Exploring motivations and barriers to collaboration and interaction},
  author={Mickey Howard and Richard T. Vidgen and Philip Powell},
  journal={J. Strategic Inf. Sys.},
Business-to-business electronic marketplaces or ‘e-hubs’ ‘are increasingly being adopted by organizations seeking to achieve dramatic reductions in cost. While initially heralded in such industries as the automotive sector as the key to restructuring old economy firms, the claims for e-hubs appear optimistic. This paper explores collaboration and interaction by examining four cases of e-hub adoption by vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. A conceptual framework emerges from this examination… CONTINUE READING

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