Conceptualizing the Role of Collaborative E-Commerce in Geographically Defined Business Clusters

  title={Conceptualizing the Role of Collaborative E-Commerce in Geographically Defined Business Clusters},
  author={Charles Steinfield},
This paper focuses on the intersection of two important trends: 1) the growth of Internet based business-to-business electronic marketplaces that have proliferated in many different industries, largely built on hopes for large scale efficiencies in the area of transaction costs, and 2) the renewed interest on geographically defined business clusters in studies of economic growth and innovation. Juxtaposing these two topics, the basic argument is that a primary weakness of most B2B hubs is the… CONTINUE READING

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