Contents: Pages I. Introduction
II. Business Models
ii. Types of Business Models
iii. Theories on models
In this report, a critical evaluation the role of business models in the development of e-commerce strategy in organisations will take place. The Business-To-Business segment is poisoned for a spectacular growth. It is widely accepted by policy makers, enterprises and society that information and communications technologies (ICT) are at the centre of an economic and social transformation that is affecting all countries worldwide and all organisations in the business industry. (United Nations, 2003) II. Business Models:
A business model concept can defined as a “set of planned activities that may result in profit in a given market”. Therefore and in the same line of action, an e-commerce business model is a specific business model that takes advantages of the unique qualities of the Internet and the World Wide. Internet commerce will give rise to new kinds of business models. That much is certain. But the web is also likely to reinvent tried-and-true models. Auctions are a perfect example such as EBay and Wal-Mart. One of the oldest forms of brokering, auctions have been widely used throughout the world to set prices for such items as agricultural commodities, financial instruments, and unique items like fine art and antiquities. The Web has popularized the auction model and broadened its applicability to a wide array of goods and services. v. Types of Business Models
The following text presents the main different types of B2B Electronic business models introducing also which are the profitability models of...