Exploiting E-Commerce in Construction

Raju, Pathmeswaran and Feldman, Gerald (2017) Exploiting E-Commerce in Construction. In: Advances in Construction ICT and E-Business. Routledge. ISBN 9781138914582

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Abstract

The advancement in technology has provided organisations with a platform, which offers an alternative manner to deliver their services; as such, many organisations are relying on the World Wide Web (WWW) and the internet as a medium to offer their services and conduct business. e-Commerce plays an important role in construction organisations day-to-day business practices. It is considered that the e-Commerce solutions would have a greater impact on the fragmented construction industry by unifying the different stakeholders including clients, regulatory authorities, consultants, contractors and the supply chain. The use of e-Commerce in the construction industry is steadily growing when compared to other industrial sectors and in some cases it is becoming a mainstream method of transactions such as procurement and payment of commodities between companies. Thus, this chapter provides an overview of e-Commerce and e-Commerce technologies, presents extant e-Commerce literature in construction and explores the drivers and barriers to the adoption of e-Commerce within the construction industry.

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 5 May 2017
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
H100 General Engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Advanced Design Engineering
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
REF UoA Output Collections > REF 2021 UoA12: Engineering
Depositing User: Oana-Andreea Dumitrascu
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 15:59
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4823

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