Designing E-Business Systems. Markets, Services, and Networks: 7th Workshop on E-Business, WEB 2008
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 7th Workshop on E-Business, WEB 2008, held in Paris, France, on December 13, 2008. As a pre-ICIS workshop, it provided an open forum for e-business researchers and practitioners to share research findings, explore novel ideas, discuss success stories and lessons learned, and map out major challenges with regard to the design of e-business systems.
The 17 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 31 full papers and 30 research-in-progress papers that were accepted for presentation at the workshop from a large number of submissions. The topics covered are electronic markets, electronic services, radio frequency identification, service-oriented architectures, virtual communities, and Web intelligence.
Our study examines the disruptive innovations that arrive from outside of the industry through computational analyses that conne ct innovation rate to market concentration and consumer income in a dynamic setting. The findings show that a market of fewer incumbents (higher concentration) generates less innovations due to the reduced innovation premium and shortened length of incumbency; however, the equilibrium innovation rate incr eases in the market share of the top firm, due to enhanced innovation premiu m. We also find that more high-income consumers stimulate innovation. Lastly, higher consumer welfare and aggregate welfare are found in a more innovative ma rket in the long term.