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The contents of the inaugural issue of:

International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association
Inaugural Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, January-March 2005
Published: Quarterly in Print and Electronically
ISSN: 1548-1131
EISSN: 1548-114X

Editor-In-Chief: In Lee
Western Illinois University, USA

To obtain a copy of the entire inaugural issue, please visit


"International Journal of E-Business Research"

In Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Western Illinois University, USA

In the editorial preface, it is revealed that within the last decade
e-business has emerged, allowing business transactions to increase in the
sense of competitiveness and communication. E-business affects
organizations in various ways and researchers, as well as professionals,
will discover the e-business theories, architectures, and technologies
that exist.



"Two Basic Types of Business-to-Business Integration"

Frank Goethals & Jacques Vandenbulcke, SAP Research Chair, F.E.T.E.W.,
K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Wilfried Lemahieu, Monique Snoeck & Bjorn Cumps, F.E.T.E.W., K.U.Leuven,

The authors argue two basic forms of business-to-business integration
(B2Bi) exsist, namely, extended enterprise integration and market B2Bi.
The paper at hand clarifies the meaning of both concepts, shows that the
difference between both is fundamental, and discusses the consequences of
the difference in the realm of Web services development. The importance of
coordination and the role of standards are studied for both types of


"E-Business Models in B2B: Process Based Categorization and Analysis of
B2B Models"

Mahesh S. Raisinghani, University of Dallas, USA
Turan Melemez, Lijie Zou, Chris Paslowski, Irma Kikvidze, Susanne Taha &
Klaus Simons, Purdue University, USA

The business models in business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce and their
effectiveness have been a major topic of research in recent years. An
in-depth study that provides a process-based approach to B2B e-commerce is
presented and illustrated with examples from industry.  A comparative
examination of both the buy and the sell side based on a process-related
approach provides extensive insights for further comparative research and
evaluation of products, services, and models. Selling services and
e-procurement using Web electronic-data interchange (EDI) as submodels are
clarified using real-world examples.


"Issues and Opportunities in E-Business Research: A Simonian Perspective"

Ye-Sho Chen, Louisiana State University
Guoqing Chen, Tsinghua University
Soushan Wu, Chang-Gung University

The third industrial revolution, combining Internet technology with
globalization, produces an increasingly complicated e-business
environment. There is no wonder that skew distributions, a striking
empirical regularity in the hypercompetitive digital economy, have
attracted the attention of many researchers recently. In this paper, the
authors draw upon five seemingly unrelated research areas of Herbert Simon
(skew distributions, near decomposability, causal reasoning, effectual
reasoning, and attention management) and propose a holistic framework of
attention-based information systems for firms to frame an enduring
competitive strategy in the digital economy. As an ongoing project, the
framework is applied to model Netchising, an emerging research topic in
global e-business.


"Semiautomatic Derivation and Use of Personal Privacy Policies in

George Yee & Larry Korba
National Research Council Canada, Canada

In this paper, the authors define the content of personal privacy policies
using privacy principles that have been enacted into legislation. Two
semi-automated approaches for the derivation of personal privacy policies
are presented. The first approach makes use of common privacy rules
obtained through community consensus. The second approach makes use of
existing privacy policies in a peer-to-peer community. In conclusion, the
paper explains how personal privacy policies can be applied in e-business
to protect consumer privacy.


"Effects of Perceived Risks on Adoption of Internet Banking Services: An
Empirical Investigation in Taiwan"

Wen-Jang Jih, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Shu-Yeng Wong, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, ROC
Tsung-Bin Chang, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, ROC

This paper examines usages of Internet banking services, investigates the
nature and sources of customers' perceived risks, and tests hypotheses
with regard to impacts of perceived risks on Internet banking adoption.
Using primary data collected in Taiwan, the study finds significant
relationships among involvement, familiarity, perceived risks, perception
of measures for reducing perceived risks, and customer willingness to
adopt Internet banking services. The findings have significant
implications for the practice and research in Internet banking.

For full copies of the above articles, check for this issue of
International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR) in your Institution's


Mission of IJEBR:

The primary objective of the International Journal of E-Business Research
(IJEBR) is to provide an international forum for researchers and
practitioners to advance the knowledge and practice of all facets of
electronic business. Emerging e-business theories, architectures, and
technologies are emphasized to stimulate and disseminate cutting-edge
information into research and business communities in a timely fashion.
The secondary objective of this journal is to develop a comprehensive
framework of e-business by taking a multidisciplinary approach to
understanding e-business and its implications on businesses and economies.
This journal serves as an integrated e-business knowledge base for those
who are interested in contributing to the advancement of e-business theory
and practice through a variety of research methods including theoretical,
experimental, case, and survey research methods.

Coverage of IJEBR:

E-business models and architectures
Applications of new technologies to e-business
Economics of e-business
Global e-business
E-procurement methods
E-business systems integration
E-business standardizations
Mobile commerce
Collaborative commerce
Electronic markets and infrastructures
Trends in e-business models and technologies
Trust, security, and privacy of e-business transactions and information
Electronic supply chain management and the Internet-based electronic data
Valuing e-business assets
Evaluation methodologies for e-business systems
E-business technology investment strategies
E-business process modeling and simulation studies
Intelligent agent technologies and their impacts
Web-based languages, application development methodologies, and tools
Developing and managing middleware to support e-business
Web personalization and mass customization technologies
Digital libraries
Consumer behavior
Web advertising

Interested authors should consult the Journal's manuscript
submission guidelines at

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to:
Editor-In-Chief: Dr. In Lee at
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