Internet Commerce — Hot Cakes and Dead Ducks

  • David Whiteley
Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)

Abstract is the world’s biggest bookshop and is one of the hottest stocks on the US stock market — its sales for the third quarter of 1998 were US$153.7 million (a 306% increase over the corresponding quarter of the previous year) and its profit was negative — a loss of US$21.0 million. In each of the four years since its foundation in 1995 it has returned a loss.


Trade Cycle Electronic Market Electronic Data Interchange Direct Sale Online Vendor 
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© Springer-Verlag London 1999

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