Manningham On-Line—Using Global Technologies for Building Local Electronic Commerce Business
The extraordinary increase in internet access and the growth of internet purchases in countries such as Australia over the last five years would suggest a significant culture shift is occurring at the grassroots level in communications, information access and purchasing practices. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, at August 1999 home Internet access had increased by 27% in the 12 months previous to August 1999, with nearly 23% of all Australian households (1.6 million) being online. Further, an estimated 5.6 million adults—or 41% of Australia’s total adult population—accessed the Internet at some time between August 1998 and August 1999. The survey also indicated an increase in internet-based e-commerce transactions, with nearly 5% of Australian adults (652,000) using the Internet to purchase or order goods or services for their own private use in the 12 months to August 1999 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1999).
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics. Use of the Internet by Householders, Australia. 1999. http://www.statistics.gov.au/Google Scholar
- Barr, T. Newmedia.com.au: the changing face of Australia’s media and communications. Allen & Unwin., 2000.Google Scholar
- City of Manningham. 2000. Available: http://www.manningham.vic.gov.au.Google Scholar
- Kalakota, R. and Winston, A. Frontiers in Electronic Commerce. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Inc., 1996.Google Scholar
- Redwood, M., Vigo, K., Dawe, R, Arnold, J., and Hastings, J. “Link.net: The Virtual Electronic Laboratory”. Conference proceedings, 9th Bled Electronic Commerce Conference. Slovenia, 1996.Google Scholar
- Rohm, A.J. and Milne, G.R. “Consumer Privacy Concerns about direct-marketer’s use of personal medical in formation.” In J.F. Hair, Jr. (Ed), Proceedings of the 1999 Health Care Research Conference, pp. 27–37. Breckenridge, CO, 1999.Google Scholar
- Steinfìeld, C. and Kelin, S. “Local versus global issues in electronic commerce.” Electronic Markets, 9 (1/2) pp. 45–50. 1999. Available: http://www.electronicmarkets.orglnetacademy/publications.nsf/all_pk/932.Google Scholar
- Steinfìeld, C., Mahler, A., and Bauer, J. “Electronic commerce and the local merchant: Opportunities for synergy between physical and Web presence.” Electronic Markets, 9 (1/2) pp. 51–57. 1999. Available: http://www.electronicmarkets.org/netacademy/publications.nsf/all_pk/1335.Google Scholar
- Steinfìeld, C. and Whitten, P. “Community Level Socio-Economic Impacts of Electronic Commerce”. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication [Online] 5 (2). 1999. Available: http://www.ascusc.org/jcmc/vol5/issue2/steinfield. html.Google Scholar
- The Sunday Age, February 27, 2000. “Why I’d rather shop face-to-face than interface.Google Scholar