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Research Paper on E-Commerce Submitted for Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of Humanities 432 Submitted by Lee Annable, Jason Nance and Aaron Baugher
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Table of Contents Abstract……………………………………………… .................... ii I. Introduction……………………………………………………..1 II. History………………………………………………………….2 III. Future…………………………………………………………4 IV. Venues of E-Commerce……………………………………….6 V. Online Sales……………………………………………………7 A. B2B and B2C? ................................................................ 7 B. Craigslist…………………………………………… ..... 9 C. EBay…………………………………………………..10 VI. Businesses and Consumers Connected All the Time………..11 A. Increasing Mobility Leads to a Location-Free Marketplace………………………………………… .11 B. Social Media not Just for Fun………………………..12 VII. Regulation of E-Commerce…………………………………14 VIII. Frauds………………………………………………………15 IX. Taxation of Online Transactions…………………………….19 X. Conclusion……………………………………………………21 Bibliography……………………………………………………..23 3
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Abstract This report takes an in-depth look at what the growing influence of e-commerce in our culture. First we take a look at what made this all possible, the invention of the internet followed by some of the future implications of this for unique form of business. Our report takes a look at some of the major players in the e-marketplace such as E-Bay and Craigslist, but is careful to fill you in on some less known aspects of the category of online sales. As with any new or evolving technology it is important for society to be aware of the possibility of unintended or unforeseen consequences, so, we have put together a detailed section on some of the more prevalent dangers that have already begun to manifest in the realm of e-commerce. The question of taxation is always tricky when there are businesses that stand to lose profits and governments that need their share of everything; this will be our last topic before conclusion. While this is a research paper and the researchers have taken great care to present an unbiased view on the facts surrounding e- commerce, we will leave the evaluation up to you and ultimately to society to decide what path this form of commerce will take in our lives; for better or worse.
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I. Introduction E-Commerce is an ever-growing and evolving concept in the way business is being conducted around the globe. The concept of business, bartering, and trading is as ancient as the beginnings of mankind. As the human race continues to become more technologically sophisticated, so has the way we conduct our commerce. With the implementation of the
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