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Strategic Design of B2B e-Marketplace Business Models

10 Strategic Design Considerations

©2001 Diplomarbeit 155 Seiten


Due to the enormous analyst projections on worldwide B2B e-commerce, and additionally forced by the low barriers to entry, races to implement e-marketplaces have started since everyone was keen to get a share out of this large opportunity.
However, as the recent e-marketplace shake-out demonstrated, many e-market makers have often concentrated on Internet Technology, forgetting that once it comes down to its base, e-business it not about bytes, but still about pure business. Often, the first-movers business models grounded on great ideas, but were not sustainable.
e-Marketplaces base on complex business models that present key strategic issues which must be addressed prior to the creation and implementation of any technology infrastructure.
With the help of the 10 Strategic Design Considerations Guideline for the creation of a B2B e-marketplace business model, the reader –firms that are considering becoming e-market makers, and firms interested in participating in an e-marketplace as buyer, seller or service provider- should be able to formulate a complete e-market strategy for an e-marketplace initiative.
The 10 key strategic steps to consider on the way to create the Business Model Design are as follows:
1. Market and Stakeholder Analysis: Which are the quantitative and qualitative attributes of the market: market segmentation, fragmentation of the sell-and buy-side, existing and competing industry channels, complexity of product/ process? Who are the buyers and sellers, service providers, transaction influencers and competing marketplaces? Who are the key stakeholders that are needed to gain critical mass for the marketplace?
2. e-Marketplace Models: What forms of eMarketplaces do exist? Which trend of model can be identified? Should the e-marketplace be proprietary or open? Which roles does an e-marketplace take?
3. Value Proposition: What does the marketplace offer the key players? How will this value proposition gain differentiation in the market? What value proposition will attract and retain those players? How will this value proposition evolve over time?
4. Key Parameters & Value-Added Services: Which technology capabilities and key functions are required to fulfill the offering and maintain the market?
5. Functional Architecture Model: How does the logical construct of the functional requirements look like? What is actually behind the platform?
6. Pricing Mechanism: How is price determined for items being […]


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Hochschule Reutlingen – Unternehmensführung
2001 (April)
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Titel: Strategic Design of B2B e-Marketplace Business Models