ECOM 320v6: Overview of e-Commerce Report a Broken Link

This foundational course focuses on principles of e-commerce from a business perspective. It provides an overview of business and technology topics, business models, virtual value chain, and innovation and marketing strategies. In addition, some of the major issues associated with e-commerce—security, privacy, intellectual property rights, authentication, encryption, acceptable use policies, and legal liabilities—will be explored.

Lesson 3

Supplementary Readings
Magretta, J. (2002). Why business models matter. Harvard Business Review 80(5), 86-92.
Rappa, M. (2000). Managing the digital enterprise: Business models on the Web. North Carolina State University. This overview of business models on the Web includes brief descriptions and useful examples.
Lam, L. W, & Harrison-Walker, L. J. (2003). Toward an objective-based typology of e-business models, Business Horizons, 46(6), 17-26. This link will take you to a table of contents for Business Horizons. To retrieve the article by Lam and Harrison-Walker, click the link labelled "PDF (111 K)" for article number four.

Lesson 7

Supplementary Readings
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard: Requirements and Security Assessment Procedures, Version 2.0, October 2010
Government of Canada (2009). Canadian legislation for Electronic Commerce Protection Act (Bill C-27).
Vicomsoft InterGate Policy Manager

This commercial site contains useful information on firewall protection products.

Lesson 10

Required Readings
Intellectual Property Policy

From the left-hand menu, select "Current Issues" for links to information on law and policy initiatives regarding copyright, trademarks, and patents.

Copyrights (maintained by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office)
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Privacy Act
Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Bill C-6 The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Provincial/Territorial Privacy Laws, Oversight Offices and Government Organizations
Supplementary Readings
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Fortunato, F. (2007). Fraud on eBay: Causes and cures., January 8, 2007.
Megna, M. (2007). Shopping cart considerations., January 9, 2007.