Accession Number : ADA476934


Title :   B2B Models for DoD Acquisition


Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Oct 2006-30 Sep 2007


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY


Personal Author(s) : Kamel, Magdi N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a476934.pdf


Report Date : 15 Jan 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : A central vision of B2B e-commerce is that of an electronic marketplace that would bring suppliers together with major buyers of goods and services for the purpose of conducting frictionless commerce. The hope is that these suppliers would compete on price transactions would be automated and low cost and as a result the price of goods and services would fall. Numerous Internet marketplaces came into being during the Internet boom; however an almost equal number disappeared following the Internet bubble burst. Still many survive today based on a variety of models that are quite successful. If a right model is selected it could help large organizations like the DoD achieve great efficiencies for their acquisition and procurement processes. The objective of the paper is to examine models for classifying and differentiating the business functionality provided by Internet marketplaces and to investigate the impact of the various models on government and DoD acquisition. The models will consider such variables as types of goods and services purchased how these goods and services are purchased pricing mechanisms the characteristics of the markets and ownership of marketplace.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *ELECTRONIC COMMERCE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , AUTOMATION , LOW COSTS , PROCUREMENT , EFFICIENCY , MODELS , ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE