E-business in construction / edited by Chimay J. Anumba and Kirti Ruikar ; foreword by Ronald McCaffer.
Contributor(s): Anumba, C. J. (Chimay J.) | Ruikar, KirtiMaterial type: TextPublisher: Chichester, UK ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 279 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444302479; 1444302477; 9781444302462; 1444302469; 9786612034602; 6612034602Subject(s): Construction industry | Electronic commerce | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- E-Commerce -- Auctions & Small Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Marketing -- Telemarketing | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Mail Order | COMPUTERS -- Electronic Commerce | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- E-Commerce -- Internet Marketing | Construction industry | Electronic commerceGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: E-business in construction.DDC classification: 381/.142 LOC classification: HD9715.A2 | E28 2008ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Chimay J. Anumba and Kirti Ruikar -- Fundamentals of e-business / Kirti Ruikar and Chimay J. Anumba -- E-business : the construction context / Kirti Ruikar, Chimay J. Anumba and Patricia Carrillo -- Organisational readiness for e-business / Kirti Ruikar, Chimay J. Anumba and Patricia Carrillo -- Integrated multi-disciplinary e-business infrastructure framework / Ihab A. Ismail and Vineet R. Kamat -- The role of extranets in construction e-business / Paul Wilkinson -- Agent-based systems : the competitive advantage for AEC-specific e-business / Esther A. Obonyo and Chimay J. Anumba -- The role of e-hubs in e-commerce / Zhaomin Ren, Chimay J. Anumba and Tarek M. Hassan -- Web services and aecXML-based e-business system for construction products procurement / Stephen C.W. Kong, Heng Li and Chimay J. Anumba -- Using next generation web technologies in construction e-business / Darshan Ruikar, Chimay J. Anumba and Alistair Duke -- Trust in e-commerce / Zhaomin Ren and Tarek M. Hassan -- Legal issues in construction e-business / Ihab A. Ismail and Vineet R. Kamat -- Knowledge management for improved construction e-business performance / Charles O. Egbu -- E-commerce in construction : industrial case study / Tim C. Cole -- Assessment of e-business implementation in the US construction industry / Raymond R.A. Issa, Ian Flood and Bryce Treffinger -- Concluding notes / Chimay J. Anumba and Kirti Ruikar.
Print version record.
With a number of disparate, often geographically distributed, organisations involved in the delivery of construction projects, there has been considerable interest in e-business tools within the construction industry. These tools open up a range of possibilities for the industry to rethink existing processes and working methods, so their use is increasingly common. Nevertheless, there has been little definitive guidance for practitioners, researchers and students on the major issues in electronic business from a construction perspective.By bringing together 16 contributions from resear.