E-commerce and E-supply Chain Management

A special issue of Economies (ISSN 2227-7099).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 4580

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Dear Colleagues,

In today's global economy with global consumers, e-commerce is a critical component of a successful business strategy for business development and expansion. The continuing growth of e-commerce during COVID-19 has intensified rivalries among online businesses and has permanently transformed consumer behavior. The tendency has now accelerated the digitalization of the economy by growing the importance of e-commerce and transferring a huge number of consumers online, a trend that will continue to develop, eventually leading to a future in which at least 90% of purchases will be made online. Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and startups are now in direct competition with larger corporations who have gained from having their own internet shop during the COVID-19 pandemic. While businesses are under growing pressure to adopt new technology due to rising consumer expectations, famous online purchasing platforms such as Amazon and other major corporations have raised the bar for what consumers of all ages should expect from their experiences. It shows the importance of developing and aiming the future direction toward e-commerce. The trend has put tremendous pressure on businesses and is creating new chances for those businesses to compete not just locally, but also worldwide.

For e-commerce to succeed, business efficiency at all operational levels is essential and the e-supply chain is absolutely indispensable. The management of the supply chain is crucial to e-commerce. In e-commerce, supply chain management focuses on obtaining raw materials, producing the correct product at the right time, and distributing it. Supply and demand management, inventory control, order input, order management, distribution, and client delivery are all included. An efficient e-supply chain can maximize the profit brought by e-commerce and boost worldwide e-commerce development.

This Special Issue of Economies has created a chance for all academies to further discuss the topics regarding e-commerce and e-supply chain management. We welcome articles that highlight novel, excellent research on the formation and management of e-commerce and e-supply chain management. We take into consideration contributions that present fresh and rigorous techniques to address the issues originating from regional growth, as well as new research challenges and concepts in e-commerce and e-supply chain development. Papers may use a variety of research techniques, such as case studies, theoretical inquiry, empirical investigations with data analysis, and data-driven strategies. It is believed that a digital generation has come and more possibilities are waiting to be discovered. A huge contribution will be shown by the research results.

Dr. Yui-yip Lau
Dr. Eugene Yin Cheung Wong
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  • e-commerce
  • e-supply chain
  • cross-border transaction
  • digital transaction
  • new business model

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Buy Now Pay Later—A Fad or a Reality? A Perspective on Electronic Commerce
by Dana Adriana Lupșa-Tătaru, Eliza Nichifor, Lavinia Dovleac, Ioana Bianca Chițu, Raluca Dania Todor and Gabriel Brătucu
Economies 2023, 11(8), 218; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies11080218 - 18 Aug 2023
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The Millennials and Generation Z use online shopping for a holistic experience and buy more expensive or better-quality products with buy now pay later payment methods for their highly demanding needs. The authors aimed to deepen understanding of this phenomenon by finding related [...] Read more.
The Millennials and Generation Z use online shopping for a holistic experience and buy more expensive or better-quality products with buy now pay later payment methods for their highly demanding needs. The authors aimed to deepen understanding of this phenomenon by finding related knowledge fields and discovering the type of economy that will represent an increasing market share for the method of domestic e-commerce payments. The methodology used combined computer-assisted review, descriptive statistics, and linear regression to explain the market share of 23 economies worldwide. Student credit card use, myopic consumer law, buying tendencies. and dark financial triangles were identified as related topics. Logistics performance, ease of doing business, and postal development were found to be significant factors. Finally, economies with medium ranks are inclined to adopt this kind of payment easily. Hence, major implications, both managerial and academic, must be addressed. High responsibility should be borne by industry associations, which should run information campaigns by collaborating with public institutions. From the point of view of theoretical implications, studying the buy now and pay later concept and its outcomes might deepen understanding of consumer behaviour, decision-making processes, risk perception mitigation, debt behaviours, and credit adoption. Full article
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