Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/70032
Authors: 
Meck, Astrid
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsreihe, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Augsburg 203
Abstract: 
With the advent and proliferation of the Internet many aspects of business and market activities are changing. New forms of intermediation also called cybermediaries are becoming increasingly important as a coordinator of interaction between buyers and sellers in the electronic market environment. Especially the overwhelming abundance of information offered by the Internet promotes the development of new intermediarie like malls, shopbots, virtual resellers etc. This paper provides a detailed overview of different new forms of cybermediation and illustrates their influence on consumer choice, firm pricing and product differentiation strategies.
Subjects: 
comparison shopping
cybermediaries
e-commerce
shopbots
JEL: 
L81
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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