Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 16

Volume 16 Number 1, Pages 5-8

Spring 2005

The Maturing of E-Commerce Education in Our Curricula

Eric W. T. Ngai
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Angappa (Guna) Gunasekaran
University of Illinois - Springfield
Springfield, IL 62703, USA

Albert L. Harris
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608, USA

Abstract: When the power of e-commerce was unleashed for the benefit of the society, the evolution of the business world started. Businesses used electronic data interchange (EDI) to reduce costs, increase the speed, and increase the accuracy of business documents when doing business with other companies. Consumers were no longer tied to local stores or mail catalogues for retail purchases. E-commerce became a new retail outlet in the late 1990s. Educational institutions, for their part, responded by initiating e-commerce related research and curricula. Since those early days of e-commerce education, e-commerce education has matured. It has transformed from scattered courses and is now manifested in undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Keywords: E-commerce, Information systems education, Information systems curriculum

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Recommended Citation: Ngai, E. W. T., Gunasekaran, A., & Harris, A. L. (2005). The Maturing of E-Commerce Education in Our Curricula. Journal of Information Systems Education, 16(1), 5-8.