The Effect of E-Commerce on the Integration of IT Structure and Brand Architecture

Horst Treiblmaier, Andreas Strebinger

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Abstract

A company's information technology (IT) structure and its brand architecture are intended to minimize transaction costs both within the organization and between the organization and its customers. Business-to-Consumer (B2C) e-commerce fundamentally alters the structure of those transaction costs relevant to the IT structure and the brand architecture. We conducted a survey among 102 chief information officers and chief marketing officers in 67 of the 100 most important B2C enterprises in Austria. The results show that companies typically implement a certain set of changes in the IT structure and the brand architecture if B2C e-commerce is highly important to them and that these changes result in a stronger integration within and between the IT structure and the brand architecture. B2C e-commerce projects thus require closely aligned conceptual, organizational and financial measures in both areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-498
Number of pages20
JournalInformation Systems Journal
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008

Keywords

  • IT Structure
  • Brand Architecture
  • E-Commerce
  • Transaction Costs
  • IT structure
  • Brand architecture
  • E-commerce
  • Transaction costs

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