LOG206 e-Business

LOG206 e-Business

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Program of study: 
Bachelor i logistikk og SCM
Level of study: 
1. syklus (bachelor)
Teaching semester: 
2017 Vår
Assessment semester: 
2017 Vår
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Recommended previous knowledge


Course content

The course covers the transition from traditional to electron business. The following concepts are discussed:

  • Incentives and problems in e-business
  • Transition strategies for e-business
  • Legal rights and problems and technical standards for cooperation
  • Trade and trade channels: buyer, seller, distributors, competitors, network economics, lock-in
  • New business structures: within companies, between companies, virtual business, models for trade between companies (B2B) and between companies and customers (B2C)
  • Customer relations management (CRM)
  • Supply chain management (SCM)
  • Electronic document exchange
  • Electronic payment, security
  • Network infrastructure and internet technologies for e-business
  • Pricing policies pricing of services
  • Planning e-business to generate value increases

A required project must be handed in. The groups can consist of 1-2 students. The groups will be give a list of topics to choice from – only one topic per group. At least one person from each group will present the project. Projects may be reviewed by peer-review.

Learning outcome

The course will give an overview of the incentives and opportunities resulting from the development of e-business. Furthermore, there will be a discussion of relevant economic concepts, the character of organizations, participation in this new market place and use of information technology, which has caused a transition from traditional to electronic for the purpose of creating larger and faster increases in the value chain.

The successful candidate shall with fulfillment of this course:

  • have knowledge in the subject area
  • can evaluate the appropriateness and application of various methods in the use of ICT in an e-Business project
  • can make their own or evaluate a strategic plan for the use of ICT in business
Working and learning activities

4 hours (2 + 2)  of lecture per week. 


Required reading list is given in fronter at the semester start

Relevant literature:
Turban et al, 2012. Electronic Commerce 2012 - a Managerial and Social Networks Perspective. 7th ed. Pearson Global Editions

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