Title: An overview of information goods pricing

Authors: Wei-Lun Chang, Soe-Tsyr Yuan

Addresses: Department of Management Information Systems, National Chengchi University, 64, Sec. 2, Zhi-nan Rd., Wenshan, Taipei, Taiwan. ' Department of Management Information Systems, National Chengchi University, 64, Sec. 2, Zhi-nan Rd., Wenshan, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract: Although information economy has been the focus of considerable research, no unified and exhaustive classification model for current pricing methods exists. This work presents a novel unifying pricing framework. Each category in the framework is defined by the structural elements that accounts for its behaviour and particular aims. This work also identifies the implicit joints among categories as the basis for optimising prices (only in terms of different perspectives). The benefits of the unifying framework are that it provides a conceptual abstract model that differentiates between different pricing methods, and positions the future effectual pricing methods.

Keywords: information goods; pricing methods; taxonomy models; electronic business; e-business.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2007.014513

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2007 Vol.5 No.3, pp.294 - 314

Published online: 12 Jul 2007 *

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