Title: iPrice: a collaborative pricing system for e-service bundle delivery

Authors: Wei-Lun Chang, Soe-Tsyr Yuan

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Tamkang University, 151, Ying-chuan Rd., Tamsui, Taipei County, Taiwan. ' Department of Management Information Systems, National Chengchi University, 64, Sec. 2, Zhi-nan Rd., Wenshan, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract: Information goods pricing is an essential and emerging topic in the era of information economy. Several researchers have devoted considerable attention to developing and testing methods of information goods pricing. Nevertheless, in addition, there are still certain shortcomings and challenges to be overcome. This study encompasses several unexplored concepts that have attracted research attention in other disciplines lately, such as collaborative prototyping, prospect theory, ERG theory, and maintenance from design, economic, psychological, and software engineering, respectively. Compared to other methods, our pricing model not only provides the feasibility but the applicability for information goods.

Keywords: information goods pricing; collaborative prototyping; ERG theory; prospect theory; electronic business; e-services; bundle delivery; e-business; collaborative pricing; e-service bundles; maintenance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2007.016475

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2007 Vol.5 No.6, pp.623 - 642

Published online: 30 Dec 2007 *

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