Title: A location-based business service model for mobile commerce

Authors: Shouhong Wang, Hai Wang

Addresses: Department of Marketing/Business Information Systems, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA 02747–2300, USA. ' Department of Finance and Management Science, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3, Canada

Abstract: Mobile commerce has two characters that are fundamentally unique to traditional e-commerce: local business orientation and dynamic user context. These characteristics call for improvements of business service models and the information technology infrastructure. This paper proposes a business information centre model, called l-hub, to support local businesses by providing better mobile services for consumers. The implementation aspects of this model are examined.

Keywords: m-commerce; location-based service; user context; information infrastructure; java techniques; business service model; mobile commerce; e-commerce; electronic commerce; mobile communications; business information centre; m-services; mobile services.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2005.007022

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2005 Vol.3 No.4, pp.339 - 349

Available online: 04 May 2005 *

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