Electronic Commerce

Course Code: Ν2-7060Α
Weekly Duty: 4 (2Th + 2L)
Typical Semester: 7th
Course Category: Specialty Course

Learning Outcomes

This lesson permit the comprehension of a variety and overlapping knowledge, coming from economy, management, information and communication technologies. It also provides the mean for improving the skills of design and systems implementation of today’s electronic business. Students will learn to describe, recognize and combine the electronic business models and also the electronic government models. Together, they study the available technologies for the deployment of systems for electronic business that also provide a secure framework for commerce, dealing and payment transactions.

Case studies will permit students for thorough examination of electronic business systems. We can mention e-shop, e-procurement, e-auction and bartering model based case studies (implemented systems).

Students with successful participation will be able to:

  • Describe the basic business models and to deeply detail their functionality.
  • Present and turn to advantage the available web technologies (client side scripting with javascript, server side scripting with ASP and/or PHP).
  • Move forward to other more up to date technologies (like jquery, ajax, css) that improve the interface and the responses of the electronic business systems.
  • Describe the benefits and the disadvantages in regard with the legacy commerce models.
  • Locate and determine the problems arising. Such problems could be verification of electronic orders, respect to confidential and sensitive personal data, security of payment transactions, tax and customs duties inspection, etc.
  • Adapt the electronic business systems to the applicable law.
  • Apply the dynamic web page creation technologies and the internet access technologies to databases.
  • Integrate systems with cryptography methods and apply digital certificates to existing systems.

Course Content
  • define business and enterprise
  • constituents of electronic business
  • e-commerce and e-business models
  • e-shop
  • e-mall
  • portal
  • e-procurement
  • e-auction
  • Name your price and Bartering models
  • Legacy Payment systems
  • electronic payments
  • Client side scripting (javascript)
  • Server side scripting (ASP και PHP)
  • interface and response improvements (jquery, ajax)
  • e-shop implementation
  • e-procurement implementation
  • e-auction implementation

  1. (in Greek) Νικήτα Ν. Καρανικόλα. Τεχνολογίες Διαδικτύου και Ηλεκτρονικό Εμπόριο: Θεωρητική και Πρακτική Προσέγγιση, Εκδοση Πρώτη, 2006, Εκδόσεις Νέων τεχνολογιών, ISBN: 960-8105-94-3
  2. (in Greek) Δουκίδης κ.α., Ηλεκτρονικό Εμπόριο, Εκδόσεις Νέων Τεχνολογιών, Αθήνα, 1999
  3. Amor Daniel, The E-Business (R)evolution: Living and Working in an Interconnected World, Prentice Hall, 2001.
  4. Chan H., Dillon T., Lee R., Chang E., Electronic Commerce: Fundamentals & Applications, John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
  5. Huff, S.L., Wade M., Parent M., Schneberger S., Newson P., Cases in Electronic Commerce, Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2000
  6. Kalakota R., Whinston A. B., Frontiers of Electronic Commerce, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Inc., 1996.
  7. Kosiur D., Understanding Electronic Commerce, Microsoft Press, 1997.
  8. Shaw M., Blanning R., Strader T., Whinston A., Handbook on Electronic Commerce, Springer, 2000.
  9. Treese G.W., Stewart L. C., Designing Systems for Internet Commerce, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Inc., 1998.

Internationalisation I18n