Delivering high quality/low-cost products to the consumer and profits to the shareholders: Can it be done in the e-commerce environment?

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Mounting pressures from industrial consumers to meet their constantly changing demands for products has impacted the ever-shortened life cycle in the e-business environment. As more e-businesses go online with the support from venture capitalists wanting a return on their investment in short order, can the traditional business/management model support these constraints posed by this business evolution?

Balancing quality, costs, delivery, and staying economically viable and profitable may only be a reality for a small few. This exploratory study will build a theoretical framework supported by qualitative and quantitative models to reshape the technology management practices of the future.

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© 2001 IEEE. Publisher’s version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PICMET.2001.951882

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Management of Engineering and Technology, 2001. PICMET '01. Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology