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 Ebusiness environment. As more Ebusinesses 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 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology. PICEMET 2001 conference homepage: http://www.picmet.org/Conferences/2001/

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Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology