Professor: Michael J. Tippins
College of Business Administration
Our ability to effectively
compete in the near future will, in part, be
contingent upon the extent to which we develop
an understanding of how business form and function
is affected by technological innovation. Thus,
the relevancy of future business models will
be contingent upon how well firms can synthesize
new technological tools with fundamental business
practices in order to enhance performance measures
(e.g., profitability, ROI).
With this perspective in mind,
this course is designed to achieve several objectives.
The first objective is to enhance each person's
understanding of E-Business and how the Internet
has changed the business environment. In order
to reach this objective we will explore several
critical topic areas and try to determine how
emerging business practices may affect us personally
and professionally. We will also examine specific
Internet companies in order to identify potential
problems and opportunities and to gain insights
into the different models currently being used.
Another objective of this course is to provide
a forum for discussing topics specific to Fox
Valley businesses. That is, given that some
of you are involved in Internet-related initiative
at your own companies, it is my hope that our
class will provide us a venue for sharing ideas
and discussing problems.