ITcon Special Issue

e-Commerce in construction

editor(s) Kirti Ruikar, Dr.
Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), University of Salford, UK
email: k.ruikar@salford.ac.uk
summary Right from the onset e-commerce has divided the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. On the one hand, are the enthusiastic advocates, while on the other the doom-laden opponents. This contradiction, however, is not isolated to e-commerce. Any technology, whether new or old, undergoes such cycles of being in and out of favour. It is all a part of the evolutionary process. It is these issues, uncertainties, trepidations, contradictions and the quest to put them right that make the journey exciting and worth exploring. It is this excitement that has driven me to explore the world of e-commerce. This special issue is a milestone in this long journey…

Papers in this special issue

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1Ruikar K (2006).
E-COMMERCE IN CONSTRUCTION (EDITORIAL),
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue e-Commerce in construction, pg. 73-74, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/1
2Rankin J H, Chen Y and Christian A J (2006).
E-PROCUREMENT IN THE ATLANTIC CANADIAN AEC INDUSTRY,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue e-Commerce in construction, pg. 75-87, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/2
3Betts M, Black P, Christensen S, Dawson E, Du R, Duncan W, Foo E and González J (2006).
TOWARDS SECURE AND LEGAL E-TENDERING,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue e-Commerce in construction, pg. 89-102, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/3
4Costantino N and Pietroforte R (2006).
THE ADOPTION RATE OF E-COMMERCE IN THE U.S. AND ITALIAN CONSTRUCTION MARKETS: SOME REASONS FOR ITS VARIABILITY,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue e-Commerce in construction, pg. 103-111, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/4
5Hjelt M and Björk B-C (2006).
EXPERIENCES OF EDM USAGE IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue e-Commerce in construction, pg. 113-125, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/5
6Zou P X W and Seo Y (2006).
EFFECTIVE APPLICATIONS OF E-COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES IN CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY CHAIN: CURRENT PRACTICE AND FUTURE IMPROVEMENT,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue e-Commerce in construction, pg. 127-147, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/6
7Aranda-Mena G, Wakefield R and Lombardo R (2006).
A DIFFUSION THEORETIC APPROACH TO ANALYSING E-BUSINESS UP-TAKE IN SMALL BUILDING ENTERPRISES,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue e-Commerce in construction, pg. 149-159, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/7
8Ren Z, Hassan T M, Carter C D and Anumba C J (2006).
E-CONTRACTING FOR SMES THROUGH AN ENGINEERING E-HUB,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue e-Commerce in construction, pg. 161-173, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/8