The Workshop on e-Business (WeB) is a premier annual one-day conference on e-Business and e-Commerce held in conjunction with International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). The purpose of WeB is to provide an open forum for e-Business researchers and practitioners world-wide, to share topical research findings, explore novel ideas, discuss success stories and lessons learned, map out major challenges, and collectively chart future directions for e-Business.
The theme of WeB 2017 is "Digital transformation: challenges and opportunities." Digitalization, consumerization, global platforms, and transformative innovations are causing industry convergence at a record pace. The lifespan of companies has shortened, restructuring can happen over night, and in the leading cases there are extra-ordinary super-normal profits being reaped - if the partnering e-Business and Social Media networks are constructed properly and effectively engage customers. This has opened a wholly new opportunity for consumers to take advantage of global supply of goods and services over the Internet and logistics, resulting in the growth of a new generation of Internet consumers. Simultaneously, innovative nations are establishing co-operation between industry, government and consumers/citizens to boost service co-creation and to transform public and private sector efficiency and thus create new jobs. The novel technologies are making it affordable for both entrants and incumbents to try innovative ideas within their businesses in weeks, days, or minutes with the help of global platforms and networks. The consumer response and disruptive effects can be seen in real-time on social media and tracked via big data analytics.
WeB 2017 provides a forum for scholars to exchange ideas and share findings on the above themes. Original research articles with a broad coverage of behavioural issues on consumers, citizens, businesses, industries and governments, ranging from technical to strategic issues will be presented at the workshop.
Andrew B. Whinston
Michael J. Shaw
Program Organizing Co-Chairs
Wooje Cho, University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Ming Fan, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Han Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Local Organizing Committee Co-Chairs
Young Bong Chang, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Bo Reum Choi, University of Seoul, Korea
Seongmin Jeon, Gachon University, Korea
Yoon Hyuk Jung, UNIST, Korea
Prasanna Karhade, The University of Hong Kong
Jaehong Park, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
University of Washington, Seattle, USA