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    International business and the dot-com bubble burst

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    Despite the difficulties many technology companies experienced when the dot-com bubble burst, Internet commerce (e-business) is here to stay. What resources does an International Internet retailer need other than merely a storefront on the Internet? Does it require fewer physical, financial, and human resources than a traditional retailer, or just as many? Explain.

    Research one of the following companies (Yahoo, Google, EBay, AOL, or other internet companies you may be aware of) and explain why it is so successful despite the failures of other dot.com organizations. Explain what you think made this company so successful.

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    The International internet retailer are, the organization that directly sells to end customers. It includes catering to a group or target consumer in order to expose, sell, and market goods or services to the public. Examples: ebay.com, Walmart.com, google.com

    They are the business organizations and require similar kind of resources as by the traditional organizations. Infact initially they may require more resources for research and development, laying down infrastructure globally, marketing expenses and so on. But establishing strategic partnerships and alliances is key and that can provide tremendous synergies and leverage. Through internet and wireless technologies they are able to link with their internal and external data processing systems more efficiently and flexibly whereby the companies can work more closely with ...

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    This solution discusses the reasons behind the success of various e-commerce organizations.