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Provide some examples of industries whose competitiveness have been adversely affected by the Internet and some examples of the ones that have achieved a higher level of competitiveness with the Internet.

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1. Provide some examples of industries whose competitiveness has been adversely affected by the Internet and some examples of the ones that have achieved a higher level of competitiveness with the Internet. Please support your response with peer-reviewed journals and/or textbooks. Use APA 5th edition guidelines for in-text citations and the reference list.

The Internet has impacted the competitiveness in the fashion industry with some populations (such as college students, or different cultures) and the food industry adversely. According to Martin (2001), for example, the Internet could have adverse effects on competitiveness in the food industry in certain situations. For example, Marting found that the consensus that emerges across a wide swath of industries is that "pure middlemen" -- companies that act as little more than go-betweens and order-takers -- are in serious trouble in terms of competitiveness as a result of the Internet. The Internet can, however, also increase competitiveness in the food industry. For example, Martin (2001) also found that the distributors and resellers that add product value and customer service along the way can use the Web to enhance their positions, competitiveness and improve their businesses. Many are doing just that -- along with a crop of new players becoming ...

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This solution provides some examples of industries whose competitiveness have been adversely affected by the Internet and some examples of the ones that have achieved a higher level of competitiveness with the Internet. Research validated in APA format.

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