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Managing the Risks of e-Business


Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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Centre for the Networked Economy Working Paper

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E-Business is risky business. The first step towards managing and minimizing the risks must be to be aware of what those risks are. Although the specific risks will vary between companies, it is possible - using what we have learnt about the Network Economy - to identify a set of seven sources of risk. Three of these sources are to be found beyond the organization's boundaries: criminals, the commercial environment and legal systems. The other four risk sources emanate from within the organization: people, processes, technology and business strategies. This paper looks at each of these seven sources of risk, using real examples, and suggests practical actions that companies can take to reduce their exposure to e-business risks.

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Centre for the Networked Economy (closed)

Series Number

CNE WP03/2001


Centre for the Networked Economy Working Paper

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