The Internet and the World Wide Web are often referred to as transformational information technologies (Jarvenpaa and Ives, 1996). With the advent and rapid growth of these technologies, the business landscape is being redrawn through the shrinking of space and time, and exploding global competition. While a number of studies have been initiated in recent years to research into different facets of electronic commerce (EC), very few studies have been undertaken to examine the impact of these transformational information technologies on the academia who are among the early users.
Magal, Simha and Raghunathan, Madhavarao, "Have the Transformational Information Technologies Really Transformed the Academia?" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 365.