The current study presents emerging evidence of the heterogeneities of dispersion in price and number of bidders and the combination of factors that predict auction success across electronic auction (e-auction) markets in various countries. We argue that heterogeneities in e-auction markets exist and understanding them can benefit market participants. A spider program was developed to collect live auction data of commodity transactions from e-auction markets in three different countries: Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our results confirm heterogeneities across these markets. We also found that each e-auction market has a different set of success factors. The article concludes with recommendations to participating members of auctions.
Muthitacharoen, Achita (Mi); Claycomb, Cindy; and Pelkowski, Jodi
"Exploring Market Dispersion and Factors that Predict Auction Success of a Commodity: The Case of Three E-Auction Markets,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 29, Article 19.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol29/iss1/19