New academic programs in electronic commerce have been created at a number of schools, while at other schools such programs have been rejected. This situation raises questions about the rationale, development process, and course requirements for e-commerce programs. This paper examines these questions by first reviewing ecommerce programs in general and then examining the case of the development of e-commerce programs at one university. The paper identifies the critical success factors in the case.
Nickerson, Robert C., "Academic Programs in E-Commerce: Why (or Why Not), How, and What" (2000). AMCIS 2000 Proceedings. 178.