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Global Internet Firms Disrupt Business Beyond the Web

Walton, Nigel (2013) Global Internet Firms Disrupt Business Beyond the Web. The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief.

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Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook – referred to in technology circles as the `gang of four` - are having a dramatic impact on the established business models of a range of industries and markets. A new form of competitive advantage is now emerging which is grounded primarily in access to huge amounts of useful data. `Gang of four` members, which collectively boast a market capitalisation of nearly 1 trillion dollars, possess enormous amounts of information. Since information is the lifeblood of most organisations, particularly modern service companies, this has resulted in huge market power for these four internet-based companies.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: business models, Global Internet firms, Internet based corporations
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
Depositing User: Nigel Walton
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 13:02
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:59

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