Popular among online shoppers, comparison-shopping provides a new sales channel for small to medium enterprises to contend with brand name vendors. Comparison-Shopping Services and Agent Designs provides a collection of comprehensive research articles on the latest technologies involved with online consumer services. This Premier Reference Source provides e-commerce and agent technology researchers, academicians, and practitioners with a useful overview as well as references to the latest advancements in the field.
Information Science Reference
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30 April 2009
Professional and scholarly
Further / Higher Education
Agent designs; Comparison-shopping; Durability comparison; Efficiency of search patterns; Online environments; Price comparison; Product complexity; Search patterns in electronic market; Shopbots; Shopping behavior; Small online vendors.
Yun Wan is an assistant professor in computer information systems and the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS) graduate program advisor at the University of Houston, Victoria. His research interests include decision support systems, especially software agents, and e-commerce. Wan has a BS in management and a BE in computer science from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a PhD in management information systems from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Contact him at email@example.com.