Title

Towards a Framework for Weaving Social Networks Into Mobile Commerce

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Abstract

This paper discusses a framework that supports weaving social elements into mobile commerce applications. This weaving takes place through different types of social networks that identify the stakeholders taking part in completing these applications. These stakeholders are consumers, providers, and brokers and are connected to each other through relationships such as competition, referral, loyalty, and collaboration. Each relationship is mapped onto a social network upon which a stakeholder relies before engaging in any of these applications and afterwards, making any decision. The value of social networks added to mobile commerce is illustrated with a set of experiments implementing a smart mobile restaurant guide.

ISSN

1947-3052

Publisher

IGI Global

Volume

2

First Page

32

Last Page

46

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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