Title

Towards a Framework for Weaving Social Networks Into Mobile Commerce

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

Mobile and Web Innovations in Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering

Publication Date

1-1-2013

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.

Publisher

IGI Global

First Page

333

Last Page

347

Disciplines

Business | Computer Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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