Mobile business research, 2000-2004: Emergence, current status, and future opportunities

Eusebio Scornavacca, Stuart Barnes, Sid L Huff

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The convergence of mobile communications and distributed networked computing has provided the foundation for the development of a new channel of electronic business - mobile business. Building on the strengths of this medium, the context of the individual and the nature of mobile devices, the scope of this new channel is immense, and we see novel solutions being applied in consumer, business, government, healthcare and many other areas. Following practice, research into mobile business has begun to grow significantly over the last five years to the point where we now see dedicated journals and conferences. The aim of this paper is to provide an assessment of the state of mobile business research. Using a detailed longitudinal analysis and taxonomy of more than 230 papers from key research outlets, we demonstrate the emergence of this research area and its current status. We also provide a critique of current research and some recommendations for future research into mobile business.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event13th European Conference on Information Systems, Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy - University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Duration: 26 May 200528 May 2005


Conference13th European Conference on Information Systems, Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy
Abbreviated titleECIS 2005


  • Literature Survey
  • Longitudinal Analysis
  • Mobile Business
  • Taxonomy
  • Current status
  • Electronic business
  • Literature survey
  • Mobile communications
  • Networked computing
  • Novel solutions
  • Distributed computer systems
  • Health care
  • Information systems
  • Mobile devices
  • research
  • Taxonomies
  • Mobile telecommunication systems

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