MIS 3537 Internet and Supply Chains
Due Date: April 16, 2019
Refer to the case “RosettaNet and ebXML: Betting on the Right eBusiness Standard”
Answer the following questions briefly (6-7 lines each):
1. Why are standards necessary in eBusiness?
2. Which standard do you think Developcom should adopt? Explain your answer giving reasons from the case as well as the Exhibits at the end.
3. What do you understand by the term ‘network externalities’? Why are network externalities important in eBusiness standard wars? Give examples from the RosettaNet case.
4. Why should a company like Developcom join a standards body? What should be Developcom’s standards body standard? Why?