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7.2 Internet Use in Agriculture, Remote Service, and Maintenance: E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Consulting, E-Support

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Citation:  Ferentinos, K. P., K. G. Arvanitis, and Nick A. Sigrimis. 2006. Section 7.2 Internet Use in Agriculture, Remote Service, and Maintenance: E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Consulting, E-Support, pp. 453-464 of Chapter 7 Communication Issues and Internet Use, in CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume VI Information Technology. Edited by CIGR--The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; Volume Editor, Axel Munack. St. Joseph, Michigan, USA: ASABE.  .(doi:10.13031/2013.21694)
Authors:   K. P. Ferentinos, K. G. Arvanitis, and N. A. Sigrimis
Keywords:   E-commerce, E-business, Agribusiness, Agri-food chain, Remote service and maintenance

This part of Chapter 7 deals with some recent advancements in the agribusiness sector due to the appropriate use of several services available through the Internet. Initially, the general categories of e-business and e-commerce are presented. The possible customer-centered interactions are analyzed and the characteristics of remote service and maintenance developed in agriculture are presented. Subsequently, the development of e-commerce in agriculture is investigated by presenting its characteristics, theoretical benefits, and impact factors. Finally, some representative applications of agribusiness on the Internet are presented and some conclusions on the successful adoption of e-commerce in agriculture are drawn.

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