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ECX2123 - Economics of information technology and electronic commerce

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Berwick: Dr Gennadi Kazakevitch; Caulfield: To be advised; Malaysia: Dr Ergun Dogan


Berwick Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Malaysia First semester 2007 (Day)
Singapore Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit examines the contribution of information and electronic commerce technologies and products in a range of oranisational contexts and the means of assessing the impact of these technologies and products using both qualitative and quantitative measures. Topics to be covered include: IT and EC products, costs, pricing and impact; frameworks for decision making; impact on monetary and payment systems; risk analysis; project justification; cost management; financial guidelines; system evaluation measures and estimates of benefits.


Major essay (4000 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


ECW1101 or ECF1100