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Mobile commerce—or m-commerce—is characterized by the emerging class of location-based commercial services delivered by a variety of handheld terminals such as mobile phones and palmtop devices. At the Conference on Telecommunications and Information Markets (COTIM)-2001, an international conference held in Karlsruhe, Germany, academic researchers and business practitioners shared their experiences and frameworks about m-commerce. Selected papers based on COTIM-2001 presentations are included in this Special Issue. This paper introduces the preconditions that led to the emergence of m-commerce, the main dimensions of m-commerce that distinguish it from e-commerce, and the key arguments from the contributions on m-commerce in this Special Issue of the Journal of Business Research.
Dholakia, Ruby Roy, and Nikhilesh Dholakia. "Mobility and Markets: Emerging Outlines of M-Commerce." Journal of Business Research, vol. 57, no. 12 (December 2004): 1391-1396.