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MANAGING THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISEMICHAEL RAPPA

<Case Study>CASE STUDY: CHEMCONNECT

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Hungry Minds:

Business-to-Business
Electronic Commerce

David H. Reiley
Daniel F. Spulber

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Related topics:

Digital Markets

Digital Markets

Business Models

Business Models

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About ChemConnect

ChemConnect is a leader in helping customers optimize their purchasing and sales processes for chemicals, plastics, and related products through a unique combination of market information, industry expertise, e-commerce solutions, and an active network of trading partners. More than 7,500 Member companies in multiple industries around the world can use ChemConnect's highly efficient tools and services to streamline transactions and lower costs. Founded in 1995, ChemConnect is a privately held company based in Houston, Texas. [Source: ChemConnect, Inc.]

Things to read:

Questions to consider:

  • How does ChemConnect change the market for commodity chemicals?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of ChemConnect operating its exchange independently and not backed by an industry consortium, such as Orbitz?

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Selected trademarks applications and registrations:

  • CHEMCONNECT ®
  • CORPORATE TRADING ROOM ®
  • EXCHANGEWATCH
  • Search real-time for U.S. trademarks.

Selected patents:

  • Search real-time for recent U.S. patents granted to ChemConnect.
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