The history of E-commerce is a history of how Information Technology has transformed business processes. Some authors will track back the history of E-commerce to the invention of the telephone at the end of last century. The Internet was conceived in 1969, when the Advanced Research Projects Agency (a Department of Defence organization) funded research of computer networking. The Internet could end up like EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) without the emergence of the World Wide Web in 1990s. EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is widely viewed as the beginning of E-commerce if we consider E-Commerce as the networking of business communities and digitalization of business information.
The purpose of this subject is to provide the strong background to the economist students who have a limited knowledge in Mathematics and introduce them to the most fundamental aspects of the mathematical methods those encountered daily in the current economic literature.
- Teacher: Vital NSANZINEZA