Special Issue Editors
Prof. Dr. Taeho Hong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Business Administration, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea
Interests: fintech; AI and machine learning for e-commerce; social commerce
Prof. Dr. Hyung Rim Choi (email@example.com)
Department of Management Information Systems, Dong-A University, Busan 13557, Korea
Interests: smart container; smart port; maritime logistics; maritime transportation
Prof. Dr. Paul Tae-Woo Lee
Maritime Logistics and Free Trade Islands Research Center, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Zhoushan 316021, China
Interests: green port; international logistics; maritime transportation and logistics
Prof. Dr. Hyunchul Ahn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
School of Management Information Systems, Kookmin University, Seoul 136-702, Korea
Interests: fintech; AI and machine learning for e-commerce; e-customer relationship management
The topic of this Special Issue is “Sustainability Issues in Fintech and Logistics for e-Commerce in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era”. Electronic commerce has been developed rapidly over the last few decades. The world’s largest platforms including Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, and Taobao are causing a revolution, especially in the areas of fintech and logistics, and new innovations in e-commerce are emerging through 4th industrial revolution with AI and big data. Furthermore, AI and machine learning built on big data have become an essential driving force for e-commerce market players such as Amazon’s Alexa, WeChat, Alipay, and Netflix, to name a few, who are radically changing the competitive landscape. Blockchain technologies are emerging with a great potential to change extant business processes, for example in transportation and logistics, which will improve efficiency, transparency and security in global transactions and trade as well as greatly reduce bureaucracy and paperwork. Softbank and Alibaba have invested in diverse start-ups in technological innovations outside of Silicon Valley. However, notwithstanding such a promising future, the stakeholders in e-commerce and fintech in tandem with the logistics industry are facing a critical issue of sustainability with a competitive advantage based on emerging technologies. To cope with this, they should address several key challenges to building trust and good relationships with their customers with these new technologies. To the best of our knowledge, a number of papers related to the sustainability issue in fintech and logistics for e-commerce have already appeared in international journals in diverse fields. However, we find there is great potential to make further contributions to the e-commerce and sustainability literature by expanding the research coverage and adopting new methodologies that reflect emerging digital technologies and techniques, including AI and machine learning. Having said that, we have tried to fill the gap, aiming to open chances to discuss the increasing importance of sustainability and the great potential to make contributions in the areas of, but not limited to, fintech and logistics.
This Special Issue comprises selected papers from “21st International Conference on Electronic Commerce” to be held in Haeundae Grand Hotel, Busan, Korea on 3–5 July 2019. The conference website is https://icec.net.
Prof. Dr. Taeho Hong
Prof. Dr. Hyung Rim Choi
Prof. Dr. Paul Tae-Woo Lee
Prof. Dr. Hyunchul Ahn
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- The impacts of fintech on logistics
- Roles of fintech in the fourth industrial revolution era
- Sustainability issues in developing fintech in the fourth industrial revolution era
- Current situation and challenges in e-commerce development in the Asia Pacific region
- Obstacles and challenges that cross-border e-commerce is facing
- Mobile and social commerce
- AI for e-commerce
- Big data and machine learning in e-commerce
- Smart connected services
- Block chain, cryptocurrency, and token economy
- Country case studies of applying fintech to logistics