Published: 12 January 2000
Analyst(s): AMR Research Staff
One of the defining and appealing characteristics of an Independent Trading Exchange (ITE) has been its neutrality. Internet intermediaries facilitate business impartially between buyers and sellers. However, two recent trends indicate that ITEs may be moving away from the Switzerland business model. It will be important for companies considering an ITE as part of its sourcing or distribution strategy to understand the implications.
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