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How Independent Is my Independent Trading Exchange?

Published: 12 January 2000

ID: G00190633

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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