eBay's Business Model

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A Look Into eBay’s Business Model (PDF) - a working paper on eBay's business model by Sean Thornton, University of California, San Diego (2005)
eBay - a concise analysis - eBay - a concise analysis - a short but thorough eBay case study by Magnús Björnsson, Brandeis University, MA (2001)
Case study: eBay - an eBay case study by Dr. Rappa's team, North Carolina State University (2003)
eBay: "The world’s largest online marketplace" - A Case Study - an eBay case study by J. Gopalkrishnan, Nirma University of Science & Technology, Ahmedabad, and V.K. Gupta, Indian Institute of Management, Indore (2007)
Auctions and Dynamic Pricing - a short article on Auctions and Dynamic Pricing at DigitalEntrerprise.org
Wikipedia's article on online auctions - Wikipedia's freely editable article on the online auction business model, providing a detailed overview of the most successful companies that have been using the online auction business model in their business.
eBay: Last Man Standing a short article on why eBay's business model has beeen successful; Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (2002)
For New CEO John Donahoe, 'It's eBay's Game to Lose' - a short article explaining eBay's possible business strategy in the future, from Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (2008)
VentureNavigator's article - eBay, one Internet business model that works - a short article on eBay's business model, by VentureNavigator.com, a free-of-charge educational project by the University of Essex, UK (2007)
Weil Gotshal Prevails in Groundbreaking Defense of Business Model for eBay - the short story of eBay's victory in a suit, in which Tiffany, the luxury goods company, claimed that eBay was responsible for policing counterfeit merchandise offered on its trading platform. (2008)
eBay Law: The Legal Implications of the C2C Electronic Commerce Model - a conference paper on the legal implications of the C2C e-commerce model by Andrés Guadamuz González, University of Edinburgh (2003)



eBay corporate information

eBay reports and statistics - eBay's company reports on the eBay corporate site
eBay's official press releases - eBay's press releases
eBay UK Facts & figures - eBay's own company overview pages on its corporate site
eBay's acquisitions and countries of operation - the companies eBay acquired and the list of countries eBay operates in


eBay business strategy

Skype sold by eBay - On Nov 19th, 2009, eBay sold 70% of Skype for $2.75 billion. Official Skype press release page. (2009)
Mashable on the eBay-Skype Deal - a Mashable article by Adam Ostrow reflecting on eBay's Skype deal
CNet Article on eBay's Skype deal - a CNet article by Steven Musil and Jonathan Skillings, reflecting on eBay's Skype sale


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Other Successful Web-based Business Models

Amazon's Business Model - Amazon's Business Model
Craigslist Business Model - Craigslist Business Model
Google's Business Model - Google's Business Model
Microsoft's Business Model - Microsoft's Business Model
PayPal Business Model - PayPal's Business Model
Skype Business Model - Skype's Business Model
Yahoo Business Model - Yahoo Business Model