Task 2: (40 marks)
a. Kindly read the research paper Schöder, D., Ding, F. and Campos, J. (2016) “The Impact of E-Commerce Development on Urban Logistics Sustainability”. Open Journal of Social Sciences 04 (03), 1-6.
Debate on how Muscat can be made sustainable ecommerce society.
b. Kindly read the research paper Matthews, H., Hendrickson, C. and Soh, D. (2001) “Environmental and
Economic Effects of E-Commerce: A Case Study of Book Publishing and Retail Logistics”. Transportation
Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 1763, 6-12.
Critically evaluate on cost advantage and environmental benefits of E-Commerce.
Task 3: (40 marks)
Carefully read the provided research papers
Factors Involved in Customer Avoiding E-Banking in Pakistan.
Adoption and Use of Internet Banking in the Sultanate of Oman: An Exploratory Study.
and answer the following:
a. Discuss the factors that are involved in customers avoiding E-Banking in Oman. You can choose any
local bank to discuss for argument. (20 Marks)
b. Propose recommendations to eliminating the barriers in adapting to e-banking. Recommendations
should comprise of Social, Legal and Ethical barriers and their solution. (20 Marks)
TASK4: Format & Referencing (10 Marks)
1 References (Harvard Style) = At least 15 references are required from books, journal articles,
newspaper articles, electronic books, electronic journals etc. Students are advised to take at least 04
references from each of the above mentioned sources.
i. The words limit for the assignment is 2500 (approximately). For each question, you are expected to
write at least 600 words for each question. The literature is well supported with 5 or more in- text
referencing and in text citations for each question in tasks.
ii. The document should be well presented and neatly done.
iii. Assignment should be computer typed using Calibri 12 font and the soft copy should be submitted through Moodle, duly checked by TurnItIn to check the similarity of work.
iv. The report must have a Title Page, table of contents (optional), reference/ bibliography and page
number. Every page must have header & footer.
v. Heading should be with Font Size 14, Bold, and Underline.