SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition

Food in the Internet Age

Authors: Aspray, William, Royer, George, Ocepek, Melissa G.

  • Tackles information science in terms of food on the internet
  • Covers business history and public trust
  • Discusses how the internet has affected certain food industries
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About this book

This book examines food in the United States in the age of the Internet. One major theme running through the book is business opportunities and failures, as well as the harms to consumers and traditional brick-and-mortar companies that occurred as entrepreneurs tried to take advantage of the Internet to create online companies related to food. The other major theme is the concept of trust online and different models used by different companies to make their web presence seem trustworthy. The book describes a number of major food companies, including AllRecipes, Betty Crocker, Cook's Illustrated, Epicurious, Groupon, OpenTable, and Yelp. The book draws on business history, food studies, and information studies for its approach.​

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Food Online: An Introduction to a Complex Environment

    Aspray, William (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Anatomy of a Dot-Com Failure: The Case of Online Grocer Webvan

    Aspray, William (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

  • The Dark Side of Online Food Businesses: Harms to Consumers and Main Street Businesses

    Aspray, William (et al.)

    Pages 37-60

  • Trust Online: From E-Commerce to Recipe Sharing

    Aspray, William (et al.)

    Pages 61-80

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01598-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01597-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food in the Internet Age
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
William Aspray, George Royer, Melissa G. Ocepek
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01598-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01598-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-01597-2
Series ISSN
2197-571X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 83
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
Topics