Electronic Signatures for B2B Contracts

Evidence from Australia

Authors: Srivastava, Aashish

  • A unique empirical research study that examines issues associated with the acceptance of electronic signatures by businesses for B2B contracts
  • Using diagrams and hypothetical examples the book explains the functioning and implementation of an electronic signature
  • It dedicates a special section to the historical development of the technology of electronic signature and the development of legislation at global and regional levels
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About this book

The last few centuries have seen paper-based documents and manuscript signatures dominate the way businesses enter into a contractual relationship with each other. With the advent of Internet, replacing paper-based contracts with B2B electronic contracts is a possibility. However, an appropriate technology and an enabling legislation are crucial for this change to happen. On the technology front this feature has the potential to enable business executives to sit in front of their computer and sign multi-million dollar deals by using their electronic signatures. On the legal front various pieces of legislation have been enacted and policies developed at both national and international levels to give legal recognition to such type of contracts. This book presents the findings of an empirical study on large public listed Australian companies that examined businesses’ perception towards the use of electronic signatures in B2B contracts. Essentially, it identifies six key factors that create a disincentive to businesses to move from the practice of paper- based signatures to the new technology of electronic signatures. This book offers legal practitioners, academics and businesses insights into issues associated with the use of electronic signatures and suggests a number of measures to promote its usage in B2B contracts.

About the authors

Aashish Srivastava is a lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University, Australia where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in business law. He received his PhD in law at Monash University in 2009. He also has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science from Banaras Hindu University, India. He is the author and co-author of over 30 publications. His articles have been published in peer reviewed journals of national and international repute. He has contributed chapters in contributed volumes and encyclopaedia. He has presented his papers at national and international conferences. He is the recipient of the Australian Law Teachers Association Conference 2009 - Highly Commended Best Early Career Academic Conference paper. He was an invited speaker at World Jurist Association’s 24th Biennial Congress on the Law of the World 2011. Aashish Srivastava is on the editorial board of Business and Management Research journal besides being a reviewer for various other journals. He has received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Achievement and Contribution to Student Learning 2010 and the Department of Business Law and Taxation Teaching Award for Excellence and Innovation 2009. He is member of the Australian Law Teachers Association.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Srivastava, Aashish

    Pages 1-5

  • From Manuscript to Electronic Signature: Background, Technology and Case Laws

    Srivastava, Aashish

    Pages 7-30

  • Electronic Signatures: Legislative Developments and Acceptance Issues

    Srivastava, Aashish

    Pages 31-59

  • The Electronic Signature Technology: Potential Issues with Regard to Its Usage

    Srivastava, Aashish

    Pages 61-81

  • Security Issues Driving the Non-acceptance of Electronic Signatures

    Srivastava, Aashish

    Pages 83-104

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-81-322-0743-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-81-322-0742-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1752-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electronic Signatures for B2B Contracts
Book Subtitle
Evidence from Australia
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-0743-6
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-0743-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-0742-9
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-1752-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 164
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