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Luarn, Pin; Lin, Tom M. Y.; Lo, Peter K. Y. – Internet Research, 2003
Employs a case study method, using in-depth interviews of 29 corporate managers and experts, to understand the current state of mobilization in the life insurance industry. Suggests a conceptual framework and formulates possible research propositions incorporating several variables. Suggests 10 key success factors for implementing mobilization in…
Descriptors: Administrators, Business Administration, Case Studies, Corporations
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Doherty, Neil F.; Ellis-Chadwick, Fiona E. – Internet Research, 2003
This survey of senior marketing executives in the United Kingdom's largest retail organizations investigated the extent to which the adoption of e-commerce is influenced by the socio-demographic characteristics of their target customers. Results demonstrate that organizations are most likely to adopt the Internet if their typical customer is male,…
Descriptors: Administrators, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Retailing
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del Aguila, Ana R.; Padilla, Antonio; Serarols, Christian; Veciana, Jose M. – Internet Research, 2003
Explains the digital economy and its impact on the firm. Highlights include subsectors of the digital economy, including infrastructure; analysis of the digital economy in Spain; analysis of the ICT (information and communication technology) sector in Spain; and electronic commerce through the Internet. (LRW)
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Internet
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Cho, Sungbin; Byun, Jae-Ho; Sung, Minje – Internet Research, 2003
Discusses the growth of Internet use and the resulting changes in customer behaviors related to the Internet, attitudes toward the traditional mass media, and satisfaction. Describes a study that investigated types of changes that have been made in Korea due to the transition of the networking environment. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior Change, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Kim, Sung-Eon; Shaw, Thomas; Schneider, Helmut – Internet Research, 2003
Discussion of electronic commerce focuses on Web site evaluation criteria and applies them to different industry groups in Korea. Defines six categories of Web site evaluation criteria: business function, corporate credibility, contents reliability, Web site attractiveness, systematic structure, and navigation; and discusses differences between…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Content Analysis, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries
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Slack, Frances; Rowley, Jennifer – Internet Research, 2002
Describes the development and use of online kiosks in contexts where users are away from fixed technologies. Uses a case study of a United Kingdom airport terminal to illustrate different types of kiosk applications; makes comparisons with mobile phone technologies; and considers their role in self-managed, self-service delivery of information and…
Descriptors: Airports, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems
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Teo, Thompson S. H.; Tan, Jek Swan – Internet Research, 2002
Describes a study on Internet marketing strategies of business-to-consumer (B2C) firms in Singapore. Results of a survey and hierarchical regression analyses indicate that strategies to attract customers and to relate to customers have significant positive relationships to online brand equity, which is positively related to financial growth.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Business, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Riquelme, Hernan – Internet Research, 2002
Describes a study of small, medium, and large enterprises in Shanghai, China that investigated which size companies benefit the most from the Internet. Highlights include leveling the ground for small and medium enterprises (SMEs); increased sales and cost savings for large companies; and competitive advantages. (LRW)
Descriptors: Business, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Moodley, Sagren – Internet Research, 2002
Explores the link between Internet connectivity and access to global markets, and uses the South African wood furniture producers as they are integrated into global value chains and exposed to the demands of more sophisticated markets. Articulates policy recommendations to promote greater diffusion of e-commerce technologies in the wood furniture…
Descriptors: Business, Exports, Foreign Countries, Furniture Industry
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Jutla, Dawn; Bodorik, Peter; Dhaliwal, Jasbir – Internet Research, 2002
Presents a conceptual model for governments in creating a climate that facilitates the national adoption of e-business. Focuses on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises, suggests measures to assess how a country is performing in providing a positive e-business climate, and provides examples from Canada, The Netherlands, Norway, and…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Measurement Techniques
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Joia, Luiz Antonio – Internet Research, 2002
Demonstrates the use of a Web-based participative virtual learning environment for graduate students in Brazil enrolled in an electronic commerce course in a Masters in Business Administration program. Discusses learning communities; computer-supported collaborative work and collaborative learning; influences on student participation; the role of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
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Simons, Luuk P. A.; Steinfield, Charles; Bouwman, Harry – Internet Research, 2002
Discusses channel economics in retail activities and trends toward unbundling due to the emergence of the Web channel. Highlights include sales processes and physical distribution processes; transaction costs; hybrid electronic commerce strategies; channel management and customer support; information economics, thing economics, and service…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Costs, Economics, Foreign Countries
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del Aguila Obra, Ana Rosa; Bruque Camara, Sebastian; Padilla Melendez, Antonio – Internet Research, 2002
Considers whether Internet technologies have led to competitive advantage for companies operating in traditional industries. Highlights include a literature review; using the resource-based view (RBV) of firms as a theoretical framework for an empirical investigation; and a survey that investigated Internet technologies and competitive advantage…
Descriptors: Competition, Foreign Countries, Industry, Internet
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Detlor, Brian – Internet Research, 2001
Explores the influence of an organization's information ecology, or internal information environment, on a firm's electronic commerce initiatives and plans. Reports results from a case study investigation on the adoption and use of an e-commerce initiative, a corporate portal, by participants at a large Canadian company. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Information Management
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Whewell, Jane A.; Souitaris, Vangelis – Internet Research, 2001
Investigates the impact of the Internet on the UK (United Kingdom) second-hand and antiquarian book trade. Results from questionnaires and interviews showed that, overall, electronic commerce presents an opportunity rather than a threat to this traditional retailing sector, partly due to pre-existing database management and distribution skills.…
Descriptors: Database Management Systems, Foreign Countries, Internet, Interviews
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