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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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Taylor, Mark J.; England, David; Gresty, David – Internet Research, 2001
Examines the results of a research exercise involving case studies in 20 United Kingdom organizations aimed at investigating: the skills and knowledge required for Web site development work, how such skills and knowledge are used in actual practice, and the mechanisms by which such skills and knowledge can be acquired and improved. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Software Development, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Mullins, Roisin; Duan, Yanqing; Hamblin, David – Internet Research, 2001
Describes a study of the training needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises in relation to the Internet, electronic commerce, and electronic data interchange in the United Kingdom, Poland, Slovak Republic, Germany, and Portugal. Discusses the development of a Web-based intelligent training system (WITS) as a result of the study. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Business, Foreign Countries, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Internet
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Martin, Lynn M.; Matlay, Harry – Internet Research, 2001
Outlines the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) ladder adoption model which represents a limited/limiting vision of government-inspired support for ICT (Information and Communications Technology) implementation and development needs of firms in the small business sector of the UK economy. A more discriminate approach is recommended, focused…
Descriptors: Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Jayawardhena, Chanaka; Foley, Paul – Internet Research, 2000
Discussion of changes in the banking industry focuses on an analysis of 12 Internet banking operations in the United Kingdom. Topics include delivery strategies; customer demand and requirements; and an evaluation of banking Web sites that considers speed, content and design, navigation, interactivity, and security. (LRW)
Descriptors: Banking, Computer Security, Content Analysis, Delivery Systems
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Howcroft, Debra; Mitev, Nathalie – Internet Research, 2000
Considers the use of information technology in the UK (United Kingdom) National Health Service (NHS) as the government pledges to connect every doctor or general practitioner to the NHS's information superhighway by the year 2002. Uses a case study to social and technical considerations surrounding this issue. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Information Technology
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McClure, Ben – Internet Research, 1996
Although broadband Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) can deliver much greater amounts of information than narrow-band Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN), in reality bottlenecks place severe constraints on its performance. This article discusses shortfalls in Internet services, technology and user behavior, and describes efforts in the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Information Services, Information Technology
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Birch, David – Internet Research, 1997
Technologies of payment rather than technologies of connection are the real trigger for the expansion of electronic commerce on the Internet. This article discusses "smart cards," highlighting Mondex, the electronic purse developed in the United Kingdom. Predicts that cash will be replaced by "e-cash," which is cheaper to make,…
Descriptors: Banking, Business, Financial Services, Foreign Countries
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Brindley, Clare – Internet Research, 1999
Discussion of gambling via the Internet focuses on experiences in the United Kingdom. Topics include home-based leisure and the gambling market; interactive gambling; the marketing of interactive gambling; and implications regarding regulation, addiction, underage use, and criminal activity. (LRW)
Descriptors: Criminals, Foreign Countries, Internet, Leisure Time