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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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Chao, Han-Chieh – Internet Research, 2001
Notes that cellular is the inevitable future architecture for the personal communication service system. Discusses the current cellular support based on Mobile Internet Protocol version 6 (Ipv6) and points out the shortfalls of using Mobile IP. Highlights protocols especially for mobile management schemes which can optimize a high-speed mobile…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Futures (of Society), Information Systems, Information Technology
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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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Kolesar, Mark B.; Galbraith, R. Wayne – Internet Research, 2000
Applying a body of theory and empirical research in the study of customer loyalty drivers in the services sector, this paper sets out a number of marketing and Web site design implications for e-retailers. It then suggests several means by which e-retailers can manage customer perceptions to increase sales and develop greater customer loyalty.…
Descriptors: Design, Internet, Marketing, Online Systems
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Berthon, Pierre; Katsikeas, Constantine – Internet Research, 1998
Explores the phenomenon of the World Wide Web, using themes which characterize postmodernism. Discusses the elements of "modern" and "postmodern"; fragmentation and de-differentiation; hyperreality; the nature of time and space; paradoxical values; and anti-foundationalism. Concludes that a postmodern perspective will illuminate thinking in the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Development, Information Processing, Information Technology