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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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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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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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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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Clyde, Laurel A.; Klobas, Jane E. – Internet Research, 2001
Examines changes in experience and confidence among university students in Iceland taking their first Internet course between 1994 and 2000. Discusses results of time series that show that the number of participants with prior experience has increased and makes recommendations for course content, including advanced skills in Internet use.…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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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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Kardaras, Dimitris; Papathanassiou, Eleutherios – Internet Research, 2000
Reports on the results of a survey of 120 companies in Greece that evaluated the potential of business to customer (B2C) Internet applications and investigated how the Internet and e-commerce can offer new opportunities for businesses to improve their customers' satisfaction. Discusses electronic commerce problems and future technology. (Contains…
Descriptors: Business, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Internet
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Bentley, Kaye; Yoong, Pak – Internet Research, 2000
Describes a case study conducted in New Zealand that investigated how knowledge workers used home-based teleworking, using information and Internet technology. Discusses findings that indicate a preference for doing most work at the office, and considers implications for human resources management, practice, and research. (Contains 26 references.)…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Information Industry
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Mols, Niels Peter – Internet Research, 2000
Examines various aspects of the motives, perceptions, and expectations connected with the introduction of Internet banking in Danish retail banking. Responses from questionnaires and results from a factor analysis and a hierarchical cluster analysis indicate a belief that Internet banking will become more important in the future. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Banking, Cluster Analysis, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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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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