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Walker, Steve – Internet Research, 2002
Examines Internet use in trade union education in Europe as seen through the participation of trade union confederations and worker education organizations in the ETUE-net II (European Trade Union Education Network). Discusses the Internet as a topic of training, for delivering training, and in the mediation of changing relationships between union…
Descriptors: Industrial Training, Internet, Unions
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Ngini, Chukwuma U.; Furnell, Steven M.; Ghita, Bogdan V. – Internet Research, 2002
Presents the findings of an investigation into Internet connectivity and use in 19 countries to determine the extent of Internet access and whether it is considered beneficial. Discusses available telecommunications infrastructure, access costs, limitations to access, personal opinions, and results of a Web-based questionnaire. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Costs, Global Approach, Internet, Questionnaires
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Zubey, Michael L.; Wagner, William; Otto, James R. – Internet Research, 2002
Managers need to understand the tradeoffs associated with voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) networks as compared to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). This article measures the preference structures between IP telephony and PSTN services using conjoint analysis. The purpose is to suggest VoIP technology attributes that best meet…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication, Information Networks, Information Services
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Loo, Alfred; Choi, Y. K. – Internet Research, 2002
In peer-to-peer systems, the lack of dedicated links between constituent computers presents a major challenge. Discusses the problems of distributed database operation with reference to an example. Presents two statistical selection algorithms-one for the intranet with broadcast/multicast facilities, the other for Internet without…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Databases
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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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Garofalakis, John; Kappos, Panagiotis; Makris, Christos – Internet Research, 2002
Considers the problem of improving the performance of Web access by proposing a reconstruction of the internal link structure of a Web site to match quality of the pages with popularity of the pages. Provides a set of simple algorithms for local reorganization of a Web site, which results in improving users' access to quality pages in an easy and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer System Design, Electronic Text, Hypermedia
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Siyal, M. Y.; Barkat, B. – Internet Research, 2002
Presents a framework for enhancing trust in Internet commerce. Shows how trust can be provided through a network of Trust Service Providers (TSp). Identifies a set of services that should be offered by a TSp. Presents a distributed object-oriented implementation of trust services using CORBA, JAVA and XML. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Business, Information Industry, Information Networks, Information Services
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Yu, Hsiang-Fu; Tseng, Li-Ming – Internet Research, 2002
Approaches to designing a proxy server with Web usage control and to making the proxy server effective on local area networks are proposed to prevent abnormal Web access and to prioritize Web usage. A system is implemented to demonstrate the approaches. The implementation reveals that the proposed approaches are effective, such that the abnormal…
Descriptors: Information Management, Information Networks, Information Systems, Internet
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George, Joey F. – Internet Research, 2002
Using the theory of planned behavior as the theoretical base, data collected through a semi-annual survey of Web users were used to determine if beliefs about privacy and Internet trustworthiness helped determine attitudes toward the Internet, which were thought to affect intent to make Internet purchases. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Decision Making, Intention, Internet
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Eid, Riyad; Trueman, Myfanwy; Ahmed, Abdel Moneim – Internet Research, 2002
Presents a comprehensive review of B2B (business-to- business) international Internet marketing and identifies 21 critical success factors in five categories: marketing strategy, including management support, strategic goals, and collaboration; Web site factors, including Web site design; global factors, including multilanguage sites and cultural…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Business Administration, Cooperation, Cultural Differences
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Goldsmith, Ronald E.; Lafferty, Barbara A. – Internet Research, 2002
Describes a study of undergraduates that tested four hypotheses regarding the effects of viewing Web sites on Internet advertising. Highlights include attitudes toward ads in marketing communications and advertising research; recalling brand names seen on the Internet; perceived advantages and disadvantages of online advertising; and recalling ads…
Descriptors: Advertising, Higher Education, Hypothesis Testing, Internet
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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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Rettie, Ruth – Internet Research, 2001
Uses focus groups to facilitate identification and discussion of respondents' Internet experience. Explores respondents' awareness and experience of flow-identified in research as a key characteristic of Internet consumer behavior. Finds half the respondents recognized Internet flow experience and Internet flow seems to prolong Internet and Web…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs, Information Technology, Internet
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Thelwall, Mike – Internet Research, 2001
Discusses business use of the Web and related search engine design issues as well as research on general and academic links before reporting on a survey of the links published by a collection of business Web sites. Results indicate around 66% of Web sites do carry external links, most of which are targeted at a specific purpose, but about 17%…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Hypermedia, Information Services, Information Sources
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Teo, Thompson, S. H. – Internet Research, 2001
Examines demographic variables (gender, age, educational level) and motivation variables (perceived ease of use, perceived enjoyment, perceived usefulness) associated with Internet usage activities (defined in terms of messaging, browsing, downloading, and purchasing). The questionnaire is appended. (Contains 57 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Downloading, Electronic Mail, Internet
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