nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2010‒05‒02
three papers chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. The Development Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation By Florian A. Alburo Author-X-Name-Florian
  2. Empirical Study of IPTV Diffusion: Comparison between Japan and Korea By KINUGASA Satoshi; MOTOHASHI Kazuyuki; Yeong-Wha SAWNG; TERADA Shinichiro
  3. The Dissemination of Scholarly Information: Old Approaches and New Possibilities By Al-Ubaydli, O.; Pollock, R.

  1. By: Florian A. Alburo Author-X-Name-Florian (Centre for the Advancement of Trade Integration and Facilitation)
    Abstract: The main purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview and context of the country studies on Information Technology (IT) for Trade Facilitation (TF) in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
    Keywords: Impact of Information Techonology, Trade Facilitation, SMEs
    JEL: F1
    Date: 2010–01
  2. By: KINUGASA Satoshi; MOTOHASHI Kazuyuki; Yeong-Wha SAWNG; TERADA Shinichiro
    Abstract: This study analyzes a diffusion pattern of IPTV (Internet Protocol TV), based on TAM (Technology Acceptance Model). RIETI conducted a household survey of IPTV to understand factors behind advancement of "digital conversion" of Internet and broadcasting services in Japan. The results of this survey are compared with those of a similar survey in Korea, conducted by ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute). Our structural equation model (SEM) analysis reveals that "ease-of-use" is an important factor in encouraging non IPTV users in both Japan and Korea to adopt it, but that the path from "usefulness" to "adoption" is stronger for Japanese households. Also in relation to IPTV users' intention to use IPTV, Japanese were directly influenced by "usefulness," while Koreans were not.
    Date: 2010–04
  3. By: Al-Ubaydli, O.; Pollock, R.
    Abstract: Current methods of disseminating scholarly information focus on the use of journals who retain exclusive rights in the material they publish. Using a simple model we explore the reasons for the development of the traditional journal model, why it is no longer efficient and how it could be improved upon. One of our main aims is to go beyond the basic question of distribution (access) to that of filtering, i.e. the process of matching information with the scholars who want it. With the volume of information production ever growing - and attention ever more scarce - filtering is becoming crucial and digital technology oers the possibility of radical innovation in this area. In particular, distribution and filtering can be separated allowing filtering to be made open and decentralized. This would promises to deliver dramatic increases in transparency and effciency as well as greatly increased innovation in related product, processes and services.
    Keywords: Journal, Open Access, Scholarly Communication, Matching
    JEL: D02 L82 D40 L30
    Date: 2010–04–30

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