nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2011‒01‒16
four papers chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  3. Effects of Piracy and Digital Rights Management on the Online Music Market in Korea By Dongook Choi; Yeonbae Kim
  4. Designing a Virtual Center for E-Commerce By Banica, Logica; Rosca, Doina

  1. By: Domenico CONSOLI (University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Urbino, Italy)
    Abstract: Generally a good business organization presents an efficient Knowledge Management (KM) system. In the enterpise it’s very important the integration of technological, procedural and organizational know-how. The skills acquired by employees, over time, must be transformed in explicit knowledge and distributed on enterprise community to support decision making for strategic planning. Information and communication technology (ICT) supports very well the flow of knowledge inside enterprise and its trasformation.
    Keywords: knowledge management, knowledge building, web 2.0 tools, information and communication technology.
    JEL: D83
    Date: 2010–08
  2. By: Iuliana DOBRE (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti)
    Abstract: Worldwide, there are more and more enterprises, organizations and educational institutions where the educational process works partially or exclusively via the Internet using a wide range of online courses. In such an online course design, resources and materials made available to learners must compensate the missing of the physical presence of the trainer or teacher as well as the missing of a direct and permanent communication between learners and trainers/teachers, these features being common to traditional educational process through classroom courses. The stages of such process, which will be presented in this article, are of similar order with those of making a traditional classroom course, but require a more effort, a more specialized people involved and a greater number of activities.
    Keywords: E-learning, learning content management systems, online education
    JEL: C92
    Date: 2010–08
  3. By: Dongook Choi (ESSEC Business School, France); Yeonbae Kim (Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program (TEMEP), Seoul National University)
    Abstract: This study attempted to identify the relationship among user demand for online music, unauthorized file-sharing activities (piracy), and the effect of digital rights management (DRM) in Korea. Empirical analysis showed that piracy and DRM have negative effects on the demand for online music. In addition, DRM augmented piracy during the study period, resulting in a negative overall effect on demand.
    Keywords: Online music, digital music, digital rights management, file sharing, piracy.
    JEL: L82 L86
    Date: 2010–12
  4. By: Banica, Logica; Rosca, Doina
    Abstract: In the actual context of developing digital services, the promotion of a system that manages multiple e-commerce sites can be extremely valuable in increasing the economic effects for the companies. This paper presents the current stage of the experimental system design and implementation, an open system website-based (called Single Way for E-Commerce - SWEC) having the goal to collaborate with many database servers of the companies that offer e-commerce sevices and also to interract with electronic payment and e-administration systems. This new approach allows the clients, after them authentication, to navigate on e-commerce websites and search different products, grouping on domains, companies and geographic areas. SWEC System will offer to the customer the opportunity to visualize and compare similar products, to order and receive a single invoice for all the products he wants to buy.
    Keywords: E-Commerce; Database-driven site; Open system; Server Side Programming
    JEL: L81 L86 M21
    Date: 2010–03–13

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