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Journal of Digital Convergence
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Volume 8, Issue 4 - Dec 2010
Volume 8, Issue 3 - Sep 2010
Volume 8, Issue 2 - Jun 2010
Volume 8, Issue 1 - Mar 2010
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A Study on User Satisfaction in u-IT New Technology Verification Projects Focused on Domestic RFID/USN Pilot Projects
Lim, Kyu-Kwan ; Lim, Young-Hwan ;
Journal of Digital Convergence, volume 8, issue 1, 2010, Pages 1~10
Since 2004, the Korean government has been engaged in u-IT new technology verification projects in an effort to level up the industries. Recently, cases are reported that RFID/USN technology has been adopted and applied to business processes, mainly by large enterprises. However, further policies and support for the industries have been restrained because of unavailability of essential data for policy making. Therefore, the study examined the level of satisfaction among the actual recipient organizations from the 27 pilot projects to draw implications from the study result. Accordingly, the level of satisfaction was assessed in four project phases from RFID/USN building, utilization (technical quality), utilization (business quality), to maintenance. The study result showed that the technical stability reached a significant level but the level of satisfaction in the maintenance phase for the utilization and proliferation of the technology remained at the lowest. It suggested that a more specified policy support is needed in the maintenance phase to include inexpensive supply of tags and devices, a maintenance establishment of consortium to maintain reliability and continuity of service, strengthening internal competence of the beneficiary organizations for utilization of RFID/USN.
The Role of Technology and Organization in Building Trust in Mobile Content Services
Cho, Nam-Jae ; Joun, Hyo-Jae ;
Journal of Digital Convergence, volume 8, issue 1, 2010, Pages 11~26
The purpose of this paper is to study building and maintaining consumer trust in mobile contents for tourism and travel in perspective of public sector. Mobile contents services are increasing rapidly. Tourism contents in mobile services are non profit business model in an early and immature stage toward the ubiquitous era. Non-profit organization plays a role as service provider through Internet and wireless telecommunication in an information-intensive and network-oriented environment. This article is proposed nonprofit organizations as tourism contents service provider to identify a conceptual framework that can build continuous trusted mobile contents under ubiquitous environment according to developing and maintaining stage. The results based on the focus group interview methodology highlights a conceptual foundation for service providers in nonprofit domain.
Case Study On Knowledge Management Practices In Indian Manufacturing Organizations - Tata Motors, BHEL And Mahindra And Mahindra
Rangnekar, Santosh ;
Journal of Digital Convergence, volume 8, issue 1, 2010, Pages 27~40
This case study covers the Knowledge Management research paper that explores the clear idea about the knowledge practicesthat are used in the corporate sector to achieve the strategic advantage over the competitors. The quoted example of the three manufacturing firms TATA MOTORS, BHEL, and M&M have tried to compare the Knowledge practices in these firms, which explores the concept clearer that the competitors can use the same or the different type of knowledge practices to achieve the competitor advantages. In order to help knowledge management goals, an integrated knowledge management system consisting of the knowledge management techniques and technologies are used. The knowledge Management is supported by different techniques and practices whichare knowledge content, people skills, technology and strategy based. The technology and techniques supports these factors of knowledge management. The paper discuss different techniques and processes adapted by three Indian organizations and a comparison is made to suggest the guidelines of KM practices to manufacturing Industries.
Patent Valuation for Fair Royalty Distribution in Patent Pool
Kim, Young-Ki ; Park, Seong-Taek ; Lee, Seung-Jun ;
Journal of Digital Convergence, volume 8, issue 1, 2010, Pages 41~53
In this paper, we discuss patent pool and a patent valuation scheme for fair royalty distribution among the patents in a pool. In the knowledge-based economy, intellectual capital-the accumulation of technology and know-how-is recognized as the most important source of company's competitive advantage and economic growth. By providing exclusive rights to patent holders, the patent system aims to encourage innovation-invention & commercialization of new technologies-in order to raise the standard of living. However, drawbacks of patent system, which occur as the number of patents issued increases rapidly and patent ownership is fragmented, may slow down the innovation efforts seriously. A promising solution is the patent pool approach, which was for instance employed by the U.S. congress during World War I to free the airplane manufacturers from the patent tangle by letting them license all the patents for a fee. It is necessary to figure out relative technological contribution of patent for fair distribution of royalty revenues among patent holders. The Rating/Ranking Method seems to fit to that valuation purpose. We examined technology valuation models from various organizations and selected a set of more influential valuation factors which can be incorporated as scoring criteria in the Rating/Ranking Method.
The Effects of Corporate Ethics Policies on Ethical Decision Making - Focused on the moderating effect of individual variables
Kwon, Yong-Man ;
Journal of Digital Convergence, volume 8, issue 1, 2010, Pages 55~69
This thesis looks closely at the moderating effect of individual variables while we analyzed how corporate's ethics policies have influence on his ethical decision-making behaviors. The subjects of the research were full-time employees (n=211) in the Seoul metropolitan region. The research model was substantiated through statistical analysis of credibility and validity, correlation, variance, and moderated regression analysis (MRA). This study found that within an organization with a code of ethics, the level of enforcement of the code and the level of employee awareness of core values sought by the company determined the level of influence of the code on ethical decision making. In other words, internal factors exerted a greater influence than external evaluation of a corporation's ethical decision making practices and therefore, it is necessary for decision-making practices to be transparent and recognized by the members within an organization. The study also found that the employee's awareness about the long-term visions of the company at a higher level and the employees who have a locus of control to their members internally acted as independent variables as well as control variables on the ethical decision-making. In addition, there were great differences in the level of ethical decision-making among the variables used as controls, which means these differences were related to the individual variables. Accordingly, in order to get ethical decision-making practices at a higher level, a education & training program will be designed and implemented variously as considering on the particular characteristics of the control variables we used in this study.
Effect of Online Social Network to build virtual Human Capital
Yun, Ho-Seong ; Park, Jung-Hee ; Lee, Ki-Dong ;
Journal of Digital Convergence, volume 8, issue 1, 2010, Pages 71~79
Impact of online social network to cyber community has increased much attention recently. The biggest challenge in fostering a social network is to the extent whether it helps to build human capital network or social community. We propose what critical factors influence the formation of online capital network. The study uses three independent factors as motivation, self disclosure, and interactivity and two dependent factors as knowledge sharing and strengthening relationships to create virtual capital connection. Data collected from 256 university students to test the proposed model. The results of the study shows that all hypothesis are supported except one with strengthening relationship. Implications and limitations of this research are discussed.
Paper Evaluation of 'Application of AHP in Project Management' by K.M.A.S-S. Al-Harbi
Kim, Min-Cheol ; Ha, Tai-Hyun ;
Journal of Digital Convergence, volume 8, issue 1, 2010, Pages 81~92
This study focuses on the evaluation of an article about the AHP methodology in project area at 2001 edition. It is titled, "Application of AHP in project management," by K.M.A.S-S. Al-Harbi. This paper presents the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) as a decision making method in project management. The evaluation by each section is based on the model by Fred Pyrczak (2008) in Evaluating Research in Academic Journals. This paper has an implication that evaluation method can be shown by quantitative numerical value.
Productivity vs. Quality of Software Development : An Empirical Study of the ISBSG Release 8
Koo, Chul-Mo ; Park, Dong-Jin ;
Journal of Digital Convergence, volume 8, issue 1, 2010, Pages 93~107
Performance of software development is measured by two major criteria - roductivity and quality. Although the criteria is empirically tested in software engineering research, they often present with a limited way under consideration of a few factors or contexts for developers to focus on the either productivity facets or quality facets. Analyzing data on software development performance collected over a 13-year period from 20 countries, we investigated how major software development factors - development type, development platform, development technique, language type, DBMS, methodology, methodology acquisition, CASE,, summary of work effort, resource level, max team size, affect the performance of software development. The results suggest that productivity and quality of software development are affected by different factors and context: function points, line of code, extreme defects, major defects, or minor defects. This research provides the empirical evidence that the two performance criteria require for software developer to have careful attention to find the optimal balance between the two performance criteria.
A Study on the Properties of Mobile Phone that Influence on the Choice of Handset and Telecommunication Company
Kim, Hyun-Jong ;
Journal of Digital Convergence, volume 8, issue 1, 2010, Pages 109~120
Mobile phone-related industries have been mainly concentrated on attracting the new customers and increasing the market share such as for the aggressive marketing activities, but it is the time to find an effective strategy to preserve existing customers since the mobile phone market had already reached the saturation. In this study, the properties of mobile phone that influence on the choice of handset and telecom company were analyzed. General properties of respondents were explored and the mobile phone properties were grouped by common factors. And analyzed the effect of factors on customer satisfaction with structural equation model. 10.4% of respondents are used their handset more than two years and 48.7% wanted to purchase other manufacturer's handset if they repurchase mobile phone. These results might come form the fact that the life cycle of mobile phone become shorter by the heating competition in mobile phone market and, to some degree, the influence of smart phone which recently become globally popular. Four factors, 'Hardware Quality', 'Practicality', 'Convergence Functions' and 'Level of Awareness', are induced from the mobile phone properties. In Structural Equation Model analysis, 'Hardware Quality' and 'Practicality' have significant and positive effects on Customer Satisfaction. But, 'Awareness' such as brand and trend appeared quite less influence on the customer satisfaction.