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Volume 23, Issue 3 - Nov 2006
Volume 23, Issue 2 - Nov 2006
Volume 23, Issue 1 - May 2006
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Influence of Relationship Factors on Collaborative IT Activities and Firm Performance
Jang, Si-Young ; Choi, Young-Jin ;
Korean Management Science Review, volume 23, issue 2, 2006, Pages 1~16
With the diffusion of the Internet, firms try to electronically collaborate with their partners in order to cut costs and gain profits. This, electronic Partnership, called 'Collaborative IT' is quite popular between large purchase enterprises and small-to-medium sized sub-contractors. This study investigates such relations. This study proposes three groups of research variables-interorganizational relationship, collaborative IT activity, and firm performance. the interorganizational relationship consists of trust, commitment, and asymmetry of commitment. Collaborative IT activity is composed of information sharing and workflow integration. The ultimate dependent variable is firm performance. It is hypothesized that the relationship factors influence the level of collaborative IT activity, while the latter in turn affects the firm performance. The relationship factors nay also directly affect the dependent variable. In addition, collaborative IT motive, as a moderating variable, may influence the causal relationship. By means of survey, ore hundred and eighty-two responses were obtained. Most sample companies are small-sized, in the manufacturing sector. The analysis of data reveals that both trust and commitment positively affects the level of collaborative IT activity, while asymmetry of commitment has negative effects. The workflow integration is significantly related with firm performance. Information sharing, however, has no signific3nt effects. Furthermore, asymmetry of commitment shows reverse relationship with firm performance. Collaborative IT motive works as a moderating variable between information sharing and firm performance. Finally, workflow integration is believed to mediate between relationship factors and firm performance.
An Empirical Study on the Factors Affecting the Adoption of Enterprise Architecture based on the TOE Framework
Lee, Young-Ho ; Chae, Myung-Sin ;
Korean Management Science Review, volume 23, issue 2, 2006, Pages 17~39
Interest in EA has been Increasing recently, however, with the coming into effect from July 2006 of the 'Information Technology Architecture Act' which requires the public sector to adopt EA. Until now, the study of EA has been focused on concepts and methodologies for the adoption of EA. The fundamental issue, however, the study on the factors affecting the adoption of EA, has rarely been explored. This thesis therefore surveyed which factors have affected the adoption of EA. The analysis found that the adoption of EA was affected by the external environmental characteristics such as rules or regulations and the level of competition in the Industry concerned, and by the organization's information technology level. However, technological aspects such as perceived usefulness or perceived ease of use - traditionally considered as critical factors in adopting information technology - were found to be less influential. These results show that in Korea we still do not regard EA as a method of optimizing the IT resources of a company. In order for EA to be widely adopted, therefore, we should Put primary emphasis on efforts to properly appreciate its technological aspects, such as its technological usefulness or convenience.
Determinants of Effecting Customer Loyalty : Comparison among Korean, Japanese and Chinese Online Game Market
Lee, Sang-Chul ; Xiang, Jun-Yong ; Gu, Ja-Chul ; Suh, Yung-Ho ;
Korean Management Science Review, volume 23, issue 2, 2006, Pages 41~57
The purposes of this research are to identify causalities among flow and customer loyalty In Chinese online games, and to identify the factors by which flow are influenced. This research tests the model with Chinese on-line game users and compare this result with Korea and Japanese results which were conducted by Lee's research. These implications are thought to be helpful for Korean online game companies to understand the Chinese online game user and to develop the penetration strategies. The results indicated that significant Path coefficients to flow were the convenience of operator, the provision of information, the reality of design. The results indicated that significant path coefficients to customer loyalty were the involvement of virtual community and flow. The involvement of virtual community to flow was not significant but to customer loyalty was significant. The provision of information was negatively influenced on flow. The result of comparison indicated that the path coefficients were different among nations. Korea online game companies need to develop the indigenized online game and to Provide the information to their Chinese partner correctly and quickly.
Commercial Aspects of Ubiquitous Contents Access Technologies : User Perspective Analysis using QFD
Han, Hyun-Soo ; Park, Eun-Young ; Kim, Kwang-Yong ; Park, Sun-Young ;
Korean Management Science Review, volume 23, issue 2, 2006, Pages 59~74
In this paper, we investigated economic viability of UCA (Ubiquitous Contents Access) technologies from user adoption perspective. UCA technologies are expected to 9et embedded into media and telecom merging services. Embracing new technologies such as UCA technologies, forged through an industry convergence, means opting for a technological innovation that will have technological as well as economic and strategic implications. As such, we adopted user perspective innovation adoption theories to explore key antecedents affecting consumer acceptance of these emerging technologies. Subsequently. using QFD (Quality Function Deployment) method, the impacts of UCA technical functions on user's perceived value enhancements are estimated. The QFD analysis result indicates that the new UCA service technologies could achieve about 42% enhancement on user perceived adoption intention compared to existing digital contents service technologies. The proposed analysis framework and findings suggests significant insights for further research.
Estimating Software Development Cost using Support Vector Regression
Park, Chan-Kyoo ;
Korean Management Science Review, volume 23, issue 2, 2006, Pages 75~91
The purpose of this paper is to propose a new software development cost estimation method using SVR(Support Vector Regression) SVR, one of machine learning techniques, has been attracting much attention for its theoretic clearness and food performance over other machine learning techniques. This paper may be the first study in which SVR is applied to the field of software cost estimation. To derive the new method, we analyze historical cost data including both well-known overseas and domestic software projects, and define cost drivers affecting software cost. Then, the SVR model is trained using the historical data and its estimation accuracy is compared with that of the linear regression model. Experimental results show that the SVR model produces more accurate prediction than the linear regression model.
The Performance Evaluation on Service Organization using the Priority-Constrained DEA Model
Seo, Sang-Beom ; Park, Myung-Sub ;
Korean Management Science Review, volume 23, issue 2, 2006, Pages 93~107
This paper attempts to improve the typical DEA model that is often used as a performance evaluation method for service firms. The after-sales service system in a Korean electronic company is chosen as a sample case. The performance evaluation method currently practiced in the firm was reviewed and some critical issues of the current method were discussed. DEA model would be considered a solution for solving those Issues. However, typical DEA models has various drawbacks in determining the weights over evaluation criteria. Proposed is the priority-constrained DEA model that accommodates the strategic Importance of each evaluation criterion. The results of the proposed model are compared with those of typical DEA models. It is shown that the priority-constrained DEA model is superior to the others in terms of evaluation quality.
A Model for Assessing The Technology Strategy Implementation Competence and Its Application
Kim, Jin-Han ; Kim, Sung-Hong ;
Korean Management Science Review, volume 23, issue 2, 2006, Pages 109~135
Despite much attention of strategy implementation, there is rarely a study focusing on the ways to evaluate the strategy implementation competence. Therefore, based on broad literature review, we suggested a simple model and procedure to evaluate the technology strategy implementation competence based on importance-Performance Analysis (IPA). The proposed model applied to the case of 'Company A' in order to examine the feasibility. We grasped the importance of strategic direction by surveying the employees in 'Company A', and also measured relative importance and performance of critical technology strategy implementation factor. By analyzing the results of the survey, we can identify the barriers to implementing the technology strategy in 'Company A'.
A Study on the Development of Integrated Maintenance System to Improve the Operational Availability for Underwater Guided Weapon
Shin, J.H. ; Kim, H.G. ; Yun, W.Y. ;
Korean Management Science Review, volume 23, issue 2, 2006, Pages 137~159
Maintenance equipments, tools, manuals and documents are needed to maintain weapon systems. At the time, a lot of technical materials are maintained and used individually at various places and organizations. Thus, maintenance engineers can rot get the necessary informations quickly and the efficiency of maintenance is low. In this paper, first we analyze maintenance processes in weapon systems and define the total measure to evaluate the maintenance efficiency of weapon systems. Second, we propose an implementation procedure to integrated maintenance system.
A New Optimization System for Designing Broadband Convergence Network Access Networks
Lee, Young-Ho ; Jung, Jin-Mo ; Kim, Young-Jin ; Lee, Sun-Suk ; Park, No-Ik ; kang, Kuk-Chang ;
Korean Management Science Review, volume 23, issue 2, 2006, Pages 161~174
In this paper, we consider a network optimization problem arising from the deployment of BcN access network. BcN convergence services requires that access networks satisfy QoS meausres. BcN services have two types of traffics : stream traffic and elastic traffic. Stream traffic uses blocking probability as a QoS measure, while elastic traffic uses delay factor as a QoS measure. Incorporating the QoS requirements, we formulate the problem as a nonlinear mixed-integer Programming model. The Proposed model seeks to find a minimum cost dimensioning solution, while satisfying the QoS requirement. We propose two local search heuristic algorithms for solving the problem, and develop a network design system that implements the developed heuristic algorithms. We demonstrate the computational efficacy of the proposed algorithm by solving a realistic network design problem.
A Case Study on Assembly Block Operations Management at Shipyard
Park, Chang-Kyu ; Seo, Jun-Yong ;
Korean Management Science Review, volume 23, issue 2, 2006, Pages 175~185
How to efficiently manage assembly blocks at shipyard has been a hot management issue in the shipbuilding Industry, because it has significantly influenced on the productivity of shipbuilding process. This paper introduces the real practice of assembly block operations management in Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and the Ship Assembly Block Operations Optimization (SABOO) project that h3s been launched in HHI as an academy-and-industry collaborative project, aimed to diagnose problems, propose possible solutions, and develop a prototype system in order to search ways of improving the assembly block operations management. Through the field interviews, observations, and benchmarking studies, the SABOO project diagnosed the most rudimental and urgent problem and proposed possible solutions. In addition, the SABOO project developed the prototype system that embodied the visual function of monitoring the shipyard on a real-time and the Interactive block assignment function that utilized the assembly block assignment algorithm developed by the project. As a whole, the SABOO project tested the possibility and gained an insight in extending the functions of block transportation/stockyard management system.
Scheduling of Matrix Organization for Software Development using Genetic Algorithm
Yang, Mi-Na ; Lee, Gun-Ho ;
Korean Management Science Review, volume 23, issue 2, 2006, Pages 187~198
Efficient scheduling for software development is a major concern for software engineers. Industries simultaneously try to perform a variety of projects with the limited resources on schedule. A way to overcome the limitation of resources is sharing of the resources through the projects. This study discusses the matrix organization for software development. A scheduling for matrix organization is a special case of project management problem. The ultimate goal of scheduling problem in this study is to minimize the overall duration of the multiple projects. A genetic algorithm is presented to solve the scheduling problem of the matrix organization and is substantiated with numerical results.