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Ubiquitous computing and its effects on small businesses

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  • Sang Lee

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  • Sang-hyun Park

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  • Seong Yoon

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  • Taewon Hwang

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Abstract

Much of the previous literature on ubiquitous computing (UbiComp) has been limited to case studies, reporting innovative practices of specific technologies (e.g., RFID) and social issues. There is a general paucity of research on strategic application of UbiComp, especially to small businesses. To address this issue, this study provides a broad overview of the current practices of UbiComp in leading countries and presents possible future directions. Then, the effects of UbiComp on small businesses are discussed. Through a cross-national comparative analysis, we present four strategies to provide some guidance to the countries that are currently considering entering into the UbiComp race. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2008

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  • Sang Lee & Sang-hyun Park & Seong Yoon & Taewon Hwang, 2008. "Ubiquitous computing and its effects on small businesses," Service Business, Springer;Pan-Pacific Business Association, vol. 2(4), pages 347-358, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:svcbiz:v:2:y:2008:i:4:p:347-358
    DOI: 10.1007/s11628-008-0048-0
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    1. Silvana Trimi & Sang-Hyun Park, 2013. "Green IT: practices of leading firms and NGOs," Service Business, Springer;Pan-Pacific Business Association, vol. 7(3), pages 363-379, September.

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