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A comparison analysis of smart phone competition model: Korean case and Japanese case


  • Ueda, Masashi
  • Park, Yousin
  • Chen, Yunju


This paper investigated the driving force of diffusion in smart phone market by analysing usage of them and making their component model. Main findings are following four: 1) In Korea and Japan their average smart phones' traffic per user has been the world's highest level. But its diffusion pattern is very different. 2) The Korean government and private companies strongly support diffusion of smart phones but not so much in Japan. 3) Korean and Japanese Mobile phone companies and/or manufacturers try to build their application stores. They collect funds for developing tools and application developers. 4) Importance of customises or localise for drastic diffusion.

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  • Ueda, Masashi & Park, Yousin & Chen, Yunju, 2012. "A comparison analysis of smart phone competition model: Korean case and Japanese case," 19th ITS Biennial Conference, Bangkok 2012: Moving Forward with Future Technologies - Opening a Platform for All 72494, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:itsb12:72494

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    Smartphone; diffusion pattern; path dependency; Component Model.;

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    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm

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