Ubiquitous computing and its effects on small businesses

Published on Jul 31, 2008in Service Business
· DOI :10.1007/S11628-008-0048-0
Sang M. Lee59
Estimated H-index: 59
(NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln),
Sanghyun Park4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Taewon Hwang9
Estimated H-index: 9
(NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
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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.
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