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Relevance of Outsourcing S/W Process Quality and Product Quality with IT Adoption Factors (IT 도입요소를 고려한 외주 S/W 프로세스품질과 제품품질)

  • Lee, Jong-Moo;Park, Cheol-Soo;Yoo, Young-Kwan
    • The Journal of Information Systems
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    • v.18 no.4
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    • pp.131-153
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    • 2009
  • Due to the deterioration of the business environment, many companies become more interested in IT adoption to strengthen their internal competence. The recent expansion of the ERP adoption in the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can be interpreted as an example for this. However there are still a number of questions over the outsourcing effectiveness and its performance of IT adoption by characteristics of SMEs. This study aims to investigate the relationship between the software process quality and the product quality, and additionally the moderating effect of IT adoption factors, from the case of SMEs' ERP adoption by the outsourcing. For this purpose, the empirical analysis through the structural equation model has been carried out, based on the software quality model defined in ISO/IEC 15504 and ISO/IEC 9126. The result of analysis shows that the acquisition process quality can affect the product quality characteristics, currently applied in the national software quality certification, and this supports the practical usefulness of the ISO standard of software engineering. But another result shows that there is little moderating effect by IT adoption factors, in contrast to the expectation, and this can be explained due to the inappropriate measurement and the data constraint such as short duration-time of IT adoption. These can be used as an informative reference for continuing studies of the quality model application and the effect of IT adoption factors in SMEs.

Attitudinal Factors Related to Release for Adoption among Teen-age Unwed Mothers (10대 미혼모의 유아입양 관련요인들에 관한 연구)

  • Yoon, Mi Hyun;Lee, Jae Yeon
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.22 no.1
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    • pp.67-82
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    • 2001
  • The attitudes toward release for adoption of 130 teen-age unwed korean mothers were studied with the use of the donnelly and Voydanoff(1991) scale of attitudes about release for adoption and expectations regarding parenthood. Data were analyzed by t-test. While there were no socio-demographic differences between the 10.7% of mothers who planned on keeping their babies and the 89.3% who planned on release for adoption, the group choosing release for adoption thought they didn't have the ability to rear their babies and they took a negative attitude toward pregnancy compared with the group choosing to keep their babies. The group opting for release for adoption supposed that child rearing will interfere with their education, and they have a negative attitude about child rearing in general.

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4G Adoption : A Survey of Vietnam Market

  • Tapanainen, Tommi;Dao, Trung Kien;Nguyen, Thanh Hien;Nguyen, Thi Thanh Hai
    • Journal of Information Technology Applications and Management
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    • v.26 no.1
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    • pp.1-19
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    • 2019
  • The aim of this study is to assess the impacts of service properties, price expectancy, social influences, and switching costs on adoption intention of 4G in Vietnam. The research model was established by the theory of diffusion of innovation, technology acceptance model, service quality, social influences and switching costs. The result from customers using telecommunication services in Vietnam shows that adoption intention of 4G is affected directly by perceived usefulness, personal innovativeness, price expectancy, social influences, prior service quality and switching costs. Whereas, switching costs have negative effect on adoption intention. Other factors such as personal innovativeness, perceived ease of use and prior service quality have an indirect effect on adoption intention of 4G.

Characteristics of Individuals Influencing Adoption Intentions for Portable Internet Service

  • Kim, Moon-Koo;Jee, Kyoung-Yong
    • ETRI Journal
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    • v.28 no.1
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    • pp.67-76
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    • 2006
  • This study aims to identify the factors that influence adoption intentions towards portable Internet service, based on the individual characteristics that assist in creating markets and developing strategies. Two types of factors are defined: individual characteristics including demographics, existing services usages, prior knowledge, adoption attitudes, and service evaluations; and adoption intentions including the willingness to subscribe, subscription term, willingness to pay, usage type, and preferred terminal. The results indicate that the importance of demographic variables depends on adoption intentions, and that users of mobile Internet service and wireless LAN are probably targets for portable Internet service. Furthermore, the results demonstrate the need for an enhanced perception of the usefulness and ease of use of service, as well as an intensive marketing activity for potential users and a bearable innovation to stimulate the market for portable Internet service.

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IT Innovativeness Evaluation considering the Adoption Phase : The Mongolian Case in Early-Adoptive Phase (도입단계를 고려한 IT혁신성 평가 : 몽골사례를 중심으로)

  • Lee, Jong Moo;Park, Ho In;Kim, Mahn Sool
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Digital Industry and Information Management
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    • v.7 no.1
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    • pp.127-141
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    • 2011
  • This paper provides a method to evaluate the competitiveness based on IT innovativeness considering the adoption phase and shows how to apply the method with a case of foreign market in the early-adoptive phase. The proposed method considers a variety of corporate and market characteristics concerned with the technology adoption, and it consists of several internal and external impacting factors that can influence the level of IT diffusion. Main advantage of this method is the ease of its applicability that allows evaluating the innovativeness, regardless of corporate size, industry type, or level of technology adoption. Therefore, it is possible for this method to evaluate the technology competitiveness easily and repeatedly, in terms of IT innovativeness by inter-organizations and inter-nations. For the case analysis, the Mongolian IT market with several Korean IT joint firms is introduced, and final data resulted from an early-adoptive phase case are analyzed.

Post-Adoption Behavior : Role of Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty in the Next-Generation Service Upgrading (혁신기술수용 이후 : 차세대 서비스 업그레이드 의향에 대한 서비스 속성만족은 차원과 고객 충성도의 역할)

  • Son, Min-Hee;Han, Kye-Sook
    • Korean Management Science Review
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    • v.26 no.3
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    • pp.79-100
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    • 2009
  • Recently, most tech-based products are of multiple generations, since new-generation products are replacing the older ones as technologies continue to improve. Although, this means that research is needed to examine as much about the role of post-adoption behavior as the missing link between the adoptions of successive generation as first adoption of innovation, there is a dearth of literature explicitly examining consumers' post-adoption behavior, especially in the context of subscription-based service. For the subscription-based services, in spite of the important role of consumer satisfaction, research on the post-adoption behavior can not carefully examine the direct impact of consumer satisfaction on their decision to upgrade by considering usage instead of satisfaction as the missing link between buyers' first adoption and their next-generation adoption. This study identified two types of attribute satisfaction such as basic attribute and core attribute using both literature review and FGI (Focus Group Interview), and tries to investigate how two types of attribute satisfaction has influence on customers' intention to upgrade to the next-generation services. and a moderating role of customer loyalty between attribute satisfaction and intention. The empirical results show that core-attribute satisfaction has a negative influence on customers' intention to upgrade, due to the moderating role of customer loyalty, but it can raise their intention to upgrade next-generation services. However, basic-attribute satisfaction, on the other hand, appears to positively influence both customer loyalty and the intention to upgrade. We also find that the consumer attribute satisfaction is influenced by consumer innovativeness, her perception of service and the usage of each features' type in different ways. Finally, academic and practical implication is made, limitation is clarified and a direction for further studies is suggested.

History, Trauma, and Motherhood in a Korean Adoptee Narrative: Marie Myung-Ok Lee's Somebody's Daughter

  • Koo, Eunsook
    • Journal of English Language & Literature
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    • v.55 no.6
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    • pp.1035-1056
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    • 2009
  • Korean adoptee narratives have proliferated over the last ten years as adopted Koreans have begun to represent their own experiences of violent dislocation, displacement and loss in various forms of literary and artistic works, including poems, autobiographical works, novels, documentaries and films. These narratives by Korean adoptees have intervened in the current diaspora discourse to question further the traditional categories of race, ethnicity, culture and nation by representing the unique experiences of the forced and involuntary migration of adopted Koreans. For a long time, the adoption discourse has been mostly constructed from the perspectives of adoptive parents. Therefore the voice of adoptees as well as that of the birth mothers have not been properly heard or represented in adoption discourse. According to Hosu Kim, the U. S. adoption discourse, feeling pressured to deal with the stigma of the commodification of children, changed from viewing the adoptees as children who had been rescued from poverty and abandonment to considering them as a gift from the birth mothers. With the emergence of the gift rhetoric in transnational adoption, the birth mothers erased from adoption discourse have begun to be acknowledged as one of the central characters in the adoption triad. If Korean adoptees are the "the ghostly children of Korean history," the birth mothers are their "ghostly doubles" who "bear the mark of a repressed national trauma." Somebody's Daughter represents the female experiences of becoming an adopted child and of being a birth mother. In particular, the novel makes a birth mother, the forgotten presence in adoptee narratives, into a central figure in the triangular relationship created by international adoption. The novel historicizes the experiences of a Korean adoptee growing up in America as well as those of a mother who had suffered silently from feelings of unbearable loss, guilt, grief and from unforgettable memories. In addition, narrating the birth mother's story is a way to give humanity back to these forgotten women in Korean adoption history. Revisiting the site of loss both for a mother and a daughter through the novel is an act of collective mourning. The narratives about and by Korean adoptees force Korean intellectuals to reflect seriously upon Korean society and its underlying ideology which prevents a woman from mothering her own baby, and to take an ethical and political stand on this current social and political issue.

Consumers' acceptance and resistance to virtual bank: views of non-users (인터넷전문은행 수용 의도와 저항에 관한 연구: 소비자, 혁신, 환경 특성을 중심으로)

  • Kim, Hyo Jung;Lee, Seung Sin
    • Family and Environment Research
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    • v.57 no.2
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    • pp.171-183
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    • 2019
  • Convergence between technology and financial services is ubiquitous and widespread. Virtual banks represent an important aspect of financial markets that can generate value added for consumers and enhance the quality of financial services. This study explores the effect of innovation characteristics (relative advantage, compatibility, and perceived risk), consumer characteristics (status quo bias), and social mechanisms (network externality: complementarity, numbers of peers) on consumers' adoption intention and resistance to virtual banks. This study adopted an innovation resistance model with two dependent variables: adoption intention and resistance to virtual banks. An online self-administered survey was conducted and 532 or non-users of virtual banks aged 20 to 69 years old were analyzed. Frequency analysis, descriptive analysis, and hierarchical multiple regression indicated that status quo bias, relative advantage, perceived risk, complementarity, and number of peers insignificantly influence the adoption intention regarding virtual banks. Furthermore, status quo bias, relative advantage, perceived risk, and number of peers insignificantly influence the resistance to virtual banks. Female respondents have a lower adoption intention and higher resistance to virtual banks than male respondents. The findings suggest that the innovation resistance model can be useful in understanding consumers'adoption and resistance behavior as well as reveal that innovation characteristics, consumer characteristics, and social mechanism are important antecedent variables of the innovation adoption decision.

The Differences of Influencing Factors on IOS Usage Intention between Adopters and Non-Adopters in Small- and Medium-Sized Firms

  • Ryu, Il;Kim, Jae-Jon;Cho, Geon;Kim, Do-Goan;Lee, Yun-Hee
    • Proceedings of the Korea Society of Information Technology Applications Conference
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    • pp.365-368
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    • 2005
  • While the goal of new IT adoption in small and medium sized firms is to choose an optimal system to fit with their own environments and conditions, that of IT post-adoption usage is to fully implement new IT and maximize their benefits from it. Therefore, the decision-making environments of new IT adoption is definitely different from those of post-adoption. Also, The direct experience of IT usage can provide some learning effect and the change of users' beliefs on new IT. From this point of view, this study attempts to figure out the differences of influencing factors on IOS usage intention between adopters and non-adopters. The results show that there are clear differences of influencing factors between two groups. Non-adopter group shows that perceived financial cost and ability of use have significant influences on IOS usage intention, while relative advantage and perceived risk in adopter group have statistically significant influences on post-adoption usage of IOS.

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An Investigation on the Relationships of Psychological Characteristics with Technology Affinity and Adoption Intention (소비자들의 보편적 기술에 대한 태도 및 심리적 특성이 기술 수용성에 미치는 영향에 관한 실증적 연구)

  • Kim, Young-Kyun
    • Journal of the Korea Industrial Information Systems Research
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    • v.13 no.2
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    • pp.56-68
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    • 2008
  • Technology adoption has been an important issue for researchers and practitioners. In this paper, we identified the relationships between intention of technology adoption and technological affinity and other psychometric characteristics. We believe that technology affinity may be one of the general psychometric traits of individuals, and thus people have a different affinity levels which may influence the technology adoption intention. As a result it was found that need for cognition and self efficacy had positive influence on technology affinity, and the affinity also positively affected adoption intention. In addition, it was also found that technology affinity displayed a mediating role for the consumers adoption intention with need for cognition and self efficacy.

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