Title: A comparative study between Japan and Korea on the diffusion process model for the IC-card system

Authors: Donghun Yoon

Addresses: Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, 5322 Endo, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-8520, Japan

Abstract: In this paper, a comparative study is made between Japan and Korea on the diffusion process model for the IC-card system. First, the IC-card systems of Japan and Korea are presented. Then various systems (electronic money, traffic IC-card, mobile IC-card, passport, identification, mileage card, cash card, and credit card) and services are applied to them. The diffusion process model for the IC-card system is then examined. It is presented as a unique diffusion model rather than a common diffusion model, because the IC-card system is a multi-function system and applies various systems. Finally, a comparative analysis is made between Japan and Korea on the diffusion process model for the IC-card system.

Keywords: technology diffusion; RFID; radio-frequency identification; integrated circuits; information systems; electronic money; e-money; SCM; supply chain management; Japan; South Korea; traffic IC-cards; mobile IC-cards; passports; identification cards; ID cards; identity cards; mileage cards; cash cards; credit cards; unique diffusion models; common diffusion models; multi-function systems; comparative analyses; business; globalisation; Asia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2011.037321

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2011 Vol.6 No.1, pp.73 - 91

Published online: 03 Dec 2010 *

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