Title: A database-centred approach to the development of new mobile service concepts

Authors: Chulhyun Kim; Hakyeon Lee

Addresses: Department of Technology and Systems Management, Induk University, 14 Choansan-gil, Nowon-gu, Seoul 139-749, Republic of Korea ' The Graduate School of Public Policy and Information Technology, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, 172 Gongreung 2-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul, 139-746, Republic of Korea

Abstract: This paper proposes a database-centred approach to the systematic development of new mobile service concepts. Keyword vectors are first constructed by applying text mining to the collected mobile application documents. Alternative mobile service concepts are generated by employing morphological analysis to the keyword vectors. Subsequently, by applying conjoint analysis, a portfolio matrix is constructed to evaluate and manage the newly derived mobile service concepts. The working of the proposed approach is provided with the help of a case study of mobile game service concept development by analysing the Apple App Store. The proposed approach can supplement the shortcomings of customer-centred approaches, and it is expected to help service managers and designers in the actual development of new mobile service concepts.

Keywords: service concept development; mobile services; m-services; application stores; text mining; morphological analysis; conjoint analysis; portfolio matrix; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2012.048111

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2012 Vol.10 No.3, pp.248 - 264

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 19 Jul 2012 *

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