International Trends & Issues
Edited By Stephan Böhm, Werner Quint and Peter Winzer
Since years, e-business research is subject of many conferences and publications. While researchers and practitioners often focus on e-business systems and applications, so far little attention has been given to the development of innovative and sustainable e-business models and solutions. This publication fills this gap by discussing the following key issues: What are challenges and opportunities for international e-business? What are the barriers and risks for companies implementing e-business models? How can they succeed in the long-term? In this context, this publication provides in-depth studies of consumer needs, cultural requirements as well as conditions of economic efficiency and successful implementation of e-business solutions. It is intended for e-business novices as well as advanced researchers and practitioners.
Contribution of Investment on Information Communication Technology to Industry Performance (Vesarach Aumeboonsuke)
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Contribution of Investment on Information Communication Technology to Industry Performance
Abstract: Considerable financial resources had been invested in information communication technology (ICT) with the expectation that more returns will be generated. The purpose of this study was to provide the results of an empirical test of the impact of ICT investment on the economic performance in a variety of economic sectors. The scope covered in this study was the Thai economy during the period of 2004–2014. Investment in goods and services on ICT was collected from the Logistic Capability of Trade Survey conducted by the National Statistical Office, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. ICT investment was measured by two levels which were the total amount of ICT investment and the proportion of ICT investment on industry sales.
Total amount of ICT investment comprised of four components, namely hardware spending, software spending, service spending, and telecommunication spending. Total ICT investment was tested against two levels, the overall economic performance and each industry performance. Data were collected by the National Statistical Office, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and included five industries namely commerce, manufacturing, construction, logistic, and medical care.
The results showed that the total amount of ICT investment had significant positive association with business performance at both economic and industry levels for almost all the industries covered in the study over the period of ten years. In addition, the proportion of ICT investment on industry...
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