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Developments in the m-commerce value chain: Adding value with location based services

Barnes, Stuart J. (2003) Developments in the m-commerce value chain: Adding value with location based services. Geography, 88 (4). pp. 277-288. ISSN 0016-7487. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

As the phenomenal growth of the internet and mobile devices has continued unabated, the inevitable convergence of these two streams of technologies has occurred, promising a plethora of mobile data services to the handset user. The use of mobile telecommunications devices for commercial transactions, coined mobile (m-)commerce, began in the late 1990s. One potential area of development in the m-commerce value chain is in location-based services (LBS). Using a range of network- and handset-based positioning techniques, operators will be able to offer entirely new services and improvements on current ones. Popular examples cited include emergency caller location, people or asset tracking, navigation, location-based information or geographically sensitive billing. The purpose of this article is to examine some of the background to the m-commerce value chain and one area of current development - the technologies, applications and strategic issues associated with the commercialisation of LBS. The article concludes with some predictions on the role of LBS in m-commerce.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 15:02 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34764 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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