Journal of Global Information Management
ISSN / EISSN : 1062-7375 / 1533-7995
Published by: IGI Global (10.4018)
Total articles ≅ 712
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Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 29, pp 71-85; https://doi.org/10.4018/jgim.20210901.oa5
The digital economy continuously injects new momentum into the traditional economy and has become an important driving force for national economic development. Against this backdrop and using input-output data from the WIOD from 2002 to 2014, this paper empirically analyzes the impact of the development of the digital economy on the domestic value-added rate of Chinese manufacturing industry exports and the mechanism underlying this relationship. The results show that (1) digital economic input significantly promotes growth in the domestic value-added rate of manufacturing industry exports, (2) digital economic input mainly increases the domestic value-added rate of intermediate-product exports, (3) digital input has a significant positive impact on the capital-intensive and knowledge-intensive manufacturing industries, and (4) technological progress and cost reduction are important mechanisms through which the digital economy promotes the domestic value-added rate of exports.
Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 29, pp 20-36; https://doi.org/10.4018/jgim.20210901.oa2
With the widespread use of the internet, exploring how it will influence the labor market is of great significance. Based on the 2010-2018 China Family Panel Studies dataset, this paper investigates the effect of the internet on sustainable employability among Chinese aged 16-60. The empirical results of the panel double-hurdle model show that the internet can significantly enhance an individual's competitiveness in the labor market. Moreover, the heterogeneity tests show that the middle aged and older adults, freelancers, and those living in disadvantaged regions can benefit more on employability brought about by the internet. The authors define this phenomenon as the information welfare of the internet, which has narrowed the digital gap caused by the uneven development of technology among different social groups. In addition, the positive coefficient associated with internet use is driven by higher skill requirements in specific workplaces. The authors further explored the role workplace computerization has had in this process.
Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 29, pp 37-54; https://doi.org/10.4018/jgim.20210901.oa3
Under the backdrop of the continuous escalation of the Sino—U.S. trade friction, China's industrial development environment in global value chains (GVCs) has further deteriorated, research on the improvement GVC status of the Chinese manufacturing industry has become the focus of attention for industry and academia. The direction of R&D inputs are of utmost importance to the improvement of GVC status. However, comparatively little attention has been paid to this topic in existing studies. Following the production activity decomposition framework and combining with the World Input-Output Tables, the action mechanism of R&D inputs on GVC status from two aspects of industrial value-added and embedding position were analyzed, the moderating effect of digital servitization was demonstrated. Results show that: The input of applied research has inverted U-shaped influence on the industrial value-added, while it has U-shaped influence on embedding position; The input of basic research has U-shaped influence on the industrial value-added, while it has inverted U-shaped influence on embedding position; The moderating effect of digital servitization between R&D inputs and GVC status is significant, in the short term, the digital servitization can not only magnify the promotion effect of the applied research inputs on GVC status, but also shorten the lag period of basic research inputs on GVC status. In the long run, the digital servitization can not only weaken the marginalization trend of the applied research inputs on GVC status, but also enhance the positive feedback effect of basic research inputs on GVC status. This study is important for China to improve the GVC status.
Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 29, pp 86-111; https://doi.org/10.4018/jgim.20210901.oa6
The impact of cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) on international trade is prominent in recent years. The authors extend the international trade model with heterogeneous firms to include CBEC export and deduce that CBEC lowers the capability threshold for export. Firms and regions with different capabilities are affected differently, but the total regional export is increasing. In the empirical analysis section, they use panel data from 31 provinces in China from 2015 to 2018 and construct proxy variables for CBEC with CBEC comprehensive pilot zones and CBEC exporters. They find that CBEC contributes to economic growth and economic convergence. The underlying mechanisms include the convergence of regional exports and total factor productivity, while the convergence of capital isn't supported by the results.
Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 29, pp 176-193; https://doi.org/10.4018/jgim.20210901.oa10
Today, the advent of social media has provided a platform for expressing opinions regarding legislation and public schemes. One such burning legislation introduced in India is the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and its impact on the National Citizenship Register (NRC) and, subsequently, on the National Population Register (NPR). This study examines and determines the opinions expressed on social media regarding the act through a Twitter analysis approach that extracts nearly 18,000 tweets during 10 days of introducing the scheme. The analysis revealed that the opinion was neutral but tended to a more negative reaction. Consequently, recommendations on improving public perception about the scheme by suitable for interpreting the Act to the public are provided in the paper.
Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 29, pp 1-19; https://doi.org/10.4018/jgim.20210901.oa1
Under the background of digital economy, technological diversification and R&D internationalization are important strategic choices for eMNCs, represented by China, to seek advanced technological resources and create competitive advantages. This paper takes China's listed MNCs from 2009 to 2019 as the research object and applies a non-equilibrium panel negative binomial fixed effect regression to investigate the impact mechanism of technological diversification of China's MNCs on enterprise innovation performance and the moderating effect of overseas R&D networks. Results show that the related technological diversification of MNCs has a significant positive impact, and the unrelated technological diversification and their innovation performance are in inverted U-shaped relationship; overseas R&D networks have significant moderating effect while the breadth and depth of the moderating effect are not the same; significant differences exist in the moderating effect of overseas R&D networks due to the heterogeneity of institutional development levels among regions in China.
Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 29, pp 55-70; https://doi.org/10.4018/jgim.20210901.oa4
Cross-border e-commerce has gradually expanded in international trade markets over the past decades. This paper analyzes the determinants of the volume of cross-border e-commerce in a gravity model framework. Moreover, the paper explores the role of internet popularity and finds a significant promotion effect on the volume of cross-border e-commerce. Furthermore, by utilizing cross-border express delivery data, the analysis indicates a significant difference in the impacts of the determinants between the aggregate and consumer levels and provides an important addition to the literature on e-commerce and international trade.
Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 29, pp 112-137; https://doi.org/10.4018/jgim.20210901.oa7
With proliferated applications of the internet and world wide web, people are increasingly interacting with government websites. It is therefore significant to measure satisfaction on government systems from citizen's perspective. While general customer satisfaction index (CSI) models have received much attention from researchers, few studies are conducted to evaluate public satisfaction on government websites. The extent to which traditional CSI models can be extended to investigate public satisfaction on government websites remains unclear. On analysis of CSI, technology acceptance model (TAM), and task-technology fit (TTF) model, this study constructs a government website public satisfaction index (GWPSI) model and provides an empirical study by adapting GWPSI model in the context of G2C e-government. Structural equation modeling (SEM) is applied to data collection and processing with questionnaires collected from users of the government website of Guangdong Province in China. The findings provide several important implications for e-government research and practice.
Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 29, pp 138-160; https://doi.org/10.4018/jgim.20210901.oa8
Despite the popularity of online health services (OHSs) among patients in recent years, academic research on this phenomenon is limited. Drawing on the valence framework, the authors proposed a model to explore both the most important facilitators of OHS use intention from the perceived value perspective and inhibitors of OHS use intention from the perceived risk perspective. Data were collected from 407 OHS users through an online survey. Results showed that the inhibitors of OHS use intention include privacy risk and social risk, while facilitators include social support value, convenience value, and utilitarian value. These findings enrich the OHS literature by revealing both the inhibitors and facilitators of OHS use intention. This study also provides practical implications for platforms offering OHS in relation to effectively attracting users.
Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 29, pp 161-175; https://doi.org/10.4018/jgim.20210901.oa9
The growth and rising prominence of multinationals from emerging markets (eMNCs) mark a significant phase in the evolution of the world economy in the last decade. This study investigates the effect of eMNCs' institutional embeddedness in terms of age on the adoption strategy of new and emerging information and communication technologies (ICT). Using panel multiple regression on a unique database of 3,756 observations from 394 Indian eMNCs in period of 2009 to 2019, the authors find that firm age has a unique negative impact on ICT investments of eMNCs. However, ownership is able to influence the negative impact of age in unique ways. Business group affiliation attenuates the impact of firm age on ICT investments, such that the reduction in ICT investments with firm age is less for BG-affiliated firms. Meanwhile, the higher the foreign institutional ownership in eMNCs, the lower the impact of firm age on ICT investments.