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