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Article
Publication date: 24 August 2021

Man Xu, Dan Gan, Ting Pan and Xiaohan Sun

Qualitative methods are not suitable to process high volumes of policy texts for exploring policy evolution. Therefore, it is hard to use qualitative methods to…

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Purpose

Qualitative methods are not suitable to process high volumes of policy texts for exploring policy evolution. Therefore, it is hard to use qualitative methods to systematically analyze the characteristics of complex policy networks. So the authors propose a bibliometric research study for exploring policy evolution from time–agency–theme perspectives to excavate the rules and existing problems of China's medical informatization policy and to provide suggestions for formulating and improving the future medical informatization policies.

Design/methodology/approach

Initially, 615 valid samples are obtained by retrieving related China's medical informatization policy documents, and the joint policy-making agency network and the co-occurrence network models of medical informatization policies are defined, and then the authors research China's medical informatization policies from single-dimension and multi-dimension view.

Findings

The analysis results reveal that China's medical informatization policy process can be divided into four stages; the policy-making agencies are divided into four subgroups by community detection analysis according to the fast unfolding algorithm; the core policy theme keywords are identified based on the eigenvector centrality of the nodes in those networks; the focuses of theme terms are varied in different stages and the correlations between agencies and themes are gradually decentralized.

Practical implications

These findings provide experience and evidence on leveraging informatics in the medical and healthcare field of China. Also, they can help scholars and practitioners better understand the current status and future directions of medical and healthcare informatics development in China and provide a reference to formulate and improve China's future medical informatization policies.

Originality/value

This study proposes a quantitative bibliometric-based research framework to describe transitions and trends of China's medical informatization policy.

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Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. 73 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-3806

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Publication date: 29 October 2018

Zhanna V. Gornostaeva

The purpose of the work is to verify the offered hypothesis and to evaluate the potential of the modern Russian entrepreneurship in economy’s informatization.

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Purpose

The purpose of the work is to verify the offered hypothesis and to evaluate the potential of the modern Russian entrepreneurship in economy’s informatization.

Methodology

A specially developed proprietary method of evaluation of entrepreneurship’s potential in economy’s informatization and the level of its opening is used, which is created on the basis of the classical method of effectiveness evaluation. The information and analytical basis of studying the entrepreneurship’s potential in economy’s informatization is the materials of the report “The Global Information Technology Report 2016. Innovating in the Digital Economy”, prepared and presented by INSEAD, JOHNSON (Cornell University) and World Economic Forum. The offered proprietary method envisages evaluation of entrepreneurship’s potential in economy’s informatization and the level of its opening on the basis of statistical data according to four criteria: business and innovational environment, business ICT infrastructure, usage of new ICT in business, and economic consequences of using new ICT in business.

Results

The author evaluates the entrepreneurship’s potential in economy’s informatization in modern Russia in 2016 and concludes that entrepreneurship’s potential in modern Russia is rather high, due to which high value of the index of information economy’s formation in Russia is achieved. That is, large entrepreneurship’s potential in economy’s informatization should be viewed as a precondition for information economy’s formation in modern Russia.

Recommendations

The author proves that entrepreneurship’s potential in economy’s informatization is an important component of the process of information economy’s formation in the economic system and can stimulate successful and quick implementation of this process or, quite on the contrary, slow down it rated, based on which it should be paid more attention.

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Publication date: 10 April 2019

Chao Li, Shuihua Han, Sameer Kumar and Wei-Xi Feng

The purpose of this paper is to define the conceptualization and measurement of informatization according to a capability perspective reflected in three aspects: IT…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to define the conceptualization and measurement of informatization according to a capability perspective reflected in three aspects: IT managerial capability, IT-enabled capability and IT infrastructure capability.

Design/methodology/approach

Manufacturing enterprises in China’s Northeast and Pearl River Delta regions in China were selected to empirically examine, using structural equation modeling, the association between a firm’s senior executive support informatization and radical innovation performance.

Findings

Results show a significant positive relationship between senior executive support and IT-enabled capability. However, there are no significant positive influences uncovered between senior executive support and IT managerial capability and IT infrastructure capability. The authors find significant positive effects of IT managerial capability, IT-enabled capability and IT infrastructure capability on radical innovation performance. Lastly, the joint effect of senior executive support and external institutional environment has no significant influence on informatization.

Originality/value

This study offers improved understanding for enterprises and academia about the effect of senior executive support informatization on radical innovation performance. It also suggests taking effective measures to highlight the management level and enterprises’ radical innovation performance.

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Book part
Publication date: 13 December 2017

Qiongwei Ye and Baojun Ma

Internet + and Electronic Business in China is a comprehensive resource that provides insight and analysis into E-commerce in China and how it has revolutionized and…

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Internet + and Electronic Business in China is a comprehensive resource that provides insight and analysis into E-commerce in China and how it has revolutionized and continues to revolutionize business and society. Split into four distinct sections, the book first lays out the theoretical foundations and fundamental concepts of E-Business before moving on to look at internet+ innovation models and their applications in different industries such as agriculture, finance and commerce. The book then provides a comprehensive analysis of E-business platforms and their applications in China before finishing with four comprehensive case studies of major E-business projects, providing readers with successful examples of implementing E-Business entrepreneurship projects.

Internet + and Electronic Business in China is a comprehensive resource that provides insights and analysis into how E-commerce has revolutionized and continues to revolutionize business and society in China.

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Internet+ and Electronic Business in China: Innovation and Applications
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-115-7

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2003

Alistair S. Duff

Informatization is a term of Japanese provenance denoting major systemic change resulting from the application of information technology. At the macro (economic and…

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Informatization is a term of Japanese provenance denoting major systemic change resulting from the application of information technology. At the macro (economic and sociological) level, authors such as Fritz Machlup and Daniel Bell have outlined the shape of a supposed new order. In modern librarianship and information work, too, the effects of informatization have been pervasive. The paper articulates a simple synthetic theory of post‐war informatization with special reference to information services in libraries, and specifically computerized information retrieval. It is suggested, on the basis of primary and secondary research, that the “story” of informatization can be broken down into four electronic epochs: offline, online, CDROM, and the Internet. Each epoch is described and evaluated, focusing on the practical effects on British librarians (national, academic, and public) and their patrons. It is hoped that the use of primary sources enables the account to capture something of the sense of revolution accompanying the arrival of new epochs. Advice on a future fifth “e”poch is not supplied, but it is acknowledged that the prospects for a global reference system seem more hopeful than ever before.

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Library Review, vol. 52 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Article
Publication date: 1 July 1998

M Suriya

This study attempts to measure the impact of information on national development by taking into consideration a set of IT variables, and analyses the contribution of each…

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This study attempts to measure the impact of information on national development by taking into consideration a set of IT variables, and analyses the contribution of each variable individually and collectively to the national economy and human resource development in the 21 sample countries. The authors developed a composite index to assess IT development in high, middle and low income nations. This paper highlights the disparities in IT development not only among different groups of nations but also within countries of the same group. The IT Index would assist policy makers to determine technologies suitable to people in different geographic regions and according to each country’s socio‐economic status. The authors also developed a tool to measure the extent of the IT gap between countries. This Informatisation Paucity Index (PI) combines several parameters such as the “Head Count Ratio”, “Informatisation Gap Ratio”, “Gini Ratio” and “Sen Index”. This index sheds light on the distance of individual countries from standard norms fixed for IT development. To assess the relationship between IT availability and the economic (GNP) and human resource development (HRD) of a country, a Correlation Analysis was applied and the impact of each IT sector on overall development was derived from the Regression Analysis.

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Asian Libraries, vol. 7 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1017-6748

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Book part
Publication date: 22 December 2006

W. B.H.J. van de Donk and Pieter W. Tops

Two extreme positions set the tone in learned literature on the feasibility of democracies in the information society. In the opinion of a number of authors, the widely…

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Two extreme positions set the tone in learned literature on the feasibility of democracies in the information society. In the opinion of a number of authors, the widely proclaimed “electronic revolution” will inevitably take us to “direct democracy”. The only question these computopeans hold different views on is to what extent active steering of the further introduction of technology is necessary to reach direct democracy. Some of them (like De Sola Pool, 1983) are of the opinion that technologies of freedom are involved, which will almost automatically result in a more democratic society, provided that the free market is left to its own devices. Other authors believe that the new technology enables a drastic renewal of political culture and structure, provided that it is used deliberately in a practical and sensible way (Etzioni, Laudon, & Lipson, 1975; Becker, 1981; Hollander, 1985; Barber, 1988; Abramson, Arterton, and Orren, 1988).

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Comparative Public Administration
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-453-9

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Beyond the Digital Divide: Contextualizing the Information Society
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-548-7

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The Emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-994-7

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Publication date: 29 October 2018

Larisa A. Ilyina, Lilia V. Ermolina, Anton N. Sunteev and Lyudmila D. Orlova

The purpose of this chapter is to determine the basic preconditions to information economy’s formation in modern Russia.

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Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to determine the basic preconditions to information economy’s formation in modern Russia.

Methodology

The methodology of the research includes the method of comparative analysis, which is used for comparing the values of the indicators of informatization of Russia’s socio-economic system to the indicators of other countries, and the method of trend analysis, which is used for determining the growth rate of these indicators in Russia.

Results

The authors study the dynamics of the values of the indicators of information economy in Russia in 2008-2017 and determine three basic preconditions to the formation of information economy in modern Russia. The first precondition is related to the necessary normative and legal provision of information economy that determines the course at its formation. The second one is related to the readiness of infrastructural provision (mobile communications, the Internet, the system of e-commerce, and online payments) for formation of information economy. The third precondition is vivid progress in informatization of the socio-economic system, as a result of which Russia exceeds the average global level.

Recommendations

It is concluded that Russia has quickly implemented the strategy of modernization of the socio-economic system, creating a platform for formation of information economy.

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Models of Modern Information Economy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-287-5

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