China

Seminar Meeting 2011.10.27

Today we have three students to continue the presentation and illustrate their main interest on their thesis.

1. Riyoung Chang

The main interest was on the regulation, marketing , expenditure of telecom business.

Chang discussed the necessity to regulate telecom industries by showing the MNP(mobile number portability) usage in Korea  during 2006-2010 which was gradually arising. Chang considered that  customers go back and forth among the operators due to companies’ price competition. This has become a vicious cycle that should be concerned. Whether adopt regulation on telecom industries was what Chang will focus on.

Chang will search for further data for statistic analysis of MNP and market share in Korea, actual proofs on the price gap also make comparison with other countries as his future work.

2. Wenji Li

3G, new type of advertising based on customers acceptance.

Despite the application of mobile phone in China is increasing, consumer beavior is not yet sufficient. Li decided to focus on consumer behavior  by investigating why, how, when and where people access mobile advertisement. She will find proper approaches and give a clue to mobile advertisement.

In her future work, Li will do more literature review, design questionnaires, conduct interview, and do case study in Japan.

3. Milliya Tsai

Location based Service and Regional Tourism Development.

According to Milliya’s explaination, LBS identify people’s geographical position, and people can use it as navigation, request the nearst business or service (e.g. ATM or restaurants.) or find whereabouts of friends, emploees…etc.

Milliya will focus on whether the LBS will facilitate the touring development of an area, and whether LBS provides useful information and change consumers’ consuming behavior.

Milliya also discussed the difficulties that companies will have to conquer while developing LBS. For example, How to make users provide more information? How to provide right information at right time? How to make interface intuitively? On customers’ side, what is the most concerned will be the privacy problem.

In her future work, she will try to understand consumers satisfaction and consumers behavior by interviewing /taking survey on both Japanese and foreign students.

End of Term Wrap Up

End of Term Wrap Up

Today is the last day of our semina class. Everyone is happy and equipped with new knowledge acquired everyone is going to have a nice summer.

This semester we also have two new MA students came from China and Taiwan. Same as last term seminar, we did report the progress of our research activity… At this term one MA student who came from Tanzania will complete his program in this september.

Reception of visiting professors and students from Yuan Ze University, Taiwan in late May. We exchange some research finding and experiences.

We have also been to the Conference in Yotsuya organized by PTC (Pacific Telecommunication Committee) in June. Theme: Digital Convergence Society, how to make success. Prof. Mitomo contributed a keynote speech.

In late June, Professor Mitomo, PhD students, other students attended ITS Region Conference, Taiwan.

And last but not least, we have contributed to rebuild our seminar website. Have a great vacation everyone!