Handbook of Research in Mobile Business: Technical, Methodological, and Social Perspectives, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Bhuvan Unhelkar [University of Western Sydney (Australia)]
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  • ISBN-10: 1591408180
  • ISBN-13: 9781591408185
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 903 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released July 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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The Handbook of Research on Mobile Business: Technical, Methodological and Social Perspectives is the premier reference source for the latest research and scientific findings in the constantly expanding field of mobile business. This collection of comprehensive chapters brings together the practical experiences and knowledge of researchers and academics, making it the single most significant contribution on understanding the usage and application of mobile technologies and networks in global business. The Handbook of Research on Mobile Business provides groundbreaking strategic input into the future of mobile technologies, bringing together the best in thoughts and practices of this fascinating, global technology.

Key features include:

  • Authoritative contributions by the world's leading experts
  • A single source for comprehensive information on an expansive field
  • In-depth description of key issues, terms, and concepts
  • Comprehensive references on existing literature on mobile business
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • Cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to mobile business

Originally published in print format in 2006.



  • Bhuvan Unhelkar [University of Western Sydney (Australia)]

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Location.
2: Information Management in Mobile Environments Using a Location-Aware Intelligent Agent System.
3: Location-Based Services: Opportunities and Challenges.
4: Location Services in Cellular Networks.
5: Ontologies for Location-Based Services.
6: Health.
7: Relevance of Mobile Computing in the Field of Medicine.
8: Mobility in Healthcare for Remote Intensive Care Unit Clinical Management.
9: The Evaluation of Wireless Devices Used by Staff at Westmead Hospital, Sydney.
10: Mobile Comprehensive Emergency System.
11: Application of Mobile Technologies in Healthcare Diagnostics and Administration.
12: Technical.
13: Energy—Efficient Cache Invalidation in Wireless Mobile Environment.
14: Review of Wireless Technologies and Generations.
15: Orthogonal Complex Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (Ocqpsk) Spreading for 3G W-Cdma Systems.
16: Code and Time Synchronization of the Cell Search Design Influence on W-CDMA System Performance.
17: Turbo Equalizer: A Solution to 4G Mobiles.
18: Administration of Wireless Software Components.
19: Mobile User Data Mining and Its Applications.
20: Dynamic Matching of Supply and Demand in an M-Commerce Services Marketplace: Using Intelligent Agents and Semantic Technology.
21: Information Delivery for Mobile Business: Architecture for Accessing Large Documents Through Mobile Devices.
22: Database Queries in Mobile Environments.
23: Network.
24: A Neural Network—Based Mobile Architecture for Mobile Agents.
25: Load Balancing as a Key to Enable Different Services in a Cellular Network.
26: A Novel Fuzzy Scheduler for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks.
27: Co-Existence of Wlan and Wpan Communication Systems.
28: Mobility Support Resource Management for Mobile Networks.
29: Security.
30: Secure Agent Roaming for Mobile Business.
31: Tackling Counterfeiting with a Secure Online Track-and-Trace System.
32: Developing a Theory of Portable Public Key Infrastructure (Portablepki) for Mobile Business Security.
33: Systems, Handheld Devices, and Payment Methods for Mobile Commerce.
34: Strategy.
35: Strategic Perspectives in Mobile Banking: Technology, Value Creation, and Developing Factors.
36: Mobile Commerce in Emerging Economies.
37: M-Business: A Global Perspective.
38: Mobile Strategy Roadmap.
39: Relating Mobile Computing to Mobile Commerce.
40: The Future of Mobile Technologies and Applications in China.
41: Application.
42: Developing Smart Client Mobile Applications.
43: Ontology-Based Information Retrieval Under a Mobile Business Environment.
44: Intelligent Product Brokering Services.
45: Understanding Mobile Webservices (Mws) and Their Role in Integrating Mobile Devices.
46: Push-Multicasting to Wireless Devices Using Publish/Subscribe Model.
47: Method.
48: A Methodology for M-Transformation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Its Application in Practice Using Cbeads.
49: Business Process Mobility.
50: Evaluation of Mobile Technologies in the Context of Their Applications, Limitations, and Transformation.
51: Policy-Based Mobile Computing.
52: Customer.
53: Investigation of Consumer Behavior in Using Mobile Payment Services—A Case Study Of Mobile Recreational Services In Taiwan.
54: Mobile CRM: Reaching, Acquiring, and Retaining Mobility Consumers.
55: Factors Influencing Segmentation and Demographics of Mobile-Customers.
56: Social.
57: Mobile Camera Phones—Dealing with Privacy, Harassment, and Spying/Surveillance Concerns.
58: Social Context for Mobile Computing Device Adoption and Diffusion: A Proposed Research Model and Key Research Issues.
59: A Socio—Cultural Analysis of the Present and the Future of the M-Commerce Industry.
60: The Mobile Network as a New Medium for Marketing Communications: A Case Study.
61: Overview and Understanding of Mobile Business in the Age of Communication.
62: Case Study.
63: Successful Implementation of Emerging Communication Technologies in a Mobile—Intense Organization: A Case Study of Sydney Airport.
64: The Next Big RFID Application: Correctly Steering Two Billion Bags a Year Through Today's Less-Than-Friendly Skies.
65: Identified Customer Requirements in Mobile Video Markets—A Pan–European Case.
66: Applying Mobility in the Workforce.
67: Applying Mobile Technologies to Banking Business Processes.
68: Mobile GIS—Challenges and Solutions.
69: Mobile Technologies and Tourism.
70: Mobile Computing—An Enabler in International Financial Services.
71: Mobile Computing: An Australian Case Study.
72: Introducing Mobile Technology into an Australian City Council: Experiences and Lessons Learned.
73: Emerging Mobile Technology and Supply Chain Integration: Using RFID to Streamline the Integrated Supply Chain.
74: Mobile Batch Tracking—A Breakthrough in Supply Chain Management.
About the Authors.