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Article: Real estate agency in China in the information age

TitleReal estate agency in China in the information age
Authors
KeywordsChina
Communication technologies
Continuing development
Real estate
Issue Date2006
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/pm/pm.jsp
Citation
Property Management, 2006, v. 24 n. 1, p. 47-61 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose - This paper aims at examining the emergence of the current structure of the real estate agency businesses in Beijing in the age of information technology. Design/methodology/approach - The study utilises the analytical framework developed under the Grounded Theory model by coding the interview results with six major real estate agencies in Beijing. Findings - The model explains the metamorphosis development of a new sector of service agents in the society which itself is undergoing colossal changes in the socio-economic system. The analysis shows that the impact of information technology does not pose a threat to these agents in Beijing in various circles, but works to increase the competitive advantages inducing more collaboration and market innovations. Research limitations/implications - The research is limited to the city of Beijing only and generalisation of the conclusion from the analysis needs to be qualified carefully for other cities in China, or even other countries. Originality/value - The advent of information technology, especially in the last decade has set the momentum for changes in various sectors of our society. However, the impact is not felt evenly on each of these sectors in the society. The service industry is a typical example where a wide spectrum of sub-sectors exists, ranging from close personal services such as hairdressing to information selling. The degree of impact from the new era of information revolution varies with the nature of each sub-sector. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81715
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.331
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dc.contributor.authorLi, LHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWang, Cen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:21:11Z-
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationProperty Management, 2006, v. 24 n. 1, p. 47-61en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0263-7472en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81715-
dc.description.abstractPurpose - This paper aims at examining the emergence of the current structure of the real estate agency businesses in Beijing in the age of information technology. Design/methodology/approach - The study utilises the analytical framework developed under the Grounded Theory model by coding the interview results with six major real estate agencies in Beijing. Findings - The model explains the metamorphosis development of a new sector of service agents in the society which itself is undergoing colossal changes in the socio-economic system. The analysis shows that the impact of information technology does not pose a threat to these agents in Beijing in various circles, but works to increase the competitive advantages inducing more collaboration and market innovations. Research limitations/implications - The research is limited to the city of Beijing only and generalisation of the conclusion from the analysis needs to be qualified carefully for other cities in China, or even other countries. Originality/value - The advent of information technology, especially in the last decade has set the momentum for changes in various sectors of our society. However, the impact is not felt evenly on each of these sectors in the society. The service industry is a typical example where a wide spectrum of sub-sectors exists, ranging from close personal services such as hairdressing to information selling. The degree of impact from the new era of information revolution varies with the nature of each sub-sector. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/pm/pm.jspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofProperty Managementen_HK
dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectCommunication technologiesen_HK
dc.subjectContinuing developmenten_HK
dc.subjectReal estateen_HK
dc.titleReal estate agency in China in the information ageen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLi, LH:lhli@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1108/02637470610643119en_HK
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