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Article: The Structural Impact of Information Techology on the Air Travel Distribution Industry

TitleThe Structural Impact of Information Techology on the Air Travel Distribution Industry
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. The Journal's web site is located at http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/
Citation
Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2000, v. 4, p. article no. 13 How to Cite?
AbstractRapid advances in technology profoundly affect the way businesses are conducted and the way industry structures evolved. The air travel distribution industry experienced two major technology waves in its evolution, the Computer Reservations System (CRS) and electronic commerce. This paper considers various frameworks used to explain structural features of the US air travel distribution industry and the competitive forces within it. We then describe the historical context within which the structural changes occurred as a result of IT innovations. The current and relative strengths of the industry forces are examined to explain an IT-induced power shift in the industry. We then consider the impact of IT on the air travel distribution industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on a comparison with the US experience, we forecast that variances in geography, culture and psychology will limit the extent to which IT can be used to manipulate the balance of power in the industry in the short- to medium-term. We expect, however, that a uniform industry structure will prevail in the long-run.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86026
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dc.contributor.authorFarhoomand, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:11:57Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:11:57Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCommunications of the Association for Information Systems, 2000, v. 4, p. article no. 13en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1529-3181en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86026-
dc.description.abstractRapid advances in technology profoundly affect the way businesses are conducted and the way industry structures evolved. The air travel distribution industry experienced two major technology waves in its evolution, the Computer Reservations System (CRS) and electronic commerce. This paper considers various frameworks used to explain structural features of the US air travel distribution industry and the competitive forces within it. We then describe the historical context within which the structural changes occurred as a result of IT innovations. The current and relative strengths of the industry forces are examined to explain an IT-induced power shift in the industry. We then consider the impact of IT on the air travel distribution industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on a comparison with the US experience, we forecast that variances in geography, culture and psychology will limit the extent to which IT can be used to manipulate the balance of power in the industry in the short- to medium-term. We expect, however, that a uniform industry structure will prevail in the long-run.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherAssociation for Information Systems. The Journal's web site is located at http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCommunications of the Association for Information Systemsen_HK
dc.titleThe Structural Impact of Information Techology on the Air Travel Distribution Industryen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1529-3181&volume=4&spage=&epage=&date=2000&atitle=The+Structural+Impact+of+Information+Techology+on+the+Air+Travel+Distribution+Industryen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFarhoomand, A: ali@business.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityFarhoomand, AF=rp01060en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros56155en_HK
dc.identifier.volume4-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 13-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 13-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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