A Qualitative Meta-analysis on Convergence around ICT Sector

  • Yong-Gook Bae
  • Hee-Kyung Kong
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 124)


Convergence is a term which often used to explain the change of current society, but the meaning of the convergence differs according to the context. This paper defines convergence based on other research and analyzes 40 articles about convergence in the ICT area. Each paper was gathered from journals and databases in August of 2010 and was analyzed through a qualitative meta-analysis method based on the PEST concept. The result of the meta-analysis can be used to understand the current trends in convergence in ICT environments and to develop a future convergence strategy.


Convergence Information Communications Meta-Analysis Trends PEST 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong-Gook Bae
    • 1
  • Hee-Kyung Kong
    • 2
  1. 1.MBA, Dept. of Management ScienceKAISTDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Technology Strategy Research DivisionETRIDaejeonRepublic of Korea

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