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New Search-and-Choice Model Improves Understanding of Online Shopping
BRONNENBERG, Bart J. | ALBUQUERQUE, Paulo | KIM, Jun

“Consumers that viewed item j also viewed items j.” Anyone who regularly shops at popular online sites such as Amazon.com, Target.com and Staples.com, will be familiar with this feature, along with “consumers tha ...

Improved Understanding of Market Efficiency

A one-off event provided HKUST researchers with an unparalleled opportunity to investigate a “hot topic” related to stock markets: post-earnings announcement drift, or PEAD. It is defined as a significantly positive re ...

Breaking Up: the Effect on Venture Capital Syndicates
ZHELYAZKOV, Pavel | GULATI, Ranjay

The venture capital (VC) industry plays an important role in supporting entrepreneurship and innovations in a range of industries. It functions as a gatekeeper, selecting promising new ventures for continued investment and support ...

No Internet, No Service? How Enforced Online Migration Affects Business
HUI, Kai Lung | PNG, Ivan P.L.

All over the world, businesses and governments are aggressively steering consumers away from counter and telephone towards online service. In 2011, the state of Florida enacted a law that required application for unemployment bene ...

Ensuring Corporate Longevity
BHATTACHARYA, Utpal | BORISOV, Alexander | YU, Xiaoyun

If your new public company survives the first three years of life – the chances are that you are well on the way to success in the corporate world. So how can you help avoid “corporate mortality” in those early y ...

Learning from Experience, Simply
LIN, Song | ZHANG, Juanjuan | HAUSER, John R.

How do consumers learn from their consumption experience? Imagine new parents have to shop for diapers for the first time, with little prior knowledge. As they find out more about different brands in the following weeks and months ...

GAAP Versus Street Earnings:The Role of Accounting Conservatism
JIN, Qinglu | HSU, Charles | HEFLIN, Frank

There has been a lively discussion recently within the financial world on ways in which company earnings are reported; in other words, what are the merits and otherwise of GAAP versus “Street” earnings?  GAAP prov ...

Can the Second Mouse Get the Cheese?
YANG, Jing Yu | LI, J. T. | DELIOS, Andrew

“The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese”; this quote, attributed to comedian Steven Wright and an extension on an old proverb, neatly applies to the experience of firms attempting to ente ...

The Broadway Show vs The Disneyland Meal: Different Scenarios for Selling in Advance
YU, Man | KAPUSCINSKI, Roman | AHN, Hyun-Soo

Selling a product before a consumer will actually use it can benefit both sellers and consumers. It helps sellers to plan ahead and reduce demand variability. And for consumers, they can ensure they will get the product, possibly ...

Sudden Deaths Reveal Truths about Executive Compensation
NIELSEN, Kasper Meisner | NGUYEN, Bang Dang

Executive pay is one of the most hotly debated topics around. Are executives being fairly compensated for their contributions to firm and shareholder value, or are they overpaid? One of the obstacles to finding the answer has been ...