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Interorganizational Relations and the Role of the Third Party

Two organizations are more likely to establish a connection if they have a pre-existing relationship with a common partner or intermediary—this is known as triadic closure and has long been of interest to scholars. However, ...

Perceived Busyness and Consumer Decision Making
WADHWA, Monica | KIM, Christine | CHATTOPADHYAY, Amitava

Famous economist John Maynard Keynes once predicted that by 2028, living conditions would improve so much that we would only have to work three to four hours a day. However, today, an increasing number of people feel busier than e ...

CSR: When Companies Pay and Society Benefits
CHEN, Yi-Chun | HUNG, Mingyi | WANG, Yongxiang

A study on the mandatory reporting of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in China has found that companies’ profitability declined after the rule came into effect, but so did pollution, providing a benefit to s ...

Loss-Averse Consumers May Not Result In Loss-Averse Markets
NASIRY, Javad

Market demand is often assumed to be shaped by the same characteristics as individual consumer behaviour – for instance, to be more responsive to losses than gains if consumers are loss averse. But new research shows that su ...

Winning Back Consumers To An Abandoned Technology

New technologies can have teething problems such that some users give up the whole class of technology itself (and not just the brand). A case in point was 2G mobile internet services that used wireless application protocol (WAP). ...

How Team Diversity Affects Innovation
WANG, Mo | GONG, Yaping | CHEUNG, Siu Yin | ZHOU, Le Betty | SHI, Junqi

Functional diversity in work teams should in theory lead to greater innovation as members bring different kinds of experiences to the table, such as marketing, engineering and R&D. But research on the diversity-innovation rela ...

The Influence of Politics on Innovation
BHATTACHARYA, Utpal | HSU, Po-Hsuan | TIAN, Xuan | XU, Yan

Technological innovation plays a key role in promoting a nation’s long-term economic growth and competitive advantage. When it comes to innovation, politics is an important factor to consider, as politicians have the abili ...

Channel Surfing: To Switch or not to Switch?
WANG, Wenbo | YAO, Song | CHEN, Yuxin

For most companies, TV remains the primary means of advertising, with commercials accounting for 40% of global advertising spending. However, increasingly, the TV industry is facing fierce competition from new media channels, as w ...

Overcoming the Challenges Faced by Online Marketplaces
XU, Hong | CHEN, Jianqing | WHINSTON, Andrew B.

Online marketplaces are a popular platform for buying or selling products. That said, one of the key challenges of e-commerce is managing the reputation of anonymous users. Online reputation trading is a relatively new phenomenon, ...

The Protestant Work Ethic Effect on Consumer Choice
CHENG, Yimin | MUKHOPADHYAY, Anirban | SCHRIFT, Rom Y.

The Protestant Work Ethic (PWE) is a belief system which includes the idea that hard work will breed success. According to the sociologist Max Weber, who introduced the idea, this belief system explains the development of Europe d ...