Measuring What Matters: Exploring Student Motivations To Inform International Student Recruitment, 2017 SIT Graduate Institute
Measuring What Matters: Exploring Student Motivations To Inform International Student Recruitment, Rebecca Lubitz
Over the last decade, international students in the United States have surpassed the one million mark (Institute of International Education [IIE], 2016(a). Research found here highlights the goals and motivations of this growing constituency and examines factors that influence international students to choose educational experiences in the United States.
Two online surveys were distributed, one to international recruitment agents that work for UC Berkeley Extension, and another to international students. The paper examines survey responses along with existing research to offer data-driven theories on how international educators might more effectively approach student recruitment and program design. The research concluded ...
Organic Wine: The Influence Of Biospheric, Altruistic, And Egoistic Values On Purchase Intention, Willingness To Pay More, And Willingness To Sacrifice, Imran Rahman Phd, Dennis Reynolds Phd
International Journal of Hospitality Beverage Management
This study developed a conceptual framework for understanding consumers’ behavioral intentions regarding the purchase of organic wine. Based on Schwartz’s values theory, using Stern’s nomenclature, in conjunction with social adaptation theory, altruism, and green signaling, we analyze the role of values in forming organic wine purchase intentions, the willingness to pay more to purchase organic wine, and the willingness to sacrifice quality to purchase organic wine. A self-report consumer survey, operationalized by structural equation modeling, revealed the significant influence of biospheric values on all three types of behavioral intentions. We could not establish significant support for altruistic values ...
Role Of Trust And Involvement In The Effectiveness Of Digital Third-Party Organization Endorsement, 2017 University of Hawaii at Manoa
Role Of Trust And Involvement In The Effectiveness Of Digital Third-Party Organization Endorsement, Liming Guan, Vishal Lala
Atlantic Marketing Journal
In this research, an online experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of the mere presence of digital third-party organization (TPO) endorsement and the quality of information conveyed by a digital TPO, referred to as the endorsement information value effect. Involvement and institution-based trust were tested as moderators of the endorsement information value effect. The results confirm the intuitive belief of managers that the mere presence of a digital TPO endorsement benefits websites by reducing risk perceptions, improving attitudes and increasing choice likelihood. The findings from this research revealed that effectiveness of digital TPO endorsement information value was contingent upon ...
A Fine Arts Marketing Elective: Justification Of Need And Proposed Course Content, 2017 Alcorn State University
A Fine Arts Marketing Elective: Justification Of Need And Proposed Course Content, Kimball P. Marshall Ph.D., Rene Desborde, Sharon Thach
Atlantic Marketing Journal
This paper explains the need for a marketing elective course that would address the business field of fine arts marketing with an emphasis on visual arts including painting in various media including drawings and print reproductions, photography, and sculpture. The proposed course would be intended for general business students, marketing majors, and fine arts majors. The paper first reviews the overall business impact of fine arts marketing from a global business and United States perspective. The paper then suggests major topics and readings that would be included in such a course and the order in which these topics might be ...
A Further Empirical Investigation Into The Semantic Meaning Of Advertising Price References, Jeffrey Gutenberg, James M. Quinn
Atlantic Marketing Journal
Abstract – This study extends a well-known investigation of the meaning to consumers of commonly used comparative advertising pricing claims (e.g. “compare at”) by employing a broader demographic representation of respondents than the student sample which was used in the original research. Large and statistically significant differences were found between the two groups of respondents yet the main implications for practitioners remain the same.
An Investigation Of Factors Influencing Consumer Responses To Health-Related Food Product Claims, Jean Darian, Louis A. Tucci, John Stanton, Stephen Baglione
Atlantic Marketing Journal
Abstract – The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of general versus specific health claims in increasing consumers’ likelihood to consume more fresh mushrooms. The sample was obtained from an Internet panel; and the sample was restricted to consumers of fresh mushrooms. The results indicate that specific health benefits claims are superior to general health benefit claims in influencing consumer purchase intentions
Marketing The Mountain State: A Large N Study Of User Engagement On Twitter, 2017 Illinois State University
Marketing The Mountain State: A Large N Study Of User Engagement On Twitter, Kirk Richardson
Capstone Projects – Politics and Government
Much of the evolving research on the use of social media in destination marketing emphasizes how information diffusion influences the reputational image of place. The present study uses Twitter data to focus on the relative differences in user engagement across discrete account types. Specifically, this is done to examine how the official destination marketing organization of Montana—the Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT)—performs relative to other account types. Several regression analyses conducted on Twitter data associated with an ongoing MTOT place branding campaign reveal that tweets sent from ‘official’ accounts are more likely to be retweeted, and are estimated ...
Corporate Social Responsibility Rating Agencies: Comparing Rankings, Methodologies, And Philosophies, 2017 Morehead State University
Corporate Social Responsibility Rating Agencies: Comparing Rankings, Methodologies, And Philosophies, Andrew Blevins, Michelle Kunz
Celebration of Student Scholarship Posters Archive
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How Do Recommender Systems Affect Sales Diversity? A Cross-Category Investigation Via Randomized Field Experiment, 2017 University of Pennsylvania
How Do Recommender Systems Affect Sales Diversity? A Cross-Category Investigation Via Randomized Field Experiment, Dokyun Lee, Kartik Hosanagar
We investigate the impact of collaborative filtering recommender algorithms (e.g., Amazon's “Customers who bought this item also bought”) commonly used in e-commerce on sales diversity. We use data from a randomized field experiment run on a top retailer in North America across 82,290 SKUs and 1,138,238 users. We report four main findings. First, we demonstrate across a wide range of product categories that the use of traditional collaborative filters (or CFs) is associated with a decrease in sales diversity relative to a world without product recommendations. Further, the design of the CF matters. CFs based ...
Business Model: California Agriculture Marketing Agency, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Business Model: California Agriculture Marketing Agency, Mary M. Alameda, Emma L. Larson
Agricultural Education and Communication
The importance of creating a marketing agency specializing in agriculture is to bridge the gap between producers and consumers. The lack of transparency from the producer has created a torn industry causing the average consumer to be questioning his or her food, or simply not understanding the agricultural way of life. An agricultural marketing firm in California can represent and advocate for local businesses to start closing the producer to consumer gap.
The American farmer excels at many things, but lacks in public communications. Modern day farmers have been able to produce more food than ever despite fewer resources and ...
Marketing And Advertising For Small Business In Local Economies, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Marketing And Advertising For Small Business In Local Economies, Nathan Ross
This paper analyzed traditional and current marketing and advertising strategies employed by small and local businesses. The research focused on understanding issues and struggles for small businesses in terms of marketing and advertising in order to develop and test a new strategy that was focused on a community event. The event was designed to assimilate successful aspects of current marketing plans into one that has low monetary risk, and little to no extra time investment for the business. A community was created by an art collective called Nomadic Artifacts which was the basis for a case study.
The “Arts & Music ...
Effective Methods Of Marketing An On-Campus Resource To College Students, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Effective Methods Of Marketing An On-Campus Resource To College Students, Samantha Gary
The problem this research it attempting to solve is how to market an on-campus resource to college students. Through conducting surveys, gathering research, reviewing case studies, and analyzing data, the author has found that the answer is to not to segment college students by major. It is more effective to figure out what a typical students’ needs are and address them by providing a solution to their problems. By strategically placing printed posters around campus that capitalized on student’s needs for study breaks and outlets to tap in to their ideas, the author found that more students respond to ...
Competing With Free: An Analysis Of The Effects Of Tennessee Promise On Freshman Enrollment In Four-Year Colleges And Universities, Vicki Clark
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
In 2014, Tennessee’s governor, Bill Haslam, introduced Tennessee Promise - legislation that enabled Tennessee high school and home school graduates to attend two years of tuition-free higher education at qualifying institutions. In the fall of 2015, Tennessee’s four-year colleges and universities experienced a significant decline in freshman enrollment. This quantitative descriptive study uses the theories of human capital, social capital, and marketing service theory to examine the impact of free tuition on the college choice. Four hundred twelve Tennessee Promise students answered survey questions, demonstrating the impact of Tennessee Promise funds on their decision to attend college and on ...
Impact Of Photo Angle On Food Perceptions And Evaluation, 2017 University of San Diego
Impact Of Photo Angle On Food Perceptions And Evaluation, Austin B. Jacobs
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Food photography is an increasingly popular phenomenon, especially on social media. There are over 215 million photos on Instagram with the hashtag “food.” There is a growing trend to showcase the food on social media, as both health and “food art” has become part of popular culture. The purpose of this project is to explore how the photo angle utilized in the image influences a number of consumer outcomes, including evaluations of the food itself, the company, and desire to interact with the image. Specifically, pictures of food commonly employ either a three-quarter downward looking angle (as if you were ...
Validation Of Commercial Business Lists As A Proxy For Licensed Alcohol Outlets, 2017 Dartmouth College
Validation Of Commercial Business Lists As A Proxy For Licensed Alcohol Outlets, Heather A. Carlos, Joy Gabrielli, James D. Sargent
Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles
Studies of retail alcohol outlets are restricted to regions due to lack of U.S. national data. Commercial business lists (BL) offer a possible solution, but no data exists to determine if BLs could serve as an adequate proxy for license data. This paper compares geospatial measures of alcohol outlets derived from a commercial BL with license data for a large US state.
The Pr Of Csr For The Casino Industry: A Review Of Challenging Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons For Public Relations From The Casino Industry, Andrew B. Gustafson
UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal
This is a review of Jessalynn Strauss' recent book, Challenging Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons for Public Relations from the Casino Industry. Through an analysis of Casino’s CSR practices, Strauss raises some serious concerns about this alignment between CSR and PR, and provides reasons to doubt whether SCR done for strategic bottom line interests rather than purely ethical reasons will consistently accomplish what the casinos set out to achieve.
One Hundred Dollars Now Or A Half Million Dollars Later?, 2017 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois
One Hundred Dollars Now Or A Half Million Dollars Later?, Phuong Nguyen, Dr. Sheila Goins
Celebration of Learning
Most people do not think about retirement savings early enough and miss years of compound interest earnings. According to Investopedia, the average 55-64 year old American has approximately $104,000 in retirement savings, which translates into $310 income per month. The prospect of millions of seniors living well below the poverty level is not ideal. The purpose of our study is to determine if different methods of envisioning the future can prompt millennials to increase their savings early in life. Land-use management experts use a “backcasting” approach to generate future scenarios that enable planners to easily identify strategies to achieve ...
#Keepvolunteeringcool - A Marketing Analysis Of The Uri Service Corps, 2017 University of Rhode Island
#Keepvolunteeringcool - A Marketing Analysis Of The Uri Service Corps, Caroline L. Hacunda
Senior Honors Projects
Since 2009, the University of Rhode Island has offered Alternative Spring Break trips to students who are passionate about service and want to become more involved within the community doing meaningful and engaging volunteer work. These trips are completely student planned and fundraised with the guidance of a group of student leaders for each trip. Over the years, this program has exponentially grown, leading to our biggest year yet with two trips staying in Rhode Island and three out of state trips offered in 2017. In the past, the spring break trips were hosted by URI S.A.V.E ...
Bilingual (Spanish-English) Marketing As A Catalyst For Cultural Awareness: The Effect On Parents In The Toy Market, 2017 University of Connecticut
Bilingual (Spanish-English) Marketing As A Catalyst For Cultural Awareness: The Effect On Parents In The Toy Market, Margo K. Bailey
Honors Scholar Theses
Due to globalization, multinational companies are increasingly cognizant of the language used in marketing materials. The growing Hispanic population in the U.S. and the increasing desire to learn and consume English in Spain makes marketers think twice about how they use language. This research is multi-method, using in-depth interviews and an experiment to learn more about how languages are used in advertisements to target monolingual and bilingual consumers within a country, and how consumers respond to monolingual and bilinguals advertisements.
I started by interviewing two marketing managers with experience in bilingual advertising in various media to better understand their ...
Senior Business Seminar Proposal, 2017 University of Rhode Island
Senior Business Seminar Proposal, Alex C. Mcgrainer
Senior Honors Projects
How could a single idea increase the value of a university’s college of business? My project aims to do this through the successful implementation of a single class. It addresses some of the most important factors that current and prospective students should consider while they undergo their college searches, such as the post-graduation employment rate and starting salary across majors of interest.
My inspiration for the topic came from students struggling to find a job. I realized that every year around March, they would begin to suffer due to the self-inflicted pressure of being unemployed after commencement. I immediately ...