Information Technology Valuation: A Strategy And Risk Based Approach, 2015 University of Redlands
Information Technology Valuation: A Strategy And Risk Based Approach, Jordan D. Gray
Undergraduate Honors Theses
This paper will look at the valuation of information technology in a new light. It will look to incorporate information technology strategy and risk components into a final valuation that can be used to more accurately identify potential risks, costs, and strategic resource allocation to different parts of IT. The revised information technology valuation model is built upon several key aspects of IT and business models currently in use. The analysis, deconstruction, and combination of these models is the base for further analysis in the revised IT valuation model.
Peer-To-Peer File Sharing As User Rights Activism, 2015 University of Western Ontario
Peer-To-Peer File Sharing As User Rights Activism, Michael A. Gunn
Western Journal of Legal Studies
The pre-digital marketplace is no longer sustainable. With the imposition of digital rights management restrictions on the distribution of media, the Internet cannot promote intellectual freedom. Peer-to-peer file sharing technology helps expose the work of artists and authors to a much wider audience than previously possible. This provides an opportunity for more sales and a greater number of successful artists and authors. Yet corporate copyright owners continue to propagate the “piracy” label to discredit the idea of open access channels. This paper argues that as information professionals, librarians are in a position to promote policy change that revolutionizes the political ...
Jokowarino.Com Tempat Berbagi Informasi Mengenai Pertanian Indonesia, Link Variasi
Jokowarino.com Tempat Berbagi Informasi Mengenai Pertanian Indonesia
Rating Determinants Factored In E-Commerce Decision-Making, 2015 Department of Operations and Information Systems, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, 01854
Rating Determinants Factored In E-Commerce Decision-Making, Juheng Zhang, M. Riaz Khan, Dachuan Shih
International Journal of Applied Management and Technology
The user-generated content (UGC) Web sites are gaining popularity for a wide range of media content, such as news, blogs, forums, and open-source software. Instead of relying on information on company Web sites, users benefit by reading reviews written on UGC Web sites by consumers. Online evaluations are usually informative and reduce the information asymmetry. This study examines the problem where UGC can be expedient for online hotel booking. It investigates the relationship between the ratings obtained from the TripAdvisor.com reviewers and the hotel price levels in the United States, outside the United States, and top 20 hotels and ...
Online Store Atmospherics: Development Of A Gender-Neutral Measure, 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Online Store Atmospherics: Development Of A Gender-Neutral Measure, Wanmo Koo
The study was designed to explore store atmospheric cues currently employed by online retailers. The specific research goals were to establish a comprehensive taxonomy of online store atmospheric cues; and to develop a gender-neutral measurement of online store atmospheric cues identified through qualitative and quantitative approaches.
The study generated an initial item pool via literature review and a focus group interview, and personal interviews were conducted to identify possible online store atmospheric cues and classify items into the identified online store atmospheric cues. A pretest (n = 192) was conducted to initially purify items, and the main study (n = 1751) was ...
Targeted Advertising, Platform Competition And Privacy, 2014 CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
Targeted Advertising, Platform Competition And Privacy, Henk Lm Kox, Bas Straathof, Gijsbert Zwart
Henk LM Kox
Targeted advertising can benefit consumers through lower prices for access to websites. Yet, if consumers dislike that websites collect their personal information, their welfare may go down. We study competition for consumers between websites that can show targeted advertisements. We find that more targeting increases competition and reduces the websites' profits, but yet in equilibrium websites choose maximum targeting as they cannot credibly commit to low targeting. A privacy protection policy can be beneficial for both consumers and websites. If consumers are heterogeneous in their concerns for privacy, a policy that allows choice between two levels of privacy will be ...
The Effects Of Social Media & Web Development On Product Promotion & The Effects Of Branding On Sales And Building A Startup, 2014 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
The Effects Of Social Media & Web Development On Product Promotion & The Effects Of Branding On Sales And Building A Startup, Scott Toshiro Burns, Galen Quan Tran
The purpose of this study was to identify the key components needed to make a startup. This included created making a landing page and also driving traffic to the page through Facebook. On the landing page section, there was a test to see what would provide the best user experience using Squarespace. This entailed looking into different layouts and using analytics to determine how effective the landing page was in converting customers. In terms of Facebook research, went into looking into creating a method into driving leads into the prospect pipeline. A campaign was run to gather all the data ...
Designing An E-Commerce Website For Summit Outdoor Supply (S.O.S.), 2014 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Designing An E-Commerce Website For Summit Outdoor Supply (S.O.S.), Eliott Kentaro Mason
The purpose of this study was to design an appealing and easy to use e-commerce website for a startup company called Summit Outdoor Supply (S.O.S.) in order for them to expand their customer base and continue to grow. This new website will provide customers with a convenient online store to order S.O.S.’s unique survival gear products at the click of a button.
This study investigated the requirements to design a successful e-commerce website along with increasing visibility of the company through search engine optimization techniques. A usability testing questionnaire was sent out to students, faculty ...
Future Of Payment Platforms, 2014 California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
Future Of Payment Platforms, Salim Benjamin Youssefzadeh
Master's Theses and Project Reports
With the vast increase in smartphones, there have been an increasing number of opportunities growing in the app industry. One in particular is the way we deal with money. There are huge overheads in the current payment systems around the world particularly in the United States, many of which include large transaction fees. Many new businesses have grown to solve these inefficiencies and create a new platform that provides a new user experience, security, and convenience among many other things. However, many of these platforms are still centralized, making them more susceptible to attacks. This thesis goes over the various ...
The Future Of Bitcoin: Mapping The Global Adoption Of World’S Largest Cryptocurrency Through Benefit Analysis, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Future Of Bitcoin: Mapping The Global Adoption Of World’S Largest Cryptocurrency Through Benefit Analysis, James K. Darlington Iii
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
Alternative Revenues: A Quantitative Study On In-App Purchases, 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Alternative Revenues: A Quantitative Study On In-App Purchases, John X. Qiu
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
The Economic And Behavioral Success Of Riot Games In An Undifferentiated Video Game Market, Maxine J. Yakobi
Maxine J Yakobi
The vast success of Riot Games is relatively undisputed amongst financial analysts as well as online communities despite there being little information publicly available that specifically addresses how their game has differentiated itself in a homogenous market. Additionally, there is little information that addresses the opportunity cost of paying money for components within this specific server for advantages within the game. I believe there to be something functionally unique about Riot’s business in particular that allows for it to acquire steady fiscal growth from people investing their money into effectively a “free” online game and I would like to ...
The Relationship Between Fashion Blogs And Intention To Purchase And Word Of Mouth Behavior, 2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Relationship Between Fashion Blogs And Intention To Purchase And Word Of Mouth Behavior, Cassidy L. Vineyard
Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design: Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research
Blogs are an influential social media platform and a powerful marketing tool (Hsu & Tsou, 2011). A corporate fashion blog is an online product community. Online product communities established by retailers enable customers to interact with the company as well as amongst themselves (Nambisan & Watt, 2011). Online communities are a social space wherein relationships and ties are formed among the members and a common set of values and norms are established and shared (Nambisan & Watt, 2011).
The objective of this study was threefold. First it explored what factors shape readers’ intention to browse products on blogs. Based on a literature review ...
Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning, 2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning, Connie I. Reimers-Hild
Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications
While many continue to question the skyrocketing costs and value of a college education, future-focused leaders are recreating learning experiences by blending technology with the human experience. What does the future of distance learning look like, taste like and feel like? It can be difficult to predict the future of education as the world continues to evolve at an increasingly rapid pace; however, distance learning administrators can use a future-focused leadership approach, which includes examining megatrends, to plan for the future. Megatrends are global shifts that influence society, the economy and the environment. The purpose of this paper is to ...
Use Of Peripheral Route Triggers To Test Buying Habits On Social Curating Sites, 2014 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Use Of Peripheral Route Triggers To Test Buying Habits On Social Curating Sites, Kellie K. Brown
Ecommerce has become an increasingly visual activity as images of product fill websites, social media, and social curation sites. The Elaboration Likelihood Model has often been used to examine and explain online purchasing behavior; however, this previous research barely touches on the use of peripheral cues. In analyzing the effect of peripheral cues on buying habits when searching social curation sites, statistical results from a survey conducted using women aged 18 to 34 in the San Luis Obispo area showed that these cues made no difference on the activity of a user. Regardless of their awareness to the visual cues ...
Are Online Pharmacy Prices Really Lower In Mexico?, 2014 University of Texas at El Paso
Are Online Pharmacy Prices Really Lower In Mexico?, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Adam G. Walke
Departmental Papers (E & F)
Empirical research on international pharmaceutical prices has uncovered numerous interesting commonalities and differences across international markets. This study examines price differences for brand name medicines sold over the Internet in the United States and Mexico. Web sites in both countries advertise their services in English and price their products in dollars. Sample data for 50 topselling medicines are from October 2011 for equal dosages on a per unit basis, exclusive of shipping fees, handling charges, and taxes. For a few medicines, the savings available to consumers who purchase them from companies in Mexico are very large. For most medicines in ...
Impact Of Corporate Social Responsibility On Otc Medicines Consumers, 2014 SelectedWorks
Impact Of Corporate Social Responsibility On Otc Medicines Consumers, Vasja Roblek
In the article is presented the case of trust-based marketing of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. The relationship between the hypotheses was tested by means of structural equation modelling. The results of the first model show that the predictor variable (consumer satisfaction with safety and information) has a significant effect on the mediator variable (consumer trust). The results of the second model show that the consumer trust also has a significant effect on virtual brand loyalty (dependent variable). Model 3 was developed by including consumer perception of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and consumer trust as independent predictor variables and virtual brand loyalty ...
Brand Valuation Of Intangible Assets: Hot Topics Of 2014, 2014 CBIZ Valuation Group
Brand Valuation Of Intangible Assets: Hot Topics Of 2014, Scott D. Hakala
Scott D Hakala
Outline of Topics and Points made during a Webinar on Brand Valuation. The discussion includes some comments on issues with brand valuation and the do's and don'ts for such valuation analyses.
Response To Questions In The First White Paper, 'Modernizing The Communications Act', 2014 The Free State Foundation
Response To Questions In The First White Paper, 'Modernizing The Communications Act', Randolph J. May, Richard A. Epstein, Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Daniel Lyons, James B. Speeta, Christopher S. Yoo
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has begun a process to review and update the Communications Act of 1934, last revised in any material way in 1996. As the Committee begins the review process, this paper responds to questions posed by the Committee that all relate, in fundamental ways, to the question: "What should a modern Communications Act look like?"
The Response advocates a "clean slate" approach under which the regulatory silos that characterize the current statute would be eliminated, along with almost all of the ubiquitous 'public interest' delegation of authority found throughout the Communications Act. The replacement regime ...
Speculative Tech: The Bitcoin Legal Quagmire & The Need For Legal Innovation, 2014 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Speculative Tech: The Bitcoin Legal Quagmire & The Need For Legal Innovation, Paul H. Farmer Jr.
Journal of Business & Technology Law
No abstract provided.