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Make Amazon Your Servant, Not Your Master, Lisa Takabori 2020 Brigham Young University, Provo

Make Amazon Your Servant, Not Your Master, Lisa Takabori

Marriott Student Review

This article explains how consumers can make better purchasing decisions by recognizing how benefits of local brick-and-mortar stores, such as Target, surpass the perceived benefits of e-commerce giant, Amazon.


A Place To Grow: Social Media And The Small Business, Lilli Vehikite 2020 Brigham Young University, Provo

A Place To Grow: Social Media And The Small Business, Lilli Vehikite

Marriott Student Review

E-commerce has revolutionaized the way we shop-- yet many small businesses have yet to embrace the growth that can come through harnessing the power of social media.


Do We Need Kyc/Aml: The Bank Secrecy Act And Virtual Currency Exchanges, Stan Sater 2020 Founders Legal Bekiares Eliezer

Do We Need Kyc/Aml: The Bank Secrecy Act And Virtual Currency Exchanges, Stan Sater

Arkansas Law Review

"Technology is moving faster than government or law can keep up. It's moving faster than you can keep up: you should be asking the question of what are your rights and who owns your data. - Gus Hunt, 2013 CIA Chief Technology Officer1 The Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, commonly referred to as the Bank Secrecy Act (the BSA), is the U.S. government’s 800-pound gorilla when it comes to regulating virtual currency.2 It has been expanded, transformed, and updated since its initial passage in 1970 to keep pace with new developments in global terrorism and money ...


Crypto And Blockchain Fundamentals, Mary C. Lacity 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Crypto And Blockchain Fundamentals, Mary C. Lacity

Arkansas Law Review

"I believe blockchain will do for trusted transactions what the Internet has done for information." - Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM Since the 1990s, we have had an "Internet of Information" that allows us to seamlessly share information such as documents, images, emails, and videos over the Internet. While most Internet users do not need to understand the details of the technical protocols operating underneath user-friendly software interfaces, it is helplful to understand how they work at a high-level. With the "Internet of Information," copies of information are routed over the Internet. If a sender emails a friend, the sender keeps ...


Are Universities Using The Right Assessment Tools During The Pandemic And Crisis Times?, Mohanad Halaweh 2020 Al Falah University, Dubai, UAE

Are Universities Using The Right Assessment Tools During The Pandemic And Crisis Times?, Mohanad Halaweh

Higher Learning Research Communications

All industries have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and have worked to develop alternative strategies and actions to survive and continue business operations; the education sector is no exception. University administrators and instructors have faced challenges in finding the appropriate mechanisms to manage the final examination process. This essay suggests that project-based learning (PBL) assessment could be an effective alternative to online examinations. It advocates the adoption of PBL by highlighting the challenges/pitfalls associated with online exams supported by proctoring software tools.


The Next Frontier: Blockchain In The Music Industry, Manuel J. Manriquez Jr 2020 University of The Pacific

The Next Frontier: Blockchain In The Music Industry, Manuel J. Manriquez Jr

Backstage Pass

This Research Paper takes a look at how Blockchain technology can potentially change the music industry as we know it!


An Evaluation Of Three Online Chatbots, Mahesh Vanjani, Jamison Posey, Milam Aiken 2020 Texas Southern University

An Evaluation Of Three Online Chatbots, Mahesh Vanjani, Jamison Posey, Milam Aiken

Southwestern Business Administration Journal

Chatbots enable machines to emulate human conversation. While research has been done to examine how human-like communication with chatbots can be, heretofore comparisons of the systems with humans have not accounted for abnormal behavior from the users. For example, the people using the chatbot might be lying or trying to, in turn, imitate a computer’s response. Results of a study comparing transcripts from three chatbots and two humans show that student evaluators were able to correctly identify two computer transcripts, but failed on one. Further, they incorrectly guessed that one of the humans was a chatbot. The study also ...


Content Marketing And The Creation Of A Brand With Voice, Cicero Henrique Alves Teago 2020 CCT College Dublin

Content Marketing And The Creation Of A Brand With Voice, Cicero Henrique Alves Teago

Business

This article argues that the future of content marketing is strongly linked to the development of new technologies and how new technological devices influence the way companies engage with consumers. This paper aims to investigate how the development of personal voice assistants opens a new direction for companies to create substantial individualized, informational and engaging content. Content marketing is defined as the development of relevant and consistent brand content to create value among customers. Companies are being influenced by new technologies to conduct distinct formulas of content creation to develop a more engaging and aligned customer and brand relationship. The ...


Juxtaposing Impacts Of Social Media Interaction Experiences On E-Commerce Reputation, Xinchen Li, Qinyu Liao, Xin Luo, Yaoyu Wang 2020 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Juxtaposing Impacts Of Social Media Interaction Experiences On E-Commerce Reputation, Xinchen Li, Qinyu Liao, Xin Luo, Yaoyu Wang

Information Systems Faculty Publications and Presentations

E-commerce enterprises use different social media channels to build their online reputation through customers’ rich interaction experiences, but no study has differentiated the individual impact of consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer interaction features on e-commerce online reputations. This study investigates the linkage between five interaction characteristics, consumers’ perceived values, and e-commerce online reputations. The results of our study show that only the perceived hedonic value has a significant influence on e-commerce online reputations. Perceived control, reciprocity, and responsiveness have a positive and significant influence on both perceived utilitarian value and perceived hedonic value. Sociability only shows a significant and negative influence on ...


Emarketplaces: Strategic Challenges And Considerations, Sam TOO 2020 Singapore Management University

Emarketplaces: Strategic Challenges And Considerations, Sam Too

Asian Management Insights

Building scale and volume rapidly is key to surviving the roller-coaster journey and staying the course for a digital entrepreneur.


The Future Of Retailing: When The Artificial Becomes Real, Jagdish SHETH 2020 Singapore Management University

The Future Of Retailing: When The Artificial Becomes Real, Jagdish Sheth

Asian Management Insights

Digital technology, including e-commerce and e-market exchanges, has been the most significant disruptive force for the retail industry in the last two decades.


Gender Differences In Acquiring Business Support From Online Social Networks, Tammi C. Redd, Sibin Wu 2020 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Gender Differences In Acquiring Business Support From Online Social Networks, Tammi C. Redd, Sibin Wu

Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

Social Networks have always been an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs attempting to engage in venture creation and growth. While differences in gender and its effect on traditional social networks have been explored, it is worth examining the gender effect when using the internet to create online network connections that supply useful resources. This study investigates the difference between male and female entrepreneurs’ social networks, the resources obtained from those networks, and the evolution of the ever-valuable weak tie. Hypotheses are tested using analysis of variance and analyses reveal women that female entrepreneurs and male entrepreneurs use the online network connections ...


Leveraging Technology Through Crowdfunding To Ease Barriers Of Entry Into The Marketplace, Amye Melton, Terry Damron, Vikkie McCarthy, William Rupp 2020 Austin Peay State University

Leveraging Technology Through Crowdfunding To Ease Barriers Of Entry Into The Marketplace, Amye Melton, Terry Damron, Vikkie Mccarthy, William Rupp

International Journal of Applied Management and Technology

Small businesses and entrepreneurs face barriers to entering new markets, such as access to capital. Crowdfunding is one method for financing new ventures. The purpose of this article is to explore how crowdfunding can ease barriers of entry into new markets. Drawing from strategic management, planning, marketing, and technology acceptance literature, we present a conceptual model to explain the use of crowdfunding by small businesses and entrepreneurs. Factors that impact individuals’ propensity to utilize crowdfunding as a source of capital include ease of use, intention to use, attitudes toward use, and effectiveness.


Online Review Solicitations Reduce Extremity Bias In Online Review Distributions And Increase Their Representativeness, Hülya KARAMAN 2020 Singapore Management University

Online Review Solicitations Reduce Extremity Bias In Online Review Distributions And Increase Their Representativeness, Hülya Karaman

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Representative online customer reviews are critical to the effective functioning of the Internet economy. In this study, I investigate the representativeness of online review distributions to examine how extremity bias and conformity impact it, and explore whether online review solicitations alter representativeness. Past research on extreme distribution of online ratings commonly relied solely on observed public online ratings. One strength of the current paper is that I observe the private satisfaction ratings of customers regardless of whether they choose to write an online review or not. I show that both extremity bias and conformity exist in unsolicited online word-of-mouth (WOM ...


Integrating Anticipative Replenishment-Allocation With Reactive Fulfillment For Online Retailing Using Robust Optimization, Yun Fong LIM, Song JIU, Marcus ANG 2020 Singapore Management University

Integrating Anticipative Replenishment-Allocation With Reactive Fulfillment For Online Retailing Using Robust Optimization, Yun Fong Lim, Song Jiu, Marcus Ang

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Problem definition: In each period of a planning horizon, an online retailer decides on how much to replenish each product and how to allocate its inventory to fulfillment centers (FCs) before demand is known. After the demand in the period is realized, the retailer decides on which FCs to fulfill it. It is crucial to optimize the replenishment, allocation, and fulfillment decisions jointly such that the expected total operating cost is minimized. The problem is challenging because the replenishment-allocation is done in an anticipative manner under a “push” strategy, but the fulfillment is executed in a reactive way under a ...


Strategies To Prevent And Detect Occupational Fraud In Small Retail Businesses, Marquita V. Davis, David Harris III 2020 Walden University

Strategies To Prevent And Detect Occupational Fraud In Small Retail Businesses, Marquita V. Davis, David Harris Iii

International Journal of Applied Management and Technology

The objective of this multiple case study was to explore internal control strategies owners of small retail businesses in southeastern Pennsylvania used to prevent and detect occupational fraud. The results of this study indicated that there are areas for action that owners of small retail businesses could take to prevent and detect occupational fraud. Strategies business owners could implement to protect their businesses from occupational fraud include monitoring, employee identity documents to track employee activity, separation of duties, and communication with employees. Small business owners serve their communities by focusing on wealth distribution, including donations to local charities that foster ...


The Substantial Growth Of Shadow Banking, Financial Technology And Digital Currency And Their Respective Roles In Shaping The Next Financial Crisis, Vardhan S. Chulani Mr. 2020 Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

The Substantial Growth Of Shadow Banking, Financial Technology And Digital Currency And Their Respective Roles In Shaping The Next Financial Crisis, Vardhan S. Chulani Mr.

Undergraduate Economic Review

Based on Goldman Sachs’ model and the state of current affairs, an underlying possibility of a financial crisis occurring in the foreseeable future does exist. This could be due to ongoing trade war and negotiations with different countries, the new policies introduced by political parties and their respective impacts, high amounts of corporate and student debts along with auto loans in the economy, thus indicating signs of excessive leverage and resulting in depressing consumer confidence. International issues such as Brexit, the existing currency and debt crisis with Turkey, and China’s debt bubble could also contribute to the global growth ...


The Future’S So Bright: A Business Plan And Market Research Analysis Of Fraze, Elizabeth Lanford 2020 University of Mississippi

The Future’S So Bright: A Business Plan And Market Research Analysis Of Fraze, Elizabeth Lanford

Honors Theses

This thesis is an overview of the creation and operation of Lindy and Liz, LLC dba Fraze. Fraze is an online boutique specializing in custom, beaded sunglasses. This thesis contains details of the founding, operation, and future of the business. The following business plan will give insights to marketing strategies, target audience demographics, and sourcing procedures.

Accompanying this business plan is market research relevant to the target market of Fraze. Part I details secondary research about the effects of social media on this target market and their consumption habits. It also contains insights about the products and marketing techniques most ...


Getting On The E-Commerce Carousell, Singapore Management University 2020 Singapore Management University

Getting On The E-Commerce Carousell, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Carousell has achieved impressive user numbers. Can the online marketplace now convert that into profitability?


What Consumers Don’T Know They’Re Giving Away (Data And Privacy Concerns), Bayleigh Reeves 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

What Consumers Don’T Know They’Re Giving Away (Data And Privacy Concerns), Bayleigh Reeves

Marketing Undergraduate Honors Theses

The modern world leverages technology and information captured by it in ways the inventors of these technologies likely never imagined. Phones and other devices are gathering information about consumers in the background when they do not even realize it. Pew Research Center found that about 77% of Americans own a smartphone and 88% use the internet. This mass access to technology and information tracking raises many privacy concerns. Basic demographic information is being tracked as well as more in-depth information like shopping tendencies, financial information, and information about known associates. While most of this data is being used for marketing ...


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