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Do CEO overconfidence and narcissism affect corporate social responsibility in the UK listed companies?

Purpose This paper aims to examine the effect of two CEO characteristics, namely, narcissism and overconfidence on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the moderating effect of corporate governance (CG) mechanisms in the UK. Design/methodology/approach Using a sample of 2,360 UK firms listed on the FTSE 400 index for the years 2010–2017, the feasible generalized least […]

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Barriers to sustainable food consumption and production in China: A fuzzy DEMATEL analysis from a circular economy perspective

The global agri-food sector is in a dire need of transitioning into sustainable consumption and production patterns. The circular economy concept offers a viable pathway to improve resource efficiency and recover value from food loss and waste. Although China has made circular economy a strategic component of its national development strategy, it has faced multiple barriers […]

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Photo : Do buyer–seller personality similarities impact compulsive buying behaviour?

Do buyer–seller personality similarities impact compulsive buying behaviour?

Compulsive buying refers to consumers’ proclivity for an obsession with shopping, and a weak impulse control with regards to shopping. Generally, compulsive buyers cannot stop their shopping urges, and thus, often experience shame, guilt, and regret after excessive shopping episodes. As a result, they tend to avoid social interactions with other buyers, including sales personnel. […]

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Photo : Mobile channel as a strategic distribution channel in times of crisis: a self-determination theory perspective

Mobile channel as a strategic distribution channel in times of crisis: a self-determination theory perspective

The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted the worldwide economy, particularly the restaurant sector. To face these challenges, the multi- and omni-channel approaches have been embraced by several firms, especially with the integration of mobile channels and social media. However, no research is conducted to investigate how this integration can be successful in times of crisis, […]

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Photo : China-to-FOB price transmission in the rare earth elements market and the endof Chinese export restrictions

China-to-FOB price transmission in the rare earth elements market and the endof Chinese export restrictions

Rare earth elements (REEs) are important forvarious consumer electronics such as smartphones, CD and DVD players. More importantly, REEs are essential forthe exit from fossilenergy and the transition towards a low-carbon economywith applications ranging from clean energy tech-nologies such as wind turbines, photovoltaic cells, and hybrid and electric vehicles.Chinais the number one provider of REEs […]

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Photo : Acceptance of digital investment solutions: The case of robo advisory in Germany

Acceptance of digital investment solutions: The case of robo advisory in Germany

The financial services landscape is undergoing substantial change due to technological innovation and digitalization. The market entry of FinTechs (i.e. technology-based start-ups) intensifies competition in the financial industry: Banks struggle with innovation due to their legacy systems and the mindset of the organization where digitalization is not the top priority on the list. FinTechs on […]

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Photo : The Fintech industry: Crowdfunding in context

The Fintech industry: Crowdfunding in context

This chapter presents how the financial services sector, especially banking, was a driver for ICT development in the last quarter of the twentieth century and early years of this century. But several phenomena happened on technological, social, and financial fronts in the second half of the last decade that led banks to ‘get their eyes […]

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Gamification VS Social Influence

Is gamification the same as social influence? Not really, but they are extremely close and similar in so many ways. Why? Because, social sciences are giving the actual fundamental ground for gamification and other similar buzzwords, such as behavioral economics, nudging, persuasive technology, influencing design, and so on. Are your changes difficult? Our method will […]

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Photo : Human Artificial Intelligence for Organizational Hyper-Performance

Human Artificial Intelligence for Organizational Hyper-Performance

Artificial intelligence will change everything. This huge computational power will bring profound transformations in lives and organizations. Some will thrive and many will vanish. Which organizations are in danger? Those that will keep neglecting the role of human nature and psychology it this evolutionary leap. Naturally, all want to avoid possible backfires while moving towards desired goals. “Attention, the […]

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Photo : Use social media in class to improve your learning performance

Use social media in class to improve your learning performance

Agnis Stibe, professor of Digital Transformation, uses social networks on a daily basis as a place to share, inform and exchange with his students. This pedagogical approach aims to accelerate students’ learning and make the classes even more effective. Get involved in your learning during and outside of class by using the digital platforms to […]

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Photo : The effect of telemedicine on patients’ wellbeing: A systematic review

The effect of telemedicine on patients’ wellbeing: A systematic review

This study aims to systematically review the effectiveness of telehealth platforms on patients’ wellbeing and health services. Telemedicine has become an increasingly popular option for long distance/virtual medical care and education. We performed an analysis of 64 documents published during 2000-2020 with the aim of systematically analyzing the effect of telemedicine on patients’ wellbeing. The […]

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Photo : Abstentionist voting – between disengagement and protestation in neglected areas: a spatial analysis of the Paris metropolis

Abstentionist voting – between disengagement and protestation in neglected areas: a spatial analysis of the Paris metropolis

How to explain abstention in elections? Over the last ten years, sociology, political science and geography have tended to converge in terms of analysis of electoral behavior. Abstentionist voting can be considered in two ways. First, in areas where there is a concentration of politically and/or sociologically marginalized populations, there is a higher abstention rate. This hypothesis refers […]

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Photo : Non-sponsored brand-related user-generated content and consumer engagement

Non-sponsored brand-related user-generated content and consumer engagement

Brand-related user-generated content (UGC) is common on social media, with consumers using UGC to express themselves, share their experiences, be entertained, informed, or socialize with others. The study investigates whether users’ engagement with a social media platform is affected as they engage in non-sponsored brand-related UGC. The concept of non-sponsored brand-related UGC encapsulates various social media patterns in which individuals choose how to consume, contribute or […]

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Photo : When are visitors actually satisfied at visitor attractions?

When are visitors actually satisfied at visitor attractions?

Visitor attractions (VAs) are very important factors in choosing a tourist destination and have tremendous economic impact, resulting in VAs’ increasing numbers and higher competition. To achieve competitive advantages and positive economic effects for destinations and VAs, research evidence is needed regarding beneficial and operable VA success drivers. Research considers visitor satisfaction (VS) as the […]

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Photo : Covid 2.0 poses many a challenge for the financial sector

Covid 2.0 poses many a challenge for the financial sector

The second wave of Covid-19 has taken everyone by surprise, and it has struck with such intensity that its too early to gauge its severity. Unlike the transatlantic countries that experienced Covid peak, India was glaringly under-prepared, reporting record numbers of new cases and deaths. The second wave is set to further hurt an already […]

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Photo : Cultural identity and its impact on today’s multicultural organizations

Cultural identity and its impact on today’s multicultural organizations

Within the context of the internationalization of organizations and, in particular, growing numbers of staff members from different cultures, the number of studies on the management of cultural differences has increased considerably. However, as several authors have observed, studies on cultural differences and the concept of cultural identity remain limited, in large part due to […]

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