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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Impact of self-leadership and shared leadership on the performance of virtual R&D teams

Managing geographically dispersed R&D teams remains a complex task. Contemporary leadership styles in global virtual teams is a pertinent—yet, unexplored—research topic, which can help achieve greater workplace effectiveness. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of self and shared leadership on the performance of virtual R&D teams. Trust, potency, and commitment mediate […]

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Photo : Covid19 : The 3 R, Response, Recovery and Resilience

Covid19 : The 3 R, Response, Recovery and Resilience

“Covid–19 has brought unprecedented tragic consequences for individuals and companies alike. Since the outbreak of this pandemic, all countries have been struggling to maintain a difficult balance between economic losses and their citizens’ health safety. Governments adopted exceptional monetary and fiscal stimulus packages as a response to revitalizing inflicted economies. The way out of the […]

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Photo : Analysis of base-stock perishable inventory systems with general lifetime and lead-time

Analysis of base-stock perishable inventory systems with general lifetime and lead-time

Food waste is a major problem leading to overproduction, pollution and degradation of the environment.  For a better management of perishable inventories, we analyze a base-stock inventory model corresponding to inventories in shops with fruits and vegetables. Our study reveals important differences in performance evaluation when the common assumptions of deterministic or exponential lifetimes are used.  A better […]

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Photo : Do whisky investors read the Bible?

Do whisky investors read the Bible?

Whisky has become a relevant investment opportunity for both individual and institutional investors. However, if you decide to invest in this specific asset but don’t know anything to the whisky industry, how can you inform about the most profitable bottles? A solution can consist in relying on bottle evaluations made by whisky experts, like those […]

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Photo : Introducing destination brand hate: an exploratory study

Introducing destination brand hate: an exploratory study

Brand hate is a relatively new concept in the literature that aids understanding of the intense negative feelings of consumers toward brands. While research has applied this concept to product brand contexts, it has received little attention in the tourism sector. Thus, the purpose of this study is to conceptualize the notion of destination brand […]

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