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Effects of hedonic shopping motivations and gender differences on compulsive online buyers

Online shopping is considered a modern, vigorous, 24/7 available, and routine activity. Consequently, consumers conveniently engage in online shopping activities for immediate pleasure or instant sensual inspiration. These shopping motivations could be indispensable tendencies of compulsive online buyers, who are characterized by unabated and repetitive buying needs. To satisfy these irrepressible urges, compulsive buyers can […]

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Design and development of automobile assembly model using federated artificial intelligence with smart contract

With smart sensors and embedded drivers, today’s automotive industry has taken a giant leap in emerging technologies like Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, and the Internet of things and started to build data-driven decision-making strategies to compete in global smart manufacturing. This paper proposes a novel design framework that uses Federated learning-Artificial intelligence (FAI) for decision-making and Smart Contract (SC) policies for process execution […]

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Photo : What do we really appreciate when visiting tourist attractions?

What do we really appreciate when visiting tourist attractions?

Visitor attractions—such as museums, national parks, zoos, castles, or amusement parks—are important aspects when making travel plans. Hence, to increase ticket sales, it is important for visitor attraction operators to know what (potential) visitors expect to become satisfied during a visit. Moreover, a solid understanding of crucial drivers of visitor satisfaction are also important because […]

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Photo : Global connectivity and local clustering of “Made-in-China” Aircraft

Global connectivity and local clustering of “Made-in-China” Aircraft

Characterized by world-leading economic growth, rising middle class with increasing income, increasing market openness to FDI, and strong policy support from the government, China fuels global investors with large market volume and fast-growing potential in the aerospace sector.  As the world’s second-largest civil aviation market, China maintains long-term above-average growth in the aerospace industry. According […]

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Photo : Engaged Fatherhood for Men, Families and Gender Equality

Engaged Fatherhood for Men, Families and Gender Equality

This aim of this open access book is to launch an international, cross-disciplinary conversation on fatherhood engagement. By integrating perspective from three sectors—Health, Social Policy, and Work in Organizations—the book offers a novel perspective on the benefits of engaged fatherhood for men, for families, and for gender equality. The chapters are crafted to engaged broad […]

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Photo : Aesthetic Objects, Aesthetic Judgments and the Crafting of Organizational Style in Creative Industries

Aesthetic Objects, Aesthetic Judgments and the Crafting of Organizational Style in Creative Industries

In this article, we conceptually engage with style as central to creative industries. We specifically argue that style is crafted into being via an interplay between aesthetic judgments and “aesthetic objects.” We define aesthetic objects as temporary, material settlements fueled by a continual sense of dissatisfaction, eventually resolved through relational engagements. These remain under aesthetic […]

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

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

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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Photo : Gamification VS Social Influence

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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