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Three Essays in Information Systems
This dissertation tackles three problems in information systems: In the ﬁrst essay we investigate the value of a local showroom to online competition. An increasing number of online retailers are grappling with whether to ...
The Impact and Social Context of Nutritional Labeling and Its Implications for Consumer Food Choices
The rates of obesity, diabetes and other nutrition-related illnesses have been significantly increasing over the last years. Moreover, the relationship has been established between the growing percentage of these problems ...
Essays on Retail Operations
This dissertation consists of two essays, each focusing on an important topic in retail operations. These topics are each summarized below. In the ﬁrst essay, we investigate the optimal pricing and package size decisions ...
Three Essays on Network Development, Social Influence, and User Engagement in Online Communities
I study inﬂuential factors on users’ activities in online communities in three chapters. Using unique data coming from an online anime (Japanese cartoon) platform containing data on users’ friendship networks, anime ...
Essays on Assortment Planning and Inventory Management for Substitutable Products
This dissertation consists of three essays which study assortment planning and inventory management of substitutable products motivated by different practical problems. Chapter 2 considers the assortment planning problem ...
Essays on Online Review Manipulation and Sponsored Search Advertising
Online reviews have been found to be important drivers for consumer’s purchase decisions. Many firms resort to online review manipulations in the hope to improve their revenues. Manipulated online reviews have been ...