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Are price fairness, price magnitude & price expectations different judgments?
Index # CSMR – WP001 See More
Sandeep Bhowmick
Ronald Niedrich
Danny Weathers

  Are price fairness, price magnitude, and price expectations different judgments?

Index # CSMR – WP001

Authors:
Sandeep Bhowmick
Ronald Niedrich
Danny Weathers

Abstract: This paper integrates the behavioral pricing literature, develops a conceptual framework, and provides several hypotheses on consumers’ price judgments. A model is proposed which specifies how price judgments mediate the effects of reference prices on purchase likelihood. In the model, the mediating effects of three different price judgments (price fairness, price magnitude, and price expectations) are investigated. To better understand the differential effects of these mediators, we include the moderating effects of judgment environment, price attributions and judgment order on purchase likelihood. Here, we manipulate reference price categories, judgment environment, judgment order, and price attributions in a computer-based behavioral laboratory using E-prime. Several measures are developed for the mediators and dependent variables, purchase intention and choice. A confirmatory factor analysis shows the segregation of price judgments in three distinct factors. Discriminant validity is also confirmed to check for the uniqueness of each price judgments. Further, using AMOS, a structural equation model with price judgments as mediators, is employed to empirically test proposed hypotheses (main studies and principal analysis completed. Further extension was considered. A supplementary study has just been completed).

Toward Evaluating the Effectiveness of Instructors’ Use of Technology
Index # CSMR – WP002
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Concetta DePaolo
Kelly Wilkinson
Sandeep Bhowmick

  Toward Evaluating the Effectiveness of Instructors’ Use of Technology

Index # CSMR – WP002

Authors:
Concetta DePaolo
Kelly Wilkinson
Sandeep Bhowmick

Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to begin an exploration of how we can measure the effectiveness of technology usage in the classroom. The literature suggests that the following elements are crucial to implementation in any educational setting: instructional design, engagement, and outcomes. We investigate how technology is assimilated into these aspects of a learning environment, with the ultimate goal of measuring the effectiveness of instructional design using technology; how engaged students are with technology in the classroom; and what the resulting outcomes are as a result of using technology in the classroom. The ultimate goal is to design an instrument to help faculty who are assimilating technology into their courses to assess their course’s strengths and weaknesses. Eventually, this instrument might be used as a dependent variable in comparing different educational environments.

Penalizing supplier delivery performance:how much is too much?
Index # CSMR – WP003
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Kuntal Bhattacharyya
Alfred Guiffrida
Marvin Troutt
Eurico Ferreira (deceased)

  Penalizing supplier delivery performance:how much is too much?

Index # CSMR – WP003

Authors:
Kuntal Bhattacharyya
Alfred Guiffrida
Marvin Troutt
Eurico Ferreira (deceased)

Abstract: This paper looks at supplier delivery performance from the lens of “penalty costs” when suppliers fail to deliver on time. While such penalty costs are typically built into a contract, they do halt the supply chain and impact business continuity. How do buyers insure themselves against such risks? Is there a threshold that buyers incorporate in their supplier development program towards improving performance? If yes, what factors impact the determination of such a threshold? We utilize dynamic simulations to get a probabilistic understanding of decision making under such uncertainties.

Measuring transactional distance in web-based learning environment: An initial instrument development
Index # CSMR – WP004
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X. Huang
Aruna Chandra
Concetta DePaolo
Lakisha Simmons

Measuring transactional distance in web-based learning environment: An initial instrument development.

Index # CSMR – WP004

Authors:
X. Huang
Aruna Chandra
Concetta DePaolo
Lakisha Simmons

Abstract: This study was an attempt to operationalize Moore’s transactional distance theory (1991, 1993, 1997) by developing and validating an instrument measuring the related constructs: dialogue, structure, learner autonomy, and transactional distance. Data were collected from 228 online students and analyzed through an exploratory factor analysis. Results suggest that the instrument in general is a valid and reliable measure of the constructs related to transactional distance theory. Potential refinement of the instrument and future research directions are included at the end of the article.

Modeling improvements in supplier delivery performance
Index # CSMR – WP005
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Kuntal Bhattacharyya
Alfred Guiffrida

  Modeling improvements in supplier delivery performance

Index # CSMR – WP005

Authors:
Kuntal Bhattacharyya
Alfred Guiffrida

Abstract: An ongoing operational challenge in supply chains is to reduce costs while continuously improve product/service delivery performance. This paper presents a supplier evaluation model that links the delivery performance of a supplier with a buyer’s stated delivery window by using the easily understood measures of early, on-time and late delivery. We address two gaps in the current research on supplier delivery performance: first, the traditional on-time vs. not-on-time delivery approach is replaced by clearly distinguishing between early and late deliveries to preserve their unique impacts on supply chain coordination and costs; and second, the delivery model proposed herein links to continuous improvement of long-term delivery performance by incorporating investments towards supplier learning. By treating early and late deliveries differently, the penalty cost model introduced in this paper provides a rational step towards addressing supplier evaluation and helps create a risk-adjusted rubric for supply base optimization using “efficient frontiers”. By addressing continuous improvement of delivery performance, the model advances supply chain responsiveness and fuels supplier development, thereby enhancing buyer-supplier alignment.

Consumer heterogeneity: an application to consumer demand for cruise travel.
Index # CSMR – WP006
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Sandeep Bhowmick

  Consumer heterogeneity: an application to consumer demand for cruise travel.

Index # CSMR – WP006

Authors:
Sandeep Bhowmick

Abstract: This paper looks at applying frontier estimation methods towards understanding consumer heterogeneity in demands for cruise travel. A quantitative framework is currently being developed to incorporate frontier estimation methods into the model. The data collection for the analysis is complete.

Forty-Nine Technologies to Support the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
Index # CSMR – WP007
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Concetta DePaolo
Kelly Wilkinson

Forty-Nine Technologies to Support the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education

Index # CSMR – WP007

Authors:
Concetta DePaolo
Kelly Wilkinson

Abstract: Chickering & Gamsen (1987) presented Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. The authors assert that good practice (1) encourages contact between students and faculty; (2) develops reciprocity and cooperation among students; (3) encourages active learning; (4) gives prompt feedback; (5) emphasizes time on task; (6) communicates high expectations; and (7) respects diverse talents and ways of learning. In this paper, we explore seven technologies to support each of the seven principles outlined by Chickering & Gamsen.

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