Research

Research in DIGITS focuses on the transformational impacts of digital technologies on a number of industry verticals as well as their implications for business strategy and policy.

THE SHARING ECONOMY

The "sharing economy" has seen exponential growth in the recent months. While the initial impacts of digitization were largely limited to information goods and information-intensive sectors, recent developments in the sharing economy highlight the far-reaching impacts of digitization and online platforms. Our research seeks to understand the fundamental transformations and the emerging business models that constitute the sharing economy. 

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYTICS

Researchers in DIGITS are involved in the study of online social media and their economic impacts on businesses, consumers, and governments. In addition, online social networks and how firms and retailers can leverage these digital platforms for strategic objectives.

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EMERGING DIGITAL MARKETS AND BUSINESS MODELS

A key area of interest to researchers in DIGITS is the study of emerging digital markets and business models including online barter markets, online P2P markets, online social investing and prediction markets. A key objective of these research studies is to understand and inform how businesses can leverage these digital innovations for strategic objectives.

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PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS

The role of predictive analytics in retailing is another of the key focus areas for DIGITS. Research studies using clickstream analytics to understand consumer purchasing behaviors in sectors such as consumer durables, automobiles, financial products, among others, have provided valuable and unique insights beyond those available through traditional business analytic tools.

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REPUTATION MECHANISMS AND ONLINE WORD-OF-MOUTH

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