Ramendra Thakur
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Social influenceBusinessPsychologyEconomicsMarketingVariance (accounting)Survey data collectionKey (cryptography)Perspective (graphical)Technology acceptance modelValue (ethics)OriginalityService (business)Affect (psychology)Public relationsProcess (engineering)Tertiary sector of the economySample (statistics)PhenomenonSocial mediaKnowledge managementStructural equation modelingSocial psychologyDeveloping country
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9H-index
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Purpose This paper aims to propose an approach to examining the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business, which presents a unique opportunity to study a hitherto-unavailable business scenario Design/methodology/approach A conceptual framework is suggested to study the ability of a service firm to make adaptations to pandemic conditions based on the nature of its services: namely, the act of production and the type of recipient and the predisposed ability of the customer to accept th...
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#1Ramendra ThakurH-Index: 9
#2Dhoha AlSalehH-Index: 3
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#1Ramendra Thakur (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)H-Index: 9
#2Dena Hale (SEMO: Southeast Missouri State University)H-Index: 7
Last. Dhoha AlSaleh (Gulf University for Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
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: Aging is an inevitable process that brings with it new challenges and concerns. This study examines the drivers (e.g., financial knowledge, health knowledge, concerns of older adults, and quality of life of the aging person) of retirement planning. Data collected by NCOA from a nationally representative sample of 3,048 community-residing adults was utilized. Multiple regression was used for testing of hypotheses. Results indicate: Indicators of quality of life (SEI), Health knowledge (SHK), an...
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In recent decades, high-tech innovations have become very essential in personal and corporate lives and the economy as a whole. The objective of this research is to propose and test a new model for consumer acceptance of technology by including three social constructs: social influence, susceptibility to normative influence, and susceptibility to informational influence. The new proposed model is expected to significantly improve the prediction of intentions to adopt high-tech products compared ...
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#1Dhoha AlSaleh (Gulf University for Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
#2Michael T. ElliottH-Index: 12
Last. Ramendra Thakur (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)H-Index: 9
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As social media have become very popular and an integral part of the world economy in recent years, identifying factors that influence consumers’ attitudes toward social media sites has become a major goal of many researchers in academia and industry. This paper aims to identify factors that predict consumers’ attitudes and intentions toward usage of Instagram, a relatively new social media tool. In addition, it examines the role of an important dimension of culture – individualism vs collectivi...
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#1Ramendra Thakur (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)H-Index: 9
#2Dena Hale (SEMO: Southeast Missouri State University)H-Index: 7
Last. Dhoha AlSaleh (Gulf University for Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
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Purpose Strategy and organizational culture are indispensable for success within a business. Both behavioral scientists and practitioners have shown keen interest in understanding the association between culture and strategy; however, no strong consensus has been formed about this relationship. This paper aims to shed light on this relationship by answering the following questions: Is organizational culture separable from its strategies? Is there an association between organizational culture and...
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#1Ramendra Thakur (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)H-Index: 9
#2Dhoha AlSaleh (Gulf University for Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
Abstract Because blogging is become more prevalent in both personal and professional contexts, many companies obtain useful information from user-generated media (e.g., blogs). Due to the significant growth of this phenomenon, businesses in developed (e.g., United States) and developing countries (e.g., Kuwait) have become more engaged in the blogging behavior of their employees. The main objectives of this study are: (1) to lay the groundwork for understanding the critical factors that lead to ...
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#1Ramendra Thakur (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)H-Index: 9
#2Dena Hale (SEMO: Southeast Missouri State University)H-Index: 7
Last. John H. Summey (SIU: Southern Illinois University Carbondale)H-Index: 7
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The prevalence of online reviews has grown in recent years as more customer-firm interactions occur on the internet. Included in this progression is cyber shilling (users writing false reviews, either positive or negative; endorsements about products/services for profit without using or buying them; and/or users utilizing false identities to promote the products/services of a company for profit). Factors that motivate individuals to partake in cyber shilling were tested in this study using a sur...
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#1David S. Baker (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)H-Index: 6
#2James H. Underwood (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)H-Index: 3
Last. Ramendra Thakur (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)H-Index: 9
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This study aimed to establish a pedagogical positioning of a business marketing simulation as a grounded learning teaching tool and empirically assess the dimensions of cognitive absorption related to grounded learning effectiveness in an iterative business simulation environment. The method/design and sample consisted of a field study survey instrument following the completion of an iterative marketing simulation with six decision periods. The matched, cross-sectional sample consisted of 391 un...
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