Online Research Seminar on Digital Businesses

Hosted by the Digital Business Institute at the Questrom School of Business, this virtual seminar series is focused on various challenges relevant to digital businesses, particularly platforms and data-enabled businesses. We hope to attract a wide variety of methodologies (theoretical and empirical) from many fields: information systems, strategy, law, marketing, economics, etc. PhD students are welcome and all scholars are welcome to present early-stage work. The Online Research Seminar on Digital Businesses meets on the third Monday of every month at 8pm EST (5pm PST).

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Seminar guidelines

The speaker will present for 40 mins, 5 mins for the discussant (no slides), and we will have 15 mins for Q&A.

Each seminar will be moderated, and participants can post their questions to the chat room on Zoom. Questions will usually be channeled through the moderator. Participants (other than the speaker and moderator) should leave their mic off unless asked by the moderator to speak.



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Contacts –

To propose a talk, please contact one of the co-chairs of the Scientific Committee below:

Andrei Hagiu (Boston University Questrom School of Business), Daniela H. Saban (Stanford University), Daniel Sokol (University of Southern California Gould School of Law), or Marshall Van Alstyne (Boston University Questrom School of Business)

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Upcoming Talks

The Role of Advertisers and Platforms in Monetizing Misinformation: Descriptive and Experimental Evidence 

Monday, 19 February 2024 from  8 pm to 9 pm EST (5 – 6pm PST)

Speaker: Ananya Sen (Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College)

Discussant: Ginger Jin(University of Maryland)

Moderator: Grace Gu  (University of Southern California Marshall School of Business)

 

Determinants of Social Influence: How Social Networks and Traits affect Social Value 

Monday, 18 March 2024 from  8 pm to 9 pm EST (5 – 6pm PST)

Speaker: Dmitri Williams (USC Annenberg)

Discussant: Nicole Kim(Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

 

Is Comparison the Thief of Joy? Antecedents and Consequences of Getting Compared by Information Intermediaries 

Monday, 15 April 2024 from  8 pm to 9 pm EST (5 – 6pm PST)

Speaker: Richard Haans (Erasmus University Rotterdam, School of Management)

 

Leveraging the Experience: Exploration and Exploitation in Gig Worker Learning Process 

Monday, 20 May 2024 from  8 pm to 9 pm EST (5 – 6pm PST)

Speaker: Yuqian Xu (Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina)

Discussant: Lauren Lu(Dartmouth Tuck School of Business)

 

Consumer Profiling via Information Design 

Monday, 17 June 2024 from  8 pm to 9 pm EST (5 – 6pm PST)

Speaker: Itay Fainmesser (Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School)

Discussant: Chengsi Wang(Monash University)

 

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Scientific Committee –

Co-chairs: 

Andrei Hagiu  (Boston University Questrom School of Business) Daniel Sokol  (University of Southern California Gould School of Law)  Marshall Van Alstyne  (Boston University Questrom School of Business)

Members:
Hemant Bhargava  (UC Davis Graduate School of Management),Kevin Boudreau  (D’Amore McKim School of Business)Yao Cui  (Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management), Grace Gu  (University of Southern California Marshall School of Business), Ola Henfridsson  (University of Miami Herbert Business School), Jacqueline Lane  (Harvard Business School), Beibei Li  (Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College), Tesary Lin (Boston University Questrom School of Business), Meng Liu  (Washington University in Saint Louis Olin Business School), Daniela Saban  (Stanford Graduate School of Business),Chengsi Wang  (Monash University), Julian Wright  (National University of Singapore), Andy Wu  (Harvard Business School), DJ Wu  (Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business), Pinar Yildirim (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania), Bobby Zhou  (University of Maryland Smith School of Business)