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  1. The Role of "Office of Patient Experience" on Experiential Outcomes in U.S. Hospitals: An Empirical Study

    Jha, Anuvrat
    Since the inception of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), there has been a drastic change in the delivery of healthcare. Payment reform was one of the key attributes of the PPACA, shifting the reimbursement model from fee-for-service to value based purchasing (VBP). In the VBP model, payments are bundled and reimbursement is based on a VBP score. The VBP score is comprised of 70% process management (Quality & Safety) and 30% patient experience during their hospital stay. Patient experience is measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score. These measures are quantifiable...

  2. Understanding Investment – the Effects of Language

    Chang, Ge
    Investment, as a major part of business activities, has always been a popular topic of business research. Economic and financial scientists have identified a lot of financial factors that have been publicly recognized as investment influencers. However, there are relatively few researchers trying to identify behavioral factors that have an impact on investment. Having a business and psychology background, I am interested in exploring people’s investment behaviors from a behavioral-finance standpoint. Previous research has shown that languages differ in whether they require speakers to mark future events using grammatical markers, and this difference actually affects people’s saving behaviors. Considered the...

  3. Gender Differences in Venture Capital Funding on ABC’s Shark Tank

    Hunt, Tyler
    ABC Network’s reality television show “Shark Tank” gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of investors for the chance to receive funding. Each season more than 35,000 entrepreneurs apply to be on the show. Whether they receive an offer for funding or not, they still stand to gain the free advertising that comes with appearing on a show with more than seven million average viewers per episode. Although there are abundant resources for knowledge on Shark Tank, women in venture capital, and behavioral gender differences, sources are lacking on gender differences in venture capital funding on...

  4. Programmatic Advertising: Shaping Consumer Behavior or Invading Consumer Privacy?

    Watts, Mack
    Digital advertising is experiencing a disruptive, industry-transforming shift. Everything – from how companies and brands target consumers, record their preferences and behavior, persuade them, and intervene in the consumer decision process – has dramatically changed. Big Data, particularly from consumers’ online behavior, has fueled opportunities for marketers to create optimized campaigns, cost efficiently, and with great precision, through the phenomenon of Programmatic Advertising. Over half of digital media expenditures in 2015 were on programmatic advertising. It is estimated that $17B will be spent on programmatic advertising next year. Despite its current popularity and exponential growth, there has been a lack...

  5. Global Public Pension Funds 2004-2014: How Public Pension Funds Change Strategies with Their Investment Portfolio

    Hwang, Won Hee
    Applying public pension funds in eight countries—Canada (CPP), Denmark (ATP), Japan (GPIF), Netherlands (ABP), Norway (GPFG), South Korea (NPS), Sweden (AP), and the United States (CalPERS), I investigate backgrounds, changes in investment strategies, and performance from 2004 to 2014. With comparison among portfolio over the time periods, I find that: (i) public pension funds shifted investments from fixed income to equities; (ii) there is increased investments in global markets transferred from domestic markets; (iii) investments in public markets moved to private markets through alternative investments. Another administrative change in those pension funds is increased in-house management of their investments, and...

  6. Correlation of Financial Literacy to Student Loan Debt, Numeracy, and Personal Finance Training

    Murley, Nicholas
    More Americans than ever before are attending college. Meanwhile, the cost of college has risen at a rapid rate. As a result, the quantity of student loans has skyrocketed. As of January 2016, there is over $1.3 trillion in current student loan debt outstanding in America. The increased prevalence of these powerful financial instruments in Americans’ lives could lead to destruction if the borrowers of these funds don’t fully comprehend the finances behind their loans. Although many college students have limited financial experience beyond the use of their debit card, those with loans have committed a major financial transaction and...

  7. Facebook Happiness

    Lu, Kailun
    As the world’s largest social networking site, Facebook has reached 1.59 billion monthly active users around the globe as of December 2015. People access Facebook because they want to connect with their friends and family. People want to find happiness on Facebook, but do they? The purpose of this research is to measure how Facebook users’ emotions change after looking at Facebook, and the role played by different types of Facebook posts and its social comparison. The research was conducted online using 128 college students ranging from the ages of 16 to 41. Since Facebook users were exposed to many...

  8. A Practical Framework for the Scaling of Social Enterprise across Developed and Developing Economies

    Rumburg, Kelsey
    Social enterprise is an emerging field focusing on the use of entrepreneurship and earned income to run a business with a social focus and mission. While the idea is certainly not new, academic analysis, coursework, and degree programs are a recent development in this interdisciplinary subject. Prominent research in the field currently focuses on the key traits of a social entrepreneur, case studies for specific countries, and the sectors in which social enterprise develops and thrives. However, very little research has been done on social enterprise as it spans different economies. As social enterprises seek to solve major societal issues,...

  9. Analysis of traditional vs. 'click and collect' grocery services

    Toth, Erica
    Grocery has always been recognized as one of the most competitive industries and, as retailers innovate new ways to get their goods in the hands of the consumer, it is only getting more competitive. In the past five years, online grocery sales have grown at an annual rate of 16.6% and the growth is projected to continue. The 'click and collect' method in comparison to in-store shopping has been studied previously, with research indicating substantial differences in how two groups of customers view the same retailer. Previous research has found that online customers view service quality and convenience more favorably...

  10. Vulnerability of the National Electric Grid to the Influences of Renewable Power Generation and Consumption

    Elsbernd, Kenneth
    Trends over the past 25 years suggest a decline in fossil fuel consumption per capita and an increase in per capita consumption of renewable energies. Consumption per capita of energy generated from fossil fuels, as a percentage of the total per capita consumption, declined from 92.3% to 89.3%, while per capita consumption of renewables increased from 7.7% to 12.0%. Should these trends persist, the utilities sector could be in danger of decreased profits, which could lead to cost cutting measures and ultimately a lessening of maintenance for the national electric grid in the distant future. A multiple linear regression model...

  11. Why Are Millennials Buying Fewer Cars?

    Dempsey, Andrea
    Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S., hitting 75.3 million in population in 2015 and expected to spend over $200 billion in 2017. However, they are buying much fewer cars than generations before them, and the number of millennials who purchased a new car dropped 30% from 2007-2014. Previous literature on this subject explains the authors’ opinions and speculations as to why millennials are buying fewer cars, but no one has conducted a scientific study to discover millennials’ true attitudes on car ownership. The purpose of this study is to understand if millennials are buying fewer cars due to...

  12. Trends in the Reasons for Restatements

    Brackman, Kyle
    In 2014, more than 500 companies or over 3% of all public companies filed a Form 8-K Item 4.02 disclosure indicating that a previously issued financial statement should not be relied upon due to a material error. These material errors mislead investors, creditors, and other stakeholders. Therefore, such a company is subsequently required to issue corrected financial statements through a Form 10-K/A disclosure. By understanding the underlying errors that drive companies to restate, accountants can take actions to minimize the quantity of restatements. Previous research has examined the relationship between the passage of time and the number of restatements. This...

  13. Technology and Motivation to Exercise: Data Display Formats, Progress Feedback, and Strength of Commitment for Personal Fitness

    Weng, Xu
    The purpose of this study, inspired by observations of the increased use of data-driven fitness activity trackers, is to measure how using different methods to display the same set of data influences perceptions of its value: understanding of the data, informative value of the display, and motivation to take action or change behavior. Previous research predominantly focuses on the effectiveness of wearables, not their displays. For this study, data was collected from 273 respondents: an approximately equal number of males and females ranging in age from 18 to 72 (average age of 31) from OSU undergraduates and Amazon’s Mechanical Turk....

  14. Variables Impacting Student Loan Knowledge

    Fischietto, Nicholas
    Student loan debt has eclipsed auto and credit card debt; it is now the second largest category of household debt, only lagging behind mortgage debt. In August 2015, student loan debt in the U.S. ballooned to over $1.3 trillion. With default rates hovering around 14%, student loan debt has become a serious issue for many U.S. households. While a college degree remains valuable, tuition and fees continue to escalate. Many times, the decision to take on student debt is made by 18-year-old individuals, who might not fully comprehend the long-term ramifications of their decisions. The goal of this research is...

  15. Why do states adopt energy-driven tax incentives?

    Taggart, Patricia
    In the past few decades there has been an increased interest in energy efficient technologies and renewable forms of energy for power generation. Many U.S. states have adopted various forms of tax incentives to remove cost barriers and to encourage the use of energy efficient technologies and renewable energy. A large literature has examined the effectiveness of these tax incentives; however, this literature has placed little emphasis on the factors associated with adoption of these policies. The purpose of this study is to establish a precursor to the analysis of these types of policies’ effectiveness on the state level: an...

  16. Breach Fatigue: Consumer Apathy Towards Data Breaches and Personal Security

    Shaver, Matthew
    In the past five years data security breaches have transformed from relatively unknown occurrences to widespread infiltrations of large corporations covered by the national media. While studies have been conducted regarding consumer sentiment after being affected by a "mega" data breach, none have attempted to understand how data breaches impact consumer behavior. The main objective of this paper is to uncover how direct or indirect experience with data breaches influences behavior. It is hypothesized that consumers who were directly impacted by data breaches will have taken the most severe steps to prevent further data security issues. A 77-question survey was...

  17. Using Twitter to Predict Investor Decisions

    Renner, John
    Since the stock market’s inception in the 17th century, people’s thoughts and feelings have played a part in a stock’s success in trading. Obviously, company performance and an investor’s rigorous analysis of a stock drive most valuation, but it has been proven that, especially in the short term, investors’ cognitive biases drive some decisions as well. What if an investor knew how others felt about a company? What if they could see a facet of those biases? With this kind of information, investors and companies could make more informed and profitable decisions every day. With technology today, we may have...

  18. The Sharing Millennials: How differences in sharing behaviors affect mobile app usage among Western and Eastern consumers

    Willman, Josie
    Technology enhancements in the retail environment are constantly evolving, and the way consumers engage with retailers through these technological channels are becoming more seamless, most notably through the mobile channel. This study focuses on identifying how consumers currently utilize their mobile phone in retail environments across global markets. The global comparison aspect will allow for the discovery of how different top mobile-friendly societies and retail environments around the world integrate mobile capabilities as part of their retail experience. There is another challenge of understanding the desired mobile capabilities expected or demanded by consumers in local cultures in global markets. The...

  19. Mass Media Advertising for the Big Retail Banks in the United States: How Firms are Leveraging Television to Acquire Customers

    Heller, Mitchell
    In the retail banking industry, there is an assortment of factors that consumers consider when choosing one bank over another. While studies have been conducted regarding persuasive advertising elements, none of the studies has pertained to banks. American banks are spending millions of dollars on television advertisements, but the reality is that commercial views are on the decline with the growth of digital video recorders and online video streaming. This journal will uncover what advertising strategies are most effective for a variety of banking customer segments. The theory of consumer readiness involves consumer ability and motivation. It was hypothesized that...

  20. Digital Shopaholics: Patterns of Purchases, Products, and Buying Prices by Chinese and American College Students

    Wang, Yuxuan
    With the development of new technologies, more and more people choose to use the Internet for shopping instead of shopping in brick and mortar stores. In my research, I compare the self-reported shopping behavior of consumers from China now living in the USA with the self-reported shopping behavior of consumers who were raised in the USA. The majority of self-reported purchases included products such as books, groceries, and electronic devices. Payment methods included credit cards, debit cards and Paypal. I used surveys and focus groups to collect my data. In addition to comparing my original data (over 200 participants) from...

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