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Intertemporal Pricing With Strategic Customer Behavior, Xuanming Su May 2007

Intertemporal Pricing With Strategic Customer Behavior, Xuanming Su

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

This paper develops a model of dynamic pricing with endogenous intertemporal demand. In the model, there is a monopolist who sells a finite inventory over a finite time horizon. The seller adjusts prices dynamically to maximize revenue. Customers arrive continually over the duration of the selling season. At each point in time, customers may purchase the product at current prices, remain in the market at a cost to purchase later, or exit, and they wish to maximize individual utility. The customer population is heterogeneous along two dimensions: they may have different valuations for the product and different degrees of patience ...


Legally Speaking — Drama In The Library: Always Seek Permission To Publicly Peform Scripts, Even When The Library Owns Them, Bryan M. Carson Apr 2007

Legally Speaking — Drama In The Library: Always Seek Permission To Publicly Peform Scripts, Even When The Library Owns Them, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Strategic Technology Choice And Capacity Investment Under Demand Uncertainty, Manu Goyal, Serguie Netessine Feb 2007

Strategic Technology Choice And Capacity Investment Under Demand Uncertainty, Manu Goyal, Serguie Netessine

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

This paper studies the impact of competition on a firm’s choice of technology (product-flexible or product-dedicated) and capacity investment decisions. Specifically, we model two firms competing with each other in two markets characterized by price-dependent and uncertain demand. The firms make three decisions in the following sequence: choice of technology (technology game), capacity investment (capacity game), and production quantities (production game). The technology and capacity games occur while the demand curve is still uncertain, and the production game is postponed until after the demand curve is revealed.

We develop best-response functions for each firm in the technology game and ...


Security At Western Kentucky University Libraries: A Case Study And Overview, Dan Forrest Jan 2007

Security At Western Kentucky University Libraries: A Case Study And Overview, Dan Forrest

DLPS Faculty Publications

Using an actual incident from the spring of 2006, this article provides an overview of the security arrangements at WKU libraries. They include a Library Security Officer, student patrollers, security gates and strips in books and other materials in the library, as well as a networked system of security cameras. The article includes conclusions drawn from the discussed incident and recommendations for other libraries.


Major Chinese Full-Text Electronic Information Resources For Researchers And Scholars, Jue Wang Sep 2006

Major Chinese Full-Text Electronic Information Resources For Researchers And Scholars, Jue Wang

DLPS Faculty Publications

China’s electronic publishing industry has developed very rapidly over the past decade. China has become one of the electronic publishing centers in Asia and will continue to flourish in the future. Chinese electronic databases provide the most efficient way for scholars, researchers and students to perform searches as well as to provide information for businesses and governments. In this article, the author gives a brief overview of selected databases which represent a small portion of the Chinese electronic resources and hopes it will serve as a reference to Chinese scholars world-wide.


Legally Speaking--John Doe And The Patriot Act, Bryan M. Carson Sep 2006

Legally Speaking--John Doe And The Patriot Act, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


No Buts! - Researching Children's Consumption, An Exploration Of Conversation And Discourse Analytic Techniques, Olivia Freeman Apr 2006

No Buts! - Researching Children's Consumption, An Exploration Of Conversation And Discourse Analytic Techniques, Olivia Freeman

Conference papers

Contemporary discussion of social research with children revolves around three trends (i) an emphasis on researching children’s ‘experiences’ rather than their ‘perspectives’, (ii) an emphasis on researching ‘with’ children rather than ‘on’ children or ‘for’ children and (iii) a conceptualisation of children as ‘social beings’ not ‘social becomings’. This paper poses questions about how qualitative data is analysed and posits a two-pronged CA/DA (conversation analysis/ discourse analysis) approach as a potential means to enhance richness in qualitative research in the area of children’s consumption phenomena. Drawing on a number of illustrations from an ongoing research project this ...


Better Health Sciences Collections With Oclc’S Worldcat, Carol Watwood Jan 2006

Better Health Sciences Collections With Oclc’S Worldcat, Carol Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

As the world's largest bibliographic database. OCLC's WorldCat has unique value in identifying materials for building a high-quality health sciences collection. WorldCat on FirstSearch is a valuable addition to the librarian's collection development toolbox to help compensate for the cessation of the Brandon/Hill lists. The database's large size, powerful keyword search feature, currency, and the ability to highlight important information through its interface all contribute to its usefulness in collection development. Several pilot projects and ongoing research in open access, "work-based" record design hold much promise for increased versatility.


Lessons Learned As Author And Editor, Connie Foster Jan 2006

Lessons Learned As Author And Editor, Connie Foster

DLTS Faculty Publications

Writing and editing are dynamic, creative processes. At some point both author and editor must release the finished product and submit to the production process (more copy editing, proofing and queries). To offer the best manuscript possible, some tips are presented.


Statistical Analysis Of A Telephone Call Center, Lawrence D. Brown, Noah Gans, Avishai Mandelbaum, Anat Sakov, Haipeng Shen, Sergey Zeltyn, Linda Zhao Jan 2005

Statistical Analysis Of A Telephone Call Center, Lawrence D. Brown, Noah Gans, Avishai Mandelbaum, Anat Sakov, Haipeng Shen, Sergey Zeltyn, Linda Zhao

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

A call center is a service network in which agents provide telephone-based services. Customers who seek these services are delayed in tele-queues. This article summarizes an analysis of a unique record of call center operations. The data comprise a complete operational history of a small banking call center, call by call, over a full year. Taking the perspective of queueing theory, we decompose the service process into three fundamental components: arrivals, customer patience, and service durations. Each component involves different basic mathematical structures and requires a different style of statistical analysis. Some of the key empirical results are sketched, along ...


Building Kentucky Collections With Worldcat, Carol Watwood Jun 2004

Building Kentucky Collections With Worldcat, Carol Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

As the world’s largest bibliographic database, OCLC’s WorldCat is well known for its uses in cataloging and interlibrary loans. Less well known is its usefulness and versatility in making day-to-day decisions about collection development. The FirstSearch interface, available throughout Kentucky, is a user-friendly and useful interface for identifying relevant materials for a library’s collection. The prepublication records are helpful as an “early warning” for new publications. Other uses include the identification of state- and subject-specific materials. Also, the links and holdings records can help evaluate appropriateness for particular types of libraries and identify materials of interest. Furthermore ...


Teen Health Web Sites, Carol Watwood Jan 2004

Teen Health Web Sites, Carol Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

Teens, like other age groups, often use the World Wide Web to search for health information. The health-related needs and interests of teens differ somewhat from other age groups. Good health Web sites for teens are hard to construct. Health Web sites for older teens may include content inappropriate for some school and library settings. No single site can be recommended overall. The age of users and the setting in which the information is to be used are important considerations.


Relationships Between Accountability, Job Satisfaction, And Trust, Peg Thoms, Jennifer J. Dose, Kimberly S. Scott Oct 2002

Relationships Between Accountability, Job Satisfaction, And Trust, Peg Thoms, Jennifer J. Dose, Kimberly S. Scott

Educator Scholarship

With the trend toward self-management comes increasing accountability of individuals to their coworkers and organizations. There is an implicit assumption that workers like self-management and the accompanying accountability, despite little supporting empirical evidence. This study examines the idea that workers’ perceptions of their level of accountability are related to their job satisfaction. A significant correlation was found between job satisfaction and perceived accountability to coworkers and perceived accountability to management. In addition, we found that accountability to both coworkers and management was positively related to trust in supervisors and managers. However, only two aspects of accountability—manager and coworker awareness ...


When Heredity Met The Bacterium: Quarantines In New York And Danzig, 1898-1921, Gerd Korman Jan 2001

When Heredity Met The Bacterium: Quarantines In New York And Danzig, 1898-1921, Gerd Korman

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] Recent careful examinations of American quarantines placed on incoming migrants have found that health officials were potent carries of bigotries rooted in the larger society; but usually historians have not paid sufficient attention to the complex challenges facing quarantine units in action. By examining the work of quarantine health officials dealing with migrating Jews from East Central Europe this analytical narrative seeks to show in detail important structural circumstances within which acts of bigotry manifested themselves between the 1890s and 1920s.

The narrative also has a larger agenda. Connections between public health quarantines and bio-cultural determinisms have long participated ...


Moviemod: An Implementable Decision-Support System For Prerelease Market Evaluation Of Motion Pictures, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Jedid-Jah Jonker, Mohanbir S. Sawhney Jan 2000

Moviemod: An Implementable Decision-Support System For Prerelease Market Evaluation Of Motion Pictures, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Jedid-Jah Jonker, Mohanbir S. Sawhney

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

In spite of the high financial stakes involved in marketing new motion pictures, marketing science models have not been applied to the prerelease market evaluation of motion pictures. The motion picture industry poses some unique challenges. For example, the consumer adoption process for movies is very sensitive to word-of-mouth interactions, which are difficult to measure and predict before the movie has been released. In this article, we undertake the challenge to develop and implement MOVIEMOD—a prerelease market evaluation model for the motion picture industry. MOVIEMOD is designed to generate box-office forecasts and to support marketing decisions for a new ...


Peace, Or The Problem-Free Interval, Roger A. Lohmann Oct 1988

Peace, Or The Problem-Free Interval, Roger A. Lohmann

Faculty Scholarship

This paper argues for wider recognition of general program indicators as evaluative criteria and sets forth four general dimensions of outcome measures that might serve as comparative evaluative indicators for a wide range of programs and services. Pragmatic problem-solving is outlined as a theoretical basis for an approach to such general indicators. The argument for general program indicators of problem presence, frequency, duration and severity is grounded in general problem-solving theory and is part of an evaluative study of a mental health crisis unit. Peace, defined as a problem-free interval, is offered as an example of a general program outcome ...


'Down City' Has Gone Downhill, Chester Smolski Oct 1978

'Down City' Has Gone Downhill, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"There is essentially only one downtown in this city-state of Rhode Island, and it is accessible to the entire state in less than one hour's driving time. Yet over the past 10 years the Providence downtown has been in a steady decline, with a limited selection and lowered quality of goods offered from fewer shops. The familiar names of a few years ago, such as Shepards, Gladdings, City Hall Hardware and others, no longer serve as retail focal points in the captial city's central business district (CBD)."


Soul City Deserves To Succeed, Chester Smolski Jan 1978

Soul City Deserves To Succeed, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream--a dream of equal opportunity and justice for all. An assassin's bullet prevented him from realizing his dream. His friend and well-known leader in the civil rights movement also had a dream--a dream to build a new town in which the injustices of society would be lessened. Today, in the rolling farmland country of North Carolina, Floyd McKissick is working to fulfill his long sought dream."


Revitalization, Chester Smolski Feb 1975

Revitalization, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"When he was campaigning for election to the presidency of this country, Abraham Lincoln made a rash promise. Detailing his ideas on giving freedom to black slaves to an unsympathetic audience, Lincoln was confronted by a white heckler from the rear who shouted, "Yes, but what are you going to do for me?"


Correct Conduct For Career And College, Anne Kent Jan 1945

Correct Conduct For Career And College, Anne Kent

Historical Documents (1863-)

Pamphlet outlining the rules of etiquette young female students should follow throughout their academic and business careers, as determined by Anne Kent and Emily Post.


Do Sell-Side Stock Analysts Exhibit Escalation Of Commitment?, John Beshears, Katherine L. Milkman Feb 211

Do Sell-Side Stock Analysts Exhibit Escalation Of Commitment?, John Beshears, Katherine L. Milkman

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

This paper presents evidence that when an analyst makes an out-of-consensus forecast of a company's quarterly earnings that turns out to be incorrect, she escalates her commitment to maintaining an out-of-consensus view on the company. Relative to an analyst who was close to the consensus, the out-of-consensus analyst adjusts her forecasts for the current fiscal year's earnings less in the direction of the quarterly earnings surprise. On average, this type of updating behavior reduces forecasting accuracy, so it does not seem to reflect superior private information. Further empirical results suggest that analysts do not have financial incentives to ...