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Perceived usefulness, ease of use and user acceptance of blockchain technology for digital transactions

Title: Perceived usefulness, ease of use and user acceptance of blockchain technology for digital transactions – insights from user-generated content on Twitter

Authors: Purva Grover, Arpan K Kar, Marijn Janssen and PV Ilavarasan.

Journal: Enterprise Information Systems.  Volume: 13(4)

Abstract: Although blockchain has attracted a great deal of attention from academia and industry there is a lack of studies on acceptance drivers. This study explores blockchain acceptance by mining the collective intelligence of users on Twitter. It maps blockchain user acceptance drivers to technology acceptance constructs. The analysis shows that users are attracted by security, privacy, transparency, trust and traceability aspects provided by blockchain. On Twitter more discussions on blockchain benefits than on drawbacks. Initial coin offering (ICO) is extensively discussed. The study provides guidelines for managers and concludes by presenting the limitations of the study along with future research directions.

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Data and Decision Sciences Consulting | IIT Delhi 2019

Executive Programme in Data and Decision Sciences Consulting

 (5th October 2019 – 15th December 2019, Classes on Weekends/National Holidays)

A programme under Continuing Education Programme of IIT Delhi.

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Management Education in India and Global – A Comparative Analysis

This data is taken from QS Ranking based on data scored by individual parameter both for International Top Universities and Indian Top Universities for Business and Management category.  Major differences come from Employer reputation and academic reputation. However interestingly, research outcomes are relatively similar.

The infographic is created for informational purposes only.

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Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Reputation – Insights from Tweets on Sustainable Development Goals by CEOs

International Journal of Information Management, Volume 48, October 2019, Pages 39-52

Abstract
Social media had been extensively used for communication and networking purposes among corporates. Literature indicates social media platforms had also been used by the firms for building relationship with different stakeholders (i.e. customers, employees, investors and neighbouring communities). But there exists a gap in literature, whether social capital present on social media can be used for building corporate reputation (CR) in the society. Literature indicates corporate social responsibility (CSR) impacts CR. Therefore this study explores how CSR messages on social media impacts CR. For this study assumption was made that all the concerns and issues raised by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the social responsibilities of the CEOs. The study tries to explore this gap by analysing the tweets posted by two group of CEOs, i.e. CEOs in top 200 fortune companies and top 100 social influencer CEOs. Continue reading “Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Reputation – Insights from Tweets on Sustainable Development Goals by CEOs”

User Engagement for Mobile Payment Service Providers – Introducing the Social Media Engagement model

Journal title: Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services

Authors: Purva Grover and Arpan Kumar Kar

Highlights

We investigate the impact of advertisements and promotions on Twitter. The study explores user participation, user engagement and user retention on Twitter. The study proposes a new Social Media Engagement model for understanding user dynamics. The study provides interesting inputs for promotional marketing tweets.

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What is thought leadership

I was asked an interesting question recently to define what is thought leadership.

“Thought leadership means one would be able to think 5-10 years ahead in terms of what one would want to be known for and contribute significantly as a super-specialist. This could only be achieved from achieving knowledge based excellence in this domain so as to be globally recognise among his / her selective target stakeholders. This should be equally demonstrated by recognitions of high quality in teaching, research and advocacy. For achieving the long term goals, one needs to lay out the different incremental steps of these paths through which he/she will be able to meet the long term targets without compromising the short term goals. These steps frequently need updation depending on contextual changes but the end objective doesn’t shift. However there must be a continued demonstration from his/her own side of striving to move towards that goal.”

“Thought leadership is also about balancing the ability to dream and comprehending the scope of dreams in light of the practical constraints to achieve the dream. Dreams and action, without complementing one another, both lead to failure in realising thought leadership.”

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2019 EMP in Strategic Innovations, Digital Marketing, & Business Analytics | IIT Delhi

Executive Management Programme

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Strategic Innovations, Digital Marketing, & Business Analytics

Department of Management Studies,

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

5th Jan – 9th Jun 2019, Classes on Weekends / National Holidays

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Keeping Google Happy – SEO tips for your website

Without visitors coming to your site, it’s difficult to make conversions and sell your services so it’s important to ensure your website abides to Google’s algorithm requirements in order to get eyes on your products. While most website builders are aware that “Content is King” too many people still tend to put any old content on their website or even take content from other websites, which in fact works negatively against the website in question. When putting content together, consider the following advice to keep your website ahead of the curve and relevant to search engines; Continue reading “Keeping Google Happy – SEO tips for your website”

What are The Benefits of Getting an EIN Online?

What is an EIN? An EIN is an employer identification number, or a tax identification number used by the internal revenue service uses to identify your business for tax purposes. Getting an EIN number applies to several different people and to figure out if you need one you must take into consideration several different aspects:

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What Is Fileless Malware? A New Cyber Threat Rises

All the malware you know and fear relies on files to store data used in the execution of malicious deeds. Indeed, no program could function on your device without files, right?

Wrong. Experts have identified a brand-new variety of malware that allows viruses to spread without planting files on victims’ computers. If you want to avoid this emerging threat, read on to learn all you can about fileless malware — and what it means for security of the future. Continue reading “What Is Fileless Malware? A New Cyber Threat Rises”

How do Indian Institutions compare with the Global Leaders

Recently I had a very interesting chat with a close friend. Why do some of the best Indian Institutes never rank among the top universities in global rankings. What stops us to work harder and achieve global rankings. Why do Indian institutions fare badly in research? I was kind of perplexed in responding how can I explain it to someone outside the ecosystem. The challenge is that I should explain this in less than 500 words, since readers inside the domain of academics, know already about our shortcomings, but readers outside our system may get lost if we explain it in too much of details.  But more importantly, I also suffer from a lack of time to pen down my thoughts in a more detailed manner.

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“Technology enabled Health” – Insights from Twitter Analytics with a Socio-Technical Perspective

International Journal of Information Management, Vol 43, pp 85-97.
Highlights: We investigate the nature of discussion on “Technology enabled health” in Twitter.The study identifies the top technologies in health domain. The study explores the nature of discussions surrounding disease categories. The inter-dependency in terms of usage between technology and diseases is illustrated.
Authors: Purva Grover, Arpan Kumar Kar, Gareth Davies

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Effects of successful adoption of information technology enabled services in proposed smart cities of India: From user experience perspective

The purpose of this paper is to understand the effects of successful adoption of information technology (IT)-enabled services to be provided in the proposed smart cities of India from end-user-experience perspective.

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Big data with cognitive computing: A review for the future

Abstract : Analysis of data by humans can be a time-consuming activity and thus use of sophisticated cognitive systems can be utilized to crunch this enormous amount of data. Cognitive computing can be utilized to reduce the shortcomings of the concerns faced during big data analytics. The aim of the study is to provide readers a complete understanding of past, present and future directions in the domain big data and cognitive computing. A systematic literature review has been adopted for this study by using the Scopus, DBLP and Web of Science databases. The work done in the field of big data and cognitive computing is currently at the nascent stage and this is evident from the publication record. The characteristics of cognitive computing, namely observation, interpretation, evaluation and decision were mapped to the five V’s of big data namely volume, variety, veracity, velocity and value. Perspectives which touch all these parameters are yet to be widely explored in existing literature.

Journal: International Journal of Information Management (Elsevier)

Authors: Shivam Gupta, Arpan Kumar Kar, Abdullah Baabdullah, Wassan A.A Al-Khowaiter

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