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    Abingdon: Taylor & Francis
    Publication Date: 2019-11-06
    Description: Sustainable consumption has the potential to hold firms accountable for the negative externalities they impose on society and the environment, but consumers are often unsure whether to believe that the products and companies promoted as being sustainable are truly sustainable. This research investigates novices’ credibility assessments of online sustainability ratings reports using a laboratory experiment and a dual-process theoretical lens. It identifies and operationalizes two new heuristic cues that theory suggests should be influential in this process: the For-profit status of the company that produced the expert reports, and its Strategic Ties. Each participant looked up companies’ sustainability ratings on two databases, one of which was perceived to be significantly easier to use and more credible than the other. Database Credibility and the For-profit status of the company producing the database both significantly affected perceptions of content usefulness. The impact of the Strategic Ties heuristic was inconclusive and merits further research. We are beginning to accumulate significant research on the effects of explicit labels and standards on consumer behavior. This research points to the need to understand the effects of available implicit heuristics as well, and offers many potential avenues for future research.
    Keywords: ddc:650
    Language: English
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    Milano: Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Description: We examine a new class of games, which we call social games, where players not only choose strategies but also choose with whom they play. A group of players who are dissatisfied with the play of their current partners can join together and play a new equilibrium. This imposes new refinements on equilibrium play, where play depends on the relative populations of players in different roles, among other things. We also examine finite repetitions of games where players may choose to rematch in any period. Some equilibria of fixed-player repeated games cannot be sustained as equilibria in a repeated social game. Conversely, the set of repeated matching (or social) equilibria also includes some plays that are not part of any subgame perfect equilibrium of the corresponding fixed-player repeated games. We explore existence under different equilibrium definitions, as well as the relationship to renegotiation-proof equilibrium. It is possible for repeated matching equilibria to be completely distinct from renegotiation-proof equilibria, and even to be Pareto inefficient.
    Keywords: A14 ; C71 ; C72 ; C78 ; J41 ; ddc:330 ; Social games ; Matching ; Games ; Repeated games ; Renegotiation ; Wiederholte Spiele ; Matching ; Theorie
    Language: English
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    Louvain-la-Neuve: European Regional Science Association (ERSA)
    Publication Date: 2015-09-02
    Description: Industrial clusters can be characterised by high levels of personal interaction between the owners/managers of firms. It has been argued that within industrial clusters community and firm tend to merge. One result of the notion of a cluster as a community is that it might be expected that personal interaction between members of the community will have an important influence on intra-cluster trading patterns. Whereas there appears to be a number of anecdotal stories of the impact of the 'personal' upon the 'economic' within clusters we do not know whether such relationships are uniquely part of cluster behaviour or whether they are found more widely within the industrial system. The paper reports the result of a new interview survey of seventy small metal working firms in the Sheffield metal working cluster in the UK. Although dealing with a traditional industrial sector the analysis is focused upon contemporary business patterns. It explores the ways in which owner/managers of small metal working firms search for new suppliers. In the empirical analysis the search process is conceptualised as being characterised by two stages: the identification of potential new suppliers and the selection of a specific new supplier. The research is in undertaken in two parts. It first measures the role of the personal networks of the owner/managers of small firms in the identification and selection of suppliers. Second, the research examines whether personal factors are more important in the identification and selection of within cluster suppliers than in the identification and selection of suppliers based outside the cluster. It is shown that, overall, personal networks are of major significance in the identification of suppliers and that information received from third parties are more important than direct contacts between the owner/manager and the potential supplier. However, in the selection decision, price and availability are dominant considerations and personal factors such as trust and reputation of only minor significance. It was not possible to identify a cluster effect in disaggregation of the data to separate out the relationships with cluster suppliers and relationships with suppliers based outside the cluster. There was no evidence that personal factors play a more important role in the establishment of within cluster links. In sum, personal networks are important in the identification of within cluster links but they are equally important in the establishment of links outside the cluster. This suggests that the importance of personal interaction within clusters has been overplayed.
    Keywords: ddc:330
    Language: English
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    Basel: MDPI
    Publication Date: 2017-08-26
    Description: Buyer-seller networks where price is determined by an ascending-bid auction are important in many economic examples such as certain real estate markets, radio spectrum sharing, and buyer-supplier networks. However, it may be that some sellers are better off not participating in the auction. We consider what happens if sellers can make a take it or leave it offer to one of their linked buyers before the auction takes place and thus such a seller can choose not to participate in the auction. We give conditions on the graph and buyers valuations under which the buyer and seller will both agree to such a take it or leave it offer. Specifically, the buyer-seller pair will choose private negotiation over the auction if the seller acts as a network bridge with power over the buyer and if there are enough buyers with low valuations so that the seller does not expect to receive a high price in the auction.
    Keywords: C7 ; D44 ; D85 ; ddc:330 ; auctions ; buyer-seller networks ; bridges
    Language: English
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    Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
    Publication Date: 2017-12-11
    Description: This paper describes the completion of a 'comprehensive study of regionalism' that was conducted by a joint team of economists and economic development specialists for the Economic Development Administration (EDA). The project consisted of two main activities: an examination of the factors associated with economic development success and the creation of a practical interactive tool for EDA project assessment and comparison. Findings from surveys, interviews, and project case studies are discussed in terms of their support for a positive relationship between successful economic development efforts and factors such as leadership and private investment. Also, the authors discuss the creation of a quantitative assessment model utilizing well-known approaches such as economic impact multipliers and cluster theory. The primary contribution of this work to the existing body of EDA-focused research and evaluation literature is introducing a means of using standardized scores, also known as z-scores, to compare and assess economic development projects across both industries and regions.
    Keywords: O21 ; ddc:330 ; regional economic development ; economic impact ; assessment model ; EDA ; z-score
    Language: English
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    Milano: Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Description: A model of group formation is presented where the number of groups is fixed and a person can only join a group if the group’s members approve the person’s joining. Agents have either local status preferences (each agent wants to be the highest status agent in his group) or global status preferences (each agent wants to join the highest status group that she can join). For both preference types, conditions are provided which guarantee the existence of a segregated stable partition where similar people are grouped together and conditions are provided which guarantee the existence of an integrated stable partition where dissimilar people are grouped together. Additionally, in a dynamic framework we show that if a new empty group is added to a segregated stable partition, then integration may occur.
    Keywords: C7 ; D6 ; ddc:330 ; Group Formation ; Stable Partition ; Segregation ; Integration
    Language: English
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    New York, NY: Federal Reserve Bank of New York
    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Description: Studies regularly link levels of educational attainment to civic behavior and attitudes, but only a few investigate the role played by specific coursework. Using data collected from students who attended one of four public universities in our study, we investigate the relationship between economics coursework and civic behavior after graduation. Drawing from large samples of students in economics, business, or general majors, we compare responses across the three groups and by the number of undergraduate economics courses completed. We find that undergraduate coursework in economics is strongly associated with political party affiliation and with donations to candidates or parties, but not with the decision to vote or not vote. Nor is studying economics correlated with the likelihood (or intensity of) volunteerism. While we find that the civic behavior of economics majors and business majors is similar, it appears that business majors are less likely than general majors to engage in time-consuming behaviors such as voting and volunteering. Finally, we extend earlier studies that address the link between economics coursework and attitudes on public policy issues, finding that graduates who studied more economics usually reported attitudes closer to those expressed in national surveys of U.S. economists. Interestingly, we find the public policy attitudes of business majors to be more like those of general majors than of economics majors.
    Keywords: A22 ; A13 ; D71 ; ddc:330 ; Economics training ; civic behaviors
    Language: English
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    London: Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
    Publication Date: 2020-04-27
    Description: Delivering on the global commitment to leave no one behind means development thinking must undergo a transformational shift to address inequalities within countries, as well as between countries. This report, jointly prepared with Development Initiatives, reviews how well public finance is targeted at subnational level. It covers investment in human capital, spending on health and education, by both government and donors in all of the 82 poorest countries - that is all low- and lower middle-income countries and least developed countries. The first key finding is that there is little evidence from the data that is publicly available that either government or donors are responding to the distribution of poverty within countries. On average poorer regions receive 15% less than the national average for government spending on education. The second key finding is that data on how finance is allocated at the subnational level is extraordinarily lacking. Only one in seven countries publishes adequate budget data and only one in eleven adequate aid data. The report notes simple improvements could be made and sets out two recommendations to improve targeting and increase transparency.
    Keywords: ddc:330
    Language: English
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    Greenwich, CT: JAI Press
    Publication Date: 2020-05-25
    Description: Finance companies have been perceived as isolated and insignificant lenders, attracting high risk borrowers and charging these borrowers relatively high prices. Using the 1988 National Survey of Small Business Finance, this study examines the relationship between finance companies and other lenders, describes the characteristics of borrowers attracted to finance companies and assesses whether finance companies charge higher loan prices and impose more stringent collateral requirements on their borrowers than other lenders. This study refutes the popular notion that finance companies are not mainstream lenders by suggesting that finance companies are an important source of financial capital attracting borrowers similar to those attracted by commercial banks and charging these borrowers competitive prices.
    Keywords: L25 ; G32 ; G21 ; ddc:650 ; Finance Companies ; Small Business ; Lending ; Borrowing
    Language: English
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