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Friends' Online Influence Increases Ecommerce Purchases 60% - INFORMS' Management Science

8 days ago − Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
A study on peer influence in ecommerce shows a 60% higher chance of buying an online service if it's purchased by friends, according to research that appears in the current issue of Management Science, a publication of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the leading professional association in analytics and operations research. …
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Economics
Family Farm Managers Earn Less, but Gain 'Emotional' Wealth

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Friends' Online Influence Increases Ecommerce Purchases 60% - INFORMS' Management Science


8 days ago − Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
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