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My current research projects look at sharing economy platforms—namely Airbnb and Kiva—to understand how different types of providers, differently contribute to the competitive performance of the platform. For my dissertation work, I will focus on the interdependence between digital platforms, their users and evolving regulations by policy-makers. The aim is to understand the evolution of these three actors' incentives over time.
Can citizens impact the broader discourse about an organization and its legitimacy? While social media have empowered citizens to publicly question firms through large volumes of online evaluations, the high heterogeneity of their evaluations dilutes their impact. Our empirical study applying a threshold vector autoregressive model (TVAR) analysis...
We study how a multisided platform's decision to certify a subset of its complementors affects those complementors and ultimately the platform itself. Kiva, a microfinance platform, introduced a Social Performance badging program in December 2011. The badging program appears to have been beneficial to Kiva-it led to more borrowers, lenders, total f...
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to empirically explore under which conditions Tweets of infomediaries (i.e. ordinary users having few or no followers on Twitter) might nevertheless promote a negative sentiment toward a corporation to the point of having a negative impact on the corporation's outcomes. Design/methodology/approach The empirical...
Conventional quantitative methods for the measurement of organizational legitimacy consider mainly three sources that make judgments about organizations visible: news media, accreditation bodies, and surveys. Over the last decade, however, social media have enabled ordinary citizens to bypass the gatekeeping function of these institutional evaluato...
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to develop a measurement scale for assessing the quality of dialogic conversations among companies and digital publics in social media. Dialogic conversations are defined as sequences of communicative actions and counteractions taken by social actors for different purposes based on specific linguistic choices an...
UniCredit & Universities Research Foundation, GSSI UniCredit. Apply digital social network methods to explore individual's info-mediation about banks and banking industry reputation from 2008 - 2014. Machine learning and semantic network analysis.