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The Effect of Electronic Word of Mouth Communications on Intention to Buy: A Meta-Analysis

The aim of this research is to synthesise findings from previous studies by employing weight and meta-analysis to reconcile conflicting evidence and draw a “big picture” of eWOM factors influencing consumers’ intention to buy. By using the findings from 69 studies, this research identified best (e.g. argument quality, valence, eWOM usefulness, trust in message), promising (e.g...

Smart Monitoring and Controlling of Government Policies Using Social Media and Cloud Computing

The governments, nowadays, throughout the world are increasingly becoming dependent on public opinion regarding the framing and implementation of certain policies for the welfare of the general public. The role of social media is vital to this emerging trend. Traditionally, lack of public participation in various policy making decision used to be a major cause of concern...

Elucidation of IS project success factors: an interpretive structural modelling approach

This study extends the debate surrounding the components of IS project success by reviewing success factors from the perspective of their interdependency and influence on each other. This research utilises interpretive structural modelling as the methodology and framework to develop the relationships between the selected factors. This approach is presented as a mechanism that can...

Disaster management in Bangladesh: developing an effective emergency supply chain network

This study has addressed and identified the problems in managing the existing emergency supply chain of Bangladesh in all phases of operation in terms of the primary drivers of the supply chain. It has also attempted to conceptualize and suggest an effective emergency supply chain. In this context, a thorough field investigation in several districts was conducted among the...

Barriers to the Development of Smart Cities in Indian Context

give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Nripendra P Rana is an Associate Professor and the

The Impact of Social Media on Consumers’ Acculturation and Purchase Intentions

, Fabian Way, SA1 8EN Swansea , UK 2 Brunel University Business School , Eastern Gateway Building, UB8 3PH Uxbridge , UK 3 Hatice Kizgin 4 Nripendra P. Rana Social media has emerged as a significant and ... periodicals. Nripendra P. Rana is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Management at Swansea University, UK. With an academic and professional background in Mathematics and Computer Science and

Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

one of the leading e-government researchers in a survey in 2009, 2014, and 2016 and has published over 400 refereed publications. More information: www.tbm. tudelft.nl/marijnj. Nripendra P. Rana is an

Impact of internet of things (IoT) in disaster management: a task-technology fit perspective

Disaster management aims to mitigate the potential damage from the disasters, ensure immediate and suitable assistance to the victims, and attain effective and rapid recovery. These objectives require a planned and effective rescue operation post such disasters. Different types of information about the impact of the disaster are, hence, required for planning an effective and...

Advances in Social Media Research: Past, Present and Future

Social media comprises communication websites that facilitate relationship forming between users from diverse backgrounds, resulting in a rich social structure. User generated content encourages inquiry and decision-making. Given the relevance of social media to various stakeholders, it has received significant attention from researchers of various fields, including information...

Re-examining the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT): Towards a Revised Theoretical Model

/academic-staff/y.k. dwivedi/. Nripendra P. Rana is Associate Professor in the School of Management at Swansea University, UK. With an academic and professional background in Mathematics and Computer Science

Event classification and location prediction from tweets during disasters

Social media is a platform to express one’s view in real time. This real time nature of social media makes it an attractive tool for disaster management, as both victims and officials can put their problems and solutions at the same place in real time. We investigate the Twitter post in a flood related disaster and propose an algorithm to identify victims asking for help. The...

Citizens’ adoption of an electronic government system: towards a unified view

credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Nripendra P. Rana is a Lecturer and Deputy Head of the Department of

Driving innovation through big open linked data (BOLD): Exploring antecedents using interpretive structural modelling

license, and indicate if changes were made. Nripendra P Rana is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at Swansea University, UK. With an academic and professional background in Mathematics and