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Methods and Applications in Marketing Management, Public Policy, and Litigation Support

Edited by Natalie Mizik and Dominique M. Hanssens

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Laboratory experimentation in marketing

Methods and Applications in Marketing Management, Public Policy, and Litigation Support

Angela Y. Lee and Alice M. Tybout

Marketing academics, managers, public policy makers, and litigators often ponder questions that involve relationships between alternative treatments or strategies and people’s responses. Among the variety of research approaches available to them, only experimental designs afford strong causal inferences about such relationships. The chapter reviews the nature of such experiments, discusses the role of laboratory versus field experiments and explores the design of lab experiments along various dimensions.

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Introduction

Methods and Applications in Marketing Management, Public Policy, and Litigation Support

Natalie Mizik and Dominique M. Hanssens

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VISUAL METHODOLOGIES

Theory and Applications

Professor Alexandros Paraskevas

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Reviewers

Theory and Applications

Edited by Eve Mitleton-Kelly, Alexandros Paraskevas and Christopher Day

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Publish or perish: Origin and perceived benefits

Perceived Benefits versus Unintended Consequences

Imad A. Moosa

‘Publish or perish’ (POP) is a phrase that describes the pressure put on academics to publish in scholarly journals rapidly and continually as a condition for employment (finding a job), promotion, and even maintaining one’s job. POP may be advocated on the grounds that a good track record in publications draws attention to the authors and their institutions, which can facilitate continued funding and the progress of the authors themselves. However, the POP culture also brings with it unintended adverse consequences that outweigh any perceived benefits. There is no consensus view on who actually coined the term ‘publish or perish’. The rise of the POP culture can be attributed primarily to the attitude of governments that look at higher education as a cost, not an investment, or those believing that it is not their job to fund education.

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MULTI-LEVEL NETWORKS

Theory and Applications

Professor Patrick Beautement

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Professor Bill McKelvey

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MIXED METHODS AND COMPLEX ANALOGIES

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Associate Professor Benyamin Lichtenstein

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Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam

The structure of scientific inquiry is being transformed by broad relevance of the strategies and methods of complex systems science for understanding physical, biological and social systems. Disciplinary and cross-disciplinary interactions are giving way to trans-disciplinary and unified efforts to address the relevance of large amounts of information to description, understanding and control of complex systems. From the study of biomolecular interactions to the workings of the mind to global socio-economic risks, pandemics and environmental disasters, complexity has arisen as a unifying feature of challenges to understanding and action. In this arena, information, structure, function and action are entangled. New approaches that recognize the importance of collective patterns of behaviour, the multi-scale space of possibilities, and evolutionary or adaptive processes that select systems or behaviours that can be effective are central to advancing our understanding and capabilities.