Harrisburg University Research Roundup: July 2024

Harrisburg, PA – Welcome to your July 2024 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) Research Roundup! Our talented students and faculty members are busy presenting at conferences, publishing boundary-pushing research, and building fruitful partnerships with schools, agencies, and organizations.…

Lifestyle Behaviors and Needs After Breast Cancer Diagnosis: A Qualitative Assessment

Abstract Purpose: There is a need to gain a deeper understanding of facilitators and barriers involving lifestyle behaviors among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Design: Research team explored influences (e.g., social, cultural, environmental) for healthy lifestyle behaviors (nutrition, physical activity (PA),…

G protein-coupled estrogen receptor agonist G-1 decreases ADAM10 levels and NLRP3-inflammasome component activation in response to Staphylococcus aureus alpha-hemolysin

Abstract The G protein-coupled estrogen receptor, also known as GPER1 or originally GPR30, is found in various tissues, indicating its diverse functions. It is typically present in immune cells, suggesting its role in regulating immune responses to infectious diseases. Our…

Travel Distance Does Not Affect Overall Survival in Patients with Appendiceal Adenocarcinoma Undergoing Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Abstract Introduction Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) is a potentially curative approach for appendiceal cancer (AC) with peritoneal dissemination and is most often employed at tertiary referral centers. Regionalization may provide geographic barriers to care for vulnerable patients.…

Optimization of a syngas-fueled SOFC-based multigeneration system: Enhanced performance with biomass and gasification agent selection

Abstract In light of abundant sources of biomass feedstocks and regarding the higher performance in syngas-fueled-based SOFC systems, this work proposes a novel multigeneration system based on the combination of syngas-fuel SOFC, Kalina cycle, humidification-dehumidification desalination unit, and proton exchange…

The potential of agricultural and livestock wastes as a source of biogas in Vietnam: Energetic, economic and environmental evaluation

Abstract Many economies, including Vietnam, have substantial potential for producing energy from agricultural waste. However, the analysis of using agricultural waste as a renewable energy source and its associated economic and environmental benefits remain unclear. This study aims to a)…

Energy access and female labor force participation in developing countries

Abstract Access to reliable modern energy services and female economic empowerment are vital for sustainable development of developing countries. While micro-level evidence suggests that energy access can alleviate women’s household burdens and enhance their labor market participation, there is little…

The thousand faces of beauty: How credible storytelling unlocks disability representation in inclusive luxury fashion branding

Abstract The increasing popularity of inclusive marketing as part of the broader strategies of brand activism, linked to the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) movement, is creating new opportunities for luxury fashion brands to signal their responsibility and openness when…

Exploring the antecedents of green human resource management: A path dependence perspective

Abstract Green HRM (GHRM) delineates organizations’ efforts to address environmental concerns. However, the current research has not thoroughly investigated the antecedents of GHRM. Moreover, the internal structure of GHRM remains unclear, further limiting our understanding of firms’ different approaches to…

How gendered lived experiences shape sex preference attitudes in contemporary urban China

Abstract Objective This article examines how gendered lived experiences—the constellation of women’s quotidian, on-the-ground encounters and perceptions of gender inequality—shape highly educated women’s sex preference attitudes in contemporary urban China. Background Recent theoretical developments highlight women’s experiences and views of…

Going with the gut: Exploring top management team intuition in strategic decision-making

Abstract Intuition plays a vital role in strategic decision-making, enabling executives to cut through complexity and to navigate the information processing challenges posed by dynamic environments. However, enduring questions remain concerning the antecedents and the effectiveness of intuitive strategic decision-making.…

Customer journey partitioning: A customer-centric conceptualization beyond stages and touchpoints

Abstract Understanding customer experiences through customer journeys has become a managerial priority. The customer experience literature divides customer journeys into stages, but these divisions disregard the customer’s perspective. Research has shown that individuals partition extended processes—such as customer journeys—into events,…

Causal recipes of customer loyalty in a sharing economy: Integrating social media analytics and fsQCA

Abstract Built on the evolutionary stimulus-organism-response model, this study examines how customer encounters with different interaction mechanisms (stimuli) evoke service-quality perceptions and sentiments (organisms) that impact customer loyalty (responses) to accommodation-sharing services. It draws important service-quality dimensions and sentiments from…

Corruptive practices, digitalization, and international business

Abstract This perspective paper, including the role of an editorial, systematically reviews extant studies on ‘multinational corporations’ corruption’ and ‘digitalization’ in the international business (IB) domain, revealing why this special issue is both timely and necessary. We chronologically identify recent…

Artificial intelligence and consumer behavior: From predictive to generative AI

Abstract Since the introduction of ChatGPT, the leading example of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI), the research community and the general public have been captivated by GenAI’s remarkable advances in performance, and its ability to both imitate and, in some respects,…

The inauthentic consumer: Consequences of self-inauthenticity for possession disposal

Abstract Self-inauthenticity is characterized by feeling out-of-touch with one’s true, authentic self. Here, we propose that self-inauthenticity causes consumers to also feel out-of-touch with objects that are extensions of the self—namely, their material possessions. We call this effect possession alienation and suggest…

Feasibility of agricultural biomass in Southeast Asia for enzymes production

Abstract The agricultural sector in Southeast Asia holds significant importance for the region’s economies, playing a vital role in employment and ensuring food security. Major contributors to this sector include Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia. In fact, the…

Perceptions to connections: A multidimensional investigation of hydrogen acceptance

Abstract As green hydrogen plays an increasingly pivotal role in shaping sustainable economies and society, understanding public acceptance of hydrogen becomes imperative for fostering social support towards hydrogen energy transitions. This study employs a survey-based structural equation modelling method to…

A holistic life cycle assessment of steel bridge deck pavement

Abstract Transportation serves as a cornerstone of economic development and is a significant contributor to carbon emissions. This study established a life cycle assessment model that incorporates refined carbon emission calculation parameters, streamlining the computation process while maintaining precision. A…

Multi-step photovoltaic power forecasting using transformer and recurrent neural networks

Abstract Affordable and clean energy is an important UN sustainable development goal. Solar energy is more difficult to control than fossil fuels, highlighting the need for accurate solar power forecasts. This study develops three variants of the transformer networks, called…