Data privacy — are you sure you want a cookie?

Data privacy is an important topic in the digitalised economy. Recent policy changes have aimed to strengthen users’ control over their own data. Yet new research from Copenhagen Business School finds designers of cookie banners can affect users’ privacy choices…

Hacking and loss of driving skills are major consumer concerns for self-driving cars

A new study from the University of Kent, Toulouse Business School, ESSCA School of Management (Paris) and ESADE Business School (Spain) has revealed the three primary risks and benefits perceived by consumers towards autonomous vehicles (self-driving cars). The increased development…

Weight loss changes people’s responsiveness to food marketing: study

Obesity rates have increased dramatically in developed countries over the past 40 years — and many people have assumed that food marketing is at least in part to blame. But are people with obesity really more susceptible to food marketing?…

Wiley and IReL sign four year open access agreement to amplify Irish research on the global stage

March 18, 2021 – Hoboken, N.J. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced a new four-year open access agreement with IReL, an e-resource licensing consortium for Irish institutions, to accelerate open access publishing and increase visibility for more than…

Shimmer Research launches [email protected] platform to enable at-home online psychophysiological neuromarketing research

[email protected]™ assesses participants’ emotional responses to a wide variety of entertainment, advertisements, marketing materials and other stimuli in their own home

COVID-19 lockdown linked to uptick in tobacco use

March 4, 2021 — Pandemic-related anxiety, boredom, and irregular routines were cited as major drivers of increased nicotine and tobacco use during the initial COVID-19 “lockdown,” according to research just released by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The…

Research analyses misinformation and media coverage during COVID-19

At an informative level, the highlighted aspect during the first few months of the pandemic was the leading role of experts in “the need for authorised voices that can somehow contextualise what is happening, especially in a situation of uncertainty”,…

A Skoltech robot analyzes shoppers’ behavior

Researchers from Skoltech’s Intelligent Space Robotics Lab have proposed a novel method for customer behavior analytics and demand distribution based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) stocktaking. Their research was published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Control, Automation,…

Could post-COVID-19 tourists become less adventurous?

Our deep-rooted survival instinct for disease avoidance could make us less willing to embrace strangers and take foreign travel risks. “We wanted to look beyond the current crisis and consider the future psyche of the post-COVID-19 traveller,” says Associate Professor…

Wiley and CRUI sign four-year transitional agreement to accelerate open access publishing in Italy

February 24, 2021 – Hoboken, N.J. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced a new four-year open access agreement with the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) to accelerate open access publishing among a growing list of more than…

Study of auto recalls shows carmakers delay announcements until they ‘hide in the herd’

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Automotive recalls are occurring at record levels, but seem to be announced after inexplicable delays. A research study of 48 years of auto recalls announced in the United States finds carmakers frequently wait to make their announcements…

Researchers find broad impacts from political polarization

Political polarization is having far-reaching impacts on American life, harming consumer welfare and creating challenges for people ranging from elected officials and policymakers to corporate executives and marketers. That’s one of the conclusions of a new scholarly paper by researchers…