AI and Analytics for Business


Bazaarvoice Data Has Been Awarded

On April 24, 2015 AIAB kicked-off a new Research Opportunity with Bazaarvoice, one of America’s largest social marketing companies specializing in user-generated product reviews. After reviewing all the submitted proposals, we’re pleased to announce that data has been awarded to the following research teams!


Hongju Liu, University of Connecticut
Nicholas Lurie, University of Connecticut
Sam Ransbotham, Boston College

The Value of “Content” in User-generated “Content”

Xiao Liu, New York University
Kannan Srinivasan, Carnegie Mellon University

The Effect of Review Position on Purchase Likelihood when Consumers Have Limited Attention

Prasad Vana, London Business School
Anja Lambrecht, London Business School

The Naysayers: Contrarian Reviews and Consumer Search

Mingfeng Lin, University of Arizona

He Yelled, She Smiled: The Role of Emotions in Consumer Reviews

Yuping Liu-Thompkins, Old Dominion University
Anh Dang, Old Dominion University

Productive at work and lively at play? Differential effectiveness of utilitarian and hedonic product appeals during work and non-work hours.

Dilip Soman, University of Toronto
Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto
Joonkyung Kim, University of Toronto
Jun Bum Kwon, University of Toronto

How Do Online Reviews Influence Customers’ Path to Purchase?

Stanislav Stakhovych, Monash University
Satheesh Seenivasan, Monash University
Peter Danaher, Monash University

The Effect of User Generated Content (UGC) Usage on Consideration Set Formation: Fixed v. Mobile Devices

David Muir, University of Delaware
Yi-Lin Tsai, University of Delaware

Analyzing the Spillover Effects of User-Generated Reviews on Purchases

Young Kwark, University of Florida
Gene Moo Lee, University of Texas at Arlington
Paul Pavlou, Temple University
Liangfei Qiu, University of Florida

The Story Behind the Words: How the textual information together with the numerical ratings affect individual purchase decisions

Verena Schoenmueller, Columbia Business School
Oded Netzer, Columbia Business School
Florian Stahl, University of Mannheim

Strategies Again Information Bias from Reviews for both New and Mature Product

Chris Gu, University of Chicago
Yike Wang, University of Chicago

Shocked by What People Write? How the Order of Customer Reviews Affects Online Search and Purchase.

Paulo Albuquerque, INSEAD
Marton Varga, INSEAD

Reviews vs. Questions and Answers: Understanding the Impact of Complementary User-Generated Content Technologies on the Zero Moment of Truth

Chris Dellarocas, Boston University
Georgios Zervas, Boston University