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  • Antecedents and Consequences of the Process of Customer Engagement through Social Media: An Integrated Conceptual Framework   Order a copy of this article
    by Abdullah A, Sadaf Siraj 
    Abstract: Over the last decades, the internet and IT enabled services have risen tremendously in importance. The ways through which people exchange information and how individuals communicate with each other have also changed enormously over the last years. In this regard, social networks have become gradually more central to sharing and spreading information and therefore companies are realizing the opportunity of providing information to their customers by establishing social network information services. This study is an attempt to formulate the process of customer engagement through social media channels and to find out its relationship with various antecedents and consequences. This study will enhance the understanding of the concept with better conceptual framework and give insights to marketing managers to make their marketing strategies in social media.
    Keywords: Brand Attitude; Brand Communities; Customer Engagement; Perceived Risk; Post-Purchase Behaviour; Social Media.

    by Zeying Wan, Yinglei Wang 
    Abstract: Online marketplaces foster electronic business on a global basis through standardized payment systems, logistics management, and interface designs. However, such standardized processes and features make it difficult for sellers in these marketplaces to differentiate from each other and achieve superior performance. In this study, we posit that entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE) and remote work self-efficacy (RWSE) of sellers play a synergistic role in enabling operational creativity, which in turn is a critical antecedent to their performance. We found supportive evidence for these hypotheses by analyzing survey data on 267 sellers from, a major online marketplace in China.
    Keywords: online marketplaces; e-business; entrepreneurial self-efficacy; remote work self-efficacy; operational creativity.

  • Industrial migration and its impact on an Internet+ economy: Evidence from core cities in the Diamond Economic Circle   Order a copy of this article
    by Li Shi, Yong-quan GAO 
    Abstract: The continued strength and vitality of China in terms of e-commerce have raised an issue of great importance regarding the adaptability of Internet economic systems. As the installation of Internet infrastructure becomes more widespread, certain internal factors have been identified as important determinants of Internet+ economy formation. This study describes and explains the relationship between industrial migration and Internet+ economy formation, by examining empirical data from Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, and Kunming during the 20102015 period. This study proposes an industrial structure migration assessment model, and it finds that industrial structure in the study cities has radically and swiftly improved. A tendency towards inertia in structure adjustment, as well as cooperation tendencies in the course of transformation, are also confirmed in our results. These phenomena offer a favourable foundation for Internet+ economy diffusion in the study cities. Finally, we offer recommendations regarding Internet+ transformation in the Diamond Economic Circle.
    Keywords: industrial structure; ‘Internet+’ economy; digital economy; industrial migration; e-readiness; e-commerce adoption; Diamond Economic Circle.