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Alexa, Can You Help Me Solve That Problem? - Understanding the Value of Smart Personal Assistants as Tutors for Complex Problem Tasks
(universi - Universitätsverlag Siegen, 2019)
In recent decades, the number of students per lecturer at universities has constantly risen. In these learning scenarios, individual lecturer support for helping students actively acquiring new knowledge is hardly possible. However, active student behavior is necessary for successful learning. Smart Personal Assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Home promise to fill this gap by being students’ individual tutors. In order to understand what students expect from Smart Personal Assistants as tutors and how they ...
Exploring the Supply-Demand-Discrepancy of Sustainable Financial Products in Germany from a Financial Advisor’s Point of View
Although retail investors’ interest in sustainable investment is constantly increasing, German credit unions and co-operative banks offer few sustainable financial products. The purpose of the study is to explore the current gap between supply and demand of sustainable financial investments in German retail banking from a financial advisor’s point of view. We use qualitative analysis of interviews with financial advisors based on a Grounded Theory approach with the aim to identify the key causation in the cause-effect ...
Sustainability Tensions in Supply Chains: A Case Study of Paradoxes and Their Management
The comprehensive coverage of sustainability issues in a supply chain incurs goal conflicts—i.e., sustainability tensions—and is often limited by market characteristics, such as the availability of sustainable materials and services. While the mainstream business is prioritizing economic goals, a number of entrepreneurs are trying to move forward to more sustainable business practices for their own company and their supply chain. Fairphone represents such a case in the electronics industry, which is openly communicating ...
Consumer Preferences for Local Food: Testing an Extended Norm Taxonomy
Consumer attitudes toward consuming and buying locally produced food are well studied. By contrast, the topic of consumer preferences for local food, with a special emphasis on the role of norms, still lacks empirical evidence. To study the influence of norms and morals on the intention to buy local food products, a quantitative study (N = 327) focusing on external social and internalized moral norms was conducted using the constructs of the theory of planned behavior in combination with an extended norm taxonomy and ...
Das Sammeln und Kaufen von Contemporary Art
Das Verhalten von Kunstsammlern und -käufern und die zugrundeliegende Motivation, gerade Contemporary Art zu erwerben, ist heute vor allem aus wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Perspektive von großem Interesse. Dies ist zum einen auf den in beträchtlichem Maße wachsenden Markt für Contemporary Art zurückzuführen.
Normative and cognitive influences on female entrepreneurial reluctance at the base of the pyramid - an explorative study of cleaning ladies in Istanbul
(COMSATS, Inst. of Information Technology, 2013)
Previous research has considered entrepreneurship as a way out of poverty and as a chance to foster economic growth. Moreover, specifically start-ups headed by women have played an important role in the economic development and it has been argued that gender-related issues, amongst others, play a significant role for the performance of a country or region. Against this background, this qualitative study explores desires, reluctances and constraints toward entrepreneurial activities of a comparably homogenous group ...
Machines as teammates: A research agenda on AI in team collaboration
What if artificial intelligence (AI) machines became teammates rather than tools? This paper reports on an international initiative by 65 collaboration scientists to develop a research agenda for exploring the potential risks and benefits of machines as teammates (MaT). They generated 819 research questions. A subteam of 12 converged them to a research agenda comprising three design areas – Machine artifact, Collaboration, and Institution – and 17 dualities – significant effects with the potential for benefit or harm. ...
Why different trust relationships matter for information systems users
Technology acceptance research has shown that trust is an important factor fostering use of information systems (IS). As a result, numerous IS researchers have studied factors that build trust in IS. However, IS research on trust has mainly focused on the trust relationship between the user and the IS itself, largely neglecting that other targets of trust might also drive IS use from a user’s point of view. Accordingly, we investigate the importance of different targets of trust in IS use. Therefore, we use the concept ...
Gestaltung smarter persönlicher Assistenten zwischen Rechtsverträglichkeit und Dienstleistungsqualität
(Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), 2019)
Smarte persönliche Assistenten von Amazon, Google und zahlreichen anderen Anbietern ermöglichen es, qualitativ hochwertige elektronische Dienstleistungen anzubieten. Gleichzeitig bringen diese Systeme auch viele Risiken mit sich. Berichte von diskriminierenden oder unverständlichem Systemverhalten häufen sich und verursachen Skepsis in der Gesellschaft. Diesen Problemen kann mit einer gleichermaßen rechtsverträglichen und qualitätsorientierten ITGestaltung entgegengewirkt werden. In diesem Beitrag werden Rechtsvert ...
Classifying Smart Personal Assistants: An Empirical Cluster Analysis
(University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hamilton Library, ScholarSpace, 2019)
The digital age has yielded systems that increasingly reduce the complexity of our everyday lives. As such, smart personal assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri combine the comfort of intuitive natural language interaction with the utility of personalized and situation-dependent information and service provision. However, research on SPAs is becoming increasingly complex and opaque. To reduce complexity, this paper introduces a classification system for SPAs. Based on a systematic literature review, a ...