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Decision Science Digest: September 22, 2022

Decision Science Digest: September 22, 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles.

  • Creating Innovation: New Research Uses Ikea Products to Develop New Uses for Products (INFORMS journal Management Science)
  • New Research Finds Obvious Impacts to Brands Showing Support for Black Lives Matter (INFORMS journal Marketing Science)
  • New Research Reduces Traffic Congestion in San Francisco by Increasing the Usage of Electronic Toll System (INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics)
  • No More Government Food Vouchers? Data Suggests a Way to Allow Healthy Choices to Continue in an Affordable Way (INFORMS journal Marketing Science)
INFORMS Names 2022 Fellows

INFORMS Names 2022 Fellows

BALTIMORE, MD, September 12, 2022 – INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, has officially named 12 outstanding members as Fellows, one of the highest honors in the operations research (O.R.) profession. The 2022 INFORMS Fellows will be inducted during the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Oct. 16-19, which will be held in Indianapolis. INFORMS Fellows are honored for their outstanding lifetime accomplishments and contributions in O.R. and analytics.

Study Examines the Impact of Fake Online Reviews on Sales

Study Examines the Impact of Fake Online Reviews on Sales

BALTIMORE, MD, September 9, 2022 – Can you really trust that online product review before you make a purchase decision? New research has found that the practice of faking online product reviews may be more pervasive than you think.

Swipe Left or Swipe Right? New Algorithm Increases Successful Dating Site Matches by More Than 25%

Swipe Left or Swipe Right? New Algorithm Increases Successful Dating Site Matches by More Than 25%

BALTIMORE, MD, September 8, 2022 – Online dating is one of the top ways people meet in 2022. That said, matchmaking – online or offline – is never a perfect process. New research published in the INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management showcases a new algorithm to increase dating site matches by analyzing individual user preferences and whether the user currently has a lot of matches.

Decision Science Digest: August 9, 2022

Decision Science Digest: August 9, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD, August 9, 2022 –

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles.

 

  • Are Online Consultation Services the Answer? What it Means for Healthcare Providers (INFORMS journal Information Systems Research)
  • Analyzing the Craft Beer Industry: The Future of the Market and Who is Drinking What? (INFORMS journal Marketing Science)
  • Too Much Time at the Polls: The Preferences by Voters Slowing Things Down (INFORMS journal Management Science)
  • New Research Delivers Recommendations for Successful Email Engagement (INFORMS journal Management Science)
INFORMS Applauds Passage of Historic Legislation to Modernize STEM Education, Thanks U.S. Rep. Houlahan For Her Leadership

INFORMS Applauds Passage of Historic Legislation to Modernize STEM Education, Thanks U.S. Rep. Houlahan For Her Leadership

BALTIMORE, MD, August 2, 2022 – In overwhelming bipartisan fashion, the U.S. House of Representatives last week passed the “Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act,” (H.R. 3588) which, if enacted, would modernize STEM education in the United States. The bill passed by a vote of 323 to 92. The legislation now awaits Senate action on its identical companion bill (S. 1839), which was introduced by Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.

New Research Finds Women Don’t Like to Participate in Competitive Situations when Deciding for Themselves, But When Deciding for Others, They are A...

New Research Finds Women Don’t Like to Participate in Competitive Situations when Deciding for Themselves, But When Deciding for Others, They are A...

BALTIMORE, MD, July 27, 2022 – Although most decisions in life are made by individuals themselves, many are influenced by others such as principals, managers, parents or colleagues. New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that women take part in competitive environments more when they are making decisions for other people rather than themselves.

Firms Time Announcements of Data Breaches to Bury the Bad News

Firms Time Announcements of Data Breaches to Bury the Bad News

BALTIMORE, MD, July 26, 2022 – New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that firms that have experienced data breaches intentionally stage the timing of such announcements around other significant breaking news as a means of reducing media coverage and minimizing public attention.

New Research Puts Your Online Privacy Preferences to the Test

New Research Puts Your Online Privacy Preferences to the Test

CATONSVILLE, MD, July 18, 2022 – When it comes to privacy, you’ve probably heard some say they “don’t care about privacy if there’s nothing to hide.” Typically, someone who says this is not taking into account that you may have strong beliefs on the very premise of whether someone should have access to your private information. This personal belief is called the “intrinsic” point of view.

Decision Science Digest: July 14, 2022

Decision Science Digest: July 14, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD, July 14­­­­­­, 2022 –

EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles.

  • New Research Recommends Expansion of Bone Marrow Registry and Cord Blood Banks: What’s Needed to Save Lives? (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management)
  • Fake Reviews Cause Product Sales to Spike, but it’s not Worth it (INFORMS journal Marketing Science)
  • New Method Optimizes Driver Choices While Maintaining Platform Success and Customer Satisfaction (INFORMS journal Transportation Science)
  • New Study Finds Parents are Key to Whether Children Go into STEM Field (INFORMS journal Management Science)
Vacation Time! New Research Uses Characteristics of Consumers to Segment Buyers and Offer Personalized Prices and Perks

Vacation Time! New Research Uses Characteristics of Consumers to Segment Buyers and Offer Personalized Prices and Perks

BALTIMORE, MD, July 12, 2022 – A “normal” version of life is returning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that includes travel and vacations. New research in the INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management predicts demand for multiple types of hotel rooms based on guest characteristics, travel attributes and room features. This methodology delivers insights on segmentation, classifying each guest into segments (or a mixture of segments) based on their characteristics.

Predicting Restaurant Survival: A Picture Can Provide the Answer

Predicting Restaurant Survival: A Picture Can Provide the Answer

BALTIMORE, MD, July 6, 2022 – A picture is worth a thousand… to restaurant owners and investors it could be worth their livelihood. New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that consumer-posted photos can serve as a strong leading indicator of restaurant survival above and beyond reviews, company, competition and macro factors.

Decision Science Digest: June 28, 2022

Decision Science Digest: June 28, 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles.

  • New Optimization Algorithm Increases Online Dating Site Matches by 27% by Factoring in Past and Present User Preferences (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management)
  • Environmental Issues Encourage Better Habits from Manufacturing Facilities in Texas (INFORMS journal Management Science)
  • Adopting Mass Customization, in Addition to Mass Production Methods, Can Generate a Win-Win for Sustainability in Fashion (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management)
  • Startling Racial Discrepancies in Obtaining Capital for Minority-Owned Startups (INFORMS journal Management Science)
How to Maximize the Results of Your Wearable Health Device

How to Maximize the Results of Your Wearable Health Device

BALTIMORE, MD, June 27, 2022 – New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that people can achieve long-term health goals and establish healthy habits when coupling wearable health devices such as “Fitbits” with economic incentives.

Racially Charged Events Spark Classroom Intervention

Racially Charged Events Spark Classroom Intervention

BALTIMORE, MD, June 6, 2022 – As we approach Juneteenth, a day marked each year to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, new research in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that racially-charged events and protests over the past decade have a direct and positive effect on what children are learning in U.S. public school classrooms.

When You Use Multiple Devices, Can Marketers Still Track You?

When You Use Multiple Devices, Can Marketers Still Track You?

CATONSVILLE, MD, June 1, 2022 – If you only used one device, like your smartphone, for all of your internet searches and other applications, the data collected about you through that device would provide a picture of your preferences, habits and behaviors. This would help marketers better anticipate and specifically market to you going forward.

Five-Star Rating? New Research Finds It May Not Reflect What Consumers Receive

Five-Star Rating? New Research Finds It May Not Reflect What Consumers Receive

BALTIMORE, MD, June 1, 2022 – Five stars means a perfect rating, right? Consumers use online ratings systems to decide which products to purchase, but are they reliable sources of information? New research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science finds these ratings systems might be built on an unstable foundation, with the systems becoming less useful over time.

Surprising New Research Finds Women Supporting Women in Business May Backfire

Surprising New Research Finds Women Supporting Women in Business May Backfire

BALTIMORE, MD, May 31, 2022 – Contrary to popular belief, well-intentioned calls for women to invest in women-owned businesses might be doing more harm than good in resolving the gender gap in venture financing. New research found in the INFORMS journal Organization Science finds that female-owned startups that get funding from female venture capitalists are two times less likely to get additional financing compared to those with male investors.

Decision Science Digest: May 9, 2022

Decision Science Digest: May 9, 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles.

  • The Impact of Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces on Abortion Rates, the Role of Social Implications (INFORMS journal Information Systems Research)
  • New Research Looks at Inequality as a Factor in Identifying Misinformation (INFORMS journal Management Science)
  • New Research Helps Answer the Question, Standardize or Customize? Predictions Inform Business on Which One to Choose (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management)
  • New Research Finds Lessons in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Waste Data (INFORMS journal Transportation Science)
Decision Science Digest: April 26, 2022

Decision Science Digest: April 26, 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles.

 

  • Retail is Not Dead! The Impact of Store Proximity on Sales (INFORMS journal Management Science)
  • New Research Overcomes Cost Barriers for Newborn Disease Screening While Increasing Efficiency and Testing Accuracy (INFORMS journal Management Science)
  • New Model Predicts Purchase to Delivery Time to Increase Customer Satisfaction, Improve Online Sales (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management)
  • New Research Finds Stable Scheduling Increases Employee Productivity and Business Revenue (INFORMS journal Management Science)