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ISSN: 2096-2320
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e-ISSN: 2589-5532

Understanding how heterogeneous agents affect Principal's returns: Perspectives from short-termism and Bayesian learning

We consider a general framework of optimal contract design under the heterogeneity and short-termism of agents. Our research shows that the optimal contract must weigh the agent's information rent,...

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Digital Influencer's choice of product endorsement: A perspective of congruence

To infer product fitness information, consumers often consult digital influencers who exert effort to learn and evaluate product features and then propagate information to their followers. However,...

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Video-based pedestrian grouping model considering long-span space in a big hall

Pedestrian group detection is a challenging but significant issue in pedestrian flow control and public safety management. To address the issue that most conventional pedestrian grouping models (PGMs)...

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Joint inventory and transshipment decisions with consumer behavioral heterogeneity

Transshipment is an effective method for reducing mismatches between supply and demand among retailers. Consumers attempting to purchase out-of-stock items may wait for transshipment, purchase at another...

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Does political propaganda matter in mitigating climate change? Insights from the United States of America

Some research on climate change has been the basis of climate change denialism (hereafter, CCD is used to refer to denial, denialism, and deniers). There is formative knowledge about the role of political...

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Adding dummy variables: A simple approach for improved volatility forecasting in electricity market

This study used dummy variables to measure the influence of day-of-the-week effects and structural breaks on volatility. Considering day-of-the-week effects, structural breaks, or both, we propose three...

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Effects of scenario-based carbon pricing policies on China's dual climate change mitigation goals: Does policy design matter?

Although the carbon pricing policy is a critical driving factor that will help China achieve economic growth, energy transition, and dual climate change mitigation goals, the kind of carbon pricing...

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Changes in firm profitability, heterogeneous investor beliefs, and stock returns

In this study, we show that changes in profitability predict a firm's stock returns and future profitability. We construct three horizon-based profitability changes, including short-, medium-, and long-term...

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Complimentary return-freight insurance serves the dark side: An innovative online return policy in China

E-commerce is a typical form of retail digitalization that introduces online uncertainty and product returns. To decrease the negative influence of online uncertainty, the largest Chinese e-commerce...

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A branch-and-price algorithm to perform single-machine scheduling for additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) has attracted significant attention in recent years based on its wide range of applications and growing demand. AM offers the advantages of production flexibility and design...

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Realized volatility forecast of financial futures using time-varying HAR latent factor models

We forecast realized volatilities by developing a time-varying heterogeneous autoregressive (HAR) latent factor model with dynamic model average (DMA) and dynamic model selection (DMS) approaches. The...

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The effect of high-involvement human resource management practices on supply chain resilience and operational performance

Supply chain (SC) resilience is an increasingly important topic for practitioners and academics because it is a competitive weapon for firms to cope with SC disruptive risks. This study examines the...

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Analysis of technology pathway of China's liquid fuel production with consideration of energy supply security and carbon price

Efforts to provide alternative resources and technologies for producing liquid fuel have recently been intensified. Different levels of dependence on oil imports and carbon prices have a significant...

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Supply chain decisions and coordination in the presence of an imperfect spot market

This study considers a supply chain consisting of a commodity supplier and a final product manufacturer with uncertain demand. In addition to purchasing from the supplier through a forward contract,...

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Correlation uncertainty, limited participation, and flight to quality

This study extends the multi-asset model of Huang et al. (2017), who examine only two types of investors, by adding a new investor type with partial information on the correlation coefficient and re-explores...

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The valuation of barrier options under a threshold rough Heston model

In this paper, we propose a novel model for pricing double barrier options, where the asset price is modeled as a threshold geometric Brownian motion time changed by an integrated activity rate process,...

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Manufacturers’ strategy for introducing remanufactured products under a government subsidy: Introduce or not?

With strong government advocacy and encouragement, many manufacturers hope to enter the remanufacturing market. Manufacturers who have entered the remanufacturing market hope to increase their profits...

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Interactive information disclosure and non-penalty regulatory review risk

Using monthly data from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange's ‘Hudongyi’ platform and comment letters from December 2014 to December 2018, this study investigates the influence of interactive information disclosure...

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Passenger emergency evacuation from bus carriage: Results from realistic data and modeling simulations

One of critical challenges in the development of pedestrian models is the lack of relevant data under emergency conditions. In this paper, we reveal several behavior characteristics of passenger emergency...

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The effects of financial liberalization on productivity: Evidence from India’s manufacturing sector

Using a panel of India’s registered manufacturing firms and both economy-wide and firm-level financial data, we investigate the effects of India’s financial liberalization on the productivity of its...

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Social effects of topic propagation on Weibo

Weibo, China’s largest microblogging platform, has become one of the key information-sharing platforms in modern society. This study examines topic propagation in relation to microblogging from the...

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Refined analysis and a hierarchical multi-task learning approach for loan fraud detection

Fraud problems in loan application assessment cause significant losses for finance companies worldwide, and much research has focused on machine learning methods to improve the efficacy of fraud detection...

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Improved hybrid resampling and ensemble model for imbalance learning and credit evaluation

A clustering-based undersampling (CUS) and distance-based near-miss method are widely used in current imbalanced learning algorithms, but this method has certain drawbacks. In particular, the CUS does...

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Differential pricing and production strategies for heterogeneous products under cannibalization and promotional effects

This study examines the optimal pricing and production strategy of a closed-loop supply chain consisting of a manufacturer, a recycler, and consumers. Considering the cannibalization and promotion effects...

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