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The University of Houston–Victoria is a four-year state university and is one of the campuses comprising the University of Houston System. Its campus spans 20 acres in Victoria, with satellite locations at UH System centers in Sugar Land and Cinco Ranch. Founded in 1971, UHV has an enrollment of over 4,300 students.The university serves students in four academic schools. UHV offers 31 bachelors and 20 masters degree programs. Awarding more than 800 degrees annually, the university's alumni base exceeds 11,000.The school's athletics teams are known as the UHV Jaguars. UHV has fielded baseball and softball teams, and men’s and women’s soccer and golf teams. The UHV Jaguars compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Association of Independent Institutions conference. Wikipedia.

Wan Y.,University of Houston-Victoria
Electronic Markets

Online reviews as a major form of user-generated contents play a strategic role in eliminating information asymmetry and facilitating transactions in electronic markets. To improve market efficiency, many online retailers use helpfulness voting as a crowdsourcing strategy to identify and rank online reviews. In this study, we analysed a data set of 2187 reviews as well as more than two months’ review ranking data collected from six best-selling products on amazon.com. We found that a disproportionately higher percentage of votes went to early-posted lengthy reviews due to the Matthew effect. We also found that early reviews, once identified as most helpful, could maintain their top ranking status throughout the product life cycle because of the Ratchet effect. The implications of these findings were discussed and strategies for how to mitigate negative impacts of such effects by online retailers were suggested. © 2015, Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen. Source

Yang J.,University of Houston-Victoria
International Journal of Production Economics

This study develops and empirically tests a conceptual framework to investigate the antecedents of manufacturers' supply chain agility and the connection of their agility with performance in an emerging economy. Drawing upon the information theory, this study argues that technical (IT capability) and relational factors (information sharing and trust, and operational collaboration) are the antecedents of a manufacturer's supply chain agility. This study also posits that cost efficiency mediates the relationship between agility and performance based on transaction cost economics. Employing path analysis, this study shows that strong associations exist between a manufacturing firm's IT capability and operational collaboration with suppliers and its supply chain agility. The results also indicate the significant mediating effect of cost efficiency between the manufacturer's supply chain agility and performance. Implications are discussed and future research directions are also suggested. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. Source

Wan Y.,University of Houston-Victoria | Peng G.,Youngstown State University

BargainFinder, one of the earliest shopbot projects to receive media and public attention, debuted on 30 June 1995. Now, on the project's 15th anniversary, the authors review its progress and the many applications it's influenced. © 2010 IEEE. Source

Yang J.,University of Houston-Victoria
International Journal of Production Research

Drawing on a knowledge-based view and strategic choice theory, this study develops and empirically tests a conceptual framework to assess the effect of knowledge sharing on the development of supply chain capabilities and the effects of such capabilities on supply chain performance. Employing path analysis, it is shown that strong associations exist between the sharing of both explicit and tacit knowledge and the development of supply chain capabilities, including cost efficiency and innovation capabilities. The results also indicate significant moderating effects of cost and innovation orientations on supply chain capabilities, which in turn exert effects on the improvement of supply chain performance. Managerial and theoretical implications are discussed, and future research directions are also suggested. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source

Yang J.,University of Houston-Victoria
International Journal of Production Economics

This study seeks to examine the impact of knowledge management strategy on strategic performance in Chinese High Technology firms drawing on the theory of resource-based view. The results from moderated regression analysis show that the knowledge management strategy-performance connection is contingent on both performance-driven strategies, (including reward system and process innovation) and knowledge management-based competencies, such as R&D from past projects, market intelligence, and intraorganizational knowledge sharing. The findings suggest that both performance-driven strategies and knowledge management-based competencies should be considered in the implementation of knowledge management strategy in Chinese High Technology firms. These results have important implications for researchers investigating the effectiveness of high technology firms' adoption of knowledge management strategies in transitional economies as well as practitioners seeking to improve corporate strategic performance. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

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