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Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation Abstract: A primary tool that consumers have for comparative shopping are shopbots, which is short for shopping robots. These shopbots automatically search a large number(More)
Grocery retailers increasingly view other retail formats, particularly mass merchandisers, as a competitive threat. We present an empirical study of household shopping and packaged goods spending across retail formats — grocery stores, mass merchandisers, and drug stores. Our study considers competition between these formats and explores how retailer(More)
Violino of Media Metrix have been instrumental to providing access. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, DARPA, or other funding parties. Abstract: Are there any trends in web browsing behavior by individual(More)
Recently fixed pricing and auctions have been brought together in a new pricing format that offers bidders the option of prematurely ending an auction at a fixed price. The growing popularity of auctions presents an interesting pricing decision for managers: whether to sell at a fixed price, in a regular auction, or through a buy-it-now auction. This paper(More)
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There has been an explosion in the availability of data and computing ability in retail management that has led to a new desire on the part of managers to implement demand based management. Demand based management uses statistical models to predict consumer price response using historical information. These models can be used to construct pricing decision(More)