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This study investigates self-presentation strategies among online dating participants, exploring how participants manage their online presentation of self in order to accomplish the goal of finding a romantic partner. Thirty-four individuals active on a large online dating site participated in telephone interviews about their online dating experiences and(More)
A b s t r a c t To gain a better understanding of the global diffusion of e-business among organizations in developed and developing countries and to investigate the relationships among e-business contexts, economic environment, and organizational adoption, we conducted a firm-level survey in two countries — the United States and China — and tested a(More)
and the United States. It finds that B2B e-commerce seems to be driven by global forces, whereas B2C seems to be more of a local phenomenon. A preliminary explanation for this difference is that B2B is driven by global competition and MNCs that " push " e-commerce to their global suppliers , customers, and subsidiaries. This in turn creates pressures on(More)
This study investigates self-disclosure in the novel context of online dating relationships. Using a national random sample of Match.com members (N = 349), the authors tested a model of relational goals, self-disclosure, and perceived success in online dating. The authors'findings provide support for social penetration theory and the social information(More)
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The growing use of the Internet and e-commerce for conducting business is being driven by global and national forces. Many firms are being driven toward greater adoption of e-commerce by global competitive pressures, which some suggest will lead to a global networked economy. On the other hand, firms are also being driven by national environmental and(More)
This article develops and tests a model examining the relationship between firm globalization, scope of e-commerce use, and firm performance, using data from a large-scale crosscountry survey of firms from three industries. We find that globalization leads to both greater scope of e-commerce use and improved performance, measured as efficiency,(More)