William T. Ross

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Pennsylvania. Fred Collopy is Assistant Professor of Management Information and Decision Systems, the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Robert H. Colgrove assisted in the problem formulation and data collection for the laboratory experiment. Richard H. Franke was especially helpful in guiding our thinking. Jonlee Andrews,(More)
This document provides supplemental guidance on specifications for the development and implementation of studies to validate the performance characteristics of quantitative ELISA methods for the determination of food allergens. It is intended as a companion document to other existing publications on method validation. The guidance is divided into two(More)
Consumers often infer quality information from prices and rely on their reference prices. This paper incorporates both behavioral regularities nto the classic utility function. The analytical investigation reveals five qualitatively different types of consumers, three of which are relatively new o modeling literature. The authors test the model’s(More)
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BACKGROUND Women and minorities remain underrepresented in orthopaedic surgery. In an attempt to increase the diversity of those entering the physician workforce, Nth Dimensions implemented a targeted pipeline curriculum that includes the Orthopaedic Summer Internship Program. The program exposes medical students to the specialty of orthopaedic surgery and(More)
While the aged as a group have better access to health care since the inception of Medicare, there are subsets of the population that are still vulnerable to large out-of-pocket expenses. The focus of this analysis is on those segments of the Medicare population which are particularly vulnerable to access problems due to their personal characteristics. In(More)
Most purchases involve choices among options with incomplete attribute information. In such situations, consumers often have the option not to choose any of the alternatives to avoid uncertainty. Alternatively, consumers can make inferences about the missing attributes. These inferences may occur spontaneously, or they may be strategically prompted. In five(More)
This research uses original data from matched pairs of insurers and their independent agents to examine whether it is possible to build committed relationships between insurers and independent agents, how such commitment could be built, and whether any benefits are realized in such relationships. It is shown that mutual commitment can be built by a process(More)