Peer-to-Peer networking is gaining popularity as a architecture for sharing information goods and other computing resources. However, these networks suffer from a high level of free-riding, whereby some users consume network resources without providing any network resources. The high levels of free-riding observed by several recent studies have led some to… (More)
in 2005. Her research analyzes how the characteristics of Internet markets will affect consumer behavior, firm competition, and social welfare.
Information technology-enabled markets enhance retailers' ability to collect, aggregate, and transfer consumer information. These technological capabilities have raised concerns that this information could be used in ways the consumer would not anticipate or authorize. These concerns have been met with a variety of proposals including approaches placing the… (More)
Peer-to-peer (P2P) services allow users to share networked resources, notably bandwidth and content, from the edges of the network. These services have been popularized because of file sharing – particularly the sharing of unlicensed copyrighted files. However, content owners are increasingly exploring the ability of peer-to-peer networks to accommodate… (More)
This dissertation studies the issues on analyst forecasts and management forecasts. The first essay examines the rationale behind analysts " inclusion and exclusion decisions of nonrecurring items in street earnings. The second essay examines the impact of Regulation of Takeovers and Security Holder Communications on management disclosure of synergy… (More)