Ravi Bapna

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis

Professor

321 19th Ave S

Information and Decision Sciences

Minneapolis, MN 55455

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

17

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

Monetizing Freemium Communities: Does Paying for Premium Increase Social Engagement?

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Dec 2016
Ravi Bapna, Jui Ramaprasad and Akhmed Umyarov
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, University of Maryland and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 1,475 (19,110)
Citation 15

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Freemium, social Engagement, Monetization, Premium Subscription

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Repeated Interactions vs. Social Ties: Quantifying the Economic Value of Trust, Forgiveness, and Reputation Using a Field Experiment

Forthcoming, MIS Quarterly, NET Institute Working Paper No. 14-07, Mays Business School Research Paper No. 2506203
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 09 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2018
Ravi Bapna, Liangfei Qiu and Sarah C. Rice
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and Texas A&M University - Mays Business School
Downloads 785 (47,052)
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Trust, Forgiveness, Social Ties, Repeated Games

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Stimulating Online Reviews by Combining Financial Incentives and Social Norms

Forthcoming, Management Science
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2016
Boston University - Questrom School of Business, University of Miami Herbert Business School, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 464 (91,841)
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online reviews, randomized experiment, social norms, financial incentives, intrinsic motivation, user generated content

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Do Your Online Friends Make You Pay? A Randomized Field Experiment on Peer Influence in Online Social Networks - Online E-Companion Appendix

Bapna, Ravi and Umyarov, Akhmed, 2014, "Do Your Online Friends Make You Pay? A Randomized Field Experiment on Peer Influence in Online Social Networks," Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2015
Ravi Bapna and Akhmed Umyarov
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 357 (124,009)
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peer effects, randomized experiment, social contagion, nonparametric inference, freemium communities, online social networks

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Estimating Returns to Training in the Knowledge Economy: A Firm Level Analysis of Small and Medium Enterprises

MIS Quarterly, Volume 38, Number 3, September 2014
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Aug 2014
University of Texas at Dallas, Lally School of Management, RPI, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis and University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management
Downloads 337 (132,009)
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IT services, non-linear growth, ROI of training, productivity, human capital

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Measuring the Impact of Crowdsourcing Features on Mobile App User Engagement and Retention: A Randomized Field Experiment

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 24 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2020
Pennsylvania State University - University ParkThe University of Texas, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management
Downloads 295 (151,862)

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Human Capital Investments and Employee Performance: An Analysis of IT Services Industry

Management Science, 59 (3), pp. 641-658
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Aug 2014
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Lally School of Management, RPI, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management
Downloads 170 (257,429)
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Training and productivity, IT services, dynamic panel model, employee performance, Indian IT industry, human capital theory

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Social Learning in Prosumption: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Mar 2021
Temple University - Fox School of Business and Management, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis and Collage.com
Downloads 125 (325,338)

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prosumption, prosumer, social learning, self-efficacy, randomized control trials, machine learning with causal inference

9.

Onward and Upward? An Empirical Investigation of Gender and Promotions in Information Technology Services

Information Systems Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Feb 2020
Nishtha Langer, Ram Gopal and Ravi Bapna
Lally School of Management, RPI, University of Warwick and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 85 (420,267)

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Gender, Women in IT, IT Human Capital, Performance, Training, Promotions, IT Services Industry

10.

One-Way Mirrors and Weak-Signaling in Online Dating: A Randomized Field Experiment - Online E-Companion Appendix

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Jul 2015
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, University of Maryland, Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 84 (423,220)
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online dating, anonymity, weak-signaling, randomized trial, field experiment

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Recommending Open Source Software Projects to Developers

The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Aug 2020
Shahab Bayati, Arvind Tripathi and Ravi Bapna
University of Auckland Business School, The University of Kansas and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 64 (490,996)

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Open Source Software, Recommendation System, Collaborative Filtering

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So, Who Likes You? Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 29 Sep 2022
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, University of Maryland and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 41 (595,414)

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online dating, IT-enabled features, identity revelation, digital signals, randomized trial, field experiment, matching markets, desirability

13.

Allocative Efficiency in Online Auctions: Improving the Performance of Multiple Online Auctions via Seek-and-Protect Agents

Forthcoming in Production and Operations Management
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 May 2020
Ravi Bapna, Robert Day and Sarah C. Rice
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management and Texas A&M University - Mays Business School
Downloads 10 (831,996)

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overlapping auctions, simultaneous auctions, allocative efficiency, bidding agents; core prices

14.

A Prescriptive Analytics Framework for Optimal Policy Deployment using Heterogeneous Treatment Effects

Forthcoming at MIS Quarterly
Posted: 01 Mar 2021
Harvard University - Business School (HBS), University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

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prescriptive analytics, heterogeneous treatment effects, optimization, observed utility rank condition (OUR), between-treatment heterogeneity

15.

Impact of Incentive Mechanism in Online Referral Programs: Evidence from Randomized Field Experiments

Journal of Management Information Systems 38, no. 1 (2021): 59-81.
Posted: 29 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2022
Temple University - Fox School of Business and Management, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management and University of Minnesota

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social contagion, viral marketing, referral incentive design, WOM

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Words Matter! Towards Pro-Social Call-to-Action for Online Referral: Evidence from Two Field Experiments

Information Systems Research, 31(1):16-36, Fox School of Business Research Paper No. 18-032, USC Marshall School of Business Research Paper Sponsored by iORB, No. Forthcoming
Posted: 24 May 2018 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2022
Temple University - Fox School of Business and Management, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Collage.com and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

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online referrals, intrinsically pro-social framing, randomized field experiment, call-to-action

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Love Unshackled: Identifying the Effect of Mobile App Adoption in Online Dating

MIS Quarterly, Volume 43, pp. 47-72, March 2019
Posted: 31 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2022
Temple University - Fox School of Business and Management, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, University of Maryland and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis

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mobile applications, online dating, social engagement, adoption, ubiquity, impulsiveness, disinhibition