Ravi Bapna

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis

Professor

321 19th Ave S

Information and Decision Sciences

Minneapolis, MN 55455

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

15

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Scholarly Papers (15)

1.

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

MIS Quarterly, Volume 43, pp. 47-72, March 2019
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 31 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2019
Temple University - Fox School of Business and Management, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, University of Maryland and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 1,078 (22,805)
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mobile applications, online dating, social engagement, adoption, ubiquity, impulsiveness, disinhibition

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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 916 (28,842)
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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 624 (48,636)
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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
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, University of Houston - C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 404 (83,349)
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online reviews, randomized experiment, social norms, financial incentives, intrinsic motivation, user generated content

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

Information Systems Research, Forthcoming, Fox School of Business Research Paper No. 18-032
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 May 2018 Last Revised: 26 May 2019
Temple University - Fox School of Business and Management, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Collage.com and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 345 (99,897)
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online referrals, intrinsically pro-social framing, randomized field experiment, call-to-action

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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, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis and University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management
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IT services, non-linear growth, ROI of training, productivity, human capital

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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 302 (115,643)
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peer effects, randomized experiment, social contagion, nonparametric inference, freemium communities, online social networks

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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
Zhuojun Gu, Ravi Bapna, Jason Chan and Alok Gupta
The 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 212 (164,791)

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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, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management
Downloads 141 (234,914)
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Training and productivity, IT services, dynamic panel model, employee performance, Indian IT industry, human capital theory

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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 72 (368,440)
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online dating, anonymity, weak-signaling, randomized trial, field experiment

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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
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Warwick and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 51 (436,698)

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

12.

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, University of Auckland and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 22 (578,387)

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Open Source Software, Recommendation System, Collaborative Filtering

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

Forthcoming at MIS Quarterly
Number of pages: 37
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, 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

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

Journal of Management Information Systems (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 43
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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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 2 (723,140)

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