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The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Consumer Contracts

Bar-Gill Oren

in Seduction by Contract: Law, Economics, and Psychology in Consumer Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199663361
eISBN:
9780191751660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663361.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter develops a general approach for analyzing consumer markets and, more specifically, consumer contracts. A behavioural-economics model was used to explain how consumer psychology interacts ... More


Seduction by Contract: Law, Economics, and Psychology in Consumer Markets

Oren Bar-Gill

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199663361
eISBN:
9780191751660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663361.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Consumers routinely enter into long-term contracts with providers of goods and services — from credit cards, mortgages, mobile phones, insurance, TV, and internet services to household appliances, ... More


Retailers as Market Makers

Misha Petrovic and Gary G. Hamilton

in The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In this chapter, Misha Petrovic and Gary Hamilton outline the market-making perspective and contrasts this perspective with two alternatives perspectives (namely, theories of comparative and ... More


US Retailing and its Global Diffusion

Misha Petrovic

in The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In this chapter, Misha Petrovic addresses the globalization of US retailers, as both buyers of goods from suppliers and sellers of goods to consumers around the world. First tracing the history of ... More


International Retail Banking: Sanwa Bank, Citigroup

William V. Rapp

in Information Technology Strategies: How Leading Firms use IT to gain an Advantage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148138
eISBN:
9780199849376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148138.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Citigroup is believed to be the top player in international retail banking because of its ability to make the most of technological advances in electronic banking. Domestically however, Sanwa ... More


Introduction

Gary G. Hamilton and Misha Petrovic

in The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In this chapter, Gary Hamilton and Misha Petrovic introduce the main topic of the book: how retailers are changing the global economy. The main themes are also introduced, including the retail ... More


Fashioning a Market: The Singer Sewing Machine in Colonial Lanka

Nira Wickramasinghe

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the role of the Singer sewing machine in fashioning a consumer market in colonial Lanka, now known as Sri Lanka. More specifically, it narrates the fashioning of a market ... More


The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Gary G. Hamilton, Benjamin Senauer, and Misha Petrovic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This book describes and analyzes the transformation that occurred in retailing in the last half of the twentieth century and demonstrates that this transformation has substantially changed the global ... More


The Politics of Mass Consumption: Balancing Public and Private Consumption in Postwar West Germany and the United States

Jan L. Logemann

in Trams or Tailfins?: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226491493
eISBN:
9780226491523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491523.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the distinct paths taken by consumer policy in West Germany and the United States. The Marshall Plan, while certainly instrumental for the speedy recovery of West Germany's ... More


Mechanical Phoenix

Andrew Gordon

in Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267855
eISBN:
9780520950313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267855.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the process by which Japanese producers came to dominate home and world markets, and the Singer Sewing Machine Company's frustrated attempt to regain its dominant position. ... More


Amazon and eBay: Online Retailers as Market Makers

Suresh Kotha and Sandip Basu

in The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In this chapter, Suresh Kotha and Sandip Basu describe the effects of recent technological changes on retailing, in particular the development of the Internet and of overnight delivery services. The ... More


The Irony of Innocence

Gary Cross

in The Cute and the Cool: Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156669
eISBN:
9780199868254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156669.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

We love children for all the things we are no longer and often wish we were. We delight in the fact that children are not cynical or repressed. And we identify with this lost paradise of wonder ... More


Consumer Price Squeeze

Clair Brown and Greg Linden

in Chips and Change: How Crisis Reshapes the Semiconductor Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013468
eISBN:
9780262258654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013468.003.0065
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter surveys the semiconductor market’s evolution toward consumer purchases of PCs, cell phones, game consoles, and mobile devices, and chronicles how that purchasing power moved from ... More


Advertising and Commercialism

Patti M. Valkenburg and Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

in Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300218879
eISBN:
9780300228090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218879.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses why youth are commercially interesting and why marketing seems to be targeting children at ever-younger ages. In particular, it shows how children represent three markets—a ... More


The Use of Evidence: Federal Regulation of Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is statutorily responsible for ensuring that prescription drugs and medical devices meet evidential standards for safety and efficacy before they are approved ... More


China’s consumer revolution

Yanrui Wu

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199678204
eISBN:
9780191788635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter reviews research on China’s consumer revolution. It begins with a survey of the literature addressing the general consumption issues. It then discusses more specific topics, including ... More


Matchmakers and Markets: The Revolutionary Role of Information in the Economy

Yi-Cheng Zhang

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198840985
eISBN:
9780191876691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840985.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In attempting to understand the bewildering complexity of consumer markets, financial markets, and beyond, traditional textbooks and theories will not help much. This book presents a new market ... More


A Crooked Mirror: The Evolution of Illegal Alcohol Markets in Russia since the Late Socialist Period

Vadim Radaev

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

The study examines the evolution of heterogeneous illegal markets, including markets for homemade alcohol, counterfeit alcohol, and illegally manufactured alcohol in Russia. A variety of statistical ... More


The Self and It: Novel Objects in Eighteenth-Century England

Julie Park

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756969
eISBN:
9780804773348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Objects we traditionally regard as “mere” imitations of the human—dolls, automata, puppets—proliferated in eighteenth-century England's rapidly expanding market culture. During the same period, there ... More


A New Type of Negro Musician: Social Dance and Black Musical Value in Prewar America

David Gilbert

in The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622699
eISBN:
9781469622712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622699.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how Europe's partnership with the famous dancing couple, Irene and Vernon Castle, invigorated Americans' interest in the popular music coming out of New York City in the second ... More


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