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Creating customer repurchase intention in Internet retailing: The effects of multiple service events and product type
Internet retailing literature shows that customers׳ experience with a retailer׳s website and order fulfillment separately influence repurchase intention. This study examines these two experiences׳ interactive effects on repurchase intention. Our research model includes a product type as a moderator, because the type of product can likewise affect a customer׳s experience with the retailer׳s...


Experimentally induced, synergistic late effects of a single dose of radiation and aging: significance in LKS fraction as compared with mature blood cells
The number of murine mature blood cells recovered within 6 weeks after 2-Gy whole-body irradiation at 6 weeks of age, whereas in the case of the undifferentiated hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSC/HPC) compartment [cells in the lineage-negative, c-kit-positive and stem-cell-antigen-1-positive (LKS) fraction], the numerical differences between mice with and without irradiation remained ...
FLASH MHD simulations of experiments that study shock-generated magnetic fields
We summarize recent additions and improvements to the high energy density physics capabilities in FLASH, highlighting new non-ideal magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) capabilities. We then describe 3D Cartesian and 2D cylindrical FLASH MHD simulations that have helped to design and analyze experiments conducted at the Vulcan laser facility. In these experiments, a laser illuminates a carbon rod target ...


Imperatives in informal organizational resource exchange in Central Europe
This paper challenges the mainstream social scientific approach that emphasizes “moral inferiority” in corruption and bribery in Central and Eastern Europe. We argue that in many cases, people participate in informal organizational resource exchanges not because of immorality or greed but rather because of powerful external forces. By using the case of contemporary Hungary to support this a...
Managing access to full-time public daycare and preschool services in Romania: Planfulness, cream-skimming and ‘interventions’
This article engages with differently qualified parents' experiences of and success in accessing public full-time early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in a Romanian urban context to illustrate the ways in which post-socialist welfare states are transformed not only from above, through formal rules, but also from below, through informal practices. Through the exploration of the nar...


Negotiating welfare with the informalizing state: Formal and informal practices among engineers in post-Soviet Azerbaijan
This article discusses the use of informal practices in negotiating welfare with state institutions in Azerbaijan. One of the effects of transition to market economies in the post-socialist countries has been the partial withdrawal of the state from welfare provision and residualization of welfare. Recent research has shown that informal practices play an important role in “structuring welfar...
Grey zones of welfare Normative coping strategies in rural Lithuania
In this article I explore the ‘grey zones of welfare’ in rural Lithuania whereby I point to the inherent ambiguities that lies in a system where people to a high degree rely on networks and normative solutions to everyday shortcomings, rather than on the state. I argue that we in the period after socialism witness an increased degree of informal economies and social arrangements, as the for...

Informal payments for health care services: The case of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine
This paper analyzes patterns of tips, gifts and bribes paid by patients for health care services. Informal payments are more prevalent in developing and transition countries because the economic and socio-cultural environment is more conducive to “gifts”-exchange as a means to maintain the underfunded health care system. Moreover, most Eastern European countries have experienced wider socio...
Informality and survival in Ukraine's nuclear landscape: Living with the risks of Chernobyl
Recent debates on informal economic activities have partially switched away from a pure monetary logic towards a more complex one, embedded in long term relations and reckoning with non materialistic paradigms. The role of informality in certain aspects of people's lives has however, remained largely unexplored. This article uncovers what happens when the state retires from (providing benefits ...

Behavioral economic analysis of stress effects on acute motivation for alcohol
Due to issues of definition and measurement, the heavy emphasis on subjective craving in the measurement of acute motivation for alcohol and other drugs remains controversial. Behavioral economic approaches have increasingly been applied to better understand acute drug motivation, particularly using demand curve modeling via purchase tasks to characterize the perceived reinforcing value of the ...
Pion-pion cross section from proton-proton collisions at the LHC
The pion-pion total cross section at high energies, unknown from data, can beextracted from proton-proton collisions with production of forward-backwardleading neutrons, pp => nXn. The zero-degree calorimeters (ZDC) installed inthe ALICE, ATLAS, and CMS experiments at the LHC, make such a measurementpossible. One can also access elastic pion-pion scattering measuring theexclusive two-pion produ...

Neutron Time-Of-Flight Spectrometer Based on HIRFL for Studies of Spallation Reactions Related to ADS Project
A Neutron Time-Of-Flight (NTOF) spectrometer based on Heavy Ion ResearchFacility in Lanzhou (HIRFL) is developed for studies of neutron production ofproton induced spallation reactions related to the ADS project. After thepresentation of comparisons between calculated spallation neutron productiondouble-differential cross sections and the available experimental one, adetailed description of NTO...
Functionally Dissociable Influences on Learning Rate in a Dynamic Environment
Maintaining accurate beliefs in a complex environment requires adapting the rate at which one learns from new experiences. McGuire et al. identify three computationally separable factors influencing learning rate and link these factors to both dissociable and shared brain mechanisms.
Studying Brain Organization via Spontaneous fMRI Signal
Human brain organization, in health and disease, is increasingly studied by measuring spontaneous brain activity with fMRI. This Primer explains how researchers study these fMRI signals, and what these signals might reveal about brain organization.
When is the Time for a Change? Decomposing Dynamic Learning Rates
Humans flexibly weight incoming evidence when updating beliefs and adjusting behavior. In the current issue of Neuron, McGuire et al. (2014) show how distinct neuronal correlates of main factors underlying this weighting converge on a common mechanism driving belief updates.