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Country-Specific Effects of Reputation

A Cross-Country Comparison of Online Auction Markets

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Introduction

Electronic markets have grown rapidly in recent years. One of the largest markets on the Internet is the online auction platform eBay that is active in more than 40 countries and has more than 80 million active users. In order to reduce the problems caused by information asymmetries and one-sided specific investments, eBay employs the same reputation system in the various international markets, which are characterised by different institutional environments. Empirical studies show that the reputation of transaction partners affects the economic outcomes of online auction markets. In four studies, Christopher Schlägel investigates the country-specific effects of reputation and the underlying reasons for these differences.

Keywords

Electronic markets Institutional environment Reputation Trust ebay

About the authors

Dr. Christopher Schlägel completed his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Birgitta Wolff at the Chair of International Management at Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Country-Specific Effects of Reputation
  • Book Subtitle A Cross-Country Comparison of Online Auction Markets
  • Authors Christopher Schlägel
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-8349-6532-5
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2011
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-8349-2520-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-8349-6532-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 203
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Marketing
    Management
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