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Publication date: 26 April 2022

Hasan Tinmaz, Mina Fanea-Ivanovici and Hasnan Baber

The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the impact of digital literacy with its dynamic and evolutionary nature on the daily lives of individuals. This paper discusses about…

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the impact of digital literacy with its dynamic and evolutionary nature on the daily lives of individuals. This paper discusses about the digital literacy frameworks, digital literacy education, its relation to critical thinking and, ultimately, prospective issues in digital literacy.

Design/methodology/approach

To serve this purpose, the authors applied the qualitative literature review technique and reflected their opinions on the recent literature findings.

Findings

The preliminary findings demonstrated that there is a growing tendency on digital literacy over the years. Different organizations and cases have developed their own frameworks to describe and implement digital literacy endeavors in their bodies. Additionally, it was seen that digital literacy acquisition process have started with family in early ages and extended to lifelong learning approach. While learners use the internet sources (especially social media), they also develop their digital literacy skills and abilities that also need critical thinking for filtering what is essential. Considering “information suppression” as a case, we learn that digital literacy will be much more serious for the future generations. Lastly, digital literacy will expand its scope in the future in parallel to recent advancements, such as artificial intelligence skills.

Originality/value

This paper provides an insight into digital literacy from the points of view of global citizenship, critical thinking and rapidly advancing technologies. This unique combination makes this paper valuable for the readers from any field of study.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 40 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Article
Publication date: 18 September 2023

Hasnan Baber, Mina Fanea-Ivanovici and Paul Sarango-Lalangui

This study aims to examine the influence of sustainability education in 15 Indian universities and the mediating role of the theory of planned behavior in predicting students’…

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Purpose

This study aims to examine the influence of sustainability education in 15 Indian universities and the mediating role of the theory of planned behavior in predicting students’ intentions to start an enterprise supporting sustainability.

Design/methodology/approach

The data, which consists of 422 samples, was collected from 15 universities in India. It was analyzed through partial least squares structural equation modeling, which is frequently used for prediction models. The model was further checked for goodness-of-fit using Amos.

Findings

The results suggested that personal and subjective norms play a mediating role in shaping the intentions of students to choose entrepreneurship in the sustainability field. Education on sustainability has a significant influence on personal and subjective norms, and these norms further help to develop entrepreneurial intentions.

Practical implications

The study will be helpful for researchers and universities in understanding the importance and stake of including courses on sustainability.

Social implications

As the results suggest, social norms play a significant role in determining entrepreneurial intentions; therefore, the study will develop a societal culture of start-up education and ethos.

Originality/value

The research is original and one of the first to examine the mediating role of the theory of planned behavior on the relationship between education and intentions to start a sustainable enterprise.

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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-6370

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Article
Publication date: 13 May 2021

Hasnan Baber and Mina Fanea-Ivanovici

Crowdfunding as an alternative financing method has recently gained ground and become a legitimate and feasible option for supporting creative and cultural projects. Whereas the…

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Purpose

Crowdfunding as an alternative financing method has recently gained ground and become a legitimate and feasible option for supporting creative and cultural projects. Whereas the reasons behind raising money on crowdfunding platforms are easy to understand, there is still a knowledge gap concerning backer’s motivations to fund creative projects. The aim of this study is to investigate backers’ main motivations to contribute to movies and web series crowdfunding projects.

Design/methodology/approach

Using PLS-SEM, we analyzed the influence of intrinsic motivation, inner innovativeness, shared values and campaign involvement on perceived trust and perceived risk; the last two were further analyzed in relation to their influence on participation intention (N = 432). Data was collected from Europe and Asia using convenience and snowball sampling through a structured questionnaire.

Findings

Perceived trust was found to be positively influenced by intrinsic motivation, shared values and campaign involvement, and perceived risk was surprisingly found to be positively influenced by campaign involvement. Also, perceived trust as generated by platform and crowdfundraiser jointly and perceived risk have a positive influence on participation intention.

Research limitations/implications

This study is a useful tool in the hands of filmmakers and web series producers in the process of crowdfunding campaign design and for the crowdfund platform owner, who will seek to enhance perceived trust in order to attract larger audiences and increase profitability.

Originality/value

This is an original first study to examine the intentions of people from Europe and Asia toward movie and web series crowdfunding projects.

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International Journal of Emerging Markets, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8809

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Article
Publication date: 2 March 2022

Hasnan Baber, Mina Fanea-Ivanovici, Yoo-Taek Lee and Hasan Tinmaz

Digital literacy is not the mere ability to use a digital device or know to use various software. It is a domain of exploration for sociology, psychology, education and, of…

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Purpose

Digital literacy is not the mere ability to use a digital device or know to use various software. It is a domain of exploration for sociology, psychology, education and, of course, technology. This study aims to present a quantitative analysis of the literature on digital literacy using a bibliometric approach.

Design/methodology/approach

Using data from the Web of Science database, the importance of the research is evaluated by reviewing 2307 publications and examining the yearly publication, field category productivity, citation structure, most cited resources, documents, most-cited authors, most productive authors, and country in the field of digital literacy. Further, a cluster analysis is conducted to see the most recurrent keywords and emerging trends in this field. At last, the authors analyzed the thematic progression of keywords over these five years based on the normalized citations. Additionally, a graphical representation of the bibliometric data using VOSviewer is presented in the paper.

Findings

The results suggest a steady rate of publication in this field, with most of the research published in education and library fields and the USA leading the country in this realm. The emerging themes in this field are ‘Fake News’, ‘Competence’, ‘Educational Technology’, ‘Health Literacy’, ‘Self-Efficacy’ and, interestingly, ‘COVID-19’. The results also revealed that COVID-19 has been examined and associated with fake news, higher education, social media and information literacy.

Originality/value

This paper provides an overall summary of the most recent research work published from 2017 to 2021 on digital literacy in the backdrop of COVID-19. The study presents the thematic progression over the years and particularly the new keywords that emerged in the limelight of the pandemic. It contributes by updating the existing body of knowledge in the field of digital literacy and presents preliminary results related to COVID-19.

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Information and Learning Sciences, vol. 123 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-5348

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Article
Publication date: 28 May 2024

Hasnan Baber, Mina Fanea-Ivanovici, Marius-Cristian Pana and Alina Magdalena Manole

Video streaming consumption has become a social and economic phenomenon in an age where the share of online entertainment has become larger and larger in the total entertainment…

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Purpose

Video streaming consumption has become a social and economic phenomenon in an age where the share of online entertainment has become larger and larger in the total entertainment pie. Besides the advancement of technology, the pandemic further contributed to its development. The aim of this study is to analyze the role of price consciousness, anti-socializing behavior and choice of content in shaping the video streaming consumption. Furthermore, we look at the moderating role of gender and marital status on the hypothesized relationships.

Design/methodology/approach

The data were collected from a sample of 533 Romanian respondents, and it was processed using Partial Least Square structural equation modeling. In addition, Necessary Condition Analysis was used to assess the necessity effect size of an independent variable for a specific outcome of a dependent variable.

Findings

We find that the main hypotheses are confirmed, and that gender as a moderating variable negatively influences the relationship between anti-socializing behavior and video streaming consumption.

Research limitations/implications

Besides the main findings pertaining to video streaming consumption determinants, psychology scholars concerned about the relationship between anti-socializing behavior and video streaming consumption as a part of the total time spent online could also benefit from the current findings.

Practical implications

The results of this study will be helpful to industry players in designing their video streaming offer after taking into consideration the influence of the discussed variables on the consumption behavior.

Social implications

While anti-socializing behavior drives consumers to a digital environment for which they control the settings, the content being streamed is a cultural product, influenced by society and its consumption immerses the viewer in the cultural mores of the time and place the content was created in or depicts; hence, anti-socializing behavior does not mean a complete break from society, but rather a different instantiation of people’s need to connect with their social environment.

Originality/value

The novelty of this research stands in the integration of anti-socializing behavior as an explanatory factor of video streaming consumption, which has not yet been used in models explaining online consumption so far.

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Online Information Review, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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Article
Publication date: 11 August 2022

Hasnan Baber, Marius-Cristian Pană and Mina Fanea-Ivanovici

The tourism industry has a huge potential, and the return to its state prior to the COVID-19 pandemic is a large stake for any economy. Tourism e-WOM is an important contributor…

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Purpose

The tourism industry has a huge potential, and the return to its state prior to the COVID-19 pandemic is a large stake for any economy. Tourism e-WOM is an important contributor towards attracting visitors and choosing tourism destinations. Drawing from the value and personality theories, the aim of this study is to investigate the factors determining e-WOM intentions in tourism.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on a sample of 469 responses collected online from a random sample of Romanians and using partial least squares structural equation modelling, the authors hereby analyze the influence of economic, emotional, social and altruistic values on e-WOM intentions, and the moderating effects of the big five personality traits (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism) on this relationship.

Findings

The results of the study revealed that except economic value, all the exogenous (emotional, social and altruistic) values have a positive influence on the e-WOM intentions. However, the study further suggested that the big five personality traits do not moderate the relationship between the value factors and e-WOM intentions.

Research limitations/implications

The influence of perceived value will be useful for building a stout marketing strategy and to describe e-WOM behaviour among Romanians.

Practical implications

Tourism service providers can promote their services by stressing the various types of value bestowed by their offers.

Originality/value

Although inspired by existing research, the current study is original in that the model used has not yet been proposed before, all the more so for the particular case of the tourism industry.

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European Journal of Innovation Management, vol. 27 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-1060

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