An Examination of Etsy Shops as Online Micro-manufacturers

Richelle Oakley

Savannah State University

Dr. Richelle L. Oakley is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) and CIS Program Coordinator in the College of Business Administration (COBA) at  Savannah State University.  She obtained her Ph.D. from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Her research is published in Computers in Human Behavior and International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education.  She has presented at discipline conferences such as Southern Association of Information Systems (SAIS), the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), and the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).  Dr. Oakley is actively involved with the PhD Project's Information Systems Doctoral Student Association (ISDSA) and is also a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Mitchell Church

Coastal Carolina University

Dr. E. Mitchell Church is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University.  His research interests include online consumer behavior and the economic value of social media information.  His research has been published in academic journals including the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Information Systems Management, and The Journal of Computer Information Systems.  Dr. Church has also authored and presented work for national and international conferences including the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST).   His current teaching interests include the Management of Information Systems and Information Systems Project Management.

Abstract

Micro-enterprises are organizations that have 5 or fewer employees including the working owner and make up 92% of 28 million U.S. companies in 2014 (a 5% increase from 2013). Micro-manufacturers represent a subset of these... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Richelle Oakley (Savannah State University), Mitchell Church (Coastal Carolina University)

Topic Area

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, & Statistics

Session

SC5 » Relief Supply Dist./Security Provisions in Service/Micro-Manufacturers (10:15 - Friday, 24th February, Ashley)

Paper

RO_MC_Abstract_SEDSI_FINAL_v2.pdf

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