Very excited to share our recent work with Bo Bian , Ting Xu and Natasha Foutz on how individualism shapes online charitable crowdfunding and social distancing through big data analytics on population-scale online charity and individual-level smartphone location data. We found that individualism could offset around 41% of the effectiveness of state lockdown orders on social distancing and diminish COVID crowdfunding by 48%. We also suggest that this negative effect of individualism could be mitigated by government subsidies (such as CARES act) and strategic communications about the benefits of collective actions.
You can take a look at news at: Big Data Analytics Shows How America’s Individualism Complicates Coronavirus Response
The short version of our paper is at: [#bigdataanalytics](SSRN Electronic Library>. We only worked on this for five weeks and your comments and feedback are highly appreciated! <Sign Up | LinkedIn) #covidresearch