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Uber in top gear, catching up fast with its rival Ola
Will Uber unseat Ola as India’s largest taxi-booking service? Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Fox, weighs in.

Sunil Wattal | November 3, 2015| Economic Times

November 30, 2015 //

US-based Uber in top gear, catching up fast with its rival Ola
Economic Times, India’s premier financial daily publication, tapped Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, for a story pertaining to Ola’s bid to usurp Uber as India’s largest taxi-booking service.

Uber fast emerging the winner against Ola in the cab aggregator biz in India
Will Uber unseat Ola as India’s largest taxi-booking service? The companies have different focuses, says Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Fox, who makes a case for both having a place in the Indian ride-sharing marketplace.

SA letter to push for Uber to come to Syracuse
The student association at New York’s Syracuse University is drafting a letter to be shared with the New York State Assembly and New York Senate requesting a law change that would legalize ride-sharing services like Uber. In the Daily Orange, the daily student newspaper at Syracuse, the students cite the research of Drs. Sunil Wattal and Brad Greenwood, Associate and Assistant Professors of MIS, respectively, who found that Uber reduced instances of drunk-driving-related homicides.

With Uber or Lyft doing the driving, restaurateurs say more customers opt for that extra drink
Research by Management Information Systems Associate Professor Dr. Sunil Wattal and Assistant Professor Dr. Brad Greenwood into the potentiality of ride-sharing service UberX reducing the rates of drunken-driving related deaths has been featured in Atlanta’s top daily newspaper. The researchers also were quoted in the Oct. 2 edition of the Los Angeles Times.

A Villanova inventor learns the ways of crowd-funding
With more projects competing for attention and money, crowdfunding isn’t as easy as it once used to be, says Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Fox, in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article. Wattal is also featured in a piece that accompanied the article, detailing the requirements of a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Study suggests Uber reduces DWI deaths
Management Information Systems professor Dr. Sunil Wattal appeared on an evening news broadcast, via Skype, to discuss his latest research (co-authored by Dr. Brad Greenwood) into the potentiality of ride-sharing service UberX contributing to reduced rates of drunken-driving related deaths. Their research also was featured in the Sept. 8 edition of student newspaper, The Temple News.

Researchers Find Uber Use Leads to a Decrease in DUI Deaths
Management Information Systems professors Dr. Brad Greenwood and Dr. Sunil Wattal continue to receive media attention for their research into the potentiality of ride-sharing service UberX contributing to reduced rates of drunken-driving related deaths. In addition to Newsweek, other notable mentions and interviews include: Newsweek (Aug. 21); Canada’s La Presse (Aug. 19); Fox News (Aug. 18); Temple Today (Aug. 13); Daily Beast (Aug. 6); Tech Times (Aug. 6); and Britain’s Globe and Mail (Aug. 4).

Brad Greenwood and Sunil Wattal’s research has press coverage
Dr. Brad Greenwood and Dr. Sunil Wattal of the Management Information Systems Department have had their working paper, titled “Show Me the Way to Go Home: An Empirical Investigation of Ride Sharing and Alcohol Related Motor Vehicle Homicide,” discussed in multiple press outlets. The research has been highlighted in the following:

Fiat cybersecurity issues could spread, NHTSA chief says
According to recent research by Management Information Systems professors Dr. Brad Greenwood and Dr. Sunil Wattal, new transportation services like UberX could reduce the rates of drunken-driving related deaths. Their research findings were published in multiple media outlets, like the Washington Post, after being picked up and circulated by the Associated Press.

Crowded marketplace?
A number of sites cater to crowdfunding, which helps raise money for various causes, and is monetarily supporting one injured Philadelphia man’s physical therapy. Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, summed up the practice: “Fundraising has changed in the sense that now you not only need to be able to reach out to people, but to tell your story in an engaging way.”

Wattal making the media rounds
Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, recently spoke with Economic Times, India’s premier financial daily publication, on a taxi app Ola and online furniture store Urban Ladder separately receiving new rounds of funding, as well as Uber India nearing the appointment of a CEO.

Uber continues to drive business
Uber’s expansion in India includes its recent partnership with news and media company Times Internet. Two India-based publications, Economic Times and Indian Retailer Bureau, quoted Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, in articles on the pact.

Research team receives publicity
An interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Youngjin Yoo, the Harry A. Cochran Professor of Management Information Systems, recently received a nearly $900,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation. The team – which includes Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems – was recently profiled by the student newspaper.

Sunil Wattal | March 4, 2015 | Economic Times

March 19, 2015 //

The latest on e-commerce in India
India-based online e-commerce company Flipkart is tapping into three new revenue streams, and India’s premier financial daily publication tapped Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, for its coverage.