By Liesel Schwarz
[b]LEAVE IT TO CHANCE. Eleanor “Elle” probability, that is—the intrepid heroine of this edgy new sequence that transforms parts of city myth, historic experience, and paranormal romance into natural storytelling gold.
In a Golden Age the place spark reactors energy the airlines, and creatures of sunshine and Shadow stroll brazenly between us, a perilous video game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun.
while an strange shipment drags airship-pilot Elle likelihood into the affairs of the mysterious Mr. Marsh, she needs to confront her future and do every thing in her strength to forestall the Alchemists from unleashing a paranormal apocalypse.
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21 the nature of transactions; the second, of a purely managerial kind, considers the different nature of switching costs and the different moments of the customer consumption experience when they may occur. At this point, it is necessary to rapidly review the theoretical contributions related to the different lines of study described, in order to give a theoretical frame to the model proposed. This work of theoretical construction will allow the definition of the concept of “resistance to change”, which is fundamental to the understanding of this study.
R. DELLA PERUTA The first area of research has produced several models able to measure the intensity of repurchase behavior, that is, behavioral loyalty. ) to be useful to measure the phenomenon analytically (and to understand the concept of shopping script, the crucial point of this study). Nevertheless, all studies on behavioral loyalty, however in-depth and rigorous in methodological terms, have a basic limitation relatively to the inability to detect only with structural measures the actual state of customer relationships (moreover, for this reason indeed, structural measures must be complemented with indicators derived from the study of the cognitive dimension of loyalty).
Cooperation, which should be considered an element of utmost importance, as well as trust, has been mainly studied in the context of partner relationships DEFINITION AND EVOLUTION OF THE VARIABLES IN THE MODEL... 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 43 and alliances between companies, showing again that cooperative attitudes are derived from high levels of satisfaction experienced in the course of transactions (Anderson & Narus, 1984, 1990). In general, moreover, it has been shown that a cooperative attitude is demonstrated also by the adoption of nonopportunistic behavior, not designed to maximize self-interest in the short term, on the basis of behavioral reciprocity expected in the future by the counterparty (Anderson & Weitz, 1989; Ganesan, 1994; Kumar, 1996; Mohr & Speckman, 1994).