About the authors of the semantic differential paper
Tibert Verhagen is Associate Professor of E-business at the VU University Amsterdam (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, KIN-research group) in the Netherlands. He has a PhD in online consumer behavior. His research interests include the influence of emerging forms of IT on online consumer decision-making; online marketing; and research methodology. His work has been published in journals such as European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media & Society, and International Journal of Information Management.
Bart van den Hooff is Professor of Organizational Communication and Information Systems at the VU University Amsterdam (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration; KIN-research group) in the Netherlands. He has a PhD (with honors) in Communication from the University of Amsterdam. Before coming to the VU University, he worked in consultancy (M&I/Partners), at the Delft University of Technology and the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include the interaction between ICT, organization and individuals; Enterprise Systems; online interaction and knowledge coordination. His work has been presented at international conferences and published in (among others) Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of Information Technology, Information & Management, Communication Research, European Journal of Information Systems, and Human Communication Research.
Selmar Meents holds a position as lecturer at the International Business School of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He received his PhD in e-business from the VU University Amsterdam. Using his practical experience as a consultant and research manager, he gives courses focusing on the management of buyer-seller relationships and on the design and execution of applied business research. Among his research interests are topics such as e-business, emerging technologies, buyer-seller relationships, and research design. His papers have been published in several conference proceedings, and have appeared in journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, European Journal of Information Systems, and Information & Management.