ISMS Data Sets

ISMS Data Sets

The ISMS Research Datasets - we are now happy to provide some exciting new data bases to be used for academic research.

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1. ISMS Durable Goods Dataset 1

This is a panel dataset containing the transactions of 19,936 households made over the period December 1998 – November 2004 at a major U.S. consumer electronics retailer. There are a total of 173,262 transactions,including purchases and returns of products as well as extended warranties. There are 292 product categories, ranging from big ticket items such as televisions to small ticket items such as CDs and batteries.

Data documentation:

We charge a fee of $200 for ISMS members and $500 for non-members (you can become a member by joining here; note you can become a member of both INFORMS and ISMS or just ISMS). This nominal fee is used to cover administration costs. Funding support is available for students who cannot afford the fee (contact the President of ISMS in order to apply). Before purchasing this dataset please review the following Purchase Agreement for ISMS Durables Database 1. A receipt will be emailed to the person who purchased the data.

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2. ISMS Durable Goods Dataset 2

This dataset records customer response to a Christmas promotion campaign offered by a major U.S. consumer electronics retailer. There are 176,961 customers in the database, 88,336 of whom were mailed the promotion; 88,625 of whom were not. Retail sales during the promotion period are available for both sets of customers. There are 152 variables for each observation, most of which represent each customer’s purchase history before the promotion.

Data documentation

We charge a fee of $200 for ISMS members and $500 for non-members (you can become a member by joining here; note you can become a member of both INFORMS and ISMS or just ISMS). This nominal fee is used to cover administration costs. Funding support is available for students who cannot afford the fee (contact the President of ISMS in order to apply). Before purchasing this data please review the following Purchase Agreement for ISMS Durables Database 2. A receipt will be emailed to the person who purchased the data.

Click here to purchase this dataset