Facebook Twitter Linked In Instagram Youtube

Week of March 20, 2023


  • IUCEE UML Global Webinar: “Perspectives on a Cashless Consumer Economy” 
    Wed, Mar 22, at 6:30 pm IST 


Details below 

Courses: Ongoing 

  • “IUCEE NEP MiniCourse: Design Thinking”Lecture 8 (last session) 
    Mon Mar 20 at 6:30 pm IST (400 students from 25 institutions) 
  • “IUCEE NEP MiniCourse: Entrepreneurial Thinking”Lecture 8 (last session) 
    Mon Mar 20 at 8:00 pm IST (450 students from 25 institutions) 
  • “IUCEE NEP MiniCourse: Artificial Intelligence for All” Lecture 8 (last session) 
    Tue Mar 21 at 8:00 pm IST (400 students from 25 institutions) 
  • “Introduction to Engineering Ethics” Lecture 6 
    Thu Mar 23 at 7:00 pm IST (35 faculty and 50 students) 
  • IIEECP (IUCEE International Engineering Educators Certification Program) Spring 2023 
    Thu Mar 23 at 7:00 pm: “Creating a Dynamic Classroom Lecture 3” 

(235 participants from 30 IUCEE Colleges) 

Monthly Meetings 

INTLC (IUCEE Network of Teaching and Learning Centers) 

Friday Mar 24 at 8:00 pm 

Please contact Sridhar Nori at sridharn18@gmail.com for additional information. 

IUCEE UML Global Webinar: “Perspectives on a Cashless Consumer Economy” 


In contemporary marketplaces, it often seems as though the resilience of cash has come into question. Though personal checks and atm and credit cards have been around for decades, the proliferation of fintech has rapidly and radically changed the nature of how consumers make payments. In this talk, I draw on my various ongoing research projects to discuss how digitalizing payments is transforming these behaviors, from Venmo-ing donations to street performers to using cryptocurrency to buy NFTs in web3 marketplaces. Of particular note is how cashless economies may affect vulnerable consumers and strengthen the case for cash, after all.  

Speaker Spencer M. Ross, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Marketing at UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business. His dual research interests in consumer contexts focus on both marketing ethics and technology. In the marketing ethics context, Dr. Ross is primarily focused on prosocial consumption behaviors and consumer ethics; he has published work in the European Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Business Ethics on consumer dispositions toward prosocial consumption versus self-interest. He has also published in the Journal of Business Research, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and Journal of Consumer Affairs on consumer welfare-related issues such as sustainability, mindfulness, and cashless economies. Dr. Ross has also presented research on consumers’ behavioural responses to digital marketing initiatives, such as holograms and social