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dc.contributor.authorNeuman, Nick
dc.date2013-05-03
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-07T18:42:47Z
dc.date.available2015-01-07T18:42:47Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier112en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/7312
dc.description.abstractMarket "bubbles," or periods of irrational investing and excitement for a particular type of investment, have been a recurring phenomenon in markets since the 1600's. These bubbles result in a large buildup of wealth followed by a crash and extremely quick loss of that wealth. Through analysis of fundamental flaws in the business models and decisions of investors in three social media companies -- Facebook, Groupon, and Zynga -- this paper argues that there is a new bubble in social media stocks, and that it has similar drivers to those of the Dot-Com bubble in the late 1990's and early 2000's. These drivers are increased venture capital investing, relatively unknown and misunderstood business models, and the general irrational excitement surrounding the companies.
dc.titleSocial Media Surge: Is It A Bubble?
etd.degree.departmentFinance
local.collegeNeeley School of Business
local.collegeJohn V. Roach Honors College
local.departmentFinance


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