The Social Science Research Network, a global publishing website for economic writers, has cited the writings of Thomas E. Vass, of Raleigh, N. C., for having 15 out of his 58 articles in the top 10 of most widely read articles in the world.
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In 2010, Vass ranked in the top 2% of the world’s most widely read economists, with 858 downloads of his articles in the various research niches of the Network. Overall, Vass now ranks 4791, out of a total of 150,535 social science authors in the world for most widely read articles.
“I write about technology innovation and private capital markets in distinct metro regions,” said Vass, who is the author of Predicting Technology: Identifying Future Market Opportunities and Disruptive Technologies (2007). “Much of my research addresses the topic of how innovation in small technology companies leads to rapid job growth and regional economic development, which seems to be a topic of great interest to economists around the globe.”
One of his most popular papers, "Twitter and the Emergence of a New Market: How Twitter is Disrupting Market Exchanges Based Upon Price", was co-authored by Heather O’Sullivan, of Apex, N.C., an expert in the use of social network marketing for small companies.
“For several years, I have been working on creating web-based platforms that would allow small technology companies to more easily raise the kind of capital that they need to finance growth,” said Vass. “Our article about Twitter was part of the complex set of issues that I am trying to solve to make the internet a local capital marketplace in the 250 major metro regions in the country.”
Vass said that he currently has under development two web platforms, one called The Capital Marketplace, which allows companies to make webinar presentations to a global audience, and the other, The Private Capital Market, a global due diligence platform with pass-word protected portals for both companies and investors to communicate in private with each other.
About Thomas E. Vass
Vass is both a regional economist and a registered investment advisor. He provides investment advice to companies that are raising capital and uses his patented method of money management to select technology stocks for his professional portfolio management clients.
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