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An Analysis Of The Factors Which Effectively Attract College Graduates, Mandy Kaur, Kaleb Oney, Joseph Chadbourne, Kayli Bookman, Benjamin Beckman 2018 University of Akron

An Analysis Of The Factors Which Effectively Attract College Graduates, Mandy Kaur, Kaleb Oney, Joseph Chadbourne, Kayli Bookman, Benjamin Beckman

Honors Research Projects

Team Smucker Love was assigned the task of understanding recent graduates’ work environment priorities by the J. M. Smucker company. Through primary and secondary research, the team collaborated and discovered a variety of factors that are important to recent college graduates, as well as other millennials. This research seeks to define a few elements that can sway a recent college graduate whether to ultimately accept a position offered to them. Identified were five key areas of improvement at the target client, the J.M. Smucker Company, including technology in the workplace, work-life balance, workplace layout, work place culture, and amenities ...


An Analysis Of The Factors Which Effectively Attract College Graduates, Mandy Kaur, Kaleb Oney, Joseph Chadbourne, Kayli Bookman, Benjamin Beckman 2018 The University of Akron

An Analysis Of The Factors Which Effectively Attract College Graduates, Mandy Kaur, Kaleb Oney, Joseph Chadbourne, Kayli Bookman, Benjamin Beckman

Honors Research Projects

Team Smucker Love was assigned the task of understanding recent graduates’ work environment priorities by the J. M. Smucker company. Through primary and secondary research, the team collaborated and discovered a variety of factors that are important to recent college graduates, as well as other millennials. This research seeks to define a few elements that can sway a recent college graduate whether to ultimately accept a position offered to them. Identified were five key areas of improvement at the target client, the J.M. Smucker Company, including technology in the workplace, work-life balance, workplace layout, work place culture, and amenities ...


Social Media Marketing Strategies In The Organic Food Industry, John Haff 2017 Dominican University of California

Social Media Marketing Strategies In The Organic Food Industry, John Haff

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

This study used content analysis to review the social media marketing strategies of the organic food industry. The results reveal which social media channels are being used and which social media marketing strategies are being used. Qualitative techniques were used to generate a pool of eight organic companies. The social media channels used were highlighted by Chanthinok, Ussahawanitichakit, and Jhundra-indra (2015) as those used by frequency and the ability of the application to achieve the desired marketing goal. The marketing strategies assessed were categorized first as transformational or informational and then further subcategorized by the way it is perceived by ...


The Interactive Effect Of Monitoring And Incentive Alignment On Agency Costs, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Robert M. Wiseman Dr, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Dr 2017 Michigan State University

The Interactive Effect Of Monitoring And Incentive Alignment On Agency Costs, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Robert M. Wiseman Dr, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Dr

Geoffrey P Martin


The effectiveness of monitoring and incentive alignment as mechanisms for controlling agency costs have been explored separately and in combination, with monitoring substituting for weaknesses in incentive alignment and vice versa; this equates to positive substitution when describing how monitoring and incentive alignment interact to influence shareholder agency costs. We draw upon behavioral agency theory and findings from finance research to offer further theoretical insight into how these mechanisms interact to influence agency costs. Our results suggest that CEO earnings management aimed at preserving their equity wealth (an incentive alignment mechanism) is accentuated by higher levels of concentrated institutional ownership ...


Shrmstandardspresentation111716.Pptx, Effenus Henderson 2017 HenderWorks, Inc.

Shrmstandardspresentation111716.Pptx, Effenus Henderson

Effenus Henderson

Presentation to the Seattle SHRM Chapter on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion Standards at the National and International levels


Solving The Problem Of Capital Loss Distribution Upon Dissolution Of A Service Partnership, Jeffrey John Miles 2017 UCLA Law

Solving The Problem Of Capital Loss Distribution Upon Dissolution Of A Service Partnership, Jeffrey John Miles

Jeffrey John Miles

This Comment offers a potential solution to the conflict between the common law tradition exemplified by Kovacik v. Reed and the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“UPA (1997)”). The paradox arises at the dissolution of a partnership where one partner (the “capital partner”) has provided money to the venture and other partner (the “service partner”) has simply contributed his services, without drawing a salary. The partners have agreed to share future profits equally. Like many partners, they have not bargained at the outset over what will happen if their venture loses money. When the partnership does lose money, the capital partner ...


Targeted Advertising, Platform Competition And Privacy, Henk L.M. Kox, Bas Straathof, Gijsbert Zwart 2017 KVL Economic Policy Research

Targeted Advertising, Platform Competition And Privacy, Henk L.M. Kox, Bas Straathof, Gijsbert Zwart

Henk LM Kox

Targeted advertising can benefit consumers through lower prices for access to websites. Yet, if consumers dislike that websites collect their personal information, their welfare may go down. We study competition for consumers between websites that can show targeted advertisements. We find that more targeting increases competition and reduces the websites’ profits, but yet in equilibrium websites choose maximum targeting as they cannot credibly commit to low targeting. A privacy protection policy can be beneficial for both consumers and websites. If consumers are heterogeneous in their concerns for privacy, a policy that allows choice between two levels of privacy will be ...


Do Tax Directors Face Consequences From Tax Avoidance?, Liora Y. Schulman 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Do Tax Directors Face Consequences From Tax Avoidance?, Liora Y. Schulman

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

I examine the association between tax avoidance and tax director turnover. Specifically, I hand collect the names of tax directors and explore whether tax directors face consequences from making tax avoidance decisions. This unique dataset allows me to identify the tax director, who is directly responsible for taxes, which are one of the most significant accounts, and who prior literature has largely ignored due to a lack of availability of data. I find evidence that the tax director is more likely to face consequences, as measured by turnover, when their firm’s effective tax rate is above their industry median ...


Black Models Matter: Challenging The Racism Of Aesthetics And The Facade Of Inclusion In The Fashion Industry, Scarlett L. Newman 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Black Models Matter: Challenging The Racism Of Aesthetics And The Facade Of Inclusion In The Fashion Industry, Scarlett L. Newman

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The global fashion market is expanding every day, but often, the global fashion runways do not reflect that reality. On average, black models make up for six percent of models used on the runway during the fashion month calendar. This small percentage is also mirrored in advertisements and editorials featured in popular fashion magazines. In the 1970s, black models were met with great opportunities, and that success trickled down into the 1980s and the 1990s. As the 90s came to a close, top designers opted for an aesthetic that ultimately excluded models of color, but black models beared the brunt ...


Entrepreneurship Education Opportunities, Todd A. Finkle, Manasi Katragadda 2017 Gonzaga University

Entrepreneurship Education Opportunities, Todd A. Finkle, Manasi Katragadda

Todd A Finkle

Entrepreneurship education continues to be a high growth area at universities throughout the world.  Utilizing institutional theory, this article examines 27 years of data based on job opportunities and candidates in the field of entrepreneurship.  During 2015/16, there were 466 entrepreneurship positions (both tenure track and non-tenure track) for faculty in Schools of Business and Management.  The number of candidates was 144 for a ratio of 3.24 jobs per candidate during 2015/16.  This ratio is favorable to candidates seeking employment, however it must be noted that these positions included full-time tenure track, visiting professorships, instructors, adjuncts or ...


Warren E. Buffett, Todd A. Finkle 2017 Gonzaga University

Warren E. Buffett, Todd A. Finkle

Todd A Finkle

The case flows from an entrepreneurial perspective based on the effect that Warren Buffett had on Tim Johnston, a recent graduate from Florida State University.  The case starts with Johnston’s difficult background and his desire to learn more about Buffett’s life.  His entrepreneurship professor at Florida State, Scott Silver, taught a variety of principles and lessons about Buffett over the two years that Johnston earned a degree in Entrepreneurship and Finance.  Silver, who became a close friend of Johnston, invited him to attend the 2016 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting and listen to Warren Buffett.  Together they learned a ...


Borneo1.Jpg, west luka 2017 Selected Works

Borneo1.Jpg, West Luka

west luka

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Environmental Uncertainty, Business Strategy, And Financial Performance: An Empirical Study Of The U.S. Lodging Industry, Chekitan Dev, Michael D. Olsen 2017 Cornell University

Environmental Uncertainty, Business Strategy, And Financial Performance: An Empirical Study Of The U.S. Lodging Industry, Chekitan Dev, Michael D. Olsen

Chekitan Dev

A key premise in the normative literature is that an appropriate business strategy will favorably align an organization with its environment (Andrews, 1971; Hofer & Schendel, 1978; Porter, 1980). It is argued that the strategy that will produce the best results is dependent on existing environmental circumstances (Miles & Snow, 1978).

This study investigated the tenet that, for firms in the lodging industry, there exists an optimal pattern or ’’fit’’ between the environment and the firm’s business strategy that separates the more successful operations from the less successful ones.

The findings of this study indicate that a "match" between the state of the ...


Improving Productivity In A Service Business Evidence From The Hotel Industry, James R. Brown, Chekitan Dev 2017 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Improving Productivity In A Service Business Evidence From The Hotel Industry, James R. Brown, Chekitan Dev

Chekitan Dev

The objective of this paper is to compare, along three strategic dimensions, franchising with other types of operating arrangements in the lodging industry. The operating arrangements studied are, in addition to franchising, chain-managed and independent hotels. The three strategic dimensions include: (1) the variability or volatility of the task environment facing a hotel; (2) the business strategy chosen by a hotel's general manager; and (3) the level of sales revenue and profit margin achieved by a hotel.


Pricing And Revenue Management, Sheryl E. Kimes 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Pricing And Revenue Management, Sheryl E. Kimes

Sheryl E. Kimes

The focus of this chapter is on the strategic role of price in revenue management (RM). In order to successfully use price as a strategic weapon, firms must address two questions: what prices to charge and how’ to determine which customers or market segments should be offered those prices. In addition, companies must study and understand both customer and competitive reaction to their use of RM pricing. In this chapter, I address these questions through a review of the relevant literature and of current practice.


Motivation Research In Hospitality Between 1990 And 2001: A Prescriptive Review Of The Literature, Tony L. Simons 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Motivation Research In Hospitality Between 1990 And 2001: A Prescriptive Review Of The Literature, Tony L. Simons

Tony L. Simons

Employee motivation is one of the most studied issues in organizational behavior, and is the subject of an incredible number of prescriptive and descriptive articles in the hospitality press. This emphasis is made with good reason: Understanding and using motivation techniques is central for managing people in general, and managing people is a central concern for the hospitality industry. Further, customer satisfaction has been shown to be strongly affected by customers’ perception of employee effort (Mohr & Bitner, 1995), and effort is what motivation is about. The last decade has seen consolidation and steady advances in our understanding and ability to ...


A Supply Chain Coordination Mechanism For Common Items Subject To Failure In The Electronics, Defense, And Medical Industries, Mikhail M. Sher, Seung-Lae Kim, Avijit Banerjee, Michael Paz 2017 Keuka College

A Supply Chain Coordination Mechanism For Common Items Subject To Failure In The Electronics, Defense, And Medical Industries, Mikhail M. Sher, Seung-Lae Kim, Avijit Banerjee, Michael Paz

Michael Paz

Improved production processes, particularly miniaturization, have led to the development and use of non-reworkable items subject to failure in modern production environments. Coordinating supply chains for these items requires cooperation between suppliers and buyers in order to balance ordering/setup and holding costs among system partners. In this paper, we first determine optimal inventory policies for both the supplier and buyer. We then apply the bisection method to develop a mechanism which uses a common replenishment time to coordinate a supply chain consisting of a single supplier and n buyers. By utilizing this optimization framework, we minimize total system-wide costs ...


To Look Or Book: An Examination Of Consumers’ Apprehensiveness Toward Internet Use, Alex M. Susskind, Mark A. Bonn, Chekitan Dev 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

To Look Or Book: An Examination Of Consumers’ Apprehensiveness Toward Internet Use, Alex M. Susskind, Mark A. Bonn, Chekitan Dev

Alex M. Susskind

In a series of three studies, a two-factor measure of apprehension toward Internet use was developed and tested among three independent samples of consumers. The relationship between general Internet apprehensiveness (GIA) and transactional Internet apprehensiveness (TIA) was examined in concert with the relationship between consumers’ online information seeking, purchasing intentions, and behaviors. Results indicated that (1) a two-factor measure of GIA and TIA demonstrated construct validity across three independent samples of potential Internet users, (2) GIA is more strongly related to perceptions of Internet use for information seeking compared to online purchasing, and (3) TIA is more strongly related to ...


Tsirik - Fold The Leaves So That Others May Be Guided: A Study Of How The Bribri Women Are Preserving Their Culture To Ensure A Sustainable Future For Their Community, Emily R. Blau 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Tsirik - Fold The Leaves So That Others May Be Guided: A Study Of How The Bribri Women Are Preserving Their Culture To Ensure A Sustainable Future For Their Community, Emily R. Blau

Capstone Collection

Bananas are one of Costa Rica’s largest exports, along with coffee, palm oil, and cocoa. The banana plantations are large-scale, are most often run by multinational companies, and are considered to be run as enclave economies (Equal Exchange, 2016). This monoculture crop production has been globally accused of human rights abuses said to include, but not be limited to, violating the rights of indigenous people and loss in culture and tradition. For this paper, I studied the effects that large-scale agricultural corporations have on the BriBri, a matriarchal and indigenous group who live on the Caribbean coast of Costa ...


Increasing Equity Through B Corp Certification In The Coffee Commodity Supply Chain, Emily Hlavka 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Increasing Equity Through B Corp Certification In The Coffee Commodity Supply Chain, Emily Hlavka

Capstone Collection

The coffee industry is a cornerstone of Nicaragua’s economy. Coffee production shapes communities and is a major factor in the development of the country. Coffee cooperatives in Nicaragua are often Fairtrade and Organic certified, yet their farmers continue to struggle to secure stable livelihoods. In this inquiry, I sought to understand whether becoming a Certified B Corp and interacting with the B Corp network could improve farmer livelihoods for production cooperatives. B Corp Certification seeks to redefine success in business with the unifying goal of creating a more inclusive economy. B Corps, for-profit businesses which have passed the rigorous ...


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