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What Do We Know About Private Family Firms? A Meta-Analytic Review., Michael Carney, Marc van Essen, Eric R. Gedajlovic, Pursey P.M.A.R. Heugens 2015 University of South Carolina

What Do We Know About Private Family Firms? A Meta-Analytic Review., Michael Carney, Marc Van Essen, Eric R. Gedajlovic, Pursey P.M.A.R. Heugens

Marc van Essen

The universe of family firms is heterogeneous, and findings gleaned from publicly listed firms may not apply to the ubiquitous, but less frequently studied, privately held family firm (PFF). As PFFs are insulated from capital market pressures, owner-managers have greater latitude in setting strategic goals, which may result in different strategic choices and performance outcomes. By employing meta-analytical techniques on 48 studies conducted in nine countries, we synthesize prior PFF research. We show that PFFs prefer more conservative strategies, but contrary to received wisdom, this risk aversion does not hurt their performance. We conclude with an agenda for future research.


Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca 2015 The University of Akron School of Law

Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca

Ryan G. Vacca

Authorship, and hence, initial ownership of copyrighted works is oftentimes controlled by the 1976 Copyright Act’s work made for hire doctrine. This doctrine states that works created by employees within the scope of their employment result in the employer owning the copyright. One key determination in this analysis is whether the hired party is an employee or independent contractor. In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court, in CCNV v. Reid, answered the question of how employees are distinguished from independent contractors by setting forth a list of factors courts should consider. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not give further ...


Q-Methodology, Chris Phelan 2015 SelectedWorks

Q-Methodology, Chris Phelan

Dr Chris Phelan

No abstract provided.


Managing Value In Supply Chains: Case Studies On The Sourcing Hub Concept, Anupam Agrawal, Arnoud De Meyer, Luk Van Wassenhove 2014 Singapore Management University

Managing Value In Supply Chains: Case Studies On The Sourcing Hub Concept, Anupam Agrawal, Arnoud De Meyer, Luk Van Wassenhove

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

A firm’s raw material sourcing knowledge can be a strategic resource. This article explores how firms can capture and use this knowledge. It examines the sourcing experiences of four firms in four different countries in the automotive industry and identifies the raw material sourcing knowledge-related parameters. Synthesizing the findings from these case studies, it proposes the concept of the sourcing hub—a collaborative center involving the firm, its suppliers, and raw material suppliers—which can effectively capture and deploy the raw material sourcing knowledge for managing value in upstream sourcing.


Aquifer Analysis: Told And Untold Stories In Warwick Churches, Vaughan S. Roberts 2014 SelectedWorks

Aquifer Analysis: Told And Untold Stories In Warwick Churches, Vaughan S. Roberts

Vaughan S Roberts

This presentation to a seminar on organizational storytelling at Lincoln Business School in 2013 explores how told and untold stories were filtered during a narrative review by a team of churches in Warwick, UK. The full paper was distributed beforehand to participants and a revised version appears in Untold Stories in Organizations – further details can be found here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138790018/


"If You Have It, I Want It...Now!" The Effect Of Envy And Construal Level On Increased Purchase Intentions, Alexander Joseph Milovic 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

"If You Have It, I Want It...Now!" The Effect Of Envy And Construal Level On Increased Purchase Intentions, Alexander Joseph Milovic

Theses and Dissertations

When a person wants something that another has, they often experience feelings of envy. Envy, an unpleasant emotion that stems from that desire to covet another's possessions, is often perceived as a negative outcome that should be banished to the deep recesses of a person's mind. However, recent research has determined that two forms of envy may exist, with positive outcomes for those experiencing benign envy. Often identified as "keeping up with the Joneses", feelings of benign envy may lead to motivating behavior, causing a person to strive to obtain what the other has in order to reduce ...


Scalable, Efficient And Optimal Discrete-Time Rebalancing Algorithms For Log-Optimal Investment Portfolio, Sujit Ranjan Das 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Scalable, Efficient And Optimal Discrete-Time Rebalancing Algorithms For Log-Optimal Investment Portfolio, Sujit Ranjan Das

Theses and Dissertations

Portfolio rebalancing decisions are crucial to today's portfolio managers especially in high frequency algorithmic trading environment. These decisions must be made fast in dynamic market conditions. We develop computational algorithms to determine optimal rebalance frequency (ORF) of a class of investment portfolio for a finite investment horizon. We choose log-optimal investment portfolio which is deemed to be impractical and cost-prohibitive due to inherent need for continuous rebalancing and significant overhead of trading cost. Optimality of such portfolio is assured only when for very long term investor horizon. We study the question of how often a log-optimal portfolio be rebalanced ...


From Independence To Regulation: A Look Into Major Accounting Scandals And The Changes Implemented By The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Rachel A. Elkins 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

From Independence To Regulation: A Look Into Major Accounting Scandals And The Changes Implemented By The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Rachel A. Elkins

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Accounting For Financial Instruments: Difficulties With Fair Value Measurement And Reporting, Lindsey T. Byrne 2014 University of New Hampshire

Accounting For Financial Instruments: Difficulties With Fair Value Measurement And Reporting, Lindsey T. Byrne

Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


When Is A Dog’S Tail Not A Leg?: A Property-Based Methodology For Distinguishing Sales Of Receivables From Security Interests That Secure An Obligation, Steven L. Harris, Charles W. Mooney Jr. 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

When Is A Dog’S Tail Not A Leg?: A Property-Based Methodology For Distinguishing Sales Of Receivables From Security Interests That Secure An Obligation, Steven L. Harris, Charles W. Mooney Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

There are two principal ways in which a firm that is owed money payable in the future but needs the money now may use its rights to payment (“receivables”) to obtain the needed financing. It might sell its receivables, or it might borrow and use the receivables as collateral to secure the loan. Different legal consequences follow depending on whether the transaction is a true sale or is a security interest that secures an obligation (a “SISO”).


These legal consequences are particularly salient when the firm enters bankruptcy. If the transaction is a sale, then the buyer can collect the ...


Evolving Chineseness, Ethnicity And Business: The Making Of Ethnic Chinese As A 'Market-Dominant Minority' In Indonesia, Chang Yau HOON 2014 Singapore Management University

Evolving Chineseness, Ethnicity And Business: The Making Of Ethnic Chinese As A 'Market-Dominant Minority' In Indonesia, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Coping With Change - Understanding Ethnic Chinese Business Behavior, Chang Yau HOON 2014 Singapore Management University

Introduction: Coping With Change - Understanding Ethnic Chinese Business Behavior, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Toward An Historically Informed Asian Model Of Public Relations, Jurrien Gregor Halff, Anne Gregory 2014 Singapore Management University

Toward An Historically Informed Asian Model Of Public Relations, Jurrien Gregor Halff, Anne Gregory

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This paper undertakes a meta-analysis of the 51 historiographies of public relations in Asia-Pacific countries to identify common themes, threads and theoretical insights. The authors propose a set of necessary components for the study of Asia-Pacific public relations drawn from a historical perspective that differs from the paradigmatic underpinnings of the major Western models. They draw conclusions about epistemological and practice differences between public relations in the West and in the Asia-Pacific region in a globalizing world.


The Relationship Of Hr Professionals' Online Experiences With Perceptions Of Organizational Hiring And Promotion Of Online Graduates, Gundars Egons Kaupins, James Edward Wanek, Malcolm Paulin Coco 2014 Boise State University

The Relationship Of Hr Professionals' Online Experiences With Perceptions Of Organizational Hiring And Promotion Of Online Graduates, Gundars Egons Kaupins, James Edward Wanek, Malcolm Paulin Coco

Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

Based on a survey of 264 human resources professionals from 10 Society for Human Resource Management chapters in Texas, the authors investigated how human resources professionals accept online degrees compared to degrees based on face-to-face coursework for hiring and promotion purposes. If respondents were satisfied with their own online course experiences, they were most likely to view their organization as treating an online bachelor’s or master’s degree as equivalent to a traditional degree for hiring or promotion purposes. Having had online courses in the past or having completed an online degree had no similar and significant association with ...


Perceived Barriers To Employment For Older Displaced Workers, Luther M. Maddy III, John C. Cannon 2014 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Perceived Barriers To Employment For Older Displaced Workers, Luther M. Maddy Iii, John C. Cannon

Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

Objective: This study attempted to determine if age was perceived as a barrier to employment for unemployed individuals above 40 years of age. Background: The social cognitive career theory, which posits individuals are less likely to pursue actions for which they do not expect positive results, formed the foundation of this study. Method: Job search self-efficacy was measured in 116 unemployed individuals in three states. Results: An independent samples t test was calculated to compare the mean job search self-efficacy scores of the participants above the age of 40 to the scores of the younger participants. No significant difference was ...


The Effect Of Online Training On Teams, Ariel Becker 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Effect Of Online Training On Teams, Ariel Becker

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Many organizations recognize the importance of utilizing teams to accomplish work (Chuboda et al., 2005; Devine et al., 1999; Ilgen, 1999; Martins et al., 2004). As technology has advanced, many of these organizations have recently become more reliant on virtual project work, which allows work teams to communicate across geographical distances (Driskell et al., 2003). Considering the growing prevalence of virtual teams in organizations, more needs to be known about how to facilitate virtual team effectiveness. In addition, the increased use of teams in organizations has identified and created the need for team training (Ilgen, 1999). Creating a training environment ...


Value Of Organizational Ethics Training: A Two-Fold Benefit, Chad Roehrman 2014 Valparaiso University

Value Of Organizational Ethics Training: A Two-Fold Benefit, Chad Roehrman

The Journal of Values-Based Leadership

The terms “business ethics” or “moral leadership” are regularly considered oxymorons (Gini, 2004). However, nearly all members of an organization want their leaders and the entities they lead to behave ethically (Bazerman & Tenbrunsel, 2011). Additionally, given the power and influence leaders have over their followers, ethics is critical to the process of leadership (Northouse, 2013). Leaders are at the pinnacle of organizational ethics, yet they fail for a variety of reasons, necessitating organizational ethics training. First, comprehensive ethics training provides clarity of an individual’s values, providing the foundation for sound ethical decision-making. Second, ethics training that transcends simple right ...


Beyond The Content And Pedagogy: A Step Forward Towards A Value-Based Teacher’S Professional Development, Sharifullah Baig 2014 Valparaiso University

Beyond The Content And Pedagogy: A Step Forward Towards A Value-Based Teacher’S Professional Development, Sharifullah Baig

The Journal of Values-Based Leadership

This paper reviews the contemporary literature of human values and valuation processes, and proposes a re-conceptualized model of a teacher’s professional development. This paper suggests a thorough analysis of the teacher’s personality and devises alternative, well thought-out strategies and approaches to alter self-knowledge, values, valuation processes, and beliefs to imbed the desired impact on their teaching practices. This paper supports the use of deliberate attempts to alter the basic motivation level of teachers and to deliberately expose them to available knowledge to modify their values, attitudes, and actions in their respective professions, organizations, and formal associations. Hence, such ...


Great Leaders Fight For The Right Cause At The Wrong Time, Emilio F. Iodice 2014 Valparaiso University

Great Leaders Fight For The Right Cause At The Wrong Time, Emilio F. Iodice

The Journal of Values-Based Leadership

Emilio Iodice examines a wealth of historical figures with the primary object of demonstrating how passion, commitment, and accountability are infused in the sayings and actions of great men and women; it is through their courage and sacrifice that we can all gain the necessary impetus to interject our own objectives and causes while honing our communicative skills.


Ethical Leadership In Intercollegiate Athletics, Angela Lumpkin, Joe Doty 2014 Valparaiso University

Ethical Leadership In Intercollegiate Athletics, Angela Lumpkin, Joe Doty

The Journal of Values-Based Leadership

Ethical leadership and a values-based culture should be two sides of the same coin in intercollegiate athletics. Needed are ethical leaders serving as role models of integrity, trustworthiness, honesty, fairness, and respect for others. Ethical leaders model how values should guide actions and decisions as well as implement reward systems that hold others accountable for ethical conduct. Athletic directors and other athletic administrators with the moral courage to do what is right regardless of circumstances can nurture values-based cultures as they shape and develop the lives of athletes and colleagues they influence. The purposes of this theoretical work are to ...


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