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Two Perspectives On Violence In Business, Ian Bristol Whatcott, Karson Fronk 2017 Brigham Young University

Two Perspectives On Violence In Business, Ian Bristol Whatcott, Karson Fronk

Marriott Student Review

Violence has become common place in business strategy, taking on many forms. Some use violence in rhetoric as they compete with other companies while others use sell violence as entertainment. Many people are familiar with violence in their organizations. This article looks more into how effective violence is to a company's performance. It examines recent research done by professors at different universities on the subject. It offers two perspectives, looking first at violent rhetoric and then how violence advertisements affects a firm's bottom line. The article finds that exposure to violent rhetoric outside a firm affects employee's ...


Look Before You Leap: 4 Questions Every Woman Should Ask While Job Searching, Hannah Y. Olvera 2017 Brigham Young University

Look Before You Leap: 4 Questions Every Woman Should Ask While Job Searching, Hannah Y. Olvera

Marriott Student Review

Despite women’s preparation and effort during the job searching process, women are disproportionately dissatisfied with their employers. According to a Crain’s Report conducted in 2016, 42 percent of women left because they “didn’t feel recognized and didn’t see opportunities for advancement,” 43.6 percent believe their compensation is less compared to their male peers, and only 50.4 percent believe their companies have a fair family leave policy. To overcome these challenges, women must ask various questions to lead them to their ideal career from an equal opportunity employer. As women become more assertive in their ...


E-Commerce Industry Spotlight, Krista Johnson 2017 Brigham Young University

E-Commerce Industry Spotlight, Krista Johnson

Marriott Student Review

A highlight of the E-Commerce industry.


Obamacare: Under The Knife, Kylan Rutherford 2017 Brigham Young University

Obamacare: Under The Knife, Kylan Rutherford

Marriott Student Review

President Trump and Congress have tried and failed to pass through a replacement plan for Obamacare. This article details why this effort failed, and several issues extant in Obamacare that may move the law toward insolvency. These issues are the mandate, guaranteed issue, and the 'risk corridor' funding set up to back struggling insurance companies.


In Defense Of The Self-Help Book, Owen Barrott 2017 Brigham Young University

In Defense Of The Self-Help Book, Owen Barrott

Marriott Student Review

"In Defense of the Self-Help Book" explores the relationship between behavioral economics and the effects that self-help and management books have. It explores loss aversion and the optimism bias paradox and applies it to those who use success literature to improve their own abilities.


Marriott Student Review, Marianna Richardson 2017 Brigham Young University

Marriott Student Review, Marianna Richardson

Marriott Student Review

This is the inaugural edition of the Marriott Student Review on BYU Scholar Archive. Marriott Student Review is a journal by students, for students. We work to inform Marriott School students about contemporary issues and to prepare them to meaningfully contribute to the global community. We also offer the opportunity for students to publish and add their voice to current events.


The Effect Of Expanded Audit Report Disclosures On Users’ Confidence In The Audit And The Financial Statements, Peter Kipp 2017 University of South Florida

The Effect Of Expanded Audit Report Disclosures On Users’ Confidence In The Audit And The Financial Statements, Peter Kipp

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

I investigate how nonprofessional investors’ confidence in the financial statements and the audit report is influenced by the firm specific details of a critical audit matter (CAM) disclosure in conjunction with the description of the audit procedures engaged to address the CAM in the audit report. Using participants recruited from Amazon Mechanical Turk as a proxy for nonprofessional investors in a 2x2 +1 (control) between-participants experiment manipulating CAM disclosure detail (Detailed/Generic) and the description of the audit procedures engaged to address the CAM (Detail/Generic) I find that greater detail in the description of the CAM results in higher ...


An Historical Analysis Of The Role Of Accounting For The Japanese Internment Camps During World War Ii, Midori Knowles 2017 Bryant University

An Historical Analysis Of The Role Of Accounting For The Japanese Internment Camps During World War Ii, Midori Knowles

Honors Projects in Accounting

On December 7th, 1941, the United States was the victim of a tragic attack on a naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This resulted in the United States’ entry into World War II, including the declaration of war against the country of Japan. On February 19th, 1942, just two months after the attacks, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which permitted the War Relocation Authority (WRA) to relocate over 110,000 Japanese- American citizens. The forced relocation sent these Japanese-Americans to ten relocation centers spread throughout the west and mid-west of the country. The government declared that this ...


The Perceptions Of Accounting: What Do You Think?, Brianna DaRin 2017 Bryant University

The Perceptions Of Accounting: What Do You Think?, Brianna Darin

Honors Projects in Accounting

Accounting is often considered “the language of business,” but is sometimes perceived to be a difficult topic. This study seeks to get a deeper understanding as to why business students and other students perceive accounting to be such an intimidating subject. The ultimate research question addressed is: What are the perceptions of accounting among accounting students, non-accounting business students, and non-business students? A review of the relevant background literature led to two hypotheses that assist in answering the research question. Following the literature review and hypotheses development, a two-part process took place: (1) we conducted focus groups and (2) we ...


Accounting For Ethics: Emphasis On Ethics Education In Us Collegiate Business Curricula, Sarah Stokowski 2017 Bryant University

Accounting For Ethics: Emphasis On Ethics Education In Us Collegiate Business Curricula, Sarah Stokowski

Honors Projects in Accounting

The accounting field holds a background in ethical understanding to be of great importance. The purpose of this project was to investigate the extent to which ethics education is emphasized and implemented within the business, and specifically accounting, curricula of US collegiate level institutions. Course curricula from a sample of 445 AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited business programs in the US were examined for their emphasis on ethics education. This emphasis was quantified through a novel measurement, the Ethics Education Index, which is an originally constructed weighted measure of the number of stand-alone courses dealing with ...


Do Some Stakeholders In Publicly Traded Firms Benefit At The Expense Of Others As A Result Of Corporate Inversions?, Ryan Hitchcock 2017 Bryant University

Do Some Stakeholders In Publicly Traded Firms Benefit At The Expense Of Others As A Result Of Corporate Inversions?, Ryan Hitchcock

Honors Projects in Accounting

This report examines corporate inversions to determine whether this practice benefits the majority of stakeholders or merely a select few. A sample of firms previously incorporated in the United States that have since undergone inversions is examined to answer this question. Annual stock price returns, stock price volatility, and earnings per share changes from the sample of inversion firms are the main sources of data examined. These results are compared to the S&P 500 and peer firms to determine whether the changes can be attributed to the inversions, or are merely a result of general economic conditions. Supporting topics ...


An Investigation Of Accounting Education To Help Students Improve Important Job Skills, Alec Schuberth 2017 Bryant University

An Investigation Of Accounting Education To Help Students Improve Important Job Skills, Alec Schuberth

Honors Projects in Accounting

Upon graduation, many college students embark on their professional careers in accounting. These graduates have completed their degree and moved to their new, exciting, and challenging jobs; but have these corporations recently expressed satisfaction with the performance of these young employees? Some studies suggest that many executives do not think that their new employees have developed the skills needed to be successful in today’s competitive business landscape. This project extends the literature by examining professional development in college graduates and applying it within the context of accounting education in college and universities nationwide. Overall, this project aims to investigate ...


Insider Versus Outsider Ceos, Executive Compensation, And Accounting Manipulation, Prasart JONGJAROENKAMOL, Volker LAUX 2017 Singapore Management University

Insider Versus Outsider Ceos, Executive Compensation, And Accounting Manipulation, Prasart Jongjaroenkamol, Volker Laux

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

This paper examines the role of the financial reporting environment in selecting a new CEO from within versus outside the organization. Weak reporting controls allow the CEO to misreport performance information, which reduces the board's ability to detect and replace poorly-performing CEOs as well as aggravates incentive contracting. We show that these adverse effects are stronger when the CEO is an outsider rather than an insider. Our model predicts that boards are more likely to recruit a CEO from the outside when the performance measures with which the new hire is assessed are harder to manipulate.


Our Future Together Industry Perspectives: Future Of Professional Learning And Entrepreneurship, Poh Sun SEOW, PAN, Gary, Clarence GOH, Kwong Sin LEONG 2017 Singapore Management University

Our Future Together Industry Perspectives: Future Of Professional Learning And Entrepreneurship, Poh Sun Seow, Pan, Gary, Clarence Goh, Kwong Sin Leong

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

This report 2017 marks the second collaboration between ISCA and ICAEW after the successful launch of “Our Future Together” report in 2016 to inspire professional accountants to critically think about what the future holds for Singapore and the accountancy profession. How should accountants embrace transformation in the digital age? How should learning be redefined for the accountancy profession? How can organisational culture encourage innovation and an enterprising spirit in accountants? This report aims to shape the discussion on how education, training and professional learning should be redefined to develop professional accountants who are future-ready, so that they can continue to ...


Accounting And Contracting Choices Around A Change In Fiduciary Duties, Sterling HUANG, Daniel BENS, Liang TAN, Wongsunwai WAN 2017 Singapore Management University

Accounting And Contracting Choices Around A Change In Fiduciary Duties, Sterling Huang, Daniel Bens, Liang Tan, Wongsunwai Wan

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

We exploit an influential 1991 Delaware court ruling to examine the impact of changes in managerial fiduciary duties on firms’ accounting and contracting choices. The ruling expanded directors’ fiduciary duties in favor of creditors and away from shareholders for a specific group of firms. Using a hand-collected sample of debt contracts around the ruling date, we find that, following the ruling, debt contracts of affected firms rely less on the use of income escalators (provisions in loan contracts which require changes in net worth to reflect losses in full, but only partially for gains and profits) and other conservative adjustments ...


Addressing The Opioid Epidemic: North Andover Police Department, James Buckley 2017 Merrimack College

Addressing The Opioid Epidemic: North Andover Police Department, James Buckley

Honors Senior Capstone Projects

The opioid epidemic is not just a problem that affects major cities, as there is a growing market for heroin in suburban communities. North Andover saw a spike from only seven overdoses in 2015, to twenty-three possible overdoses in just the first nine and a half months of 2016, depicting evidence of how grave the problem really has become in the community. The epidemic is not an issue that can be delayed and gradually deliberated, as immediate action is required to treat individuals affected and heal the community as a whole. The heroin problem has reached North Andover and the ...


Taxation Of Income On Professional Team Athletes, Crystal M. Williamson 2017 Liberty University

Taxation Of Income On Professional Team Athletes, Crystal M. Williamson

Senior Honors Theses

Taxation of income for the average person can be a daunting task. However, for professional athletes, this task becomes even more tedious. Professional athletes face the jock tax. This means that athletes have to pay taxes in every state in which they play a game, practice, and perform a service that is part of their contract. Professional athletes, like every United States (U.S.) citizen, are required to pay both federal and state income taxes. Since professional athletes are constantly traveling, their state of residence becomes even more important when allocating their income to the respective state. Many question the ...


Helm Store Collection - Hardin County, Kentucky (Mss 65), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Helm Store Collection - Hardin County, Kentucky (Mss 65), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 65. Journal of sales from 1814 to 1816 of the Helm & Green store and an 1828 account book of the John B. Helm & Company, Hardin County, Kentucky. An 1842 promissory note and constable’s summons pertaining to a debt are also included.


Applying The Theory Of Planned Behavior To Influence Auditors' Knowledge-Sharing Behavior, Xu Cheng 2017 University of South Florida

Applying The Theory Of Planned Behavior To Influence Auditors' Knowledge-Sharing Behavior, Xu Cheng

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study adopts the theory of planned behavior to understand and influence auditors’ knowledge-sharing behavior. Ajzen (1991) indicates that persuasive communications, such as belief-targeted messages, can be used as behavioral interventions to alter intentions and behaviors. Thus, this study develops and evaluates the effectiveness of behavioral interventions (belief-targeted messages) in encouraging auditors’ knowledge-sharing behavior. This study uses a 2×2 between-participants design. Arguments targeting behavioral beliefs and arguments targeting normative beliefs are manipulated. Consistent with expectations, the results of this study were that (1) auditors exposed to an intervention share more knowledge, compared to auditors not exposed to any interventions ...


The First Amendment And Provocative Teaching: Lessons From The Evidence, Kent D. Kauffman 2017 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

The First Amendment And Provocative Teaching: Lessons From The Evidence, Kent D. Kauffman

Accounting and Finance Faculty Presentations

According to the “germaneness standard,” public university faculty have a First Amendment protection for course-related speech, even provocative statements, when their statements or activities connect to the subject matter or pedagogy. Private university faculty have no corresponding, generalized First Amendment protection, but do have course-related speech prerogatives grounded in the tradition of academic freedom, which can be established by contract law. Students at public universities have First Amendment protection for their courserelated statements similar to public university faculty. However, according to the Hazelwood standard, learning-related student speech can be restricted when it is considered substantially disruptive to learning or is ...


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