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Project Renew Worcester, Danni Yue, Amy Zhang, Jing Han, Omid Ashrafi, Yiming Xu 2018 Clark University

Project Renew Worcester, Danni Yue, Amy Zhang, Jing Han, Omid Ashrafi, Yiming Xu

School of Professional Studies

n The client for this capstone project is RENEW Worcester which is a fledgling solar power project whose main goals are to bring renewable energy in the form of solar power into local, primarily low-income communities and are committed to the mission of making the transition off of fossil fuels to clean, renewable power. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, they are a local chapter of Co-op Power which is a consumer-owned sustainable energy cooperative (co-op) made up of numerous different local chapters all over the New England area as well as the state of New York. The problem that we will ...


The Impact Of Sustainability Reporting On Firm Profitability, Lancee L. Whetman 2018 Westminster College, Salt Lake City

The Impact Of Sustainability Reporting On Firm Profitability, Lancee L. Whetman

Undergraduate Economic Review

Using a hand-collected representative sample of 95 publicly traded American firms from various sectors in 2015-2016, I examine how corporate sustainability reporting affects the financial performance of firms. I find a positive and significant effect of sustainability reporting on a firm’s return on equity, return on assets, and profit margin in the subsequent year. However, this relationship is found only for firms with low institutional ownership. These results suggest that sustainability reporting would be a worthwhile use of corporate resources for this subset of firms. Further, corporate sustainability reporting is shown to be an effective substitute for monitoring by ...


Microfinance: Combating World Poverty One Small Business At A Time, Alison Basney 2018 Liberty University

Microfinance: Combating World Poverty One Small Business At A Time, Alison Basney

Senior Honors Theses

Poverty is a major problem that reaches millions of people around the world. Although many organizations and individuals work daily to combat this, much of the work done to reduce poverty lacks sustainability and serves only to remedy to the effects of poverty, rather than create a solution to the causes of poverty. Microfinance can be very basically defined as the provision of banking to the impoverished who would not otherwise have access to these services. This purpose of this thesis is to show that microfinance is the ideal solution to the poverty problem by using research and evidence from ...


Shoe Dog, Tanner Hafen 7058931 2017 Brigham Young University

Shoe Dog, Tanner Hafen 7058931

Marriott Student Review

A book review of Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight.


Nail It Then Scale It Book Review, Jacob Thorpe 2017 Brigham Young University

Nail It Then Scale It Book Review, Jacob Thorpe

Marriott Student Review

Nail It Then Scale It highlights how entrepreneurs can deliberately work to create a successful and scalable business.


Forging The Link: Hispanic Community's Impact On U.S. Businesses, Hope Steele 2017 Brigham Young University

Forging The Link: Hispanic Community's Impact On U.S. Businesses, Hope Steele

Marriott Student Review

American businesses should forge a positive link with the Hispanic community.


Faculty Interview With Dr. Troy Nielson, Joshua T. McCarty 2017 Brigham Young University

Faculty Interview With Dr. Troy Nielson, Joshua T. Mccarty

Marriott Student Review

Business school senior, Joshua McCarty, sits down with Associate Professor Dr. Troy Nielson to gain some insights into this well-respected professor's background, vision, and teaching style.


From Play To Performance: Building An Effective Organization, Jessica N. Selee, Jade Johnson, Jocelyn N. Murray, Anna Samuelson, Jasmine Li, Andrew Lacanienta, Mat D. Duerden, Mark Widmer 2017 Brigham Young University

From Play To Performance: Building An Effective Organization, Jessica N. Selee, Jade Johnson, Jocelyn N. Murray, Anna Samuelson, Jasmine Li, Andrew Lacanienta, Mat D. Duerden, Mark Widmer

Marriott Student Review

Under the Mentored Experience Grant, six students studies the impact that non-work activities (recreation or leisure) have on individual contributors or organization. Some employees refrain from participating in Leisure-at-Work (LAW) due to lack of time or skill, to cliques, to differing preferences, or fear of negative connotations. Employees report that LAW increases productivity, establishes and enriches social interactions, improves communication, attracts and retains employees in a company, and facilitates a culture of engagement, trust, and camaraderie. At the conclusion of our analysis, we identified areas of future research and recommendations for best practice.


Unsung Hero Of The Tanner--Alvan Williamson, Elisabeth J. Andersen 2017 Brigham Young University

Unsung Hero Of The Tanner--Alvan Williamson, Elisabeth J. Andersen

Marriott Student Review

Alvan Williamson is an unsung hero of the Tanner Building. This article will help you to get to know him better as an all-around amazing person as well.


Heroes: How Hr Leaders Can Help End Sexual Violence Against Women, Wyatt Pagano 2017 Brigham Young University

Heroes: How Hr Leaders Can Help End Sexual Violence Against Women, Wyatt Pagano

Marriott Student Review

This article explores the nature of the negative consequences of sexual violence for victims and the resulting problems that sexual misconduct can cause for businesses. Also, the article aims to demonstrate ways that HR leaders can help prevent violence and alleviate its consequences, leading to a better, safer workplace and world for women everywhere.


Social Media In The Hiring Process: Uncovering Top Talent Or Lawsuits, Ian U. Anderson 2017 Brigham Young University

Social Media In The Hiring Process: Uncovering Top Talent Or Lawsuits, Ian U. Anderson

Marriott Student Review

As social media use in the hiring process increases, hiring managers must understand how to use it effectively and legally. Improper use of social media when researching candidates can lead to lawsuits. This article features three key recommendation for effective use of social media in hiring decisions.


The Stench Of Frivolous Lawsuits (And Human Waste), Kempton Cox 2017 Brigham Young University

The Stench Of Frivolous Lawsuits (And Human Waste), Kempton Cox

Marriott Student Review

America is often accused of having an unhealthy appetite for frivolous litigation, but when such cases are publicized, we shouldn't rely on the media or the court of public opinion to get the facts. Learn here about McDonald's, compost heaps, and the science of odor units.


Industry Spotlight: Aerospace & Defense, Spencer Evans 2017 Brigham Young University

Industry Spotlight: Aerospace & Defense, Spencer Evans

Marriott Student Review

The A&D industry is an exciting and challenging industry that is opening up to both recent college graduates and experienced professionals alike. The work is challenging, and at times slow-moving, and extremely fulfilling.


The Art Of The Commander, The Art Of The Servant, William R. Adams 2017 BYU Marriott School

The Art Of The Commander, The Art Of The Servant, William R. Adams

Marriott Student Review

Being a business major at BYU takes up enough study time. Why would a student want to do a rigorous minor, too? William Adams describes his journey as a business strategy major and editing minor and relates how the two fields together have helped him gain a better understanding of business strategy and leadership.


Pre-Management? How To Best Prepare: A Brief Overview For Potential Accounting, Finance, And Information Systems Students, Ammon Kou 2017 Brigham Young University

Pre-Management? How To Best Prepare: A Brief Overview For Potential Accounting, Finance, And Information Systems Students, Ammon Kou

Marriott Student Review

Many pre-management students are curious about the accounting, finance, and information systems majors offered at BYU. This article features an overview of each major and how best to prepare for those majors’ programs.


Buzzwords, 2017 Brigham Young University

Buzzwords

Marriott Student Review

Learn how to use the following buzzwords correctly:

  • Kill chain
  • Storytelling
  • ROR
  • Moat
  • Push Tolerance


Why We Write, Victoria Beecroft 2017 Brigham Young University

Why We Write, Victoria Beecroft

Marriott Student Review

Victoria discusses the importance of writing in business fields as a means of expressing and furthering ideas.


Unexpected Connections: Full Issue Of Volume 1, Issue 3, Marianna E. Richardson 2017 Brigham Young University

Unexpected Connections: Full Issue Of Volume 1, Issue 3, Marianna E. Richardson

Marriott Student Review

Unexpected Connections is the Fall 2017 Issue of Marriott Student Review.


Me-Mail: A New Approach To Student Listservs, Hunter J. Rowe 2017 University of Wyoming

Me-Mail: A New Approach To Student Listservs, Hunter J. Rowe

Honors Theses AY 17/18

University campuses and other institutions across the nation struggle with installing and operating an internal and unified source of communication. In the era of e-mail, text-messaging, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and many more software applications, college campuses in particular are always looking to adapt best practices and reach the maximum amount of people with engaging content. Here at the University of Wyoming (UW), many departments exercise their rights to distribute information to all of the students, anytime, at their own discretion. Consequently, the issue of oversaturation can occur. In this paper, a focus group comprised of students of varying age ...


The Development Of A Wayfinding Smart Phone Application As A Large Healthcare Facility Investment Opportunity, Jessie Fortson Marshall 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

The Development Of A Wayfinding Smart Phone Application As A Large Healthcare Facility Investment Opportunity, Jessie Fortson Marshall

Doctoral Nursing Capstone Projects

Health care is a continually growing field. New hospitals are constantly being built, while older facilities are experiencing renovation and expansion. With this growth comes a set of difficulties for patients as they try to navigate through large, multi-building facilities. Most large facilities have multiple parking garages, numerous buildings, and medical towers with an unending number of floors. Patients are forced to rely on directional signage to find their destination that is often insufficient. Attempting to navigate through large facilities is often overwhelming for visitors leading to frustration and stress.

New technology has allowed a convenient solution to this problem ...


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