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Social Responsibility Reporting: Evidence From India’S Leading Corporations, Shalini Jain 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Social Responsibility Reporting: Evidence From India’S Leading Corporations, Shalini Jain

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

Abstract

In this article, I examine how 121 leading corporations in India communicate the external relevance of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs/outputs and whether these outputs vary by ownership, industry affiliation, and market orientation. I use content analysis from corporate websites, annual reports, and CSR/Sustainability reports to create a unique database on India. Indicators include issuance of stand-alone CSR/Sustainability reports, participation in GRI, UNGC, Carbon Disclosure Project, and UN Carbon Credits reporting and auditing, social and environmental data and disclosure scores, and CSR/Sustainability awards. With the exception of family-firms environmental disclosures, ownership identity is found ...


The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Making The Magic: How Public Relations Is Handled At The Disney Parks, Elizabeth DeMeo 2014 Liberty University

Making The Magic: How Public Relations Is Handled At The Disney Parks, Elizabeth Demeo

Senior Honors Theses

The Walt Disney Company has always been an organization that has prided itself on its corporate image. One of their biggest successes has been their 11 theme parks across the globe. Ever since its creation in 1955, Disneyland has been known as "the happiest place on earth." However, many wonder how this reputation came to be and how it is being maintained today. To find this answer, one must look to the creative minds behind Disney's public relations. By examining the Disney parks and their public relations history, tactics, crisis management and current and future campaigns, companies can find ...


Marketing Athletic Clubs, Recreation Centers And Country Clubs: Recruiting And Retaining Members Using Psychodemographics, Oscar T. McKnight, Ronald Paugh, Jordan McKnight, Lily Zuccaro, Gina Tornabene 2014 SelectedWorks

Marketing Athletic Clubs, Recreation Centers And Country Clubs: Recruiting And Retaining Members Using Psychodemographics, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh, Jordan Mcknight, Lily Zuccaro, Gina Tornabene

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

Membership recruitment and retention is critical to fitness facilities managers and often the primacy of product and service offerings is overemphasized. This research indicates that consumer psychodemographics are more important in determining membership. A 'SIT-UPS' routine is offered to assist managers in marketing and membership initiatives.


New Global Research On Lte Usage Demonstrates 4g’S Positive Impact On Mobile Operators’ Business, Mobidia Inc. 2014 SelectedWorks

New Global Research On Lte Usage Demonstrates 4g’S Positive Impact On Mobile Operators’ Business, Mobidia Inc.

Mobidia, Inc.

No abstract provided.


Superwash Laundry Bisnis Franchise Waralaba Murah Di Indonesia, nendi nendi sofiandy 2014 SelectedWorks

Superwash Laundry Bisnis Franchise Waralaba Murah Di Indonesia, Nendi Nendi Sofiandy

nendi nendi sofiandy

Superwash Laundry Bisnis Franchise Waralaba Murah di Indonesia http://z-inc.blogspot.com/2014/02/superwash-laundry-bisnis-franchise.html


Analyzing Organizational Consulting As A Professional Practice: An Exploration Of The Theoretical And Attitudinal Assumptions, Kristina Rose Cosgrave 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Analyzing Organizational Consulting As A Professional Practice: An Exploration Of The Theoretical And Attitudinal Assumptions, Kristina Rose Cosgrave

Communication Studies

This project (with both theoretical and applied portions) serves to enrich understanding about the vicissitudes of organizational consulting while simultaneously serving as preparation for working in this field. With such a wide spectrum of approaches and disciplines among professional consulting occupations, an important objective of this project is to explore underlying theoretical principles that generally influence the field of organizational consulting. In this project, theoretical insights from many pertinent organizational communication and persuasion concepts, especially Edgar Schein’s (1969, 1988, 2009) behavioral models of organizational consultation (purchase-of-expertise, doctor-patient, and process), are offered to accompany the professional correspondences with which they ...


Determining California National Guard Airmen’S Opinions And Attitudes Regarding Morale, Welfare And Recreation Programs: A Research Project, Natalie DeLossa 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Determining California National Guard Airmen’S Opinions And Attitudes Regarding Morale, Welfare And Recreation Programs: A Research Project, Natalie Delossa

Journalism

This senior project creates research design parameters that will facilitate two- way communications between the California Air National Guard and its airmen. The benefits of conducting its research are twofold. First, the California Air National Guard can learn more about its airmen. Second, the California Air National Guard can use information about its airmen to better serve its external publics in future public relations and marketing endeavors.

This project addresses the importance of conducting two- way communication between internal and external publics (in this case, the California Air National Guard and its airmen and the California Air National Guard and ...


Planificación Sucesoria Y Patrimonial En La Empresa Familiar, Carlos Molina Sandoval 2014 SelectedWorks

Planificación Sucesoria Y Patrimonial En La Empresa Familiar, Carlos Molina Sandoval

Carlos Molina Sandoval

Una de las causas de la desaparición de un número importante de empresas familiares se vincula con las dificultades en la sucesión familiar y en la toma de ciertas decisiones por parte del fundador y sus sucesores. Se trata de una decisión que toda empresa familiar, tarde o temprano, debe enfrentar si es que la empresa tiene vocación de continuidad más allá del fundador y que los sucesores deberán afrontar en un futuro (aun cuando se haya hecho sin la planificación adecuada). El proceso de sucesión, tanto en la propiedad como en la gestión de la empresa familiar, origina sus ...


Symbolic Corporate Governance Politics, Marcel Kahan, Edward B. Rock 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Symbolic Corporate Governance Politics, Marcel Kahan, Edward B. Rock

Faculty Scholarship

How are we to understand the persistent gap between rhetoric and reality that characterizes so much of corporate governance politics? In this Article, we show that the rhetoric around a variety of high profile corporate governance controversies (including shareholder proposals asking boards to redeem poison pills, proxy access, majority voting in director elections, and shareholder proposals to remove supermajority voting requirements) cannot be justified by the material interests at stake. At the same time, shareholder activists are oddly reluctant to pursue issues that may have a more material impact, such as anti-pill charter provisions or mandatory bylaw amendments. We consider ...


Changes To The Student Loan Experience: Psychological Predictors And Outcomes, Thomas Mueller 2014 National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Changes To The Student Loan Experience: Psychological Predictors And Outcomes, Thomas Mueller

Journal of Student Financial Aid

This study builds on the work of scholars who have explored psychological perceptions of the student loan experience. Survey analysis (N = 175) revealed a multidimensional model was developed through factor analysis and testing, which revealed four latent variables: Duress, Mandatory, Financial, and Success. Duress and Mandatory were found to be independent unique predictors of the student loan process. Though perceptions were not differentiated among groups, a predominant segment of respondents did not recall their loan interest rates or terms of repayment. Respondents acknowledged the availability of loans but did not correlate availability to the value of university degrees and future ...


The Great Leap Forward That Never Was, Uwe Muegge 2014 SelectedWorks

The Great Leap Forward That Never Was, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

Ten years ago, machine translation (MT) was very much a niche technology for translation professionals. MT tools were expensive, supported only a small number of language pairs, and did not play nice with many standard translation tools. Today, MT is available either for free or at very low cost, in thousands of language combinations, and many translation memory systems offer integrated MT functionality. In other words, MT has evolved by leaps and bounds. As the number of translation professionals who post-edit raw MT has increased dramatically over the past 10 years, the big question is whether developments in post-editing have ...


Towards A Model For Integrating Management And Communications Theory In Sustainability/Csr Research, LIsa Koep, Aidan O'Driscoll 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Towards A Model For Integrating Management And Communications Theory In Sustainability/Csr Research, Lisa Koep, Aidan O'Driscoll

Conference papers

To answer the question of how organisations should communicate effectively their sustainability and CSR claims, this paper adopts a broadened integrative approach. It proposes a model to identify and assess the linkages and relationships between the management of sustainability/CSR – in particular, the stage of a firm’s adoption of sustainability/CSR principles and practice – and the type and approach of marketing and corporate communications most appropriate and efficacious for this stage. The paper identifies the substantial body of work currently available on the management and communication of sustainability/CSR. Further, it highlights the importance of understanding the ethical and ...


The Nature And Influence Of Relationship On Success In A Virtual Work Environment, Carol Locher Ransone 2014 Antioch University

The Nature And Influence Of Relationship On Success In A Virtual Work Environment, Carol Locher Ransone

Dissertations & Theses

The evolution of technology in the 21st century has led to a greater understanding of the benefits and the challenges of expanding work relationships across geographical boundaries. This expansion has contributed to the development of a global society with over three million employee teleworkers (Global Workplace Analytics and the Telework Research Network, 2013). In spite of the advances in connecting across the globe technologically, the importance of successfully working together in a virtual work environment is grounded in relationships that foster individual growth and group cohesion. The human elements of connectivity are primary to the success of organizations as well ...


Using Inoculation Messages To Protect “Stay In The Market” Beliefs During Financial Crises, Lindsay Lyles Dillingham 2014 University of Kentucky

Using Inoculation Messages To Protect “Stay In The Market” Beliefs During Financial Crises, Lindsay Lyles Dillingham

Theses and Dissertations--Communication

This paper focuses on the problem of collapsed “stay in the market” (SIM) beliefs during financial crises. The primary purpose of this investigation was to ascertain whether or not inoculation messages represent a viable communication strategy to preemptively protect SIM beliefs during forthcoming financial crises. Ancillary purposes of this study were to further investigate the role of print and video crises, explicit instructions regarding post-inoculation talk (PIT), and gain and loss frame inoculation messages on the inoculation process. This study used a between subjects factorial design (3 x 2 plus four additional conditions) to explore ten hypotheses. Data collected from ...


A Quality Approach To Tacit Knowledge Capture: Effective Practice To Achieving Operational Excellence, William G. Dzekashu, Walter R. McCollum PhD 2014 Walden University

A Quality Approach To Tacit Knowledge Capture: Effective Practice To Achieving Operational Excellence, William G. Dzekashu, Walter R. Mccollum Phd

International Journal of Applied Management and Technology

Knowledge loss resulting from an aging workforce continues to be a management nightmare that has obliged many organizational leaders to develop strategies aimed at documenting mission-critical knowledge. Yet knowledge captured and stored in repositories continues to lack quality. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of integrating quality management into the tacit knowledge capture process. Further studies on the effects of personality in the knowledge capture processes could lead to insights on reasons for diminished knowledge quality. From a social perspective, the implementation of a model that encompasses personality and quality management could improve decision-making processes.


Addressing The Challenges Of Cross-Cultural And Virtual Communication In The Workplace, Sarabjit Sundar 2013 Seton Hall University

Addressing The Challenges Of Cross-Cultural And Virtual Communication In The Workplace, Sarabjit Sundar

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The move toward a more global or geographically dispersed organization, together with the technology that is being used to enable this, has dramatically changed work and the workplace in the United States and United Kingdom within the last few decades (Ouye, 2011). This is prompting leaders to communicate with teams consisting of vastly different backgrounds, languages and styles, and to essentially ‘work at the same table’ in the absence of physical cues, such as facial expressions and gestures. Leaders of such teams are challenged to create a smooth operation despite the many differences; the possibilities for misunderstandings and cultural blunders ...


10 Reasons Business Succeed, Ivan F. Rodriguez 2013 SelectedWorks

10 Reasons Business Succeed, Ivan F. Rodriguez

Ivan F Rodriguez

The experience and skills of the top managers. Over half of business failures are directly related to managerial incompetence.


Can Non-Profit Organizations Be Good Social Citizens? Developing Best Practices For Social Responsibility In The Ontario Health-Care Sector, Kim Morris 2013 McMaster University

Can Non-Profit Organizations Be Good Social Citizens? Developing Best Practices For Social Responsibility In The Ontario Health-Care Sector, Kim Morris

Journal of Professional Communication

This article makes the case that corporate social responsibility should not only apply to corporations. Governmental organizations, hospitals, universities and other non-profit agencies also have a responsibility to society. While there are many CSR programs in the for-profit sector, there is very limited information or best practices available for the non-profit sector. This research demonstrates that there is not only a need for a model of social responsibility in the not for profit world, there is also the will to implement such a strategy on the part of non-profit agencies operating in the health care sector in Ontario. As a ...


The Strategic Plan Of A Medium-Size Enterprise Compared To The Baldrige Criteria, Jordan Blacklock 2013 Western Kentucky University

The Strategic Plan Of A Medium-Size Enterprise Compared To The Baldrige Criteria, Jordan Blacklock

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to provide a case example of one SME (small to medium-size enterprises) documented practices compared to the Baldrige Program’s Criteria for Performance Excellence (Criteria). This study evaluated the degree to which the case example organization practiced the philosophies and principles of the Criteria without direct knowledge of the Criteria. The researcher conducted evaluations by examining the case example organization’s strategic plan against the Criteria. Results of this study’s demonstrated that the Baldrige Program would not be a change in direction for the case example organization but a systematic approach to enhance ...


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