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Institutional Investors, Shareholder Activism, And Esg In The Energy Sector, Carolyn L. Xie Ms. 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Institutional Investors, Shareholder Activism, And Esg In The Energy Sector, Carolyn L. Xie Ms.

Wharton Research Scholars

The search for relationships between shareholder activism and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance has been a research area that has garnered increased interest in recent years. Specifically, climate change and environmental concerns have been evaluated by private and public sectors around the world, and progress has been made with actions such as the Paris Agreement. Scholars conducted various studies to analyze the relationship between shareholder activism and corporate financial performance (CFP). In addition, scholars have also conducted various studies to analyze the relationship between ESG performance and CFP as well as ESG performance and risk. Given the emergence of ...


Microtransactions: Redefining Revenue In The Videogame Industry, Peter Christensen 2020 Brigham Young University

Microtransactions: Redefining Revenue In The Videogame Industry, Peter Christensen

Marriott Student Review

Microtransactions. Hated. Loved. Adored. The fundamental base of the video game industry, microtransactions have been the eye of the storm for video game controversy. In this article, author Peter Christensen analyzes the conflicting views, and proposes a solution forward.


Trading Up: Exchanging Our Data For A Better Life, Nathan Turner 2020 Brigham Young University

Trading Up: Exchanging Our Data For A Better Life, Nathan Turner

Marriott Student Review

We live in a data-driven economy. Many people feel like consumers are on the losing end of an economic data-battle with tech giants, but this is simply not true; our data can drive innovation. That’s right—personal data collected from you and me can influence new technologies that will improve our lives. This should excite us, but our fear of losing data privacy can quell our excitement for progress and even restrict innovation. Our quality of life has already begun to improve through data driven innovation, and technological progress is not slowing down. If we let our fear of ...


“For Richer Or Poorer” Impact Of Marriage On Career Outcomes By Kaden Lefevre, Kaden LeFevre 2020 Brigham Young University

“For Richer Or Poorer” Impact Of Marriage On Career Outcomes By Kaden Lefevre, Kaden Lefevre

Marriott Student Review

Discussion of affects of marriage on career outcomes.


Your Home: The Workplace Of The Future, Lewis Larson 2020 Brigham Young University

Your Home: The Workplace Of The Future, Lewis Larson

Marriott Student Review

With more technology at our fingertips than ever before, remote working seems to be the direction many businesses are heading. In this article, Lewis Larson discusses how offering remote working opportunities is one way that business managers can boost productivity in their company.


Emotional Intelligence Trumps Your Gpa, Gage Poulson 2020 Brigham Young University

Emotional Intelligence Trumps Your Gpa, Gage Poulson

Marriott Student Review

What does it truly mean to be intelligent? While success is commonly measured by our GPA, our ACT scores, and how many high-level courses we can manage, emotional intelligence is measured by the ability to motivate oneself, control impulses, regulate moods, empathize, and hope. In this article we explore how emotional intelligence should be valued equally, if not more, than academic achievements within the business world.


Six Steps To Starting A Successful Business, Chandler Allen 2020 Brigham Young University

Six Steps To Starting A Successful Business, Chandler Allen

Marriott Student Review

For anyone who is interested in starting their own business, Chandler Allen provides a clear and concise overview outlining how successful startups are founded and managed. We all know that entrepreneurship is risky and that startups often fail, but following Allen’s formula can help entrepreneurs avoid potential pitfalls and achieve sought-after success in just six steps.


New Policies Give Solar Users An Economic Boost, Olivia Fowler 2020 Brigham Young University

New Policies Give Solar Users An Economic Boost, Olivia Fowler

Marriott Student Review

The future looks bright for Solar Energy, as more States and Territories in the United States commit to moving to 100% renewable energy. What are the different states and territories committing to exactly, and what economic incentives are they bringing? Find out in this article by author Olivia Fowley.


Business Ethics: Co-Opting Macro-Influences For Corporate Success, Aaron Loertscher 2020 Brigham Young University

Business Ethics: Co-Opting Macro-Influences For Corporate Success, Aaron Loertscher

Marriott Student Review

Business ethics matter. Businesses can and should mitigate the macro-influences that their employees face to promote high ethical values which will in turn maximize shareholder value.


Five Ways To Motivate Yourself And Your Employees, Kimberly R. Tarnasky 2020 Brigham Young University

Five Ways To Motivate Yourself And Your Employees, Kimberly R. Tarnasky

Marriott Student Review

Having trouble getting yourself or your employees excited for the work ahead of them? This article discusses five potential changes that could liven up the workplace and bring more energy to your business.


Three Solutions To Your Audit Lag Problems, Joseph Knighton 2020 Brigham Young University

Three Solutions To Your Audit Lag Problems, Joseph Knighton

Marriott Student Review

Audit lags are a problem. In this article, Joseph Knighton lays out three factors CPA firms can consider to reduce their lags.


Make More, Work Less, Michael Sutton 2020 Brigham Young University

Make More, Work Less, Michael Sutton

Marriott Student Review

Although the status quo in the business world is to work long hours and supposedly produce more each workweek, studies show that working less and taking appropriately regulated breaks actually lead to more productivity in individuals and businesses as a whole. Specifically companies would be wise to implement a limit of 50 work hours per week, encourage frequent breaks (about 15 minute every hour), and encourage patterns of sufficient sleep. By reducing mental fatigue in your employees, their productivity will increase.


Thomas Kent's Paralogic Rhetoric As A Framework For Analyzing Corporate Social Responsibility Discourse, Donald E. Penner 2020 University of Texas at Tyler

Thomas Kent's Paralogic Rhetoric As A Framework For Analyzing Corporate Social Responsibility Discourse, Donald E. Penner

English Department Theses

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) scholarship increasingly uses rhetorical theory as a method for analyzing contested meaning between communicants. However, the classical and social constructivist rhetorical theories typically used for analysis do not address the primary cause of contested meaning – relativism. Conversely, such theories often contribute to a dualistic worldview by utilizing internally imagined conceptual schemes for analyzing texts. This thesis proposes Thomas Kent’s paralogic rhetorical theory as an alternative method of analyzing CSR texts, and focuses on three common areas typically utilized in rhetorical analyses of CSR texts: text reception, the rhetorical situation, and genre. Where paradigmatic rhetorical theories ...


Consumer Response To Corporate Social Responsibility (Csr) At Bridgewater College, Abenezer Tekle 2020 Bridgewater College

Consumer Response To Corporate Social Responsibility (Csr) At Bridgewater College, Abenezer Tekle

Honors Projects

With the development of multinational companies (MNCs), corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a very important component of corporate strategic plan. This study provides preliminary evidence that consumer response about the CSR behavior of Multinational Corporation are determined by different factors. In order to identify and measure the effects of CSR behavior on consumer response, I used quantitative research by creating an online survey to analyze three objectives. Nike was specifically included in the survey due to its popularity on college campuses. The results show that knowledge/awareness of CSR have some meaningful influence on millennial purchasing behavior; however, extensive ...


Fyre Festival: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly And Its Impact On Influencer Marketing, Loren Grace Gilbert, Courtney Childers, Brandon Boatwright 2020 UT Knoxville

Fyre Festival: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly And Its Impact On Influencer Marketing, Loren Grace Gilbert, Courtney Childers, Brandon Boatwright

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

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Q2s Enhanced Pedagogy: Developing Critical Listening Skills In Business School Students To Enhance On-The-Job Performance, Matthew Habich 2020 California State University, San Bernardino

Q2s Enhanced Pedagogy: Developing Critical Listening Skills In Business School Students To Enhance On-The-Job Performance, Matthew Habich

Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy

A common complaint heard from many business managers and executives is that while recent business school graduates are relatively well-equipped for the technical aspects of their jobs, they often lack critical communication-related skills, thus limiting their organizational effectiveness. This article describes feedback received from a group of Southern California business executives indicating that "active listening" is one of the most important of these communication skills - and one often lacking in recent business school graduates - and offers one classroom exercise that can be used to help students practice this critical communication skill.


Managing Burnout And Secondary Traumatic Stress In Human Service Organizations, Naomi Ingram 2020 Clark University

Managing Burnout And Secondary Traumatic Stress In Human Service Organizations, Naomi Ingram

School of Professional Studies

This Case Study explores how burnout and secondary traumatic stress impact staffing, service delivery, and organizational effectiveness in a human service agency. The Case Study is focused around Ascentria Care Alliance’s Children & Family Services in Massachusetts, which encompasses three foster care programs: the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM), Division of Children’s Services (DCS), and Intensive Foster Care (IFC) programs. Both individual and organizational approaches are needed to most effectively address burnout and secondary traumatic stress. Individual workers need to build resilience factors such as self-compassion and mindfulness, set appropriate boundaries with clients, engage in ongoing training, support, consultation, and ...


A Case Study On The Best Practices Of The Facilitating Organization For Peer Recovery Support Services In The State Of New Hampshire, Maggie Ringey 2020 Clark University

A Case Study On The Best Practices Of The Facilitating Organization For Peer Recovery Support Services In The State Of New Hampshire, Maggie Ringey

School of Professional Studies

In working with the Facilitating Organization for Peer Recovery Support Services through Harbor Homes, I have found that the Recovery Community Organizations that receive support through the FO provide valuable services that help individuals that struggle with substance use disorder achieve and maintain long term sobriety and recovery. The RCOs throughout New Hampshire bridge gaps in services and treatments that are left untouched by traditional clinical methods and through regular check ins, participants at the RCOs have reported that the services provided resulted in positive outcomes in their lives. Throughout the course of this research, I found that the RCOs ...


Crisis Communication And Executive Leadership: Ethical Shortcomings In Government, Daniel Davidoff 2020 Clark University

Crisis Communication And Executive Leadership: Ethical Shortcomings In Government, Daniel Davidoff

School of Professional Studies

This research thesis project is an analysis of how and why governments fail in their attempts at crisis communication. The hypotheses tested are: there exists a negative correlation between unethical leadership and successful crisis communication practices. And governments are more likely to experience these failures due to ethical disconnects in modern politics. Research includes a review of relevant academic literature regarding crisis communication theory, as well as the ethical framework that can be applied to that theory. Cases considered are Hurricane Katrina, the choking death of Eric Garner, and the COVID-19 global pandemic. The research project concludes with a recommendation ...


Rest Homes: Their Value On Massachusetts Healthcare Continuum, Ronald Pawelski 2020 Clark University

Rest Homes: Their Value On Massachusetts Healthcare Continuum, Ronald Pawelski

School of Professional Studies

In Massachusetts, rest homes provide cost effective care for elderly residents in a community setting. Rest homes, however, are not well-understood and the rest home industry itself suffers greatly, not only from a lack of understanding of the services they provide, but also from the strain on their financial resources due to both competition from other healthcare options and insufficient reimbursement rates for residents’ care.

The paper explores the financial challenges facing the industry and outlines the data that speaks to the value of the rest home care option for both the residents themselves and Massachusetts state healthcare budget. It ...


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