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Transforming The Legal Studies Classroom: Clickers And Engagement, Susan Park J.D., Denise Farag J.D. 2015 Boise State University

Transforming The Legal Studies Classroom: Clickers And Engagement, Susan Park J.D., Denise Farag J.D.

Susan Park

No abstract provided.


From Chrysler And General Motors To Detroit, David A. Skeel Jr. 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

From Chrysler And General Motors To Detroit, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

In the past five years, three of the most remarkable bankruptcy cases in American history have come out of Detroit: the bankruptcies of Chrysler and General Motors in 2009, and of Detroit itself in 2012. The principal objective of this Article is simply to show that the Grand Bargain at the heart of the Detroit bankruptcy is the direct offspring of the bankruptcy sale transactions that were used to restructure Chrysler and GM. The proponents of Detroit’s “Grand Bargain” never would have dreamed up the transaction were it not for the federal government-engineered carmaker bankruptcies. The Article’s second ...


The (Il)Legitimacy Of Bankruptcies For The Benefit Of Secured Creditors, Charles W. Mooney Jr. 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The (Il)Legitimacy Of Bankruptcies For The Benefit Of Secured Creditors, Charles W. Mooney Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

This paper explores the legitimacy—or illegitimacy—of filing and maintaining a case under the Bankruptcy Code when the sole or principal beneficiary or beneficiaries of the case would be a secured creditor or secured creditors. In the situation posited here, the application of the usual distributional priority rules would not produce any distribution for the general, unsecured creditors of the debtor. In the prototypical case virtually all of the assets of the debtor would be subject to secured claims securing obligations that exceed the value of the collateral, i.e., the secured creditor would be undersecured and there would ...


A New Paradigm In Corporate Partnerships, David Cooke 2014 SelectedWorks

A New Paradigm In Corporate Partnerships, David Cooke

David Cooke

Significant corporate partnerships can be built by the not-for-profit sector when an approach that acknowledges the principle of enlightened self interest is utilised. It's not about "please help us" it's about "what can we do to help you".


New York Stock Exchange, Bert Chapman 2014 Purdue University

New York Stock Exchange, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Provides a historical overview of the origins and early development of the New York Stock Exchange.


Convincing The Skeptics: Concrete Claims With Supporting Images Persuade Skeptical Consumers To Support Companies Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives, Jeff Joireman, Richie L. Liu, Ioannis Kareklas 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Convincing The Skeptics: Concrete Claims With Supporting Images Persuade Skeptical Consumers To Support Companies Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives, Jeff Joireman, Richie L. Liu, Ioannis Kareklas

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

Skepticism has been identified as one of the main impediments to successful CSR communication and previous research has established a robust effect of individual differences in ad skepticism on negative responses to advertising. However, little work has explored how ad skepticism impacts responses to CSR communication. Integrating work on CSR communication and ad skepticism, the present work advances a conceptual model addressing how concrete CSR claims and images supporting those claims can override skeptical consumers’ less favorable response to CSR advertising. Results show that highly skeptical consumers (a) respond less favorably to CSR ads than less skeptical consumers, overall; (b ...


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 identity (foreign, government, and family), industry affiliation (environmentally sensitive and consumer proximate), and market orientation (inward and outward). 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 ...


Is Ethical Behavior Priced? Evidence From Audit Pricing, Li Z. Brooks 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Is Ethical Behavior Priced? Evidence From Audit Pricing, Li Z. Brooks

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

Audit Fees, Audit Pricing, Audit Risk, Corporate Social Responsibility, Engagement

Risk, Ethical Behavior


Does Corporate Giving Signal Firm Quality?, Ying Li, Kiyoung Chang, Hoje Jo 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Does Corporate Giving Signal Firm Quality?, Ying Li, Kiyoung Chang, Hoje Jo

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

No abstract provided.


Does Audit Firm Tenure Enhance Firm Value? Closing The Expectation Gap Through Corporate Social Responsibility, Li Z. Brooks 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Does Audit Firm Tenure Enhance Firm Value? Closing The Expectation Gap Through Corporate Social Responsibility, Li Z. Brooks

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

No abstract provided.


Corporate Social Responsibility In Peru: Financial Performance Of Social Responsible Companies, Gustavo Adolfo Tanaka 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Corporate Social Responsibility In Peru: Financial Performance Of Social Responsible Companies, Gustavo Adolfo Tanaka

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

The purpose of this paper is twofold: it aims first at reviewing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Peruvian corporations. Second, it analyzes the Corporate Financial Performance (CFP) of Peruvian companies that are regarded as socially responsible and have been recognized for their efforts with CSR awards.


Do Csr Expenditures Help Investors Foresee Future Earnings?, Chuan-San Wang 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Do Csr Expenditures Help Investors Foresee Future Earnings?, Chuan-San Wang

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

The traditional view toward corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities is that they are a source of new information about future performance. We contradict this view by argument that expenditures on CSR activities are difficult to be properly disclosure, because they are not required to be reported in a separate account of financial statements. Consistent with this argument, our study documents a significant, positive association between CSR activities and expenses of selling, general and administrative for most of ratings from Kinder, Lydenburg, and Domini (KLD). Our results show that ratings for both positive indicators (strengths) and negative indicators (concerns) garble accounting ...


Pedagogical Brief: Csr Consulting Project In An Online Mba, Alison Watkins, Carol Fisher 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Pedagogical Brief: Csr Consulting Project In An Online Mba, Alison Watkins, Carol Fisher

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

Research Brief: Corporate Partner Projects, Action Learning and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Online MBA

Abstract

Civic Engagement, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are learning objectives for many MBA programs but implementing real world projects in an online environment takes careful consideration. This paper describes the process of creating and delivering a consulting project for a completely online MBA class from initial data gathering, to project outline and final results. We share what worked in this process and its success from the faculty, industry partner and student perspectives. The bottom line, don’t miss out on this type of ...


The Relationship Between Students’ Attitude Toward Business Ethics And Academic Misbehaviors, Sohyoun Shin 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

The Relationship Between Students’ Attitude Toward Business Ethics And Academic Misbehaviors, Sohyoun Shin

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

This paper attempts to expand the current research area which has explored the association between students’ academic dishonesty (i.e., exam cheating or plagiarism/fabrication) and attitude toward business ethics, by empirically testing the relationships between students’ undesirable academic behaviors (i.e., disrespectful behaviors or slacker behaviors) and their perception of business ethics. The results based on 133 surveys from the students enrolled in the business program at a northwestern regional comprehensive university, show that there are positive relationships between the focal constructs. Specifically, this study reveals that students who have reported higher frequencies of engaging in exam cheating, disrespectful ...


Csr Initiatives Mitigate Negative Reactions To Service Failures When Customers Share The Firm’S Values, Jeff Joireman, Dustin Smith, Richie L. Liu, Jonathan Arthurs 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Csr Initiatives Mitigate Negative Reactions To Service Failures When Customers Share The Firm’S Values, Jeff Joireman, Dustin Smith, Richie L. Liu, Jonathan Arthurs

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

The present paper investigates whether corporate social responsibility (CSR) promotes positive responses to service failures among value-aligned customers. Study 1 finds that customers are less likely to experience anger and spread negative word of mouth following a service failure when a firm engages in high (donating 15% of profits to environmental conservation) but not low levels of environmental CSR (donating 2% of profits), but only if customers are high in environmental concern. Study 2 explores the benefits of CSR policies targeting a broader range of beneficiaries and CSR policies offering customers choice over the firm’s CSR allocations. Results demonstrate ...


Ecological Worldviews: A Missing Perspective To Advance Sustainability Leadership, Steve Schein 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Ecological Worldviews: A Missing Perspective To Advance Sustainability Leadership, Steve Schein

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

ABSTRACT

This article presents the findings from an empirical study of ecological worldviews of global sustainability leaders. Although a significant body of research has emerged in recent years focused on corporate sustainability at the organizational level, the literature has paid less attention to corporate sustainability at the individual level. As a result, little is known about the deeper psychological motivations of sustainability leaders and how these motivations may influence their behavior and effectiveness as change agents.

The study was based on theoretical insights from several social science disciplines including deep ecology, eco-psychology, environmental sociology, and integral ecology. Drawing on interviews ...


Csr And The Social Contract: New Lenses For Stakeholder Analysis And Strategic Management, Mark A. Buchanan 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Csr And The Social Contract: New Lenses For Stakeholder Analysis And Strategic Management, Mark A. Buchanan

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

On the macro level of business legitimacy, the terms and conditions of the Business-Society social contract are continually subject to renegotiation. These renegotiations flow from altered expectations of society generally and stakeholder groups specifically as to business’ role in value creation and take place principally in either marketplace or public policy arenas.

On the micro level of a firm’s license to operate, it must understand and address stakeholder expectations in order to succeed over the medium and longer term, i.e., to be sustainable. Stakeholder management, as related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, has increasingly been seen ...


Employee Judgments Of And Behaviors Towards Corporate Social Responsibility: A Multi-Study Investigation Of Direct, Cascading, And Moderating Effects, Pavlos A. Vlachos, Nick Panagopoulos, Adam Rapp 2014 SelectedWorks

Employee Judgments Of And Behaviors Towards Corporate Social Responsibility: A Multi-Study Investigation Of Direct, Cascading, And Moderating Effects, Pavlos A. Vlachos, Nick Panagopoulos, Adam Rapp

Pavlos A Vlachos

Do employee judgments of their organization’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs relate to CSR-specific performance and in-role job performance? Can middle managers influence the formation of such judgments and what factors might moderate such cascading influences? To answer these yet unaddressed questions, we conduct three studies. Study 1 takes an organizational justice perspective and tests our baseline model. Results show that employees’ CSR judgments trigger their affective commitment and performance on extra-role CSR-specific behaviors; however, extra-role CSR-specific performance is unrelated to in-role job performance. Study 2 replicates Study 1’s findings while, in addition, applies a social information processing ...


Retaliating Against Customer Interpersonal Injustice In A Singaporean Context: Moderating Roles Of Self-Efficacy And Social Support, Violet Ho, Naina Gupta 2014 University of Richmond

Retaliating Against Customer Interpersonal Injustice In A Singaporean Context: Moderating Roles Of Self-Efficacy And Social Support, Violet Ho, Naina Gupta

Management Faculty Publications

Few studies have examined the relationship between customer injustice and employees' retaliatory counterproductive behaviors toward customers, and those that have done so have been conducted in a Western setting. We extend these studies by examining the relationship in a Singaporean context where retaliatory behaviors by employees might be culturally constrained. While the previously established positive relationship between customer injustice and counterproductive behaviors was not replicated using peer-reported data from employees across two hotels in Singapore, we found that individuals' self-efficacy and perceived social support moderated it. Specifically, the injustice-to-counterproductive behaviors relationship was positive for individuals with high self-efficacy, and for ...


Systematic Ict Surveillance By Employers: Are Your Personal Activities Private?, Arlene J. Nicholas 2014 Salve Regina University

Systematic Ict Surveillance By Employers: Are Your Personal Activities Private?, Arlene J. Nicholas

Faculty and Staff - Articles & Papers

This paper reviews the various methods of information and communications technology (ICT) that is used by employers to peer into the work lives and, in some cases, private lives of employees. Some of the most common methods – such as computer and Internet monitoring, video surveillance, and global positioning systems (GPS) – have resulted in employee disciplines that have been challenged in courts. This paper provides background information on United States (U.S.) laws and court cases which, in this age of easily accessible information, mostly support the employer. Assessments regarding regulations and policies, which will need to be continually updated to ...


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