The Technological And Business Evolution Of Machine Based Gambling In America, 2014 SelectedWorks
The Technological And Business Evolution Of Machine Based Gambling In America, Darren Prum, Carlin Mccrory
Darren A. Prum
Machine Based Gambling has become a major source of revenue to many states across the country that need the money but face obstacles to raising taxes within their jurisdiction. The figures are startling with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s cut at over $1.456 Billion in 2011, which exceed the next closest state by $500 million. In addition, there are more than twice as many slot machines available to the public than ATMs. The benefits of machine based gaming has allowed many governments to revitalized tourism locations, make some Native Americans economically self-sufficient, and save horse and dog race tracks ...
The Ethical-Religious Framework For Shalom, 2014 Southern Adventist Univeristy
The Ethical-Religious Framework For Shalom, Michael E. Cafferky
This paper explores the ancient Hebrew Decalogue, the Ten Commandments, a traditional ethical-religious framework for business conduct, in terms of its contribution to well-being. Some elements of the Decalogue align with what contemporary scholars believe are generally-accepted moral principles expected of businesses. This paper addresses the question of how all the elements of the Decalogue contribute to the Hebrew concept of Shalom. The purpose of the Decalogue is established in the context of a covenant community of believers. Each of the Ten Commandments is evaluated in terms of its contribution to Shalom.
Corporate Social Performance, Analyst Stock Recommendations, And Firm Future Returns, 2014 Singapore Management University
Corporate Social Performance, Analyst Stock Recommendations, And Firm Future Returns, Xueming Luo, Heli Wang, Sascha Raithel, Qinqin Zheng
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
This study posits that security analysts heed corporate social performance information and factor it into their recommendations to general investors. In particular, as corporate social performance is often uncertain and ambiguous to general investors, analysts may serve as the informational pathway connecting corporate social performance to firm stock returns. Thus, we argue that analyst recommendations mediate the relationship between corporate social performance and firm stock returns. On the basis of not only a qualitative study with literature searches and interviews of stock analysts but also a quantitative study with two longitudinal samples of large firms, we find support for these ...
Reverse Mortgages Can Help Fund Retirement, 2014 Singapore Management University
Reverse Mortgages Can Help Fund Retirement, Singapore Management University
But a well-designed contract and the education of retirees are important if they are to reap the benefits.
Facilitating Successful Failures, 2014 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Facilitating Successful Failures, Michelle M. Harner, Jamie Marincic Griffin
Approximately 80,000 businesses fail each year in the United States. This article presents an original empirical study of over 400 business restructuring professionals focused on a critical, arguably contributing factor to these failures—the conduct of boards of directors and management. Anecdotal evidence suggests that management of distressed companies often bury their heads in the sand until it is too late to remedy the companies’ problems, a phenomenon commonly called “ostrich syndrome.” The data confirm this behavior, show a prevalent use of loss framing, and suggest trends consistent with prospect theory. The article draws on these data and behavioral ...
Sustainability Fellowships: The Potential For Collective Stakeholder Influence, 2014 University of Windsor
Sustainability Fellowships: The Potential For Collective Stakeholder Influence, Kent Walker Dr., Andre Laplume
Odette School of Business Publications
Purpose –Given the current ecological state of the planet organizations now need to develop their sustainability to a significantly greater extent and at a faster pace. This paper proposes stakeholder collectives as a means for rapid and comprehensive sustainability, while also examining the moderating influence of firm size and change potential.
Design/methodology/approach – A theoretical analysis leads to the development of multiple propositions. The work concentrates on one research question: How can we bring about rapid and comprehensive organizational sustainability?
Findings – Arguments for the inability of individual stakeholders to drive the level of sustainability now required are presented. Propositions ...
Empirical Archetypes For Strong Corporate Environmental Performance, 2014 University of Windsor
Empirical Archetypes For Strong Corporate Environmental Performance, Kent Walker Dr., Na Ni, Bruno Dyck Dr.
Odette School of Business Publications
We examine 45 existing case studies of firms with strong corporate environmental performance (CEP) to empirically identify four organizational configurations for successful sustainability. These four configurations represent different combinations of variables describing a firm’s external environment, organizational structure, and its strategy-related activities. More specifically, these configurations vary in having a benign or challenging external environment, a mechanistic or organic structure, a low-cost or differentiation strategy, hands-on or hands-off participation by the top-management-team, high or low consideration given to stakeholders, and a short or long-term time orientation. Taken together the four organizational configurations introduce an understanding of equifinality for achieving ...
Shortcomings Of Investior-Based Ratings Of Corporate Reputation: An Exploratory Empirical Study That Shows A Variety Of Stakeholder Groups Place Greater Emphasis On Corporate Ethics Than Profits., 2014 University of Windsor
Shortcomings Of Investior-Based Ratings Of Corporate Reputation: An Exploratory Empirical Study That Shows A Variety Of Stakeholder Groups Place Greater Emphasis On Corporate Ethics Than Profits., Kent Walker Dr., Bruno Dyck Dr.
Odette School of Business Publications
We examine three assumptions commonly held in the corporate reputation literature: i) reputation ratings of owners and investors are generally representative of all stakeholders; ii) stakeholders will generally provide a higher reputation rating to firms that emphasize corporate social responsibility versus firms that do not; and iii) profitability is the primary criterion of importance to all stakeholders when rating a firm’s reputation. Using an exploratory in-class exercise our findings suggest that: i) there are significant differences among stakeholder groups in their reputation ratings; ii) firms that emphasize corporate social responsibility are not rated more highly across all stakeholder groups ...
Is The Red Dragon Green? An Examination Of The Antecedents And Consequences Of Environmental Proactivity In China, Kent Walker Dr., Na Ni Dr., Weidong Huo
Odette School of Business Publications
China is the world’s second largest economy and the largest emitter of carbon dioxide, yet we know little about environmental proactivity in the most populated country in the world. We address this gap through a survey of 161 Chinese companies with two respondents per firm (N = 322) where we seek to identify the antecedents and consequences of environmental proactivity. We identify two categorizations of environmental proactivity: Environmental operational improvements and environmental reporting. We find that ecological motivations and regulatory stakeholder pressure are positively related to both types of environmental proactivity, and external stakeholder pressure is negatively related to environmental ...
The Companies We Keep: From Legitimacy To Reputation In Retail Investment, 2014 SelectedWorks
The Companies We Keep: From Legitimacy To Reputation In Retail Investment, Elisabeth Brooke Harrington
Elisabeth Brooke Harrington
Few studies have examined public response to unethical or illegal behavior by firms, despite some research on institutional investors, organized protest groups or shareholder activists. Although a robust research literature shows that corporations invest heavily in impression management the relevant audiences for these messages have generally been construed by scholars as other organizations, obscuring the micro-foundations of market activity. This paper will address the knowledge gap by drawing on evidence from a long term field study of retail investors. Based on their responses to firms’ misconduct before and after the corporate fraud scandals of the twentieth century, this paper will ...
Ethics And Market Economic System: A General Review And A Survey, 2014 Walden University
Ethics And Market Economic System: A General Review And A Survey, Reza G. Hamzaee
International Journal of Applied Management and Technology
Recent global recession has motivated this predominantly historical and exploratory research of thoughts and perceptions. A continuous planning of governmental correction of any market failure, such as various types of externalities and information asymmetry, has been strongly recommended by the pioneers of free enterprise systems. Capitalism—in which private ownership of means of production, physical capital, human capital, financial capital, brand-name capital, social capital, land, and mineral deposits are all protected by law without implementation of a series of certain evolving ethical standards and principles—may not continue to be the same efficient system as implied to be by the ...
Corporate Social Responsibility In A Remedy-Seeking Society: A Public Choice Perspective, 2014 Chapman University School of Law
Corporate Social Responsibility In A Remedy-Seeking Society: A Public Choice Perspective, Donald J. Kochan
Donald J. Kochan
Written for the Chapman Law Review Symposium on “What Can Law & Economics Teach Us About the Corporate Social Responsibility Debate?,” this Article applies the lessons of public choice theory to examine corporate social responsibility. The Article adopts a broad definition of corporate social responsibility activism to include both (1) those efforts that seek to convince corporations to voluntarily take into account corporate social responsibility in their own decision-making, and (2) the efforts to alter the legal landscape and expand legal obligations of corporations beyond traditional notions of harm and duty so as to force corporations to invest in interests other ...
Sociaal Ondernemen In De Jeugdhulp. Leidraad Op Basis Van Het Emk Ondersteuningsaanbod, Astrid Coates, Wim Van Opstal
Wim Van Opstal
De sector van de bijzondere jeugdzorg bevindt zich op een scharniermoment. Op 1 maart 2014 treedt immers de integrale jeugdhulp in heel Vlaanderen in werking. Met een nieuwe decretale omgeving wordt het landschap van de jeugdhulp hertekend en dat zorgt voor nieuwe uitdagingen. Het doel is immers dat elke jongere met een probleem zo snel mogelijk de juiste hulp vindt. Door in te grijpen op de organisatie en de werking van de bestaande jeugdhulp, wordt het nieuwe landschap veel overzichtelijker, in het bijzonder voor de cliënt maar ook voor de jeugdhulpverleners zelf.
De sector van de bijzondere jeugdzorg staat in ...
The Child Independence Is Born: James Otis And Writs Of Assistance, 2014 University of New Hampshire
The Child Independence Is Born: James Otis And Writs Of Assistance, James M. Farrell
This chapter is a reexamination of the Writs of Assistance speech by James Otis. In particular, it is a reconsideration of the evidence upon which rests the historical reputation of Otis’s address. Are the claims by historians who credit Otis with sparking the Revolutionary movement in colonial America warranted or not? That reassessment begins with a detailed review of the nature and function of writs of assistance within the political, legal, and economic environment of colonial Massachusetts. It then turns to an analysis of the legal dispute over writs of assistance in the 1761 trial. From there we will ...
Transforming The Chinese Economy, 2014 Singapore Management University
Transforming The Chinese Economy, Singapore Management University
Can China really grow by eight percent every year until 2033?
Export Controls: A Contemporary History, 2013 Purdue University
Export Controls: A Contemporary History, Bert Chapman
Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations
Provides highlights of my recently published book Export Controls: A Contemporary History. Describes the roles played by multiple U.S. Government agencies and congressional oversight committees in this policymaking arena including the Commerce, Defense, State, and Treasury Departments. It also reviews the roles played by international government organizations such as the Missile Technology Control Regime, export oriented businesses, and research intensive universities.
Co-Ownership And Environmental Performance, 2013 Western University
Co-Ownership And Environmental Performance, Robert R. Raffety
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
In August 2011, ConocoPhillips was blamed for an oil spill off of China’s coast in the Bohai Sea. ConocoPhillips, the minority operating partner of a 51%-49% joint-venture (JV) with the China National Overseas Oil Corporation (CNOOC), immediately notified the Chinese government about the spill, but clean-up operations were delayed for weeks. In defending their efforts, ConocoPhillips explained that their joint-venture partner prevented them from containing the spill in a timely manner. This incident, and especially the division of interest and blame among the two partners, highlights the difficulty of coordinating collective action for environmental objectives within JVs.
Kasky V. Nike: Lurking First Amendment Time Bomb For Marketers?, 2013 Kennesaw State University
Kasky V. Nike: Lurking First Amendment Time Bomb For Marketers?, Michael J. Landry
Atlantic Marketing Journal
While attention has focused on the U. S. Supreme Court protecting corporate political speech, the Court has left untouched a California Supreme Court ruling of significance to marketers in their efforts to use advertising and public relations to offset what they view as unfair criticism. The case, Kasky v. Nike, stems from 1995 accusations that athletic footwear and apparel manufacturer Nike exploited and abused employees in Asian sweatshops. Through advertising and public relations efforts, Nike denied the claims. In 1998, Californian Mark Kasky sued, claiming Nike’s denials violated laws regarding unfair competition and false advertising and, because the denials ...
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 ...
A Proposal For An Ethics Class For The Master Of Accountancy Program At The University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
A Proposal For An Ethics Class For The Master Of Accountancy Program At The University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, Philip Hardman
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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