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Social Issues Of Genome Innovation And Intellectual Property, Elaine Alma Draper 2016 University of New Hampshire

Social Issues Of Genome Innovation And Intellectual Property, Elaine Alma Draper

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Draper's focus is the use of personal information derived from genome research. She identifies several potential problems, including access to and control of genetic information, employment discrimination and social stratification. She also recommends possible solutions.


Patron Activity Monitoring And Privacy Protection, Sam Kome 2016 The Claremont Colleges

Patron Activity Monitoring And Privacy Protection, Sam Kome

Library Staff Publications and Research

Library building usage data are weak. Electronic resource usage data are weak. We conduct occasional headcounts and receive sketchy COUNTER reports. These data lack needed specificity and can’t be correlated to each other, e.g.; what resources do the early birds who sit in the north commons use? What if we knew to the minute and foot how many patrons occupied the building and where they sat? What if we also knew the electronic resources those same patrons used whether or not they were in the building? And what if we could perfectly protect their privacy? We can. This ...


Ethical And Managerial Implications Of Internet Monitoring, Andra Gumbus, Frances Grodzinsky 2016 Sacred Heart University

Ethical And Managerial Implications Of Internet Monitoring, Andra Gumbus, Frances Grodzinsky

Andra Gumbus

As Internet use pervades our personal and professional lives, organizations have become increasingly concerned about employee use of the Internet for personal reasons while at work. This has prompted the restriction of the Internet or the limitation of the Internet during work hours. Monitoring of employee Internet and email is another result of this trend. Legitimate business functions such as employee performance appraisal and progress toward goals are served by monitoring. However, poorly designed and communicated monitoring practices can be negative and have perverse effects on employee morale and productivity. Monitoring of employees erodes trust and may be considered an ...


Technology Transfer: A View From The Trenches, Harvey Drucker 2016 University of New Hampshire

Technology Transfer: A View From The Trenches, Harvey Drucker

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Drucker, who has lab-wide responsibility for technology transfer at Argonne National Laboratory, argues that transferring rights in discoveries made through tax supported research to private entities can contribute to public welfare in many ways.


Overview Of Federal Technology Transfer, Lawrence Rudolph 2016 University of New Hampshire

Overview Of Federal Technology Transfer, Lawrence Rudolph

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Mr. Rudolph reviews approximately thirteen years of legal and political developments that have contributed to laws governing the extent to which private firms may secure rights in technology at least partly developed with federal funds.


A Theory Of Future's Market Responses To Government Crop Forecasts, Barry Falk, Peter F. Orazem 2016 Iowa State University

A Theory Of Future's Market Responses To Government Crop Forecasts, Barry Falk, Peter F. Orazem

Peter Orazem

Recently, there has been considerable debate in the government, business and academic communities regarding the value, accuracy, frequency and necessity of government crop forecasts. This debate has intensified due to several developments. The first is the recent trend toward slowing the growth in non-defense public sector expenditures. As the federal budget has been stretched tighter, some information activities have been curtailed. These cutbacks have coincided with a second, not necessarily uncorrelated, development; the increased sophistication of private information collection activities. Private firms now partially duplicate government efforts to disseminate information on, and predictions of, crop forecasts.


Information Technology Ethics: A Research Framework, Richard V. McCarthy, Leila Halawi, Jay E. Aronson 2016 Quinnipiac University

Information Technology Ethics: A Research Framework, Richard V. Mccarthy, Leila Halawi, Jay E. Aronson

Leila A. Halawi

Information technology has become so pervasive that opportunities for abuses abound. IT Ethics has taken on increasing importance as the size and complexity of IT issues continues to grow. This paper outlines a research framework to analyze: Do significant ethical differences exist amongst undergraduate and graduate MIS students?


Ethical Attitudes Of Business Information Systems Students: An Empirical Investigation, Leila Halawi, Silva Karkoulian 2016 Bethune-Cookman University

Ethical Attitudes Of Business Information Systems Students: An Empirical Investigation, Leila Halawi, Silva Karkoulian

Leila A. Halawi

This paper discusses attitudes toward ethical issues in information systems. Approximately 150 subjects were drawn from two populations: full-time undergraduate business information systems students and full-time master’s students. The subjects read a subset of six ethical scenarios. Hypotheses were tested for significant differences between the undergraduate students’ beliefs and those of graduate students, and female and male students who responded to the same scenarios.


Evaluation Of Ethical Issues In The Knowledge Age: An Exploratory Study, Leila Halawi, Richard V. McCarthy 2016 Bethune-Cookman University

Evaluation Of Ethical Issues In The Knowledge Age: An Exploratory Study, Leila Halawi, Richard V. Mccarthy

Leila A. Halawi

Unethical information technology (IT) conduct is estimated to cost billions of dollars in deficits for enterprises. Included in this unethical behavior are issues associated with the knowledge age. Many IT ethics concerns do not have guidelines that are well recognized or broadly accepted. This study will explore the ethical perception of a diverse group of knowledge workers. It will also examine the effects of deterrents, individual factors and external variables to determine if there are noted differences in ethical perceptions that can be explained by these variables.


Dvla Gov.Uk-Vehicle Registration Amp Sorn Dvla Faqs.Pdf, Lissa Coffey 2016 University of South Florida

Dvla Gov.Uk-Vehicle Registration Amp Sorn Dvla Faqs.Pdf, Lissa Coffey

LissaCoffey

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) holds over 47 million driver records and over 39 million vehicle records. DVLA collects around £5.6 billion a year in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). DVLA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport. What If your Direct Debit vehicle tax payment fails ,How to tell DVLA you've changed address? Need to take a personalised registration number off your vehicle? Buying a car today? The tax or SORN doesn’t come with it. Find out more … Check a vehicle's details, tax and SORN status and expiry dates on the Driver ...


Book Review, Bradley J. Olson 2016 University of New Hampshire

Book Review, Bradley J. Olson

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

BIOTECHNOLOGY: ASSESSING SOCIAL IMPACTS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS. (David J. Webber, ed., Greenwood Press 1990) [239 pp.] Bibliography, contributor data, index, notes, preface, tables. LC: 90-2935; ISBN: 0-313-27454-1. [Cloth. $42.95. P.O.B. 5007, Westport, CT 06881]


Gleaning As A Transformational Business Model For Solidarity With The Poor And Marginalized, Bruce D. Baker 2016 Seattle Pacific University

Gleaning As A Transformational Business Model For Solidarity With The Poor And Marginalized, Bruce D. Baker

SPU Works

“Gleaning” refers to the mandate within the Mosaic Law that harvesters should leave behind “gleanings” for the sake of the poor who subsist on the literal and figurative margins of society. Although this biblical mandate is generally neglected and considered irrelevant in modern business practice, it holds powerful lessons to help guide modern businesses into transformational solidarity with the poor and marginalized. This paper interprets the biblical significance of gleaning, to discern how the principles of gleaning, though rooted in ancient agrarian culture, might be applicable to modern business which is generally far removed from agriculture. The exegesis and analysis ...


What Is Professionalism? The Validation Of A Comprehensive Model Of Professionalism, Andrew W. Rowland 2016 Western Kentucky University

What Is Professionalism? The Validation Of A Comprehensive Model Of Professionalism, Andrew W. Rowland

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Professionalism is a term frequently used in organizations yet perceptions of what it means differ from person to person. Given its frequent use and its link to various job outcomes, such as organizational commitment (Bartol, 1979), there is a need to have a universal definition of professionalism. While there are existing models of professionalism these models are typically developed for a specific field or industry. Thus, there is also a need for a comprehensive model of professionalism that can be used across multiple fields and industries. This study worked to develop a model of professionalism that creates a comprehensive model ...


Critical Pedagogy For Business And Management Undergraduates: Evaluation Of Marketing Information, Ilana Stonebraker, Caitlan Maxwell, Jessica Jerrit 2016 Purdue University

Critical Pedagogy For Business And Management Undergraduates: Evaluation Of Marketing Information, Ilana Stonebraker, Caitlan Maxwell, Jessica Jerrit

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

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Book Review, Mitchell M. Simon 2016 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Book Review, Mitchell M. Simon

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Review of the book Codes of Professional Responsibility (Rena A. Gorlin, ed., BNA Books, 1990). This 555 page book includes 43 codes of conduct promulgated by the major professional associations in business, health, and law. Each code is preceded by a brief description of the relevant association, including its address and phone number, and information relating to implementation and enforcement. The book concludes with three helpful resource lists including: first, research centers, educational programs and governmental bodies dealing with ethical issues; second, journals and periodical services; and, third, bibliographies, databases and libraries with special ethics collections. The resource sections and ...


Business As Usual: Ethics As Mundane Behavior, And The Case Of Target Corporation, Jon A. Hess 2016 University of Dayton

Business As Usual: Ethics As Mundane Behavior, And The Case Of Target Corporation, Jon A. Hess

Jonathan A. Hess

Ethics are in vogue in the 1990s America. Concerns for ethical behavior pervade almost every aspect of our lives and work. This trend has not been unnoticed by the American business community. In fact, many businesses have taken current ethical concerns and tried to put them into action. In some cases, the action has been out of necessity or self-interest, as in the case of companies hurt by an unethical reputation or companies forced to implement ethics programs because of legal indictments. But some companies are taking a proactive stance toward ethics without external pressure.

As these businesses strive to ...


Uas Investments Llc Order On Uas Investments, Llc's Motion To Compel, Elizabeth E. Long 2016 Fulton County Superior Court, Judge

Uas Investments Llc Order On Uas Investments, Llc's Motion To Compel, Elizabeth E. Long

Georgia Business Court Opinions

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Bankruptcy On The Side, Kenneth Ayotte, Anthony J. Casey, David A. Skeel Jr. 2016 University of California - Berkeley

Bankruptcy On The Side, Kenneth Ayotte, Anthony J. Casey, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

This article provides a framework for analyzing side agreements in corporate bankruptcy, such as intercreditor and “bad boy” agreements. These agreements are controversial because they commonly include a promise by one party to remain silent – to waive some procedural right they would otherwise have under the Bankruptcy Code – at potentially crucial points in the reorganization process.


Using simplified examples, we show that side agreements create benefits in some instances, but parties to a side agreement may have incentive to contract for specific performance or excessive stipulated damages that impose negative externalities on non-parties to the agreement. A promise not to ...


How Corporate Culture Impacts Unethical Distortion Of Financial Numbers, Joseph F. Castellano, Kenneth Y. Rosenzweig, Harper A. Roehm 2016 University of Dayton

How Corporate Culture Impacts Unethical Distortion Of Financial Numbers, Joseph F. Castellano, Kenneth Y. Rosenzweig, Harper A. Roehm

Joseph Castellano

The recent accounting scandals have highlighted the critical role that investor confidence in the accuracy and lack of distortion of accounting data plays in the health of capital markets and, indeed, the whole economy. The legal and moral culpability of top-level company managers (as well as auditors) is an issue that will be addressed by the nation in the coming months. Whether or not legal sanctions are imposed on managers, it would be well to examine some of the reasons managers may feel compelled to distort accounting numbers as well as engage in other actions that damage the interests of ...


The Abcs Of Communicating Results, Deborah S. Archambeault, Morgen Rose 2016 University of Dayton

The Abcs Of Communicating Results, Deborah S. Archambeault, Morgen Rose

Deborah Archambeault

Communicating results is an integral part of the internal auditor's job, and The IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing recognizes its importance by specifying in Standard 2420 that communications should be "accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, complete, and timely." In its 2009 survey. The Biggest Internal Audit Challenges in the Next Five Years, Protiviti, a global consulting firm, ranked communication with management and the audit committee as one of the biggest challenges facing internal auditing through 2012. Their subsequent 2010 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey identified presentation skills as the top "need to ...


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