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Ieee Input To The Communication From The Commission To The Institutions On Setting Out The Eu Approach To Standard Essential Patents, Konstantinos Karachalios 2018 IEEE

Ieee Input To The Communication From The Commission To The Institutions On Setting Out The Eu Approach To Standard Essential Patents, Konstantinos Karachalios

Konstantinos Karachalios

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Sustainability Reporting On Firm Profitability, Lancee L. Whetman 2018 Westminster College, Salt Lake City

The Impact Of Sustainability Reporting On Firm Profitability, Lancee L. Whetman

Undergraduate Economic Review

Using a hand-collected representative sample of 95 publicly traded American firms from various sectors in 2015-2016, I examine how corporate sustainability reporting affects the financial performance of firms. I find a positive and significant effect of sustainability reporting on a firm’s return on equity, return on assets, and profit margin in the subsequent year. However, this relationship is found only for firms with low institutional ownership. These results suggest that sustainability reporting would be a worthwhile use of corporate resources for this subset of firms. Further, corporate sustainability reporting is shown to be an effective substitute for monitoring by ...


Engagement Rules For Standardization Ecosystems In The Internet Of Things Era: Can We Allow (F)Rand To Have Meaning?, Konstantinos Karachalios 2018 IEEE

Engagement Rules For Standardization Ecosystems In The Internet Of Things Era: Can We Allow (F)Rand To Have Meaning?, Konstantinos Karachalios

Konstantinos Karachalios

No abstract provided.


Microfinance: Combating World Poverty One Small Business At A Time, Alison Basney 2018 Liberty University

Microfinance: Combating World Poverty One Small Business At A Time, Alison Basney

Senior Honors Theses

Poverty is a major problem that reaches millions of people around the world. Although many organizations and individuals work daily to combat this, much of the work done to reduce poverty lacks sustainability and serves only to remedy to the effects of poverty, rather than create a solution to the causes of poverty. Microfinance can be very basically defined as the provision of banking to the impoverished who would not otherwise have access to these services. This purpose of this thesis is to show that microfinance is the ideal solution to the poverty problem by using research and evidence from ...


The Effects Of Positive And Negative Environmental Responsibility On Financial Performance, Anna Gurr 2018 Claremont McKenna College

The Effects Of Positive And Negative Environmental Responsibility On Financial Performance, Anna Gurr

CMC Senior Theses

As environmental responsibility (ER) gains momentum in the corporate and stakeholder world, it is imperative to understand the relationship between ER and financial performance. While there is prior research looking at this relationship, this study provides further insight into the specific effects of negative and positive ER. In addition, it looks over the years 2008-2011 having implications for companies about the effects of their ER even through financial hardships. This study uses a widely respected corporate social responsibility database, in which ER scores were separated from. In this study, 287 firms in the S&P 500 are examined through times-series ...


Toutes Les Parties Ne Sont Pas Des Parties Prenantes _Comment Une Catégorie D’Acteurs Devient Partie Prenante.Pdf, Jordan MBANI 2017 Univertsité de Tours

Toutes Les Parties Ne Sont Pas Des Parties Prenantes _Comment Une Catégorie D’Acteurs Devient Partie Prenante.Pdf, Jordan Mbani

Jordan MBANI

Toutes les parties ne sont pas des parties prenantes : Comment une catégorie d’acteurs devient partie prenante
 
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L’objet de ce texte est de présenter le processus permettant de décrire comment des catégories d’acteurs deviennent parties prenantes d’une entreprise. Il part des différentes critiques faites à l’encontre de la théorie des parties prenantes notamment sur la question de la détermination des parties prenantes. Il postule donc qu’il n’existe pas de parties prenantes en soi mais que certaines catégories peuvent le devenir quand d’autres ne le peuvent pas dans un même contexte précis. Sur ...


John Lee Hancock, The Founder (2016), Alejandro Hazera 2017 University of Rhode Island

John Lee Hancock, The Founder (2016), Alejandro Hazera

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

No abstract provided.


Peruvian Antiquities And The Collecting Of Cultural Goods, Terrence H. Witkowski 2017 California State University, Long Beach

Peruvian Antiquities And The Collecting Of Cultural Goods, Terrence H. Witkowski

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

Ancient art, artifacts, and architecture have long excited the intellectual curiosity and acquisitive passions of private and institutional collectors who, in turn, have funded archaeological research, preservation initiatives, and public education. Yet, the procurement of these goods also has encouraged looting and trafficking activities. Supplying collectors has destroyed much cultural evidence in source countries and has raised questions about who should control heritage and history. This article investigates the market for Peruvian antiquities, the surviving material culture created by the country’s inhabitants before the Spanish Conquest. It briefly reviews Peru’s early history and the history of collecting its ...


An Evaluation Of The Scale Of Undeclared Work In The European Union And Is Structural Determinants: Estimates Using The Labour Input Method, Colin C. Williams, Josip Franic, Ioana Horodnic 2017 University of Sheffield

An Evaluation Of The Scale Of Undeclared Work In The European Union And Is Structural Determinants: Estimates Using The Labour Input Method, Colin C. Williams, Josip Franic, Ioana Horodnic

Colin C Williams

On average, 11.6% of total labour input in the private sector in the EU is undeclared, and undeclared work constitutes on average 16.4% of gross value added (GVA) (the difference due to undeclared labour being concentrated in sectors with higher labour productivity).

These, however, are unweighted averages, and do not take into account the relative size of the labour force in each Member State. The weighted averages, therefore, are that 9.3% of total labour input in the private sector in the EU is undeclared, and undeclared work constitutes 14.3% of GVA in the private sector. The ...


Ieee’S Continued Leadership In Standardization, Konstantinos Karachalios 2017 IEEE

Ieee’S Continued Leadership In Standardization, Konstantinos Karachalios

Konstantinos Karachalios

No abstract provided.


Heroes: How Hr Leaders Can Help End Sexual Violence Against Women, Wyatt Pagano 2017 Brigham Young University

Heroes: How Hr Leaders Can Help End Sexual Violence Against Women, Wyatt Pagano

Marriott Student Review

This article explores the nature of the negative consequences of sexual violence for victims and the resulting problems that sexual misconduct can cause for businesses. Also, the article aims to demonstrate ways that HR leaders can help prevent violence and alleviate its consequences, leading to a better, safer workplace and world for women everywhere.


Social Media In The Hiring Process: Uncovering Top Talent Or Lawsuits, Ian U. Anderson 2017 Brigham Young University

Social Media In The Hiring Process: Uncovering Top Talent Or Lawsuits, Ian U. Anderson

Marriott Student Review

As social media use in the hiring process increases, hiring managers must understand how to use it effectively and legally. Improper use of social media when researching candidates can lead to lawsuits. This article features three key recommendation for effective use of social media in hiring decisions.


Unexpected Connections: Full Issue Of Volume 1, Issue 3, Marianna E. Richardson 2017 Brigham Young University

Unexpected Connections: Full Issue Of Volume 1, Issue 3, Marianna E. Richardson

Marriott Student Review

Unexpected Connections is the Fall 2017 Issue of Marriott Student Review.


The Shifting Tides Of Merger Litigation, Matthew D. Cain, Jill E. Fisch, Steven Davidoff Solomon, Randall S. Thomas 2017 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The Shifting Tides Of Merger Litigation, Matthew D. Cain, Jill E. Fisch, Steven Davidoff Solomon, Randall S. Thomas

Faculty Scholarship

In 2015, Delaware made several important changes to its laws concerning merger litigation. These changes, which were made in response to a perception that levels of merger litigation were too high and that a substantial proportion of merger cases were not providing value, raised the bar, making it more difficult for plaintiffs to win a lawsuit challenging a merger and more difficult for plaintiffs’ counsel to collect a fee award.

We study what has happened in the courts in response to these changes. We find that the initial effect of the changes has been to decrease the volume of merger ...


Why Taxing Carbon May Not Make The World More Green, Serguei Netessine, Sam Aflaki 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Why Taxing Carbon May Not Make The World More Green, Serguei Netessine, Sam Aflaki

Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative

Although taxing carbon is an idea that enjoys significant support among policymakers and business leaders, new research indicates that carbon taxation can actually cause energy investments to gravitate away from the cleanest energy technologies. This counterintuitive finding reflects two key characteristics of energy markets: the worldwide increase in renewable energy sources whose output is intermittent and variable; and greater market liberalization, which has made the spot driving of electricity more volatile. The intermittency of renewable energy sources requires backup generation, typically from generators using fossil fuels. The dynamics of market liberalization amplify this negative effect of intermittency. Policymakers need to ...


The “People Should Not Be Trusted” Heuristic: How It Drives Financialization Of Economies And Corruption Levels., Pavlos A. Vlachos 2017 ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece

The “People Should Not Be Trusted” Heuristic: How It Drives Financialization Of Economies And Corruption Levels., Pavlos A. Vlachos

Pavlos A Vlachos

No abstract provided.


Are Funeral Homes Nickel And Diming The Consumer To Death?, Anthony Fleege, Brian R. Powell 2017 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Are Funeral Homes Nickel And Diming The Consumer To Death?, Anthony Fleege, Brian R. Powell

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

Funeral prices vary greatly across the United States. Even in the same community prices can vary by hundreds or thousands of dollars for the same services. Based on existing data and from surveying funeral homes in all fifty states, we are trying to determine if the public is getting nickel and dimed to death by unnecessary or over -inflated prices.


Progressive Antitrust, Herbert J. Hovenkamp 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Progressive Antitrust, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship

Several American political candidates and administrations have both run and served under the “progressive” banner for more than a century, right through the 2016 election season. For the most part these have pursued interventionist antitrust policies, reflecting a belief that markets are fragile and in need of repair, that certain interest groups require greater protection, or in some cases that antitrust policy is an extended arm of regulation. This paper argues that most of this progressive antitrust policy was misconceived, including that reflected in the 2016 antitrust plank of the Democratic Party. The progressive state is best served by a ...


Business Sustainability: An Analysis Of Three Enterprises In Charlotte, North Carolina, Cera T. Crowe, Padmini Patwardhan Dr. 2017 Winthrop University

Business Sustainability: An Analysis Of Three Enterprises In Charlotte, North Carolina, Cera T. Crowe, Padmini Patwardhan Dr.

The Winthrop McNair Research Bulletin

Sustainability is defined in varying ways by businesses for reasons such as industry, stakeholder expectations, compliance, and other factors. In this case study, three companies, Domtar, Duke Energy, and Nucor, are examined on their approach to reporting and practicing environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Content analysis was used to identify themes in corporate paid, owned, and earned media. Interviews with facility managers were used to understand how management implements sustainable practices on a facility level. This case study examines in detail how these companies use different language, tools, and systems to progress sustainable development in a globalized economy. Results showed ...


Making Corporate Social Responsibility Work: Do Rural And Community Banks (Rcbs) In Ghana Care At All?, Henry Kofi Mensah Dr., Ahmed Agyapong Dr., Eric Fosu Oteng-Abayie Dr. 2017 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Making Corporate Social Responsibility Work: Do Rural And Community Banks (Rcbs) In Ghana Care At All?, Henry Kofi Mensah Dr., Ahmed Agyapong Dr., Eric Fosu Oteng-Abayie Dr.

The Qualitative Report

Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) were set up to provide banking services by way of funds mobilization and offering of credit to cottage industry operators, farmers, fishermen, and regular salaried employees. These banks are not obliged to undertake Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities but are expected by some stakeholders such as citizens in the community to devote part of their profits to meet social developmental activities. This study examines the CSR practices among RCBs in Ghana by adopting a mixed method approach. A combination of Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and cross-sectional survey was employed to gather detailed information from 86 ...


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