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Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning, Connie I. Reimers-Hild 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

While many continue to question the skyrocketing costs and value of a college education, future-focused leaders are recreating learning experiences by blending technology with the human experience. What does the future of distance learning look like, taste like and feel like? It can be difficult to predict the future of education as the world continues to evolve at an increasingly rapid pace; however, distance learning administrators can use a future-focused leadership approach, which includes examining megatrends, to plan for the future. Megatrends are global shifts that influence society, the economy and the environment. The purpose of this paper is to ...


Brand Valuation Of Intangible Assets: Hot Topics Of 2014, Scott D. Hakala 2014 SelectedWorks

Brand Valuation Of Intangible Assets: Hot Topics Of 2014, Scott D. Hakala

Scott D Hakala

Outline of Topics and Points made during a Webinar on Brand Valuation. The discussion includes some comments on issues with brand valuation and the do's and don'ts for such valuation analyses.


Response To Questions In The First White Paper, 'Modernizing The Communications Act', Randolph J. May, Richard A. Epstein, Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Daniel Lyons, James B. Speeta, Christopher S. Yoo 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Response To Questions In The First White Paper, 'Modernizing The Communications Act', Randolph J. May, Richard A. Epstein, Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Daniel Lyons, James B. Speeta, Christopher S. Yoo

Faculty Scholarship

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has begun a process to review and update the Communications Act of 1934, last revised in any material way in 1996. As the Committee begins the review process, this paper responds to questions posed by the Committee that all relate, in fundamental ways, to the question: "What should a modern Communications Act look like?"


The Response advocates a "clean slate" approach under which the regulatory silos that characterize the current statute would be eliminated, along with almost all of the ubiquitous 'public interest' delegation of authority found throughout the Communications Act. The replacement regime ...


Smarter Intentions And Authentic Goals (2014 Edition), Connie I. Reimers-Hild 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Smarter Intentions And Authentic Goals (2014 Edition), Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

Intentions influence our actions and behaviors. If intentions are established with awareness, truth, and meaning, they help us experience a life filled with passion and personal fulfillment. Lack of understanding around our true intentions often causes frustration and confusion, which is one reason people oftentimes do not achieve their goals. Many goals are written; however, they are not established with honest intent.

It’s time to get brutally honest about your true intentions so you can achieve authentic goals. Intentions have the power to strengthen your Inner Leader and help you move forward in a meaningful way as long as ...


Speculative Tech: The Bitcoin Legal Quagmire & The Need For Legal Innovation, Paul H. Farmer Jr. 2014 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Speculative Tech: The Bitcoin Legal Quagmire & The Need For Legal Innovation, Paul H. Farmer Jr.

Journal of Business & Technology Law

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(Wp 2014-01) Is Bitcoin The 'Paris Hilton' Of The Currency World? Or Are The Early Investors Onto Something That Will Make Them Rich?, Abdur Chowdhury 2014 Marquette University

(Wp 2014-01) Is Bitcoin The 'Paris Hilton' Of The Currency World? Or Are The Early Investors Onto Something That Will Make Them Rich?, Abdur Chowdhury

Economics Working Papers

The Bitcoin phenomenon, and the technological innovation that made it possible, is interesting - but for investors large and small, the more pertinent question is whether they should buy the virtual currency or avoid it. We analyze a Bitcoin investment from the standpoint of a U.S. investor with a diversified portfolio. Bitcoin investment shows high average return as well as volatility. Mean-variance Spanning tests show that Bitcoin investment offers significant diversification benefits. Well diversified portfolios with a small Bitcoin component (2%) shows small improvement in the risk-return trade-off.


A Review Of Human Rights And Information Communication Technologies: Trends And Consequences Of Use, John Nirenberg 2014 Walden University

A Review Of Human Rights And Information Communication Technologies: Trends And Consequences Of Use, John Nirenberg

International Journal of Applied Management and Technology

The Internet and communications technologies have enabled the democratization of information and global networking. These two factors have significantly empowered NGOs in championing human rights. Unfortunately, as we have seen over the last year, these same tools can and are being used to identify, inhibit, and destroy efforts by human rights activists. This review of Lannon & Halpin, (2013) (Eds.) Human rights and information communication technologies: Trends and consequences of use (Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference) shows that their book sheds light on the challenges ahead. In particular, the authors have identified eleven technology-related issues facing human rights organizations that need ...


The Influence Of Mobile Website Quality On Consumer Satisfaction And Behavior, Xiuyuan Gao 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Influence Of Mobile Website Quality On Consumer Satisfaction And Behavior, Xiuyuan Gao

Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design: Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research

Mobile shopping has grown into a huge market and an increasing number of consumers have begun to use mobile websites to shop. Therefore, how mobile shopping websites provide good shopping to customers is significant. The object of this study is to relate factors of website quality to college students’ satisfaction with mobile shopping experiences, which in turn influence their intentions to return to the website and/or to purchase on the website. Five dimensions of website quality, which were information quality, navigation, visual appeal, response time and interactivity, were selected in this study. The model of self-regulatory process (Bagozzi, 1992 ...


Center For Civic Engagement: An Integrated Marketing Communications Plan, Libelle Advertising, Matt Hartman, Amy Welniak, Heather Czaplewski, Liz Bachman, Sophie Beyer, Navannah Slezak, Jasmine Rogers 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Center For Civic Engagement: An Integrated Marketing Communications Plan, Libelle Advertising, Matt Hartman, Amy Welniak, Heather Czaplewski, Liz Bachman, Sophie Beyer, Navannah Slezak, Jasmine Rogers

Student Advertising Projects - College of Journalism & Mass Communication

The purpose of this campaign is to increase participation in the Center for Civic Engagement programs and raise awareness for the Center for Civic Engagement within the University of Nebraska– Lincoln student body, faculty, and advisors. We also wanted to determine the most effective and efficient way to distribute the Center for Civic Engagement information to the UNL student body, staff and local employers.

For this campaign, we collected various data through both secondary and primary sources. Our secondary research consisted mainly of information found online which covered trends on civic engagement, employment issues and other areas associated with civic ...


Business Of Analytics : Measuring Up In A Digital World, Singapore Management University 2013 Singapore Management University

Business Of Analytics : Measuring Up In A Digital World, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Welcome to the digital world, where anyone who uses the internet is probably a statistic. The digitisation of our lives has generated an unprecedented surge of data prompting companies to pay big money for information to be collected, dissected and analysed so as to best reach their customers and make a sale. Not many, however, are aware of how to fully exploit opportunities in the new data-driven economy, says Joe Nguyen, Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific at comScore, a global data and digital analytics firm.


A Free Exchange E-Marketplace For Digital Services, Wafa M. I. Ghonaim 2013 Western University

A Free Exchange E-Marketplace For Digital Services, Wafa M. I. Ghonaim

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The digital era is witnessing a remarkable evolution of digital services. While the prospects are countless, the e-marketplaces of digital services are encountering inherent game-theoretic and computational challenges that restrict the rational choices of bidders. Our work examines the limited bidding scope and the inefficiencies of present exchange e-marketplaces. To meet challenges, a free exchange e-marketplace is proposed that follows the free market economy. The free exchange model includes a new bidding language and a double auction mechanism. The rule-based bidding language enables the flexible expression of preferences and strategic conduct. The bidding message holds the attribute-valuations and bidding rules ...


The Taxation Of Cloud Computing And Digital Content, David Shakow 2013 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Taxation Of Cloud Computing And Digital Content, David Shakow

Faculty Scholarship

“Cloud computing” raises important and difficult questions in state tax law, and for Federal taxes, particularly in the foreign tax area. As cloud computing solutions are adopted by businesses, items we view as tangible are transformed into digital products. In this article, I will describe the problems cloud computing poses for tax systems. I will show how current law is applied to cloud computing and will identify the difficulties current approaches face as they are applied to this developing technology.

My primary interest is how Federal tax law applies to cloud computing, particularly as the new technology affects international transactions ...


Economic Aspects Of Internet Security, Henk LM Kox, Bas Straathof 2013 SelectedWorks

Economic Aspects Of Internet Security, Henk Lm Kox, Bas Straathof

Henk LM Kox

An economic perspective on Internet security is useful not only for identifying weak spots, but also for finding solutions to security problems. It focuses on the behaviour and economic incentives of both infrastructure providers and end users. Individual parties may have insufficient incentives to invest in cybersecurity. The free play of markets markets may not deliver a socially optimal level of security on the Internet for at least three reasons: information asymmetry, externalities and market power. Information asymmetry might occur in various situations. For example, end users are not able to verify whether an Internet Service Provider (ISP) correctly informs ...


Latent Topic Analysis For Predicting Group Purchasing Behavior On The Social Web, Feng-Tso Sun, Martin Griss, Ole J. Mengshoel, Yi-Ting Yeh 2013 Carnegie Mellon University

Latent Topic Analysis For Predicting Group Purchasing Behavior On The Social Web, Feng-Tso Sun, Martin Griss, Ole J. Mengshoel, Yi-Ting Yeh

Silicon Valley Campus

Group-deal websites, where customers purchase products or services in groups, are an interesting phenomenon on the Web. Each purchase is kicked off by a group initiator, and other customers can join in. Customers form communities with people with similar interests and preferences (as in a social network), and this drives bulk purchasing (similar to online stores, but in larger quantities per order, thus customers get a better deal). In this work, we aim to better understand what factors in influence customers' purchasing behavior for such social group-deal websites. We propose two probabilistic graphical models, i.e., a product-centric inference model ...


Latent Topic Analysis For Predicting Group Purchasing Behavior On The Social Web, Feng-Tso Sun, Martin Griss, Ole J. Mengshoel, Yi-Ting Yeh 2013 Carnegie Mellon University

Latent Topic Analysis For Predicting Group Purchasing Behavior On The Social Web, Feng-Tso Sun, Martin Griss, Ole J. Mengshoel, Yi-Ting Yeh

Ole J Mengshoel

Group-deal websites, where customers purchase products or services in groups, are an interesting phenomenon on the Web. Each purchase is kicked off by a group initiator, and other customers can join in. Customers form communities with people with similar interests and preferences (as in a social network), and this drives bulk purchasing (similar to online stores, but in larger quantities per order, thus customers get a better deal). In this work, we aim to better understand what factors in influence customers' purchasing behavior for such social group-deal websites. We propose two probabilistic graphical models, i.e., a product-centric inference model ...


Shu Hosts Panel On Digital Marketing, Anca C. Micu 2013 Sacred Heart University

Shu Hosts Panel On Digital Marketing, Anca C. Micu

Anca C. Micu

Sacred Heart University hosted its first annual Digital Marketing Evening recently, featuring a discussion among panelists and global digital marketing executives Brian Cohen, Clay Cowan, Andrew Markowitz and Joshua Nafman. The primary focus of the evening was where the digital marketing field is headed. The event, which was organized by Anca Micu, chair of SHU’s Department of Marketing and Sport Management, spotlighted the Department’s master’s degree in digital marketing.


The Government Service Technological Revolution: Challenges And Opportunities To Local Governments In Regard To E- Government Implementation And Advancement, Staci L. Beal 2013 University of Southern Maine

The Government Service Technological Revolution: Challenges And Opportunities To Local Governments In Regard To E- Government Implementation And Advancement, Staci L. Beal

Muskie School Capstones

This analysis addreses the various issues that affect local government's ability to provide services via the web. The focus will be on e government services provided through local town websites. Discussed are various obstacles and opportunities that local municipalities and small government entities face with the adoption of e government services.


Impact Of Social Media To The Value Added In Knowledge-Based Organizations, Vasja Roblek 2013 SelectedWorks

Impact Of Social Media To The Value Added In Knowledge-Based Organizations, Vasja Roblek

Vasja Roblek

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the significance of Web 2.0 and social media for organizational development and adaptation to an ever-changing business environment and its successful managing. A model is proposed based on the concepts of innovative economy, knowledge management and social media for value creation in knowledge-based industries. Design/methodology/approach – The paper examines critical factors that influence the role of social media in organizational change and value creation in knowledge-based industries. Findings – The paper contributes to discussion about the increasingly important role of social media in the value added chain in knowledge-based industries ...


Cybersecurity In The Perspective Of Internet Traffic Growth, Henk LM Kox 2013 SelectedWorks

Cybersecurity In The Perspective Of Internet Traffic Growth, Henk Lm Kox

Henk LM Kox

Private and public concern about digital security, cybercrime and data privacy is growing the last few years. If Internet-related markets are flexible enough to cope with security concerns, given time, one would expect that - per unit of Internet traffic - the number and costs of cybersecurity incidents fall over time. This paper is a first attempt to assess empirically whether overall Internet traffic growth has grown faster than the number of cybersecurity incidents. The conclusion is that, overall, the Internet has over time has become a safer place when measured by the number of security incidents per unit of transmitted data ...


Engineering Innovative Mobile Data Services: Developing A Model For Value Network Analysis And Design, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Enas M. Al-Lozi, Guy Fitzgerald 2013 SelectedWorks

Engineering Innovative Mobile Data Services: Developing A Model For Value Network Analysis And Design, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Enas M. Al-Lozi, Guy Fitzgerald

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

Purpose – This study aims to analytically develop a reference model for engineering (i.e. analysis, design, development, evaluation, delivery, maintenance, modification, and management) powerful value networks capable of creating innovative mobile data services. Design/methodology/approach – The paradigm followed is that of Design-Science Research (DSR) which incorporates two main iterative processes: build and evaluate. For building the model (i.e. the design science artifact in this research), we followed three iterations: (1) Literature Review Analysis; (2) Semi-Structured Interviews analyzed through content analysis; and (3) examination of real-life case studies. But for evaluating the model, we utilized the NTT DoCoMo’s ...


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