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Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca 2015 The University of Akron School of Law

Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca

Ryan G. Vacca

Authorship, and hence, initial ownership of copyrighted works is oftentimes controlled by the 1976 Copyright Act’s work made for hire doctrine. This doctrine states that works created by employees within the scope of their employment result in the employer owning the copyright. One key determination in this analysis is whether the hired party is an employee or independent contractor. In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court, in CCNV v. Reid, answered the question of how employees are distinguished from independent contractors by setting forth a list of factors courts should consider. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not give further ...


Evolving Chineseness, Ethnicity And Business: The Making Of Ethnic Chinese As A 'Market-Dominant Minority' In Indonesia, Chang Yau HOON 2014 Singapore Management University

Evolving Chineseness, Ethnicity And Business: The Making Of Ethnic Chinese As A 'Market-Dominant Minority' In Indonesia, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Coping With Change - Understanding Ethnic Chinese Business Behavior, Chang Yau HOON 2014 Singapore Management University

Introduction: Coping With Change - Understanding Ethnic Chinese Business Behavior, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Eagle Diesel Initiative Aims To Reduce Waste, Power Campus Fleet, John Follaco 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Eagle Diesel Initiative Aims To Reduce Waste, Power Campus Fleet, John Follaco

Eagle Biodiesel

A press release on the Brockport Eagle Diesel initiative.


If Experience And Training In Distribution Centers Is So Bad, Why Don't, Anthony J. Jackson Prof 2014 SelectedWorks

If Experience And Training In Distribution Centers Is So Bad, Why Don't, Anthony J. Jackson Prof

Anthony J Jackson Prof

Warehouses and distribution centers focus a lot of attention on management training they look for the brightest, talented, and most experienced person available. Yet when it comes to hiring the staff of people who are actually going to do the work they obtain someone with minimal education and work experience. Most companies hire hourly workers who may have been to several companies in past and assimilate them into their organization immediately and getting familiar with operation as they go along or in some cases not at all.


Socioemotional Wealth As A Mixed Gamble: Revisiting Family Firm R&D Investments With The Behavioral Agency Model, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Dr, Joanna Campbell Dr, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Marianna Makri Dr, David Sirmon Dr, Robert Hoskisson Dr 2014 Melbourne Business School

Socioemotional Wealth As A Mixed Gamble: Revisiting Family Firm R&D Investments With The Behavioral Agency Model, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Dr, Joanna Campbell Dr, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Marianna Makri Dr, David Sirmon Dr, Robert Hoskisson Dr

Geoffrey P Martin

Theoretical explanations for family firm under-investment in R&D relative to non-family firms remain nascent. We revisit this question using a refinement to the behavioral agency model (BAM) – the mixed gamble – that allows us to examine the socioemotional trade-offs that R&D represents for the family firm and how this differentiates their R&D investment decision from non-family firms. We do so in an empirical context where R&D investment is of greatest importance – high technology industries. Moreover, we examine three contingencies that allow us to explore heterogeneity across family firms in their R&D decisions due to their effect ...


New Technology And The Practice Of Law: Gear For Your Office And The Road, Maureen Cahill, Jason Tubinis 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

New Technology And The Practice Of Law: Gear For Your Office And The Road, Maureen Cahill, Jason Tubinis

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

Provides guidance to legal professionals about ways that technology can make their practices more efficient, secure, and mobile. Includes discussion of hardware gadgets, helpful websites, and tips for comparing legal databases., as well as ethics considerations of electronic files.


The Segmentation Of Innovation: How Digital Design, Rapid Prototyping, And A Sharing Culture Are Changing The Npd Landscape, Sebastian K. Fixson, Tucker J. Marion 2014 Babson College

The Segmentation Of Innovation: How Digital Design, Rapid Prototyping, And A Sharing Culture Are Changing The Npd Landscape, Sebastian K. Fixson, Tucker J. Marion

Technology, Operations & Information Management Working Papers

A ‘perfect storm’ of digital design, rapid prototyping, and social networking is fundamentally reshaping the new product development (NPD) landscape. Beyond design iteration speed and efficiency, this paradigm shift is affecting the locus of expertise and the form of ownership, which in turn enables achieving new levels of product performance and low cost as well as new forms of collaboration and transactions.

We identify four separate regions in this new NPD landscape, and label them traditional, entrepreneurial, community, and guild. Each NPD region is characterized by its own set of stakeholders and interaction dynamics. To help practicing R&D managers ...


Learning Emergent Strategies Through Design Thinking, Sebastian K. Fixson, Jay Rao 2014 Babson College

Learning Emergent Strategies Through Design Thinking, Sebastian K. Fixson, Jay Rao

Technology, Operations & Information Management Working Papers

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Farmer: An Analysis Of The Entrepreneurial Competencies Required For Diversification To Farm Tourism, Chris Phelan 2014 SelectedWorks

Understanding The Farmer: An Analysis Of The Entrepreneurial Competencies Required For Diversification To Farm Tourism, Chris Phelan

Dr Chris Phelan

This study analyses the processes of agricultural and rural restructuring that have characterised rural economies since the end of the Second World War, leading to a reorientation from productivist to more entrepreneurial models of farming. In particular, the transition from the conventional role of the farmer as price taker, which requires appropriate technical and managerial competency, towards that of price maker, which calls for broader entrepreneurial competencies is highlighted. This transition is explored in the context of farm tourism, identified as a diversification strategy to promote a more sustainable rural economy and to protect farm incomes against market fluctuation. To ...


The Persistence Of The Drug Trade In Colombia: The Political, Social, And Economic Dimensions Of New Illicit Business Paradigms In Colombia, Tess Davis 2014 University of Puget Sound

The Persistence Of The Drug Trade In Colombia: The Political, Social, And Economic Dimensions Of New Illicit Business Paradigms In Colombia, Tess Davis

International Political Economy Senior Theses

With the demise of the Colombian cartels in the late 1980s, a new business paradigm has emerged in Colombia and other Latin American countries. Throughout the last several decades, numerous political, social, and economic factors have aided in the emergence and growth of this new illicit venture. Internally, illicit ventures are shaped by the state’s increased dependence on the illicit drug trade, a shift in societal acceptance of the ventures, the nature of Colombian culture, and a lack of opportunity in the legal economy. Externally, these ventures are shaped by increased foreign political pressure from the United States as ...


Review Of Financial Intelligence For Entrepreneurs: What You Really Need To Know About The Numbers By Karen Berman And Joe Knight, With John Case., H. L. Vacher 2014 University of South Florida

Review Of Financial Intelligence For Entrepreneurs: What You Really Need To Know About The Numbers By Karen Berman And Joe Knight, With John Case., H. L. Vacher

Numeracy

Berman, Karen and Knight, Joe, with John Case. Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs: What You Really Need to Know about the Numbers, (Boston MA: Harvard Business Press, 2008). 285 pp. ISBN 978-1-4221-1915-0.

From “The art of finance (and why it matters)” (Part One) through “Creating a financially intelligent company” (Part Eight), Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs is an engaging explanation and appreciation of financial statements and financial ratios. Short, easily digested chapters; just-in-time boxes to introduce terminology; easy, direct, in-text calculations from bare-bones, hypothetical financial statements to illustrate concepts; a 44-page appendix of crafted exercises on the income statement, balance sheet, cash-flow ...


Financial Literacy And The Success Of Small Businesses: An Observation From A Small Business Development Center, Pearl Dahmen, Eileen Rodríguez 2014 University of South Florida

Financial Literacy And The Success Of Small Businesses: An Observation From A Small Business Development Center, Pearl Dahmen, Eileen Rodríguez

Numeracy

Small business is the backbone of the U.S. economy; when the financial literacy skills of entrepreneurs fall short of those needed to operate a successful business, it is more than the individual business at risk. In 2012, 14 small businesses requesting growth-acceleration consulting services from the Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida were assessed financially as part of the service provided by the Center. Financial ratios were used to analyze the business’s financial condition. While performing the financial analysis of these firms, we also surveyed the business owners to determine their level of ...


Organizational Ingenuity And The Paradox Of Embedded Agency: The Case Of The Embryonic Ontario Solar Energy Industry, Kent Walker Dr., Francine Schlosser Dr., David Deephouse Dr. 2014 University of Windsor

Organizational Ingenuity And The Paradox Of Embedded Agency: The Case Of The Embryonic Ontario Solar Energy Industry, Kent Walker Dr., Francine Schlosser Dr., David Deephouse Dr.

Odette School of Business Publications

We examine organizational ingenuity within the paradox of embedded agency where organizational stakeholders are constrained in their behaviors by institutions, yet also influence and change these institutions. In this study organizational ingenuity represents the agency component and institutional constraints the embedded component. We build theory about ingenuity from a four-year case study of the embryonic Ontario solar industry. There were two major institutional constraints, limited grid access and political uncertainty. These led to four ingenuity strategies that emerged at different times and levels of analysis that challenged, complied with, or escaped the constraints. We combine these findings to develop a ...


Regional Institutional Development, Political Connections, And Entrepreneurial Performance In China's Transition Economy, Wubiao Zhou 2014 SelectedWorks

Regional Institutional Development, Political Connections, And Entrepreneurial Performance In China's Transition Economy, Wubiao Zhou

Wubiao Zhou

While previous research has emphasized the role of political connections in facilitating entrepreneurial performance in China’ early reform period (1978 – 1999), this study argues that regional institutions had been increasingly conducive to entrepreneurial activities and, thus, also played a key role in China’s entrepreneurial success during that period. The purpose of this study is twofold. First, it aims to demonstrate how regional institutional development facilitated entrepreneurial performance in China. Second, it aims to understand how formal institutional development among Chinese regions affected the role of political connections. Using a two-level hierarchical dataset on Chinese private enterprises, this study finds ...


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 ...


Savings Account For Microenterprise, Meghan Jarow 2014 Pace University

Savings Account For Microenterprise, Meghan Jarow

Honors College Theses

Will bundling savings accounts with loans increase the effectiveness of microfinance as a tool for alleviating poverty? Microfinance is the practice of offering small loans to poor people in developing countries. The development of this practice into a poverty dimishining, self-sustaining business won Muhammad Yunus a Nobel Prize in 2006. Today, there are thousands of microfinance institutions (MFIs) serving millions of people in developing countries. However, there is recent evidence that these loans do not help reduce poverty, and may do as much ahrm as good.

In truth providing credit to the poor may not be enough to eliminate poverty ...


Ethics And Market Economic System: A General Review And A Survey, Reza G. Hamzaee 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 ...


Internationalising Family Run Business: Overcoming Conflict, Embracing Cohesion And The Role Of Entrepreneurship, Marty Reilly, Pamela Sharkey Scott 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Internationalising Family Run Business: Overcoming Conflict, Embracing Cohesion And The Role Of Entrepreneurship, Marty Reilly, Pamela Sharkey Scott

Conference papers

Family run businesses, despite their importance to both local economies and at a broader national level have traditionally received significantly less attention in business research than either Small to Medium Enterprises (SMES) or new venture business start-ups.

The study proposes to examine the internationalisation of family run businesses with a focus on cohesion, leadership and the role of entrepreneurship, both during and directly thereafter the critical interim of expanding operations across international borders.

Proposing a multiple case study methodology, we intend to explore the practicalities of how family run enterprises expand beyond their national borders and embrace wider, international markets ...


The Nature And Influence Of Relationship On Success In A Virtual Work Environment, Carol Locher Ransone 2014 Antioch University

The Nature And Influence Of Relationship On Success In A Virtual Work Environment, Carol Locher Ransone

Dissertations & Theses

The evolution of technology in the 21st century has led to a greater understanding of the benefits and the challenges of expanding work relationships across geographical boundaries. This expansion has contributed to the development of a global society with over three million employee teleworkers (Global Workplace Analytics and the Telework Research Network, 2013). In spite of the advances in connecting across the globe technologically, the importance of successfully working together in a virtual work environment is grounded in relationships that foster individual growth and group cohesion. The human elements of connectivity are primary to the success of organizations as well ...


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