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Portland Made Collective Survey Report 2015, Charles H. Heying, Stephen Marotta, Austin Cummings 2016 Portland State University

Portland Made Collective Survey Report 2015, Charles H. Heying, Stephen Marotta, Austin Cummings

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Portland Made is a self-sustaining collective of makers, artisans and manufacturers that advocates and supports its members by providing education and marketing, a shared resource hub, and a brand that promotes their products locally and globally.” The Portland Made Collective (PMC) is a project of ADX (Art Design) Portland, a makerspace owned and operated by Kelley Roy.

This report summarizes the results of a survey of the members of the Portland Made Collective conducted in the spring and summer of 2015. It is the second in a series of annual surveys of PMC members, the first being conducted in 2014 ...


An Overlapping Generational Model With Capital Accumulation In A Small Open Economy, Walter Enders, Harvey E. Lapan 2016 Iowa State University

An Overlapping Generational Model With Capital Accumulation In A Small Open Economy, Walter Enders, Harvey E. Lapan

Harvey Lapan

In this paper we develop a portfolio balance model which can be used to make an equitable comparison of alternative exchange rate regimes. Our point of departure from standard portfolio models is that we derive all asset demand functions from microeconomic behavior. As Helpman and Razin (1979) and Lapan and Enders (1980) have observed, all asset demand and expenditure functions used in a comparison of exchange rate systems must be consistent with individual optimizing behavior. This seemingly innocuous observation implies that many of the macroeconomic comparisons of fixed and flexible exchange rates are not legitimate. Inherent in any portfolio balance ...


Machinery Management For Small- And Medium-Sized Horticultural Farms, Georgeanne M. Artz, William M. Edwards, Darren H. Jarboe 2016 Iowa State University

Machinery Management For Small- And Medium-Sized Horticultural Farms, Georgeanne M. Artz, William M. Edwards, Darren H. Jarboe

Georgeanne Artz

Machinery and equipment needs are far different for vegetable farms than for commodity production units. This project explored the unique machinery access options for small and mid-sized horticulture operations.


Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe 2016 Iowa State University

Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe

Georgeanne Artz

Four case studies were developed for Iowa farm operations that have successfully used machinery and labor sharing arrangements for intergenerational transfer of farm assets. Results were shared at workshops and through publication of a resource manual.


Innovative Equipment Solutions To Reduce Costs And Improve Productivity For Small-Scale Fruit And Vegetable Growers, Georgeanne M. Artz, Linda L. Naeve 2016 Iowa State University

Innovative Equipment Solutions To Reduce Costs And Improve Productivity For Small-Scale Fruit And Vegetable Growers, Georgeanne M. Artz, Linda L. Naeve

Georgeanne Artz

An array of equipment is available to help fruit and vegetable growers with specialized production and processing tasks. This study examined ways for these small operators to share equipment and maximize their use of the shared implements.


Editor's Notes, Eric Glustrom 2016 Watson University

Editor's Notes, Eric Glustrom

The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

No abstract provided.


The Creative Entrepreneur Leading Innovation, KARINA LOERA BARCENAS 2016 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

The Creative Entrepreneur Leading Innovation, Karina Loera Barcenas

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

The Creative Entrepreneur Leading Innovation is a course designed for undergraduate students. Students will learn the entrepreneurial mindset through the creative process triggering innovation and leading transformation to face and adapt in the current constant and fastest changing era. This course also has a skill development component through which students will be able to experience personal transformation towards positive change.


On The Behavior Of Entrepreneurial Factor Supply To The Firm, Nicos Zafiris 2016 University of Westminster

On The Behavior Of Entrepreneurial Factor Supply To The Firm, Nicos Zafiris

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

This paper draws on an existing, but little used, approach to the choices governing the supply of ‘entrepreneurial’, in the sense of ‘residually remunerated’, resources to an enterprise, especially post start up. It focuses in particular on the hybrid ‘own factor demand/supply curve’ to the firm of Bronfenbrenner (1960), but attempts to treat such supply in conjunction with ‘contractual’ employment of resources, thus making use of gearing and portfolio concepts. To achieve this, it is found necessary for the hybrid schedule to be reinterpreted and recast as the locus of the relevant utility maximising choices. A model is presented ...


The Four-Hour Film Festival, James Christopher Agan 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Four-Hour Film Festival, James Christopher Agan

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Munch: An Integrated Business Plan, Alexandra Barton 2016 The University of Tennessee Knoxville

The Munch: An Integrated Business Plan, Alexandra Barton

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Teacherpreneurs: From Vocation To Innovation, Anthony Paul Buckley, Kisito Futonge Nzembayie 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Teacherpreneurs: From Vocation To Innovation, Anthony Paul Buckley, Kisito Futonge Nzembayie

Conference papers

The global market for e-learning is projected to reach $255 billion by 2017 with a compound growth average of 23% since 2012 (GSV Advisors, 2012). The shift towards digital learning has attracted a wave of digital entrepreneurs who are creating e-learning content, learning platforms, educational apps and online marketplaces. Nowhere is this more evident than in the online 'K-12' market (50 per cent share of the global e-learning market). The term K-12 refers to 12 years of formal primary and secondary education from kindergarten (K) or nursery – essentially pre-university level education. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the ...


Students Today Into Entrepreneurs Tomorrow: The Impact Of Major Choice On Grit And Risk Aversion, Keith D. Larkin 2016 Ursinus College

Students Today Into Entrepreneurs Tomorrow: The Impact Of Major Choice On Grit And Risk Aversion, Keith D. Larkin

Business and Economics Honors Papers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than half of all start-ups in the US fail before their fifth year in operation (BLS, 2010). As a result, since the mid-1980s, colleges and universities nationwide have continued to increase opportunities and funding to improve entrepreneurial education. Yet, little is known about how the choices students make during their time in college, like major choice, impact personality traits that are beneficial to entrepreneurship. Specifically, these traits are grit and risk aversion. The theoretically successful entrepreneurs are able to be committed to goals and remain motivated despite setbacks. Simultaneously they must maintain ...


Advancing An Attitude Determination And Control Technology Through Nsf I-Corps Participation, Jeremy Straub, Ronald Marsh 2016 Selected Works

Advancing An Attitude Determination And Control Technology Through Nsf I-Corps Participation, Jeremy Straub, Ronald Marsh

Jeremy Straub

The National Science Foundation I-CORPS program seeks to advance the commercialization of nascent
technologies through customer discovery. This poster presents an overview of the I-CORPS
program, its process and the benefits provided. Through I-CORPS participation, the team traveled
the country speaking to prospective technology users and integrating their feedback into development
plans. An overview of the lessons learned through the process of customer discovery for an
adaptive attitude determination and control technology is also provided.


Bsg: Strategic Decision Making For An Athletics Footwear Company, Mekdi Yilma 2016 Dominican University of California

Bsg: Strategic Decision Making For An Athletics Footwear Company, Mekdi Yilma

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

No abstract available


Organizational Analysis: Union Kitchen, Davita Louie 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

Organizational Analysis: Union Kitchen, Davita Louie

Capstone Collection

Union Kitchen, a Certified B Corp and socially driven organization, is a cluster of integrated food businesses, connecting silos of the food system to create a profitable platform for local and regional businesses to thrive in Washington, D.C. Leslie Crutchfield and Heather Grant’s Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, suggests six practices, namely Advocate and Serve, Make Markets Work, Inspire Evangelists, Nurture Nonprofit Networks, Master the Art of Adaptation, and Share Leadership, as the keys to success of the most impactful nonprofits (Crutchfield & Grant, 2012). While Union Kitchen is not a nonprofit, as a Certified ...


Designing A Mobile Space Habitat Analog, Victor Kitmanyen, Matthew Burkhard, Timothy Disher 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Designing A Mobile Space Habitat Analog, Victor Kitmanyen, Matthew Burkhard, Timothy Disher

Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference

No abstract provided.


Small Business Capitalization Patterns, Howard E. Van Auken, B. Michael Doran 2016 Iowa State University

Small Business Capitalization Patterns, Howard E. Van Auken, B. Michael Doran

Howard Van Auken

This study investigates the initial capitalization and financing patterns of recently established (new) and established (old) small businesses in Iowa. Analysis of survey responses indicates that significant differences exist between these two groups of firms. Specifically, new firms are found to have relied more heavily on debt financing than old firms. This suggests that new firms with high debt loads are likely not to survive and become old firms.


Financing Patterns Of Minority-Owned Small Business, Howard E. Van Auken, Hayward Horton 2016 Iowa State University

Financing Patterns Of Minority-Owned Small Business, Howard E. Van Auken, Hayward Horton

Howard Van Auken

This study examines the initial, seasonal, and refinancing characteristics of 67 minority business owners. The results are compared to the financial characteristics of women-owned and mixed ownership small firms. Minority-owned firms are found to rely primarily on equity to finance initial operations. Minority business owners' initial debt was commonly obtained through Small Business Administration (SBA)guaranteed loans and government grants. A very large percent of the minority business owners who acquired debt were required to provide numerous supporting documents. The results indicate that minority firms that experienced difficulty in obtaining initial capital continue to experience financial problems relating to operations.


Development Of A Niche Agriculture Small Business Money Map And Process To Disseminate Information, Howard Van Auken 2016 Iowa State University

Development Of A Niche Agriculture Small Business Money Map And Process To Disseminate Information, Howard Van Auken

Howard Van Auken

A key constraint for small businesses is the dearth of operating capital. The situation is especially critical for niche market agricultural enterprises. This project identified barriers in access to capital for niche marketers.


How Do Sharing Economy Companies Grow? A Comparison Of Internal And External Growth Patterns Of Airbnb And Uber, Piper Davis 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

How Do Sharing Economy Companies Grow? A Comparison Of Internal And External Growth Patterns Of Airbnb And Uber, Piper Davis

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

When the term “sharing economy” is mentioned in the news and in recent academic papers, Airbnb and Uber are mentioned in the same breath. In 2016, these two firms are arguably the most popular and fastest-growing peer-to-peer companies in the world. This study examines the ways in which the two companies have grown since their founding. Growth is examined both externally (in terms of domestic and international market expansion) and internally (hiring for primary and support functions). Specifically, archived job postings are used to analyze how human capital requirements have changed over time, by both location and function. This research ...


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