Cloud-Based Learning Tools: Supporting The Invisible Learner (Silent Sufferers) With Socioeconomic Challenges, 2016 Texas Southern University
Cloud-Based Learning Tools: Supporting The Invisible Learner (Silent Sufferers) With Socioeconomic Challenges, Lynita A. Robinson Emba, Jimmy Johnson
Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference
Today's students are learning at unprecedented speeds. There are a pockets of learners who may be isolated/silent sufferers who face tremendous socioeconomic challenges while seeking higher education. Providing cloud-based technology solutions to strengthen support services and family learning engagement through a series of student family portals will provide the support needed to make student learning opportunities family-based projects or community-based projects successful in graduation completion rates and job placement opportunities.
Creating The Entrepreneurial Mindset In Post-Millenial Students Using Interactive Techniques To Supplement Practical Methods, 2016 Prairie View A & M University
Creating The Entrepreneurial Mindset In Post-Millenial Students Using Interactive Techniques To Supplement Practical Methods, Leigh Johnson, Cris Houston
Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference
A discussion of the benefits of a curriculum that prepares business students for successful transition to entrepreneurial activities using technology-based interactive learning techniques.
The Scent Of Change: A Case Study, 2016 Troy University
The Scent Of Change: A Case Study, William K. Foxx, Melissa C. Northam, Corlette S. Burns
Atlantic Marketing Journal
Decisions about entering into a new business venture involve a variety of considerations, despite the level of experience an entrepreneur has. This case presents the story of a business owner Bennett Gage and his decisions concerning whether or not he should enter into a business where canines are used to detect bed bugs in hotels. This case study gives the reader an opportunity to wrestle with some of the many questions that are part of entering into the creation of a new service.
Plastic Fantastic: The Fiberglass Boatbuilding Industry In Holland, Michigan, 2016 Hope College
Plastic Fantastic: The Fiberglass Boatbuilding Industry In Holland, Michigan, Geoffrey D. Reynolds
Plastic Fantastic: The Fiberglass Boatbuilding Industry in Holland, Michigan is a chapter concerning the use of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) to build boats starting in the 1940s. In the 1950s boat builders discovered that fiberglass would allow them to design boats that would lead to new boat sales and increased profit margins for years to come. This technology steadily spread throughout American boat manufacturing plants, including Holland, Michigan, placing the town among the leaders in the industry.
Solving Ethical Puzzles To Unlock University Technology Transfer Client Work For An Intellectual Property Legal Clinic, 2016 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Solving Ethical Puzzles To Unlock University Technology Transfer Client Work For An Intellectual Property Legal Clinic, Cynthia L. Dahl
Intellectual property (IP) and technology legal clinics are experiencing an unprecedented surge in popularity. Before 2000 there were only five such clinics, but by 2016 there were seventy-four, with fifty added since 2010 alone. As law schools are approving new IP clinics and as practitioners are developing syllabi, there is an increasing need to share knowledge about models that work and how to avoid pitfalls.
One potentially fertile – but traditionally underutilized -- source of client work for an IP and technology clinic is the university technology transfer office (“TTO”), the department that protects, markets, and licenses all university intellectual property. Through ...
Again A Cottage Industry, 2016 Collaborative Librarianship
Again A Cottage Industry, Ivan Gaetz
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Consuming Places Through Food Tourism: Insights On The Food Artisan Sector From Bc, 2016 Vancouver Island University
Consuming Places Through Food Tourism: Insights On The Food Artisan Sector From Bc, Nicole L. Vaugeois, John Predyk
tourism industry. This paper describes a study of BC’s food artisan sector including: a definition and description of food artisans, growth in consumer demand and business, distribution mechanisms and markets, contributions to employment, future business plans and challenges to growth. The study found that consumer demand for products has been increasing whereby 80% of artisans indicated increased demand for their products over the past 3 years, Demand was generated from both resident markets (70%) and visitor markets (30%). Similarly, 85% of artisans indicated business growth over the past 3 years and 86% indicated that their future plans were continued ...
Street Vending And Competitive Advantage: Towards Building A Theoretical Framework, 2016 University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Street Vending And Competitive Advantage: Towards Building A Theoretical Framework, Aborampah Amoah-Mensah
The Qualitative Report
The study examines the strategies adopted by street vendors or hawkers in Ghana in a bid to gain competitive advantage. Drawing on six focus group meetings held with street vendors in two sub-metropolitan assemblies (Bantama and Tafo) in Kumasi, Ghana, the study finds that street vendors adopt ten strategies – networking, multiple undifferentiated market strategy, the sale of convenient products, “dying and resurrecting” (strategic exit and return into business), regular changing of goods and services, exploitation of flexible operating hours, cost-based pricing strategy, sales promotion, trade credit and locational advantage – to gain competitive advantage. Using these strategies, a theoretical framework for ...
From Woods To Water: Reviving A G-W Invader, 2016 Hope College
From Woods To Water: Reviving A G-W Invader, Geoffrey D. Reynolds
From Woods to Water: Reviving a G-W Invader is an article concerning the full restoration of a 1972 G-W Invader 10.3' Rally fiberglass boat by high school students Peter Reynolds, Gurjinder Sandhu, and instructor Geoffrey Reynolds, during May and June 2016.
Small Business Policy Index Traction And Movement In Rankings Of States Update: 2000 To 2016, 2016 Chapman University
Small Business Policy Index Traction And Movement In Rankings Of States Update: 2000 To 2016, Pradip K. Shukla, Monica P. Shukla
Business Faculty Articles and Research
Given the volatile economic climate faced in the United States and globally since 2015, there is a desire by politicians in 2016 to increase state economic and business growth. As small businesses are the main driver of business growth in state economies, focus is placed upon the policy environment of a state to encourage state level growth in entrepreneurial activities aimed at small business creation and survival.
The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council an advocacy and research organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship has annually prepared a “Small Business Policy Index” that ranks states according to some ...
Entrepreneurship: Theory And Application In A University Arts Management Setting, 2016 Butler University
Entrepreneurship: Theory And Application In A University Arts Management Setting, Paul Linden
This article explores the applicability of entrepreneurship as an academic course of study with respect to the broader area of arts management pedagogy. A historical overview of primary texts ranging from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries serves as a preface for a discipline-based perspective of its twentieth-century articulations. Primary theoretical exponents reveal the economic, sociological, and psychological underpinnings of entrepreneurship as it is developed as an academic topic. Mahoney and Michael’s subjectivist theory informs the relationship between entrepreneurship and the study of creative and cultural industries. Recommendations for specific pedagogical application include structuring and content for in-class activities and ...
Car Rental Industry Fraud, 2016 La Salle University
Car Rental Industry Fraud, Dennise Veasley
Economic Crime Forensics Capstones
Fraud occurs in all industries and businesses large and small. The car rental industry is not immune to fraud. Fraud is committed by the owners and employees against the customers for personal or corporate gain. The car rental industry is considered a large business based on revenue of a minimum of $38.5 million dollars annually. (Electronic Code of Federal Regulations from http://www.ecfr.gov/) The car rental industry in the United States in 2015 grossed over $27.11 billion as defined by the market data for the U.S. Car Rental Market published by Auto Rental News (http ...
How Does The Lean Start Up Model Of Entrepreneurship Apply To Practices In The Visual Communications Sector?, 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology
How Does The Lean Start Up Model Of Entrepreneurship Apply To Practices In The Visual Communications Sector?, Con Kennedy
This paper looks at the Lean Start-up model of entrepreneurship with the view to assess the suitability for use for start-up practices in Visual Communication Design. The research begins with by defining the term Visual Communication Design and draws upon national and international literature to make comparisons and to identify themes within the discipline.
The paper then investigates the current state of Visual Communications enterprises in Ireland in terms of the business type, length of time in business, and location around the country. This section draws upon national and international research in order to make a comparison between the performance ...
Observations On The Folly Of Using Student Evaluations Of College Teaching For Faculty Evaluation, Pay, And Retention Decisions And Its Implications For Academic Freedom, Terence Lau, William Wines
Research on student teaching evaluations is vast. An examination of this research demonstrates wide disagreements but also substantial consensus of authority for the proposition that student evaluations should be used only with extreme care, if at all, in making personnel decisions. A number of reasons cause administrators to use teaching evaluations for personnel decisions. The literature, however, is virtually unanimous in its condemnation of norming student evaluations in order to rank classroom performances. Current cases on academic freedom indicate some retrenchment by the Circuits from broader pronouncements in earlier Supreme Court cases. This paper concludes that the use of non-validated ...
Distinguishing Fiction From Reality: The Asean Free Trade Area And Implications For The Global Auto Industry, 2016 University of Dayton
Distinguishing Fiction From Reality: The Asean Free Trade Area And Implications For The Global Auto Industry, Terence Lau
This Article explores the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement ("AFTA") and its implications for the regional and global auto industry. Section I of this article provides a brief history of ASEAN and its attempts to integrate regionally. It outlines the reasons for regional economic integration, and traces the current literature in this area. Section II provides an overview of the current auto industry in each of the major auto-producing countries in ASEAN: Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia. It will also explain Malaysia's protected auto industry and Malaysia's attempts to delay implementation of AFTA, and its neighboring countries' reactions ...
Cross-Functional Integration And New Product Performance: An Empirical Analysis And Findings, 2016 Texas A & M University - College Station
Cross-Functional Integration And New Product Performance: An Empirical Analysis And Findings, Lisa C. Troy, Tanawat Hirunyawipada, Audhesh K. Paswan
Tanawat "Tom" Hirunyawipada
Although cross-functional integration is often considered an important element in a successful new product development program, a great deal of variance exists in extant literature regarding how integration is defined and implemented and how relevant studies are conducted.
The authors attempt to bring clarity to a diverse set of 25 studies that investigate cross-functional integration by empirically analyzing 146 correlations between integration and aspects of new product success. The authors examine the impact of 12 potential moderators that affect the integration–success link using meta-analysis techniques.
The findings indicate that though cross-functional integration may indeed have a direct impact on ...
A Driver Of Entrepreneurial Innovation, 2016 DePaul University
A Driver Of Entrepreneurial Innovation
In 2003, The Coleman Foundation pledged $2.5 million to establish the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, a concept formulated by Michael Hennessey, CEO of The Coleman Foundation and Harold Welsch, professor in the Driehaus College of Business and a pioneer in the field of entrepreneurship studies.
Highly-Educated Immigrant Entrepreneurs' Location Decisions, 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Highly-Educated Immigrant Entrepreneurs' Location Decisions, Nastaran Simarasl
In this dissertation, I draw on theories from sociology, economics, and economic geography, namely ethnic enclave theory, location theory, and heterolocalism theory to investigate factors that highly-educated immigrant entrepreneurs take into account when they decide where to locate their start-up. In doing so, I use an experimental method, conjoint analysis, on a sample of first-generation graduate students at the University of Tennessee to examine the factors that highly-educated aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs take into account when deciding about their start-up location. This dissertation is one of the first studies to bring theories from other disciplines to provide a more comprehensive understanding ...
Collective Action And Market Formation: An Integrative Framework, 2016 Melbourne Business School
Collective Action And Market Formation: An Integrative Framework, Brandon Lee
Synchonizing U.S. States' Strategic Plans To Increase Exports To Emerging Markets, 2016 Barowsky School of Business, Dominican University of California
Synchonizing U.S. States' Strategic Plans To Increase Exports To Emerging Markets, Jayati Ghosh, Denise M. Lucy, Françoise O. Lepage
The United States seeks to increase and expand exports to emerging markets. The majority of U.S. firms (98 percent) are small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with only 1 percent engaging in exporting. The Federal and State Governments encourage SMEs to expand exporting through the National Export Initiative (NEI) and NEI/NEXT initiatives. This paper examines NEI’s progress and strategies by leading U.S. exporting states, export activity to BRICSA, states’ alignment with NEI and the extent to which NEI has facilitated federal and state collaboration. Further, it reviews NEI/NEXT objectives and strategies to internationalize U.S ...