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The International Business Risk Of Terrorism: A Pragmatic Framework For Assessing Its Impact On The U.S.-Based, Small- To Medium-Sized Enterprise’S Supply Chain Operations, Scott A. Lemons 2017 Western Michigan University

The International Business Risk Of Terrorism: A Pragmatic Framework For Assessing Its Impact On The U.S.-Based, Small- To Medium-Sized Enterprise’S Supply Chain Operations, Scott A. Lemons

The Hilltop Review

Purpose - Subject paper examines the international business risk of terrorism’s impact on the focal firm’s supply chain operations, as proliferated by the acceleration of globalization, via a fundamental review of pertinent country- and firm-level considerations shaped by global environmental factors. Subsequently, a managerial risk assessment and mitigation planning framework is presented for the supply chain executive’s pragmatic use.

Design/methodology/approach – Broad evaluation of contemporary viewpoints precedes a risk assessment and mitigation planning framework from the supply chain executive’s point-of-view.

Findings – While observed research found the probability of the risk of terrorism to be low, the ...


Member Awareness Of Dairy Cooperative Services In The North Central Region, Ronald E. Deiter, Roger A. Dahlgran, David M. Passe 2017 Iowa State University

Member Awareness Of Dairy Cooperative Services In The North Central Region, Ronald E. Deiter, Roger A. Dahlgran, David M. Passe

Ronald Deiter

This article reports on member awareness and member evaluation of dairy cooperative services in the North Central Region. Members seem well informed about services provided by only a few cooperatives. Years of cooperative membership, size of a producer's opration, awareness of the service by other members of the cooperative, and member's attitude about the importance of ser- vices are found to have a significant effect on a member's awareness. Contrary to recent allega- tions, members of larger cooperatives are most aware of services. Cooperative service policies seem consistent with member control. Finally it is demonstrated that selective ...


Marketing Strategies Of Mobile Game Application Entrepreneurs, Talaya C. Waller, Robert J. Hockin, Gina S. Smith 2017 Walden University

Marketing Strategies Of Mobile Game Application Entrepreneurs, Talaya C. Waller, Robert J. Hockin, Gina S. Smith

International Journal of Applied Management and Technology

Mobile game application entrepreneurs can offer many benefits to the U.S. economy; however, 80% of the entrepreneurs in this study stated that marketing their mobile applications was a major business challenge. Based on Schumpeter’s theory of economic development and new value creation of technological innovation, the purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the strategies that entrepreneurs have used to market their mobile game application development businesses successfully. Twenty mobile game application entrepreneurs from northern California, who successfully sustained their businesses for 3 or more years, completed semistructured interviews. Moustakas' modified van Kaam method was used and ...


Financiamiento En El Mav Frente Al Sistema Financiero.Pdf, John Pineda Galarza 2016 ie Law School

Financiamiento En El Mav Frente Al Sistema Financiero.Pdf, John Pineda Galarza

John Pineda Galarza

En el presente artículo, se comparan las características del financiamiento mediante el mercado de valores frente al sistema financiero tradicional.

Al respecto, la teoría financiera dice que el sistema bursátil compite con el sistema financiero (Bancario) en la colocación de recursos y que ello conlleva, a la reducción de tasas de interés, pero a su vez, esta afirmación siempre ha sido considerado como algo “teórico”, que no sucede en la práctica, por lo menos no en el Perú. Lo cierto es que desde que entró en vigencia el Reglamento que crea el Mercado Alternativo de Valores (MAV) dicha competencia entre ...


"Pro-Poor" Tourism In Nicaragua: A Case Study Of The Telica Rota Natural Reserve, Megan M. Bridges 2016 University of Pennsylvania

"Pro-Poor" Tourism In Nicaragua: A Case Study Of The Telica Rota Natural Reserve, Megan M. Bridges

Anthropology Senior Theses

The following paper is an ethnographic study that was conducted over the course of eleven months while working in León, Nicaragua, for an international NGO. It adds to existing literature that illustrate the shortfalls of community-based tourism projects, particularly when multiple stakeholders are involved. It focuses its attention on the cultural misunderstandings between the NGO, municipal government, and a rural tourism cooperative regarding tourism development and land management. Furthermore, it highlights the cooperative’s efforts in maintaining its agency when it felt as though its interests were being ignored by organizations with greater social, political, and economic capital than they ...


How Female Online Businesses And Brands Are Using Instagram Stories, Hannah N. VanDerslice 2016 School of Journalism and Mass Communication

How Female Online Businesses And Brands Are Using Instagram Stories, Hannah N. Vanderslice

Theses from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Instagram is one of the newest forms of social media that impacts its audience on a visual level, since the content is centered on photos and videos. Their newest feature, Instagram stories, is temporary videos and/or photos strung together to form a gallery, which has been compared to Snapchat’s version of live stories. Instagram stories offer a unique opportunity for businesses to take advantage of the temporary, 24-hour platform that shows specific frame-by-frame analytics that help create efficient and compelling content to repost permanently that helps organic search engine optimization. As a cost-effective means of advertising, early adopter ...


Space Analysis And Research Centers (Sparcs) For Ssa Data And Analytics, Phillip Cunio, Brien Flewelling 2016 ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc.

Space Analysis And Research Centers (Sparcs) For Ssa Data And Analytics, Phillip Cunio, Brien Flewelling

Space Traffic Management Conference

Widespread use of massive data and increasing reliance on spaceborne infrastructure are two of the emerging megatrends of the early 21st century. However, both come with liabilities: movement and processing of large data volumes is very expensive, and reliance on spaceborne infrastructure adds risk that problems in the still incompletely-understood space domain might cause work disruptions.

ExoAnalytic proposes the use of Space Analysis and Research Centers (SpARCs) as a way to begin addressing both these issues. A SpARC is a facility which integrates volumes of data collected on satellites, centrally analyzes it, and makes available resulting useful information. The ...


From The Editors, Laurence Weinstein, Shawn Blau, Christopher Sheehan, Joshua Shuart 2016 Sacred Heart University

From The Editors, Laurence Weinstein, Shawn Blau, Christopher Sheehan, Joshua Shuart

Joshua Shuart

No abstract provided.


From The Editors, Laurence Weinstein, Joshua Shuart, Christopher Sheehan 2016 Sacred Heart University

From The Editors, Laurence Weinstein, Joshua Shuart, Christopher Sheehan

Joshua Shuart

No abstract provided.


From The Editors, Herbert Sherman, Joshua Shuart, Laurence Weinstein 2016 Sacred Heart University

From The Editors, Herbert Sherman, Joshua Shuart, Laurence Weinstein

Joshua Shuart

No abstract provided.


Framebuilder Entrepreneurship, Joshua Shuart 2016 Sacred Heart University

Framebuilder Entrepreneurship, Joshua Shuart

Joshua Shuart

The handmade bicycle industry has grown exponentially over the past decade. Although existing for decades in much smaller numbers, the popularity and credibility of framebuilder entrepreneurship —custom, handmade bike frames—has increased significantly in the past 10 years. The companies that specialize in custom-producing bicycle frames vary in size, scope, reputation, profitability, and even building materials.


From The Editor, Spring 2014, Joshua Shuart 2016 Sacred Heart University

From The Editor, Spring 2014, Joshua Shuart

Joshua Shuart

No abstract provided.


From The Editor, Joshua Shuart 2016 Sacred Heart University

From The Editor, Joshua Shuart

Joshua Shuart

No abstract provided.


Once An Entrepreneur, Always An Entrepreneur? The Impacts Of Skills Developed Before, During And After College On Firm Start-Ups, Peter F. Orazem, Robert Jolly, Li Yu 2016 Iowa State University

Once An Entrepreneur, Always An Entrepreneur? The Impacts Of Skills Developed Before, During And After College On Firm Start-Ups, Peter F. Orazem, Robert Jolly, Li Yu

Peter Orazem

By allowing agents to switch from entrepreneurship to wage work and vice versa over the life cycle, this study proposes a dynamic Jacks-of-All-Trades (JAT) model where entrepreneurs invest in highly varied skills to manage their business. We simultaneously endogenize human capital investment and occupational decisions. Using the survey data of Iowa State alumni graduating between 1982 and 2006, we find that the probability of selecting a broad curriculum, having a more varied career, and becoming an entrepreneur are jointly positively correlated. Academic diversity is found to be initially important in starting a business shortly after completing schooling, but its importance ...


High-Tech, High-Touch: Highlights From The 2016 Entrepreneurship Roundtable, Mona Anita Kristiansen Olsen, Jennifer Blumenfeld 2016 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

High-Tech, High-Touch: Highlights From The 2016 Entrepreneurship Roundtable, Mona Anita Kristiansen Olsen, Jennifer Blumenfeld

Center for Hospitality Research Publications

More than two-dozen industry leaders met in Ithaca in April 2016 for the second annual Technology Entrepreneurship Roundtable hosted by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration (SHA). Participants focused discussions on integrating the latest software and hardware with the personal touch that is integral to hospitality and identifying the different preferences among younger and older consumers, among other topics. The gathering included corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, SHA students, and Cornell University’s 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year, Leland Pillsbury of Thayer Lodging Group. The wide-ranging discussion kicked off with an evaluation of cloud ...


Creativity And Entrepreneurial Efforts In An Emerging Economy, Quan-Hoang Vuong, Nancy K. Napier, Thu-Hang Do, Thu-Trang Vuong 2016 Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Creativity And Entrepreneurial Efforts In An Emerging Economy, Quan-Hoang Vuong, Nancy K. Napier, Thu-Hang Do, Thu-Trang Vuong

Quan-Hoang Vuong

While much research has focused on entrepreneurship and creativity in developed economies, the notions of both topics are still embryonic in many emerging economies. This paper focuses on entrepreneurs in one such economy, Vietnam, to understand the perceptions of entrepreneurs about the role that innovation and creativity may play in their decisions to start entrepreneurial ventures. This is important because before reaping benefits from entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs need to decide when and on what conditions they start based on their calculations of required resources and predictions of likely outcomes. The research also sought to understand how “creativity,” broadly applied (“innovation” and ...


Cloud-Based Learning Tools: Supporting The Invisible Learner (Silent Sufferers) With Socioeconomic Challenges, Lynita A. Robinson eMBA, Jimmy Johnson 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, Leigh Johnson, Cris Houston 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.


Relationship Between Past Experience, Social Network Participation And Innovative Capacity: Vietnamese Entrepreneurship In Transition, Quan-Hoang Vuong, Quang-Hoi Vu, Thu-Trang Vuong 2016 Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Relationship Between Past Experience, Social Network Participation And Innovative Capacity: Vietnamese Entrepreneurship In Transition, Quan-Hoang Vuong, Quang-Hoi Vu, Thu-Trang Vuong

Quan-Hoang Vuong

The notions of entrepreneurship and creativity in developed economies, despite having gained attention among researchers, remain embryonic in numerous emerging economies. Being focused on entrepreneurs in a typical transitional and emerging market economy, Vietnam, this paper aims to empirically explore the influence that past entrepreneurial efforts may exert on the perceptions of entrepreneurs about their own creativity performance. The study also seeks to understand how entrepreneurs social networks contribute to perceived innovative capacity by entrepreneurs who participate in those societies. The empirical research results suggest that entrepreneurs with business experience and active networking engagement are more likely to believe in ...


Promoting Innovation And High-Tech Entrepreneurship In Historically Black Colleges And Universities: An Exploratory Research, Bivek Adhikari, Alexis Bliese, Elon Davis, Leila Halawi 2016 Bethune-Cookman University

Promoting Innovation And High-Tech Entrepreneurship In Historically Black Colleges And Universities: An Exploratory Research, Bivek Adhikari, Alexis Bliese, Elon Davis, Leila Halawi

Leila A. Halawi

This study explores the current state of innovation and high-tech entrepreneurial initiatives in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Previous research showed that institutions’ environment, faculty empowerment, organizational trust, early stage capital, innovation centers and innovative teaching practice had a major effect to support innovation and foster tech-entrepreneurship. We present our conceptual model. The final section explains the current state of research and implications for future research are discussed.


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