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.
Again A Cottage Industry, 2016 Collaborative Librarianship
Again A Cottage Industry, Ivan Gaetz
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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 ...
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 ...
Highlights From The 2016 Sustainable And Social Entrepreneurship Enterprises Roundtable, 2016 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Highlights From The 2016 Sustainable And Social Entrepreneurship Enterprises Roundtable, Jeanne Varney
Center for Hospitality Research Reports
The April 2016 Sustainable and Social Entrepreneurship Enterprises roundtable brought together over 20 faculty, students, and leaders and entrepreneurs from a wide variety of mission-driven enterprises that focus on sustainability or social welfare. Jeanne Varney, lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration, opened the day by inviting attendees to speak to and even test some of their innovative ideas on fellow participants during the day. Varney noted: “One of our goals for the roundtable was to have a really diverse set of attendees and to hear a lot of different perspectives.”
Moving Education In2 The Future: Creating The Next Generation Of Innovators, 2016 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Moving Education In2 The Future: Creating The Next Generation Of Innovators, Lawrence Bergie, Britta W. Mckenna
What started as planning for the next generation of inquiry-based learning led to an entirely new center for innovation and entrepreneurship! Hear how this innovative idea moved to the design of a physical innovation hub and see how IMSA has transformed a former computer lab IN2 a working prototype of their future space.
Dive into the many aspects of creating innovation spaces: design process, STEM foundation and entrepreneurship cornerstone, Makerspace development through a student leadership and service initiative, collaboration potential with community partners and local/regional business entities, student inquiry and research potential and the ability to showcase area emerging ...
International Management: Strategic Opportunities And Cultural Challenges, 2016 University of Dayton
International Management: Strategic Opportunities And Cultural Challenges, Paul B. Sweeney, Dean B. Mcfarlin
Paul B. Sweeney
As the economies of many countries become more interrelated, international managers are facing huge challenges and unique opportunities associated with their roles. Now in its fifth edition, Sweeney and McFarlin's International Management embodies a balanced and integrated approach to the subject, emphasizing the strategic opportunities available to firms on a global playing field, as well as exploring the challenges of managing an international workforce.
Integrating theory and practice across all chapter topics, this book helps students to learn, grasp, and apply the underlying principles of successful international management:
- Understanding the broad context of international business, including the critical trends ...
Visual Brand Identity Of Food Products: A Customer’S Perspective, 2016 International Hellenic University
Visual Brand Identity Of Food Products: A Customer’S Perspective, Panagiota Moutaftsi Ms, Panagiotis Kyratsis Dr
Journal of Applied Packaging Research
Purpose – The aim of this research is to explore the benefits of a customer based approach on food packaging design. A case study of a small production honey brand is used.
Design/methodology/approach – For the design process, a survey that involved visual elements was conducted as an online questionnaire. The final size of the sample consists of 285 questionnaires.
Findings – The research findings indicate that packaging is a great influencer for consumers and the synergy of consumers with companies can be a catalyst for the product design process resulting in package designs, which engage potential customers and drive sales ...
The Challenges To Social Entrepreneurship In Brazilian Art/Handicraft Organizations: Today And In The Future, Claudia Green Phd, Adnan Dhiyan
Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship
This is a case study of O Sol, a Brazilian art/handicraft social entrepreneurship cooperative that began over 50 years ago. O Sol produces authentic art/handcraft that is sold to tourists in Rio de Janeiro. The organization promotes human development and authentic Brazilian culture through the production and selling of art/handicrafts. However, today it is at risk economically, socially and culturally. To examine this case, students learn about social entrepreneurship, creating shared value and creating social value in tourism organizations as they examine the challenges of the globalization of authentic art tourism.
Pursuing Competition And Regulatory Reforms For Achieving Sustainable Development Goals, 2016 Universidad Nacional de La Plata