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Anatomy Of An Acquisition: The Challenges Of Selling A Privately Held Electronics Manufacturing Company, George Dierberger, Marc McIntosh, Lori L. Lohman, Phyllis Kapetanakis 2018 Augsburg University

Anatomy Of An Acquisition: The Challenges Of Selling A Privately Held Electronics Manufacturing Company, George Dierberger, Marc Mcintosh, Lori L. Lohman, Phyllis Kapetanakis

Faculty Authored Articles

Sweeny Electronics is a family-owned S Corporation based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The company was started in 1946 by a returning army veteran, Mike Sweeney, and focused on the heating, air quality and cooling markets. The company has survived numerous recessions, market consolidation, and manufacturing challenges in China, and currently is run by the third generation Sweeney family. The current owner and CEO, George Sweeney, is the grandson of the founder and is approaching retirement age. The board of directors has seven members: George Sweeney, his wife Jane and five members of the business community. Under the direction of the ...


Changing Donor-Ngo Relations Thorough Viable Alternatives To Conventional Grantmaking, Kio Okawa 2018 SIT Graduate Institute

Changing Donor-Ngo Relations Thorough Viable Alternatives To Conventional Grantmaking, Kio Okawa

Capstone Collection

The purpose of this research is to explore ways in which non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can become more sustainable in light of a crucial challenge facing them today: that of financial instability. In the charitable sector in the U.S, NGOs, especially small-scale NGOs, have struggled with securing daily operating revenue rather than revenue for long-term program operations, in spite of the continuing needs of their beneficiaries (Janus, 2018; Le, 2017; Meehan & Jonker, 2017). Fundraising has come to involve relationships between NGOs and institutional donors such as foundations, government agencies and corporations. Competition among NGOs and rampant power asymmetry between donors and grantees has come to define grantmaking in the neoliberal era (Gilmore, 2016; Janus, 2018; Le, 2017; Meehan & Jonker, 2017; Parks, 2008). Although revenue streams have been diversified through sound alternatives to conventional grantmaking, grant funding nonetheless remains a regular source of funds (Janus ...


Assessing The Value Of Ventures: Crowd Investors Vs. Sophisticated Investors, Marco Bade 2018 Technische Universitaet Berlin

Assessing The Value Of Ventures: Crowd Investors Vs. Sophisticated Investors, Marco Bade

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

Recent regulatory approaches in crowdfunding democratize capital markets. Adverse wealth effects may arise because of information asymmetry. Firoozi et al. (2017) argue that crowdfunding has wealth-reducing effects on crowd investors because they systematically assign less value to good ventures, and more to bad ventures. This paper aims to take a more differentiated perspective by incorporating two dimensions of uncertainty determining ventures’ value. It further takes into account that different investor types learn different information. This yields new findings concerning the assessment of venture value by crowd investors and sophisticated investors. Crowd investors’ may be able to better assess venture value ...


Synopsis: A Bit About Blockchain, Jonathan Chichoni 2018 Brigham Young University

Synopsis: A Bit About Blockchain, Jonathan Chichoni

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Synopsis: A Digital Global Supply Chain, Jonathan Chichoni 2018 Brigham Young University

Synopsis: A Digital Global Supply Chain, Jonathan Chichoni

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Zero To One, By Peter Thiel, Ammon Kou 2018 Brigham Young University

Book Review: Zero To One, By Peter Thiel, Ammon Kou

Marriott Student Review

This is a book review of Zero to One by Peter Thiel.


Book Review: Essentialism, 2018 Brigham Young University

Book Review: Essentialism

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Resonance By Nancy Duarte, Marianna Richardson 2018 Brigham Young University

Book Review: Resonance By Nancy Duarte, Marianna Richardson

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Industry Spotlight: Solar Industry, Elisabeth McClatchie 2018 Brigham Young University

Industry Spotlight: Solar Industry, Elisabeth Mcclatchie

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Gdp And Refugees: An Economic Argument For Accepting Refugees, Michael Jarman 2018 Brigham Young University

Gdp And Refugees: An Economic Argument For Accepting Refugees, Michael Jarman

Marriott Student Review

This paper examines both the costs and benefits associated with accepting refugees and purports to show that accepting refugees is economically beneficial; increasing GDP in the long run. There is a substantial cost associated with accepting and sustaining refugees, both in providing necessities and in the impact that refugees have on local job markets. However, longitudinal data pulled from Denmark, Germany, and Turkey has shown that local markets do recover from the initial shock. Over time as refugees integrate into their host communities, they provide dividends in the form of increasing demand, greater mobility and wage increases for locals, and ...


The Benefits And Risks Of Multi-Level Marketing, Jacob Thorpe 2018 Brigham Young University

The Benefits And Risks Of Multi-Level Marketing, Jacob Thorpe

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Predictive Power? Textual Analysis In Mergers & Acquisitions, Philip E. Morgan 2018 Brigham Young University

Predictive Power? Textual Analysis In Mergers & Acquisitions, Philip E. Morgan

Marriott Student Review

Modern corporations utilize mergers and acquisitions as strategies to develop shareholder value today more than ever before, yet the need for understanding firms’ rationale and strategy is critical in predicting post-merger stock performance for all investors. I apply the interpretive power of textual analysis and regression to a corpus of SEC mergers and acquisitions public company filings between 1994-2017. Not only do I challenge the statistically significant correlation between word content and post-transaction abnormal stock returns, but I also characterize the effects of time segments, transaction size, and industry variation across time. As a final application, I consider sentiment analysis ...


Executive Spotlight: Adam Chase, Kylan Rutherford 2018 Brigham Young University

Executive Spotlight: Adam Chase, Kylan Rutherford

Marriott Student Review

Adam Chase, CEO of Chase Marketing, has branded his company "the accountability agency." He works to establish north star goals with clients, then works with his team to follow through with them until their achieved. He focuses all he does on people and developing their personal brands. Family and God are his north stars.


The Digital Global Supply Chain: The Growing Case For Blockchain Technology Expansion Within Global Supply Chain, Jonathan Chichoni, Scott Webb 2018 Brigham Young University

The Digital Global Supply Chain: The Growing Case For Blockchain Technology Expansion Within Global Supply Chain, Jonathan Chichoni, Scott Webb

Marriott Student Review

In a competitive global market place, technology adoption and application in supply chain is becoming increasingly important as companies seek to acquire competitive advantages. Since blockchain’s advent to the global stage of modern disruptive technologies, several questions remain unanswered pertaining to the benefits that blockchain adoption poses to global supply chains. I apply a typology analysis to a corpus of company filings, press releases and industry studies to better understand the reasons for which global supply chains industry wide are adopting blockchain technology and the specific benefits which they seek to exploit through the use of blockchain. I characterize ...


Leadership Development: A Study Of Elon Musk, Ryan H. Yauney 2018 Brigham Young University

Leadership Development: A Study Of Elon Musk, Ryan H. Yauney

Marriott Student Review

As one of the most prolific businessmen of our time, Elon Musk is the epitome of a successful leader. Not only has Elon Musk succeeded in the entrepreneurial realm with his many profitable startups, but he has been able to guide these companies along their paths of massive growth and into the national spotlight. This article discovers which key attributes of Musk help him thrive, and how developing a company’s office culture can produce similar attributes in their own management.


Buzzwords, 2018 Brigham Young University

Buzzwords

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Marriott Student Review Volume 2 Issue 2: A Bright Future, Marianna Richardson 2018 Brigham Young University

Marriott Student Review Volume 2 Issue 2: A Bright Future, Marianna Richardson

Marriott Student Review

In business, opportunities are often determined by passion, drive, and persuasion in delivering a brilliant vision for future opportunities. In this issue of Marriott Student Review, we explore the bright future of the business world. Each article focuses on some aspect of business and the exciting possibilities that lay ahead.


Augustana’S Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: How Augie Can Establish An Innovative And Entrepreneurial Campus Culture, Kristoffer Kizer 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Augustana’S Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: How Augie Can Establish An Innovative And Entrepreneurial Campus Culture, Kristoffer Kizer

Celebration of Learning

How prepared are you to thrive in our global high-skilled workforce? Do you process the skills to solve the world’s most complex social problems? Do you have a desire to launch your own venture one day? Regardless of your deepest dreams, goals, aspirations, or ambitions my Senior Inquiry is a living document on how Augustana can foster innovative and entrepreneurial thinking on campus to solve complex issues on the local, national, and global levels. This project is an in-depth strategic proposal designed to offer Augustana’s senior leadership, administration, faculty, and additional stakeholders cutting-edge insights and creative recommendations on ...


Collideoscope Tech Industries, Dominic Armagno, Tony Dietrich, Tessa D'Souza, Andrea Scates 2018 Murray State University

Collideoscope Tech Industries, Dominic Armagno, Tony Dietrich, Tessa D'Souza, Andrea Scates

GSP at Murray State University

CONCEPT STATEMENT

Due to the alarming prevalence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and concussions among athletes, we aim to cease this stifling trend by developing an innovative helmet that protects the skull more thoroughly than previous models at an affordable cost. In addition to product development, we aim to update helmet standards, promote CTE prevention measures, and increase funding for research and treatment.


Increasing Voter Turnout In Kentucky Elections, Luke Williams, Carter Stinnett, McKenna Moore 2018 Murray State University

Increasing Voter Turnout In Kentucky Elections, Luke Williams, Carter Stinnett, Mckenna Moore

GSP at Murray State University

CONCEPT STATEMENT

Due to significantly low voter participation in Kentucky elections (as low as 11% turnout in specific counties’ primary elections) the need to increase voter turnout in specific Kentucky counties and across the state has become paramount. Research and our team’s own understanding has led us to conclude that passing a bill that adds a voter education course to Kentucky high school graduation curriculum will better Kentucky democracy by increasing voter turnout.


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