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Influence Of Business Information Use On Sales Performance Of Smes In Lagos State, Adebowale Ojo, Sydney Akinsunmi, Oluwatimilehin Olayonu 2015 Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State

Influence Of Business Information Use On Sales Performance Of Smes In Lagos State, Adebowale Ojo, Sydney Akinsunmi, Oluwatimilehin Olayonu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) are crucial drivers of every nation’s economy. However, reports suggest SMEs in Nigeria have not performed creditably well in terms of sales. Hence, they are yet to contribute to a large extent to the economic growth and development of the country. Considering that business information is an indispensable resource in overall business performance, one is forced to question the availability and utilisation of business information by SME owners. This study examines the influence of business information use on the sales performance of SMEs in the information technology sector in Lagos State. Employing a ...


Strategic Planning Objectives For Venture Capitalist Investments In Emerging Information Technologies: A Value-Focused Perspective, David L. Coss, Gupreet Dhillon, Ifeoma Udeh 2015 Virginia State University

Strategic Planning Objectives For Venture Capitalist Investments In Emerging Information Technologies: A Value-Focused Perspective, David L. Coss, Gupreet Dhillon, Ifeoma Udeh

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

Abstract

Academic and practitioner literature suggests that Venture Capitalists often have problems with aligning information technology opportunities with investment objectives. To a large extent the alignment process is not formally documented and relies on intuitive instincts. Hence it is important to define Venture Capitalist objectives for investments in emerging information technologies. This paper uses the Value-Focused Thinking approach to identify, define and structure value driven objectives. Based on data collected from a number of Venture Capitalist interviews we identified 130 values, which resulted in 72 objectives. These objectives were organized into 22 clusters, which were bifurcated into fundamental and means ...


Agenda: Seeds Of Change: Responding To Global Change In A Bottom-Up World, University of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment, University of Colorado Boulder. School of Law, Posner Center for International Development, RESOLVE (Firm), Newmont Mining Corporation 2015 University of Colorado Law School

Agenda: Seeds Of Change: Responding To Global Change In A Bottom-Up World, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, University Of Colorado Boulder. School Of Law, Posner Center For International Development, Resolve (Firm), Newmont Mining Corporation

Seeds of Change: Responding to Global Change in a Bottom-Up World (Martz Winter Symposium, February 12-13)

Sponsors: Posner Center for International Development, RESOLVE, Inc., Newmont Mining Corporation, and Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment.

Conference moderators, panelists and speakers included University of Colorado Law School professors Phil Weiser, Sarah Krakoff, Britt Banks, and Lakshman Guruswamy.

This conference is made possible through the generous support of donors who sponsored this year’s Martz Sustainability Symposium (including Newmont Mining Corporation) and those who have invested in our Clyde O. Martz Endowed Fund for Natural Resources Management (including Brian Dolan and Davis Graham and Stubbs LLP). The Martz Natural Resources Management Fund was established in the ...


Designing Focus Groups And Experiments To Evaluate Policy Approaches And Measures For Tackling Undeclared Work, Marina Polak, Lyubomir Mishkov, Colin C. Williams 2015 University of Sheffield

Designing Focus Groups And Experiments To Evaluate Policy Approaches And Measures For Tackling Undeclared Work, Marina Polak, Lyubomir Mishkov, Colin C. Williams

Colin C Williams

The aim of this Working Paper is to review the literature on conducting focus groups and experiments in the field of tax non-compliance and undeclared work, and then to set set a range of possible uses of focus groups and experiments to evaluate the feasibility of various policy measures in the context of Bulgaria, Croatia and Macedonia.


Making Your Life More "Appy" And Productive! Apps And Technology Tips To Make Your Life Easier, Thomas J. Striepe 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Making Your Life More "Appy" And Productive! Apps And Technology Tips To Make Your Life Easier, Thomas J. Striepe

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

Developers are continuously creating apps to meet customer needs however unique they may be. Therefore developers have created a multitude of apps to help attorneys in their professional responsibilities.

This paper will describe various apps that will be beneficial to you in your daily life. It will first review some general productivity apps that will assist you in general day to day tasks, the paper will then provide some productivity apps that have been created specifically for legal practitioners. Finally the paper will discuss some legal research apps and let you know about some miscellaneous apps that will assist you ...


Newsroom: Ahern "07 Leads Ced Clinic, Roger Williams University School of Law 2015 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: Ahern "07 Leads Ced Clinic, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Multi-Stakeholder Assessment Of A Mobile And Temporarily Interconnected Systems Prototype: People-First Tourism, Fay Cobb Payton, Duarte Morais, Ernie Heath 2015 N. Carolina State

Multi-Stakeholder Assessment Of A Mobile And Temporarily Interconnected Systems Prototype: People-First Tourism, Fay Cobb Payton, Duarte Morais, Ernie Heath

The African Journal of Information Systems

While tourism has often been proposed as a mechanism for equitable and sustainable development in developing countries, most destination communities remain relegated to the role of passive “tourees” who are unable to participate in economic opportunities often controlled by tourism retail monopolies. Guided by information systems (IS) research on mobile and temporarily interconnected systems (MTIS), this work examines the ubiquitous nature of information services for users on the move. That is, users that are largely dependent on mobile telephones and temporary tourism services. Stakeholder interviews included local South African micro-entrepreneurs from under-resourced rural and peri-urban communities and other national and ...


Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca 2015 University of Akron School of Law

Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca

Akron Law Publications

Authorship, and hence, initial ownership of copyrighted works is oftentimes controlled by the 1976 Copyright Act’s work made for hire doctrine. This doctrine states that works created by employees within the scope of their employment result in the employer owning the copyright. One key determination in this analysis is whether the hired party is an employee or independent contractor. In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court, in CCNV v. Reid, answered the question of how employees are distinguished from independent contractors by setting forth a list of factors courts should consider. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not give further ...


Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca 2015 University of Akron School of Law

Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca

Ryan G. Vacca

Authorship, and hence, initial ownership of copyrighted works is oftentimes controlled by the 1976 Copyright Act’s work made for hire doctrine. This doctrine states that works created by employees within the scope of their employment result in the employer owning the copyright. One key determination in this analysis is whether the hired party is an employee or independent contractor. In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court, in CCNV v. Reid, answered the question of how employees are distinguished from independent contractors by setting forth a list of factors courts should consider. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not give further ...


Entrepreneurial Thought In Action®: A Descriptive Case Study Of The Strategic Initiative To Be Entrepreneurial Utilizing Weick's Sensemaking Theory, Katherine O'Leary 2015 Northeastern University

Entrepreneurial Thought In Action®: A Descriptive Case Study Of The Strategic Initiative To Be Entrepreneurial Utilizing Weick's Sensemaking Theory, Katherine O'Leary

Education Doctoral Theses

This research explored how organizational members make sense of the intentional change to become an entrepreneurial-focused institution. More specifically, this study considered how middle managers at a small college in Massachusetts described shifts in the nature of their work as they made sense of the current mission. To best understand how managers approached the sensemaking process, a descriptive case-study methodology was utilized. Data was collected through document review, observations of leadership team meetings, and semi-structured one-on-one interviews during a one month time period. The data analysis process included three specific stages: data condensation, data display, and drawing and verifying conclusions ...


Financial Institutions And The Taxi-Cab Industry: An Exploratory Study In Canada, Amarjit Gill, Nahum Biger, Leo Paul Dana, John D D. Obradovich, Ansari Mohamed 2015 University of Saskatchewan

Financial Institutions And The Taxi-Cab Industry: An Exploratory Study In Canada, Amarjit Gill, Nahum Biger, Leo Paul Dana, John D D. Obradovich, Ansari Mohamed

Leo- Paul Dana

A current challenge taxi-cab owner/operators face in Canada is the lack of financing for taxi-cabs. This article examines business opportunities and lending risk; it also provides risk management strategies for financial institutions to manage the risk of lending to the taxi-cab industry. Members of the boards of directors and shareholders from the Canadian taxi-cab industry, and lenders from financial institutions that do not provide financing to taxi-cab owner/operators, were interviewed. Board members and shareholders were asked about their perceptions regarding business opportunity, risk, and their willingness to provide collateral for taxi-cab loans. Lenders of financial institutions were asked ...


Technological Factors For The Sustainability Of The Small Business Entrepreneur, Noghor Pessu 2015 Walden University

Technological Factors For The Sustainability Of The Small Business Entrepreneur, Noghor Pessu

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Technical innovation creates challenges for the small business entrepreneur who uses global activities in the marketplace. Information technology and the technological innovations of the World Wide Web are driving competitiveness in the marketplace with a loss of market share for the individual business owner. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences and perceptions of a purposive sample of 20 small business owners in the metropolitan Atlanta area regarding the effect of technology, technological insertion, and application for long-term sustainability. Rogers's diffusion of innovations theory served as the conceptual framework of this study. Data were ...


Exploring Knowledge Management Practices In Service-Based Small Business Enterprises, Orlando Skelton 2015 Walden University

Exploring Knowledge Management Practices In Service-Based Small Business Enterprises, Orlando Skelton

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Small business enterprises (SBEs) are significant contributors to business growth and employment in the United States, but despite governmental support, the failure rate of SBEs is high. Some small business leaders lack the critical management skills to detect or discover when underperformance in revenue-generation is due to gaps in organizational knowledge or business practices associated with managing knowledge assets. Guided by the knowledge-based view of the firm, the purpose of this multiple case study was to address that gap by exploring the skills needed by leaders to understand how deficiencies in their knowledge management practices contribute to underperformance. Semistructured interview ...


Social Structure, Reasonable Gain, And Entrepreneurship In Africa, Gerard George, Reddi Kotha, Priti Parikh, Tufool Alnuami, Abubakr S. Bahaj 2015 Singapore Management University

Social Structure, Reasonable Gain, And Entrepreneurship In Africa, Gerard George, Reddi Kotha, Priti Parikh, Tufool Alnuami, Abubakr S. Bahaj

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

In the context of desperate poverty, characterized by households at subsistence level that experience economic loss and social fracture, explanations for why individuals undertake entry into entrepreneurship are limited. We find that individuals rely on their social relationships to enable entrepreneurial activities that have the potential to create a reasonable income gain. In a sample of 1,049 households in rural Kenya, we test whether the disintegration of social structure attenuates entrepreneurial behavior. When coupled with factors such as income loss, gender of the household head, and access to communal resources, social structure plays a pivotal role in entrepreneurial action ...


Are The Parents To Blame? Predicting Franchisee Failure, Ilan Alon, Michèle Boulanger, Everlyne Misati, Melih Madanoglu 2015 Rollins College

Are The Parents To Blame? Predicting Franchisee Failure, Ilan Alon, Michèle Boulanger, Everlyne Misati, Melih Madanoglu

Faculty Publications

The Small Business Administration (SBA) supports franchising by backing up loans issued by regular lending organizations. However, the SBA does not directly consider firm strategies as part of its lending process. To appreciate how franchisor characteristics influence franchisee failure, we developed a heuristic model using the methodology and power of predictive analytics. We use multi-year data from the World Franchising Council’s surveys on franchisors’ characteristics and from the SBA on franchisee loan defaults. The data cover 271 diverse US franchise chains that are present in both databases. Our model predicts potential defaults of SBA-backed loans issued to American franchisees ...


Economic Recession As A Catalyst To Increased Collaboration In Rural Tourism, Catherine Gorman, Ziene Mottiar 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Economic Recession As A Catalyst To Increased Collaboration In Rural Tourism, Catherine Gorman, Ziene Mottiar

Books / Book chapters

Purpose: This chapter illustrates the collaborative strategies used by a rural village and community to counteract the rapid decline in economic and social activity in tourism that occurred during and after the recession in Ireland.

Design/methodology/approach: A review of literature focuses on collaborative strategies evident within a rural context, and considers benefits, challenges, inter and intra- relationships including ties, structure and communication. Motivational factors relating to social and economic need are also discussed. The case study is set in context with a brief review of the Irish economic environment, rural policy and rural tourism.

Findings: In a community ...


سهم و نقش اثر عوامل نیروی کار انسانی و ارتباط آن با مدیریت کیفیت جامع (Tqm) درصنعت خودرو سازی ایران و هند, bahram mahmoudi mazraeh shadi 2014 kerala university

سهم و نقش اثر عوامل نیروی کار انسانی و ارتباط آن با مدیریت کیفیت جامع (Tqm) درصنعت خودرو سازی ایران و هند, Bahram Mahmoudi Mazraeh Shadi

bahram mahmoudi mazraeh shadi

چکیده: مدیریت کیفیت جامع (TQM) نقش مهمی درعملکرد و بهره وری شرکتها وسازمانها ایفا می کند. مدل مدیریت كیفیت جامع یك نوع فرهنگ مشاركتی را توسعه می‌بخشد كه هر یك از كاركنان می‌توانند در تصمیم‌گیری‌ها حضور داشته باشند. هدف ازاین مطالعه بررسی ارتباط بین عملکرد مدیریت ارشد با مدیریت کیفیت برمنابع انسانی ، در جهت رضایت کارکنان و تمرکز بر مشتری مداری و بهبود مستمر بهره وری درصنعت خودرو سازی ایران و هند می باشد. دوبخش که شامل شرکت تولید قطعات خودرو سونا در هند و شرکت تولید قطعات خودروساپکودر ایران برای این مطالعه در نظر گرفته ...


Local Foods Purchasing In The Farmers' Market Channel: Value-Attitude-Behavior Theory, Christopher Thomas Sneed 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Local Foods Purchasing In The Farmers' Market Channel: Value-Attitude-Behavior Theory, Christopher Thomas Sneed

Doctoral Dissertations

From farmers’ market booths to kitchen tables, demand for locally-produced foods has increased significantly over the last decade. Yet, despite increasing popularity of local foods, theoretically-based research of this topic has just begun.

This study fills this gap in literature and broadens the current research base by utilizing Value-Attitude-Behavior Theory to explore local foods purchasing in the farmers’ market channel. The impact of four values (food novelty, food safety, civic engagement, and environmental concern) on consumers’ attitudes regarding farmers’ market design perceptions, farmers’ market social perceptions, and local foods quality perceptions are examined. In turn, the impact of these attitudes ...


When Do Female-Owned Businesses Out-Survive Male-Owned Businesses? A Disaggregated Approach By Industry And Geography, Arturs Kalnins, Michelle Williams 2014 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

When Do Female-Owned Businesses Out-Survive Male-Owned Businesses? A Disaggregated Approach By Industry And Geography, Arturs Kalnins, Michelle Williams

Articles and Chapters

Studies have invoked several theoretical perspectives to explain differences between female-owned businesses and male-owned businesses. Yet, few have considered the possibility that differential outcomes between female-owned businesses and male-owned businesses vary from setting to setting, an insight that we derive by combining social constructionism with feminist theory. We articulate hypotheses regarding the outcome of business survival duration based on this insight. Then, using a dataset of one million Texan proprietorships, we test these hypotheses by estimating separate gender effects for many individual industries and geographic areas. We find that female-owned businesses consistently out-survive male-owned businesses in many industries and areas.


Under The Rust Belt Revealing Innovation In Northeast Ohio, Thomas Bacher 2014 University of Akron Main Campus

Under The Rust Belt Revealing Innovation In Northeast Ohio, Thomas Bacher

University Press Publications

Many areas of the Midwest faced economic challenges after large manufacturing industries, that once operated with three shifts, cut back or went out of business completely. Northeast Ohio was not immune to this downturn and experienced major declines in its population base and tax revenue streams. How could the area recover? This work looks at the post-manufacturing business climate in Northeast Ohio whose major cities, Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown, were faced with re-inventing themselves and their industrial bases. Using an interview format, the book details how entrepreneurs saw opportunities to develop services and products in the area. Their stories illuminate ...


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