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Needs-Based Training And Online Resource For Managers Of Rural Festivals, Fairs, And Events, Eric D. Olson, Lakshman Rajagopal 2019 Iowa State University

Needs-Based Training And Online Resource For Managers Of Rural Festivals, Fairs, And Events, Eric D. Olson, Lakshman Rajagopal

Eric D. Olson

Festivals, fairs, and events (FFEs) provide rural communities with economic and noneconomic benefits. For the project described in this article, we conducted a needs assessment of Iowa FFE managers by surveying them about the challenges they face in event management and then used the results of the assessment as the basis for training sessions provided to rural FFE managers in five areas of the state and development of an associated event management resource. The resource can be used by Extension and outreach offices to provide local FFE managers guidance on managing FFEs. We discuss broader implications for Extension as well.


Social Entrepreneurship And The Direct Selling Channel: A Case Study On Trades Of Hope, Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley 2019 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Social Entrepreneurship And The Direct Selling Channel: A Case Study On Trades Of Hope, Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley

Applied Organizational Studies Faculty Publications

Two homeschooled Florida teenagers meet in a homeschool group arranged by their moms, start community college at 14 years of age and discover a shared passion for social entrepreneurship. The result of that passion was the global jewelry and accessories start-up called Trades of Hope, founded in 2010. The company utilizes the direct selling distribution channel to create a supply chain of fair trade artisans in developing countries and a U.S. salesforce of more than 7,000 compassionate entrepreneurs who build businesses of their own. This case reveals the journey from passion to profit is not unique from other ...


My Pop-Up Shoppe, Brenna Backemeyer 2019 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

My Pop-Up Shoppe, Brenna Backemeyer

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

My Pop-Up Shoppe is a curriculum to teach students problem-solving and independent learning through running a small business. Everything needed to facilitate a My Pop-Up Shoppe experience where students will take part in a hands-on, real-life entrepreneurial journey is included. During My Pop-Up Shoppe, students will receive a product provided by the facilitator, school or organization and be challenged to turn the product into a running business with real sales and customers. The facilitator will empower students to be startup founders. The suggested timeline of My Pop-Up Shoppe is anywhere from a weekend to two-weeks.

The curriculum package gives instructions ...


Meaning Makers: A Mixed-Method Case Study Of Exemplary Small Business Owner Leaders And The Strategies They Use To Create Personal And Organizational Meaning, Margaret S. Ohlhaver 2019 Brandman University

Meaning Makers: A Mixed-Method Case Study Of Exemplary Small Business Owner Leaders And The Strategies They Use To Create Personal And Organizational Meaning, Margaret S. Ohlhaver

Dissertations

Purpose. The purpose of this replication of a thematic, mixed-method case study was to identify and describe the behaviors that small business owner leaders use to create personal and organizational meaning for themselves and their followers through character, vision, relationships, wisdom, and inspiration.

Methodology. Qualitative interviews with exemplary small business owners were conducted to capture their insights on how they used behaviors associated with character, vision, relationships, wisdom, and inspiration to create personal and organizational meaning. In a quantitative survey, followers of each small business owner leader participants were asked to assess how important each of the variable behaviors were ...


How Does Energy Matter? Rural Electrification, Entrepreneurship, And Community Development In Kenya, Antoine VERNET, Jane N. O. KHAYESI, Vivian GEORGE, Gerard GEORGE, Abubakar S. BAHAJ 2019 Singapore Management University

How Does Energy Matter? Rural Electrification, Entrepreneurship, And Community Development In Kenya, Antoine Vernet, Jane N. O. Khayesi, Vivian George, Gerard George, Abubakar S. Bahaj

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

We examine the impact of rural electrification on individuals and businesses within a community in order to test a resource-based theory of entrepreneurship. We show that access to electricity increases average households’ income and entrepreneurial activities. The impact of electricity on entrepreneurial activity has wide-ranging implications for development policy in countries where access to electricity is sparse. Results show a significant difference in entrepreneurial opportunities with respect to firm formation, with the electrified site reporting more new micro-enterprises than the control site after implementation. Electrification affects both households’ income, individuals’ perceptions of their social position, and opportunities for business development ...


Organizational Culture And Entrepreneurial Orientation: An Orthogonal Perspective Of Individualism And Collectivism, Younggeun Lee, Michael Howe, Patrick M. Kreiser 2019 Iowa State University

Organizational Culture And Entrepreneurial Orientation: An Orthogonal Perspective Of Individualism And Collectivism, Younggeun Lee, Michael Howe, Patrick M. Kreiser

Management Publications

This study contributes to the existing literature regarding the relationship between culture and entrepreneurship. Building upon the precepts of institutional theory, we examine the influence of organisational culture on firm-level entrepreneurial orientation. While entrepreneurship researchers have emphasised the importance of entrepreneurial orientation for firms, the influence of organisational culture in supporting the incidence of entrepreneurial orientation has not been adequately studied. In an effort to contribute to this emergent area of inquiry, we consider the role of two key dimensions of organisational culture − individualism and collectivism – in facilitating entrepreneurial orientation. In doing so, we illustrate the utility of adopting an ...


The Slackback, Joe Stasio 2019 Kennesaw State University

The Slackback, Joe Stasio

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Review Of Career Education For Women Entrepreneurs In Nigeria, Elizabeth Ojo, Ismet Anitsal, Melek Meral Anitsal 2019 Tennessee Technological University

Review Of Career Education For Women Entrepreneurs In Nigeria, Elizabeth Ojo, Ismet Anitsal, Melek Meral Anitsal

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Influence Of Pre- And Post-Purchase Services Mix On Millennial Shopping Behavior, Matt Elbeck, Debbie DeLong, Hannah Wilburn 2019 Troy University Dothan

Exploring The Influence Of Pre- And Post-Purchase Services Mix On Millennial Shopping Behavior, Matt Elbeck, Debbie Delong, Hannah Wilburn

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Taking Leaps Of Faith: Evaluation Criteria And Resource Commitments For Early-Stage Inventions, Phillip H. KIM, Reddi KOTHA, Sebastian P. L. FOURNÉ, Kristof COUSSEMENT 2019 Babson College

Taking Leaps Of Faith: Evaluation Criteria And Resource Commitments For Early-Stage Inventions, Phillip H. Kim, Reddi Kotha, Sebastian P. L. Fourné, Kristof Coussement

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Successfully developed academic inventions have the potential to spawn new technological domains, form the basis of thriving business ventures, and improve the well-being of society. However, evaluating whether an early-stage scientific invention truly has such potential is extremely difficult, and financially backing such inventions is highly risky. And yet, organizations and their evaluators still back some of these inventions with resources for further development. We investigate this puzzle to pinpoint how and why evaluators decide to offer resource commitments at early stages, despite the red flags raised using standard evaluation criteria. Many academic inventions need these initial resources to dispel ...


The Zookeeper's Secret: Finding Your Calling In Life, Erica Knight 2019 Brigham Young University, Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics

The Zookeeper's Secret: Finding Your Calling In Life, Erica Knight

Marriott Student Review

Does the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" frighten you? Funny how no one considers themselves a "grown up", but there comes a time when we stop asking this question.


Book Review: "Mean Business: How I Save Bad Companies And Make Good Companies Great" By Al Dunlap, Jennifer Ann Goldsberry 2019 Brigham Young University

Book Review: "Mean Business: How I Save Bad Companies And Make Good Companies Great" By Al Dunlap, Jennifer Ann Goldsberry

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Beyond Juggling, Marianna Richardson 2019 Brigham Young University

Book Review: Beyond Juggling, Marianna Richardson

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Common Sense Communication: Four Keys To Communicating Your Way To The Top, Elisabeth J. Andersen 2019 Brigham Young University

Common Sense Communication: Four Keys To Communicating Your Way To The Top, Elisabeth J. Andersen

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Forced Labor In Hong Kong, Kylan Rutherford 2019 Brigham Young University

Forced Labor In Hong Kong, Kylan Rutherford

Marriott Student Review

Domestic workers are among the most exploited groups, composing 24% of the estimated 45.8 million forced laborers worldwide. The market for domestic workers has expanded especially rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region; in Hong Kong alone, there are currently 360,000 domestic workers—about 10% of Hong Kong’s workforce—mostly originating from the Philippines and Indonesia (Hincks, 2017). 94% of these workers show signs of exploitation or forced labor (Kang, 2017). The nature of their work in a foreign country limits their access to government protection, forces them to comply with illegally high recruitment fees, and can push them ...


Don't Gamble With Aloha, Victoria Beecroft 2019 Brigham Young University

Don't Gamble With Aloha, Victoria Beecroft

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Executive Spotlight: Ahmad Corbitt, Ryan Yauney 2019 Brigham Young University

Executive Spotlight: Ahmad Corbitt, Ryan Yauney

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Coping Mechanisms To Failure And Adversity, Jacob Thorpe 2019 Brigham Young University

Coping Mechanisms To Failure And Adversity, Jacob Thorpe

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Navigating Sino-American Business Relationships, Ryan Stenquist 2019 Brigham Young University Marriott School

Navigating Sino-American Business Relationships, Ryan Stenquist

Marriott Student Review

Relationships between American and Chinese companies have never been more important or profitable as they are now. With linguistic, moral, governmental, and legal systems developed entirely independent of each other for thousands of years, these relationships also prove the most difficult and complex to navigate. This article explores mistakes foreigners often make while doing business in China, the current environment and culture of joint ventures with native Chinese, and how to succeed in the challenging yet rewarding economy now opening up to the world.


Buzzwords, Sarah Romney 2019 Brigham Young University

Buzzwords, Sarah Romney

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


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