Polar Dynamics, 2018 Murray State University
Polar Dynamics, Ben Camuel, Chloe Craft, Walker Greenwald, Valerie Tran
GSP at Murray State University
Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly applicable in many ways in our society, and some companies in Japan are attempting to enter the eldercare business using this technology. Several companies have developed robots to be used in nursing homes, such as Robear and Paro, but no company has yet to produce a cohesive system combining all aspects of the care needed. Polar Dynamics is endeavoring to change this by bringing a developed, all-encompassing system to the United States.
Lifeline: Helping The Bluegrass Go Green, 2018 Murray State University
Lifeline: Helping The Bluegrass Go Green, Jenny Mays, Parker Bannister, Ashton Lanham, Moji Olayemi
GSP at Murray State University
Our mission is to make implementing green energy systems in Kentucky more accessible and affordable.
Eminence Apartments, 2018 Murray State University
Eminence Apartments, Janell Prater, Janice Dean, Maria Abbinante, Eddy Zhong
GSP at Murray State University
To create compact and affordable housing that will minimize costs for the massive amount of people living or moving into urban residencies and pervent urban sprawl.
Coin-Operated Capitalism, 2018 University of Pennsylvania
Coin-Operated Capitalism, Shaanan Cohney, David A. Hoffman, Jeremy Sklaroff, David A. Wishnick
Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law
This Article presents the legal literature’s first detailed analysis of the inner workings of Initial Coin Offerings. We characterize the ICO as an example of financial innovation, placing it in kinship with venture capital contracting, asset securitization, and (obviously) the IPO. We also take the form seriously as an example of technological innovation, where promoters are beginning to effectuate their promises to investors through computer code, rather than traditional contract. To understand the dynamics of this shift, we first collect contracts, “white papers,” and other contract-like documents for the fifty top-grossing ICOs of 2017. We then analyze how such ...
Toward A Theory Of Entry In Moral Markets: The Role Of Social Movements And Organizational Identity, 2018 Melbourne Business School
Toward A Theory Of Entry In Moral Markets: The Role Of Social Movements And Organizational Identity, Brandon Lee, Panikos Georgallis
Digital Marketing For Smes, 2018 Singapore Management University
Digital Marketing For Smes, Singapore Management University
D-I-Y may not be a good idea for small business owners.
Tax Incentives For Entrepreneurship, 2018 The College at Brockport
Tax Incentives For Entrepreneurship, Mikal Brown
The need for funds is a crucial aspect of entrepreneurial work, and one that the United State government has decided to provide aid to entrepreneurs. This aid has resulted in subsidies, tax breaks, and tax reductions. This study will involve quantitative as well as qualitative research looking at Census Reports, Literary Works, as well as, the overall economic changes that have occurred since these credits have been introduced to try and deduce if any correlation between the two. This will allow for an in-depth understanding of the impact of tax credits on entrepreneurs and the surrounding community.
Law Library Blog (July 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, 2018 Roger Williams University
Law Library Blog (July 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law
Law Library Newsletters/Blog
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Project Management And The Temporary Relocation Of The Decoupling Point: Hermeneutical Phenomenological Study, Christopher Hicks
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
This study investigates, understands, and describes the value of engaging a project manager to support a customer-driven project that creates a random supply chain demand event. Specifically such an event would require the temporary re-positioning of the decoupling point between the supply push and demand pull within the supply chain. In response to the challenges of this type of event, this study will focus on two specific project manager roles. First, the project manager would act as an extension of a customer-driven project and serve as a conduit for the voice of the customer (VOC) into the supply chain. Secondly ...
Socio-Economic Sourcing: Benefits Of Small Business Set-Asides In Public Procurement, 2018 Bryant University
Socio-Economic Sourcing: Benefits Of Small Business Set-Asides In Public Procurement, Michael J. Gravier, Timothy G. Hawkins, Wesley S. Randall
Marketing Department Journal Articles
Small businesses are critical to economic health and encouraged in government spending by set-asides – annual small business sourcing goals that often are not attained. Little research has explored the negative and risky stigmas associated with small business sourcing.
This research explores reduced transaction costs of small business sourcing to government buyers. A survey of 350 government source selections reveals lower transaction costs derived from lower perceived risk of receiving a bid protest and via more efficient source selection processes.
Contrary to common bias, the performance level of small businesses is no less than that of ...
Two Essays On The Creation And Success Of New Ventures, 2018 Old Dominion University
Two Essays On The Creation And Success Of New Ventures, Amirmahmood Amini Sedeh
Management Theses & Dissertations
New venture creation is a complicated, idiosyncratic process that starts with an individual's ambition to exploit an opportunity and involves putting together resources to create value from the opportunity. During this journey, some entrepreneurs can initiate a new venture while others never exploit the discovered opportunity. Additionally, while many new ventures deploy the same resources, some entrepreneurial ventures are successful whereas others barely break even. Although extant literature acknowledges the importance of new venture creation, nonetheless, various drivers of innovative new ventures and factors facilitating the success of such ventures remain understudied.
Given this gap in the literature, the ...
Engaged Participant Observation: An Integrative Approach To Qualitative Field Research For Practitioner-Scholars, 2018 Georgia State University
Engaged Participant Observation: An Integrative Approach To Qualitative Field Research For Practitioner-Scholars, Daniel Robey, Wallace T.F Taylor
Engaged Management ReView
Participant observation is an appropriate research method for engaged practitioner-scholars seeking in-depth insights available from qualitative field research. Conventional approaches to participant observation include ethnography and action research. However, conventional approaches were originally developed with the assumption that the roles of practitioner and scholar are separate. We propose a new approach, engaged participant observation, which recognizes the integration of research and practice roles. We illustrate the application of engaged participant observation, and its special demands, through a completed executive doctoral dissertation conducted by second author and supervised by the first author. We address the specific tensions and demands of ...
Exploring Positive Outcomes Of Decision Making Biases In The Field Of Entrepreneurial Marketing, 2018 University of Tehran, faculty of entrepreneurship
Exploring Positive Outcomes Of Decision Making Biases In The Field Of Entrepreneurial Marketing, Pouria Nouri, Narges Imanipour, Kambiz Talebi, Mohammadreza Zali
The Qualitative Report
Entrepreneurs make important decisions regarding different aspects of their enterprises. Given the bulk of uncertainty, complexity as well as the rapid rate of change in their business environment, entrepreneurs’ decisions, including their marketing decisions, are prone to decision-making biases. Previous research has mainly focused on the negative outcomes of decision-making biases for entrepreneurs. We argue that sometimes entrepreneurial decision-making biases could have positive outcomes, too. Ignoring these positive outcomes has led to a serious research gap in the field of entrepreneurship. Thus, in this paper, we attempted to explore positive outcomes of decision-making biases in entrepreneurs’ marketing decisions with a ...
Regional Public/Private Partnerships As Entrepreneurial Bricolage, 2018 Salem State University
Regional Public/Private Partnerships As Entrepreneurial Bricolage, John F. Mcardle
Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy
Entrepreneurial development of contaminated or blighted land, commonly referred to as “brownfield,” carries significant enterprise risk. When considering competing opportunities, capital tends to flow in an adverse direction from higher-risk activity where outcomes are less certain. In addition, a complicated regulatory landscape can increase transaction costs which further limit the desirability of these projects. Often, that leaves the remediation of environmentally compromised property in the hands of the public sector. Yet, in industrialized nations with significant brownfield presence, government is often unable to solely cure defects due to limited fiscal resources and competing policy imperatives. One solution to the problem ...
The Effects Of Organizational Philanthropic Movements And Related Public Relations Strategies, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The Effects Of Organizational Philanthropic Movements And Related Public Relations Strategies, Gabriella C. Trapani
The following is a comprehensive public relations campaign created after extensive research on public relations efforts and corporate social responsibility. The study is mainly focused on establishing the relationship, if any, between a company’s philanthropic efforts and their profits. The study seeks to answer questions such as “Is the return on investment for philanthropic giving worth it?” and “How might this impact company morale?” With a focus on measuring the success of a philanthropic campaign created for Sereno Group Real Estate company, a small to midsize residential real estate company in the Silicon Valley, this study serves as a ...
Reward-Based Crowdfunding Success: Decomposition Of The Project, Product Category, Entrepreneur, And Location Effects, C. S. Richard Chan, Haemin Dennis Park, Pamkaj Patel, David Gomulya
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
We assess the relative importance of project, product category, entrepreneur, and location effects on reward-based crowdfunding success. Applying variance decomposition analysis to a sample of 98,336 crowdfunding projects launched between May 2009 and May 2014 on the Kickstarter platform, we find that agency factors, specifically the project and entrepreneur effects, explain the highest relative variance (over 80% of total variance) across three crowdfunding success outcomes – pledge amount, number of backers, and funding success. Structural factors, specifically product category and location effects, have lower but still significant effects. Our study extends prior variance decomposition studies in strategy and entrepreneurship research ...
An Exploration Of Internal Controls And Their Impact On Employee Fraud In Small Businesses, 2018 Liberty University
An Exploration Of Internal Controls And Their Impact On Employee Fraud In Small Businesses, Kent Lachney
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this qualitative study was to gain greater understanding of the current practices of the internal control systems of small businesses and to explore the effectiveness of their systems in comparison with anti-fraud activities recommended by forensic accountants. The researcher selected five small businesses that were members of the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce and had fewer than 100 employees. The researcher interviewed the owners and/or managers of the businesses, reviewed and analyzed company documentation, interpreted data, made observations, and offered recommendations. The researcher asked each participant to respond to questions related to the five elements ...
How To Make It As A Maker: Maximizing Customer Experience To Increase Brand Value In The Saturated Marketplace Of Paper Goods And Gifts, Hannah K. Lynch
The following thesis investigates the saturated conditions of the paper goods and gift industry, while addressing how the problem of competition discourages start-up brands. Targeted towards rising creative entrepreneurs with ambition to enter the marketplace, the thesis affirms opportunity for breakthrough created by the Maker Movement and identifies strategies for success through attention to customer experience. Based on the trending demand for experience, suggested strategies highlight the primary areas with opportunity for visual application, including brand, product, packaging, social media, and point of purchase. Scholarly research employs primary and secondary resources, along with case studies of successful brands in a ...
Explaining Informal Sector Entrepreneurship In Kosovo: An Institutionalist Perspective, 2018 University of Sheffield