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The International Business Risk Of Terrorism: A Pragmatic Framework For Assessing Its Impact On The U.S.-Based, Small- To Medium-Sized Enterprise’S Supply Chain Operations, Scott A. Lemons 2017 Western Michigan University

The International Business Risk Of Terrorism: A Pragmatic Framework For Assessing Its Impact On The U.S.-Based, Small- To Medium-Sized Enterprise’S Supply Chain Operations, Scott A. Lemons

The Hilltop Review

Purpose - Subject paper examines the international business risk of terrorism’s impact on the focal firm’s supply chain operations, as proliferated by the acceleration of globalization, via a fundamental review of pertinent country- and firm-level considerations shaped by global environmental factors. Subsequently, a managerial risk assessment and mitigation planning framework is presented for the supply chain executive’s pragmatic use.

Design/methodology/approach – Broad evaluation of contemporary viewpoints precedes a risk assessment and mitigation planning framework from the supply chain executive’s point-of-view.

Findings – While observed research found the probability of the risk of terrorism to be low, the ...


Capacity Management In Agricultural Commodity Processing And Application In The Palm Industry, Onur BOYABATLI, Quang (Jason) Dang NGUYEN, Tong WANG 2017 Singapore Management University

Capacity Management In Agricultural Commodity Processing And Application In The Palm Industry, Onur Boyabatli, Quang (Jason) Dang Nguyen, Tong Wang

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This paper examines the capacity investment decisions of a processor that uses a commodity input to produce both a commodity output and a byproduct in the context of agricultural industries. We employ a multi-period model to study the optimal one-time processing and (output) storage capacity investment decisions---in addition to the periodic processing and inventory decisions---when both input and output spot prices as well as production yield are uncertain. We characterize the optimal decisions and perform sensitivity analysis to investigate how spot price uncertainty affects the processor's optimal capacity and profitability. Using a calibration based on the palm industry, we ...


A Study Of The Factors That Influence Consumer Attitudes Towards Beef Products Using The Conjoint Market Analysis Tool, Brian E. Mennecke, Anthony M. Townsend, Dermot J. Hayes, Steven M. Lonergan 2016 Iowa State University

A Study Of The Factors That Influence Consumer Attitudes Towards Beef Products Using The Conjoint Market Analysis Tool, Brian E. Mennecke, Anthony M. Townsend, Dermot J. Hayes, Steven M. Lonergan

Dermot J. Hayes

Beef producers looking for a competitive edge in today's markets need information about the qualities that consumers consider most important. Using conjoint marketing analysis allowed the investigators to sort out the most relevant characteristics for meat purchasers.


An Economic Analysis Of Expenditures On State Experiment Station Research, Wallace E. Huffman, John A. Miranowski 2016 Iowa State University

An Economic Analysis Of Expenditures On State Experiment Station Research, Wallace E. Huffman, John A. Miranowski

John Miranowski

The last decade can be characterized by a growing skepticism of the agricultural research establishment. Some have argued that agricultural researchers have been captured by the interests of large farmers or by large private farm input supply firms. Others have argued that the agricultural research establishment has been unresponsive to human resource, environmental, and income distributional issues. Some of these concerns have been expressed in recent changes made in the type of federal support for agricultural research.


Mid-Level Procurement Manager Leader Development: A Collective Case Study, Douglas Veatch 2016 Liberty University

Mid-Level Procurement Manager Leader Development: A Collective Case Study, Douglas Veatch

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The development of high-performing employees with the potential to assume leadership roles remains a vital exercise for organizations. Public and private sector organizations of all sizes have implemented programs focused on developing the next generation of leaders. The researcher explored the issue of how a national service industry organization is experiencing varied levels of success of leader development in the case of geographically dispersed mid-level procurement managers in the trucking logistics group. Guided by elements of successful leader development programs, the purpose of this collective qualitative case study was to discover the common issues and factors that lead to success ...


Appointment Sequencing: Why The Smallest-Variance-First Rule May Not Be Optimal, Qingxia KONG, Chung-Yee LEE, Chung-Piaw TEO, Zhichao ZHENG 2016 Adolfo Ibáñez University

Appointment Sequencing: Why The Smallest-Variance-First Rule May Not Be Optimal, Qingxia Kong, Chung-Yee Lee, Chung-Piaw Teo, Zhichao Zheng

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

We study the design of a healthcare appointment system with a single physician and a group of patients whose service durations are stochastic. The challenge is to find the optimal arrival sequence for a group of mixed patients such that the expected total cost of patient waiting time and physician overtime is minimized. While numerous simulation studies report that sequencing patients by increasing order of variance of service duration (Smallest-Variance-First or SVF rule) performs extremely well in many environments, analytical results on optimal sequencing are known only for two patients. In this paper, we shed light on why it is ...


Predicting The Performance Of Queues: A Data Analytic Approach, Kum Khiong YANG, Cayirli TUGBA, Mei Wan LOW 2016 Singapore Management University

Predicting The Performance Of Queues: A Data Analytic Approach, Kum Khiong Yang, Cayirli Tugba, Mei Wan Low

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Existing models of multi-server queues with system transience and non-standard assumptions are either too complex or restricted in their assumptions to be used broadly in practice. This paper proposes using data analytics, combining computer simulation to generate the data and an advanced non-linear regression technique called the Alternating Conditional Expectation (ACE) to construct a set of easy-to-use equations to predict the performance of queues with a scheduled start and end time. Our results show that the equations can accurately predict the queue performance as a function of the number of servers, mean arrival load, session length and service time variability ...


A Neural Network For Collaborative Forecasting, Abdulrahman M. Enani 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

A Neural Network For Collaborative Forecasting, Abdulrahman M. Enani

Masters Theses

As the supply chain activities’ backbone, demand forecasting must be accurate. This paper proposes an artificial neural network forecasting model, which integrates and synchronizes shared information, such as sales or consumption rate among different partners, to improve the forecasting’s accuracy. This information sharing is part of the collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) model, which is a supply chain model aiming to enhance the supply chain’s efficiency by jointly planning and forecasting between two or more supply chain partners that will be used as the base for production and replenishment activities. The model is validated using a tuna ...


Isscm Newsletter, Volume 14, November 15, 2016, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2016 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 14, November 15, 2016, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

An eleven page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Commercialization Strategy October 2013.Pptx, Deogratias Harorimana Sr 2016 The University of the South Pacific

Commercialization Strategy October 2013.Pptx, Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This is a summary copy of the findings from a regional study on South Pacific Vessels and Cruise Analysis, Port Landscape and Competitiveness. Further inquiries for in-depths understanding of the report can be forwarded to info@aipfgroup.com


The Actual Cost Of Food Systems On Roadway Infrastructure, Omar G. Smadi, Inya Nienanya, Marwan Ghandour, Silvina Lopez Barrera 2016 Iowa State University

The Actual Cost Of Food Systems On Roadway Infrastructure, Omar G. Smadi, Inya Nienanya, Marwan Ghandour, Silvina Lopez Barrera

Marwan Ghandour

The variations among transportation costs for local, regional and conventional food production and distribution systems were investigated for three Iowa counties.


Service Learning Project For Promoting Student Engagement: Takeaway And Results From A Sustainability Survey Project, Balaji Janamanchi 2016 Texas A & M International University

Service Learning Project For Promoting Student Engagement: Takeaway And Results From A Sustainability Survey Project, Balaji Janamanchi

Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference

Student engagement has received a lot of attention in recent times in higher education from all stakeholders. Many academic institutions are purposely promoting the initiatives that are reputed to promote student engagement in academic settings which include Service Learning (SL) initiatives. My presentation is about a service learning project that I implemented in my POM class in fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters and my findings and takeaways from this project.


Mentoring Undergraduate Research In Education And Business: Transformation In Global And Local Communities, Hulya Julie Yazici, Tunde Szecsi 2016 Florida Gulf Coast University

Mentoring Undergraduate Research In Education And Business: Transformation In Global And Local Communities, Hulya Julie Yazici, Tunde Szecsi

Florida Statewide Symposium – Engagement in Undergraduate Research

The purpose of this presentation is to highlight avenues toward undergraduate scholarship in education and business. The common theme of these initiatives is the transformative learning which students experienced in local and global communities. In education, the examples include a course-embedded action research with community service, and autoethnography in which students analyzed their experiences abroad to uncover the process of transformation. In business, students worked on a semester long project in quality management collaborating with a local health equipment manufacturer. The systematic guidance of the business and continuous feedback of the instruction, resulted in full transformation of student learning.


Internet Diffusion And Adoption In Cuba, Randi L. Priluck 2016 Pace University

Internet Diffusion And Adoption In Cuba, Randi L. Priluck

Atlantic Marketing Journal

The purpose of this paper is to examine Internet adoption at a time of increasing change for the Cuban marketplace. As the Cuban economy begins to open to new business formats one key driver of economic will be access to communications networks. This paper explores the penetration of Internet connectivity in Cuba as relations with the United States thaw. The theories of diffusion of innovations, cultural dimensions of adoption and market and political realities are employed to better understand the pace of Internet adoption as the Cuban economy continues to develop.


College Students Use Social Networking Sites For Sharing With Friends, But Guess Who Else Is Looking?, Elizabeth C. Alexander, Fred Mader, Deanna Mader 2016 Marshall University

College Students Use Social Networking Sites For Sharing With Friends, But Guess Who Else Is Looking?, Elizabeth C. Alexander, Fred Mader, Deanna Mader

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Abstract - Jobvite, a recruiting platform for the social web, reports from their annual 2012 survey of recruiters that 92% of U.S. companies are using social networking sites (SNS) for hiring purposes (Jobvit, 2012). Career Builder reported in 2009 that 45% of employers were using SNS to screen and research applicants (CareerBuilder, 2009). It is important that faculty and support staff working to place students, and the students themselves, understand the developments and practices in the use of social networking sites for job search and recruiting and the best methods, as well as detriments when marketing themselves. This study examines ...


Using Focus Groups And Correspondence Analysis To Explore The Relationship Between Millennials’ Online Behavior And Their Opinions Of Online Reviews, James E. Stoddard, Michael Dotson, Neel Das 2016 Appalachian State University

Using Focus Groups And Correspondence Analysis To Explore The Relationship Between Millennials’ Online Behavior And Their Opinions Of Online Reviews, James E. Stoddard, Michael Dotson, Neel Das

Atlantic Marketing Journal

This paper explores the relationship between millennials’ online behavior and their opinions of online reviews via the use of focus groups and correspondence analysis. The proposition was that millennials’ online behavior (including search behavior) is likely to have an effect on how they view online reviews. The correspondence analysis results suggest that millennials who spend more time online peruse a greater number of products. Further, relationships were found between millennials’ time online and factors influencing review trustworthiness as well as millennials’ time online and factors affecting review memorability. It is noteworthy to suggest that focus group analysis can be enhanced ...


Isscm, Master Of I.S. Cohort, Fall 2016, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2016 Wright State University

Isscm, Master Of I.S. Cohort, Fall 2016, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Cohort Posters

Poster of the 2016 Cohort from the Master of Information Systems Program.


Isscm, M.S. In Logistics & Scm Cohort, Fall 2016, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2016 Wright State University

Isscm, M.S. In Logistics & Scm Cohort, Fall 2016, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Cohort Posters

Poster of the Fall 2016 Cohort from the Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program.


Isscm Newsletter, Volume 13, September 28, 2016, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2016 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 13, September 28, 2016, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A ten page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Volume And Cost Implications Of Product Portfolio Complexity, Mark A. Jacobs 2016 University of Dayton

Volume And Cost Implications Of Product Portfolio Complexity, Mark A. Jacobs

Mark Jacobs

Business leaders are concerned about the impacts of increasing levels of product portfolio complexity since many sense that complexity related costs such as order management, procurement, and inventory threaten to undermine operational efficiencies and consume profits. Even so, managers do not fully understand the extent and breadth of the impacts of product portfolio complexity. A more complete understanding of the operational effects of product portfolio complexity is lacking partially because researchers have not yet offered a robust theoretical perspective or studied it in a focused controlled way; until now. Herein, measures of product portfolio complexity are developed and related to ...


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