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The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Interlocks And Firm Performance: The Role Of Uncertainty In The Directorate Interlock-Performance Relationship, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Remzi Gozubuyuk Dr, Manuel Becerra Dr 2014 Melbourne Business School

Interlocks And Firm Performance: The Role Of Uncertainty In The Directorate Interlock-Performance Relationship, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Remzi Gozubuyuk Dr, Manuel Becerra Dr

Geoffrey P Martin

We examine how uncertainty influences the performance effects of directorate interlocks. Our study offers a new perspective of directorate interlocks as mechanisms that enable firms to improve performance when confronted with greater uncertainty, suggesting that uncertainty positively moderates the interlock-performance relationship. This contrasts with the view based on resource dependence theory suggesting networks reduce uncertainty and enhance firm performance, implying that uncertainty mediates the interlock effect upon performance. Using a sample of 3,745 firms across manufacturing industries in U.S. during the period 2001 to 2009, we find support for the moderation argument and less convincing support for mediation ...


Critical & Creative Thinking And Structured Analytic Methodologies:, James L. Harper 2014 SelectedWorks

Critical & Creative Thinking And Structured Analytic Methodologies:, James L. Harper

James L Harper

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Implementing Centralized Waiting Lists For Patients Without A Family Physician In Quebec, Mylaine Breton, Jennissa Gagne, Fortuné Gankpe 2014 McMaster University

Implementing Centralized Waiting Lists For Patients Without A Family Physician In Quebec, Mylaine Breton, Jennissa Gagne, Fortuné Gankpe

Health Reform Observer - Observatoire des Réformes de Santé

In 2008, the Quebec government mandated the ninety-four Centres de Santé et des Services Sociaux (CSSS ­or Centres for Health and Social Services) to implement a Guichet d'Accès aux Clientèles Orphelines (GACO) – a centralized waiting list to help patients without a family physician find one. Specifically, the goal of GACOs is to increase the number of patients with a family physician as well as to give priority access to vulnerable patients. The media treatment of “orphan” patients as well as the Fédération des Médecins Omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ ­ or Federation of General Practitioners of Quebec) both played a crucial ...


Learning Emergent Strategies Through Design Thinking, Sebastian K. Fixson, Jay Rao 2014 Babson College

Learning Emergent Strategies Through Design Thinking, Sebastian K. Fixson, Jay Rao

Technology, Operations & Information Management Working Papers

No abstract provided.


Seeking Accountability: Multi-Service Accountability Agreements (Msaas) In Ontario’S Community Support Sector, Carolyn A. Steele Gray, Whitney Berta, Raisa Deber, Janet Lum 2014 McMaster University

Seeking Accountability: Multi-Service Accountability Agreements (Msaas) In Ontario’S Community Support Sector, Carolyn A. Steele Gray, Whitney Berta, Raisa Deber, Janet Lum

Health Reform Observer - Observatoire des Réformes de Santé

Multi-Service Accountability Agreements (MSAAs) have been put in place to hold Community Sector Service (CSS) agencies to account for services receiving public funding in Ontario. The MSAA seeks to support financial and performance accountability, requiring CSS agencies to report on their performance quarterly. The MSAA is an expenditure policy tool that has undergone several iterations, each informed by negotiations between the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC), the province’s regional authorities – known as Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) - and organizations/associations representing CSS agency interests. This approach to accountability is consistent with a broader focus on the ...


Enhancing Your Credibility As A Professional: Things To Do - Things To Avoid, Aaron W. Hughey 2014 Western Kentucky University

Enhancing Your Credibility As A Professional: Things To Do - Things To Avoid, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Implanter Des Guichets D’Accès Aux Clientèles Sans Médecin De Famille À Travers Le Québec, Mylaine Breton, Jennissa Gagne, Fortuné Gankpe 2014 McMaster University

Implanter Des Guichets D’Accès Aux Clientèles Sans Médecin De Famille À Travers Le Québec, Mylaine Breton, Jennissa Gagne, Fortuné Gankpe

Health Reform Observer - Observatoire des Réformes de Santé

En 2008, le gouvernement du Québec a mandaté les quatre-vingt-quatorze centres de santé et des services sociaux (CSSS) d’introduire un guichet d’accès aux « clientèles orphelines » (GACO; le terme de clientèle orpheline désigne les patients n'ayant pas accès à un médecin de famille) au sein de leur organisation. L’objectif des GACO est d’augmenter le nombre de patients avec un médecin de famille et de prioriser les patients vulnérables. La médiatisation de l’enjeu des patients orphelins et la Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec ont joué un rôle prépondérant dans la conceptualisation et l'introduction de ...


The Leap Model: Perceptions Of Emergency Service Leaders Of Legitimacy, R. Jeffery Maxfield, John Fisher 2014 Utah Valley University

The Leap Model: Perceptions Of Emergency Service Leaders Of Legitimacy, R. Jeffery Maxfield, John Fisher

Dr. John R. Fisher

This study adds to the qualitative data showing how leaders in the emergency services perceive legitimacy and the bases of power. The study examines the perception of leaders and their perspective on why subordinates view their leader as legitimate and/or authentic. Two definitions of legitimacy are presented: the traditional viewpoint of French and Raven (1959) associating legitimate power “with having status or formal job authority” and the other proposed by Maxfield (2012) in the LEAP leadership model basing legitimacy or authenticity more on the characteristics and skills leaders bring to their positions. Emergency service students interviewed leaders in their ...


Savings Account For Microenterprise, Meghan Jarow 2014 Pace University

Savings Account For Microenterprise, Meghan Jarow

Honors College Theses

Will bundling savings accounts with loans increase the effectiveness of microfinance as a tool for alleviating poverty? Microfinance is the practice of offering small loans to poor people in developing countries. The development of this practice into a poverty dimishining, self-sustaining business won Muhammad Yunus a Nobel Prize in 2006. Today, there are thousands of microfinance institutions (MFIs) serving millions of people in developing countries. However, there is recent evidence that these loans do not help reduce poverty, and may do as much ahrm as good.

In truth providing credit to the poor may not be enough to eliminate poverty ...


From Crowds To Collaborators: Initiating Effort & Catalyzing Interactions Among Online Creative Workers, Kevin J. Boudreau, Patrick Gaule, Karim R. Lakhani, Christoph Riedl, Anita Williams Woolley 2014 Carnegie Mellon University

From Crowds To Collaborators: Initiating Effort & Catalyzing Interactions Among Online Creative Workers, Kevin J. Boudreau, Patrick Gaule, Karim R. Lakhani, Christoph Riedl, Anita Williams Woolley

Tepper School of Business

Online collaborative platforms have emerged as a complementary approach to traditional organizations for coordinating the collective efforts of creative workers. However, it is surprising that they result in any productive output as individuals often work without direct monetary incentives while collaborating with unknown others. In this paper, we distinguish the conditions necessary for eliciting effort from those affecting the quality of interdependent teamwork. We consider the role of incentives versus social processes in catalyzing collaboration. We test our hypotheses using a unique data set of 260 individuals randomly assigned to 52 teams tasked with developing working solutions to a complex ...


Corporate Social Responsibility In A Remedy-Seeking Society: A Public Choice Perspective, Donald J. Kochan 2014 Chapman University School of Law

Corporate Social Responsibility In A Remedy-Seeking Society: A Public Choice Perspective, Donald J. Kochan

Donald J. Kochan

Written for the Chapman Law Review Symposium on “What Can Law & Economics Teach Us About the Corporate Social Responsibility Debate?,” this Article applies the lessons of public choice theory to examine corporate social responsibility. The Article adopts a broad definition of corporate social responsibility activism to include both (1) those efforts that seek to convince corporations to voluntarily take into account corporate social responsibility in their own decision-making, and (2) the efforts to alter the legal landscape and expand legal obligations of corporations beyond traditional notions of harm and duty so as to force corporations to invest in interests other ...


Leading At The Edge Of Uncertainty: An Exploration Of The Effect Of Contemplative Practice On Organizational Leaders, Stephen D. Romano 2014 Antioch University

Leading At The Edge Of Uncertainty: An Exploration Of The Effect Of Contemplative Practice On Organizational Leaders, Stephen D. Romano

Dissertations & Theses

The purpose of the study is to investigate how organizational leaders cultivate focus and calm in moments of uncertainty. There is significant literature discussing how individuals manage stress and enhance well-being through formal meditative practices, but few studies investigate informal strategies. Through single subject with multiple subject design, the research examines how specific mind body practices affect an individual's ability to pay attention, connect with others, manage stress, and enhance perspective-taking. This study suggests that being a leader, and by extension, leadership, is not merely a series of actions; rather, it is a way of thinking and being. The ...


Het Coöperatief Financieren En Beheren Van Zorgvastgoed. Kansen, Knelpunten En Aanbevelingen., Wim Van Opstal, Karine Ruttens 2014 SelectedWorks

Het Coöperatief Financieren En Beheren Van Zorgvastgoed. Kansen, Knelpunten En Aanbevelingen., Wim Van Opstal, Karine Ruttens

Wim Van Opstal

Het coöperatieve model kent de jongste jaren opnieuw een verhoogde aandacht binnen diverse geledingen van het maatschappelijke middenveld, het bedrijfsleven en de politiek. Hoewel de coöperatie in feite nooit verdwenen was uit het economische leven, zien we dat ze vooral binnen de social profit voor het eerst in lange tijd haar opwachting maakt als potentiële oplossing voor maatschappelijke problemen.

Zo zien we hoe zorggebruikers en hun familieleden, maar ook zorgverleners de mogelijkheden van de coöperatie verkennen en ermee aan de slag gaan. De wachtlijsten zijn immers lang en de budgettaire context is niet veelbelovend. Deze pioniers nemen daarbij financiële risico ...


Perspective-Taking And Willingness To Engage In Intergroup Contact, Cynthia S. Wang, Kenneth Tai, Gillian Ku, Adam D. Galinsky 2014 Singapore Management University

Perspective-Taking And Willingness To Engage In Intergroup Contact, Cynthia S. Wang, Kenneth Tai, Gillian Ku, Adam D. Galinsky

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The current research explored whether perspective-taking increases willingness to engage in contact with stereotyped outgroup members. Across three studies, we find that perspective-taking increases willingness to engage in contact with negatively-stereotyped targets. In Study 1, perspective-takers sat closer to, whereas stereotype suppressors sat further from, a hooligan compared to control participants. In Study 2, individual differences in perspective-taking tendencies predicted individuals’ willingness to engage in contact with a hooligan, having effects above and beyond those of empathic concern. Finally, Study 3 demonstrated that perspective-taking’s effects on intergroup contact extend to the target’s group (i.e., another homeless man ...


The Nature And Influence Of Relationship On Success In A Virtual Work Environment, Carol Locher Ransone 2014 Antioch University

The Nature And Influence Of Relationship On Success In A Virtual Work Environment, Carol Locher Ransone

Dissertations & Theses

The evolution of technology in the 21st century has led to a greater understanding of the benefits and the challenges of expanding work relationships across geographical boundaries. This expansion has contributed to the development of a global society with over three million employee teleworkers (Global Workplace Analytics and the Telework Research Network, 2013). In spite of the advances in connecting across the globe technologically, the importance of successfully working together in a virtual work environment is grounded in relationships that foster individual growth and group cohesion. The human elements of connectivity are primary to the success of organizations as well ...


An Experimental Investigation Of Outsourcing Through Competition, Ehsan Elahi, Roger Blake 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

An Experimental Investigation Of Outsourcing Through Competition, Ehsan Elahi, Roger Blake

Ehsan Elahi

Our research uses laboratory experiments to examine the theoretical results of competition between suppliers in an outsourcing setup. We consider a supply chain in which a single buyer needs to outsource the manufacturing of a product among N potential suppliers. The buyer allocates demand to suppliers not on the basis of price, but rather on service. We analyze the levels of service suppliers will decide to provide when competing on three different criteria specified by the buyer. For the first, suppliers compete by providing the buyer a specific service level (fill-rate), and for the second by maintaining a specific quantity ...


Understanding The Future Of Native Values At An Alaska Native Corporation, Gail Cheney 2014 Antioch University

Understanding The Future Of Native Values At An Alaska Native Corporation, Gail Cheney

Dissertations & Theses

This dissertation frames the first step on a journey toward understanding the current and future place that Native values have in an Alaska Native Corporation, a context of value conflict, resolution, adaptation, and change. My dissertation strives to answer the question, "What is the future of Native Values at Sealaska?" To carry out this study, I utilized the Ethnographic Futures Research Method (EFR) developed by Dr. Robert Textor. EFR, as a method, asks individuals to envision a pessimistic, optimistic, and probable future along with strategies to move the probable future more toward the optimistic vision. EFR is an innovative and ...


Switching Off The Auto Pilot, Singapore Management University 2014 Singapore Management University

Switching Off The Auto Pilot, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

A recent study uncovers the link between mindfulness and employee performance


Development Of A Business Case For Investment In Analytic Software: An Organization Development Perspective, Susan L. Quint 2014 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Development Of A Business Case For Investment In Analytic Software: An Organization Development Perspective, Susan L. Quint

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

Expenditures for data and analytics may be among the most costly investments an organization can make, and yet the traditional cost-benefit models that support decision making about those investments have themselves become outdated approaches – often leaving out the social and socio-economic factors that are related to development of new capabilities. This exploratory case study considers alternative perspectives about the construction of the business case for organizational investments in software used in analytics. As investments in new analytic capabilities are considered, costs for new technology are often evaluated and weighed against potential benefits. Although there are many potential points of view ...


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