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Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca 2015 The 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 ...


My Data Manager App, Customer Care 2014 SelectedWorks

My Data Manager App, Customer Care

Mobidia, Inc.

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When Should Bankruptcy Be An Option (For People, Places Or Things)?, David A. Skeel Jr. 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

When Should Bankruptcy Be An Option (For People, Places Or Things)?, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

When many people think about bankruptcy, they have a simple left-to-right spectrum of possibilities in mind. The spectrum starts with personal bankruptcy, moves next to corporations and other businesses, and then to municipalities, states, and finally countries. We assume that bankruptcy makes the most sense for individuals; that it makes a great deal of sense for corporations; that it is plausible but a little more suspect for cities; that it would be quite odd for states; and that bankruptcy is unimaginable for a country.

In this Article, I argue that the left-to-right spectrum is sensible but mistaken. After defining “bankruptcy ...


Evaluating Conflict Between Employees: Exploring The Costs To An Organization, David Cross Ph.D., Scott W.M. Burrus Ph.D., Melanie Shaw Ph.D. 2014 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Evaluating Conflict Between Employees: Exploring The Costs To An Organization, David Cross Ph.D., Scott W.M. Burrus Ph.D., Melanie Shaw Ph.D.

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

Conflicts between employees result in decreased job satisfaction, negative relationships within the organization, and a loss of employee commitment to both the organization and the specific job performed. Workplace conflicts have high costs to businesses. In aviation, the results of conflict can be deadly. The Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) is designed to help people learn practical strategies to mitigate conflict. A sample of 228 people from the aviation industry completed a pre-training survey, participated in scenario-based SDI training, and then completed a post-training survey regarding the effectiveness of the SDI to help them manage conflict. Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance ...


Confronting The Peppercorn Settlement In Merger Litigation: An Empirical Analysis And A Proposal For Reform, Steven M. Davidoff, Jill Fisch, Sean J. Griffith 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Confronting The Peppercorn Settlement In Merger Litigation: An Empirical Analysis And A Proposal For Reform, Steven M. Davidoff, Jill Fisch, Sean J. Griffith

Faculty Scholarship

Shareholder litigation challenging corporate mergers is ubiquitous, with the likelihood of a shareholder suit exceeding 90%. The value of this litigation, however, is questionable. The vast majority of merger cases settle for nothing more than supplemental disclosures in the merger proxy statement. The attorneys that bring these lawsuits are compensated for their efforts with a court-awarded fee. This leads critics to charge that merger litigation benefits only the lawyers who bring the claims, not the shareholders they represent. In response, defenders of merger litigation argue that the lawsuits serve a useful oversight function and that the improved disclosures that result ...


Consolidating Student Loans, With A Review Of Student Loans In General, Richard H. Serlin 2014 SelectedWorks

Consolidating Student Loans, With A Review Of Student Loans In General, Richard H. Serlin

Richard H. Serlin

This is a very complete, state of the art article on student loans, and smart student loan strategy for regular people. Thus, honestly, I think it's something very rare. A good way to quickly understand well this important subject.


Using Inoculation Messages To Protect “Stay In The Market” Beliefs During Financial Crises, Lindsay Lyles Dillingham 2014 University of Kentucky

Using Inoculation Messages To Protect “Stay In The Market” Beliefs During Financial Crises, Lindsay Lyles Dillingham

Theses and Dissertations--Communication

This paper focuses on the problem of collapsed “stay in the market” (SIM) beliefs during financial crises. The primary purpose of this investigation was to ascertain whether or not inoculation messages represent a viable communication strategy to preemptively protect SIM beliefs during forthcoming financial crises. Ancillary purposes of this study were to further investigate the role of print and video crises, explicit instructions regarding post-inoculation talk (PIT), and gain and loss frame inoculation messages on the inoculation process. This study used a between subjects factorial design (3 x 2 plus four additional conditions) to explore ten hypotheses. Data collected from ...


A Study Of Natural Resource Use By The Nehiyaw (Cree) First Nation, Richard Missens, Leo Paul Dana, Robert B. Anderson 2014 SelectedWorks

A Study Of Natural Resource Use By The Nehiyaw (Cree) First Nation, Richard Missens, Leo Paul Dana, Robert B. Anderson

Leo Dana

The traditional relationship – that Aboriginal peoples in Canada have had with their land and its resources – has changed significantly since the arrival of Europeans. During the 17th and 18th centuries, trade relations with the newcomers introduced to Aboriginal peoples: 1) capitalism; 2) the capitalist view toward land; 3) the exploitation of resources. The newly formed Canadian government in the late 19th century with its Indian policy expedited the shift to a capitalist economy with the creation of Indian reserves. During the mid-20th century First Nations began to view economic interests as a part of their own development agenda. Today, Aboriginal ...


Eight Years Of Journal Of Muamalat And Islamic Finance Research (Jmifr) (2004-2011): A Way Forward, Muhammad Ridhwan, Fuadah Johari, Muhammad Mohamad Yusoff 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Eight Years Of Journal Of Muamalat And Islamic Finance Research (Jmifr) (2004-2011): A Way Forward, Muhammad Ridhwan, Fuadah Johari, Muhammad Mohamad Yusoff

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article presents the result of various bibliometric patterns of articles published by Journal of Muamalat and Islamic Finance Research (JMIFR). This journal is devoted to the field of Islamic Banking and Finance studies and their application in modern times. Data from each volume of JMIFR were collected and statistically analyzed using the Statistical Product & Service Solution (SPSS) software. This study looked at variables which include authorship patterns, length of articles, number of articles published, author productivity, contributing institutions and subject area patterns. Among the significant findings are that dual authorship is prevalent and accounted for about 56.8% of ...


Techscribe Ste Term Checker: Uwe Muegge Reviews A Free Vocabulary Checking Tool For Asd-Ste100, Uwe Muegge 2013 SelectedWorks

Techscribe Ste Term Checker: Uwe Muegge Reviews A Free Vocabulary Checking Tool For Asd-Ste100, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

The Simplified Technical English Maintenance Group (STEMG) recently made its Simplified Technical English (STE) specification ASD-STE100 available to the technical communication community free of charge. While STE was originally developed for the European aerospace industry, the ASD-STE100 specification has become the most widely used controlled language on the planet. The STE Term Checker is a new tool that lets users of Simplified Technical English automatically check texts for compliance with the word lists and vocabulary rules of ASD-STE100.


Informe Competitividad Sectores Económicos – Colombia: Una Aproximación Metodológica (Versión 2), Daniel Monroy 2013 SelectedWorks

Informe Competitividad Sectores Económicos – Colombia: Una Aproximación Metodológica (Versión 2), Daniel Monroy

Daniel A Monroy C

El objetivo del documento se dirige a proponer algunas bases metodológicas tendientes a diagnosticar la competitividad de sectores económicos en Colombia, lo anterior, tomando como base el trabajo realizado por un equipo de investigadores de la Universidad Externado de Colombia, en el cual se analizó la competitividad del sector de la construcción en el país. El trabajo toma en cuenta las metodologías sobre competitividad aplicadas por algunos estudios internacionales, concretamente aquellos que miden y comparan el nivel de competitividad del país respecto de otros; por otro lado, también toma en cuenta los estudios y las metodologías aplicadas en algunos estudios ...


The Strategic Planning Process In Complex Settings: The Case Of Construction Professional Service Firms, Roisin Murphy, Iain Henderson 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Strategic Planning Process In Complex Settings: The Case Of Construction Professional Service Firms, Roisin Murphy, Iain Henderson

Conference papers

No abstract provided.


Condition Of The United States Infrastructure, Potential Solutions, And International Comparisons, James W. McDonald 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Condition Of The United States Infrastructure, Potential Solutions, And International Comparisons, James W. Mcdonald

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Corporate Humanitarian Partnerships, Rebecca C. Keyes 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Corporate Humanitarian Partnerships, Rebecca C. Keyes

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Inclusive Business: Using For-Profit Business Models To Address Global Poverty, Samuel James Conner 2013 Liberty University

Inclusive Business: Using For-Profit Business Models To Address Global Poverty, Samuel James Conner

Senior Honors Papers

Due to the rise of globalization, modernization, and the Internet revolution, awareness of global poverty has expanded, making its eradication a chief goal of the global development community for the twenty-first century. Though corporations are often expected to participate in social and community development initiatives without regard for profits, this paper presents inclusive business as a way for businesses to profitably engage impoverished segments of society. Inclusive businesses seek to expand their consumer bases or strengthen their supply chains by moving into new markets among the poor that have limited access to global markets and remain largely untapped. The research ...


Airline Quality Rating 2013, Brent D. Bowen, Dean E. Headley 2013 Purdue University

Airline Quality Rating 2013, Brent D. Bowen, Dean E. Headley

Airline Quality Rating Report

The Airline Quality Rating (AQR) was developed and first announced in early 1991 as an objective method for assessing airline quality on combined multiple performance criteria. This current report, the Airline Quality Rating 2013, reflects monthly Airline Quality Rating scores for calendar year 2012. AQR scores for 2013 are based on 15 elements in four major areas that focus on airline performance aspects important to air travel consumers over the calendar year of 2012.

The Airline Quality Rating 2013 is a summary of month-by-month quality ratings for U.S. airlines that are required to report performance by virtue of having ...


The Rise And Fall Of Bread In America, Amanda Benson 2013 Johnson & Wales University

The Rise And Fall Of Bread In America, Amanda Benson

Academic Symposium of Undergraduate Scholarship

Over the last century bread has gone through cycles of acceptance and popularity in the United States. The pressure exerted on the American bread market by manufacturers’ advertising campaigns and various dietary trends has caused it to go through periods of acceptance and rejection. Before the industrialization of bread making, consumers held few negative views on bread and perceived it primarily as a form of sustenance. After its industrialization, the battle between the manufacturers and the neighborhood bakeries over consumers began. With manufacturers, such as Wonder Bread, trying to maximize profits and dominate the market, corporate leaders aimed to discourage ...


The Wires Go To War: The U.S. Experiment With Government Ownership Of The Telephone System During World War I, Michael A. Janson, Christopher S. Yoo 2013 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Wires Go To War: The U.S. Experiment With Government Ownership Of The Telephone System During World War I, Michael A. Janson, Christopher S. Yoo

Faculty Scholarship

One of the most distinctive characteristics of the U.S. telephone system is that it has always been privately owned, in stark contrast to the pattern of government ownership followed by virtually every other nation. What is not widely known is how close the United States came to falling in line with the rest of the world. For the one-year period following July 31, 1918, the exigencies of World War I led the federal government to take over the U.S. telephone system. A close examination of this episode sheds new light into a number of current policy issues. The ...


Cultural Diversity In Television Narratives: Homophilization, Appropriation, And Implications For Media Advocacy, Cristel A. Russell, Hope J. Schau, David Crockett 2013 SelectedWorks

Cultural Diversity In Television Narratives: Homophilization, Appropriation, And Implications For Media Advocacy, Cristel A. Russell, Hope J. Schau, David Crockett

David Crockett

This research explores the role of cultural diversity in the construction of consumer identity, and in particular, how cultural diversity is appropriated through television viewing. Data based on depth interviews and surveys of young adults who created brand collages centered on a television-based character reveal that viewers identify and engage with television narratives through a process of “homophilization”; that is, they actively envision various features of television narratives as similar to themselves and their own lived experiences. The data also show that homophilizing processes are enacted primarily by customizing the narrative, or textual poaching, in which the consumers insert themselves ...


The Use Of Twitter By Luxury And Midscale Hotels, Yolanda M. Tselepidakis 2013 University of New Hampshire

The Use Of Twitter By Luxury And Midscale Hotels, Yolanda M. Tselepidakis

Honors Theses

Twitter has demanded a presence in company brands since its start up in 2008, including the hotel industry. As an up and coming marketing tool, the social media website is still new to both hotels and their guests. Observing the different strategies incorporated by luxury and midscale hotels, the paper provides explanations on how these two segments differ in utilizing Twitter. Through direct interviews with US luxury and midscale hotels and analyzing individual Twitter feeds, it was found that luxury hotels and their target market are much more active on Twitter than the midscale hotel segment. Implications suggest that although ...


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