Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, 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 ...
Perceived Barriers To Employment For Older Displaced Workers, 2014 Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Perceived Barriers To Employment For Older Displaced Workers, Luther M. Maddy Iii, John C. Cannon
Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development
Objective: This study attempted to determine if age was perceived as a barrier to employment for unemployed individuals above 40 years of age. Background: The social cognitive career theory, which posits individuals are less likely to pursue actions for which they do not expect positive results, formed the foundation of this study. Method: Job search self-efficacy was measured in 116 unemployed individuals in three states. Results: An independent samples t test was calculated to compare the mean job search self-efficacy scores of the participants above the age of 40 to the scores of the younger participants. No significant difference was ...
Economic Emergency Program: St. Cloud Printing Plant Closure, 2014 St. Cloud State University
Economic Emergency Program: St. Cloud Printing Plant Closure, Richard A. Macdonald, King Banaian, Owusua Yamoah, Brigid Tuck, Adeel Ahmed
Special Economic Studies
On May 30 2014, Quad/Graphics announced the completion of its acquisition of Brown Printing Company. As part of integration plans following the acquisition, the company later announced the closure of the Quad/Graphics printing plant in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The plant closure will result in the loss of 280 jobs at the St. Cloud plant. It is estimated that the closure will result in the total loss of 475 jobs, $72.7 million of sales, and $24.6 million of labor income in Stearns and Benton counties. In addition to the direct loss of jobs in the printing industry ...
Strategic Analysis Of Casino Expansion Into Massachusetts, 2014 Bridgewater State University
Strategic Analysis Of Casino Expansion Into Massachusetts, Nicole Sherman
Honors Program Theses and Projects
The purpose of this project was to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each resort casino proposal for Massachusetts and recommend the best choice for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to select. Presently there are three companies competing for a Category 1 gaming license in Massachusetts; MGM in Springfield is the sole candidate for the Western Massachusetts region, and Wynn in Everett is competing against Mohegan Sun in Revere for a license in the Eastern Massachusetts area. Information for this project was collected by attending public meetings with presentations from casino representatives, town officials, and the Gaming Commission. A literature search ...
The Business Of Beds: An Exploration Of Hotel And Hostel Business Strategy, 2014 University of Connecticut
The Business Of Beds: An Exploration Of Hotel And Hostel Business Strategy, Robert B. Bunda
Honors Scholar Theses
At their cores, hotels and hostels are similar in that they provide a place for travelers to stay. Despite this core similarity, the structures of the two industries are radically different. The hotel industry began in the Middle Ages and has given rise to massive multinational companies, many managing more than four thousand hotels. In stark contrast, the hostel industry began in 1909 and is mostly comprised of independently owned and operated guesthouses, with the largest global chain comprising of less than twenty properties. This study first defines the hotel and hostel industries and examines the different experiences they offer ...
What Constitutes "Success" For Professional Musicians?, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
What Constitutes "Success" For Professional Musicians?, Jonathan M. Brown
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
For-Profit Social Enterprise: Creating Value For Consumers & Society In The Face Of Competition, 2014 University of Connecticut
For-Profit Social Enterprise: Creating Value For Consumers & Society In The Face Of Competition, Sarah J. Quirk
Honors Scholar Theses
The goal of social enterprises is to attain social, cultural, community, economic, or environmental outcomes. They achieve this by generating revenue from the goods or services they sell. In recent years, social enterprises have grown notably in popularity, number, and profitability worldwide, as the model for social enterprise has been refined. This paper aims to answer the question, what makes for-profit social enterprises successful? Is it their product, price, place, promotion, social mission, the prior success and capital of the social entrepreneur, a cult-like following, or the aspirational nature of socially minded consumers? This thesis will examine real-life social enterprise ...
A Case Study Analysis Of A Regional Food System: The Sustainable Agriculture Consortium For Historically Disadvantaged Farmers Program, Tasha M. Hargrove, Walter A. Hill, John Brown, Miles Robinson, Iris Cole-Crosby, Elizabeth Myles, Billy Lawton, Karla Martin
Professional Agricultural Workers Journal
The Sustainable Agriculture Consortium for Historically Disadvantaged Farmers Program (SACH) was designed to carry out an experiment by five 1890 Land-Grant Universities in partnership with five farmer based cooperatives in five states to assess marketing fruits and vegetables to Walmart from a regional perspective. Using the Consortium as a case study, this study assessed the Consortium within the framework of implementation evaluation; data were collected using semi-structured interviews and document analysis. The study answered questions such as, what did the Consortium do, and what were some of the accomplishments of the Consortium? The farmers were able to: negotiate price points ...
My Data Manager App, 2014 SelectedWorks
My Data Manager App, Customer Care
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When Should Bankruptcy Be An Option (For People, Places Or Things)?, 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School
When Should Bankruptcy Be An Option (For People, Places Or Things)?, David A. Skeel Jr.
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, 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, 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
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, 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.
A Study Of Natural Resource Use By The Nehiyaw (Cree) First Nation, 2014 SelectedWorks
A Study Of Natural Resource Use By The Nehiyaw (Cree) First Nation, Richard Missens, Leo Paul Dana, Robert B. Anderson
Leo- Paul 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 ...
Using Inoculation Messages To Protect “Stay In The Market” Beliefs During Financial Crises, 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 ...
Eight Years Of Journal Of Muamalat And Islamic Finance Research (Jmifr) (2004-2011): A Way Forward, 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 ...
Informe Competitividad Sectores Económicos – Colombia: Una Aproximación Metodológica (Versión 2), Daniel Monroy
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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 ...
Techscribe Ste Term Checker: Uwe Muegge Reviews A Free Vocabulary Checking Tool For Asd-Ste100, 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.
The Strategic Planning Process In Complex Settings: The Case Of Construction Professional Service Firms, 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology
The Strategic Planning Process In Complex Settings: The Case Of Construction Professional Service Firms, Roisin Murphy, Iain Henderson
No abstract provided.
Corporate Humanitarian Partnerships, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Corporate Humanitarian Partnerships, Rebecca C. Keyes
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.