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An Examination Of The Efficacy Of Christian-Based Socially Responsible Investment Funds, Richard Stultz 2016 Liberty University

An Examination Of The Efficacy Of Christian-Based Socially Responsible Investment Funds, Richard Stultz

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This applied doctoral research project examined the efficacy of Christian-based socially responsible investment funds. The researcher performed quantitative analysis of the risk-adjusted yields of the funds as compared to the S&P 500 Index as well as other types of socially responsible investment funds to accomplish this task. The timeframe for the study was 1995 to 2015. An examination of the differences in the performance of funds within the Christian-based category was also completed. Overall, the Christian-based funds underperformed the S&P 500 Index. The difference was statistically significant at the α = .10 level for each time period (i.e ...


Revenue Protection For Organic Producers: Too Much Or Too Little?, Ariel Singerman, Chad Hart, Sergio H. Lence 2016 National Rice Company

Revenue Protection For Organic Producers: Too Much Or Too Little?, Ariel Singerman, Chad Hart, Sergio H. Lence

Chad Hart

A framework is developed to examine organic crop insurance established by the Risk Management Agency (RMA). Given that the RMA links organic and conventional crop prices, the model is calibrated to reflect both markets to illustrate the impacts that pricing has on insurance coverage. Findings indicate that at the 75% coverage level, the RMA's fixed-price factor implies an effective coverage ranging from 43% to 105% depending on the ratio of planting-time organic to conventional market prices. Results suggest the RMA's program is likely to induce adverse selection because the nominal coverage level is likely to deviate substantially from ...


Voting Through Agents: How Mutual Funds Vote On Director Elections, Stephen J. Choi, Jill E. Fisch, Marcel Kahan 2016 New York University School of Law

Voting Through Agents: How Mutual Funds Vote On Director Elections, Stephen J. Choi, Jill E. Fisch, Marcel Kahan

Jill Fisch

Shareholder voting has become an increasingly important focus of corporate governance, and mutual funds control a substantial percentage of shareholder voting power. The manner in which mutual funds exercise that power, however, is poorly understood. In particular, because neither mutual funds nor their advisors are beneficial owners of their portfolio holdings, there is concern that mutual fund voting may be uninformed or tainted by conflicts of interest. These concerns, if true, hamper the potential effectiveness of regulatory reforms such as proxy access and say on pay. This article analyzes mutual fund voting decisions in uncontested director elections. We find that ...


The Destructive Ambiguity Of Federal Proxy Access, Jill E. Fisch 2016 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Destructive Ambiguity Of Federal Proxy Access, Jill E. Fisch

Jill Fisch

After almost seventy years of debate, on August 25, 2010, the SEC adopted a federal proxy access rule. This Article examines the new rule and concludes that, despite the prolonged rule-making effort, the new rule is ambiguous in its application and unlikely to increase shareholder input into the composition of corporate boards. More troubling is the SEC’s ambiguous justification for its rule which is neither grounded in state law nor premised on a normative vision of the appropriate role of shareholder nominations in corporate governance. Although the federal proxy access rule drew an unprecedented number of comment letters and ...


A Floating Nav For Money Market Funds: Fix Or Fantasy?, Jill E. Fisch, Eric D. Roiter 2016 University of Pennsylvania Law School

A Floating Nav For Money Market Funds: Fix Or Fantasy?, Jill E. Fisch, Eric D. Roiter

Jill Fisch

The announcement by the Reserve Primary Fund, in September 2008, that it was “breaking the buck,” triggered a widespread withdrawal of assets from other money market funds and led the U.S. Government to adopt emergency measures to maintain the stability of the short term credit markets. In light of these events, the SEC heightened the regulatory requirements to which money market funds – a three trillion dollar industry -- are subject. Regulators and commentators continue to press for further regulatory change, however. The most controversial reform proposal would eliminate the ability of money market funds to purchase and sell shares at ...


Patrick Keiller, Robinson In Ruins (2010), Aras Özgün 2016 İzmir University of Economics

Patrick Keiller, Robinson In Ruins (2010), Aras Özgün

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

No abstract provided.


Nassimbeni And Sartor, Sourcing In India (2008), Mehmet G. Yalcin 2016 University of Rhode Island

Nassimbeni And Sartor, Sourcing In India (2008), Mehmet G. Yalcin

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

No abstract provided.


Virtual Goods Markets And Economy In China: A Historic Account, Mann (Michael) Zhang 2016 Eastern New Mexico University

Virtual Goods Markets And Economy In China: A Historic Account, Mann (Michael) Zhang

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

Rapidly expanding virtual goods markets and virtual economy are thriving worldwide in general, and in China in particular. This paper reviews the growth of virtual goods markets in China and builds a historical narrative of the rapidly changing (or dynamic) and persistently unchanged (or relatively static) aspects of reality in China that condition virtuality and virtual goods markets. The review and historical analysis provide a perspective of a larger place – a total reality – where the virtuality and virtual goods markets exist, along with the physical aspects, and suggest that virtual goods marketers need to pay more attention to China’s ...


Conflicting Perspectives On Speed: Dynamics And Consequences Of The Fast Fashion System, Zeynep Ozdamar-Ertekin 2016 İzmir University of Economics

Conflicting Perspectives On Speed: Dynamics And Consequences Of The Fast Fashion System, Zeynep Ozdamar-Ertekin

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

The fashion industry today is trapped in a competitive cycle of shorter and faster sales and production periods, requiring continual changing of styles, frequent renewal of products, and speed of availability. This high speed of the current fashion system has both positive and negative outcomes on the environment, the workers and the society. The purpose of this study is to provide a more comprehensive and macro perspective on speed, by acknowledging the conflicting perspectives of different stakeholders, focusing mainly on institutional actors. Ethnography, with emphasis on participant observation and interviews, was used as a research method, supported by secondary data ...


Electronic Waste And Sustainability: Reflections On A Rising Global Challenge, Bipul Kumar, Kalyan Bhaskar 2016 Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Electronic Waste And Sustainability: Reflections On A Rising Global Challenge, Bipul Kumar, Kalyan Bhaskar

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

Globalization, technological advancements, advent of the internet, near-universal availability of mobile phones and changing consumer preferences have led to a boom in the electrical and electronics industry. Such products are now available in almost all countries of the world. The increased availability and consumption of electronic products have also led to rapid rise in the volumes of electronic waste (e-waste) globally. Markets have traditionally not paid sufficient attention to post-consumption behavior for electronic products and hence safe disposal and management of e-waste has always remained a critical issue. There are significant sustainability issues related with e-waste at local as well ...


Marketing’S Lost Frontier: The Poor, Ravi Achrol, Philip Kotler 2016 George Washington University

Marketing’S Lost Frontier: The Poor, Ravi Achrol, Philip Kotler

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

The problems of persistent poverty have occupied the minds, money and agencies of the world for a very long time. It is the subject of a large literature in economics and sociology, and the literature has evolved through a variety of theoretical paradigms. Despite numerous initiatives the impact on alleviating poverty is marginal. Recently the poverty conundrum has attracted the attention of schools of business and global corporations. In this paper we critically review the major changes in the conventional approaches to development. Then we review three models based on the thought traditions of business schools that offer a new ...


Ismd: Glimpses In The Rearview Mirror, Ruby Roy Dholakia 2016 University of Rhode Island

Ismd: Glimpses In The Rearview Mirror, Ruby Roy Dholakia

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

This retrospective commentary looks back to the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and later decades to trace the originating ideas, intellectual influences, personalities, academic ventures and other events that spawned and shaped the International Society of Markets and Development (ISMD), the parent sponsoring organization of Markets, Globalization & Development Review (MGDR). From this rich history, this commentary hopes to inspire existing and emerging generations of authors to explore the areas of interest to ISMD and MGDR, and to contribute to this journal.


Markets, Globalization, Development: Charting The Intersections Of Three Multipolar Concepts, Nikhilesh Dholakia, Deniz Atik 2016 University of Rhode Island

Markets, Globalization, Development: Charting The Intersections Of Three Multipolar Concepts, Nikhilesh Dholakia, Deniz Atik

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

Via this introductory article, the founding editors of MGDR welcome the global readership and potential base of contributors to this journal. This essay lays out the editors views of the three momentous concepts that form the title of this journal -- markets, globalization and development -- and the intersections of these. Of course, as a journal MGDR remains open to all views of these concepts, so long they are thoroughly researched and presented in a spirit of open dialogue and discussion.


Female Consumer’S Fit Strategies And Fit Perception Of Formalwear Rented Online: Content Analysis, Ellen McKinney, Eonyou Shin 2016 Iowa State University

Female Consumer’S Fit Strategies And Fit Perception Of Formalwear Rented Online: Content Analysis, Ellen Mckinney, Eonyou Shin

Ellen C. McKinney

With the advent of Internet technologies, consumers today have extensive opportunities to evaluate products online. Because “consumer reviews, word-of-mouth on the products, could be the most powerful force in the market place” (Silverman, 1997, p. 34), investigating consumer reviews is crucial to understand potential aspects of clothing that consumers may use to evaluate clothing fit. Given that apparel is a highly body-related product, the body-absent online apparel shopping environments is problematic for consumers’ fit problems and sizing inconsistency. Indeed, 62% of women could not find clothing that fit well, and 57% of women did not fit into today’s standard ...


Investigating The Uniqueness And Usefulness Of Proactive Personality In Organizational Research: A Meta-Analytic Review, Matthias Spitzmuller, Hock-Peng Sin, Michael D. Howe, Shereen Fatimah 2016 Queens University

Investigating The Uniqueness And Usefulness Of Proactive Personality In Organizational Research: A Meta-Analytic Review, Matthias Spitzmuller, Hock-Peng Sin, Michael D. Howe, Shereen Fatimah

Michael Howe

Using meta-analysis (283 effect sizes from 122 studies), we extend prior qualitative and quantitative reviews of research on proactive personality in a number of meaningful ways. First, we examine the discriminant and incremental validity of proactive personality using meta-analytic regression analyses. Our results reveal that more than 50% of variance in proactive personality is unrelated to the Big Five personality traits collectively. Also, proactive personality accounts for unique variance in overall job performance, task performance, and organizational citizenship behaviors, even after controlling for the Big Five personality traits and general mental ability (for overall job performance and task performance). Moreover ...


Personality Similarity In Negotiations: Testing The Dyadic Effects Of Similarity In Interpersonal Traits And The Use Of Emotional Displays On Negotiation Outcomes., Kelly S. Wilson, D. Scott DeRue, Fadel K. Matta, Michael Howe, Donald E. Conlon 2016 Purdue University

Personality Similarity In Negotiations: Testing The Dyadic Effects Of Similarity In Interpersonal Traits And The Use Of Emotional Displays On Negotiation Outcomes., Kelly S. Wilson, D. Scott Derue, Fadel K. Matta, Michael Howe, Donald E. Conlon

Michael Howe

We build on the small but growing literature documenting personality influences on negotiation by examining how the joint disposition of both negotiators with respect to the interpersonal traits of agreeableness and extraversion influences important negotiation processes and outcomes. Building on similarity-attraction theory, we articulate and demonstrate how being similarly high or similarly low on agreeableness and extraversion leads dyad members to express more positive emotional displays during negotiation. Moreover, because of increased positive emotional displays, we show that dyads with such compositions also tend to reach agreements faster, perceive less relationship conflict, and have more positive impressions of their negotiation ...


China’S Bear Farming And Long-Term Solutions, Peter J. Li 2016 University of Houston

China’S Bear Farming And Long-Term Solutions, Peter J. Li

Peter J. Li, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Airline Quality Rating 2015, Brent D. Bowen, Dean E. Headley 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

Airline Quality Rating 2015, Brent D. Bowen, Dean E. Headley

Brent Bowen

Take the 2015 Airline Passenger Survey

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 2015, reflects monthly Airline Quality Rating scores for calendar year 2014. AQR scores for 2015 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 2014.

The Airline Quality Rating 2015 is a summary of month-by-month quality ratings for U.S. airlines that are required to ...


Indonesian Teak Wood Furniture, jepara city 2016 Selected Works

Indonesian Teak Wood Furniture, Jepara City

jepara city

Indonesia Furniture Directory consists of many kinds of resources made by experiance Indonesian Furniture Manufacturers. The Galleries and workshop shows that there are a lot of wellknown suppliers from various area involved in this industry. The market not only for domestic, but also for worldwide market. See our online store routine expo or fair, ususally the biggest one is located in Jakarta Events, Indonesia, every years shows from unique, antique upto the newest design items to fulfill your indoor or outdoor home and garden.


Japanese Small Type Coastal Whaling, Sue Fisher 2016 Animal Welfare Institute

Japanese Small Type Coastal Whaling, Sue Fisher

Commercial Whaling

2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) as well as the 30th anniversary of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) moratorium on commercial whaling. It also marks three decades of effort by Japan to overturn this ban. Its strategy to circumvent the moratorium by issuing permits to kill protected whales for scientific research is famous—even the subject of a 2014 lawsuit at the International Court of Justice. Less well known is Japan’s strategy to overturn the ban by persuading the Commission to authorize a category of commercial whaling known as ...


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