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A Proposed Methodology To Promote Adoption Of 'Green' Production By Small Firms, Elizabeth Walker, Janice Redmond, Margaret Giles 2010 Edith Cowan University

A Proposed Methodology To Promote Adoption Of 'Green' Production By Small Firms, Elizabeth Walker, Janice Redmond, Margaret Giles

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

Small firms are critical to all economies but also have a significant negative impact on the environment. Their collective footprint equates to 60% of industrial pollution yet small firm owner-managers are not convinced of the necessity for behaviour change. This paper develops a proposed methodology to engage small firm owner-managers in 'green' production, in particular adoption of energy saving and waste recycling practices. This methodology includes a suggested approach to determining the 'tipping point' for the investment of time and resources by small firms. The paper argues that knowing the 'tipping point' and making a realistic business case should encourage ...


Preface To Special Issue: Environmental Sustainability And Business, Elizabeth Walker, Janice Redmond, Margaret Giles 2010 Edith Cowan University

Preface To Special Issue: Environmental Sustainability And Business, Elizabeth Walker, Janice Redmond, Margaret Giles

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

The issue of environmental sustainability and the need to address the collective environmental impact of business is discussed. In particular, the need to engage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in environmental management is highlighted. The papers presented in the Special Issue of 'The International Journal of Business Studies' are dicussed.


Does Co-Opetition Change The Game? A Bayesian Analysis Of Participation Strategy In An Industry Standard-Setting Organization, Robert J. KAUFFMAN, Benjamin B. M. SHAO, Juliana Y. TSAI 2010 Singapore Management University

Does Co-Opetition Change The Game? A Bayesian Analysis Of Participation Strategy In An Industry Standard-Setting Organization, Robert J. Kauffman, Benjamin B. M. Shao, Juliana Y. Tsai

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

Across different industries, we observe the emergence of industry standard-setting organizations (SSO) that focus on the creation of industry-specific process standards. Firms adopt a strategy of co-opetition, the combination of cooperation and competition, during standards development. We propose that a firm's co-opetition strategy is revealed to some extent by when it elects to participate in an industry SSO. Bayesian information updating offers an effective empirical modeling perspective for studying firms' participation strategies when managers' beliefs and uncertainties are factored into their decision-making. We analyze a panel data set of 73 U.S. public firms over a 20-year period. These ...


Did We Tame The Beast: Views On The Us Financial Reform Bill, Lawrence G. Baxter 2010 Duke Law School

Did We Tame The Beast: Views On The Us Financial Reform Bill, Lawrence G. Baxter

Faculty Scholarship

Prof. Lawrence Baxter takes a microscope to the ‘Dodd-Frank’ Bill (Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, H.R. 4173) finding a veritable ’Micrographia’ of doubt. The Bill was devised to address problems associated with the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. This paper was written in anticipation of the US Financial Reform Bill’s passage through Congress. The legislation has since been enacted as Public Law No. 111-203, signed by President Obama on July 21, 2010.


International Movement To Deter Corruption: Should China Join?, Paul D. Carrington 2010 Duke Law School

International Movement To Deter Corruption: Should China Join?, Paul D. Carrington

Faculty Scholarship

Global concerns over the corruption of weak governments by firms engaged in transnational business are the source of an international movement that emerged in 1997. Special concern is presently directed at the weakness of enforcement of laws enacted in recent times to deter corrupt business practices in international trade that were enacted in response to that movement. One cause of weakness in law enforcement is the failure of China to share actively in those concerns and the efforts to address them. This essay will briefly record steps taken in other nations to address the concerns and the limited effectiveness of ...


The Monetary Value Of Virtual Goods: An Exploratory Study In Mmorpgs, QIU-HONG WANG, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger 2010 Singapore Management University

The Monetary Value Of Virtual Goods: An Exploratory Study In Mmorpgs, Qiu-Hong Wang, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

This study investigates the monetary value of time spent in virtual worlds in the context of 24 most popular MMORPGs Building on classic economic theory, we approach this issue through a combination of theoretical modeling, experiment, and cross-sectional time series data analysis. Our findings suggest that intensive social networking and flatter social hierarchy structures are associated with lower monetary value of time spent in-game. Further, two opposite network effects on the monetary value of in-game time spent were observed. One is the positive network effect from the active user base, the other is the negative network effect from the intensity ...


Issues In Anti-Corruption Law: Drafting Implementing Regulations For Anti-Corruption Conventions In Central Europe And The Former Soviet Union, Bryane Michael 2009 Stockholm School of Economics

Issues In Anti-Corruption Law: Drafting Implementing Regulations For Anti-Corruption Conventions In Central Europe And The Former Soviet Union, Bryane Michael

Bryane Michael (bryane.michael@stcatz.ox.ac.uk)

Since the mid-1990s, many Eastern European and Former Soviet countries have adopted anti-corruption laws. These laws have failed to reduce corruption. This article discusses how to improve the implementation of these laws through regulatory instruments -- implemented by executive agencies. It discusses how to structure repressive anti-corruption organs within law enforcement agencies and set the optimal fine for administrative offences.


A Within-Subject Longitudinal Study Of The Effects Of Positive Job Experiences And Generalized Workplace Harassment On Well-Being, Grace Lemmon 2009 DePaul University

A Within-Subject Longitudinal Study Of The Effects Of Positive Job Experiences And Generalized Workplace Harassment On Well-Being, Grace Lemmon

Grace Lemmon

Drawing on the mobilization-minimization hypothesis, this research examines the influence of positive job experiences and generalized workplace harassment (GWH) on employee job stress and well-being over time, postulating declines in the adverse influence of GWH between Time 1 and 2 and less pronounced declines in the influence of positive job experiences over this same timeframe of approximately one year. A national sample of 1,167 workers polled via telephone at two time periods illustrates that negative job experiences weigh more heavily on mental health than do positive job experiences in the short-term. In the long-term, GWH's association with mental ...


Spitex Im Kanton St. Gallen, Philipp Osl, Ernst Sassen 2009 Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen

Spitex Im Kanton St. Gallen, Philipp Osl, Ernst Sassen

Philipp Osl

No abstract provided.


Professional Ethics, Stadards And Social Responsibility, Joseph Adebisi 2009 Kogi State University

Professional Ethics, Stadards And Social Responsibility, Joseph Adebisi

Joseph Femi Adebisi PhD

No abstract provided.


Naar Een Monitor Voor De Sociale Economie In Vlaanderen, Wim Van Opstal, Eva Deraedt 2009 CESOC, Leuven University College

Naar Een Monitor Voor De Sociale Economie In Vlaanderen, Wim Van Opstal, Eva Deraedt

Wim Van Opstal

In de loop van 2009 werd aan het HIVA – Onderzoeksinstituut voor Arbeid en Samenleving (KULeuven) in de schoot van het Steunpunt Werk en Sociale Economie een monitor voor de sociale inschakelingseconomie opgesteld (Deraedt & Van Opstal, 2009a, b). Het ontwerp van deze monitor volgt daarbij de conceptualisering van de sociale economie, zoals eerder uitgewerkt in een technisch voorrapport door Gijselinckx & Van den Broeck (2008). Bij de uitdraai van de monitor werden verschillende administratieve databanken aan elkaar gekoppeld, wat ons toelaat een profielschets van de sector op te stellen op ondernemingsniveau en op het niveau van haar doelgroepmedewerkers. Daarnaast werd ook een ...


General Job Performance Of First-Line Supervisors: The Role Of Conscientiousness In Determining Its Effects On Subordinate Exhaustion, 2009 Selected Works

General Job Performance Of First-Line Supervisors: The Role Of Conscientiousness In Determining Its Effects On Subordinate Exhaustion

L. A. Witt

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Hrd In Crisis Situations: Learning The Lessons Of Hurricane Katrina, Marie-Line Germain 2009 Western Carolina University (University of North Carolina campus)

The Role Of Hrd In Crisis Situations: Learning The Lessons Of Hurricane Katrina, Marie-Line Germain

Marie-Line Germain, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Outsourcing And Unionization: A Tale Of Misallocated (Resistance) Resources, Elisabetta Magnani, David Prentice 2009 La Trobe University

Outsourcing And Unionization: A Tale Of Misallocated (Resistance) Resources, Elisabetta Magnani, David Prentice

David Prentice

While many believe the growth in outsourcing contributed to the decline in U.S. unionization up to the 1990s, this argument has never been investigated systematically. In this article, we analyze the effect of outsourcing on unionization between 1973 and 1993. Instrumental variables estimation shows outsourcing contributes to higher quasirents and industry productivity. We find the union wage premium increases with the extent of outsourcing—both for workers that are substitutable by outsourcing services and workers in jobs that are not substitutes of the tasks being outsourced. Finally, we find no support for the claim that outsourcing reduces unionization.


Brand Patronage And Loyalty Patterns: Store Vs. Manufacturer Brands In The Greek Soft Drink Category, Athanasios Krystallis, Polymeros Chrysochou, Christos Fotopoulos 2009 University of Ioannina

Brand Patronage And Loyalty Patterns: Store Vs. Manufacturer Brands In The Greek Soft Drink Category, Athanasios Krystallis, Polymeros Chrysochou, Christos Fotopoulos

Polymeros Chrysochou

No abstract provided.


Business Law, Nickolas James 2009 University of Queensland

Business Law, Nickolas James

Nickolas J James

Business law provides a unique introduction to the study of business law. It offers a functional approach this area of law and assumes that you- the student- work in a business environment. The text has been written for business students and presents the ‘must know’ elements of the law and its implication for business. Practical examples are used to illustrate the legal principles of ‘tort law’ and ‘contract law’, which are contextualised as ‘causing harm,’ ‘making deals’ and ‘enforcing deals’.


Activist Boards - Not Activist Shareholders, Graeme Cocks, Jens Mueller, Coral Ingley, Morina Rennie 2009 Melbourne Business School

Activist Boards - Not Activist Shareholders, Graeme Cocks, Jens Mueller, Coral Ingley, Morina Rennie

Graeme Cocks

Manuscript type: Conceptual

Research Question/Issue: This study considers the legitimacy of shareholder activism as a means of exercising influence in the corporate decision making process.

Research Findings/Insights: When shareholder activism takes the form of direct negotiation with management, important aspects of the principal-agent relationship are undermined—namely (1) ownership delegation of operational authority to management and (2) the reliance on control/monitoring mechanisms to ensure that management works for the benefit of owners. We propose that the long term solution is not activist shareholders, but activist boards. We envision a future where boards act as passionate, committed leaders ...


Steve Jobs And Apple, Inc., Todd Finkle 2009 Gonzaga University

Steve Jobs And Apple, Inc., Todd Finkle

Todd A Finkle

The primary issues in this case involve business startup and management, and are appropriate for entrepreneurship and management courses. A secondary issue demonstrates how personal drive and motivation are critical components of successfully managing and growing a business, thereby making this case appropriate for discussion on the topic of strategic management. The case chronicles the life and passion of entrepreneur, Steve Jobs – illustrating the rise, fall, and current state of the Apple Computer Company. The purpose of this case is to illustrate how individual passion, determination, and innovation is a critical element in business start up success and also to ...


Proving Marketing Success Pays Off: Marketing Performance Measurement And Its Effects On Marketing’S Stature And Firm Success, Don O'Sullivan 2009 Melbourne Business School

Proving Marketing Success Pays Off: Marketing Performance Measurement And Its Effects On Marketing’S Stature And Firm Success, Don O'Sullivan

Don O'Sullivan

No abstract provided.


Influences On Students' Choice Of Nursing Education In Singapore – An Exploratory Study, Ching Li Gwendoline Tan-Kuick, Yong Ngee Keith Ng 2009 Southern Cross University

Influences On Students' Choice Of Nursing Education In Singapore – An Exploratory Study, Ching Li Gwendoline Tan-Kuick, Yong Ngee Keith Ng

Dr. Keith Ng

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose a theoretical model amalgamating the factors that influence students’ choice in choosing nursing education as their tertiary study in Singapore. Design/methodology/approach: The approach taken to construct the theoretical model is to review extant literature that influence different facets of the students’ decision making process in selecting a nursing study. Findings: The findings indicated that the factors influencing students’ choices in selecting a nursing study are i) education and career aspirations (includes student’s belief that nursing is the choice of career or education, student’s belief that there is ...


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