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Conference Marketing Research For Rolla, Missouri Chamber Of Commerce, Rebecca McNally, Bonnie Bachman 2011 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Conference Marketing Research For Rolla, Missouri Chamber Of Commerce, Rebecca Mcnally, Bonnie Bachman

Business and Information Technology Faculty Research & Creative Works

Abstract This paper is used to give recommendations to the Chamber of Commerce in Rolla, Missouri to help them to better attract conferences and events. A survey given to event planners was the main method used for analyzing what Rolla needs to change to gain more of a name as a conference destination. Although this paper is specific to Rolla, Missouri, the methods used can be imitated for any rural town wishing to attract more conferences.


An Hsus Report: The Economics Of Adopting Alternatives To Gestation Crate Confinement Of Sows, The Humane Society of the United States 2011 Animal Studies Repository

An Hsus Report: The Economics Of Adopting Alternatives To Gestation Crate Confinement Of Sows, The Humane Society Of The United States

IIA

Gestation crates are individual stalls with metal bars and concrete floors that confine pregnant pigs in the commercial pork production industry. Gestation crates measure 0.6-0.7 m (2.0-2.3 ft) by 2.0-2.1 m (6.6-6.9 ft), only slightly larger than the animals themselves, and restrict movement so severely that the sows are unable to turn around.1 In typical pig production facilities, gestation crates are placed side by side in long rows. They are primarily used on large-scale industrialized pig production operations, where thousands of pigs are produced annually in warehouse-like buildings.


An Hsi Report: The Economics Of Adopting Alternatives To Gestation Crate Confinement Of Sows, Humane Society International 2011 Animal Studies Repository

An Hsi Report: The Economics Of Adopting Alternatives To Gestation Crate Confinement Of Sows, Humane Society International

IRF

There are a number of significant animal welfare concerns associated with gestation crates for sows, including tangible physical and psychological consequences. Studies document a decrease in muscle weight, bone density, and bone strength due to movement restriction and lack of exercise. Unable to engage in natural rooting and foraging behavior, crated sows often engage in “stereotypic” bar-biting, an abnormal behavior characterized by repeated mouthing movements on the metal rails of the crate. Crated sows also suffer from health problems associated with confinement including a higher rate of urinary tract infections as compared to uncrated sows. Continuous close confinement is a ...


The Work System Method: Systems Thinking For Business Professionals, Steven Alter 2011 University of San Francisco

The Work System Method: Systems Thinking For Business Professionals, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

No abstract provided.


Extending A Systems Analysis Method For Business Professionals, Steven Alter 2011 University of San Francisco

Extending A Systems Analysis Method For Business Professionals, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

Despite having been explored, described, theorized, and measured in hundreds of IS research articles, frequent difficulties related to user participation and business/IT communication persist in relation to project management, specification of requirements, implementation in organizations, business/IT alignment, and IS failures. We report on an extension of a long term design sci-ence research project that previously demonstrated a possible path toward ad-dressing these longstanding problems by empowering business professionals to analyze systems in business terms rather than in formalisms for IT specialists. Previous research demonstrated that most of 75 working business professionals with extensive business experience were able to ...


Making A Science Of Service Systems Practical: Seeking Usefulness And Understandability While Avoiding Unnecessary Assumptions And Restrictions, Steven Alter 2011 University of San Francisco

Making A Science Of Service Systems Practical: Seeking Usefulness And Understandability While Avoiding Unnecessary Assumptions And Restrictions, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

This book’s theme is “The Science of Service Systems,” yet there is substantial question about whether the definition and nature of service systems have been articulated adequately. This paper examines definitions of service and service system that could frame or otherwise influence future developments in service science and could have implications for what should and should not be included within service science. It argues that the initial development of service science should use straightforward definitions that are understandable, useful, broadly applicable, and teachable. It proposes a definition of service system that is different from the definition proposed in this ...


Reconciling The Social/Human And Technical/Material In Is Research Without Trying Too Hard, Steven Alter 2011 University of San Francisco

Reconciling The Social/Human And Technical/Material In Is Research Without Trying Too Hard, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

This contribution to the SIGPHIL workshop on reconciling the social and technical in IS research proposes a sociotechnical approach that addresses many issues related to the long-standing duality of the social/human versus the technical/material. It shows that a sociotechnical approach based on work system concepts 1) highlights and potentially bypasses extremely basic ontological stumbling blocks in IS research, 2) incorporates many of the topics and concerns of the original sociotechnical school, 3) illuminates issues related to the duality of the social/human versus the technical/material, and 4) addresses these topics using concepts and terminology that are much ...


Using Work System Theory To Achieve Greater Business Value From Erp By Exploring Alternative Design Spaces, Steven Alter 2011 University of San Francisco

Using Work System Theory To Achieve Greater Business Value From Erp By Exploring Alternative Design Spaces, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

This paper explains how various aspects of work system theory (WST) can be applied to achieve greater business value from ERP by assuming that the underlying "design spaces" encompass much more than the features, configuration, and limitations of ERP software. It uses WST concepts to identify directions for achieving business value that might not be considered thoroughly in ERP implementations that focus primarily on converting from legacy software to ERP software.

This paper starts by summarizing basic premises concerning the relationship between work systems and ERP. Focusing on the context of ERP usage, it explains the elements of the two ...


Comparing Team Performance Of The English Premier League, Serie A, And La Liga For The 2008-2009 Season, Joel Oberstone 2011 University of San Francisco

Comparing Team Performance Of The English Premier League, Serie A, And La Liga For The 2008-2009 Season, Joel Oberstone

Business Analytics and Information Systems

Three of the most celebrated football leagues in the world include the English Premier League (EPL), Italy’s Serie A, and Spain’s La Liga. To date, little football research has been conducted that attempts to determine why these leagues are so successful. What is it that the EPL, La Liga, and Serie A do that fosters such a high caliber of play, and what pitch factors, if any, either (1) contrast or (2) connect these prestigious leagues? The paucity of rigorous inquiry has not deterred popular speculation—common folklore has not waited for hard data. Experts rush to characterize ...


Error Control Of Iterative Linear Solvers For Integrated Groundwater Models, Matthew Dixon, Z Bai, C F. Brush, F I. Chung, E C. Dogrul, T M. Kadir 2011 University of San Francisco

Error Control Of Iterative Linear Solvers For Integrated Groundwater Models, Matthew Dixon, Z Bai, C F. Brush, F I. Chung, E C. Dogrul, T M. Kadir

Business Analytics and Information Systems

An open problem that arises when using modern iterative linear solvers, such as the preconditioned conjugate gradient method or Generalized Minimum RESidual (GMRES) method, is how to choose the residual tolerance in the linear solver to be consistent with the tolerance on the solution error. This problem is especially acute for integrated groundwater models, which are implicitly coupled to another model, such as surface water models, and resolve both multiple scales of flow and temporal interaction terms, giving rise to linear systems with variable scaling. This article uses the theory of “forward error bound estimation” to explain the correspondence between ...


Towards Evaluating The Quality Of A Spreadsheet: The Case Of The Analytical Spreadsheet Model, Thomas A. Grossman Jr., Vijay Mehrotra, J Sander 2011 University of San Francisco

Towards Evaluating The Quality Of A Spreadsheet: The Case Of The Analytical Spreadsheet Model, Thomas A. Grossman Jr., Vijay Mehrotra, J Sander

Business Analytics and Information Systems

We consider the challenge of creating guidelines to evaluate the quality of a spreadsheet model. We suggest four principles. First, state the domain—the spreadsheets to which the guidelines apply. Second, distinguish between the process by which a spreadsheet is constructed from the resulting spreadsheet artifact. Third, guidelines should be written in terms of the artifact, independent of the process. Fourth, the meaning of “quality” must be defined. We illustrate these principles with an example. We define the domain of “analytical spreadsheet models”, which are used in business, finance, engineering, and science. We propose for discussion a framework and terminology ...


A Theory Of Mental Credit, Jason Soll 2011 Claremont McKenna College

A Theory Of Mental Credit, Jason Soll

CMC Senior Theses

Many philosophical subjects attempt to analyze the basis of human welfare. Theories of desert, distribution of property, and happiness tend to dominate philosophical discourse. Mental credit, which is the mental acquisition of credit for one’s accomplishments and the satisfaction one derives from this credit, is absent from this discourse despite its underlying role in the way people think about their lives. Mental credit is an eternal cognitive good that deserves thoughtful attention and pious decisions for implementation. The following theory of mental credit seeks to serve as a unifying theory for the mental calculations that guide life’s most ...


Free Ride, Take It Easy: An Empirical Analysis Of Adverse Incentives Caused By Revenue Sharing, Daniel A. Rascher 2011 University of San Francisco

Free Ride, Take It Easy: An Empirical Analysis Of Adverse Incentives Caused By Revenue Sharing, Daniel A. Rascher

Kinesiology (Formerly Exercise and Sport Science)

A fundamental belief in professional sport leagues is that competitive balance is needed to maximize demand and revenues; therefore, leagues have created policies attempting to attain proper competitive balance. Further, research posits that objectives of professional sport teams’ owners include some combination of winning and profit maximization. Although the pursuit of wins is a zero sum game, revenue generation and potential profit making is not. This article focuses upon the National Football League’s potential unintended consequences of creating the incentive for some teams to free ride on the rest of the league’s talent and brand. It examines whether ...


Reconsidering International Tax Neutrality, Michael S. Knoll 2011 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Reconsidering International Tax Neutrality, Michael S. Knoll

Faculty Scholarship

For decades, U.S. international tax policy has shifted back and forth between territorial-source-exemption taxation and worldwide-residence-credit taxation. The former is generally associated with capital import neutrality (CIN) and the latter with capital export neutrality (CEN). One reason why national tax policy has shifted back and forth between those benchmarks is because it is widely accepted that a tax system cannot simultaneously satisfy both CEN and CIN unless tax rates on capital are harmonized across jurisdictions. In this essay, I argue that the international tax literature contains two different and conflicting definitions for CIN. Under one definition, which goes back ...


An Ethnographic Examination Of The Hourly Rounding Process, Lynn M. Deitrick RN, PhD, Kathy Baker RN, MPH, Hannah D. Paxton RN, MPH, Michelle D. Flores RN, BSN, Deborah Swavely RN, MSN 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

An Ethnographic Examination Of The Hourly Rounding Process, Lynn M. Deitrick Rn, Phd, Kathy Baker Rn, Mph, Hannah D. Paxton Rn, Mph, Michelle D. Flores Rn, Bsn, Deborah Swavely Rn, Msn

Administration & Leadership

No abstract provided.


Three Words To Engage A Network In Patient Safety, Georgene Saliba MBA, CPHRM, Kristie Lowery RN, BS, CPHQ, CPHRM, Gwenis L. Browning RN, BSN 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Three Words To Engage A Network In Patient Safety, Georgene Saliba Mba, Cphrm, Kristie Lowery Rn, Bs, Cphq, Cphrm, Gwenis L. Browning Rn, Bsn

Administration & Leadership

No abstract provided.


The Next Catalyst For Change: How Corporate Shared Value Is Reshaping Capitalism, Emily Davenport 2011 Claremont McKenna College

The Next Catalyst For Change: How Corporate Shared Value Is Reshaping Capitalism, Emily Davenport

CMC Senior Theses

Both corporations and their global conglomerates are looking into the face of an evolving idea of capitalism. As businesses become more intertwined with society, this special relationship is becoming increasingly deterministic of the condition of the world. This paper explores the possibility that if businesses integrate shared value -- a way to combine economic and social value -- into their long-term business plans, that not only will society be better off, but the businesses themselves may be able to explore previously unrecognized potential for profits.


Predicting Currency Pair Trends Using The Fractal Market Hypothesis, Jonathan Blackledge, Kieran Murphy 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Predicting Currency Pair Trends Using The Fractal Market Hypothesis, Jonathan Blackledge, Kieran Murphy

Conference papers

This paper reports on the results of a research and development pro- gramme concerned with the analysis of currency pair exchange time series for Forex trading in an intensive applications and services environment. In particular, we present some of the preliminary results obtained for Forex trading using MetaTrader 4 with a new set of trend indicators deigned using a mathematical model that is based on the Fractal Market Hypothesis. This includes examples of various currency pair exchange rates considered over di erent time intervals and use of the indicators in a live trading environment to place a buy/sell order.


Managing Moral Risk: The Case Of Contract, Aditi Bagchi 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Managing Moral Risk: The Case Of Contract, Aditi Bagchi

Faculty Scholarship

The concept of moral luck describes how the moral character of our actions seems to depend on factors outside our control. Implications of moral luck have been extensively explored in criminal law and tort law, but there is no literature on moral luck in contract law. I show that contract is an especially illuminating domain for the study of moral luck because it highlights that moral luck is not just a dark cloud over morality and the law to bemoan or ignore. We anticipate moral luck, i.e., we manage our moral risk, when we take into account the possibility ...


Partial Patents, Gideon Parchomovsky, Michael Mattioli 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Partial Patents, Gideon Parchomovsky, Michael Mattioli

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


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