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What's Your Pmf Challenge, Francis Gacenga, Aileen Cater-Steel 2009 University of Southern Queensland

What's Your Pmf Challenge, Francis Gacenga, Aileen Cater-Steel

Francis Gacenga Dr.

The extensive adoption of ITSM frameworks by organisations may point to the acceptance by IT service managers that frameworks such as ITI L and standards such as ISO / IEC 20000 can deliver real operational efficiencies, ultimately translating into revenue-increasing and cost-reducing benefits. Organisations implementing ITS M initiatives report realisation of benefits in cost savings and standardisation in delivery of IT service and support. However, despite the appeal and the tremendous potential to realise benefits, the implementation of ITSM initiatives is slowed not only by the size of the investment required but also by the difficulty in quantifying benefits and linking ...


Metropolitan Development Of Nanotechnology: Concentration Or Dispersion?, Jan Youtie, Philip Shapira 2009 University of Manchester; Georgia Institute of Technology

Metropolitan Development Of Nanotechnology: Concentration Or Dispersion?, Jan Youtie, Philip Shapira

Philip Shapira

No abstract provided.


Designing And Delivering Compelling Experiences: Insights From The 2008 Democratic National Convention, Sudhir Kale, Robin Pentecost, Natalina Zlatevska 2009 Bond University

Designing And Delivering Compelling Experiences: Insights From The 2008 Democratic National Convention, Sudhir Kale, Robin Pentecost, Natalina Zlatevska

Sudhir H. Kale

Purpose – Joseph Pine and Jim Gilmore coined the term “experience economy” to describe a paradigm shift in consumption. To survive in this new economy, businesses must provide customers with memorable consumption experiences. The purpose of this paper is to suggest eight ingredients that need to be incorporated into a compelling experience. Commercial experience providers, not-for-profit organizations, and political entities stand to benefit by integrating these elements in the experiences they provide to their targeted constituencies.

Design/methodology/approach – A qualitative phenomenological case study approach is employed using the 2008 Democratic National Convention as the referent for dissemination of a compelling ...


Filtered Extreme-Value Theory For Value-At-Risk Estimation: Evidence From Turkey, Atilla Cifter 2009 Marmara University

Filtered Extreme-Value Theory For Value-At-Risk Estimation: Evidence From Turkey, Atilla Cifter

Atilla Cifter

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use filtered extreme-value theory (EVT) model to forecast one of the main emerging market stock returns and compare the predictive performance of this model with other conditional volatility models. Design/methodology/approach – This paper employs eight filtered EVT models created with conditional quantile to estimate value-at-risk (VaR) for the Istanbul Stock Exchange. The performances of the filtered EVT models are compared to those of generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH), GARCH with student-t distribution, GARCH with skewed student-t distribution, and FIGARCH by using alternative back-testing algorithms, namely, Kupiec test, Christoffersen test, Lopez test ...


How Sound Is Your Government Financial Condition? The Political Mystification Of Financial Statements, Enrico Guarini 2009 University of Milano-Bicocca Department of Management, Finance, Business Administration and Law

How Sound Is Your Government Financial Condition? The Political Mystification Of Financial Statements, Enrico Guarini

Enrico Guarini

This paper attempts to understand how politicians use financial reporting in the public domain. The analysis gives evidence of accounting misuse as an issue connected with the exercise of political power in conflicting interest settings. To avoid political use of financial statements, improving reporting mandate of government auditors could better serve as balance. On this issue some policy implications are advanced.


Globalization And Economic Integration: Winners And Losers In The Asia-Pacific, Noel Gaston 2009 Bond University

Globalization And Economic Integration: Winners And Losers In The Asia-Pacific, Noel Gaston

Noel Gaston

‘Noel Gaston and Ahmed M. Khalid’s volume offers fascinating insights on the development, causes, and consequences of globalization in the Asia-Pacific. The outstanding collection of articles combines theory with rigorous econometrics, making the book a must-read for every student of globalization. At a time where the global crisis gave new arguments to the critics of globalization, the questions raised in this book, and the answers given, are essential reading for academics and politicians alike.’ – Axel Dreher, University of Goettingen, Germany Given the importance of globalization in today’s world, this salutary and timely book explores how globalization is specifically ...


Cultural Effects On Accounting Practice And Investment Decisions, Karen Leonard, Mike Slaubaugh, H.C. Wang 2009 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Cultural Effects On Accounting Practice And Investment Decisions, Karen Leonard, Mike Slaubaugh, H.C. Wang

Karen Moustafa Leonard

No abstract provided.


Regional Development And Interregional Collaboration In The Growth Of Nanotechnology Research In China, Li Tang, Philip Shapira 2009 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

Regional Development And Interregional Collaboration In The Growth Of Nanotechnology Research In China, Li Tang, Philip Shapira

Li Tang

China is becoming a leading nation in terms of its share of the world’s publications in the emerging nanotechnology domain. This paper demonstrates that the international rise of China’s position in nanotechnology has been underwritten by the emergence of a series of regional hubs of nanotechnology R&D activity within the country. We develop a unique database of Chinese nanotechnology articles covering the period 1990 to mid-2006 to identify the regional distribution of nanotechnology research in China. To build this database, a new approach was developed to clean and standardize the geographical allocation of Chinese publication records. We ...


Coöperatief Verantwoord Ondernemen, Caroline Gijselinckx, Wim Van Opstal 2009 CESOC, Leuven University College

Coöperatief Verantwoord Ondernemen, Caroline Gijselinckx, Wim Van Opstal

Wim Van Opstal

Met de term ‘coöperatief verantwoord ondernemen’ kan de eigen wijze waarop coöperaties op een maatschappelijk verantwoorde wijze ondernemen gevat worden. De term ‘coöperatief verantwoord ondernemen’ werd gelanceerd door Develtere et al. (2005). In Canada werd hij quasi gelijktijdig gehanteerd door Harris (2005). Recent werd hij ook in binnen- en buitenland opgepikt in coöperatieve en sociale bewegingen. In deze e-note lichten Caroline Gijselinckx en Wim Van Opstal van het Cera Steunpunt Coöperatief Ondernemen dit concept toe en geven aan hoe het coöperaties in staat stelt de typisch coöperatieve wijze van maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen te duiden en te communiceren.


Corporate Social Responsibility In China: Window Dressing Or Structural Change?, Li-Wen Lin 2009 Columbia University

Corporate Social Responsibility In China: Window Dressing Or Structural Change?, Li-Wen Lin

Li-Wen Lin

In recent years many indigenous corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives have emerged in China. The Chinese CSR initiatives include laws and regulations, governmental instructions and guidelines, non-governmental standards and organizations. The recent growth of the Chinese CSR initiatives deserves an analysis of the CSRdevelopment in China, especially given that China’s international image is usually associated with human rights abuses, substandard products, sweatshops, and serious environmental pollution. How sincere and serious are the Chinese CSR measures, simply window dressing or any real structural change? This article overviews major Chinese CSR initiatives and analyzes the Chinese CSR development from the perspectives ...


Mental Models That Impede Business’ Role In Global Poverty Alleviation, Dennis Moberg, Laura Hartman, Patricia Werhane, Scott Kelley 2009 Santa Clara University

Mental Models That Impede Business’ Role In Global Poverty Alleviation, Dennis Moberg, Laura Hartman, Patricia Werhane, Scott Kelley

Scott Kelley

Six defective mental models that obstruct multinational enterprises from efforts at global poverty alleviation are identified. These include mindsets that define poverty in terms of individual daily earnings, that contend that global poverty is unsolvable, and frame global poverty as a human rights issue. In addition, there are the biased mental models that contend that the poor are incapable, that making money from the poor is unseemly, and that partnerships between multinational enterprises and public organizations are unlikely. It is claimed that such mental models challenge business leaders to be morally imaginative, and specific examples are cited that dispute each ...


"Análisis Espacial De La Competitividad A Nivel Municipal: Una Aplicación Del Análisis Exploratorio De Datos Espaciales", Ramiro Esqueda-Walle 2009 Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas

"Análisis Espacial De La Competitividad A Nivel Municipal: Una Aplicación Del Análisis Exploratorio De Datos Espaciales", Ramiro Esqueda-Walle

Ramiro Esqueda-Walle

En este artículo se asume implícitamente la hipótesis de que el nivel de competitividad en su forma territorial (en este caso municipal) determina al nivel de desarrollo humano, no obstante, tratar de corroborar esta relación implica realizar un trabajo de naturaleza confirmatoria (por ejemplo, un modelo econométrico espacial) mismo que no forma parte de los objetivos de este trabajo, ya que se considera necesario tener un primer acercamiento al fenómeno de estudio y para ello resulta muy útil el Análisis Exploratorio de Datos Espaciales (AEDE). Entonces se echa mano de diversas herramientas del AEDE para evaluar la situación intermunicipal en ...


Psychological Contracts And Counterproductive Work Behaviors: Employee Responses To Transactional And Relational Breach, Jaclyn Jensen 2009 DePaul University

Psychological Contracts And Counterproductive Work Behaviors: Employee Responses To Transactional And Relational Breach, Jaclyn Jensen

Jaclyn Jensen

Purpose: This study extends research on counterproductive work behavior (CWB) by examining the psychological contract breaches that trigger employee CWB. Specifically, we explored the relationship between transactional and relational contract breach and five forms of CWB (abuse, production deviance, sabotage, theft, withdrawal). Further, we considered the role of situational and individual factors that mitigate CWB engagement and examined the moderating effects of organizational policies meant to deter CWB and personality (conscientiousness, agreeableness, and emotional stability).

Design/methodology/approach: Three hundred fifty-seven employees responded to surveys of transactional and relational psychological contract breach, CWB, knowledge of organizational policies, and personality. Relationships ...


Assessing The Crack Hypothesis Using Data From A Crime Wave: The Case Of São Paulo, Joao De Mello 2009 PUC-Rio

Assessing The Crack Hypothesis Using Data From A Crime Wave: The Case Of São Paulo, Joao De Mello

Joao M De Mello

Mimicking the “Great American Crime Decline” (Zimiring, 2007), violent crime in the state of São Paulo dropped sharply in the 2000s after rising steadily throughout the 1980s and 1990s. This paper evaluates the role of crack cocaine in explaining the aggregate dynamics in violence. Four facts are established. First, the aggregate data show a tight co-movement between the prevalence of crack cocaine and homicides. Second, using city-level apprehension and possession data, I find a strong elasticity of violent crime with respect to crack cocaine after controlling for year, city effects, and many time-varying covariates. I use the estimated elasticity to ...


Managerial Entrenchment And Capital Structure: New Evidence, Lubomir Litov, Kose John 2009 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Managerial Entrenchment And Capital Structure: New Evidence, Lubomir Litov, Kose John

Lubomir P. Litov

No abstract provided.


Competencia Económica En El Sector Inmobiliario Y Sus Principales Transacciones, Carlos Mena-Labarthe 2009 Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Competencia Económica En El Sector Inmobiliario Y Sus Principales Transacciones, Carlos Mena-Labarthe

Carlos Mena-Labarthe

Estudio de la regulación de competencia y su impacto en las principales transacciones inmobiliarias. Se estudia la experiencia mexicana y se compara con otras experiencias.


Jordanian Commercial Bank Strategies In High- Rate Of Return Realization And Its Relation With Liquidity Gap Management Performance, Philadelphia University 2009 Philadelphia University

Jordanian Commercial Bank Strategies In High- Rate Of Return Realization And Its Relation With Liquidity Gap Management Performance, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Evangelische Hauskrankenpflege Der Diakoniestation Frankfurt Am Main Gmbh, Philipp Osl, Alain Benz 2009 Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen

Evangelische Hauskrankenpflege Der Diakoniestation Frankfurt Am Main Gmbh, Philipp Osl, Alain Benz

Philipp Osl

No abstract provided.


Commercial Real Estate Lending Concentrations: New Evidence, Elisabeta Pana 2009 Illinois Wesleyan University

Commercial Real Estate Lending Concentrations: New Evidence, Elisabeta Pana

Elisabeta Pana

This study documents the management of risk used by small banks with commercial real estate lending concentrations prior to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. We show that banks with commercial real estate concentrations traded interest rate risk for credit risk. The trade-off is accompanied by a higher leverage and liquidity risk. Our findings support the argument advanced by policymakers and academic researchers that the increased scrutiny over banks’ lending standards and risk management practices is justified.


Engaging With Citizens Online: Understanding The Role Of Epetitioning In Local Government Democracy, Mutaz Al-Debei, Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos 2009 The University of Jordan

Engaging With Citizens Online: Understanding The Role Of Epetitioning In Local Government Democracy, Mutaz Al-Debei, Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

According to the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act introduced in 2009, UK local authorities are expected to implement ―a facility for making petitions in electronic form to the authority‖. Motivated by this arrangement, this paper reflects on the findings of a case study investigation conducted with the Royal Borough of Kingston (one of the first local authorities to implement such a service since 2004). Lessons learnt from the case suggest that ePetitions reveal increased potential to enhance local government democracy, but are also shaped by challenging open implementation issues which can highly influence the initiative’s impact. Our ...


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