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Cover & Front Matter, 2010 University of South Florida

Cover & Front Matter

Journal of Strategic Security

No abstract provided.


Financing The Next Silicon Valley, Darian M. Ibrahim 2010 William & Mary Law School

Financing The Next Silicon Valley, Darian M. Ibrahim

Faculty Publications

Silicon Valley’s success has led other regions to attempt their own high-tech transformations, yet most imitators have failed. Entrepreneurs may be in short supply in these “non-tech” regions, but some non-tech regions are home to high-quality entrepreneurs who relocate to Silicon Valley due to a lack of local financing for their start-ups. Non-tech regions must provide local finance to prevent entrepreneurial relocation and reap spillover benefits for their communities. This Article compares three possible sources of entrepreneurial finance—private venture capital, state-sponsored venture capital, and angel investor groups—and finds that angel groups have distinct advantages when it comes ...


Determinants Of Open Source Software License Choice: A Social Influence Perspective, Param Vir Singh, Corey Phelps 2010 Carnegie Mellon University

Determinants Of Open Source Software License Choice: A Social Influence Perspective, Param Vir Singh, Corey Phelps

Tepper School of Business

This study presents a social influence model of open source license choice. For our theoretical foundation, we build on the heterogeneous diffusion model of social influence from the sociology literature. We characterize specific open source licenses as discrete practices that are at risk of being adopted by new open source projects. Specific hypotheses are proposed and tested on a sample of 5,307 open source projects hosted at SourceForge. Our findings suggest the most important factor that determines which license will be adopted by a new project is the type of license chosen by licensors more socially proximate in the ...


Moral Emotions & Unethical Bargaining: The Differential Effects Of Empathy And Perspective Taking In Deterring Deceitful Negotiation, Taya R. Cohen 2010 Northwestern University

Moral Emotions & Unethical Bargaining: The Differential Effects Of Empathy And Perspective Taking In Deterring Deceitful Negotiation, Taya R. Cohen

Tepper School of Business

Two correlational studies tested whether personality differences in empathy and perspective taking differentially relate to disapproval of unethical negotiation strategies, such as lies and bribes. Across both studies, empathy, but not perspective taking, discouraged attacking opponents’ networks, misrepresentation, inappropriate information gathering, and feigning emotions to manipulate opponents. These results suggest that unethical bargaining is more likely to be deterred by empathy than by perspective taking. Study 2 also tested whether individual differences in guilt proneness and shame proneness inhibited the endorsement of unethical bargaining tactics. Guilt proneness predicted disapproval of false promises and misrepresentation. Empathy did not predict disapproval of ...


Before The Fields Run Dry: How To Avoid The 'Dutch Disease', Knowledge@SMU 2010 Singapore Management University

Before The Fields Run Dry: How To Avoid The 'Dutch Disease', Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

For any economy, the discovery of abundant natural resources is almost akin to striking nature's lottery. But as any eager financial planner might say to a lottery winner, no windfall can last for long without a solid financial plan. Singapore, a country admired for its relatively substantial national reserves, is home to almost no natural resources (except for human capital, we're told). This lack of natural resources, however, may well be the reason behind the country's economic success. According to Svein Gjedrem, governor of Norges Bank, natural resource-rich countries often suffer from a 'disease' that causes them ...


Private Equity: The Players, The Jargons, And What Lies Ahead, Knowledge@SMU 2010 Singapore Management University

Private Equity: The Players, The Jargons, And What Lies Ahead, Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

What do private equity and venture capital fund managers do? The short answer to that question will hardly do justice to the profession. Yet, it is not easy to provide an accurate explanation without first condensing the nuts and bolts that form the mechanics of the industry. Dan Schwartz, editor of the Asian Venture Capital Journal, does just that, albeit in the form of the 236-page The Future of Finance: How Private Equity and Venture Capital Will Shape the Global Economy – a book that has prominent industry leaders speaking to the layman.


Uob's Sustainable Approach To Talent Management For The Private Banking Industry, Knowledge@SMU 2010 Singapore Management University

Uob's Sustainable Approach To Talent Management For The Private Banking Industry, Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

After a hiatus during the financial crisis, the poaching of private banking relationship managers is back. For the players, incumbent and new, local and international, poaching is probably the quickest and most straightforward means of a headcount-led expansion. No need to nurture and develop new recruits when they come nicely packaged with all the right credentials to hit the ground running. But what happens as more and more companies adopt this attitude to recruitment? Wilson Aw, head of private banking at United Overseas Bank, says the industry knows that it cannot grow from within such a vicious cycle. He shares ...


Right Up Our Valley: Why Singapore Ought To Quit Copying Silicon Valley, Knowledge@SMU 2010 Singapore Management University

Right Up Our Valley: Why Singapore Ought To Quit Copying Silicon Valley, Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

For a small piece of land with no natural resources to offer, Singapore's economy relies a lot on its strategic geographical location, human talents, as well as a penchant for wanting to be the global, and if not, regional 'hub' for commerce, arts and sciences. Where technology is concerned, the one to beat is Silicon Valley. A tall order, perhaps, but the draw is unmistakably alluring. On its own, the Valley boasts a GDP of US$100 billion, generating more wealth per person than anywhere else in the USA. Not content with just salivating over that piece of the ...


Nation Branding: Presenting The Image That Matches National Identity, Knowledge@SMU 2010 Singapore Management University

Nation Branding: Presenting The Image That Matches National Identity, Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

Brand launches are, more often than not, quiet affairs. Attention-hungry marketers might sometimes resort to controversies, so as to leverage on hype. Even then, it may take a fair amount of provocation and amusement just to get the slightest response from the modern-day multi-tasking, attention-deficit consumer. Contrast this with the launch of Singapore's latest tourism brand, YourSingapore, earlier this year – an event that elicited some fervent objections from the public. The people behind those heated responses were not necessarily experts on tourism or marketing. It was a matter that compelled everyday citizens to weigh in with their thoughts. Why ...


Changing Business Practices In A World Of Emerging Economic Giants, Knowledge@SMU 2010 Singapore Management University

Changing Business Practices In A World Of Emerging Economic Giants, Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

It can sometimes seem as if there is an overemphasis on Asia's two economic powerhouses. But while few people would dispute these manufacturing capitals' knack for delivering good value for money, very little attention has been given to the countries' capacity to innovate and market. Today, blueprints and concepts are often seen as domain of those 'advanced economies', whilst 'emerging economies' are habitually discounted as engines of production. Such notions are quickly being displaced as businesses and consumers of China and India exert their influence on the rest of the world.


The Accelerator, Volume 4 Issue 6, Summer 2010, Christa Santos 2010 University of Central Florida

The Accelerator, Volume 4 Issue 6, Summer 2010, Christa Santos

The Accelerator

No abstract provided.


5 Simple Things You Can Do To Engage Volunteers Using Social Media, Jennifer Kelley 2010 College of DuPage

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Engage Volunteers Using Social Media, Jennifer Kelley

Library Scholarship

A presentation given to DuPage Association of Volunteer Administration members.


St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report, Vol. 12, No. 3, King Banaian, Richard A. MacDonald 2010 St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report, Vol. 12, No. 3, King Banaian, Richard A. Macdonald

St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report

No abstract provided.


Antecedents Of Servant Leadership: A Mixed Methods Study, Curtis D. Beck 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Antecedents Of Servant Leadership: A Mixed Methods Study, Curtis D. Beck

Theses, Dissertations, & Student Scholarship: Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department

The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore the antecedents of servant leadership. The sequential explanatory research design consisted of two distinct phases: quantitative followed by qualitative.

The Phase One quantitative survey collected data from 499 leaders and 630 raters from community leadership programs in the United States using the Servant Leadership Questionnaire (Barbuto & Wheeler, 2006).

During Phase Two, selected leaders from phase one (N = 12) were interviewed to explain those results in more depth. The data were coded and analyzed for possible themes. Triangulation was used to analyze the quantitative and qualitative data to validate the findings of the data collected.

Six key findings emerged from the data: (a) the longer a leader is in a leadership role, the more frequent the servant leader behaviors; (b) leaders that volunteer at least one hour per week demonstrate higher servant leader behaviors; (c) servant leaders influence others through building trusting relationships; (d) servant leaders demonstrate an altruistic mindset; (e) servant leaders are characterized by interpersonal competence; and (f) a servant leader ...


Making Customer Satisfaction Pay: Connecting Survey Data To Financial Outcomes In The Hotel Industry, Regina Pingitore, Dan Seldin, Arianne Walker 2010 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Making Customer Satisfaction Pay: Connecting Survey Data To Financial Outcomes In The Hotel Industry, Regina Pingitore, Dan Seldin, Arianne Walker

Cornell Hospitality Industry Perspectives

Despite the conventional wisdom that measuring customer satisfaction makes good business sense, there is a small but growing point of view that such measurements provide little or no actionable information to drive business outcomes.1 In contrast to that view, as we explain here, it is our position that companies should never stop measuring customer satisfaction, and instead they should take the necessary steps to ensure that measures of customer satisfaction are designed to provide the full benefit possible from such research.


July 2010, Inland Empire Business Journal 2010 California State University, San Bernardino

July 2010, Inland Empire Business Journal

Inland Empire Business Journal

Retooling the Economy: Four Key Steps to Breaking Wall Street’s Obsession With “Short-termism” and Achieving Real, Authentic Growth To achieve a true economic turnaround, we must turn our focus to a pursuit of growth and innovation. Our current capital system is structured to impede those aspirations

Reference Checks Remove One in Five Job Candidates From Consideration A new survey from OfficeTeam finds the results of a reference check can be the real deal maker—or breaker. Managers interviewed said they remove more than one in five (21 percent) candidates from consideration after speaking to their professional contacts

Are Values ...


Advaita (Non-Dualism) As Metatheory: A Constellation Of Ontology, Epistemology And Praxis, Latha Poonamallee 2010 Michigan Technological University

Advaita (Non-Dualism) As Metatheory: A Constellation Of Ontology, Epistemology And Praxis, Latha Poonamallee

School of Business and Economics Publications

Integrating contradictory and mutually exclusive positions is a challenge in building a metatheory. In this paper, I examine how advaita (non-dualism) philosophy is a metatheory. Based on a holistic, non-dualistic ontology, discovery based epistemology, and personal accountability-action-reflection oriented praxis, it provides a useful metatheory for embracing, learning from, and transcending the paradoxes of social life. I use the example of Gandhi as a practitioner of this approach to action and knowledge.


Imsa360: Summer 2010, IMSA Fund 2010 Illinois Math and Science Academy

Imsa360: Summer 2010, Imsa Fund

IMSA Fund Reports

IMSA’s 22nd class graduated in June 2010. Members of this class will always be special to me because we began our IMSA journey together in 2007 with a mixture of exhilaration and trepidation, pride and panic, hope and humility. We knew that we were privileged to join this innovative community, a distinguished international leader and exemplar in mathematics and science education. From day one, we understood that the words of the mission statement about “advancing the human condition” were meant for us, and we all had the formidable responsibility to make a tangible difference to our colleagues, friends and ...


Santa Clara Magazine, Volume 52, Number 1, Summer 2010, Santa Clara University 2010 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara Magazine, Volume 52, Number 1, Summer 2010, Santa Clara University

Santa Clara Magazine

16 - Courage in the face A photoessay from Haiti by Michael Lattimore. A journey to document humanitarian work by doctors in the wake of the January quake. Pilgrimage 20 - By Martha Stortz. Walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, and learning a few things along the way: about big questions, saints, direction, and feet. 28 - The historians An interview by Ron Hansen M.A '95. Between them, historians George Giacomini '56 and Tim O'Keefe can claim nearly a century of educating Santa Clara students. This year, both close the books on teaching in the classroom. But first they pause ...


Can The Presence Of Online Word Of Mouth Increase Product Sales?, Alanah Mitchell, Deepak Khazanchi 2010 Appalachian State University

Can The Presence Of Online Word Of Mouth Increase Product Sales?, Alanah Mitchell, Deepak Khazanchi

Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis Faculty Publications

The power and potential impact of online word of mouth has increased substantially. Consumers have come to accept and rely upon online word of mouth, so it is important to understand how it works and what kind of impact it has on online product sales. This article provides an assessment of this question through an analysis of sales and online word of mouth data from a multi-product e-commerce retail firm.


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