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Submission Guidelines, 2011 Fordham University

Submission Guidelines

Fordham Business Student Research Journal

Submission Guidelines


About The Graduate School Of Business Administration, 2011 Fordham University

About The Graduate School Of Business Administration

Fordham Business Student Research Journal

Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) offers a dynamic educational experience in New York City with access to renowned faculty, a diverse business community, an international student body, and an extensive alumni network. Founded in the Jesuit tradition of excellence in education, intellectual vigor, and ethical conduct, GBA is dedicated to being an institution of global distinction. Our mission is to educate business professionals and equip them to manage effectively in a range of leadership roles.


Corporate Citizenship: Panacea Or Problem?, Latha Poonamallee 2011 Michigan Technological University

Corporate Citizenship: Panacea Or Problem?, Latha Poonamallee

School of Business and Economics Publications

In this paper I examine the dilemma between being a market leader and a corporate citizen in the case of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Grounded in secondary data collected from various published sources, I uncover the contradictions that underlie the positive picture of Hindustan Unilever's CSR activities. By drawing on corporate social responsibility and stakeholder theories, I highlight how difficult it is to categorise an organisation as solely positive or negative in its impact on its social and physical environment. I conclude by arguing that we need more sophisticated evaluative frameworks to understand and evaluate real-world initiatives in this area.


Crafting A Career Using Cps And Foursight, Morgan E. Milovich 2011 Buffalo State College

Crafting A Career Using Cps And Foursight, Morgan E. Milovich

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

ABSTRACT OF PROJECT

Crafting a Career Using CPS and FourSight

The purpose of my project is to develop a case study of how I will use Creative Problem Solving (CPS) and an attention to my Foursight preferences to grow my existing craft business into a viable career, rather than having it as just a hobby.

By utilizing the CPS Thinking Skills Model and having a greater awareness of my Foursight preferences, I was able to move from a dream to a reality and come out the other end of this project with a fully functioning, profitable business rooted firmly in ...


Social Burden, Social Venture Or Social Responsibility? A Reflection On Csr In China And Csr Strategy Suggestions For Multinational Companies In China, Mantian Wang, Rongming Ren, Guiyi Hu, Hongyong Lu, Ilan Alon 2011 Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Social Burden, Social Venture Or Social Responsibility? A Reflection On Csr In China And Csr Strategy Suggestions For Multinational Companies In China, Mantian Wang, Rongming Ren, Guiyi Hu, Hongyong Lu, Ilan Alon

Faculty Publications

Thirty years into its reform and opening, the People’s Republic of China (referred to as China) has become aware of many international practices, including corporate social responsibility (CSR). Yet FOR Chinese enterprises, CSR seems similar to the heavy social burdens of THE state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The “cradle-to-grave” welfare system, notorious but standard in THE planned economy, played a role in the failure of most SOEs to compete with the new, burgeoning private sector. Although laws were promulgated to free the SOEs from their “social burdens,” the new township enterprises set a different example. Some of the latter even profited ...


The Diminishing Returns Of Incentive Pay In Executive Compensation Contracts, Gregg D. Polsky, Andrew Lund 2011 University of Georgia School of Law

The Diminishing Returns Of Incentive Pay In Executive Compensation Contracts, Gregg D. Polsky, Andrew Lund

Scholarly Works

For the past 30 years, the conventional wisdom has been that executive compensation packages should include very large proportions of incentive pay. This incentive pay orthodoxy has become so firmly entrenched that the current debates about executive compensation simply take it as a given. We argue, however, that in light of evolving corporate governance mechanisms, the marginal net benefit of incentive-laden pay packages is both smaller than appreciated and getting smaller over time. As a result, the assumption that higher proportions of incentive pay are beneficial is no longer warranted.

A number of corporate governance mechanisms have evolved to duplicate ...


Improving Psychological Critical Thinking In Australian University Students, John Haw 2011 Southern Cross University

Improving Psychological Critical Thinking In Australian University Students, John Haw

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

This study tested the psychological critical thinking attributes of students undertaking an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved course. It also assessed an instructional based teaching practice designed to improve psychological critical thinking skills. The participants were 84 second year and 60 fourth year psychology students enrolled at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Participants were tested at the beginning and end of the semester with the Psychological Critical Thinking Exam (PCTE) (Lawson, 1999) and only the second year group received specific critical thinking instructions. The results revealed a significant (p < .001) increase in mean PCTE score for the second year group, but no significant increase for the fourth year group. These results confirm the value of the instructional based teaching practice and support the graduate attributes expected by the APAC.


About The Gabelli School Of Business, 2011 Fordham University

About The Gabelli School Of Business

Fordham Business Student Research Journal

The Gabelli School of Business is the undergraduate business school of Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York. Gabelli’s entire program is based on the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care for the whole person), homines pro aliis (men and women for others), and magis (more; i.e., never-ending improvement).


Dedication, 2011 Fordham University

Dedication

Fordham Business Student Research Journal

In the spring of 2011, Fordham University and the Schools of Business sustained a deep loss with the passing of Patricia P. Ramsey, Ph.D. Pat joined Fordham in 1981. During her distinguished career, she received myriad accolades, including an outstanding teacher of the year award and a United Student Government faculty award. She was co-author of two major books: Business Statistics for Quality and Productivity (Prentice Hall, 1995) and Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (Prentice Hall, 2001).

Pat served in a number of important administrative roles at both the Gabelli School of Business and the Graduate School of ...


Countering Counterfeits: An Investigation Of Message-Frame And Message-Focus Effects On Persuasion, Caroline Dahlgren 2011 Fordham University

Countering Counterfeits: An Investigation Of Message-Frame And Message-Focus Effects On Persuasion, Caroline Dahlgren

Fordham Business Student Research Journal

The prevalence of counterfeit products throughout the world has greatly increased over the course of the past two decades. These goods span a wide array of industries and vary greatly in quality, aesthetics, and price. There have been reports of counterfeits in nearly every sector of the economy; counterfeit goods include airline parts, dry wall, handbags, pharmaceuticals, and baby food (International Chamber of Commerce, 2008). Each industry engages in its own battle with these products and counterfeiters, in hopes of protecting its intellectual property, consumers, and its bottom line. The roots of the counterfeiting industry are deeply intertwined with various ...


Abstracts Of Previous Student Research Papers, 2011 Fordham University

Abstracts Of Previous Student Research Papers

Fordham Business Student Research Journal

Abstracts of Previous Student Research Papers


Information Technology For Service Innovation: The Impact On Business Productivity And Channel Disruption From Cloud Computing And Smart Device Computing, Insoo SON 2011 Singapore Management University

Information Technology For Service Innovation: The Impact On Business Productivity And Channel Disruption From Cloud Computing And Smart Device Computing, Insoo Son

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

The advancement of IT has brought great deal of impact to both businesses and individuals such as increased business productivity and new type of digital communications and entertainment. Yet, IT is still in need of developing itself to enable firms’ requirement of enhancing business competence and satisfy customers’ growing expectations for new IT products and services. In line with the situation, there have been two emerging IT innovations that take more evolutionary features for both business and individual computing. For business computing, the concept of cloud computing has recently emerged and become commercialized to meet firms’ budget constraint and improve ...


2011 December, Office of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. 2011 Morehead State University

2011 December, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives

Press releases for December of 2011.


What Is Mission Critical In The Hotel Guest Room: Examining In-Room Guest Empowerment Technologies, Pelin Nasoz 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

What Is Mission Critical In The Hotel Guest Room: Examining In-Room Guest Empowerment Technologies, Pelin Nasoz

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This study examined 18 in-room technologies and identified the ones perceived to be mission critical for the hotel guests. It also determined the differences in guest empowerment technology preferences and expectations across generations, purpose of travel, and travel frequency. Moreover, it investigated whether the quality of in-room technologies impacts guests' decision in choosing a hotel.

The data were collected through an online survey. A total of 508 people responded to the survey. An importance and performance analysis was utilized to identify the mission critical in-room technologies for the hotels. The analysis indicated that in-room movie on demand services, in-room wireless ...


The Long-Term Impact Of A Loyalty Program: An Evaluation From A Las Vegas Casino Hotel, Myongjee Yoo 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Long-Term Impact Of A Loyalty Program: An Evaluation From A Las Vegas Casino Hotel, Myongjee Yoo

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Loyalty programs are popular marketing strategies intended to attract, maintain, and enhance customer relationships. Despite the widespread usage of loyalty programs across various businesses, its effectiveness has not been well validated. Few empirical studies attempted to evaluate the value of loyalty programs but the findings have been conflicting with each other. Given the competitive climate of such a highly saturated competitive market of the hospitality industry, it is meaningful for hospitality marketers to evaluate the effectiveness of loyalty programs to increase customer retention and profitability. Therefore, the main purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a hospitality ...


Corporate Governance And The Information Content Of Insider Trades, Alan D. Jagolinzer, David F. Larcker, Daniel J. Taylor 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Corporate Governance And The Information Content Of Insider Trades, Alan D. Jagolinzer, David F. Larcker, Daniel J. Taylor

Accounting Papers

Most corporate governance research focuses on the behavior of chief executive officers, board members, institutional shareholders, and other similar parties. Little research focuses on the impact of executives whose primary responsibility is to enforce and shape corporate governance inside the firm. This study examines the role of the general counsel (GC) in mitigating informed trading by corporate insiders. We find that insider trading profits and the predictive ability of insider trades for future operating performance are generally higher when insiders trade within firm-imposed restricted trade windows. However, when GC approval is required to execute a trade, insiders’ trading profits and ...


Conference Presentations And The Disclosure Milieu, Brian J. Bushee, Michael J. Jung, Gregory S. Miller 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Conference Presentations And The Disclosure Milieu, Brian J. Bushee, Michael J. Jung, Gregory S. Miller

Accounting Papers

Conference presentations differ from other voluntary disclosures in that the audience for the disclosure is co-located with managers in a well-defined physical and social setting, or “disclosure milieu.” The milieu affects the degree to which conference participants can update their prior beliefs about the firm with information signals obtained through interactions with management and other informed participants. While the average abnormal stock return and volume reactions to presentations are positive, there is a great deal of cross-sectional variation as indicated by negative median reactions. We find that conference characteristics that determine the nature of the audience and its interactions, such ...


Longevity Risk Management In Singapore’S National Pension System, Joelle H Y Fong, Benedict S K Koh, Olivia Mitchell 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Longevity Risk Management In Singapore’S National Pension System, Joelle H Y Fong, Benedict S K Koh, Olivia Mitchell

Business Economics and Public Policy Papers

Although annuities are a theoretically appealing way to manage longevity risk, in the real world relatively few consumers purchase them at retirement. To counteract the possibility of retirees outliving their assets, Singapore's Central Provident Fund, a national defined contribution pension scheme, has recently mandated annuitization of workers’ retirement assets. More significantly, the government has entered the insurance market as a public-sector provider for such annuities. This article evaluates the money's worth of life annuities and discusses the impact of the government mandate and its role as an annuity provider on the insurance market.


Decentralized Decision Making In Investment Management, Jules H. van Binsbergen, Michael W. Brandt, Ralph S. J. Koijen 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Decentralized Decision Making In Investment Management, Jules H. Van Binsbergen, Michael W. Brandt, Ralph S. J. Koijen

Finance Papers

The article addresses the investment problem of a pension fund in which a centralized decision maker, the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), employs multiple asset managers to implement investment strategies in separate asset classes. The investment management division of pension funds is typically structured around traditional asset classes such as equities, fixed income, and alternative investments. The asset allocation decisions are made in at least two stages. Firstly, the CIO allocates capital to the different asset classes, each managed by a different asset manager. Secondly, each manager decides how to allocate the funds made available to him, that is, to the ...


The Effects Of Government Intervention On The Market For Corporate Terrorism Insurance, Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Paul A. Raschky 2011 University of Pennsylvania

The Effects Of Government Intervention On The Market For Corporate Terrorism Insurance, Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Paul A. Raschky

Finance Papers

Nine OECD countries presently have national terrorism insurance programs based on some type of public–private risk sharing. While such arrangements have helped provide the necessary insurance capacity in the post-September 11, 2001 era, little is known about the effect of such governmental intervention on terrorism insurance markets. This paper focuses on the United States, where the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (TRIA) provides insurers with no cost federal reinsurance up to an industry-wide loss of $100 billion. We present an empirical analysis to compare how insurers' diversification behavior varies between property coverage (no governmental intervention) and terrorism coverage ...


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