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August 2011, Inland Empire Business Journal 2011 California State University, San Bernardino

August 2011, Inland Empire Business Journal

Inland Empire Business Journal

How to Say “No” the Right Way People who don’t mind saying no may lack the skills to do it gracefully and often instill hard feelings, even when that is not their intent. For those who have no problem saying no, but need a little guidance, Carl Van gives some tips on saying no more effectively

10 Tips to Optimize Your Email Marketing Campaigns With the multitude of laws, spam filters and confusion over the best method in using emails, Gregg Brown gives 10 tips to help you get the best results from your email marketing campaigns

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El Sueño Guayaquileño, Guillermo Arosemena 2011 SelectedWorks

El Sueño Guayaquileño, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Quién Es Culpable?, Guillermo Arosemena 2011 SelectedWorks

Quién Es Culpable?, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure, Aaron W. Hughey 2011 Western Kentucky University

Book Review: Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Produce Sales Comparison During A Shelf Talker Advertising Campaign In San Luis Obispo County Grocery Stores, Maxwell Hess 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Produce Sales Comparison During A Shelf Talker Advertising Campaign In San Luis Obispo County Grocery Stores, Maxwell Hess

Agribusiness

This consumer study was conducted to assess how effective shelf talker advertisements with nutrition related health claims are at selling fresh produce. Background research was conducted to determine the appropriate displays and FDA defined label claims. The study posted visually appealing shelf talker advertisements next to their respective produce item and compared the recorded sales a week prior to the advertising campaign to the following week with advertisements. Two separate observation periods were conducted at Spencer’s San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande locations after the first period in June 2011 produced a surprisingly small amount of statistically significant data ...


Building Structured Products: Like Manufacturing A Complex, Abstract Car, Singapore Management University 2011 Singapore Management University

Building Structured Products: Like Manufacturing A Complex, Abstract Car, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

What are structured products, and how do they fit in with clients' needs and the banks' range of services? Experts from Standard Chartered Bank's (SCB) structuring business provided their take at SMU's Lee Kong Chian School of Business Public Lecture.


Rail Freight In The Republic Of Ireland, Juan Carlos Carrasco Gimenez, Edward Sweeney, John Harvey 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Rail Freight In The Republic Of Ireland, Juan Carlos Carrasco Gimenez, Edward Sweeney, John Harvey

Conference papers

In a world where freight transport is increasing, efficiency is essential. Transport by rail is characterised by its low fuel consumption per tonne. This mode of transport became extremely important during the last century but unfortunately it has been losing its importance in the logistics sector with the passing of time. However, we are currently witnessing an important transformation in the railway sector throughout Europe. This has been promoted by the European Union, with a significant allocation of resources to this issue. With the objective of increasing the volume of goods transported by rail, European nations are conducting a transformation ...


Supply Chain Management: Scm Key To Competitiveness, Edward Sweeney 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Supply Chain Management: Scm Key To Competitiveness, Edward Sweeney

Practitioner Journals

Any meaningful attempt to eliminate waste and improve cost competitiveness in the Irish packaging sector must have a strong focus on how the supply chain is designed and managed.


Analyst Characteristics, Timing Of Forecast Revisions, And Analyst Forecasting Ability, Yongtae Kim, Gerald J. Lobo, Minsup Song 2011 Santa Clara University

Analyst Characteristics, Timing Of Forecast Revisions, And Analyst Forecasting Ability, Yongtae Kim, Gerald J. Lobo, Minsup Song

Accounting

We first examine whether analysts with certain characteristics that prior research has identified are related to superior forecasting ability systematically time their forecast revisions later in the fiscal quarter. We then examine whether this superior ability persists after controlling for this timing advantage by using relative forecast error, a measure that largely eliminates the timing advantage of recent forecasts. Using a sample of quarterly earnings forecast revisions over the 20-year period from 1990 to 2009, we find that analysts with more firm-specific and general experience and more accurate prior-period forecasts, analysts employed by larger brokerage firms, and analysts who follow ...


A Transformational Change Program In It - The Case Of A Global Consumer Products Company, Barbara M. Tarasovich, Bridget Lyons 2011 Sacred Heart University

A Transformational Change Program In It - The Case Of A Global Consumer Products Company, Barbara M. Tarasovich, Bridget Lyons

WCOB Faculty Publications

This paper presents a framework for development of a transformational change management program (Flamholtz and Randle, 2008) in an information technology (IT) organization of a global Fortune 200 consumer products company. The goal of the transformation was to build leading edge global IT service offerings, to internal and ultimately external customers. the program played a pivotal role in the company's "Path to Growth" Strategy. This strategy included very specific targets for sales, margins and earnings growth over a five year period. The case illustrates how a well conceived change program, integrated with an organization's overall strategic plan, is ...


Montana Nonresident Visitor Information Center Use, Neala Fugere, Christine Oschell, Norma Nickerson 2011 The University of Montana-Missoula

Montana Nonresident Visitor Information Center Use, Neala Fugere, Christine Oschell, Norma Nickerson

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report highlights findings of a study aimed at determining the effectiveness and future development of visitor information centers in Montana; in particular, understanding nonresident travelers' preferences for VICs as they relate to traveler behavior and spending in the state.


Climate Change & Tourism Literature Review, Norma P. Nickerson, Laura Becerra, Phil Zumstein 2011 The University of Montana-Missoula

Climate Change & Tourism Literature Review, Norma P. Nickerson, Laura Becerra, Phil Zumstein

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

Climate change and global warming have become "hot" topics of research over the past decade. Tourism is intimately a part of the climate change issue. The purpose of this literature review was to identify and understand where, how much, and what type of topics related to climate change and tourism currently exist in the literature.


Montana Folk Festival Visitor Study: 2011, Christine Oschell 2011 The University of Montana-Missoula

Montana Folk Festival Visitor Study: 2011, Christine Oschell

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

The purpose of this study was to provide the organizers of the Montana Folk Festival with an understanding of their attendees and the total money spent by those surveyed in Butte. The population of interest was attendees of the 2011 Montana Folk Festival and the sample was random from that population. Surveys were given to festival goers by random selection so as to attempt to represent the whole population.


Leveraging Green Computing For Increased Viability And Sustainability, Dominick Fazarro, Rochell R. McWhorter 2011 University of Texas at Tyler

Leveraging Green Computing For Increased Viability And Sustainability, Dominick Fazarro, Rochell R. Mcwhorter

Human Resource Development Faculty Publications and Presentations

Greening of computing processes is an environmental strategy gaining momentum in the 21st century as evidenced by increased virtual communications. Because of the rising cost of fuel to travel to meetings and conferences, corporations are adopting sophisticated technologies that provide a “personal” experience for geographically disbursed colleagues to interact in real time. This article highlights several companies and academic professional organizations that utilize video conferencing, virtual classrooms, and virtual worlds to create digital spaces for collaboration. The article compares the impact of face-to-face collaboration that includes business travel expenses to the impact of the same activity in a virtual space ...


Understanding Entrepreneurial Opportunity Via Differentiated Bertrand Oligopoly Market Structure, Colton Hicks 2011 Brigham Young University

Understanding Entrepreneurial Opportunity Via Differentiated Bertrand Oligopoly Market Structure, Colton Hicks

All Student Publications

In this paper we develop a method to be able to recognize opportunity for a new entrant in a Bertrand Oligopoly market based upon industrial organization. We infer from the demand curves of competitors if opportunity for a new entrant exists and the necessary characteristics of the entrant that would make it successful in a given market. This provides a significant contribution to the field of entrepreneurship since it has struggled to find a bona fide way to define and identify opportunity. Most research on entrepreneurial opportunity has focused on the characteristics of the product being developed, e.g., what ...


Supply Chain Performance Of The Australian Beef Industry: Comparing The Industry Structure, Inter-Firm Relationships And Knowledge Systems Of Western Australia And Queensland, Mohammad Nasir Uddin,, Nazrul Islam, Mohammed Quaddus 2011 Curtin University of Technology

Supply Chain Performance Of The Australian Beef Industry: Comparing The Industry Structure, Inter-Firm Relationships And Knowledge Systems Of Western Australia And Queensland, Mohammad Nasir Uddin,, Nazrul Islam, Mohammed Quaddus

Contributions to Books & Books

The meat and livestock industry in Australia accounts for more than 45 per cent of Australia’s total value of agricultural production, within which beef is the largest industry in value terms (Nossal, Sheng and Zhao 2008). But the industry is experiencing a long-term decline in terms of trade, and has lagged behind other industries in rates of productivity improvement (MLA 2008). As it is critical for the economy that the beef industry maintains profitability and sustainability, it is believed that the performance, competitiveness and success of the industry depends on improving cost efficiency and productivity of the whole supply ...


Danish And Chinese Adolescents' Perceptions Of Healthy Eating And Attitudes Toward Regulatory Measures, Kara Chan, Gerard Prendergast, Alice Grønhøj, Tino Bech-Larsen 2011 Hong Kong Baptist University

Danish And Chinese Adolescents' Perceptions Of Healthy Eating And Attitudes Toward Regulatory Measures, Kara Chan, Gerard Prendergast, Alice Grønhøj, Tino Bech-Larsen

Department of Communication Studies Journal Articles

Purpose – This article aims to examine young consumers' perceptions of healthy eating, contexts where healthy or unhealthy eating are practiced, and their evaluation of regulatory measures that discourage the consumption of unhealthy foods in two different markets.

Design/methodology/approach – A convenience sampled survey was conducted of 386 Danish and Chinese adolescents using a structured questionnaire.

Findings – Results showed that perceptions of healthy eating were generally based on concepts such as balance and moderation. Unhealthy eating was most frequently practiced at parties and in festive periods. Hong Kong respondents were more likely to associate eating habits with healthy eating than ...


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

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

Morehead State Press Release Archives

Press releases for August of 2011.


Using Lean To Teach The Technical Services Value Stream: An Online Continuing Education Course, Tamera Hanken 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Using Lean To Teach The Technical Services Value Stream: An Online Continuing Education Course, Tamera Hanken

Library Faculty Presentations

Lean Principles:

• Identify steps in the process that add customer defined value

• Identify waste in transportation, wait, overproduction, defect, inventory, motion, or extra processing

• Eliminate the steps in the process that don’t add value or are unnecessary

• Make sure the steps flow in an efficient sequence

• Establish pull, i.e., make sure the steps in the sequence don’t create bottlenecks

• Continue to improve the process


Adjusting Payroll With Changes In Business Volumes: An Examination Of Nevada Gaming Properties, Toni A. Repetti 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Adjusting Payroll With Changes In Business Volumes: An Examination Of Nevada Gaming Properties, Toni A. Repetti

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This dissertation analyzes expense preference behavior by managers of Nevada casinos. Annual aggregate data is obtained from the Nevada Gaming Control Board from 1990 to 2010. Using ordinary least squares regression, three models are run to account for various payroll related expenses. The dependent variable in the first model is number of employees. The second model uses salaries and wages as the dependent variable and the third model uses total payroll. All models include predictor variables of total revenue as an indication of size, a dummy variable for market concentration and a dummy variable for recessionary periods.

The finding show ...


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