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Berle And The Entrepreneur, Charles R.T. O'Kelley 2010 Seattle University School of Law

Berle And The Entrepreneur, Charles R.T. O'Kelley

Seattle University Law Review

In the first and last four chapters (“the Five Chapters”) of The Modern Corporation and Private Property, Adolf Berle, Jr. describes in sweeping terms a fundamental transformation of the American economy. . . . Writing more than ten years before Berle, another seminal scholar, Frank Knight . . . developed a theory of the entrepreneur as part of his larger effort to more carefully explain the theoretical underpinnings of a free-market economy. . . . Given Knight’s prominence and the fact that Knight apparently reached dramatically different conclusions than did Berle concerning the consequences flowing from separation of ownership and control, it is initially surprising to discover that ...


Enumerating Old Themes? Berle’S Concept Of Ownership And The Historical Development Of English Company Law In Context, Lorraine E. Talbot 2010 Seattle University School of Law

Enumerating Old Themes? Berle’S Concept Of Ownership And The Historical Development Of English Company Law In Context, Lorraine E. Talbot

Seattle University Law Review

This paper offers some tentative suggestions as to why Berle’s work has been read and interpreted so selectively in the United Kingdom. I suggest that this must be partly attributable to the historical developments in English company law that entrenched the notion of shareholder ownership claims. Specifically, unincorporated associations’ normative values—that members are owners and there is no distinction between small organizations with no share dispersal and large organizations with wide share dispersal—have a continuing influence on this entrenched notion of shareholder ownership claims. First, I provide an overview of the origins of English company law. Next ...


Rethinking The Separation Of Ownership From Management In American History, Kenneth Lipartito, Yumiko Morii 2010 Seattle University School of Law

Rethinking The Separation Of Ownership From Management In American History, Kenneth Lipartito, Yumiko Morii

Seattle University Law Review

In <em>The Modern Corporation and Private Property</em>, Adolf Berle and Gardiner Means would use AT&T as a prime example of what they saw as a dangerous new trend, the replacement of ownership-based capitalism with giant corporations controlled by a small group of propertyless managers. Indeed, AT&T became Berle and Means’ favorite example. . . . As we ...


Increasing Positive Perceptions Of Diversity For Religious Conservative Students, Alison Cook, R. Callister 2010 Utah State University

Increasing Positive Perceptions Of Diversity For Religious Conservative Students, Alison Cook, R. Callister

Alison Cook

Evidence suggests that positive perceptions toward diversity enhance the potential group and organizational benefits resulting from diversity. Given the make-up of today’s organizations, encountering diversity has become the norm rather than the exception. As such, it is becoming increasingly important to address diversity issues, and take steps to increase positive perceptions of diversity within the business classroom in order to carry that advantage into the work-place. Religious conservative students present a unique challenge to diversity education in that they likely hold value laden attitudes that lack alignment with diversity principles. This study prescribes a scaffolding approach to increase positive ...


Peer Assessment Of Class Participation: Applying Peer Nomination To Overcome Rating Inflation, James Heyman, John Sailors 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Peer Assessment Of Class Participation: Applying Peer Nomination To Overcome Rating Inflation, James Heyman, John Sailors

Marketing Faculty Publications

Having students actively engaged with each other in discussions has become an increasingly important and common aspect of the classroom environment. This increased emphasis has also meant that instructors need to find ways to effectively and efficiently evaluate class participation. In this paper, we describe the most common method used for these assessments and highlight some of its inherent challenges. We then propose an alternative based on peer nominations. Two case studies illustrate the advantages of this method; we find that it is both easy for students to complete and provides instructors with valuable diagnostic information with which to provide ...


You’Re Having Fun When Time Flies: The Hedonic Consequences Of Subjective Time Progression, Aaron M. Sackett, Tom Meyvis, Leif D. Nelson, Benjamin A. Converse, Anna L. Sackett 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

You’Re Having Fun When Time Flies: The Hedonic Consequences Of Subjective Time Progression, Aaron M. Sackett, Tom Meyvis, Leif D. Nelson, Benjamin A. Converse, Anna L. Sackett

Marketing Faculty Publications

Seven studies tested the hypothesis that people use subjective time progression in hedonic evaluation. When people believe that time has passed unexpectedly quickly, they rate tasks as more engaging, noises as less irritating, and songs as more enjoyable. We propose that felt time distortion operates as a metacognitive cue that people implicitly attribute to their enjoyment of an experience (i.e., time flew, so the experience must have been fun). Consistent with this attribution account, the effects of felt time distortion on enjoyment ratings were moderated by the need for attribution, the strength of the “time flies” naive theory, and ...


The Equifinality Of Success In The Operational Excellence Market Discipline, Jack F. Militello Ph.D., Mick A. Sheppeck Ph.D. 2010 University of St. Thomas - Minnesota

The Equifinality Of Success In The Operational Excellence Market Discipline, Jack F. Militello Ph.D., Mick A. Sheppeck Ph.D.

Management Faculty Publications

Differentiation in positioning or operations is an impo1iant element is creating and sustaining a competitive advantage. Firm should understand the boundaries and constraints associated with strategic differentiation. This paper examines how successful firms with similar strategies can differentiate through workforce practices. Management paths to success can vary, given an understanding the various imperatives under which business leaders work.


Moving Towards A Culturally Diverse Accounting Profession, Elizabeth K. Jenkins, M. Calegari 2010 San Jose State University

Moving Towards A Culturally Diverse Accounting Profession, Elizabeth K. Jenkins, M. Calegari

Faculty Publications

This paper discusses the increasing diversity in the accounting profession. Evidence is presented substantiating that over one third of recent accounting graduates are from ethnic minority backgrounds, the majority of whom are Asian/Pacific Islanders. In our university specific data, we find an even higher percentage (71%) of ethnic minorities receiving accounting degrees, with Asian/Pacific Islanders as the majority group. We also show that over one fourth of new accounting graduates hired by accounting firms are ethnic minorities of which fifty percent are Asian/Pacific Islanders.


Changing Careers -- Six Options For Becoming A Cpa, Elizabeth V, Grace, T. G. Black 2010 San Jose State University

Changing Careers -- Six Options For Becoming A Cpa, Elizabeth V, Grace, T. G. Black

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Discretionary Deletions From The S&P 500 Index: Evidence On Forecasted And Realized Earnings., Stoyu Ivanov 2010 San Jose State University

Discretionary Deletions From The S&P 500 Index: Evidence On Forecasted And Realized Earnings., Stoyu Ivanov

Faculty Publications

The literature in the area of index changes finds evidence that index changes are information free events. However, Denis, McConnell, Ovtchinnikov and Yu (2003) find evidence contrary to this theory. This study extends the work of Denis, McConnell, Ovtchinnikov and Yu (2003) in an attempt to complete the assessment of the information hypothesis of index changes. Denis, McConnell, Ovtchinnikov and Yu (2003) address only index additions and do not examine index deletions in their study. Our contribution is in filling this void in the literature by examining forecasted and realized earnings of firms discretionary deleted from the S&P 500 ...


A Re-Balanced Scorecard: A Strategic Approach To Enhance Managerial Performance In Complex Environments, Joseph H. Callaghan, Arline Savage, Steven Mintz 2010 Oakland University

A Re-Balanced Scorecard: A Strategic Approach To Enhance Managerial Performance In Complex Environments, Joseph H. Callaghan, Arline Savage, Steven Mintz

Accounting

This paper is a proposal to develop conceptual and practical frameworks for evolving corporations seeking to improve their managerial performance in complex environments with actionable strategies for dealing with social, environmental and corporate governance issues. These frameworks are coalesced by social contract theory that extends the traditional view of the firm as a nexus of contracts to a broader view of the firm as a nexus of social contracts. A re-balanced scorecard is proposed to induce and evaluate management performance that captures important dimensions and aspects of the frameworks established for firms strategically choosing to change their long term objectives ...


Ethical Concerns About The Online Sale Of Instructor-Only Textbook Resources, Arline Savage, Mark G. Simkin 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Ethical Concerns About The Online Sale Of Instructor-Only Textbook Resources, Arline Savage, Mark G. Simkin

Accounting

Yes, your test bank and solutions manual are for sale and it is very easy for your students to acquire them. Using a stakeholder framework, we analyze the ethical issues involved in acquiring, using, and distributing these instructional resources by individuals besides the professors for whom they are intended. We also discuss countermeasures that stakeholders might use to deal with this latest development.


Leading Creative People: Lessons From Advertising Guru Jacques Séguéla, Christophe Haag, Jean-François Coget 2010 EMLYON Business School

Leading Creative People: Lessons From Advertising Guru Jacques Séguéla, Christophe Haag, Jean-François Coget

Management, HR and Information Systems

In this article, we explore perspectives on how to lead creative people through examples from a practitioner. We interviewed iconic French advertising guru Jacques Séguéla, Chief Communication Officer of Havas, France’s second largest and the world’s sixth largest advertising and communication company, who leads 800 designers worldwide. Séguéla is famous for creating successful advertising and political campaigns, and authoring numerous best-selling books on advertising. Through a series of real-life anecdotes, Séguéla talks about the importance of emotions, emotional intelligence, action, and intuition in leading creative people. Following the interview, we discuss some of Séguéla’s key assertions in ...


Investigating Workplace Attitudes And Perceptions Of Hard Of Hearing Employees, Thomas Brent Davis 2010 George Fox University

Investigating Workplace Attitudes And Perceptions Of Hard Of Hearing Employees, Thomas Brent Davis

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

No abstract provided.


Virtues For Leading Change, Tim Rahschulte 2010 George Fox University

Virtues For Leading Change, Tim Rahschulte

Faculty Publications - School of Business

No abstract provided.


Organizational And Leadership Implications For Transformational Development, John Gorlorwulu, Tim Rahschulte 2010 George Fox University

Organizational And Leadership Implications For Transformational Development, John Gorlorwulu, Tim Rahschulte

Faculty Publications - School of Business

Transformational development is a concept of change that originated in the Christian context but has now become generally used in the work of both secular and faith-based organizations. The growing use of the concept by organizations that are fundamentally different has naturally led to some confusion about what the concept means and what it takes to effectively implement it. In this article, we describe the key features of the concept and how they are important in determining the organizational requirements for its effective implementation. Drawing on a few cases, the paper highlights the centrality of faith in transformational development work.


Highly Effective Teams: A Relational Analysis Of Group Potency And Perceived Organizational Support, Paul Shelton 2010 George Fox University

Highly Effective Teams: A Relational Analysis Of Group Potency And Perceived Organizational Support, Paul Shelton

Faculty Publications - School of Business

Group potency is one key determinant shown to positively influence the effectiveness and performance of groups and teams. This article presents research on potency of work groups in higher education and perceived organizational support as an antecedent. A total of 192 working professionals who were either holding or earning advanced degrees in human resource development, education, or consumer and family sciences completed questionnaires to determine the association of these two variables. The data were analyzed at the individual and group levels, and findings reveal there is a significant positive relationship between group potency and perceived organizational support.


Meeting The Needs Of Global Companies Through Improved International Business Curriculum, Kathy L. Milhauser, Tim Rahschulte 2010 George Fox University

Meeting The Needs Of Global Companies Through Improved International Business Curriculum, Kathy L. Milhauser, Tim Rahschulte

Faculty Publications - School of Business

The global workplace requires specific knowledge, skills, and abilities on the part of workers. There is a growing body of research indicating a gap between the global industry demand for skills and the higher education system’s ability to supply that demand. Leveraging the work from Yu, Guan, Yang, and Chiao (2005) and Prestwich and Ho-Kim (2007), this study investigated this gap. The sample included global leaders of Fortune 500 companies. Exploratory in nature, the primary purpose of this study was to understand the needs of global business organizations that form the hiring market for international business graduates. The findings ...


Fueling The Credit Crisis: Who Uses Consumer Credit And What Drives Debt Burden?, Diane K. Schooley, Debra Worden 2010 Boise State University

Fueling The Credit Crisis: Who Uses Consumer Credit And What Drives Debt Burden?, Diane K. Schooley, Debra Worden

Faculty Publications - School of Business

Excessive household debt contributed to the worst recession in decades. Insights about borrowing and spending behavior can inform economic recovery forecasts, policy decisions, and financial education. This study identifies life cycle and credit attitude as key determinants of who uses debt. Younger households are more likely to borrow for consumption, as are those who believe that it is all right to borrow to purchase luxury goods or cover living expenses. Furthermore, households that condone borrowing for these purposes have a higher consumer debt burden. Debt capacity (or creditworthiness) and financial discipline are also significant factors in determining household debt use.


The Relationship Between Perceived Leadership Practices And Organizational Culture Within The Aerospace Industry, Bradley Michael McCain 2010 Nova Southeastern University

The Relationship Between Perceived Leadership Practices And Organizational Culture Within The Aerospace Industry, Bradley Michael Mccain

HCBE Theses and Dissertations

There is a common thread of leadership research that theorizes the dynamic between a leader's behavior and their followers is essential in encouraging employees to exceed expectations, thereby increasing organizational performance (Bass, 1985; Bennis & Thomas, 2002; Kouzes & Posner, 1987). Research indicates transformational leadership correlates well with organizational culture, but the number of empirical studies is few. Kouzes and Posner (2002) maintain that organizations create culture; therefore a leader's behavior can and does affect organizational performance. Schein (2004) maintains it is leadership's duty to step outside the organizational culture to initiate changes (by their behavior) when warranted.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between employee perceived leadership practices and organizational culture within the aerospace industry. The U.S. space shuttle operations prime contractor, United ...


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