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Business Process Automation And Managerial Accounting: An Sap Plug And Play Module (Final Report), Picheng Lee, Principal Investigator, Christian N. Mady, Rudy Jacob, Chu-hua Kuei 2010 Lubin School of Business, Pace University

Business Process Automation And Managerial Accounting: An Sap Plug And Play Module (Final Report), Picheng Lee, Principal Investigator, Christian N. Mady, Rudy Jacob, Chu-Hua Kuei

Cornerstone 3 Reports : Interdisciplinary Informatics

The primary aim of our project is to develop an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform that enables students at Pace to understand how different interdisciplinary areas in cross-unit and/or cross-enterprise decision making are related. ERP can help us do this since it allows a firm to automate and integrate its business processes, share common data and practices across the entire enterprise, and provide and access information in a real-time environment.


The Effect Of Taxes On Multinational Debt Location, Matteo Arena, Andrew H. Roper 2010 Marquette University

The Effect Of Taxes On Multinational Debt Location, Matteo Arena, Andrew H. Roper

Finance Faculty Research and Publications

We provide new evidence that differences in international tax rates and tax regimes affect multinational firms' debt location decisions. Our sample contains 8287 debt issues from 2437 firms headquartered in 23 different countries with debt-issuing subsidiaries in 59 countries. We analyze firms' marginal decisions of where to issue debt to investigate the influence of a comprehensive set of tax-related effects, including differences in personal and corporate tax rates, tax credit and exemption systems, and bi-lateral cross-country withholding taxes on interest and dividend payments. Our results show that differences in personal and corporate tax rates, the presence of dividend imputation or ...


Two Essays On Momentum Strategy And Its Sources Of Abnormal Returns, Yu Zhang 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Two Essays On Momentum Strategy And Its Sources Of Abnormal Returns, Yu Zhang

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation studies the sources of the momentum abnormal returns. The first essay attempts to find the relative role of cross-sectional and time-series variances in generating returns from the momentum strategy. By decomposing the returns from the momentum strategy both theoretically and empirically, the first essay finds that own-stock autocovariance is an important source in generating momentum returns. More interestingly, the own-stock autocovariance comes primarily from the loser portfolio. This finding provides another explanation to the recent finding that the loser portfolio is the driving force of the momentum abnormal returns.

Based on the above discovery from the first essay ...


What Is The Impact Of Liquor Licensing Laws On Portland’S Entertainment Venues? A Case Study, Will Etheridge 2010 University of Southern Maine

What Is The Impact Of Liquor Licensing Laws On Portland’S Entertainment Venues? A Case Study, Will Etheridge

Muskie School Capstones

In January 2009, Port City Music Hall in Portland, Maine was preparing to open its doors to the public for the first time. With a capacity for nearly six hundred attendees, Port City Music Hall was designed to attract national touring acts to Portland too big for the bar scene, but not suited for the Merrill Auditorium or Cumberland Civic Center. With the State Theatre still shuttered at the time, this new venue hoped to fill an important niche in the city’s creative economy, bringing a diverse array of performers that would not otherwise be able to find a ...


Diagnostic Tools For The Elevator Business, Clemense Ehoff Jr. 2010 Kean University

Diagnostic Tools For The Elevator Business, Clemense Ehoff Jr.

All Faculty Scholarship for the College of Business

Although much has been written about elevator maintenance from the engineering perspective, little has been written about elevator maintenance from a business perspective. This paper explores some of the business diagnostic tools useful in evaluating elevator maintenance performance and setting elevator performance objectives. These tools may also be applied to other types of maintenance operations.


Financial Statements Are About To Get A New Look, Clemense Ehoff Jr. 2010 Kean University

Financial Statements Are About To Get A New Look, Clemense Ehoff Jr.

All Faculty Scholarship for the College of Business

In October 2008, The FASB and the IASB issued a discussion letter for comment proposing a complete redesign of financial statements. This was the result of a project that began for both boards in 2001. More than 200 comment letters were received from individuals, accounting firms, professional societies, corporations, and others from the business community. The FASB and IASB have analyzed the input, and are currently preparing an exposure draft scheduled for release in early 2011. This paper reviews the proposed changes to the financial statements, summarizes the favorable and unfavorable responses contained in the comment letters, and examines the ...


A Decision Model For E-Commerce-Enabled Partial Market Exit, Siddhartha Syam, Amit Bhatnagar 2010 Marquette University

A Decision Model For E-Commerce-Enabled Partial Market Exit, Siddhartha Syam, Amit Bhatnagar

Management Faculty Research and Publications

Struggling retail chains often try to recover profitability by closing some of their stores. The challenge in this strategy lies in determining how many stores to close, as store exit has implications for both the customers and the supply chain. After a store closes, its customers are lost forever to the competition, unless there is a surviving open store nearby or an electronic alternative such as an e-store. From the supply chain perspective, after a store closes, its supporting regional distribution center is left with less business, and thus reduced viability. This paper develops a decision support model to study ...


Paths To Upper Level Positions In Public Relations, Patrick J. Bishop 2010 Western Michigan University

Paths To Upper Level Positions In Public Relations, Patrick J. Bishop

Dissertations

Preparation for a career in the field of public relations (PR) is based on a set of unique core competencies typically found in liberal arts. Though PR professionals rarely gain business degrees, they acquire knowledge, skills, perspectives, and strategies wellsuited to executive-level positions in business. Additionally, managerial positions in PR offer greater potential for influence than task-oriented roles with limited strategic opportunity.

This study examines the advancement of PR practitioners into upper-level management positions in business. The purpose of this research is to identify factors and behaviors that contribute to, or hinder, PR professional’s attainment of top-management positions. This ...


Fishing For Leadership: A Service Philosophy In Library Technical Services, Connie Foster 2010 Western Kentucky University

Fishing For Leadership: A Service Philosophy In Library Technical Services, Connie Foster

DLTS Faculty Publications

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Identifying Target Markets For Spanish Language Publications In Southern California, Noor Yusuf Najem Yusuf 2010 University of Redlands

Identifying Target Markets For Spanish Language Publications In Southern California, Noor Yusuf Najem Yusuf

MS GIS Program Major Individual Projects

The Press-Enterprise is a publisher in Riverside County, California, which traces its roots to 1878. The Press-Enterprise began publishing daily sports news, local news, community events, and more. One of their products is the Spanish newspaper La Prensa, which is an information source for the Inland Empire‘s Hispanic community. La Prensa is available weekly and for free. Currently the newspaper is distributed through more than two thousands news racks and stores in the three different counties: Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino. In order to increase the number of subscribers for La Prensa, the marketing department of Press-Enterprise needed ...


The Abcs Of Communicating Results, Deborah S. Archambeault, Morgen Rose 2010 University of Dayton

The Abcs Of Communicating Results, Deborah S. Archambeault, Morgen Rose

Accounting Faculty Publications

Communicating results is an integral part of the internal auditor's job, and The IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing recognizes its importance by specifying in Standard 2420 that communications should be "accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, complete, and timely." In its 2009 survey. The Biggest Internal Audit Challenges in the Next Five Years, Protiviti, a global consulting firm, ranked communication with management and the audit committee as one of the biggest challenges facing internal auditing through 2012. Their subsequent 2010 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey identified presentation skills as the top "need to ...


2010 December, Office of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. 2010 Morehead State University

2010 December, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives

Press releases for December of 2010.


Gaming In Britain And America: Some Historical Comparisons, Nicholas Tosney Ph.D. 2010 University of York

Gaming In Britain And America: Some Historical Comparisons, Nicholas Tosney Ph.D.

Occasional Papers

This paper compares the development of gambling in Britain during the late 17th and 18th centuries with the emergence of gambling in Nevada during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawing on the existence of similar themes and ideas in different contexts, the author demonstrates several benefits of comparative studies of gambling. Focusing principally on gambling games played with cards and dice, this paper begins by examining approaches to taxing gaming before moving on to consider regulatory strategies.


Understanding American Customer Perceptions On Japanese Food And Services In The U.S, Hoon Lim 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Understanding American Customer Perceptions On Japanese Food And Services In The U.S, Hoon Lim

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The purpose of this study is to provide an appropriate approach for Japanese restaurant operators to identify the wants and needs of their American customers, and thereby assist restaurateurs in developing strategies that would best attract this market. There are many important attributes of Japanese food and services that affect the satisfaction and behavioral intentions of American customers. Japanese restaurant operators should recognize the perceptions of their American customers and monitor the factors affecting customer satisfaction and revisit intention. This effort will lead Japanese restaurants in the U.S. to improve their operational and marketing efficiency, and thereby increase profitability.


Online Gaming: Prohibition Vs. Regulation, Andrew Montgomery 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Online Gaming: Prohibition Vs. Regulation, Andrew Montgomery

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Since online gaming began in 1995, the industry has been unsettled. Despite online gaming being viewed as illegal by the United States government, revenues generated from players in the U.S. grew consistently and rapidly from 1995 to 2006. U.S. lawmakers believed they clarified the legality issue by passing the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in 2006 (UIGEA); however, this legislation did little to discourage people in the U.S. from engaging in online gambling. U.S. lawmakers have long debated prohibition vs. regulation of the industry. Given the apparent ineffectiveness of online gaming prohibition via UIGEA, lawmakers favoring ...


Elements Food Group Marketing Plan, Lacey Murillo 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Elements Food Group Marketing Plan, Lacey Murillo

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This paper provides Elements Food Group with a detailed strategic marketing plan that will assist in increasing revenues and solidify the “Elements” brand within the greater Los Angeles area. Through extensive research into the local history of the Pasadena Playhouse District, the financial history of the Pasadena Playhouse building, and the past failures of the restaurant space attached to the playhouse a marketing plan was developed that provides a thorough analysis and understanding of how Elements Kitchen can increase revenues. Building a strong online marketing brand through multiple outlets paired with a guerilla- style marketing to the surrounding community will ...


Diversity Strengthening Companies In The Economic Downturn, Shandrea Daniel 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Diversity Strengthening Companies In The Economic Downturn, Shandrea Daniel

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The purpose of this paper is to provide examples of companies using diversified strategies to advance in a competitive market and withstand the economic downturn. This paper will explain the benefits of the strategies and how one can implement them in their own business. The variety of strategies and examples will be presented in a literature review and a case study about the Los Angeles Clipper franchise. The goal is to present diversified strategies as an alternate response to the decline, so companies will gain ideas about how to develop cost saving initiatives that will increase long term revenue. Furthermore ...


Safety Committees: Their Role In Preventing Employee Accidents In Hotels And Resorts, Sheila Tabeling 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Safety Committees: Their Role In Preventing Employee Accidents In Hotels And Resorts, Sheila Tabeling

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Employee accidents have a powerful and negative affect on the bottom line and profitability of a hotel or resort. In this professional paper, a literature review will be used to analyze the frequency and severity of injuries in hotels and resorts. Then, a guideline for a hotel safety committee will be established in an effort to help hotels and resorts decrease the amount, severity, and ultimately the cost associated with employee accidents. This professional paper aims to establish and implement guidelines for hotel and/or resort safety committees in order to increase the percentage of safe work practices on and ...


An Investigation Of Sustainable Environmental Practices And Consumer Attitudes & Behaviors Toward Hotel Bathroom Amenities, Edward James Bobbett 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

An Investigation Of Sustainable Environmental Practices And Consumer Attitudes & Behaviors Toward Hotel Bathroom Amenities, Edward James Bobbett

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

In the 1980s hotel operators became concerned with greening and sustainability. It was at this time the hospitality industry began focusing on energy efficiency and the sustainable development of tourism (Chan & Lam, 2001; Welford, Ytterhus, & Eligh, 1999). Since then, a global trend has emerged as hotels introduce programs to reduce the amount of resources used and the overall environmental impact they have on the planet, or their carbon footprint. The hospitality industry has introduced programs such as recycling in both the front and back of the house, energy-efficient lighting, towel re-use programs, linen exchange programs, Green Certifications, and alternative ways to provide bathroom amenities, especially toiletries, in order to operate more sustainably (Lee & Heo, 2009; Millar, 2009). However, the industry can do much more to become even more sustainable. The paper is divided into three parts. In Part One, the purpose, statement of problem, objectives, and justification will be discussed. Part Two will review the scholarly literature and ascertain the prominent themes essential to this paper. This paper first explores the corporate social responsibility programs that companies are implementing. Further topics investigated ...


A Case Study Of Pay-For-Performance Compensation Programs, Eric Berman 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Case Study Of Pay-For-Performance Compensation Programs, Eric Berman

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

A well conceived pay-for-peformance program that aligns measurable financial and non-financial results with the companies publicly stated goals can create synergy in regards to productivity, efficiency and competition. The problem with some pay-for-peformance programs is that they can be poorly conceived, measure outcomes improperly, administered inconsistently or reward an unethical result. A balanced scorecard approach to pay-for-peformance programs can measure both hard and soft metrics that lead to both company and manager/employee success.


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