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Bridging Aficionados’ Perceptual And Conceptual Knowledge To Enhance How They Learn From Experience, Kathryn A. LaTour, Michael S. LaTour 2010 Cornell University

Bridging Aficionados’ Perceptual And Conceptual Knowledge To Enhance How They Learn From Experience, Kathryn A. Latour, Michael S. Latour

Articles and Chapters

The aficionado consumer is one who consumes and enjoys a hedonic product regularly but has failed to obtain product expertise from his/her many experiences. We conceptualize the aficionado as having asymmetric perceptual and conceptual knowledge and posit that when these two types of knowledge are bridged with a sensory consumption vocabulary, the aficionados are better able to learn from their experiences. In experiment 1, we find that providing aficionados a cross-modal learning tool (wine aroma wheel) during their tasting helps them strengthen their experiential memory and withstand influence from misleading marketing communications. We also find that when aficionados are ...


The Essential Structure Of Compulsive Buying: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Letty Workman 2010 Utah State University

The Essential Structure Of Compulsive Buying: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Letty Workman

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

While many jokes and sales of specialty merchandise have been made that make light of consumers who frequently shop and buy (e.g., "When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping," or "I am a shopaholic"), for 18 million Americans suffering from compulsive buying, the process of shopping and buying has caused their lives to literally go out of control.

The outcomes of this disease for individuals, families, and business are all negative. In a marketing era of social responsibility, if marketers either knowingly or unknowingly encourage increased consumption among compulsive buyers, potential negative outcomes stand to impact others ...


Perspectives On The Distributor-Manufacturer Relationship: How We Got Here And How To Move Forward Together. Peck Fellowship Year 1 - 2010 Report, Richard J. George 2010 Saint Joseph's University

Perspectives On The Distributor-Manufacturer Relationship: How We Got Here And How To Move Forward Together. Peck Fellowship Year 1 - 2010 Report, Richard J. George

Food Marketing

No abstract provided.


Campus Recreation Program Involvement, Athletic Identity, Transitional Loss And Life Satisfaction In Former High School Athletes, Katie E. Helms 2010 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Campus Recreation Program Involvement, Athletic Identity, Transitional Loss And Life Satisfaction In Former High School Athletes, Katie E. Helms

Theses and Dissertations

Sports participation can result in strong associations with the athlete role for participants. While strong athletic identity can have positive implications, it can also create vulnerability to emotional difficulty following exit from sport (Brewer, 1993). Exit from sport is inevitable, resulting from a wide range of sources such as injury, aging, de-selection, or not qualifying to participate at a certain skill level. Despite a large proportion of high school students who play sports, there is little opportunity for continuation at the college level. This discrepancy often results in significant transitional loss resulting from exhausted athletic eligibility. The current study examines ...


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 ...


Two Essays On The Accounting Treatment For Information Technology Expenditures, Kimberly Swanson Church 2010 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Two Essays On The Accounting Treatment For Information Technology Expenditures, Kimberly Swanson Church

Theses and Dissertations

The current accounting measurement and reporting system is ill-equipped to provide intangible investment information that is decision useful for stakeholders in the information economy. Potentially relevant intangible items are not reported on the balance sheet, since current standards mandate the immediate expensing of these intangible items. Presumably FASB's uncertainty with the fundamental issues of extent and timing of future benefits to the firm has led to concerns with relevance, reliability, and objectivity of capitalizing some intangibles, which results in potential long term value generating expenditures being immediately expensed on the income statement. Prior research has demonstrated extent and timing ...


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 ...


Consumers' Attitudes Towards Traceability Of Food And Meat Products, Kulmani Rana 2010 Western Michigan University

Consumers' Attitudes Towards Traceability Of Food And Meat Products, Kulmani Rana

Honors Theses

The purpose of this research is to survey consumers on their support for Radio Frequency Identification tags on fruit and vegetable containers and their willingness to pay for traceability of meat products. Ironically, there is no single universally accepted definition of traceability. There is evidence that the US has fallen behind its major trading partners in terms of implementing a nationwide food traceability system. Researchers in the past have concluded that consumers' WTP for traceability increases significantly when bundled with additional assurances. There is real concern among consumers about implementation of traceability systems in food as well as meat products ...


Army Supply Chain Management: Trends And Parellels With Industry, Matthew C. Olson 2010 Western Michigan University

Army Supply Chain Management: Trends And Parellels With Industry, Matthew C. Olson

Honors Theses

Documents assembled as part of a supply chain management study to compare the tools and concepts used by private industry with the public sector, specifically the Department of Defense and the United States Army.


The Wto Trade Effect, Pao Li CHANG, Myoung-Jae Lee 2010 Singapore Management University

The Wto Trade Effect, Pao Li Chang, Myoung-Jae Lee

Research Collection School Of Economics

This paper reexamines the GATT/WTO membership effect on bilateral trade flows, using nonparametric methods including pair-matching, permutation tests, and a Rosenbaum (2002) sensitivity analysis. Together, these methods provide an estimation framework that is robust to misspecification biases, allows general forms of heterogeneous treatment effects, and addresses potential hidden selection biases. This is in contrast to most conventional parametric studies on this issue. Our results suggest large GATT/WTO trade-promoting effects, robust to various restricted matching criteria, alternative indicators for GATT/WTO involvement, different matching methodologies, non-random incidence of positive trade flows, and inclusion of multilateral resistance terms.


Explaining Voluntary Ratio Disclosure At The Category Level, Anja Morton, Jennifer Harrison 2010 Southern Cross University

Explaining Voluntary Ratio Disclosure At The Category Level, Anja Morton, Jennifer Harrison

Dr Anja Morton

No abstract provided.


Explaining Voluntary Disclosure Of Financial Ratios By Australian Listed Companies, Jennifer Harrison, Anja Morton 2010 Southern Cross University

Explaining Voluntary Disclosure Of Financial Ratios By Australian Listed Companies, Jennifer Harrison, Anja Morton

Dr Anja Morton

In this study we examine factors influencing voluntary disclosure of financial ratios in the annual reports of Australian listed companies. In particular, we examine the extent to which signalling theory, agency theory, corporate governance quality, and control variables, such as size and industry, can explain the amount of space devoted to voluntary ratio disclosures. Our analysis considers two time periods – before and after the introduction of international financial reporting standards, with a sample of 96 companies in the first period and 93 of the same companies in the second period. The results suggest that greater profitability, more independent boards of ...


The Association Between Perceived Audit Firm Service Quality And Behavioural Intentions, Anja Morton, Donald Scott 2010 Southern Cross University

The Association Between Perceived Audit Firm Service Quality And Behavioural Intentions, Anja Morton, Donald Scott

Dr Anja Morton

The aim of this study was to develop and test an instrument for measuring service quality in an audit firm setting and then use this instrument to evaluate the influence of service quality perceptions on audit firm clients' intentions to purchase additional services. Based on qualitative research and secondary data, a questionnaire-based instrument was developed and assessed for reliability and validity. Data collected with the developed instrument was then used in a canonical correlation analysis. The developed instrument was found to be reliable and valid. It was further found that enhanced service quality was not associated with the provision of ...


Group Perceptual Fraud Symptoms Differences: A Multi-Group Model Analysis, Tumpal Sitorus, Donald Scott, Anja Morton 2010 Southern Cross University

Group Perceptual Fraud Symptoms Differences: A Multi-Group Model Analysis, Tumpal Sitorus, Donald Scott, Anja Morton

Dr Anja Morton

A series of multi-group assessments of the structural model produced evidence that collusion was perceived as being the highest risk factor of all. The results for the 122 non-auditor respondents, drawn from the justice institutions, indicated that the direct links from opportunity (for fraud), management (organisation) characteristics, and justice avoidance, to commission of fraud, were not significantly different from zero; although they were so in the case of the perceptions of the 122 practicing auditors. Awareness of these links could be of assistance to the accounting profession, audit organisations, police interrogators, fraud prosecutors, and other relevant parties when collaborating to ...


The Development Of National Advisory Standards For The Professional Practice Of Hr In Australian Universities, Chris Andrews, Richard Boddington 2010 Bond University

The Development Of National Advisory Standards For The Professional Practice Of Hr In Australian Universities, Chris Andrews, Richard Boddington

Dr Chris Andrews

No abstract provided.


Human Resource Performance Auditing: Undertaking A Performance Evaluation Of Human Resources Using Audit Methodology, Chris Andrews, Seema Patel 2010 Bond University

Human Resource Performance Auditing: Undertaking A Performance Evaluation Of Human Resources Using Audit Methodology, Chris Andrews, Seema Patel

Dr Chris Andrews

The case study demonstrated that a properly constructed performance audit of human resource department activities can identify areas where future improvements can be made, even to a valued, responsive and award winning HR department.


Reflecting On Providing Multiple Assignment Supports To First-Year Marketing Students In A Large Class, Venkata Yanamandram, S. Lambert 2010 University of Wollongong

Reflecting On Providing Multiple Assignment Supports To First-Year Marketing Students In A Large Class, Venkata Yanamandram, S. Lambert

Sarah Lambert

This paper describes improvements in learning outcomes in a large undergraduate marketing class at the University of Wollongong. The authors reflect on the interventions developed and evaluated, aimed at supporting students in their transition from novice researchers into self-regulated researchers, and producing professional marketing reports in industry recognised report writing genres. The project, and therefore the paper, was focussed on the major assignment and the initial and ongoing supports provided to students. These have been developed through a continuous cycle of improvement – planned, developed in partnership with a central resource development unit, deployed using a website and classroom activities, evaluated ...


Pentingnya Membangun Citra Pengelolaan Perusahaan Yang Baik Pada Perusahaan Publik, Dr. Zulkifli Rangkuti 2010 UIN Syarif Hidayatullah

Pentingnya Membangun Citra Pengelolaan Perusahaan Yang Baik Pada Perusahaan Publik, Dr. Zulkifli Rangkuti

Zulkifli Rangkuti

No abstract provided.


Medicare Auction Failure: Early Evidence From The Round 1 Rebid, Peter Cramton 2010 University of Maryland

Medicare Auction Failure: Early Evidence From The Round 1 Rebid, Peter Cramton

Peter Cramton

On November 2, nearly one year after bids were taken for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) auction for durable medical equipment, CMS announced the winning bidders. This paper examines the change in market structure in each of the nine service areas for each of the product categories. The change in market structure is dramatic. The vast majority of existing suppliers both by volume and number will be excluded from supplying Medicare beneficiaries. This radical transformation of the industry is the result of a fatally flawed auction design and not the outcome of an efficient competitive process. The ...


Organizational Stress, Psychological Strain, And Work Outcomes In Six National Contexts: A Closer Look At The Moderating Influences Of Coping Styles And Decision Latitude, Rabi Bhagat, Baligi Krishnan, Terry Nelson, Karen Leonard 2010 University of Memphis

Organizational Stress, Psychological Strain, And Work Outcomes In Six National Contexts: A Closer Look At The Moderating Influences Of Coping Styles And Decision Latitude, Rabi Bhagat, Baligi Krishnan, Terry Nelson, Karen Leonard

Karen Moustafa Leonard

No abstract provided.


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