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Social Capital And Rural Community Self-Development: Understanding Community Satisfaction And Its Impact On Entrepreneurial Climate And Community Outcomes, Rosita Mohd Tajuddin 2011 Iowa State University

Social Capital And Rural Community Self-Development: Understanding Community Satisfaction And Its Impact On Entrepreneurial Climate And Community Outcomes, Rosita Mohd Tajuddin

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

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Rural communities need to move beyond their market remoteness and limitations by engaging in innovation and entrepreneurship that will enhance rural economic growth and strength. Self-development efforts provide opportunities for remote regions to increase their entrepreneurship activities, strengthen the rural economy, and enhance social interaction. The critical attribute of self-development is `revitalization' of the community, which affects not only the rural community but also its socioeconomic climate (Sutton, 2010). This study investigated the relationship between community self-development and local residents' perceived satisfaction and the impacts on community entrepreneurial climate and community outcomes. This study was framed by social ...


Social Media Marketing In The Hospitality Industry: The Role Of Benefits In Increasing Brand Community Participation And The Impact Of Participation On Consumer Trust And Commitment Toward Hotel And Restaurant Brands, Juhee Kang 2011 Iowa State University

Social Media Marketing In The Hospitality Industry: The Role Of Benefits In Increasing Brand Community Participation And The Impact Of Participation On Consumer Trust And Commitment Toward Hotel And Restaurant Brands, Juhee Kang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Online community is an effective tool for building the relationship with consumers. Many hospitality firms (i.e., hotels and restaurants) have utilized online communities a new marketing channel to reach their consumers. Previous studies have identified four participation benefits (functional, social, psychological, and hedonic) in the member participation of community activities. In addition to these four factors, this study also added monetary benefit as a predictor of member participation. Demographic factors (i.e., age and biological gender) were proposed to influence the relationships between benefits and community participation. As results of member participation in online communities, trust and commitment toward ...


Nutrition Labeling For Restaurant Menu Item: College Students' Preferences For Nutrition Information And Its Influence On Purchase Intention, Kelly Mayfield 2011 Iowa State University

Nutrition Labeling For Restaurant Menu Item: College Students' Preferences For Nutrition Information And Its Influence On Purchase Intention, Kelly Mayfield

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to identify what type of nutrition information college students find important to appear on restaurant menus when making their selections. It is investigated whether the provision of calorie and macronutrient level information; specific vitamin and nutrient information; or health claims are important to the college consumer. It is also examined whether these types of nutrition information influences college students' intent to purchase food items.


Job Satisfaction Of Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers In Wisconsin, Marsha Larson 2011 Iowa State University

Job Satisfaction Of Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers In Wisconsin, Marsha Larson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

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Firm And Industry Effects In Accounting Versus Economic Profit Data, Matthew J. Holian, Ali M. Reza 2011 San Jose State University

Firm And Industry Effects In Accounting Versus Economic Profit Data, Matthew J. Holian, Ali M. Reza

Matthew J. Holian

This article presents estimates of firm and industry fixed-effects on profit rates for large US corporations, using both Economic Value Added (EVA), the popular measure of profits produced by Stern Stewart and Company, as well as simple (unadjusted) accounting measures as the dependent variable. We find that the improvement in explanatory power of the fixed-effect model is substantially greater when using EVA than has been documented with alternative measures.


Firm And Industry Effects In Accounting Versus Economic Profit Data, Matthew J. Holian, Ali M. Reza 2011 San Jose State University

Firm And Industry Effects In Accounting Versus Economic Profit Data, Matthew J. Holian, Ali M. Reza

Faculty Publications

This article presents estimates of firm and industry fixed-effects on profit rates for large US corporations, using both Economic Value Added (EVA), the popular measure of profits produced by Stern Stewart and Company, as well as simple (unadjusted) accounting measures as the dependent variable. We find that the improvement in explanatory power of the fixed-effect model is substantially greater when using EVA than has been documented with alternative measures.


Can Brazilian Firms Survive The Chinese Challenge: Effects Of Globalization On Markets, Strategies, And Performance, Syed H. Akhter, Paulo Fernando Pinto Barcellos 2011 Marquette University

Can Brazilian Firms Survive The Chinese Challenge: Effects Of Globalization On Markets, Strategies, And Performance, Syed H. Akhter, Paulo Fernando Pinto Barcellos

Marketing Faculty Research and Publications

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to apply the structure-conduct-performance theory and the strategic fit concept to examine the effects of globalization on markets, strategies, and performance of business-to-consumer firms in Brazil.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper takes a qualitative approach to answer the research questions. Top decision makers such as president, chief executive officer, chairman of the board, vice president, and director of the companies were interviewed. The elite approach to in-depth interviewing was followed to obtain reliable information from the decision makers.

Findings – Findings indicate that globalization and especially the entry of Chinese firms significantly changed market ...


Executive Summaries, 2011 Grand Valley State University

Executive Summaries

The Foundation Review

No abstract provided.


Expanding Organizational Advocacy Capacity: Reflections From The Field, Annette Gardner, Sara Geierstanger, Lori Miller Nascimento, Claire Brindis 2011 Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Expanding Organizational Advocacy Capacity: Reflections From The Field, Annette Gardner, Sara Geierstanger, Lori Miller Nascimento, Claire Brindis

The Foundation Review

· Organizational advocacy capacity is an increasingly important area of inquiry, raising questions about the opportunities (and limits) for achieving and sustaining policy change.

· The California Endowment implemented the Clinic Consortia Policy and Advocacy Program to expand grantee advocacy capacity to support the policy and operational needs of California’s community clinics.

· In-person meetings with decision-makers and developing working relationships were among the key advocacy activities undertaken by 19 grantees. Grantees secured several policy wins through a variety of strategies, including mobilizing member clinics to be potent advocates.

· The “return on investment analysis” indicates that grantees secured policymaker support for clinic ...


Life After Bilski, Mark A. Lemley, Michael Risch, Ted Sichelman, R. Polk Wagner 2011 Stanford University

Life After Bilski, Mark A. Lemley, Michael Risch, Ted Sichelman, R. Polk Wagner

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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The Implied Volatility Of Etf And Index Options., Stoyu Ivanov, Jeff Whitworth, Yi Zhang 2011 San Jose State University

The Implied Volatility Of Etf And Index Options., Stoyu Ivanov, Jeff Whitworth, Yi Zhang

Faculty Publications

We examine the option-implied volatility of the three most liquid ETFs (Diamonds, Spiders, and Cubes) and their respective tracking indices (Dow 30, S&P 500, and NASDAQ 100). We find that volatility smiles for ETF options are more pronounced than for index options, primarily because deep-in-the money ETF options have considerably higher implied volatility than deep-in-the-money index options. The observed difference in implied volatility is not due to a difference between the realized return distributions of the underlying ETFs and indices. Differences in implied volatility for ETF and index options also do not appear to be explained by discrepancies in ...


Why 'Democracy' And 'Drifter' Firms Can Have Abnormal Returns: The Joint Importance Of Corporate Governance And Abnormal Accruals In Separating Winners From Losers, Koon Boon KEE 2011 Singapore Management University

Why 'Democracy' And 'Drifter' Firms Can Have Abnormal Returns: The Joint Importance Of Corporate Governance And Abnormal Accruals In Separating Winners From Losers, Koon Boon Kee

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

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The Effects Of Decision Aid Structural Restrictiveness On Decision-Making Outcomes, Poh Sun SEOW 2011 Singapore Management University

The Effects Of Decision Aid Structural Restrictiveness On Decision-Making Outcomes, Poh Sun Seow

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

Decision aids are often designed to direct decision-makers' attention to potential problems or solutions prompted by the decision aid; but in most instances, it is impossible to prompt all possible issues that should be considered in making a decision. Decision aids can induce decision-making biases whereby users focus only on the issues identified by the decision aid and fail to adequately consider other issues that are not identified by the decision aid. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether restricting how users interact with computerized decision aids affects their performance by limiting their ability to consider other possible ...


Systemic Problems Related To Multiple Stakeholders In Technology Adoption And Use In Organizations : A Systems Thinking Perspective., Syed A. Raza 2011 Edith Cowan University

Systemic Problems Related To Multiple Stakeholders In Technology Adoption And Use In Organizations : A Systems Thinking Perspective., Syed A. Raza

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Understanding and creating the conditions under which information systems will be embraced by human organizations (thinking systems) remain high-priority research issues. Despite numerous benefits associated with information technology (IT), implementing an information system (IS) in organizational environment is challenging. The literature reports numerous IS project failures. During IS implementation, several factors impede technology’s widespread adoption and use in organizations. These organizational problems often result from such barriers or ‘systemic problems’. The proposed work is based on the argument that addressing ‘systemic problems’ can reduce barriers to organizational progress. Most of the IS/IT adoption theories (e.g. TAM, UTAUT ...


Earnings Management And Long-Run Stock Underperformance Of Private Placements, Steven D. He, D. Yang, L. Guan 2011 San Jose State University

Earnings Management And Long-Run Stock Underperformance Of Private Placements, Steven D. He, D. Yang, L. Guan

Faculty Publications

The study investigates whether private placement issuers manipulate their earnings around the time of issuance and the effect of earnings management on the long-run stock performance. We find that managers of U.S. private placement issuers tend to engage in income-increasing earnings management in the year prior to the issuance of private placements. We further speculate that earnings management serves as a likely source of investor over-optimism at the time of private placements. To support this speculation, we find evidence suggesting that the income-increasing accounting accruals made at the time of private placements predict the post-issue long-term stock underperformance. The ...


Alignment Within The Corporate It Unit: An Analysis Of Software Testing And Development, Colin Onita, Jasbir Dhaliwal 2011 University of Memphis

Alignment Within The Corporate It Unit: An Analysis Of Software Testing And Development, Colin Onita, Jasbir Dhaliwal

Faculty Publications

Strategic alignment between an organization's business strategy/capabilities and those of its information technology (IT) unit is an extensively researched subject that addresses the issue of fit between business and technology strategies. A key gap in the literature is lack of recognition that underlying this macro level of alignment are other, more granular levels of alignment involving the interdependent subunits within the corporate IT unit. Given the critical interdependencies between development and testing subunits in software engineering, this paper focuses on an alignment model for ensuring that these two functions work together effectively. A development-testing alignment (DTA) model is ...


Developing Foundation-University-Grantee Collaboratives As A Model For High-Impact Philanthropy, Michelle B. Nayfack, Priscilla Wohlstetter 2011 American Institutes for Research

Developing Foundation-University-Grantee Collaboratives As A Model For High-Impact Philanthropy, Michelle B. Nayfack, Priscilla Wohlstetter

The Foundation Review

· This article reports on results from the Weingart Foundation’s Urban School Districts Reform Initiative. The goal of the initiative was to improve urban education, and ultimately raise student achievement, by supporting sustainable reforms in school districts educating high numbers of low-income students.

· The Weingart Foundation determined the scale and scope of the effort, and set forth specific goals and timelines; the districts were invited to propose projects that were organic and integrated into their own strategic plans.

· Based on research conducted by an intermediary, potential grantees were identified; six grantees were interviewed about their strategic plan priorities and four ...


Concerted Refusals To License Intellectual Property Rights, Christina Bohannan, Herbert J. Hovenkamp 2011 University of Iowa College of Law

Concerted Refusals To License Intellectual Property Rights, Christina Bohannan, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Unilateral refusals to license intellectual property rights are almost never antitrust violations, as is true of most unilateral refusals to deal. Concerted refusals to deal are treated more harshly under the antitrust laws because they can facilitate collusion or, in the case of technology, keep superior products or processes off the market.

In its en banc Princo decision a divided Federal Circuit debated whether Congress had protected concerted refusals to license from claims of patent misuse. The majority rejected the dissent’s argument that Congress had no such intent and then went on to hold that an alleged concerted refusal ...


Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast, Volume 14, Number 1, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Teodulo Soto 2011 University of Texas at El Paso

Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast, Volume 14, Number 1, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Teodulo Soto

Departmental Papers (E & F)

No abstract provided.


Hmgt 610: French Hospitality January-Term Abroad, Bradi Lenentine 2011 SIT Graduate Institute

Hmgt 610: French Hospitality January-Term Abroad, Bradi Lenentine

Capstone Collection

January-term faculty-led courses abroad are a new initiative at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). As a former graduate of the hospitality management program, and now a graduate intern at the Center for International Education at UNH, I believe a January-term hospitality management class abroad is needed. Research focused on the purpose of January-term using NAFSA and IIE publications, and the hospitality management program‟s curriculum, mission and structure were examined. The research supported from an academic and financial viewpoint, a January-term hospitality management class abroad, to increase the accessibility of hospitality management students studying abroad. The paper is based ...


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