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August 2010, Inland Empire Business Journal 2010 California State University, San Bernardino

August 2010, Inland Empire Business Journal

Inland Empire Business Journal

The Four Gs of Smartly Growing Your Business in Good Times and Bad Professor Ed Hess counsels corporate executives and small business owners to pursue growth strategies based on the 4Gs (Growths)

Don’t Hit Send! Avoid These Common E-mail Pet Peeves If you ever wondered why people don’t take action on your e-mails or why this productivity tool seems to waste more of your time than it saves, you may be guilty of exhibiting a few e-mail pet peeves

Stopping “Slack-Off Summer” Syndrome: Six Ways to Keep Your Company Ruthlessly Focused This Summer Summer is when everything slows ...


What Is Your Business? (China), C. William Pollard 2010 Seattle Pacific University

What Is Your Business? (China), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking during a 2010 trip to China, Pollard reflects on Peter Drucker's influence on his own life and thought, noting in particular Drucker's emphasis on the business leader's duty to understand employees in a holistic manner, that is, as capable of being enriched by their work.


Real Estate Investment Trusts: Performance, Recent Findings, And Future Directions, Peng Liu 2010 Cornell University

Real Estate Investment Trusts: Performance, Recent Findings, And Future Directions, Peng Liu

Articles and Chapters

The volume of research specifically directed at lodging real estate investment trusts (REITs) is slender, although numerous studies have been conducted on REITs generally. Studies of REITs generally have found that regulatory requirements disperse ownership and focus management’s attention on its position as the shareholders’ agents. While REITs have carried more uncertainty of results than conventional real estate investments, they remain a vehicle for relatively small investors to participate in large real estate holdings. Despite the presence and apparent success of lodging REITs, no study has specifically addressed which ownership format is most suited to the hotel industry.


Cases In Innovative Practices In Hospitality And Related Services: Set 4, Cathy A. Enz Ph.D., Rohit Verma Ph.D., Kate Walsh Ph.D., Sheryl E. Kimes Ph.D., Judy Siguaw D.B.A. 2010 Cornell University

Cases In Innovative Practices In Hospitality And Related Services: Set 4, Cathy A. Enz Ph.D., Rohit Verma Ph.D., Kate Walsh Ph.D., Sheryl E. Kimes Ph.D., Judy Siguaw D.B.A.

Center for Hospitality Research Publications

This final set of hospitality innovators presents vignettes and brief descriptions of some 23 innovations. While the innovation does not have to be the first or best, in many cases the practices described are either unique or most fully realized. The innovators are grouped by the nature of the innovation, including product originality, interior design, unusual staffing or marketing approach, technology enabled, and human resources. The concepts are as follows (in order of presentation): Ubuntu, L’Ouest Express, Founding Fathers, POSH “Improvisational Cuisine,” Praq, CitizenM, Qbic, Pixel Hotel, Restaurant Freud, Hotel Restaurant Abrona, Dans Le Noir?, Heart Attack Grill, re ...


Revisiting The Iceberg: A Study Of Technology, Self-Direction, And The Learning Projects Of Small Business Owners, John David Harrison 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Revisiting The Iceberg: A Study Of Technology, Self-Direction, And The Learning Projects Of Small Business Owners, John David Harrison

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine and describe the learning projects of a selected sample of small business owners in a community in the Southeastern United States. The study included the revision and modernization of Tough’s (1971) Learning Project Interview Schedule. A total of 35 small business owners were interviewed using a modified version of Tough’s Learning Project Interview Schedule. The schedule consisted of 10 learning project and seven demographic items that were adapted or created by a collaborative research team at the University of Tennessee using Tough’s (1971) Interview Schedule. Data revealed that ...


In Sickness And In Health: Analyzing The Ethical Limits Of The Marriage Between Health Care And The Market In The United States, Thomas D Harter 2010 University of Tennessee

In Sickness And In Health: Analyzing The Ethical Limits Of The Marriage Between Health Care And The Market In The United States, Thomas D Harter

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation aims to determine what should be the appropriate base ethical limits of health care markets in the United States. I argue that because we do not value health care goods and services as commodities, treating them as commodities available for market sale can only be ethical when health care markets accord with at least the principles of honesty, respect for autonomy, and increased access to essential health care goods and services.

I begin by establishing the theoretical foundation of my argument by expositing three theories of commodification and ethical markets that critically examine the relationship of goods to ...


Is All Goodwill Created Equal? An Analysis Of The Association Between Agency Conflicts, Board Monitoring, And Goodwill In U.S. Mergers And Acquisitions, Matthew L. Hoag 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Is All Goodwill Created Equal? An Analysis Of The Association Between Agency Conflicts, Board Monitoring, And Goodwill In U.S. Mergers And Acquisitions, Matthew L. Hoag

Doctoral Dissertations

The objective of this study is to examine the association between goodwill and governance structures – specifically, potential agency conflicts and internal and external board monitoring mechanisms – over a four-year period (2004-2007). To do this, I perform two distinct analyses to test (1) whether governance structures appear to be determinants of aggregate goodwill, and (2) whether governance structures appear to moderate investors’ perceptions of aggregate goodwill. I then extend these tests to a sample of U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions where I calculate a more refined measure of residual goodwill and re-perform the tests using this alternative goodwill ...


Evaluation Of And Behavior Toward The Visual Retail Environment: Function Of Consumers’ Visual Aesthetic Sensitivity, Sarah Eubanks Wilhoit 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Evaluation Of And Behavior Toward The Visual Retail Environment: Function Of Consumers’ Visual Aesthetic Sensitivity, Sarah Eubanks Wilhoit

Doctoral Dissertations

The primary goal of retail environments is to stimulate positive behavior from consumers viewing the fulfilled plan of the designer or architect. This study explores the influence of the consumer trait, visual aesthetic sensitivity, upon the visual aesthetic design features of the store environment and consumer behavior. Treatment of the visual aesthetic design features of the retail environment as an integrated, holistic arrangement demonstrate the dynamic interrelation of the environment and perception as explained by Gestalt theory. Data was collected through traditional survey techniques. Statistical analyses using exploratory factor analysis, ANCOVA, and MANCOVA reveal distinct differences between consumers with high ...


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

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

Morehead State Press Release Archives

Press releases for August 2010.


External Confirmation Of Adherence To Standards: As Applicable To Academic Programmes As To Business And Industry, Aaron W. Hughey, Monica G. Burke 2010 Western Kentucky University

External Confirmation Of Adherence To Standards: As Applicable To Academic Programmes As To Business And Industry, Aaron W. Hughey, Monica G. Burke

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

The development of, and adherence to, performance standards is imperative for success in today’s competitive global market. This is as true for academic programmes in higher education as it is for the manufacturing and service sectors. Just like their counterparts in business and industry, it is important that graduate career preparation programmes are subject to an external validation process that can substantiate whether or not they are indeed following applicable standards. In this paper the authors discuss the current status of accreditation for graduate programmes designed to prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the student services profession and argue for ...


Awareness Of Cotton Among Generation Y, Keidra Hatchett, Nichole Williams 2010 Old Dominion University

Awareness Of Cotton Among Generation Y, Keidra Hatchett, Nichole Williams

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine the awareness and use of cotton in fabric and clothing by Generation Y (college students 18-15) for enhanced product marketing.


Decomposing The Great Trade Collapse: Products, Prices, And Quantities In The 2008-2009 Crisis, Mona Haddad, Ann E. Harrison, Ann Catherine Hausmann 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Decomposing The Great Trade Collapse: Products, Prices, And Quantities In The 2008-2009 Crisis, Mona Haddad, Ann E. Harrison, Ann Catherine Hausmann

Management Papers

We identify a new set of stylized facts on the 2008-2009 trade collapse that we hope can be used to shed light on the importance of demand and supply-side factors in explaining the fall in trade. In particular, we decompose the fall in international trade into product entry and exit, price changes, and quantity changes for imports by Brazil, the European Union, Indonesia, and the United States. When we aggregate across all products, most of the countries analyzed experienced a decline in new products, a rise in product exit, and falls in quantity for product lines that continued to be ...


Diversification, Coordination Costs, And Organizational Rigidity: Evidence From Microdata, Evan Rawley 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Diversification, Coordination Costs, And Organizational Rigidity: Evidence From Microdata, Evan Rawley

Management Papers

This paper examines the impact of coordination costs and organizational rigidity on the returns to diversification. The central thesis is that coordination costs offset economies of scope, while organizational rigidity increases coordination costs, further constraining economies of scope. The empirical tests of this proposition identify the effects of coordination and organizational rigidity costs on business unit and firm productivity, using novel data from the Economic Census on taxicab and limousine firms. The key results show that coordination and organizational rigidity costs are economically and statistically significant, while organizational rigidity itself accounts for a 16 percent decrease in paid ride-miles per ...


A Dynamic Model For The Forward Curve, Choong Tze Chua, Foster Dean, Krishna Ramaswamy, Robert Stine 2010 Singapore Management University

A Dynamic Model For The Forward Curve, Choong Tze Chua, Foster Dean, Krishna Ramaswamy, Robert Stine

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This article develops and estimates a dynamic arbitrage-free model of the current forward curve as the sum of (i) an unconditional component, (ii) a maturity-specific component and (iii) a date-specific component. The model combines features of the Preferred Habitat model, the Expectations Hypothesis (ET) and affine yield curve models; it permits a class of low-parameter, multiple state variable dynamic models for the forward curve. We show how to construct alternative parametric examples of the three components from a sum of exponential functions, verify that the resulting forward curves satisfy the Heath-Jarrow-Morton (HJM) conditions, and derive the risk-neutral dynamics for the ...


Change Capacity As A Determinant Of Sustainable Roi Implementation In Human Resource Development Practice, Hollis Jo Ann Burkett 2010 University of Southern Mississippi

Change Capacity As A Determinant Of Sustainable Roi Implementation In Human Resource Development Practice, Hollis Jo Ann Burkett

Dissertations

The demand for accountability through measurement continues to heighten application and use of the ROI (return-on-investment) Methodology™ as an essential part of human resource development (HRD) and program evaluation in both private and public sector organizations. Although progress has been made towards identifying best practices in ROI process implementation, sustainability of the process is an aspect of implementation that is often overlooked and under-estimated.

This research identifies characteristics of sustainable ROI process implementation in HRD practice and offers a framework for ROI process maturity, along with practical guidelines to enhance evaluation process and practice maturity. The target population was drawn ...


Rethinking Growth: Differential Impact Of Large Absolute Vs Relative Expansion In De Novo Ventures, Terence Ping Ching FAN 2010 Singapore Management University

Rethinking Growth: Differential Impact Of Large Absolute Vs Relative Expansion In De Novo Ventures, Terence Ping Ching Fan

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

By considering how in many industries an augmentation in production capacity is necessary to bring about significant growth in sales or eventual profit, this study adds an important footnote to prevailing theories of firm survival and competitiveness in strategic management. First, it distinguishes between attempts for new ventures to grow their production from the outcome of their expansions. Second, this study delineates the role of large absolute versus relative growths in production and their differential implications on young, de novo ventures: the former being conducive to firm survival while the latter being detrimental to it. This prediction is supported empirically ...


Advertising Collusion In Retail Markets, Kyle BAGWELL, Gea Myoung LEE 2010 Stanford University

Advertising Collusion In Retail Markets, Kyle Bagwell, Gea Myoung Lee

Research Collection School Of Economics

We analyze non-price advertising by retail firms, when the firms are privately informed about their respective costs of production. In a static advertising game, an advertising equilibrium exists in which lower-cost firms select higher advertising levels. In this equilibrium, informed consumers rationally employ an advertising search rule in which they buy from the highest-advertising firm since lower-cost firms also select lower prices. In a repeated advertising game, colluding firms face a trade-off: the use of advertising can promote productive efficiency, but only if sufficient current or future advertising expenses are incurred. At one extreme, if firms pool at zero advertising ...


Contagion Effect Of Restatements Through Common Directorships, Chih-Ying CHEN, Beng Wee GOH 2010 Singapore Management University

Contagion Effect Of Restatements Through Common Directorships, Chih-Ying Chen, Beng Wee Goh

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

No abstract provided.


Economic Impact Of Arts And Culture In St. Petersburg, Maling Ebrahimpour, John Collins, Maria Luisa Corton 2010 University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Economic Impact Of Arts And Culture In St. Petersburg, Maling Ebrahimpour, John Collins, Maria Luisa Corton

Faculty Publications

This report presents an analysis based on the input-output method to estimate the economic impact of the arts and culture business cluster in the Saint Petersburg area. The method consists of considering the economic linkages between the various sectors which cause every dollar of expenditures to "ripple through" the local economy resulting in every dollar of expenditures being multiplied to various degrees. The outcome is a larger economic effect than the initial expenditure. These "multiplier" effects continue to contribute to the economic impact of the expenditure until the effects "leave" the area of study or become too small to measure ...


International Clustering And Foreign Subsidiary Performance, Jing'an Tang, 2010 Sacred Heart University

International Clustering And Foreign Subsidiary Performance, Jing'an Tang,

WCOB Faculty Publications

The article discusses the development and testing of a network-based model of international clustering and foreign subsidiary performance in an attempt to determine how multinational companies (MNC) enter a foreign country to build their own foreign cluster. It focuses on the foreign peer network (FPN) to incorporate both the social and economic interactions within a cluster. An FPN is described as a set of social and economic relations among a group of foreign subsidiaries that are from the same home country and run same or similar businesses within a common geographic area in the host country. The initial condition of ...


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