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Black Swans And Retirement Strategies: Is “Buy And Hold Best”?, Barry Doyle, Robert Mefford, Nicholas Tay 2010 University of San Francisco

Black Swans And Retirement Strategies: Is “Buy And Hold Best”?, Barry Doyle, Robert Mefford, Nicholas Tay

Finance

The recent market crash which has led to as much as a 47% drop in the value of the S&P500 index has made some of us wonder if there is a cost effective way for us to hedge our retirement portfolios against such a drastic loss. Our objective is to investigate empirically the tradeoffs that will arise from using a protective put strategy for hedging retirement portfolios over an investment horizon that is long enough to be comparable to the average holding period for retirement portfolios


What Financial Risk Managers Can Learn From Six Sigma Quality Programs, Barry Doyle, Robert Mefford, Nicholas Tay 2010 University of San Francisco

What Financial Risk Managers Can Learn From Six Sigma Quality Programs, Barry Doyle, Robert Mefford, Nicholas Tay

Finance

As the financial crisis of 2008 has revealed, there are some flaws in the models used by financial firms to assess risk. Credit, volatility, and liquidity risk were all inadequately modeled by supposedly sophisticated financial institutions employing dozens of financial engineers with advanced degrees. It is now clear that some of the underlying assumptions of the statistical models utilized were seriously flawed, and interactive and systemic effects were improperly modeled. Correcting these modeling flaws is one approach to preventing a reoccurrence. However, another approach is suggested by Six Sigma quality programs used in manufacturing and service industries. Some basic tenets ...


Internet Recruiting In The Cruise Industry, Michelle Millar 2010 University of San Francisco

Internet Recruiting In The Cruise Industry, Michelle Millar

Hospitality Management

The cruise line industry is expanding rapidly. Recruitment within the industry will be an endless task and the cruise lines will need to explore every avenue possible to recruit new employees for each new contracted ship. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to examine the website of each major cruise line to determine if they are utilizing their website to recruit employees. In total, 33 attributes relating to e-recruiting method, function, content, and job search tools, were analyzed. The results of the content analysis revealed that, although the cruise lines are using e-recruiting methods, they are not using the ...


Developing A Convention And Event Management Curriculum In Asia: Using Blue Ocean Strategy And Co-Creation With Industry, David L. Jones 2010 University of San Francisco

Developing A Convention And Event Management Curriculum In Asia: Using Blue Ocean Strategy And Co-Creation With Industry, David L. Jones

Hospitality Management

In this article the author discusses the development of a convention and event management curriculum in Asia through blue ocean strategy and co-creation with the industry. He emphasizes the necessity to differentiate the product from the competition, which is a concept that applies to an academic degree programs in order to create a niche in the market. The author also discusses the approach being used and the development of the curriculum.


Travelers’ Most Preferred Green Attributes For A Hotel Room, Michelle Millar 2010 University of San Francisco

Travelers’ Most Preferred Green Attributes For A Hotel Room, Michelle Millar

Hospitality Management

The purpose of this study, based on bundles of select environmentally friendly hotel room attributes, is to identify what kind of green hotel room business and leisure travelers would most prefer. Another purpose of the study is to assess whether customers are willing to pay more, and if so, how much more, to stay in an environmentally friendly hotel room. The hotel room most preferred incorporated a refillable shampoo dispenser, energy efficient light bulbs, and towel and linen policies, as well as key cards, and green hotel certification. Green hotel certification was the most influential attribute on preference. These results ...


Managing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Risks Of Gift, Travel And Entertainment Expenditures, Karl Boedecker 2010 University of San Francisco

Managing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Risks Of Gift, Travel And Entertainment Expenditures, Karl Boedecker

Economics, Law, and International Business

Significant increases in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement activities have heightened the legal risks associated with giving gifts or paying travel and entertainment expenses for U.S. firms when promoting their goods or services in foreign markets. This change in the external environment necessitates appropriate strategic adjustments and managerial actions. The lack of specific standards of conduct under the FCPA’s general prohibitions requires that U.S. firms closely monitor the increasing number of investigations and legal actions initiated by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice.


Foreign Produced Content And Japanese Price Disinflation: An Empirical Study, Peggy Takahashi, Daniel Blakley, Joel Oberstone, Yasuhiro Akiyama 2010 University of San Francisco

Foreign Produced Content And Japanese Price Disinflation: An Empirical Study, Peggy Takahashi, Daniel Blakley, Joel Oberstone, Yasuhiro Akiyama

Economics, Law, and International Business

This research investigates the role non-macroeconomic factors have played in subduing inflationary pressures in Japan. We investigate the hypothesis that the under-recognized presence of goods with high foreign produced content (FPC) in the consumer market basket has coincided with reduced price-level increases over the time period 1991-2004. An empirical examination and descriptive comparison of CPI market basket items and import data categories suggest the negative relationship between FPC and the CPI inflation rate over this time period is significant. Our conclusions suggest the extent to which measures of inflation are considered to be an accurate gauge of macroeconomic conditions or ...


Regional Innovative Capacity In China: From The Perspective Of Embedded Autonomy, Ying Zhou, Xiaohua Yang, Rachel Parker, Paul Steffens 2010 Queensland University of Technology

Regional Innovative Capacity In China: From The Perspective Of Embedded Autonomy, Ying Zhou, Xiaohua Yang, Rachel Parker, Paul Steffens

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Strategy

Innovation is widely considered as the core driver of nations' economic growth and competitiveness. Since the start of economic reform in 1978, the provincial governments in China have gained much autonomy, which has led to the co-existence of multi-level innovation systems, national innovation system and regional (provincial) innovation system. With the economic development and social progress, the disparities in innovative capacity (I C) among regions in China are becoming increasingly larger. Considering the unique innovation context of China and drawing upon the research on IC, this paper proposed to employ theories of embedded autonomy and governed interdependence, which was developed ...


Critical Behaviors And Trends Of Casino Customers: A New Segmentation Model For The North American Gaming Industry, Jonathan Barsky, Todor Tzolov 2010 University of San Francisco

Critical Behaviors And Trends Of Casino Customers: A New Segmentation Model For The North American Gaming Industry, Jonathan Barsky, Todor Tzolov

Marketing (Formerly Marketing and Law)

This study presents a new customer segmentation model for the North American gaming industry based on 280,000 survey responses obtained in 2008 and 2009. The purpose of this model is to identify critical behaviors and trends of casino customers that will help casino management better understand and connect with their target customers. The new segmentation model splits the industry into distinct customer groups based on geo-demographic, behavioral and attitudinal dimensions. The results provide insight into brand preferences, the impact of loyalty programs, the role of social media, price sensitivity, key emotional drivers of loyalty, and demographic profiles of the ...


Do Animated Banner Ads Hurt Websites? The Moderating Roles Of Website Loyalty And Need For Cognition, Sweta Thota, Ji Hee Song, Val Larsen 2010 University of San Francisco

Do Animated Banner Ads Hurt Websites? The Moderating Roles Of Website Loyalty And Need For Cognition, Sweta Thota, Ji Hee Song, Val Larsen

Marketing (Formerly Marketing and Law)

While extant research has examined the effectiveness of banner ads, relatively little is known about the effect of animated banner ads on consumers’ attitudes and revisit intentions toward the host website and the brand advertised in the ad. This research contributes to and enhances our understanding of this topic by exploring and identifying consumer responses to animated banner ads on websites and then empirically testing a conceptual model. Results show that exposure to animated banner ads on a website results in consumer skepticism toward the website, which negatively influences their attitudes toward the website and the brand in the ad ...


The Effectiveness Of Casino Loyalty Programs - Their Influence On Satisfaction, Emotional Connections, Loyalty And Price Sensitivity, Jonathan Barsky, Todor Tzolov 2010 University of San Francisco

The Effectiveness Of Casino Loyalty Programs - Their Influence On Satisfaction, Emotional Connections, Loyalty And Price Sensitivity, Jonathan Barsky, Todor Tzolov

Marketing (Formerly Marketing and Law)

Due to the rapid expansion in casinos and other gaming opportunities (e.g., web-based gaming, lotteries, racino, etc.), almost every casino is using loyalty programs and elite membership status as key components of their marketing strategies. However, the value of customer loyalty programs has been questioned in part because empirical research on the effects of loyalty schemes has been inconclusive. The purposes of this study are to aid understanding of the effectiveness of casino loyalty programs, to segment loyalty program members, and to compare these segments' characteristics including satisfaction with the casino experience, casino loyalty, emotional connection, perceived value, as ...


Mathematics Aptitude, Attitude, Secondary Schools And Student Success In Quantitative Methods For Business Subject In An Australian Catholic University Experience, Luz C. Stenberg, Maria Estela Varua, Jackie Yong 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

Mathematics Aptitude, Attitude, Secondary Schools And Student Success In Quantitative Methods For Business Subject In An Australian Catholic University Experience, Luz C. Stenberg, Maria Estela Varua, Jackie Yong

Business Conference Papers

There is a consensus in the literature that mathematical ability contributes to student success in tertiary education. More importantly, mathematical skills are necessary when successfully completing mathematics- and/or science-based degrees. Social sciences such as psychology and economics require statistical skills which also require knowledge of mathematics. Even business students such as marketing and accounting students need the necessary mathematical skills to successfully complete their degrees at university. This paper suggests that student success in a core business subject is dependent on their mathematical aptitude, attitude and type of secondary schooling whether government or non-government schools. There is urgency for ...


The Regulatory Horizon, David Gilchrist 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

The Regulatory Horizon, David Gilchrist

Business Conference Papers

This presentation covered the following with the key concepts of Not-for-profit, Corporate Governance, Accounting Standards:

- Key Reports

- Regulation in the next 5 years

- Key Accounting Developments

- Some Resources for Consideration


Multiple Methods: How To Help Students Succeed In Quantitative Methods For Business Unit, Luz C. Stenberg, Maria Estela Varua, Jackie Yong 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

Multiple Methods: How To Help Students Succeed In Quantitative Methods For Business Unit, Luz C. Stenberg, Maria Estela Varua, Jackie Yong

Business Conference Papers

Helping students succeed in a quantitative analysis courses is often difficult especially when students have little or no prior mathematical training. Without denying the significance of traditional lectures and tutorials in undergraduate education, an increasing number of academics are recognising the value of practical sessions, informal small-group learning and online learning facilities. By recognising that each person processes information differently, by reducing student’s anxiety towards the unit and by making teaching accessible to students of multiple learning styles, the lecturer can give all students a better chance of successfully completing the unit. This paper looks at the links between ...


Defending Marshall’S 'Masterpiece': Ralph Souter’S Critique Of Robbins’ Essay, Anthony M. Endres, Mark Donoghue 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

Defending Marshall’S 'Masterpiece': Ralph Souter’S Critique Of Robbins’ Essay, Anthony M. Endres, Mark Donoghue

Business Papers and Journal Articles

We examine Ralph W. Souter's defence, in the 1930s, of Marshall's Principles against Robbins' attempt to recast economics as a 'purely formal science of implications'. Souter elaborated on Marshall's invocations progressively to increase the realism of economic science and contrasted this perspective on Marshall with Robbins' atomistic bias, neglect of historical time and irreversibilities, arbitrary restrictions on the scope of economic science and emphasis on logical and mathematical form over content. Souter demonstrates that Robbins takes a Walrasian-inspired perspective on Marshall's equilibrium concept whereas the 'authentically Marshallian' equilibrium notion generally incorporates potential for endogenous change. On ...


Staff Retention Factors In The Not-For-Profit Sector: An Examination Of A Western Australian Community Organisation, Nurdan Colleran, David Gilchrist, Charlotte Lucy Morris 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

Staff Retention Factors In The Not-For-Profit Sector: An Examination Of A Western Australian Community Organisation, Nurdan Colleran, David Gilchrist, Charlotte Lucy Morris

Business Papers and Journal Articles

In Australia today Not-for-profit organisations, like most other entities, are trying to respond effectively to challenges associated with the recruitment and retention of competent, experienced and committed staff. Unlike government and commercial entities, however, the poor resourcing of Not-for-profit organisations makes it necessary to approach the issue of recruitment and retention with more creativity than perhaps is required of organisations in the other two sectors of the Australian economy. This is particularly the case for Not-for-profit organisations operating in Western Australia where the economic conditions based on resource exploitation make recruitment and retention, even in the context of the recently ...


Ensuring Sound Financial Management, Elizabeth Norton-Schaffer 2010 University of San Francisco

Ensuring Sound Financial Management, Elizabeth Norton-Schaffer

Public and Nonprofit Administration

No abstract provided.


Google Analytics: Analyzing The Latest Wave Of Legal Concerns For Google In The U.S. And The E.U., 7 Buff. Intell. Prop. L.J. 135 (2010), Raizel Liebler, Keidra Chaney 2010 John Marshall Law School

Google Analytics: Analyzing The Latest Wave Of Legal Concerns For Google In The U.S. And The E.U., 7 Buff. Intell. Prop. L.J. 135 (2010), Raizel Liebler, Keidra Chaney

Faculty Scholarship

The next wave of concern regarding Google involves web analytics. Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting of Internet data for the purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. The concerns of web analytics use touches on issues of online user privacy, government use of personal information, and information on website user activity. While Google Analytics is not the sole web analytics product on the market, it is widely used by corporate, non-profit, and government organizations. The product has been reported to have a 59% market share among web analytics vendors in a 2008 study.

Web analytics technology ...


Clusters And Upgrading: A Purposeful Approach, Gerald A. McDermott, Héctor O. Rocha 2010 University of South Carolina

Clusters And Upgrading: A Purposeful Approach, Gerald A. Mcdermott, Héctor O. Rocha

Faculty Publications

We develop a theoretical model to investigate how backward societies can improve their upgrading capabilities by transforming existing industrial agglomerations into dynamic clusters. Our main assumptions are two: first, emerging market economies are not uniform but characterized by variety of subnational regional and sectoral organizational and institutional configurations; second, the basic building block and unit of explanation in social sciences is personal action guided by some intention, which is heterogeneous across different actors. Based on these assumptions and the literature on human motives and social networks, we develop a purposeful approach to clusters and upgrading. We argue that governments can ...


Ua11/1 University Relations Publications, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua11/1 University Relations Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

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