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Logit Model To Predict Outcomes Of Litigated Employee Obesity Cases, Helen LaVan 2009 DePaul University

Logit Model To Predict Outcomes Of Litigated Employee Obesity Cases, Helen Lavan

Helen LaVan

Obese employees have questionable legal status, in that there are no real direct legal protections under existing law. A random sample of 80 litigated obesity cases was analyzed in the present study. The frequencies, chi square analysis, and logistics regression model suggest case characteristics in which the employer prevails. Future directions are discussed, including the changing definition of disability under Americans With Disabilities Act, exceptions in court rulings, changing the issue of voluntarism and mutability as irrelevant under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines and the recognition of metabolic syndrome as a disability.


Trusts Versus Corporations: An Empirical Analysis Of Competing Organizational Forms, A. Joseph Warburton 2009 Syracuse University

Trusts Versus Corporations: An Empirical Analysis Of Competing Organizational Forms, A. Joseph Warburton

A. Joseph Warburton

This paper studies the effects of organizational form on managerial behavior and firm performance, from an empirical perspective. Managers of trusts are subject to stricter fiduciary responsibilities than managers of corporations. This paper examines the ramifications empirically, by exploiting data generated by a change in British regulations in the 1990s that allowed mutual funds to organize as either a trust or a corporation. I find evidence that trust law is effective in curtailing opportunistic behavior, as trust managers charge significantly lower fees than their observationally equivalent corporate counterparts. Trust managers also incur lower risk. However, evidence suggests that trust managers ...


Implementation Issues For Mobile-Wireless Infrastructure And Mobile Health Care Computing Devices For A Hospital Ward Setting, Liza Heslop, Stephen Weeding, Linda Dawson, Julie Fisher, Andrew Howard 2009 Monash University

Implementation Issues For Mobile-Wireless Infrastructure And Mobile Health Care Computing Devices For A Hospital Ward Setting, Liza Heslop, Stephen Weeding, Linda Dawson, Julie Fisher, Andrew Howard

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

mWard is a project whose purpose is to enhance existing clinical and administrative decision support and to consider mobile computers, connected via wireless network, for bringing clinical information to the point of care. The mWard project allowed a limited number of users to test and evaluate a selected range of mobile-wireless infrastructure and mobile health care computing devices at the neuroscience ward at Southern Health’s Monash Medical Centre, Victoria, Australia. Before the project commenced, the ward had two PC’s which were used as terminals by all ward-based staff and numerous multidisciplinary staff who visited the ward each day ...


Scholar-Baller: Student Athlete Socialization, Motivation, And Academic Performance In American Society, Keith Harrison 2009 University of Central Florida

Scholar-Baller: Student Athlete Socialization, Motivation, And Academic Performance In American Society, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

No abstract provided.


Leading Mindfully At Work, Amanda Sinclair, Richard Searle 2009 Selected Works

Leading Mindfully At Work, Amanda Sinclair, Richard Searle

Amanda Sinclair

No abstract provided.


A Critical Race Analysis Of The Hiring Process For Head Coaches In Ncaa College Football, Keith Harrison 2009 University of Central Florida

A Critical Race Analysis Of The Hiring Process For Head Coaches In Ncaa College Football, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

In this article, we respond to Singer’s (2005) challenge to sport management scholars to consider race-based epistemologies in conducting certain kinds of research in the field, as we use critical race theory (CRT) as a framework to analyze the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA) Hiring Report Card (HRC) (Harrison & Yee, 2009). The BCA HRC was created as a result of the access discrimination that has historically taken place in college sport (Brooks & Althouse, 2000; Cunningham & Sagas, 2005), which has consequently contributed to the underrepresentation of racial minorities in the head coach position in college football. The HRC places the hiring process of predominantly white institutions of higher education (PWIHE) under public scrutiny, with the ultimate goal of changing the decision-making process when these institutions hire head football coaches. This article utilizes CRT ...


A Global Organizational Theory For The 21st Century, Ronald L. Dearinger 2009 University of Florida

A Global Organizational Theory For The 21st Century, Ronald L. Dearinger

Ronald L Dearinger

This paper was written to examine the evolution of organizational behavior and leadership as a 21st century discipline, as well as the four eras of contributing management theories and paradigms. Ethnocentricism and parochialism, ethics, values, cross-cultural communication, power, and politics are some issues addressed. Problem and purpose statements identify the theory and respected theories and paradigms support the theory. Insights to ways of implementing organizational change conditions (such as organizational development or training) which predict success or failure for an organization and expands its mission are provided.


Managing Disputes With Nonmarket Stakeholders: Wage A Fight, Wait, Withdraw, Or Work It Out?", Anne T. Lawrence 2009 San Jose State University

Managing Disputes With Nonmarket Stakeholders: Wage A Fight, Wait, Withdraw, Or Work It Out?", Anne T. Lawrence

Anne T. Lawrence

How do managers respond when confronted with the demands of activist stakeholders over whom they exercise no direct control? What strategies do managers adopt, and why? Which of these are most effective—and under what conditions? Increasingly, businesses today face difficult challenges in response to changing public expectations and newly emergent techniques of stakeholder influence. New communications technologies enable activists concerned about business behavior to mobilize supporters around the world in real time. Many firms conduct their work on a global stage, where damage to reputation in one location can quickly reverberate around the world. This article develops a typology ...


The Corporate Choice Between Public Debt, Bank Loans, Traditional Private Debt Placements, And 144a Debt Issues, Matteo P. Arena 2009 Marquette University

The Corporate Choice Between Public Debt, Bank Loans, Traditional Private Debt Placements, And 144a Debt Issues, Matteo P. Arena

Matteo P. Arena

The main purpose of this study is to examine the determinants of the corporate choice between different forms of debt financing. By analyzing the most comprehensive sample of U.S. corporate debt issues to date, I find that firms that issue 144A debt have significantly lower credit quality and higher information asymmetry than firms that issue traditional non-bank private debt. Further, the study shows that traditional private placements, rather than bank loans, are the favorite private debt source for firms with good credit quality. I also show that the firm characteristics of traditional private debt issuers have significantly changed after ...


Was There A “Small-Bank” Anomaly In The Great Crisis Of 2007-09?, Paola Bongini, Giovanni Ferri, Punziana Lacitignola 2009 University of Milan-Bicocca

Was There A “Small-Bank” Anomaly In The Great Crisis Of 2007-09?, Paola Bongini, Giovanni Ferri, Punziana Lacitignola

Paola Bongini

Drawing on a large set of listed banks from Europe, the US and Japan we start noticing that smaller-sized banks suffered less than larger banks in conjunction with the unfolding of the Great Crisis of 2007-09. Was this a small-bank anomaly analogous to the classic small firm effect? We conjecture that what seems to be a small bank anomaly might, in fact, signal a generalized market reassessment of the banking business model and tested whether stock markets penalized less the banks that kept more rooted to the traditional “originate-to-hold” (OTH) model while forgoing the opportunities disclosed by the “originate-to-distribute” (OTD ...


United Against Corruption: The United Nations Global Compact’S Principles And Strategies Against Local And Global Corruption., Marco Tavanti 2009 DePaul University

United Against Corruption: The United Nations Global Compact’S Principles And Strategies Against Local And Global Corruption., Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

This chapter considers the practices and strategies behind the United Nations Global Compact’s tenth principle against corruption. It critically analyzes how the exclusion of all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery, draws on the conviction that the private sector shares responsibility for the challenges of eliminating corruption worldwide. It discusses how, from the perspective of the Global Compact, corruption is a hindrance to poverty reduction and sustainable development. It finally argues that this system has been instrumental to promote a worldwide culture of accountability and transparency through partnerships between businesses, public sectors, nongovernmental organizations and academic institutions.


Impact Of Disasters On Firms In Different Sectors: Implications For Supply Chains, Nezih Altay, Andres Ramirez 2009 DePaul University

Impact Of Disasters On Firms In Different Sectors: Implications For Supply Chains, Nezih Altay, Andres Ramirez

Nezih Altay

Disasters keep damaging infrastructure, disrupting supply chains and affecting firm profitability. There is an urgent need for better understanding of disaster impact on supply chains but very few publications address this issue. This exploratory study takes an indirect approach and investigates disaster impact on firms in various industry sectors. This approach allows us to take full advantage of large secondary data bases of firm and disaster data in order to analyze the impact of over 3,500 disasters on more than 100,000 firm-year observations over 15 years. Our results indicate that disasters impact all sectors within a supply chain ...


Emerging Concepts For Implementing Strategy, Graeme Cocks 2009 Melbourne Business School

Emerging Concepts For Implementing Strategy, Graeme Cocks

Graeme Cocks

Being a winning organisation in Australia has little to do with charismatic leaders, seeking great breakthrough ideas, rolling out precise mission statements or creating the perfect organisational structure. This paper draws on recent research into eleven organisations that have been high performers over the 25-year period from 1982 to 2007. The research has identified nine timeless elements of success that are highly relevant to service, manufacturing, not for profit and public sector organisations of all sizes. High performance is defined as taking a balanced scorecard perspective covering financial, customer and market performance, service and internal efficiency and long term growth ...


The Transgenerational Family Effect On New Venture Growth Strategy., D. Pistrui, Patrick J. Murphy, A. Deprez-Sims 2009 DePaul University

The Transgenerational Family Effect On New Venture Growth Strategy., D. Pistrui, Patrick J. Murphy, A. Deprez-Sims

Patrick J. Murphy

We examine family-based resiliencies and transgenerational phenomena in family business contexts and introduce the transgenerational family effect (TFE) construct. The TFE influences long-term strategy and culture in family-based entrepreneurial ventures. We clarify the boundaries of the construct based on evidence from 414 cases in the panel study of entrepreneurial dynamics. Then, we operationalise it with two-by-two permutations of family membership and strategic tradition. Finally, we develop and assess hypotheses about venture strategic vision, growth orientation and wealth orientation. Our findings suggest that the TFE promotes vision and wealth creation across generations in family businesses


Historical, Entrepreneurial, And Supply Chain Management Perspectives On The Semiconductor Industry, William Y. Jiang, X. Quan, Z. Shu 2009 San Jose State University

Historical, Entrepreneurial, And Supply Chain Management Perspectives On The Semiconductor Industry, William Y. Jiang, X. Quan, Z. Shu

William Y. Jiang

This paper studies the semiconductor industry from three perspectives: historical, entrepreneurial and supply chain management. After a brief introduction, the paper begins by tracing the history and evolution of the semiconductor industry including the two seminal enterprises: Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory and Fairchild Semiconductor. Starting from the invention of the transfer resistor (transistor) by three Nobel laureates (John Bardeen, Walter Houser Brattain and William Shockley) and the founding of the "most successful failure" in Silicon Valley, Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory and the Fairchild Eight, the paper discusses some earliest entrepreneurial attempts in the industry and how these attempts influenced over seventy semiconductor ...


Library Research, Linda Masselink 2009 Grand Valley State University

Library Research, Linda Masselink

Linda Masselink

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Rewards In Building Employee Engagement: A Survey Of Rewards Professionals, Dow Scott, T D. McMullen, M Royal 2009 Loyola University Chicago

The Role Of Rewards In Building Employee Engagement: A Survey Of Rewards Professionals, Dow Scott, T D. Mcmullen, M Royal

Dow Scott

No abstract provided.


From 'Break Out' To 'Breakthrough': Successful Market Strategies Of Immigrant Entrepreneurs In The Uk, Anuradha Basu 2009 San Jose State University

From 'Break Out' To 'Breakthrough': Successful Market Strategies Of Immigrant Entrepreneurs In The Uk, Anuradha Basu

Anuradha Basu

This paper explores the strategies that enable ethnic minority immigrant entrepreneurs to 'break out' of local ethnic markets and 'break through' into more promising markets with greater opportunities. It analyzes the contextual and personal characteristics of the entrepreneurs that implement those strategies, based on a primary survey of South Asian entrepreneurs in the UK. The analysis suggests that breaking out of co-ethnic customer markets is neither necessary nor sufficient for entrepreneurial expansion. The critical factor is the entrepreneur's ability to break through into customer markets that are larger, by geographical reach or profit margins and value added. Many successful ...


Sustainable Value Management: Leading Organizations For An Integrated Triple Bottom Line, Marco Tavanti 2009 DePaul University

Sustainable Value Management: Leading Organizations For An Integrated Triple Bottom Line, Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

An organization without an integrated bottom line approach is not designed to last. Value management is the organizational glue which makes it possible to integrate financial sustainability with social responsibility and environmental concerns. This paper suggests sustainable value management in the context of recent developments in corporate social responsibility, sustainability and the triple bottom line. The author argues that economic, social, and environmental sustainability needs to be integrated into value-centered management. Sustainable value creation with leaders and managers leads to sustainable growth for 21st century managerial practices aiming to benefit both shareholders and stakeholders.


A Brief History Of The American Fish Culture Company 1877-1997., Michael A. Rice 2009 University of Rhode Island

A Brief History Of The American Fish Culture Company 1877-1997., Michael A. Rice

Michael A Rice

The American Fish Culture Company operated for nearly 120 years from 1877-1997 in Carolina, Rhode Island growing three species of trout under the under the direction of several generations of the Hazard family of Peace Dale, Rhode Island. The company was one of the first trout producers in the United States, and was considered the largest fish farm in the country by the early 1920s. Major innovations of the company included early adoption of pelleted feeds, and the introduction of photoperiod manipulation to spawn fish out of season. The company ultimately failed due to intense competition from larger producers in ...


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