Modeling The Dynamics Of Network Technology Adoption And The Role Of Converters, 2010 University of Pennsylvania
Modeling The Dynamics Of Network Technology Adoption And The Role Of Converters, Soumya Sen, Youngmi Jin, Roch A. Guérin, Kartik Hosanagar
Departmental Papers (ESE)
New network technologies constantly seek to displace incumbents. Their success depends on technological superiority, the size of the incumbent’s installed base, users’ adoption behaviors, and various other factors. The goal of this paper is to develop an understanding of competition between network technologies, and identify the extent to which different factors, in particular converters (a.k.a. gateways), affect the outcome. Converters can help entrants overcome the influence of the incumbent’s installed base by enabling cross-technology interoperability. However, they have development, deployment, and operations costs, and can introduce performance degradations and functionality limitations, so that if, when, why ...
The Effect Of Perceived Personal Consequences On Participation And Influence In Organizational Buying, Daniel Mcquiston, Peter Dickson
Daniel H. McQuiston
A potential explanation for the amount of individual participation and influence in an industrial purchase decision is whether or not the participant expects any personal repercussions to result from the decision outcome. Justified by a script theory extension of the reward/measurement model, the above proposition was tested and supported using a LISREL model fitted to the responses of executives who participated in the purchase of a specialized item of capital equipment.
The Effect Of Teaching Methods On Examination Performance And Attitudes In An Introductory Financial Accounting Course, Joseph Marcheggiani, Karel A. Updyke, James F. Sander
Karel A. Updyke
This article describes a study in which a group-Socratic teaching method and an interactive lecture style were compared for their effect on students' examination performance in an introductory financial accounting course. The effect of teaching method on students' attitudes toward the accounting profession and the course was also analyzed. An ANOVA design was used to test for differences between experimental and control groups of undergraduate students. The results provide no evidence that either method of instruction results in significantly higher scores on examinations; nor was there any statistically significant difference in attitudes toward the accounting profession or the course.
A Simulation Approach To The Choice Between Fixed And Adjustable Rate Mortgages, 2010 Butler University
A Simulation Approach To The Choice Between Fixed And Adjustable Rate Mortgages, William K. Templeton, Robert S. Main, J. B. Orris
William K. Templeton
Presents a study which offers simulation approach model by which borrowers may more effectively evaluate fixed rate mortgage (FRM) and adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) choice. Identification of pricing variables as an important determinant of choice; Construction of model parameters comparing present value costs of ARM and FRM; Presentation of simulation outputs.
An Investigation Of Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Pricing Features, 2010 Butler University
An Investigation Of Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Pricing Features, William K. Templeton, Robert S. Main, J. B. Orris
William K. Templeton
Investigates costs and risks associated with the choice of terms for adjustable rate mortgages. Impact of mortgage-rate changes on the size of payments for adjustable-rate mortgages; Examination of the choice of length of the fixed period before the occurrence of the first interest rate; Assessment of the choice of annual and lifetime caps for a standard one year adjustable rate mortgages.
Financial Education And Asset Allocation, 2010 Butler University
Financial Education And Asset Allocation, Steven D. Dolvin, William K. Templeton
William K. Templeton
We conduct a clinical study on a firm that restructures its 401(k) plan and simultaneously offers financial education seminars to its employees. The restructuring requires each employee to restate allocation percentages, thus we are able to analyze the specific benefits of retirement planning seminars on the asset allocation decision. We find that seminar attendance is associated with increased portfolio diversification and improved risk management. When combined with changes in return, the overall result is that seminar attendees create more efficient portfolios, which implies a better understanding of the retirement planning process.
Best Practices For U.S. Academic Library Consortia, 2010 Johnson County Community College
Best Practices For U.S. Academic Library Consortia, Judi Guzzy
Library Papers and Presentations
No abstract provided.
Novelty, Complexity, And Importance As Causal Determinants Of Industrial Buyer Behavior, 2010 Butler University
Novelty, Complexity, And Importance As Causal Determinants Of Industrial Buyer Behavior, Daniel H. Mcquiston
Daniel H. McQuiston
To successfully market their products, industrial vendors must determine who participates in an organizational purchase decision and what their influence is. Previous research has shown that participation and influence can vary across products and purchase situations. Though industrial marketing researchers would agree that there are different types of purchase situations, they would disagree on a taxonomy for describing them. The author uses past research as a point of departure and proposes a structural equations model that suggests the purchase situation attributes of novelty, complexity, and importance are causal determinants of participation and influence in an industrial purchase decision. The results ...
Funding Opportunities For Young Investigators In Radiology, 2010 Butler University
Funding Opportunities For Young Investigators In Radiology, Robert W. Holden, Teresa Williams
For many investigators in radiology, one of the most frustrating steps of conducting research is the search for funding sources.
Ua62/3 April Newsletter, 2010 Western Kentucky University
Ua62/3 April Newsletter, Kentucky Small Business Development Center
Newsletter created by the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at WKU.
Constructing And Disrupting Ireland's Industrial Development Authority, 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology
Constructing And Disrupting Ireland's Industrial Development Authority, Paul Donnelly
Actor-network theory is considered to have great potential for broadening and deepening our grasp of institutional work (LAWRENCE; SUDDABY, 2006). Given its focus on process, ANT offers a means to breathe life into the practices associated with institutionalization. With Callon’s (1986) four moments of translation as analytical lens, and with Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority as empirical example, I seek to address the concerns of Clegg and Machado da Silva (2009) by reconsidering “the role of agency, power, persistence and change in the process of institutionalization”.
New Product Innovation With Multiple Features And Technology Constraints, 2010 Butler University
New Product Innovation With Multiple Features And Technology Constraints, Kathy A. Paulson Gjerde, S. A. Slotnick, M. J. Sobel
Kathy A. Paulson Gjerde
We model a firm's decisions about product innovation, focusing on the extent to which features should be improved or changed in the succession of models that comprise a life cycle. We show that the structure of the internal and external environment in which a firm operates suggests when to innovate to the technology frontier. The criterion is maximization of the expected present value of products during the life cycle. Computational studies complement the theoretical results and lead to insights about when to bundle innovations across features. The formalization was influenced by extensive interviews with managers in a high-technology firm ...
Correcting Turnover Correlations: A Critique, 2010 Butler University
Correcting Turnover Correlations: A Critique, Chuck R. Williams, L. H. Peters
Chuck R Williams
In this article, the authors argue that turnover correlations do not need to be corrected. First, they maintain that correction formulas cannot correct for poor construct validity. Second, they discuss the original purposes of turnover correction formulas. Third, the authors describe the logical fallacies of correcting turnover correlations. Finally, they show why turnover correlations are not, as is widely believed, statistically limited to a maximum of .80.
Fortalecer En Lugar De Debilitar, 2010 SelectedWorks
Fortalecer En Lugar De Debilitar, Guillermo Arosemena
No abstract provided.
Impact_Of_Knowledge_Process, 2010 Philadelphia University
Impact_Of_Knowledge_Process, Philadelphia University
Philadelphia University, Jordan
No abstract provided.
The Antecedents Of Export Marketing Performance: An Australian Perspective, 2010 University of Adelaide
The Antecedents Of Export Marketing Performance: An Australian Perspective, Craig C. Julian, Aron O'Cass
Dr Craig C Julian
This study considers a comprehensive set of potential determinants of export marketing performance and the unit of analysis is the individual product-market export venture. Data were gathered via a mail survey of firms exporting from Queensland, Australia. The firms comprising the sample came from a wide cross section of industries including agriculture, mining, light industries, metal-working, electronics, chemical and the services industries. The results support the contention that export marketing strategy, firm-specific characteristics and market characteristics were the significant determinants of export marketing performance.
The Impact Of Barriers To Export On Export Marketing Performance, 2010 University of Adelaide
The Impact Of Barriers To Export On Export Marketing Performance, Craig C. Julian, Zafar U. Ahmed
Dr Craig C Julian
This study examines the impact that various barriers to export have on the export marketing performance of Queensland export market ventures. This study considers a comprehensive set of potential barriers to export identified from the literature. The unit of analysis was firms engaged in exporting to foreign markets. Data were gathered via a self-administered mail survey directed to the Managing Director of 689 Queensland firms, identified by a Queensland State Government department as being involved in exporting. The firms comprising the sample were manufacturing firms. The findings indicate that export venture management characteristics, and adapting to foreign market needs as ...
Successful Tactics For Surviving An Economic Downturn: Results From An International Study, 2010 Cornell University
Successful Tactics For Surviving An Economic Downturn: Results From An International Study, Sheryl E. Kimes Ph.D.
Center for Hospitality Research Publications
A survey of 980 hotels around the world, conducted from December 2009 through February 2010, found that discounting was the number-one tactic used to offset the effects of the Great Recession of 2008–2009. At the same time, most respondents who cut their prices agreed that discounting was not particularly successful in maintaining revenue levels. Discounting is one of four categories of tactics applied to offset the effects of the drop in corporate and leisure travel. The other three categories, in descending order, were marketing initiatives, obscuring room rates, and cutting costs. Hotels that sought to attract new market segments ...
Participatory Rural Appraisal, 2010 ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, (ICAR) Barrackpore, India
Participatory Rural Appraisal, Ganesh Chandra
Participation, empowerment and inclusion have become the new development buzzword. There has been a range of interpretations of the meaning of participation in development. Participatory development starts from the premise that it is important to identify and build upon strengths already present in communities. Perhaps the most widespread appearance of participation in mainstream development has been seen in the form of participatory methodologies of research, intended to gather a wide range of information from local people at their livelihoods, needs, and strengths, at the same time as 'empowering' them through a process of collaborative analysis and learning. PRA is a ...
Don’T Talk About It: Active Avoidance In Organizations, 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
Don’T Talk About It: Active Avoidance In Organizations, Julia B. Bear, Anita Williams Woolley
Tepper School of Business
We introduce a new construct—active avoidance—that can be beneficial for organizations. Active avoidance is motivated by situational incongruence and takes two qualitatively different forms— pretending and bypassing, depending on the salience of outcome versus process expectations in an aversive situation. Active avoidance can lead to positive consequences by facilitating process inventions that involve increased efficiency and helpful accommodations. We discuss the conditions under which organizations can harness the positive results of active avoidance