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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

Publications created by and about WKU by the Public Affairs Department.


Ua9/5 Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua9/5 Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation. Series consists mainly publications created for members. Other records include fundraising correspondence, membership brochures, directories and financial report.


Cover, Front Matter & Editorial Board, 2010 Fort Hays State University

Cover, Front Matter & Editorial Board

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

No abstract provided.


Lessons Learned When Dressing Up Like A Firm: Personal Strategic Management, Eva Dodd-Walker 2010 Troy University

Lessons Learned When Dressing Up Like A Firm: Personal Strategic Management, Eva Dodd-Walker

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

This paper explores the pedagogical benefits of teaching students to dress up like a firm and develops an experiential exercise to be used in teaching small business management and personal strategic management courses. Much can be gained from teaching students to view themselves as small businesses and applying the lessons of organizational research to enhance their personal strategic management skills. Globalization has changed the competitive landscape, increasing the need for all to become more competitive. Students must be able to internalize key strategic and financial lessons to gain and sustain a competitive advantage. To be successful, students need to be ...


The Ethics Of Bluffing: The Effects Of Individual Differences On Perceived Ethicality And Bluffing Behavior, G. Stoney Alder, Rebecca M. Guidice 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Ethics Of Bluffing: The Effects Of Individual Differences On Perceived Ethicality And Bluffing Behavior, G. Stoney Alder, Rebecca M. Guidice

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Although researchers have debated the ethicality of bluffing in business, little research has examined individuals’ attitudes and beliefs towards bluffing and how characteristics of the individual influence such perceptions and subsequent behavior. We consider this issue by examining how individuals’ ethical orientation influences their perceptions of the ethicality of bluffing select organizational stakeholders, their willingness to bluff, and their actual bluffing behavior. Results indicate that ethical orientation exerts direct effects on the perceived ethicality of bluffing and indirect effects on individuals’ reported willingness to engage in this misleading form of communication as well as their actual bluffing behavior. Implications for ...


The Insider's Advantage: Ceo Experience And The Performance Of Large Diversified Firms, J.L. Stimpert, Julie A. Chesley, Amanda S. Ostrowitz 2010 Colorado College

The Insider's Advantage: Ceo Experience And The Performance Of Large Diversified Firms, J.L. Stimpert, Julie A. Chesley, Amanda S. Ostrowitz

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Much upper echelons research focuses on the effect of CEO experience on firm performance outcomes. This paper extends this research stream using human and social capital theories as a framework to examine the effect of CEO experience on the performance of large diversified companies. Our analysis of 239 Fortune “500” companies finds that larger companies are more likely to select insiders and individuals who have more firm-specific experience to be their CEO. We also find that the selection of insiders and CEOs with more firm-specific experience is associated with significantly higher firm performance. These findings highlight the importance of the ...


Transparency, Translucence Of Opacity? A Field Investigation Of The Mediating Role Of Positive Emotions In Trustful Leader-Follower Relations, Larry W. Hughes, William L. Gardner, Steven M. Norman 2010 Nebraska Wesleyan University

Transparency, Translucence Of Opacity? A Field Investigation Of The Mediating Role Of Positive Emotions In Trustful Leader-Follower Relations, Larry W. Hughes, William L. Gardner, Steven M. Norman

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

In this study, the relationship between transparency and trust is hypothesized and investigated. Furthermore, the positive emotions variable was hypothesized to mediate the transparency � trust relationship. Participants’ perceptions of a leader’s transparency were more predictive of trust than experimenter designed manipulations. Study limitations, implications for management, and future research directions are discussed.


The Supreme Court Confronts The Ghosts Of Enron: Assessing The Past, Present And Future Of Corporate Fraud Enforcement, William J. Donoher 2010 Missouri State University

The Supreme Court Confronts The Ghosts Of Enron: Assessing The Past, Present And Future Of Corporate Fraud Enforcement, William J. Donoher

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

The U.S. Supreme Court ended its 2010 term with a significant ruling on the appeal of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling that sharply curtailed application of the “honest services” doctrine, which had figured prominently in Skilling’s conviction. The Court held that the conceptual breadth of the term “honest services” and the apparent inconsistency of rulings applying the doctrine rendered it unconstitutionally vague unless confined to cases of bribery or kickbacks. Notably, Enron and other corporate fraud cases did not involve either form of corruption. This article reviews the development of the honest services doctrine, discusses and analyzes the ...


An Application Of Change Management For Confronting Organizational Stigmatization, Emad Rahim 2010 Walden University

An Application Of Change Management For Confronting Organizational Stigmatization, Emad Rahim

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

This paper investigated the origin and use of the term “ghetto” by clients and employees in four community centers in Syracuse, New York, that service clientele of low socioeconomic status. The investigation of the term “ghetto” and the consequences of the term were conducted under the “looking glass-self” concept, by Charles Cooley, as well as theories by such seminal thinkers as Lewin, G. H. Mead, Goffman, and Okhuysen and Hudson. Data was collected through a review of the relevant literature and the collection of focus group responses from employees of the four community centers in Syracuse, New York. The study ...


Identifying Employee Training Topics And Their Value In Development Of An Effective Chinese Business By United States Agricultural Companies: A Delphi Study, Jiajiang Peng, Roger Tormoehlen, Mark Russell, B. Allen Talbert 2010 Purdue University

Identifying Employee Training Topics And Their Value In Development Of An Effective Chinese Business By United States Agricultural Companies: A Delphi Study, Jiajiang Peng, Roger Tormoehlen, Mark Russell, B. Allen Talbert

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

A three-round Delphi study was conducted to identify training topics required for development of a successful China business by U.S. agricultural companies. By identifying the training topics, business educators can better assist in the development of training programs targeted at U.S. companies wishing to conduct business in China. Thirty-seven (37) panel members completed the first round survey with 34 of them completing the second and third round surveys. In summary, the panel generated nine groups of training topics for U.S. agricultural companies wishing to enter the Chinese market. The nine training topics are: ethics and trust, Chinese ...


Tools Matter: Investigating A Link Between Means Efficacy, Organizational Commitment, And Intention To Quit Of Information System And Information Technology Professionals, Kevin McReynolds 2010 LDS Business College

Tools Matter: Investigating A Link Between Means Efficacy, Organizational Commitment, And Intention To Quit Of Information System And Information Technology Professionals, Kevin Mcreynolds

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) professionals have lower than average organizational commitment and higher turnover rates than other professionals. This study explores the impact on IS/IT professionals of means efficacy and the effectiveness of tools on organizational commitment and intention to quit. The results of a survey (n=148) indicate that means efficacy is an antecedent or predictor variable to organizational commitment and that means efficacy might be considered an additional component of organizational commitment for tool dependent professions. These findings are supported by other studies showing that strong attachments to technology artifacts or other products impact ...


Effects Of Right-To-Work Laws: Can They Include Higher Levels Of Satisfaction For Union Workers?, Steven Lance Popejoy 2010 University of Central Missouri

Effects Of Right-To-Work Laws: Can They Include Higher Levels Of Satisfaction For Union Workers?, Steven Lance Popejoy

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

This paper reviews theories and evidence on the effect of “right-to-work” laws on union members’ satisfaction with their unions. With the increase of right-to-work activity at the state level, and with federal right-to-work legislation pending in Congress, this has returned as an important political issue. Following a brief review of how the hypotheses of “taste,” “free-rider,” and “bargaining power” can influence various effects of right-to-work laws, the idea of utility maximization paired with measures of union satisfaction is explored to show theoretical evidence that greater levels of union satisfaction could exist in right-to-work states than exist in non-right-to-work states. Arguments ...


Do Managers Walk The Talk? Using Behavioral Observations Scales (Bos) And 360-Degree Ratings To Assess Organizational Values, Aaron A. Buchko, Kathleen J. Buchko 2010 Bradley University

Do Managers Walk The Talk? Using Behavioral Observations Scales (Bos) And 360-Degree Ratings To Assess Organizational Values, Aaron A. Buchko, Kathleen J. Buchko

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

A study was performed on the managerial staff and supervisors of a large manufacturing plant (n = 129) to measure individuals’ commitment to the organization’s values. A Behavioral Observation Scale (BOS) measurement instrument was developed by the members of the organization and was administered using a 360 degree valuation process. Results indicated good scale reliability and consistency. A factor analysis of the data yielded 4 distinct factors, which corresponded reasonably well to the underlying organizational values. Implications for future research and for the evaluation of organizational values for practicing managers are discussed.


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