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Management Accounting Knowledge, Culture, And Change In Today's Global Music Industry, Julia Camp, Peter Goodrich, Patrick Kelly 2009 Providence College

Management Accounting Knowledge, Culture, And Change In Today's Global Music Industry, Julia Camp, Peter Goodrich, Patrick Kelly

Julia M. Camp

In the past two decades, computer technology has shifted the knowledge capital from the major music producers first to smaller independent producers and finally to the artists themselves. No longer does the culture require artists to be beholden to the larger music studios and distribution networks. Internal costs shifts in high quality CD recording has made it possible for individual musicians to record their own CDs and distribute them via the world wide web. This cost shifting has placed great strain on the “music industry” (major record labels). Large music producers have had to recognize the competition from smaller firms ...


Teachers Podcast, Kathleen King 2009 University of South Florida

Teachers Podcast, Kathleen King

Kathleen P King

This site and its companion site provide over 200 hrs of on-demand digital audio faculty development (k-12 teachers as primary focus). Dr. Kathy King and Mark Gura have been producing and hosting The teachers Podcast (Fka as podcast for teachers) since 2005. Check out this informative and fun series which has garnered over 5 million downloads thus far.


Virtual Integration As A Predictor For Product Innovation: A Preliminary Insight, Geraldy Dadriyansyah, Amlus Ibrahim 2009 Universiti Utara Malaysia

Virtual Integration As A Predictor For Product Innovation: A Preliminary Insight, Geraldy Dadriyansyah, Amlus Ibrahim

Geraldy Dadriyansyah

The intense competition in manufacturing industry has forced manufacturing firms to switch their product development approach from traditional to concurrent engineering in order to stay competitive in term of product differentiation and innovation. In order to support concurrent engineering practice, both internal and external participants contributing to product development should be located into close proximity; therefore physical integration of team becomes the key enabler of concurrent engineering. However, as the paradigm has been shifted from adopting “centralized integrated product development”, physical integration is no longer efficient and should be replaced by virtual integration. This conceptual paper intends to explore ways ...


Globalization And Economic Integration: Winners And Losers In The Asia-Pacific, 2009 Selected Works

Globalization And Economic Integration: Winners And Losers In The Asia-Pacific

Ahmed Khalid

‘Noel Gaston and Ahmed M. Khalid’s volume offers fascinating insights on the development, causes, and consequences of globalization in the Asia-Pacific. The outstanding collection of articles combines theory with rigorous econometrics, making the book a must-read for every student of globalization. At a time where the global crisis gave new arguments to the critics of globalization, the questions raised in this book, and the answers given, are essential reading for academics and politicians alike.’ – Axel Dreher, University of Goettingen, Germany Given the importance of globalization in today’s world, this salutary and timely book explores how globalization is specifically ...


Strategic Information Systems Management, Kevin Grant, Ray Hackney, David Edgar 2009 Glasgow Caledonian University

Strategic Information Systems Management, Kevin Grant, Ray Hackney, David Edgar

Professor David Edgar

Combining a rich blend of research, best practice and policy, Strategic Information Systems Management is the eagerly awaited new introduction to the interconnected world we live and work in. A top-ranked team of global experts combine both industrial and scholarly perspectives, bringing a wealth of experience to make this the complete introduction for 21st century business. This textbook is essential reading for all Information Systems modules with a strategic focus and for broader Strategic Management, Information Management and professional courses.


Has Ther Been Enough Scholarly Research Conducted Around The Paralympics?, Rick Burton 2009 Syracuse University

Has Ther Been Enough Scholarly Research Conducted Around The Paralympics?, Rick Burton

Rick Burton

No abstract provided.


Organizational Behavior Evaluation Of Southwest Airlines, Ronald Dearinger 2009 University of Florida

Organizational Behavior Evaluation Of Southwest Airlines, Ronald Dearinger

Ronald L Dearinger

The airline industry has been in the forefront of the economic and ecologic turmoil in which the United States and the world have been involved. This paper directs its concerns to the organizational behavior strategy practices of Southwest Airlines. Through an assessment of Southwest’s overall design approach (mission, strategic overview of the leadership, glance at the organizational structure, corporate culture and people systems), this paper will provide an evaluation of the short and long-term effectiveness of the strategy, and the impact on environmental, political, sociological, psychological and fiscal arenas on behavior. The ways in which Southwest illustrates theories of ...


Accounting For Contingencies, Dawn Massey, Cheri Mazza, Allen Schiff, Jonathan Schiff, Joan Van Hise 2009 Fairfield University

Accounting For Contingencies, Dawn Massey, Cheri Mazza, Allen Schiff, Jonathan Schiff, Joan Van Hise

Cheri Mazza

Accounting for Contingencies examines accounting for contingencies under both U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This Portfolio also distinguishes contingencies from other similar items not properly accounted for as contingencies. Its subject matter commands widespread interest given the litigious nature of the business world and the need for entities to disclose significant risks to their future operations, cash flows, and net worth. Accounting for Contingencies includes reporting of potential losses from litigation in process, environmental damage, and expenses related to uncollectible accounts receivable and product warranty costs. The primary source accounting ...


Analysis Of The Mission Statement Of The Commercial Banks Of Bangladesh, Asif Ahmed 2009 University of Dhaka

Analysis Of The Mission Statement Of The Commercial Banks Of Bangladesh, Asif Ahmed

Asif Ahmed

The financial institutions, especially the commercial banks, play a pivotal roll in the country’s economy. In the Bangladesh there are 34 commercial banks in the market, 4 are state owned and 30 are privately owned. The objective of this paper is to analysis the mission statement of these banks to find out their commitment towards the country, society and their employees. In the first part of the paper I am scoring the mission statement of each bank by following specific criteria. And in the last part of the paper the details analysis of the score are provided.


Il Processo Di Prima Quotazione Dell'azienda: L'Ipo, Marco Tutino 2009 Roma Tre University

Il Processo Di Prima Quotazione Dell'azienda: L'Ipo, Marco Tutino

Marco Tutino

No abstract provided.


Application Of Decision-Making Process: Human Rights And Shell Oil, Ronald Dearinger 2009 University of Florida

Application Of Decision-Making Process: Human Rights And Shell Oil, Ronald Dearinger

Ronald L Dearinger

This paper is a case study of the global business ethics portrayed by Royal Dutch/Shell Oil Corp. (a United States based corporation) of a human rights issue when engaged in activities on African soil. The case is analyzed according to a critical thinking application. A discussion and recommendations follows the review of the facts of the case.


Competitive Balance Between National Leagues In European Football After The Bosman Case, Trudo Dejonghe, Wim Van Opstal 2009 Leuven University College

Competitive Balance Between National Leagues In European Football After The Bosman Case, Trudo Dejonghe, Wim Van Opstal

Wim Van Opstal

In 1995, the Bosman case opened the labour market for players in European professional football. Ever since then, competitive balance between national leagues in European football has reduced in favour of the Big 5 leagues (England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France) and recently of the oligarchic leagues of Russia and Ukraine. In this article we show that changing structures towards an open labour market in separated national product markets resulted in a decreasing competitive balance in UEFA’s European team competitions. Next to a theoretical argumentation, we provide some empirical evidence and assess future options for the structure of European ...


Temporal And Spatial Shifts Within Playful Work, Carolyn Hunter, Dariusz Jemielniak, Agnieszka Postuła 2009 Loughborough University

Temporal And Spatial Shifts Within Playful Work, Carolyn Hunter, Dariusz Jemielniak, Agnieszka Postuła

Dariusz Jemielniak

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a qualitative study of software engineers' playful behaviors at work. Design/methodology/approach – The interviewed software engineers come from two European and three American companies. The research is based on ethnographical data, gathered in two longitudinal studies2005-2008 . The methods used in the study include open-ended unstructured interviews, participant observations, stories collection, and shadowings. Findings – It is found that the currently dominant theory of normative control explaining software engineers workplace diminishes leisure and entertainment attributes of knowledge work. Fun at workplace is discovered to be an important, if not ...


More Than Just National Cultural Distance: Testing New Distance Scales On Fdi In Slovakia, Douglas Dow, Sonia Ferencikova 2009 Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne

More Than Just National Cultural Distance: Testing New Distance Scales On Fdi In Slovakia, Douglas Dow, Sonia Ferencikova

Douglas Dow

Over the past decade, numerous calls have been made within the international business literature for a broader conceptualization and measurement of non-geographic forms distance amongst countries. One promising response to this call has been a set of psychic distance stimuli scales put forward by Dow, D., & Karunaratna, A. (2006). Developing a multidimensional instrument to measure psychic distance stimuli. Journal of International Business Studies, 37(5), 575–577. However, to date, these new scales have only been tested in one very limited setting – predicting bi-lateral trade flows. This paper extends the generalizability of the Dow and Karunaratna scales by testing their criterion-related validity with respect to three specific foreign direct investment (FDI) issues: predicting market selection, entry mode choice and performance. The results indicate that the Dow and Karunaratna scales are significantly stronger predictors of market selection and FDI performance than the traditional Kogut and Singh index; and that researchers should go beyond using national cultural distance as their sole measure of distance amongst countries. The results for predicting entry mode choice are more ambiguous; however, the authors argue that the ambiguity may reflect the inadequacies of the classic TCE-based approach to predicting entry mode, rather than shortcomings in the measurement ...


Hospital Capacity Planning For Efficient Disaster Mitigation During An Earthquake, Pengfei Yi, Santosh George, Jomon Aliyas Paul, Li Lin 2009 Kennesaw State University

Hospital Capacity Planning For Efficient Disaster Mitigation During An Earthquake, Pengfei Yi, Santosh George, Jomon Aliyas Paul, Li Lin

Jomon Aliyas Paul

Hospitals are an integral part of a society’s critical functions designed to respond to man-made and natural disasters. Effective hospital capacity planning can significantly enhance the capability and effectiveness of treatment for emergency patients with injuries resulting from a disaster. Such information can be used for patient/ambulance routing, resource planning, and emergency operations management. In the current paper, we develop a generic simulation model that is capable of representing the operations of a wide range of hospitals given an earthquake disaster situation. Using results from our simulations, generalized regression equations are fitted to obtain steady-state hospital capacities. A ...


What Does Kosovo Teach Us About Using Human Rights Law To Prosecute Corruption Offences?, Bryane Michael 2009 Stockholm School of Economics

What Does Kosovo Teach Us About Using Human Rights Law To Prosecute Corruption Offences?, Bryane Michael

Bryane Michael (bryane.michael@stcatz.ox.ac.uk)

If a patient must pay a bribe to obtain life-saving surgery, does the doctor’s solicitation of a bribe represent a violation of the victim’s human rights? This paper explores the ways in which anti-corruption practitioners can look to various provisions in human rights law in order to prevent or prosecute corruption-related offences. We use Kosovo as a case study because its constitution gives direct effect to the major international human rights conventions. We find -- using Kosovo as a case study -- that some types of corruption lead to separately prosecutable human rights offences. We also find that pre-existing violations ...


Does Ethical Leadership Make A Difference? Exploring Leader And Follower Consequences Of Ethical Leader Behavior., Robert Rubin, Erich Dierdorff, Michael Brown 2009 DePaul University

Does Ethical Leadership Make A Difference? Exploring Leader And Follower Consequences Of Ethical Leader Behavior., Robert Rubin, Erich Dierdorff, Michael Brown

Erich C. Dierdorff

Despite sustained attention to ethical leadership in organizations, scholarship remains largely descriptive. This study employs an empirical approach to examine the consequences of ethical leadership on leader promotability. From a sample of ninety-six managers from two independent organizations, we found that ethical leaders were increasingly likely to be rated by their superior as exhibiting potential to reach senior leadership positions. However, leaders who displayed increased ethical leadership were no more likely to be viewed as promotable in the near-term compared to those who displayed less ethical leadership. Our findings also show ethical culture and pressure to achieve results are important ...


Are You Prepared For Xbrl? Lessons From The Field, Jon Bartley, Al Chen, Eileen Taylor 2009 North Carolina State University

Are You Prepared For Xbrl? Lessons From The Field, Jon Bartley, Al Chen, Eileen Taylor

Eileen Z Taylor

No abstract provided.


Resources On Partnerships & Groups, Maria May Seitanidi 2009 University of Kent at Canterbury - U.K.

Resources On Partnerships & Groups, Maria May Seitanidi

Maria May Seitanidi

This is a list of Groups on Partnerships


Legal Guide For Small Business, Robert Sprague 2009 University of Wyoming

Legal Guide For Small Business, Robert Sprague

Robert Sprague

Overview of legal issues associated with starting, managing, and ending a small business.


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