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A Fair Wage? Capping Executive Compensation, Julian Friedland 2010 SelectedWorks

A Fair Wage? Capping Executive Compensation, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

This case study highlights some of the latest research on setting executive compensation at ethical levels. The board of directors of Spade’s, a mid-size U.S. hardware chain, considers altering the pay package of its incoming CEO to best align his interests with those of shareholders and stakeholders. Students are invited to assess various components of the incoming CEO’s cutting-edge proposal, which seem attractive and convincing on the surface, but might present certain risks over the longer term. Five compensation components are analyzed, namely, salary capping, pay for performance, bonus scales, stock option parameters, and severance package.


Antitakeover Amendments And Managerial Entrenchment: New Evidence From Investment Policy And Ceo Compensation, Atreya Chakraborty, Shahbaz Sheikh 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

Antitakeover Amendments And Managerial Entrenchment: New Evidence From Investment Policy And Ceo Compensation, Atreya Chakraborty, Shahbaz Sheikh

Atreya Chakraborty

We explore the relation between antitakeover amendments and firm investment in long-term assets. Empirical results indicate that an increase in the G-index of Gompers et al. (2003) is associated with less investment in R&D and reduced capital expenditures. These results suggest that protection from takeover threat increases managerial entrenchment and results in underinvestment. We also find that this increased entrenchment is associated with higher total and cash compensation and fewer performance incentives for managers, suggesting that protected managers influence their own pay. These results are robust to a number of robustness checks and remain significant after controlling for industry ...


Charging Forward Into The Unscripted Future: Following The Script Of Interconnected Action, Amy Kenworthy, Laurie DiPadova-Stocks 2010 Bond University

Charging Forward Into The Unscripted Future: Following The Script Of Interconnected Action, Amy Kenworthy, Laurie Dipadova-Stocks

Amy L. Kenworthy

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a context for the compilation of papers and commentaries included in this International Journal of Organizational Analysis special issue on “Scripting the next wave of exigent issues for service-learning in our unscripted future: when technology, globalism, and community engagement collide.” Design/methodology/approach – The authors of this paper are the Guest Editors for the special issue. As such, in this paper, they provide a brief history of why the special issue was created and how it serves as an extension to the first special issue (Vol. 17 No. 1, 2009). Findings ...


Moving Forward Together In Sustainable, Effective, And Partnership-Oriented Ways: Connecting Universities And Communities Through Global Leadership Service Projects, Robert Hogner, Amy Kenworthy 2010 Florida International University

Moving Forward Together In Sustainable, Effective, And Partnership-Oriented Ways: Connecting Universities And Communities Through Global Leadership Service Projects, Robert Hogner, Amy Kenworthy

Amy L. Kenworthy

Purpose – Sustainable and effective university-community partnerships are not easy to create, yet they are an integral part of student community-based learning as they are uniquely designed to educate students about their roles as members of their local, national, and global communities. The purpose of this paper is to review the extant literature on effective university-community partnering and draw out key themes to assist practitioners and researchers who are involved in the design, execution, and analysis of partnership programs. Following the review, a model partnership program focused on increasing students’ knowledge and skills in the area of international citizenship, called the ...


When East And West Meet: An Essay On The Importance Of Cultural Understanding In Global Business Practice And Education, SJ Chang 2010 sjchang@ilstu.edu

When East And West Meet: An Essay On The Importance Of Cultural Understanding In Global Business Practice And Education, Sj Chang

Faculty Publications - Finance, Insurance, and Law

As today’s business decisions and choices are increasingly influenced by the diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives of various corporate stakeholders, it is critical for business managers to have multicultural understanding. This motivates us to refine our business perspectives and approaches in global arena as well as our educational philosophies on global business management. Based on casual yet experiential discussions, this essay presents some cohesive points on comparative cultural understanding and business implications thereof between the “West” and the “East,” which is presupposed by the cultural contrasts between America and Korea. It can hopefully serve as a practically meaningful guideline ...


Peer Assessment Of Class Participation: Applying Peer Nomination To Overcome Rating Inflation, James Heyman, John Sailors 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Peer Assessment Of Class Participation: Applying Peer Nomination To Overcome Rating Inflation, James Heyman, John Sailors

Marketing Faculty Publications

Having students actively engaged with each other in discussions has become an increasingly important and common aspect of the classroom environment. This increased emphasis has also meant that instructors need to find ways to effectively and efficiently evaluate class participation. In this paper, we describe the most common method used for these assessments and highlight some of its inherent challenges. We then propose an alternative based on peer nominations. Two case studies illustrate the advantages of this method; we find that it is both easy for students to complete and provides instructors with valuable diagnostic information with which to provide ...


You’Re Having Fun When Time Flies: The Hedonic Consequences Of Subjective Time Progression, Aaron M. Sackett, Tom Meyvis, Leif D. Nelson, Benjamin A. Converse, Anna L. Sackett 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

You’Re Having Fun When Time Flies: The Hedonic Consequences Of Subjective Time Progression, Aaron M. Sackett, Tom Meyvis, Leif D. Nelson, Benjamin A. Converse, Anna L. Sackett

Marketing Faculty Publications

Seven studies tested the hypothesis that people use subjective time progression in hedonic evaluation. When people believe that time has passed unexpectedly quickly, they rate tasks as more engaging, noises as less irritating, and songs as more enjoyable. We propose that felt time distortion operates as a metacognitive cue that people implicitly attribute to their enjoyment of an experience (i.e., time flew, so the experience must have been fun). Consistent with this attribution account, the effects of felt time distortion on enjoyment ratings were moderated by the need for attribution, the strength of the “time flies” naive theory, and ...


Middle-Level Thinking: The Cultural Mission Of Business Schools, Michael Naughton, T. Dean Maines 2010 University Of St. Thomas - Minnesota

Middle-Level Thinking: The Cultural Mission Of Business Schools, Michael Naughton, T. Dean Maines

Veritas Institute

Purpose – Business education should be seen as a form of professional education which assists the student to acquire the virtue of practical wisdom. This article seeks to discuss the issues.

Design/methodology/approach – A middle level thinking (MLT) approach is taken to engage business education and practice that seeks to fashion explicit and vibrant ties between broad ethical principles and the concrete decisions, policies, and processes which shape how an organization operates.

Findings – The financial crisis of 2008 and past business scandals are symptoms of a broader cultural crisis. Universities and their business schools have contributed to this cultural crisis ...


Business Ethics: A Chinese Approach, Daryl Koehn, Xiaohe Lu 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Business Ethics: A Chinese Approach, Daryl Koehn, Xiaohe Lu

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

This book written by Xiaohe Lu and edited by Daryl Koehn explores the discipline of business ethics from a Chinese perspective. It examines ways in which the Chinese approach resembles and is distinctively different from Western approaches.


Fuda-Sass International Forum: Business, Ethics And Society Lectures, Daryl Koehn, Xiaohe Lu 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Fuda-Sass International Forum: Business, Ethics And Society Lectures, Daryl Koehn, Xiaohe Lu

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

This book (in both Mandarin and English) examines Chinese private firms’ attitudes towards social responsibilities and the philosophical, moral foundations of globalization. It provides both theoretical and practical perspectives from practitioners as well as academics.


Revitalizing Snow Brand Milk, Daryl Koehn, R. W. Wolfe, J. Meade 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Revitalizing Snow Brand Milk, Daryl Koehn, R. W. Wolfe, J. Meade

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

This case study explores the food poisoning crisis at Snow Brand Milk, one of Japan's largest dairy companies. It examines in particular how the firm successfully revitalized itself and saved the brand.


Middle-Level Thinking: The Cultural Mission Of Business Schools, Michael Naughton, T. Dean Maines 2010 University Of St. Thomas - Minnesota

Middle-Level Thinking: The Cultural Mission Of Business Schools, Michael Naughton, T. Dean Maines

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

Purpose – Business education should be seen as a form of professional education which assists the student to acquire the virtue of practical wisdom. This article seeks to discuss the issues.

Design/methodology/approach – A middle level thinking (MLT) approach is taken to engage business education and practice that seeks to fashion explicit and vibrant ties between broad ethical principles and the concrete decisions, policies, and processes which shape how an organization operates.

Findings – The financial crisis of 2008 and past business scandals are symptoms of a broader cultural crisis. Universities and their business schools have contributed to this cultural crisis ...


Connecting Religion And Work: Patterns And Influences Of Work-Faith Integration, Michael Naughton, Monty Lynn, Steve VanderVeen 2010 University Of St. Thomas - Minnesota

Connecting Religion And Work: Patterns And Influences Of Work-Faith Integration, Michael Naughton, Monty Lynn, Steve Vanderveen

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

Religiosity can significantly impact human behavior yet little is known about how religious belief and practice integrate with work. Using the Faith at Work Scale, we surveyed Christian workers in the United States (n = 374) and found that work-faith integration was positively associated with faith maturity, church attendance, age and denominational strictness, and negatively associated with organizational size. Denominational groups varied in their degree of integration but displayed similar patterns across dimensions of integration. Work-faith integration was manifest most strongly in integration related to the self, and somewhat less so in areas related to others and in transcendent aspects of ...


Protecting Consumers From Spyware: A Proposed Consumer Digital Trespass Act, Richard G. Kunkel J.D. 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Protecting Consumers From Spyware: A Proposed Consumer Digital Trespass Act, Richard G. Kunkel J.D.

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

“Spyware” is a broad term used to describe software that resides on a user’s computer and monitors the user’s online behavior. Though spyware may be helpful or benign, it can also be used for malicious purposes, commonly classified as “malware”. Consumers, who lack sophistication to avoid unintentionally downloading spyware, are especially vulnerable to the threat of malware. In lieu of this threat, it is important to understand the nature and scope of spyware problems affecting consumers. The paper will discuss how common law tort theories of trespass and trespass to chattel are difficult to apply to spyware, and ...


Effects Of Business Internships On Job Marketability: The Employers’ Perspective, Jack Gault, Evan Leach, Marc Duey 2010 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Effects Of Business Internships On Job Marketability: The Employers’ Perspective, Jack Gault, Evan Leach, Marc Duey

Marketing

No abstract provided.


Will Cash For Clunkers "Trickle Up"?, Anthony J. Cataldo II, Anthony P. Curatola 2010 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Will Cash For Clunkers "Trickle Up"?, Anthony J. Cataldo Ii, Anthony P. Curatola

Accounting Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Legislative Breakfast, Linda Rinker 2010 wcsu

Legislative Breakfast, Linda Rinker

Provost

No abstract provided.


Intercollegiate Athletics And Institutional Fundraising: A Meta-Analysis, J. Michael Martinez, Jeffrey L. Stinson, Minsoo Kang, Colby B. Jubenville 2010 Troy University

Intercollegiate Athletics And Institutional Fundraising: A Meta-Analysis, J. Michael Martinez, Jeffrey L. Stinson, Minsoo Kang, Colby B. Jubenville

All Faculty Scholarship for the College of Business

After nearly 30 years of research, the disparate findings of studies examining the influence of intercollegiate athletics on private, individual giving to higher education institutions have failed to generate generalizable knowledge. The current study examined all available empirical studies conducted between 1976 and 2008 on this topic. Meta-analysis results indicate that intercollegiate athletics does have a small, but statistically significant, effect on giving. Follow-up analysis revealed four significant moderators on the strength of the intercollegiate athletic-private giving relationship: the gift target (i.e., athletic vs. academic programs), the alumni status of the donor, the level of NCAA membership, and whether ...


Cross-Cultural Customer Satisfaction Of High Technology Companies In China, India, And Japan, William H. Bleuel, Darrol J. Stanley 2010 Pepperdine University

Cross-Cultural Customer Satisfaction Of High Technology Companies In China, India, And Japan, William H. Bleuel, Darrol J. Stanley

GSBM Faculty Scholarship

Customer satisfaction has become a very important aspect of business management in the high technology market. Companies that provide products and services world-wide often are concerned that customer satisfaction may be impacted by cultural differences. This study examines measures of customer satisfaction in China, India and Japan to determine whether or not there is a difference in satisfaction scores for field service, depot repair and help desk. The statistical results at a 5% confidence level indicate there is a difference in customer perception in all service support areas. The results clearly indicate that companies need to understand these differences in ...


The Equifinality Of Success In The Operational Excellence Market Discipline, Jack F. Militello Ph.D., Mick A. Sheppeck Ph.D. 2010 University of St. Thomas - Minnesota

The Equifinality Of Success In The Operational Excellence Market Discipline, Jack F. Militello Ph.D., Mick A. Sheppeck Ph.D.

Management Faculty Publications

Differentiation in positioning or operations is an impo1iant element is creating and sustaining a competitive advantage. Firm should understand the boundaries and constraints associated with strategic differentiation. This paper examines how successful firms with similar strategies can differentiate through workforce practices. Management paths to success can vary, given an understanding the various imperatives under which business leaders work.


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