Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Business Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

97,086 Full-Text Articles 66,145 Authors 48,994,597 Downloads 401 Institutions

All Articles in Business

Faceted Search

97,086 full-text articles. Page 2740 of 2828.

Asset Prices And The Financial Crisis Of 2007-2009: Overview Of Theories And Policies, Anastasios G. Malliaris, Daniels Hayford 2010 Loyola University Chicago

Asset Prices And The Financial Crisis Of 2007-2009: Overview Of Theories And Policies, Anastasios G. Malliaris, Daniels Hayford

School of Business: Faculty Publications and Other Works

The financial crisis of 2007–09 has led to a rethinking of the role of monetary and financial regulatory policy. It has also called into question the benefits of financial innovation and monetary policy that focuses solely on inflation and the output gap. This paper discusses financial instabilities in general, the recent financial crisis as well as the appropriate role of monetary and financial regulatory policy in dealing with asset bubbles. The paper concludes by evaluating appropriate policies to reduce the economic impact of future financial crises.


An Empirical Examination Of The "Rule Of Three": Strategy Implications For Top Management, Marketers, And Investors, Can Uslay, Ayca Altintig, Robert D. Windsor 2010 Chapman University

An Empirical Examination Of The "Rule Of Three": Strategy Implications For Top Management, Marketers, And Investors, Can Uslay, Ayca Altintig, Robert D. Windsor

Business Faculty Articles and Research

This study represents the first empirical examination of the "Rule of Three," a theory at odds with several popular notions regarding industry structure and business performance, including the positive linear market share-performance relationship. In general, the findings from more than 160 industries support the Rule of Three and provide five main insights: First, there appears to be a prevalent competitive structure for mature industries in which three "generalist" firms control the market. Second, industries that conform to this structure tend to perform better than industries with a fewer or greater number of generalists. Third, both "specialists" and generalists outperform firms ...


Corporate Governance, Investor Protection, And Auditor Choice In Emerging Markets, Mahmud Hossain, Chee Yeow LIM, Patricia Mui Siang TAN 2010 Nanyang Technological University

Corporate Governance, Investor Protection, And Auditor Choice In Emerging Markets, Mahmud Hossain, Chee Yeow Lim, Patricia Mui Siang Tan

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

In this study, we examine the effect of firm-level governance on the firm's choice of an external auditor. Further, we test how the relation between corporate governance and auditor choice may be affected by the strength of legal environment. The results show that firm-level governance scores are positively related to the firm's auditor choice. This association is strengthened by country-level legal protection. Specifically, the positive association between auditor choice and the firm-level governance scores is weaker (stronger) in a low (high) legal environment. These findings are robust after controlling for determinants that were found to be significant in ...


The Pricing Of Conservative Accounting And The Measurement Of Conservatism At The Firm-Year Level, Dan SEGAL, Jeffrey L. Callen, Ole-Kristian Hope 2010 Singapore Management University

The Pricing Of Conservative Accounting And The Measurement Of Conservatism At The Firm-Year Level, Dan Segal, Jeffrey L. Callen, Ole-Kristian Hope

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

This paper analyzes the relation between equity prices and conditional conservatism and introduces a new measure of conservatism at the firm-year level. We show that the asymmetric properties of conservative accounting, the existence of non-accounting sources of information, and the properties of GAAP related to special items combine to generate a nonlinear relation between unexpected equity returns and earnings news (the shock to expected current and future earnings). Based on this model, we construct a conservatism ratio (CR) defined as the ratio of the current earnings shock to earnings news. CR measures the proportion of the total shock to expected ...


The Powerful Mythology Surrounding Bugsy Siegel, Larry Gragg Ph.D. 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Powerful Mythology Surrounding Bugsy Siegel, Larry Gragg Ph.D.

Occasional Papers

Journalists, authors, filmmakers, and historians have been interested in Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel for over six decades. Collectively, they have crafted a cohesive mythological narrative of Siegel’s life one focused upon “rags to riches” success and his contributions to the development of Las Vegas, Nevada. Most attribute to Siegel the inspiration for not only the Flamingo Hotel‐Casino, but also for the glamorous, classy, flashy resort city Las Vegas became after World War II. This paper describes the development of the myth since Siegel’s murder in 1947 as well as how it has been sustained.


Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (Moss) At Peerless Technologies, Shu Z. Schiller 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (Moss) At Peerless Technologies, Shu Z. Schiller

ISSCM Faculty Publications

Peerless Technologies is an award-winning 8(a), small disadvantaged business (SDB) located in Fairborn, Ohio, whose primary focus is on government defense contracts. It has customers ranging from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security and others in the government sector. Peerless currently has approximately 60 employees. More than half of these employees work at various locations while the remaining employees work at Peerless’ corporate headquarters in Fairborn, Ohio.


A Marketing Plan For Main Street Small Animal Hospital In Templeton, Ca, Lisa Karcher 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Marketing Plan For Main Street Small Animal Hospital In Templeton, Ca, Lisa Karcher

Agribusiness

A marketing plan was developed for Main Street Small Animal Hospital in Templeton, CA using client survey research. The surveys determined the possible marketing avenues to improve the current marketing status of Main Street.


Analysis Of Wine Label Design Aesthetics And The Correlation To Price, Vince Bonafede 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Analysis Of Wine Label Design Aesthetics And The Correlation To Price, Vince Bonafede

Agribusiness

A study determining if there is a correlation between art and design characteristics on wine labels and if it determines the price points of the wine.


Thoroughbreds: European Roots, Jennifer Elaine Skidmore 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Thoroughbreds: European Roots, Jennifer Elaine Skidmore

Agribusiness

No abstract provided.


Budget Analysis For A Napa County Vineyard, Christopher Jan Hyde 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Budget Analysis For A Napa County Vineyard, Christopher Jan Hyde

Agribusiness

This study was undertaken to determine whether farming premium wine grapes can generate profit on a 10 acre site in Napa County, and if farming wine grapes can be a profitable long term investment.

The report utilizes two techniques for analysis of the data. The break-even analysis will be used to determine whether the operation is potentially profitable. Vineyard establishment costs were outlined in and production costs (from year 3 forward) defined. Production costs and grape revenues are weighed to determine net revenues above total costs. Monthly per acre break down of costs demonstrates how vineyard production costs fluctuate during ...


The Relationship Of Wine Prices And The Qualitative Aesthetics Of Wine Labels, Danielle Drews 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Relationship Of Wine Prices And The Qualitative Aesthetics Of Wine Labels, Danielle Drews

Agribusiness

This study was undertaken to determine the relationship between price and various wine label design elements. These variables included golden mean, uniform font, proportion of yellow and orange, direction, realistic, abstract, winery/grape image, winery emblem, font type changes, font size changes, horizontal label, vertical label, Sonoma, and Napa. The researcher wanted to determine whether specific combinations of color and images on wine labels reflect greater aesthetic content and relate to their recommended price. Fifty wine labels were randomly selected from a given sample and several researchers evaluated each label looking specifically at the design elements listed above. A regression ...


A Study On The Feasibility Of Implementing A Replacement Heifer Enterprise, Spencer Bradley Winton 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Study On The Feasibility Of Implementing A Replacement Heifer Enterprise, Spencer Bradley Winton

Agribusiness

No abstract provided.


Cal Poly Organic Farm Business Plan, ERIC Ryan MCCARTHY 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly Organic Farm Business Plan, Eric Ryan Mccarthy

Agribusiness

This study was undertaken to determine which strategies would allow the Cal Poly Organic Farm to operate as a profitable business without compromising educational and agricultural objectives. Three strategies were analyzed to determine the most profitable approach. The first strategy, expanding CSA sales, emphasizes marketing efforts to increase products and services awareness. This should increase CSA, CPOF, merchandise, and farmers’ markets sales. The second strategy implements new CSA produce boxes that cater to specific groups. Existing produce boxes will remain available to CSA members. Expanding produce boxes can be done with the produce on hand or expanding crop selection. The ...


Analysis Of Function Drink Brand Recognition, Natasja Kashani 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Analysis Of Function Drink Brand Recognition, Natasja Kashani

Agribusiness

The beverage industry has been rapidly expanding over the last century, and currently includes a variety of smaller beverage markets. Functional Beverages have been the newest addition to the beverage industry and Function Drinks is only one of the major companies operating in this market segment. The objective of this study is to assess the current level of brand recognition for Function Drinks among college consumers. The main focus behind this research is to assist the company increase the level of consumer’s brand identification for their company and products through various forms of marketing, advertising, and promotional strategies. It ...


A Marketing Plan For An Artisan Bread Bakery, Audrey Campana 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Marketing Plan For An Artisan Bread Bakery, Audrey Campana

Agribusiness

This study was undertaken to determine whether there is market potential for Word-of-Mouth Bakery to expand its current operation in food retailing in Modesto and the surrounding areas. A Case Study was conducted on Panera Bread Company to use as a competitive analysis to compare Word-of-Mouth Bakery with an established nationally known artisan bread company. An expert opinion poll was also conducted to assess the market potential in supermarkets from the observations of in-store bakery managers in Modesto and the surrounding areas. A SWOT analysis was used to determine the internal strengths and weaknesses, and external opportunities and threats that ...


Perceptions Of American Wines In The United Kingdom And Uk Trend Analysis, Jordan Sauvain 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Perceptions Of American Wines In The United Kingdom And Uk Trend Analysis, Jordan Sauvain

Agribusiness

No abstract provided.


Marketing Plan Focusing On The 4 P’S Of The Marketing Mix For A Wine Bar In The City Of San Luis Obispo, Kurtis Robert Wurster 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Marketing Plan Focusing On The 4 P’S Of The Marketing Mix For A Wine Bar In The City Of San Luis Obispo, Kurtis Robert Wurster

Agribusiness

Wine is a large industry expanding into new markets and open to new ideas. A popular idea was to open wine bars, where individuals could come experience the world of wine without any prior knowledge. Wine bars have been growing and not all have managed to stay successful and meet the demands of consumers. To discover consumers’ preferences, primary research was conducted in the city of San Luis Obispo. The tool used was a survey of 168 respondents. The research was done to determine the feasibility of a wine bar in San Luis Obispo and if so, how to market ...


The Political And Economic Justifications Of Rice Trade Distortions In The United States And Japan, Ryan Thomas Wilson 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Political And Economic Justifications Of Rice Trade Distortions In The United States And Japan, Ryan Thomas Wilson

Agribusiness

Rice is one of the most distorted commodities in the world. The United States and Japan both hold rice sector policies that significantly protect their industries and distort trade. This study identifies major rice sector policies in the U.S. and Japan, and demonstrates their probable economic consequences in terms of social welfare. U.S. producers are major beneficiaries and Japanese consumers are at a major welfare loss. This study demonstrates the use of economic analysis as a tool in policy formulation. Change to these policies is not likely, unless drastic social/economic changes were to happen.


Writing A Usda Process Verified Program, Noah Nelson 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Writing A Usda Process Verified Program, Noah Nelson

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

This senior project undertakes the writing of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Process Verified Program (PVP) for the cattle in California Polytechnic State University’s Beef Program. This project covers the writing of the program, its submittal for review and auditing from the USDA, and the management changes required in Cal Poly’s beef program.


Motivations For Camp Staff To Work At Camp, Jessica M. Cresci 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Motivations For Camp Staff To Work At Camp, Jessica M. Cresci

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Camp staff are the heart of summer camps and can affect how the summer runs. The purpose of this study was to identify the motivations for staff to work at residential summer camps with special regard to any differences in motivations between staff who attended camp as a camper and staff who never attended camp as well as between international and national staff. This study used cluster sampling measuring 21 possible motivations. A link to an online survey was sent to eight camps as identified on the American Camp Association website. The top six motivations for staff to work at ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress