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Green Power Marketing In The United States: A Status Report (2009 Data), Lori Bird, Jenny Sumner 2010 National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Green Power Marketing In The United States: A Status Report (2009 Data), Lori Bird, Jenny Sumner

Publications (E)

This report documents green power marketing activities and trends in the United States. Aggregate green power sales data for all voluntary purchase markets across the United States are presented for 2009. The data presented in this report are based primarily on figures provided to NREL by utilities and independent renewable energy marketers. Because data cannot be obtained from all market participants, the estimates presented here likely represent an underestimate of the market size. Key trends identified in this year’s report include:
• In 2009, total retail sales of renewable energy in voluntary markets exceeded 30 million MWh, an increase of ...


Pay-Performance Sensitivity And Firm Size: Insights From The Mutual Fund Industry, George D. Cashman 2010 Marquette University

Pay-Performance Sensitivity And Firm Size: Insights From The Mutual Fund Industry, George D. Cashman

Finance Faculty Research and Publications

I examine the ex ante decision to make an agent's pay-performance sensitivity an inverse function of organization size. I focus on mutual funds and their decision to use compensation contracts that reduce the advisor's marginal compensation as the fund grows (a declining-rate contract) over the dominant contract type, where marginal compensation is unrelated to fund size (a single-rate contract). I find evidence consistent with the view that declining-rate contracts are a mechanism to keep marginal compensation in line with the advisor's declining marginal product. Specifically, I find that funds with greater exposure to diseconomies of scale are ...


Technology Enhancement In Hotel Guestroom, Chee Wah Peter Too 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Technology Enhancement In Hotel Guestroom, Chee Wah Peter Too

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This is an exploratory research paper looking on various types of technology, facilities enhancement and devices adopted by hoteliers for their guestrooms to meet the ever increasing demand and expectations from their guests. This paper also explores the technologies and devices that owners use to leverage on business sustainability for their operations. As part of the corporate social responsibility, hotel owners are exploring the opportunities to increase these activities through the use of modern technology and devices to reduce damage to the environment such as using energy saving devices in their properties. Business and leisure travelers who are environmentally conscious ...


Corporate Financial Policies And Informed Trading, Abu S. Amin 2010 Sacred Heart University

Corporate Financial Policies And Informed Trading, Abu S. Amin

WCBT Faculty Publications

This paper analyzes the information content of corporate financial policies, in particular dividend changes and share repurchases, by examining their announcements effects on the behavior of informed traders. If unexpected dividend changes or share repurchases have information content, then there should be announcements effects on the extent of informed trading. I test this hypothesis by estimating the extent of informed trading before and after the dividends, tender offers and Dutch auctions announcements. I estimate the informed trading when the dividends announcements are informative [i.e. announcements contain surprises] and compares it when dividends announcements are not informative [i.e. announcements ...


Making The Most Of Priceline’S Name-Your-Own-Price Channel, Chris Anderson Ph.D., Shijie R. Yan 2010 Cornell University

Making The Most Of Priceline’S Name-Your-Own-Price Channel, Chris Anderson Ph.D., Shijie R. Yan

Center for Hospitality Research Publications

As part of their room sales strategy, many hotels make rooms available at reduced rates through such websites as Priceline.com. Priceline’s Name-Your-Own-Price application allows consumers to bid on hotel rooms with certain specifications, including that the consumer does not know what hotels have placed rooms in the Priceline system. While this approach fills rooms, it also creates challenges for the hotels regarding how much to charge, because Priceline creates a screen between the hotel and its customers. The hotelier is faced with a decision about what price to charge, because the hotel will sell the room only if ...


Accounting Restatements Arising From Pcaob Inspections Of Small Audit Firms, Dana R. Hermanson, Richard W. Houston, Zhongxia Shelly Ye 2010 Kennesaw State University

Accounting Restatements Arising From Pcaob Inspections Of Small Audit Firms, Dana R. Hermanson, Richard W. Houston, Zhongxia Shelly Ye

Faculty Publications

The article presents an analysis made by authors of PCAOB small firms inspection reports in order to examine the types of accounting restatements triggered by PCAOB inspections of small audit firms. The PCAOB Inspection Process is elaborated. The result of the analysis of the authors of PCAOB-triggered restatements by clients of small audit firms reveal that complex, technical accounting areas account for the majority of restatements. Particular attention to unique, complex and accounting issues is encouraged for issuers and small audit firms.


Did Sarbanes-Oxley Lead To Better Financial Reporting?, Dennis Chambers, Dana R. Hermanson, Jeff L. Payne 2010 Kennesaw State University

Did Sarbanes-Oxley Lead To Better Financial Reporting?, Dennis Chambers, Dana R. Hermanson, Jeff L. Payne

Faculty Publications

The article describes and summarizes five studies that examined whether the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) was beneficial or not to financial reporting. The U.S. Congress is stated to have passed the legislation on July 25, 2002 in reaction to a series of financial accounting scandals involving such companies as Enron and WorldCom, as well as the demise of the accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP. The author asserts that all five of the studies provide evidence of a significant improvement in the financial reporting environment since SOX.


2010 September, Office of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. 2010 Morehead State University

2010 September, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Press releases for September of 2010.


Green Supply Chains Initiatives In Transport And Logistics Service Industry: An Exploratory Case Study Analysis, Pietro Evangelista, Edward Sweeney, Gabriella Ferruzzi, Juan Carlos Carrasco 2010 University of Naples

Green Supply Chains Initiatives In Transport And Logistics Service Industry: An Exploratory Case Study Analysis, Pietro Evangelista, Edward Sweeney, Gabriella Ferruzzi, Juan Carlos Carrasco

Conference papers

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Dialogue Within Inter-Organisational Routines: Time And Process In Network Research, Conor Horan, John Finch 2010 Technological University Dublin

Dialogue Within Inter-Organisational Routines: Time And Process In Network Research, Conor Horan, John Finch

Conference papers

This paper examines the problems of time and process facing network researchers. We argue that the problem of time in network research can be conceptualised as a problem relating to multi-levelled analyses. It is through a multi-levelled analysis that we find different temporal structures and thus different ways of temporal organising. First, we address both the problem of time and boundary in network analysis and propose introducing organisational routines as a way to appreciate how actors perceive temporal structures. We argue that the problem of time is more accurately described in the context of a process based approach to network ...


An Investigation Into The Stickiness Of Tacit Knowledge Transfer, Alison Murray, Philomena Hanlon 2010 Technological University Dublin

An Investigation Into The Stickiness Of Tacit Knowledge Transfer, Alison Murray, Philomena Hanlon

Conference papers

Managing knowledge is of central importance to organisational success, (Chia, 2003). The focus of knowledge management systems has progressed from the management of explicit knowledge to tacit knowledge. The mportance of tacit knowledge is highlighted by Wah (1999:27) who argues that 90% of the knowledge in any organisation is embedded and synthesised in people’s minds. However, tacit knowledge is the specific type of knowledge that is characterized as extremely difficult to capture or articulate, (Nonaka, 1994). Academics and practitioners alike have gained an appreciation for this type of knowledge. Tacit knowledge has become recognised as a significant and ...


A Reconceptualisation Of Ambidexterity: How Subsidiaries Can Use Their Capabilities And Knowledge To Build Subsidiary Bargaining Power, Marty Reilly, Pamela Sharkey Scott 2010 Technological University Dublin

A Reconceptualisation Of Ambidexterity: How Subsidiaries Can Use Their Capabilities And Knowledge To Build Subsidiary Bargaining Power, Marty Reilly, Pamela Sharkey Scott

Conference Papers

The literature on subsidiaries to date has focused largely on analysing autonomy, knowledge flows and firm specific advantages (Argote and Ingram 2000; Harzing and Noorderhaven 2006; Meyer, Wright and Pruthi 2009). An emerging stream of literature recognises the potential complexity of intra-organisational power within the MNC as warranting further investigation (Andersson, Forsgren and Holm, 2007; Bouquet and Birkinshaw, 2008; Mudambi and Navarra, 2004). It is held that as subsidiaries develop dynamic tacit capabilities which can be leveraged, their scope to exert influence and exercise subsidiary bargaining power increases concurrently. This raises some important questions for subsidiary managers, firstly can subsidiaries ...


Developing A Framework For Measuring Outsourcing Performance, Margaret Farrell 2010 Technological University Dublin

Developing A Framework For Measuring Outsourcing Performance, Margaret Farrell

Conference Papers

Purpose: The popularity and growth in outsourcing has resulted in many different outsourcing arrangements, from strategic and business process outsourcing to selective and tactical outsourcing, on a national or global scale. Outsourcing is frequently considered a vital ingredient to corporate restructuring and business improvement initiatives. However, it is often treated as a fixed discreet event such as a make or buy decision. As the rational and strategic implications of outsourcing vary, so too does the required outsourcing process and performance measures. The purpose of this paper is to review and synthesis available empirical literature on outsourcing frameworks and performance management ...


Caritas In Veritate: Updating Catholic Social Teachings For Macromarketing And Business, Gene R. Laczniak, Thomas A. Klein 2010 Marquette University

Caritas In Veritate: Updating Catholic Social Teachings For Macromarketing And Business, Gene R. Laczniak, Thomas A. Klein

Marketing Faculty Research and Publications

In an effort to assess the latest thinking in the Roman Catholic Church on economic matters, this communications note briefly highlights the recent publication of a new encyclical by Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth). Core ethical values, consistent with previous examples of Catholic Social Teaching (CST), are retained. However, some important nuances are added to previous treatments and certain points of emphasis are shifted to account for recent global developments. Key areas that relate to abiding marketing issues are spelled out and some brief commentary on matters of importance to macromarketing is offered.


Three Essays In Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Post Bankruptcy Performance, Bankrupt Stock Performance, And Relationship With Hedge Funds And Other Vulture Investors, Min Xu 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Three Essays In Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Post Bankruptcy Performance, Bankrupt Stock Performance, And Relationship With Hedge Funds And Other Vulture Investors, Min Xu

Open Access Dissertations

Firms that emerged from Chapter 11 as public companies have tons of characteristics. The first essay analyzes their post bankruptcy performance, duration effect, and the quality of their projection information. While the sample's post bankruptcy performance does show improvement, their projections tend to be optimistic. Firms with shorter durations in Chapter 11generally achieve better performance than those with longer durations, in terms of Z-scores, but not in excess returns. Compared to firms that did not provide (complete) projection information, the sample firms generally exhibit better improvement, as measured by Z-scores and short term excess returns. The second essay tracks ...


An Investigation Into Pcaob Reporting Deficiencies, James Samuel Wainberg 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

An Investigation Into Pcaob Reporting Deficiencies, James Samuel Wainberg

Open Access Dissertations

The PCAOB inspection reports for large audit firms are primarily anecdotal in nature, providing only a list of deficiencies found without any statistical context (e.g., the inspection sample size). This is problematic when trying to determine the extent of a firm's audit weaknesses. However, simply adding statistical data to the reports, as currently provided in the PCAOB reports of small firms, may not solve the problem. Prior research suggests that statistical data are often ignored or underweighted when anecdotal data are present. This study investigates whether a bias for anecdotal data overwhelms the statistical data as currently presented ...


Perceptions Of The Tourism And Hospitality Industry By Singapore Polytechnic Hospitality Students: An Exploratory Study, Justin Matthew Pang 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Perceptions Of The Tourism And Hospitality Industry By Singapore Polytechnic Hospitality Students: An Exploratory Study, Justin Matthew Pang

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Many Singapore polytechnic students are not keen to join the hospitality line even after being enrolled in a 3-year hospitality program. Many students find the nature of the job too stressful and strenuous. Students have also cited reasons such as long working hours, shift work, dealing with unpredictable circumstances in the job environment and having lower starting remuneration as compared other industries (K. Ong, personal communications, June 16, 2010). Other perceived qualitative reasons that have been given by students for not joining the industry would be the semi-professional nature of the hospitality industry as compared to other industries such as ...


Is There A Suitable Crm Framework To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of Crm Practices In The Singapore Hotel Industry?, Janet Wong 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Is There A Suitable Crm Framework To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of Crm Practices In The Singapore Hotel Industry?, Janet Wong

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

With the continuous growth of the hospitality industry in Singapore and the increasing interest in CRM, it is becoming more critical to ensure Singapore hotels have in place a best CRM practice to improve customer value and retention. The purpose of this study is to develop a best CRM practice for Singapore hotels. Four frameworks are discussed in the study with Buttle’s modified framework being the best suited because other models took on a more strategic CRM focus or focus their attention on the role of ICT. This framework provides a detailed value chain to understand the CRM practices ...


Does Complimentary In-Room Internet Access Influence Business Traveler's Decision On Hotel Selection In Singapore, Zainal Abiddin Kassim 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Does Complimentary In-Room Internet Access Influence Business Traveler's Decision On Hotel Selection In Singapore, Zainal Abiddin Kassim

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This exploratory paper begins by examining the influence of complimentary in-room internet access on hotel selection by business travelers to Singapore. Review of literature includes studies done in Asia Pacific, Europe and United States (U.S.) of America on the business travelers’ trends and perceptions of room amenities and the use of internet. The specific objective of this study is, therefore, to assess the importance and benefits of providing complimentary in-room internet access to business travelers in the perspective of the hotels.

In the methodology section, research on hotel websites was conducted to discover how many Singapore hotels are presently ...


Legalizing Gaming In Singapore: The Ethical Implications, Yeng Tuck Nicholas Lee 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Legalizing Gaming In Singapore: The Ethical Implications, Yeng Tuck Nicholas Lee

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

In this day and age when directors of companies are found to be corrupt and governments are not void of graft and bribes, it is not a wonder that people would question the integrity of both companies and governments. Many cities in the world have decided to build mega resorts with gaming facilities for the purpose of economic development that includes employment and tourism. The aim of this study therefore is to contrast and compare the ethical issues and implications of the decisions made not only by the Singapore government but other governments of the US, Macau, the Bahamas and ...


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