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Organizational Impact Of System Quality, Information Quality, And Service Quality, Narasimhaiah Gorla, Toni M. Somers, Betty Wong 2009 Wayne State University, School of Business Administration

Organizational Impact Of System Quality, Information Quality, And Service Quality, Narasimhaiah Gorla, Toni M. Somers, Betty Wong

Toni M. Somers

No abstract provided.


Managing Medical Bills On The Brink Of Bankruptcy, Melissa B. Jacoby, Mirya Holman 2009 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Managing Medical Bills On The Brink Of Bankruptcy, Melissa B. Jacoby, Mirya Holman

Melissa B. Jacoby

This paper presents original empirical evidence on financial interactions between medical providers and their patients who go bankrupt. We use a nationally representative sample of people who filed for bankruptcy in 2007 to compare two popular but hotly contested methods of measuring medical burden. By applying both methods to the same filers, we find that nearly four out of five respondents had some financial obligation for medical care not covered by insurance in the two years prior to filing as measured by the survey method. The court record method paints a different picture, with only half of the cases containing ...


The Effects Of Social Networks And Contractual Characteristics On The Relationship Between Venture Capitalists And Entrepreneurs, Kwanghui Lim, Brian Cu 2009 Melbourne Business School

The Effects Of Social Networks And Contractual Characteristics On The Relationship Between Venture Capitalists And Entrepreneurs, Kwanghui Lim, Brian Cu

Kwanghui Lim

We show how social ties and contractual factors shape the relationship between entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. While direct ties result in the VC offering more advice to the entrepreneur, indirect ties result in greater levels of disagreement between VC and entrepreneur. We also find that contractual favorableness is associated with more advice and less disagreement, but that contractual flexibility is surprisingly not significant. The results vary by area of advice and disagreement. Our results suggest that scholars and practitioners must integrate contractual and social network perspectives to better understand the VC-entrepreneur relationship.


Characteristics That Enhance Training Effectiveness In Implementing Technological Change In Sales Strategy: A Field-Based Exploratory Study, Shikhar Sarin, Trina Sego, Ajay K. Kohli, Goutam Challagalla 2009 Boise State University

Characteristics That Enhance Training Effectiveness In Implementing Technological Change In Sales Strategy: A Field-Based Exploratory Study, Shikhar Sarin, Trina Sego, Ajay K. Kohli, Goutam Challagalla

Shikhar Sarin

No abstract provided.


Guioco Piano: The Acquiree's Dilemma, Karl T. Muth, Hans Trees 2009 London School of Economics and Political Science

Guioco Piano: The Acquiree's Dilemma, Karl T. Muth, Hans Trees

Karl T Muth

This article discusses strategic decisions made by the acquiree in an M&A scenario and also includes a case study on Zond Energy and Enron.


A Snapshot Of Results Of The Survey Study On Rfid Technology, S. F. Wamba 2009 University of Wollongong

A Snapshot Of Results Of The Survey Study On Rfid Technology, S. F. Wamba

Dr Samuel Fosso Wamba

No abstract provided.


How Close Are Alternative Bootstrap P-Values?, Chris Lloyd 2009 Melbourne Business School

How Close Are Alternative Bootstrap P-Values?, Chris Lloyd

Chris J. Lloyd

The bootstrap P-value based on a test statistic T is the exact tail probability of the observed value t, with the null maximum likelihood estimate of the nuisance parameters substituted. This P-value is know to lead to tests whose size is closer to nominal asymptotically than the first order test. One issue that has not been addressed is whether bootstrap might reduce the impact of the choice of basic test statistic. It is shown that bootstrap P-values based on different first order statistics differ to second order i.e to O(1/m) where m is a measure of sample ...


Evaluating South Africa's Post-Apartheid Democratic Prospects Through The Lens Of Economic Development Theory, Jonathan Marshfield 2009 University of Arkansas

Evaluating South Africa's Post-Apartheid Democratic Prospects Through The Lens Of Economic Development Theory, Jonathan Marshfield

Jonathan Marshfield

Political scientists have identified compelling correlations between economic development and democratic stability. In general, the wealthier and more developed a country, the greater its chances of maintaining a long-term, stable democracy. This Article evaluates whether South Africa’s post-apartheid economic conditions are trending towards conditions that generally correlate to stable democracies. It compares South Africa’s post-apartheid economic conditions to the empirical trends that development theorists have identified as correlative to democratic stability. This analysis is important because if South Africa’s post-apartheid economic conditions do not exhibit positive trends, this may suggest that despite the just end of apartheid ...


Analysis Of Transition Risks And Remedies: Ge And India, Ronald L. Dearinger 2009 University of Florida

Analysis Of Transition Risks And Remedies: Ge And India, Ronald L. Dearinger

Ronald L Dearinger

Risks are inherent to expansion from a domestic marketplace to a global setting. General Electric is a company prepared to expand its operations into the nation of India that is a country exhibiting layers of cultural complexity. General Electric can mitigate the transition risks imposed by issues of cultural diversity, technological and communications, political, and economic risks within the organization and communities as it enters India.


Logit Model To Predict Outcomes Of Litigated Employee Obesity Cases, Helen LaVan 2009 DePaul University

Logit Model To Predict Outcomes Of Litigated Employee Obesity Cases, Helen Lavan

Helen LaVan

Obese employees have questionable legal status, in that there are no real direct legal protections under existing law. A random sample of 80 litigated obesity cases was analyzed in the present study. The frequencies, chi square analysis, and logistics regression model suggest case characteristics in which the employer prevails. Future directions are discussed, including the changing definition of disability under Americans With Disabilities Act, exceptions in court rulings, changing the issue of voluntarism and mutability as irrelevant under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines and the recognition of metabolic syndrome as a disability.


Trusts Versus Corporations: An Empirical Analysis Of Competing Organizational Forms, A. Joseph Warburton 2009 Syracuse University

Trusts Versus Corporations: An Empirical Analysis Of Competing Organizational Forms, A. Joseph Warburton

A. Joseph Warburton

This paper studies the effects of organizational form on managerial behavior and firm performance, from an empirical perspective. Managers of trusts are subject to stricter fiduciary responsibilities than managers of corporations. This paper examines the ramifications empirically, by exploiting data generated by a change in British regulations in the 1990s that allowed mutual funds to organize as either a trust or a corporation. I find evidence that trust law is effective in curtailing opportunistic behavior, as trust managers charge significantly lower fees than their observationally equivalent corporate counterparts. Trust managers also incur lower risk. However, evidence suggests that trust managers ...


Implementation Issues For Mobile-Wireless Infrastructure And Mobile Health Care Computing Devices For A Hospital Ward Setting, Liza Heslop, Stephen Weeding, Linda Dawson, Julie Fisher, Andrew Howard 2009 Monash University

Implementation Issues For Mobile-Wireless Infrastructure And Mobile Health Care Computing Devices For A Hospital Ward Setting, Liza Heslop, Stephen Weeding, Linda Dawson, Julie Fisher, Andrew Howard

Associate Professor Linda Dawson

mWard is a project whose purpose is to enhance existing clinical and administrative decision support and to consider mobile computers, connected via wireless network, for bringing clinical information to the point of care. The mWard project allowed a limited number of users to test and evaluate a selected range of mobile-wireless infrastructure and mobile health care computing devices at the neuroscience ward at Southern Health’s Monash Medical Centre, Victoria, Australia. Before the project commenced, the ward had two PC’s which were used as terminals by all ward-based staff and numerous multidisciplinary staff who visited the ward each day ...


Scholar-Baller: Student Athlete Socialization, Motivation, And Academic Performance In American Society, Keith Harrison 2009 University of Central Florida

Scholar-Baller: Student Athlete Socialization, Motivation, And Academic Performance In American Society, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

No abstract provided.


Leading Mindfully At Work, Amanda Sinclair, Richard Searle 2009 Selected Works

Leading Mindfully At Work, Amanda Sinclair, Richard Searle

Amanda Sinclair

No abstract provided.


A Critical Race Analysis Of The Hiring Process For Head Coaches In Ncaa College Football, Keith Harrison 2009 University of Central Florida

A Critical Race Analysis Of The Hiring Process For Head Coaches In Ncaa College Football, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

In this article, we respond to Singer’s (2005) challenge to sport management scholars to consider race-based epistemologies in conducting certain kinds of research in the field, as we use critical race theory (CRT) as a framework to analyze the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA) Hiring Report Card (HRC) (Harrison & Yee, 2009). The BCA HRC was created as a result of the access discrimination that has historically taken place in college sport (Brooks & Althouse, 2000; Cunningham & Sagas, 2005), which has consequently contributed to the underrepresentation of racial minorities in the head coach position in college football. The HRC places the hiring process of predominantly white institutions of higher education (PWIHE) under public scrutiny, with the ultimate goal of changing the decision-making process when these institutions hire head football coaches. This article utilizes CRT ...


A Global Organizational Theory For The 21st Century, Ronald L. Dearinger 2009 University of Florida

A Global Organizational Theory For The 21st Century, Ronald L. Dearinger

Ronald L Dearinger

This paper was written to examine the evolution of organizational behavior and leadership as a 21st century discipline, as well as the four eras of contributing management theories and paradigms. Ethnocentricism and parochialism, ethics, values, cross-cultural communication, power, and politics are some issues addressed. Problem and purpose statements identify the theory and respected theories and paradigms support the theory. Insights to ways of implementing organizational change conditions (such as organizational development or training) which predict success or failure for an organization and expands its mission are provided.


The Corporate Choice Between Public Debt, Bank Loans, Traditional Private Debt Placements, And 144a Debt Issues, Matteo P. Arena 2009 Marquette University

The Corporate Choice Between Public Debt, Bank Loans, Traditional Private Debt Placements, And 144a Debt Issues, Matteo P. Arena

Matteo P. Arena

The main purpose of this study is to examine the determinants of the corporate choice between different forms of debt financing. By analyzing the most comprehensive sample of U.S. corporate debt issues to date, I find that firms that issue 144A debt have significantly lower credit quality and higher information asymmetry than firms that issue traditional non-bank private debt. Further, the study shows that traditional private placements, rather than bank loans, are the favorite private debt source for firms with good credit quality. I also show that the firm characteristics of traditional private debt issuers have significantly changed after ...


Was There A “Small-Bank” Anomaly In The Great Crisis Of 2007-09?, Paola Bongini, Giovanni Ferri, Punziana Lacitignola 2009 University of Milan-Bicocca

Was There A “Small-Bank” Anomaly In The Great Crisis Of 2007-09?, Paola Bongini, Giovanni Ferri, Punziana Lacitignola

Paola Bongini

Drawing on a large set of listed banks from Europe, the US and Japan we start noticing that smaller-sized banks suffered less than larger banks in conjunction with the unfolding of the Great Crisis of 2007-09. Was this a small-bank anomaly analogous to the classic small firm effect? We conjecture that what seems to be a small bank anomaly might, in fact, signal a generalized market reassessment of the banking business model and tested whether stock markets penalized less the banks that kept more rooted to the traditional “originate-to-hold” (OTH) model while forgoing the opportunities disclosed by the “originate-to-distribute” (OTD ...


United Against Corruption: The United Nations Global Compact’S Principles And Strategies Against Local And Global Corruption., Marco Tavanti 2009 DePaul University

United Against Corruption: The United Nations Global Compact’S Principles And Strategies Against Local And Global Corruption., Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

This chapter considers the practices and strategies behind the United Nations Global Compact’s tenth principle against corruption. It critically analyzes how the exclusion of all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery, draws on the conviction that the private sector shares responsibility for the challenges of eliminating corruption worldwide. It discusses how, from the perspective of the Global Compact, corruption is a hindrance to poverty reduction and sustainable development. It finally argues that this system has been instrumental to promote a worldwide culture of accountability and transparency through partnerships between businesses, public sectors, nongovernmental organizations and academic institutions.


Impact Of Disasters On Firms In Different Sectors: Implications For Supply Chains, Nezih Altay, Andres Ramirez 2009 DePaul University

Impact Of Disasters On Firms In Different Sectors: Implications For Supply Chains, Nezih Altay, Andres Ramirez

Nezih Altay

Disasters keep damaging infrastructure, disrupting supply chains and affecting firm profitability. There is an urgent need for better understanding of disaster impact on supply chains but very few publications address this issue. This exploratory study takes an indirect approach and investigates disaster impact on firms in various industry sectors. This approach allows us to take full advantage of large secondary data bases of firm and disaster data in order to analyze the impact of over 3,500 disasters on more than 100,000 firm-year observations over 15 years. Our results indicate that disasters impact all sectors within a supply chain ...


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