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Defending Marshall’S 'Masterpiece': Ralph Souter’S Critique Of Robbins’ Essay, Anthony M. Endres, Mark Donoghue 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

Defending Marshall’S 'Masterpiece': Ralph Souter’S Critique Of Robbins’ Essay, Anthony M. Endres, Mark Donoghue

Business Papers and Journal Articles

We examine Ralph W. Souter's defence, in the 1930s, of Marshall's Principles against Robbins' attempt to recast economics as a 'purely formal science of implications'. Souter elaborated on Marshall's invocations progressively to increase the realism of economic science and contrasted this perspective on Marshall with Robbins' atomistic bias, neglect of historical time and irreversibilities, arbitrary restrictions on the scope of economic science and emphasis on logical and mathematical form over content. Souter demonstrates that Robbins takes a Walrasian-inspired perspective on Marshall's equilibrium concept whereas the 'authentically Marshallian' equilibrium notion generally incorporates potential for endogenous change. On ...


Who Will Do The Job? Hiring Older Workers To Fill Library Labor Gaps, Anne Marie Casey 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Who Will Do The Job? Hiring Older Workers To Fill Library Labor Gaps, Anne Marie Casey

Staff Works - Hunt Library

This article discusses the potential shortage of librarians as baby boomers retire. Drawing from other industries that hire retirees for part time or seasonal work, the author discusses this as a possible solution to labor shortages in the field of librarianship.


Markel International: Entry Into India, Roger R. Schnorbus, Littleton M. Maxwell 2010 University of Richmond

Markel International: Entry Into India, Roger R. Schnorbus, Littleton M. Maxwell

Robins School of Business White Paper Series, 1980-2011

William Stovin, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Markel International (MKLI) was pleased with the rapid growth of his company. Since its acquisition and formation as a subsidiary of the Markel Corporation in 2000, MKLI had written gross premiums of $641 million and produced operating profits of $52 million in fiscal 2009. This growth had come from expanding operations into Sweden, Spain, Canada, Singapore, and the U.K.

The challenge for MKLI was to develop an entry strategy into India. Many questions had to be answered including selecting a joint venture Indian partner (required in India) and determining a ...


A Method For Developing Churchmanian Knowledge Management Systems, Lars Linden 2010 University of Central Florida

A Method For Developing Churchmanian Knowledge Management Systems, Lars Linden

Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019

Some problems confronted by managers include ill-formulated wicked planning problems, a type of problem that is difficult to solve because, in part, it is difficult to know what the problem is. The Churchmanian Knowledge Management Systems (CKMS) (Richardson & Courtney, 2004) is comprised of design principles for aiding system designers, managers, and clients who make decisions pertaining to these ill-formulated wicked planning problems. Problemography theory is proposed as a method for developing a CKMS. The method aims to measure CKMS development by using development tools that enables stakeholders and theoreticians to clarify CKMS development. A study was conducted to test a ...


Resource Accumulation Dynamics During The New Venture Formation Process, Amy Gresock 2010 University of Central Florida

Resource Accumulation Dynamics During The New Venture Formation Process, Amy Gresock

Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019

As described by the resource-based view, resource accumulation is a key concern for new ventures. Although we know that getting the right resources is a critical issue to organizations, we know far less about how fledgling firms assemble these resources over time. The purpose of this study is to examine the dynamics of resource accumulation and their effect on performance and growth during new venture formation. In particular, I examine the constructs of financial capital, human capital, and performance, and will test relationships using a sample from the Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) that provides the necessary data to test my ...


A Cost Benefit Analysis Of Proposed Picture Archiving And Communications System Upgrades For Ohio Health Radiology, Daniel C. Ewald 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

A Cost Benefit Analysis Of Proposed Picture Archiving And Communications System Upgrades For Ohio Health Radiology, Daniel C. Ewald

Masters Culminating Experiences (1993-2011)

OhioHealth™ is a family of not-for-profit, faith-based hospitals and healthcare organizations serving patients in central Ohio since 18911. The radiology department consists of a group of 59 radiologists, who service 5 hospitals in Columbus, Springfield, Newark, and Chillicothe. Beginning in 1999, the group transitioned to a system that allowed the doctors to view CT scans and MRI exams digitally. Until that time the doctors were required to read exams from printed images one at a time. For its time, this system known as “Synapse,” was considered somewhat revolutionary. It allowed the group which functions as an independent business separate from ...


What Could An Executive Coach Do For An Association Football Manager? A Commentary, Margaret M. Hopkins, Deborah A. O'Neil,, Diana Billimoria 2010 Bowling Green State University

What Could An Executive Coach Do For An Association Football Manager? A Commentary, Margaret M. Hopkins, Deborah A. O'Neil,, Diana Billimoria

Management Faculty Publications

The lead article in this volume highlights several critical aspects of effective leadership in modern times. First, the importance of leadership as an interpersonal, relationship-building endeavor cannot be overstated. Second, the exemplary leader is a caring individual who demonstrates understanding and empathy toward others. For our commentary, we draw upon a well-developed stream of literature germane to these two core issues presented in the article. We compare and contrast the feminine and masculine aspects of leadership. In particular, we discuss the contemporary feminization of leadership and describe several integral attributes of feminine leadership – a communal orientation, transformational behaviors, emotional intelligence ...


Utilisation Of Foreign Trade Zones In The Global Supply Chain: An Exploratory Study, Hokey Min, Thomas E. Lambert 2010 Bowling Green State University

Utilisation Of Foreign Trade Zones In The Global Supply Chain: An Exploratory Study, Hokey Min, Thomas E. Lambert

Management Faculty Publications

Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) are considered duty-free areas and, thus, not governed by the usual customs and tariff controls. In other words, the merchandise permitted in the FTZ may be stored, sold, exhibited, labelled, repacked, assembled, distributed and mixed with other merchandise without paying customs duty until merchandise is released from the zone. Deferred customs duties in the FTZs can contribute significantly to the profitability of the Multinational Firms (MNFs) that get involved in global supply chain activities. Thus, the utilisation of FTZs is believed to have a positive impact on export/import operations and the location decisions of MNFs ...


Labor Migration Challenges In Economic Planning: A Case Study Of Astana, Bolat L. Tibekov, Kamal Fatehi, Foad Derakhshan, Jim Herbert 2010 Ministry of Education and Sciences, Republic of Kazakhstan

Labor Migration Challenges In Economic Planning: A Case Study Of Astana, Bolat L. Tibekov, Kamal Fatehi, Foad Derakhshan, Jim Herbert

Faculty Publications

The end of the cold war removed a major barrier against free trade and consequently, globalization of business spread economic developments around the world, created job opportunities, particularly in industrial sectors, which led to migration of many people who were in search of a better life. Newly independent countries have emerged and many have been, or are in the process of, integrating into various trade packs of the free market system. This labor migration has taken place at various levels. This work studies the attributes of domestic migration and the challenges it has created for economic and urban planning. The ...


Organizational Financial Performance: Identifying And Testing Multiple Dimensions, Robert B. Carton, Charles W. Hofer 2010 Western Carolina University

Organizational Financial Performance: Identifying And Testing Multiple Dimensions, Robert B. Carton, Charles W. Hofer

Faculty Publications

This research addresses the measurement of organizational financial performance. Its primary purpose is to provide researchers and managers a better understanding of the implications of selecting the dependent variables that should be used in empirical studies and management practice where organizational financial performance is the criterion of interest. This is the first study that has undertaken to empirically identify both the different distinct dimensions of organizational financial performance and the measures that represent those dimensions. Since no prior research has empirically established the domain of organizational financial performance, this research is by necessity exploratory in nature. A two-part approach was ...


How Emerging Market Firms Compete In Global Markets, Rajaram Veliyath, Lance Brouthers 2010 Kennesaw State University

How Emerging Market Firms Compete In Global Markets, Rajaram Veliyath, Lance Brouthers

Faculty Publications

We posit that contexts in emerging markets are different from developed country contexts. These contextual differences necessitate the development and deployment of unique capabilities and strategies on the parts of companies operating there. While all emerging market countries are not uniform across all of the characteristics described below, there is a great deal of commonality on these conditions within the group of emerging market countries, by virtue of their similar stages of development. Thus, companies that develop their skill sets and products/services in one emerging market are likely to more easily be able to extend them to others. Conversely ...


Effective Storytelling In Business School Ethics Curriculum, Ginger Grant, William R. Holmes 2010 Sheridan College

Effective Storytelling In Business School Ethics Curriculum, Ginger Grant, William R. Holmes

Publications and Scholarship

Narrative, or storytelling, is a tool increasingly used by business to effectively portray complex business issues in a manner which is engaging, comprehensive and easily comprehended. Instructors in a business school setting can also make use of narrative as a tool to engage their students in the complexities of business. The use of narrative places theoretical concepts in the context of actual (or hypothetical) business situations in a way that emphasizes the importance and the difficulties inherent in effective business decision-making. Where business decisions involve ethical issues, narrative is particularly effective because it illustrates the personal and emotional implications these ...


Organizational Justice: Perceptions Of Being Fairly Treated, David R. Dunaetz 2010 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Organizational Justice: Perceptions Of Being Fairly Treated, David R. Dunaetz

Selected Faculty Publications

When members of mission organizations perceive injustice within their organization, they work less effectively and attrition is more likely. This paper examines various types of organizational justice (distributive, procedural, interpersonal, and informational) which need to be monitored and maximized to help mission organizations accomplish their goals.


The Foodservice Industry's Social Responsibility Regarding The Obesity Epidemic, Part I: Parallels To Other Public Health Issues And Potential Legal Implications, Audrey C. McCool, Barent N. McCool 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Foodservice Industry's Social Responsibility Regarding The Obesity Epidemic, Part I: Parallels To Other Public Health Issues And Potential Legal Implications, Audrey C. Mccool, Barent N. Mccool

Hospitality Review

The incidence of obesity among both children and adults in the United States (U.S.) has reached epidemic level. If not quickly curtailed, it represents significant long-term costs to all facets of the U.S. economy. The foodservice industry has contributed to this major public health issue. Parallels between the obesity epidemic and the public health issues of smoking and foodborne illnesses could influence the foodservice industry's response to obesity concerns. Of particular note are the parallels between the liability litigation and legislative actions related to smoking and the tobacco industry. This industry has a history of taking socially ...


The Influence Of Social Responsibility Image Relative To Product And Service Quality On Brand Loyalty: An Exploratory Study Of Quick-Service Restaurants, Allen Z. Reich, Yueying Hazel Xu, Ken W. McCleary 2010 Northern Arizona University

The Influence Of Social Responsibility Image Relative To Product And Service Quality On Brand Loyalty: An Exploratory Study Of Quick-Service Restaurants, Allen Z. Reich, Yueying Hazel Xu, Ken W. Mccleary

Hospitality Review

Social responsibility (SR) is becoming an increasingly significant component of many firms’ strategic planning decisions. Research has shown that consumers tend to reward socially responsible behavior. However, there has been little testing of the construct in the hospitality industry. Additionally, when other important variables that influence consumer brand loyalty are considered, will brand social responsibility image (BSRI) still play a significant role? This study investigates the importance of SR and its impact on brand loyalty, relative to product quality and service quality in the quick-service restaurant industry. The authors were also interested to learn whether BSRI impacted consumers' image of ...


Timeshare Owner Preferences - An Analysis Of Program And Service Relationships During Recessionary Times, Randall S. Upchurch Ph.D, Robin B. DiPietro, Brumby McLeod 2010 University of Wisconsin-Stout

Timeshare Owner Preferences - An Analysis Of Program And Service Relationships During Recessionary Times, Randall S. Upchurch Ph.D, Robin B. Dipietro, Brumby Mcleod

Hospitality Review

Since the 1970s various industry studies have indicated that the vacation ownership industry has enjoyed unprecedented growth in unit sales, resort growth, and the number of owners (American Resort Devleopment Association [ARDA], 2007; ARDA, 2009a; ARDA, 2009b). However, due to the recent economic downturn these growth metrics are no longer obtainable. This external impact has caused developers to retrench and therefore reflect upon their existing product and service offerings, financial metrics, and consumer markets (ARDA, 2010a; ARDA 2010b). The crux of these findings indicates that the industry has shifted to maintaining and enhancing product and service offerings as a reaction ...


The Foodservice Industry's Social Responsibility Regarding The Obesity Epidemic, Part Ii: Incorporating Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility Into Foodservice Operations, Audrey C. McCool, Barent N. McCool 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Foodservice Industry's Social Responsibility Regarding The Obesity Epidemic, Part Ii: Incorporating Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility Into Foodservice Operations, Audrey C. Mccool, Barent N. Mccool

Hospitality Review

Just as all types of business firms are now expected to go beyond their profit-oriented activities in boosting the well-being of the community, so, too, is corporate social responsibility (CSR) expected from foodservice firms. The significance of the obesity epidemic, combined with the foodservice industry's role in the development of this epidemic, suggests that the industry has an ethical responsibility to implement CSR activities that will help reduce obesity, particularly among children. CSR should be seen as an efficient management strategy through which a firm voluntarily integrates social and environmental concerns into its business operations and its interactions with ...


Role Stress, Emotional Exhaustion, And Job Satisfaction In The Hotel Industry: The Moderating Role Of Supervisory Support, Osman M. Karatepe 2010 Eastern Mediterranean University

Role Stress, Emotional Exhaustion, And Job Satisfaction In The Hotel Industry: The Moderating Role Of Supervisory Support, Osman M. Karatepe

Hospitality Review

The purpose of this study is to investigate supervisory support as a moderator of the effects of role conflict and role ambiguity on emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction. This study also examines the moderating role of supervisory support on the relationship between emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction. Data were collected from a sample of frontline hotel employees in Northern Cyprus. The aforementioned relationships were tested based on hierarchical multiple regression analysis. The results demonstrate that supervisory support mitigates the impact of role conflict on emotional exhaustion and further reveal that supervisory support reduces the effect of emotional exhaustion on job ...


Importance-Performance Analysis Of Guest Entertainment Technology Amenities In The Lodging Industry, Anil Bilgihan Dr., Cihan Cobanoglu, Brian L. Miller 2010 University of Central Florida

Importance-Performance Analysis Of Guest Entertainment Technology Amenities In The Lodging Industry, Anil Bilgihan Dr., Cihan Cobanoglu, Brian L. Miller

Hospitality Review

An assessment of how hotel guests view in-room entertainment-technology amenities was conducted to compare the importance of these technologies to how they performed. In-room entertainment technology continues to evolve in the hotel industry. However, given the multitude of entertainment products available in the marketplace today, hoteliers have little understanding of guests’ expectations and of which in-room entertainment-technology amenities will drive guest satisfaction and increase loyalty to the hotel brand. Given that technology is integral to a hotel stay, this study seeks to evaluate the importance and performance of in-room entertainment-technology amenities. Findings indicate that free-to-guest television (FTG TV) and high-speed ...


An Empirical Investigation Into Organizational Learning In Hotel Organization, Umut Avci, Izzet Kilinc, Fevzi Okumus 2010 University of Central Florida

An Empirical Investigation Into Organizational Learning In Hotel Organization, Umut Avci, Izzet Kilinc, Fevzi Okumus

Rosen Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This study aimed to investigate the relationship among individual learning, team learning and organizational learning. Data was collected from 799 employees, who worked in four and five star hotels operated in Mugla, Turkey. The study findings indicate that there is a meaningful relationship among individual learning, team learning and organizational learning. In particular, team learning appears to explain organizational learning more than individual learning. Based on the study findings, it can be recommended that in order to facilitate organizational learning, hotel organizations should critically analyze and utilize the factors that facilitate team learning.


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