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The Labyrinth Of International Governance Codes: The Quest For Harmonization, Erin Poulton, Lisa Barnes, Frank Clarke 2017 University of Newcastle - Australia

The Labyrinth Of International Governance Codes: The Quest For Harmonization, Erin Poulton, Lisa Barnes, Frank Clarke

Business Papers and Journal Articles

The background to this research is based on the considerable debate as to whether there will ever be one international currency, one “business” language spoken or one set of accounting standards applicable to all businesses listed in various countries stock exchanges. Governance principles are no different! Is it possible to create one set of rules or principles to guide all businesses across borders? This research compares the governance standards and regimes across the globe, from China, to the Nordic region (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland & Finland), Europe, Asia-Pacific (New Zealand, Australia) and the United States of America. Using archival data, governance ...


2017-2018 Operating Budget, Morehead State University. Office of Budgets & Financial Planning. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-2018 Operating Budget, Morehead State University. Office Of Budgets & Financial Planning.

Morehead State Board of Regents Meeting Minutes

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A Multimodal Discourse Analysis Exploration Of A Crowdfunding Entrepreneurial Pitch., Victoria Doyle, Olivia Freeman, Brendan K. O`Rourke 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

A Multimodal Discourse Analysis Exploration Of A Crowdfunding Entrepreneurial Pitch., Victoria Doyle, Olivia Freeman, Brendan K. O`Rourke

Conference papers

This paper explores multimodal discourse analysis (Kress and Van Leeuwen, 2001) as a methodology to address the research question: How are environmentally conscious entrepreneurial ventures constituted in online investment crowd-funding pitches and the communications that surround them? While discourse may be realised in many different ways (Kress and Van Leeuwen, 2001 p.5, Bezemer and Jewit, 2010), multimodal discourse analysis focuses on analysing and describing a repertoire of meaning making resources which individuals use in various contexts (visual, gestural, written, actional etc.). Broadband internet and associated technologies mean that these crowdfunding pitches and many other genres tend to be much ...


Southwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2017, Richard A. MacDonald, King Banaian 2017 St. Cloud State University

Southwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2017, Richard A. Macdonald, King Banaian

Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Increased economic growth in Southwest Minnesota is expected over the next several months according to the predictions of the St. Cloud State University Southwest Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). Three of four LEI components were positive in the first quarter. An improvement in the rural outlook and lower jobless claims contributed favorably to the LEI in the first quarter. An increase in residential building permits in the Mankato MSA also helped lift the leading index. After falling 2.77 points in last year’s fourth quarter, the Southwest Minnesota LEI rose by 4.68 points in the current ...


Twin Cities Area Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2017, Richard A. MacDonald, King Banaian 2017 St. Cloud State University

Twin Cities Area Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2017, Richard A. Macdonald, King Banaian

Twin Cities Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Strong economic growth is expected over the next several months in the Twin Cities according to the prediction of the St. Cloud State University Twin Cities Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). The Twin Cities LEI rose 10.66 points in the first quarter after a strong reading in the previous quarter. All five index components increased in the first quarter. Lower initial claims for unemployment insurance had a favorable impact on this quarter’s LEI. Strength in two general measures of statewide business conditions also had a positive effect on the index. Higher residential building permits in the Twin ...


Southeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - Spring Quarter 2017, Richard A. MacDonald, King Banaian 2017 St. Cloud State University

Southeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - Spring Quarter 2017, Richard A. Macdonald, King Banaian

Southeast Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Strong economic growth in Southeast Minnesota is expected to continue over the next several months according to the most recent prediction of the Southeast Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). After a quarter in which the LEI experienced a 4.04 point increase, the Southeast Minnesota leading index surged by 12.76 points in the first quarter of 2017. Four components of the LEI had positive readings in the first quarter. A decrease in initial claims for unemployment benefits, improvement in the Minnesota Business Conditions Index (which serves as a general measure of state business conditions), a larger number ...


Northwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2017, Richard A. MacDonald, King Banaian 2017 St. Cloud State University

Northwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2017, Richard A. Macdonald, King Banaian

Northwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

The Northwest Minnesota planning area economy is expected to experience steady growth over the next several months according to the predictions of the St. Cloud State University Northwest Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). Two of the five index components increased as the LEI was essentially unchanged in the first quarter. An increase in the Rural Mainstreet Index (which signals an improving macroeconomic environment for rural America) and lower initial jobless claims contributed favorably to the first quarter outlook. Weaker residential building permits in Fargo/Moorhead and Grand Forks/East Grand Forks, and slower new filings for LLC and ...


Central Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2017, Richard A. MacDonald, King Banaian 2017 St. Cloud State University

Central Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2017, Richard A. Macdonald, King Banaian

Central Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

The Central Minnesota planning area is expected to experience steady economic growth over the next several months according to predictions of the Central Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). The leading index rose by 2.03 points in the most recent period, with four components producing positive readings. Among other things, strength in a general measure of statewide business conditions and a small uptick in national durable goods orders helped lift the Central Minnesota planning area LEI in the first quarter.

There were 1,579 new business filings with the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State in Central ...


Northeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2017, Richard A. MacDonald, King Banaian 2017 St. Cloud State University

Northeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2017, Richard A. Macdonald, King Banaian

Northeast Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Continued strong economic growth in Northeast Minnesota is expected over the next several months according to the predictions of the Northeast Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). Four of the five components of the LEI increased as the overall index surged by 6.25 points in the first quarter. An increase in the number of Duluth area residential building permits, an improvement in a general measure of statewide business conditions, a rise in a supply managers’ survey, and increased new filings of incorporation all helped lift this quarter’s index.

There were 626 new business filings with the Office ...


Factor Based Statistical Arbitrage In The U.S. Equity Market With A Model Breakdown Detection Process, Seoungbyung park 2017 Marquette University

Factor Based Statistical Arbitrage In The U.S. Equity Market With A Model Breakdown Detection Process, Seoungbyung Park

Master's Theses (2009 -)

Many researchers have studied different strategies of statistical arbitrage to provide a steady stream of returns that are unrelated to the market condition. Among different strategies, factor-based mean reverting strategies have been popular and covered by many. This thesis aims to add value by evaluating the generalized pairs trading strategy and suggest enhancements to improve out-of-sample performance. The enhanced strategy generated the daily Sharpe ratio of 6.07% in the out-of-sample period from January 2013 through October 2016 with the correlation of -.03 versus S&P 500. During the same period, S&P 500 generated the Sharpe ratio of 6 ...


Organic Wine: The Influence Of Biospheric, Altruistic, And Egoistic Values On Purchase Intention, Willingness To Pay More, And Willingness To Sacrifice, Imran Rahman PhD, Dennis Reynolds PhD 2017 Auburn University

Organic Wine: The Influence Of Biospheric, Altruistic, And Egoistic Values On Purchase Intention, Willingness To Pay More, And Willingness To Sacrifice, Imran Rahman Phd, Dennis Reynolds Phd

International Journal of Hospitality Beverage Management

This study developed a conceptual framework for understanding consumers’ behavioral intentions regarding the purchase of organic wine. Based on Schwartz’s values theory, using Stern’s nomenclature, in conjunction with social adaptation theory, altruism, and green signaling, we analyze the role of values in forming organic wine purchase intentions, the willingness to pay more to purchase organic wine, and the willingness to sacrifice quality to purchase organic wine. A self-report consumer survey, operationalized by structural equation modeling, revealed the significant influence of biospheric values on all three types of behavioral intentions. We could not establish significant support for altruistic values ...


Beverage Bloggers: A Developing Relationship Between Wine Blogger Expertise And Twitter Followers, Byron Marlowe, Eric Adam Brown, Thomas Schrier, Tianshu Zheng 2017 Washington State University

Beverage Bloggers: A Developing Relationship Between Wine Blogger Expertise And Twitter Followers, Byron Marlowe, Eric Adam Brown, Thomas Schrier, Tianshu Zheng

International Journal of Hospitality Beverage Management

This pilot study examines how beverage bloggers’ beverage experience and certified wine knowledge influences their wine destination recommendations on Twitter. Microblogging a wine destination through Twitter is explored in this study. In the context of social media, the role of Twitter as a microblog in promoting wine destinations is specifically examined. The present study examines the food and beverage experience and wine credentials of bloggers through survey and correlations of their wine destination recommendations, travel habits and geographic home. This exploratory study finds that different levels of wine credentials have an influence on blogger's recommendation of both international and ...


Examining The Craft Brew Industry: Identifying Research Needs, Sylvia Smith, John Farrish, Matthew McCarroll, Elizabeth Huseman 2017 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Examining The Craft Brew Industry: Identifying Research Needs, Sylvia Smith, John Farrish, Matthew Mccarroll, Elizabeth Huseman

International Journal of Hospitality Beverage Management

This article identifies gaps in current research and subsequent opportunities for further exploration into the various areas surrounding the craft brew industry. We begin with an overview of the craft brew industry and economic impacts as a result of the growing market. Next, a review of current research describing craft beer tourism activities is presented, followed by a few research articles describing sensory analysis activities. Lastly, based on the examination of the state of the industry and the extant literature, the authors suggest a number of areas for future research that would be of benefit for both craft brewers and ...


The Rule Of Reason, Herbert J. Hovenkamp 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Rule Of Reason, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship

Antitrust’s rule of reason was born out of a thirty year (1897-1927) division among Supreme Court Justices about the proper way to assess multi-firm restraints on competition. By the late 1920s the basic contours of the rule for restraints among competitors was roughly established. Antitrust policy toward vertical restraints remained much more unstable, however, largely because their effects were so poorly understood.

This article provides a litigation field guide for antitrust claims under the rule of reason – or more precisely, for situations when application of the rule of reason is likely. At the time pleadings are drafted and even ...


Disclosure And Reporting Of Governance Practices By Australian Residential Aged Care Providers: Accountability To Stakeholders, Erin Poulton, Lisa Barnes, Frank Clarke 2017 University of Newcastle - Australia

Disclosure And Reporting Of Governance Practices By Australian Residential Aged Care Providers: Accountability To Stakeholders, Erin Poulton, Lisa Barnes, Frank Clarke

Business Conference Papers

The Residential Aged Care (RAC) Sector in Australia is significant in terms of the ageing population (consistent with most developed countries), and the fact that it will affect the majority of the population in terms of the need for RAC at some stage in their lives. Having access to information for stakeholders to make informed and timely decisions regarding the comparison of RAC providers is often difficult due to there being higher demand than supply, small timeframe to make decisions with a high emotional content and the difficulty in changing providers. Information was gathered from the RAC provider's website ...


An Examination Of Financial Literacy Levels Amongst Owner/Managers Of Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises, Michael A. Campo, Lisa Barnes 2017 Australian Institute of Management Business School

An Examination Of Financial Literacy Levels Amongst Owner/Managers Of Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises, Michael A. Campo, Lisa Barnes

Business Conference Papers

To date there has been limited research focusing on the financial literacy of small and medium business sized business. This research looks specifically at the level of financial literacy among small business owners/mangers within an Australian context. The purposes of the hypotheses are to understand the relationship between the financial literacy of the owners/managers of small businesses against both their demographic and company characteristics. More specifically, the key research question investigated in this study is: what is the level of financial literacy among small business owners/managers, and what are the determinants of the level of literacy The ...


Reasonable Patent Exhaustion, Herbert J. Hovenkamp 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Reasonable Patent Exhaustion, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship

A lengthy tug of war between the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals may have ended when the Supreme Court held that the sale of a patented article exhausts the patentee seller’s rights to enforce restrictions on that article through patent infringement suits. Further, reversing the Federal Circuit, the parties cannot bargain around this rule through the seller’s specification of conditions stated at the time of sale, no matter how clear. No inquiry need be made into the patentee’s market power, anticompetitive effects, or other types of harms, whether enforcement of the condition is ...


An Exploratory Study On How Talent Management Affects Employee Retention And Job Satisfaction For Personnel Administration In Ain Shams University Egypt, Eglal Hafez, Reem AbouelNeel, Eahab Elsaid 2017 Ain Shams University

An Exploratory Study On How Talent Management Affects Employee Retention And Job Satisfaction For Personnel Administration In Ain Shams University Egypt, Eglal Hafez, Reem Abouelneel, Eahab Elsaid

Odette School of Business Publications

Our study examines how talent management affects both job satisfaction and employee retention at a public university in Egypt. The sample for the field study consists of a 105 administrative employees who work at Ain Shams University (a public university). The study instrument is a questionnaire that consists of four parts: talent management, job satisfaction, employee retention and the sample’s demographic variables. The study uses Cronbach’s Alpha, Ordinary Least Squares Regressions and the Kruskal-Wallis test. We find that the components of talent management (motivating outstanding performance, training and development, job enrichment) have a significant impact on job satisfaction ...


Technical Training And Readiness University For The Disabled, Wyatt Wells, Robby Draper, Claire Kleum, Zach Farrell, Dahra Lambert, Vishaal Balamurugan 2017 Governor's Scholars Program, Murray State University

Technical Training And Readiness University For The Disabled, Wyatt Wells, Robby Draper, Claire Kleum, Zach Farrell, Dahra Lambert, Vishaal Balamurugan

GSP at Murray State University

Technical Training and Readiness University (TTRUD) is a school for the disabled that would equip them with the 21st century skills needed for them to excel in the workforce. Skills include those such as technical skills, how to handle social encounters in the workplace, and basic training to be prepared to function for the job field they want to enter. To qualify, the applicant must be on disability, and would go through a thorough application process. TTRUD would be a non-profit organization and would rely mostly on donations, grants, and other government funding. We also plan to collaborate with any ...


Paws-Abilities, Taylor Davis, Madelyn Day, Kendall DuLaney, Jordanne Howard, Cierra Monroe, Jordan Tapp 2017 Governor's Scholars Program, Murray State University

Paws-Abilities, Taylor Davis, Madelyn Day, Kendall Dulaney, Jordanne Howard, Cierra Monroe, Jordan Tapp

GSP at Murray State University

PAWS-abilities is our non-profit business idea. Our goal for PAWS-abilities is to provide a safe environment for local stray dogs and rehabilitate them to become service or therapy dogs in the future. The trainers will be local inmates who have passed a strict screening process to ensure the safety of all who are involved. The inmates will be supervised by licensed, professional dog trainers who specialize in service and therapy training. We plan to partner with several local organizations, businesses, and veterinarians to place the service dogs with their new families and to promote the health of the dogs at ...


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