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Distribution And Movements Of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) Along The Northern South Carolina Coast: A Research Partnership With Ecotourism, Courtney N. Dunn, Dani C. Silva, Emily P. Deborde, Robert F. Young 2022 Coastal Carolina University

Distribution And Movements Of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) Along The Northern South Carolina Coast: A Research Partnership With Ecotourism, Courtney N. Dunn, Dani C. Silva, Emily P. Deborde, Robert F. Young

The Coastal Business Journal

Assessments of bottlenose dolphin stocks rely on current information about the distribution and abundance of specific populations. We partnered with two ecotourism dolphin watch businesses to investigate bottlenose dolphins along the northern South Carolina coast. The temporal and spatial distribution of dolphins was examined by comparing dorsal fin images from research-based surveys with photo-identification efforts from commercial dolphin watch groups. Matches between survey locations and times revealed patterns of seasonal residency, potential migratory dispersal between seasons, and variable patterns for home range size. An enhanced understanding of the structure of local populations will contribute to the management of local fisheries, …


Economic Convergence: Evidence From Counties In The Carolinas, C. Barry Pfitzner, Steven D. Lang 2022 Randolph-Macon College

Economic Convergence: Evidence From Counties In The Carolinas, C. Barry Pfitzner, Steven D. Lang

The Coastal Business Journal

This paper applies a common empirical methodology in testing for convergence of per capita incomes across the counties in North and South Carolina. Decennial census data on per capita income for the 46 counties of South Carolina and the 100 counties of North Carolina are used to test for two types of income convergence over the 1959-2010 time span. The results indicate that both beta and sigma convergence occurred across the counties for the full period, but there were sub-periods (the 1980s, and the 2000s) over which neither measure of convergence was evident. In fact, measured by the beta method, …


Travel, Tourism And Economic Impact Of The Children's Museum Of South Carolina, Jerome Christia, Monica B. Fine 2022 Coastal Carolina University

Travel, Tourism And Economic Impact Of The Children's Museum Of South Carolina, Jerome Christia, Monica B. Fine

The Coastal Business Journal

Generally, museums are an integral part of the fabric of any prosperous society. Specifically, children's museums serve to educate and entertain the youth and the young at heart. The Children's Museum of South Carolina allows visitors of all ages to touch, explore, play, and learn. According to the Association of Children's Museums (2013), the total economic activity of its children's museum members was $449 million. This paper assessed direct, indirect, and induced economic impacts to determine an associated total economic impact that exceeds $4 million for the Children's Museum of South Carolina.


Proposed Accounting Standard Requires Capitalization Of All Long-Term Leases For Lessees, Mark G. McCarthy, Brett Cotton, Douglas K. Schneider 2022 East Carolina University

Proposed Accounting Standard Requires Capitalization Of All Long-Term Leases For Lessees, Mark G. Mccarthy, Brett Cotton, Douglas K. Schneider

The Coastal Business Journal

Accounting for leases has been a controversial issue both internationally and in the United States for a number of years. The focus of the issue has been whether or not simply disclosing the amount of lease commitments by the lessee in the notes to the financial statements is adequate financial reporting for long-term leases classified as operating leases. In 2010 the Financial Accounting Standards Board and International Accounting Standards Board jointly issued an exposure draft, Leases (Topic 840), requiring lessees to report an asset and liability for the present value of the committed lease payments or contracts that extend for …


Exposure To Online Classes As Determinant Of Student Perceptions, James A. Pope, Susan Rahmatian 2022 Hult International Business School

Exposure To Online Classes As Determinant Of Student Perceptions, James A. Pope, Susan Rahmatian

The Coastal Business Journal

There is little research comparing the perceptions of university students who have been, and have never been, exposed to online classes. We show that about half the students surveyed, who have never taken online classes, have done so intentionally. We measure the perceptions of both groups of students along ten dimensions. The three dimensions along which the exposed students had a significantly favorable perception were a) the extent to which online classes utilize teaching materials personally created or structured by professors, b) the extent to which students feel frustrated by technology, and c) the benefit of interactions with fellow classmates.


Examining The Potential For Bundling The Attractions Along The Grand Strand, Mark Mitchell, Michael Collins, L. Taylor Damonte 2022 Coastal Carolina University

Examining The Potential For Bundling The Attractions Along The Grand Strand, Mark Mitchell, Michael Collins, L. Taylor Damonte

The Coastal Business Journal

The Grand Strand area offers a broad assortment of entertainment and amusement options for its 14 million annual visitors. This paper examines the possibility of price bundling of area attractions. Two options are advanced: Targeted Selections and Broader Selections. Market-specific factors (such as seasonal demand for some attractions) may limit the effectiveness of such programs. As such, possible solutions to these market-specific factors are advanced.


The Value Of A Water View: Variability Over 25 Years In A Coastal Housing Market, Julia L. Hansen, Earl D. Benson 2022 Western Washington University

The Value Of A Water View: Variability Over 25 Years In A Coastal Housing Market, Julia L. Hansen, Earl D. Benson

The Coastal Business Journal

Given a relatively inelastic supply of locations with coastal water views, the price of a water view is likely to rise during housing market upturns and fall during downturns. Using 25 years of data and more than 20,000 home sales for Bellingham, Washington, this study uses the hedonic methodology to estimate water view premiums over different phases of the housing cycle. Views are differentiated both by scope and by distance from the water. Results show real dollar premiums associated with water views move with the housing cycle, rising when housing demand and overall market prices increase and falling when the …


What Next For Chaos Theory? From Metaphor To Phase Space, William "Rick" Crandall, Richard E. Crandall, John A. Parnell 2022 University of North Carolina at Pembroke

What Next For Chaos Theory? From Metaphor To Phase Space, William "Rick" Crandall, Richard E. Crandall, John A. Parnell

The Coastal Business Journal

In the management and social sciences literature, chaos theory has been used primarily as a metaphor to understand organizational phenomena. Using metaphors to understand organizations is a novel idea that has gained much acceptance, thanks to the pioneering work of Morgan (1986). However, chaos theory's value as a metaphor has been overused and offers little that cannot already be explained using existing theories and frameworks. Because chaos theory is a mathematical theory, we believe its mathematical principles offer the greatest application to the management literature. In this paper, we offer the use of phase space, a tool of chaos theory, …


Human Resource Management In Microenterprises: Gateway For Success, Martha Mattare, Amit J. Shah, Michael Monahan 2022 Frostburg State University

Human Resource Management In Microenterprises: Gateway For Success, Martha Mattare, Amit J. Shah, Michael Monahan

The Coastal Business Journal

Micro enterprises, businesses with five or fewer employees, represent about 75% of all small business, and are often the starting point for successful firms. Why then is there a paucity of research on human resource practices in small businesses? Micro businesses are almost ignored in studies regarding human resources in business. Researchers have assumed that all small firms have the same human resource practices; however, we know this is not the case. What impact does Human Resources Management have on small businesses? Human resource shortages can negatively impact business growth in the areas of high tech employees, sales staff, and …


A Study Of Conflict In Top Management Decision Making: The Impact Of Contribution Motive, Thomas A. Clerkin, Kevin J. Jones 2022 Indiana University - Purdue University Columbus

A Study Of Conflict In Top Management Decision Making: The Impact Of Contribution Motive, Thomas A. Clerkin, Kevin J. Jones

The Coastal Business Journal

Decisions made by top management teams and the setting of goals for the organization are of critical importance. It seems likely the process is one that could be subject to conflict. This paper looks at conflict's impact on firm behavior and a new approach for understanding conflict. The paper examines a study done by Amason and Sapienza, which tests a model that looks at the effects of two types of conflict and how the moderating variables they propose can impact the quality of decision-making. The article proposes a model that identifies an additional construct that, when added to their model, …


The Impact Of Organizational Efficacy And Flexibility On Small Business Performance, William C. McDowell 2022 East Carolina University

The Impact Of Organizational Efficacy And Flexibility On Small Business Performance, William C. Mcdowell

The Coastal Business Journal

The current study examines the role of organizational efficacy and supplier flexibility in regards to the business performance of small and medium-sized firms. It was anticipated that both organizational efficacy and supplier flexibility would have positive relationships with performance for small and medium-sized businesses. Results supported these hypotheses and indicate the importance of firms developing the ability to respond to changing demands of the buyer in the areas of delivery, volume, and modification as well as developing the belief that the organization has the capabilities, judgment, and confidence necessary to perform successfully.


Importance-Performance Analysis Of Relocation Attributes In The Coastal Carolina Region, Bomi Kang, Kimberly Warne, Kay Keels 2022 Coastal Carolina University

Importance-Performance Analysis Of Relocation Attributes In The Coastal Carolina Region, Bomi Kang, Kimberly Warne, Kay Keels

The Coastal Business Journal

Domestic migration to the Carolina coastal region has increased dramatically between 2005 and 2009. This influx has spurred substantial increases in the demand for housing, support services, employment and infrastructure. The continued increase in such services is dependent upon on-going financial support which, in turn, is contingent upon the stability and/or continued growth of the population in this region. This study identifies the social and economic factors considered to be important by these in-migrants as well as their perceptions of how well these factors perform. In addition, the study addresses the relationship between community attachment and individual migration intent. The …


Ethics Instruction And Cultural Differences In An Mba Management Accounting Course, William J. Wilhelm, Alan B. Czyzewski 2022 Indiana State University

Ethics Instruction And Cultural Differences In An Mba Management Accounting Course, William J. Wilhelm, Alan B. Czyzewski

The Coastal Business Journal

This article discusses a study designed to yield improvements in student moral reasoning when specific instructional strategies and materials for teaching ethical decision making were utilized in a non-ethics MBA management accounting course taught by an instructor who was not formally trained in business ethics. The study reported in this article was conducted in a graduate management accounting course with domestic and foreign students. The specific intervention strategies and instructional materials utilized were developed through several iterations of developmental research that were carried out over a four-year period at a mid-sized Midwestern university. The measurement of moral reasoning used in …


Use Of Client-Based Projects In Business Education: A Comparison Of Undergraduate And Graduate Pedagogy, Carol J. Gaumer, Cathy Ashley-Cotleur, Carol Amone 2022 Frostburg State University

Use Of Client-Based Projects In Business Education: A Comparison Of Undergraduate And Graduate Pedagogy, Carol J. Gaumer, Cathy Ashley-Cotleur, Carol Amone

The Coastal Business Journal

This paper reports the results of a comparative qualitative study of pedagogical approaches in applied learning in business education. The comparison consisted of dissecting the practice of embedding client-based projects in both undergraduate and graduate business education at a liberal arts university. Client-based projects allow students to go beyond the concepts discussed in the classroom and to engage in problem-solving activities related to discipline content areas. These client-based projects take a number of forms: they may be individualistic or group-based; they may be developed by the professor or involve working for real organizations; or they may be specific in nature …


Reinventing The Approach To Personality-Type And Ethical Ideology: A New Model, Paul Arsenault, Peter F. Oehlers 2022 West Chester University

Reinventing The Approach To Personality-Type And Ethical Ideology: A New Model, Paul Arsenault, Peter F. Oehlers

The Coastal Business Journal

As unethical managerial behavior is increasing, people are looking to understand why. The result has led to a lack of trust in managers. One area being explored is managers' ethical behavior. Based on previous models, the relationship between ethical ideology (idealism & relativism) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is examined. Results show a significant relationship between idealism and the mental function (cognitive style) and dominant auxiliary function of the MBTI. In addition, the most innovative result shows a more salient model by combining ethical ideology and the dominant-auxiliary function. This new model strengthens the relationship between personality type theory …


Some Empirical Evidence Of Sarbanes-Oxley Implementation In The Hospital Sector, Patricia R. Loubeau, Andrew S. Griffith 2022 Iona College

Some Empirical Evidence Of Sarbanes-Oxley Implementation In The Hospital Sector, Patricia R. Loubeau, Andrew S. Griffith

The Coastal Business Journal

In the eight years since the American Competitiveness and Corporate Accountability Act of 2002, or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was passed to regulate corporate oversight of for-profit entities, many nonprofit firms: including hospitals and health systems have adopted SOX provisions as best practices even though in most states they are not legally bound to comply with these regulations. Public scrutiny, pressure from bond agencies and insurers, and a desire to adopt best practices are moving hospitals in the direction of adopting SOX practices. Based on a survey of a representative sample of hospitals in New York State, this exploratory study …


The Oil Industry's Stock Price Responses To Events Surrounding The Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Kenneth J. Hunsader, Victoria Javine, Ross N. Dickens 2022 University of South Alabama

The Oil Industry's Stock Price Responses To Events Surrounding The Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Kenneth J. Hunsader, Victoria Javine, Ross N. Dickens

The Coastal Business Journal

The Deepwater Horizon explosion had considerable environmental, economic, and regulatory impacts. We examine oil companies' cumulative abnormal returns related to the date of the rig explosion, as well as announcements regarding insurance liability, insurance premiums for offshore drilling, and deepwater drilling moratorium events. We find no statistically significant stock response to the rig explosion itself – mostly likely given the incompleteness of information at the spill's beginning. We do find firms directly involved with the Deepwater Horizon show negative responses to the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico along with evidence that firms emphasizing drilling and service to …


Extent Of Hospital Director Involvement In Strategic Management: Does Tenure Make A Difference?, Nabil A. Ibrahim, Donald P. Howard, John P. Angelidis 2022 Augusta State University

Extent Of Hospital Director Involvement In Strategic Management: Does Tenure Make A Difference?, Nabil A. Ibrahim, Donald P. Howard, John P. Angelidis

The Coastal Business Journal

Of particular interest to researchers and practitioners is the impact of board members' composition and characteristics on corporate activities. With the exception of studies focusing on the gender of board members and the inside director-outside director dichotomy, much of the research tends to treat directors as a homogeneous group. This study seeks to determine whether a relationship exists between hospital directors' length of tenure and their degree of involvement in the strategic management process. The results of a survey of 240 directors from twenty-one hospitals are analyzed. A MANOVA, followed by a series of ANOVAs revealed significant differences between the …


Bridging The Gap: Client Based Projects And Academic Applications In The Advertising Curriculum, Tim B. Chandler, John N. Davis 2022 Hardin-Simmons University

Bridging The Gap: Client Based Projects And Academic Applications In The Advertising Curriculum, Tim B. Chandler, John N. Davis

The Coastal Business Journal

Calls for improvements in the teaching of business administration are ubiquitous. The history of advertising education is reviewed. An interdisciplinary approach combining marketing, advertising, and art, the National Student Advertising Competition is described and recommended to business educators as an improved teaching approach.


Where Will The Jobs Come From? Signs Of Life From The Cemetery!, Louis J. Pantuosco, Laura Ullrich 2022 Winthrop University

Where Will The Jobs Come From? Signs Of Life From The Cemetery!, Louis J. Pantuosco, Laura Ullrich

The Coastal Business Journal

The US economy has a history of slow adjustment in the labor market. The question on the minds of many constituents is "where will the jobs come from?" In this paper we discuss the societal options for new employment in the United States and, in particular, South Carolina. We conclude that SC's manufacturing sector is in an ideal position to recapture some of the ground it has lost over the past decade. It is important to note, however, that the actions of the SC legislators will determine the fate of the recovery as well as the sustainability of future manufacturing …


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