One Year Later: An Analysis Of New Horizons, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
One Year Later: An Analysis Of New Horizons, Lancaster Richmond
Finance Undergraduate Honors Theses
New Horizons is a poultry farm located right outside of Nampula, Mozambique. New Horizons growth has continued to flourish since their merge with Frango King. Recently, New Horizons gained a shareholder and created a new partnership with Philafrica Foods. With these new partnerships, New Horizons is committed to maintaining their continuous growth over the coming years by leading with the importance of remaining unified in their mission. The process of integrating perspectives, enhancing managerial oversight, transferring valuable skills, and sharing valuable capacities, as are vital to a merger’s success. This process broken down to the simplest level, involves communication ...
Toward A Theory Of Entry In Moral Markets: The Role Of Social Movements And Organizational Identity, 2018 Melbourne Business School
Toward A Theory Of Entry In Moral Markets: The Role Of Social Movements And Organizational Identity, Brandon Lee, Panikos Georgallis
Forewarned Is Forearmed: Review Of Curbing Catastrophe: Natural Hazards And Risk Reduction In The Modern World By Timothy H. Dixon (2017), Jason Makansi
Timothy H. Dixon. 2017. Curbing Catastrophe: Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press) 300 pp. ISBN 978-1108113663.
Curbing Catastrophe for the most part lives up to what is claimed in the foreword: “…a compelling account of recent and historical disasters, both natural and human-caused, drawing on common themes and providing a holistic understanding of hazards, disasters, and mitigation for anyone interested in this important and topical subject.” This is a pretty thorough treatment of an extraordinarily complex subject, and the gaps identified in this review should be considered explications more than criticisms.
Lincoln Area Skills Gap Report: Final Report, 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln Area Skills Gap Report: Final Report, Eric Thompson
Bureau of Business Research Publications
In recent months, the Nebraska Departments of Labor and Economic Development have led efforts to conduct two surveys regarding the skills of workers and skill needs of employers in the Lincoln area. The surveys were conducted during late 2017 and early 2018. The Lincoln area includes the two counties of the Lincoln Metropolitan Area (Lancaster and Seward), all or most of five surrounding southeast Nebraska counties (Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Saunders, and York) and a portions of 4 other adjacent counties (Butler, Cass, Fillmore, and Otoe). The two surveys are the Lincoln Area Labor Availability Survey and the Lincoln Area Survey ...
Strategic Leadership Newsletter: Volume 4, Number 2, 2018 Thomas Jefferson University
Strategic Leadership Newsletter: Volume 4, Number 2, Larry M. Starr Phd
Strategic Leadership Newsletter
Jefferson Strategic Leadership Newsletter reports information relevant to the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) Doctor of Management Program in Strategic Leadership (DSL) and its community including personal and professional events and accomplishments, new practices, research, opportunities, and suggestions.
The People And Purpose Of Business: The Philosophical View Of The Workings Of A Corporation From A First-Year Business Student, Jared Beach
A person with a goal needs careful and thoughtful planning and execution if he or she is to attain success. There exist multiple layers of decision making, management, and maintenance to provide continuity, growth, and prosperity (McCormack, 1990). While in theory everything should run smoothly, the real may not function to the sights we envision. In the instance of running businesses, the process of turning thoughts on paper into profit will never be as easy as inhaling and exhaling. It takes a large investment of time and resources to guide a company towards achieving what one sets out to accomplish ...
Exploring Churn And Alignment Between Retention And Occupational Culture As Perceived By Professional Truck Drivers, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi
Exploring Churn And Alignment Between Retention And Occupational Culture As Perceived By Professional Truck Drivers, Catherine M. Cole
Despite advances in logistics software and increased driver pay, the trucking industry continues a historic wave of human capital risks in the form of driver turnover and driver shortages. Previous efforts to understand the phenomenon of driver turnover rely heavily on supply chain, transportation, and logistics based disciplines. The current study provides a human capital ontology towards understanding professional truck driver perceptions. Within the interpretive framework of pragmatism, the study applied a simultaneous ethnographic and phenomenological research design to explore the phenomenon of churn and professional truck driver perceptions of environmental alignment between trucking industry retention strategies and the occupational ...
An Exploration Of Barriers To Integration Of Strategic Human Resource Development In The United States Fire Service: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Of Chief Officers' Perceptions, 2018 University of Texas at Tyler
An Exploration Of Barriers To Integration Of Strategic Human Resource Development In The United States Fire Service: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Of Chief Officers' Perceptions, Jon D. Musgrave
Human Resource Development Theses and Dissertations
Trends in the current human resource development (HRD) literature emphasize the role that integration of strategic human resource development (SHRD) practices has on organizational effectiveness (Garavan, 1991; Garavan, 2007; Gilley & Gilley, 2003; Gilley & Maycunich, 2000; Ruona & Gilley, 2009; Wright, 2007). The United States Fire Service currently views human resource development as a management practice to be utilized by the chief officer to address vocational or technical skills (Stowell, 2004). This interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) qualitative study explored the beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions of chief officers in the United States Fire Service to further understanding of barriers to integration of strategic human resource development practices and the ...
Innovation, Culture And The Path To Postmodernism: Finland Vs. Denmark, 2018 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
Innovation, Culture And The Path To Postmodernism: Finland Vs. Denmark, Jayme Harlander
All College Thesis Program, 2016-present
The purpose of this study is to explore the concept of postmodernism as it applies to the innovative process as carried out in the 21st century. In doing so, this study compares and contrasts two countries within a region of the world with differing innovative capacities and then link these differences to their different engagements with the forces that characterize what scholars have terms “postmodernism”. From this study we find that countries that are more closely engaged with these postmodernist forces thrive as 21st century innovators; those that are less engaged –i.e., have trouble transitioning from the old “modernist ...
The Value And Feasibility Of Farming Differently Than The Local Average, 2018 formerly Kansas State University
The Value And Feasibility Of Farming Differently Than The Local Average, Cooper Morris, Kevin Dhuyvetter, Elizabeth A. Yeager, Greg Regier
Journal of Applied Farm Economics
The purpose of this research is to quantify the value of being different than the local average and feasibility of distinguishing particular parts of an operation from the local average. Kansas crop farms are broken down by their farm characteristics, production practices, and management performances. An ordinary least squares regression model is used to quantify the value of having different than average characteristics, practices, and management performances. The degree farms have distinguished particular parts of their operations from the average, and how consistently they distinguish their cost, yields, and prices from the average are also analyzed. Farms’ relative size, workers ...
Cultural Disparity And The Impact On Work Life Balance, 2018 University of South Carolina - Columbia
Cultural Disparity And The Impact On Work Life Balance, Bryan Campbell
This research examines the differences in work life balances between varying countries around the world. In order to do so, a proxy index was created by investigating a portion of questions from respondents of the World Values Survey. Comparing this to Hofstede's Insights on National Culture allowed for a unique perspective as to whether the country individualism ratings could then be used to assert a relationship between these metrics.
Win In India: An Analysis Of Market Entry Strategy Into India’S Food And Beverage Industry, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Win In India: An Analysis Of Market Entry Strategy Into India’S Food And Beverage Industry, Grayson Greer
Finance Undergraduate Honors Theses
The purpose of this thesis is to examine four different modes of entry when selecting a market entry strategy in an emerging market and learn how to succeed in the world’s largest growing market, India. The introduction chapter discusses the development of international business and why companies choose to expand internationally, honing in on market entry selection in emerging markets. Market entry strategy is broken down into two primary components: county or market selection and mode of entry. Chapter two introduces India as the emerging superpower of the 21st century and conducts both a PESTEL and Porters Five Forces ...
Good Taste: Expanding Profits And Geographic Horizons Through Social Responsibility, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Good Taste: Expanding Profits And Geographic Horizons Through Social Responsibility, Carly Cassidy
Finance Undergraduate Honors Theses
Ilusión+, otherwise known as Ilusión Más, is a socially-responsible wine enterprise founded by Pau and Gina Torres, a couple from Tarragona, Spain. In 2013, Pau was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a motor neuron disease which causes muscles to weaken over time and eventually atrophy (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke). In Spanish, Ilusión signifies hope and wishful thinking, serving as an optimistic name which embodies the resilient attitude of its owners (Word Reference). Ilusión+ selects wine from Spanish vineyards and distributes them in restaurants throughout the country under their brand and story. The company donates a portion ...
The Role Of Dynamic Capabilities While Expanding A Nonprofit Abroad, 2018 Bryant University
The Role Of Dynamic Capabilities While Expanding A Nonprofit Abroad, Alison Feehan
Honors Projects in Management
The purpose of this senior capstone is to research and fully comprehend the dynamic capabilities field of strategic management as well as the experience students at Bryant University’s Zhuhai campus are having. I gained insight into the Bryant Zhuhai student experience by surveying professors and students who have been users of the campus for at least one semester. The data collected from these surveys was analyzed with excel, analysis enabled researchers to identify trends in student experience. The survey questions are tailored to understand the university’s sensing, seizing and transforming capabilities. The sensing question set focuses on uncovering ...
The Turnover And Retention Of Massachusetts Social Welfare Workers, 2018 Bryant University
The Turnover And Retention Of Massachusetts Social Welfare Workers, Evalina Lawson
Honors Projects in Management
The turnover rate of social welfare workers across the United States is incredibly high. The Administration for Children and Families report that some jurisdictions experience turnover rates of up to 90%. This has been an ongoing challenge faced by agencies across the United States since the 1960s (Grotzman, Kollar, Trinkle, 2010). In this study, the attempt was to answer three main questions: 1) What are some of the factors that lead to social workers leaving their jobs?; 2) What are some of the factors that determine why some social workers stay?; And 3) are the recent reforms made at the ...
The Differential Effects Of Ceo Narcissism And Hubris On Corporate Social Responsibility, 2018 Singapore Management University
The Differential Effects Of Ceo Narcissism And Hubris On Corporate Social Responsibility, Daniel Z. Mack, Guoli Chen
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
While prior studies have predominantly shown that CEO narcissism and hubris exhibit similar effects on various strategic decisions and outcomes, this study aims to explore the mechanisms underlying how narcissistic vs. hubristic CEOs affect their firms differently. Specifically, we investigate how peer influence moderates the CEO narcissism/hubris – CSR relationships. With a sample of S&P 1500 firms for 2003–2010, we find that the positive relationship between CEO narcissism and CSR is strengthened (weakened) when board-interlocked peer firms invest less (more) intensively in CSR than a CEO’s own firm; the negative relationship between CEO hubris and CSR is strengthened when peer firms are engaged in less CSR than a CEO’s own firm.
International New Ventures: Revisiting The Influences Behind The ‘Born-Global’ Firm, 2018 Singapore Management University
International New Ventures: Revisiting The Influences Behind The ‘Born-Global’ Firm, Terence P. C. Fan, Phillip Phan
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
There is a small but theoretically important literature on 'born-globals' or international new venture firms that positions itself in contrast to the more established sequential international entry literature. In this paper we examine the pattern of entry into international markets for a set of international new ventures and show that they need not be a distinct breed of firms, as previous research has portrayed. Absent a specific technological advantage, the decision for a new venture to internationalize at inception is influenced by the size of its home market and by its production capacity, as well as by cultural and economic ...
Comparative Study: Reducing Cost To Manage Accessibility With Existing Data, 2018 Southern Methodist University
Comparative Study: Reducing Cost To Manage Accessibility With Existing Data, Claire Chu, Bill Kerneckel, Eric C. Larson, Nathan Mowat, Christopher Woodard
SMU Data Science Review
“Project Sidewalk” is an existing research effort that focuses on mapping accessibility issues for handicapped persons to efficiently plan wheelchair and mobile scooter friendly routes around Washington D.C. As supporters of this project, we utilized the data “Project Sidewalk” collected and used it to confirm predictions about where problem sidewalks exist based on real estate and crime data. We present a study that identifies correlations found between accessibility data and crime and housing statistics in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We identify the key reasons for increased accessibility and the issues with the current infrastructure management system. After ...
Social Contagion And Knowledge Acquisition In Construction Professional Service Firms, 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology
Social Contagion And Knowledge Acquisition In Construction Professional Service Firms, Oluwasegun O. Seriki, Roisin Murphy
The construction industry in Ireland, including professional service firms (PSF’s) operating therein, are undergoing a period of change and uncertainty driven by economic, demographic, political and technological factors. While considerable evidence exists demonstrating the relationship between environmental turbulence on organisational decision making, there remains a distinct lack of focus on behavioural patterns affecting decision-making process of construction firms. Social contagion (SC) theory asserts that the spread of ideas, attitudes, or behaviour patterns in a group is achieved through imitation and conformity, and is well established within social sciences research, and is increasingly being used to analyse organisational behaviour. However ...
Strategic Implications Of Blockchain, 2018 BYU, Marriott School of Business
Strategic Implications Of Blockchain, William R. Adams
Marriott Student Review
This thesis introduces blockchain, the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and discusses how best to conceptualize it relative to other technologies. Following an explanation of the fundamentals of blockchain, also known as the distributed ledger, I identify the characteristics of the technology. Building upon blockchain’s inherent strengths and limitations, I explore potential business applications of blockchain. Finally, I recommend that leaders continue to track the development and adoption of blockchain technology, even if they decide that implementing it does not align with their organization’s strategy at present.