Socioemotional Wealth As A Mixed Gamble: Revisiting Family Firm R&D Investments With The Behavioral Agency Model, 2014 Melbourne Business School
Socioemotional Wealth As A Mixed Gamble: Revisiting Family Firm R&D Investments With The Behavioral Agency Model, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Dr, Joanna Campbell Dr, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Marianna Makri Dr, David Sirmon Dr, Robert Hoskisson Dr
Geoffrey P Martin
Theoretical explanations for family firm under-investment in R&D relative to non-family firms remain nascent. We revisit this question using a refinement to the behavioral agency model (BAM) – the mixed gamble – that allows us to examine the socioemotional trade-offs that R&D represents for the family firm and how this differentiates their R&D investment decision from non-family firms. We do so in an empirical context where R&D investment is of greatest importance – high technology industries. Moreover, we examine three contingencies that allow us to explore heterogeneity across family firms in their R&D decisions due to their effect ...
Interlocks And Firm Performance: The Role Of Uncertainty In The Directorate Interlock-Performance Relationship, 2014 Melbourne Business School
Interlocks And Firm Performance: The Role Of Uncertainty In The Directorate Interlock-Performance Relationship, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Remzi Gozubuyuk Dr, Manuel Becerra Dr
Geoffrey P Martin
We examine how uncertainty influences the performance effects of directorate interlocks. Our study offers a new perspective of directorate interlocks as mechanisms that enable firms to improve performance when confronted with greater uncertainty, suggesting that uncertainty positively moderates the interlock-performance relationship. This contrasts with the view based on resource dependence theory suggesting networks reduce uncertainty and enhance firm performance, implying that uncertainty mediates the interlock effect upon performance. Using a sample of 3,745 firms across manufacturing industries in U.S. during the period 2001 to 2009, we find support for the moderation argument and less convincing support for mediation ...
Corporate Social Responsibility In A Remedy-Seeking Society: A Public Choice Perspective, 2014 Chapman University School of Law
Editorial Advisory Board 2013, Issue 1, 2013 McMaster University
Editorial Advisory Board 2013, Issue 1
Journal of Professional Communication
Membership of the Editorial Advisory Board for volume 3, issue 1, 2013 of the Journal of Professional Communication.
Shoot For The Stars? Predicting The Recruitment Of Pretigious Directors At Newly Public Firms, 2013 Singapore Management University
Shoot For The Stars? Predicting The Recruitment Of Pretigious Directors At Newly Public Firms, Abhijith G. Acharya, Timothy G. Pollock
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
This study explores how CEOs' and outside directors' desires for the benefits of signaling and homophily intertwine with their concerns over maintaining power and preserving local status hierarchies to affect the likelihood a firm recruits prestigious outside directors to its board. Using pooled cross-sectional data on the five years following the IPOs of 210 firms that went public between 2001 and 2004, we found that prestigious CEOs and directors viewed the recruitment of prestigious new directors differently, and that these perceptions were moderated by factors that increase the salience of risk of the potential losses to the CEO and existing ...
Engineering Technology Management Graduate Student Online Learning Preferences, 2013 Western Kentucky University
Engineering Technology Management Graduate Student Online Learning Preferences, Mark Doggett
As online graduate programs continue to grow, so does the availability of learning media and delivery tools. Faculty and students are increasingly using web-based means of communication such as blogs, wikis, discussion boards, and collaborative tools in addition to assigning traditional readings, lecture notes, homework, writing exercises, and examinations. There have always been multiple choices available to instructors for the delivery of content and the assessment of learning, but now there are more varieties of instructional technologies from which to choose. Given the choice, are there certain online approaches that engineering technology management graduate students prefer? Qualitative and quantitative data ...
The Strategic Planning Process In Complex Settings: The Case Of Construction Professional Service Firms, 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology
The Strategic Planning Process In Complex Settings: The Case Of Construction Professional Service Firms, Roisin Murphy, Iain Henderson
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The Role Of Corporate Controls, Size, And Corporate Headquarters In The Effect Of Corporate-Level Strategy On Business-Level Strategy And Business-Level Performance, S. A. Pouya Seifzadeh
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
The aim of this thesis is to re-examine the relationship between corporate strategy and business unit strategy. Past research has often failed to deconstruct the notion of corporate effects to properly assess the role of corporate strategy in the behaviour and performance of business units. As a result, conflicting findings have led to researchers disagreeing on the significance of corporate effects and corporate strategy. Through this thesis, I have taken steps to clarify the misunderstood significance of corporate strategy to business-unit-level strategy and performance. This dissertation has drawn on the literature from agency theory, information processing theory, and upper echelons ...
Modelling Innovation Support Systems For Development, 2013 Ryerson University
Modelling Innovation Support Systems For Development, Eric Vaz, Teresa Noronha, Purificación Galindo, Peter Nijkamp
Geography Publications and Research
The present article offers a concise theoretical conceptualization on the contribution of innovation to regional development. These concepts are closely related to geographical proximity, knowledge diffusion and filters, and clustering. Institutional innovation profiles and regional patterns of innovation are two mutually linked, novel conceptual elements in this article. Next to a theoretical framing, the paper offers also a new methodology to analyse institutional innovation profiles. Our case study addresses three Portuguese regions and their institutions, included in a web-based inventory of innovation agencies which offered the foundation for an extensive data base. This data set was analyzed by means of ...
Inclusive Business: Using For-Profit Business Models To Address Global Poverty, 2013 Liberty University
Inclusive Business: Using For-Profit Business Models To Address Global Poverty, Samuel James Conner
Senior Honors Papers
Due to the rise of globalization, modernization, and the Internet revolution, awareness of global poverty has expanded, making its eradication a chief goal of the global development community for the twenty-first century. Though corporations are often expected to participate in social and community development initiatives without regard for profits, this paper presents inclusive business as a way for businesses to profitably engage impoverished segments of society. Inclusive businesses seek to expand their consumer bases or strengthen their supply chains by moving into new markets among the poor that have limited access to global markets and remain largely untapped. The research ...
Corporate Social Responsibility, 2013 Liberty University
Added Complexity Of Social Entrepreneurship: A Knowledge-Based Approach, 2013 Loyola University Chicago
Dynamic It Capabilities: Theory Development And Empirical Examination, 2013 McMaster University
Dynamic It Capabilities: Theory Development And Empirical Examination, Jeffrey J. Pittaway
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
This thesis examines dynamic IT capabilities: firms’ abilities to integrate, build, and reconfigure information technology resources concurrently with organizational business process and managerial processes in pursuit of performance advantages in a changing or uncertain environment. Research in dynamic IT capabilities has increased with the recognition that organizational survival and growth requires organizational change to resolve a range of management challenges that emerge over time. In prior research, specific constructs of dynamic IT capabilities have been the subject of independent empirical investigation. This has resulted in conflicting conceptualizations of dynamic capabilities that obfuscate theoretical definition, empirical grounding and measurement. We seek ...
Executive Stock Options As Mixed Gambles: Re-Visiting The Behavioral Agency Model, 2013 Melbourne Business School
Executive Stock Options As Mixed Gambles: Re-Visiting The Behavioral Agency Model, Geoffrey P. Martin, Robert M. Wiseman, Luis Gomez-Mejia
Geoffrey P Martin
Conceiving of stock options as providing the CEO with cues for the possibility of both greater prospective wealth and losses to current wealth, we re-visit predictions of the behavioral effects of equity based pay using the Behavioral Agency Model (BAM). We refine BAM’s original formulation and provide an explanation for previous conflicting empirical results by theorizing that the anticipation of prospective wealth attenuates the negative effect of accumulated current equity wealth upon CEO strategic risk taking. In doing so, we offer an advancement of the dialectic between: (1) classical agency scholars, arguing that equity based pay leads to more ...
The Influence Of Enterprise Systems On Business And Information Technology, 2013 Montana Tech Library
The Influence Of Enterprise Systems On Business And Information Technology, D. Lance Revenaugh, Ph.D., Myles M. Muretta
Business and Information Technology
Business strategy is important to all organizations. Nearly all Fortune 500 firms are implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to improve the execution of their business strategy and to improve integration with its information technology (IT) strategy. Successful implementation of these multi-million dollar software systems are requiring new emphasis on change management and on Business and IT strategic alignment. This paper examines business and IT strategic alignment and seeks to explore whether an ERP implementation can drive business process reengineering and business and IT strategic alignment. An overview of business strategy and strategic alignment are followed by an analysis of ...
The Role Of Capabilities In Innovation Adoption Decisions, 2013 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
The Role Of Capabilities In Innovation Adoption Decisions, Kevin Snyder
Open Access Dissertations
Successful innovations have been assumed by prior literature to ultimately be adopted by all competitors within an industry based on social explanations or economic rationale specific to the efficiency of the innovation. However, capabilities possessed by a firm can enhance or inhibit the adoption based upon their similarity to those used in the innovation. In categorizing a firm's capabilities as complementary, substitutive, or neutralizing to the innovation, this study provides an economic explanation for the role of internal capabilities in adoption decisions.
Using a sample of professional football teams adopting the West Coast Offense, I find that capabilities influence ...
Does “Good” Corporate Governance Help In A Crisis? The Impact Of Country- And Firm-Level Governance Mechanisms In The European Financial Crisis, Marc Van Essen, Peter-Jan Engelen, Michael Carney
Marc van Essen
Hierarchical linear modeling shows that 25 percent of the heterogeneity in firm performance is among countries, indicating the importance of including country-level institutions in our analyses. In the context of the crisis we find that the general quality of the legal system and creditor rights protection are positively related to firm performance but protection for equity investors is not. Contrary to good governance prescriptions, we find that board characteristics associated with vigilant monitoring perform worse in a financial crisis. In a crisis, CEO duality is associated with better performance and the number of board subcommittees has a negative impact. Board ...
How Does Alignment Of Business And It Strategies Impact Aspects Of It Effectiveness?, 2013 Walden University
How Does Alignment Of Business And It Strategies Impact Aspects Of It Effectiveness?, Shankar Babu Chebrolu, Lawrence Ness
International Journal of Applied Management and Technology
Alignment between information technology (IT) and business stakeholders on their strategies has traditionally been viewed as the means to achieve greater IT delivery capabilities, but there is lack of empirical evidence as to how strategic alignment impacts individual aspects of IT effectiveness (e.g., quality of service [QoS], user satisfaction, and IT helpfulness to users); there is also a lack of empirical evidence surrounding how each individual element of strategic alignment impacts overall IT effectiveness. The intent of this research was to contribute to the body of knowledge that could be applied by researchers, businesses, and IT organizations alike to ...
New Silicon Valleys Or A New Species? Commoditization Of Knowledge Work And The Rise Of Knowledge Services Clusters, 2013 University of Massachusetts Boston
New Silicon Valleys Or A New Species? Commoditization Of Knowledge Work And The Rise Of Knowledge Services Clusters, Stephan Manning
Management and Marketing Faculty Publication Series
This paper explores knowledge services clusters (KSCs) as a distinct and increasingly important form of geographic cluster, in particular in emerging economies: KSCs are defined as geographic concentrations of lower-cost skills serving global demand for increasingly commoditized knowledge services. Based on prior research on clusters and services offshoring, and data from the Offshoring Research Network (ORN), major properties and contingencies of KSC growth are discussed and compared with both high-tech clusters and low-cost manufacturing clusters. Special emphasis is put on the ambivalent effect of commoditization of knowledge work on KSC growth: It is proposed that KSCs attract most projects if ...
Determinants Of Causal Ambiguity And Difficulty Of Knowledge Transfer Within The Firm, 2013 Loyola University Chicago
Determinants Of Causal Ambiguity And Difficulty Of Knowledge Transfer Within The Firm, Ugur Uygur
School of Business: Faculty Publications and Other Works
The knowledge-based view of the firm portrays knowledge assets as the basis of sustainable competitive advantage. However, leveraging the knowledge available to the firm is not straightforward. The transfer of best practices within the firm or the replication of a certain routine poses challenges for managers. Causal ambiguity of knowledge makes it difficult to transfer practices into other contexts within the firm. In this paper, a new framework is proposed that identifies four antecedents to causal ambiguity: complexity, tacitness, relevance to the existing knowledge base, and the locality of knowledge. The paper concludes with the implications of the framework.