The Business Of Beds: An Exploration Of Hotel And Hostel Business Strategy, 2014 University of Connecticut
The Business Of Beds: An Exploration Of Hotel And Hostel Business Strategy, Robert B. Bunda
Honors Scholar Theses
At their cores, hotels and hostels are similar in that they provide a place for travelers to stay. Despite this core similarity, the structures of the two industries are radically different. The hotel industry began in the Middle Ages and has given rise to massive multinational companies, many managing more than four thousand hotels. In stark contrast, the hostel industry began in 1909 and is mostly comprised of independently owned and operated guesthouses, with the largest global chain comprising of less than twenty properties. This study first defines the hotel and hostel industries and examines the different experiences they offer ...
The Impact Of Consumer Product Package Quality On Consumption Satisfaction, Brand Perceptions, Consumer Investment And Behavior, 2014 Rochester Institute of Technology
The Impact Of Consumer Product Package Quality On Consumption Satisfaction, Brand Perceptions, Consumer Investment And Behavior, Jeffrey S. Hess Phd, Jay Singh, Lynn E. Metcalf, Jeffrey Danes Phd
Journal of Applied Packaging Research
Consumer product packaging can serve a critical role in the consumption experience, but marketing and packaging science researchers focus primarily on pre and post-consumption aspects of consumer product containers. Exhaustive research into packing ergonomics, logistics, safety, sustainability and promotional features are common across marketing and packaging disciplines, but research isolating the role of a packaging in consumption satisfaction and enduring consumer-brand relationships is rare. In addition to an undervalued role in product satisfaction, functional isolation between marketing and packaging scientists limits packaging’s overall impact on the bottom line.
This research examines the role of bottle quality in bottled-water consumption ...
Crisis Management: A Qualitative Study Of Extreme Event Leadership, 2014 Kennesaw State University
Crisis Management: A Qualitative Study Of Extreme Event Leadership, Charles A. Casto
Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects
Several extreme events are examined in this dissertation to better understand the implications of such events for expanding the existing knowledge of crisis leadership. Through interviews with leaders that had direct leadership roles in extreme events such as the Fukushima nuclear reactor explosions, Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion, and Super Storm Sandy, in addition to national leadership, e.g. White House Situation Room, an in-depth, cross-case analysis of leadership in extreme crises is presented. Previous literature concludes that the abilities of leaders are second only to the cause of the event itself in determining the outcome of a disaster but due ...
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 ...
Critical & Creative Thinking And Structured Analytic Methodologies:, 2014 SelectedWorks
Critical & Creative Thinking And Structured Analytic Methodologies:, James L. Harper
James L Harper
No abstract provided.
Critical And Creative Thinking And Structured Analytic Methodologies: From “Think Flow” To “Work Flow”, James L. Harper
James L Harper
Training prepares for the “known.” Education prepares us for the “unknown.” That unknown should spark greater analytic dialogue within the intelligence enterprise regarding what our analyst training and education baseline should encompass as well as address the training strategies necessary to drive the Army intelligence community to a more refined analytic point. Before delving into what those analytic swing mechanics consist of, let us first review the premium placed on our analysis today and the operational and intelligence processes in order to better understand how and when our analytics come into play.
The Changing Role Of Ancillary Health Care Service Providers: An Evaluation Of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc., 2014 University of Richmond
The Changing Role Of Ancillary Health Care Service Providers: An Evaluation Of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc., Steven M. Thompson, Stephen Varvel, Szilard Voros, Dawn Thiselton, Shahrzad Grami, Ralph M. Turner, John Barron
Management Faculty Publications
In an effort to reduce cost and improve quality, health care payers have enacted a number of incentives to motivate providers to focus their efforts on achieving better clinical outcomes and reducing the prevalence and progression of disease. In response to these incentives, providers are entering into new arrangements such as accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes to redesign delivery processes and achieve quality and cost objectives. This article reports the results of a study designed to evaluate the impact on cost and quality of care resulting from services provided by Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc., a clinical laboratory with ...
Corporate Social Performance, Analyst Stock Recommendations, And Firm Future Returns, 2014 Singapore Management University
Corporate Social Performance, Analyst Stock Recommendations, And Firm Future Returns, Xueming Luo, Heli Wang, Sascha Raithel, Qinqin Zheng
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
This study posits that security analysts heed corporate social performance information and factor it into their recommendations to general investors. In particular, as corporate social performance is often uncertain and ambiguous to general investors, analysts may serve as the informational pathway connecting corporate social performance to firm stock returns. Thus, we argue that analyst recommendations mediate the relationship between corporate social performance and firm stock returns. On the basis of not only a qualitative study with literature searches and interviews of stock analysts but also a quantitative study with two longitudinal samples of large firms, we find support for these ...
Impact Of Knowledge Management On Sustainable Development In The Innovative Economy, Vasja Roblek, Maja Meško, Mirjana Pejić Bach, Andrej Bertoncelj
The purpose of this paper is to study the importance of sustainable development in the innovative economy. Knowledge-based processes in the innovative economy seem to open up several new avenues to be explored in the direction of sustainability. The theory of the innovative economy, in contrast to the neoclassical theory, is not based on the accumulation of financial capital as the main driver of economic growth in the knowledge-based economy but in greater extend on intellectual capital. This new business logic assumes that the rate of economic growth in the innovation economy depends on the products and/or services that ...
Towards A Model For Integrating Management And Communications Theory In Sustainability/Csr Research, 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology
Towards A Model For Integrating Management And Communications Theory In Sustainability/Csr Research, Lisa Koep, Aidan O'Driscoll
To answer the question of how organisations should communicate effectively their sustainability and CSR claims, this paper adopts a broadened integrative approach. It proposes a model to identify and assess the linkages and relationships between the management of sustainability/CSR – in particular, the stage of a firm’s adoption of sustainability/CSR principles and practice – and the type and approach of marketing and corporate communications most appropriate and efficacious for this stage. The paper identifies the substantial body of work currently available on the management and communication of sustainability/CSR. Further, it highlights the importance of understanding the ethical and ...
Acquiring Nanotechnology Capabilities: Role Of Mergers And Acquisitions, 2014 SelectedWorks
Acquiring Nanotechnology Capabilities: Role Of Mergers And Acquisitions, Jan Youtie, Luciano Kay
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are an important but unstudied aspect of nanotechnology’s evolution. This paper uses case review and bibliometric analysis to examine 20 M&As involving acquired firms in the nanotechnology domain. The guiding proposition is acquired firms provide complementarities to the acquiring firms. Key measures given consideration include the nature of the post-acquisition organization, whether the pre-acquisition geographic location is retained, the purpose of the acquisitions as indicated in news releases, and the extent of similarity in research publications and patents. Differences by the country of the acquiring firm and sub-industry are noted. Within the limitations ...
The Nature And Influence Of Relationship On Success In A Virtual Work Environment, 2014 Antioch University
The Nature And Influence Of Relationship On Success In A Virtual Work Environment, Carol Locher Ransone
Dissertations & Theses
The evolution of technology in the 21st century has led to a greater understanding of the benefits and the challenges of expanding work relationships across geographical boundaries. This expansion has contributed to the development of a global society with over three million employee teleworkers (Global Workplace Analytics and the Telework Research Network, 2013). In spite of the advances in connecting across the globe technologically, the importance of successfully working together in a virtual work environment is grounded in relationships that foster individual growth and group cohesion. The human elements of connectivity are primary to the success of organizations as well ...
Economic Gardening: Capacity Building For Stronger Regions, 2014 Southern Cross University
Economic Gardening: Capacity Building For Stronger Regions, Patrice Braun, Jessie Harman, Frank Paton
Journal of Economic and Social Policy
Economic stimulation on the local level is increasingly being recognised as the key to regional resilience. As such, regional capacity building initiatives have moved into endogenous development models that build on the local economic context, embedded competencies and social structures.
Illustrating an endogenous regional development initiative, this paper discusses a recent program in regional Victoria based on ‘economic gardening’ principles of infrastructure, information and connections and tailored to the specific needs of small-to-medium enterprises with high growth potential.
The program brought together three tiers of government and the regional university to increase innovative capacity and performance of manufacturers in the ...
Sustainable Food Systems In Northern Queensland, 2014 Southern Cross University
Sustainable Food Systems In Northern Queensland, Breda L. Mccarthy
Journal of Economic and Social Policy
This paper explores the development of sustainable food systems in Northern Queensland and draws conclusions as to how they can grow and become more stable in the future. It shows how a community is actively and creatively deploying local networks and local resources in order to gain access to locally-grown, sustainable food. The development of this alternative agri-food network (AAFN) is driven by grassroots movements and underpinned by a strong, not-for-profit sector consisting of environmentalists, community leaders and food activists, who are highly critical of the mainstream agri-food system. The opportunities and challenges faced by actors in alternative food systems ...
Maryland's Social Networking Law: No "Friend" To Employers And Employees, 2014 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Maryland's Social Networking Law: No "Friend" To Employers And Employees, Alexander Borman
Journal of Business & Technology Law
No abstract provided.
Timing Is Everything? An Empirical Analysis Of The Determinants Of Service Quality Provision, 2014 University of Pennsylvania
Timing Is Everything? An Empirical Analysis Of The Determinants Of Service Quality Provision, Olivier Chatain, Alon Eizenberg
We utilize a unique database from a large legal services provider to examine how service quality responds to the firm's available capacity, and to the nature of the firm-client relationship. We develop empirical measures of both the (internal) level of resources available to the firm at different points in time, and of the (external) value creation for customers. Our results indicate that service quality increases in the amount of the firm's available resources, suggesting that quality adjustment can be used as a means of tackling capacity constraints. We also find that service quality increases in the number of ...
Integrated Market And Nonmarket Strategy: Political Knowledge And The Resource-Based View Of The Firm, Jean-Philippe Bonardi, Rick Vandenbergh
This paper contributes to the political strategy literature by focusing on the role of organizational knowledge about the political environment in explaining firm-level differences in political engagement. We combine insights from the learning literature and from the literature on political markets to develop a unique typology of political knowledge highlighting the degree of institution-specificity and the degree of firm-specificity of political knowledge. We use this typology to explore two questions. First, we consider governance mechanism choices: when firms want to develop one type of political knowledge or another, which governance mechanism should they consider? Second, we look at how the ...
Strategic Factor Markets: Research Opportunities, 2014 SelectedWorks
Strategic Factor Markets: Research Opportunities, Olivier Chatain
Overview of strategic factor markets theory and opportunities for new theoretical and empirical research.
Stewardship In The Interests Of Systemic Stakeholders: Re-Conceptualizing The Means And Ends Of Anglo-American Corporate Governance In The Wake Of The Global Financial Crisis, 2014 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Stewardship In The Interests Of Systemic Stakeholders: Re-Conceptualizing The Means And Ends Of Anglo-American Corporate Governance In The Wake Of The Global Financial Crisis, Zhong Xing Tan
Journal of Business & Technology Law
No abstract provided.