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Inclusive Business: Using For-Profit Business Models To Address Global Poverty, Samuel James Conner 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 ...
How Does Alignment Of Business And It Strategies Impact Aspects Of It Effectiveness?, Shankar Babu Chebrolu, Lawrence Ness 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 ...
Modelling Innovation Support Systems For Development, Eric Vaz, Teresa Noronha, Purificación Galindo, Peter Nijkamp 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 ...
Dynamic It Capabilities: Theory Development And Empirical Examination, Jeffrey J. Pittaway 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 ...
Corporate Social Responsibility, Daniel H. Brown Liberty University
Making Sense Of Irish Health Care Management: The Street Level Public Organisation (Slpo)., Vivienne Byers Dublin Institute of Technology
Making Sense Of Irish Health Care Management: The Street Level Public Organisation (Slpo)., Vivienne Byers
Public service reform in modern economies has placed an emphasis on effective planning and management of service delivery to the citizen-client. This paper draws on the concept of the Street Level Public Organization (SLPO) to examine the problem of government’s top down implementation of planning reform in the delivery of public services. It does so, by exploring the implementation of strategic planning in the health sector and drawing upon field work from such implementation in the health services in Ireland and Canada. The SLPO model (McKevitt 1998) is used as an explanatory tool to add to the public sector ...
Pyramids To Players Clubs: The Battle For Competitive Advantage In Las Vegas, Oliver Lovat University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Pyramids To Players Clubs: The Battle For Competitive Advantage In Las Vegas, Oliver Lovat
The evolution of the Las Vegas casinos from owner operator to the institutionally financed and corporately managed casino-resort has been the predominant feature of the evolution of the US Gaming market in the past 30 years. This paper examines the strategic frameworks used by Las Vegas casino resorts and identifies the drivers for competitive advantage moving forward.
Engineering Technology Management Graduate Student Online Learning Preferences, Mark Doggett 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 ...
Volume 2, Issue 1 Fordham University
Volume 2, Issue 1
Fordham Business Student Research Journal
"Special Purpose Acquisition Companies" - Matt Collins
"Underwriting Syndicates in BRIC Countries: Determinants of Syndicate Size and Member Selection" - Johnny Keaney and Daniel Sawyer
"Do Shareholders Penalize Bank Boards and Management for the Financial Crisis?" - Bryan James Matis
The Influence Of Enterprise Systems On Business And Information Technology, D. Lance Revenaugh, Ph.D., Myles M. Muretta 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 ...
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 University of South Carolina
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 ...
The Role Of Capabilities In Innovation Adoption Decisions, Kevin Snyder 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 ...
New Silicon Valleys Or A New Species? Commoditization Of Knowledge Work And The Rise Of Knowledge Services Clusters, Stephan Manning 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 ...
Emerging Capability Or Continuous Challenge? Relocating Knowledge Work And Managing Process Interfaces, Stephan Manning, Thomas Hutzschenreuter, Alexander Strathmann University of Massachusetts Boston
Emerging Capability Or Continuous Challenge? Relocating Knowledge Work And Managing Process Interfaces, Stephan Manning, Thomas Hutzschenreuter, Alexander Strathmann
Management and Marketing Faculty Publication Series
This study examines interface management as a dynamic organizational capability supporting an increasing global distribution of knowledge work, based on an in-depth case of an automotive supplier. We show how local responses to experiences of task and interface ambiguity following the relocation of R&D processes may lead to a shift of organizational attention from ex-ante process design to continuous process and interface management. Findings suggest that flexible interface manager positions and partnership structures across locations facilitate local experimentation with effective transfer and handling of ambiguous and partially tacit tasks. This enhances the firm’s capacity to distribute an increasing ...
Estimating Value Creation From Revealed Preferences: Application To Value-Based Strategy, Olivier Chatain University of Pennsylvania
Estimating Value Creation From Revealed Preferences: Application To Value-Based Strategy, Olivier Chatain
Value creation and value capture are fundamental concepts for understanding performance heterogeneity. Yet, in real world situations, strategy researchers are rarely able to link differences in value creation to differences in value capture and firm performance. The main hurdle is the difficulty in empirically evaluating value creation. In this paper, I advance a framework based on the logic of revealed preferences to estimate the extent of value creation in inter-firm transactions. These estimates can be directly leveraged in biform games to analyze the impact of strategic decisions on value capture. I present a detailed example of the application of this ...
How Do Strategic Factor Markets Respond To Rivalry In The Product Market?, Olivier Chatain University of Pennsylvania
How Do Strategic Factor Markets Respond To Rivalry In The Product Market?, Olivier Chatain
This paper explores the interplay between product market, strategic factor market and resource development. I find that more competition in the product market makes buyers bid higher for resources, because of the value of preempting the resources. As a consequence, firms specialized in developing resources for sale have higher incentives to develop resources than resource users who are vertically integrated in resource development. When buyers of resources cannot combine resources and only use the best available, sellers choose to develop either at a low or high level, generating heterogeneity in development. They also respond differently than buyers to changes in ...
Sabbath & Management, Theology & Application, Michael E. Cafferky Southern Adventist Univeristy
Sabbath & Management, Theology & Application, Michael E. Cafferky
Without detracting from the importance of setting aside one day of worship each week some scholars believe that the meaning of Sabbath contains broader principles. This paper presents a summary of Sabbath theology based on two biblical themes: Creation and Covenant. It provides support for why managers should consider applying Sabbath principles in their work. Part III shows some of the ways in which this might play out in managerial work.
Key Factors And Trends In Transportation Mode And Carrier Selection, Keith Roberts University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Key Factors And Trends In Transportation Mode And Carrier Selection, Keith Roberts
Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee
Companies across the country must deal with the daily question of determining the best way to get their product in the hands of their customers. Weighing all of the various factors that play into this decision can prove to be very difficult at times, and these factors are ever changing as the market fluctuates with varying consumer demand which, in turn, affects the demand for transportation. This paper will look into these factors and relevant market trends to determine what factors play the largest role in a company’s decision of how to deliver its products, focusing specifically on the ...
Developing Strategy From The Middle:Subsidiary Strategy And The Role Of The Subsidiary General Manager, Donal O'Brien Dublin Institute of Technology
Developing Strategy From The Middle:Subsidiary Strategy And The Role Of The Subsidiary General Manager, Donal O'Brien
The multinational subsidiary is a unique context to study management processes relating to strategy but so far, there has not been a coherent approach identifiable in the literature. It is recognised that subsidiaries evolve over time and through their own actions and initiatives have the potential to modify the power structures of the Multinational Enterprise (MNE) but little is known about the role of the subsidiary manager in this process. We
suggest that the tensions between the headquarters perspective and the subsidiary perspective have resulted in the application of inappropriate frameworks to the study of subsidiary managers. This proposal presents ...
Organizational Ambidexterity And Not-For-Profit Financial Performance, Timothy Michael Madden University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Organizational Ambidexterity And Not-For-Profit Financial Performance, Timothy Michael Madden
The purpose of this dissertation is to extend the concept of organizational ambidexterity (OA) into the domain of not-for-profit (NFP) organizations. These organizations are subject to many of the same demands as their for-profit counterparts, yet research has not been conducted on how NFPs manage the competing pressures of refining existing routines for efficiency with the need to grow and innovate. This dissertation includes two portions: a quantitative analysis of a large NFP-rating agency dataset and qualitative interviews with executive directors and managers from within the food banking industry to identify the processes in use at a sample of ambidextrous ...
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Organic Restaurant Business Plan, Jesse Godsey
A Strategic Analysis Of Foot Locker, Inc., Richard Sweeney
Analysis Of The Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) Industry, Frederic Juillet
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