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Using Management Techniques To Solve Environmental Problems, Patrick D. Kelly 2016 University of New Hampshire

Using Management Techniques To Solve Environmental Problems, Patrick D. Kelly

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Arguing that little effective progress is being made in solving problems of varying urgency, this paper suggests a leadership role for science and engineering societies. It proposes that such societies attempt to prioritize problems and attempt to focus public awareness (and calls to action) in a more systematic way.


Icelandic Fisheries: Scenario Planning For Climate Change, Tara Sorrels 2016 Western Kentucky University

Icelandic Fisheries: Scenario Planning For Climate Change, Tara Sorrels

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This study aimed to develop an understanding of how a scenario planning process could be used to assist businesses to adapt to climate change. The focus of this study was on the Icelandic fishing industry since Iceland is experiencing firsthand climate change impacts. Mitigation strategies are the main focus in climate change research, but this study focused on a possible adaptation method that requires changing management practices in order to reduce the impact of climate change on the economy. Tours of Icelandic fisheries and interviews with individuals within the Icelandic fishing industry were conducted to assess the current adaptive capacity ...


Local Content Requirements In The Petroleum Sector In Tanzania: A Thorny Road From Inception To Implementation?, Abel A. Kinyondo, Espen Villanger 2016 CMI

Local Content Requirements In The Petroleum Sector In Tanzania: A Thorny Road From Inception To Implementation?, Abel A. Kinyondo, Espen Villanger

Abel Alfred Kinyondo

Tanzania has recently discovered huge offshore natural gas fields. This has led the Government to develop local content policies (LCPs) to increase job and business opportunities for nationals in the sector. We study the process behind the development of these policies and the positions of stakeholders. We find that although there is a positive view among domestic stakeholders of imposing such policies, there is much suspicion– to such a degree that it shapes their recommendations of which policies to include in the LCP. One reason is that the Government monopolized the policy development process and abstained from conducting a consultative ...


Hedge Fund Activism, Poison Pills, And The Jurisprudence Of Threat, William W. Bratton 2016 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Hedge Fund Activism, Poison Pills, And The Jurisprudence Of Threat, William W. Bratton

Faculty Scholarship

This chapter reviews the single high profile case in which twentieth century antitakeover law has come to bear on management defense against a twenty-first century activist challenge—the Delaware Court of Chancery’s decision to sustain a low-threshold poison pill deployed against an activist in Third Point LLC v. Ruprecht. The decision implicated an important policy question: whether a twentieth century doctrine keyed to hostile takeovers and control transfers appropriately can be brought to bear in a twenty-first century governance context in which the challenger eschews control transfer and instead makes aggressive use of the shareholder franchise. Resolution of the ...


Weathering The Storm Of Austerity, Deirdre Lillis 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Weathering The Storm Of Austerity, Deirdre Lillis

Conference papers

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) collaborate with public funding and quality assurance agencies to balance programme delivery with funding and quality. After the financial crisis in 2008, many countries are now emerging from economic recessions, providing an opportunity to reflect on how HEIs have weathered the storm of austerity. During the period 2008 and 2015 overall funding to publically funded Irish HEIs fell by 14% despite enrolment of full-time students increasing by 25% (HEA, 2015). Against the backdrop of a national Strategy for higher Education reform, the strategic choices made by HEIs are considered along with the effectiveness of quality assurance ...


The Dynamics Of Open Strategy: From Adoption To Reversion, Melissa M. Appleyard, Henry W. Chesbrough 2016 Portland State University

The Dynamics Of Open Strategy: From Adoption To Reversion, Melissa M. Appleyard, Henry W. Chesbrough

Business Administration Faculty Publications and Presentations

Innovation has become more open in recent years. Yet the decision to become more open and the challenge of sustaining that openness are not well understood. This is the concern of the “content” branch of Open Strategy, defined as the branch that addresses an organization's open innovation strategy. We examine the initial motivations to adopt an open strategy, and then consider when organizations choose to maintain that open strategy or revert to a more proprietary approach. Similarly, we examine motivations to open up a previously proprietary strategy. We find that these dynamics depend on the organization's desire to ...


International Trade Effects Of Regional Economic Integration In Africa: The Case Of The Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Mengesha Yayo, Sisay Asefa 2016 Addis Ababa Science and Technology University

International Trade Effects Of Regional Economic Integration In Africa: The Case Of The Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Mengesha Yayo, Sisay Asefa

International Journal of African Development

Empirical studies on regional economic integration process in Africa exhibit sluggish progress, and there by limited level of intra-trade. The existing literature in Africa, particularly in the Southern African regional integration bloc, has neglected the effects of regional economic integration dealing with disaggregated data. This study analyzes trade creation and diversion effects of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) using disaggregated data. The investigation estimates an augmented gravity model using panel data and random effect estimator methods applying instrumental variables where needed.

The results show that intra-SADC trade is growing in the fuel and minerals and the heavy manufacturing sectors ...


The First Postal Disruption - Hybrid Mail, Jacob Johnsen 2016 Selected Works

The First Postal Disruption - Hybrid Mail, Jacob Johnsen

Jacob Johnsen, MSc

Why should posts concern themselves with the disruption caused by AirBnb, GoMore, Uber and others? Simply because disruption is not about technology, hardware and software. It is more about ideas, business, people and business models, to name just a few.
Jacob Johnsen, CEO of ipostes.com, challenges our definitions of disruption and looks at the development of hybrid mail


Social Barriers To Entry: Liquefied Natural Gas Import Terminals In The Us From 2000 To 2013, Chethan D. Srikant 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Social Barriers To Entry: Liquefied Natural Gas Import Terminals In The Us From 2000 To 2013, Chethan D. Srikant

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Management scholars recognize the uncertainties and challenges during the market entry process that can impede operational startup. However, very little empirical research exists to fully understand these challenges and explain firm responses. Even less attention has been paid to the threats from non-market actors and the countering strategies employed by firms. Hence, this thesis explores firm reactions to community contestation, as a form of social barrier to entry that can prevent the firm from exploiting market opportunities. Specifically, I consider the strategic implications of firms’ rhetorical responses to community contestation during the market entry process.

For this thesis, U.S ...


Cross-Sector Collaboration: Results Through Understanding And Application, Dane Jessen 2016 University of Washington Tacoma

Cross-Sector Collaboration: Results Through Understanding And Application, Dane Jessen

Global Honors Theses

Cross­-sector collaboration is an underutilized source of competitive advantage in the modern economy. Though it is a complex and dynamic system, collaboration can be rendered more manageable through an organized framework. In this paper, a literature review was conducted to survey the research landscape, searching particularly for productive models that may be practically used in forming and maintaining successful cross-­sector collaborations. The literature suggests that aspects of collaborative relationships can be categorized for use in analysis and practical navigation. The thought that collaborative relationships have commonalities in form and behavior is corroborated amongst the literature, allowing for some ...


Hrm Strategies, Informality And Re-Regulation In East Asian Employment Relations, Sarosh Kuruvilla, Sun-wook Chung 2016 Cornell University

Hrm Strategies, Informality And Re-Regulation In East Asian Employment Relations, Sarosh Kuruvilla, Sun-Wook Chung

Sarosh Kuruvilla

[Excerpt] Although employment relations (defined as labour relations and human resources management (HRM)) institutions and practices generally tend to be stable over long periods of time, that cannot be said to be the case in the three largest economies of East Asia, i.e. China, Japan and South Korea (hereafter Korea), during the last two decades (see chapters 5, 7 and 8). In this contribution, we briefly review the most significant development in East Asian employment relations, i.e. the growth of a variety of non-standard employment arrangements which we subsume under the term ‘informality’ in all three countries. We ...


Ownership, Activism And Engagement: Institutional Investors As Active Owners, Donald Nordberg 2016 Bournemouth University

Ownership, Activism And Engagement: Institutional Investors As Active Owners, Donald Nordberg

Donald Nordberg

Research Question: We research two questions: First, why do some institutional investors operate at a distance from organizations seemingly acting only to “exit” and “trade” shares while others actively engage through various means of “voice”? Second, what processes and behaviour are associated with active ownership?
Research Findings/Insights: We develop the concept of active ownership by drawing on contrasting theories and images of ownership, identifying antecedents of active ownership and distinguishing between alternative processes of active ownership.
Theoretical/Academic Implications: Alternative pathways to active ownership contrast the distant, sometimes adversarial nature of shareholder activism with an engaged, collaborative relationship between ...


International Expansion In The Retail Industry: A Multi-Case Study On Strategic Expansionary Variables, Patrick Conaty 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

International Expansion In The Retail Industry: A Multi-Case Study On Strategic Expansionary Variables, Patrick Conaty

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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Do Investors Value The Required Stress Tests Of Financial Holding Companies?, Brendan A. Colligan 2016 University of Arkansas

Do Investors Value The Required Stress Tests Of Financial Holding Companies?, Brendan A. Colligan

Finance Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper explores the value of disclosing stress test results to investors and market participants within the US financial system. Recently the Federal Reserve (“Fed”) expanded its required internal stress testing program, often referred to as the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (“DFAST”), to include bank holding companies (“BHCs”) with more than $10 billion in total assets. These BHCs were required to publicly disclose their results for the first time in June of 2015. Large BHCs are subject to another level of stress testing implemented by the Comprehensive Capital Analysis Review (“CCAR”). Large BHCs are defined as having more than $50 ...


Investigating A Causal Model Of It-Business Partnership And Competitive Advantage, Rae'd Masa'deh, Rifat Shannak, Bader Obeidat, Dmaithan Almajali, Zulkhairi Dahalin 2016 University of Jordan

Investigating A Causal Model Of It-Business Partnership And Competitive Advantage, Rae'd Masa'deh, Rifat Shannak, Bader Obeidat, Dmaithan Almajali, Zulkhairi Dahalin

Rae'd Masa'deh

Although researchers have encouraged further exploration on the causal links between Information Technology (IT) investments and a firm’s competitive advantage, outcomes of empirical studies have been non-conclusive. This is to a certain extent owing to the omission of IT-business strategic partnership (also known as strategic alignment). Indeed, strategic alignment has emerged as one of the most important issue facing business and IT executives all over the world. Importance aside, what is not clear is how to achieve and sustain this harmony relating business and IT. Therefore, scholars have continuously called for research that addresses the antecedent factors that lead ...


Corporate Social Responsibility: Implications For Businesses Operating In The United States And The European Union, Kaitlyn Sapp 2016 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Corporate Social Responsibility: Implications For Businesses Operating In The United States And The European Union, Kaitlyn Sapp

Honors Scholar Theses

The expectations of what businesses should be responsible for has changed more and more as the consumer consciousness has evolved. For many businesses, especially those in the United States, change in their approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is necessary in order to satisfy customers and stay competitive. This paper will discuss and compare the history and current practice of CSR between the United States and the European Union. I find that since the European Union has a history of holding companies to higher CSR standards, European-based companies have an advantage in various consumer markets with growing consciousness. Meanwhile, companies ...


An Empirical Analysis Of Efficiency And Profitability Ratios In The U.S. Retail Industry, Sergio Ribera Boigues 2016 Morehead State University

An Empirical Analysis Of Efficiency And Profitability Ratios In The U.S. Retail Industry, Sergio Ribera Boigues

Theses and Dissertations

A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the College of Business and Technology Morehead State University in Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course IET 699 - Thesis by Sergio Ribera Boigues on April 28, 2016.


Reducing Customer Waiting Time Of Commercial Banking Industry (A Case Study), Feng Gao 2016 Morehead State University

Reducing Customer Waiting Time Of Commercial Banking Industry (A Case Study), Feng Gao

Theses and Dissertations

A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the College of Business and Technology Morehead State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science by Feng Gao April 26, 2016.


Ecommerce And Delivery Disruption - Good Or Bad?, Jacob Johnsen 2016 Selected Works

Ecommerce And Delivery Disruption - Good Or Bad?, Jacob Johnsen

Jacob Johnsen, MSc

The explosion of e-Commerce and disruption in delivery services: good or bad for sustainability?
Tons of goods are distributed by posts and new delivery providers. More cardboard and packing material, more efficient delivery, less carbon emission from people moving around to shop. These are just a few of the factors influencing the changes in our shopping pattern. 


Impacts Of Culture On Strategic Decisions - Exploring Culture And Strategic Decision Making Process In The Sudanese Context.Pdf, Tarig Siddig 2016 University of Khartoum, School of Management Studies - Department of Business Administration

Impacts Of Culture On Strategic Decisions - Exploring Culture And Strategic Decision Making Process In The Sudanese Context.Pdf, Tarig Siddig

Tarig Siddig Adam

The study deals with the cultural impacts on the process of strategic decision making in the Sudanese context, aiming at – as its main goal – addressing the influences of the cultural factors as one of the environmental factors, epitomized in their influences on the process of strategic decision making. As well, it seeks to explore; first: the extent of the cultural factors’ prevalence in societal life and organizational life, and determining – on the basis of the historical and cultural formation of the Sudan – the aspects of the Sudanese culture according to the contemporary paradigm of cultural analysis, and second: whether or ...


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