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Ndoto Au Ota: Jifundishe's Strategic Planning Process: A Case Study Of An Appreciative Approach To The Strategic Planning Process For A Small Ngo, Margaret Bearor 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Ndoto Au Ota: Jifundishe's Strategic Planning Process: A Case Study Of An Appreciative Approach To The Strategic Planning Process For A Small Ngo, Margaret Bearor

Capstone Collection

In January 2017, Jifundishe, a small, local nonprofit organization based in Ngongongare, Tanzania undertook its first strategic planning process. I was asked to design and lead this initiative for the organization, finding a way to introduce tools and resources so that they, or a similar organization, could replicate the process in the future. To better reflect the values, culture, and constraints of Jifundishe, the methodology selected to drive the process was Appreciative Inquiry (AI). AI is a change model focused on strengths, and an appreciative strategic plan looks to take the best of what you already have and work to ...


The Fifth Epoch: Socio-Economic Approach To Sustainable Capitalism, David M. Boje, Yue Cai Hillon 2017 New Mexico State University

The Fifth Epoch: Socio-Economic Approach To Sustainable Capitalism, David M. Boje, Yue Cai Hillon

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

The purpose of this conceptual essay is to challenge the inevitability of living with the destructive beast of speculative market economics in the 4th epoch of global capitalism. We are facing an existential socio-ecological threat from the short-term excesses of financial capitalism, a socially irresponsible form that consumes without producing value and without bearing entrepreneurial risk, benefitting only the few. The fate of roughly 90% of humanity hangs in the balance. The primary contribution of this paper proposes a 5th epoch of capitalism, inspired by Savall and Zardet’s socio-economic and sustainable approach that restores human potential and ...


Dragons In The West: Localizations Strategies Of Chinese Multinationals In Developed Economies, Can Ouyang 2017 Cornell University

Dragons In The West: Localizations Strategies Of Chinese Multinationals In Developed Economies, Can Ouyang

CAHRS ResearchLink

[Excerpt] According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S. increased more than three-fold - from $3.3 billion to $14 billion - between 2010 and 2015. This rapid rate of expansion was accomplished in a variety of ways. In many cases Chinese firms formed their own wholly-owned subsidiaries, but often they chose to merge with, acquire, or otherwise engage in formal alliances with U.S. counterparts. In 2015, for example, Chinese multinationals completed 103 mergers and acquisitions in this country, an increase of 30% over the previous year. Despite current political uncertainties, there is ...


Feasibility Analysis Of Recycled-Paper Fueled Agricultural Desalination Process: Design Of Recycling And Desalination Processes, Sean M. Street 2017 Department of Chemical Engineering

Feasibility Analysis Of Recycled-Paper Fueled Agricultural Desalination Process: Design Of Recycling And Desalination Processes, Sean M. Street

Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

While recycled-paper-briquettes have lower BTU ratings than wood, and fresh water is typically a low cost to agricultural entities, situations exist where economic and/or environmental factors may allow a recycled-paper-fueled desalination process to be viable for some specific agricultural entities. This document begins with a discussion of how water is priced throughout India before analyzing trends in the Maize futures market. By tying the two together, an opportunity is created for solution which the remainder of the document presents. Paper waste in India makes-up 50% of its solid waste country-wide; however, only a quarter of that waste is recycled ...


Institutional Logics And Power Sources: Merger And Acquisition Decisions, Henrich Greve, Cyndi Man ZHANG 2017 INSEAD

Institutional Logics And Power Sources: Merger And Acquisition Decisions, Henrich Greve, Cyndi Man Zhang

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Institutional theory has explained greater prevalence of many strategic actions by increases in their legitimacy over time, but has not developed theory on how firms decide between actions backed by competing institutional logics. We address this shortfall by applying theory of organizational coalitions and power to predict effects of external influence through ownership and internal influence through decision participation. We analyze how the old state socialism logic and the new market capitalism logic compete for influencing the Chinese firms’ engagement in merger and acquisitions. We found that the logics affected firm M&A decisions through the coalitions committed to each ...


Strategic Management Practices Help Hospitals Get The Most From Volunteers, Sean Rogers Ph.D. 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Strategic Management Practices Help Hospitals Get The Most From Volunteers, Sean Rogers Ph.D.

Sean Edmund Rogers

Hospital administrators are facing twin challenges with regard to their volunteers—a generational change that may mean fewer volunteer hours in the future, and the need to set strategies to manage and recognize the value of current volunteers. This report, based on a survey conducted with a group of more than 100 hospital officials, identifies a specific set of 23 management practices to improve the volunteer experience, grouped into four categories: job design; recruitment and selection; orientation, training, and development; and performance management and supervision. The report also highlights the importance of making a complete accounting of the volunteer contribution ...


Strategic Management Practices Help Hospitals Get The Most From Volunteers, Sean Rogers Ph.D. 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Strategic Management Practices Help Hospitals Get The Most From Volunteers, Sean Rogers Ph.D.

Center for Hospitality Research Publications

Hospital administrators are facing twin challenges with regard to their volunteers—a generational change that may mean fewer volunteer hours in the future, and the need to set strategies to manage and recognize the value of current volunteers. This report, based on a survey conducted with a group of more than 100 hospital officials, identifies a specific set of 23 management practices to improve the volunteer experience, grouped into four categories: job design; recruitment and selection; orientation, training, and development; and performance management and supervision. The report also highlights the importance of making a complete accounting of the volunteer contribution ...


Social Value Creation And Relational Coordination In Public-Private Collaborations, Nigel D. CADWELL, Jens K. ROEHRICH, Gerard GEORGE 2017 Singapore Management University

Social Value Creation And Relational Coordination In Public-Private Collaborations, Nigel D. Cadwell, Jens K. Roehrich, Gerard George

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Public-private collaborations, or hybrid organizational forms, are often difficult to organize because of disparate goals, incentives, and management practices. Some of this misalignment is addressed structurally or contractually, but not the management processes and practices. In this study, we examine how the coordination of these social and work relationships, or relational coordination, affects task performance and the creation of social value. We employ a dyad perspective on two long-term relationships that are part of a wider ecosystem. We illustrate the social value creation process, identifying mutual knowledge and goal alignment, as necessary to create relational coordination. We find that the ...


Ngos And The Creation Of Value In Supply Chains, Olivier Chatain, Elena Plaksenkova 2017 HEC Paris

Ngos And The Creation Of Value In Supply Chains, Olivier Chatain, Elena Plaksenkova

Olivier Chatain

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) often work with firms to facilitate the economic inclusion of the firms' suppliers through practice improvements. Using a formal model, we examine how such NGO interventions can alleviate market failures and increase supplier economic inclusion. We account for the specific goals of the NGO and the need to induce collaboration between firms and their suppliers. We analyze the NGO’s intervention level and show how it depends on the NGO's capabilities and the relative bargaining power among firms and suppliers. Our formal model offers testable hypotheses about NGO and firm behavior. In particular, it suggests that ...


Collegiate Competition And The Propensity For Gender Bias, Deborah H. Lester, Aberdeen Leila Borders, Terry W. Loe, Keith Tudor 2017 Kennesaw State University

Collegiate Competition And The Propensity For Gender Bias, Deborah H. Lester, Aberdeen Leila Borders, Terry W. Loe, Keith Tudor

Aberdeen L Borders

Since the dawn of time gender has played a starring role in human behavior. The behavioral implications of an individual’s sex have permeated research findings in a wide variety of academic disciplines. This preliminary investigation will explore the concept and definition of gender, gender bias, and gender stereotype on actions and conduct. Specifically, this inquiry will determine the scope and types of gender bias/stereotypes that exist in the business world with a primary concentration on the area of professional sales. The ultimate objective is to discover the type and level of influence a person’s gender contributes to ...


Toward A Balanced Growth Strategy For Jacksonville, Jacksonville (Fla.) Mayor's Task Force on Growth Management 2017 University of North Florida

Toward A Balanced Growth Strategy For Jacksonville, Jacksonville (Fla.) Mayor's Task Force On Growth Management

Books

Report of the Mayor's Task Force on Growth Management


The Living Wage As A Means To Address Social Inequality, Kent Walker Dr., Curtis Labutte 2017 Odette School of Business

The Living Wage As A Means To Address Social Inequality, Kent Walker Dr., Curtis Labutte

Odette School of Business Publications

The living wage is a call to private and public sector employers to pay wages to both direct and contract employees sufficient to provide the basics to individuals. This wage reflects the belief that every individual has the right to enjoy good health, recreation, culture and entertainment, to raise children, and to fully partake in social and civic activities, as opposed to minimally surviving. This movement is growing across Canada and the world.

Broadly, the case discusses social inequality, and more narrowly, it examines the Living Wage in Canada, then Ontario, then within one Ontario city, Windsor. The case describes ...


New Belgium Brewing Company And B Corporation Certification, Kent Walker Dr., Taylor Laporte 2017 Odette School of Business

New Belgium Brewing Company And B Corporation Certification, Kent Walker Dr., Taylor Laporte

Odette School of Business Publications

This case discusses the American craft-brewing company New Belgium Brewing (NBB), where the director of sustainability, Katie Wallace, must decide whether to invest significant company resources into becoming a B Corp certified company. More specifically, she must present her recommendation to the board of directors and to employees who are also shareholders. B Corporation is part of a non-profit organization encouraging sustainable business similar to LEED certification for construction or Fair Trade certification for coffee and chocolate. The idea behind B Corp certification is to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

New Belgium Brewing has ...


Revisiting The Small-World Phenomenon: Efficiency Variation And Classification Of Small-World Networks, Tore Opsahl, Antoine Vernet, Tufool Alnuaimi, Gerard GEORGE 2017 Singapore Management University

Revisiting The Small-World Phenomenon: Efficiency Variation And Classification Of Small-World Networks, Tore Opsahl, Antoine Vernet, Tufool Alnuaimi, Gerard George

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Research has explored how embeddedness in small-world networks influences individual and firm outcomes. We show that there remains significant heterogeneity among networks classified as small-world networks. We develop measures of the efficiency of a network, which allow us to refine predictions associated with small-world networks. A network is classified as a small-world network if it exhibits a distance between nodes that is comparable to the distance found in random networks of similar sizeswith ties randomly allocated among nodesin addition to containing dense clusters. To assess how efficient a network is, there are two questions worth asking: (a) What is a ...


Whole Foods Case Analysis, Michael Lenard (Class of 2017) 2017 Sacred Heart University

Whole Foods Case Analysis, Michael Lenard (Class Of 2017)

Writing Across the Curriculum

Since its debut in 1980, Whole Foods Market has been a pioneer in the natural and organic food industry, and with America’s rising interest in these healthy, alternative products, the company found itself experiencing many years of success and growth throughout the 20th century. As the demand for natural foods has grown more rapidly over the last fifteen years, Whole Foods has paradoxically experienced a plateau in its success.


Atlassian: Analysis And Strategic Recommendation, Ryann M. Carlson 2017 University of Montana, Missoula

Atlassian: Analysis And Strategic Recommendation, Ryann M. Carlson

Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers

This research consists of an external and internal analysis of, as well as a strategic recommendation for Atlassian, an Australian software company. The external analysis will use various frameworks to analyze the following: changes and trends in the environment, Porter’s Five Forces industry analysis, competitor analysis, industry segmentation and demand issues and opportunities in the industry. The internal analysis will use various frameworks to perform an internal resource assessment, financial resources assessment and assessment of opportunities for the company. The analyses are used to identify the competitive dynamics in the external environment and the strategic factors that make the ...


Is Silence The Answer?, Gator Adams 2017 Claremont McKenna College

Is Silence The Answer?, Gator Adams

CMC Senior Theses

This study examines the relationship between company management guidance, and ex-ante crash risk over the duration of 2008(Jan 2006-Dec 2009) financial crisis using the implied volatility skew, which is based upon ex-ante volatility implied by the pricing model developed by Black-Scholes (1973). The study finds that over the duration of this crisis period, management guidance decreases with a rise in ex-ante crash risk. Further, the study provides evidence on the relationship of management guidance and earnings volatility, and how that is affected by a firm's industry product concentration based on the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI) score.


Estimating Value Creation From Revealed Preferences: Application To Value-Based Strategies, Olivier Chatain, Denisa Mindruta 2016 HEC Paris

Estimating Value Creation From Revealed Preferences: Application To Value-Based Strategies, Olivier Chatain, Denisa Mindruta

Olivier Chatain

We develop and apply a new set of empirical tools consistent with the tenets of value-based business strategies, leveraging the principle that “no good deal comes undone” and the methods of revealed preferences to empirically estimate drivers of value creation. We demonstrate how to use these tools in an analysis of value creation in buyer–supplier relationships in the UK corporate legal market. We show how the method can uncover evidence of subtle mechanisms that traditional methods cannot easily distinguish from each other. Furthermore, we show how these estimates can be used as parameters of biform games for out-of-sample analyses ...


Improving Employee Engagement Through The Development Of An Enterprise Performance Management System, Carlton D. Abner 2016 University of San Francisco

Improving Employee Engagement Through The Development Of An Enterprise Performance Management System, Carlton D. Abner

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

There is ample evidence of our health care delivery system relying heavily on value-based outcomes. The increased focus on outcomes has required health care organizations to adjust how they approach data and how they successfully implement performance management systems. These performance management systems help the organization identify, measure, and report the organization’s performance at an enterprise level using key performance indicators clearly linked to the organization’s overall strategy. As one organization began implementing an enterprise performance management system, the goal of this project was to show how participating in projects with that level of strategic impact can lead ...


History In Collaboration: Equalizing The Arts And The Humanities In San Francisco, Nicole C. Meldahl 2016 University of San Francisco

History In Collaboration: Equalizing The Arts And The Humanities In San Francisco, Nicole C. Meldahl

Master's Projects and Capstones

Historically, there has been a critical imbalance in the way history and preservation organizations are civically supported in comparison with the amount of funding that is available to arts organizations in the United States. To correct this imbalance in San Francisco, I propose the creation of a San Francisco Department of Culture that would place the San Francisco Arts Commission equally alongside a San Francisco History Commission within a department that absorbs responsibilities currently managed by other divisions with in city government, such as the Planning Department and the Office and Economic and Workforce Development. City government necessarily takes time ...


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