International Trade Effects Of Regional Economic Integration In Africa: The Case Of The Southern African Development Community (Sadc), 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 ...
Hog Confinement Policy Issues And Options, 2016 Iowa State University
Hog Confinement Policy Issues And Options, Mark A. Edelman Dr.
ISSUE 1: The siting Problem. 3 Who should have authority over site location decisions for large hog confinement facilities? What process should be used to make the siting decisions? ISSUE 2. The Environmental Problem. 12 What principles should be used in environmental standards for waste and odor management of large hog confinement facilities? Should waste and odor management plans be required? Should performance be monitored regularly, periodically or only after complaint? How will appropriate closure and payment of closure costs be assured?
The First Postal Disruption - Hybrid Mail, 2016 Selected Works
The First Postal Disruption - Hybrid Mail, Jacob Johnsen
Jacob Johnsen, MSc
Social Barriers To Entry: Liquefied Natural Gas Import Terminals In The Us From 2000 To 2013, 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, 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, 2016 Cornell University
Hrm Strategies, Informality And Re-Regulation In East Asian Employment Relations, Sarosh Kuruvilla, Sun-Wook Chung
[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 ...
Why Can't We Wait (To Spend) And The Law Of Unintended Consequences: Potential Negative Impact On Minority Employees From Well-Intentioned Organizational Compensation Practices, 2016 University of Nebraska at Omaha
Why Can't We Wait (To Spend) And The Law Of Unintended Consequences: Potential Negative Impact On Minority Employees From Well-Intentioned Organizational Compensation Practices, James R. Jones
In this time of increasing uncertainty about business viability and stability, many organizations are looking to gain control of their "bottom line" by strengthening the link between organizational outcomes and employee rewards. Long gone are the days of steadily and automatically increasing worker salaries as a hoped-for method of expanding productivity. Indeed, there is a school of thought that suggests that automatic pay increases act as a "demotivator" for many individuals. The more common approach currently is to utilize incentives (i.e., additional compensation/rewards given for performance beyond normal expectations) as a way of enhancing employee work motivation, thereby ...
Ownership, Activism And Engagement: Institutional Investors As Active Owners, 2016 Bournemouth University
Ownership, Activism And Engagement: Institutional Investors As Active Owners, Donald Nordberg
International Expansion In The Retail Industry: A Multi-Case Study On Strategic Expansionary Variables, 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?, 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, 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
Corporate Social Responsibility: Implications For Businesses Operating In The United States And The European Union, 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 ...
Ecommerce And Delivery Disruption - Good Or Bad?, 2016 Selected Works
Ecommerce And Delivery Disruption - Good Or Bad?, Jacob Johnsen
Jacob Johnsen, MSc
Impacts Of Culture On Strategic Decisions - Exploring Culture And Strategic Decision Making Process In The Sudanese Context.Pdf, 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
Corporate Social Responsibility: An Overview And New Research Directions: Thematic Issue On Corporate Social Responsibility [From The Editors], 2016 Singapore Management University
Corporate Social Responsibility: An Overview And New Research Directions: Thematic Issue On Corporate Social Responsibility [From The Editors], Heli Wang, Li Tong, Rikki Takeuchi, Gerard George
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
The idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR)—that is, businesses bearing a responsibility to society and a broader set of stakeholders beyond its shareholders—gained currency in the 1960s. Since then, attention on CSR has been growing in both academic and practitioner communities around the world. While there have been criticisms and debates on whether it was appropriate for corporations to expand their remit beyond shareholder value, an increasing majority of corporations have proactively committed to addressing larger societal challenges. With a variety of options for corporate engagement in mainstream society and local communities, corporations have created dedicated organizational units ...
An Acculturation Program For Foreign-Born Workers At Multinational Companies Transferred To Offices In The United States, Eric Krieger
The purpose of this study is to create an acculturation program that multinational companies can use to ease the transition of foreign-born employees who are transferred to the United States. There are a number of challenges for these employees, from navigating the logistics of finding a place to live, setting up a bank account and filling out taxes to the social emotional issues of trying to adapt to another culture, build community and be successful in a new work environment. Through interviews with foreign-born employees, Human Resources professionals, and intercultural trainers, qualitative and quantitative data was collected to understand current ...
Macroconstants Of Development: A New Benchmark For The Strategic Development Of Advanced Countries And Firms, 2016 Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics
Macroconstants Of Development: A New Benchmark For The Strategic Development Of Advanced Countries And Firms, Andrey Bystrov, Vyacheslav Yusim, Tamilla Curtis
Dr. Tamilla Curtis
This research proposed a new indicator of countries’ development called “macroconstants of development”. The literature review indicates that the concept of "macroconstants of development" is not used at the moment in neither the theory nor the practice of industrial policy. Research of longitudinal data of total GDP, GDP per capita and their derivatives for most countries of the world was conducted. An analysis of statistical information has been done by employing econometric analyses.
Based on the analysis of the statistical data, which characterizes the development of large, technologically advanced countries in ordinary conditions, it was identified that the average acceleration ...
Health Systems In Transition: Identity Work In The Context Of Shifting Institutional Logics, 2016 Singapore Management University
Health Systems In Transition: Identity Work In The Context Of Shifting Institutional Logics, Yiannis Kyratsis, Rifat Atun, Nelson Phillips, Paul Tracey, Gerard George
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
We investigate how established professionals manage their identities in the face of identity threats from a contested shift in the professional logic that characterizes their field. To do so, we draw on interviews with 113 physicians from five European transition countries who faced pressure for change in their professional identities due to a shift in the logic of healthcare from a logic of "narrow specialism" in primary care that characterized the Soviet health system to a new logic of "generalism" that characterizes primary care in the West. We found three important forms of professional identity threats experienced by physicians during ...
Reputation And Status: Expanding The Role Of Social Evaluations In Management Research: From The Editors, 2016 Singapore Management University
Reputation And Status: Expanding The Role Of Social Evaluations In Management Research: From The Editors, Gerard George, Linus Dahlander, Scott D. Graffin, Samantha Sim
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
Organizations, whether private or public, are subject to evaluations by their stakeholder community and society. These social evaluations form the basis of perceptions targeted at the organization, and influence the organization’s interactions with its stakeholders. “Reputation,” defined as beliefs or perceptions held about the quality of a focal actor, and “status,” defined as relative professional position or social standing, are both forms of social evaluation. Following works by Fombrun and Shanley (1990) and Merton (1968), reputation and status as theoretical constructs have become popularized in the literature, and management scholars have provided empirical evidence to provide a more complete ...
The Influence Of Location, Products, Promotions,Services With Respect To Consumer Behavior, 2016 university pgri adi buana
The Influence Of Location, Products, Promotions,Services With Respect To Consumer Behavior, Priyono Priyono, Teddy Chandra Teddy, Lukmanul Hakim Lukman
priyono iyon priyono management
ABSTRACT The purpose of this research is to know and test the influence of the location of businesses, products, promotions, services, consumer behavior towards Indomaret Point Raya Darmo Surabaya. This research is explanatory study, which explains the influence between variables through hypothesis testing. The research was held in Indomaret Point Raya Darmo Surabaya. The sample in this study were 80 respondents. The independent variables are: location (X 1), product (X 2), promotion (X 3) and services (X 4), the dependent Variable is the consumer's behavior (Y), while its analysis technique using multiple linear regression analysis are used as statistical ...