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La Innovación Es Requisito Para Mejorar El Nivel De Vida, Guillermo Arosemena Jun 3009

La Innovación Es Requisito Para Mejorar El Nivel De Vida, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena Sep 2015

Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


What Do We Know About Private Family Firms? A Meta-Analytic Review., Michael Carney, Marc Van Essen, Eric R. Gedajlovic, Pursey P.M.A.R. Heugens Jan 2015

What Do We Know About Private Family Firms? A Meta-Analytic Review., Michael Carney, Marc Van Essen, Eric R. Gedajlovic, Pursey P.M.A.R. Heugens

Marc van Essen

The universe of family firms is heterogeneous, and findings gleaned from publicly listed firms may not apply to the ubiquitous, but less frequently studied, privately held family firm (PFF). As PFFs are insulated from capital market pressures, owner-managers have greater latitude in setting strategic goals, which may result in different strategic choices and performance outcomes. By employing meta-analytical techniques on 48 studies conducted in nine countries, we synthesize prior PFF research. We show that PFFs prefer more conservative strategies, but contrary to received wisdom, this risk aversion does not hurt their performance. We conclude with an agenda for future research.


Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca Jan 2015

Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca

Ryan G. Vacca

Authorship, and hence, initial ownership of copyrighted works is oftentimes controlled by the 1976 Copyright Act’s work made for hire doctrine. This doctrine states that works created by employees within the scope of their employment result in the employer owning the copyright. One key determination in this analysis is whether the hired party is an employee or independent contractor. In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court, in CCNV v. Reid, answered the question of how employees are distinguished from independent contractors by setting forth a list of factors courts should consider. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not give further ...


Q-Methodology, Chris Phelan Jan 2015

Q-Methodology, Chris Phelan

Dr Chris Phelan

No abstract provided.


Managing Value In Supply Chains: Case Studies On The Sourcing Hub Concept, Anupam Agrawal, Arnoud De Meyer, Luk Van Wassenhove Dec 2014

Managing Value In Supply Chains: Case Studies On The Sourcing Hub Concept, Anupam Agrawal, Arnoud De Meyer, Luk Van Wassenhove

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

A firm’s raw material sourcing knowledge can be a strategic resource. This article explores how firms can capture and use this knowledge. It examines the sourcing experiences of four firms in four different countries in the automotive industry and identifies the raw material sourcing knowledge-related parameters. Synthesizing the findings from these case studies, it proposes the concept of the sourcing hub—a collaborative center involving the firm, its suppliers, and raw material suppliers—which can effectively capture and deploy the raw material sourcing knowledge for managing value in upstream sourcing.


Accounting For Financial Instruments: Difficulties With Fair Value Measurement And Reporting, Lindsey T. Byrne Oct 2014

Accounting For Financial Instruments: Difficulties With Fair Value Measurement And Reporting, Lindsey T. Byrne

Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


When Is A Dog’S Tail Not A Leg?: A Property-Based Methodology For Distinguishing Sales Of Receivables From Security Interests That Secure An Obligation, Steven L. Harris, Charles W. Mooney Jr. Sep 2014

When Is A Dog’S Tail Not A Leg?: A Property-Based Methodology For Distinguishing Sales Of Receivables From Security Interests That Secure An Obligation, Steven L. Harris, Charles W. Mooney Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

There are two principal ways in which a firm that is owed money payable in the future but needs the money now may use its rights to payment (“receivables”) to obtain the needed financing. It might sell its receivables, or it might borrow and use the receivables as collateral to secure the loan. Different legal consequences follow depending on whether the transaction is a true sale or is a security interest that secures an obligation (a “SISO”).


These legal consequences are particularly salient when the firm enters bankruptcy. If the transaction is a sale, then the buyer can collect the ...


Evolving Chineseness, Ethnicity And Business: The Making Of Ethnic Chinese As A 'Market-Dominant Minority' In Indonesia, Chang Yau Hoon Sep 2014

Evolving Chineseness, Ethnicity And Business: The Making Of Ethnic Chinese As A 'Market-Dominant Minority' In Indonesia, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Coping With Change - Understanding Ethnic Chinese Business Behavior, Chang Yau Hoon Sep 2014

Introduction: Coping With Change - Understanding Ethnic Chinese Business Behavior, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Social Responsibility Reporting: Evidence From India’S Leading Corporations, Shalini Jain Jul 2014

Social Responsibility Reporting: Evidence From India’S Leading Corporations, Shalini Jain

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

Abstract

In this article, I examine how 121 leading corporations in India communicate the external relevance of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs/outputs and whether these outputs vary by ownership, industry affiliation, and market orientation. I use content analysis from corporate websites, annual reports, and CSR/Sustainability reports to create a unique database on India. Indicators include issuance of stand-alone CSR/Sustainability reports, participation in GRI, UNGC, Carbon Disclosure Project, and UN Carbon Credits reporting and auditing, social and environmental data and disclosure scores, and CSR/Sustainability awards. With the exception of family-firms environmental disclosures, ownership identity is found ...


Convincing The Skeptics: Concrete Claims With Supporting Images Persuade Skeptical Consumers To Support Companies Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives, Jeff Joireman, Richie L. Liu, Ioannis Kareklas Jul 2014

Convincing The Skeptics: Concrete Claims With Supporting Images Persuade Skeptical Consumers To Support Companies Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives, Jeff Joireman, Richie L. Liu, Ioannis Kareklas

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

Skepticism has been identified as one of the main impediments to successful CSR communication and previous research has established a robust effect of individual differences in ad skepticism on negative responses to advertising. However, little work has explored how ad skepticism impacts responses to CSR communication. Integrating work on CSR communication and ad skepticism, the present work advances a conceptual model addressing how concrete CSR claims and images supporting those claims can override skeptical consumers’ less favorable response to CSR advertising. Results show that highly skeptical consumers (a) respond less favorably to CSR ads than less skeptical consumers, overall; (b ...


Is Ethical Behavior Priced? Evidence From Audit Pricing, Li Z. Brooks Jul 2014

Is Ethical Behavior Priced? Evidence From Audit Pricing, Li Z. Brooks

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

Audit Fees, Audit Pricing, Audit Risk, Corporate Social Responsibility, Engagement

Risk, Ethical Behavior


Does Corporate Giving Signal Firm Quality?, Ying Li, Kiyoung Chang, Hoje Jo Jul 2014

Does Corporate Giving Signal Firm Quality?, Ying Li, Kiyoung Chang, Hoje Jo

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

No abstract provided.


Csr Initiatives Mitigate Negative Reactions To Service Failures When Customers Share The Firm’S Values, Jeff Joireman, Dustin Smith, Richie L. Liu, Jonathan Arthurs Jul 2014

Csr Initiatives Mitigate Negative Reactions To Service Failures When Customers Share The Firm’S Values, Jeff Joireman, Dustin Smith, Richie L. Liu, Jonathan Arthurs

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

The present paper investigates whether corporate social responsibility (CSR) promotes positive responses to service failures among value-aligned customers. Study 1 finds that customers are less likely to experience anger and spread negative word of mouth following a service failure when a firm engages in high (donating 15% of profits to environmental conservation) but not low levels of environmental CSR (donating 2% of profits), but only if customers are high in environmental concern. Study 2 explores the benefits of CSR policies targeting a broader range of beneficiaries and CSR policies offering customers choice over the firm’s CSR allocations. Results demonstrate ...


Does Audit Firm Tenure Enhance Firm Value?Closing The Expectation Gap Through Corporate Social Responsibility, Li Z. Brooks Jul 2014

Does Audit Firm Tenure Enhance Firm Value?Closing The Expectation Gap Through Corporate Social Responsibility, Li Z. Brooks

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

No abstract provided.


Corporate Social Responsibility (Csr) In Peru: Financial Performance Of Social Responsible Companies, Gustavo Adolfo Tanaka Jul 2014

Corporate Social Responsibility (Csr) In Peru: Financial Performance Of Social Responsible Companies, Gustavo Adolfo Tanaka

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

The purpose of this paper is twofold: it aims first at reviewing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Peruvian corporations. Second, it analyzes the Corporate Financial Performance (CFP) of Peruvian companies that are regarded as socially responsible and have been recognized for their efforts with CSR awards.


Do Csr Expenditures Help Investors To Foresee Future Earnings?, Chuan-San Wang Jul 2014

Do Csr Expenditures Help Investors To Foresee Future Earnings?, Chuan-San Wang

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

The traditional view toward corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities is that they are a source of new information about future performance. We contradict this view by argument that expenditures on CSR activities are difficult to be properly disclosure, because they are not required to be reported in a separate account of financial statements. Consistent with this argument, our study documents a significant, positive association between CSR activities and expenses of selling, general and administrative for most of ratings from Kinder, Lydenburg, and Domini (KLD). Our results show that ratings for both positive indicators (strengths) and negative indicators (concerns) garble accounting ...


Academic Conference On Social Responsibility, Alison Watkins Jul 2014

Academic Conference On Social Responsibility, Alison Watkins

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

Research Brief: Corporate Partner Projects, Action Learning and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Online MBA

Abstract

Civic Engagement, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are learning objectives for many MBA programs but implementing real world projects in an online environment takes careful consideration. This paper describes the process of creating and delivering a consulting project for a completely online MBA class from initial data gathering, to project outline and final results. We share what worked in this process and its success from the faculty, industry partner and student perspectives. The bottom line, don’t miss out on this type of ...


The Relationship Between Students’ Attitude Toward Business Ethics And Academic Misbehaviors, Sohyoun Shin Jul 2014

The Relationship Between Students’ Attitude Toward Business Ethics And Academic Misbehaviors, Sohyoun Shin

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

Abstract

This paper tries to expand the current research area which has explored the association between students’ academic dishonesty, i.e., exam cheating or plagiarism/fabrication, and attitude toward business ethics, by empirically testing the relationships between students’ undesirable academic behaviors, i.e., disrespectful behaviors or slacker behaviors and their perception of business ethics. The results based on 133 surveys from the students enrolled in the business program at a northwestern regional comprehensive university, show that there are positive relationships between the focal constructs. Specifically, this study reveals that students who have reported higher frequencies of engaging in exam cheating ...


Ecological Worldviews: A Missing Perspective To Advance Sustainability Leadership, Steve Schein Jul 2014

Ecological Worldviews: A Missing Perspective To Advance Sustainability Leadership, Steve Schein

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

ABSTRACT

This article presents the findings from an empirical study of ecological worldviews of global sustainability leaders. Although a significant body of research has emerged in recent years focused on corporate sustainability at the organizational level, the literature has paid less attention to corporate sustainability at the individual level. As a result, little is known about the deeper psychological motivations of sustainability leaders and how these motivations may influence their behavior and effectiveness as change agents.

The study was based on theoretical insights from several social science disciplines including deep ecology, eco-psychology, environmental sociology, and integral ecology. Drawing on interviews ...


Csr And The Social Contract: New Lenses For Stakeholder Analysis And Strategic Management, Mark A. Buchanan Jul 2014

Csr And The Social Contract: New Lenses For Stakeholder Analysis And Strategic Management, Mark A. Buchanan

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

On the macro level of business legitimacy, the terms and conditions of the Business-Society social contract are continually subject to renegotiation. These renegotiations flow from altered expectations of society generally and stakeholder groups specifically as to business’ role in value creation and take place principally in either marketplace or public policy arenas.

On the micro level of a firm’s license to operate, it must understand and address stakeholder expectations in order to succeed over the medium and longer term, i.e., to be sustainable. Stakeholder management, as related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, has increasingly been seen ...


Consumer Attitudes To Csr Depend On Their Self-Construal, Shailendra P. Jain, Shalini S. Jain Jul 2014

Consumer Attitudes To Csr Depend On Their Self-Construal, Shailendra P. Jain, Shalini S. Jain

Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Academic Conference

No abstract provided.


When Does A Platform Create Value By Limiting Choice?, Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Hanna Halaburda Jul 2014

When Does A Platform Create Value By Limiting Choice?, Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Hanna Halaburda

Hanna Halaburda

We present a theory for why it might be rational for a platform to limit the number of applications available on it. Our model is based on the observation that even if users prefer application variety, applications often also exhibit direct network effects. When there are direct network effects, users prefer to consume the same applications to benefit from consumption complementarities. We show that the combination of preference for variety and consumption complementarities gives rise to (i) a commons problem (to better satisfy their individual preference for variety, users have an incentive to consume more applications than the number that ...


Sistemas De Salud En Latinoamérica: El Estado De La Industria De Salud Latinoamericana Y Avances Basados En Operaciones De Sistemas De Salud Extranjeros, Morgan Ward Jun 2014

Sistemas De Salud En Latinoamérica: El Estado De La Industria De Salud Latinoamericana Y Avances Basados En Operaciones De Sistemas De Salud Extranjeros, Morgan Ward

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Most Powerful Mouse In The World : The Globalization Of The Disney Brand, Michaela J. Robbins May 2014

The Most Powerful Mouse In The World : The Globalization Of The Disney Brand, Michaela J. Robbins

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Willingness To Pay For Vehicle To Grid (V2g) Electric Vehicles And Their Contact Terms, George R. Parsons, Michael K. Hidrue, Willett Kempton, Meryl P. Gardner May 2014

Willingness To Pay For Vehicle To Grid (V2g) Electric Vehicles And Their Contact Terms, George R. Parsons, Michael K. Hidrue, Willett Kempton, Meryl P. Gardner

George R. Parsons

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric vehicles can return power stored in their batteries back to the power grid and be programmed to do so at times when the grid needs reserve power. Since providing this service can lead to payments to owners, it effectively reduces the life-cycle cost of owning an electric vehicle. Using data from a national stated preference survey, this paper presents the first study of the potential consumer demand for V2G electric vehicles. In a choice experiment, 3029 respondents compared their preferred gasoline vehicle with two V2G electric vehicles. The V2G vehicles were described by a set of electric ...


The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim May 2014

The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Do Market Anomalies Add Up?, Larissa C. Steinfeldt May 2014

Do Market Anomalies Add Up?, Larissa C. Steinfeldt

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This is a study about abnormal characteristics in the stock market and how to successfully use them in personal portfolios. Market anomalies are unexpected excess returns that occur in relation to certain variables. Five commonly known market anomalies (market cap, price-earnings ratio, price-book value, momentum, volatility) are tested to give evidence for their presence. Existing variables are then combined in different portfolios in order to observe whether they generate greater excess returns combined rather than individually. This study will also reveal whether long-term holding is possible and how the anomalies react in bullish and bearish markets.


What Constitutes "Success" For Professional Musicians?, Jonathan M. Brown May 2014

What Constitutes "Success" For Professional Musicians?, Jonathan M. Brown

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.