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Cyber-Shoplifting Adds To Retailers' Return Woes After The Holidays, Aisha Al-Muslim Dec 2015

Cyber-Shoplifting Adds To Retailers' Return Woes After The Holidays, Aisha Al-Muslim

Aisha Al-Muslim

No abstract provided.


Cyber-Shoplifting Adds To Retailers' Return Woes After The Holidays, Aisha Al-Muslim Dec 2015

Cyber-Shoplifting Adds To Retailers' Return Woes After The Holidays, Aisha Al-Muslim

Aisha Al-Muslim

No abstract provided.


My Article, Jasa Seo Murah Indoseo Dec 2015

My Article, Jasa Seo Murah Indoseo

jasa seo murah indoseo

No abstract provided.


Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott Dec 2015

Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott

Library Services and IT Services papers

Libraries are often hailed as the cultural and learning hub of their communities. To deepen community engagement and social inclusion, libraries are adopting new technologies to facilitate a participatory and learning culture. With market saturation of smartphones and tablets and their associated apps, new affordances for content creation, curation and sharing show great potential to enhance participatory culture. The typical smartphone or tablet now incorporates digital technologies such as geo-location, audio, video, photo and web technologies. Bringing these technologies into a single device has enabled the development of apps such as Instagram, HistoryPin and SoundCloud. It has also changed the ...


Paradoxical Truths In Heroic Leadership: Implications For Leadership Development And Effectiveness, Scott T. Allison, Jennifer L. Cecilione Nov 2015

Paradoxical Truths In Heroic Leadership: Implications For Leadership Development And Effectiveness, Scott T. Allison, Jennifer L. Cecilione

Scott T. Allison

In this chapter, we discuss the basic elements of heroic leadership, showing how heroism and exemplary leadership are deeply intertwined. We then describe six paradoxical truths about heroic leadership that are often unrecognized and unappreciated. We believe that ignorance of these counterintuitive truths and paradoxes about heroic leadership can lead to misunderstandings about leaders, leadership, and leadership development. Most of these paradoxes are a central part of the hero’s journey as described by comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell (1949). We will discuss the genesis of these paradoxical truths, and we will suggest ways that an awareness of these principles can ...


Uk Communications Provider Consumer Switching Experience Report 2015, Lissa Coffey Oct 2015

Uk Communications Provider Consumer Switching Experience Report 2015, Lissa Coffey

LissaCoffey

☑The research examined these experiences at various key stages in the switching journey, covering initial engagement with the market, assessment of switching options, decision-making on whether to switch or not, and completion among those who decided to switch. The research investigated consumer experiences at these stages in the pay TV, fixed landline, fixed broadband and mobile markets, with a particular focus on ☑ Services(UK) Analyzed: Sky - BT - Vodafone - EE ☑ Research Interests: Telecommunications Engineering, Communication, Media Studies, Wireless Communications, Community Engagement & Participation, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Information Communication Technology, Telecommunication, Electronics and communication, Communication Studies,


Healthcare Information Systems: Opportunities And Challenges, Madison Ngafeeson Oct 2015

Healthcare Information Systems: Opportunities And Challenges, Madison Ngafeeson

Madison Ngafeeson

No abstract provided.


Family Control, Socioemotional Wealth And Earnings Management In Publicly Traded Firms, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Joanna Campbell Dr, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Prof Oct 2015

Family Control, Socioemotional Wealth And Earnings Management In Publicly Traded Firms, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Joanna Campbell Dr, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Prof

Geoffrey P Martin

We examine the unique nature of agency problems within publicly traded family firms by investigating the earnings management decision of dominant family owners relative to non-family. To do so, we draw upon literature demonstrating that family owners are loss averse with respect to the family’s socioemotional wealth (SEW), or the affective endowment derived from firm ownership and control. Our theory and findings suggest that potential reputational consequences of earnings management lead family principals to engage in less of this practice relative to non-family firms, and that founder family firms are less likely than non-founder family firms to use earnings ...


Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena Sep 2015

Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Overcoming Silo Thinking In The Is Discipline By Thinking Differently About Is And It, Steven Alter Aug 2015

Overcoming Silo Thinking In The Is Discipline By Thinking Differently About Is And It, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

This essay challenges fundamental, silo-oriented assumptions about the IS discipline. It shows how work system theory and its extensions form a potential basis for overcoming that silo-orientation and finding and exploiting areas of overlap with other disciplines. Within the IS discipline, this paper shows how WST and extensions provide a basis for thinking differently about fundamental topics including the following: IS as a system-related discipline, system usage, sociotechnical systems, planned and emergent change in systems, system development and systems analysis and design, user participation and IS/IT projects, attaining value from IS and IT, IS success, business/IT alignment, and ...


Beneficial Noncompliance And Detrimental Compliance: Expected Paths To Unintended Consequences, Steven Alter Aug 2015

Beneficial Noncompliance And Detrimental Compliance: Expected Paths To Unintended Consequences, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

This paper explores the possibility that compliance and noncompliance to process specifications, software usage procedures, business rules, and best practices could be beneficial or detrimental. After introducing different types of compliance and noncompliance, it uses a simple 2 x 2 matrix to postulate four types of situations: beneficial compliance, detrimental compliance, beneficial noncompliance, and detrimental noncompliance. It provides examples that illustrate subcategories within all four possibilities, thereby bringing into question the common assumption that compliance is beneficial and noncompliance is detrimental. It presents a model that explains decisions related to intentions toward compliance and noncompliance. It concludes with implications for ...


E-Book Acceptance Among Undergraduate Students: A Look At The Moderating Role Of Technology Innovativeness, Madison Ngafeeson, Jun Sun Jul 2015

E-Book Acceptance Among Undergraduate Students: A Look At The Moderating Role Of Technology Innovativeness, Madison Ngafeeson, Jun Sun

Madison Ngafeeson

This paper utilizes the technology acceptance model (TAM) to uncover the moderating roles of technology innovativeness. A study of 158 undergraduate students revealed that the original TAM constructs and relationships were reliable, supported, and applicable in the measurement of e-book acceptance. Interestingly, personal technology innovativeness was found to moderate in a significant way, the relationship between behavioral intention to use e-book and actual usage of e-book. These findings suggest that while individuals who are more open to technology (adopters) as well as less technologically innovative individuals (late adopters and non-adopters) are likely to have the intention to use web-based instructional ...


Bringing Fear To The Perpetrators – Humanitarian Cyber Operations As Evidence Gathering And Deterrence, Jan Kallberg Jul 2015

Bringing Fear To The Perpetrators – Humanitarian Cyber Operations As Evidence Gathering And Deterrence, Jan Kallberg

Jan Kallberg

Humanitarian cyber operations would allow democratic states to utilise cyber operations as a humanitarian intervention to capture information and create a foundation for decision making for collective international action supported by humanitarian international law. This follows the legal doctrine of responsibility to protect, which relies first on the nation state itself but when the state fails to protect its citizens, then the international community can act ignoring the repressive or failed states national sovereignty. Another support for humanitarian cyber operations is the ability to capture evidence to support future prosecution for crimes against humanity. The weakest link in the chain ...


Agenda: Innovations In Managing Western Water: New Approaches For Balancing Environmental, Social, And Economic Outcomes, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment Jun 2015

Agenda: Innovations In Managing Western Water: New Approaches For Balancing Environmental, Social, And Economic Outcomes, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Outcomes (Martz Summer Conference, June 11-12)

Many aspects of western water allocation and management are the product of independent and uncoordinated actions, several occurring a century or more ago. However, in this modern era of water scarcity, it is increasingly acknowledged that more coordinated and deliberate decision-making is necessary for effectively balancing environmental, social, and economic objectives. In recent years, a variety of forums, processes, and tools have emerged to better manage the connections between regions, sectors, and publics linked by shared water systems. In this event, we explore the cutting edge efforts, the latest points of contention, and the opportunities for further progress.


Transforming Impossible Into Possible (Tip): A Group Work Model In Workforce Development, Philip Young P. Hong Jun 2015

Transforming Impossible Into Possible (Tip): A Group Work Model In Workforce Development, Philip Young P. Hong

School of Social Work: Faculty Publications and Other Works

This presentation introduces newly developed a social work group intervention model in workforce development. Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP) program empowers participants to develop self-awareness, confidence, hope, goal-orientation, leadership, accountability, conscientiousness, and grit, it is anticipated that it improves both employment and retention outcomes.


Creativity Inspired Community: A Practice And Process For Growing Communities Through Group Creativity, David Eyman Jun 2015

Creativity Inspired Community: A Practice And Process For Growing Communities Through Group Creativity, David Eyman

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project explores the use of group creativity practices to support changing attitudes and the formation of cohesive communities in civic and business settings. More specifically this project explores the use of a predetermined sequence of group creativity tools to facilitate a change in participant mentality. The attitudinal shift is from self-serving to engaged and collaborative. The ultimate outcome of using the proposed framework is the bonding of incompatibly opinionated people into a solidified community that is responsible for implementing their novel ideas. Ideas formed within this process are a reflection of the individual’s personal life objectives as they ...


A Workaround Design System For Anticipating, Designing, And/Or Preventing Workarounds, Steven Alter Jun 2015

A Workaround Design System For Anticipating, Designing, And/Or Preventing Workarounds, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

Idealized system design produces requirements reflecting management intentions and “best practices.” This paper proposes a workaround design system (WDS) for anticipating, designing, and/or preventing workarounds that bypass systems as designed. A WDS includes a process and an interactive “workaround design tool” (WDT) for identifying and evaluating foreseeable workarounds based on work system theory and a theory of workarounds. This paper summarizes the conceptual background and explains the form, use, and implications of the proposed WDS and WDT.

The idea of WDS addresses significant gaps in practice and research. Designers should have methods for identifying likely obstacles and anticipating and ...


Sociotechnical Systems Through A Work System Lens :A Possible Path For Reconciling System Conceptualizations, Business Realities, And Humanist Values In Is Development, Steven Alter Jun 2015

Sociotechnical Systems Through A Work System Lens :A Possible Path For Reconciling System Conceptualizations, Business Realities, And Humanist Values In Is Development, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

This position paper describes an approach that might increase the likelihood that the sociotechnical perspective will take its proper place in today’s world. This paper questions the clarity of the traditional STS notion of joint optimization of a social system and technical system. It explains how the integrated system view in work system theory (WST) and the work system method (WSM) might provide a more straightforward way to describe, discuss, and negotiate about sociotechnical systems. Using WST/WSM to bypass the effort of separately describing and jointly optimizing social and technical systems might make it easier to engage effectively ...


Guide To Cheap Living: Living On A College Budget Without Selling A Kidney, Rachel Vipond, Renae Meines, Riley Eleveth May 2015

Guide To Cheap Living: Living On A College Budget Without Selling A Kidney, Rachel Vipond, Renae Meines, Riley Eleveth

Ethos

Between textbooks, tuition, ramen and the electric bill, college students don’t have a whole lot of spare change lying around. Let’s face it: we’re broke. Whether you’re digging between your car’s seat cushions to come up with this month’s rent or checking your banking app obsessively, money is probably on your mind. Though the word “cheap” is generally associated with poorly made products and people who reuse Ziploc bags, when done right, cheap habits can save you time and leave you with some extra pocket cash.


The Relevance Of Economic, Institutional And Cultural Determinants For Venture Capital Investments. A Us-Europe Comparison., Nadja Benes May 2015

The Relevance Of Economic, Institutional And Cultural Determinants For Venture Capital Investments. A Us-Europe Comparison., Nadja Benes

Master's Theses

This study analyzes the determinants of early-stage VC investments by identifying characteristics in the economic, institutional, as well as cultural framework that could explain the diverging levels of early-stage VC investments across countries. Data was assembled for 16 countries during the period from 1995 until 2013. The results indicate that countries that are more open to trade are associated with higher levels in early-stage venture capital. A higher unemployment rate negatively affects a country’s level of early-stage VC funds. Higher R&D expenditures as a proxy for the technological and innovation capacity in a country as well as a ...


Quick Cash, Matt Wettengel, Jordan Welch, Kait Mckinney May 2015

Quick Cash, Matt Wettengel, Jordan Welch, Kait Mckinney

Ethos

It’s mid-spring semester: That Christmas cash is long gone, bills are still due and spring break is on the horizon. Some major decisions lie ahead, and sorting the crumbs from the change at the bottom of the couch won’t cut it anymore. Should you eat or hit the bars? Or sacrifice both and save that money?


Raise The Bar, Matt Wettengel, Briana Wengert, Kait Mckinney May 2015

Raise The Bar, Matt Wettengel, Briana Wengert, Kait Mckinney

Ethos

They’re a staple of any college town, and in Ames some are notorious for being a little less than sanitary. Current standards in Iowa require inspections of most bars only once every two years, despite recent closings due to roach infestations and repeated violations.


Promo Qqdewa Situs Judi Bola Online Terbesar Dan Terpercaya Indonesia, Yudi Winarko Qqdewa May 2015

Promo Qqdewa Situs Judi Bola Online Terbesar Dan Terpercaya Indonesia, Yudi Winarko Qqdewa

Yudi Winarko qqdewa

QQDEWA Situs Judi Bola Online Terbesar dan Terpercaya Indonesia agen judi bola online yang merupakan tempat terbaik bagi para bebotoh untuk bermain judi online saat ini. http://www.sohibseo.com/2015/05/qqdewa.html


Volatility And Risk Management In European Electricity Futures Markets, Jim Hanly, Lucia Morales May 2015

Volatility And Risk Management In European Electricity Futures Markets, Jim Hanly, Lucia Morales

Articles

This paper estimates and applies a risk management strategy for electricity spot exposures using futures hedging. We apply our approach to three of the most actively traded European electricity markets, Nordpool, APXUK and Phelix. We compare both optimal hedging strategies and the hedging effectiveness of these markets for two hedging horizons, weekly and monthly using both Variance and Value at Risk (VaR). We find significant differences in both the Optimal Hedge Ratios (OHR’s) and the hedging effectiveness of the different electricity markets. Better performance is found for the Nordpool market while the poorest performer in hedging terms is Phelix ...


Innovation And Entrepreneurship A Panacea To Crisis, Emmanouil Alexander Zografakis May 2015

Innovation And Entrepreneurship A Panacea To Crisis, Emmanouil Alexander Zografakis

Emmanouil Alexander Zografakis EZ

The beneficial effect of innovation and entrepreneurship on crisis management can be easily highlighted taking Greek financial crisis into account. That specific crisis has paved the way to a new enterprising era, characterized by high instability, making the dream of growth potential speculation to be vanished into thin air. Thus, the process of management, planning and setting of targets is liable to come to a standstill. On that occasion, only the balancing of quality and cost can lead to manufacture that can be deemed to be “value for money”.


An Investigation Of The Relationships Between And Among Power, Trust And Job Satisfaction Of Nurse Managers In Acute Care Hospitals Using Rogers Science Of Unitary Human Beings, Maureen A. Schneider May 2015

An Investigation Of The Relationships Between And Among Power, Trust And Job Satisfaction Of Nurse Managers In Acute Care Hospitals Using Rogers Science Of Unitary Human Beings, Maureen A. Schneider

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Background: Defined as control and freedom, power is often characterized as hierarchical. Power-as-freedom exists as a unitary manifestation of the whole and is acausal. Thus a worldview that emphasizes mutual process rather than a causal (control) view supports a culture of trust in the healthcare environment that generates a committed and a thriving work force. When nurse leaders support a climate of trust, managers develop a sense of commitment to the organization which may lead to job satisfaction. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence supporting the relationship between power, trust and job satisfaction among nurse managers.

Purpose: The ...


Student Debt, Mindi Price, Nguyet Bui, David Derong May 2015

Student Debt, Mindi Price, Nguyet Bui, David Derong

Ethos

On January 25, President Barack Obama presented the world with his State of the Union address, informing Americans what his national plans and priorities would be for the next four years. And once the topic turned to college affordability, he made a statement that piqued the interest of university students and faculty. “Let me put colleges and universities on notice: If you can’t stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down,” Obama said. “Higher education can’t be a luxury – it is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able ...


The Early Identification Of At-Risk Students In An Undergraduate Marketing Metrics Course, Bruce K. Pilling, David L. Nasser May 2015

The Early Identification Of At-Risk Students In An Undergraduate Marketing Metrics Course, Bruce K. Pilling, David L. Nasser

Atlantic Marketing Journal

The Early Identification of At-Risk Students in an Undergraduate Marketing Metrics Course

Abstract

This research describes the development of a diagnostic tool to permit the early identification of at-risk students in an undergraduate marketing metrics course. Using multiple discriminant analysis, students were classified into performance categories by drawing on a set of predictor variables conceptually linked to student performance in math-based courses. The discriminant model included math ability, perceived self-efficacy, math anxiety and overconfidence as potential discriminators of student performance. The model successfully identifies at-risk students at three times the chance probability. The early identification of at-risk students is a ...


Teaching Customer Orientation To Millennials By Utilizing Electronic Communication Between Students And Firms, Thomas M. Hickman, Michael M. Pearson May 2015

Teaching Customer Orientation To Millennials By Utilizing Electronic Communication Between Students And Firms, Thomas M. Hickman, Michael M. Pearson

Atlantic Marketing Journal

This article describes an experiential method for teaching customer orientation by directing students to use their own experience with a business to write either an e-mail letter of praise or complaint to that business. Students complete a survey that asks them to rate businesses on customer orientation measures at the time they send the e-mail and, again, at the end of the semester after having had time to receive a response. Results of the surveys are analyzed and recommendations are given for conducting an interactive discussion that allows students to see the variability of the firms’ commitment to customer orientation.


An Analysis Of Perceptual Gaps Among Chamber Management, Chamber Member Contacts, And A Proxy Sample Of Chamber Member Employees: An Attempt To Improve Marketing Efficacy, Paul J. Costanzo, Janelle E. Goodnight May 2015

An Analysis Of Perceptual Gaps Among Chamber Management, Chamber Member Contacts, And A Proxy Sample Of Chamber Member Employees: An Attempt To Improve Marketing Efficacy, Paul J. Costanzo, Janelle E. Goodnight

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Decreases in membership for a local chamber of commerce led the authors to conduct research to assist them in determining why they have been experiencing difficulty with business organization memberships within the last few years. This paper presents findings from an exploratory study that examined perceptual gaps on a series of factors that the authors believe when identified, may lead to improved marketing efficacy. Chamber management, chamber member contacts, and a proxy sample of chamber member employees for a local chamber of commerce completed surveys to assess the level of consistency among their perceptions of value added benefits of chamber ...