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Design Thinking As A Framework For Teaching Packaging Innovation, Javier De La Fuente, Irene Carbonell, Mary Laporte Feb 2019

Design Thinking As A Framework For Teaching Packaging Innovation, Javier De La Fuente, Irene Carbonell, Mary Laporte

Journal of Applied Packaging Research

Students in scientific/technical-oriented disciplines struggle with achieving good levels of innovation when exposed to design problems. Research indicates the need for implementing alternative pedagogical approaches in technical curricula that enhance students’ creative skills. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation of a cross-disciplinary pedagogical approach with a focus on teaching innovation in the field of packaging engineering at a university in the United States. A Design Thinking Project-Based Learning (DTPBL) approach was used to improve the levels of innovation in student work. Its outcomes were compared with those of a Traditional Project-Based Learning (TPBL) approach. The ...


Dallas Refugee Engagement Project, Anna Landreneau, Kovan Barzani, Uroob Haris, Lawrence Jiang, Michael Park, Thomas Schmedding Feb 2019

Dallas Refugee Engagement Project, Anna Landreneau, Kovan Barzani, Uroob Haris, Lawrence Jiang, Michael Park, Thomas Schmedding

SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research

The full capabilities of well-structured project management are rarely realized outside of the scope of the respective profession. The tools and skills in which project managers specialize are furthermore often considered in high-level business contexts, but are far less remembered as crucial components to many other endeavors. This project portfolio serves as an insight into the structure and process of managing a short-term social awareness project and an exploration and application of various project management tools. It also provides a review of the success of implementing sound project management toward humanitarian work on a community level. Public Equity, the team ...


Customer Knowledge Management In The Cloud Ecosytem, Joseph O. Chan Feb 2019

Customer Knowledge Management In The Cloud Ecosytem, Joseph O. Chan

Communications of the IIMA

The evolution of the economy has gone through the agricultural era, followed by the industrial era focusing on the production of goods and the postindustrial era accentuated by information and services. The new economy of the 21stcentury is characterized by knowledge and relationships. Galbreath (2002) described the transition to a new economic order driven by knowledge and based on the value of relationships. Customer knowledge management (CKM) synthesizes the customer knowledge and relationships assets in the extended enterprise to create advantages for companies in a very competitive market. Technologies have changed alongside the economy. Big Data and Cloud ...


Cyber Capability Planning And The Need For An Expanded Cybersecurity Workforce, Tony Coulson, Megan Mason, Vincent Nestler Feb 2019

Cyber Capability Planning And The Need For An Expanded Cybersecurity Workforce, Tony Coulson, Megan Mason, Vincent Nestler

Communications of the IIMA

Cybersecurity is a national concern for the United States, yet the cybersecurity workforce is currently understaffed. Military capability planning can be used as a framework to evaluate and establish cybersecurity workforce development models, such as the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework. These models can be used in a way that provides the nation a methodology to enhance human resource capabilities and fill the cybersecurity workforce deficit. Furthermore, this report discusses the importance of establishing and enhancing strategic recruitment initiatives that can be utilized for building a cybersecurity pipeline.


Mining Useful Information From Big Data Models Through Semantic-Based Process Modelling And Analysis, Kingsley Okoye Feb 2019

Mining Useful Information From Big Data Models Through Semantic-Based Process Modelling And Analysis, Kingsley Okoye

Communications of the IIMA

Over the past few decades, most of the existing methods for analysing large growing knowledge bases, particularly Big Data, focus on building algorithms and/or technologies to help the knowledge-bases automatically or semi-automatically extend. Indeed, a vast number of such systems that construct the said large knowledge-bases continuously grow, and most often, they do not contain all of the facts about each process instance or elements that can be found within the process base. As a consequence, the resultant process models tend to be vague or missing value datasets. In view of such challenge, the work in this paper demonstrates ...


Diversification Of Polish Agri-Food Trade, Małgorzata Bułkowska Feb 2019

Diversification Of Polish Agri-Food Trade, Małgorzata Bułkowska

International Journal of Business and Technology

The embargo introduced in August 2014 by Russia on the food products imported from the European Union caused a strong decline in sales of food from Poland in this country. The aim of the article is to analyse the current trends and prospects of development of Polish agrifood trade with the EU and non-EU countries in 2013-2016. A special attention was paid on changes in geographical structure and the level of diversification of Polish food exports as a result of the export restriction. The analysis shows that the situation on the Russian market influenced the growth of the food exports ...


Determinants Of Trade In Value Added: The Case Of The Central And Eastern European Countries, Łukasz Ambroziak Feb 2019

Determinants Of Trade In Value Added: The Case Of The Central And Eastern European Countries, Łukasz Ambroziak

International Journal of Business and Technology

The aim of the paper is to investigate determinants of trade in value added of the CEECs (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) in the period 2000–2014. For this purpose, it uses a generalised gravity model based on panel data. The main independent variables (GDP of trading countries and the distance between them) have the same direction of impact on both value added exports/imports and gross exports/imports. Only the values of coefficients differ. The greatest difference concerns the geographical distance. It results from indirect value added trade.


The Evolution Of Crm From The Perspective Of An Emerging Country: Past, Present And Future, Taşkın Dirsehan Feb 2019

The Evolution Of Crm From The Perspective Of An Emerging Country: Past, Present And Future, Taşkın Dirsehan

International Journal of Business and Technology

From traditional groceries to mobile commerce, marketing has passed through several ages in its history, and so has the relationship between the seller and the customer. The CRM evolution process differs according to the history of different countries. This study offers a perspective on CRM from an emerging country, Turkey, and will demonstrate the stages of customer relationship management (CRM) in that country. In Turkey’s collective culture in the 80s, grocery stores existed with a strong relationship between the seller and the store. The owner was called “uncle grocery” and usually came from the same quarter as the customers ...


Triennial Scientific Review: Assisting Drowning Victims: Effective Water Rescue Equipment For Lay-Responders, Angela K. Beale-Tawfeeq, American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council Feb 2019

Triennial Scientific Review: Assisting Drowning Victims: Effective Water Rescue Equipment For Lay-Responders, Angela K. Beale-Tawfeeq, American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

The original question addressed in the scientific review was What is the most effective piece of rescue equipment for a lay responder to throw to a person in trouble in water? and the modified question was rephrased as What are the most effective types of aquatic rescue equipment for a layperson/bystander to use to rescue a drowning person? To thoroughly analyze the main question, the following sub-questions were examined: What are the most accurate and buoyant types of devices? What specific equipment is best for quick rescues? What specific equipment can be grasped most easily by drowning victims? This ...


Small And Medium Enterprises’ Risk Exposures And Mitigation Approaches In Nigeria, Joshua Solomon Adeyele, Olubunmi Florence Osemene Jan 2019

Small And Medium Enterprises’ Risk Exposures And Mitigation Approaches In Nigeria, Joshua Solomon Adeyele, Olubunmi Florence Osemene

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

Risks militating against small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been on the increase due to how risks mitigations are conducted by the owners/operators. Although thorough understanding of businesses undertaken by the owners of SMEs enables them to have a clear picture of risks affecting their businesses so as to act in proactive manner in order to mitigate or avoid the impending risks. To assess the risk exposures of SMEs, a random sampling technique was used to select 209 SMEs within Lagos and Benin City. Both descriptive and inferential statistics such as Phi and Gamma were used to analyse the ...


The Zookeeper's Secret: Finding Your Calling In Life, Erica Knight Jan 2019

The Zookeeper's Secret: Finding Your Calling In Life, Erica Knight

Marriott Student Review

Does the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" frighten you? Funny how no one considers themselves a "grown up", but there comes a time when we stop asking this question.


Book Review: "Mean Business: How I Save Bad Companies And Make Good Companies Great" By Al Dunlap, Jennifer Ann Goldsberry Jan 2019

Book Review: "Mean Business: How I Save Bad Companies And Make Good Companies Great" By Al Dunlap, Jennifer Ann Goldsberry

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Lean In, Alyssa Clark Jan 2019

Lean In, Alyssa Clark

Marriott Student Review

Gender inequality still exists in the workplace. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg explains that in order to attain greater gender equality, women must actively lean in to their work and make their voices heard. This article highlights Sandberg's primary messages and emphasizes practical steps that can be taken to give more balanced opportunities to both men and women. This message is intended to be a jumping point for conversations about the gendered experiences of women professionally and in the home.


Book Review: Beyond Juggling, Marianna Richardson Jan 2019

Book Review: Beyond Juggling, Marianna Richardson

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Common Sense Communication: Four Keys To Communicating Your Way To The Top, Elisabeth J. Andersen Jan 2019

Common Sense Communication: Four Keys To Communicating Your Way To The Top, Elisabeth J. Andersen

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Industry Spotlight: Medical Devices, Evan D. Poff Jan 2019

Industry Spotlight: Medical Devices, Evan D. Poff

Marriott Student Review

Medical devices restore and even redefine health. This Industry Spotlight examines pre-market barriers, medtech business model quirks, current and future developments in the field, and the present-day move to value-based care in the medical device industry.


Forced Labor In Hong Kong, Kylan Rutherford Jan 2019

Forced Labor In Hong Kong, Kylan Rutherford

Marriott Student Review

Domestic workers are among the most exploited groups, composing 24% of the estimated 45.8 million forced laborers worldwide. The market for domestic workers has expanded especially rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region; in Hong Kong alone, there are currently 360,000 domestic workers—about 10% of Hong Kong’s workforce—mostly originating from the Philippines and Indonesia (Hincks, 2017). 94% of these workers show signs of exploitation or forced labor (Kang, 2017). The nature of their work in a foreign country limits their access to government protection, forces them to comply with illegally high recruitment fees, and can push them ...


Don't Gamble With Aloha, Victoria Beecroft Jan 2019

Don't Gamble With Aloha, Victoria Beecroft

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Synopsis: Tourism In Utah As An Economic Development Tool, Jhana Aristondo Jan 2019

Synopsis: Tourism In Utah As An Economic Development Tool, Jhana Aristondo

Marriott Student Review

Tourism in Utah is largely driven by seasonal recreation at its variety of natural-heritage resources all year round. Traditionally, in order to measure the impact that tourism has had on economic growth, income variables such as the nominal and real GDP have been used, but these only give a one-sided economic approach. If we look at the distinct concept of economic development instead of economic growth, what can be said about the impact that tourism has on the former?

This study will use and test variables that explain economic development and tourism behavior in the state of Utah. To measure ...


Executive Spotlight: Ahmad Corbitt, Ryan Yauney Jan 2019

Executive Spotlight: Ahmad Corbitt, Ryan Yauney

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Coping Mechanisms To Failure And Adversity, Jacob Thorpe Jan 2019

Coping Mechanisms To Failure And Adversity, Jacob Thorpe

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Navigating Sino-American Business Relationships, Ryan Stenquist Jan 2019

Navigating Sino-American Business Relationships, Ryan Stenquist

Marriott Student Review

Relationships between American and Chinese companies have never been more important or profitable as they are now. With linguistic, moral, governmental, and legal systems developed entirely independent of each other for thousands of years, these relationships also prove the most difficult and complex to navigate. This article explores mistakes foreigners often make while doing business in China, the current environment and culture of joint ventures with native Chinese, and how to succeed in the challenging yet rewarding economy now opening up to the world.


Buzzwords, Sarah Romney Jan 2019

Buzzwords, Sarah Romney

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Work-Life Balance: Denmark Vs. Usa, Sarah Gardner Jan 2019

Work-Life Balance: Denmark Vs. Usa, Sarah Gardner

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


The Empathetic Leader, Sarah Romney Jan 2019

The Empathetic Leader, Sarah Romney

Marriott Student Review

Research shows that “empathy” is an important quality in a leader and improves one’s ability to resolve group needs, obtain followers, perform prosocial behaviors, and get positive results. However, many business students do not recognize the value of empathy. Business schools can help improve this by teaching the importance of empathy and giving students the opportunity to develop it.


Full Issue: The Balancing Act (Volume 2: Issue 3), Marianna Richardson Jan 2019

Full Issue: The Balancing Act (Volume 2: Issue 3), Marianna Richardson

Marriott Student Review

The balancing act of contemporary life can be exhausting. Rarely is rewarding work, deeply satisfying relationships, and rejuvenating self-care tied up in a package and delivered on your doorstep. Sandholtz, Derr, Buckner, and Carlson, ask the question, “Has life for the dedicated post-modern careerist been reduced to ‘You’re born, you juggle, then you die?’” Hopefully, that is not the pre-destined fate of all contemporary adults.

In this issue of Marriott Student Review, our authors explore the balancing act of business professionals who teeter between relationships and work, as well as success and failure in their external and internal lives.


Improving Vix Futures Forecasts Using Machine Learning Methods, James Hosker, Slobodan Djurdjevic, Hieu Nguyen, Robert Slater Jan 2019

Improving Vix Futures Forecasts Using Machine Learning Methods, James Hosker, Slobodan Djurdjevic, Hieu Nguyen, Robert Slater

SMU Data Science Review

The problem of forecasting market volatility is a difficult task for most fund managers. Volatility forecasts are used for risk management, alpha (risk) trading, and the reduction of trading friction. Improving the forecasts of future market volatility assists fund managers in adding or reducing risk in their portfolios as well as in increasing hedges to protect their portfolios in anticipation of a market sell-off event. Our analysis compares three existing financial models that forecast future market volatility using the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) to six machine/deep learning supervised regression methods. This analysis determines which models provide ...


Project Insight: A Granular Approach To Enterprise Cybersecurity, Sunna Quazi, Adam Baca, Sam Darsche Jan 2019

Project Insight: A Granular Approach To Enterprise Cybersecurity, Sunna Quazi, Adam Baca, Sam Darsche

SMU Data Science Review

In this paper, we disambiguate risky activity corporate users are propagating with their software in real time by creating an enterprise security visualization solution for system administrators. The current problem in this domain is the lag in cyber intelligence that inhibits preventative security measure execution. This is partially due to the overemphasis of network activity, which is a nonfinite dataset and is difficult to comprehensively ingest with analytics. We address these concerns by elaborating on the beta of a software called "Insight" created by Felix Security. The overall solution leverages endpoint data along with preexisting whitelist/blacklist designations to unambiguously ...


Notes On The Same Side, Margaret E. Winters Jan 2019

Notes On The Same Side, Margaret E. Winters

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Administration-side academic contract administrators have a complex job. It includes, in addition to carrying out negotiations and the implementation of contracts, the sometimes fraught task of serving as the liaison between the union and the university administration. A further set of roles for contract administrators involve their relationships with other members of the university administration, chairs, deans, provosts, presidents, and board members. These relationships will be examined first in light of each of these positions, taken in turn, vis-à-vis collective bargaining and then through a discussion of how the various aspects of the role of the contract administrator (negotiations, implementation ...


Managing Internal Tensions In Contract Negotiations: A Perspective From The Academic Union’S Side, John Allison, Jonathan Blitz Jan 2019

Managing Internal Tensions In Contract Negotiations: A Perspective From The Academic Union’S Side, John Allison, Jonathan Blitz

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Academic collective bargaining, like all collective bargaining, presupposes conflicts between goals of the administration and the academic union. The represented parties on both sides, as well as the general public, typically perceive conflicts in collective bargaining in that way. However, both the administration’s and union’s bargaining teams must substantially resolve internal conflicts among the teams‘ own represented parties before the teams can hope to achieve an acceptable collective-bargaining agreement (i.e., a binding contract). After briefly addressing the very real strengths of academic unions in collective bargaining, we will at greater length explain the origin, nature, and usually ...