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Institutionalization Of Software Product Line: An Empirical Investigation Of Key Organizational Factors, Faheem Ahmed, Luiz Capretz, Shahbaz Sheikh Feb 2013

Institutionalization Of Software Product Line: An Empirical Investigation Of Key Organizational Factors, Faheem Ahmed, Luiz Capretz, Shahbaz Sheikh

Luiz Fernando Capretz

A good fit between the person and the organization is essential in a better organizational performance. This is even more crucial in case of institutionalization of a software product line practice within an organization. Employees’ participation, organizational behavior and management contemplation play a vital role in successfully institutionalizing software product lines in a company. Organizational dimension has been weighted as one of the critical dimensions in software product line theory and practice. A comprehensive empirical investigation to study the impact of some organizational factors on the performance of software product line practice is presented in this work. This is the ...


Leadership Styles And Perceptions Of Gender Role Stereotypes, Margaret Padgett, Andrew Embry, Craig Caldwell Feb 2011

Leadership Styles And Perceptions Of Gender Role Stereotypes, Margaret Padgett, Andrew Embry, Craig Caldwell

Craig B. Caldwell

No abstract provided.


The Chilean Corporate Governance System: The Effect Of Non-Bank Financial Intermediaries And Auditors On Earnings Quality And Disclosure Levels, Veronica Pizarro, Sakthi Mahenthiran, David Cademartori, Roberto Curci Sep 2010

The Chilean Corporate Governance System: The Effect Of Non-Bank Financial Intermediaries And Auditors On Earnings Quality And Disclosure Levels, Veronica Pizarro, Sakthi Mahenthiran, David Cademartori, Roberto Curci

Sakthi Mahenthiran

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Eco Paraiso, Gregory Osland, Robert Mackoy, Daniel Mcquiston Jul 2010

Eco Paraiso, Gregory Osland, Robert Mackoy, Daniel Mcquiston

Gregory E. Osland

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Eco Paraiso, Gregory Osland, Robert Mackoy, Daniel Mcquiston Apr 2010

Eco Paraiso, Gregory Osland, Robert Mackoy, Daniel Mcquiston

Daniel H. McQuiston

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Tax Increment Financing: A Look At Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mark Eppli, Anthony Pennington-Cross Oct 2009

Tax Increment Financing: A Look At Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mark Eppli, Anthony Pennington-Cross

Anthony Pennington-Cross

No abstract provided.


The Development And Evaluation Of Software To Foster Professional Development In Educational Assessment, Morgan C. Benton Dec 2007

The Development And Evaluation Of Software To Foster Professional Development In Educational Assessment, Morgan C. Benton

Dissertations

This dissertation sought to answer the question: Is it possible to build a software tool that will allow teachers to write better multiple-choice questions? The thesis proceeded from the finding that the quality of teaching is very influential in the amount that students learn. A basic premise of this research, then, is that improving teachers will improve learning. With this foundation, the next question became what area of teaching to improve. The literature on educational assessment indicated that teachers lack competence at effective assessment, particularly in the area of multiple-choice question generation. It is likely that improvement in this area ...


User Evaluation Of The Performance Of Information Systems, Edward Mahinda Dec 2007

User Evaluation Of The Performance Of Information Systems, Edward Mahinda

Dissertations

Information technologies (IT) are considered the primary survival factor for many organizations and the most critical success factor in businesses today. To justify the necessary investment in IT, user evaluation of information systems' performance in organizations is a key consideration. This research investigated a comprehensive and convenient means for end users to assess this performance.

Among the existing theories and models on the evaluation of information system performance based on intrinsic technological properties, the Web of System Performance (WOSP) model provides the most comprehensive basis for information system evaluation, and therefore merited further investigation. The research question was how well ...


Complex Adaptive Systems Based Data Integration : Theory And Applications, Eliahu Rohn Dec 2007

Complex Adaptive Systems Based Data Integration : Theory And Applications, Eliahu Rohn

Dissertations

Data Definition Languages (DDLs) have been created and used to represent data in programming languages and in database dictionaries. This representation includes descriptions in the form of data fields and relations in the form of a hierarchy, with the common exception of relational databases where relations are flat. Network computing created an environment that enables relatively easy and inexpensive exchange of data. What followed was the creation of new DDLs claiming better support for automatic data integration. It is uncertain from the literature if any real progress has been made toward achieving an ideal state or limit condition of automatic ...


Taux : A System For Evaluating Sound Feedback In Navigational Tasks, Robert J. Lutz Dec 2007

Taux : A System For Evaluating Sound Feedback In Navigational Tasks, Robert J. Lutz

Dissertations

This thesis presents the design and development of an evaluation system for generating audio displays that provide feedback to persons performing navigation tasks. It first develops the need for such a system by describing existing wayfinding solutions, investigating new electronic location-based methods that have the potential of changing these solutions and examining research conducted on relevant audio information representation techniques. An evaluation system that supports the manipulation of two basic classes of audio display is then described. Based on prior work on wayfinding with audio display, research questions are developed that investigate the viability of different audio displays. These are ...


Leader Delegation And Trust In Global Software Teams, Suling Zhang Dec 2007

Leader Delegation And Trust In Global Software Teams, Suling Zhang

Dissertations

Virtual teams are an important work structure in global software development. The distributed team structure enables access to a diverse set of expertise which is often not available in one location, to a cheaper labor force, and to a potentially accelerated development process that uses a twenty-four hour work structure.

Many software teams are partially distributed, that is, part of the team is colocated. Such partially distributed global software teams are an important work structure in software development projects. However, little is known about what affects or improves team members’ motivation and job satisfaction in the partially distributed environment. This ...


Green Jobs: Towards Sustainable Work In A Low-Carbon World, Worldwatch Institute Dec 2007

Green Jobs: Towards Sustainable Work In A Low-Carbon World, Worldwatch Institute

Research Studies and Reports

[Excerpt] The latest assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the widely noted Stern report on The Economics of Climate Change have lent new urgency to countering the challenge of global warming—a calamitous development in its own right and a phenomenon that further aggravates existing environmental challenges. There is now a virtual avalanche of reports by international agencies, governments, business, labor unions, environmental groups, and consultancies on the technical and economic implications of climate change as well as the consequences of mitigation and adaptation strategies. Many declaim a future of green jobs—but few present specifics ...


American Index Put Options Early Exercise Premium Estimation, Ako Doffou Dec 2007

American Index Put Options Early Exercise Premium Estimation, Ako Doffou

WCOB Faculty Publications

"This paper examines empirically the value of early exercise by testing the ability of two American put valuation models to predict the early exercise premium for the S&P 100 American put options. An accuracy test and a quality test are performed on (1) the MacMillan (1986) & Barone-Adesi and Whaley (1987) model, and (2) the Carr, Jarrow and Myneni(1992) model. The test results show that early exercise premium is significant regardless of moneyness. Moreover, consistent with the theory, the value of early exercise is significantly negatively related to moneyness and interest rates and significantly positively related to time to ...


Identifying, Understanding, And Resolving Legal And Operational Issues In Outsourcing--Bharat Vagadia's Outsourcing To India: A Legal Handbook, Ilmr Editors Dec 2007

Identifying, Understanding, And Resolving Legal And Operational Issues In Outsourcing--Bharat Vagadia's Outsourcing To India: A Legal Handbook, Ilmr Editors

Brigham Young University International Law & Management Review

No abstract provided.


Section 965: A Traditional Corporate Tax Policy, Jessica C. Kornberg Dec 2007

Section 965: A Traditional Corporate Tax Policy, Jessica C. Kornberg

Brigham Young University International Law & Management Review

No abstract provided.


The Convergence Of Ifrs In China: A View On The Influence Of Political Ideology On Chinese Accounting Profession, Y. Zhang, J. Andrew, H. W. Collier Dec 2007

The Convergence Of Ifrs In China: A View On The Influence Of Political Ideology On Chinese Accounting Profession, Y. Zhang, J. Andrew, H. W. Collier

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

A historical perspective lens may be useful to help people understand the world of accounting and accounting research. Some believe that the role that accounting plays in current society could be better understood by reviewing its historical association with the institutionalization development within which it operates. Accounting as it is practiced in capitalist system has been predominately viewed as a technical and context-free activity. However, if a meta-level concern addressing broad structural and institutional environment from which accounting emanated is absent, there must be doubt that the conventional accounting can claim to be comprehensible and to contain true information. This ...


Intraday Pattern And The Speed Of Adjustment In The Jakarta Stock Exchange, Zaafri Husodo, Thomas Henker Dec 2007

Intraday Pattern And The Speed Of Adjustment In The Jakarta Stock Exchange, Zaafri Husodo, Thomas Henker

Thomas Henker

High frequency study at individual level in the Jakarta Stock Exchange is conducted in this research to reveal the dynamics at intraday level. Several apparent patterns emerge from analyzing the relation among the speed of adjustment coefficients, noise, and noise variance. It is found that the noise and noise variance are at a low level when the speed of adjustment coefficients achieves a fair level. The speed of adjustment coefficients, both at market and individual level show a periodic adjustment pattern at a daily interval. This justifies the importance of studying the dynamics of the price discovery as estimated in ...


Monopoly Or Competition: Standard Setting In The Private And Public Sector, Shyam Sunder, Karim Jamal Dec 2007

Monopoly Or Competition: Standard Setting In The Private And Public Sector, Shyam Sunder, Karim Jamal

Shyam Sunder

Financial accounting standards in the U.S. are developed by private standard setting organizations (SSOs) that operate under the oversight of a government agency. The primary accounting SSO (FASB) has been criticized for writing too many standards (standards overload), the complexity of its standards, the processes by which its standards are set, and the absence of a competitive mechanism to help set standards. The present study seeks to assess the validity of these concerns by looking at standard setting processes in the broader economy. The study consists of three parts. In Section 1, we present some historical data on standard ...


Some Economic Issues In Indian Textile Sector, Badri Narayanan G. Dec 2007

Some Economic Issues In Indian Textile Sector, Badri Narayanan G.

Badri Narayanan G.

No abstract provided.


Lilly Endowment Inc. Dec 2007

Lilly Endowment Inc.

Benefactors

Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family -- J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli -- through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company.

On December 12, 2007, the Lilly Endowment awarded the law school a $25 million grant enabling the school to attract and retain exceptional teachers and scholars and to establish the School as one of the very best public universities in the country. “[The gift] will help us position our School of Law at the forefront of legal education ...


Bobby Petrino Gets Going, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2007

Bobby Petrino Gets Going, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

He has been found. Call off the search. We now have the new poster boy for College Football.


Edwards & Cobb Collections (Mss 35), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Edwards & Cobb Collections (Mss 35), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 35. Account books, 1857-1858, of G.W. Edwards and T.W. Cobb, general merchants at East Fork, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.


The Consumer Choice Of E-Channels As A Purchasing Avenue: An Investigation Of The Communicative Aspects Of Information Qualtiy , Jaejoo Lim Dec 2007

The Consumer Choice Of E-Channels As A Purchasing Avenue: An Investigation Of The Communicative Aspects Of Information Qualtiy , Jaejoo Lim

All Dissertations

A conspicuous paradox is evident in the statistics concerning purchases over the internet. While a majority of the US population uses the internet to seek product information for purchasing decisions, less than two percent of actual retail sales occur on the Internet. To explain this small ratio of e-channel choice for purchase, a comprehensive model that extends DeLone and McLean's (2004) e-commerce success model was developed. The model centers on the importance of perceived information quality and its relationship to e-channel choice as a purchasing channel. Using the overarching theoretical frame of motivation, two questions were examined: (a) what ...


Leaders Can Learn To Change; Some Do: A Qualitative Study, George K. Kriflik, R. Jones Dec 2007

Leaders Can Learn To Change; Some Do: A Qualitative Study, George K. Kriflik, R. Jones

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

The behaviour of organisational subordinates is significantly affected by the attitudes and actions of their supervisor. By changing themselves, leaders can therefore have a crucial impact not only on the behaviour of their subordinates but also on the extent to which those subordinates perceive that they are achieving their organisational potential. This paper presents a conceptual model of the process through which organisational leaders can attempt to change themselves with the objective of changing the behaviour of their subordinates. Using a grounded methodology, data has been collected and analysed from a large Australian public sector bureaucracy by means of participant ...


Vodcasting As A Tool For Recruiting Students, Kathryn King Dec 2007

Vodcasting As A Tool For Recruiting Students, Kathryn King

Kathryn King

No abstract available


Constructive Enabling: Applying A Wilderness Skills Intervention To Support The Therapeutic Change Process Of Adolescent Females In Residential Treatment, Brian K. Malcarne Dec 2007

Constructive Enabling: Applying A Wilderness Skills Intervention To Support The Therapeutic Change Process Of Adolescent Females In Residential Treatment, Brian K. Malcarne

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the potential benefits of a primitive wilderness skills intervention (POST) on the therapeutic change process of adolescent females enrolled in a residential treatment center. A qualitative data analysis approach was used. A convenience sample of eight female adolescents was selected by therapist referral. The data were analyzed using open, axial, and selective coding. Data analysis was used to assess participants' progress in the therapeutic change. Further analysis revealed a core theme connecting participants' POST experience with feelings of self-empowerment and reflective connections to their individual therapeutic change process. Constructive enabling was the ...


Family Leisure Involvement And Family Functioning In Samoa, Irene Dora Annandale Fotu Dec 2007

Family Leisure Involvement And Family Functioning In Samoa, Irene Dora Annandale Fotu

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to (a) examine the relationship between family leisure involvement and aspects of family functioning (adaptability and cohesion) among Samoan families residing on American Samoa, and (b) to compare the Samoan data to a broad sample of American families to provide a cross-cultural comparison. The sample consisted of 340 adult participants. The Family Leisure Activity Profile (FLAP) was used to measure family leisure involvement. FACES II was used to measure family functioning. Regression analyses conducted on the 340 individuals indicated a positive relationship between core family leisure involvement and family cohesion, adaptability, and overall family ...


Os Novos Garotos No Pedaço, Karl P. Sauvant Dec 2007

Os Novos Garotos No Pedaço, Karl P. Sauvant

Karl P. Sauvant

Karl P. Sauvant, “Os novos garotos no pedaço,” Valor Economico, 6 December 2007, p. A.15.


Analysis Of Pricing And Reserving Risks With Applications In Risk-Based Capital Regulation For Property/Casualty Insurance Companies, Chayanin Kerdpholngarm Dec 2007

Analysis Of Pricing And Reserving Risks With Applications In Risk-Based Capital Regulation For Property/Casualty Insurance Companies, Chayanin Kerdpholngarm

Risk Management and Insurance Dissertations

The subject of the study for this dissertation is the relationship between pricing and reserving risks for property-casualty insurance companies. Since the risk characteristics of insurers differ based on their structure, objectives and incentives, segmenting the insurers into subgroups would allow for a better understanding of group-specific risks. Based on this approach to analyzing insurer financial risks, we find that, in a given accident year, the pricing and reserving errors are positively correlated, especially in long-tailed lines of business. Large insurers, stock insurers, and multi-state insurers, in general, exhibit a strong correlation between accident-year price and reserve errors. However, only ...


Palestinian Health Institutions: Finding A Way Forward In The Wake Of The Second Intifada, Peter E. Hilsenrath, Karan P. Singh Dec 2007

Palestinian Health Institutions: Finding A Way Forward In The Wake Of The Second Intifada, Peter E. Hilsenrath, Karan P. Singh

Eberhardt School of Business Faculty Articles

The strength of Hamas in Palestinian elections in early 2006 reshuffled the cards in the game of Middle East politics. Many astonished observers have sought an explanation for this political change. But the election result should not have been so surprising. Hamas has earned a reputation of clean governance and compassion for the poor, unlike the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority. Hamas has had a strong presence in the health sector which helped establish its legitimacy and popularity. This paper reviews bilateral and multilateral aid to Palestinians following the second intifada and argues that not enough was done by the international community ...