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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.


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

WCBT 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 ...


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.


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.


Presentation: Project Valuation Using Real Options: A Practitioner's Guide, Dimitrios V. Siskos Dec 2007

Presentation: Project Valuation Using Real Options: A Practitioner's Guide, Dimitrios V. Siskos

Publications

Dr. Dimitrios was Guest Speaker in the Master's degree class “Logistics” taught by Professor Dr. Dimitrios Emiris. The presentation was based on the book "Project Valuation Using Real Options" by Dr. Prasad Kodukula and Chandra Papudesu.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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

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

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.


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 ...


2007-12-06, Morehead State University. Board Of Regents. Dec 2007

2007-12-06, Morehead State University. Board Of Regents.

Morehead State Board of Regents Agenda Books and Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


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 ...


2007-12-06 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. Dec 2007

2007-12-06 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes for December 6, 2007.


Information And Computer Technology Security: Furthering The Research Agenda, Karin Garrety, M Barrett Dec 2007

Information And Computer Technology Security: Furthering The Research Agenda, Karin Garrety, M Barrett

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Despite the development of advanced technical devices and procedures, the information held in computer systems remains vulnerable to attack and/or inadvertent mishandling, resulting in security breaches. Increasingly, researchers and practitioners are recognising that information security is not merely a technical issue, but is heavily influenced by social and cultural factors. This paper argues that post-cognitivist approaches to human computer interaction, which focus on situated reasoning and the contextual, relational aspects of computer-mediated activities and interactions, provide a promising set of concepts with which to explore non-technical users’ everyday security practices and beliefs. We review the limited research that has ...


Improving Practices In A Small Software Firm: An Ambidextrous Perspective, Nannette Napier Dec 2007

Improving Practices In A Small Software Firm: An Ambidextrous Perspective, Nannette Napier

Computer Information Systems Dissertations

Despite documented best practices and specialized tools, software organizations struggle to deliver quality software that is on time, within budget, and meets customer requirements. Managers seeking improved software project outcomes face two dominant software paradigms which differ in their emphasis on upfront planning, customer collaboration, and product documentation: plan-driven and agile. Rather than promoting one approach over the other, this research advocates improving software management practices by developing the organization’s ambidextrous capability. Ambidextrous organizations have the ability to simultaneously succeed at two seemingly contradictory capabilities (e.g. discipline and agility) which leads to enhanced organizational performance. Overall, this study ...