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Gradual Changes In Repeat Customers' Adoption Behavior Toward Responses To Mobile Direct Mail Coupon Promotions, Shahriar Akter Dec 2015

Gradual Changes In Repeat Customers' Adoption Behavior Toward Responses To Mobile Direct Mail Coupon Promotions, Shahriar Akter

Shahriar Akter

Service businesses record the number of visitors as a measure of the performance of their business. However, summarized observations such as the total number of visits per month provide little insight on individual-level visiting behavior. In addition, behavior may change over time, especially in a swiftly changing environment induced by mobile promotions. This paper presents an individual level model for shop visiting behavior based on data of a beauty salon. The model focuses on gradual changes toward responses to mobile direct mail (DM) coupons based on the shop visit interval (SVI) of the beauty salon. This means that as someone ...


The Impact Of State Anti-Predatory Lending Laws: Implications And Insights, Anthony Pennington-Cross, Raphael Bostic, Kathleen Engel, Patricia Mccoy, Susan Wachter Mar 2014

The Impact Of State Anti-Predatory Lending Laws: Implications And Insights, Anthony Pennington-Cross, Raphael Bostic, Kathleen Engel, Patricia Mccoy, Susan Wachter

Patricia A. McCoy

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Entrepreneurial Orientation For International Market Entry And Penetration, Vladi Maksimov, Li Dai, Brett Anitra Gilbert, Stephanie Fernhaber Dec 2013

The Effects Of Entrepreneurial Orientation For International Market Entry And Penetration, Vladi Maksimov, Li Dai, Brett Anitra Gilbert, Stephanie Fernhaber

Li Dai

No abstract available


Ssrn As An Initial Revolution In Academic Knowledge Aggregation And Dissemination, David Bray, Sascha Vitzthum, Benn Konsynski Jan 2010

Ssrn As An Initial Revolution In Academic Knowledge Aggregation And Dissemination, David Bray, Sascha Vitzthum, Benn Konsynski

Sascha Vitzthum

Within this paper we consider our results of using the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) over a period of 18 months to distribute our working papers to the research community. Our experiences have been quite positive, with SSRN serving as a platform both to inform our colleagues about our research as well as inform us about related research (through email and telephoned conversations of colleagues who discovered our paper on SSRN). We then discuss potential future directions for SSRN to consider, and how SSRN might well represent an initial revolution in 21st century academic knowledge aggregation and dissemination. Our paper ...


Initial Public Offerings And The Failed Promise Of Disintermediation, A. Christine Hurt Dec 2008

Initial Public Offerings And The Failed Promise Of Disintermediation, A. Christine Hurt

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Collaborative Learning Utilizing A Domain-Based Shared Data Repository To Enhance Learning Outcomes, David J. Lubliner Dec 2008

Collaborative Learning Utilizing A Domain-Based Shared Data Repository To Enhance Learning Outcomes, David J. Lubliner

Dissertations

A number of learning paradigms have postulated that knowledge formation is a dynamic process where learners actively construct a representation of concepts integrating information from multiple sources. Current teaching strategies utilize a compartmentalized approach where individual courses contain a small subset of the knowledge required for a discipline. The intent of this research is to provide a framework to integrate the components of a discipline into a cohesive whole and accelerate the integration of concepts enhancing the learning process. The components utilized to accomplish these goals include two new knowledge integration models; a Knowledge Weighting Model (KWM) and the Aggregate-Integrate-Master ...


Voting In Group Support Systems : Theory, Implementation, And Results From An Exploratory Study, Kung-E Cheng Dec 2008

Voting In Group Support Systems : Theory, Implementation, And Results From An Exploratory Study, Kung-E Cheng

Dissertations

Group decision making is essential in organizations. Group Support Systems (GSS) can aide groups in making decisions by providing tools and process support. GSS is especially useful for geographically or temporally distributed groups. Researchers of GSS have pointed out that convergence processes are hard to accomplish in GSS. Voting tools in GSS can be a valuable asset in alleviating the difficulty of convergence processes because voting is a concise communication of individual preferences with a well defined procedure that is accepted by group members. In addition, voting results can serve as a group memory of the convergence processes. Field observations ...


A Martingale Test For Alpha, Dean P. Foster, Robert A. Stine, H. Peyton Young Dec 2008

A Martingale Test For Alpha, Dean P. Foster, Robert A. Stine, H. Peyton Young

Statistics Papers

We present a new method for testing whether a fund manager’s track record allows us to infer that he is able to beat the market with high probability or is just plain lucky. The test is based on the martingale maximal inequality. Unlike other standard approaches the test is robust to the assumed distribution of returns while retaining substantial statistical power. The method is illustrated using stock market data from 1926‐2007.


The Dystopian Potential Of Corporate Law, D. Gordon Smith Dec 2008

The Dystopian Potential Of Corporate Law, D. Gordon Smith

Faculty Scholarship

The community of corporate law scholars in the United States is fragmented. One group, heavily influenced by economic analysis of corporations, is exploring the merits of increasing shareholder power vis-a-vis directors. Another group, animated by concern for social justice, is challenging the traditional, shareholder-centric view of corporate law, arguing instead for a model of stakeholder governance. The current disagreement within corporate law is as fundamental as in any area of law, and the debate is more heated than at any time since the New Deal. This paper is part of a debate on the audacious question, Can Corporate Law Save ...


It Takes More Than House Calls: Organizing To Win With A Comprehensive Union-Building Strategy, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Tom Juravich Dec 2008

It Takes More Than House Calls: Organizing To Win With A Comprehensive Union-Building Strategy, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Tom Juravich

Kate Bronfenbrenner

[Excerpt] Until recently, some national and local union leaders still argued that labor should circle the wagons and take care of existing members rather than spend scarce resources on organizing nonunion workers. Today those voices have largely been silenced by the hard numbers of labor's dramatic decline. As expressed in the platform of the new AFL-CIO leadership slate, the American labor movement must "organize at an unprecedented pace and scale." The question unions face today is no longer whether to make organizing a priority but how that can best be achieved.


Virtual Environments Innovation And R&D Activities: Management Challenges, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha Dec 2008

Virtual Environments Innovation And R&D Activities: Management Challenges, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Companies will not survive long unless they join a threefold revolution in management itself, innovation, and information technology. Innovation plays a central role in economic development, at regional and national level. In the competitive environment companies are obliged to produce more rapidly, more effectively and more efficiently in new product development which is a result of research and development (R&D) activities. It is necessary for them to put together different capabilities and services with the goal, through cooperation between suppliers and customers, service providers and scientific institutions to achieve innovations of high quality. Depending on the type of industry ...


Final Report : The Effects Of Plant Closing Or Threat Of Plant Closing On The Right Of Workers To Organize, Kate Bronfenbrenner Dec 2008

Final Report : The Effects Of Plant Closing Or Threat Of Plant Closing On The Right Of Workers To Organize, Kate Bronfenbrenner

Kate Bronfenbrenner

No abstract provided.


The Evolution Of Strategic And Coordinated Bargaining Campaigns In The 1990s: The Steelworkers’ Experience, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Tom Juravich Dec 2008

The Evolution Of Strategic And Coordinated Bargaining Campaigns In The 1990s: The Steelworkers’ Experience, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Tom Juravich

Kate Bronfenbrenner

"With the refocusing of attention of the labor movement on organizing, an increasing number of scholars have been directing their research toward the nature and practice of current union organizing efforts. These scholars have begun updating a literature that had grown sorely out of touch with the organizing experience of America’s unions and have provided the foundation for a more sophisticated understanding of the organizing process. While we applaud this resurgence in organizing research, there has not been a comparable resurgence in research on collective bargaining…"


Worker Turnover And Part-Time Employment At Ups, Kate Bronfenbrenner Dec 2008

Worker Turnover And Part-Time Employment At Ups, Kate Bronfenbrenner

Kate Bronfenbrenner

Over the last ten years we have seen a dramatic increase in the utilization of part-time workers by the United Parcel Service (UPS). This increase has been coupled with a stunningly high turnover rate of 150 percent among these workers. This study documents the deteriorating work environment for part-time workers at UPS and finds that a lack of full-time opportunities, a pervasive pattern of management mistreatment, and an alarmingly high injury rate are the primary determinants of the high turnover rate.


The Role Of Private Sector Investment In International Microfinance And The Implications Of Domestic Regulatory Environments, William Langer Dec 2008

The Role Of Private Sector Investment In International Microfinance And The Implications Of Domestic Regulatory Environments, William Langer

Brigham Young University International Law & Management Review

No abstract provided.


Hedge Funds: The Case Against Increased Global Regulation In Light Of The Subprime Mortgate Crisis, Laszlo Ladi Dec 2008

Hedge Funds: The Case Against Increased Global Regulation In Light Of The Subprime Mortgate Crisis, Laszlo Ladi

Brigham Young University International Law & Management Review

No abstract provided.


An Overview Of Userra And The Fmla's Provisions For Military Families, Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center Dec 2008

An Overview Of Userra And The Fmla's Provisions For Military Families, Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center

Conferences, Panels, and Events

Two federal laws offer employment protections specifically to service members and their families. This is a summary of these laws, the USERRA and provisions of the FMLA.


A Sampling Of Workplace Flexibility Laws And Programs For Military Personnel, Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center Dec 2008

A Sampling Of Workplace Flexibility Laws And Programs For Military Personnel, Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center

Conferences, Panels, and Events

A variety of laws, policies, and programs govern the availability and utilization of workplace flexibility in the military as an employer for both service members and civilians. This document provides examples of those laws, policies, and programs, categorized by the type of flexibility governed.


Virtual R&D Teams: A Sustainable Infrastructure For Promoting Smes, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha Dec 2008

Virtual R&D Teams: A Sustainable Infrastructure For Promoting Smes, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are a major part of the industrial economies. Their survival and growth has therefore been a prominent issue. Research and development (R&D) enables firms to create new technologies and/or to build on existing technologies obtained through technology transfer. Nowadays unpredictable environment suggests that many firms seek new ways of conducting their business through some kind of R&D activities to make a profit and stay ahead of the competition. To survive in the global economy SMEs have to improve their products and processes exploiting their intellectual capital in a dynamic network of knowledge-intensive relations inside and outside their borders. SMEs need to focus on core competences for efficiency matters; they need to cooperate with external partners to compensate for other competences and resources. Responding to the increasing de-centralization and globalization of work processes, many SMEs have responded to their dynamic environments by introducing virtual teams. Virtual teams are growing in popularity. By a comprehensive literature review this article following define a virtual teams, SMEs and its characteristics, addressing a sustainable infrastructure for promoting SMEs. Finally conclude that managers of SMEs should ...


Negotiations In International Marketing, Allan Bird, Lynn E. Metcalf Dec 2008

Negotiations In International Marketing, Allan Bird, Lynn E. Metcalf

Lynn E. Metcalf

No abstract provided.


Jewish Family Service Employee Development Plan, Brenda Bothel, Karen Gould, Dorothy L. O'Hagan Dec 2008

Jewish Family Service Employee Development Plan, Brenda Bothel, Karen Gould, Dorothy L. O'Hagan

Human Resource and Volunteer Management

Working as consultants on behalf of the USD Nonprofit Leadership program, Brenda Bothel, Dorothy O’Hagan, and Karen Gould partnered with Jewish Family Service (JFS) in San Diego, California to redesign and implement a new employee performance evaluation process. The following pages document the steps taken and research used by the USD consulting team in order to come up with a new employee evaluation process for JFS which will be referred to as the Employee Development Plan.


An Agent-Based Model Of Viral Marketing: Comparing Online-Based Viral And Traditional Marketing In A Closed System For Fashion Trends In A Competitive Setting, Tony S. Wang Dec 2008

An Agent-Based Model Of Viral Marketing: Comparing Online-Based Viral And Traditional Marketing In A Closed System For Fashion Trends In A Competitive Setting, Tony S. Wang

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Viral marketing, is it hot or just hot air? Is the only thing viral about viral marketing the hype it‟s receiving from the academic community, the corporate world, and the media? This study presents an agent-based model to determine if viral marketing is significantly more effective than traditional marketing in the context of a closed world where two clothing companies compete with one another for consumer loyalty, one using only online viral ads and the only online traditional ads. The study concludes that viral marketing has a small, yet statistically significant advantage over traditional marketing as a whole. The ...


Rfid-Enabled Warehouse Optimization: Lessons From Early Adopters In The 3pl Industry, S. F. Wamba, T. R. Coltman, Katina Michael Dec 2008

Rfid-Enabled Warehouse Optimization: Lessons From Early Adopters In The 3pl Industry, S. F. Wamba, T. R. Coltman, Katina Michael

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

This paper presents the impact of RFID technology on the picking and shipping processes of one RFID-enabled warehouse in the 3PL industry. The findings from our study confirm initial results from many studies where RFID implementation has been shown to enable business process redesign, improve data quality, real-time data collection and synchronization and enhance system integration. In this study we show that the full potential of RFID technology is dependent upon the involvement of all supply chain members involved in implementation. Moreover, firms considering implementing RFID technology need to take into account their investment in complementary assets such as employee ...


Info 530: Erd & Dfd Diagrams, James Gross Dec 2008

Info 530: Erd & Dfd Diagrams, James Gross

James Gross

Drexel University, Info 530/780.


Agenda: Evolving Regional Frameworks For Ag-To-Urban Water Transfers, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program, Western Water Assessment, Red Lodge Clearinghouse Dec 2008

Agenda: Evolving Regional Frameworks For Ag-To-Urban Water Transfers, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program, Western Water Assessment, Red Lodge Clearinghouse

Evolving Regional Frameworks for Ag-to-Urban Water Transfers (December 11)

The permanent transfer of water from agricultural users to municipalities has become a common feature of water management in several western states. In many cases, these voluntary market‐based transfers provide significant benefits to both the buyers and sellers, but many third parties—including remaining irrigators, rural businesses and communities dependent upon agricultural economies—have been negatively impacted. While some impacts of these so‐called “buy and dry” transfers are largely unavoidable, many can be lessened by temporary arrangements that only shift water to cities in years when municipal supplies are inadequate, such as drought and post‐drought storage recovery ...


Slides: Lower Arkansas Valley Super Ditch Company, Inc.: Water Leasing Program, Peter Nichols Dec 2008

Slides: Lower Arkansas Valley Super Ditch Company, Inc.: Water Leasing Program, Peter Nichols

Evolving Regional Frameworks for Ag-to-Urban Water Transfers (December 11)

Presenter: Peter Nichols, General Counsel of the Lower Arkansas Valley “Super Ditch” Company, Trout, Raley, Montano, Witwer & Freeman PC, Colorado

33 slides


Slides: Idaho Rental Pool: Rules And Procedures, Idaho Water Resource Board, Jerry R. Rigby Dec 2008

Slides: Idaho Rental Pool: Rules And Procedures, Idaho Water Resource Board, Jerry R. Rigby

Evolving Regional Frameworks for Ag-to-Urban Water Transfers (December 11)

Presenter: Jerry Rigby, Counsel for Fremont‐Madison Irrigation District, Rigby, Thatcher, Andrus, Rigby & Moeller, Idaho

25 slides


Slides: Pvid/Mwd Land Management, Crop Rotation And Water Supply Program, Ed Smith Dec 2008

Slides: Pvid/Mwd Land Management, Crop Rotation And Water Supply Program, Ed Smith

Evolving Regional Frameworks for Ag-to-Urban Water Transfers (December 11)

Presenter: Ed Smith, General Manager, Palo Verde Irrigation District, Southern California

25 slides


Bibididen Wilin: 'Sparking' A Fire, Michelle Evans Dec 2008

Bibididen Wilin: 'Sparking' A Fire, Michelle Evans

Michelle Evans

The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) presented an address by the Head of the Wilin Centre Michelle Evans framed by a traditional welcome to country by the Chair of the Wilin Centre Senior Elder of the Wurundjeri people, Aunty Joy Wandon Murphy, an introduction by the Patron of the Wilin Centre, Mr Mark 'The black' Olive, and a short duologue by Ms Maurial Skuthorpe Spearim and Ms Uraine Mastrasavas, Indigenous drama students of the Faculty.


Defining Value Based Information Security Governance Objectives, Sushma Mishra Dec 2008

Defining Value Based Information Security Governance Objectives, Sushma Mishra

Theses and Dissertations

This research argues that the information security governance objectives should be grounded in the values of organizational members. Research literature in decision sciences suggest that individual values play an important role in developing decision objectives. Information security governance objectives, based on values of the stakeholders, are essential for a comprehensive security control program. The study uses Value Theory as a theoretical basis and value focused thinking as a methodology to develop 23 objectives for information security governance. A case study was conducted to reexamine and interpret the significance of the proposed objectives in an organizational context. The results suggest three ...