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A Rasch Model Analysis Of Technology Usage In Minnesota Hospitals, John Olson, James Belohlav, Lori Cook Dec 2015

A Rasch Model Analysis Of Technology Usage In Minnesota Hospitals, John Olson, James Belohlav, Lori Cook

John Olson

No abstract provided.


Continuance Of Mhealth Services At The Bottom Of The Pyramid: The Roles Of Service Quality And Trust, Shahriar Akter, Pradeep Ray, John D'Ambra Dec 2015

Continuance Of Mhealth Services At The Bottom Of The Pyramid: The Roles Of Service Quality And Trust, Shahriar Akter, Pradeep Ray, John D'Ambra

Shahriar Akter

Continued usage of information systems (or, IS continuance) has proven to be a critical success parameter for ICT implementation at the top of the global economic pyramid. However, there are few studies which have explored continued IS usage at the bottom of the economic pyramid (BOP) though it represents the majority of the world’s population. To fill this knowledge gap, this study develops an mHealth continuance model at the BOP framing the impact of two post adoption expectation beliefs (i.e., perceived service quality and perceived trust). This study extends ECM (expectation confirmation model) perspective synthesizing the extant literature ...


A Comparative Analysis Of Decision Trees Vis-À-Vis Other Computational Data Mining Techniques In Automotive Insurance Fraud Detection, Adrian Gepp, Kuldeep Kumar, J Holton Wilson, Sukanto Bhattacharya Jul 2014

A Comparative Analysis Of Decision Trees Vis-À-Vis Other Computational Data Mining Techniques In Automotive Insurance Fraud Detection, Adrian Gepp, Kuldeep Kumar, J Holton Wilson, Sukanto Bhattacharya

Kuldeep Kumar

No abstract provided.


Integrating The Core: A New Management Curriculum To Empower Our Students., Robert Desman, Douglas Moodie, Deborah Roebuck, Samia Siha May 2014

Integrating The Core: A New Management Curriculum To Empower Our Students., Robert Desman, Douglas Moodie, Deborah Roebuck, Samia Siha

Deborah Mae Britt Roebuck

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Domestic Violence In The Workplace, Helen Lavan, Yvette Lopez, Marsha Katz, Marty Martin May 2013

The Impact Of Domestic Violence In The Workplace, Helen Lavan, Yvette Lopez, Marsha Katz, Marty Martin

William Marty Martin

No abstract provided.


Bullying As An Organizational Safety Issue: Do Different Types Of Bullying Lead To Different Litigated Outcomes?, Helen Lavan, Yvette Lopez, William Marty Apr 2013

Bullying As An Organizational Safety Issue: Do Different Types Of Bullying Lead To Different Litigated Outcomes?, Helen Lavan, Yvette Lopez, William Marty

Helen LaVan

No abstract provided.


2012 Q4 Market Pulse Report, John K. Paglia Dec 2012

2012 Q4 Market Pulse Report, John K. Paglia

Pepperdine Market Pulse Report

The quarterly IBBA and M&A Source Market Pulse Survey was created to gain an accurate understanding of the market conditions for businesses being sold in Main Street (values $0-$2MM) and the lower middle market (values $2MM -$50MM). The national survey was conducted with the intent of providing a valuable resource to business owners and their advisors. The IBBA and M&A Source present the Market Pulse Survey with the support of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project and the Graziado School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.


"Why Do We Have To Learn This Stuff?" Revising Or Developing A Course Using Essential Questions, Michael E. Cafferky Dec 2012

"Why Do We Have To Learn This Stuff?" Revising Or Developing A Course Using Essential Questions, Michael E. Cafferky

Faculty Works

This paper explores how the concept of “essential questions” can be used as a structural tool for revising or developing a business course such that active learning and student engagement are fostered. The concept of essential questions is different from and similar to the Socratic method. The relationship between essential questions and other course elements is discussed. An example is provided for how this approach was used in a business ethics course taught from a biblical worldview.


Bowl Survey, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2012

Bowl Survey, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Over the next two days and nights ten bowl games will be played across the expanse of our great nation. At the end of the bowl season, culminating with the BCS Championship Game on January 7, thirty-five bowl games will have been played. The first, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, took place on December 15.


Private Exchanges Of Agricultural Land In Zhejiang, China: A Road To Agrarian Capitalism Or Path-Dependent Transformation?, Qian Forrest Zhang Dec 2012

Private Exchanges Of Agricultural Land In Zhejiang, China: A Road To Agrarian Capitalism Or Path-Dependent Transformation?, Qian Forrest Zhang

Qian Forrest ZHANG

No abstract provided.


Management Training In Hospitality Schools: A Comparative Study Of Instructional Methods, Dana V. Tesone Dec 2012

Management Training In Hospitality Schools: A Comparative Study Of Instructional Methods, Dana V. Tesone

Rosen Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The article examines management education for Tourism and Hospitality students in higher learning institutions. It provides the findings of a comparative study of two instructional methodologies—traditional classroom and online courses. The study compared cognitive retention learning outcomes of a sample of students in both modalities over a single academic year. The overall results indicate similar efficacy between the two instructional techniques for participants within the sample.


Virtual Teams And E-Entrepreneurship, Nader Ale Ebrahim Dec 2012

Virtual Teams And E-Entrepreneurship, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

The advent of the virtual teams has facilitated the emergence and formation of new companies within the Net Economy which called e-Entrepreneurship. The terms of e-Entrepreneurship and virtual teams still are new in the scholarly papers. Therefore, this introductory presentation focuses on different aspects of virtual teams and e-entrepreneurship.


Hambrunas Socialistas, Guillermo Arosemena Dec 2012

Hambrunas Socialistas, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


“The Role Of Switching Costs In The Markets For Pc Operating Systems, Online Search, Internet Access And Mobile Service: Implications For Australian Competition And Consumer Protection Policy”, Robert G. Harris Dec 2012

“The Role Of Switching Costs In The Markets For Pc Operating Systems, Online Search, Internet Access And Mobile Service: Implications For Australian Competition And Consumer Protection Policy”, Robert G. Harris

Robert G Harris

This paper addresses the role of switching costs in computing, communications and information technologies. Switching costs (and closely related network effects) play an increasingly important role in competitive analysis and competition policy. This paper considers the interplay of switching costs and the emergence of the digital, online economy, and examines the implications of switching costs for competition and competition policies in Australia.


Edad Y Enseñanza, Guillermo Arosemena Dec 2012

Edad Y Enseñanza, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Ict For Poverty Alleviation In Pacific Island Nations: Study Of Icts4d In Fiji, Deogratias Harorimana, Opeti Rokotuinivono, Emali Sewale, Fane Salaiwai, Marica Naulu, Evangelin Roy Dec 2012

Ict For Poverty Alleviation In Pacific Island Nations: Study Of Icts4d In Fiji, Deogratias Harorimana, Opeti Rokotuinivono, Emali Sewale, Fane Salaiwai, Marica Naulu, Evangelin Roy

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

ICT for Poverty Alleviation in Pacific Island Nations: Study of ICTs4D in Fiji There has been a vague and little knowledge on the role or potential of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in relation to addressing poverty in Fiji. This may be probably due to the newness of the technology in the South Pacific Region as a whole but also probably due to the fact that only 9.7% of the current Fiji 931,000 populations are internet users (ITC Figures 2011). This paper reports on finding how ICTs is contributing towards poverty alleviation in Fiji. On the basis of ...


El Estadista Civilizado, Guillermo Arosemena Dec 2012

El Estadista Civilizado, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


An Assessment Of The Effects Of Desertification In Yobe State, Nigeria, Jibril Musa Phd Dec 2012

An Assessment Of The Effects Of Desertification In Yobe State, Nigeria, Jibril Musa Phd

Confluence Journal Environmental Studies (CJES), Kogi State University, Nigeria

Desertification is one of the most serious environmental and socio-economic problems of our time. Desertification describes circumstances of land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions resulting from the climatic variation and human activities. The fundamental goal of this thesis was to assess the effects of desertification in Yobe State, Nigeria. The present threat of desertification in the sahel has reached an alarming stage where crops cultivation and animal rearing/grazing are no more productive, soil has lost its nutrient/fertility, various infrastructure had given way because of windstorm from the neighbouring Niger Republic and sand dunes had taken ...


Nebraska Monthly Economic Indicators: December 21, 2012, Eric Thompson, William Walstad, Adam George Dec 2012

Nebraska Monthly Economic Indicators: December 21, 2012, Eric Thompson, William Walstad, Adam George

Leading Economic Indicator Reports

The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) dropped modestly, declining by 0.18%, during November 2012. The decline in the LEI-N, which predicts economic growth in the state six months in the future, followed four months of increase. The modest decline in the LEI-N is not sufficient to reverse the growth trend seen in the previous four months. The Nebraska economy is expected to expand moderately in December 2012 and the first half of 2013. Looking at individual components of the LEI-N, only one component, the number of single-family building permits, increased in November. This permit growth has been a bright ...


The Interplay Of Facilitating Conditions And Organizational Settings In The Acceptance Of Teleconsultation Technology In Public Hospitals In Malaysia, Nurazean Maarop, Khin Tan Win Dec 2012

The Interplay Of Facilitating Conditions And Organizational Settings In The Acceptance Of Teleconsultation Technology In Public Hospitals In Malaysia, Nurazean Maarop, Khin Tan Win

Dr Khin Win

This research explores users’ intention to use teleconsultation technology. The study also explores the influence of facilitating conditions on the acceptance of the technology in the health care environment in Malaysia. Further, the study compares the level of user acceptance in two organizational settings: (1) between emergency and non-emergency environment, and (2) between referring and referral hospital. This research presumes on the basis of exploratory and descriptive study engaging a survey of healthcare providers who practice in public hospitals in Malaysia. The study reports a high level of acceptance and acceptable extent of facilitating conditions of teleconsultation technology. Thus, some ...


Applying The Modified Delphi Method To Identify The Taiwanese Electronic Health Record Systems Evaluation Framework And Instrument, Yung-Yu Su, Khin Than Win, Tieh-Chi Chung Dec 2012

Applying The Modified Delphi Method To Identify The Taiwanese Electronic Health Record Systems Evaluation Framework And Instrument, Yung-Yu Su, Khin Than Win, Tieh-Chi Chung

Dr Khin Win

The aim of this research is to design an appropriate conceptual evaluation framework with a draft instrument for validating the structure of the Taiwanese EHR systems evaluation framework. According to the knowledge of “Triangulation research method” and both quantitative and qualitative approaches, the modified Delphi method was applied to refine the proposed instrument into practicable for real medical environment based on a quantitative approach. In addition, by calculating content validity index for items (I-CVI) and content validity index for scales (S-CVI), it also indicates the degree of consensus between and within questions in the proposed instrument. In short, an appropriate ...


Implementing Patient Accessible Health Information Site For Diabetes Management, Khin Than Win Dec 2012

Implementing Patient Accessible Health Information Site For Diabetes Management, Khin Than Win

Dr Khin Win

The focus of health care has changed from health care provider paternalistic approach to consumer focused approach. The aim of this study is to implement an online health information site for patient education of Diabetes. To achieve this, design criteria for effective patient education were considered and diabetes patients information site was implemented which includes patient information access, diabetes challenge, administrator module and the scheduler module. Implementing patients access for their health information with providing patients tailored health information according to their needs to enhance patient education is important. This project contributes vastly in consumer health informatics as it develops ...


A Knowledge-Based Risk Advisor Model For Chronic Complications Of Diabetes, Mohsen Sangi, Khin Than Win, John Fulcher Dec 2012

A Knowledge-Based Risk Advisor Model For Chronic Complications Of Diabetes, Mohsen Sangi, Khin Than Win, John Fulcher

Dr Khin Win

Diabetes as an unprecedented epidemic is spreading all around the world. While one in every seven healthcare dollars in USA is spent on diabetes, 60% of direct costs and almost 80-90% of indirect costs of that are related to diabetic complications. The ultimate aim of this study is to develop a rule-based model for advising the risk of chronic diabetic complications. An extensive literature review has been carried out to gather actual knowledge about diabetic complications and their related predisposing factors. NVivo8 is used to organize and categorize the acquired knowledge. A rule-based decision support model is constructed from the ...


Composite Ordinal Forecasting In Horse Racing - An Optimization Approach, Alan Tse, Chan-Ieong Chan Dec 2012

Composite Ordinal Forecasting In Horse Racing - An Optimization Approach, Alan Tse, Chan-Ieong Chan

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

Using horse racing data in Hong Kong as an example, this paper looks into the properties of an optimization model for making composite ordinal forecasts based on minimization of the absolute error of the joint distribution of the errors of twelve forecasters of race outcomes. It was found that the optimization model is not only sound theoretically, but it is also robust, and can handle situations when data are sparse.


A Typology Of Technology Applications To Expedite Gaming Productivity, Leslie E. Cummings Dec 2012

A Typology Of Technology Applications To Expedite Gaming Productivity, Leslie E. Cummings

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

No abstract provided.


Competing Forces In Sustainable Gambling: Towards A Balanced Approach, Nerilee Hing Dec 2012

Competing Forces In Sustainable Gambling: Towards A Balanced Approach, Nerilee Hing

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

Social responsibility in gambling is increasingly becoming both a policy issue for governments and industries, and a management issue for gambling operators. While many legalized commercial gambling operators adopt a purely economic orientation to their business, non-profit, charity gambling operators tend to focus on the social benefits of their activities. This paper argues that neither a purely economic nor social orientation to gambling is sustainable in the long-term, but that a balance between the two is needed. A well accepted model of corporate social responsibility is adapted to illuminate the competing forces at work in achieving sustainable gambling, and to ...


Commercial Casino Gaming In The United States: A Jurisdictional Analysis Of Gaming Taxes, Licenses, And Fees, Darren A. Prum, Shannon Bybee Dec 2012

Commercial Casino Gaming In The United States: A Jurisdictional Analysis Of Gaming Taxes, Licenses, And Fees, Darren A. Prum, Shannon Bybee

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

No abstract provided.


A Market Analysis Of The Family Market In Las Vegas, Lawrence Dandurand Dec 2012

A Market Analysis Of The Family Market In Las Vegas, Lawrence Dandurand

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

The family market in Las Vegas is controversial. However, it already exists. It represents 8 percent of the total Las Vegas visitor market. Empirical data, based on a random sample of2,400 visitors to Las Vegas, are analyzed to provide information relevant to business strategy and public policy development. Research findings indicate significant differences between the family market and other markets.


A Bit Of History: Nevada Gambling Legalized Dec 2012

A Bit Of History: Nevada Gambling Legalized

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

We are referring to the original legislation not the current status of the law.


Research Note: Forecasting Macau's Gaming Revenue And Its Seasonality, Ipkin Anthony Wong Dec 2012

Research Note: Forecasting Macau's Gaming Revenue And Its Seasonality, Ipkin Anthony Wong

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

The gaming literature has identified a number of factors that have driven the growth of Macau's casino industry. At the same time, however, questions remain as to future prospects for the growth of the enclave's gaming revenue- and specifically, whether this type of growth can be sustained. A forecast of Macau gaming revenue and an examination of its seasonality can assist scholars and practitioners alike in developing a better understanding of seasonal variation (a significant consideration in the volatile world of gaming) and the future outlook of the world gambling capital. The objective of this article is to ...