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Institutional Asymmetry And The Acceptability Of Undeclared Work: Synthesis Report, Colin C. Williams Jan 2019

Institutional Asymmetry And The Acceptability Of Undeclared Work: Synthesis Report, Colin C. Williams

Colin C Williams

This report is part of the project SHADOWSwhich aims to investigate the effectiveness of different policy measures in reducing undeclared work. As such, the project evaluates not only the effectiveness of using a rational economic actor approach (that tackles undeclared work by ensuring that the payoff from undeclared work is outweighed by the costs), and a social actor approach (grounded in a view that undeclared work arises when tax morale is low), but also analyses the interaction effects (between deterrents and tax morale, and vertical and horizontal trust) in various contexts. This report focuses on the social actor approach ...


2018 Q4 Private Capital Access Index Report, Craig R. Everett Oct 2018

2018 Q4 Private Capital Access Index Report, Craig R. Everett

Pepperdine Private Capital Access Report

The Pepperdine Private Capital Access Index (PCA) is a quarterly indicator produced by the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet. The index is designed to measure the demand for, activity, and health of the private capital markets. The purpose of the PCA Index is to gauge the demand of small and medium sized businesses for financing needs, the level of accessibility of private capital, and the transparency and efficiency of private financing markets.


Evolving Processes Of Entrepreneurship Networks, Meryl Rosenblatt Mba Oct 2018

Evolving Processes Of Entrepreneurship Networks, Meryl Rosenblatt Mba

Faculty Works: Business

Throughout the entrepreneurship literature there is consensus that the network plays a critical role in the entrepreneurial process, as it provides the entrepreneur with access to resources that can facilitate the likelihood of the firm’s emergence and growth. There is also agreement among entrepreneurship scholars of the need to develop a more complete and integrated understanding of network development and change processes. This paper proposes a study of entrepreneurship network development, using survey research to capture data on interrelationships and network structure. The focus is on the transformation of entrepreneurship networks, and how they develop over time. This research ...


Rebranding A Special Needs School Through Marketing And Entrepreneurship: An Mba Capstone Consulting Case Study, Daniel R. Ball, Hadia Khan, Omolola Oyelude Oct 2018

Rebranding A Special Needs School Through Marketing And Entrepreneurship: An Mba Capstone Consulting Case Study, Daniel R. Ball, Hadia Khan, Omolola Oyelude

Faculty Works: Business

The MBA program at Molloy College emphasizes a curriculum that creates ethically-minded leaders with a mindful disposition toward serving the local community. This pedagogical philosophy is consistent with the school’s mission that is deeply rooted in the Dominican tradition emphasizing the four pillars of study, spirituality, service, and community. This program culminates with the students applying what was learned in the classroom to a real-world consulting problem, often outside of their industry background comfort zone. The solutions need to be fully implementable and have a direct impact on the welfare of the local community. This paper presents the consulting ...


Entrepreneurship Education’S Impact On Entrepreneurial Intention: A Predictive Regression Model Of Chinese University Students, Brian A. Lavelle Sep 2018

Entrepreneurship Education’S Impact On Entrepreneurial Intention: A Predictive Regression Model Of Chinese University Students, Brian A. Lavelle

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

“Entrepreneurship education’s impact on entrepreneurial intention: A predictive regression model of Chinese university students” is a dissertation study by Brian A. Lavelle, doctoral candidate at George Fox University. The study investigates the impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intention using quantitative methods and survey data from China. The study uses Ajzen’s (1991) Theory of Planned Behavior and the Entrepreneurial Intention Questionnaire (Linan & Chen, 2009) to investigate the impact between personal attitude, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intention. The data was collected from eleven college and university programs in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, in the ...


Outdoor Enthusiasts’ Perspectives On Livestock Animal Treatment, Elizabeth S. Byrd, Nicole Olynk J. Widmar Aug 2018

Outdoor Enthusiasts’ Perspectives On Livestock Animal Treatment, Elizabeth S. Byrd, Nicole Olynk J. Widmar

Journal of Global Business Insights

Demand for pork chops and chicken breasts were analyzed using best-worst scaling and consumer choice experiments. Outdoor enthusiasts (who regularly hunt, fish, or participate in outdoor activities), which represent a unique consumer group with respect to livestock animal welfare, were surveyed with respect to meat purchasing attributes. Six meat attributes were analyzed for relative levels of preferences with safety having the largest share. Nutrition and taste were more important to outdoor enthusiasts than a representative sample of U.S. residents. Positive and significant mean willingness to pay estimates were obtained with the exception of locally produced pork chops. Outdoor enthusiasts ...


Restoring The Relevance: Conceptualizing A Collaboration Model For Business Schools, Obed R. Syed, Rosmini Omar Aug 2018

Restoring The Relevance: Conceptualizing A Collaboration Model For Business Schools, Obed R. Syed, Rosmini Omar

Journal of Global Business Insights

There are growing debates on practicality of academic services offered by business schools. Recent studies suggest business schools to collaborate with stakeholders to restore the relevance. However, there is eclipse in the literature with reference to collaboration models that generally maps the linkage of business schools with stakeholders. Potential stakeholders of business schools in this study are discussed in two broad segments, namely, primary and secondary stakeholders. Primary stakeholders are students and alumni, and secondary stakeholders are business organizations, non-business organizations and academic institutions. To understand and specify needs and expectations of stakeholders, business schools first need definite mission and ...


A Study Of Transformational Leadership, Strategic Flexibility, And Firm Performance: The Moderating Role Of Environmental Dynamism, Weining Li, Jingyu Zhan, Yuan Lu Aug 2018

A Study Of Transformational Leadership, Strategic Flexibility, And Firm Performance: The Moderating Role Of Environmental Dynamism, Weining Li, Jingyu Zhan, Yuan Lu

Journal of Global Business Insights

The relationship between leadership behavior and firm performance has always been a focus of academic research. This study offers a theoretical model that examines strategic flexibility as an intermediate mechanism in the relationship between transformational leadership and firm performance. On the basis of the dynamic environment in China, we tested environmental dynamism as a moderator in this relationship, empirically validated our hypotheses. We conducted questionnaire surveys of the senior managers of 328 companies located mainly in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong, and received 210 valid samples. The results show that strategic flexibility has a fully mediating role in the relationship between ...


2018 Q3 Private Capital Access Index Report, Craig R. Everett Aug 2018

2018 Q3 Private Capital Access Index Report, Craig R. Everett

Pepperdine Private Capital Access Report

The Pepperdine Private Capital Access Index (PCA) is a quarterly indicator produced by the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet. The index is designed to measure the demand for, activity, and health of the private capital markets. The purpose of the PCA Index is to gauge the demand of small and medium sized businesses for financing needs, the level of accessibility of private capital, and the transparency and efficiency of private financing markets.


Tax Incentives For Entrepreneurship, Mikal Brown Jul 2018

Tax Incentives For Entrepreneurship, Mikal Brown

Posters@Research Events

The need for funds is a crucial aspect of entrepreneurial work, and one that the United State government has decided to provide aid to entrepreneurs. This aid has resulted in subsidies, tax breaks, and tax reductions. This study will involve quantitative as well as qualitative research looking at Census Reports, Literary Works, as well as, the overall economic changes that have occurred since these credits have been introduced to try and deduce if any correlation between the two. This will allow for an in-depth understanding of the impact of tax credits on entrepreneurs and the surrounding community.


Regional Public/Private Partnerships As Entrepreneurial Bricolage, John F. Mcardle Jun 2018

Regional Public/Private Partnerships As Entrepreneurial Bricolage, John F. Mcardle

Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy

Entrepreneurial development of contaminated or blighted land, commonly referred to as “brownfield,” carries significant enterprise risk. When considering competing opportunities, capital tends to flow in an adverse direction from higher-risk activity where outcomes are less certain. In addition, a complicated regulatory landscape can increase transaction costs which further limit the desirability of these projects. Often, that leaves the remediation of environmentally compromised property in the hands of the public sector. Yet, in industrialized nations with significant brownfield presence, government is often unable to solely cure defects due to limited fiscal resources and competing policy imperatives. One solution to the problem ...


The Evolving Enforcement Of E.U. Competition Laws, Martin A. Goldberg, James Mohs Jun 2018

The Evolving Enforcement Of E.U. Competition Laws, Martin A. Goldberg, James Mohs

Finance Faculty Publications

Entrepreneurship and new business development has been increasingly moving to the forefront of media, public and governmental attention. Many countries have enacted competition laws to curb abuses and specifically prevent unfair competition. Unlike the Unites States, enforcement of competition law in Europe has historically been the domain of the government, generally under the of the European Commissioners for Competition, and does not rely on private actions of entrepreneurs and new business developers. By combining existing worldwide case law, legislation and governmental policies as a lens, this paper is intended to fill a gap in the existing literature relating to the ...


Reward-Based Crowdfunding Success: Decomposition Of The Project, Product Category, Entrepreneur, And Location Effects, C. S. Richard Chan, Haemin Dennis Park, Pamkaj Patel, David Gomulya Jun 2018

Reward-Based Crowdfunding Success: Decomposition Of The Project, Product Category, Entrepreneur, And Location Effects, C. S. Richard Chan, Haemin Dennis Park, Pamkaj Patel, David Gomulya

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

We assess the relative importance of project, product category, entrepreneur, and location effects on reward-based crowdfunding success. Applying variance decomposition analysis to a sample of 98,336 crowdfunding projects launched between May 2009 and May 2014 on the Kickstarter platform, we find that agency factors, specifically the project and entrepreneur effects, explain the highest relative variance (over 80% of total variance) across three crowdfunding success outcomes – pledge amount, number of backers, and funding success. Structural factors, specifically product category and location effects, have lower but still significant effects. Our study extends prior variance decomposition studies in strategy and entrepreneurship research ...


Evaluating Competing Theories Of Informal Sector Entrepreneurship: A Study Of The Determinants Of Cross-Country Variations In Enterprises Starting-Up Unregistered, Colin C. Williams May 2018

Evaluating Competing Theories Of Informal Sector Entrepreneurship: A Study Of The Determinants Of Cross-Country Variations In Enterprises Starting-Up Unregistered, Colin C. Williams

Colin C Williams

To advance understanding of the reasons for informal sector entrepreneurship, this article evaluates the determinants of
cross-country variations in the extent to which enterprises are unregistered when they start operating. Reporting the
World Bank Enterprise Survey data on 67,515 enterprises across 142 countries, the finding is that one in five (19.9%) of
the formal enterprises surveyed started-up unregistered, although this varies from all enterprises surveyed in some
countries (e.g. Pakistan) to 1% of surveyed enterprises in Slovakia. To explain these cross-country variations, four
competing theories are evaluated which variously assert that nonregistration is determined by either: economic ...


The Effect Of Institutional Dimensions And Cultural Dimensions On The Level Of Entrepreneurial Activity Across Countries, Jung Hoon Kim May 2018

The Effect Of Institutional Dimensions And Cultural Dimensions On The Level Of Entrepreneurial Activity Across Countries, Jung Hoon Kim

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Entrepreneurship research is becoming more critical to policymakers and scholars around the world. However, few scholars have explored the effect of national culture or institutions on the entrepreneurial activity using cross-national data. Furthermore, most previous scholars have been limited to formal institutions as a theoretical structure to explore the entrepreneurial activity across countries. It is crucial to include formal, informal institutions and culture to better understand about how much or why entrepreneurial activity differs across countries.

To fill this gap, this study investigates how national culture and institutions impact the level of entrepreneurial activity across 30 countries using cross-national dataset ...


2018 Q2 Private Capital Access Index Report, Craig R. Everett May 2018

2018 Q2 Private Capital Access Index Report, Craig R. Everett

Pepperdine Private Capital Access Report

The Pepperdine Private Capital Access Index (PCA) is a quarterly indicator produced by the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet. The index is designed to measure the demand for, activity, and health of the private capital markets. The purpose of the PCA Index is to gauge the demand of small and medium sized businesses for financing needs, the level of accessibility of private capital, and the transparency and efficiency of private financing markets.


The Leadership Role Of Management Accountants As It Contributes To Innovation And Entrepreneurship In Start-Up Businesses In Southern California, Paula Edwards May 2018

The Leadership Role Of Management Accountants As It Contributes To Innovation And Entrepreneurship In Start-Up Businesses In Southern California, Paula Edwards

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand and describe the leadership role of managerial accountants as it contributes to innovation in start-up businesses in Southern California.

Methodology: The methodology used to understand and describe the leadership role of managerial accountants as it contributes to the innovation and entrepreneurship in start-up businesses in Southern California was a qualitative study. The study participants included 12 entrepreneurs who had started a business in the last five years, had utilized a management accountant on a part-time, full-time or consultant basis and are located in the San Diego, Orange, or Los Angeles ...


Innovators For Good May 2018

Innovators For Good

Business Exchange

DePaul's Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and Driehaus College of Business helps business students turn their ideas into businesses. The article profiles four enterprises that are driven by innovating for good, from reducing invasive species to helping people on the autism spectrum with adaptive materials for educational purposes.


By The Numbers: Depaul Builds Entrepreneur Success May 2018

By The Numbers: Depaul Builds Entrepreneur Success

Business Exchange

Statistics regarding the college's successes in teaching entrepreneurship, the success rate of alumni companies, mentorships and other relevant metrics.


Raising The Bar May 2018

Raising The Bar

Business Exchange

Alumnus Jared Smith's startup, RXBAR, is the fastest-growing nutrition bar brand in the United States. Its recent acquisition by Kellogg Co. provided the business with the resources to break into new food categories and access Kellog's R&D resources. The article discusses Smith's entrepreneurship and business philosophy, as well as the education he received.


Strategic Analysis Of Lifeloop, Llc: Current Positioning And Recommendations For Future Growth, Erin Dabbs May 2018

Strategic Analysis Of Lifeloop, Llc: Current Positioning And Recommendations For Future Growth, Erin Dabbs

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

LifeLoop is a senior living software company that has the potential to gain market share in a new and growing industry. By making changes to current processes, business level strategy, and corporate level strategy, the company can grow organically, faster. LifeLoop must make these strategic changes to areas of marketing and sales processes now as the industry is changing life cycle stages; the company’s movement in this window of opportunity is critical to their future success. These findings outline where LifeLoop is currently positioned and the first steps needed to grow and develop into a reputation of excellence that ...


Minority Entrepreneurship: How Access To Capital And Strategic Decisions Affect Success, Thea Winston May 2018

Minority Entrepreneurship: How Access To Capital And Strategic Decisions Affect Success, Thea Winston

Accounting Undergraduate Honors Theses

Many researchers have discovered that entrepreneurship is a source of financial freedom that if done successfully will ensure wealth for generations. With that idea in mind, minorities have seized that opportunity in record numbers with hopes that they will become prosperous. However, in addition to the increased success rate of minority-owned businesses, there is a rise in the failure rate of minority-owned businesses specifically in the African-American community. In this thesis, we will conduct a case study of three entrepreneurs at different stages that supports the theory that access to capital and strategic decisions affect the success of minority entrepreneurs ...


Holistic Health Solutions Business Plan, Sophie Lange May 2018

Holistic Health Solutions Business Plan, Sophie Lange

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


International New Ventures: Revisiting The Influences Behind The ‘Born-Global’ Firm, Terence P. C. Fan, Phillip Phan May 2018

International New Ventures: Revisiting The Influences Behind The ‘Born-Global’ Firm, Terence P. C. Fan, Phillip Phan

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

There is a small but theoretically important literature on 'born-globals' or international new venture firms that positions itself in contrast to the more established sequential international entry literature. In this paper we examine the pattern of entry into international markets for a set of international new ventures and show that they need not be a distinct breed of firms, as previous research has portrayed. Absent a specific technological advantage, the decision for a new venture to internationalize at inception is influenced by the size of its home market and by its production capacity, as well as by cultural and economic ...


Understanding The Role Of Social Capital On Performance In Family Firms., Mahshid Jessri May 2018

Understanding The Role Of Social Capital On Performance In Family Firms., Mahshid Jessri

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

One important form of social capital is family social capital, which is mainly the relationship among family members in family business. In this dissertation, we utilize two perspectives of innovativeness and network mobilization to study the relationship between family social capital and firm performance. In the first study, we examine family social capital as a multidimensional construct, and study the relationship between the three aspects of structural, cognitive, and relational family social capital. The relationship between relational social capital and performance is studied through the lens of network mobilization, and the model investigates how family firm identity alters this relationship ...


A Socioemotional Wealth Perspective On Innovativeness And Performance Of Family Businesses., Vasiliki Kosmidou May 2018

A Socioemotional Wealth Perspective On Innovativeness And Performance Of Family Businesses., Vasiliki Kosmidou

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation is a theoretical and empirical examination of the relationships among socioemotional wealth, innovativeness, and performance in family firms. Building on the Behavioral Agency Theory’s predictions that socioemotional wealth of family firms may affect their strategic decision making both positively and negatively, this study theoretically develops and tests a research model that aims at understanding the nuanced influences of different socioemotional wealth dimensions on firm innovativeness and performance. Specifically, the study hypothesizes that a family’s socioemotional wealth affects the firm’s innovativeness and performance both negatively, in the case of internal socioemotional wealth and positively, in the ...


Creative Micro-Entrepreneurship In Practice: Exploring Digital Tools For Small Creative Businesses, Olivia Messina Apr 2018

Creative Micro-Entrepreneurship In Practice: Exploring Digital Tools For Small Creative Businesses, Olivia Messina

Honors Scholar Theses

For the scope of this thesis, my focus is on independently owned businesses

run by “creative micro-entrepreneurs.” I’m using this term, coined by the digital

selling platform Etsy, to encompass artists, craftspeople, and others who sell artistic

goods and services they have made themselves. In addition to being part of this

community personally, I also think that it is important for these small businesses to

have the resources they need to thrive in our rapidly changing economy. Selling

online, clothing & accessories businesses, and cooking & baking businesses are

among the top 5 “side hustles” for Millennials, making creative small businesses ...


Re-Imagining Business Enterprise As A Force For Social Good: Exploring Shared Values And The Future Of A Sustainable World, Regina Bernal Apr 2018

Re-Imagining Business Enterprise As A Force For Social Good: Exploring Shared Values And The Future Of A Sustainable World, Regina Bernal

M.A. in Leadership Studies: Capstone Project Papers

The world is at a crossroads when it comes to understanding business models and their impact on the world and the environment. Business enterprise fuels the economy and plays a key role in society. However, business enterprise has also been in the spotlight recently due to the damages it has inflicted on society and the environment. We have finite resources on this earth and “business as usual” will no longer suffice for 21st century business models. Companies and leaders are called to re-imagine different business models that integrate a more holistic view of profit, humanity, and the potential for business ...


Business Mind To Business Owner: Finding Startup Success, Ammon Kou Apr 2018

Business Mind To Business Owner: Finding Startup Success, Ammon Kou

Marriott Student Review

Entrepreneurs face a host of challenges when starting a business. Three business owners share their experiences.


Oral History Conversation With Ben Alemu, Daniel Kurzweil, Amy Nguyen, Natalia Galan Bataller, Devin Aubert Apr 2018

Oral History Conversation With Ben Alemu, Daniel Kurzweil, Amy Nguyen, Natalia Galan Bataller, Devin Aubert

Philosophy 332: Business Ethics

This oral history gives insight into an entrepreneur's vision, experience and execution of his dreams to create a non-profit organization which engages teens in STEM research projects with mentors of similar ages.