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How The Introduction Of Streaming Has Changed The Financial Focal Points Of The Music Industry, Nathan Kiss Nov 2018

How The Introduction Of Streaming Has Changed The Financial Focal Points Of The Music Industry, Nathan Kiss

Senior Honors Theses

For this thesis, the gathered research will demonstrate how the introduction of music streaming has made a monumental impact on the music industry and the financial effect it has had on various aspects of the creation and distribution of recorded music. The areas of research will range from the music labels in charge of producing and providing the music to the streaming services in charge of distributing the music. Focus will be on how music streaming developed in the late 1990s and took the music media world by storm, devaluing and diluting the power of the physical music industry in ...


Analyzing Leaders In The Technology Industry, Nicholas Marlas, Sophia Dykast, Emmitt Potter, Leialoha Kekahuna Jun 2018

Analyzing Leaders In The Technology Industry, Nicholas Marlas, Sophia Dykast, Emmitt Potter, Leialoha Kekahuna

Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings

Students from BA 474 Business Leadership conducted a strategic leadership analysis of the Technology industry to determine what are some of the best leadership principles, qualities, skills, traits, etc. for senior leaders to be effective in this highly competitive and rapidly changing industry. Their leadership analysis included senior leaders from Airbnb, Microsoft, HP, and Uber.


Creating Stability In The International Fashion Industry By Using Corporate Structures And Conglomerates, Joyce Boland-Devito Esq. May 2018

Creating Stability In The International Fashion Industry By Using Corporate Structures And Conglomerates, Joyce Boland-Devito Esq.

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

Abstract:

This paper will analyze the challenges currently facing the global fashion industries as consumers change their shopping habits. During these tumultuous times, retailers should re-evaluate their organizational structures. According to the Forbes Global 2000, apparel companies make up 29 of those top businesses. For instance, a corporate structure helps businesses like TJX Companies (headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts) – which owns TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post – to operate efficiently and maintain over 1000 stores in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, The Netherlands and Australia. It sells apparel and home fashions (sheets, pillows, picture ...


Importance Of Portfolio Building For University Students, Zoë Lauer May 2018

Importance Of Portfolio Building For University Students, Zoë Lauer

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development Undergraduate Honors Theses

This creative project provided portfolio work samples from a project-based upper level Apparel Merchandising and Product Development course. Photographs were taken during the Futuristic Floral Fashion Show in April 2017; photos were edited and distributed to students for portfolio use. It is recommended that final garment photography become an annual part of the AMPD programs annual fashion show. Also, early emphasis on portfolio building paired with formal portfolio building through course work is essential for creative majors.


A Qualitative Approach To Examining The Rules Of A Community College And Industry Partnership., Cara Dimattina-Ryan May 2018

A Qualitative Approach To Examining The Rules Of A Community College And Industry Partnership., Cara Dimattina-Ryan

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine the governance structure of a successful community college and industry advisory board that collaborate to improve regional workforce development initiatives. The institutional analysis and development (IAD) framework was used as a lens to describe the partnership. The results determined that there were many informal rules that governed the relationship between the community college and industry partners, which led to successful implementation of decisions. The community college leaders created the informal rules with the purpose of encouraging involvement among industry stakeholders, sharing power among all the participants, and facilitating communication. The findings ...


Importance Of Portfolio Building For University Students, Zoë Lauer, Casandra Cox Jan 2018

Importance Of Portfolio Building For University Students, Zoë Lauer, Casandra Cox

Discovery, The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

A portfolio is “a digital container capable of storing visual and auditory content including text, images, video and sound” (Abrami and Barrett, 2005, p. 2). Portfolios are becoming a priority for graduates entering creative career fields. Electronic portfolios or e-portfolios are on the rise due to advancements in technology. These e-portfolios give students and graduates the ability to showcase everything they have done inside and outside the classroom in one place. E-portfolios give employers the opportunity to view a potential employment candidate’s skills, experience, and creativity in one place. Portfolios and e-portfolios can also be used inside of the ...


The Market At Work, Patrick Flynn Dec 2017

The Market At Work, Patrick Flynn

Honors Projects

I believe my project will be the best project for me using both of my majors. It is a great way for me to take some of the knowledge I learned here at BGSU and apply it to a real life scenario I could pursue in future years. Investing at a young age is very important to help raise a lot of money for my retirement, something that I am learning right now in class. People coming out of college usually aren’t very concerned with investing at such a young age. I want to take advantage of this opportunity ...


What Does It Mean To Follow? An Exploration Of A Followership Profile In Hospitality And Tourism, Cynthia S. Deale, Donald G. Schoffstall, Eric Adam Brown Dec 2017

What Does It Mean To Follow? An Exploration Of A Followership Profile In Hospitality And Tourism, Cynthia S. Deale, Donald G. Schoffstall, Eric Adam Brown

Eric A. Brown

Although leadership has received considerable attention from many scholars, much less research has focused on those who follow leaders; yet, followers contribute much to the success of an organization. This study explored the followership profiles of stakeholders in hospitality and tourism education. The findings summarize the followership dimensions of a sample of hospitality students, educators, and industry professionals. For each of the five followership dimensions the mean scores for industry professionals were rated higher when compared with students and educators, with courage to participate in transformation being the highest rated among all three groups. Implications for hospitality education are presented.


U.S. Call Center Industry Report 2004 National Benchmarking Report Strategy, Hr Practices & Performance, Rosemary Batt, Virginia Doellgast, Hyunji Kwon Aug 2017

U.S. Call Center Industry Report 2004 National Benchmarking Report Strategy, Hr Practices & Performance, Rosemary Batt, Virginia Doellgast, Hyunji Kwon

Virginia Doellgast

No abstract provided.


Curriculum Congruence Of An Hr Baccalaureate Degree Program To Industry Requirements, Wesley D. Sallenback Jul 2017

Curriculum Congruence Of An Hr Baccalaureate Degree Program To Industry Requirements, Wesley D. Sallenback

The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University

Undergraduate students of business commonly view their time in school as a career-readying training ground preparatory to advancing into professional practice within industry settings. In preparing learners for success beyond the classroom, it is critical for post-secondary institutions (PSIs) to demonstrate alignment between program curriculum and workplace knowledge and skill requirements. This Organizational Improvement Plan (OIP) outlines a potential solution to improve the relevance of business degree programming (at a large, Canadian-based, polytechnic institution), according to marketplace requirements. More narrowly, this OIP presents a process of program review which not only ensures alignment of program curricula and workplace-required competencies, but ...


A Changing Industry: An Analysis Of The Effects Of Direct-To-Consumer Advertising On The Insurance Industry, James Bonvicini May 2017

A Changing Industry: An Analysis Of The Effects Of Direct-To-Consumer Advertising On The Insurance Industry, James Bonvicini

Honors Scholar Theses

Direct-to-consumer selling is a shift in the strategies of many companies. As technology continues to play a prominent role in business, companies need to adapt to accommodate, and take advantage of, new opportunities that become available. Many insurance companies are now focusing on improving their direct-to-consumer selling efforts and attracting consumers with new online selling platforms. This thesis looks at the changes inside and outside of the industry that led to this direct method of selling and the impact that this has on the intermediaries in the industry, with a focus on property and casualty businesses. Additionally, this thesis takes ...


The Rise And Fall Of The Zaibatsu: Japan's Industrial And Economic Modernization, David A. C. Addicott Jan 2017

The Rise And Fall Of The Zaibatsu: Japan's Industrial And Economic Modernization, David A. C. Addicott

Global Tides

Throughout the past century, the rise and fall of the zaibatsu and the operations of their direct successors has not only shaped Japan’s economic and financial landscape but also has been instrumental in the modernization of the world economy. Many of these corporations traced their roots to Japan’s premodern era, and were directly responsible for the transformation of a nation of rice farmers into an industrial powerhouse in the years prior to World War II. Following Japan’s defeat, these monopolistic corporations were dismantled by the Keynesian economists of the Allied occupation and were reorganized into the keiretsu ...


What Does It Mean To Follow? An Exploration Of A Followership Profile In Hospitality And Tourism, Cynthia S. Deale, Donald G. Schoffstall, Eric Adam Brown Apr 2016

What Does It Mean To Follow? An Exploration Of A Followership Profile In Hospitality And Tourism, Cynthia S. Deale, Donald G. Schoffstall, Eric Adam Brown

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Although leadership has received considerable attention from many scholars, much less research has focused on those who follow leaders; yet, followers contribute much to the success of an organization. This study explored the followership profiles of stakeholders in hospitality and tourism education. The findings summarize the followership dimensions of a sample of hospitality students, educators, and industry professionals. For each of the five followership dimensions the mean scores for industry professionals were rated higher when compared with students and educators, with courage to participate in transformation being the highest rated among all three groups. Implications for hospitality education are presented.


Agricultural And Industrial Development Board (Sc 2993), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2016

Agricultural And Industrial Development Board (Sc 2993), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2993. Summary report for 1948 on the activities of the Agricultural and Industrial Development Board, an agency created by the Kentucky General Assembly in February, 1948 to survey, study and promote the state’s natural and man-made resources for future development.


Tapping New Markets: With Drinkmaple, Kate Weiler '04 Makes Sap The Latest Health Drink, Elaine K. Howley Jan 2016

Tapping New Markets: With Drinkmaple, Kate Weiler '04 Makes Sap The Latest Health Drink, Elaine K. Howley

Colby Magazine

Tapping New Markets: With DRINKmaple, Kate Weiler '04 makes sap the latest health drink. Maple sap, it turns out, is a nutritious, tasty, and hydrating drink that’s gaining a foothold in the beverage industry thanks, in part, to Kate Weiler ’04. Weiler tapped into this new market with her company, DRINKmaple, launched in January 2014.


Coping With Recession In The Ski-Industry: A Suppliers’ And Consumers’ Perspective, Marijke Taks, Jona Ragoen Jan 2016

Coping With Recession In The Ski-Industry: A Suppliers’ And Consumers’ Perspective, Marijke Taks, Jona Ragoen

Human Kinetics Publications

The current study explores the impact of the recession on the ski industry based on interviews with suppliers in two ski resorts (n=10) as well as ski travel agencies (n=8). Subsequently, Flemish ski tourists (n=252) were surveyed about changes in their behavior towards ski vacations from 2008 to 2011, taking into account their socio-cultural background as well their level of ski/snowboard participation. Both studies reveal a decline in ski tourism during the years under investigation. The impact of the recession varies according to the type of sports provider. The impact of the recession on ski vacations ...


Determinants Of Analyst Forecasting Accuracy, Salvador Hutira Jan 2016

Determinants Of Analyst Forecasting Accuracy, Salvador Hutira

Joseph Wharton Scholars

This paper examines recent trends in sell-side analyst forecast accuracy, with a particular focus on the industry of the firm being forecasted. Using median forecast data from 2000-2013 as provided by I/B/E/S, this study provides evidence indicating that forecast accuracy has been steadily decreasing over the sample period and that forecast dispersion has been steadily increasing. In addition, it finds that there are significant differences in forecast accuracy by industry. Finally, this study confirms the findings of prior research. Many of the factors found in prior studies as significant, remain significant even in the face of recent ...


Technological Innovation In The Maritime Industry: The Case Of Remote Pilotage And Enhanced Navigational Assistance, Benjamin Brooks, Tim Coltman, Miles Yang Jan 2016

Technological Innovation In The Maritime Industry: The Case Of Remote Pilotage And Enhanced Navigational Assistance, Benjamin Brooks, Tim Coltman, Miles Yang

Faculty of Business - Papers

Advances in technological innovation have been deployed to support autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles in many industries. A question that remains unanswered is why very little progress has been made in remote pilotage over the past 15 years. This paper draws together theories from innovation management and the high reliability organisation literatures to shed light on this question. Using a case study of two Australian ports, we examine a business case for remote pilotage demonstrating that despite positive cost benefit models, ambiguities in benefits exist throughout the ecosystem. The discussion sheds light on unique challenges that Port executives face where it ...


U.S. Corporate Management System And Managerial Accounting: A Brief History Of The Aircraft Industry Company, Aida Sy, Tony Tinker, George Michel Ezzie Mickhail Aug 2015

U.S. Corporate Management System And Managerial Accounting: A Brief History Of The Aircraft Industry Company, Aida Sy, Tony Tinker, George Michel Ezzie Mickhail

George Mickhail

The article investigates the financial statements of the aircraft industry in the USA. Boeing Corporation has a long history of managerial accounting system which makes it unique in the industry. The paper seeks to show the main challenges the company have been facing. We also investigate the regulation aspects of the firm. More research showed that an error with the 787 aircraft battery that is manufactured in Japan jeopardized the finances of Boeing. After financial struggles Boeing was able to turn their revenues around which is seen in their current financial statements from the past years. As a result of ...


Comparative Critique Of The Performance Evaluation Methods In The Australian Energy Industry, Feng Li, George M. Mickhail Aug 2015

Comparative Critique Of The Performance Evaluation Methods In The Australian Energy Industry, Feng Li, George M. Mickhail

George Mickhail

The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficiency of business evaluation methods in the Australian energy industry during the periods from 1989 to 2007. The six commonly used business evaluation methods (CAPM, WACC, EVA, P/E ratio, DCF and MetaCapitalism) were selected and compared with the share price in the whole market, listed market and delisted market, to explore which valuation methods were better for evaluating business performance in the Australian energy sector over the long-term. An empirical analysis using linear regression, we find evidence that CAPM is a much better method for listed companies to measure the ...


Exploring The Impact Of Stakeholder Pressure On Environmental Management Strategies At The Plant Level: What Does Industry Have To Do With It?, Teresa K. Betts, F. Wiengarten, S. Tadisina Apr 2015

Exploring The Impact Of Stakeholder Pressure On Environmental Management Strategies At The Plant Level: What Does Industry Have To Do With It?, Teresa K. Betts, F. Wiengarten, S. Tadisina

Faculty & Staff Research and Creative Activity

Stakeholder theory and empirical evidence confirm the positive relationship between stakeholder pressure and the implementation of environmental practices and strategies. However, the specific mechanisms and impact of selected stakeholder groups on environmental management strategies are relatively underexplored. In this paper, this shortcoming is addressed by exploring the impact of selected stakeholder groups on environmental management strategies taking the contingency factor industry into consideration (i.e., dynamic vs. static industries). Basing the arguments primarily on stakeholder theory, it is suggested that stakeholder pressures are perceived differently in plants in dynamic versus static industries. Similarly, it is suggested that the influence of ...


Working Copy Exploring The Impact Of Stakeholder Pressure On Environmental Management Strategies At The Plant Level And Industry.Docx, Teresa K. Betts, F. Wiengarten, S. Tadisina Mar 2015

Working Copy Exploring The Impact Of Stakeholder Pressure On Environmental Management Strategies At The Plant Level And Industry.Docx, Teresa K. Betts, F. Wiengarten, S. Tadisina

Teresa Betts

Stakeholder theory and empirical evidence confirm the positive relationship between stakeholder pressure and the implementation of environmental practices and strategies. However, the specific mechanisms and impact of selected stakeholder groups on environmental management strategies are relatively underexplored. In this paper, this shortcoming is addressed by exploring the impact of selected stakeholder groups on environmental management strategies taking the contingency factor industry into consideration (i.e., dynamic vs. static industries). Basing the arguments primarily on stakeholder theory, it is suggested that stakeholder pressures are perceived differently in plants in dynamic versus static industries. Similarly, it is suggested that the influence of ...


U.S. Corporate Management System And Managerial Accounting: A Brief History Of The Aircraft Industry Company, Aida Sy, Tony Tinker, George Michel Ezzie Mickhail Jan 2015

U.S. Corporate Management System And Managerial Accounting: A Brief History Of The Aircraft Industry Company, Aida Sy, Tony Tinker, George Michel Ezzie Mickhail

Faculty of Business - Papers

The article investigates the financial statements of the aircraft industry in the USA. Boeing Corporation has a long history of managerial accounting system which makes it unique in the industry. The paper seeks to show the main challenges the company have been facing. We also investigate the regulation aspects of the firm. More research showed that an error with the 787 aircraft battery that is manufactured in Japan jeopardized the finances of Boeing. After financial struggles Boeing was able to turn their revenues around which is seen in their current financial statements from the past years. As a result of ...


The Impact Of Consumer Search Behavior On Search Advertising In The Hotel Industry, Qiang Lu, Yupin Yang, Shahriar Akter Jan 2015

The Impact Of Consumer Search Behavior On Search Advertising In The Hotel Industry, Qiang Lu, Yupin Yang, Shahriar Akter

Faculty of Business - Papers

This chapter proposes a conceptual framework to encapsulate our understanding of how consumers' search behavior influences the content in search advertising in the hotel industry. We suggest that firms can better match consumers' preferences and needs by embracing a trade-off between price information and product information in search advertising. The dynamics of this trade-off is driven by consumers' prior product knowledge and the type of advertisers in the competitive market. Our framework suggests that travel agents tend to focus more on price advertising in their search ads, whereas hotels do not change their level of price advertising in a competitive ...


Reflective Epilogue: Concerns In Tourism Safety, Peter Tarlow Nov 2014

Reflective Epilogue: Concerns In Tourism Safety, Peter Tarlow

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

No abstract provided.


Can Creativity Be Taught? Fostering Creative Minds For Careers In The Apparel Industry, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti, Jessica Barker Nov 2014

Can Creativity Be Taught? Fostering Creative Minds For Careers In The Apparel Industry, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti, Jessica Barker

Sara B. Marcketti

The purpose of this study is to understand the role of creativity in the apparel industry and how the need for the development of creativity in future industry professionals could be met.


Fair Competition In The Corset And Brassiere Industry, 1933-1935, Xinxin Wang, Sara B. Marcketti Nov 2014

Fair Competition In The Corset And Brassiere Industry, 1933-1935, Xinxin Wang, Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti

The purpose of this study was to explore the practice of fair competition in the corset and brassiere industry during the time of the National Recovery Act.


Getting Real: A Student Perspective On Benefits And Challenges Of Incorporating Industry Projects Into The Classroom, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti Nov 2014

Getting Real: A Student Perspective On Benefits And Challenges Of Incorporating Industry Projects Into The Classroom, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti

Learning through industry collaborations in classroom activities is critical in decreasing the gap between the real world and the academic environment. Challenges drawn from industry can increase student knowledge and future employability.


Towards A Framework Of The Process Of Open Innovation: Case Of Acclarent In The Medical Device Industry, Hua-Hsin Wan, Xiaohong Quan Oct 2014

Towards A Framework Of The Process Of Open Innovation: Case Of Acclarent In The Medical Device Industry, Hua-Hsin Wan, Xiaohong Quan

Faculty Publications

Using a case study of Acclarent, a medical device company, this paper attempts to propose a framework to further illustrate the process of open innovation in the medical device industry. We examined five elements in the mechanism of the open innovation process. Our paper shows how the success of Acclarent — a medical device start-up — depends on effective management of the flow of knowledge to satisfy unmet needs, while integrating in-depth knowledge of FDA regulations and third-party payers' reimbursement policies into the product innovation process. Read More: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0219877014500321


Towards A Framework Of The Process Of Open Innovation: Case Of Acclarent In The Medical Device Industry, Hua-Hsin Wan, Xiaohong Quan Sep 2014

Towards A Framework Of The Process Of Open Innovation: Case Of Acclarent In The Medical Device Industry, Hua-Hsin Wan, Xiaohong Quan

Iris Xiaohong Quan

Using a case study of Acclarent, a medical device company, this paper attempts to propose a framework to further illustrate the process of open innovation in the medical device industry. We examined five elements in the mechanism of the open innovation process. Our paper shows how the success of Acclarent — a medical device start-up — depends on effective management of the flow of knowledge to satisfy unmet needs, while integrating in-depth knowledge of FDA regulations and third-party payers' reimbursement policies into the product innovation process. Read More: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0219877014500321