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Institutional Investors, Shareholder Activism, And Esg In The Energy Sector, Carolyn L. Xie Ms. May 2020

Institutional Investors, Shareholder Activism, And Esg In The Energy Sector, Carolyn L. Xie Ms.

Wharton Research Scholars

The search for relationships between shareholder activism and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance has been a research area that has garnered increased interest in recent years. Specifically, climate change and environmental concerns have been evaluated by private and public sectors around the world, and progress has been made with actions such as the Paris Agreement. Scholars conducted various studies to analyze the relationship between shareholder activism and corporate financial performance (CFP). In addition, scholars have also conducted various studies to analyze the relationship between ESG performance and CFP as well as ESG performance and risk. Given the emergence of ...


Thomas Kent's Paralogic Rhetoric As A Framework For Analyzing Corporate Social Responsibility Discourse, Donald E. Penner May 2020

Thomas Kent's Paralogic Rhetoric As A Framework For Analyzing Corporate Social Responsibility Discourse, Donald E. Penner

English Department Theses

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) scholarship increasingly uses rhetorical theory as a method for analyzing contested meaning between communicants. However, the classical and social constructivist rhetorical theories typically used for analysis do not address the primary cause of contested meaning – relativism. Conversely, such theories often contribute to a dualistic worldview by utilizing internally imagined conceptual schemes for analyzing texts. This thesis proposes Thomas Kent’s paralogic rhetorical theory as an alternative method of analyzing CSR texts, and focuses on three common areas typically utilized in rhetorical analyses of CSR texts: text reception, the rhetorical situation, and genre. Where paradigmatic rhetorical theories ...


What Consumers Don’T Know They’Re Giving Away (Data And Privacy Concerns), Bayleigh Reeves May 2020

What Consumers Don’T Know They’Re Giving Away (Data And Privacy Concerns), Bayleigh Reeves

Marketing Undergraduate Honors Theses

The modern world leverages technology and information captured by it in ways the inventors of these technologies likely never imagined. Phones and other devices are gathering information about consumers in the background when they do not even realize it. Pew Research Center found that about 77% of Americans own a smartphone and 88% use the internet. This mass access to technology and information tracking raises many privacy concerns. Basic demographic information is being tracked as well as more in-depth information like shopping tendencies, financial information, and information about known associates. While most of this data is being used for marketing ...


Who's In Charge Here? How Motivations Shape Instances Of Ceo Activism, Clare Dabaldo May 2020

Who's In Charge Here? How Motivations Shape Instances Of Ceo Activism, Clare Dabaldo

Undergraduate Honors Theses

CEO activism is an exists within the relationship between the CEO and their stakeholders. Through a case study analysis, I seek to understand how a CEO’s motivations to engage in activism shape its delivery and structure. In the case of Apple CEO Tim Cook speaking out about the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, I find that Cook’s altruistic motivation to speak out publicly against the bill is indicative that the CEO activism was used as a tactical maneuver to influence stakeholders. In the case of BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, I find that Fink’s client-driven motivations to issue ...


A Business Plan For The Fitzgerald Institute, Elaine M. King, Matthew G. Deibel, Matthew J. Bulgrin, Alex Skeen, Stephanie N. Kieke Jan 2020

A Business Plan For The Fitzgerald Institute, Elaine M. King, Matthew G. Deibel, Matthew J. Bulgrin, Alex Skeen, Stephanie N. Kieke

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This piece seeks to develop a business strategy for the University of Akron's Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurship. The recommendations given were developed utilizing research on entrepreneurial education and the desires of students at the university.


Cambridge Analytica: The Scandal On Data Privacy, Carissa Boerboom Jan 2020

Cambridge Analytica: The Scandal On Data Privacy, Carissa Boerboom

Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics Essay Contest

Consumers need to understand the risks and consequences of sharing their lives with the world. For data analysts, even if you can create and implement a model, should you? This research paper discusses Cambridge Analytica’s methods using predictive analytics and Facebook to influence the 2016 US Presidential Election. Through examining the firm as a whole, key people involved in the scandal, methods of data collection, and Facebook’s role, the ethical boundaries of big data, predictive analytics, and data privacy are analyzed. Three perspectives were discussed in regards to ethical disparity: Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and the consumers. Overall, this ...


Relationship Between Self-Development, Mentorship, And Senior Military Officer Moral Judgment, Garry Thompson Dec 2019

Relationship Between Self-Development, Mentorship, And Senior Military Officer Moral Judgment, Garry Thompson

Dissertations

Despite a renewed emphasis on ethics programs across the Department of Defense (DOD) since 2007, the number of senior officer ethical failures increased by 13% from 2015 to 2017 (Copp, 2017). If the trend of ethical failures and misconduct continue, the military faces a further decline in public confidence (DoDOIG, 2017). The 2017 DOD Inspector General report noted the trend of senior leader ethical failures might foster negative public perceptions regarding military leader’s overall dedication, sacrifice, ethics, and character (DoDOIG, 2017).

A review of military literature revealed the importance of mentorship and self-development in professional development; however, gaps between ...


Complete Issue. Volume 2, Issue 2 Oct 2019

Complete Issue. Volume 2, Issue 2

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

This is the full issue of JICRCR Volume 2, Issue 2.


Gender And Communication In Bhagavad Gita: Organizing For Inclusivity, Jon P. Radwan Aug 2019

Gender And Communication In Bhagavad Gita: Organizing For Inclusivity, Jon P. Radwan

Jon P. Radwan

Twenty-first century research on sustainability and development advises organizations to work toward increased inclusivity and equality.  Where modern theory stressed independence and autonomy, global communication and technology revolutions now require a holistic systems perspective stressing inter-dependence and balance.  In particular, gendered exclusion patterns and misogyny have been identified as both ethically suspect and organizationally counter-productive.  All religious traditions address gender relations, and despite patriarchal histories many wisdom traditions share valuable lessons on gender inclusivity.  Within the Hindu tradition the Bhagavad Gita is a spiritual masterpiece with a profound message of unity, including both masculine and feminine manifestations of God.  This ...


Capturing Regulatory Agendas?: An Empirical Study Of Industry Use Of Rulemaking Petitions, Daniel E. Walters Aug 2019

Capturing Regulatory Agendas?: An Empirical Study Of Industry Use Of Rulemaking Petitions, Daniel E. Walters

Daniel Walters

A great deal of skepticism toward administrative agencies stems from the widespread perception that they excessively or even exclusively cater to business interests. From the political right comes the accusation that business interests use regulation to erect barriers to entry that protect profits and stifle competition. From the political left comes the claim that business interests use secretive interactions with agencies to erode and negate beneficial regulatory programs. Regulatory “capture” theory elevates many of these claims to the status of economic law. Despite growing skepticism about capture theory in academic circles, empirical studies of business influence and capture return ambiguous ...


Public Relations Litigation, Kishanthi Parella Jul 2019

Public Relations Litigation, Kishanthi Parella

Scholarly Articles

Conventional wisdom holds that lawsuits harm a corporation’s reputation. So why do corporations and other businesses litigate even when they will likely lose in the court of law and the court of public opinion? One explanation is settlement: some parties file lawsuits not to win but to force the defendant to pay out. But some business litigants defy even this explanation; they do not expect to win the lawsuit or to benefit financially from settlement. What explains their behavior?

The answer is reputation. This Article explains that certain types of litigation can improve a business litigant’s reputation in ...


Illness And The American Workplace: Issues And Implications For Employers And Employees, Victoria R. Dolan May 2019

Illness And The American Workplace: Issues And Implications For Employers And Employees, Victoria R. Dolan

Student Theses

This project aims to identify American employee experiences and existing workplace policies and cultures surrounding illness, disability, and sick leave. This approach was taken in order to closely examine what looks to be working well for companies and workers, and what could benefit from a more human centric approach in regards to workplace policy and employee support programs. The study of employee experiences in particular represents a gap in the current scholarly literature regarding illness and illness policy in the American workplace, and more accurately represents the experiences for both employees and employers. Furthermore, it assists with distinguishing the types ...


The Performance Of Military Defense Contracted Companies After September 11th, 2001: The Case Of Politically Connected Companies, Derek J. Larsen May 2019

The Performance Of Military Defense Contracted Companies After September 11th, 2001: The Case Of Politically Connected Companies, Derek J. Larsen

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

This paper examines the effect that the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 had on the stock prices of companies within the military defense industry. In addition, this paper studies the effect of the defense firms’ political engagement (through lobbying activities) and how this affected the stock price response to the terrorist attacks. Our study finds that the cumulative abnormal returns of these companies are positively significant and that companies who lobbied experienced higher returns relative to those who did not lobby.


Consumers’ Reactions To Multiple Instances Of Negative Publicity: The Role Of Publicity Domain Similarity, Berna Basar May 2019

Consumers’ Reactions To Multiple Instances Of Negative Publicity: The Role Of Publicity Domain Similarity, Berna Basar

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Although it is very typical for consumers to be exposed to multiple instances of negative publicity about a brand, existing research has focused on consumers’ reactions to one-time negative publicity instances. Given the important role of self-brand connection in consumers’ reactions to negative brand-related information, the current study investigates how consumers with different self-brand connection levels react to multiple instances of negative publicity in a single domain versus across different domains. Specifically, I suggest that consumers with high self-brand connection might be defense motivated, which in return, might result in justification of one-time instances unless consistency in behavior is signaled ...


Retention, Matthew Molinaro Apr 2019

Retention, Matthew Molinaro

The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research

Employee retention in the 21th century reflects how companies keep their employees motivated and well prepared for the challenges in the workplace. In this paper, I apply the concepts of motivation and how employers keep their employees. I also emphasize the costly effects of a employee leaving the organization, both as a dollar and emotional standpoint.


Procesos Administrativos Y Contables Para La Fundación Dejando Huellas Mets, Diego Mauricio Cárdenas Diaz, Ivonne Alexandra Vargas Valderrama Apr 2019

Procesos Administrativos Y Contables Para La Fundación Dejando Huellas Mets, Diego Mauricio Cárdenas Diaz, Ivonne Alexandra Vargas Valderrama

Contaduría Pública

El trabajo presentado a continuación permite identificar el seguimiento realizado a la Fundación Dejando Huellas METS, ubicada en la localidad 18 Rafael Uribe Uribe de la ciudad de Bogotá, en la cual se realizó un proceso de investigación y acompañamiento que permitió la recopilación de información primaria a través de visitas al entorno interno y externo de dicha institución. Por medio de entrevistas realizadas a la señora Marisol Rincón, en su calidad de fundadora y presidente, se logró identificar las limitantes de conocimiento sobre temas administrativos y contables, elementos necesarios para ejecutar procesos de planeación y seguimiento que permitiera un ...


No More, Monsanto. A Comprehensive Review Of The Most Hated Agriculture/Biotechnology/Chemical/Confectionery/Pharmaceutical Company In America., Gabrielle Robbins Mar 2019

No More, Monsanto. A Comprehensive Review Of The Most Hated Agriculture/Biotechnology/Chemical/Confectionery/Pharmaceutical Company In America., Gabrielle Robbins

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Since 1901, Monsanto's roots have held strong to its grip as a conglomerate in chemical, agriculture, and biotechnology industries. This creative project will deconstruct, investigate and strategically interpret the brand's history, logo, social responsibility and so much more of the good, bad and the ugly.


Navigating Sino-American Business Relationships, Ryan Stenquist Jan 2019

Navigating Sino-American Business Relationships, Ryan Stenquist

Marriott Student Review

Relationships between American and Chinese companies have never been more important or profitable as they are now. With linguistic, moral, governmental, and legal systems developed entirely independent of each other for thousands of years, these relationships also prove the most difficult and complex to navigate. This article explores mistakes foreigners often make while doing business in China, the current environment and culture of joint ventures with native Chinese, and how to succeed in the challenging yet rewarding economy now opening up to the world.


Pertinencia De La Aplicación Del Estatuto Aduanero (Decreto 390 De 2016) En La Facilitación Del Comercio Exterior Con Base A Los Lineamientos De La Organización Mundial Del Comercio, Paula Andrea Rojas Soler, Laura Daniela Méndez González Jan 2019

Pertinencia De La Aplicación Del Estatuto Aduanero (Decreto 390 De 2016) En La Facilitación Del Comercio Exterior Con Base A Los Lineamientos De La Organización Mundial Del Comercio, Paula Andrea Rojas Soler, Laura Daniela Méndez González

Negocios y Relaciones Internacionales

En un panorama de incertidumbre respecto a los términos y normas que regulan el comercio exterior en Colombia y luego de más de 7 años de negociaciones entre el sector privado y el gobierno, por medio del Decreto 390 de 2016 se concreta el Estatuto Aduanero Colombiano. El Decreto 390 es apremiante para el país, debido a la necesidad de armonizar la normatividad aduanera con los diferentes lineamientos internacionales y de adaptar en la legislación nacional los pilares del Acuerdo de Facilitación Comercial de la Organización Mundial del Comercio. Asimismo, con el Estatuto se busca ordenar el sistema comercial del ...


Apertura Comercial De Colombia En La Alianza Del Pacífico: Un Análisis Con Base En Los Niveles De Producción Extractiva Y De Convergencia Tecnológica En El Periodo 1990-2016, Laura Nayely Rojas Beltrán, Diego Leonardo López Gómez Jan 2019

Apertura Comercial De Colombia En La Alianza Del Pacífico: Un Análisis Con Base En Los Niveles De Producción Extractiva Y De Convergencia Tecnológica En El Periodo 1990-2016, Laura Nayely Rojas Beltrán, Diego Leonardo López Gómez

Economía

La dependencia económica y comercial hacia los recursos naturales por parte de los países en desarrollo ha estado marcada históricamente por hitos del comercio internacional que han terminado por profundizar dicha dependencia al entorpecer el desarrollo y crecimiento de la economía en caminada en otros sectores. En este sentido, el objetivo de esta investigación es analizar la apertura comercial de la Alianza del Pacífico, especialmente de Colombia, para el periodo 1990-2016, con base en la descripción de la dependencia hacia la industria extractiva y la influencia de la convergencia tecnológica en sus economías, discutiendo las razones por las cuales estos ...


Proceso De Paz Con Las Farc-Ep Análisis Desde El Proceso Administrativo, Diego Alexander Rodríguez García Jan 2019

Proceso De Paz Con Las Farc-Ep Análisis Desde El Proceso Administrativo, Diego Alexander Rodríguez García

Administración de Empresas

Colombia es un país con una amplia trayectoria de conflictos armados internos, su ineficacia para terminar las confrontaciones ha deteriorado las condiciones del Estado y la calidad de vida de sus habitantes. La posibilidad de culminar la guerra con las FARC – EP con un proceso de paz mediante la negociación de unos acuerdos ofrecen una alternativa de cambio a su cruel realidad. Esta investigación describe los principales acontecimientos ocurridos en el proceso de firma del acuerdo final para la terminación del conflicto y la construcción de una paz estable y duradera mediante la recolección y análisis de información de fuentes ...


The Eighteenth Annual Albert A. Destefano Lecture On Corporate, Securities, & Financial Law At The Fordham Corporate Law Center: Corwin V. Kkr Financial Holdings Llc— An “After-Action Report”, The Honorable Joseph R. Slights Iii, Matthew Diller Jan 2019

The Eighteenth Annual Albert A. Destefano Lecture On Corporate, Securities, & Financial Law At The Fordham Corporate Law Center: Corwin V. Kkr Financial Holdings Llc— An “After-Action Report”, The Honorable Joseph R. Slights Iii, Matthew Diller

Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law

No abstract provided.


List Voting’S Travels: The Importance Of Being Independent In The Boardroom, Maria Lucia Passador Jan 2019

List Voting’S Travels: The Importance Of Being Independent In The Boardroom, Maria Lucia Passador

Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law

The life of the law, especially with regard to corporations, is strongly influenced by experience and practice. The board, a living element of corporate law, is therefore one of the most noteworthy aspects to be studied, given its relevant implications and role as the lifeblood of scholarly debates.

This Article offers a novel contribution to the assessment of list voting, a fairly unique Italian system that has been increasingly appreciated by institutional investors. A hand-picked dataset that stretches from 2005 to 2015 shows a positive correlation between minority-appointed directors in the boardroom and dividend payouts. Furthermore, the findings shed light ...


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: A Novel Agency Design With Familiar Issues, Thomas Arning Jan 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: A Novel Agency Design With Familiar Issues, Thomas Arning

Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law

This Note examines the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with a specific focus on its single-director structure. The balance of authority between agencies and the three branches of government has been a point of contention for generations, especially since the early twentieth century. This area of the law became even more contested following the financial crisis in 2008. As part of the response to the perceived abuses that led to the global recession, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ultimately opting to give it a single director as opposed to a board structure. Proponents of this regime ...


Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Rise Of Hedge Fund Activist Shareholders And The Duty Of Loyalty, Soo Young Hong Jan 2019

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Rise Of Hedge Fund Activist Shareholders And The Duty Of Loyalty, Soo Young Hong

Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law

Shareholder activism has been a growing problem in the corporate world, creating numerous dilemmas for the board of directors of companies. Activist shareholders can unsettle a company, pressuring the directors to make decisions according to the course of business the activists would prefer, and thus interfering with the traditional role of directors as the decision-makers of a company. With this new development in the business world, legal scholars have been debating if this activism needs to be controlled and, if so, what measures can be taken to reach a balance. This Note examines the traditional corporate principles such as the ...


Diseño De Un Plan Estratégico Para La Empresa Tecnibalanceo Ltda De Bogotá D.C, Dafna Katherin Clavijo Rojas, Erika Liliana Junca Díaz, Andrés Ricardo Rincón Moreno Jan 2019

Diseño De Un Plan Estratégico Para La Empresa Tecnibalanceo Ltda De Bogotá D.C, Dafna Katherin Clavijo Rojas, Erika Liliana Junca Díaz, Andrés Ricardo Rincón Moreno

Administración de Empresas

El trabajo se basa en la formulación de estrategias para el mejoramiento de los procesos y toma de decisiones de la empresa Tecnibalanceo LTDA, de la localidad de Puente Aranda, esta investigación está basada en un trabajo de campo, donde inicialmente se analizó la situación externa de la organización, continuando con un análisis interno obteniendo información de los empleados y representante legal.; además, mediante los resultados obtenidos por un estudio de la cámara de comercio que permitió evidenciar algunas fortalezas y debilidades de la empresa Tecnibalanceo LTDA, incluyendo los conceptos y matrices del autor Fred David plasmados en su libro ...


Diseño De Un Plan Estratégico Para La Empresa Tecnibalanceo Ltda De Bogotá D.C, Dafna Katherin Clavijo Rojas, Erika Liliana Junca Díaz, Andrés Ricardo Rincón Moreno Jan 2019

Diseño De Un Plan Estratégico Para La Empresa Tecnibalanceo Ltda De Bogotá D.C, Dafna Katherin Clavijo Rojas, Erika Liliana Junca Díaz, Andrés Ricardo Rincón Moreno

Administración de Empresas

El trabajo se basa en la formulación de estrategias para el mejoramiento de los procesos y toma de decisiones de la empresa Tecnibalanceo LTDA, de la localidad de Puente Aranda, esta investigación está basada en un trabajo de campo, donde inicialmente se analizó la situación externa de la organización, continuando con un análisis interno obteniendo información de los empleados y representante legal.; además, mediante los resultados obtenidos por un estudio de la cámara de comercio que permitió evidenciar algunas fortalezas y debilidades de la empresa Tecnibalanceo LTDA, incluyendo los conceptos y matrices del autor Fred David plasmados en su libro ...


Trabajo De Grado En Proyección Social Fundación Construyendo Caminos De Esperanza “Funcades”, Viviana Andrea Prieto Vélez, David Leandro Albarracín Alvarado Jan 2019

Trabajo De Grado En Proyección Social Fundación Construyendo Caminos De Esperanza “Funcades”, Viviana Andrea Prieto Vélez, David Leandro Albarracín Alvarado

Contaduría Pública

El trabajo de proyección social busca establecer en los estudiantes criterios estratégicos de análisis e investigación, en un espacio de aplicación real al interior de una fundación, donde se puedan identificar los puntos de mejora y dar una solución factible y aplicable con términos administrativos, contables y financieros.


Efectos Frente A La Aplicación Niif En Cooperativas De Transporte De Carga Y Pasajeros En Colombia Al Año 2017, David Guillermo Flórez Ávila, Luis Antonio Suarez Sanabria Jan 2019

Efectos Frente A La Aplicación Niif En Cooperativas De Transporte De Carga Y Pasajeros En Colombia Al Año 2017, David Guillermo Flórez Ávila, Luis Antonio Suarez Sanabria

Contaduría Pública

El presente artículo tiene como objeto analizar los efectos de la aplicación de las NIIF en las cooperativas de transporte de carga y pasajeros en Colombia, con el fin de comprender estos cambios es necesario contextualizar ¿Qué son las cooperativas de transporte de carga y pasajeros en Colombia?, puesto que desde el año 2015 en Colombia se implementaron las normas internacionales de información financiera, las cuales se fueron aplicando a las empresas según la normatividad y la clasificación de las mismas; de igual forma es importante caracterizar y examinar las normas contables aplicables al patrimonio de las cooperativas de transporte ...


Asesoría Contable, Administrativa De La Fundación Amigos Samaritanos, Caterin Suspes Bulla, Luis Fernando Rivera Gonzáles Jan 2019

Asesoría Contable, Administrativa De La Fundación Amigos Samaritanos, Caterin Suspes Bulla, Luis Fernando Rivera Gonzáles

Contaduría Pública

Con el fin de darle cumplimiento al programa de proyección social de la Universidad de la Salle, se realizó una investigación sobre la fundación Amigos Samaritanos, para poder determinar el estado en el que se encontraba esta fundación, para lo que se utilizaron herramientas tales como la observación, revisión documental, entre otras. Se desarrolló un proceso de implementación y asesoría contable y administrativa a la fundación Amigos Samaritanos, con el propósito de fortalecer la gestión de esta y contribuir con su buen desarrollo, realizando actividades de mejora e implementando herramientas que sean de utilidad para el desarrollo contable y administrativo ...