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Return Migration As An Individual's Optimal Utility Maximizing Behavior, Yang Li, Wallace E. Huffman Dec 2000

Return Migration As An Individual's Optimal Utility Maximizing Behavior, Yang Li, Wallace E. Huffman

Economic Staff Paper Series

The paper presents a model of location behavior of a multi-period finite-life utility maximizing individual who consumes leisure, purchased goods, and local amenities and is retired in the final period of life and empirical evidence from a hazard rate analysis using micro-data on return migration for ^erto Rican bom males who worked in the United States during the 1980s. An individual is modeled as considers staying in his home country or migrating to a host country. We show that it is optimal to migrate in the first period or to stay at in the home country. Given that migration occurs ...


Celebrating Medicrity At The Bowls, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2000

Celebrating Medicrity At The Bowls, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Well, you could have bowled me over with a feather, or perhaps a dot com, when I learned today that four bowl games had already been played. Not exactly stellar match- ups, but bowl games nonetheless. And say what you will; a bowl game is still a bowl game.


Shaq, Lsu, The Degree V. Education, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2000

Shaq, Lsu, The Degree V. Education, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Over the past several days much has been written about the graduation of Shaquille O'Neal from Louisiana State University. Indeed the event has been the butt of many jokes, one of which Shaq generated himself when he told people he was working on his degree at Learn Slow University. He now says that LSU means Love Shaq University.


Money And Baseball: The Salaries Keep Rising, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2000

Money And Baseball: The Salaries Keep Rising, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

It was the late Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen of Illinois who once said, "a billion here, a billion there, pretty soon were talking about real money." This quaint observation came to mind over the past few days in baseball as it was "a few million here, a few million there." One wonders if we are now talking about real money.


The Significance Of The Kicker In American And European Football, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2000

The Significance Of The Kicker In American And European Football, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

One of the primary objectives in sport is to win. In American sport winning is too often the only thing. Coaches spend sixteen to eighteen-hour days in seven-day weeks searching for all those little keys to victory that are necessary to success. Owners too spend time, energy and especially dollars in the great quest for the glory that comes with winning.


Baseball's Rising Salaries - Bud Lite At Congressional Hearing, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2000

Baseball's Rising Salaries - Bud Lite At Congressional Hearing, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

This past week Mike Mussina signed with the New York Yankees for $88.5M over six-year period with $12M of that a signing bonus to be spread over the contract at $2M per year. Next year Mussina will make $10M pitching for the Yankees. Considered by many to be one of the best pitchers in all of baseball, Mussina gives the Yankees a formidable starting rotation, and this has already led some to concede next year's World Championship to them. This might be a bit premature for early December but it is difficult to deny that they are the ...


Grading Error Reduces Grower Incentive To Increase Prune Quality, Jennifer S. James, James A. Chalfant, Nathalie Lavoie, Richard J. Sexton Dec 2000

Grading Error Reduces Grower Incentive To Increase Prune Quality, Jennifer S. James, James A. Chalfant, Nathalie Lavoie, Richard J. Sexton

Agribusiness

Grading is important to ensure the production of high-quality foods, but It Is usually done with error, distorting market signals and diminishing Incentives to produce high-quality products. Size is the main quality criterion for dried prunes and the crucial characteristic In determining prune value. We studied the economic effects of errors In commodity grading, focusing In particular on the Implications of one-way (asymmetric) grading errors, namely when small, low quality product Is erroneously classified as high quality, but not vice versa. In an application to the California prune Industry, we estimated the extent to which large prunes are undervalued and ...


Will Succession Planning At The Department Of Energy/Nevada Succeed?, James H. Winget Dec 2000

Will Succession Planning At The Department Of Energy/Nevada Succeed?, James H. Winget

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The topic of this professional paper is the succession planning program at the Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office (DOE/NV). I have prepared this paper for the Department of Public Administration in partial fulfillment of a Masters of Public Administration degree. The paper centers on the interpretation of data that was received through an office-wide survey of the staff and leaders of the DOE/NV. The data presented supports the theory that there may be significant weaknesses found in the current structure of the succession planning that may directly affect whether or not the program will succeed. The analyses ...


Sanctions And Nonproliferation Behavior: Missing On Missiles, Editor Dec 2000

Sanctions And Nonproliferation Behavior: Missing On Missiles, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes political psychologies supporting United States (US) sanctions-related behavior towards the People's Republic of China's (PRC) exporting of missiles, missile components, and missile technology.


The Employment Problem In South Africa, Gary S. Fields Dec 2000

The Employment Problem In South Africa, Gary S. Fields

Articles and Chapters

South Africa is experiencing a major employment problem that includes not only unemployment, but also low labour market earnings. In this article, Gary Fields discusses what can be done to alleviate South Africa's employment problem.


Preliminary Assessment Of Client Interest In And Needs Of The New England Environmental Finance Center, New England Environmental Finance Center, University Of Southern Maine Dec 2000

Preliminary Assessment Of Client Interest In And Needs Of The New England Environmental Finance Center, New England Environmental Finance Center, University Of Southern Maine

Planning

The New England Environmental Finance Center (NE/EFC) has been conceived as a knowledge-based clearinghouse, training, and change-agent program aimed at helping EPA's constituencies find financially successful approaches to environmental improvements. The NE/EFC will develop approaches to needs of particular priority in New England and potentially useful throughout the nation; share such approaches through the EFC national network; and help make tools from that network accessible throughout New England. In 1999 we began exploring with potential users how this ninth of the nation's EFCs might best address the region's needs. The assessment continued through the Muskie ...


The Integration Game, Abraham Bell, Gideon Parchomovsky Dec 2000

The Integration Game, Abraham Bell, Gideon Parchomovsky

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


2000 December, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Dec 2000

2000 December, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for December of 2000.


Leadership In Computer-Mediated Communication: Implications And Research Directions, Gerard George, Randall G. Sleeth Dec 2000

Leadership In Computer-Mediated Communication: Implications And Research Directions, Gerard George, Randall G. Sleeth

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Despite the importance of interpersonal influence processes in computer-mediated communication (CMC) environments, the emergence and functioning of leaders in CMC settings remains unstudied. An initial model and propositions address the possible extension of selected leadership models beyond face-to-face (FTF) communications and into the non-face-to-face CMC environment. We (1) model relevant variables for CMC leadership, (2) briefly review the implications of selected leadership models regarding these CMC variables, and (3) extend leadership models into the CMC sphere.


Is A Map More Than A Picture? The Role Of Sdss Technology, Subject Characteristics, And Problem Complexity On Map Reading And Problem Solving, Brian E. Mennecke, Martin D. Crossland, Brenda L. Killingsworth Dec 2000

Is A Map More Than A Picture? The Role Of Sdss Technology, Subject Characteristics, And Problem Complexity On Map Reading And Problem Solving, Brian E. Mennecke, Martin D. Crossland, Brenda L. Killingsworth

Supply Chain and Information Systems Publications

This research investigated how the use of a spatial decision support system (SDSS)—a type of geographic information system (GIS)—influenced the accuracy and efficiency of different types of problem solvers (i.e.. professionals versus students) completing problems of varied complexity. This research—the first to simultaneously study these variables—examined subjects who completed a problem involving spatially-referenced information The experiment was guided by a research model synthesized from various perspectives, including the theory of cognitive fit. prior research on map reading and interpretation, and research examining subject expertise and experience. The results are largely supportive of the research model ...


Scotty Bowman: The Greatest Hockey Coach Ever, Richard C. Crepeau Nov 2000

Scotty Bowman: The Greatest Hockey Coach Ever, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

It might have been just one more of the endless stream of National Hockey League games that attract little attention before January. It was a 3-2 final with Federov scoring the winner with 28 seconds left on the clock. This one, however, was special as it marked a milestone for one of the greatest professional coaches of any sport in any time. Scotty Bowman, currently the coach of the Detroit Red Wings, was behind the bench in his 2,000th NHL game on Friday night as Detroit beat Vancouver.


Thanksgiving And Football, Richard C. Crepeau Nov 2000

Thanksgiving And Football, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

(As with all American traditions if it happened once or twice it is one, and therefore I present my traditional Thanksgiving piece) The History of Thanksgiving and of Football both go back into the Middle Ages, and so it may not be so strange that the two would become intertwined in modern America.


The Bcs And Florida Election Officials, Richard C. Crepeau Nov 2000

The Bcs And Florida Election Officials, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Now that the state of Florida has released its incompetence and corruption from behind the facade of palm trees and beautiful beaches the true story behind the voting at the BCS can be told. The same people who control the voting in Palm Beach County, and indeed those who exercise the imprecise art of counting in Florida, are the same people who control the mysterious BCS voting on college football.


The Best And Most Admired, C. William Pollard Nov 2000

The Best And Most Admired, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In these brief remarks at the 2000 Fortune Summit, Pollard considers how mission has been the organizing principle of the ServiceMaster Company. In addition, he offers insight into the servant leadership model the company employed under his management.


Contagion Effects, Macroeconomic Conditions, And The Design Of Regulatory Capital Standards, Kevin T. Jacques, Stephen Hiemstra Nov 2000

Contagion Effects, Macroeconomic Conditions, And The Design Of Regulatory Capital Standards, Kevin T. Jacques, Stephen Hiemstra

Kevin T Jacques

No abstract provided.


2000 November, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Nov 2000

2000 November, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for November of 2000.


Emotion And Group Cohesion In Productive Exchange, Edward J. Lawler, Shane R. Thye, Jeongkoo Yoon Nov 2000

Emotion And Group Cohesion In Productive Exchange, Edward J. Lawler, Shane R. Thye, Jeongkoo Yoon

Articles and Chapters

This study refines and experimentally tests a theory of relational cohesion that explains how and when actors become committed to one another in the context of multiactor exchange. The theory asserts that frequent social exchange results in (1) positive emotions that solidify and strengthen the person-to-group bond and (2) uncertainty reduction that renders the focal group more salient in relation to others. These two mechanisms produce a sense of psychological group formation and ultimately increase observable acts of commitment. In a “productive exchange” setting, three actors negotiate a joint venture that requires the assent of all members. The exchanges featured ...


Impact Of The American's With Disabilities Act On Local Government (A Retrospective Review Of 10 Years Of Action) Specific To Personnel Administration, Mark A. Dascalos Oct 2000

Impact Of The American's With Disabilities Act On Local Government (A Retrospective Review Of 10 Years Of Action) Specific To Personnel Administration, Mark A. Dascalos

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

President George Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on January 26, 1990. This Act was intended to overcome many perceived or actual acts of discrimination against persons with disabilities residing in the United States of America. To date, no author has looked back to see what the impact of this comprehensive law has been on local government. This author through study will be determining what, if any, impact this law has had on the State of Nevada counties. This study is being limited in scope to personnel administration, and personnel related remedies. Recommendations for the future ...


Outsourcing Collegiate Sports, Richard C. Crepeau Oct 2000

Outsourcing Collegiate Sports, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

In some places it's called "privatizing." Here in Florida it is called "outsourcing." Over the past few years a number of campus functions have been "outsourced." The most recent example on our campus is the bookstore, which was outsourced to Barnes and Noble, a company that seemed better equipped than the university to run a bookstore. And probably they are.


What I'Ll Miss And Will Not When I Miss The World Series, Richard C. Crepeau Oct 2000

What I'Ll Miss And Will Not When I Miss The World Series, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

As we move toward the inevitability of an all-New York World Series, we are stalked by the prospect of having to listen to the incessant proclamations that New York is the center of the baseball universe, not to mention the regular universe. We will also be subjected to the claims that baseball fans in New York are more a) knowledgeable b) loyal c) intense d) all of the above, than those in other parts of the known baseball universe.


The Leader Who Serves (Duluth, Mn), C. William Pollard Oct 2000

The Leader Who Serves (Duluth, Mn), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking to a gathering of the Benedictine Health System's leaders in Duluth, MN, Pollard applauds the Benedictine tradition's emphasis on hospitality and encourages servant leadership as model for the system going forward.


Trends. Psychologies Of Personnel Security And Counterintelligence Failure: Racism, Satisficing, And Wen Ho Lee, Editor Oct 2000

Trends. Psychologies Of Personnel Security And Counterintelligence Failure: Racism, Satisficing, And Wen Ho Lee, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses issues surrounding the actions of Mr. Wen Ho Lee in the context of espionage, treason, and national security as well as racial profiling and the problems with conducting counterintelligence.


Trends. Dirty Little Secrets On Secrets: The Intelligence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2001, Editor Oct 2000

Trends. Dirty Little Secrets On Secrets: The Intelligence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2001, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the phenomena of leaking and overclassification of information in the context of national security.


Technology, Chemistry, And Sport, Richard C. Crepeau Oct 2000

Technology, Chemistry, And Sport, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

The American historian Bruce Catton once said that people in the scientific and industrial age are governed by a basic rule: What we CAN do, we MUST do. When both the risks and the rewards are high, and because the rewards are more immediate and the risks more distant, this rule governs the uses of science and technology in sport.


Mission As An Organizing Principle (Or A Leader's Ethical Responsibility For The People We Lead), C. William Pollard Oct 2000

Mission As An Organizing Principle (Or A Leader's Ethical Responsibility For The People We Lead), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered at Soderquist Leadership Center's Leadership Expedition in Siloam Springs, AR, this speech outlines the responsibility institutional leaders have for those they serve.