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Buyer Market Power And Vertically Differentiated Retailers, Shinn-Shyr Wang, Christian Rojas, Nathalie Lavoie 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Buyer Market Power And Vertically Differentiated Retailers, Shinn-Shyr Wang, Christian Rojas, Nathalie Lavoie

Nathalie Lavoie

We consider a model of vertical competition where downstream firms (retailers) purchase an upstream input from a monopolist and are able to differentiate from each other in terms of quality. Our primary focus is to study the effects of introducing a large retailer, such as a Wal-Mart Supercenter, that is able to lower wholesale prices (i.e. buyer market power). We obtain two main results. First, the store with no buyer market power responds to the presence of the large retailer by increasing its quality, a finding that is consistent with recent efforts by traditional retailers to enhance shoppers’ buying ...


Book Review. China With A Cut, Marc L. Moskowitz 2009 University of South Carolina

Book Review. China With A Cut, Marc L. Moskowitz

Marc L. Moskowitz

No abstract provided.


Haitian Americans, Bertin M. Louis Jr. 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Haitian Americans, Bertin M. Louis Jr.

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

On January 12th, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Leogane and other parts of Haiti. This natural disaster claimed more than 230,000 lives and left more than 1 million Haitians homeless. As Americans watched horrifying images of devastation, death and destruction, Haitian Americans in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, New York and Chicago, Illinois tried to contact their loved ones. Many people around the world wondered whether or not Haiti, a country with a long, turbulent history was cursed, as the Reverend Pat Robertson stated on his show called the ...


Sprawl In Canada And The United States, Michael E. Lewyn 2009 Florida Coastal School of Law

Sprawl In Canada And The United States, Michael E. Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

The purpose of this paper is to ascertain (1) whether suburban sprawl is as widespread in Canadian metropolitan areas as in their American counterparts, and (2) whether Canadian government policies, and in particular Canadian municipal land use and transportation policies, encourage sprawl. The thesis concludes that sprawl is less widespread in two respects. First, Canadian central cities have not declined to the same extent as American central cities. Second, urban and suburban Canadians are less dependent on automobiles than are Americans. The thesis goes on to point out that in Canada, as in the United States, government land use and ...


Haitian Protestant Views Of Vodou And The Importance Of Karacte Within A Transnational Social Field, Bertin M. Louis Jr. 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Haitian Protestant Views Of Vodou And The Importance Of Karacte Within A Transnational Social Field, Bertin M. Louis Jr.

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

The ways that some Haitian Protestants view of Vodou and the importance of karactè (character) have emerged as two interrelated and fundamental aspects of Haitian Protestant worldview within a transnational social field. First, many Haitian Protestants believe the practice of Vodou since the Bwa Kayiman ceremony is the main reason why Haiti is mired in a socioeconomic crisis. Second, the development of a Haitian individual’s karactè through Haitian Protestantism is seen by a growing number of Haitian Protestants in the Bahamas, Haiti and the United States as a remedy that can transform the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere ...


A Critical Race Analysis Of The Hiring Process For Head Coaches In Ncaa College Football, Keith Harrison 2009 University of Central Florida

A Critical Race Analysis Of The Hiring Process For Head Coaches In Ncaa College Football, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

In this article, we respond to Singer’s (2005) challenge to sport management scholars to consider race-based epistemologies in conducting certain kinds of research in the field, as we use critical race theory (CRT) as a framework to analyze the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA) Hiring Report Card (HRC) (Harrison & Yee, 2009). The BCA HRC was created as a result of the access discrimination that has historically taken place in college sport (Brooks & Althouse, 2000; Cunningham & Sagas, 2005), which has consequently contributed to the underrepresentation of racial minorities in the head coach position in college football. The HRC places the hiring process of predominantly white institutions of higher education (PWIHE) under public scrutiny, with the ultimate goal of changing the decision-making process when these institutions hire head football coaches. This article utilizes CRT ...


Developing Constructs For Psychopathology Research: Research Domain Criteria, Charles A. Sanislow, Daniel S. Pine, Kevin J. Quinn, Michael J. Kozak, Marjorie A. Garvey, Robert K. Heinssen, Philip S. Wang, Bruce N. Cuthbert 2009 Wesleyan University

Developing Constructs For Psychopathology Research: Research Domain Criteria, Charles A. Sanislow, Daniel S. Pine, Kevin J. Quinn, Michael J. Kozak, Marjorie A. Garvey, Robert K. Heinssen, Philip S. Wang, Bruce N. Cuthbert

Charles A. Sanislow, Ph.D.

There exists a divide between findings from integrative neuroscience and clinical research focused on mechanisms of psychopathology. Specifically, a clear correspondence does not emerge between clusters of complex clinical symptoms and dysregulated neurobiological systems, with many apparent redundancies. For instance, many mental disorders involve multiple disruptions in putative mechanistic factors (e.g., excessive fear, deficient impulse control), and different disrupted mechanisms appear to play major roles in many disorders. The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework is a heuristic to facilitate the incorporation of behavioral neuroscience in the study of psychopathology. Such integration might be achieved by shifting the central research ...


The Sustainable Food Movement: The Local, Slow And Justice Food Solutions To The Global Food Crisis, Marco Tavanti 2009 DePaul University

The Sustainable Food Movement: The Local, Slow And Justice Food Solutions To The Global Food Crisis, Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

Food is more than a commodity. The economic aspect of food needs to be integrated and balanced with the environmental and societal aspects of a sustainable food system. The author argues that a new movement for sustainable food is emerging as exemplified in the growing local (locavore), slow food and food justice movements. Drawing on the concepts of sustainability and the observations of growing food trends, the paper offers a new analysis of social movements between the global and the local. The environmental, social and economic frameworks of sustainability give local, “slow” and sovereignty solutions to the current global food ...


Il Cestello (Un Ciclo Di Canzoni) - Voce Bassa = Song Cycle, Low Voice, Keith D. Rowley 2009 Utah Valley University

Il Cestello (Un Ciclo Di Canzoni) - Voce Bassa = Song Cycle, Low Voice, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Il cestello (The Little Basket) is a song cycle=ciclo di canzoni for low voice=voce bassa with words=poesia by Angiolo Silvio Novaro and music by Keith D Rowley. 4 canzoni in italiano: 1. Dialogo del bimbo e della luna, 2. Misteri, 3. Che dice la pioggerellina di marzo? 4. Saluto al sereno.


Safety And Security Of Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons, Rabia Akhtar, Nazir Hussain 2009 Kansas State University

Safety And Security Of Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons, Rabia Akhtar, Nazir Hussain

Rabia Akhtar, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Help-Negation And Suicidal Ideation: The Role Of Depression, Anxiety And Hopelessness., Coralie J. Wilson 2009 University of Wollongong

Help-Negation And Suicidal Ideation: The Role Of Depression, Anxiety And Hopelessness., Coralie J. Wilson

Frank Deane

Help-negation is expressed behaviorally by the refusal or avoidance of available help and cognitively by the inverse relationship between self-reported symptoms of psychological distress and help-seeking intentions. The current study is part of a larger multi-cite research program developed and led by the first author. It examines the association between suicidal ideation and intentions to seek help from friends, family and professional mental health sources in a sample of 302 Australian university students. Participants were 77.5% female and aged from 18-25 years old, with 85.4% aged 21 years or younger. Higher levels of suicidal ideation were related to ...


Tech Watch Column: Gitco’S Investigation Of Tech Tools For Training And Knowledge, Sonnet Ireland, Rebecca Blakeley 2009 University of New Orleans

Tech Watch Column: Gitco’S Investigation Of Tech Tools For Training And Knowledge, Sonnet Ireland, Rebecca Blakeley

Sonnet Ireland

No abstract provided.


The Jacksonian Era And Political Parties, Richard M. Skinner 2009 Rollins College

The Jacksonian Era And Political Parties, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

Teaching presentation.


Was There A “Small-Bank” Anomaly In The Great Crisis Of 2007-09?, Paola Bongini, Giovanni Ferri, Punziana Lacitignola 2009 University of Milan-Bicocca

Was There A “Small-Bank” Anomaly In The Great Crisis Of 2007-09?, Paola Bongini, Giovanni Ferri, Punziana Lacitignola

Paola Bongini

Drawing on a large set of listed banks from Europe, the US and Japan we start noticing that smaller-sized banks suffered less than larger banks in conjunction with the unfolding of the Great Crisis of 2007-09. Was this a small-bank anomaly analogous to the classic small firm effect? We conjecture that what seems to be a small bank anomaly might, in fact, signal a generalized market reassessment of the banking business model and tested whether stock markets penalized less the banks that kept more rooted to the traditional “originate-to-hold” (OTH) model while forgoing the opportunities disclosed by the “originate-to-distribute” (OTD ...


Second Language Acquisition Of Spanish Syllabus, Ewelina Barski 2009 The University of Western Ontario

Second Language Acquisition Of Spanish Syllabus, Ewelina Barski

Ewelina Barski, PhD

This is the syllabus of my 3rd year Spanish course on the acquisition of Spanish as a second language. It covers theory related to SLA and looks at different studies that investigated the topic at hand.


Sustainable Agriculture Bibliography, Matt Bogard 2009 Western Kentucky University

Sustainable Agriculture Bibliography, Matt Bogard

Matt Bogard

An annotated bibliography related to the sustainability of biotechnology and pharmaceutical technologies used in modern agriculture.


Location Decisions Of Abortion Clinics And Crisis Pregnancy Centers In California, Joel Fetzer, Andrew Yuengert 2009 Pepperdine University

Location Decisions Of Abortion Clinics And Crisis Pregnancy Centers In California, Joel Fetzer, Andrew Yuengert

Joel Fetzer

Data on the location of abortion clinics and crisis pregnancy centers in California are used to estimate Poisson models of the number of both kinds of clinic, to compare their location decisions, and to better understand the factors which limit clinic availability in some counties. The locations of the two types of clinic are determined in significantly different ways. Market size is the most important factor explaining the lack of clinics in certain counties; labor force participation rates, Catholic population, and cultural/political environment also play significant roles. Ethnicity plays only a modest role in clinic location. Instrumental variables generalized ...


Training Student Reference Assistants: Politeness Theory, Computer-Mediated Communication And Reference, Kathleen Langan 2009 Western Michigan University

Training Student Reference Assistants: Politeness Theory, Computer-Mediated Communication And Reference, Kathleen Langan

Kate Langan

Purpose: For student reference supervisors and trainers, it is crucial to understand the characteristics of the millennial worker and how we can effectively train student reference employees in virtual reference. The purpose of this paper is to present best practices for training the millennial generation of reference workers on virtual reference. Approach: This paper is a combination of a case study theoretical approach with a literature review in communication and media theory, and RUSA best practices. It describes the creation of a training manual for the millennial student in regards to Instant Messaging reference. Findings: This project describes why it ...


Dissertation Title: A Pathway To Child Sex Trafficking In Prostitution: The Impact Of Strain And Risk-Inflating Responses, Joan A. Reid 2009 University of South Florida

Dissertation Title: A Pathway To Child Sex Trafficking In Prostitution: The Impact Of Strain And Risk-Inflating Responses, Joan A. Reid

Joan A Reid, Ph.D.

Victims of child sex trafficking in prostitution in the United States are often overlooked, misidentified, and among the most underserved type of child victim of crime. The majority of previous research on child sex trafficking has been conducted without a theoretical framework or reliable sampling methods. In this study, a schematic composed of a series of stepping-stones from childhood abuse to prostitution, which has been described by gendered pathways researchers, served as a sensitizing template for the study's development of a strain-reactive pathway into child sex trafficking. Agnew's general strain theory provided the primary theoretical basis for the ...


Bodytalk | Obama’S Body And The Liberal Body Politic, Leola Johnson 2009 Macalester College

Bodytalk | Obama’S Body And The Liberal Body Politic, Leola Johnson

Leola Aletha Johnson

No abstract provided.


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