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Public And Private (Dis)Incentives For Animal Identification, Elliott James Dennis 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Public And Private (Dis)Incentives For Animal Identification, Elliott James Dennis

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

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There has been a growing global trend towards automating data collection and using captured data to inform decision-making. This has spilled over into the beef complex where packers, feedlots, and cow-calf producers seek to leverage information on animal performance, health, and welfare. The technology to automate data collection, commonly advocated as a way to manage and identify cattle, diverges from the traditional means of identifying cattle through brands. This article reviews how common different animal identification practices are for feedlots and cow-calf producers in the United States and the public and private (dis)incentives for animal identification.


Overcoming The Liability Of Poorness: Disadvantage, Fragility, And The Poverty Entrepreneur, Michael H. Morris, Donald F. Kuratko, David B. Audtretsch, Susana C. Santos 2020 Rowan University

Overcoming The Liability Of Poorness: Disadvantage, Fragility, And The Poverty Entrepreneur, Michael H. Morris, Donald F. Kuratko, David B. Audtretsch, Susana C. Santos

Rohrer College of Business Faculty Scholarship

All entrepreneurs must overcome the liabilities of newness and smallness as they attempt to launch and grow a new venture. However, those in poverty face an even greater challenge due to a concept we introduce, known as the liability of poorness, which centers on literacy gaps, a scarcity mindset, intense non-business pressures, and the lack of a safety net. Each of these components of the liability of poorness contributes to the disadvantage and fragility of the enterprises confronting the poor. Implications of this fragility for venture dynamics as well as how some poverty entrepreneurs overcome this liability are explored. Research ...


Increasing Biofuel Proliferation Via The Optimal Use Of Government Incentives, Meltem E. Denizel-Karakaya, Yoshinori Suzuki, Christopher Anderson 2020 Iowa State University

Increasing Biofuel Proliferation Via The Optimal Use Of Government Incentives, Meltem E. Denizel-Karakaya, Yoshinori Suzuki, Christopher Anderson

Supply Chain Management Publications

With the increasing public awareness on global warming, the demand for low greenhouse gas emission (GHG) transportation fuel, such as biofuel, is growing rapidly. In the U.S., like many other countries, the government is providing monetary incentives for biofuel displacement of fossil fuel. From the standpoint of biofuel proliferation, it is important that biofuel producers utilize these incentives in the most effective way, because better utilizations of incentives will lead to reduced costs for producers, which in turn will lower biofuel retail prices. Currently, however, biofuel producers are not taking full advantage of these incentives. This industry note introduces ...


Social Media Marketing Adoption Strategies: An Exploratory Multiple Case Study Of Landscape Industry Small Businesses, Crystal Lupo, Jason R. Stroman 2020 American Public University

Social Media Marketing Adoption Strategies: An Exploratory Multiple Case Study Of Landscape Industry Small Businesses, Crystal Lupo, Jason R. Stroman

Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Despite research contending that marketing is a pivotal factor in small business success, many small business owners continue to underutilize low-cost marketing options available to them. Of these options, social media marketing is a useful tool to maintain competitiveness in the larger marketplace. However, the adoption of social media best practices in small business remains deficient. The landscape industry is a large and growing field with small businesses making up a large and growing share of the industry. Yet some landscape industry small business owners lack strategies to adopt innovative social media marketing strategies to help ensure business viability. This ...


Uncertainties Abound In Nebraska Livestock Market Forecasts, Elliott James Dennis 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Uncertainties Abound In Nebraska Livestock Market Forecasts, Elliott James Dennis

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

About one of the only things certain about forecasts this year has been the great deal of uncertainty. Numerous “novel” situations have confronted the industry making it difficult to estimate price magnitudes rather than just price direction. Clustered plant closures, government quarantine restrictions, and increasing at home phone consumption are just a few of the major issues the beef industry has had to tackle in the last six to eight months. Some things have returned to “normal” such as packing plant capacity and food service demand. Others are still in ongoing recovery.

Who knows what “normal” or “standard operating procedure ...


A Historical Perspective On The Holcomb Fire: Differences And Similarities To The Covid-19 Situation And Other Significant Market Events, Elliott James Dennis 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

A Historical Perspective On The Holcomb Fire: Differences And Similarities To The Covid-19 Situation And Other Significant Market Events, Elliott James Dennis

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

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Comparing Profitability And Management Factors Across Operation Type: Independent Vs. Contract Growing, Elliott James Dennis 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Comparing Profitability And Management Factors Across Operation Type: Independent Vs. Contract Growing, Elliott James Dennis

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

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There is strong local and national interest in adding hog barns to existing row crop operations. Declining on farm income over the past several years has accelerated this interest. Grain operations cite diversifying farm income, adding another family to the farm operation, and/or replacing commercial fertilizer expense as the primary reasons for adding a hog barn.


Financial Health Of Grain Operations After Adding A Hog Barn, Elliott James Dennis 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Financial Health Of Grain Operations After Adding A Hog Barn, Elliott James Dennis

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

There is strong local and national interest in adding hog barns to existing row crop operations. Declining on farm income over the past several years has accelerated this interest. Grain operations cite diversifying farm income, adding another family to the farm operation, and/or replace commercial fertilizer expense as the primary reasons for adding a hog barn.

While there is industry demand to increase hog contract growing, these agreements can possess significant benefits and risks to producers. This is the second of a four part series which will discuss some financial and legal implications of adding a hog barn to ...


Hog Barn Density And Location In U.S. And Nebraska, Elliott James Dennis 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Hog Barn Density And Location In U.S. And Nebraska, Elliott James Dennis

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

There is strong local and national interest in adding hog barns to existing row crop operations. Declining on farm income over the past several years has accelerated this interest. Grain operations cite diversifying farm income, adding another family to the farm operation, and/or replace commercial fertilizer expense as the primary reasons for adding a hog barn.

While there is industry demand to increase hog contract growing, these agreements can possess significant benefits and risks to producers. This is the first of a four part series which will discuss some financial and legal implications of adding a hog barn to ...


Community Development, Quality Of Life, And Community Well-Being: Three Fields Ripe With Opportunities For Future Research And Practice, Craig A. Talmage 2020 Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Community Development, Quality Of Life, And Community Well-Being: Three Fields Ripe With Opportunities For Future Research And Practice, Craig A. Talmage

Community Development Practice

This perspective piece aims to spur conversations between quality of life, community well-being, and community development scholars and practitioners. The article showcases overlaps in concepts found across journals devoted to those three fields of inquiry. The major themes from those overlaps are discussed, so future directions for interdisciplinary research can be identified. The article finishes with specific attention to exploring how collaborations between the fields of quality of life (QoL), community well-being (CWB), and community development (CD) can better inform community development practice, so that community well-being and quality life can be positively shifted through evidence-based practice.


The Importance Of Innovation And Entrepreneurship In China’S Social Transformation, Guo Jun SHEN 2020 Singapore Management University

The Importance Of Innovation And Entrepreneurship In China’S Social Transformation, Guo Jun Shen

Dissertations and Theses Collection (Open Access)

As world’s second largest economy, China has seen tremendous changes since its 1978 “open door and reform” policy. Different reformations in form of policies were planned and rolled out to release the potential of productivity. At the same time, social development also seen a huge progress. How the reformation been transformed to social development and in what degree? This is the question was answered in this dissertation. I studied four major reformations covering: State owned Enterprises (SoE), land, financial liberalization, and science and technology, and their impacts on the social development. At macro level, I identified mediation effects of ...


Entrepreneurial Intention Amongst Scientists And Their Transition To Roles In Research Based Startups, Krishna Kumar NALLUR 2020 Singapore Management University

Entrepreneurial Intention Amongst Scientists And Their Transition To Roles In Research Based Startups, Krishna Kumar Nallur

Dissertations and Theses Collection (Open Access)

The involvement of scientist and their transition to Research based Startup’s (RBSU’s) has been identified as a key factor in their success. This study was undertaken to better understand this transition of the scientist into the RBSU. It followed a two-step process of interviewing 28 researchers, researcher - entrepreneurs and researcher - startup employees followed by a survey with 104 individuals with similar backgrounds in research, entrepreneurship and as startup employees. the survey sought to understand the effects of entrepreneurial training / internships, access to entrepreneurs (network) and the role of events on these individuals and the likelihood of their participation ...


Research On The Impact Of Venture Capital On The Operating Performance Of Startups, Ziqiang SUN 2020 Singapore Management University

Research On The Impact Of Venture Capital On The Operating Performance Of Startups, Ziqiang Sun

Dissertations and Theses Collection (Open Access)

Venture capital can not only realize its own capital appreciation, but also promote the development of startups and boost the development of high-tech industries; therefore, it has obvious positive externalities. With the development of venture capital in China, the impact of venture capital on the operating performance of startups gradually attracts widespread attention.

This paper investigates the impact of venture capital on the operating performance of startups and conducts an in-depth discussion on the problem formulation, empirical relationship, cause and effect analysis, and countermeasure suggestions. The main research contents include:

The first part is the introduction, which analyzes the research ...


Environmental Awareness Is Leading To A Troubling Future For The Airline Industry, Ashlyn K. Unga 2020 Brigham Young University

Environmental Awareness Is Leading To A Troubling Future For The Airline Industry, Ashlyn K. Unga

Marriott Student Review

Global warming is not only causing climatic temperatures to rise— it is also heating up the socio-political scene across the globe. Caught in the crossfire is the airline industry, targeted by environmental activists who categorize flight as an unnecessary mode of travel. As this movement gains traction, how will air fare in this age of flight-shaming? Ashlyn Unga explores anticipated governmental regulations and measures the airline industry must take as a result of this movement.


Podcast Review: Amy Antonelli On Vision And Purpose, McKayla Lindman 2020 Brigham Young University

Podcast Review: Amy Antonelli On Vision And Purpose, Mckayla Lindman

Marriott Student Review

A review of Amy Antonelli's podcast.


Book Review - Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Christy Swatling 2020 Brigham Young University

Book Review - Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Christy Swatling

Marriott Student Review

In his New York Times Bestseller, Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Jonah Berger delves into what makes products and ideas go viral. Through hundreds of intriguing and sometimes jaw-dropping stories, Berger identifies six key components to make everything—from a YouTube video to a new tech gadget—become contagious.


Putt Yourself Out There! Golf As An Upper Hand In The Business World, Allysha M. Mateo 2020 Brigham Young University

Putt Yourself Out There! Golf As An Upper Hand In The Business World, Allysha M. Mateo

Marriott Student Review

Most everyone is aware that networking and relationship building hold the keys to success within the business world. But just how are these networks so carefully cultivated? Recent statistics suggest that golf is a major player in cutting behind-the-scenes business deals. Approximately 90% of Fortune 500 CEOs play golf, and executives who play golf earn 17% more than those who don’t. Golf is a networking tool available to virtually anyone: the old and young, male and female, athletic and unathletic alike. It aids in building relationships with clients, customers, vendors, and colleagues, simultaneously advancing the golfer’s career and ...


Buzzwords: Jargon That Will Keep You Going Throughout The Year, Sarah Romney 2020 Brigham Young University

Buzzwords: Jargon That Will Keep You Going Throughout The Year, Sarah Romney

Marriott Student Review

Five buzzwords including advertainment, "go live," pivot, customer journey, and mashup.


Learning From The Swiss, Aubrey Wright 2020 Brigham Young University

Learning From The Swiss, Aubrey Wright

Marriott Student Review

The trades are in trouble. With less students choosing a vocational education, the United States is facing a rapidly growing gap in skilled vocational labor. The answer: the mighty apprenticeship program, courtesy of the Swiss. The Swiss model of apprenticeships help the bottom line of companies. It also trains students for promising careers. By taking clues from the Swiss, the US can begin solving its vocational trade woes.


Fashion Copycats And Copyright Law, Rowena Natasha 2020 Brigham Young University

Fashion Copycats And Copyright Law, Rowena Natasha

Marriott Student Review

Is fashion an art? Or a utilitarian part of our life? Thanks to US copyright laws, "fast fashion" companies like H&M and Zara are making windfall gains by copying new designs, even at the expense of small start-ups. But don't start writing legislation yet. Without "fashion copycats" making affordable yet trendy products, the fashion industry would be left dependent on a small-pool of upper-class consumers.


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