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A Case Study On Contracted Seasonal Workers And Farm Labor Contractors In The Stockton Area, Cristal Verduzco 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

A Case Study On Contracted Seasonal Workers And Farm Labor Contractors In The Stockton Area, Cristal Verduzco

Agribusiness

This study was conducted to define the current situation between contracted seasonal workers and farm labor contractors in the Stockton area. Specifically, this study focuses on the perception workers have of farm labor contracted employment. It also addresses the perception farm labor contractors have on the contracting business.

To gather the information needed to compare perceptions, interviews with twelve contracted seasonal workers and two farm labor contractors were conducted in Stockton. The analysis process consists of a detailed account of the problems workers and farm labor contractors encounter in the farm labor contracting business.

The results of these interviews concluded ...


United States Raisin Export Market Trends In The United Kingdom, Paul McChesney 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

United States Raisin Export Market Trends In The United Kingdom, Paul Mcchesney

Agribusiness

One of the agricultural products that the United States exports to England in large quantities is raisins. Raisin exports from the United States to England increased dramatically by 84% from 2007-2008 (USDA 2009). This study was sought to discover the cause of this large increase of raisin exports from 2007-2008, as well as to assess the current international raisin market.

To determine the cause of the increase in raisin exports to England, the top four raisin exporting countries in the world were analyzed to determine if their export quantities had a factor in the United States raisin exports to England ...


Firm Impact Of Cal Pacific Specialty Foods Establishing A Diverse Customer Base, Anthony Luis de Alcuaz 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Firm Impact Of Cal Pacific Specialty Foods Establishing A Diverse Customer Base, Anthony Luis De Alcuaz

Agribusiness

When Cal Pacific was established it was imperative to establish a diverse customer base. This study proved through empirical evidence that Cal Pacific's establishment of a new and diverse customer base, after being founded, paved the way for the vast success of the company in past years. The sales reports, balance sheets, income statements, and depth interview responses exemplify the correlation of Cal Pacific's success to its customer base. As a result of the Company having many customers, sales increases were recorded and exemplified in the sales reports. Sales increases occurred over multiple one year periods. Overall firm ...


Impact Of Lean Practices On Printing Companies, Jenna Bodolay 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Impact Of Lean Practices On Printing Companies, Jenna Bodolay

Graphic Communication

The purpose of this study was to bring understanding to what Lean and sustainable practices are most efficient and popular within printing companies. The information and data collected provides insight into what companies are doing to be Lean. The data exhibits what Lean and sustainable techniques that provide positive effects for companies and identifies potential pitfalls for why companies have not been able to be productive with Lean strategies.

This study collected and analyzed data on Lean and sustainability efficiency through historical case studies and descriptive research surveys. Case studies in the printing industry were studied and compared on the ...


Employee, Manage Thyself: The Potentially Negative Implications Of Expecting Employees To Behave Proactively, Mark Bolino, Sorin Valcea, Jaron Harvey 2010 University of Oklahoma

Employee, Manage Thyself: The Potentially Negative Implications Of Expecting Employees To Behave Proactively, Mark Bolino, Sorin Valcea, Jaron Harvey

Business Faculty Publications

Previous research investigating proactive behaviour at work has generally focused on the ways in which proactive behaviour enables individuals and organizations to be more effective. Although it has been noted that some proactive behaviours may be undesirable or have potentially negative consequences, researchers have not examined the ‘dark side’ of proactive behaviour in any systematic way. In this conceptual paper, we explore the potentially negative individual and organizational implications of expecting employees to behave proactively. Specifically, at the individual level, we argue that expecting proactive behaviour in organizations may contribute to stress among employees and friction between proactive and less ...


Promoting Wellness Programs To College Students: Relax Program At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Danielle Tucker 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Promoting Wellness Programs To College Students: Relax Program At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Danielle Tucker

Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Organic Grower And Distributor Business Plan, Nicholas Thorp 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Organic Grower And Distributor Business Plan, Nicholas Thorp

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

The main objective for this project was to design a business plan that can meet the consumer’s needs and those of the evolving produce market. Creating a business that offers a variety of produce to the consumer following the roles of a CSA while offering more choices with orders for the customer. By offering the consumer the control of their own purchases, allowing them to customize their own packages. By offering such an incentive the company hopes to gain the confidence of the customer and ease them to feel as comfortable as possible.


Second Time Is A Charm: The Impact Of Correcting Missed Exam Questions On Student Learning, Christiane Schroeter, Steven V. Green, Erin Bess 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Second Time Is A Charm: The Impact Of Correcting Missed Exam Questions On Student Learning, Christiane Schroeter, Steven V. Green, Erin Bess

Agribusiness

This study determined the learning benefit of correcting missed exam questions. The results show that in addition to exams being an assessment tool, they can also be used as a tool for student learning. The availability of this information will provide help considering design, development, and improvement of traditional assessment methods for student learning.


Study Questions For Actuarial Exam 2/Fm, Aaron Hardiek 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Study Questions For Actuarial Exam 2/Fm, Aaron Hardiek

Statistics

No abstract provided.


Business Plan-Ryanair In The United States, Tessa Davis 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Business Plan-Ryanair In The United States, Tessa Davis

Journalism

Traveling within the United States is extremely costly. Low-cost airlines such as Southwest Airlines do exist but they do not provide the prices and efficiency that Ryanair, a United Kingdom based airline, does. Traveling throughout Europe is cheap and easy, jet setting to an Italian villa, when one lives in the middle of London would be considered completely normal. The United States is an enormous country, and unfortunately airline companies and airports do not provide easy, cheap methods of flying around the country. As a student or middle-class citizen, travel throughout the United States should be accessible and viable. If ...


Consultancy Designer Involvement In New Product Development: Mapping A Novel Design Leadership Process, Fiona Maciver, Aidan O'Driscoll 2010 Technological University Dublin

Consultancy Designer Involvement In New Product Development: Mapping A Novel Design Leadership Process, Fiona Maciver, Aidan O'Driscoll

Conference papers

The role of design and designers in new product development (NPD) has always been problematic and complex in its approach and in the extent of its involvement (Leenders et al., 2007; Murray and O’Driscoll, 1996; Veryzer and Borja de Mozota, 2005). As the industrial design profession seeks to confront the challenges of a recessionary environment, both the designer led ‘intuitive’ approach to NPD, and the marketer led ‘systematic’ approach become outmoded (Cross, 2001; Martin, 2007). There is shortcoming, even ambivalence, in the NPD and design management literature as to how design is involved in NPD (Cooper et al., 2003 ...


Montana Nonresident Traveler Quarterly Travel Comparison: 2009, Kara Grau 2010 The University of Montana-Missoula

Montana Nonresident Traveler Quarterly Travel Comparison: 2009, Kara Grau

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report shows the 2009 quarterly visitation and length of stay data for nonresident travelers to Montana. It also displays average daily spending for various expenditure categories, as well as total expenditures for those categories.


Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Trends: 1998-2008, Kara Grau 2010 The University of Montana-Missoula

Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Trends: 1998-2008, Kara Grau

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report shows the nonresident traveler expenditure trends for visitors of Montana from 1998-2008. It also displays the total actual expenditures and the total inflation-adjusted expenditures.


Montana Nonresident Traveler Quarterly Travel Comparison: 2008, Kara Grau 2010 The University of Montana-Missoula

Montana Nonresident Traveler Quarterly Travel Comparison: 2008, Kara Grau

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report shows the 2008 quarterly visitation and length of stay data for nonresident travelers to Montana. It also displays average daily spending for various expenditure categories, as well as total expenditures for those categories.


Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Trends: 1999-2009, Kara Grau 2010 The University of Montana-Missoula

Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Trends: 1999-2009, Kara Grau

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report shows the nonresident traveler expenditure trends for visitors of Montana from 1999-2009. It also displays the total actual expenditures and the total inflation-adjusted expenditures.


Montana Poll: 1992-2009 Resident's Attitudes Toward Tourism & 2009 Resident Prioritites , Norma P. Nickerson 2010 The University of Montana-Missoula

Montana Poll: 1992-2009 Resident's Attitudes Toward Tourism & 2009 Resident Prioritites , Norma P. Nickerson

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

In each of the past three strategic plans for Montana’s Travel and Tourism Industry, one goal has been to understand and then facilitate improved attitudes toward tourism in the state. ITRR has contributed to the understanding of resident attitudes by polling Montana residents about their attitudes and opinions regarding tourism since 1991. This report looks at the trends of these attitudes over the past 17 years.


Trade Equilibrium, Trade Deficits, And Jobs, Narendra C. Bhandari 2010 Pace University

Trade Equilibrium, Trade Deficits, And Jobs, Narendra C. Bhandari

Faculty Working Papers

The U.S. sacrifices about ten full time jobs for each million dollars of net imports of goods and services. Its billions of dollars in trade deficit is the primary reason behind its millions of job losses. Loss of jobs, in turn, decreases income, demand, investment, and tax revenues. Budget deficits enlarge and programs of public and social care are curtailed.

“Trade Equilibrium,” naturally, is the principal solution. In the short term it will put a stop on additional jobs exports. Over the years, it will also create net new jobs. There is no other long lasting practical way out ...


Information-Based Trading And The Bid-Ask Spread, Kee H. Chung, Jing Jiang 2010 SUNY Buffalo

Information-Based Trading And The Bid-Ask Spread, Kee H. Chung, Jing Jiang

WCBT Faculty Publications

We analyze the equilibrium spread when the transaction size of informed traders is elastic in the value of private information (α). We show that the pooling equilibrium is likely to be inefficient when trade size is sensitive to α and the inefficient equilibrium can occur before the market breaks down. The pooling equilibrium spread does not monotonically increase with α, although it increases with the elasticity of informed trades to α. The upper bound of the elasticity of informed trades for the market to remain open for the active specialist is higher than the corresponding value for the passive specialist ...


30 Years Of Foreign Direct Investment To China: An Interdisciplinary Literature Review, Marc Fetscherin, Hinrich Voss, Philippe Gugler 2010 University of Leeds

30 Years Of Foreign Direct Investment To China: An Interdisciplinary Literature Review, Marc Fetscherin, Hinrich Voss, Philippe Gugler

Faculty Publications

The purpose of this paper is to examine how scholarly research on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the People’s Republic of China has evolved and been shaped using bibliometrics analysis of 422 journal articles published in 151 journals between 1979 and 2008 on that topic. The literature is dominated by the fields of Economics, followed by Business and Management, Planning and Development and International Relations, which together account for 95% of all publications. Ten percent of the most productive journals are responsible for 40% of all publications and 63% of all citations received. By means of citation mapping, four ...


Suitable Knowledge Management In Project Environment, Taya Polyaninova 2010 Technological University Dublin

Suitable Knowledge Management In Project Environment, Taya Polyaninova

Dissertations

Knowledge is becoming one of the main assets for organizations that want to improve their competitiveness in currently changing market. Knowledge comes from different sources within organizations, such as internal processes, projects, customers and stakeholder information. As markets and the way of doing things changes, many companies implement different projects to deal with those changes, which leads to accumulation of knowledge and information. Companies use Knowledge Management to create, identify and distribute knowledge and experiences arising from projects within organisation. However, as projects are done to create unique deliverables and they are never the same, there is a difficulty in ...


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