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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Florida Annual Report: 2010, Blue Cross of Florida, Inc. 2010 University of North Florida

Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Florida Annual Report: 2010, Blue Cross Of Florida, Inc.

Florida Blue Archives Printed Materials

Annual company report for 2010 detailing Blue Cross of Florida's business operations, financial assets and expenditures, and executive leadership.


Edge Leadership: Using Senior Leadership Perceptions To Explore Organizational Turnarounds, Lynn William Olsen 2010 Antioch University - PhD Program in Leadership and Change

Edge Leadership: Using Senior Leadership Perceptions To Explore Organizational Turnarounds, Lynn William Olsen

All Antioch University Dissertations & Theses

The researcher developed the concept of an edge leader—that is, one who can mindfully turn around a troubled business to sustain it for the future. In an increasingly turbulent and competitive climate, more edge leaders must be developed to sustain their organizations for the benefit of shareholders, employees, communities, and society. The researcher's review of the classic and contemporary leadership and change literatures suggested that four elements are necessary to develop leaders capable of leading even basic beneficial change. They include: having broad, successful experience; being emotionally and socially aware; having the ability to think differently about priorities ...


It As A Resource For Competitive Agility: An Analysis Of Firm Performance During Industry Turbulence, Shoshana Altschuller, David S. Gelb, Theresa F. Henry 2010 Iona Colege

It As A Resource For Competitive Agility: An Analysis Of Firm Performance During Industry Turbulence, Shoshana Altschuller, David S. Gelb, Theresa F. Henry

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

In an increasingly fast-paced business context, agility is crucial to firm performance. Competitive agility, the ability of a firm to rapidly sense and respond to changes in its environment, is especially important during industry turbulence. This research examines whether investment in Information Technology (IT) enhances firms’ competitive agility using analysis of firm performance during industry growth and contraction. The research approach addresses the causality question faced by previous IT productivity studies by focusing on ex-ante IT investment and subsequent firm performance during periods of unanticipated industry shocks. Findings indicate that IT investment enhances competitive agility but only in industries with ...


A Framework For Identifying And Understanding Risks In Information Technology Projects, Jack T. Marchewka 2010 Northern Illinois University

A Framework For Identifying And Understanding Risks In Information Technology Projects, Jack T. Marchewka

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Managing the costs, complexity, and risks of IT projects continues to be a challenge for many organizations. Project risk management is becoming an important sub-discipline of software engineering, and focuses on identifying, analyzing, and developing strategies for responding to project risk efficiently and effectively. This paper presents an IT project risk identification framework to facilitate identifying and understanding various project risks as part of an overall project risk management process. The proposed framework should be of interest to IT practitioners during the creation of the project plan and over the course of a project so that appropriate and corrective actions ...


Statistical Analysis Of Vodsl Technology For The Efficiency Of Listening Quality Of 640k/640k, Sarhan M. Musa, Mostafa A. El-Aasser 2010 Prairie View A&M University

Statistical Analysis Of Vodsl Technology For The Efficiency Of Listening Quality Of 640k/640k, Sarhan M. Musa, Mostafa A. El-Aasser

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Next-generation Internet technology will offer high performance and high capacity traffic aggregation and scalability. Voice over Digital Subscriber Line (VoDSL) technology allows service providers to offer multiple telephone lines over a single subscriber line in addition to high speed data transmission services. This article provides a baseline test for the Listening Quality (LQ) using VoDSL access technology by using Voice/Listening Quality (V/LQ) transmission with voice compression while countinously downloading files. The result will be to enable the efficiency of the LQ and its statistical analysis based on a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) service at level 640K/640K for ...


A Bpm-Systems Architecture That Supports Dynamic And Collaborative Processes, Pascal Ravesteijin, Martijn Zoet 2010 HU University of Applied Sciences

A Bpm-Systems Architecture That Supports Dynamic And Collaborative Processes, Pascal Ravesteijin, Martijn Zoet

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Business Process Management Systems (BPMSs) are increasingly implemented in and across organizations. However, the current combination of functionality, concepts and characteristics in BPMSs is very much based on an industrial-based view of the economy while western economies are rapidly moving towards an information and service economy in which the ratio of knowledge workers is rising dramatically. Compared to the ‘old’ type of worker the knowledge worker is typically highly educated, used to collaborating with other knowledge workers and less likely to be sensitive to a controlling style of management in the execution of his or her work. While many organizations ...


Technological-Personal-Environmental (Tpe) Framework: A Conceptual Model For Technology Acceptance At The Individual Level, Yijun Jiang, Dongyu Chen, Fujun Lai 2010 Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Technological-Personal-Environmental (Tpe) Framework: A Conceptual Model For Technology Acceptance At The Individual Level, Yijun Jiang, Dongyu Chen, Fujun Lai

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

This paper describes the development of the Technological-Personal-Environmental (TPE) framework, which explains individuals’ behaviors of technology acceptance. We argue that existing individual-level technology acceptance theories provide a valuable, but incomplete, understanding of individuals’ technology acceptance. By synthesizing extant technology acceptance models and theories, the proposed TPE delineates the individual-level technology acceptance from technological, personal, and environmental aspects. The proposed framework provides a wider angle to investigate individual-level technology acceptance.


Leadership Characteristics And Team Outcomes In The Development Of A Marketing Web Page, Garry L. White, Karen H. Smith 2010 Texas State University, San Marcos

Leadership Characteristics And Team Outcomes In The Development Of A Marketing Web Page, Garry L. White, Karen H. Smith

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Team structures are changing under the pressures of e-commerce and globalization. Today teams have to manage the challenges of working across functional boundaries, such as marketing and web development. In such an environment, research in the disciplines of management and psychology have found that shared leadership among team members may be superior to traditional leadership by a single team member, but this notion has not been tested in the contexts of marketing and web development. This paper presents the results of an empirical study showing that teams with shared leadership exhibited better performance and greater member satisfaction than teams with ...


An Excel Planning And Teaching Decision Aid For Bonner's Conceptual Framework, Freddie Choo, Kim Tan 2010 San Francisco State University

An Excel Planning And Teaching Decision Aid For Bonner's Conceptual Framework, Freddie Choo, Kim Tan

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Bonner (1999, 2008) prescribes a conceptual framework entitled “Choosing teaching methods based on learning objectives: An integrative framework” to plan and teach accounting. Bonner’s conceptual framework involves a holistic-mapping-process in which an instructor holistically maps a set of accounting learning objectives (ALO), general learning objectives (GLO), necessary conditions (NC), and teaching methods (TM). The scope of this paper is aimed at developing an Excel planning and teaching decision aid (EDA) for Bonner’s holistic-mapping- process. This EDA neither replaces nor supplants the conventional judgment-based planning and teaching process. By presenting and making the EDA available, perhaps accounting information systems ...


Use Of A Fast Information Extraction Method As A Decision Support Tool, Mahmudul Sheikh, Sumali Conlon 2010 Rust College

Use Of A Fast Information Extraction Method As A Decision Support Tool, Mahmudul Sheikh, Sumali Conlon

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Ad-hoc extraction of information from documents can ensure the transparency of decisions made by an organization. Different Information Extraction methods have been applied to extract information from various domains. Most widely known methods use manually annotated training documents that require high development time. The automated training methods are not scalable to large application domains. We have developed a semi-automated knowledge-engineering method for building the knowledge-base with minimal efforts. Because our method reduces manual processing of the training data, the development process is very fast. We have developed a prototype application to extract information from the project-reports of the American Recovery ...


Enterprise Systems Network: Securid Solutions, The Authentication To Global Security Systems, Emmanuel U. Opara, Vance Etnyre 2010 Prairie View A&M University

Enterprise Systems Network: Securid Solutions, The Authentication To Global Security Systems, Emmanuel U. Opara, Vance Etnyre

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Enterprise systems need reliable, flexible and secure means for making public and confidential information available to users in a secured and trusted manner. Although enterprise systems have variety of choice to authenticate these users, organizations face significant issues when granting access and providing a manageable structure for valuable access control. Logon functionalities such as user name and password algorithm have been used to grant authentication and authorization into enterprise systems network resources. Since most systems clients prefer the ease of using passwords, and since passwords are easily compromised, the urgency for a stronger authentication process becomes paramount. This study performed ...


Booklet: Healthy People 2010 A Providers Guide: Leading The Way To Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. 2010 University of North Florida

Booklet: Healthy People 2010 A Providers Guide: Leading The Way To Health, Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Florida, Inc.

Florida Blue Archives Printed Materials

No abstract provided.


Book: Glazer Family Foundation: Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida Vol.1, 2010 W/ Attachment: Letter From Florida Vision Quest, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. 2010 University of North Florida

Book: Glazer Family Foundation: Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida Vol.1, 2010 W/ Attachment: Letter From Florida Vision Quest, Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Florida, Inc.

Florida Blue Archives Printed Materials

No abstract provided.


Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Florida – 2010 United Way Campaign, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. 2010 University of North Florida

Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Florida – 2010 United Way Campaign, Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Florida, Inc.

Florida Blue Archives Printed Materials

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida – 2010 United Way Campaign.


From Federations To Global Factories: Assessing The Contribution Of The Subsidiary Middle Manager In Today’S Mne, Donal O'Brien, Pamela Sharkey Scott, Pat Gibbons 2010 Technological University Dublin

From Federations To Global Factories: Assessing The Contribution Of The Subsidiary Middle Manager In Today’S Mne, Donal O'Brien, Pamela Sharkey Scott, Pat Gibbons

Articles

The evolution of MNEs (Multinational Enterprises) from rigid and hierarchical structures to more distributed authority and autonomy led to the theoretical justification for conceptualising them as a federative rather than unitary organisations (Ghoshal and Bartlett, 1990). Fundamental to the Federative MNE is the suggestion that subsidiary units, through their own actions, can modify the power base and influence MNE strategy ‘from below’ (Andersson et al., 2007). Considerable research highlights the potential of subsidiary units for knowledge creation and initiative (Birkinshaw, 1997, Rugman and Verbeke, 2001, Williams, 2009), but to date it has failed to confirm that MNEs actually operate as ...


Intra-Industry Effects Of Takeovers: A Study Of The Operating Performance Of Rival Firms, Rupendra Paliwal 2010 Sacred Heart University

Intra-Industry Effects Of Takeovers: A Study Of The Operating Performance Of Rival Firms, Rupendra Paliwal

WCBT Faculty Publications

This paper investigates whether the managers of industry rivals act to mitigate their agency exposure and improve operating performance when one of the firms in the industry is subject to a takeover attempt. The results indicate that rival firms in general decrease free cashflows, improve operating performance, reduce capital expenditures, and increase leverage in response to a control threat within the industry. In particular, rival firms with potentially higher agency costs i.e., fewer investment opportunities and high cash or high free cashflows exhibit a higher reduction in cash levels and free cashflows subsequent to a control threat in their ...


Developments In Accounting Education, Stephen Scarpati 2010 Sacred Heart University

Developments In Accounting Education, Stephen Scarpati

WCBT Faculty Publications

Whether in public practice, industry, government, or academia, all CPAs face the challenge of staying current with the competencies, skills, requirements, and demands associated with the profession. College accounting professors received important guidance in their mission to educate and advise accounting students at the recent Accounting Educators Conference sponsored by the NYSSCPA’s Higher Education Committee.


Proliferation Of Tail Risks And Policy Responses In The Eu Financial Markets, Lucjan Orlowski 2010 Sacred Heart University

Proliferation Of Tail Risks And Policy Responses In The Eu Financial Markets, Lucjan Orlowski

WCBT Faculty Publications

This study draws attention to the proliferation of tail risks in financial markets prior to and during the course of the recent global financial crisis. It examines the level of tail risks in selected equity, interbank lending and foreign exchange markets in selected EU Member States in relation to the United States. The extent of tail risks is assessed by applying general error distribution (GED) parameterization in GARCH volatility tests of the examined variables. The empirical tests prove that tail risks were pronounced across all of the examined European financial markets throughout the crisis. They were also significant prior to ...


Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right (Book Review), Andra Gumbus 2010 Sacred Heart University

Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right (Book Review), Andra Gumbus

WCBT Faculty Publications

Book review by Andra Gumbus.

Gentile, Mary. Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right. New Haven: Yale University Press, c2010.

ISBN 9780300161182


Excess Return Estimate And Risk Factors In Hospitality Firms, Genti Lagji 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Excess Return Estimate And Risk Factors In Hospitality Firms, Genti Lagji

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Calculating the expected return has been a longstanding issue in the finance. There is a positive correlation between the undertaken risk and excess return (or loss) but numerous variables need to be considered. This study builds on the Fama and French formula and adds factors unique to the hospitality industry such as labor cost and diversification in order to get results that are a tailored to the hospitality industry. Active hotel and restaurants companies (SIC 7011 and 5812 respectively) in the 2000-2009 period were analyzed in separate samples. The labor cost improves the explanatory on both samples and the diversification ...


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