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Problems With Grid Flooring In Dog Kennels, The Humane Society of the United States 2010 WellBeing International

Problems With Grid Flooring In Dog Kennels, The Humane Society Of The United States

PUPPY MILL REPORTS

Gridded, strand, or wire flooring in dog kennels does not promote either proper sanitation or adequate comfort and safety for dogs and puppies. Grid-style or wire flooring frequently leads to entrapment or injury, as dogs and puppies’ feet become wedged in openings intended for feces. Grid flooring is designed to allow feces to pass through, but unfortunately any gap large enough for fecal matter is large enough to entrap an animal’s foot or toe.


Labor And The Bank: Investigating The Politics Of The World Bank's Employing Workers' Index, Suzan Kang 2010 CUNY John Jay College

Labor And The Bank: Investigating The Politics Of The World Bank's Employing Workers' Index, Suzan Kang

Publications and Research

For many years, trade unions have pressured international financial organizations such as the World Bank to better incorporate protections for workers. A recent development in this contestation was the World Bank’s 2009 announcement regarding its controversial “Employing Workers Index” in its widely circulated Doing Business report. Trade unions had argued that the index, which promoted flexible labor market policies, did not respect the international norm of worker protections, and urged the World Bank to change the index. As a result, the Doing Business Group pledged to reform the Employing Workers Index and to create a new index on protecting workers. …


An Hsi Report: Adopting A Cage-Free Production Policy For Animal Products In Brazil, Humane Society International 2010 WellBeing International

An Hsi Report: Adopting A Cage-Free Production Policy For Animal Products In Brazil, Humane Society International

HSI REPORTS

Farm animal welfare is becoming an important concern for governments, producers, and consumers worldwide. In particular, intensive confinement systems, such as battery cages and gestation crates, have been acknowledged as severely impairing to the physical comfort and expression of natural behaviors of animals. The European Union and select states in the United States have already passed bills eliminating these housing systems over the next several years. Numerous international retail and food production companies, including Burger King (North America), Smithfield Foods, and McDonald’s (Europe) are committed to gradually eliminating the use and sale of eggs and pork produced via intensive confinement …


Using Technology Enabled Qualitative Research To Develop Products For The Social Good, An Overview, Maria Malu H. Roldan, R. Burkhard 2010 San Jose State University

Using Technology Enabled Qualitative Research To Develop Products For The Social Good, An Overview, Maria Malu H. Roldan, R. Burkhard

Faculty Publications, Information Systems & Technology

This paper discusses the potential benefits of the convergence of three recent trends for the design of socially beneficial products and services: the increasing application of qualitative research techniques in a wide range of disciplines, the rapid mainstreaming of social media and mobile technologies, and the emergence of software as a service. Presented is a scenario facilitating the complex data collection, analysis, storage, and reporting required for the qualitative research recommended for the task of designing relevant solutions to address needs of the underserved. A pilot study is used as a basis for describing the infrastructure and services required to …


From 'Break Out' To 'Breakthrough': Successful Market Strategies Of Immigrant Entrepreneurs In The Uk, Anuradha Basu 2010 San Jose State University

From 'Break Out' To 'Breakthrough': Successful Market Strategies Of Immigrant Entrepreneurs In The Uk, Anuradha Basu

Faculty Publications, School of Management

This paper explores the strategies that enable ethnic minority immigrant entrepreneurs to 'break out' of local ethnic markets and 'break through' into more promising markets with greater opportunities. It analyzes the contextual and personal characteristics of the entrepreneurs that implement those strategies, based on a primary survey of South Asian entrepreneurs in the UK. The analysis suggests that breaking out of co-ethnic customer markets is neither necessary nor sufficient for entrepreneurial expansion. The critical factor is the entrepreneur's ability to break through into customer markets that are larger, by geographical reach or profit margins and value added. Many successful immigrant …


Inadequate Health Numeracy Affects Cancer Screening Practices In Vulnerable Populations, Sherrine Eid MPH, Dorothy Faulkner PhD 2010 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Inadequate Health Numeracy Affects Cancer Screening Practices In Vulnerable Populations, Sherrine Eid Mph, Dorothy Faulkner Phd

Administration & Leadership

No abstract provided.


Strengths Technology, Bridget Biggar, Ninh N. Tran 2010 MAPP

Strengths Technology, Bridget Biggar, Ninh N. Tran

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

While the language of positive psychology can be universal, there is a language that organizations gravitate towards and find both engaging and effectual. Organizations speak in terms of behavioral competence when recruiting, assessing performance, measuring results, creating development plans and administering performance appraisals. The current positive psychology canon of self-assessment surveys does not include one that relates to behavioral strengths. We suggest such an assessment, and produce evidence to establish its rightful place. Peterson and Seligman’s Character Strengths and Values (2004) can be operationalized to align with the heuristics of for-profit organizations by connecting the two. We combine positive psychology …


Commercial Space, Diane Howard 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Commercial Space, Diane Howard

Publications

This chapter assesses trends and developments in the commercial space sector, which includes manufacturers of space hardware such as rockets and satellite components, providers of space-based information such as telecommunications and remote sensing, and service operators for space launches. Also covered in this chapter are the developments related to the nascent space tourism industry, as well as the relationship between commercial operators and the public sector.


How Does Foreign Direct Investment Affect Growth In Developing Countries? An Empirical Investigation, E. M. Ekanayake, John R. Ledgerwood 2010 Bethune-Cookman University

How Does Foreign Direct Investment Affect Growth In Developing Countries? An Empirical Investigation, E. M. Ekanayake, John R. Ledgerwood

Publications

This paper analyzes the effects of foreign direct investment on the economic growth of developing countries. The study uses annual data on a group of 85 developing countries covering Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean for the period 1980-2007. We explore the hypothesis that foreign direct investment can promote growth in developing countries. We test this hypothesis using panel data series for foreign direct investment, while accounting for regional differences in Asian, African, Latin American, and the Caribbean countries as well as the differences in income levels. While the findings of previous studies are generally mixed, our results …


The Real Exchange Rate Volatility And U.S. Exports: An Empirical Investigation, E. M. Ekanayake, John R. Ledgerwood, Sabrina D'Souza 2010 Bethune-Cookman University

The Real Exchange Rate Volatility And U.S. Exports: An Empirical Investigation, E. M. Ekanayake, John R. Ledgerwood, Sabrina D'Souza

Publications

This paper investigates effects of exchange rate volatility on U.S. exports, using disaggregated sectoral data on U.S. exports to its major trading partners. In this paper, we use a generalized ARCH-type model (GARCH) to generate a measure of exchange rate volatility which is then tested in a model of U.S. exports. The analysis uses monthly trade data for the period from January 1990 through December 2007. Testing sectoral trade data allows us to detect whether the direction or magnitude of the impact of volatility differs depending on the types of goods that are traded. The results obtained in this paper …


Local Government Services And Regional Collaboration Grant Program: Advantage Sharing Program Feasibility Study, Wright State University Center for Urban and Public Affairs 2010 Wright State University

Local Government Services And Regional Collaboration Grant Program: Advantage Sharing Program Feasibility Study, Wright State University Center For Urban And Public Affairs

Economic Development

The Advantage Sharing Program, or ASP, is a multi-county collaboration comprising Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties. The program’s purpose is to provide additional dollars to economic and workforce projects that have been developed by local governments. The projects submitted by local governments address the needs of businesses that are locating, expanding or sustaining operations. ASP provides to local officials a source of additional funding to meet business needs. Local governments apply for funds after their best offer does not secure a development agreement. This funding does not replace incentives typically offered by local governments. Requests for funding are made to …


Gpa And Attribute Framing Effects: Are Better Students More Sensitive Or More Susceptible?, Ken Dunegan 2010 Cleveland State University

Gpa And Attribute Framing Effects: Are Better Students More Sensitive Or More Susceptible?, Ken Dunegan

Business Faculty Publications

Data from 2 studies show students differ in terms of how attribute framing alters perceptions and reactions in a decision-making episode. Using student GPA as a moderator, results from a role-play–decision-making exercise (Experiment 1) show perceptions and intended actions of higher GPA students were more strongly affected by attribute framing manipulations than were participants with lower GPAs. A second experiment helped explain these findings. Results from Experiment 2 suggest students with higher GPAs responded to the inferred meaning of framed messages; that is, they looked beyond the literal message to find the message intended.


Absorptive Capacity And A Failed Cross-Border M&A, Ping Deng 2010 Cleveland State University

Absorptive Capacity And A Failed Cross-Border M&A, Ping Deng

Business Faculty Publications

Purpose – Chinese companies are increasingly using cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to source knowledge or strategic assets. For many, global acquisitions have proven to be highly problematic and value-destroying. The purpose of this paper is to address this critical acquisition failure issue from an absorptive capacity perspective. Design/methodology/approach – Guided by the framework that focuses on how acquiring a firm’s weak absorptive capacity damages its ability to assimilate, integrate and apply external new knowledge, one high-profile Chinese failed acquisition: TCL acquisition of France’s Thomson’s TV business in 2004 is analyzed empirically. Findings – Acquisition performance of Chinese overseas M&A …


Database Security: What Students Need To Know, Meg C. Murray 2010 Kennesaw State University

Database Security: What Students Need To Know, Meg C. Murray

Faculty Publications

Database security is a growing concern evidenced by an increase in the number of reported incidents of loss of or unauthorized exposure to sensitive data. As the amount of data collected, retained and shared electronically expands, so does the need to understand database security. The Defense Information Systems Agency of the US Department of Defense (2004), in its Database Security Technical Implementation Guide, states that database security should provide controlled, protected access to the contents of a database as well as preserve the integrity, consistency, and overall quality of the data. Students in the computing disciplines must develop an …


Building Applications For The Android Os Mobile Platform: A Primer And Course Materials, Victor Matos, Rebecca Grasser 2010 Cleveland State University

Building Applications For The Android Os Mobile Platform: A Primer And Course Materials, Victor Matos, Rebecca Grasser

Business Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Design And Implementation Of An Enlivened Ifrs Course, Mark Holtzblatt, Norbert Tschakert 2010 Cleveland State University

The Design And Implementation Of An Enlivened Ifrs Course, Mark Holtzblatt, Norbert Tschakert

Business Faculty Publications

In the Spring/2009 semester, with the financial support of a PricewaterhouseCoopers IFRS Ready Grant, a new course was developed that focused on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The course design goal was to choose the optimal combination of pedagogical tools and topics to create an effective, engaging and stimulating course plan. The course incorporates the online e-IFRS created by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), e-Learning IFRS Modules from the global accounting firm of Deloitte and IFRS Expert online videos and webcasts from corporate and various institutional and academic institutions. The pedagogical techniques described herein are also applicable to introductory …


Personal Financial Planning Attitudes - A Study, Scott A. Yetmar, D. Murphy 2010 Cleveland State University

Personal Financial Planning Attitudes - A Study, Scott A. Yetmar, D. Murphy

Business Faculty Publications

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on a survey about the personal financial planning attitudes of MBA students in the USA. Design/methodology/approach – The study surveyed 206 MBA students about their attitudes to personal financial planning. Participants were asked about their level of knowledge, whether they had prepared components of a financial plan, where they might seek assistance in such a process and the criteria for selecting a financial planner. In addition, participants were asked to indicate their level of confidence in a financial plan's capacity to help them meet their long-term needs and the likelihood …


Absorptive Capacity And Failed Cross Border M&A, Ping Deng 2010 Cleveland State University

Absorptive Capacity And Failed Cross Border M&A, Ping Deng

Business Faculty Publications

Purpose – Chinese companies are increasingly using cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to source knowledge or strategic assets. For many, global acquisitions have proven to be highly problematic and value-destroying. The purpose of this paper is to address this critical acquisition failure issue from an absorptive capacity perspective. Design/methodology/approach – Guided by the framework that focuses on how acquiring a firm's weak absorptive capacity damages its ability to assimilate, integrate and apply external new knowledge, one high-profile Chinese failed acquisition: TCL acquisition of France's Thomson's TV business in 2004 is analyzed empirically. Findings – Acquisition performance of Chinese overseas M&A …


Developing Complex, Business-To-Business Products: Issues And Implications, Sreedhar Madhavaram, Radha Appan 2010 Cleveland State University

Developing Complex, Business-To-Business Products: Issues And Implications, Sreedhar Madhavaram, Radha Appan

Business Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Improving Training Impact Through Effective Follow-Up: Techniques And Their Application, Harry J. Martin 2010 Cleveland State University

Improving Training Impact Through Effective Follow-Up: Techniques And Their Application, Harry J. Martin

Business Faculty Publications

PURPOSE: This paper aims to describe a variety of cost-effective methods that employers can use to support training activities and promote the transfer of skills and knowledge to the workplace. These techniques work to positively impact the workplace environment through peer and supervisory support. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: The application of action plans, performance assessment, peer meetings, supervisory consultations, and technical support is illustrated in two case examples. Findings - Follow-up activities resulted in improved transfer and had positive quantitative and qualitative effects on operations and firm performance. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: Billions of dollars are spent annually by organisations on employee training and management …


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