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Roads: Leading Indicators Show Ramp-Up In Activity, SHISHIR MATHUR, Kunal Katara 2010 San Jose State University

Roads: Leading Indicators Show Ramp-Up In Activity, Shishir Mathur, Kunal Katara

Faculty Publications, Urban and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


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 …


Social Management Networks: Analysis Of Postings In Facebook Groups Related To Wildlife Management And Prospects For Data Collection Issues In Information Systems, G. Kent Webb 2010 San Jose State University

Social Management Networks: Analysis Of Postings In Facebook Groups Related To Wildlife Management And Prospects For Data Collection Issues In Information Systems, G. Kent Webb

Faculty Publications, Information Systems & Technology

Rapid acceptance and development of social network applications provide opportunities to gather data at low costs and to allow for coordinated use of this information for management. The phrase “social management networks” is proposed to focus study on social networks used for management objectives. This paper examines frequency of postings on Facebook groups related to wildlife management in order to see how this application is being developed to support these social management networks. Also, a survey of college business students is analyzed to see how social networking applications might be used to support environmental scanning using surveys. The results suggest …


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 …


Managing Disputes With Nonmarket Stakeholders: Wage A Fight, Wait, Withdraw, Or Work It Out?", Anne T. Lawrence 2010 San Jose State University

Managing Disputes With Nonmarket Stakeholders: Wage A Fight, Wait, Withdraw, Or Work It Out?", Anne T. Lawrence

Faculty Publications, School of Management

How do managers respond when confronted with the demands of activist stakeholders over whom they exercise no direct control? What strategies do managers adopt, and why? Which of these are most effective—and under what conditions? Increasingly, businesses today face difficult challenges in response to changing public expectations and newly emergent techniques of stakeholder influence. New communications technologies enable activists concerned about business behavior to mobilize supporters around the world in real time. Many firms conduct their work on a global stage, where damage to reputation in one location can quickly reverberate around the world. This article develops a typology of …


Employee Goal Orientation In Relation To Creative Performance, Nancy Da Silva, M. D. Borlongan-Conway, H. Tokunaga 2010 San Jose State University

Employee Goal Orientation In Relation To Creative Performance, Nancy Da Silva, M. D. Borlongan-Conway, H. Tokunaga

Faculty Publications, School of Management

No abstract provided.


The Persistence Of Accounting Versus Economic Profit, Matthew J. Holian, Ali M. Reza 2010 San Jose State University

The Persistence Of Accounting Versus Economic Profit, Matthew J. Holian, Ali M. Reza

Faculty Publications

Drawing on Schumpeterian theory, this article presents estimates of a first-order autoregressive model of profit persistence for large US firms, using Economic Value Added (EVA), the popular measure of profits produced by Stern Stewart and Company, and simple (unadjusted) accounting measures from the Compustat database. We hypothesize about the differences we should expect to find between these two sets of estimates, and also provide a fresh normative assessment of the dynamic competitiveness of the US economy.


Moving Towards A Culturally Diverse Accounting Profession, Elizabeth K. Jenkins, M. Calegari 2010 San Jose State University

Moving Towards A Culturally Diverse Accounting Profession, Elizabeth K. Jenkins, M. Calegari

Faculty Publications

This paper discusses the increasing diversity in the accounting profession. Evidence is presented substantiating that over one third of recent accounting graduates are from ethnic minority backgrounds, the majority of whom are Asian/Pacific Islanders. In our university specific data, we find an even higher percentage (71%) of ethnic minorities receiving accounting degrees, with Asian/Pacific Islanders as the majority group. We also show that over one fourth of new accounting graduates hired by accounting firms are ethnic minorities of which fifty percent are Asian/Pacific Islanders.


Corporate Social Responsibility And Earnings Reporting, Mary F. Calegari, T. Chotigeat, M. A. Harjoto 2010 San Jose State University

Corporate Social Responsibility And Earnings Reporting, Mary F. Calegari, T. Chotigeat, M. A. Harjoto

Faculty Publications

Despite increasing interests on corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities among managers, the relationship between CSR and firm value through earnings reporting quality is still unclear. Absence of a strong positive effect of CSR on firm value has led researchers to believe that CSR is a res ult of a principal-agent issue between shareholders and managers. This study argues CSR represents a corporate culture that influences how a corporation reports its earnings. CSR influ ences earnings reporting ·instead ofearnings reporting drives CSR to delude shareholders. CSR induces better earnings reporting quality, therefore, CSR has an indirect but positive effect on firm …


Changing Careers -- Six Options For Becoming A Cpa, Elizabeth V, Grace, T. G. Black 2010 San Jose State University

Changing Careers -- Six Options For Becoming A Cpa, Elizabeth V, Grace, T. G. Black

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Customer Satisfaction Index Of Singapore: Executive Summary 2009, Institute of Service Excellence, SMU 2010 Singapore Management University

Customer Satisfaction Index Of Singapore: Executive Summary 2009, Institute Of Service Excellence, Smu

Research Collection Institute of Service Excellence

Since 2007, customer satisfaction from the consumption of products and services in 8 key economic sectors of Singapore were measured and scores released annually through the Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore (CSISG). Currently the CSISG is undergoing a transition from an annual to quarterly release of results. CSISG results of 6 economic sectors were released in October 2009. The release of results for the 2 remaining sectors: Healthcare, and Finance & Insurance, and an update to the national score concludes the measurement for 2009. Starting from 2010, CSISG company, subsector, and sector scores will be updated quarterly, on a rolling …


Financial Reporting In 1920: The Case Of Industrial Companies, Jeffrey Archambault, Marie E. Archambault 2010 Marshall University

Financial Reporting In 1920: The Case Of Industrial Companies, Jeffrey Archambault, Marie E. Archambault

Accounting Faculty Research

This study uses the 1920 Moody’s Analysis of Industrial Investments to assess the extent of financial reporting by U.S. indus­trial companies. The reporting of an income statement and a balance sheet, as well as the amount of disclosure in both of these statements, is examined empirically to determine which economic factors influ­ence this reporting. The results show that corporate-governance, op­erating, and financing factors all significantly influence the reporting of financial statements and the extent of disclosure within those state­ments. However, the significant factors vary across the two financial statements and the two decisions considered (reporting a particular statement and the …


The Distinct Roles Of Prior It Use And Habit Strength In Predicting Continued Sporadic Use Of It, E. Vance Wilson, En Mao, Nancy K. Lankton 2010 Marshall University

The Distinct Roles Of Prior It Use And Habit Strength In Predicting Continued Sporadic Use Of It, E. Vance Wilson, En Mao, Nancy K. Lankton

Accounting Faculty Research

This article studies prediction of continued IT use in conditions where individuals use the technology sporadically. Our study augments the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model [Venkatesh et al., 2003] with measures of prior IT use frequency and habit strength. We find these two factors provide distinct predictions which explain most of the effects that occur within the model under sporadic use conditions.


An Integrative Model Of It Continuance: Applying Measures Of Intention, Prior It Use, And Habit Strength Across Conditions Of Sporadic And Frequent It Use, E. Vance Wilson, Nancy K. Lankton 2010 Marshall University

An Integrative Model Of It Continuance: Applying Measures Of Intention, Prior It Use, And Habit Strength Across Conditions Of Sporadic And Frequent It Use, E. Vance Wilson, Nancy K. Lankton

Accounting Faculty Research

This paper is motivated by the desire to integrate and expand two recent literature streams, one that models effects of prior IT use and habit strength on continued IT use and another that studies how to apply such models to IT that are used in a characteristically sporadic manner. We find joint predictions of continuance intention, prior IT use, and habit strength within our research model are superior to subsets of the model across the range of frequency we studied. However, subsets of the model are able to provide reasonable predictions where all measures are not available.


Ua62/3 January Newsletter, WKU Small Business Development Center 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua62/3 January Newsletter, Wku Small Business Development Center

University Organizations

Newsletter created by the WKU Small Business Development Center.


Western Kentucky University Annual Report 2010: Bridging The Gap, SIFE, WKU 2010 Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University Annual Report 2010: Bridging The Gap, Sife, Wku

SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise)

No abstract provided.


Editorial: If You Could Freeze-Frame The Information Flow, What Would You Do?, Connie Foster 2010 Western Kentucky University

Editorial: If You Could Freeze-Frame The Information Flow, What Would You Do?, Connie Foster

DLTS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Reasons We Don't Need A Formal Recognition System For Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs That Demonstrate Compliance With The Cas Standards: 12 Myths, Aaron W. Hughey 2010 Western Kentucky University

Reasons We Don't Need A Formal Recognition System For Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs That Demonstrate Compliance With The Cas Standards: 12 Myths, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Assessment Of The 'Accounting Cycle': Test Tools For The Accounting Professor, Nicole M. Swanson 2010 Western Kentucky University

Assessment Of The 'Accounting Cycle': Test Tools For The Accounting Professor, Nicole M. Swanson

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The two main goals of this thesis are to provide an assessment tool for accounting professors as well as a learning tool for students to gain a better understanding of the accounting cycle. Many students coming out of the basic accounting courses have a pretty good understanding of the different parts of the accounting cycle, but few have a solid understanding of the bigger picture and how each part fits together. I believe this is partly due to the fact that students in 200 level courses are never required to complete the accounting cycle from beginning to end. As such, …


Strategic Guide For 2010-12 Wku, Western Kentucky University 2010 Western Kentucky University

Strategic Guide For 2010-12 Wku, Western Kentucky University

Presidential Publications

No abstract provided.


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