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Can Corporate Sustainability Performance (Csp) Overcome Indonesia's Corporate Debt Problems?, Johnson Ferry Febrian, Nora Sri Hendriyeni Jun 2024

Can Corporate Sustainability Performance (Csp) Overcome Indonesia's Corporate Debt Problems?, Johnson Ferry Febrian, Nora Sri Hendriyeni

Jurnal Akuntansi dan Keuangan Indonesia

Based on IMF publications (2022), Indonesian companies have a risky debt level that may cause bankruptcy, so companies are required to make leverage adjustments to return the debt to its optimal level. In recent years, corporate sustainability performance (CSP) practices have been proven to improve performance and overcome financial problems such as debt by integrating sustainability aspects into business processes. Based on stakeholder theory and trade-off theory, this study aims to examine the effect of CSP on leverage adjustment and the role of competitive advantage, equity mispricing, profitability, and firm size in moderating this relationship. This study used a sample …


Policy Frameworks And Citizens’ Use Of Fintech Solutions: The Pros And Cons In Egypt, Salma Al-Mohamady Jun 2024

Policy Frameworks And Citizens’ Use Of Fintech Solutions: The Pros And Cons In Egypt, Salma Al-Mohamady

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis provides a comprehensive analysis of the significant influence of financial technology (FinTech) on the banking industry, consumer finance, and economic growth. It specifically concentrates on the swiftly changing FinTech environment in Egypt. The study investigates the impact of incorporating advanced technologies on worldwide financial practices, which has significantly transformed traditional banking models and facilitated the emergence of inventive financial services. The transition is clearly apparent in Egypt, where the expansion of FinTech has been driven by advances in regulations, adaptation to technology, and a population that is becoming more comfortable with digital solutions.

Using a combination of quantitative …


Supporting Text And Data Analysis Across Campus From The Academic Library, Amy Kirchhoff, Hejin Shin Phd Apr 2024

Supporting Text And Data Analysis Across Campus From The Academic Library, Amy Kirchhoff, Hejin Shin Phd

Digital Initiatives Symposium

The ability to comprehend and communicate with text-based data is essential to future success in academics and employment, as evidenced in a recent survey from Bloomberg Research Services which shows that nearly 97% of survey respondents now use data analytics in their companies and 58% consider data and text mining a business analytics tool (https://www.sas.com/content/dam/SAS/bp_de/doc/studie/ba-st-the-current-state-of-business-analytics-2317022.pdf). This has fueled a substantial growth in text analysis research (involving the use of technology to analyze un- and semi-structured text data for valuable insights, trends, and patterns) across disciplines and a corresponding demand on academic libraries to support text analysis pedagogy and text analysis …


Implementing And Marketing Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Practices And Resources: Creating The E‐Buzz!, Essraa Nawar, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker Apr 2024

Implementing And Marketing Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Practices And Resources: Creating The E‐Buzz!, Essraa Nawar, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Leatherby Libraries Librarians are committed to supporting and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, faculty, researchers, and staff. We demonstrate this commitment holistically through the provision of all resources and services in support of teaching, learning, and research. Our goal is to reduce obstacles to accessing diverse research resources, services, learning, and engagement through educational outreach in order to raise awareness of diversity related issues.

In 2020, Library administration selected a Diversity and Outreach librarian that was charged with creating a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Outreach plan. As a result, a number of practices and initiatives …


Covid-19 And Its Impact On Multinational Enterprises: A Modified Value At Risk Approach, Kashi Khazeh, Leonard Arvi, Robert C. Winder Mar 2024

Covid-19 And Its Impact On Multinational Enterprises: A Modified Value At Risk Approach, Kashi Khazeh, Leonard Arvi, Robert C. Winder

Journal of Global Business Insights

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating across different currencies are exposed to exchange rate risk. They may utilize a variety of tools to mitigate that risk. While there are different types of exchange rate risk, this study focuses specifically on the ongoing exposure of cash flow transactions denominated in the currencies of seven different developed countries. Since other types of risk (i.e., economic and translation) are evaluated based on yearly results, they are not considered in this study. The modified value-at-risk (MVaR) model is employed to estimate the maximum one-period losses during the eighteen months before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic …


Promoting Financial Inclusivity, A Route To Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis From Sub-Saharan African Countries, Sulayman Jallow, Pradipta Kumar Sahoo, Bamadev Mahapatra Feb 2024

Promoting Financial Inclusivity, A Route To Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis From Sub-Saharan African Countries, Sulayman Jallow, Pradipta Kumar Sahoo, Bamadev Mahapatra

Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking

The present study deep dives into the relationship between financial inclusion and per capita income growth of 42 sub-Saharan African countries from 2007 to 2020. With the help of the generalized method of moments (GMM) modeling framework, the study discloses that a rise in the number of bank branches, automated teller machines, and savings stimulates per capita economic growth. Conversely, an elevated number of credit provisions to the private sector and high growth of population hinder per capita economic growth. The policy recommendation is for banking authorities to expand their services to underserved areas, raise interest rates on deposits, and …


The Impact Of Social Media On Customer Behavior – Evidence From Lebanon, Nada Jabbour Al Maalouf, Jean Elia, Chadia Sawaya, Fawzy Boutros Feb 2024

The Impact Of Social Media On Customer Behavior – Evidence From Lebanon, Nada Jabbour Al Maalouf, Jean Elia, Chadia Sawaya, Fawzy Boutros

Arab Economic and Business Journal

Purpose: This study investigates the impact of social media advertising on customer behavior; specifically its impact on customer decision-making through social proof, customer perceptions of brands, and customer loyalty. No studies tackled this topic in Lebanon and this gap was the main motive behind this study.

Method: A quantitative deductive method was employed and a questionnaire was sent to Lebanese customers to achieve the objective of the study. The final sample obtained is 147.

Findings: The findings revealed a positive correlation between social media usage, customer decision-making, customer attitudes and perceptions toward brands, and customer loyalty. The study's findings …


2022 Census Of Agriculture: Nebraska Highlights, Kathleen Brooks, Bradley Lubben Feb 2024

2022 Census Of Agriculture: Nebraska Highlights, Kathleen Brooks, Bradley Lubben

Cornhusker Economics

In February 2024, the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service published data from the 2022 Census of Agriculture. This data is collected every five years. The current article highlights a few of the Nebraska numbers. Two significant highlights from the data are the total number of farms and the total value of production. U.S. farm numbers declined modestly in the U.S. from 2.04 million in 2017 to 1.90 million in 2022. The total value of production for U.S. farms and ranches increased substantially from $388.5 billion in 2017 to $543.1 billion in 2022. Crop production accounted for …


A Queer Chinese Pilgrimage: Encountering Catholic Life In Manila, George Wu Bayuga Feb 2024

A Queer Chinese Pilgrimage: Encountering Catholic Life In Manila, George Wu Bayuga

Journal of Global Catholicism

Starting in the late 1990s, Chinese Catholic priests, sisters, and seminarians began journeying to the Philippines to undergo religious and spiritual formation. This paper documents this journey and characterizes it as a kind of queer pilgrimage. Recognizing the queer theoretical parallels between minoritized populations under hegemony and Catholic life under socialism, this paper calls for attention to the queer work of imagining futures that emerges through processes of movement, encounter, and reflexivity across new political and social spaces. Specifically, this paper highlights how state-religious relations under socialism can differentially shape how Chinese Catholics think of themselves, faith formation, and how …


From Canonical Law To Offshore Finance: Confessing To Priests And Bankers In Luxembourg, Samuel Weeks Feb 2024

From Canonical Law To Offshore Finance: Confessing To Priests And Bankers In Luxembourg, Samuel Weeks

Journal of Global Catholicism

In this article, I address two recurring tendencies that I heard during a recent period of research on banking secrecy in Luxembourg. First, my banker interviewees frequently mentioned personal transgressions for why many of their clients hide assets “offshore.” The wrongdoings my interlocutors cited included not only clients’ tax evasion, bankruptcy, and avoidance of liability – but also divorce, adultery, and the existence of out-of-wedlock children. Second, with a similar frequency, my interviewees drew parallels between the secrecy laws covering bankers and those afforded to other professionals in the country. Article 458 of Luxembourg’s Penal Code, dating from the nineteenth …


Improving Belonging And Connectedness In The Cybersecurity Workforce: From College To The Profession, Mary Beth Klinger Feb 2024

Improving Belonging And Connectedness In The Cybersecurity Workforce: From College To The Profession, Mary Beth Klinger

Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice

This article explores the results of a project aimed at supporting community college students in their academic pursuit of an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Cybersecurity through mentorship, collaboration, skill preparation, and other activities and touch points to increase students’ sense of belonging and connectedness in the cybersecurity profession. The goal of the project was focused on developing diverse, educated, and skilled cybersecurity personnel for employment within local industry and government to help curtail the current regional cybersecurity workforce gap that is emblematic of the lack of qualified cybersecurity personnel that presently exists nationwide. Emphasis throughout the project …


Mlcp Of Red Bull, Micah Winningham Feb 2024

Mlcp Of Red Bull, Micah Winningham

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

Red Bull is a marketer and distributor of one of the first major sports drinks to be introduced into the world, called the same name: Red Bull energy. Since the inception of the drink in the mid 1980’s by Dietrich Mateschitz in Austria as an attempt to create an alternative to coffee, the drink and brand of the Red Bull organization have exploded into one of the most popular and recognizable organizations of all time. The brand pushes the idea of their product giving the greatest boost of energy, and their slogan “Red Bull gives you wings!” reinforces the idea …


The Impact Of Functional Background Heterogeneity Of Top Management Team On Enterprise Digital Transformation, Yan Ni, Junpeng Jiang Feb 2024

The Impact Of Functional Background Heterogeneity Of Top Management Team On Enterprise Digital Transformation, Yan Ni, Junpeng Jiang

Journal of Science and Technology Management

Digital transformation is the key for enterprises to achieve breakthrough development, and the heterogeneity of top management team (TMT) has an important impact on the success of digital transformation. Starting from the high-level echelon theory, taking the panel data of Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listed companies during 2010—2021 as research samples, the Herfinadal coefficient was used to measure the heterogeneity of TMT function-al background, and the impact of TMT functional background heterogeneity on enterprises' digital transformation was investigated. Empirical findings: There is an inverse U-shaped relationship between TMT functional background heterogeneity and digital transformation, and a series of robustness tests, …


Research On The Impact Of Smart Service Integration On Green Transformation In Manufacturing Industry, Xusheng Chen, Jinshuo Zhang, Yunhui Yang Feb 2024

Research On The Impact Of Smart Service Integration On Green Transformation In Manufacturing Industry, Xusheng Chen, Jinshuo Zhang, Yunhui Yang

Journal of Science and Technology Management

Against the backdrop of the “double carbon” strategy and the new era of high-quality development, green transformation is an inevitable requirement for high-quality development of the manufacturing industry. The devel-opment and application of new-generation digital technologies such as 5G, cloud computing, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence have fostered the emergence of smart services. It can promote service innovation and business model innovation through the synergy of physical products and digital services, providing a new path for the green transformation of the manufacturing. From the perspective of industry integration, this paper constructs an index system for the integration of smart services …


Research On The Collaborative Mechanism Of Popularizing Science And Technology Resources:Based On The Collaborative “Government, Industry, University And Research” Perspective Of, Tao Huang, Rui Yu Feb 2024

Research On The Collaborative Mechanism Of Popularizing Science And Technology Resources:Based On The Collaborative “Government, Industry, University And Research” Perspective Of, Tao Huang, Rui Yu

Journal of Science and Technology Management

As an important strategic and foundational resource, science and technology resources are the essential material basis for supporting scientific and technological progress and innovative development. Fully tapping into the popularization value of science and technology resources is an effective way to overcome the bottleneck of popular science development and deepen the reform of popular science supply-side. To address the problems of low efficiency in the popularization of science and technology resources, it is important to stimulate the motivation of government, universities, research institutions, and enterprises in the popularization of science and technology resources and form a multi-party collaborative mechanism in …


Collaborative Innovation Network And Innovation Efficiency Of Industrial Chain Enterprises, Zhengchu He, Sisi Liu, Hongyu Pan Feb 2024

Collaborative Innovation Network And Innovation Efficiency Of Industrial Chain Enterprises, Zhengchu He, Sisi Liu, Hongyu Pan

Journal of Science and Technology Management

For the industrial chain enterprises formed in China's semiconductor industry,a two-stage network DEA is used to measure the innovation efficiency of industrial chain enterprises. A regression model is constructed with the collaborative innovation index of industrial chain enterprises as the core explanatory variable to explore the impact of the collaborative innovation network of semiconductor industrial chain enterprises on the innovation efficiency of enterprises. The results indicate that in semiconductor industry chain enterprises,the strength of collaborative innovation network connection is negatively correlated with enterprise innovation efficiency,and the positive impact of collaborative innovation network connection strength on the overall innovation efficiency of …


Research On The Influence Of Servitization On Gvc Upgrading Of Advanced Manufacturing Enterprises:Mediator Role Of Dynamic Capabilities, Liangqun Qi, Xue Xiao Feb 2024

Research On The Influence Of Servitization On Gvc Upgrading Of Advanced Manufacturing Enterprises:Mediator Role Of Dynamic Capabilities, Liangqun Qi, Xue Xiao

Journal of Science and Technology Management

The level of development of advanced manufacturing enterprises is an important manifestation of the competitiveness of the national manufacturing industry. At present, although China's advanced manufacturing enterprises have made considerable achievements in certain niche areas, the market for high-end chips, biomedical products, industrial robots and other products is still monopolized by foreign oligopolies and multinational capital. At the same time, in order to maintain the status of “chain master” in the global value chain, developed countries have hindered the participation of manufacturing enterprises from developing countries in the division of labor in the global high-end value chain through a series …


Research On The Mechanism Of Multi Agent And Multi Stage Collaborative Benefit Allocation From The Perspective Of Digital Innovation Ecosystem, Zidan Shan, Huimin Li, Yashi Wang, Ying Cao Feb 2024

Research On The Mechanism Of Multi Agent And Multi Stage Collaborative Benefit Allocation From The Perspective Of Digital Innovation Ecosystem, Zidan Shan, Huimin Li, Yashi Wang, Ying Cao

Journal of Science and Technology Management

The digital innovation ecosystem is a typical complex network system with symbiotic coupling and nonlinear interaction characteristics among diverse components due to the influence of digital technology. It not only inherits the general characteristics of the innovation ecosystem, but also presents unique characteristics, such as stronger heterogeneity of innovation entities, more complex resource flow, more dynamic business processes, and more open data sharing. The 14th Five Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development of the People's Republic of China and the Outline of Long Range Goals for 2035 point out the need to accelerate digital development, create new advantages …


Enlisting And Leading Contributes To The Efficiency Mechanism And Practical Logic Of Major Emergency Technology R&D Projects, Wei Fang, Jia Liu Feb 2024

Enlisting And Leading Contributes To The Efficiency Mechanism And Practical Logic Of Major Emergency Technology R&D Projects, Wei Fang, Jia Liu

Journal of Science and Technology Management

“Enlisting and Leading” is an important part of the reform of China's scientific and technological system.It makes up for the deficiency of the traditional scientific research funding system in many aspects, and it is necessary to exist. In the development trend of scientific and technological innovation, the “Enlisting and Leading” reflects the demand side innovation orientation, disruptive innovation orientation, open innovation orientation, and scientific and technological talents orientation, which conforms to the era of development. How to understand its importance and clarify its strategic orientation is extremely important for deepening the reform of China's scientific and technological system. At the …


Family Tourism: Understanding The Concept And Improving The Parents - Children Relationship, Anukrati Sharma Anu, Shruti Arora Dr. Feb 2024

Family Tourism: Understanding The Concept And Improving The Parents - Children Relationship, Anukrati Sharma Anu, Shruti Arora Dr.

Journal of Sustainability and Resilience

Family tourism is driven by the increasing importance placed on promoting family togetherness, keeping family bonds alive and creating family memories. It not only builds life long memories, but also gives break away from the usual routine, opening the minds to new cultures, foods and experiences and even good for health. According to the researchers, positive relationships between parents and children are important for children’s overall development and builds trust. Various articles on family tourism from 2010 to 2023 were gathered from the Web of Sciences, UGC Journals, Scopus indexed journals, books, websites and was reviewed by the researchers.


Examining Crises Resilience In Tourism : A Systematic Review Of Literature, Kanyamwa Lunanga Félix Feb 2024

Examining Crises Resilience In Tourism : A Systematic Review Of Literature, Kanyamwa Lunanga Félix

Journal of Sustainability and Resilience

This study is the systematic review of literature on the resilience of tourism businesses. Following the various crises and disasters that shook the World between 2000 and 2020, the interest of researchers in tourism resilience has increased significantly. Despite the interest felt by these scientists, the notion of resilience has remained fragmented in terms of its definition and dimensions. This review presents an overview of the literature on the resilience of tourism businesses from 2013 to June 2023. The study revealed that there is a lack of cohesion in the literature on resilience from the definition to its influencing factors. …


Economic Effects Of Pandemic On Us And Indian Economies With Policy Actions In 2019-2023: A Comparative Analysis, Kishore Kukarni Dr., Amitabh S. Dutta Feb 2024

Economic Effects Of Pandemic On Us And Indian Economies With Policy Actions In 2019-2023: A Comparative Analysis, Kishore Kukarni Dr., Amitabh S. Dutta

International Review of Business and Economics

COVID 19 pandemic that started in February/March 2019, with happenings in Yuwan, China spread like a wildfire all over the world. All countries faced one of the worst economic challenges in recent centuries if not ever in the history of the mankind. Early predications were so severe and devastating that some forecasters predicted a death-toll of 100 million all over the world, as the virus was not only spreading fast but also had no solution for its serious fatal effects. It was evident that the patients were dying before getting any effective treatments and many of them were elderly individuals. …


Emotional Intelligence Impact On The Creativity Of Project Managers In Architecture Companies Favoring Sustainability, Nada Jabbour Al Maalouf, Jean Elia, Chadia Sawaya, Razan Al Baradhi Feb 2024

Emotional Intelligence Impact On The Creativity Of Project Managers In Architecture Companies Favoring Sustainability, Nada Jabbour Al Maalouf, Jean Elia, Chadia Sawaya, Razan Al Baradhi

Arab Economic and Business Journal

The importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI) was discussed by several authors; however, the impact of EI on the creativity of project managers was not tackled. This gap in the literature was the main purpose of this study. To test the hypothesis which suggests that there is a positive correlation between EI and the creativity of project managers in architecture companies favoring sustainability, a quantitative research approach was employed. Architecture companies favoring sustainability were chosen as the target population because they represent a context where the relationship between Emotional Intelligence and creativity has practical significance, given the industry's focus on sustainability …


The Camera Eats First: What Foodstagramming Reveals About Personal Behavior, Xiaoxiao Fu Feb 2024

The Camera Eats First: What Foodstagramming Reveals About Personal Behavior, Xiaoxiao Fu

Rosen Research Review

Some chefs may try to ban it, but 'foodstagramming'—diners taking photographs of food to post on social media—is a valuable tool that can boost both restaurants' and diners' public image. That's the conclusion of new research led by UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management's Associate Professor Xiaoxiao Fu. The study takes a psychological perspective and finds that foodstagramming helps both individuals' self-efficacy—the belief that if individuals act in specific ways they can achieve certain goals—and provides opportunities for restaurants to promote their businesses in new and exciting ways.


Lessons From Hospitality: Towards A Hybrid Model Of Senior Living Communities, Yunying Zhong, Tingting Zhang Feb 2024

Lessons From Hospitality: Towards A Hybrid Model Of Senior Living Communities, Yunying Zhong, Tingting Zhang

Rosen Research Review

Old age gets most of us, and how we spend it should be meaningful. The hospitality sector could play a vital role in this regard. Senior living communities are big business in the U.S., but they face demands from residents, and the family and friends who visit them, for more than the traditional focus on healthcare. UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management researchers, Dr. YunYing Zhong, Dr. Tingting Zhang, and their co-author understand the connection between the senior living community and hospitality sectors; their research is giving impetus to a hybrid model that could benefit both.


A Closer Look At Visitors' Immersion In China's Theme Parks, Xiaoxiao Fu, Carissa Baker Feb 2024

A Closer Look At Visitors' Immersion In China's Theme Parks, Xiaoxiao Fu, Carissa Baker

Rosen Research Review

Engaging life experiences can become deeply entrenched in the human memory, facilitating mind associations, stimulating the imagination, and inspiring rich storytelling. UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management's Associate Professor Xiaoxiao Fu and Assistant Professor Carissa Baker, along with their co-authors, recently collected the subjective accounts of 30 people who had visited renowned theme parks in China. By analyzing these first-person tales, the researchers were then able to pin-point patterns and processes that characterized the respondents' immersion in experiences at the Chinese theme parks.


Rethinking Events Over Thirty Years Of Research, Michael B. Duignan Feb 2024

Rethinking Events Over Thirty Years Of Research, Michael B. Duignan

Rosen Research Review

Events are often pitched as business opportunities for the tourism and hospitality sector, but look deeper, and a far more compelling narrative emerges. In examining thirty years of events-related research, Dr. Michael Duignan of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management has uncovered a highly complex and emerging field of study with significant value for the sector. It is also attracting the eye of researchers from other disciplines looking for insights into why people are drawn to share experiences.


Promoting Accessible Tourism At Mega-Events: Bridging The Disability-Attitude Gap, Michael B. Duignan, Alan Fyall Feb 2024

Promoting Accessible Tourism At Mega-Events: Bridging The Disability-Attitude Gap, Michael B. Duignan, Alan Fyall

Rosen Research Review

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management's Associate Professor Michael B. Duignan and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Alan Fyall collaborated with a team of fellow researchers to examine Tokyo 2020's potential to challenge ableist norms. Highlighting Japan's efforts to promote inclusive tourism for Persons with Disabilities (PwD), their collaborative study highlights the tourism sector's ongoing gaps. They argue that mega-events like the Olympics can be pivotal in driving inclusivity, addressing both physical and social barriers. Dive into this revealing examination of the interplay between tourism, events, and societal change.


Selecting A Measurement System: Using Measurement System Potential Approval Criteria, Karl D. Majeske Feb 2024

Selecting A Measurement System: Using Measurement System Potential Approval Criteria, Karl D. Majeske

International Review of Business and Economics

This paper presents the results of a manufacturer’s quest to identify a measuring strategy during process development. Standard Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) criteria provide a common framework to evaluate a gauge’s ability to produce data that fairly represents the quality characteristics that describe a part’s fitness for use. Here, MSA criteria, as well as hypothesis tests of precision and bias, are used to compare to two alternative measurement systems. Ultimately, to compare the two systems, measures of MSA criteria are developed that reflect the potential the criteria could reach by eliminating operator-to-operator gauge error.


Misgivings In Measuring Happiness, Sudhanva Char Feb 2024

Misgivings In Measuring Happiness, Sudhanva Char

International Review of Business and Economics

According to a resolution of the UN General Assembly (Resolution 66/281), March 20th is observed annually as International Day of Happiness. A nation’s overall success is measured by people’s happiness, the litmus test. The World Happiness Report (WHR) states there is consensus about measuring happiness, whereas, happiness is idiosyncratic and its connotation differs from culture to culture, language to language, and even person to person. Personal ‘space’ in all spheres matters, and so do democracy or dictatorship, all factors leading to mismeasures of happiness scores. And so, there are paradoxes in happiness rankings in WHR. Economists have yet to …