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Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1871: Rechnung Vom Schiffmeister Ampt., Dot Porter Nov 2022

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1871: Rechnung Vom Schiffmeister Ampt., Dot Porter

Collation Models

Accounts of Sebastian Schindler, shipmaster, listing expenses incurred for 1585-1586 (f. 4r-10r). Bound in a 12th-century noted breviary fragment with staffless, unheightened or nondiastematic neumes (Old German notation) with the opening texts from Vespers for Holy Saturday, including the antiphon Vespere autem Sabbati que lucescit, Psalm incipits, and lessons from Mark 16:1-3 and Gregory the Great's Homily XXI for Easter Day.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1089: [Financial Records]., Dot Porter Nov 2022

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1089: [Financial Records]., Dot Porter

Collation Models

Records of debts owed in connection with transactions between parties. The entries are written in a narrative form, with headings that usually indicate the names of one or two parties, usually individuals; in at least a few instances a hospital or a hospital administrator (Spitalmeister) is named (f. 80r, 165v). Sometimes place of residence seems to be given, such as Pfeddersheim (f. 160v and 194r, and partial leaf mounted on f. 15r) and Heidelberg (f. 43r). Modern leaves inserted during binding bear notes concerning the dates of entries enclosed in the corresponding gathering (see the unnumbered leaves preceding f. 107, …


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1047: [Liber Tastharium Domini Batide Rolandi Et Polafoli]., Dot Porter Nov 2022

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1047: [Liber Tastharium Domini Batide Rolandi Et Polafoli]., Dot Porter

Collation Models

Inventory of properties in southeast France.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1048: Comptes Adrien De Le Borve, Dot Porter Sep 2022

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1048: Comptes Adrien De Le Borve, Dot Porter

Collation Models

Accounts received from the provinces of Viane and Morbecque in Flanders. Written in Flanders, 1484-1485 (f. 2r).


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1237: [Notarial Documents], Dot Porter Sep 2022

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1237: [Notarial Documents], Dot Porter

Collation Models

A collection of 16 notarial documents dealing with property and political matters, including real estate, wills, and elections, for the city of Piacenza, Italy. The documents, originally separate, are several different sizes.Written in Piacenza, Italy, 1457-1546.


Building Belonging, Jacob M. Ross Aug 2022

Building Belonging, Jacob M. Ross

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

This project comes from a deep love of the idea of creating cultures of belonging, originating from my own relationship with community, in which my life was saved by the loving generosity of the 12-step community. This connects to contemporary research on both the nature of, and need for, a sense of belonging to something bigger than oneself. This project begins with a review of current literature on the experience of belonging in the workplace, and the influence that feeling a sense of belonging within one’s organization has on well-being. It then goes into an exploration of current interventions that …


Organizations As Agents For Well-Being: How An Organizational Orientation To “Do Good” Could Lead To Flourishing, Andrew Frick Aug 2022

Organizations As Agents For Well-Being: How An Organizational Orientation To “Do Good” Could Lead To Flourishing, Andrew Frick

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

It has been proposed that flourishing individuals enable flourishing organizations which leads to a flourishing world. However, is it also possible that by focusing on building a flourishing world a reciprocal elevation of organizational flourishing and individual flourishing can occur? This paper discusses well-being, the progression of research regarding organizational orientation to do good, and mirror flourishing. The amplification effect of virtuousness, along with the heliotropic effect, provide support to the theorized concept of mirror flourishing. In addition, this paper proposes a study design using appreciative inquiry to conduct interviews to better understand how an organization’s orientation to do good …


The Aspiring Entrepreneur Model For Flourishing - A Model Designed To Keep Aspiring Entrepreneurs Engaged, Committed, And Flourishing, Aaron Marcum Aug 2022

The Aspiring Entrepreneur Model For Flourishing - A Model Designed To Keep Aspiring Entrepreneurs Engaged, Committed, And Flourishing, Aaron Marcum

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

The entrepreneurial experience is not for the faint of heart. Due to the stress associated with starting a new business, it can challenge the well-being of even the best intended entrepreneurs, especially those early on in their journey, whom I call aspiring entrepreneurs (AE). It is possible for an AE to flourish, where they thrive and continue to grow through the experience, as long as they invest in certain key well-being dimensions that positive psychology researchers and practitioners have identified as foundational to entrepreneurial flourishing. This paper explores three of these dimensions, (1) purpose in life, (2) autonomy, and (3) …


Well At Work: A Leader’S Positive Psychology Guide To Managing Stress And Manifesting Well-Being, Katherine Johnson Aug 2022

Well At Work: A Leader’S Positive Psychology Guide To Managing Stress And Manifesting Well-Being, Katherine Johnson

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Through this paper, I explore the current U.S. landscape of stress and work-related stress, including when it can be bad for us (i.e., distress and burnout) and good for us (i.e., eustress). Then, I draw on positive psychology - the science of well-being - and affiliated disciplines (e.g., positive organizational scholarship and positive organizational behavior) to offer science-based strategies for leaders to rethink and help manage stress and manifest well-being in the workplace. Specifically, I discuss meaning, mattering, and belonging as three interconnected and important principles for leaders to know and to put into practice through zones of control, low-cost, …


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 102: [Account Book And Record Of Transactions]., Dot Porter Jul 2022

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 102: [Account Book And Record Of Transactions]., Dot Porter

Collation Models

Contains an account ledger covering 1470-1471 (f. 1r-11v); "Inventario di chose" (inventory of possessions; f 31r-v); and miscellaneous records, 1468-1488 (with several years left out; f. 33r-55v). Folios 11v-30v and 32r-v are blank. Also includes seven loose items laid into the manuscript: letters and receipts, dating from 1472-1492.


Exclusionary Zoning And Fiscal Health: An Analysis Of Municipal Bonds, Omer Qureshi May 2022

Exclusionary Zoning And Fiscal Health: An Analysis Of Municipal Bonds, Omer Qureshi

Joseph Wharton Scholars

This thesis explores the intersection between finance and public policy in municipalities. The factor of interest is restrictive zoning and considering whether communities with more restrictive zoning practices will lead to worsened municipal bond market outcomes. The negative consequences and history of exclusionary zoning are provided, as well as a brief overview of the municipal bond market and outcome variables. The analysis is then conducted on county-level data that has average community-level restrictiveness via the Wharton Residential Land Use Regulatory Index (WRLURI) as well as demographic controls as independent variables, and bond market outcomes as dependent variables. The analysis found …


Scrutinizing Coppa: The Privacy Of Our Past, Present, And Future, Ann Wang May 2022

Scrutinizing Coppa: The Privacy Of Our Past, Present, And Future, Ann Wang

Joseph Wharton Scholars

As the Internet has grown, children’s lives have become increasingly intertwined with online goods and services, which has raised concerns about their digital privacy and safety. This thesis scrutinizes the economic and legal implications of Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA, “the Rule”), which regulates the data collection and retention policies of online services to protect the privacy and safety of children. It examines selected enforcement actions, proposed amendments, privacy policies and practices of platforms used as education technology (“EdTech”), incorporating the concerns and opinions of industry experts. In doing so, this thesis finds that COPPA has shortcomings in its …


A Sentiment Analysis Of Influencer And Brand Instagram Comments Before And After Scandal, Precious Inofomoh May 2022

A Sentiment Analysis Of Influencer And Brand Instagram Comments Before And After Scandal, Precious Inofomoh

Joseph Wharton Scholars

Brands are turning to social media for the marketing of their products. With the rise of social media marketing came the emergence of influencers, key opinion leaders with social media followings. As influencer marketing continues to be employed by brands, their concern of being implicated in an influencer scandal grows. This study investigates the impact of scandal on social media sentiment related to the influencer and a brand they endorse. A sentiment analysis was conducted using comments made on Instagram posts of the influencer and brand shortly before and after the scandal. Results show an increase in the strength and …


Understanding The Differences In Strategic Alliance Formation In The Indian And Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry, Tanya Syngle May 2022

Understanding The Differences In Strategic Alliance Formation In The Indian And Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry, Tanya Syngle

Joseph Wharton Scholars

By using data on Indian and Chinese pharmaceutical companies, before and after the domestic implementation of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs), this study seeks to understand the role of the institutional theory in the formation of strategic alliances. Four structural dimensions of strategic alliances formation are identified as economic distance, the number of alliance participants, cross-national and partner diversity across different alliance types- marketing, manufacturing, licensing, retail and wholesale services, R&D, health and medical services, and others. Some alliances from both countries are multi-type which are categorized as different variables. The trend analysis reveals that …


The Linking Gap In Negotiations, Dean Richard Jones May 2022

The Linking Gap In Negotiations, Dean Richard Jones

Joseph Wharton Scholars

This paper investigates the concept of “the liking gap,” or the difference between how much someone perceives they are liked by another party and how much that other party actually likes them, specifically within the context of negotiations. Using data collected from simulated in-class negotiations during the Fall of 2020, this paper attempts to understand whether the party that “loses” a negotiation tends to have a larger or smaller liking gap than the party that “wins” the negotiation. It also investigates the direction of this gap, determining whether a win or loss impacts your likelihood to overestimate or underestimate how …


Towards A Centralized Venture Capital Data Source - The Key To Increased Minority Access To Venture Capital?, Maya X. Trujillo May 2022

Towards A Centralized Venture Capital Data Source - The Key To Increased Minority Access To Venture Capital?, Maya X. Trujillo

Wharton Research Scholars

In 2016, Steven Kaplan and Josh Lerner wrote about how the shortage of reliable and comprehensive industry data has created challenges for academics who wish to replicate or build on previous venture capital1 (VC) studies (414). The author of this paper experienced a similar lack of data first-hand while attempting to validate findings from a 2008 study which found that minority focused VC funds tend to earn equivalent or higher returns on their investments than the returns of the VC industry (Bates and Bradford 2008). The data required was virtually nonexistent, which prompted a search for databases which collect VC …


Women's Path To Tenure: Analysis Of The Leaky Pipeline Phenomenon, Madeline Zuber Apr 2022

Women's Path To Tenure: Analysis Of The Leaky Pipeline Phenomenon, Madeline Zuber

Joseph Wharton Scholars

This paper seeks to explain the leaky pipeline phenomenon at the University of Pennsylvania, characterized by the decreasing representation of women faculty at higher ranks of the professoriate. This study incorporates social role theory into its assessment of archival data on the composition of the faculty from 1999-2016. The paper finds no strong evidence of hiring discrimination; mixed evidence on the retention of women faculty, or that women are no less likely than men to leave the University; and little evidence of a positive trickle-down leadership effect, as universities who had never appointed a woman president had the greatest representation …


Managing Mass Tort Claims Through Chapter 11: An Analysis Of Multiple Case Studies, Alex K. Berger Apr 2022

Managing Mass Tort Claims Through Chapter 11: An Analysis Of Multiple Case Studies, Alex K. Berger

Joseph Wharton Scholars

In July 2017, Georgia-Pacific executed a “Texas Two-Step” to move all pending mass tort liabilities into Bestwall LLC prior to filing it for bankruptcy. Since Bestwall LLC’s bankruptcy filing, Johnson and Johnson, Saint-Gobain, and Trane Technologies have all implemented similar mass tort management strategies. Through individual analyses of the LTL Management LLC, Bestwall LLC, DMBP LLC, and Aldrich Pump LLC bankruptcy cases, this thesis explores how chapter 11 bankruptcy is being used to manage mass tort liability claims, the impact chapter 11 law has on tort liability resolutions, and the role of Congress in regulating a corporation’s ability to manage …


Comparative Analysis Of Risk In Euro-Area Sovereign Yields, Sophia Azimi Apr 2022

Comparative Analysis Of Risk In Euro-Area Sovereign Yields, Sophia Azimi

Joseph Wharton Scholars

What risk premia exist in Euro-area sovereign yields, and how big are they? What are the similarities and differences across countries? This paper aims to answer these questions for eight Euro countries by using Kalman filtering to decompose their sovereign yields into the following premia: a short-rate and term premium, a default premium, a liquidity premium, and a segmentation premium. The main finding is that countries with similar credit ratings and yield magnitudes tend to exhibit similar patterns, and that on average, countries that were especially affected by the European Debt Crisis (Italy, Portugal, Spain) tend to have default premia …


Do Stimulus Checks Work?, Miguel Heras Iii Apr 2022

Do Stimulus Checks Work?, Miguel Heras Iii

Joseph Wharton Scholars

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected billions of lives around the world, and the CARES Act, the largest relief package in United States history was created to alleviate the effects of the pandemic. This policy introduced stimulus checks, direct payments to individuals and families that aimed to incentivize the consumption of goods and thus revive the economy. In this thesis I ask the question: do stimulus checks work? I try to answer this question using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and utilizing household expenditures as a proxy for consumption in the economy. …


The Impact Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Small Business Restaurants In Center City, Philadelphia, Pa, Gabrielle Cabeza Apr 2022

The Impact Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Small Business Restaurants In Center City, Philadelphia, Pa, Gabrielle Cabeza

Joseph Wharton Scholars

This paper will attempt to provide restaurant owners and legislators alike a look into what restaurants in Philadelphia did to stay alive during the pandemic. As we grow our understanding of which decisions were crucial for ensuring success, we will also begin to understand which decisions were detrimental, neutral, or negative for restaurants’ success. We will assess the outcome of these decisions by asking restaurants which decisions taken were most successful in helping their business stay afloat. Finally, better comprehension of the hurdles imposed on restaurants by the government should inform future policy decisions in a way which maximizes public …


The Brazilian Stratup Ecosystem And The Potential Effects Of Regulatory Sandboxes For Fintech Companies, Sebastian Ochoa Garcia Apr 2022

The Brazilian Stratup Ecosystem And The Potential Effects Of Regulatory Sandboxes For Fintech Companies, Sebastian Ochoa Garcia

Joseph Wharton Scholars

This thesis examines the impact regulatory sandboxes could have in Brazil by analyzing what are the effects ‘Sandboxes’ have had in the United Kingdom. First, it adopts a literature review that aims to aggregate information about the current Startup Ecosystem in Brazil, briefly mentioning the introduction of new initiatives such as regulatory sandboxes. Then, it shows what research has found could be the benefits and risks of adopting ‘Sandboxes,’ with a special focus on developing countries. Finally, there is a case study about the United Kingdom and what are the effects regulatory sandboxes have had there. The analysis compares the …


Examining Workplace Diversity, Equity And Inclusion (Dei) With The Commit Inclusive Behavior Framework, Lawana Harris Jan 2022

Examining Workplace Diversity, Equity And Inclusion (Dei) With The Commit Inclusive Behavior Framework, Lawana Harris

Organizational Dynamics Working Papers

Efforts to protect marginalized and minority groups from workplace discrimination go back decades. With the increase of social turmoil in America, many organizations faced the urgent need for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Therefore, the problem addressed in this grounded theory quantitative study was the lack of research that examined whether positive mechanisms such as the COMMIT Inclusive Behavior Framework influenced climates of equity and inclusion within organizations. To do so, the primary focus was on the demographics of the population surveyed and produced results that reflected the correlation between the COMMIT Inclusive Behavior Framework among corporate employees and among …


Non-Financial Metrics, Dau, Mau, And Dau/Mau: An Integrative Framework And Analysis, Katherine Lee Jan 2022

Non-Financial Metrics, Dau, Mau, And Dau/Mau: An Integrative Framework And Analysis, Katherine Lee

Joseph Wharton Scholars

This thesis proposes a framework for classifying various applications of daily active users (DAUs), monthly active users (MAUs), and their ratio (DAU/MAU) to evaluate company performance. The metrics are reported widely in financial filings across a number of industries, including social media and gaming, and are thus frequently cited in equity research. As a result, investors rely on these non-financial metrics to guide investment decisions, highlighting the importance of the metrics in investing and evaluating companies. However, there is a general lack of understanding regarding how to interpret such metrics, evidenced by the fact that there is very little published …


A Model For Public Market Impact Investing: Measuring Corporate Esg Intentionality, Zachary M. Vlessing Jan 2022

A Model For Public Market Impact Investing: Measuring Corporate Esg Intentionality, Zachary M. Vlessing

Wharton Research Scholars

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) lists intentionality as one of its four core characteristics of impact investing. It defines intentionality as an impact investor “intentional desire to contribute to measurable social or environmental benefit”.[1] Most importantly, it uses this core attribute of intentionality to differentiate true impact investing from ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) investing strategies which it says only incorporates “impact considerations”.

This research paper rebuts the assertion that impact intentionality and ESG are mutually exclusive and proposes a solution for impact investing using ESG data. By surfacing companies who have shown dramatic improvement in their cumulative ESG …


Changing Care Paradigms: A Pilot Study On User-Interface And Design Implications On The Efficacy Of Medical Record Systems In Low-Resource Settings, Raveen S. Kariyawasam Jan 2022

Changing Care Paradigms: A Pilot Study On User-Interface And Design Implications On The Efficacy Of Medical Record Systems In Low-Resource Settings, Raveen S. Kariyawasam

Wharton Research Scholars

Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMRS) has quickly become the backbone of the healthcare delivery ecosystem in developed countries. Their reaches range from insurance to billing to physician charting. Despite the mainstream use of EMRS in developed countries, their implementation in low-resource settings has faced more barriers and challenges. During the development of EMRS, the concerns, hurdles, and considerations of developed nations are what were used as inspiration when designing these systems. This thesis explores the use of effective User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) design to help lower the accessibility barriers associated with EMRS implementation and usage in low-resource settings. …


The Future Of Equity Research: A Strategic Analysis Of Investment Firms, Andres Garrido Soler Jan 2022

The Future Of Equity Research: A Strategic Analysis Of Investment Firms, Andres Garrido Soler

Joseph Wharton Scholars

Equity Research (ER) is a fundamental sector of the financial services industry, responsible for producing and selling informational content for investors to make more profitable investment decisions. In January 2018, a cost unbundling regulation was enacted in Europe, decreasing the industry’s appeal to investors. This paper investigates the effects of MiFID II on the strategic decisions of Equity Research providers in the US. By performing a qualitative analysis through interviewing eight industry insiders, the key variables of analysis were coverage (number of stock recommendations) and analyst count for ER firms. Using a fixed-effects regression over a 48-month period (before and …


Evaluating The Impact Of Mass Borrower Bailout In Jordan's Microfinance Landscape, Joud K. Tabaza Jan 2022

Evaluating The Impact Of Mass Borrower Bailout In Jordan's Microfinance Landscape, Joud K. Tabaza

Joseph Wharton Scholars

Borrower debt relief stands as a widely utilized, yet deeply contentious economic policy enacted by governments universally. This paper adopts a difference-in-differences design to study the impact of a women-targeted mass borrower relief program enacted by the government of Jordan in 2019 on credit market outcomes of formal microfinance institutions (MFIs). I find that the program led to significant credit rationing and reallocation from women and areas of higher risk to men and areas of lower risk. Post-program levels of MFI portfolio risk remain stable with no evidence supporting the existence of moral hazard among MFIs, suggesting stricter lending practices …


Global Superstardom: Applying A Multinational And Quantitative Approach To Explain The Success Of The Korean Pop Music Industry, Daniel Y. Shen Jan 2022

Global Superstardom: Applying A Multinational And Quantitative Approach To Explain The Success Of The Korean Pop Music Industry, Daniel Y. Shen

Joseph Wharton Scholars

Korean pop music (K-pop) has exploded in popularity around the world, first spreading to neighboring countries before successfully expanding into countries with greater cultural distances, challenging conventional wisdom. This thesis explains the factors that drive K-pop’s unique success in the United States. By applying qualitative models like CAGE and Mode of Entry models from multinational management, this study finds that K-pop firms have relied on strategic partnerships to distribute music and mitigate cultural and administrative risks, but future goals of owning digital platforms and exporting the K-pop business model will require a stronger presence.

This study also extracts sonic features …


Gender And The Athlete: Comparing The Brand Images Of Male And Female Athletes, Jadah Daley Jan 2022

Gender And The Athlete: Comparing The Brand Images Of Male And Female Athletes, Jadah Daley

Joseph Wharton Scholars

There is a disparity in payment to female athletes compared to male athletes for activities related to their brand. Research has been done to understand how to identify an athlete’s brand image and the barriers female athletes currently face as they attempt to build their brands. This study aimed to investigate the difference in how consumers perceived the brand image of male and female athletes. A survey was utilized to encourage participants to evaluate fictional athletes according to several adjectives and then compare them to prominent company brands. The results indicated that female college athletes were considered to be more …