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State Ownership And Banks Information Rents: Evidence From China, Fengyan Ru, Qi Liang, Wei Wang Dec 2019

State Ownership And Banks Information Rents: Evidence From China, Fengyan Ru, Qi Liang, Wei Wang

Business Faculty Publications

In a lending relationship, a bank with an information advantage regarding its client tends to hold up the borrower and charge higher interest rates. We conjecture that state-owned enterprises (SOEs), with worse information asymmetry, are subject to greater information
rents. State-owned banks place less emphasis on information production and hence extract lower rents compared to profit maximizing private banks. We use the decline of loan interest rates around the borrowers’ equity initial public offerings (IPOs) as the proxy of banks’ information rents. We find SOEs in China experience
larger declines in loan interest rates around their IPOs; the central government-controlled …


Annual Report 2018 - 2019, Houston Academy Of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library Dec 2019

Annual Report 2018 - 2019, Houston Academy Of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library

Annual Reports: 1943 - Present

This file contains the Annual Report for the library from 2018-2019.


Emotional Intelligence And Knowledge Management: A Necessary Link?, Isabel Rechberg Dec 2019

Emotional Intelligence And Knowledge Management: A Necessary Link?, Isabel Rechberg

Publications and Research

This theoretical paper studies the effect of emotional intelligence (EI) on individuals' participation in knowledge management (KM) practices. Individuals are the sources of knowledge, and EI may advance individuals' self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship-management skills, which in turn positively impacts their knowledge processing behavior. The argument is made that knowledge creation is enabled through individuals' ability to recognize and correctly interpret emotional and environmental clues. Knowledge sharing is facilitated through individuals' interpersonal, communication, and team-working skills, enabled through self-awareness and social awareness. Knowledge is retained in organizations where EI enacts individuals' corporate citizenship behavior, adaptability, and job satisfaction. Where …


Does Corporate Social Responsibility Reduce The Costs Of High Leverage? Evidence From Capital Structure And Product Market Interactions, Kee-Hong Bae, Sadok El Ghoul, Omrane Guedhami, Chuck C.Y. Kwok, Ying Zheng Dec 2019

Does Corporate Social Responsibility Reduce The Costs Of High Leverage? Evidence From Capital Structure And Product Market Interactions, Kee-Hong Bae, Sadok El Ghoul, Omrane Guedhami, Chuck C.Y. Kwok, Ying Zheng

Finance Department Faculty Journal Articles

Research on capital structure and product market interactions shows that high leverage is associated with substantial losses in market share due to unfavorable actions by customers and competitors. We examine whether corporate social responsibility (CSR) affects firms’ interactions with customers and competitors, and whether it can reduce the costs of high leverage. We find that CSR reduces losses in market share when firms are highly leveraged. By reducing adverse behavior by customers and competitors, CSR helps highly leveraged firms keep customers and guard against rivals’ predation. Our results support the stakeholder value maximization view of CSR.


The Cost Of Secrecy Isn't Worth It For The Lds Church, Nathan B. Oman Dec 2019

The Cost Of Secrecy Isn't Worth It For The Lds Church, Nathan B. Oman

Popular Media

No abstract provided.


University Of Maine System Service And Maintenance Unit Grievance Form, University Of Maine System Human Resources Dec 2019

University Of Maine System Service And Maintenance Unit Grievance Form, University Of Maine System Human Resources

General University of Maine Publications

University of Maine System Human Resources grievance form for the University of Maine Service and Maintenance Unit.


Elmes Elected Delegate To Modern Language Association Governing Assembly, Lindenwood University Dec 2019

Elmes Elected Delegate To Modern Language Association Governing Assembly, Lindenwood University

Archived Lindenwood Press Releases

No abstract provided.


University Of Maine System Police Unit Grievance Form, University Of Maine System Human Resources Dec 2019

University Of Maine System Police Unit Grievance Form, University Of Maine System Human Resources

General University of Maine Publications

University of Maine System Human Resources grievance form for the University of Maine System Police Unit.


Lamerol Gatewood Work On Display At St. Louis Art Museum, Lindenwood University Dec 2019

Lamerol Gatewood Work On Display At St. Louis Art Museum, Lindenwood University

Archived Lindenwood Press Releases

No abstract provided.


Voting And Civic Engagement Among Utah Women, Susan R. Madsen, Robbyn T. Scribner Dec 2019

Voting And Civic Engagement Among Utah Women, Susan R. Madsen, Robbyn T. Scribner

Marketing and Strategy Faculty Publications

Utah has a strong history of women’s political and civic involvement. The state was an early leader in giving women the vote, was home to the first female state senator in the nation (MacKay, 2005), and, as recently as 1996, had the strongest women’s voter participation in the United States (Davidson, 1996). However, these factors do not give the full picture; and in 2015 the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (2015) ranked Utah dead last in the area of political participation. Much of this ranking was due to the lack of women running for and serving in public office, but …


Labor Force Participation Among Utah Women, Susan R. Madsen, Robbyn T. Scribner Dec 2019

Labor Force Participation Among Utah Women, Susan R. Madsen, Robbyn T. Scribner

Marketing and Strategy Faculty Publications

Over the past half-century or so, Utah women’s participation in the labor force has steadily increased at a rate of about 8% per decade (Utah Women & Leadership Project, 2019). According to the most recent (2017) U.S. Census Bureau estimates, women in Utah make up 45% of the state workforce, which is slightly lower than the U.S. women’s share of the national workforce, 47.8% (United States Census Bureau, 2017a). In general, Utah women are about as likely to be employed as U.S. women, but Utah women are less likely to work full-time year-round (Department of Work-force Services, 2014). Numerous factors …


Utah Women And Stem, Susan R. Madsen, Elizabeth Goryunova, Robbyn T. Scribner Dec 2019

Utah Women And Stem, Susan R. Madsen, Elizabeth Goryunova, Robbyn T. Scribner

Marketing and Strategy Faculty Publications

Employment opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) sectors in Utah are estimated to reach 101,000 by 2018 (Carnevale, Smith, & Melton, 2011). These jobs are recognized nationwide as being well-compensated and generally recession-proof. Yet Utah women continue to hold a lower percentage of STEM-sec-tor jobs than women nationally; in fact, Utah is ranked last in the United States in terms of the percent of women employed in STEM. In addition, Utah women work in STEM occupations at a rate that is less than half that of Utah men (Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), 2013). Recognizing the role …


The Status Of Women In Utah Politics: Congress, Statewide Executive Offices, And The State Legislature, Susan R. Madsen, D. Candice Pierucci Dec 2019

The Status Of Women In Utah Politics: Congress, Statewide Executive Offices, And The State Legislature, Susan R. Madsen, D. Candice Pierucci

Marketing and Strategy Faculty Publications

A host of national reports and media (e.g., Chu & Posner, 2013) in the past decade have ranked Utah last or near last in terms of women being in positions of decision making and leadership, and women in Utah politics is foundational to this issue. Raising awareness of the reasons why this is the case is critical to social change efforts focused on improving the representation of women in political roles within the state. Women serving in public office within the state of Utah have positive implications for women’s health. Research shows that when more women are involved in decision-making …


The Status Of Women In Utah Politics: Counties, Mayors, City Councils, And Boards Of Education, Susan R. Madsen, D. Candice Pierucci Dec 2019

The Status Of Women In Utah Politics: Counties, Mayors, City Councils, And Boards Of Education, Susan R. Madsen, D. Candice Pierucci

Marketing and Strategy Faculty Publications

Several national reports earlier in the past decade ranked Utah last or near last in terms of women being in positions of decision making and leadership, including a 2013 Center for American Progress report titled “The State of Women in America: A 50-State Analysis of How Women Are Faring Across the Nation” (Chu & Posner, 2013). These and other rankings most often use the following four criteria: 1) gender wage gap, 2) educational attainment, 3) women in management roles, and 4) women serving in state legislatures. Research released through the Utah Women & Leadership Project and the Utah Women & …


Hourly Employee Performance Review Form And Instructions, University Of Maine System Human Resources Dec 2019

Hourly Employee Performance Review Form And Instructions, University Of Maine System Human Resources

General University of Maine Publications

Form and instructions for the University of Maine System hourly employee performance evaluation.


Work Performance Improvement Plan - Colt, University Of Maine Human Resources Dec 2019

Work Performance Improvement Plan - Colt, University Of Maine Human Resources

General University of Maine Publications

A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) may be an appropriate tool for the management of employee job performance when documented performance concerns exist and said concerns have been the subject of ongoing discussions between the COLT employee and their supervisor.


Work Performance Improvement Plan - Umpsa, University Of Maine Human Resources Dec 2019

Work Performance Improvement Plan - Umpsa, University Of Maine Human Resources

General University of Maine Publications

A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) may be an appropriate tool for the management of employee job performance when documented performance concerns exist and said concerns have been the subject of ongoing discussions between the UMPSA employee and their supervisor.


Handbook For University Supervisors And Confidential Employees, Revised July 2019, University Of Maine System Human Resources Dec 2019

Handbook For University Supervisors And Confidential Employees, Revised July 2019, University Of Maine System Human Resources

General University of Maine Publications

This Handbook describes personnel policies for regular employees of the University of Maine System who are covered by the University of Maine System Job Classification Program and are excluded from existing collective bargaining units, i.e. supervisors and confidential employees. It is designed as a guide to aid in understanding their employer, the employee’s work environment and the employee’s relationship to the University. The employee’s supervisor or human resources office can provide additional information or assistance.


Handbook For Non-Represented Faculty And Salaried Staff, Revised July 2017, University Of Maine System Human Resources Dec 2019

Handbook For Non-Represented Faculty And Salaried Staff, Revised July 2017, University Of Maine System Human Resources

General University of Maine Publications

This Handbook is designed as an aid in understanding the relationships between the University of Maine System as an employer and its non-represented faculty and salaried staff. This Handbook describes personnel policies for regular faculty and salaried staff members whose positions are excluded from existing collective bargaining units. The group includes full-time regular and part-time regular faculty members who are excluded from the faculty and part-time faculty bargaining units and full-time regular and part-time regular salaried staff who are excluded from the professional and administrative staff bargaining unit. This Handbook is also applicable to the Management Group of the University …


An Assessment Of Generation Z’S Preferences For Guest-Facing Hotel Technologies, Jennifer Jaimes, Mehmet Erdem, Chih Chien Chen, Bill Doyle Dec 2019

An Assessment Of Generation Z’S Preferences For Guest-Facing Hotel Technologies, Jennifer Jaimes, Mehmet Erdem, Chih Chien Chen, Bill Doyle

Hospitality Faculty Research

Generation Z, also commonly described as Digital Natives, is a notable emerging market for hoteliers. Given the ever-evolving nature of the consumers, existing marketing strategies may not always be effective for incoming generational cohorts. This exploratory study submits that examining Generation Z members’ perceptions on guest-facing hotel technologies could yield useful information for new marketing strategies. The findings establish that guest-facing technologies is an important consideration for the members of Generation Z when selecting a hotel accommodation and they are willing to pay more for a hotel property that offers them. However, the level of perceived importance of such technologies …


Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Recognizes Lindenwood Advertising Class, Lindenwood University Dec 2019

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Recognizes Lindenwood Advertising Class, Lindenwood University

Archived Lindenwood Press Releases

No abstract provided.


Kerksick Quoted In Article About Exercise Drinks, Lindenwood University Dec 2019

Kerksick Quoted In Article About Exercise Drinks, Lindenwood University

Archived Lindenwood Press Releases

No abstract provided.


Leadership Doctorates Newsletter: Volume 5, Number 4, Larry Starr, Phd Dec 2019

Leadership Doctorates Newsletter: Volume 5, Number 4, Larry Starr, Phd

Leadership Doctorates Newsletter (Formerly Strategic Leadership Newsletter)

In this Issue:

  • Program Re-Envisioning
  • Faculty Award
  • 3rd Annual Applied Research Methods Learning Exchange Conference
  • Wilkes-Barre Project
  • Annual Meeting and Call for Papers
  • Jefferson Digital Commons
  • 2019-2020 DSL Dissertation Candidates and Titles
  • Horse and Carriage Project
  • Community Updates and Scholarship
  • At This Holiday Season


2019-12-16 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President. Dec 2019

2019-12-16 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

Staff Congress Records

A message sent to the faculty and staff by the Office of the President on December 16, 2019.


Ethical Dilemmas Surrounding Manufacturing Offshoring: Assessing The Morality Of Offshoring Decisions Through A Utilitarian Viewpoint, Luis Encinas Dec 2019

Ethical Dilemmas Surrounding Manufacturing Offshoring: Assessing The Morality Of Offshoring Decisions Through A Utilitarian Viewpoint, Luis Encinas

Honors Scholar Theses

The purpose of this paper to assess the ethical dilemmas that exist when American companies offshore manufacturing work to cheaper labor markets abroad through a utilitarian perspective. The paper will explain what offshoring is and what has driven American companies into engaging in this practice. Next, the criteria for the utilitarian assessment will be explained. After, I will examine the effects on the U.S labor force, U.S economy, and the foreign labor force through two case studies: the Bangladeshi apparel industry and the Mexican maquiladoras industry. Finally, the paper will offer some suggestions for making this practice more ethical in …


Estimating The Economic Impact Of Vacation Home Rentals In Florida, Robertico R. Croes, Manuel A. Rivera, Kelly J. Semrad, Jorge Ridderstaat, Valeriya Shapoval, Mehmet Altin Dec 2019

Estimating The Economic Impact Of Vacation Home Rentals In Florida, Robertico R. Croes, Manuel A. Rivera, Kelly J. Semrad, Jorge Ridderstaat, Valeriya Shapoval, Mehmet Altin

Dick Pope Sr. Institute Publications

This report takes an in-depth look at the economic impact of the Florida vacation rental home industry and its ripple effects across the state. It includes an estimate of the magnitude of the industry's impact on Florida's economy as well as profiles of the main stakeholders who generate this impact.

The report focuses on the economic impact of the vacation rental home industry in 25 Florida counties selected by the client, Florida Realtors® (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin, Nassau, Duval, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, and …


Strategic Success: The Ansoff Matrix Vs. The Balanced Scorecard, Christian Cleberg Dec 2019

Strategic Success: The Ansoff Matrix Vs. The Balanced Scorecard, Christian Cleberg

Honors Theses

Academic and professional research has proven that strategic planning and management frameworks have tremendous impact on an organization’s success. However, these studies do not opine on the usability and fit of strategic frameworks within an organization. This paper examines the composition of two popular frameworks, the Ansoff matrix and the balanced scorecard, and illustrates the various ways that these frameworks have found success in the corporate world. It also compares and contrasts the frameworks’ differing structures and offers recommendations for how these frameworks may be applied to companies with diverse goals and missions.


Motivations To Select An Airbnb, Angela M. Brady Dec 2019

Motivations To Select An Airbnb, Angela M. Brady

MBA Student Scholarship

This literature review explores the phenomenon of the sharing economy, specifically the popular home-sharing concept of Airbnb. Peer-reviewed articles were used that report on the results of studies conducted via data research by studying Airbnb listings and third-party hotel data and various online surveys that reveal what drives traveler's decisions to select Airbnb accommodations over traditional hotels. “Airbnb describes itself as a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique accommodations around the world” (Zervas, Proserpio & Byers, 2017, p.689). This paper also looks at the company and the availability of booking Airbnb accommodations across the world. …


The Impact Of Tourism On The Population Growth In Orlando, Florida, Timothy Mccann Dec 2019

The Impact Of Tourism On The Population Growth In Orlando, Florida, Timothy Mccann

MBA Student Scholarship

Orlando, Florida is currently experiencing one of the fastest population booms in the country. The purpose of this research is to explore possible factors that have acted as a catalyst for this population boom. With tourism, hospitality and events being such an important part of the economy, a qualitative field study will be used to determine whether tourism or hospitality can make an impact on how people are moving. Walt Disney World is one of the largest employers in central Florida and has a strong relationship with the City of Orlando and its residents. The participants in this qualitative field …


Bell Ring Challenge Nets More Than $2,700, Lindenwood University Dec 2019

Bell Ring Challenge Nets More Than $2,700, Lindenwood University

Archived Lindenwood Press Releases

No abstract provided.