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Understanding Family Enterprise: A Book Of Readings, Ken Moores, Justin Craig 2010 Bond University

Understanding Family Enterprise: A Book Of Readings, Ken Moores, Justin Craig

Justin B. Craig

This collection of papers, written over a span of about 16 years by researchers associated with the Australian Centre for Family Business (ACFB) at Bond University highlight diversity in family business scholarship. Diversity not only with respect to topics but also the range of audiences to which the various communication messages were delivered is indicative of an area of emerging scholarship. The purpose of the collection is primarily to chronicle the distinctive learning experiences of ACFB researchers rather than be a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of family enterprises.


Mgt 573 Creativity In Business, 2010 DePaul University

Mgt 573 Creativity In Business

Dr. Harold Welsch

This course explores the nature and role of creativity in organizations. Theories and modes of creative thinking, and the link between creativity and innovation are presented. The course format is largely experiential, with emphasis on group and individual exercises, techniques, simulations and cases, through which students will investigate the creative process in a variety of organizational settings. The role of managers and team members in nurturing and sustaining a creative enterprise is discussed. The course is designed to open students to the creativity within themselves and organizations, and to the tools with which creativity can be managed to promote innovation ...


Outline Of A Comprehensive Business Plan, 2010 DePaul University

Outline Of A Comprehensive Business Plan

Dr. Harold Welsch

No abstract provided.


The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Start Ups, 2010 DePaul University

The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Start Ups

Dr. Harold Welsch

No abstract provided.


Falling Short: Has The Sec’S Quest To Control Market Manipulation And Abusive Short-Selling Come To An End Or Has It Really Just Begun?, Richard Ramirez 2010 Seton Hall University

Falling Short: Has The Sec’S Quest To Control Market Manipulation And Abusive Short-Selling Come To An End Or Has It Really Just Begun?, Richard Ramirez

Richard E. Ramirez, J.D. | CFCS

No abstract provided.


White College Students' Explanations Of White (And Black) Athletic Performance: A Qualitative Investigation Of White College Students, Harrison 2010 University of Central Florida

White College Students' Explanations Of White (And Black) Athletic Performance: A Qualitative Investigation Of White College Students, Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

No abstract provided.


Business Start Up Check List, 2010 DePaul University

Business Start Up Check List

Dr. Harold Welsch

No abstract provided.


A Conceptual Model Of Academic Success For Student-Athletes, Keith Harrison 2010 University of Central Florida

A Conceptual Model Of Academic Success For Student-Athletes, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

Concern over the academic talent development of Division I student–athletes has led to increased research to explain variations in their academic performance. Although a substantial amount of attention has been given to the relationship between student–athletes and their levels of academic success, there remain critical theoretical and analytical gaps. The purpose of this article is to develop a conceptual model to understand and explain the cumulative processes and characteristics—as a whole and in stages—that influence academic success for Division I student–athletes. Research on student–athletes and academic success is reviewed and synthesized to provide a ...


Business Start Up Guide, 2010 DePaul University

Business Start Up Guide

Dr. Harold Welsch

No abstract provided.


A 2x2 Conceptual Foundation For Entrepreneurial Discovery Theory., Patrick J. Murphy 2010 DePaul University

A 2x2 Conceptual Foundation For Entrepreneurial Discovery Theory., Patrick J. Murphy

Patrick J. Murphy

Theories about entrepreneurial discovery are important to entrepreneurship. However, the dominant conceptual foundation underlying such theories hinders their development. It assumes that opportunities form based on either deliberate search or serendipitous discovery. I examine this unidimensional logic and identify a gap in its informative content. Then, I reframe it into orthogonal dimensions. The multidimensional model describes the same cases as the unidimensional model but also describes what the unidimensional model cannot, including cases that are high or low on both dimensions. This extension yields a 2x2 conceptual foundation for entrepreneurial discovery theory that promotes the development and coordination of distinct ...


Operations Strategy Formulation: Shifting From Grasberg Open-Pit Surface Mining To Underground Mining, Togar M. Simatupang TMS 2010 Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Operations Strategy Formulation: Shifting From Grasberg Open-Pit Surface Mining To Underground Mining, Togar M. Simatupang Tms

Togar M Simatupang TMS

PT Freeport Indonesia has decided to alter its mining operations from open-pit mining to underground mining in Grasberg. A change of mining area focus directly affects its related departments, and even need new operations strategy to address the transition. Considering its long-term run of mining operations, its strategic issues are assessed by using Slack and Lewis operations strategy model, and decisions are made through the Quantitative Strategic Planning Matrix (QSPM) tool. Previously, the assessment of company’s current business and corporate strategy was conducted by applying SWOT analysis and complemented with the Strategic Factors Analysis Summary (SFAS) as the point-of-reference ...


Emerson College Csr Course - Spring 2011 Guest Speakers, Art Stewart 2010 Emerson College

Emerson College Csr Course - Spring 2011 Guest Speakers, Art Stewart

Art Stewart

No abstract provided.


Ethical Considerations Of Sales Channel Selection In The Field Of Entrepreneurship, Todd A. Finkle, Michael Mallin 2010 Gonzaga University

Ethical Considerations Of Sales Channel Selection In The Field Of Entrepreneurship, Todd A. Finkle, Michael Mallin

Todd A Finkle

Increased scrutiny of corporate actions in today’s business climate puts pressure on all facets of business to adhere to ethical practices founded on principles that are honest, fair and transparent to the stakeholders (Turner, 2010). The importance of business ethics becomes essential in the entrepreneurial setting. Consumer word of mouth and viral internet communications are just a few ways that a negative ethical image could ruin a small business. In fact, Rutherford, Buller and Stebbins (2009) point out scholars have yet to investigate the legitimacy of new ventures. Most of the known research that has been compiled by a ...


"Corporate And Social Responsibility: The Changing Context For Marketing Communications Practice", Art Stewart 2010 Bentley University Center for Business Ethics

"Corporate And Social Responsibility: The Changing Context For Marketing Communications Practice", Art Stewart

Art Stewart

As corporate organizations across the spectrum of industry, markets and cultures grapple with the unrelenting fallout of economic upheaval, a surprising upside is being revealed amidst the clearing toward recovery and the resurgence of growth: It is a context for business premised upon a paradigm shift for more responsible behavior. This new paradigm is engendering dramatically changing expectations for accountability, transparency, competency and leadership integrity across society. There are new demands upon organizations to advance their ambitions within a context of demonstrable, even measurable, adherence to public interest values. As new business models are developed in alignment with changing behavior ...


Apple Inc.: Product Portfolio Analysis, Michael Mallin, Todd A. Finkle 2010 University of Toledo

Apple Inc.: Product Portfolio Analysis, Michael Mallin, Todd A. Finkle

Todd A Finkle

This case assesses a company’s product line mix relative to two marketing environmental factors and explores four product line growth strategies using a product portfolio analysis approach. The case provides a history of the Apple Computer Company and its key product lines. An approach to analyzing a company’s product portfolio is reviewed and applied to Apple’s product lines. The case shows how each Apple product line fits within the portfolio analysis tool and will be asked questions relative to possible strategies for Apple’s product portfolio. The case illustrates one approach to making decisions about a company ...


Richard Branson And Virgin, Inc., Todd A. Finkle 2010 Gonzaga University

Richard Branson And Virgin, Inc., Todd A. Finkle

Todd A Finkle

Richard Branson built a billion dollar company based on numerous entrepreneurial endeavors, however he was facing one of the most difficult times in his career. The global economic crisis had a significant negative impact on his companies’ revenues and earnings. Virgin, Inc. was down 40%. The world was stuck in the worst economic crisis since the 1930’s. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) had collapsed 55% from 2007 to 2009 and the banking system was on the verge of collapse. Yet, Branson was optimistic because he was thinking about what opportunities lay ahead. He had five billion dollars in ...


Beyond Competing Theories Of The Hidden Economy, Colin C. Williams 2010 University of Sheffield

Beyond Competing Theories Of The Hidden Economy, Colin C. Williams

Colin C Williams

Purpose – This paper aims to evaluate critically the validity of rival theorisations of the hidden economy that variously read this sphere as a leftover from a previous era, a by-product of a new emergent form of capitalism, a complement to formal employment or an alternative to the formal economy. Until now, the common tendency among economic theorists has been to either universally privilege one theorisation over others, or to represent each theory as valid in different places. Design/methodology/approach – To evaluate their validity to the city of Moscow, a survey is reported involving 313 face-to-face interviews with inhabitants conducted ...


Evaluating The Nature Of The Relationship Between Informal Entrepreneurship And The Formal Economy In Rural Communities, Colin C. Williams 2010 University of Sheffield

Evaluating The Nature Of The Relationship Between Informal Entrepreneurship And The Formal Economy In Rural Communities, Colin C. Williams

Colin C Williams

This paper evaluates critically the different theorizations of the nature of the relationship between informal entrepreneurship and the formal economy, which variously depict informal entrepreneurship as a leftover from a previous era, a survival practice for those excluded from the formal economy, and a complement or an alternative to participation in the formal economy. Reporting evidence from 350 face-to-face interviews in English rural communities, no single theorization is found to be universally applicable. Instead, all are shown to be valid in relation to different forms of informal entrepreneurship, and only by combining them is it feasible to achieve a finer-grained ...


The Illusion Of Capitalism In Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study Of The Gambia, Colin C. Williams 2010 University of Sheffield

The Illusion Of Capitalism In Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study Of The Gambia, Colin C. Williams

Colin C Williams

Purpose – This paper aims to evaluate critically the meta-narrative that there is no alternative to capitalism. Building upon an emerging body of post-structuralist thought that has begun deconstructing this discourse in relation to western economies and post-Soviet societies, this paper further extends this critique to Sub-Saharan Africa by investigating the degree to which people in the Gambia rely on the capitalist market economy for their livelihood. Reporting the results of 80 household face-to-face interviews (involving over 500 people), the finding is that only a small minority of households in contemporary Gambian society rely on the formal market economy alone to ...


Rethinking The Nature Of Community Economies: Some Lessons From Post-Soviet Ukraine, Colin C. Williams 2010 University of Sheffield

Rethinking The Nature Of Community Economies: Some Lessons From Post-Soviet Ukraine, Colin C. Williams

Colin C Williams

This paper contributes to a small but growing body of thought that has questioned the hegemony of capitalism by revealing the persistence of multifarious economic practices in everyday community economies. To further advance this school of thought, first, a conceptual framework is developed to map the diverse economic practices used by communities and second, this is applied through a survey of 600 households in Ukraine. The outcome is to reveal that just as multifarious economic practices prevailed under state socialism, the same applies in societies in transition to capitalism, suggesting that there are alternative futures for community economies beyond market ...


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