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Essays In Dynamic Corporate Finance, Michael Michaux 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Essays In Dynamic Corporate Finance, Michael Michaux

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

My dissertation aims at understanding the financing and investment decisions of firms. It contains two chapters.

Chapter One studies the currency composition of debt for firms in emerging economies. Using a dataset of traded Mexican firms, I document two stylized facts about firms in the non-tradable sector: (i) they take on large amounts of dollar-denominated debt and (ii) their earnings are not sensitive to the exchange rate. I propose an explanation based on imperfect competition in the domestic goods market that reconciles these seemingly contradictory empirical facts. First I develop a stylized model of production and financing for firms in ...


Ecotourists' Loyalty: Will They Tell About The Destination Or Will They Return?, Manuel Antonio Rivera, Robertico R. Croes 2010 University of Central Florida

Ecotourists' Loyalty: Will They Tell About The Destination Or Will They Return?, Manuel Antonio Rivera, Robertico R. Croes

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of price, value, satisfaction, quality, and performance on the ecotourists' loyalty towards the destination. By using an attitudinal approach, loyalty is conceptualised by analysing the post-purchase decision-making of the ecotourists (intent to return or recommend). The analysis is based on 454 on-site surveys collected from ecotourists visiting the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. The results from path analysis indicate that ecotourists are not likely to return but are willing to recommend the destination. The findings suggest that the Galapagos Islands might be perceived as an iconic destination and considered a ‘once ...


Apasionado Por Los Núemeros, Guillermo Arosemena 2010 SelectedWorks

Apasionado Por Los Núemeros, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Earnings Guidance: How Should Companies Interact With The Market?, Steven D. Dolvin 2010 Butler University

Earnings Guidance: How Should Companies Interact With The Market?, Steven D. Dolvin

Steven D. Dolvin

Steven Dolvin's contribution to the January/February Edition of BizVoice, magazine of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.


Viral Marketing 101, Neeraj Mukhi 2010 Strayer University - Washington Campus

Viral Marketing 101, Neeraj Mukhi

Neeraj Mukhi

No abstract provided.


Press Release 2nd Intl Symposium On Cross Sector Social Interactions: Re-Imagining Partnerships For The Global Social Good, Maria May Seitanidi 2010 University of Kent at Canterbury - U.K.

Press Release 2nd Intl Symposium On Cross Sector Social Interactions: Re-Imagining Partnerships For The Global Social Good, Maria May Seitanidi

Maria May Seitanidi

Leading academics from The Netherlands, France, the UK, the US and Canada, discussed at BRUNEL BUSINESS SCHOOL, on 29th April 2010, how to re-designed social partnerships as global institutions while contributing to the global social good by delivering policies, programmes and impacts and encouraging the collaboration between institutions and citizens.


Enron Vs. General Electric: Is Earnings Management Worth The Risk?, Brett Robertson 2010 Coastal Carolina University

Enron Vs. General Electric: Is Earnings Management Worth The Risk?, Brett Robertson

Honors Theses

The main objective of this paper is to provide a review on why companies use earnings management and the benefits and consequences as a result. There is a large grey area between aggressive accounting and outright fraud and this paper focuses on narrowing down that area so companies know when to stop. General Electric is an example of a company that used earnings management to its advantage because they used it cautiously. However, there is the other side where earnings management started off small and ended up spiraling out of control like with Enron. This paper will examine both how ...


Unrelated Business Income Taxes: What The Federal Courts Have Said, Barry Long 2010 Coastal Carolina University

Unrelated Business Income Taxes: What The Federal Courts Have Said, Barry Long

Honors Theses

Several issues impact the management of accounting for large not-for-profit organizations that would not arise normally in a regular for-profit corporation. These issues vary widely from how much annual salary the executives rightfully deserve as compensation to the way the organization raises funds for its day-to-day activities. Slightly less common, but still very important, is the issue of taxes. Yes, not-for-profit corporations have to pay taxes, but only on certain forms of revenue. In many instances, large not-for-profit corporations operate similar to a for-profit firm. The money not-for-profits have to pay tax on falls under the Internal Revenue Code sections ...


Defined Benefit Vs. Defined Contribution Plans: Only 45 Years To Retirement: What A Recent College Graduate Needs To Know, Lauren Mouse 2010 Coastal Carolina University

Defined Benefit Vs. Defined Contribution Plans: Only 45 Years To Retirement: What A Recent College Graduate Needs To Know, Lauren Mouse

Honors Theses

This paper defines and explains the terms essential for understanding retirement planning. It then describes the types of plans involved, defined benefit and defined contribution plans, and discusses the debate surrounding the privatization of Social Security. This paper provides statistics and facts about each of these options to better prepare a person in his or her 20s who is about to graduate from college and enter a career. Finally, the paper supplies tips on what a young person can do now to ensure a financially stable life upon retiring.


Net Metering And Interconnection Standards For Santee Cooper And Three Investor-Owned Utility Companies In South Carolina, Barnes Anderson 2010 Coastal Carolina University

Net Metering And Interconnection Standards For Santee Cooper And Three Investor-Owned Utility Companies In South Carolina, Barnes Anderson

Honors Theses

Net metering and interconnection standards are designed to allow private residential and non-residential electric utility customers to pursue generating some of their own electricity through renewable sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal power. Net metering allows customers to use their own electrical generation to offset their consumption over a billing period by allowing their electric meters to run backwards when they generate electricity in excess of their demand (SC Energy Office, vi). The interconnection standards govern the technical and procedural process by which an electric customer connects an electric-generating system to the electrical grid of their utility company (SC ...


Corporate Governance, Transparency And Performance Of Malaysian Companies, Mohd Che Haat, H. Raaman, Sakthi Mahenthiran 2010 Butler University

Corporate Governance, Transparency And Performance Of Malaysian Companies, Mohd Che Haat, H. Raaman, Sakthi Mahenthiran

Sakthi Mahenthiran

The paper aims to examine the effect of good corporate governance practices on corporate transparency and performance Malaysian listed companies.


2010 Manifest Program, Columbia College Chicago 2010 Columbia College Chicago

2010 Manifest Program, Columbia College Chicago

Manifest Programs

A program for the Manifest Urban-Arts Festival held by Columbia College Chicago on May 14, 2010.


Examining Of Amman Stock Market Behavior, Philadelphia University 2010 Philadelphia University

Examining Of Amman Stock Market Behavior, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Interview No. 1479, Robert Navarro 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1479, Robert Navarro

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Robert Navarro was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and attended school in El Paso. After Robert graduated from high school, he attended Texas Western College in El Paso, Texas and graduated in 1961 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He entered the United States Army via the ROTC program for two years. After the Army, Robert attended New Mexico State University and received his Masters in Structural Engineering. During his time as a graduate student, Robert worked for A.B. Peinado and Sons. After graduating, he continued to work for that company. A.B. Peinado and Sons ...


The African Financial Development Gap, Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Robert Cull, Jun “QJ” Qian, Lemma W. Senbet 2010 University of Pennsylvania

The African Financial Development Gap, Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Robert Cull, Jun “Qj” Qian, Lemma W. Senbet

Finance Papers

Economic growth in Africa has long been disappointing. We document that the financial sectors of most sub-Saharan African countries remain significantly underdeveloped by the standards of other developing countries. We examine the factors that are associated with financial development in Africa and compare them with those in other developing countries. Population density appears to be considerably more important for banking sector development in Africa than elsewhere. Given the high costs of developing viable banking sectors outside metropolitan areas, technology advances, such as mobile banking, could be a promising way to facilitate African financial development. Similarly to other developing countries, natural ...


Interview No. 1478, Robert Wingo 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1478, Robert Wingo

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Robert Wingo was born in Columbus, Ohio but spent the majority of his life in El Paso, Texas. Robert attended elementary and high school in El Paso. After graduating from high school, Robert was drafted into the Vietnam War. After the serving his time in the Vietnam War, Robert attended The University of Texas at El Paso and in 1973 he got his BBA in Marketing. While attending UTEP, Robert worked for BDM Corporation on Fort Bliss. After graduating, Robert started working for Billy the Kid and ended up as the VP of Advertising. In 1983, the company was sold ...


Net Generation: Preparing For Change In The Federal Information Technology Workforce, Department of Defense; Federal Chief Information Officers Council 2010 Cornell University ILR School

Net Generation: Preparing For Change In The Federal Information Technology Workforce, Department Of Defense; Federal Chief Information Officers Council

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] The increasingly senior federal workforce, and their anticipated retirement from federal service, continues to top the list of human capital concerns across government. The Federal Government needs the right mix of high performing information technology (IT) personnel, with the skills necessary to meet both current and future mission requirements. As the Baby Boomers in the federal IT workforce retire, many of their replacements will come from a new, younger generation of workers, the “Net Generation,” so-named by Don Tapscott in his 1997 book, Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation (and its 2008 sequel, Grown Up Digital ...


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

Ua62/3 May Newsletter, Kentucky Small Business Development Center

University Organizations

Newsletter created by the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at WKU.


Collaborative Approaches To The Sociopolitical Environment: The Emergence Of Issues Management Alliances, Douglas R. Austrom, Lawrence J. Lad 2010 Butler University

Collaborative Approaches To The Sociopolitical Environment: The Emergence Of Issues Management Alliances, Douglas R. Austrom, Lawrence J. Lad

Lawrence J. Lad

Increasing turbulence in the sociopolitical environment is reshaping the environmental management strategies employed by business and other institutions. New expectations of the role of business in society, changing demographics, critical social problems such as spiraling health care costs, educational reform and child care, and environmental degradation are posing serious challenges to business organizations and society as a whole. Private, public, and independent sector institutions have initiated a wide variety of collaborative, multi-organizational approaches to issues management which we describe as issues management alliances (IMAs). Known by a myriad of labels such as public-private partnerships, innovating organizations, community development corporations, and ...


The Role Of Organizational Reality In Implementing Technology, Sakthi Mahenthiran, M. D’Itri, R. Donn 2010 Butler University

The Role Of Organizational Reality In Implementing Technology, Sakthi Mahenthiran, M. D’Itri, R. Donn

Sakthi Mahenthiran

Reports on the structurational model of technology which shows how workers who had the power to make the implementation successful affected the data that was collected and the extent to which management was able to use the technology to influence their work. Systems for recording job-related data; Analyzing organizational processes; Application of the structurational theory.


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