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Peer Assessment Of Class Participation: Applying Peer Nomination To Overcome Rating Inflation, James Heyman, John Sailors 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Peer Assessment Of Class Participation: Applying Peer Nomination To Overcome Rating Inflation, James Heyman, John Sailors

Marketing Faculty Publications

Having students actively engaged with each other in discussions has become an increasingly important and common aspect of the classroom environment. This increased emphasis has also meant that instructors need to find ways to effectively and efficiently evaluate class participation. In this paper, we describe the most common method used for these assessments and highlight some of its inherent challenges. We then propose an alternative based on peer nominations. Two case studies illustrate the advantages of this method; we find that it is both easy for students to complete and provides instructors with valuable diagnostic information with which to provide ...


You’Re Having Fun When Time Flies: The Hedonic Consequences Of Subjective Time Progression, Aaron M. Sackett, Tom Meyvis, Leif D. Nelson, Benjamin A. Converse, Anna L. Sackett 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

You’Re Having Fun When Time Flies: The Hedonic Consequences Of Subjective Time Progression, Aaron M. Sackett, Tom Meyvis, Leif D. Nelson, Benjamin A. Converse, Anna L. Sackett

Marketing Faculty Publications

Seven studies tested the hypothesis that people use subjective time progression in hedonic evaluation. When people believe that time has passed unexpectedly quickly, they rate tasks as more engaging, noises as less irritating, and songs as more enjoyable. We propose that felt time distortion operates as a metacognitive cue that people implicitly attribute to their enjoyment of an experience (i.e., time flew, so the experience must have been fun). Consistent with this attribution account, the effects of felt time distortion on enjoyment ratings were moderated by the need for attribution, the strength of the “time flies” naive theory, and ...


Middle-Level Thinking: The Cultural Mission Of Business Schools, Michael Naughton, T. Dean Maines 2010 University Of St. Thomas - Minnesota

Middle-Level Thinking: The Cultural Mission Of Business Schools, Michael Naughton, T. Dean Maines

Veritas Institute

Purpose – Business education should be seen as a form of professional education which assists the student to acquire the virtue of practical wisdom. This article seeks to discuss the issues.

Design/methodology/approach – A middle level thinking (MLT) approach is taken to engage business education and practice that seeks to fashion explicit and vibrant ties between broad ethical principles and the concrete decisions, policies, and processes which shape how an organization operates.

Findings – The financial crisis of 2008 and past business scandals are symptoms of a broader cultural crisis. Universities and their business schools have contributed to this cultural crisis ...


Business Ethics: A Chinese Approach, Daryl Koehn, Xiaohe Lu 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Business Ethics: A Chinese Approach, Daryl Koehn, Xiaohe Lu

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

This book written by Xiaohe Lu and edited by Daryl Koehn explores the discipline of business ethics from a Chinese perspective. It examines ways in which the Chinese approach resembles and is distinctively different from Western approaches.


Fuda-Sass International Forum: Business, Ethics And Society Lectures, Daryl Koehn, Xiaohe Lu 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Fuda-Sass International Forum: Business, Ethics And Society Lectures, Daryl Koehn, Xiaohe Lu

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

This book (in both Mandarin and English) examines Chinese private firms’ attitudes towards social responsibilities and the philosophical, moral foundations of globalization. It provides both theoretical and practical perspectives from practitioners as well as academics.


Revitalizing Snow Brand Milk, Daryl Koehn, R. W. Wolfe, J. Meade 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Revitalizing Snow Brand Milk, Daryl Koehn, R. W. Wolfe, J. Meade

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

This case study explores the food poisoning crisis at Snow Brand Milk, one of Japan's largest dairy companies. It examines in particular how the firm successfully revitalized itself and saved the brand.


Middle-Level Thinking: The Cultural Mission Of Business Schools, Michael Naughton, T. Dean Maines 2010 University Of St. Thomas - Minnesota

Middle-Level Thinking: The Cultural Mission Of Business Schools, Michael Naughton, T. Dean Maines

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

Purpose – Business education should be seen as a form of professional education which assists the student to acquire the virtue of practical wisdom. This article seeks to discuss the issues.

Design/methodology/approach – A middle level thinking (MLT) approach is taken to engage business education and practice that seeks to fashion explicit and vibrant ties between broad ethical principles and the concrete decisions, policies, and processes which shape how an organization operates.

Findings – The financial crisis of 2008 and past business scandals are symptoms of a broader cultural crisis. Universities and their business schools have contributed to this cultural crisis ...


Connecting Religion And Work: Patterns And Influences Of Work-Faith Integration, Michael Naughton, Monty Lynn, Steve VanderVeen 2010 University Of St. Thomas - Minnesota

Connecting Religion And Work: Patterns And Influences Of Work-Faith Integration, Michael Naughton, Monty Lynn, Steve Vanderveen

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

Religiosity can significantly impact human behavior yet little is known about how religious belief and practice integrate with work. Using the Faith at Work Scale, we surveyed Christian workers in the United States (n = 374) and found that work-faith integration was positively associated with faith maturity, church attendance, age and denominational strictness, and negatively associated with organizational size. Denominational groups varied in their degree of integration but displayed similar patterns across dimensions of integration. Work-faith integration was manifest most strongly in integration related to the self, and somewhat less so in areas related to others and in transcendent aspects of ...


Protecting Consumers From Spyware: A Proposed Consumer Digital Trespass Act, Richard G. Kunkel J.D. 2010 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Protecting Consumers From Spyware: A Proposed Consumer Digital Trespass Act, Richard G. Kunkel J.D.

Ethics and Business Law Faculty Publications

“Spyware” is a broad term used to describe software that resides on a user’s computer and monitors the user’s online behavior. Though spyware may be helpful or benign, it can also be used for malicious purposes, commonly classified as “malware”. Consumers, who lack sophistication to avoid unintentionally downloading spyware, are especially vulnerable to the threat of malware. In lieu of this threat, it is important to understand the nature and scope of spyware problems affecting consumers. The paper will discuss how common law tort theories of trespass and trespass to chattel are difficult to apply to spyware, and ...


Effects Of Business Internships On Job Marketability: The Employers’ Perspective, Jack Gault, Evan Leach, Marc Duey 2010 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Effects Of Business Internships On Job Marketability: The Employers’ Perspective, Jack Gault, Evan Leach, Marc Duey

Marketing

No abstract provided.


Will Cash For Clunkers "Trickle Up"?, Anthony J. Cataldo II, Anthony P. Curatola 2010 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Will Cash For Clunkers "Trickle Up"?, Anthony J. Cataldo Ii, Anthony P. Curatola

Accounting Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Legislative Breakfast, Linda Rinker 2010 wcsu

Legislative Breakfast, Linda Rinker

Provost

No abstract provided.


Intercollegiate Athletics And Institutional Fundraising: A Meta-Analysis, J. Michael Martinez, Jeffrey L. Stinson, Minsoo Kang, Colby B. Jubenville 2010 Troy University

Intercollegiate Athletics And Institutional Fundraising: A Meta-Analysis, J. Michael Martinez, Jeffrey L. Stinson, Minsoo Kang, Colby B. Jubenville

All Faculty Scholarship for the College of Business

After nearly 30 years of research, the disparate findings of studies examining the influence of intercollegiate athletics on private, individual giving to higher education institutions have failed to generate generalizable knowledge. The current study examined all available empirical studies conducted between 1976 and 2008 on this topic. Meta-analysis results indicate that intercollegiate athletics does have a small, but statistically significant, effect on giving. Follow-up analysis revealed four significant moderators on the strength of the intercollegiate athletic-private giving relationship: the gift target (i.e., athletic vs. academic programs), the alumni status of the donor, the level of NCAA membership, and whether ...


Cross-Cultural Customer Satisfaction Of High Technology Companies In China, India, And Japan, William H. Bleuel, Darrol J. Stanley 2010 Pepperdine University

Cross-Cultural Customer Satisfaction Of High Technology Companies In China, India, And Japan, William H. Bleuel, Darrol J. Stanley

GSBM Faculty Scholarship

Customer satisfaction has become a very important aspect of business management in the high technology market. Companies that provide products and services world-wide often are concerned that customer satisfaction may be impacted by cultural differences. This study examines measures of customer satisfaction in China, India and Japan to determine whether or not there is a difference in satisfaction scores for field service, depot repair and help desk. The statistical results at a 5% confidence level indicate there is a difference in customer perception in all service support areas. The results clearly indicate that companies need to understand these differences in ...


The Equifinality Of Success In The Operational Excellence Market Discipline, Jack F. Militello Ph.D., Mick A. Sheppeck Ph.D. 2010 University of St. Thomas - Minnesota

The Equifinality Of Success In The Operational Excellence Market Discipline, Jack F. Militello Ph.D., Mick A. Sheppeck Ph.D.

Management Faculty Publications

Differentiation in positioning or operations is an impo1iant element is creating and sustaining a competitive advantage. Firm should understand the boundaries and constraints associated with strategic differentiation. This paper examines how successful firms with similar strategies can differentiate through workforce practices. Management paths to success can vary, given an understanding the various imperatives under which business leaders work.


Western Kentucky University Annual Report 2010: Bridging The Gap, SIFE, WKU 2010 Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University Annual Report 2010: Bridging The Gap, Sife, Wku

SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise)

No abstract provided.


Sustaining Innovation In The Global Corporation: The Role Of Managers, Entrepreneurs And Leaders, Philip Dover, Udo Dierk 2010 Babson College

Sustaining Innovation In The Global Corporation: The Role Of Managers, Entrepreneurs And Leaders, Philip Dover, Udo Dierk

Babson Faculty Research Fund Working Papers

How can we understand the role of key personnel in sustaining innovation within corporations around the globe? These articles present the results from the pilot study of a two-stage research project. It is underpinned by the concept that three basic archetypes exist – managers, entrepreneurs and leaders. We tested a new tool: the MEL-Index , a numerical and graphical representation of executives’ evaluation of their own and their corporation’s performance as managers, entrepreneurs and leaders. It was shown to have considerable diagnostic potential. Improvements were made in the test instrument, which will form part of the subsequent extended study.


Production, Process Investment And The Survival Of Debt Financed Startup Firms, S. Sinan Erzurumlu, Fehmi Tanrisever, Nitin Joglekar 2010 Babson College

Production, Process Investment And The Survival Of Debt Financed Startup Firms, S. Sinan Erzurumlu, Fehmi Tanrisever, Nitin Joglekar

Babson Faculty Research Fund Working Papers

Whether to invest in process development that can reduce the unit cost and thereby raise future profits or to conserve cash and reduce the likelihood of bankruptcy is a key concern faced by many startups firms that have taken on debt. We explore this concern by examining the production quantity and cost-reducing R&D investment decisions in a two period model. A startup firm must make a minimum level of profits at the end of the first period to survive and continue operating in the second period. We show that under a base case, with deterministic demand, such a startup ...


Reversion Of Rnoa And Its Components, Robert Halsey 2010 Babson College

Reversion Of Rnoa And Its Components, Robert Halsey

Babson Faculty Research Fund Working Papers

Prior research documents the reversion to a mean value over time of returns on assets and equity and increasing rates of reversion for firms that are farther from the mean and for poorly performing firms. Researchers have also begun to explore factors that may have predictive ability for expected reversion, such as changes in the profit margin and asset turnover, in an effort to increase forecasting accuracy. My study adds to this line of research and provides a comprehensive investigation of the reversion characteristics of the components of both the numerator and the denominator of the returns ratio. I find ...


The Role Of Complementary Resources In The Development Of E-Supply Chains And The Firm’S Performance: An Exploratory Analysis Of Secondary Data, Yoo-Taek Lee, Kathleen E. McKone-Sweet, Sung-Yong Ryu 2010 Babson College

The Role Of Complementary Resources In The Development Of E-Supply Chains And The Firm’S Performance: An Exploratory Analysis Of Secondary Data, Yoo-Taek Lee, Kathleen E. Mckone-Sweet, Sung-Yong Ryu

Babson Faculty Research Fund Working Papers

E-supply chains (e-SCs), which are Internet-enabled supply chains, are progressively being implemented in companies to improve their operational and financial performance. Several studies exist where the association between the development of an e-supply chain and the performance of a firm, has been investigated. However, there is a paucity of literature that describes how information technology (IT) resources interact with other complementary resources to e-supply chains to positively impact a firm’s performance. This paper seeks to adopt a resource-based view of the firms (RBVF) and empirically tests a framework that identifies and validates the relationships among IT resources, complementary resources ...


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