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Determining The Relationship And Influence Organizational Culture Has On Organizational Trust, Mindy S. Genetzky-Haugen 2010 Mindy Genetzky-Haugen

Determining The Relationship And Influence Organizational Culture Has On Organizational Trust, Mindy S. Genetzky-Haugen

Theses, Dissertations, & Student Scholarship: Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department

The present research examines the influence of organizational culture on organizational trust. Leaders in the present and future will try to create a culture of trust, but leaders who do not examine and understand their current culture will not be successful in changing their organizational culture. The study shows constructive behavioral norms are both predictors and influencers of trust. The results suggest that companies that want to create a culture of trust need to instill into their culture achievement, self-actualizing, humanistic-encouraging and affiliative behavioral norms. Leadership needs to make sure avoidance behaviors are reduced in order to create and instill ...


Exploring Social Constructions Of Followership: A Qualitative Study, Melissa K. Carsten, Mary Uhl-Bien, Bradley J. West, Jaime L. Patera, Rob McGregor 2010 Winthrop University

Exploring Social Constructions Of Followership: A Qualitative Study, Melissa K. Carsten, Mary Uhl-Bien, Bradley J. West, Jaime L. Patera, Rob Mcgregor

Leadership Institute Faculty Publications

This study adopts a qualitative approach to deconstruct the meaning of followership. Interviews were conducted with employees in various industries to examine how individuals socially construct their roles as followers and to explore followership schemas and contextual influences that relate to these constructions. Results suggest that while some individuals socially construct definitions around passivity, deference and obedience, others emphasize the importance of constructively questioning and challenging their leaders. With regard to personal qualities that are thought to make followers effective, major themes such as obedience, expressing opinions, and taking initiative were found to be most disparate across different groups of ...


The Multiple Faces Of Effective Grand Strategy, Bryan N. Groves 2010 United States Military Academy

The Multiple Faces Of Effective Grand Strategy, Bryan N. Groves

Journal of Strategic Security

Effective national leaders throughout history have deliberately developed grand strategies and successfully implemented them to attain their political goals, while also integrating and accomplishing economic, social, defense, and sometimes religious objectives. Not all leaders have been successful, however, as this process is immensely complex and can be adversely affected by the actions of other leaders around their region and the world. It bears examination, then, to determine what factors contribute to successful grand strategies and why many leaders fail to reach their stated ends. This article utilizes a historic case study approach and explores three key areas of grand strategy ...


North Korea And Support To Terrorism: An Evolving History, Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr. 2010 U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College

North Korea And Support To Terrorism: An Evolving History, Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr.

Journal of Strategic Security

The DPRK's (Democratic People's Republic of Korea or North Korea) support for terrorism began as an ideologically-based policy financed by the Soviet Union that eventually led to a policy designed to put money into the coffers of the elite in Pyongyang—in short, a "proliferation for hire" policy. This article articulates a brief history of the North Korean regime, the rise to power of Kim Il-sung and his son, Kim Jong-il, and North Korea's persistent support to terrorist groups around the globe.


Selective Intervention And Economic Re-Engineering: Lessons Form Singapore's Parks In Indonesia And India, Caroline YEOH, Siang Yeung Wong 2010 Singapore Management University

Selective Intervention And Economic Re-Engineering: Lessons Form Singapore's Parks In Indonesia And India, Caroline Yeoh, Siang Yeung Wong

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

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Two Essays On Health Care Costs And Asset Returns, Brian C. Payne 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Two Essays On Health Care Costs And Asset Returns, Brian C. Payne

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research from the College of Business

The first essay investigates whether health care is a priced factor in asset returns. Specifically, in the search for empirical relationships between macroeconomic factors and asset returns, health care appears to be a significant US economic force receiving less attention than others such as (aggregate) inflation, production, or consumption measures. We use the medical care component of the Consumer Price Index to measure medical inflation shocks as a candidate macroeconomic factor whose riskiness the market rewards. Incorporating multiple model specifications during the period 1967-2009, we find this inflationary component to be a relatively robust source of priced risk in US ...


Topics In Multivariate Time Series Analysis: Statistical Control, Dimension Reduction Visualization And Their Business Applications, Xuan Huang 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Topics In Multivariate Time Series Analysis: Statistical Control, Dimension Reduction Visualization And Their Business Applications, Xuan Huang

Open Access Dissertations

Most business processes are, by nature, multivariate and autocorrelated. High-dimensionality is rooted in processes where more than one variable is considered simultaneously to provide a more comprehensive picture. Time series models are preferable to an independently identically distributed (I.I.D.) model because they capture the fact that many processes have a memory of their past. Examples of multivariate autocorrelation can be found in processes in the business fields such as Operations Management, Finance and Marketing. The topic of statistical control is most relevant to Quality Management. While both multivariate I.I.D. processes and univariate autocorrelated processes have received ...


Corporate Personhood, Cash's Corruption, And The Role Of Public Relations Leadership, Joonas Niiholm 2010 Syracuse University

Corporate Personhood, Cash's Corruption, And The Role Of Public Relations Leadership, Joonas Niiholm

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The role of the corporation in today’s society is complex and significant. This paper examines the evolution of the corporation from a narrowly constructed entity to that which resembles a human being in behavior, as a result of social construction. By examining the actions of a corporation through the lens of a human, it hopes to shed light on the profound impact corporations have on our society and the devastation they cause when operating in pursuit of profit above all else. Drawing on current research of Corporate Social Responsibility, a new way to do business that resembles the way ...


Entrepreneurship In The Digital Age, Matthew Jared Cohen 2010 Syracuse University

Entrepreneurship In The Digital Age, Matthew Jared Cohen

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The following Capstone Project delves into the topic of Internet entrepreneurship, specifically analyzing what it takes to turn an idea into a successful online venture. The first part of the project takes a look at the start-ups of Internet entrepreneurs, including both successes and failures. Such businesses include the CollegeBound Network, Apple, eBay, Twitter, Pets.com, Webvan, eToys, Kozmo, Facebook, Google, and Amazon. It addresses decisions that were made and how such decisions positively or negatively impacted the companies. By analyzing the businesses and their founders, we can gain much insight into what works and what does not. There were ...


Cusemycampus Business Plan, Brian Weinreich 2010 Syracuse University

Cusemycampus Business Plan, Brian Weinreich

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Many students who arrive at Syracuse wish they knew more of the “inside scoop” in all aspects of the university. With the advent of Web 2.0, the Internet is now mainly dominated by social networking services. The formation and success of companies like Facebook, CollegeHumor, and Twitter show the extent to which students are connected constantly via the Internet throughout the day. One of the key problems with these large websites, such as Facebook and CollegeHumor, is the disconnect between the user and his community. These websites are successful on a large scale, but the niche small scale must ...


A Non-Profit Guide To Social Media How To Build A Presence In The Social Networking World, Laura Voigt 2010 Syracuse University

A Non-Profit Guide To Social Media How To Build A Presence In The Social Networking World, Laura Voigt

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Social media and networking platforms have changed the game. Web 2.0 has put the power of the Internet into the hands of the user. Businesses and organizations are no longer the only ones with something to say. This can be daunting for companies and brands, but it can also be brilliant, especially for

Non-profits.

Today, hundreds of millions of people across the globe are online sharing information with friends, family, co-workers, and complete strangers via various social networking platforms. These users share everything from photos and videos to advice and opinions, passing on the information that they deem important ...


Zipped Magazine: The Public Relations Campaign, Naomi Ratner 2010 Syracuse University

Zipped Magazine: The Public Relations Campaign, Naomi Ratner

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Zipped Magazine: The Public Relations Campaign is a compilation of public relations efforts created and executed in order to raise awareness about Zipped, the only fashion-focused print magazine at Syracuse University. The campaign involves four components, including the following: first, a media kit in order to provide informational materials to the press and the public; second, social media efforts to create an online presence for Zipped; third, news releases to notify media of happenings and events at Zipped; and fourth, news coverage of Zipped in local Syracuse media.


The Process Of Starting A Business, Joyce Aparicio 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs

The Process Of Starting A Business, Joyce Aparicio

Honors Scholar Theses

Many students are inspired to start their own business venture after taking some courses in school or simply just taking an idea and turning it into a business. The beginning process is usually most difficult in terms of establishing a functioning business, getting the right connections, and avoiding discouragement to follow through with the business. That is why many businesses fall into the categories of starting, failing along the process, or failing to get started. There is a lot to be learned from the process of starting a business venture.

In addressing this issue, some of the questions this research ...


Orange Value Fund Research Reports And Valuations, Aaron Glick 2010 Syracuse University

Orange Value Fund Research Reports And Valuations, Aaron Glick

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Academic finance courses teach the underlying principles of portfolio management. Diversify your portfolio to eliminate idiosyncratic risk, match your portfolio beta to the risk appetite of your investors, invest in companies exhibiting earnings per share growth, and your fund will beat the market. More or less, this is the mindset of the herd, but following the herd never gets you ahead. Warren Buffet “attempts to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.” True investors ignore the movements in the market, and focus their energies on discovering unrecognized intrinsic value. As such, value ...


Innovation In Academic Institutions: How A Pharmaceutical Company Capitalizes On University Connections In Its Board Of Directors, Ryan Fannon 2010 Syracuse University

Innovation In Academic Institutions: How A Pharmaceutical Company Capitalizes On University Connections In Its Board Of Directors, Ryan Fannon

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

This study attempts to identify the types of pharmaceutical companies that utilize university employees as directors on their boards and if in fact having university connections on a pharmaceutical board impacts company performance. Board-level data from 2009 and firm-level data from 2008 was gathered for 109 pharmaceutical companies that varied greatly in size and geographic location. The key findings of this study were that the larger the pharmaceutical company and the greater the R&D expense of that company the more likely the company would have university connections on its board of directors; the larger the company, the better the universities and medical schools these directors would be employed at. These connections are believed to symbolize and secure strategic ...


Does Financial Information Drive Donations To Not For Profit Organizations?, Kristen Paglia 2010 Syracuse University

Does Financial Information Drive Donations To Not For Profit Organizations?, Kristen Paglia

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

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Planning Portfolio: The Process Of Strategic Thinking In Advertising, Emily Hicks 2010 Syracuse University

Planning Portfolio: The Process Of Strategic Thinking In Advertising, Emily Hicks

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The purpose of account planning is to develop a strategy that guides the creative executions in an advertising campaign. The development of a strategy includes; in-depth secondary research, primary qualitative and quantitative research, discovery of key findings, and the formation of the creative brief. This thesis explores both the creativity and academic rigor necessary to this account planning process.

The thesis is in the form of a creative portfolio. Each campaign included in the book (State Farm Insurance, Burton snowboards, and Libby’s pumpkin) have been reduced to the most visually and verbally concise form. Every campaign tells a cohesive ...


Ethical Orientation Of Future Business Leaders, John Rooney 2010 University of Rhode Island

Ethical Orientation Of Future Business Leaders, John Rooney

Senior Honors Projects

Ethics are a set of moral behaviors and beliefs that guide people in everything they do. Ethics play a very important role in the field of business. In recent years, the business world has been plagued by many unethical decisions. Consider Enron, for example. The unethical decisions by company leaders caused huge losses and hardships to thousands of people. In the future, company leaders will continue to face ethical dilemmas and today’s college students need to be prepared to handle them. This project analyzes whether College of Business students at URI are ethically prepared to lead the business world ...


The Relationship Between History, Culture, And Chinese Business Practices: Using Sociological Awareness To Avoid Common Faux Pas, Vikki A. Ballard 2010 Utah State University

The Relationship Between History, Culture, And Chinese Business Practices: Using Sociological Awareness To Avoid Common Faux Pas, Vikki A. Ballard

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

As the world continues to become more global, and as economies continue to develop, more emphasis is being placed on understanding the business environment of cultures around the world. There is perhaps no other nation or culture globally that has been discussed as much as China. This is because the United States is one of the largest foreign investors in China (Li, 2008). The importance of the Chinese market to the U.S. lies in its wealth of people and resources and the millions of new consumers joining the market every day. As a nation of 1.3 billion citizens ...


The Impact Of Virtual Private Network (Vpn) On A Company's Network, J. Myles Powell 2010 Utah State University

The Impact Of Virtual Private Network (Vpn) On A Company's Network, J. Myles Powell

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

Virtual private networks (VPN) are used by remote clients to securely connect to company networks. This research discusses the performance of two different VPN configurations to determine their impact on a company's data communication network. The network configurations for this model are typical real-world networks complete with geographically diverse business office locations, a company headquarter, and a separate data warehouse location.

The effects of the two VPN configurations are then tested using the academic version of OPNET IT Guru network simulation software. Analysis of the data collected from the simulations show the different network performance that results from the ...


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