Competition Forum

Journal that publishes manuscripts regarding various business topics and how they relate to competition.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 2, 2009

A Contribution to Practice: Exploring the Curriculum Impact of IFRS-U.S. GAAP Convergence
EXECUTIVE SUMMRYThis paper examines the curriculum impact of the proposed convergence of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) on accounting programs in higher education in the U.S.,...
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Analytic Survey on Partnerships between Firms and Communities and the Leaky Bucket Community Development Principle in Globalization Era
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe term partnership describes a very wide range of contracts and informal arrangements between firms and communities. A partnership is the relationship existing between two or more persons or entities that join to carry on a trade or...
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Barack Obama: Race, Diversity, and America's Global Competitiveness
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper addresses the enormous opportunity and promise that the new American President, President Barack Obama must address as he provides a new form of leadership and charts a new, more worldview American administration; one that...
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Cellular Telephone Bundled Features and the Young Consumer
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYUseable surveys were completed and returned by 330 (174 rural and 156 urban) consumers at two Midwestern universities. ANOVA tests revealed young consumers' perceptions of the importance of cellular telephone features were significantly...
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Communication Patterns, Mediation Behaviors, and Advertising Attitudes: A Study of Hispanic Mothers
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis research tests the cross-cultural applicability of the Family Communications Pattern (FCP) on Hispanic mothers. Most models that attempt to explain consumer behavior have been developed in the United States on Anglo consumers. As...
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Comparative Analysis of Academic Kakistocratic and Bureaucratic Management Systems
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper is about ideas and views of professionals in the field of academic administrative leadership. It is concerned about general philosophical positions of faculty members and administrators concerning students' general education,...
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Competitive Advantages from an Automated Peer-to-Peer MIS Evaluation System
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe system discussed in this paper constitutes a highly scalable, highly adaptable, and user-friendly management information systems (MIS) to efficiently automate peer-to-peer evaluation frameworks for business teams. A number of automated...
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Corporate Social Responsibility as a Driver of Sustainable Innovation: Greening Initiatives of Leading Global Brands
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYCorporate commitment to sustainable innovation is triggered by a number of driving forces such as the increasing environmental concern of the public and customers, the advancement of environmental technologies, the enforcement of government...
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Developing the "Gamer Disposition": The Key to Training and Learning with the Digital Native Generation May Be "Serious Games". Seriously
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYVideo games have developed into almost a $50 billion industry. Even more significantly, video gaming, especially through online forums and virtual worlds, are fast becoming an important component of popular culture and everyday life,...
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Differences in the Perceptions of Unethical Workplace Behaviors among Chinese and American Business Professionals
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYTo remain competitive, US businesses need to understand the value and moral differences that affect behaviors across cultures in a business context. This study examined differences in perceived moral wrongfulness associated with unethical...
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Effects of Branding on Taste Perceptions
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIn many studies, brands have proven to be the most influential factor of a product when it comes to the consumer decision making process. For various reasons, many consumers still perceive store brands to be inferior to manufacturer...
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Ethical Dimensions of Pain Management and Physician-Patient Relationships
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIn biophilic sketching terms of what epistemic theories of maladies and nosologic theories of diseases involve in tautological ethical theories of clinical interrelationships between physicians and patients, we have accounted their assessments...
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Facilitating Trust in Virtual Teams: The Role of Awareness
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYVirtual teams have been adopted by organizations to gain competitive advantages in this global economy. This study investigated the factors that facilitate trust in virtual teams. Both structural and process variables were proposed to...
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Flexible Work Practices: Women Only?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYFlexible Work Practices were initially, and are still more commonly, targeted towards women as a means for them to stay in the workforce while continuing to tend to their home and children. There has recently been an emergence of men...
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Global Food Crisis - Food versus Fuels
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBetween mid-2007 and 2008, the issue of rising global food prices moved to the forefront of the international political agenda. As a result of higher food prices, tens of millions of people were pushed into hunger and poverty around...
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International Business and Fundamental Human Rights: The Case of Western Sahara
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe European Union's interest in exploiting the fishing resources of Western Sahara has ignited the debate over Morocco's right to a region that the United Nations has classified as a Non-Self-Governing Territory. This paper examines...
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Learning through Service: Complexity Theory in the Classroom
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYTeaching Organizational Theory to undergraduates poses some significant challenges. Their lack of work experience makes it very difficult to engage them and hold their attention. This article describes an action-learning approach to...
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Managing Knowledge Workers for Sustaining Competitive Advantage
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper reviews a sample of the literature relevant to knowledge workers and their role in the U.S. economy. The first section covers the meaning and components of knowledge. The second section identifies issues related to successfully...
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Performance, Measurement, and Competitiveness in Distance Learning Technology
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe purpose of this research paper is to further understand and focus on distance learning (DL) as a viable education method and to discuss the challenges associated with DL course delivery as well as to examine assessment of DL outcomes,...
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Putting the Pedal to the Metal: Forces Driving the Decision-Making Process toward American-Made Vehicles by Consumers in Taiwan, China, and Thailand
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis descriptive study examined the influence of demographic factors (age, gender, income, level of education, and religion) on consumers' attitudes to purchase American-made passenger vehicles in three Asian countries: 1) China, 2)...
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Seizure: Government and the Nationalization of Corporate Assets
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIn recent years foreign direct investment in developing nations has come under threat by government policies seeking to expropriate or nationalize the assets of foreign corporations. A variety of political and economic motivations have...
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Sharpening Our Attention: The Role of Privilege in Free-Markets, Equality-under-Law and Sustainability
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYPrivileges exist as an almost unconscious web in the fabric of society. Productive discussions of free markets, equality under the law and sustainability require acknowledgement of privilege. Borrowing from the social sciences idea of...
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Some Necessary Conditions and Constraints for Successful Learning Organizations
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYWe confer the notion that the reconfiguration of both knowledge creation and its distribution within learning organizations may be dealt with by increasing democracy in the workplace which implies a change towards a distributed and collaborative...
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So the Safeguard Provision for Dumping Actually Came in Handy after All
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYOver the past two decades firms from developing countries have made enormous strides toward becoming competitive in the new global market. The pressure from their imports has caused a new type of market disturbance. Although developed...
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Strategy Tools and the Kyoto Protocol's Flexible Development Mechanisms
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe relationships between traditional tools used in the strategic planning process and the decision to pursue one of the flexible development mechanisms outlined in the United Nations' 1997 Kyoto Protocol were investigated. Published...
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The Changing Public Reports by Management and the Auditors of Publicly Held Corporations: An Updated Comparative Study of General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYAs a result of the Enron debacle and based on a wave of revelation of accounting irregularities and securities fraud inter linked to Adelphia, Tyco and WorldCom, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This was the...
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The Evils of Agriculture Subsidy
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper examines why agricultural subsidies are so crucial and controversial for a successful outcome in WTO negotiations. We find that there remain serious structural flaws (such as scope for repackaging of subsidies from Yellow...
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The Relationship between Age and Undergraduate Student Attitudes about Hypothetical Marketing Moral Dilemmas
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis study investigated the attitudinal responses of 305 undergraduate students with respect to nine hypothetical marketing moral dilemmas. Participants varied by age, gender, social class, race, religion, and country born in. It was...
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The Relationship between U.S. Trading Partners' Level of per Capita Income and Their Intra-Industry Index of Trade with the United States
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper employs the Grubel-Lloyd model to estimate the Intra-Industry coefficients of U.S. trade with thirty two of its trading partners and to establish the patterns of the United States' trade with high-income and low-income nations....
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Trade in Information Technology
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe Information Technology Agreement has been successful in reducing tariffs by all ITA members and increasing trade in IT products. The rise in IT trade was especially strong in Asia whose IT exports grew to more than half of all world...
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Transitional Economies of Central Asia and Business Education
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYEconomic development projects benefit, among other factors, from a supporting education system, particularly business education. However, in Central Asian countries, insufficient business education is a pressing problem. This is partly...
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Trust as Experienced in Humanitarian Organization Websites
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYA modification of Vorvoreanu's (2006) Website Experience Analysis (WEA) was used to evaluate the LDS Humanitarian Service's website. The approach combined quantitative and qualitative measures to allow participants of the WEA survey...
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