Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Administration

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, June

A Hybrid Methodology for Measuring Unit Costs in Multibranch Institutions
Abstract For large multibranch institutions such as banks, knowing the unit labour costs of services is essential for effective planning and control. This requires accurate information on the amount of time spent by employees carrying out various tasks....
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Canadian Direct Investment in the United States: An Ohio Perspective
Abstract This analysis focuses on the direct investment behaviour of small Canadian manufacturing firms in the heavily industrialized state of Ohio. Hypotheses were developed regarding the push and pull factors in foreign direct investment in Ohio. Two...
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CEO Characteristics and Technological Innovativeness: A Canadian Perspective
Abstract The technology adoption rate of Canadian manufacturers has been a subject of concern as it impacts on Canada's productivity and international competitiveness. This article builds on previous studies of upper echelons theory and examines the...
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Content-Domain Confusion among Researchers, Managers, and Union Members regarding Organizational Citizenship Behaviour
Abstract This study investigated perceptions among different subject matter expert groups (SMEs) about the representation and meaning of organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) scale items relative to items assessing altruism, collectivism, and organizational...
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Management Accounting (2Nd Ed.)
We often hear the somewhat rhetorical question: "Canadianize a management accounting book: Why bother?" Yet there are subtle differences between the U.S. and Canadian business environments and definite differences between the countries' tax regimes....
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Measuring Linkage-Advertising Effects on Customer Behaviour and Net Revenue: Using Quasi-Experiments of Advertising Treatments with Novice and Experienced Product-Service Users
Abstract Linkage-advertising is the literature and related materials given to customers who respond to advertisers' offers of these materials. Most print and much broadcast advertising in the United States and Canada includes direct-response linkage-advertising...
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Petty Tyranny in Organizations: A Preliminary Examination of Antecedents and Consequences
Abstract Petty tyranny is defined as the tendency to lord one's power over others. A model of the individual and situational antecedents of petty tyranny in organizations and the effects of tyranny on subordinates is presented. The model is assessed...
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Regulating the Marketing of Tobacco Products and Controlling Smoking in Canada
Abstract The past two decades have seen an escalating struggle among the tobacco industry, the government, and antismoking organizations in Canada. Increasingly, the marketing and the consumption of tobacco products have been constrained. After the passage...
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Tax Effects and the Leasing Decisions of Canadian Corporations
Abstract Previous empirical research has failed to detect tax effects in the leasing decisions of U. S. corporations. This paper extends previous theoretical research to analyse the effect of the tax as well as nontax incentives to lease by Canadian...
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The Impact of Time Lags in Competitor Response on Competition
Abstract Strategic management theory suggests that when time lags occur between one firm's action and another firm's reaction, the firm initiating a strategic move may gain a significant advantage over its rival. As a result, competitive activity is...
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Union-Management Relations in Canada (3Rd Ed.)
Multiauthored volumes are a terrific way to present the perspectives offered by specialists in a variety of areas. The one potential disadvantage is that there is not always a consistent argument, thought, or treatment. This volume presents that sort...
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