Business Renaissance Quarterly

A quarterly journal focusing on the human element in the workplace environment. Emphasizes improvement of quality of life for all stakeholders in a business.

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter

A Closer Look at a Business Renaissance Executive: An Interview with Barbara Miner
Dr. Barbara Miner, psychotherapist, treats adult individuals and couples to foster positive growth and long-lasting change. Her practice includes treatment of general psychological issues as well as treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and...
A Closer Look at a Business Renaissance Executive: An Interview with Margaret Benefiel
Margaret Benefiel, Ph.D., teaches at Andover Newton Theological School in Boston and at the Millltown Institute in Dublin, Ireland. For the 2003-2004 academic year, she held the O'Donnell Chair of Spirituality at the Mi I Ito w ? Institute.Margaret is...
Business Renaissance Institute Event Report: Challenges of a Spiritual Journey: A Personal Reflection
A review of BRI's Dialogue Session, held at the Kins Residence in Pasadena on October 25, 2008On Saturday, October 25, the Business Renaissance Institute organized its fourth dialogue session for 2008. The topic was "Challenges of a Spiritual Journey:...
Examining the Efficacy of the Multi-Rater Analysis Methodology as an Alternative Approach in Determining Stakeholder Power, Influence and Resistance
AbstractThe purpose of this paper was to empirically validate the efficacy of use for a new methodological approach in stakeholder analysis. This research introduces the "multi-source" stakeholder analysis model and provides empirical test results supporting...
Government Decision-Makers: Rational Intentions
AbstractThis case study examines managerial and staff intended rationality in a government agency. As a response to an overreliance on rational-economic theory and laboratory research in the decision-making literature, data were collected in a public...
Importing Technology: A Theoretical Paradigm1
AbstractIn last few decades, imported technology has rapidly gained popularity over domestic development of new methods of production. Many factors contributed to this development such as, political restructuring of the communist world, globalization...
Iterative Socialization: A Model of Individual Behavior and Information Acquisition Processes
AbstractThe literature that has guided our thinking about an individual's organizational behavior for more than fifty years can still help us understand individual decision-making. There is a tendency to disregard studies done more than five years ago....
Measuring the Marketing Impacts of Initial Public Offering
AbstractAn earlier paper (Song, Rhee & Adams, 2001) on initial public offering (IPOs) demonstrated that IPOs have significant marketing effects in terms of an increase in revenue from products and services. This paper presents an estimate of the...
Network Pattern and Linkage Strength in Standard Competition
AbstractTo battle against alternative technologies, companies have created alliance networks to diffuse their own technological standards. Such networks incorporate firms, connected by strong and weak ties, in both the focal industry and the related...
Remembering Dorothea "Dragon" Dix - Nineteenth Century Mental Health Reformer
AbstractMany have observed that the present financial crisis is a classic example of greed run amok. Other call it a crisis more of "memory" than greed, citing S & L debacle as lesson we did not learn well enough during late eighties. Some blame...
The Business Choice or the Ethical Choice: Decision-Making in an Incentive Environment
AbstractThe purpose of the paper is to gain understanding of how and why ethical choices and business choices are often in conflict. Specifically, the paper uses an interpretative case study approach to highlight a common ethical dilemma - decision-making...
Total Quality Management and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award: Benefits and Directions for Banking Institutions
AbstractAmong the philosophies and initiatives for a renaissance in quality across the business and public sectors, Total Quality Management (TQM) and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award have been outstanding in terms of their design and appeal....