Journal of Business and Management

Publishes empirical and theoretical articles on business, management, and public policy.

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 4, Fall

An All Consuming Century: Why Commercialism Won in Modern America / One Market under God: Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy
An All Consuming Century: Why Commercialism Won in Modern America by Gary Cross. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. 320 pages, hard cover. One Market Under God. Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End ofEconomic Democracy by Thomas Frank....
Capital Budgeting Practices of the Fortune 1000: How Have Things Changed?
Capital budgeting is one of the most important decisions that face the financial manager Prior studies spanning the past four decades show financial managers prefer methods such as internal rate of return or non-discounted payback models over net present...
Firm-Specific Determinants of Off-Balance Sheet Leasing: A Test of the Smith/Wakeman Model
Firm-Specific Determinants of Off-Balance Sheet Leasing: A Test of the Smith/Wakeman Model* While operating leases continue to grow in popularity in the U.S., researchers have limited knowledge about the factors that drive some firms to lease assets...
From the Editor's Desk
The financial accounting scandals at Enron and WorldCom momentarily focused public attention on the subject of corporate malfeasance. As the impetus for reform dissipates, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the origins of the Securities and Exchange...
Globalization and National Economic Development: Analyzing Benefits and Costs
GLOBALIZATION AND NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: ANALYZING BENEFITS AND COSTS* Recognizing that liberalization of economies leads to economic growth, many governments throughout the world have been eager to embrace globalization. Generally this has led...
Internet Data Quality: Perceptions of Graduate and Undergraduate Business Students
This study examines user perceptions of the quality of information found on the Internet using an instrument that builds on prior research identifying dimensions of data quality. Surveys of graduate and undergraduate students taking MIS courses were...
Inventing Corporate Governance: The Mid-Century Emergence of Shareholder Activism
Accounts of the history of shareholder activism have tended to give the early "gadflies" less attention than they deserve. Not only were they celebrated in their own time, they raised issues still relevant today. Between 1933 and 1953, these gadflies...
When Quality Works: A Premature Post-Mortem on TQM
This article separates the rhetoric of recent criticisms of Total Quality Management (TQM) as vet another managerial panacea from the key components of TQM programs that are well grounded both theoretically and empirically in the extant literature. While...