Competition Forum

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

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 2, 2006

Assessing Shifts in Canada's Competitive Exposure in Its Home Markets: How Much Does China Matter?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYUsing the Market Overlap Measure statistic of Sawchuk and Yerger (2006), this research measures more precisely than has any prior research changes the past several years in the relative importance of Canada as a supplier for its home...
Attack of the Clones: Reverse Engineering, R & D and the Law
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYReverse Engineering has been identified as an R & D methodology for assisting market followers in rapidly overcoming the competitive barriers erected by first mover firms or market innovators. This paper examines the manner in which...
Before and after 2000: Revenue and High Tech Valuation
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis study examines the concerns that high-tech, especially Internet dot com companies, employ aggressive revenue recognition practices to boost stock prices. The authors hypothesize that revenue is more value relevant than other key...
Beyond Gender: A Logistic Ordinal Regression Model for Earnings Differences
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYHow important is gender in predicting an individual's personal earnings? The hotly-debated "gender gap" suggests that women do not earn as much as men for equal work. This work develops two multiple logistic ordinal regression models...
Challenges Facing Muslim Women - Adapting to a Globalized World
EXECUTIVE SUMMERYNumerous messages of cross-cultural cooperation are shaping the global image of Muslim women worldwide - reaching communities with roots in hundreds of nations. Whether it is from the bedouins to the boardrooms, furthering knowledge...
Competitive Intelligence in Business Decisions - an Overview
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe key to competitive intelligence is the process of turning raw data into valuable information, turning that valuable information into strategy, and turning strategy into actionable items, thereby improving business performance and...
Do Subnational Business Taxes Reduce a Region's Competitiveness? A Computational General Equilibrium Analysis
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYA common sentiment among economists is that business taxation by a subnational government is a bad way to raise revenue compared to other forms of taxation (such as wage taxation) because business taxes discourage capital formation,...
Emotional Intelligence, Trust and Job Satisfaction
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThrough use of survey methodologies and multiple regression techniques, the current study seeks to document relationships between employee trust, emotional intelligence and job satisfaction. The study reports evidence of positive relationships...
Employee Reactions to Outsourcing: Development of the Attitudes toward Outsourcing (ATO) Scale
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYWith the growing importance of business process outsourcing in the increasingly globally competitive world, attitude of strategic constituents toward the phenomenon merits attention. This study represents a first step toward construction...
Establishing a Regional Comparative Advantage: Business Location Decisions in Semi-Rural Areas
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe desirability of having firms locate in a specific area is a pervasive consideration in economic development. Results here indicate that location of industrial (i.e., non-retail and non-construction) businesses in semi-rural areas...
Executive Compensation: The Case of General Electric
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYExecutive compensation has become a growing concern of society, especially the stockholders of various companies. This study investigates the need for strategic compensation planning within an organization, in order to align the motives...
Female Gender Descriptors for Entrepreneurial Autonomy of Arab Women: Opportunities and Constraints
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYDuring the twentieth century Arab women struggled to change their condition, and succeeded in finding a place, though still small, in the active labor force. Increasingly, Arab women are becoming educated, self-confident and autonomous....
Glass Ceiling: Role of Women in the Corporate World
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYTwenty years ago, the term "glass ceiling" was coined by the Wall Street Journal to describe the apparent barriers that prevent women and minorities from reaching the top of the corporate hierarchy. Several studies, both academic and...
Globalization Challenges in the Middle East: Religious Fundamentalism
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper examines the impact of terrorism on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Middle East. While our survey of literature found weak support for the argument that terrorism reduces FDI, we argue that FDI can play an important...
Impact on China's Economic Policy of Statistics Revision of National Economy
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper examines China's economic statistics revision in 2004, subsequent economic profile of the nation, and analyzes the impact of the statistics revision on the national economic policy, including macro economic policy, economic...
In Pursuit of a Common Understanding of Leadership: A Case Study of Business School Faculty and Practitioner Stakeholders
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBusiness schools are increasingly being challenged to prepare their students to be leaders - leaders who can effectively meet the demands of the dynamic and global business world. It is therefore tempting for business schools to try...
Knowledge Source and Small Business Competitiveness
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper seeks to shows that information acquired by owners of small firms from certain sources helps the firms to be competitive. Data for this study was collected by mail from small business owners in three rural counties in West...
Management by Emotion (MBE)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYLeadership is a multi-billion dollar global industry. Therefore, the world's leading companies that compete in today's global economy need to have effective leaders to develop a vision and innovative decisions. Effective leadership is...
MBA Academic Strategy: A Competing Values Approach
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYShifting public expectations and industry trends are forcing most MBA programs to evolve. MBA strategy falls along two continua, innovation versus efficiency and internal versus external strategic focus. While the traditional diversified...
Mediation and Its Merits as an Alternative Method of Employer-Employee Dispute Resolution
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYWorkplace disputes, whether domestic or international, can be resolved peacefully and effectively by the use of mediation, a method that is growing in importance and popularity. Its many benefits include the cost-effectiveness of the...
Reengineering America: Part IV: The U.S. Film Industry and Global Outcries
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper attributes many of the extant United States' social problems to the film industry. These problems, pervasive to the movies and television programs are: sex, violence and brutality, drug addition, alcoholism, divorce, marriage...
Spinoffs and Carveouts: Some Factors Leading to Successful Divestiture
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper tests the anecdotal literature related to the reasons that lead to a successful outcome (by reducing failure rate) of corporate divestitures, specifically, spinoffs, carveouts, and carveouts-to-spinoffs. Four variables were...
Structural Equation Modeling for Evaluating Employee Satisfaction
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis study profiles the attitudes and perceptions of a rural school district by its employees including the relationships, roles, and contributions that employees and culture play in the development of job satisfaction. Drawing on a...
The Analytical Competitiveness of Undergraduate Business Programs: Are We All near the Same Starting Point?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYMany undergraduate business programs emphasize curriculum as a point of distinction. Recent headlines have noted the resurgence in need for strong analytical skills in business along with a corresponding shortage of qualified talent....
The Reality of Virtual Teams
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIn today's market, global virtual teams are not the exception but the rule as companies expand into the global market. Executives are constantly pressured to get their products and services to worldwide markets and to help they are turning...
Trade Secrets and Collaborators: Sharing Knowledge with Advertising Agencies
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper considers a specific application of Knowledge Management, the implications of sharing trade secrets or other proprietary information with marketing communication collaborators such as advertising agencies. The legal status...
U.S.-Canada Lumber Trade Dispute - Analysis and Projection
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe United States and Canada have had a long lasting trade dispute over Canada's exports of softwood lumber. U.S. lumber industry claims that Canada's exports are subsidized, and has successfully petitioned the U.S. Government to impose...
Using the Internet for News and Perceptions of News Organization Bias
EXECUTIVE SUMMERYAs more news consumers throughout the world have access to the Internet, profound changes are occurring in the way people receive their news. Technologies such as the Internet offer the user a competitive alternative to traditional mass...
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