Competition Forum

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

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, 2008

Analysis of Multicultural Meta-Ethical Clinical Perceptions concerning Life and Death of Patients
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYWe are starting our deliberations by indicating that our prime objective in this article is related to dignified human beings as patients in clinical interventions. The main attention of such a perception focuses on observance of humaneness...
An Empirical Study of Learning-Enabled Innovation
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYAn organization's ability to innovate is recognized as one of the determinant factors for it to survive and succeed. Organizational learning (OL) and its relationship with innovation is essential to the firm's competitive advantage....
An Exploratory Study of Student Use and Perceived Accuracy of Faculty Evaluations on RateMyProfessors.Com
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe website RateMyProfessors.com, established in 1999, has provided students with a means of providing publically available feedback on courses and faculty at institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland...
An Investigation of Off-Shoring of Tax Preparation Services by U.S. Accounting Firms
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper examines the extent of off-shoring of tax preparation services by U.S. accounting firms, the motivations for off-shoring tax services and arguments against its use, the impact of the decision to off-shore on firms, and the...
A Second Life for Tourism and Economic Development?: A Look at Early Experiments in Using Virtual Worlds to Promote Real World Sites
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYVirtual worlds are exploding in popularity today, and Second Life - an unstructured virtual environment - has become a venue of great interest not just for individual users and entrepreneurs, but for corporations, educational institutions,...
A Strategic Concern: A Review of Possible Impacts of WTO Agreements on Health and Food Security in Saudi Arabia
EXCUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper sheds light on the possible impacts of the World Trade Organization agreements on health and food policies in Saudi Arabia. The investigator reviewed the Saudi government food and health policies in light of the WTO agreements....
Challenges Facing the United States When Imposing Democracy on Developing Nations
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe United States global objectives are democracy, prosperity stability, security, and peace and ultimately this leads to encouraging and supporting democratic nations and those who are attempting to achieve democracy. Recently transitioned...
Comparative Analysis of Globalization of Three Modes of Business Perceptions: Transmoral, Transethical, and Translegal
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis article assesses the potential of three modes of managerial perceptions as means for improving performance in a global corporation. Transmoral, transethical, and translegal characteristics are recognized as three determinants of...
Counterfeit Products: Can Consumers Identify the Fakes?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYDue to the technological advances and globalization, new challenges have emerged for companies looking to defend their products, their brands, and their business. The manufacturing industry has been at the forefront of adopting new techniques...
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Products Development Process as Marketing Knowledge in the Jewelry Industry: Cases in Guadalajara, Mexico
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYMarketing has always adopted and adapted concepts from other discipline areas. The concept of marketing knowledge describes relationships observed over different circumstances embodied in principles. Marketing knowledge should be helpful...
Cycles of Poverty and Consumption: The Sustainability Dilemma
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe current wave of attention to sustainability represents the challenges that the businesses in the future will need to address. The traditional notions of growth and development need to be reexamined in the light of these challenges....
Economic Democracy: Balancing Economic Development, Property Rights, and Individual Liberty to Advance Civilization
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYWe propose that civilization and economies advance through democratizing privilege and extending personal rights and liberties. Conversely, abuse of these erodes civilization. A 2x2 topography of privilege developed from business, economics,...
Emerging Dimensions of Business Ethics in China
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBusiness ethics are often ignored in China's educational system. While the topic is well researched in the USA, it is hardly studied in the Chinese context. This study is an exploratory study of ethical dimensions in China. It reviews...
Growth within the Deregulated U.S. Railroad Industry
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYFirm growth is an area of research which is important to many scholars. Of greater importance may be the process by which firms grow over time. This paper addresses the sequence of moves firms make as they grow over time. To address...
India's Youth - Transitioning Lifestyles for an Emerging Global Market
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIndia's emerging youth market presents many growth opportunities for consumerism to flourish as children of India become more knowledgeable and sophisticated. Global brands offering distinctive cultural features present increased social...
Intellectual Capital over Time: A Longitudinal Study of Utilities
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper reports on a study combining two data sets with a ten-year span between them. In particular, this study covers data on the level of knowledge or intangible assets in utility companies as well as the level of competitive intelligence...
Local Interdependency to Global Competitiveness: Socioeconomy of an Agglomeration of SMEs in Transition Economy
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYScholars have explained the cluster development in terms of the evolution of local knowledge and collective learning. How this 'tacit' knowledge impacts small versus large firms remains largely unexplored. Pakistan is a leading textile...
Migrants to Astana, the New Capital City of Kazakhstan
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper discusses a research that deals with the pattern of labor migration into Astana. The research was to be used by the Kazakhstan policy-makers. The results, however, are very useful for the purpose of comparison with the patterns...
MNCs' Social Responsibilities in Bangalore
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBangalore, an emerging city in the global IT and industrialized India, has in the last decade encountered an influx of multinational corporations (MNCs). These MNCs have created unprecedented opportunities for individuals and firms in...
Rights of Foreign Workers in Malaysia
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper examines the healthcare compensation package applicable to a foreign worker who suffers injury at his workplace in Malaysia. To ensure that the injured worker receives his due compensation, the employer is required to insure...
The Green MBA: A Competing Values Matrix
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYGiven increasing public awareness of environmental issues such as global warming, coupled with the surging popularity of socially responsibility initiatives addressing ecological issues, a unique opportunity has presented itself - the...
The Relationship between Machiavellianism and Undergraduate Student Attitudes about Hypothetical Marketing Moral Dilemmas
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis study investigated the attitudinal responses of 309 undergraduate students with respect to nine hypothetical marketing moral dilemmas. Participants varied by gender, social class, race, religion, nationality, and country born in....
The Role of Faculties as Leaders in Higher Education
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis research paper examines the role of faculty members in higher education and asks the question if they can be leaders within their institution. The paper will outline some leadership styles, skills, and concepts such as servant leadership,...
Trade Protectionism Revisited - Background, Outcomes, and Analysis
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYWorld trade has been growing faster than world GDP and benefiting countries with free trade policies. Yet, governments continue to impose traditional and innovative trade protections, and justify their policies by claiming that trade...
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