Competition Forum

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

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, 2010

A Job Creation Grants Program: A Plan for Putting People Back to Work
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIn this essay we argue that the U.S. federal government can potentially create up to 7.7 million new jobs by giving payroll-matching grants to small businesses to create just one job per firm. Although the cost of this program is likely...
American Elections and the Competition to Govern
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe competition to govern in America is a dynamic process. This paper examines the major paradigm shifts that have occurred in political campaigning with a focus on the most recent development-the ways in which political campaigns have...
Analysis of Kleptocratic Financiers' Pathways and Bureaucratic Security Exchange Commissioner's Negligence in the 21st Century
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe cardinal objective for writing this article is to define, analyze, and describe a profile of the popular global economical pathways of corruption, coercion, deception, compulsion, corrosion, and fraud within the boundaries of the...
A Text Mining Approach to the Health Care Debate
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis health care reform debate regarding H.R. 3962 generated a considerable amount of text. This paper utilizes documents from debates in the U.S. House of Representatives to examine relevant trends and patterns. We propose text mining...
Barriers of Internet-Based Marketing Communications: An Empirical Investigation of Saudi Manufacturing Firms
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe objective of this study is to investigate the perceived barriers that limit the use of the Internet in marketing communications by medium and large-sized manufacturing firms in Saudi Arabia. This study focused on two major barriers,...
Comparative Ethical Analysis among Evidence-Based, Scientific-Based, and Opinion-Based Clinical Interventions in Commercialized Medicine
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYOur purpose in this article is to discuss, analyze, and present triadic ethical philosophies in clinical interventions: (1) physiological, social, and spiritual identities, (2) biosciences, biotechnologies, and alternative medicine,...
Contexts for the Professional Development of Part-Timers
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper seeks to explore the contexts in which part-time academics pursue their professional development practices at one Lebanese higher education institution. It is part of a larger research concerned with the study of part-timers...
Corporate Privilege and the Challenge of Sustainable Democracy
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYCorporations operate in a system of rules, practices, beliefs, and theory that drive corporate leaders to maximize profits for executives and shareholders at the expense of value chain partners, democracy and the environmental sustainability....
Corporate Social Responsibility and the United Nations Global Compact
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has received growing attention during the last several decades. Its impact dramatically reached the top echelons of the United Nations when, in 1999, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan proposed The...
Design of Successful Community Partnerships to Improve Local Governance in Mexico
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper reviews some important aspects of community partnership design oriented toward improvement of local development in México. It begins analyzing the collaboration continuum as the developmental process of effectively working...
Differences in Marketing Ethics Attitudes between Black and White Undergraduates
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe study investigated the attitudes of 309 undergraduates with respect to nine hypothetical marketing moral dilemmas. It was found, as hypothesized, that African-Americans responded more ethically than Caucasian-Americans did. The statistically...
Empowerment: A Competitiveness Key Factor in the Hospitality Industry in Guadalajara, Mexico
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis research aims to find the most representative variables that endorse empowerment in organizations of the hospitality industry; this element is considered by many authors as a key factor for competitiveness. This paper indicates...
Future Global Leadership and Gender Issues: An Exploration
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper contributes to literature on global leadership and women in the context of mid-size businesses where a paucity of literature exists. Undergraduate and graduate students were asked to rank order three candidates for a leadership...
Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3Cs): Competitiveness Implications
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe low-profit limited liability company (L3C) is a new form of LLC designed to attract foundation funding for social enterprise. A review of the literature and case analysis of MOOMilkCo, L3C, LLC suggests that L3Cs are an appropriate...
On Ethics and Competitiveness: Understanding Business Graduate Students' Perceptions
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYAt no greater time in the history of our world market economy has ethics played such an important role in our competitive advantage. In this study, graduate business students rated 20 unethical workplace behaviors in terms of moral wrongfulness....
Testing Inter-Country Inequality: The Case of the Arab World
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe objective of this paper is to test the existence of Kuznets's inverted-U pattern of inequality at the intercountry level inside a group of 20 countries belonging to the Arab League. In order to achieve this objective, an intercountry...
The 5cs of U.S. Employment Law: Human Resource Management Lessons for U.S./Foreign Corporations and Their Subsidiaries
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYOver 60,000 lawsuits are filed annually in U.S. courts by employees seeking redress from their employers in matters related to violations of U.S. employment law. These lawsuits impact foreign firms, American firms, and their offshore...
The Dragon Needs to Soar like the Eagle!
EditiorialIn at least the past two decades, China has become a global economic player changing the dynamics of the world economy and altering expectations in several parts of the world. This has been evident since the second quarter of 2010 when China,...
The Effects of Activation on Employers of Reserve and National Guard Soldiers
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis study examined the effects of military deployment or activation of reserve and National Guard soldiers on civilian employers. The sample was randomly selected from the [State] Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve employer database....
The Role of U.S. Trade with North African Nations and Its Impact on Economic Growth
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper analyzes U.S. trade relations with the North Africa region. The study uses quarterly trade data for the period 1989-2008. There is a growing awareness among countries in the North Africa region regarding the importance of...
Tony Blair's Lecture on Public Life and the Media:Functional Applications for Business and Research
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe function of the media in covering news and events has changed in the past 20 years from one of strict division between news and opinion to a blending of the two into news commentary. This paper uses systems theory and structural...