Competition Forum

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

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, 2012

Abusive Supervision and Employee Attrition: A Study of Executives in the Indian High Technology Sector
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYEmployee attrition and turnover are important management concerns as the loss of key employees negatively affects a firm's performance and its internal operating culture. Attrition also imposes high costs in terms of recruitment, training,...
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation, Arbitration, and Non-Union Grievance Procedures - A Research Analysis and Research Agenda
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe scope of this paper encompasses an analysis of the research that is still needed in particular arenas and sectors of the economy concerning nonunion grievance procedures, with strategic attention to the most significant issue in...
A Progress Report on the Harmonization of Educational Standards and the Adoption of IFRS in a Global Accounting Profession
Executive SummaryWhile significant steps have been made toward harmonizing international accounting standards, there is also strong support for the development of a harmonized set of qualifications for entry into and practice in the profession. The organization...
Barack Obama; the Economy, Race and the American Presidency 2012: A Perspective
FRAMING THE ISSUEThe issues of the 21st century's global society are numerous. Issues involving war, regional conflicts, the environment, the economy, education, healthcare, nutrition, political systems, valuing and accepting diversity within society,...
Business Process, Financial Performance and Data Management
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBusiness process and financial performance enabled by strategic data management has not been well documented in the literature. This paper examines how a business firm develops their strategic data management system to create new business...
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYEmployees are more and more likely to organize their personal lives using a smart telephone. They bring this expectation to the workplace and want to use their telephones to organize their work life too. This intention is frequently...
Can Consumer Ethnocentrism Assist the Competitiveness of Jordanian Local Olive Oil? A Fuzzy Logic Based Analysis Study
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe concept of consumer ethnocentrism can be valuable for local marketers in developing countries as it can increase the competitiveness of local country products in a globalized competitive market. This paper aims to examine to which...
Causality of Incubatee Financial Performance
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYA dynamic economy relies upon pervasive and successful business startups for its long-term economic growth. Research in small business incubation has been at its infant state. Particularly, there is a growing importance in incubatee...
Consumer Perception of Luxury Fragrance Brand Advertising: Measuring the Relative Impact of Brand and Sub-Brand
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYCompanies in the beauty industry spend millions of dollars on marketing new fragrances. Hence, one of the biggest decisions brands make when creating a new fragrance is what to name it. This paper investigates the relative impact of...
Convergence Forces: The Slow March toward Homogeneity, or De Facto Standardization?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYCultures and nations are losing their uniqueness to globalization forces as if they are indeed in a "global village." Convergence forces of information explosion, ease of travel and transportation, and economic imperatives bring about...
Dealing with the Distractions of Cell Phone Misuse/Use in the Classroom - A Case Example
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYCell phone use has become an integral part of modern society. The increase of their power and capabilities, in addition to their decrease in cost, will likely make them even more entrenched as a viable, and even necessary, communication...
Efficiency of Training Courses
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper describes the efficiency of several training courses coordinated by an American County Appraisal District during the period 2006-2010, where each employee must maintain updated his/her state-license, as well as the overall...
Evidence of China's Aid to Africa and the Outlook on Sino-African Development
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIn recent years, with the rapid development of African economies, the 'new colonialism' tag on China's aid to Africa has been frequently reported in media. It has evoked continuous debates among scholars and critics on this issue. China's...
High Unemployment in the United States: Causes and Solutions
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYOne of today's biggest economic challenges facing the U.S. is the depressingly high unemployment rate. It is no wonder that the candidates running for President of the U.S. in 2012 (Barack Obama and Mitt Romney) constantly talk about...
Impact of Collaborative Leadership Training on Negotiation Skill Development
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYLeadership is viewed as a source of competitive advantage for businesses striving to succeed in an interdependent global business environment. Building mutually beneficial collaborations across boundaries requires leaders who can negotiate...
Impact of Exchange Rate Regime on Growth: Case of the MENA Region
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYTheoretical evidence concerning the impact of fixed exchange rate regimes on growth is still mixed and the view that flexible regimes are better suited to insulate the economy against real shocks are still not convincing. Our paper revisits...
Integration across the MIS and Finance Curriculum- A Case Study of Team Teaching
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYToday employers expect their recruited graduates to understand how business operates across all functions. However, the gap still exists between the expectations and what business schools teach. In response to this issue, the authors...
Leadership Styles, Industry Fit, and Quality Focus
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper explores the relationship between organizational leadership styles and success in implementing quality in organizations. A list of 144 leaders supporting quality initiatives was identified by the authors. The leaders were...
Oil Price Volatility: How Queuing Theory Can Explain and Warn of Impending Problems in Our Energy System
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis paper makes the connection between the tightening gap in global oil demand and supplies and a commonly used systems theory, the Queuing Theory. Major shocks and oil markets will be analyzed for the United States, China and India....
Predicting U.S. Presidential Historical Performance Rankings: Implications for Management Education
EXEUCTIVE SUMMARYFor more than three decades, researchers have tried to identify which variables predict the overall performance of U.S. presidents. A six variable prediction equation has emerged and been replicated repeatedly (Simonton, 2001). Especially...
Relationship between Graduate Students' Moral Judgments and Their Attitudes toward Hypothetical Marketing Moral Dilemmas
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis study investigated the relationship between moral judgment and the ethical responses of 496 graduate students to nine hypothetical marketing moral dilemmas. As hypothesized, participants higher in moral reasoning were more likely...
Rethinking Marketing Communication - Using Social Media to Attract College Consumers in the Middle East
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSocial media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter have changed the direction of business and created a chaotic underutilized media market for many companies in the Middle East. This study utilized a non-probability...
Senior IT Use in the IT Literature: A First Look
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe "digital divide" continues to draw attention in traditional media outlets and academic research. Those yearning to join the computer revolution include groups defined by wealth, ethnicity, country, region, and age. While there has...
Solar Trade Tariffs
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe US government recently imposed countervailing duties on imports of Chinese-made solar panels used to generate electricity. The measure was based on the accusation that Chinese solar producers received unfair government subsidies....
Technology Considerations for Competing in the "Big Data"- Social-Mobile-Cloud Marketing Space
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYA new wave of convergence is emerging that will radically transform marketing methodologies as well as other components of business operations and management. The converging dimensions include social media and networking, mobile devices...
The Impact of Internet Marketing on Urban Tribes in Guadalajara
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe idea of this work was to determine how much the Internet is influencing urban tribes in Guadalajara, México. Usually urban tribes develop their own esthetical codes related to what to wear and how to look, but as many brands, together...
The Place and Role of Talent Management in the Positive Organizational Potential: An Empirical Study of Companies Operating in Poland
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYTalent management has an essential value in the process of building competitive advantage of contemporary enterprises. The significance of this process results from the fact that it is relevant to the key resource of every enterprise,...
The Study of Foreign Direct Investment in Morocco
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) defines foreign direct investment as "an investment in which a resident of one country obtains a lasting interest in, and a degree of influence over the management of, a business enterprise in another...
The U.S. and South Korea: Building a Win-Win Trade Relationship
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement took effect on March 15, 2012. It is a big deal and marks a new chapter of economic relationship between the two countries. Both countries' governments and businesses should strive to take full...
Variables Influencing Expatriate Learning and Organizational Learning
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe increase of globalization has presented multinational corporations with the challenge to remain competitive in a diverse cultural environment. Organizational learning is one of the critical factors that help organizations maintain...
Wealth Maximization: A Reflection on the Use of Wealth as an Indicator of Social Benefit
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYStandard welfare economics is based on Utilitarianism. The use of Utilitarianism leads to policy decisions which seem curious at best and untenable at worst. This has led to the modification of Utilitarian approaches such as those of...

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