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Vol. 11, No. 1, Summer

Online Privacy and Security at the Fortune 500: An Empirical Examination of Practices
INTRODUCTIONRecently, there has been a flood of online data breaches. In October of 2013, federal prosecutors stated that an identity theft service in Vietnam managed to obtain as many as 200 million personal records, including Social Security numbers,...
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Where to Invest: NYSE or Nasdaq?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTIONCoke vs. Pepsi. Apple vs. Microsoft. Energizer vs. Duracell. All are great brand rivalries. Today we are confronted with one of the biggest rivalries in the capital markets space: NYSE vs. Nasdaq....
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Criteria for Ocean Freight Carrier Selection: A Perspective of Japanese Automotive Company in Thailand
INTRODUCTIONSince 2008, Thailand export value has been decreased in terms of both value and growth rate due to global financial crisis together with appreciate value of Thai Baht against U.S dollar in 2013. The growth rate was at negative 3.72 percent...
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Entrepreneur Options: "Franchising" vs. "Licensing" (Mcdonald's vs. Starbucks and Chick-Fil-A)
INTRODUCTIONHaving limited funds available, combined with a lack of a complete understanding of franchising and licensing, can be a significant barrier to someone attempting to become a franchisee or licensee. Historically, required financial resources...
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Is the Affordable Care Act Here to Stay? the Supreme Court Will Decide
INTRODUCTIONThe recent economic climate coupled with the significant level of unemployment has increased the focus on the inability to pay for rising expenses. One of the more common living expenses that is of utmost concern is health insurance. With...
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Long-Run Returns for Retirement Portfolios Using Different Ibbotson Portfolios
INTRODUCTIONA USA Today article entitled "Investors Look Back on a Decade of Grim Stock Returns" Wagonner (2010) summed up investment returns for the first decade of the 21st century- grim. My research shows the wealth relative for the Ibbotson Large...
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Prospective Changes in Consolidation Rules: Should We Still Be Teaching the Pooling and Purchase Methods?
INTRODUCTIONIn June 2001, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 141, Business Combinations (FASB, 2001). The issuance followed years of heated debate over the elimination of the Pooling...
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Interconnectivity of Health Information Exchanges Using Patient Access Number (Pan)
INTRODUCTIONAccording to the United States Census Bureau, as of July 2013 there were around 316 million people residing in the United States (United States Census Bureau, 2014). The number of people per state ranges from 580 thousand to 39 million (United...
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Creating Iphone Applications for Thai Generation Y: Textual Analysis and Developers and Users'
INTRODUCTIONWith the rising usage of iPhone applications among the Thai Generation Y demographic, branding officers have been tasked with maximizing the effectiveness of this new channel. According to Appling and Pappalardo (2014), iPhone apps can be...
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An Assessment of University Students' Healthy Eating Behaviors with the Expectancy Theory
INTRODUCTIONGood nutrition is critical to maintain health for people of all ages. Nova Scotia (NS) is on the front lines of a battle against obesity, a condition that is affecting North Americans from coast to coast. Healthy eating could contribute to...
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Applying Computer Software in Research Misconduct Analytics
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)INTRODUCTIONResearch misconduct is a messy and complex situation. There are many different stakeholders that include, but are not limited to, the author, the publisher, the publication editor, the reviewers, professional...
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Epistemic Processing of Communication and Openness to Diversity Preparing Students for a Global Society
INTRODUCTIONResearch on epistemological beliefs examines individuals' beliefs about the nature of knowledge and learning. Initially the study of epistemic beliefs involved the study of students' views about knowledge (e.g., the source, certainty, justification...
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Teaching Statistics in a Casino Management Class
INTRODUCTIONWe as college educators have heard or read the reports of how American high school students are continuing their race to the bottom of the industrialized nations' education scale. According to the Third International Mathematics and Science...
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Vol. 10, No. 1, Summer

The Effect of Transfer Credit Hours on the Student Learning Outcomes
INTRODUCTIONAssessing student learning outcomes of business students has become an important function of business colleges and programs, since most business accrediting agencies require member institutions to develop assessment of learning outcomes....
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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: The Rejection of Artifice and the Culture of Choice
INTRODUCTIONAmerican society has slowly undergone a major cultural shift. Evidence of this shift can be found within various forms of media and entertainment, as well as within the arts, fashion, and décor choices of today's consumers. There is a growing...
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Entrepreneurial Orientation and Innovation Investment: A Comparative Analysis of Factors Leading to Exporting among Atlantic Canadian Women Business
INTRODUCTIONThe data analyzed in this paper were collected as part of a larger government-sponsored study, dedicated to understanding the unique experiences and needs of women business owners in Atlantic Canada. The goals of the larger study focused...
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To Stay or Not to Stay - That Is the Question
INTRODUCTIONToday's prolonged stagnant economy has resulted in headlines concerning bankruptcies related to individuals, businesses, and even governmental bodies. Financial planners and attorneys are inundated with inquiries concerning bankruptcy matters....
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System Security: A Trend Analysis of Student Electronic Resources Use Policy Perceptions and Risky Behavior
INTRODUCTIONThe cost of cybercrime to an economy is immense. The Ponemon Institute found that cybercrime cost more than $8.9 million per U.S. organization in 2012, a $500,000 increase from 2011 (George, 2013; Ponemon, 2012). In addition, in 2012, 86%...
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Technology and Online Education: Models for Change
INTRODUCTIONTechnology, online education, and students continue to change. As technological innovation occurs involving the Internet and computer software, we need to think of new progressions for online education. With this awareness, educators need...
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Five Rules of Marketing Insights from the Superior Engine Story
INTRODUCTIONOn July 14, 1858, Lake Superior Foundry was organized in Marquette, Michigan to supply mines and mills of the area with foundry products. In 1869, the manufacture of mining and blast furnace equipment was produced (Cummins, 1962).THE SUPERIOR...
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Creating an Aacsb Technology Class for Finance Majors Utilizing Bloomberg, Edgar, Yahoo Finance, and Microsoft Excel
INTRODUCTIONThis paper is a case study of creating an AACSB Technology class for finance majors utilizing Bloomberg, Edgar, Yahoo Finance, and Microsoft Excel. As the planning process continued for building the course, we reviewed plans for the new business...
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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Auditing Curriculum
INTRODUCTIONThe 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), calling for strict corporate accountability and the establishment of additional oversight of CPA firms auditing publicly-held companies, impacts many stakeholders, not just publicly-held businesses and CPA...
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Small Business Marketing Strategy Based on Mcdonald's
INTRODUCTIONToday 70% - 80 % of McDonald's 34,000 restaurant locations are franchise operated by independent operators/small business owners with the remaining stores serving as corporate stores. McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc, decided he wanted McDonald's...
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Recruiting for Retention: Hospitality Programs
INTRODUCTIONThe importance of student retention and persistence continues to escalate throughout higher education, and it is particularly acute for those institutions that are tuition-based in striving to reach their annual budget goals. In today's uncertain...
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Vol. 9, No. 1, Summer

The Supreme Court Upholds the Deportation of Aliens Based on Federal Tax Crimes
ABSTRACTIn Kawashima v. Holder, 132 S. Ct. 1166 (2012), reh. denied, 132 S. Ct. 1961 (2012), the Supreme Court recently ruled that an alien could be deported from the United States pursuant to § 1227(a)(2)(A)(iii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act,...
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Is Expected Utility Too Rigid a Framework for Mean Variance Theory?
ABSTRACTMean -variance theory, as opposed to the simple analysis of moments, hereafter referred to as mean-variance analysis, can only be justified within the expected utility framework. Yet expected utility finds difficulty with higher moments such...
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Cyber Security: A Longitudinal Examination of Undergraduate Behavior and Perceptions
ABSTRACT:Internet fraud continues to be a challenge in the business world. This study was undertaken to expand upon a previous study and determine if undergraduate students are at a similar cyber security risk. Findings suggest that spam and phishing...
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Straightforward Models for Managing Firms
ABSTRACT:This paper describes the well-known DuPont Model and develops a companion "pipeline" model of the firm to show and clarify for managers many aspects of how to make decisions to maximize firm value and firm growth. In addition to the model presentations,...
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Crime on Campus: Can Clery Act Data from Universities and Colleges Be Trusted?
ABSTRACTThis study is based on a survey from The Center for Public Integrity that found 49 out of 58 crisis-services programs and clinics recorded higher reports of sexual offenses than were reported in the school's Clery statistics from 2002-2006. My...
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Environmental Concern, Attitude toward Green Corporate Practices, and Green Consumer Behavior in the United States and Canada
ABSTRACTThis paper examines environmental concern, attitude toward green corporate practices, and green consumer behavior in the United States and Canada and reports the results of mall-intercept studies conducted in the two countries. Consistent with...
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Franchisor Fees & Expense Requirements Base Lined to Mcdonald's Corporation
ABSTRACTAs individuals decide to open or pursue a small business, an important option available to most entrepreneurs involves whether or not to purchase a franchise. An increasing number of small businesses started during the last 30 years have involved...
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The Impact of the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009 on Funding and Staffing for Arts Education in New York City
ABSTRACTThis paper describes how the great recession of 2007 to 2009, in the view of school administrators, impacted funding and teacher availability for arts education in the Borough of Manhattan of New York City. The study is qualitative and includes...
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Outperforming the Broad Market: An Application of Can Slim Strategy
ABSTRACTInvestor's Business Daily has advocated the CAN SLIM investment strategy since the 1980s. Unlike traditional long term, buy and hold portfolio strategies, CAN SLIM advocates an active management style. This paper examines the use of a simplified...
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Teaching Basic Transfer Pricing Inductively Using a Student Price-Negotiation Case
ABSTRACTStudents in an introductory management accounting course are given a brief introduction to the concept of transfer pricing and presented with a transfer pricing problem without any guidance on how to solve the problem. The problem requires groups...
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Institutional Investors, Security Issuance Decisions, and Decision Short-Cuts
ABSTRACTInstitutional holdings are primarily guided by the expected risk-adjusted performance of portfolio stocks, but may also be influenced by the managerial decisions of the portfolio companies. We posit that the potentially suboptimal practice of...
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Vol. 8, No. 1, Summer

The Effectiveness of the 50/200 Dual Exponential Moving Average Crossover on the S&p 500
ABSTRACTThe subject of this paper is the evaluation of a simple mechanical trading system - a dual exponential moving average crossover on the S&P 500 index, with a shorter moving average of 50 days and a longer of 200 days (EMA 50/200). Although...
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The Supreme Court Grants Certiorari to Determine Whether Post-Petition Income Taxes on the Sale of Farm Assets May Be Treated as an Unsecured Claim under Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code
ABSTRACTIn Hall v. U.S., 131 S. Ct. 2989 (2011), the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit's holding that post-petition income taxes due to the sale of firm assets as part of a Chapter 12 bankruptcy reorganization are not eligible...
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The Regulation of Space in the near Future with Regards to the Daily Operations of Private Corporations
ABSTRACTThe space industry is experiencing a boom as the number of private companies entering the market has significantly increased. Regulation concerning the operations of commercial businesses is not fully developed. Future regulation will have an...
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Demographic Characteristics and Attributes of Croatian Capital Market Participants
ABSTRACTThis paper provides an overview of participants' characteristics in the Croatian capital market. Based on the collected data of demographic characteristics, the typical sophisticated Croatian market participant could be described as a male person...
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Consumer Expectations regarding Tourism Advertising of Destination Marketing- a Semiotics Analysis of Turkey's Tourism Advertisement Approaches towards Germany
ABSTRACTDestination marketing has been a key issue of competition in today 's business models. However, in order to succeed, consumer expectations should be determined as a goal to effectively utilize the tourism advertising strategy. To accomplish such...
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Effect of Oil Terrorism on the Global Economy: A Case Study of Nigeria
ABSTRACTSince the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States World Trade Center, international security policies have primarily focused on threats to worldwide transit routes, the development and proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and...
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Outsourcing: Pre- and Post- Economic Meltdown
ABSTRACTMany businesses have suffered severely from the recent global economic crisis that resulted from the subprime mortgage scandal, and from the loss of vital input resources provided by companies that provide services and business processes unrelated...
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COMPETITIVE JURISDICTION DRAFT BILL FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMERCIAL COURTS IN INTERNATIONAL MATTERS IN GERMANY, §§ 114 B GVG-E, § 184 II GVG-E
I. The proposed legislation of the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Hamburg, BR Print 42/10 and the draft bill of the Bundesrat BR Print 17/2163The federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Hamburg are major sites of international legal relations,...
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An Analysis of Inclusiveness and Effectiveness of Accessible Multimedia Online Instructional Materials for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Students
ABSTRACTThis paper seeks to present the findings of cognitive neuroscientists on cross modal plasticity (CMP) and the cognitive theory of multimedia learning (CTMML) from cognitive and educational psychologists to show how instructional designers can...
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