Business Education & Accreditation

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Vol. 7, No. 2, 2015

Does Course Delivery Method Impact Performance in Subsequent Courses? Evidence from a Financial Management Course
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTIONThe demand for online coursework evidences the acceptance of distance learning in higher education. While some students earn an entire degree online without ever setting foot in a classroom, others...
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First Year Accounting Students' Perceptions of Blended Learning
INTRODUCTIONOver the past three decades, debates have focused on what sort of teaching environment encourages effective learning (Prosser and Trigwell, 1999; Trigwell et al., 2000; Ramsden, 2003; Devlin and Samarawickrema, 2010; Apostolou et al., 2013)....
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Can Assessment Improve How Personal Finance Is Taught?
INTRODUCTIONThe financial world today is more complex than just a few years ago. A generation ago, understanding simple banking products like a checking and savings account would have been enough to manage one's personal finances. According to Alan Greenspan...
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Differences in Student Performance in Online versus Traditional Quantitative Courses
INTRODUCTIONOnline learning has become increasingly popular among college students and many colleges and universities try to offer more online courses to meet the demand from students. Students have become more interested in taking online courses as...
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Moderating Effect of Individual Differences on the Relationship between Content, Delivery Method and Perceived Effectiveness of Training
INTRODUCTIONIf a company wants to have a competitive advantage in the global market, it needs to improve the capabilities, knowledge and skills of its workforce. Globalization has increased the competition for any company in the world regardless of the...
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Creating Executive MBA Program Value through Deming's New Economics Principles
INTRODUCTIONThe Executive MBA sector is changing and evolving (Petit, Fall 2001). Recent trends including the steady and precipitous decline in full corporate financial sponsorship, which dipped to 24% in 2013, illustrate a major paradigm shift in the...
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Introducing the Concepts of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility to Accounting Students
INTRODUCTIONSustainability is an extremely important issue that affects everyone. In fact, it is vital to the continued existence of our planet. Sustainability is often defined as "the long term maintenance of well being" and it includes using resources...
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Students Social Responsibility Initiatives and Impact on University Performance: An Empirical Study from Lebanon
INTRODUCTIONThe basic concept of University Social Responsibility (USR) constitutes the importance of students. In general terms, USR constitutes the thinking and learning as well as behavioral pattern of people to focus beyond themselves and initialize...
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Evidence on Education to Career Transitions in the Financial and Accountancy Sector
INTRODUCTIONGraduates emerging from universities in search of employment are confronted by a number of challenges. One of these challenges is that they carry a degree stating their subject discipline rather than explicit evidence of their capability...
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Vol. 7, No. 1, 2015

An Empirical Study of Emotional Intelligence and Stress in College Students
ABSTRACTA growing body of research indicates that emotional intelligence is an important factor for student success. In this paper, we examine the relationship between emotional intelligence and stress. Consistent with our hypothesis, we found a significant...
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The Effect of Personality on Academic Performance: Evidence from Two University Majors
ABSTRACTOur study focuses on the effect of personality type and personality preferences measured by the Myers- Briggs typology, on higher education students' choice of profession and on their academic performance. We statistically analyzed a sample from...
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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Accreditation: A Long-Term Perspective
ABSTRACTIn this research note, we contend that the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation should be viewed and planned with a much careful and long-term perspective due to the large amount of resources committed. Schools...
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The Importance of an Advanced Degree for Nurses in Health Care
ABSTRACTCurrent literature supports the promotion of nurses to the administration level focusing on areas that have shown positive outcomes such as improved patient care and staff satisfaction. An advanced degree in business, nursing, or health administration...
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Successful Implementation of Written Communication across an Accounting Degree Program
ABSTRACTBoth the accounting profession and faculty recognise the importance of written communication as a skill business graduates need to master. However, in an already crowded syllabus the problem for educators is how to get time to devote to soft...
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The Impact of Ethical Work Climates and National Culture on Academic Elites: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Business School Faculty
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship that Ethical Work Climates and National Culture have on business faculty in universities. Most studies involving ethics focus on students or professions outside academia. We felt that looking...
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The Effectiveness of Mobile Based Learning Technology versus Face-to-Face Learning of Accounting Information Systems
ABSTRACTThe fast developments of information and communication technology (ICT) today not only have an impact on the world of industry, but also in the world of education. In the world of education, the useage of ICT is expected to improve the performance,...
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Competency Based Education and Technology in Teaching Statistics
ABSTRACTThis research focuses on proposing answers to crucial questions for improving statistics teaching. There is a perception not yet overcome that statistics is abstract, not useful, rigid, that generates anxiety and negative attitudes especially...
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Strategic Networks of Higher Education Institutions: Evidence from Europe
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to present the establishment, activities and the results of the Consortium on Applied Research and Professional Education, which is the strategic network of higher education institutions. The study analyses the role...
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An Explorative Study of Virtual Trading Games: A Means-End Chain Approach
ABSTRACTIn order to help students acquire relevant knowledge on various financial investments in this rapidly changing environment of the global economy, it is crucial for educators to identify game elements that will attract students and keep them focused...
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Vol. 6, No. 2, 2014

Deteminants of Accounting Students Performance
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to explore determinants of accounting students' performance at the College of Business Studies at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training in Kuwait. To accomplish this, a questionnaire was developed...
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Student Ethical Awareness as Affected by Gender and Grade Point Average
ABSTRACTAn ethics survey of business students was conducted over a nine-semester period in a variety of business courses at a regional state university in the Midwest. The university's business program has adopted an across the curriculum approach to...
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The Relationship between Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Personality Styles and Academic Success
ABSTRACTThis paper assesses the effects of general and emotional intelligence and personality preferences on academic performance. The question is examined using surveys among students in economics at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. In our examination...
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Competency Modeling in an Undergraduate Management Degree Program
ABSTRACTCompetency models have been adopted in many organizations to focus systems for employee selection, training and development, and work engagement on the competencies identified by the organization as most important to its operations and strategic...
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Positioning for International Market Segments in Higher Education: Evidence from Saudi Arabia
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this qualitative research was to identify target segments to achieve objectives related to the recruitment of high performance international students and distinguished faculty in higher education sector of Saudi Arabia. Based on...
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Model to Evaluate Attrition/retention Decisions by Accountancy Diploma Students: Case Study Evidence from Sudan
ABSTRACTResearch to date which has analyzed attrition at universities and community colleges has tended to focus on clusters of factors which may or may not impact attrition. This paper extends the current literature and develops a model to evaluate...
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Pedagogy for Creative Collaboration
ABSTRACTIn an increasingly globalized and knowledge-based economy, graduates with creative minds and able to collaborate will have a clear competitive edge over their peers. This paper examines the pedagogy used in an elective course aimed to raise the...
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Implications of Radically Transformational Challenges Confronting Education Business Leadership
ABSTRACTThis paper highlights the radical and rapid changes occurring at all levels of education that are having a profound impact on educational leadership, governance, business and administration. These far-reaching transformations include: competition...
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Burnout among Research Teams: Evidence from Mexican 'Cuerpos Academicos'
ABSTRACTSeveral studies provide evidence on how burnout hinders academic performance in teaching, research and technologic development activities among Mexican professors. The aim of this work was to determine the extent of Burnout in teams of researchers,...
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Vol. 6, No. 1, 2014

Online versus Face-to-Face: Does Delivery Method Matter for Undergraduate Business School Learning?
Considering the significant growth in online and distance learning, the question arises as to how this different delivery method can affect student learning. Specifically, this study compares the student learning outcomes on both a "basic" and "complex...
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Linking the Substitution and Output Effects of Production to Profit Maximization in the Intermediate Microeconomics Course
ABSTRACTIn a recent article, Thaver (2013) makes the case for including in intermediate microeconomics textbooks analysis of the substitution and output effects of a firm 's response to a change in the price of an input. In her analysis, Thaver assumes...
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Lebanese Students' Awareness regarding Accreditation in Higher Education Institutions
ABSTRACTThis research aims to explore students' awareness about Accreditation in Lebanon. Researchers tested many variables among students. The research adopts a quantitative approach by collecting primary data through a 14 items-questionnaire given...
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Student Views on the Use of a Flipped Classroom Approach: Evidence from Australia
ABSTRACTA report on an introduction of a "flipped classroom" approach to lectures in a final-year actuarial course is presented. At the heart of the flipped classroom is moving the "delivery" of material outside of formal class time and using formal...
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Integrating Sustainability into a Goal Programming Exercise
ABSTRACTThis paper discusses a sustainability exercise for use in a management science course. Specifically, we discuss an exercise using goal programming and Excel Solver for making supplier selection decisions incorporating a triple bottom line approach...
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Integrating Writing Assignments into an Historically Non-Writing Intensive Course
ABSTRACTStudents, faculty, alumni and employers all agree that it is important for students to acquire strong communications skills. However, finding a way to integrate writing assignments into technical courses, such as mathematics and accounting, can...
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Evaluation of a Flipped Classroom in an Undergraduate Business Course
ABSTRACTThis study examined the results of a flipped classroom trial conducted for Business 1112, an introductory business course at Mount Saint Vincent University in the fall semester of 2012. Dr. Findlay-Thompson taught three sections of Business 1112...
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United States Agency for International Development's Role in Reforming Higher Education in Pakistan
ABSTRACTSince the last quarter of 2001 the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has significantly increased its role in reforming higher education in Pakistan. This paper examines USAID 's work in the development of Higher Education....
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Fraud Education: A Module-Based Approach for All Business Majors
ABSTRACTEvery two years, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners produces a Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. The most recent report reveals several trends including the type of frauds being perpetrated, profiles of perpetrators,...
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A Social Media Campaign Application in a Marketing Field Experience Course
ABSTRACTMost university students today use social media daily, are knowledgeable about a myriad of applications, and can navigate numerous platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. Despite their affinity for social media, however, it is not clear whether...
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Collaborative Education: New Frontier for Future Education and Yunus Social Business
ABSTRACTThe concepts of ?sharing' Economy and Collaborative Consumption are gaining popularity in the business world because of internet based products and services. The widespread use and virtue of one of the extensions of collaborative consumption...
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Vol. 5, No. 2, 2013

Enhancing Management Education Relevance: Joint Creation of Knowledge between Business Schools and Business
ABSTRACTManagement education has been criticized for its limited contribution to both students and business. Yet, the traditional education approach has not undergone fundamental changes in decades. A number of new educational models have been proposed,...
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Field Testing a Behavioral Teamwork Assessment Tool with U.S. Undergraduate Business Students
ABSTRACTGiven the ubiquitous utilization of teams in U.S. workplaces, collegiate schools of business have responded by placing great emphasis on the assessment and development of teamwork skills. Employing a methodology first proposed by Hobson and Kesic...
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Evolution of a Business Program Designed to Develop Students' Knowledge and Skills
ABSTRACTThis paper describes the 20-year evolution of the College of Business in developing a comprehensive, four-year professional and career development program for students. We began by designing a "business spine," a series of courses introducing...
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Transnational Education: An Australian Approach to Assuring Quality and Engaging Offshore Staff
ABSTRACTTraditionally and despite the growth and increased importance of transnational education (TNE) staff development and induction in offshore locations are undertaken from afar with sporadic actual engagement. As a long time TNE provider, in an...
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Graduation Rates at U.S. Colleges and Universities: A Large Data Set Analysis
ABSTRACTThis paper compiles data from a half a dozen different sources to examine the relative impact various factors have on graduation rates. Research finds that faculty salaries positively impact rates, public schools have lower graduation rates and...
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Developing Communicative Competence in English as a Second Language by Integrating Business Competencies
ABSTRACTThis paper examines what business competencies a learner of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) can develop while developing communicative competence in English. The analysis is focused on the business competencies undergraduate students at the...
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Adding Markowitz and Sharpe to Portfolio Investment Projects
ABSTRACTIntroductory investments courses revolve around Harry Markowitz's modern portfolio theory and William Sharpe's Capital Asset Pricing Model. Nonetheless, the textbook versions of these seminal contributions tend to obscure their economic insights,...
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Management Skills Desired by Business School Deans and Employers: An Empirical Investigation
ABSTRACTThe objective of this research was to determine the skills business leaders find most critical in MBA programs to adequately prepare leaders and professionals for organizational success. A second goal was to explore the relationship between the...
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Accreditation in India: Path of Achieving Educational Excellence
ABSTRACTThis article identifies the noteworthy role played by various statutory bodies constituted and expanded by the Indian Government for the purpose of quality assurance and attainment of sustainable excellence in the Indian higher education system....
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A Communication-Focused Model for Learning and Education
ABSTRACTDiscontinuities in markets and technology as well as issues of performance are roiling the field of higher education. Despite the profusion of educational and learning concepts, a comprehensive model for both explaining and testing for educational...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, 2013

Integrating the Output and Substitution Effects of Production into the Intermediate Microeconomics Textbook
ABSTRACTIntermediate microeconomics textbook employ indifference curve analysis to explain the income and substitution effects of a change in the price of a good x on the demand for it, holding other variables constant. Further, they demonstrate how...
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Business Ethics as an Accreditation Requirement: A Knowledge Mapping Approach
ABSTRACTMost of the more prominent and highly ranked business and management schools in the United States and elsewhere are accredited by one of two international accrediting organizations, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)...
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Accounting Student and Lecturer Ethical Behavior: Evidence from Indonesia
ABSTRACTResearch on ethical behavior has been conducted to understand human behavior in their environment. It became an issue in Indonesia since there are many issues related to accountant behavior in their professional role. This study provides empirical...
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Intraportfolio Correlation: An Application for Investments Students
ABSTRACTIntraportfolio correlation (IPC), a measure of portfolio diversification, is becoming increasingly popular among investment practitioners. However, despite the assertions of these adherents, IPC is far from a free lunch. Instead, it is a simplistic...
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Traditional versus Online Instruction: Faculty Resources Impact Strategies for Course Delivery
ABSTRACTAdvances in communication technologies have provided alternative ways to deliver instruction to learners. With the availability of the Internet as a learning tool, educators are able to use this instrument for course delivery. This study takes...
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Applied Project Learning Outcomes: Differences between United States and International Students
ABSTRACTThe presence of international students on college campuses has been a significant source of cultural diversity and globalization of college campuses. Therefore, determining factors for successful learning experiences of international students...
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Semantic Mapping of Learning Assets to Align Curriculum and Evidence Learning Effectiveness in Business Education
ABSTRACTEnsuring the alignment of course content against desired goals and objectives has always been at the core of effective instructional course design-whether the instruction is delivered face-to-face, or via the support of distance technologies....
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Positioning Computer Literacy as a Value-Added Business Core Course
ABSTRACTMany business students are introduced to information systems via computer literacy coursework and/or assessment tests. Such an introduction can be less than ideal, particularly in a field that suffers from declining enrollment. Introductory computing...
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Learning Skills and Motivation: Correlates to Superior Academic Performance
ABSTRACTThis paper describes a study that was conducted at a mid-sized public state-university in the mid-south, USA, to examine various factors affecting student academic performance. In this study, the 10-scale Learning and Study Strategies Inventory...
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Vol. 4, No. 2, 2012

A Comparison of Aacsb, Acbsp, and Iacbe Accredited U.S. Business Programs: An Institutional Resource Perspective
ABSTRACTAccreditation is a means by which business programs can assure accountability and quality to their stakeholders. However, attaining and maintaining accreditation can be a costly endeavor. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs...
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Assessment of Business Programs: A Review of Two Models
ABSTRACTThis article presents two contrasting assessment programs implemented at a small School of Business in the Los Angeles area. The program for the undergraduate degree, which includes four majors, relies upon tight coordination and a centralized...
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Internships and the Assessment of Student Learning
ABSTRACTThe use of internships is a powerful learning tool that allow business students to make connections between their classroom experience and the world of work. If designed appropriately and positioned correctly in the curriculum, they can also...
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What Motivates Students in Graduate School? an Empirical Study
ABSTRACTKnowledge of motivation levels of students in programs is insightful information for educators. At the graduate level there exists an even greater need to understand the motivation behind the desire to pursue a master's degree. However, the lack...
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Teaching Supply Chain Management Students about Using Actual Motor Carrier Freight Rates in Purchase Lot-Sizing Models
ABSTRACTIn this paper, we analyze a purchase lot-sizing decision that includes transport cost using actual motor carrier freight rates. Lot-sizing models in the literature either estimate motor carrier freight rates with a continuous function or simplify...
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Partnering with Practice for Accounting Education: Evidence from the Pacific
ABSTRACTThe Partnering with Practice (PWP) approach to teaching accounting is a relatively new and an underresearched phenomenon. This approach requires partners from chartered accounting (CA) firms to work in collaboration with academics in the delivery...
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The Teacher Turnover Crisis. Evidence from South Africa
ABSTRACTIn spite of numerous strategic interventions by the department of basic education to retain educators in the profession, there continues to be a high number of educators leaving the profession. This attrition of skilled personnel has had an adverse...
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Factors That Influence Canadian Students' Choice of Higher Education Institutions in the United States
ABSTRACTThis study seeks to explain the factors influencing Canadian students' motivation for studying in the United States. The United States has continuously been the leader in international students, but is now facing increasing competition from other...
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A Robust and Cost-Effective Database Approach to Managing and Reporting Assessment Data
ABSTRACTSchools of Business are diverse in their approach to meeting the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) standards for assurance of learning. Developing a comprehensive assessment plan that includes a process for managing,...
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An Architecture for Dynamic E-Learning Environments Based on Student Activity and Learning Styles
ABSTRACTUsing e-learning systems, computer assisted technologies, or learning management systems to supplement or replace the classroom experience is becoming more common in education. The use of these technologies generates a large volume of transactional...
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Vol. 4, No. 1, 2012

Blended Teamwork: The Facebook Experience
ABSTRACTThe business world increasingly demands workers who can master new technologies to develop collaborative networking. Social networks are being used in business environments more and more, particularly the large incursion that Facebook currently...
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Ifrs Readiness in Latin American Business Curricula
ABSTRACTMultinational companies doing business in Latin America, and elsewhere in the world, must comply with individual countries' financial reporting and financial market rules and local legislation when disclosing financial information. This research...
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Strategic Planning Dimensions in Italian Universities
ABSTRACTThe paper examines the strategic planning process in Italian Universities. We identify two macro strategic planning dimensions: one for the process and one for the plan substance. We create a synthetic indicator of plan and process quality. Based...
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Teaching Ethical Business Practices in a Multicultural Classroom: Understanding Differences to Find Common Ground
ABSTRACTIn a global economy undermined by unethical business practices, business schools have a social mandate to teach and apply ethical decision making principles that graduates can carry into their future business professions. Management education...
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Students' Evaluation for Market Orientation: Evidence from Egyptian Business Schools
ABSTRACTThis paper aimed at revisiting the market orientation philosophy, through examining the impact of organizational culture on market orientation within Egyptian business schools. Data were gathered from 46 informants in three business schools in...
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The Dynamics of Accelerated Learning
ABSTRACTAs accelerated programs are maturing in higher education, and populations of non-traditional learners are soaring nationwide as well as internationally, there is still quite some ambiguity regarding the rigor and validity of these programs. Opposing...
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A Structured Pedagogy for Integrating Generalized Audit Software into the Auditing Curriculum
ABSTRACTThe usefulness of generalized audit software in increasing both the efficiency and effectiveness of audits has been well recognized. Consequently, there has been an increasing trend especially during the past five years towards incorporating...
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Forecasting Financial Statements Using Risk Management Associates Industry Data
ABSTRACTFinance professionals must frequently forecast financial statements. The common practice for forecasting financial statements is to apply the percentage of sales method. In this paper, we develop a new method for forecasting financial statements...
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Experiential Learning: The Internship and Live-Case Study Relationship
ABSTRACTEducators are increasingly using experiential learning pedagogy to improve learning (knowledge and skills). Two highly effective experiential methods are live-case study projects and internships. This study examines the learning outcomes of courses...
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Undergraduate Student Perceptions of a Free Textbook Alternative
ABSTRACTCourse content for business students should be relevant, accessible and affordable. Business and library faculty collaborated to provide undergraduate students enrolled in three sections of Introduction to Marketing with a free online content...
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Integrating Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Concepts into a Supplier Selection Exercise
ABSTRACTThis paper discusses the integration of sustainability concepts into a quantitative supply chain management course in management science. Specifically, we discuss an exercise using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) for making sustainability...
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