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1 Johnson, StuartConnection between price elasticity and Beta: The case of the oil industryPrice elasticity and Beta are cherished variables in Economics and Finance, respectively. Price elasticity is a measure of a percent change in the quantity of a good demanded divided by the percent change in its price. Beta is the covariance of a firm's return with respect to the market, divided by ...Price elasticity of demand; Beta (Firm); Oil industries
2 Chau, HyThe vix and its applications in the marketSince its first introduction in 1993, the Chicago Board Option Exchange's (CBOE's) Market Volatility Index, the VIX, has become more and more popular among traders and investors in the market. If used correctly, not only is the VIX able to provide traders with useful information to evaluate the mark...Chicago Board Options Exchange.; Market Volatility Index; Hedge funds - United States - Management; Corporate finance2012-05
3 Child, Christopher DavisProfessional estimation of valueBusiness valuation experts are often asked to provide litigation consulting for cases involving disputes between two or more interested parties where claimed damages are determined based on a total firm value. The judgment or settlement amounts in these cases are largely determined by the standards ...Business - Valuation2012-05
4 Johnson, KentIn search of a universal model for personal dataA comprehensive model of personal data provides citizens across the globe with protections to breaches of personal data and facilitates the sharing of valuable data. Personal data are valuable to those who create it and those who use it. Creating a universal model for personal data enables that valu...Personal data protection; OpenID; Facebook Connect2012-05
5 Varanese Gregory JamesThe feedback paradigm: how positive and negative feedback affects small group dynamicsAs a manager, it is imperative to be able to deliver succinct and timely feedback. The key to success, is to ensure that there is a environment built around giving and receiving feedback. Creating a culture where feedback is perceived positively, openly received, and sought out is crucial. This feed...Feedback control systems; Management style2012-05
6 Green, PhilipUS venture capital and the effects of diversificationThis paper is a discussion of the effects of diversification in venture capital (VC) portfolios. The venture capital structure is formed by three components: the firm, a fund (or funds), and portfolio companies within each fund. One single firm can have simultaneous active funds, which typically las...Diversification in industry; Venture Capitalism2012-05
7 Carroll, Steven MichaelHigh-frequency trading: a survey of market impactThe May 6th "flash crash," the result of an overly large sell order in "e-mini" futures on the S&P 500 index, caused American share and future indices to drop approximately 10% in a matter of minutes, only to recover most of the loss by the end of the trading day. At the time, market volatility was ...High-frequency trading; Financial market - United States2012-08
8 Richins, LukePreventing corporate fraudThis thesis is written with the purpose of exploring employee's perception of the effect of different methods of corporate fraud prevention on their own behavior. To accomplish this, this paper will explore the definition of fraud, potential prevention methods, and analyze data retrieved from a surv...Corporations - Corrupt practices - Prevention; Fraud - Prevention2014-04
9 Jin, ZhaoHow is the company's stock risk associated with its demand elasticity?I examine a sample of 20 companies to see if individual total stock risk is associated with its product or service demand elasticity. My evidence is consistent with my first hypothesis that elastic firms' stock prices are more strongly affected by the changes in the input cost than are inelastic fir...Elasticity (Economics); Risk; Stocks; Stock risk2014-05
10 Egan, DerekCoordinating humanitarian operationsHumanitarian operations are critical for saving human life and mitigating financial damages. Natural disasters cause a large demand for humanitarian relief within the United States of America, and create a need for coordination between and within governmental and non-governmental organizations in or...Humanitarian assistance - United States; Disaster relief - United States; Emergency management - United States2014-05
11 Chan, Ka HoA survey of exchange rate systems with focus on currency boards and on Hong Kong's experience in particularThe choice of an exchange rate regime can make or break a regional economy. While a stable currency is useful to businesses, exchange rate flexibility also has its proponents. This thesis will first describe a brief history of exchange rate systems. Then, it will provide a survey and analysis of the...Foreign exchange rates - China - Hong Kong; Currency boards - China - Hong Kong2014-05
12 Mizero, DanielThe political and regulatory challenges of effectively implementing an international accounting systemThese are pivotal times in accounting history. Globalization, world trade and financial market integration have given international accounting standards increased relevance and priority. The possibility of worldwide use of a single set of international accounting standards could provide tremendous v...International accounting standard2014-07
13 Tran, AmyInvestigating the strategic patterns in LBO fundsIn the mid-2000s, public-to-private transactions reappeared when the United States experienced a second leveraged buyout boom. Most sponsors are paid a management fee of 2% on the fund's capital and receive a carried interest of 20% of the profits realized by the fund. Two literature reviews serve a...Leveraged buyouts--United States--Finance2014-08
14 Balagopal, NamishaConsumer purchasing & behavior: A consideration of the combined influence of culture & conformity on consumer decisionsFormerly, management has been able to understand their consumers simply through the experience of selling and purchasing. However, current growth trends of various industries, firms, and world markets have removed decisions makers from having direct contact with consumers. Firms now highly depend on...Consumer behavior2014-12
15 Moore, KurtDisproportionate associations between the financial crisis and firm valuationIn this thesis I assess the role of stock market valuation of publicly listed US firms through the financial and economic crisis of 2007-2011. To do so, for each firm in a large sample I apply the Rhodes-Kropf, Robinson, and Viswanathan(2005) approach to decompose the ratio of the market value of th...Corporations -- United States -- Valuation; Global Financial Crisis, 2008-20092014-12
16 Nazarenko, ElenaCurrent and future financial wellbeing of old age Russian pensionersThis paper compares pensioners' income with cost of living and subsistence minimum level to gauge financial wellbeing of pensioners. Using data from Russia Longitudinal Monitoring survey (RLMS-HSE), I formally test whether pensioners' income covers the cost of living across five regions: Moscow, Sai...Old age pensions -- Russia; Retirees -- Russia -- Economic conditions2015-03
17 Romero, DanaThe process improvement initiative at the University of Utah hospitals and clinics in period 2011-2014Due to increasing financial pressures, which have been further magnified by the recently-enacted Affordable Care Act, health care organizations have been on a lookout for a long-term solution to their questionable prospects in regards to their financial sustainability. In recent years, the Universit...University of Utah. Health Sciences Center; Hospitals -- Utah -- Administration Hospitals -- Utah -- Cost control2015-04
18 Foote, Charles R.Measuring an ideas-based economy: an assessment of total factor productivityThis study presents a new empirical assessment of the ability of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) to measure the effects of innovation in aggregate and across different industries. Typically, TFP is estimated as a scale parameter of a production function fit to output and input data from industries o...Industrial productivity; Total factor productivity2015-04
19 Russell, SloanChanging brand perception: Changing university students' attitude toward a company and enabling a talented recruiting poolStudents often participate in internships to gain real-world experience before entering the workforce. This proves beneficial to students, allowing them to apply the skills they learned via higher education and develop problem-solving abilities, while employers find internships allow them to recruit...Business education (Internship); Marketing2015-04
20 Denna, McKellThe influence of operational changes on employee engagement and customer satisfaction: an exploratory studyDue to intense financial pressure companies are increasingly adopting operational changes to cut costs by increasing an organization's efficiency. While such changes have been proven to provide some competitive advantage for organizations that implement them effectively, they may also have a negati...Success in business; Consumer satisfaction; Customer services2016-04
21 Kurumada, ColtenSalary cap accounting: The unique financial constraint for professional sports organizationsThe objective of this thesis is to better understand how salary caps affect the financial management of organizations in professional sports leagues, with a primary focus on the National Basketball Association (NBA). There are certain rules related to the salary cap that are specified in the NBA's...Sports administration; Sports - Finance2016-04
22 Uchida, AllisonAnalyzing the implications of the accounting standard update, topic 842In 2010 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) made a proposal to modify the current United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) rules in regard to leases, summarized in ASC 840. The proposed changes would alter the entire way in which companies reporting in accordanc...Accounting statements and guidelines; Accounting standards update2016-05
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