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Lessons from the Canadian national health information technology plan for the United States: Opinions of key Canadian experts

Tue, 2012-07-03 12:00

Objective: To summarize the Canadian health information technology (HIT) policy experience and impart lessons learned to the US as it determines its policy in this area. Design: Qualitative analysis of interviews with identified key stakeholders followed by an electronic survey.

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A Stakeholder Approach to the Ethicality of BRIC-firm Managers' Use of Favors

Tue, 2012-07-03 12:00

This article investigates the use of favors by managers of BRIC firms to accomplish business goals, the ethicality of which should be determined by the moral reasoning in these countries rather than from a developed country perspective.

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Do Women Choose Different Jobs from Men? Mechanisms of Application Segregation in the Market for Managerial Workers

Tue, 2012-07-03 12:00

This paper examines differences in the jobs for which men and women apply in order to better understand gender segregation in managerial jobs. We develop and test an integrative theory of why women might apply to different jobs than men.

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A study of firms surrounding the threshold of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance

Wed, 2012-06-20 12:00

This study examines whether firms surrounding the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 market value compliance threshold behave opportunistically to reduce their market value to avoid compliance with Section 404. We find evidence that those firms reduce their market value temporarily during threshold measurement quarters, whereas control firms experience increasing market value.

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Professor Francesca Carrieri’s SSHRC Insight Grant Application Ranks 1st

Tue, 2012-06-12 12:00

Desautels Professor Francesca Carrieri’s grant application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grants, entitled: "Financial Integration through History: Canada, the US and other Industrialized Countries," was ranked 1st out of 139 applications to Committee 435-3A this year.

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Hedging labor income risk

Mon, 2012-06-11 12:00

We use a detailed panel data set of Swedish households to investigate the relation between their labor income risk and financial investment decisions. In particular, we relate changes in wage volatility to changes in the portfolio holdings for households that switched industries between 1999 and 2002. We find that households do adjust their portfolio holdings when switching jobs.

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Factors affecting price setting in online auctions

Tue, 2012-05-22 12:00

This article studies the effects of product class and seller reputation on price-setting in online auctions. Sellers may offer price information to potential bidders through buy-now prices (BNPs) and starting prices (SPs). In two experiments, the authors show that for products with values that are difficult to assess, such price information affects bidders perception and willingness to pay.

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The use of favors by emerging market managers: Facilitator or inhibitor of international expansion?

Tue, 2012-05-22 12:00

This article explores the use of favors by emerging market managers, the impact of using favors on their firms' growth, legitimacy, and reputation in a variety of business environments, and how the use of favors affects firms' paths to international expansion.

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Robust Allocation of a Defensive Budget Considering an Attacker's Private Information

Tue, 2012-05-22 12:00

Attackers' private information is one of the main issues in defensive resource allocation games in homeland security. The outcome of a defense resource allocation decision critically depends on the accuracy of estimations about the attacker's attributes. However, terrorists' goals may be unknown to the defender, necessitating robust decisions by the defender.

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Professor Mary Dean Lee releases Executive Report on Change vs. Status Quo in Organizational Retirement Regimes

Mon, 2012-05-07 12:00

The study, based on interviews with Human Resource executives in twenty-four companies in Canada and Australia, explores how firms are responding to the retirement of large numbers of Baby Boomer professionals and managers.

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