Service delivery to moving demand points using mobile servers


We consider serving moving customers that follow a structured route through a system. Demand for resources by these customers occurs during their time in the system and is met at discrete points. […]

Approximations to Optimal Sequences in Single-Gripper and Dual-Gripper Robotic Cells with Circular Layouts


This article considers the problems of scheduling operations in single-gripper and dual-gripper bufferless robotic cells in which the arrangement of machines is circular. The cells are designed to produce identical parts under […]

Does internal audit function quality deter management misconduct?


Standard-setters believe high-quality internal audit functions (IAFs) serve as a key resource to audit committees for monitoring senior management. However, regulators do not enforce IAF quality or require disclosures relating to IAF […]

Collective organizational engagement: Linking motivational antecedents, strategic implementation, and firm performance


We present a comprehensive theory of collective organizational engagement, integrating engagement theory with the resource management model. We propose that engagement can be considered an organization-level construct influenced by motivationally focused organizational practices that represent […]

System dynamics perspectives and modeling opportunities for research in operations management


The OM research community has a long tradition of dynamic modeling, going back at least to the pioneering work of Forrester (1958) and Holt, Modigliani, Muth and Simon (1960). These innovators recognized […]

Inventory record inaccuracy: Causes and labor effects


Inventory record inaccuracy (IRI) is a pervasive problem in retailing and causes non-trivial profit loss. In response to retailers’ interest in identifying antecedents and consequences of IRI, we present a study that […]

Behavior-Based Pricing: An Analysis of the Impact of Peer-Induced Fairness


Firms tracking consumer purchase information often use behavior-based pricing (BBP), i.e., price discriminate between consumers based on preferences revealed from purchase histories. However, behavioral research has shown that such pricing practices can […]

My family made me do it: A cross-domain, self-regulatory perspective on antecedents to abusive supervisioin


Drawing on resource drain theory, we introduce self-regulatory resource (ego) depletion stemming from family-to-work conflict (FWC) as an alternative theoretical perspective on why supervisors behave abusively toward subordinates. Our two-study examination of a cross-domain antecedent […]

Parent Inheritance, Founder Expertise, and Venture Strategy: Determinants of New Venture Knowledge Impact


A genealogical theory of new venture creation posits that “parent” firm routines are transferred to “progeny” ventures founded by the former employees of these parents. This study examines how the knowledge available […]

Airport Emergency Evacuation Planning: An Agent-based Simulation Study of Dirty Bomb Scenarios


Emergency evacuation from airports is an important consideration given the continuing occurrence of both natural and human caused disasters. Unfortunately, the traditional evacuation-drill approach to prepare for emergency situations presents several practical […]

Structural interdependence in teams: An integrative framework and meta-analysis


Although interdependence is a central aspect of team design, there has been a lack of clarity regarding the meaning and impact of different forms of interdependence. To provide theoretical clarity and to […]

All Things Great and Small: Organizational Size, Boundaries of the Firm, and a Changing Environment


Research findings have established a relationship between organizational size and a substantial set of organizational outcomes, resulting in size’s distinction as “perhaps the most powerful explanatory organizational covariate in strategic analysis”. We […]

Analytical Methods for Dynamic Modelers


Simulation modeling is increasingly integrated into research and policy analysis of complex sociotechnical systems in a variety of domains. Model-based analysis and policy design inform a range of applications in fields from […]

Linking sructure to behavior using eigenvalue elasticity analysis


Eigenvalue elasticity analysis (EEA) is a set of methods to assess the effect of structure on behavior in dynamic models. It works by considering observed model behavior as a combination of characteristic […]

Rotational Internal Audit Programs and Financial Reporting Quality: Do Compensating Controls Help?


A report from the Institute of Internal Auditors finds that a majority of Fortune 500 companies systematically rotate internal auditors out of the internal audit function and into operational management (IIA 2009a). […]

Impact of Customer Traffic and Service Process Outsourcing Levels on e-Retailer Operational Performance


Many service firms deliver services via a mix of internally developed and delivered (i.e., insourced) and externally developed and delivered (i.e., outsourced) service processes. Service process outsourcing is especially common in e-retailing. […]

Optimal Inside Debt Compensation and the Value of Equity and Debt


We study the effect of changes in CEO inside debt on equity and debt values during the period in which firms’ disclosure of inside debt increased. We predict optimal CEO relative debt-equity […]

When the Customer is Stressed


Introduction Customers’ assessments of quality and value, decisions about what and where to buy, and recommendations to others are all influenced by emotions. But too often companies don’t adequately anticipate those emotions […]

Federal Taxation of Business Organizations and Their Owners (2nd Edition)


The book considers the Federal taxation of business organizations, emphasizing C corporations and S corporations. It is designed for use in professional programs in accounting and is adaptable for use both in […]

Who’s Heard on the Street? Determinants and Consequences of Financial Analyst Coverage in the Business Press


This study examines the determinants of financial analyst coverage in the business press and the effects of such coverage on analysts’ careers. Using a sample of business press articles that quote a […]

Maximizing Revenue Through Two-Dimensional Shelf Space Allocation


We consider the problem of optimally allocating contiguous rectangular presentation spaces in order to maximize revenues. Such problems are encountered in the arrangement of products in retail shelf-space and in the design […]


Impact of Value-Added Service Features in e-Retailing Processes: An Econometric Analysis of Website Functions


We examine the impact of three classes of Web site functions (foundational, customer-centered, and value-added) upon e-retailer performance. Using secondary panel data for 2007–2009 on operating characteristics of over 600 e-retailers, our […]

Channeled autonomy: The joint effects of autonomy and feedback on team performance through organization goal clarity


Past research suggests that autonomy has highly variable effects on team performance, and that one explanation for this pattern of findings is that autonomous teams fall into a state of disorder where they […]

Risk Perspectives and Common Sense Rules for Survival


We are fortunate to live in a world characterized by risk and uncertainty. Absent risk and uncertainty, with work, diligence, and access to information we could know each event that was to […]

Employee-Based Brand Equity: The Impact of Customer Perceptions on Executive Pay


This article examines the concept of employee-based brand equity – the value that a brand provides to a firm through its effects on the attitudes and behaviors of its employees – and […]

Bank Holding Companies


This chapter covers the tax rules and planning considerations concerning bank holding companies updated through January of 2014 .

Capital Structure: Implications


(Please see source.) A tax environment that allows for the deduction of interest charges, but not the deduction of dividends, results in an optimal capital structure for a company. The optimal structure […]

Insolvent Banks


This chapter covers the tax rules and planning considerations related to insolvent banks updated through January of 2014.

Accounting and Economics—Critical Perspectives


This article reveals some important differences between accounting and economics. It does not seek to explain the various arguments that prompt, support, or question such differences. The ultimate objectives are an awareness […]

The Effects of Cross-Border and Cross-Industry M&As on Home-Region and Global MNEs


We examine the effects of international and product diversification through mergers and acquisitions ( M& As) on the firm’s risk-return profile. We identify the rewards from different types of M& As and […]

Introduction to Global Business


This global business textbook starts with the foundations of global business, covers the global business environment, and ends with global business strategy and management. It provides comprehensive materials that enable students to […]

Foreign Banks Engaged in Business In the United States and Foreign Income of United States Banks


This chapter publication represents an extensive revision of the subject matter concerning U.S. taxation of foreign banks and of foreign income of United States banks. The revision concerns the description and analysis […]

Scheduling parallel machines with single vehicle delivery


We investigate the integrated production and distribution scheduling problem in a supply chain. The manufacturer’s production environment is modeled as a parallel machine system. A single capacitated vehicle is employed to deliver […]

Optimal Per-Use Rentals and Sales of durable Products and Their Distinct Roles in Price Discrimination


We consider a setting in which consumers experience distinct instances of need for a durable product at random intervals. Each instance of need is associated with a random utility and the consumers […]

Audit committee financial expertise and earnings management: the role of status


Regulatory pressure to increase both audit committee financial expertise and board independence has resulted in lower status for audit committees relative to management. This status differential is relevant because expertise and relative […]

… and the Cross-Section of Expected Returns


Hundreds of papers and hundreds of factors attempt to explain the cross-section of expected returns. Given this extensive data mining, it does not make any economic or statistical sense to use the […]

Fired up or burned out? How developmental challenge differentially impacts leader behavior


Leadership development research has largely drawn on experiential and enactive learning theories to explore the positive effects of developmental challenge on leaders. In contrast, we examined potential positive and negative effects of developmental challenge […]