Emory University (Goizueta)

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Thinking Critically And Driving Performance: Making The Right Decisions Now

    Thinking Critically and Driving Performance is a two-day course that exposes participants to applied decision making frameworks designed to enhance creative and strategic abilities for effective decision making. This course aims to improve decision making by applying techniques that minimize risk and maximize impact and influence.Thinking Critically and Driving Performance...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    In Search Of Informed Discretion: An Experimental Investigation Of Fairness And Trust Reciprocity

    This paper investigates managerial discretion in compensation decisions in a team (i.e., joint production) setting. Specifically, the author investigates the conditions under which managers tasked with allocating a discretionary bonus pool are willing to incur a personal cost to obtain ex post non-contractible information about the individual effort levels of...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Innovation Does Pay Off: If You Measure Correctly

    Innovation is probably one of the most important forces fueling the growth of new products, sustaining incumbents, creating new markets, transforming industries, and promoting the global competitiveness of nations. However, some critics assert that an earnings-focused, short-term orientation on boosting stock price may undercut investments in innovation that typically have...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Dividing The Pie: The Influence Of Managerial Discretion Extent On Bonus Pool Allocation

    Firms often allow managers discretion when allocating bonuses so that they can incorporate relevant non-contractible information into employees' compensation. Using an experiment, it's examined whether and to what extent managers use a piecemeal approach to process performance information (i.e., processing each cue separately), and how using this approach influences bonus...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Framing Sticks As Carrots: An Experimental Investigation Of Control And Trust In Agency Relationships

    Although organizations use formal control systems to promote cooperation and minimize self-serving opportunistic activities, formal control is often interpreted by the controlled party as a signal of mistrust, thereby leading to an unintended erosion of the trust environment (an important informal control mechanism). However, prior studies documenting the negative effects...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Average Correlation And Stock Market Returns

    If the Roll critique is important, changes in the variance of the stock market may be only weakly related to changes in aggregate risk and subsequent stock market excess returns. However, since individual stock returns share a common sensitivity to true market return shocks, higher aggregate risk can be revealed...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Price Image In Retail Management

    Consumer evaluation of products offered by a given retailer is often influenced by perceptions of the overall price level of all offerings from this retailer. Because of its direct impact on consumer choice, understanding and managing price image is of key importance to retailers. Despite its theoretical and managerial importance,...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Flattening The Organization: The Effect Of Organizational Reporting Structure On Budgeting Effectiveness

    This study investigates whether increasing a superior's span of control improves the effectiveness of the budgeting process. The authors characterize the superior's utility function as consisting of a utility for norm enforcement as well as wealth, leading the superior to reject profitable projects believed to contain excessive slack. Authors develop...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Firm Boundaries In The New Economy: Theory And Evidence

    This paper develops a theory of firm boundaries in knowledge intensive industries by examining the incentive effects of knowledge sharing together with those stemming from transfer of control in mergers/acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Since knowledge is non-rival in nature, its owners cannot restrict usage ex-post once they provide...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Dividing The Pie: The Influence Of Managerial Discretion Extent On Bonus Pool Allocation

    Firms often allow managers discretion when allocating bonuses so that they can incorporate relevant non-contractible information into employees' compensation. Using an experiment, it's examined whether and to what extent managers use a piecemeal approach to process performance information (i.e., processing each cue separately), and how using this approach influences bonus...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    In Search Of Informed Discretion: An Experimental Investigation Of Fairness And Trust Reciprocity

    This paper investigates managerial discretion in compensation decisions in a team (i.e., joint production) setting. Specifically, the author investigates the conditions under which managers tasked with allocating a discretionary bonus pool are willing to incur a personal cost to obtain ex post non-contractible information about the individual effort levels of...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Thinking Critically And Driving Performance: Making The Right Decisions Now

    Thinking Critically and Driving Performance is a two-day course that exposes participants to applied decision making frameworks designed to enhance creative and strategic abilities for effective decision making. This course aims to improve decision making by applying techniques that minimize risk and maximize impact and influence.Thinking Critically and Driving Performance...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Innovation Does Pay Off: If You Measure Correctly

    Innovation is probably one of the most important forces fueling the growth of new products, sustaining incumbents, creating new markets, transforming industries, and promoting the global competitiveness of nations. However, some critics assert that an earnings-focused, short-term orientation on boosting stock price may undercut investments in innovation that typically have...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Average Correlation And Stock Market Returns

    If the Roll critique is important, changes in the variance of the stock market may be only weakly related to changes in aggregate risk and subsequent stock market excess returns. However, since individual stock returns share a common sensitivity to true market return shocks, higher aggregate risk can be revealed...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Firm Boundaries In The New Economy: Theory And Evidence

    This paper develops a theory of firm boundaries in knowledge intensive industries by examining the incentive effects of knowledge sharing together with those stemming from transfer of control in mergers/acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Since knowledge is non-rival in nature, its owners cannot restrict usage ex-post once they provide...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Flattening The Organization: The Effect Of Organizational Reporting Structure On Budgeting Effectiveness

    This study investigates whether increasing a superior's span of control improves the effectiveness of the budgeting process. The authors characterize the superior's utility function as consisting of a utility for norm enforcement as well as wealth, leading the superior to reject profitable projects believed to contain excessive slack. Authors develop...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Price Image In Retail Management

    Consumer evaluation of products offered by a given retailer is often influenced by perceptions of the overall price level of all offerings from this retailer. Because of its direct impact on consumer choice, understanding and managing price image is of key importance to retailers. Despite its theoretical and managerial importance,...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Framing Sticks As Carrots: An Experimental Investigation Of Control And Trust In Agency Relationships

    Although organizations use formal control systems to promote cooperation and minimize self-serving opportunistic activities, formal control is often interpreted by the controlled party as a signal of mistrust, thereby leading to an unintended erosion of the trust environment (an important informal control mechanism). However, prior studies documenting the negative effects...

    Provided By Emory University (Goizueta)