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  • White Papers // Nov 2011

    Secure Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Identity-Based Cryptography

    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) has played a crucial role in many military and civilian applications. However, with the increase in popularity of such networks, the demand for security is also increasing proportionally. The new sophisticated attacks can easily compromise these resource constraint networks such as WSN. In this paper, the...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // May 2011

    How Health Care Benefits Really Impact Employment Choices

    Social commentators and policy makers argue that many people are "Locked" into their current jobs for fear of losing their health coverage. Though they could be more productive in self-employment, they stick to full-time employment for benefits. New findings in research by Professor Maria Minniti of SMU Cox and co-author...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    How Demographics Impact Economic Growth And Entrepreneurship

    The demographic structure of a country matters for economic growth. Equally important, entrepreneurship matters for economic growth. Countries with younger populations or those tilted toward the aged are shown to have decreased entrepreneurial activity according to new research by Professor Maria Minniti of SMU Cox and co-author Moren Levesque. Important...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    On Being A Brand: Shout It Out Or Be Subtle?

    Consumers often spend lavishly to communicate wealth and status to those around them. Explicit branding through recognizable and obvious logos aids this goal. The idea of conspicuous consumption refers to consumers spending on products that display visible markers of status. Since consumers are motivated to express social status, it follows...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Hedging Away: Derivatives Blur Executive Compensation Incentives

    New research identifies an increasing practice of corporate insiders and CEOs hedging their ownership in the firms they manage. Financial engineering, also called financial innovation, has offered a way for executives to reduce the "Sensitivity" of their firm-related wealth to stock price through the use of derivates. Troubling was the...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    An Axiomatic Approach for Large-Scale Disaster-Tolerant Systems Modeling

    Disaster tolerance in computing and communications systems refers to the ability to maintain a degree of functionality throughout the occurrence of a disaster. The authors accomplish the incorporation of disaster tolerance within a system by simulating various threats to the system operation and identifying areas for system redesign. Unfortunately, extremely...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Tis The Season To Reflect On Gift Giving

    Believe it or not, gift giving is really a complex social and psychological phenomenon. Remember the movie "The Family Stone," when the uptight Manhattan executive Meredith Morton, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is finally embraced by the Stone family after she nails the Christmas gift? It gets more complicated. In...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Stressed Out Overworked Systems Should Just Say "No"

    The consequences of pushing an operation to its max can lead to many negative consequences such as increased costs and worker burnout. In the extreme, family members of deceased workers from Foxconn in China, an Apple supplier, can tell tales about the effects of overworked systems. New research by ITOM...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Running Out? Peak Theories Exposed

    The concept of peak oil has captured the imaginations of policymakers, analysts, researchers, and the public. But from the viewpoint of the energy economist, the idea of a peaking resource, such as oil, ushering in an era of reduced growth and hardship, doesn't hold water. Energy economist Dr. James Smith...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Avoiding The Never-Never Land Of Marketing Communication

    Marketers beware: There is an ideal level of communications that the customers will tolerate. Beyond that point, they will be turned off of one's company's products and messages, providing diminishing returns to the firm and hurting the relationship. New research by Glenn Voss, marketing professor at SMU Cox, and co-authors,...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How China Can Sustain Growth Cleaner And Greener

    China recently became the number one energy consumer in the world, surpassing the U.S.'s dominance on that score for nearly a century. With China's greater electricity demand from power-hungry cities and industry, its carbon emissions will rise to chokingly high levels. It surpassed the U.S. as the largest emitter in...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Stars, Stripes Or Goldilocks: Employee Relations Set The Tone

    Does your firm foster innovation and creativity like a Google or Apple? Or perhaps the star system came crashing down when the economy hit bottom? Something considered more elusive (yet tangible to employees) may be at play. Marketing Professors Glenn Voss and Zannie Voss of SMU Cox, along with Daniel...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Building A Better Environment For Investors: Global Bond Control

    In the quest for higher returns and more diversification, investors turn to global bond markets. But investing in bonds from foreign countries, especially ones with less stringent laws and regulations, leaves the investor open to more risk. Is there a way to mitigate some of the risk, a "Work-around" possibly?...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Regulation Change Forces Foreign Firms Into U.S. Financial Market

    In an attempt to make U.S. financial markets more attractive for foreign firms, a new Securities and Exchange Commission deregulation effort post-Sarbanes-Oxley has had the opposite effect. The outcome has been that one of the historically-rarest type of cross-listing is now the most prevalent, courtesy of depositary banks creating unsponsored...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Regulation Change Forces Foreign Firms In To U.S. Financial Market

    In an attempt to make U.S. financial markets more attractive for foreign firms, a new Securities and Exchange Commission deregulation effort post-Sarbanes-Oxley has had the opposite effect. The outcome has been that one of the historically-rarest type of cross-listing is now the most prevalent, courtesy of depositary banks creating unsponsored...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Traffic Engineering in Metro Ethernet

    Traffic engineering is one of the major issues that has to be addressed in Metro Ethernet networks for quality of service and efficient resource utilization. This paper aims at understanding the relevant issues and outlines novel algorithms for multipoint traffic engineering in Metro Ethernet. The authors present an algorithmic solution...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    CRM 2.0: High-Definition Business Strategies

    When it comes to marketing, customers are king. But managers across different departments should "hold court" with customers as well. For more than a decade, firms have eagerly adopted Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems to better connect to their customers, hoping to drive firm performance. CRM creates the most value...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Pricing Strategies: Waste-Averse Consumers Pay Up

    What type of pricing strategy does Apple seem to know well with its iPods, iPads, and iPhones? Many would call it premium pricing, but there's more to the story. In this paper, the author shows that products having "add-ons" should command a higher price when consumers are waste-averse. When one...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Traders, Brokers, And Money: The Past Is Your Present And Future

    With Wall Street bonuses under the spotlight, new evidence on the performance of Wall Street traders offers more nuance. Trillions of dollars in stocks are traded month after month in financial markets. The author shows that if pension plans and mutual funds pay attention to the cost of implementing investment...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Parsing The Financial Crisis: First Evidence Of A Lost Decade

    Many financial experts classify this recent financial crisis as the most severe since the Great Depression. The authors analyze the trading difficulties for institutional investors, market behavior and liquidity during the 2007-2008 period of the financial crisis. This paper evidences of what occurred in the markets focuses on the large...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Clusters And Government Policy: How Labor Re-organizes Itself

    At a time when employment concerns are high from the financial crisis fall-out, entrepreneurship seems a logical focus. Can government control anything about how this manifests with stimulus monies, interest rates, or handouts? Are attempts to create business clusters - technology hubs and centers of business excellence - really doable?...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Women Entrepreneurs: How They Fare Across The Globe And Why

    Women entrepreneurship matters - for individuals, communities, and countries as well. In recent years the rate of new business formation by women has significantly outpaced that of men in the U.S. In a comprehensive paper, Maria Minniti, holder of the Bobby B. Lyle Chair in Entrepreneurship at SMU's Cox School...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Managing Business Complexity: Aligning Strategy For Growth

    Complex strategies emphasizing both product exploration and exploitation or market exploration and exploitation are more successfully implemented by large firms. For example, large firms in highly competitive markets can offer diverse product lines; one line stays close to the company's current strengths and serves as the cash cow for one...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Key Protection for Private Computing on Public Platforms

    Private Computing on Public Platforms (PCPP) is a new technology designed to enable secure and private execution of applications on remote, potentially hostile, public platforms. PCPP uses a host assessment to validate a host's hardware and software configuration and then uses applied encryption techniques embedded in the operating system to...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Coupled 802.11 Flows in Urban Channels: Model and Experimental Evaluation

    Contending flows in multi-hop 802.11 wireless networks compete with two fundamental asymmetries: channel asymmetry, in which one flow has a stronger signal, potentially yielding physical layer capture, and topological asymmetry, in which one flow has increased channel state information, potentially yielding an advantage in winning access to the channel. Prior...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Being Global Adds To Firm Value

    Firms such as Coca-Cola, P&G and Apple understand that being diversified globally adds value to their firm. Other types of firms such as conglomerates diversify industrially, across business lines, and globally, across countries. Interestingly, firm value increases more through global diversification than from being diversified across business lines, according to...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Marketing To Seniors: Age Really Is A State of Mind

    In the U.S.'s future, marketing to seniors will become even more important as the group of those 65-years and older nearly doubles in size: from 37 million to 72 million by 2030. There are already entire cottage industries marketing to them, whether in consumer goods, financial services or health care....

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Oil Market No Mystery: Look To Fundamentals

    From their "breathtaking ascent that reached $145 per barrel by July 2008," oil prices then dipped below $40 per barrel again before the end of 2008. Previously, oil prices were stabilized around $30 during 2000-2004. As of this writing, oil has hovered in the neighborhood of $70 per barrel. Government...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Merchandisers: Returns Matter In Product Assortment Choices

    In the competitive world of retail sales, product assortment is a very important strategic marketing decision. Factoring returns into the equation has often been an afterthought - an operational decision simply to be dealt with. In online sales, where returns can be up to 35% of sales compared to 6%...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Fiscal Stabilization With Partial Exchange Rate Pass-Through

    This paper examines the role of fiscal stabilization policy in a two-country framework that allows for a general degree of exchange rate pass-through. The author derives analytical solutions for optimal monetary and fiscal policy which are shown to depend on the degree of pass-through. In the case of partial pass-through,...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Confessions Of A Satiated Consumer

    Economic theory and empirical evidence suggest natural limits to consumption within a purchase category. But the idea of consumers being satiated - maxed out with respect to their ability to consume any more - has not been satisfactorily explored to yield marketing insights. The author assesses whether 'consumption knows no...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Preventing A Repeat Of The Money Market Meltdown Of The Early 1930s

    This paper analyzes the meltdown of the commercial paper market during the Great Depression, and relates those findings to the recent financial crisis. Theoretical models of financial frictions and information problems imply that lenders will make fewer non-collateralized loans or investments and relatively more extensions of collateralized finance in times...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // May 2009

    When Cash Isn't King: The Case Of Unionized Firms

    When is cash not king? Holding excess cash reserves can be less desirable when a firm has a more unionized workforce. The author finds that firms in more unionized industries strategically hold less cash to gain bargaining advantages over union demands. But there are trade-offs in holding less cash. For...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Short Selling Shows Alpha In Mutual Funds

    Hedge funds have historically used short selling as a trading strategy, while mutual funds have generally not permitted the practice. But, mutual funds are increasingly allowing their managers to engage in short selling as an investment strategy, growing from 23% in 1994 to 60% in 2006, though only 7% actually...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Hybrid Products' Marketing Challenges

    Voice recorder-MP3 players, crossover and hybrid, duel-fuel vehicles, and many other hybrids products are growing exponentially. Marketers hope when two product categories blend together that consumers think it's great. But often they don't. This paper shows how hybrid products have a unique set of marketing challenges. Author says, "When one...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Financial Market Deregulation: The Roach Motel No More

    Heard of Hotel California or the roach motel? In March 2007, the SEC's passed Rule 12h-6, which loosed the regulations of the 1933/1934 Exchange and Securities Acts. The rule required foreign firms which listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to register their firms and maintain registration with the...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Price Women Pay For Under-Pricing Services

    As their numbers grow, women are increasingly making pricing decisions in the professions. But the role gender plays in the income-gender disparity is still not well understood. A new study on gender and how it impacts pricing decisions helps explain a part of the puzzle about the income gap between...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    In Need Of New Ideas? Try Brainwriting

    Looking ahead to a new year, a different approach to generate novel ideas may bring employees, managers and the customers they serve out of the doldrums. Organizations and societies all need good, useful ideas to survive and prosper, with many falling on hard times during this economic crisis. In SMU...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Coupled 802.11 Flows in Urban Channels: Model and Experimental Evaluation

    Contending flows in multi-hop 802.11 wireless networks compete with two fundamental asymmetries: channel asymmetry, in which one flow has a stronger signal, potentially yielding physical layer capture, and topological asymmetry, in which one flow has increased channel state information, potentially yielding an advantage in winning access to the channel. Prior...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Fiscal Stabilization With Partial Exchange Rate Pass-Through

    This paper examines the role of fiscal stabilization policy in a two-country framework that allows for a general degree of exchange rate pass-through. The author derives analytical solutions for optimal monetary and fiscal policy which are shown to depend on the degree of pass-through. In the case of partial pass-through,...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    How Demographics Impact Economic Growth And Entrepreneurship

    The demographic structure of a country matters for economic growth. Equally important, entrepreneurship matters for economic growth. Countries with younger populations or those tilted toward the aged are shown to have decreased entrepreneurial activity according to new research by Professor Maria Minniti of SMU Cox and co-author Moren Levesque. Important...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    On Being A Brand: Shout It Out Or Be Subtle?

    Consumers often spend lavishly to communicate wealth and status to those around them. Explicit branding through recognizable and obvious logos aids this goal. The idea of conspicuous consumption refers to consumers spending on products that display visible markers of status. Since consumers are motivated to express social status, it follows...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Hedging Away: Derivatives Blur Executive Compensation Incentives

    New research identifies an increasing practice of corporate insiders and CEOs hedging their ownership in the firms they manage. Financial engineering, also called financial innovation, has offered a way for executives to reduce the "Sensitivity" of their firm-related wealth to stock price through the use of derivates. Troubling was the...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Tis The Season To Reflect On Gift Giving

    Believe it or not, gift giving is really a complex social and psychological phenomenon. Remember the movie "The Family Stone," when the uptight Manhattan executive Meredith Morton, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is finally embraced by the Stone family after she nails the Christmas gift? It gets more complicated. In...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Stressed Out Overworked Systems Should Just Say "No"

    The consequences of pushing an operation to its max can lead to many negative consequences such as increased costs and worker burnout. In the extreme, family members of deceased workers from Foxconn in China, an Apple supplier, can tell tales about the effects of overworked systems. New research by ITOM...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Running Out? Peak Theories Exposed

    The concept of peak oil has captured the imaginations of policymakers, analysts, researchers, and the public. But from the viewpoint of the energy economist, the idea of a peaking resource, such as oil, ushering in an era of reduced growth and hardship, doesn't hold water. Energy economist Dr. James Smith...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Avoiding The Never-Never Land Of Marketing Communication

    Marketers beware: There is an ideal level of communications that the customers will tolerate. Beyond that point, they will be turned off of one's company's products and messages, providing diminishing returns to the firm and hurting the relationship. New research by Glenn Voss, marketing professor at SMU Cox, and co-authors,...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How China Can Sustain Growth Cleaner And Greener

    China recently became the number one energy consumer in the world, surpassing the U.S.'s dominance on that score for nearly a century. With China's greater electricity demand from power-hungry cities and industry, its carbon emissions will rise to chokingly high levels. It surpassed the U.S. as the largest emitter in...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Stars, Stripes Or Goldilocks: Employee Relations Set The Tone

    Does your firm foster innovation and creativity like a Google or Apple? Or perhaps the star system came crashing down when the economy hit bottom? Something considered more elusive (yet tangible to employees) may be at play. Marketing Professors Glenn Voss and Zannie Voss of SMU Cox, along with Daniel...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Building A Better Environment For Investors: Global Bond Control

    In the quest for higher returns and more diversification, investors turn to global bond markets. But investing in bonds from foreign countries, especially ones with less stringent laws and regulations, leaves the investor open to more risk. Is there a way to mitigate some of the risk, a "Work-around" possibly?...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Regulation Change Forces Foreign Firms Into U.S. Financial Market

    In an attempt to make U.S. financial markets more attractive for foreign firms, a new Securities and Exchange Commission deregulation effort post-Sarbanes-Oxley has had the opposite effect. The outcome has been that one of the historically-rarest type of cross-listing is now the most prevalent, courtesy of depositary banks creating unsponsored...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Women Entrepreneurs: How They Fare Across The Globe And Why

    Women entrepreneurship matters - for individuals, communities, and countries as well. In recent years the rate of new business formation by women has significantly outpaced that of men in the U.S. In a comprehensive paper, Maria Minniti, holder of the Bobby B. Lyle Chair in Entrepreneurship at SMU's Cox School...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    In Need Of New Ideas? Try Brainwriting

    Looking ahead to a new year, a different approach to generate novel ideas may bring employees, managers and the customers they serve out of the doldrums. Organizations and societies all need good, useful ideas to survive and prosper, with many falling on hard times during this economic crisis. In SMU...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // May 2011

    How Health Care Benefits Really Impact Employment Choices

    Social commentators and policy makers argue that many people are "Locked" into their current jobs for fear of losing their health coverage. Though they could be more productive in self-employment, they stick to full-time employment for benefits. New findings in research by Professor Maria Minniti of SMU Cox and co-author...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Nov 2011

    Secure Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Identity-Based Cryptography

    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) has played a crucial role in many military and civilian applications. However, with the increase in popularity of such networks, the demand for security is also increasing proportionally. The new sophisticated attacks can easily compromise these resource constraint networks such as WSN. In this paper, the...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    An Axiomatic Approach for Large-Scale Disaster-Tolerant Systems Modeling

    Disaster tolerance in computing and communications systems refers to the ability to maintain a degree of functionality throughout the occurrence of a disaster. The authors accomplish the incorporation of disaster tolerance within a system by simulating various threats to the system operation and identifying areas for system redesign. Unfortunately, extremely...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Clusters And Government Policy: How Labor Re-organizes Itself

    At a time when employment concerns are high from the financial crisis fall-out, entrepreneurship seems a logical focus. Can government control anything about how this manifests with stimulus monies, interest rates, or handouts? Are attempts to create business clusters - technology hubs and centers of business excellence - really doable?...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Confessions Of A Satiated Consumer

    Economic theory and empirical evidence suggest natural limits to consumption within a purchase category. But the idea of consumers being satiated - maxed out with respect to their ability to consume any more - has not been satisfactorily explored to yield marketing insights. The author assesses whether 'consumption knows no...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // May 2009

    When Cash Isn't King: The Case Of Unionized Firms

    When is cash not king? Holding excess cash reserves can be less desirable when a firm has a more unionized workforce. The author finds that firms in more unionized industries strategically hold less cash to gain bargaining advantages over union demands. But there are trade-offs in holding less cash. For...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Short Selling Shows Alpha In Mutual Funds

    Hedge funds have historically used short selling as a trading strategy, while mutual funds have generally not permitted the practice. But, mutual funds are increasingly allowing their managers to engage in short selling as an investment strategy, growing from 23% in 1994 to 60% in 2006, though only 7% actually...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Hybrid Products' Marketing Challenges

    Voice recorder-MP3 players, crossover and hybrid, duel-fuel vehicles, and many other hybrids products are growing exponentially. Marketers hope when two product categories blend together that consumers think it's great. But often they don't. This paper shows how hybrid products have a unique set of marketing challenges. Author says, "When one...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Financial Market Deregulation: The Roach Motel No More

    Heard of Hotel California or the roach motel? In March 2007, the SEC's passed Rule 12h-6, which loosed the regulations of the 1933/1934 Exchange and Securities Acts. The rule required foreign firms which listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to register their firms and maintain registration with the...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Price Women Pay For Under-Pricing Services

    As their numbers grow, women are increasingly making pricing decisions in the professions. But the role gender plays in the income-gender disparity is still not well understood. A new study on gender and how it impacts pricing decisions helps explain a part of the puzzle about the income gap between...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Key Protection for Private Computing on Public Platforms

    Private Computing on Public Platforms (PCPP) is a new technology designed to enable secure and private execution of applications on remote, potentially hostile, public platforms. PCPP uses a host assessment to validate a host's hardware and software configuration and then uses applied encryption techniques embedded in the operating system to...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Preventing A Repeat Of The Money Market Meltdown Of The Early 1930s

    This paper analyzes the meltdown of the commercial paper market during the Great Depression, and relates those findings to the recent financial crisis. Theoretical models of financial frictions and information problems imply that lenders will make fewer non-collateralized loans or investments and relatively more extensions of collateralized finance in times...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Traffic Engineering in Metro Ethernet

    Traffic engineering is one of the major issues that has to be addressed in Metro Ethernet networks for quality of service and efficient resource utilization. This paper aims at understanding the relevant issues and outlines novel algorithms for multipoint traffic engineering in Metro Ethernet. The authors present an algorithmic solution...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Regulation Change Forces Foreign Firms In To U.S. Financial Market

    In an attempt to make U.S. financial markets more attractive for foreign firms, a new Securities and Exchange Commission deregulation effort post-Sarbanes-Oxley has had the opposite effect. The outcome has been that one of the historically-rarest type of cross-listing is now the most prevalent, courtesy of depositary banks creating unsponsored...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    CRM 2.0: High-Definition Business Strategies

    When it comes to marketing, customers are king. But managers across different departments should "hold court" with customers as well. For more than a decade, firms have eagerly adopted Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems to better connect to their customers, hoping to drive firm performance. CRM creates the most value...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Pricing Strategies: Waste-Averse Consumers Pay Up

    What type of pricing strategy does Apple seem to know well with its iPods, iPads, and iPhones? Many would call it premium pricing, but there's more to the story. In this paper, the author shows that products having "add-ons" should command a higher price when consumers are waste-averse. When one...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Traders, Brokers, And Money: The Past Is Your Present And Future

    With Wall Street bonuses under the spotlight, new evidence on the performance of Wall Street traders offers more nuance. Trillions of dollars in stocks are traded month after month in financial markets. The author shows that if pension plans and mutual funds pay attention to the cost of implementing investment...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Parsing The Financial Crisis: First Evidence Of A Lost Decade

    Many financial experts classify this recent financial crisis as the most severe since the Great Depression. The authors analyze the trading difficulties for institutional investors, market behavior and liquidity during the 2007-2008 period of the financial crisis. This paper evidences of what occurred in the markets focuses on the large...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Managing Business Complexity: Aligning Strategy For Growth

    Complex strategies emphasizing both product exploration and exploitation or market exploration and exploitation are more successfully implemented by large firms. For example, large firms in highly competitive markets can offer diverse product lines; one line stays close to the company's current strengths and serves as the cash cow for one...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Being Global Adds To Firm Value

    Firms such as Coca-Cola, P&G and Apple understand that being diversified globally adds value to their firm. Other types of firms such as conglomerates diversify industrially, across business lines, and globally, across countries. Interestingly, firm value increases more through global diversification than from being diversified across business lines, according to...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Marketing To Seniors: Age Really Is A State of Mind

    In the U.S.'s future, marketing to seniors will become even more important as the group of those 65-years and older nearly doubles in size: from 37 million to 72 million by 2030. There are already entire cottage industries marketing to them, whether in consumer goods, financial services or health care....

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Oil Market No Mystery: Look To Fundamentals

    From their "breathtaking ascent that reached $145 per barrel by July 2008," oil prices then dipped below $40 per barrel again before the end of 2008. Previously, oil prices were stabilized around $30 during 2000-2004. As of this writing, oil has hovered in the neighborhood of $70 per barrel. Government...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Merchandisers: Returns Matter In Product Assortment Choices

    In the competitive world of retail sales, product assortment is a very important strategic marketing decision. Factoring returns into the equation has often been an afterthought - an operational decision simply to be dealt with. In online sales, where returns can be up to 35% of sales compared to 6%...

    Provided By Southern Methodist University