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Advancing today's business environment requires leadership and management attuned to rapid changes in technology and increasingly vigorous global competition.

A definition of XBRL will be given, followed by a brief overview of the XBRL system. A timeline of events in the brief history of XBRL will be rendered and discussed. Based on the global perspective of the XBRL movement and the establishment of... READ MORE
A brief overview of the origins of modern accounting are examined with it’s genesis in the Italian Renaissance. During this time period, trade and commerce expanded and new methods for tracking and recording transactions became necessary. Double entry bookkeeping was first documented by Luca... READ MORE
This paper deals with measuring the three quality dimensions (quality of design, quality of conformance and quality of performance) in higher education. The proposed framework discussed in this paper builds on the model developed by Mergen et al. (2000, Total Quality Management, 11, pp. 345-352).... READ MORE
Today, computer software skills are a fundamental requirement for every businessperson. It is difficult to imagine how an individual could even survive in the current business atmosphere without the ability to use basic computer applications. Thus, the instruction of theses skills has become an important... READ MORE
A description of acceptance charts, which use subgroup averages, was published by Freund in 1957 (Industrial Quality Control 1957; (October); 13-23). The purpose of these charts is to evaluate a process in terms of whether or not it could be expected to satisfy product tolerances.... READ MORE
Big business is dumping billions of dollars into the online social networking phenomenon without understanding its true value. A recent study of an extended online network of two RIT professors revealed the way in which users derive value from their social computing activity. They explore... READ MORE
The objective of this paper is to discuss and clarify the meaning and use the different statistical limits used in managing processes so the mistakes that are commonly seen in industrial practice can be avoided. The difference between "control" and "acceptance" will also be discuss.... READ MORE
The 2007 inaugural address of RIT’s ninth president, William Destler, highlighted the breadth and diversity of curricular offerings at RIT from business, engineering, and computing to design, fine art, and craft. In his address, Dr. Destler included this challenge: “What if RIT students [in addition... READ MORE
In this paper we will propose a new way of building an acceptance chart which could be utilized in Six Sigma environment. The proposed method is to build the acceptance chart around the desired value for the process mean rather than around the specification limits.... READ MORE
Each quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), our course on innovation and invention gathers undergraduate and graduate students from as many disciplines as possible and attempts to do something none of us (including the instructors) knows how to do. Our methodology, modeled after business... READ MORE
This paper explores consumers' perceptions of their online experience beyond website interface issues. Using Personal Construct Theory (Kelly 1955) this research identified twelve themes including; aesthetics, customer orientation, customization, dependability, entertainment, functionality, identification, informative, innovative, price, product/service offer, and social. These findings build upon those... READ MORE
Retail e-commerce continues to grow as an important channel of distribution in the global business environment. Annual U.S. e-tail sales revenue growth of 22.2 percent between 2004 and 2005 strongly outpaced the total retail sales growth of 6.3 percent during the same period (U.S. Census... READ MORE
Much research and debate exists about the effectiveness of simulations as a learning and assessment tool. The questions that are typically raised are: “How effective is a simulation as a pedagogical tool?” and “How do we know that students have really learned something from the... READ MORE
In this paper we propose an alternative method to the Durbin-Watson(DW) test for the fitness of a regression model (see, for example, Makridakis [5, pp. 267-258; 303-304; 630-631] and Wilson & Keating [8, pp. 182-184; 234-236] for DW statistic). The proposed method tests whether the... READ MORE
The concept of materiality has received a lot of attention in recent years as high profile accounting scandals have plagued financial reporting. Auditing Standards from the PCAOB and the AICPA require that early in an audit engagement the auditor establish a preliminary level of materiality.... READ MORE
Individuals in organizations experience stress as a result of their use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This is termed as technostress. Individual characteristics form an important set of factors that influence technostress, and understanding them is important for developing organizational mechanisms for effecting appropriate... READ MORE