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

On Saturday, the Rochester Institute of Technology celebrated the graduation of its class of 2003. Like thousands of other colleges and universities throughout the country, RIT's graduates are looking forward to new personal and professional challenges. Unlike recent classes, however, the heightened level of anxiety... READ MORE
Although a leader's integrity seems to be essential for effective leadership, no empirical studies have examined the relationship between leader behavioral integrity (the consistency between words and actions) and follower job performance. Further, no empirical studies have examined how follower behavioral integrity might also impact... READ MORE
Since 1988, no fewer than 16 studies have proposed and directly tested the hypothesis that sex differences exist in the experience of work-family conflict (WFC). However, results have been conflicting. This meta-analytic review of sex differences in work-family conflict finds that while women tend to... READ MORE
A well-developed body of literature has detected positive effects of technology investments on economic growth. We contribute to this literature by studying the joint effects of technology and economic freedom on economic growth. Using two different time points. 1990 and2000. and a sample of over... READ MORE
The Post-SOX era coincides with the rise of the Second Tier auditing firms. Our study tests risk characteristics of new (and departing) clients versus continuing clients of the Second Tier to judge overall risks faced by this auditing tier. Because of the greater incidence... READ MORE
Starting in December 2009, small companies classified as non-accelerated filers must obtain an internal control audit to comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. This study estimates the cost of the internal control audit for new accelerated filers in 2006 and 2007 and assesses... READ MORE
Many students enter graduate school with expectation that many years of hard work will pay off in the form of Ph. D.s in many disciplines has been declined over the years, at the same time that the number of graduates is increased. READ MORE
We examine managerial influence of the corporate voting process in the context of anti-takeover charter amendments. We find statistically-significant, negative abnormal accruals in the voting year. Serial correlation between the voting year's accruals and the preceedings year's accruals is negative and significant, despite that other... READ MORE
Throughout the history of manufacturing management, managers are constantly refining their skills for controlling and stabilizing against various technological and market uncertainties. Some of those skills such as division of labor and buffering technnical core from external changes had been very successful in the transition... READ MORE
Today, the global economic environment requires that information is readily available across the supply chain (SC) and value chain and that the information is available in a costeffective manner. The information must be accurate, credible, timely, cost-efficient, reliable, traceable, pertinent, and possess data transparency. The... READ MORE
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