ACADEMY OF

BUSINESS

ADMINISTRATION

2004 GLOBAL TRENDS
CONFERENCE

 


December 18-23, 2004

Wyndham Rose Hall Resort & Country Club
Montego Bay, Jamaica

 


WELCOME

It is our pleasure to welcome all participants to the 2004 Global Trends Conference of the Academy of Business Administration.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to everyone who contributed their time, energy and expertise to making this conference a success. Each participant’s contribution helps the Academy fulfill its mission of disseminating high quality research in the field of business administration.

Each conference owes a large debt to the program committee. The track chairs have done a wonderful job of soliciting and reviewing quality work for this conference. As usual it is a pleasure for us to spend time with old friends and hear what everyone has been up to. At the same time, it is exciting to meet new participants and get to know them and their work. We hope you will join us in making an effort to make our newcomers welcome and encouraging them to come back again and again as many of you have done.

Over the years, we have tried very hard to create a warm and supportive environment in which conference participants can share their work. It is the thoughtful comments of the reviewers and the lively discussions of this work that truly make us proud of this conference.

We hope you enjoy the conference and your stay in the beautiful and tropical paradise of Montego Bay. Given our location, after the conference is over we have no doubt that we will all harbor warm memories of Jamaica for some time to come.


Dr. Sam Fullerton
Conference Chair

Dr. David L. Moore
Program Chair



SCHEDULE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS


SATURDAY. DECEMBER 18
2:00 PM–5:00 PM Registration

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19
9:00 AM –1:00 PM Registration
9:00 AM–9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:30 AM–11:00 AM Competitive Sessions
11:00 AM–11:30 AM Coffee Break
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Competitive Sessions
7:00 PM–9:00 PM Reception

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20
9:00 AM–1:00 PM Registration
9:00 AM–9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:30 AM–11:00 AM Competitive Sessions
11:00 AM–11:30 AM Coffee Break
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Competitive Sessions
1:30 PM–3:30 PM Luncheon

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21
9:00 AM–1:00 PM Registration
9:00 AM–9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:30 AM–11:00 AM Competitive Sessions
6:00 PM–7:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM–9:00 PM Awards Banquet

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22
LOCAL CULTURE DAY - TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ABSORB AND APPRECIATE SOME OF THE BEAUTY AND SPLENDOR THAT IS JAMAICA.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23
TRAVEL DAY – HAVE A SAFE AND PLEASANT TRIP HOME AND WATCH THE ABA WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON ALL CONFERENCES AT www.lemoyne.edu/aba


2004 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

PROGRAM CHAIR
CONFERENCE CHAIR
Dr. David L. Moore
Dr. Sam Fullerton
LeMoyne College
Eastern Michigan University






TRACK CHAIRS

ACCOUNTING
Dr. Gyan Chandra, Miami University
Dr. Musa Darayseh, Purdue University - Calumet
Dr. Aileen Smith, Stephen F. Austin University

BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
Dr. Frederick DeCasperis, Siena College
Dr. Lillian Chaney, University of Memphis
Dr. Kathy Hill, Sam Houston State University

CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS ISSUES
Dr. Tammy McCullough, Eastern Michigan
Dr. Sara Hart, Sam Houston State University
Dr. Vish Iyer, University of Northern Colorado
Dr. Sam Fullerton, Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Rao Tummala, Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Peter Yannopoulos, Brock University

DECISION SCIENCES/INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Dr. John Stamey, Coastal Carolina University
Dr. Jim Bell, University of Central Arkansas

ECONOMICS
Dr. James “Bim” Beckman, University of Applied Science (GERMANY)
Dr. David L. Moore, LeMoyne College

FINANCE
Dr. Bala Maniam, Sam Houston State University
Dr. Francisca Beer, California State University - San Bernardino
Dr. Ramesh Garg, Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Ginette McManus, St. Joseph's University


MANAGEMENT
Dr. Mary Lemons, University of Tennessee - Martin
Dr. Nicholas DiMarco, Webster University
Dr Rita Thakur, University of La Verne

MARKETING
Dr. Joe Braden, Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Sam Fullerton, Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Rama Yelkur, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Dr. Greg Black, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC SECTOR & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Dr. Audrey Mathews, California State Univ., San Bernadino
Dr. Mitchell Rice, Texas A&M University

REVIEWERS

Peter Ammermann, California State University - Long Beach
Nader AsgaryState, University of New York - Geneseo
Felix Ayadi, Fayetteville State University
Bonni Baker, Siena College
Joseph Banas, Webster University
Casimir Barczyk, Purdue University - Calumet
James D. Bell, Southwest Texas State University
James Bradshaw, Brigham Young University - Hawaii
Tim Brotherson, Montana State University - Billings
Rich Brown, Freed-Hardeman University
Les Carlson, Clemson University
Lillian Chaney, The University of Memphis
Amitava Chaterjee, Fayetteville State University
Sanjib Chowdhury, University of Tennessee - Martin
Nancy Csapo, Central Michigan University
Musa Darayseh, Purdue University - Calumet
Barbara D. Davis, University of Memphis
Frederick Decasperis, Siena College
Carl Dresden, Coastal Carolina University
Alev Efendioglu, University of San Francisco
Philip Empey, Purdue University - Calumet
S. Altan Erdem, University of Houston - Clear Lake
Richard Featheringham, Central Michigan University
Shawnta Friday, Florida A & M University
Sam Fullerton, Eastern Michigan University
Sally Gilfillan, Longwood College
Catherine Green, The University of Memphis
John S. Green, Texas A & M University
George Gekas, Algoma University
Dale Gust, Central Michigan University
Vish Iyer, University of Northern Colorado
Joe James, Sam Houston State University
Robert Joy, Central Michigan University
Yosef Juhmani, Yarmouk University
Gwen Rowe Kelley, University of the District of Columbia
Darla Lang, Sam Houston State University
Hadley Leavell, Sam Houston State University
Mary Lemons, University of Tennessee - Martin
Bala Maniam, Sam Houston State University
Jeannette S. Martin, The University of Mississippi
Audrey L. Mathews, California State University - San Bernardino
Mike McCullough, University of Tennessee - Martin
Ginette McManus, St. Joseph’s University
Mohan Menon, University of South Alabama
David L. Moore, LeMoyne College
Lakshmi S. Narain, Georgia College and State University
Linda Nottingham, Mississippi State University
Augustine Nwabuzor, Florida A & M University
Ferdinand Nwafor, Florida A & M University
Monica Parzinger, Clemson University
Robert Pollock, Purdue University - Calumet
Gary Renz, Webster University
Mitchell Rice, Texas A & M University
Neil Ridler, University of New Brunswick
Anthony Rodriguez, Texas A&M International University
Joseph Rosetti, Siena College
Mary Ellen Rosetti, Hudson Valley Community College
Shomir Sil, Purdue University - Calumet
Susan Switzer, Central Michigan University
Rita Thakur, University of La Verne
Larry Thomas, Central Michigan University
Annette Tolson, Florida A & M University
Leslie Toombs, University of Texas - Tyler
Dimirtios Tsoukalas, Purdue University - Calumet
Luc Vallee, University of Montreal
Elaine Waples, Purdue University - Calumet
Brian Watts, California State University - San Bernardino

 



YOUR PROGRAM COMMITTEE IS PLEASED TO PRESENT YOUR PROGRAM FOR THE 2004 GLOBAL TRENDS CONFERENCE OF THE ACADEMY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2004
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM REGISTRATION


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2004

9:00 AM - 1:00 AM REGISTRATION

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM COFFEE

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Marketing I

ROOM A Session Chair: John J. Considine, LeMoyne College



Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Marketing: A New Era in E-Commerce

S. Altan Erdem
Diane Love
University of Houston - Clear Lake

Excesses in Pharmaceutical Marketing: Did Anybody Bother to Ask the Reps?
Bill Trombetta
Lisa Lewis
Sheila Mathias
Lionel Phillips
Gregory Springer
Nelva Wright
St. Joseph’s University

The Marketing of Higher Education
Wally Elmer
John J. Considine
LeMoyne College


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2004

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM COFFEE

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Compensation, FDI and Online Investment Issues

ROOM B Session Chair: Bala Maniam, Sam Houston State University


Challenges and Controversy Surrounding Executive Compensation

Bala Maniam
Allen Tsai
Sam Houston State University

South Africa: Foreign Direct Investment
W. Hadley Leavell
John Wright
Sam Houston State University

Perspectives of Online Brokerages
Ronald Earl
Sam Houston State University


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2004

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM COFFEE

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Finance I

ROOM C Session Chair: V. M. Rao Tummala, Eastern Michigan University

Dow Jones Composite Index Companies: Stock Repurchases and
Dividends, 1999 - 2003

Greg Lepak
John Consler
LeMoyne College

A Risk Management Model for Improving Electricity Supply Reliability
V. M. Rao Tummala
Eastern Michigan University
C. K. Lo
China Light and Power Company, Ltd. (China)

Technological Factors Linking ERP to Supply Chain Management:
Modularity and Integration

Sock H. Chung
V. M. Rao Tummala
Eastern Michigan University

Competancy Based Approach to Development of Supply Chain Management Program
Hugh McSurley
Matthew Sauber
V. M. Rao Tummala
Eastern Michigan University

 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2004

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM COFFEE

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Leadership, Teaming and Planning

ROOM A Session Chair: Rebecca Gatlin-Watts, University of Central Arkansas

The Evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning and its Future
Relationship to Decision Support System

Mohammad Shariat
Hudson Nwakanma
Florida A & M University

Situational Leadership in an Operations Environment: Application of
Hershey and Blanchard’s Model to the Space Shuttle Launch Control Center

Bradley M. McCain
Nova Southeastern University

Virtual Teaming: A Global Perspective
Rebecca Gatlin-Watts
Marsha Carson
Lauren Maxwell
Joseph Horton
University of Central Arkansas
Sheri Carder
Lake City Community College


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2004

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM COFFEE

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Corporate Finance

ROOM B Session Chair: Ginette McManus, St. Joseph’s University

A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of U.S. and European Manufacturing Firms
lhan Meric
Larry Prober
Joe Kim
Rider University
A Goal Seek Macro for Sensitivity Analysis
Ahmet Tezel
Suzan Koknar-Tezel
Saint Joseph's University


Response Asymmetries in the Equity Markets of Central
Europe

Claire Gilmore
King's College
Ginette McManus
Saint Joseph's University



SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2004

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM COFFEE

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Marketing I

ROOM C Session Chair: Pamela Alreck, Salisbury University

Riding the Wave of Innovation
K. Morris Speter
Joseph L. Speter
Stamford, CT

Indicators of eBay Consumer Willingness to Make Inline Payments
Gregory S. Black
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Marketing in the Government Sector By Product and Service or Statutory Status
Charles F. Day
NOVA Southeastern University

Time Pressure and Saving Time by Online Buying: Exploring a
Contradiction

Pamela Alreck
Robert Settle
Salisbury University


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2004

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM RECEPTION



MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2004

9:00 AM - 1:00 AM REGISTRATION

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM COFFEE

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Students’ Perceptions and Expectations

ROOM A Session Chair: Mary Lemons, University of Tennessee - Martin

Understanding Students’ Computer Background and Skill Level Expectations for Faculty
Nancy Csapo
Monica C. Holmes
Central Michigan University

Students’ Perceptions of the Ethicality of Selected Computer Activities
Judith C. Simon
Lilian H. Chaney
University of Memphis

Do Two Rights Make a Wrong? An Empirical Analysis of Business Students Who Cheat in Order to Correct a Perceived Injustice
Mary Lemons
University of Tennessee - Martin



MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2004

9:00 AM - 1:00 AM REGISTRATION

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM COFFEE

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Risk and Decisions

ROOM B Session Chair: James Beckman, University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Indivisible Labor, Social Insurance and Capital Risk
Satyajit Ghosh
University of Scranton

The Logic of Managerial Decision Making Processes - Rational Conduct in the Context of Multiple Behavioral Patterns: Conjectures and Refutations Tested via an Experimental Investigation
Josef Neufert
University of Applied Science (Germany)

Managerial Decision Making: Some Current Examples from Europe
James Beckman
University of Applied Science (Germany)
Norton Marks
California State University - San Bernardino


MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2004

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM COFFEE

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Management Education and Development

ROOM C Session Chair: Nick Di Marco, Webster University

Regarding Leadership and Ethics: What Should We Be Teaching Students in Graduate and Post-Graduate Management and Business Programs?
John Robinson
Webster University

Transition to Virtual Management Classroom and Integration 'On-Line' Enhancement in Management Education and Development
Douglas L. Westerfield
Donald L. Westerfield
Webster University


Instructor 'Value Added' in Management Education and Development: Evolution to the Virtual Classroom
Douglas L. Westerfield
Donald L. Westerfield
Webster University


MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2004

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM COFFEE

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Multicultural Issues and Minority Education

ROOM A Moderator: Mitchell Rice, Texas A & M University


The Science and Art of Multicultural Communication
Irvine Epps
Texas Southern University

Factors that Affect Minority Student Achievement
Scott Jackson Dantley
Bowie State University
Addressing Health Disparities through Community Outreach
Jeffrey Guidry
Guidy and Associates and Texas A & M University
Nilesh Chatterjee
Texas A & M University



MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2004

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM COFFEE

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM International Perspectives

ROOM B Session Chair: Tariq Bhatti, Zayed University (United Arab Emirates)



Beliefs About Self and Others: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Ghana and
the United States

Vanessa Gail Perry
George Washington University
Quinetta M. Robertson
Cornell University

The Philosophical Foundations Of Chinese Management
Charles A. Rarick
Barry University

Consumer Acceptance of Mobile Commerce (M-Commerce):
Conceptual Model in the UAE Context
Tariq Bhatti
Zayed University (United Arab Emirates)


 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2004

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM COFFEE

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Organizational Behavior

ROOM C Session Chair: Raymond Hill, Eastern Michigan University



Impression Management-'Out-Group' Strategy in 'Role-Making' for Performance Ratings Based on Leader-Member Exchange (LMX)
Donald L. Westerfield
Douglas L. Westerfield
Webster University

Attribution Asymmetries: A Comparison of the Self-Serving and Actor-Observer Biases Across Leader-Member Exchange Status
Constance R. Campbell
Georgia State University

Value Driven Management (VDM) Model as an Ethical Decision Making Tool
Valerie O. Kerr
Nova Southeastern University

An Introduction to Chinese Culture and a Comparison to American Culture
Raymond Hill
Eastern Michigan University


MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2004

1:30 - 3:00 PM LUNCHEON


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2004

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM REGISTRATION

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM COFFEE

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Marketing

ROOM A Session Chair: Pamela Alreck, Salisbury University


Night Marketing and Marketing of the Night
Daniel Tixier
ESSEC (France)

Greening the Supply Chain: A Holistic Paradigm that Includes Secondary and Tertiary Members as Significant Contributors
M. B. Neace
Atul Saxena
Mercer University

Brands Today: Evolution of a Changing Reality
Maud Tixier
ESSEC (France)

Collecting Art and Ethnic Identity
Carol M. Motley
Howard University
Sylvia Long-Tolbert
Drexel University



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2004

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM COFFEE

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Paying, Staying and Playing

ROOM B Session Chair: Richard A. L. Caldarola, Troy State University


The Role of Hardship Pay in Expatriate Compensation: The Role of Risk Perceptions in Views of Proper Pay Differentials
Philip G. Benson
Esther R. Thomas
New Mexico State University

Reducing Nurse Turnover Using Customer Retention Strategies
Jim Murrow
Drury University

The View From the Starting Line: The Participants in the Dubai Terry Fox Run
Donelda McKechnie
Jim Grant
American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Barry Shaw
Schreiner College

Why Do Employees Stay? A Review of Inertia, Embeddedness and Organizational Implications
Diane Bandow
Richard A. L. Caldarola
Troy State University



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2004

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM COFFEE

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Accounting

ROOM C Session Chair: Gary G. Johnson, Southeast Missouri State University

Moral Reasoning of Canadian Chartered Accountants and Senior Accounting Students
George Lan
Sharon McMahon
Fritz Rieger
Norm King
University of Windsor (Canada)

Banking Industry Performance, An Analysis of the Japanese Industry
Conrad Francis
Nova Southeastern University

Impact of GASB No. 39 on Financial Reporting and Audit Requirements of Public Colleges and Universities
Gary G. Johnson
Southeast Missouri State University


TUESDAY DECEMBER 21, 2004

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM COFFEE

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Teaching Public Administration in a Multicultural Era: A Roundtable Discussion

ROOM A Moderator: Maurice Woodward, Howard University

Discussants:

Mitchell F. Rice
Texas A & M University
Oliver Jones
Florida A & M University
Alice M. Jackson
Morgan State University




TUESDAY DECEMBER 21, 2004

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM COFFEE

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Sales and Law

ROOM B Session Chair: Surjit S. Chhabra, Pacific Lutheran University

John Law and the Mississippi Scheme
Brion A. Scudder
Daemon College

American Perspectives on Bills of Attainder, 1976 -1992
Mary Virginia Moore Johnston
Southeast Missouri State University

A Proposal for a Typology of Social Relationships - A Case Study About an Ending Business Consultancy Relationship
Kimmo Alajoutssijarvi
Tuija Mainela
University of Oulu (Finland)
Risto Salminen
Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)

Style Flexing and Salesforce Performance: A Case Study
Surjit S. Chhabra
Pacific Lutheran University
Rick Vann
Bargreen Ellingson, Inc.


TUESDAY DECEMBER 21, 2004

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM COFFEE

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Investing and Outsourcing

ROOM C Session Chair: Ramesh Garg, Eastern Michigan University

Causality Between Stock and Volume in Thailand
Ravi Kamath
Jandhyala Sharma
Cleveland State University
Jiravuth Chusanahoti
Shell Hut Co. (Thailand)

A Consideration of the Effectiveness of the Sarbanes-Oxlev Act of 2002 on Individual Investors’ Behavior - A Study in Progress
Richard A. L. Caldarola
Troy State University

Should Investors Add Emerging Market Equities to a Portfolio That is Already Diversified Among the G7 Equities?
Erica M. McNeil
University of Technology Jamaica (Jamaica)

India and the United States, Outsourcing Opportunities and Risks
Ramesh Garg
Eastern Michigan University



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2004

7:00 - 9:00 PM - CONFERENCE BANQUET



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2004

LOCAL CULTURE DAY - TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ABSORB AND APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY AND SPLENDOR THAT IS JAMAICA.




THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2004

TRAVEL DAY – HAVE A SAFE AND PLEASANT TRIP HOME AND AS ALWAYS WATCH THE ABA WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON ALL CONFERENCES AT www.lemoyne.edu/aba




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