Articles

Decision Sciences

James DiLellio, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences A hybrid GNSS integrity design leveraging a priori signal noise characteristics. Journal of Navigation, 63(3), 513-526, (2010). Abstract The objective of this paper is to explore a hybrid Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) architecture that efficiently meets the stringent needs of safety of life systems. An … Continued

Finance – ETFs

James DiLellio, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences Darrol J. Stanley, DBA, Professor of Finance and Accounting ETF Trading Strategies to Enhance Client Wealth Maximization. Financial Services Review, 20, p. 145-163, (2011). Abstract This study examines the performance of pragmatic ETF-only investment strategies published either in an investment newsletter, blog, or are otherwise available … Continued

Teams

Jaclyn A. Margolis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Applied Behavioral Science It’s All Relative: A Team-Based Social Comparison Model for Self-Evaluations of Effectiveness. Group & Organization Management. (Forthcoming), with S. B. Dust. Abstract We apply social comparison theory (SCT) to the organizational context and develop a model explicating the social comparison process that occurs within organizational teams. … Continued

Management Education

Owen P. Hall, Jr., PhD, PE, PhD, Professor of Decision Sciences Charla Charla Griffy-Brown, PhD, Professor of Information Systems Technology Management and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Crowdsourcing Management Education Assessment, Journal International Technology Information Management, 25(2), (2016). Abstract Assessment is now at the center of the new business education zeitgeist. This focus … Continued

Leadership

Vertical flow of collectivistic leadership: An examination of the cascade of visionary leadership across levels. The Leadership Quarterly, 27(2), 334-348, (2016), with J. C. Ziegert. Abstract This study explores the connection between formal leaders and collective leadership in teams through the examination of how collective strategic vision flows downward in organizations and the function that … Continued

IPOs

Joetta Forsyth, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance Thermo Electron Corp. [case study]. Harvard Business School Press, Case Study 9-292-104, (1992). with Carliss Baldwin. Abstract George Hatsopoulos, CEO at Thermo Electron Corp., is considering whether to issue shares in a subsidiary via an initial public offering (IPO). The company has developed an unusual corporate structure in … Continued

Information Technology

Erik Krogh, PhD, Practitioner Faculty of Information Systems “Managing Online in Perpetual Perfect Storms: Insights from IndyMac Bank.” MIS Quarterly Executive, 4(4), (2005), with Omar A. El Sawy, & Paul Gray. 2005 “Best Paper Award” winner, Society for Information Management (SIM) Abstract How can an enterprise manage strategically using an IT-intensive business model in a highly … Continued

Finance – Risk

Clemens Kownatzki, PhD, Practitioner Faculty in Finance How Good Is the Vix as a Predictor of Market Risk? Journal of Accounting and Finance, 16(6), 39-60. (2016). Abstract Volatility is a metric widely used to estimate financial risk. The VIX is an index derived from S&P 500 options prices designed to estimate the market’s expected 30-day volatility. … Continued

Finance – Mortgages

Joetta Forsyth, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance Maretno Agus “Augus” Harjoto, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance Examining Bank Employee Compensation and Residential Mortgage Loan Volume at the State Level. International Journal of Business, Accounting, and Finance, 4(1), 18-32. (2010). Abstract This study examines the impact of mortgage loan volume on bank employees’ total compensation at … Continued

Finance – Markets

Clemens Kownatzki, PhD, Practitioner Faculty in Finance How Good Is the Vix as a Predictor of Market Risk? Journal of Accounting and Finance, 16(6), 39-60. (2016). Abstract Volatility is a metric widely used to estimate financial risk. The VIX is an index derived from S&P 500 options prices designed to estimate the market’s expected 30-day volatility. … Continued

Finance – Banking

Joetta Forsyth, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance Linnea B. McCord, JD, MBA, Associate Professor of Business Law Terry Young, PhD, Professor of Economics Is Cyprus the Warning Bell that Bank Deposits are No Longer Safe? Graziadio Business Review, 18(2). (2015). Abstract Cyprus may have been the warning bell that bank deposits in Europe and the United … Continued

Ethics

Joetta Forsyth, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance Linnea B. McCord, JD, MBA, Associate Professor of Business Law Terry Young, PhD, Professor of Economics Think “It’s Unethical, But Legal”? Think Again? Academy of Business Journal, 1, p. 107-115. (2015). Abstract Until recently, many bank executives and employees have been operating under the oft-repeated mantra of “it’s … Continued

Analytics – Sports

Owen P. Hall, Jr., PhD, PE, PhD, Professor of Decision Sciences A Hierarchical Linear Modeling Approach for Assessing NBA Player and Team Performance, International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, 14(2), 2015. Abstract With teams’ annual payrolls nearing $100 million and valuations for some teams exceeding $2 billion, the National Basketball Association is big business. … Continued

Accounting – Taxes

Andreas Simon, PhD, CPA, Assistant Professor of Accounting Permanently Reinvested Earnings: Priceless, 25 Australian Tax Forum 4 (2010); 121 Tax Notes 835, (original publication), with Rodney Mock, (2008). Abstract In this report, the authors discuss the tax and policy issues associated with repatriation under the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, P.L. No. 108-357, 118 Stat. 1418 (2004) (Jobs … Continued

VIDEO – Wall of Worry: Elections and the Markets

2012 is shaping up to be the year of global political change with important changes in the government in Russia, France, Italy, and of course the upcoming presidential election here in the United States. How will financial markets be influenced by such political turmoil and how can investors prepare?

VIDEO – Wall of Worry: Elections and the Markets

2012 is shaping up to be the year of global political change with important changes in the government in Russia, France, Italy, and of course the upcoming presidential election here in the United States.  How will financial markets be influenced by such political turmoil and how can investors prepare?

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

The GBR bids a reluctant farewell to editor-in-chief Owen Hall, Jr., and announces its move to the Center for Applied Research, in which a brand new name and look will debut.

NBA Figure 7

Figure 7: Comparing Player Salaries of the Lakers and Clippers, 1990 – 2003 Year League Salary Cap League Avg. Salary per Player Lakers’ Roster Salary Total Clippers’ Roster Salary Total 1990-91 $11.9 M $0.9 M $12.1 M $10.6 M 1991-92 $12.5 M $1.1 M $12.9 M $15.8 M 1992-93 $14.0 M $1.3 M $14.3 M … Continued

NBA Figure 6

Figure 6: Competitive Performance of Los Angeles Lakers, 1980-2005 Performance Metric Number Details Winning Seasons 37 out of 44 seasons NBA Titles 8/25 (33%)* 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002 League MVP 5/25 (20%)* Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1980); Magic Johnson (1987, 1989, 1990); Shaquille O’Neal (2000) NBA Finals MVP 8/25 (33%)* Magic Johnson (1980, … Continued

NBA Figure 5

Figure 5: Comparing Substitute Products – the NBA vs. the National Hockey League (NHL), National Football League (NFL), and Major League Baseball (MLB) NBA NHL NFL MLB Average Ticket Cost (2003-04) $44.68 $43.57 $54.75 $19.82 Regular Season Games 1,230 1,230 256 2,430 Average Attendance per Game 17,443 18,751 67,618 41,886 Total Attendees per Season 21,454,890 … Continued

NBA Figure 4

p>Figure 4: NBA Broadcast Rights Fees, 1982 – 2008 Season Cable TV Network TV Station Contract Amount Station Contract Amount 1982-83 to 1983-84 USA/ESPN $11 million/2 yrs CBS $91.9 million/4 yrs 1984-85 to 1985-86 TBS $20 million/2 yrs CBS See above 1986-87 to 1987-88 TBS $25 million/2 yrs CBS $173 million/4 yrs 1988-89 to 1989-90 … Continued

NBA Figure 3

Figure 3: Demographics of Average NBA Fan (Customer) Age: 37% between 18-34 Education: 62% attended or graduated college Income: 48% earn > $50k annually Gender: 59% male, 41% female Racial Distribution: 18% African Am., 15% Hispanic Bought Sporting Goods in past 3 months: 54% Bought Licensed Apparel in past year: 45% Access Internet Regularly: 66% … Continued

NBA Figure 2

Figure 2: Comparison of the Top and Bottom Firms in the NBA, 2003-04 Season Data Team Win-Loss Record No. of Titles since 1980 Average Attendance Home Games Player Expense (millions) Market Size (metro pop in millions) Current Value (millions) Total Revenue (millions) Operating Revenue (millions) Higher-Performers Los Angeles Lakers 56-26 8 18,967 $66 16 $447 … Continued