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									Northeast Business & Economics Association 34th Annual Conference

                        CONFERENCE PROGRAM
                           November 8 and 9, 2007
                     Central Connecticut State University
                          New Britain, Connecticut

Thursday, November 8th

Registration 7:30 am to 5:00 pm                     The Student Center Lobby

Breakfast: 7:30 am to 8:30 am                                      Alumni Hall

Conference Opening 8:30 am to 10:00 am                             Alumni Hall
     Dirk Mateer, Penn State

                      SESSION A 10:15 am to 11:45 am

                                                   Sprague Room
Market Orientation and Firm Performance: Cross Cultural Approach
Session Chair: Ki Hoon Kim, Central Connecticut State University

The Effect of Market Orientation on Firm Performance: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Nejdet Delener                       SUNY Old Westbury
Jiang Cheng                          Jinan University, China

Latin America and the China Challenge
Luis Eduardo Rivera-Solis          Dowling College

Subsidies and Their Impact on International Trade and WTO
Ki Hee Kim                          William Patterson University of NJ

The Coming of Age of Electronic-Based Personal Relationships
Linda Jane Coleman                Salem State College
Nisreen Bahnan                    Salem State College

                                                   Carlton Room
Data Analysis to Examine Current Issues in Economics and Finance
Session Chair: Robert Strong, University of Maine

An Analysis of Death Using the National Longitudinal Mortality Study
Mark Gius                           Quinnipiac University

Hedge Funds: Stale Prices Revisited
Scott Mackey                        Roger Williams University



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Emerging-Market Closed-End Funds: Managerial Performance and Other Factors
Affecting Fund Premiums
Iuliana Ismailescu               University of Massachusetts Amherst

Internalization and Market Quality: An Empirical Investigation
Albert J. Murphy                     SUNY College at Old Westbury
Norris L. Larrymore                  Quinnipiac University

Current Issues in Education and Business                       Philbrick Room
Session Chair: Corinne L. Crawford, Marymount Manhattan College

KPMG - Information Risk Management: A Segment of the Risk Advisory Industry
Robert Mockler                 St. John’s University
Akash Bhatia                   St. John’s University
Marc Gartenfeld                St. John’s University

CEO Annual Bonus Plans: Performance Standards and the Association between
Compensation and Performance
Aamer Sheikh                    Quinnipiac University

The Entrepreneurial Rewards for Capability to Assimilate and Implement Advanced
Technical Knowledge
Atsushi Ohyama                     SUNY-Buffalo

Foreign Exchange Rate Simulation
Alina M. Zapalska                  United States Coast Guard Academy
Dallas Brozik                      Marshall University


Non-Traditional Management Decisions                                   Camp Room
Session Chair: Ramon Vasconcellos, Barstow Community College

The Prevalence of Employee Assistance Programs and the Employee Participation Rates
of Long Island Companies
Peter M. Mulligan                  Dowling College

An Exploratory Study on Management Education for Leaders of Non-Traditional
Businesses
Maureen L. Mackenzie             Dowling College
James Smith                      Saint Francis College

Consensus Formation among Top Management Team on Corporate Political Strategy
Mine Ozer                       State University of New York at Oneonta

Competency-based assessment systems: Encouragement toward a more holistic approach
Scott A. Yorkovich                Revelare Corp./Capella University
Gregory S. Waddell                Mid-South Christian College
Robert K. Gerwig                  Sonoco
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Foreign Direct Investment                                               Bellin A
Session Chair: Siamack Shojai, Central Connecticut State University

An Economic Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment in the Globalization Process of Asia
Manfra Pellegrino                 Queensborough CC/CUNY

Foreign direct investment and growth in Mexico: An empirical investigation
Olajide Oladipo                     Adelphi University

Openness and Growth: Evidence from 1986-2004 for Korea
Jae-Hyung Lee                     Seoul National University, Korea

Expanding Employment by Attracting FDI
Carlos F. Liard-Muriente         Central Connecticut State University

Thomson Publishing                                        Blue and White Room

Aplia                                                                 Clock Tower


Lunch: NBEA Announcements                                             Alumni Hall

Keynote Speaker:                                          12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Steven Landsburg: "More Sex is Safer Sex---and Other Surprises"
University of Rochester


                       SESSION B 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm

Aplia:            Special Hands-On Session           RVAC 205
Interactive Teaching Classroom Experiments in Economics, Finance,
Statistics and Accounting -- Come Try Them!

Economic Policy Issues                                            Sprague Room
Session Chair: Ronald Daigle, Central Connecticut State University

The Evolution of the Economic Thought about Poverty Measurement
Celso L. Pereira Nunes            Madeira University, Portugal

Exploring Links Between Economic Freedom and Civil Polity
W. M. Christman III              WMC Economic Advisor



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Flexibility for Working Parents: The Labor Force and Employment Practices in
Transition
Robin S. Koenigsberg                 Regis University
Aimee Wheaton                        Regis University

Evolution of Growth-Retarding Institutions
Alex Tokarev                        The King's College

Business Education                                                   Carlton Room
Session Chair: Della Lee Sue, Marist College

Learning While Doing: Applying Team Based Learning in Finance Classes
Miranda Lam                       Salem State College

International Issues in Business Education in the Global Economy
Alina M. Zapalska                    U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Joe Ilacqua                          Bryant University

Integrating SAP with a Harvard Business Case: An Exercise in Active Learning
George Hachey                      Bentley College


Outsourcing                                                         Philbrick Room
Session Chair: Jerry Joseph, Central Connecticut State University

International Off-shoring: The Changes in the World Economy
Fred Maidment                       Western Connecticut State University

Indian IT & ICT Industry: A Performance Analysis Using Data Envelopment Analysis &
Malmquist Index
Somesh K. Mathur                   RIS, India

Trends and Patterns in the Quality of Corporate Governance in the US
Lal C. Chugh                          University of Massachusetts Boston
Joseph W. Meador                      Northeastern University

Relational Exchange Strategies of Small, Medium and Large Size Customers – Do
Customer Resources and Capabilities Matter?

Robert C. Fink                      Worcester State College
William L. James                    Hoftra University
Kenneth A. Hatten                   Boston University

Accounting and Market Issues                                               Camp Room
Session Chair: Ahmad Etebari, University of New Hampshire

Under Appeal -- Constitutionality of Taxes on Emotional Damages: Legal Issues, Judicial
Analysis and Implications for Taxpayers

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Kenneth A. Winkelman             SUNY-College at Old Westbury
James Fornaro                    SUNY-College at Old Westbury

Pay For College - the Options
Robert Clovey                             York College
Frederick H. Duncan                       St. John’s University


How the Subprime Mortgage Industry Failure Caused Wall Street to Retreat With the
Bears…..
Constance J. Crawford             Ramapo College of New Jersey
Corinne L. Crawford               Marymount Manhattan College

Can Municipalities Afford Defined-Benefit Plans? A Survey of Selected Connecticut
Municipalities
Paul H. Mihalek                    Central Connecticut State University
Marie Kulesza                      University of Hartford
Milo W. Peck                       Fairfield University

Panel: Current European (EU) Issues and Concerns I                          Bellin A
Session Chair: Richard Torz, St. Joseph’s College-New York

Panelists: John Kallianiotis, University of Scranton
           Iordanis Petsas, University of Scranton
           Luis Eduardo Rivera-Solis, Dowling College
           Cathyann Tully, Kean University
           Manfra Pelligrino, CUNY


Thomson Publishing                                                Blue and White Room

Aplia                                                                     Clock Tower

Break: 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm                                                 Alumni Hall



                           SESSION C 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Macroeconomics                                                         Sprague Room
Session Chair:     William F. O’Brien, Worcester State College

Macroeconomic Shocks and Public Policy Effectiveness in Open Economies: U.S.A. and European Union
Ioannis Kallianiotis             University of Scranton

A Comparative Analysis of Wage Inequality in the Early 2000s
Diamando Afxentiou                New York Institute of Technology



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Source countries’ level of development and the Earnings of High-Skilled Immigrants in
the U.S.
Sarinda Taengnoi                    Western New England College




Management Issues                                                Carlton Room
Session Chair: Marianne D’Onofrio, Central Connecticut State University

The Seven Steps to a Successful Merger or Business Integration
Bridget Lyons                      Sacred Heart University
Barbara Tarasovich                 Sacred Heart University
John Gerlach                       Sacred Heart University

The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Audit Delay
Robert R. Davis                   Canisius College

A study of Hospital Community Awareness through Patient Informatics
Vikrant Kulkami                  Institute of Management Tech., Nagpur, India
Harshavardhan Halve              Institute of Management Tech., Nagpur, India

Sustainable Development and Air Transportation
Vildan Durmaz                      Anadolu University, Turkey

Investment Strategy Issues                                       Philbrick Room
Session Chair: Robert Hartwig, Worcester State College

Does it Pay to ‘Sell in May and Go Away’?
Steven Ciccone                      University of New Hampshire
Ahmad Etebari                       University of New Hampshire

Comparing Momentum Returns in US Corporate Bond and Stock Pricing: Evidence from
Daily Price Data 2002-2006
Kevin R. Foster                The City College of New York
Carlos Galindo                 The City College of New York

Rising Margins and Share Price Performance Over Time
H. Thomas O’Hara                    Suffolk University
Shawn Samuelson                     Suffolk University

Is There a Long Term Impact of Stock Recommendations Published in the Barron’s
Francis Cai                        William Paterson University of NJ
Lianzan Xu                         William Paterson University of NJ

Business Ethics                                                         Camp Room
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Session Chair: Constance Crawford, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Ethical Marketing
Laurie A. Dahlin                       Worcester State College
Arlene O. DeWitt                       Assumption College

Golden Calf vs. Golden Rule
K. Morris Speter                       College of Mount Saint Vincent

Tax Evasion and the Stages of Moral Development
Kathryn Yeaton                      Ramapo College of New Jersey
Anita Stellenwerf                   Ramapo College of New Jersey



Panel: Fostering Active Learning and Teaching Environment with
Technology                                             Bellin A

Panelists: Enoch Park, Bryant University
           Joe Ilacqua, Bryant University
           David Gannon, Bryant University
           Jeff Allen, Bryant University




Thomson Publishing                                          Blue and White Room

Aplia                                                                   Clock Tower

Meet and Greet 5:30 to 6:30 pm                                          Alumni Hall

Conference Dinner:


Keynote Speaker – Greg Mankiw, Harvard University                          6:30 pm




Last shuttle vans to hotels at 8:30 and 9:00 pm.



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Friday, November 9th

Registration 7:30 am to 1:00 pm                      The Student Center Lobby

Breakfast: 7:30 am to 8:30 am                                        Alumni Hall

Plenary Session 8:30 am to 10:00 am               Alumni Hall
     Will McEachern, University of Connecticut
"Teaching and Learning: How We Teach, How They Learn"


                      SESSION D 10:15 am to 11:45 am



Aplia:            Special Hands-On Session           RVAC 205
Interactive Teaching Classroom Experiments in Economics, Finance,
Statistics and Accounting -- Come Try Them!



Northeast Regional Economics                                       Sprague Room
Session Chair: Brian Osoba, Central Connecticut State University

Branding The State Of Maine For The 21 st Century
George Miaoulis                   Lynchburg College
Angus King                        Governor of Maine (former)

Population and Employment: A System-Wide Study of Regional Economic Growth for
the State of Massachusetts
Weipang Lee                       Worcester State College
Augustus Luparelli                Worcester State College
Tejendra Kalia                    Worcester State College

An Economic Analysis of the Impact of Peak Oil on the New York Metro Region
Paul Kutasovic                     New York Institute of Technology

Income Differences in Small College and Non-College Towns in the Northeast
James A. Buss                       Fairfield University




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Current Issues in International Communities                      Carlton Room
Session Chair: James Smith, Saint Francis College

Determinants of Private Corporate Investment: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing
Firms
Surajit Bhattacharyya               Institute of Management Technology, India

Distribution Strategies in the Success of Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium
Enterprises in India
Gajendra Singh                        HNB Garhwal University, India

Healthcare Expenditure and Economic Growth: Some empirical Evidence.
Nazma Latif-Zaman                 Providence College

The World’s Economic Problem Can Be Solved
Franklin Barrett                       University of Panama

Accounting and Finance Issues                                         Philbrick Room
Session Chair:   Kathy Czyrnik, Central Connecticut State University

Is Taxing Damages for Nonphysical Personal Injuries Unconstitutional?
Laura Lee Mannino                  St. John’s University

Analyst Forecasts and Financial Distress
Stephen Ciccone                      University of New Hampshire

IASB and FASB Working Together to Converge Accounting Standards
Mary Clay                       Assumption College

Optimal Stock Price Ranges: Evidence from Benford’s Law
Robert A. Strong                  University of Maine
Richard Borgman                   University of Maine
Pankaj Agrrawal                   University of Maine

Motion Picture Industry and Relationship Marketing                       Camp Room
Session Chair: Joseph Bonnici, Central Connecticut State University

The Movie Industry: Managing the Box Office Slump
Nejdet Delener                    SUNY Old Westbury

Development and Validation of the Feeling Connected to Positive Reference Group Scale
Huimin Xu                          SUNY Oneonta
Hurrem Yilmaz                      SUNY Oneonta

Passenger Expectations and Factors Affecting Their Choice of Low Cost Carriers:
Pegasus Airlines
Ozlem Atalik                        Anadolu University, Turkey
Emin Ozel                           Ataturk Airport
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Panel: Current European (EU) Issues and Concerns II                       Bellin A
Session Chair: Richard Torz, St. Joseph’s College-New York

Panelists: John Kallianiotis, University of Scranton
          Iordanis Petsas, University of Scranton
          Luis Eduardo Rivera-Solis, Dowling College
          Cathyann Tully, Kean University
          Manfra Pelligrino, CUNY



Thomson Publishing                                        Blue and White Room

Aplia                                                               Clock Tower

Lunch:                                                            Alumni Hall
                                                          12:00 pm to 1:30 pm



                        SESSION E 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm

Business Education Assessment Techniques                        Sprague Room
Session Chair: Augustus Luparelli, Worcester State College

An Analysis of a Study Abroad Program
Joseph Bonnici                     Central Connecticut State University

Writing Assessment: the Use of Rubrics
Laura Lee Mannino                 St. John’s University
Victoria Shoaf                    St. John’s University

A Comparison of Assessment Techniques in an Information Systems Course: On-line vs.
In-Class Exams
Kimberly Killmer Hollister       Montclair State University
Marc Berenson                    Montclair State University
Nicole B. Koppel                 Montclair State University

The Course Dollar Grading System
Della Lee Sue                    Marist College


International Trade                                                  Carlton Room
Session Chair: Franklin Barrett, University of Panama

Economic Influences of the Domestic Clothing Industry on U.S. and African Cotton Markets
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Ramon Vasconcellos               Barstow Community College
Susanna Schick                   University of North Carolina

A New Measure of Trade Openness
Jay Squalli                     Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Kenneth Wilson                  Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

An Approach to Negotiations on the Liberalization of Trade in Environmental Goods and
Services: From a Perspective of Developing Countries
Ki-Tai Pae                          Central Connecticut State University

Revised Clause 49: Is it India’s Answer to Corporate Governance?
M. Kanchan                          Mahajana Degree College, India


Business Strategy                                                  Philbrick Room
Session Chair: Maureen L. Mackenzie, Dowling College

An Investigation of Strategic Decision Making in Service Marketing through Case Study
Development and Analysis
Joseph L. Rosetti                    Siena College
Mary Ellen Rosetti                   Hudson Valley Community College
Mehgan Maceiko                       Siena College

Wal-Mart in China – Crafting Strategies to Shape Their Good Fortune
George P. Sillup                    St. Joseph’s University
Weipang Wang                        Nanjing University, Donghua University,
                                    China Pharmaceutical University

The Model of Slovak Republic Railway System (ZSR) Strategy
Stefan Hittmar                    University of Žilina, Slovakia
Frederick H. Duncan               St. John’s University

Do Entrepreneurs Use Hard or Soft Data to Develop their Business Strategies: A
Research Proposal
Lauren Spatig                      Fielding Graduate University


Economic Theory and Modeling                                          Camp Room
Session Chair:   William O’Brien, Worcester State College

Measuring Fiscal Decentralisation: An Entropic Approach
Duc Hong Vo                         University of Western Australia, Australia


Mergers and collusion with asymmetric capacities
Emilie Dargaud                     GATE-University Lyon 2, France

Monetary policy and bank behavior in a mean-variance framework

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Julio Ramos Tallada              Université Paris Dauphine, France

Risk, Culture, and Regional Development
Brian Osoba                        Central Connecticut State University


Panel:        Meet the Editors and Publisher                              Bellin A
Session Chair: Luis Eduardo Rivera-Solis, Editor
Journal of Business and Economic Studies

Nejdet Delener, Editor, Journal of Global Business and Technology



Thomson Publishing                                        Blue and White Room

Aplia                                                            Clock Tower


Break: 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm                                           Alumni Hall

                        SESSION F 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Ethical and Technological Challenges: Interdisciplinary Perspective
                                                     Sprague Room
Session Chair: Kimberly Killmer Hollister, Montclair State University

Countermarketing Student's Debt Problems
Joseph Bonnici                     Central Connecticut State University

Reputation, Trust, and Rebates: How Online Auction Markets Can Improve Their
Feedback Mechanisms
Lingfang (Ivy) Li                   University of California, Irvine

Ethics Classroom Assignments: Three Suggestions
Thomas J. Hogan                   University of Massachusetts-Boston

Where Have all the Ethics Gone? Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Through
the Years
Laurie A. Dahlin                  Worcester State College




Advertising: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
                                                    Carlton Room
Session Chair: Nejdet Delener, SUNY Old Westbury

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Campaign Strategy in Early Advertising: The Relevance of Archival Research
Barbara Olsen                       SUNY Old Westbury

Measuring the Safety Elasticity of Advertising
Jay Squalli                          Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

The Death of a Salesman Revisited: Part A & Part B
Herbert Sherman                     Long Island University
Daniel J. Rowley                    University of Northern Colorado

First Mover Advantages in Memory Chip Markets
Michael J. Enz                   Western New England College

Investments                                                       Philbrick Room
Session Chair: Scott Mackey, Roger Williams University

Institutional Investors Activism Revisited: Investment Targeting and Evidence of Control
Xiaoyan Xu                            University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Sector Exchange Traded Funds – Does the Brand Name Matter?
Raminder Luther                   Salem State College
Buket Celik                       Salem State College

Investor Sentiment and the Asset Pricing Process – Extension of an Existing Model
Doina G. Vlad                        S. Illinois University at Carbondale

On The Predictability of Mutual Fund Returns
Zakri Bello                         Central Connecticut State University

International Issues                                              Camp Room
Session Chair: Carlos Liard-Muriente, Central Connecticut State University

The Impact of Asian Financial Crisis on Inflation and Money Demand
Ramesh Mohan                         Bryant University
Boaz Nandwa                          Yale University

The Effect of WTO Membership on Knowledge Spillovers from LDCs
Gerald P. W. Simons              Grand Valley State University
Paul N. Isely                    Grand Valley State University

A Cross-Country Analysis of Public Expenditures and Human Development
Sukhwinder Bagi                    Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania



Comparative Analysis Between NAFTA and the EUROPEAN UNION
Pellegrino Manfra               Queensborough CC/CUNY
Caf Dowlah                      Queensborough CC/CUNY


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Systems and Analysis                                                   Bellin A
Session Chair: George Hachey, Bentley College

Documenting Procedures Electronically Using Pro Systems FX for Engagements
Julia Camp                        University of Massachusetts-Boston
Thomas Hogan                      University of Massachusetts-Boston

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Rate Bonds
Rashmi Malhotra                    Saint Joseph’s University
D.K. Malhotra                      Philadelphia University
Phillip Russel                     Philadelphia University

Student Learning Outcome Assessment: Case for Course Embedded Assessment Tools
Nazma Latif-Zaman                Providence College
William Simeone                  Providence College

Institutional Ownership, Monitoring and Control: Evidence from Real Estate Investment
Trusts
Lisa Anne C. Frank                   Central Connecticut State University



Thomson Publishing                                       Blue and White Room

Aplia                                                            Clock Tower

Meet and Greet 5:30 to 6:00 pm                                    Alumni Hall

Culmination of Conference Dinner                                       6:00 pm



Last shuttle vans to hotels at 8:30 and 9:00 pm.




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