Vicky Arnold, Clark Hampton, Deepak Khazanchi, and Steve G. Sutton
Co-authored by Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty member.
Enterprise risk management has moved to the forefront of corporate concerns amidst regulatory requirements within the United States and increased pressure from boards of directors, stockholders, and the general public. At the same time, internal auditors have assumed the responsibility of ensuring adequate internal controls are in place across the enterprise.
One reality confronting many corporate executives is that enterprise risk is not enterprise-centric but emanates from an extended enterprise and includes relationships with vendors, customers, and outsourcing providers. Indeed, in today’s environment, internal auditors can no longer simply compete in an organization versus organization environment, but rather survival is dictated through successful supply chain competitiveness. Inevitably, these extended-enterprise relationships are heavily dependent on information technology-based systems linked through increasingly tight business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce linkages.
This detailed research report:
- Articulates the risks surrounding B2B e-commerce relationships to enhance your understanding of how they impact enterprise risk management.
- Explores the various facets of B2B e-commerce relationships to help you attain a better understanding of key risk factors to monitor as a component of B2B e-commerce risk management efforts.
- Helps you understand how to assess relationships with current or potential B2B partners to better comprehend the likely risk level inherited via the trading relationship.
- Explains how to identify critical risk factors in sufficient detail to replicate the process if a uniquely tailored set of critical risk factors is desired.
- Provides a general strategy for addressing B2B e-commerce risks as a component of an overall enterprise risk management strategy.
Brent D. Bowen, Dean Headley, and UNO Aviation Institute
UNOAI Report 04-1
The Airline Quality Rating (AQR) was developed and first announced in early 1991 as an objective method of comparing airline quality on combined multiple performance criteria. This current report, the Airline Quality Rating 2004, reflects monthly Airline Quality Rating scores for 2003. AQR scores far the calendar year 2003 are based on 15 elements in four major areas that focus on airline performance aspects important to air travel consumers.
The Airline Quality Rating 2004 is a summary of month-by-month quality ratings for U.S. airlines that have at least 1% of domestic passenger volume during 2003. Using the Airline Quality Rating system of weighted averages and monthly performance data in the areas of on-time arrivals, involuntary denied boardings, mishandled baggage, and a combination of 12 customer complaint categories, airlines’ comparative performance for the calendar year of 2003 is reported. This research monograph contains a brief summary of the AQR methodology, detailed data and charts that track comparative quality for domestic airline operations for the 12-month period of 2003, and industry results. Also, comparative Airline Quality Rating data for 2002 are included, where available, to provide historical perspective regarding performance quality in the industry.
Tracy Bridgeford, Karla Saari Kitalong, and Dickie Selfe
Co-edited by Tracy Bridgeford, UNO faculty member.
Chapter 7: Story Time: Teaching Technical Communication as a Narrative Way of Knowing, authored by Tracy Bridgeford.
Innovative Approaches to Teaching Technical Communication offers a variety of activities, projects, and approaches to energize pedagogy in technical communication and to provide a constructive critique of current practice. A practical collection, the approaches recommended here are readily adaptable to a range of technological and institutional contexts, as well as being theoretically grounded and pedagogically sound. Throughout the collection, its editors and contributors demonstrate the importance of critically engaging students through creative and innovative pedagogies. Programs in technical writing, technical communication, and-or professional communication have recently grown in enrollment as the demand among employers for formally prepared technical writers and editors has grown. In response, scholarly treatments of the subject and the teaching of technical writing are also burgeoning, and the body of research and theory being published in this field is many times larger and more accessible than it was even a decade ago. Although many theoretical and disciplinary perspectives can potentially inform technical communication teaching, administration, and curriculum development, the actual influences on the field's canonical texts have traditionally come from a rather limited range of disciplines. Innovative Approaches to Teaching Technical Communication brings together a wide range of scholars-teachers to expand the existing canon. The editors and authors in this volume suggest that, for various reasons, the field has not been as flexible or open to innovation as it needs to be. Given pervasive technological and workplace changes and changing cultural attitudes, they say, new and more dynamic pedagogies in technical communication are warranted, and they are addressing this collection to that need. Contributing authors include a number of scholars with a strong record of work in composition, technical writing, professional communication, and allied areas (e.g., Selfe, Wahlstrom, Kalmbach, Duin, Hansen), who deliver a variety of approaches that are grounded in current theory and represent pedagogical creativity and innovation.
Eva V. Ertmane
The purpose of this study is to better understand the phenomenon of corruption in the former member states of the Soviet Union and the implications for a successful completion of democratic transition and consolidation. The complex political and economic situation is constantly changing, and although well over a decade has passed since the official collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the future of the majority of the fifteen former Soviet Union countries remains - at best - questionable and uncertain. This study is concentrated on comparing different rates of progress towards democratization in several of the former Soviet Union countries, including Russia, Belarus, and the Baltic States. This study will show how the existence of systemic corruption is most widespread in transitioning economies, but measuring the exact extent and impact of it on these societies is very difficult. Empirical research has provided results that are estimates, however, and cannot be classified as an exact reflection of the actual situation. Previous research done in this field presents diverse approaches on how to effectively reduce the rates of corruption in these newly developed countries, all of which carry heavy political, economic, and social baggage. This research will show evidence that progress towards democratization and marketization has not been as timely as was once predicted by Western leaders, academia, and others. The era and legacy of communism has clenched its claws into this region of the world, and is unable to let go of its deeply imbedded socialist beliefs and values. Corruption will never be eliminated in its entirety. It can, however, be reduced through necessary policy implementation and the evolving development of the civil society. This must occur if democratization is to take its course.
Celia B. Fisher, Richard M. Lerner, and Juan F. Casas
"Aggression," authored by Juan Casas, UNO faculty member.
The Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science is an important and timely contribution to this burgeoning field. This four-volume set is the authoritative source that encompasses the entire range of concepts and topics involved in the study of applied developmental science. Its contents and levels have broad appeal for those interested in how the application of knowledge about human development can be used to enhance the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
Susan Ireland and Patrice J. Proulx
Co-edited by Patricia J. Proulx, UNO faculty member.
Chapter 8: Migration and Memory in Marie-Célie Agnant's La dot de Sara and Abla Farhoud's La bonheur a la queue glissante, authored by Patrice J. Proulx.
This is the first comprehensive study in English of the post-war literature of immigration in Quebec. It examines the literary representation of immigration as it relates to those who have moved to Quebec from such areas as the Caribbean, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Through this focus on immigration, the essays raise a series of questions related to gender, cultural pluralism, identity politics, and narrative forms. One of the key objectives is to consider the ways in which the literary texts portray the concept of immigrant culture and shape debates about Quebec's national and cultural identity. The book explores how these texts re-imagine and redefine problematic issues related to the immigrant experience.
Textualizing the Immigrant Experience in Contemporary Quebec
by Patrice J. Proulx and Susan Ireland is a cross-disciplinary work that will be of interest to scholars of French and francophone literature, cultural studies, the history of immigration, Canadian studies, and the literature of exile. The essays in this volume examine the ways in which the appearance of this contemporary corpus has led to a modification of critical categories, as scholars have sought ways to conceptualize this new body of literature.
Aman Khan, W. Bartley Hildreth, and John R. Bartle
Chapter 1: Managing Financial Transactions Efficiently: A Transaction Cost Model of Public Financial Management, co-authored by John Bartle, UNO faculty member.
To have a clear picture of developments in public financial management, a multidimensional perspective of the field is needed, since governments—unlike for-profit organizations— serve multiple and often conflicting interests. This book provides this dynamic approach by integrating insights from economics, business, and political science.
Written by some of the leading scholars in the field, this collection presents eleven chapters that run the gamut of public financial management issues. Topics include: Transaction costs in contractual relationships; Uncertain conditions and probability assessment in the bond market; Rational choice and the institutional framework in public investment decision; E-Government financial management models; Budget balance as the building block of public financial strategy. Together the contributors present a robust framework for understanding and analyzing financial decision making in the public sector.
For Lisa Knopp, homesickness is a literal sickness. During a lengthy sojourn away from the Nebraska prairie, she fell ill, and only when she decided to return home did she recover. Homesickness is the triggering event for this collection of essays concerned with nothing less than what it means to feel at home. Knopp writes masterfully about ecology, place, and the values and beliefs that sustain the individual within an impersonal world. She is passionate about her subject whether it be an endangered beetle in the salt marshes near Lincoln, Nebraska, a forgotten Nebraska inventor, a museum muralist, a paleontologist, or Arbor Day as the misguided attempt of Eastern settlers to “correct” a perceived deficiency in the Great Plains landscape. Here is a writer who has read widely and judiciously and for whom everything resonates within the intricately structured definition of home.
John T. Price
Though he’d lived in Iowa all his life, the allure of the prairie had somehow eluded John Price—until, after a catastrophic flood, a brief glimpse of native wildlife suddenly brought his surroundings home to him. Not Just Any Land is a memoir of Price’s rediscovery of his place in the American landscape and of his search for a new relationship to the life of the prairie—that once immense and beautiful wilderness of grass now so depleted and damaged as to test even the deepest faith.
Price’s journey toward a conscious commitment to place takes him to some of America’s largest remaining grasslands and brings him face to face with a troubling, but also hopeful, personal and environmental legacy. It also leads him through the region’s literature and into conversations with contemporary nature writers—Linda Hasselstrom, Dan O’Brien, William Least Heat-Moon, and Mary Swander—who have devoted themselves to living in, writing about, and restoring the grasslands. Among these authors Price observes how a commitment to the land can spring from diverse sources, for instance, the generational weight of a family ranch, the rites of wildlife preservation, the “deep maps” of ancestral memory, and the imperatives of a body inflicted with environmental illness. The resulting narrative is an innovative blend of memoir, nature writing, and literary criticism that bears witness to the essential bonds between spirit, art, and earth.
Martha Putallaz, Karen L. Bierman, and Juan F. Casas
Chapter 4: . Relational aggression in early childhood: “You can’t come to my birthday party unless…”, co-authored by Juan Casas, UNO faculty member.
From leading authorities, this book traces the development of female aggression and violence from early childhood through adulthood. Cutting-edge theoretical perspectives are interwoven with longitudinal data that elucidate the trajectories of aggressive girls' relationships with peers, with later romantic partners, and with their own children. Key issues addressed include the predictors of social and physical aggression at different points in the lifespan, connections between being a victim and a perpetrator, and the interplay of biological and sociocultural processes in shaping aggression in girls. Concluding commentaries address intervention, prevention, juvenile justice, and related research and policy initiatives.
Jack Rabin, Dale Krane, and Gary S. Marshall
Editor: Jack Rabin
"Democracy and Public Policy" co-authored by Dale Krane and Gary S. Marshall, UNO faculty members.
Providing an almost 50% increase in material, this supplement documents the latest trends in public administration, public policy, policy analysis, public finance, management, social psychology, political science, economics, and sociology-offering an abundance of up-to-date articles for the scholar and practitioner alike, as well as providing a wealth of information for further research on the topic.
This research updates research done in 1972 on representational roles in the Nebraska Legislature. This research also examines one aspect of legislative decision-making based on previous studies regarding sources of cues used by legislators when deciding how to vote on bills. A survey of incumbent Nebraska Legislators reveals changes since 1972 in the predominant representational role orientation chosen by senators. They survey also sheds light on the sources of cues most relevant to these legislators and how cue-taking relates to representational roles.
Lisa K. Sandlin
Lisa Sandlin's third collection of short fiction centers on the daily lives of characters in northern New Mexico who interact with saints literally or metaphorically. Several stories take place on the annual Good Friday walk to the Santuario de Chimayo and incorporate traditional elements of pilgrimage: storytelling and chance.
Robert Henley Woody
Woody (psychology, University of Nebraska) provides professional educators and mental health practitioners with a theoretical basis for adopting and applying an integrative cognitive social-learning approach to group therapy. To clarify theory and technique, transcribed excerpts from an actual therapy group are included, and the author's comments about the communications, interactions, processes, and behaviors that occur in the group sessions explain theory and techniques. The book will be useful for professionals as well as graduate students in education and mental health. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Michel Billiard and Jonathan Bruce Santo
Chapter 40: Circadian rhythm sleep disorders related to an abnormal escape of the sleep-wake cycle, co-authored by Jonathan Bruce Santo, UNO faculty member.
Sleep medicine is a recent discipline but its field of knowledge is already extensive. This results from the progress made in understanding sleep-wake mechanisms, the development of reliable means of investigation, and advances in our knowledge of the nosology of the disorders of sleep and wakefulness.
This volume comprises five sections: the first looks at the semiotics of normal sleep in adults and children, sleep mechanisms and the major physiological functions and mental activity during sleep. The second section is a review of the different means of investigating sleep and wakefulness and the methods of analysis currently available. The third section deals with the disorders of sleep and wakefulness, insomnias, hypersomnias, circadian rhythm sleep disorders and parasomnias. The fourth section describes a number of medical disorders which are either sleep-related or simply exacerbated by sleep: snoring, chronic obstructive lung diseases, restless legs syndrome or periodic limb movement disorder, sleep epilepsies, etc. The final section encompasses disorders which are not sleep-dependent but to which sleep investigations may add further insight, such as mood disorders, certain neurological pathologies, dysautonomias, and again, epilepsy. The appendix contains questionnaires, indexes, and assessment scales designed to assist the clinician in evaluating the different disorders. The present edition, written in English is a complete revision of the two preceding French editions. It represents the work of European and North and South American specialists.
The Conference Proceedings of the 2003 Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) World Conference, Volume 3
Brent D. Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, and UNO Aviation Institute
UNOAI Report 03-7
Brent D. Bowen, Dean Headley, and UNO Aviation Institute
UNOAI Report 03-1
The Airline Quality Rating (AQR) was developed and first announced in early 1991 as an objective method of comparing airline quality on combined multiple performance criteria. This current report, the Airline Quality Rating 2003, reflects monthly Airline Quality Rating scores for 2002. AQR scores for the calendar year 2002 are based on 15 elements that focus on airline performance areas important to air travel consumers.
The Airline Quality Rating 2003 is a summary of month-by-month quality ratings for the 10 largest U.S. airlines operating during 2002. Using the Airline Quality Rating system of weighted averages and monthly performance data in the areas of on-time arrivals, involuntary denied boardings, mishandled baggage, and a combination of 12 customer complaint categories, airlines’ comparative performance for the calendar year of 2002 is reported. This research monograph contains a brief summary of the AQR methodology, detailed data and charts that track comparative quality for domestic airline operations for the 12-month period of 2002, and industry average results. Also, comparative Airline Quality Rating data for 2001 are included for each airline to provide historical perspective regarding performance quality in the industry.
The Conference Proceedings of the 2003 Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) World Conference, Vol. 2
Brent Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, and UNO Aviation Institute
UNOAI Report 03-6
The Conference Proceedings of the 2003 Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) World Conference, Volume 1
Brent Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, and UNO Aviation Institute
UNOAI Report 03-5
The Conference Proceedings of the 2003 Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) World Conference, Volume 5
Brent Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, and UNO Aviation Institute
UNOAI Report 03-9
Rebecca Jean Hannagan
Since 1776 when the United States broke away from British colonial rule, Americans have considered themselves to be a profoundly free and equal people. When Alexis de Tocqueville toured the young nation in the 1830's he argued that a profusion of voluntary associations, egalitarian values, and a substantial and vibrant religious presence combined to make this fledgling country and unusually civic and participatory democracy. Despite our beginnings as a nation of joiners, Americans' engagement in political activity has fallen steadily. Voter turnout has been declining since the 1960's and polling data reflects a trend of distrust in government. As a result, political elites began to consider whether such trends would have long-term effects on the health of the nation. Following the events of September 11, 2001, polls reflect a revival of trust in government. Similarly, a revival in civic engagement seems to have resulted from 9-11. Could such change be a revival of the democratic citizenship Alexis de Tocqueville observed and that subsequently inspired his Democracy in America? This thesis will consider whether declines actually constitute a "crisis," consider the possible causes of decline, and analyze our present day milieu using Tocqueville's understanding of democratic citizenship to determine whether a revival of trust and civic engagement is essential to the preservation of the blessings of self-government.
This study attempts to explore the impact, if any, of the surrounding social and political context on the high school civics curriculum, specifically its coverage of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The research focuses specifically on the relationship between changes in Magruder's American Government and the onset of Cold War tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States.
A. Michael Noll and Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
Editor: A. Michael Noll
Chapter, Before 9/11: American Network Newscast Coverage of Terrorism, authored by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, UNO faculty member.
On September 11, 2001, AT&T's traffic was 40 percent greater than its previous busiest day. Wireless calls were made from the besieged airplanes and buildings, with the human voice having a calming influence. E-mail was used to overcome distance and time zones. And storytelling played an important role both in conveying information and in coping with the disaster. Building on such events and lessons, Crisis Communications features an international cast of top contributors exploring emergency communications during crisis. Together, they evaluate the use, performance, and effects of traditional mass media (radio, TV, print), newer media (Internet, email), conventional telecommunications (telephones, cell phones), and interpersonal communication in emergency situations. Applying what has been learned from the behavior of the mass media in past crises, the authors clearly show the central role of communications on September 11. They establish how people learned of the tragedy and how they responded; examine the effects of media globalization on terrorism; and, in many cases, give specific advice for the future.
William J. Pammer, Jerri Killian, and Gary S. Marshall
Chapter, Mediated Negotiation and Democratic Theory: Implications for Practice, co-authored by Gary S. Marshall, UNO faculty member.
The Handbook of Conflict Management cuts across theoretical perspectives, strategic models, and situational contexts as the first all-encompassing conflict management reference. A young field in both research and practice, this foundational text sets precedents for furthering academic study and real-world progress in managing diverse instances of conflict. It draws on more than 600 references to probe sources of conflict and to prescribe means of reducing tension in organizational, institutional, and community settings. Introducing core themes and issues into the dialogue, the handbook provides techniques to promote peaceful negotiation, cooperation, and consensus.
Michael P. Peterson
Intended for teachers, this book suggests ways to incorporate the internet with a world geography course and make all of the course content available online. Peterson (University of Nebraska) describes the creation of web pages, methods for searching the web and presenting the results in text and pictures, and advanced page styles that contain panorama pictures, music, movies, and interactive quizzes.
Books and monographs written or edited in whole or in part by University of Nebraska Omaha faculty are collected here.
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