Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives

ISSN 1945-371x [print], ISBN 1945-3728 [online]

A journal of the Nebraska Economics and Business Association.

Editor: David K. Palmer

Editorial Board
David K. Palmer, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Editor
Michael J. O'Hara, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Book Review Editor
Maurice Baker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (retired)
Dave Carpenter, Hastings College
Christopher Decker, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Joyce Gleason, Nebraska Wesleyan University (retired)
Larry W. Hughes, Central Washington University
Allan Jenkins, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Doug Kinnear, Hastings College
Ron Konecny, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Rick Koza, Chadron State College
Jack Kramer, Hastings College
Ken Kriz, University of Nebraska Omaha
Kenneth Lemke, NPPD (Nebraska Public Power District)
Craig MacPhee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Les Manns, Doane College
Roger Sindt, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Bill Snyder, Peru State College
Kim Sosin, University of Nebraska at Omaha (retired)
Eric Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kathryn M. Zuckweiler, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Issues online:
Volume 1, 2008 / Volume 2, 2009 / Volume 3, 2010 / Volume 4, 2012 / Volume 5, 2014 / Volume 6, 2015 /

Volume 6, Number 1, October, 2015


A Pilot Study of Community College Student New Media Instructional Preferences Loretta Beavers, Southwest Virginia Community College
Wally Guyot, Fort Hays State University
Robert Meier, Fort Hays State University
James (Skip) Ward, Fort Hays State University
Xiangyu Xiao, Fort Hays State University

Implications of Increased Ethanol Production on Nebraska Hay Production: An Initial Investigation
Deborah Bridges, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Frank Tenkorang, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Economic and Social Impact of Microfinance– A Case Study of Rajasthan, India
Meenakshi N. Dalal, Wayne State College

Governance Human Capital and CEO Dismissal: Exploring the Impact of Board Experience and Expertise
Stephen V. Horner, Pittsburg State University

Volume 5, Number 1, October, 2014


Analysis of Moody's Bottom Rung Firms
Stoyu I. Ivanov, San Jose State University
Howard Turetsky, San Jose State University

Effect of Uncertain and Turbulent Environment on Organizational Design
Pushpa Agrawal, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Did Dark Matter Prevent a Big Bang in the Recent Financial Crisis?
Craig S. Marxsen, University of Nebraska at Kearney (Emeritus)

Integrating Corporate Governance into the Business School Curriculum: Some Simple Suggestions
Kathryn Zuckweiler, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kirsten Rosacker, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Monetary-Policy Targets and Exchange Rates
Jerry Mushin, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Employee Absence Costs, Economic Losses, and Firm Competitiveness
Carl P. Kaiser, Washington and Lee University

Volume 4, Number 1, October, 2012


The Financial Crisis: Did the Market Go To 1? And Implications for Asset Allocation
Jeffry Haber & Andrew Braunstein

Simultaneous Determination of Insider Ownership and Leverage The Case of Small Businesses
Dong Y. Nyonna

The New Markets Tax Credit: The Path for Financial Institution Participation
Anthony Masino

Customer Retention and the Health Care Industry
Donald Baack

Psychological Capital: Key to Understanding Entrepreneurial Stress?
Susan M. Jensen

Changing the Organization Culture
Ronald D. Merrell

Intranets as an Empowerment Tool
D. Keith Denton

Mr. Taylor, Mr. Ford, and the Advent of High-Volume Mass Production: 1900-1912
John Paxton

New Estimates of the Fraction of People Who Consume Current Income
Mark Senia & Joe McGarrity

Are Nascent Entrepreneurs Different from the Self-employed?
J. Mark Leonard

Impact of Fiscal Stimulus on Stock Market and Economy: An Indian Scenario
T. Koti Reddy & Garima Agrahari


The Economics of Business Valuation Discounts and the Competitive Risk-Return Paradigm
Susan W. Eldridge

Student Papers

Cap and Trade Allocation Schemes: An Earnable Allocation Scheme
Matthew Fuller

The Effect of Income Inequality on Economic Growth in China
Ye Tian

Volume 3, Number 1, October, 2010


Infrequently Asked Questions on the Monetary Union of the Countries of the Gulf Co Operation Council
Jerry Mushin

The Perceived Economic Resultant Impact of Broadband Internet on Three Small Kentucky Cities
Phillip D. Coleman

Bankruptcy of an Accounting Firm: Causes and Consequences of the Laventhol & Horwath Failure
Frederic M. Stiner, Jr.

Suboptimal Supply Side Environmentalism
Craig S. Marxsen

The Value of College Teaching: An Enquiry
William J. Corcoran

Determinants of Small Business Performance: A Meta-Analysis
Osita C. Nwachukwu and Braimoh Oseghale

Demand for Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha by Gender and by Upper and Lower Division Students
Zolana (Zoe) Baumel and Donald N. Baum

Developing an Employment Friendly Curriculum for the MIS Discipline
Vijay K. Agrawal, Dave Moffett & Allen R. Taylor

The Optimal Inflation in a Backward-Induction Game
Ahmed S. Abou-Zaid & Liaoliao Li

Analysis of the Relation of Corn and Soybeans Futures and ETF Prices
Stoyu I. Ivanov

A Study of the Efficacy of Altman's Z To Predict Bankruptcy of Specialty Retail Firms Doing Business in Contemporary Times
Suzanne K. Hayes, Kay A. Hodge & Larry W. Hughes


Frankensteins of Fraud
Graham Mitenko

Stocks for the Long Run
Craig Marxsen

Student Papers

Exploring Conflict and Oil Prices: Myths, Realities, and Implications for the Department of Defense
Brian Donnelly

Corporate Crime: A Comparison of Culture at Enron and Satyam
Deepti Khedekar

An Analysis of Green Purchasing Behavior: Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Adoption at the State Level
Michael W Edwards

Articles: Volume 2, Number 1, October, 2009

Housing Price Dynamics in the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Region
Jim Estes & Greg Richey

The Impact of Homeownership on Criminal Activity: Empirical Evidence from United States County Level Data
Jinlan Ni & Christopher Decker

Contracting with a Co-Author
Michael J. O'Hara & Graham Mitenko

The Wisdom of Socrates and the Statistically Based Knowledge Underlying Public Policy
Craig S. Marxsen

Conspiratorial Trade: The Role of Culture and Informal Economic Activity on Economic Growth
Bill Provaznik

Student Papers

The Effects of Different Conflict Management Styles on Job Satisfaction in Rural Healthcare Settings
Shauna Graham

Wal-Mart and the Minimum Wage
Jamie Rye

Estimating the Effect of Electric Generation Technology Mix on Retail Electric Rates
Matthew Hunsaker

Analysis of Cointegration in Capital Markets of France, Germany and United Kingdom
Hande Erdinc & Joniada Milla

Articles: Volume 1, Number 1, October, 2008

Assessing the Mobility Value of Tenure to the Faculty Member 1
Graham Mitenko & Michael J. O'Hara

The Death of a Salesman in a Flat World 17
David Moffett & Ron Konecny

Market Segmentation: The Omaha Condominium Market 26
Roger P. Sindt & Steven Shultz

Does a Rising Tide Raise All Ships? Single Family Housing Appreciation Across Omaha (2000-2005) 37
Nick Schmitz, Steven Shultz, & Roger P. Sindt

A Correlational Study of the Relationship Between Sense of Humor and Positive Psychological Capacities 46
Larry W. Hughes

Technological Infrastructure Needs in Rural Nebraska 56
A. Ross Taylor, Suzanne L. Maughan, Tim Obermier & Sherri K. Harms

Spontaneous Geoengineering 66
Craig S. Marxsen

The Rise of Prisons and Decline of a Nation 74
Craig S. Marxsen

Myth vs. Reality: The Question of Mass Production in WWII 91
John Paxton

Lost in Translation: Organizational Behavior Constructs Across Cultures – Hope as an Example 105
Bill Provaznik

An Optimization Model of the Ethanol Distillers Grain Market in Nebraska 118
Ron Konecny & Allan Jenkins

Student Papers

Can You "Expect Great Things" at Kohl's? 128
Kelly Hoff

Using Lodging Tax as an Economic Indicator of Nature-Based Tourism 141
Michael S. McBride

A Microeconomic Analysis of the Full-Size Automobile Market 152
Jeffrey Thomas Shepherd Lipschultz