Video footage from the 2010 Rail Jam, an annual event featuring CC snowboarders and skiers performing their best tricks on rails and jumps.
With the rise of industrialization in developing countries, the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry has taken off in the last 40 years. With this rise in textile and garment factories, women have been able to participate with much more volume in the Bangladeshi economy because approximately 90% of garment workers in Bangladesh are females. The United States has consistently put import duties on Bangladeshi textile and garment goods higher than those of almost every other LDC, thus affecting the competitive nature of Bangladesh's number one GDP generator; apparel and textiles. This thesis aims to look at the effect that the high US tariff rates on Bangladesh's ready-made garments have on the female employment rate in the Bangladeshi garment factories
Traditionally, defensemen in the National Hockey League (NHL) have been paid unevenly. Statistics measuring offense were applied to defensemen as well. This (along with other factors) resulted in a disparity in salaries between defensemen specializing in offense and defense. In recent years - especially since the lockout and cancellation of the 2004-05 season - defensemen specializing in defensive play became better recognized and paid. However, the salary disparity between offensive and defensive defensemen still exists. The purpose of this study was to analyze this salary disparity by cross-referencing the production (measured more comprehensively than past studies) of defensemen with their salaries. The defensemen were pooled together and designated either "offensive" or "defensive." Data was collected from all defensemen who participated in the 2007-08 NHL season, paired with their ensuing salaries for the 2008-09 season. In total 209 defensemen were studied, 103 offensive and 106 defensive. I anticipated that due to a rise in the recognition of the importance of defensive defensemen, the offensive-defensive salary disparity would not be dramatic. This thesis uses fourteen total independent variables relating to the dependent variable, salary. Three regression models were performed on the 209 defensemen. The regression results showed that there were six significant variables. Age, blocked shots, points-per-game, and shots were found to have a positive impact on salaries. Games played and plus/minus were discovered to negatively affect salaries. The results also show that offensive defensemen are paid almost double the salary of defensive defensemen.
In today's economy, the failure rates of new companies are astronomical. In 2007 there were about twenty-eight thousand businesses that closed. In 2008, about forty-two thousand closed, and that number only continues to grow. With only twenty-nine percent of new businesses start ups succeeding beyond the first ten years, there is little question that the business world is in the midst of a major transition. The economic theorist and bestselling author, Daniel Pink, has developed a six-part theory to cope with this change. His theory contains six essential aptitudes, which will allow one to excel during this transformational time. Pink describes this movement as a transition from the Information Age, which values logical and linear thinking, to the Conceptual Age, which values inventive, empathetic, and big-picture thinking. This study is an empirical investigation of the simultaneous presence of the six essential aptitudes in ten entrepreneurs, five in product-based industries and five in service-based industries. The results suggest that the transition from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age although well underway, is not yet complete.
Cash-for-clunkers was a program designed to stimulate the economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Now, the government is initiating a new plan that will provide rebates for household appliances. This research presents estimates of the cost of reducing Carbon Dioxide under Cash-for-clunkers and similar programs for both clothes washers and refrigerators. The estimates suggest that these rebate programs are an expensive way to reduce CO2 emissions. With an average rebate of $4215, baseline scenarios indicate that Cash-for-clunkers costs $370.26 for a one metric ton reduction in CO2, and $414.62 per ton when the scenario includes the incentive to drive more that accompanies owning a more fuel efficient vehicle. The baseline scenarios for refrigerators resulted in a lower cost of $302.03 per metric ton of CO2, while clothes washers were more expensive with a price of $734.68 per metric ton of CO2.
During the last few decades, efforts to further customer-company relationships have become important due to increased competition in the consumer markets. One of the most popular strategies has been to introduce customer loyalty programs, which are believed to develop and enhance customer loyalty. The popularity of customer loyalty programs is based on the beliefs that loyal customers are very beneficial to a company and these programs would bond the customers to the company. More recently however, discussion over whether these statements are accurate has started to flourish. Loyal customers are not necessarily as profitable as believed and it is not easy for companies to gain competitive advantage because almost all companies have analogous customer loyalty programs. This thesis will evaluate a qualitative case study performed on ALK-Abelló, a global pharmaceutical company that specializes in allergen immunotherapy supplies. This thesis will determine whether their customer loyalty program manages to create and build loyalty among their customers, as well as analyze if a loyal customer is worthwhile for a company. A customer loyalty program is ultimately found to be a complement of customer loyalty alongside products, customer service and more.
In 2000, three seasons after the institution of a revenue sharing plan, Major League Baseball commissioned the Blue Ribbon Panel to assess competitive balance within the league. Their report found that small market teams are at a considerable disadvantage due to the larger revenue bases of teams located in more heavily populated areas. However, these results have often been challenged. This thesis builds upon existing models in an attempt to determine the extent to which market size and local revenue independently affect competitive balance. Additionally, it seeks to analyze any effects of baseball's revenue sharing plan on competitive balance. While the findings support the claim that revenue sharing enhances competitive balance, they fail to establish market size as a positive determinant of local revenue.
In the past half-century, an emphasis on work-life balance has emerged as a result of a changing labor force. Researchers have examined a variety of factors to explain how individual perceptions of work-life balance are influenced; some studies focus mainly on micro factors, such as gender or race, while others look to larger-scale elements such as organizational structure or job characteristics. This thesis sought to compare both micro and macro factors to see if work-life balance was primarily a function of demographic, job, or organization characteristics. A total of 269 professional employees at over 100 domestic and international organizations were surveyed, and results were analyzed using three linear regression models. Out of all the factors that were significant in predicting work-life balance in the models observed, only one—having four or more children—was a condition that organizations cannot control for. Interestingly, all of the other factors that proved significant—job autonomy, average hours worked per week, job pressure, and workplace support—are attributes that organizations can influence. Thus, this thesis suggests that organizations have a powerful role in helping their professional employees achieve a comfortable work-life balance.
According to recent ski industry research, skiing is, at best, stagnant. At worst, it is doomed for a collapse in the next few decades because of its primary demographic, the baby boomers, will no longer be participating in the sport. Also, with the current economic crisis that we are facing, some ski areas have already felt major effects and are on the brink of failure. In this competitive market environment, ski destination success depends strongly on a thorough analysis of customer satisfaction. Ski area managers need to identify the drivers of customer satisfaction, measure satisfaction levels, and derive the right strategies to increase satisfaction. Many ski resorts monitor customer satisfaction regularly using on-mountain surveys. Using regression analysis from surveys conducted by the National Ski Area Association for the 2008/2009 ski season, this thesis will investigate the demographic determinants associated with skier satisfaction.
Despite the fact that business, or "corporate," aircraft use has grown rapidly in the past decades, there fails to be a sound case for justification rooted in business theory. Simultaneously, current strategy literature neglects a body of thought concerning how an external factor, such as business aviation, could affect a firm's core competencies and ultimately competitive advantage. As such, nine firms were interviewed using a business strategy lens in order to understand the justification and mentalities surrounding business aircraft assets. The interviews generated data that suggests a secondary or tertiary link between business aviation and competitive advantage while more importantly exposing the importance of intangibles for competitive advantage generation.
The thesis examines innovation in the mobile application space. Innovation is widely recognized as one of the most important drivers of economic growth and the past decade has been one breathtaking revolution and innovation. Innovation literature has been painstakingly developers over the past fifty years through the study of innovations themselves, the processes through which innovation occurs, and the organizations that most successfully innovate. This thesis examines innovation theory and attempts to apply it to the mobile space to discover what course innovation takes.
This study examines how proximity to greenspaces and water bodies impact residential home sales prices in El Paso County, Colorado using a hedonic pricing approach. Values for proximity to natural amenities are first estimated using Euclidean distances. Distances are then calculated by a road network to determine how residents value accessibility and use of environmental attributes, in particular. In the Euclidean model, home sale prices increase with closer proximity to parks, lakes, golf courses, sports/recreation specialty facilities, and Pikes National Forest. Closer proximity to streams, however, leads to a decrease in housing price and closer proximity to natural areas has an insignificant impact on housing. In the road network model, distance to natural areas by road becomes significant and indicates that closer proximity and greater use access of natural areas leads to higher home sales prices. Closer distances to parks by road, however, have the opposite effect and home prices decrease with increasing proximity. All other greenspace and water body variables remain fairly similar in the road network model. These results illustrate the importance of environmental amenities to homeowners and can be used to help policymakers and urban planners make decisions regarding preservation, maintenance, and design of natural amenities.
The modern age of commerce features extensive corporate competition and innovative marketing strategies. It has increasingly become necessary for brands to utilize multisensory marketing and branding strategies that create and maintain strong sensory connections with consumers. This study addresses how multisensory marketing techniques influence the consumer mindset and behavioral responses to sensory stimuli. The investigation includes an in depth summary of the existing theoretical foundations of multisensory marketing and established literature on the subject of sensory branding strategy and design. The exploration answers a fundamental question: do sensory branding techniques and environmental stimuli have a measurable effect upon the consumer? Additionally, the text discusses the problem: how can sensory branding strategies be designed and utilized to effectively and positively influence consumer behavior?
Minutes for CC faculty meeting held on May 10, 2010, written and submitted by Secretary of the Faculty, Ted Lindeman.
Minutes of the Colorado College Staff Council meeting held on September 14, 2010.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team Head Coach, Scott Owens.
Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Eamonn McDermott.
Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Michael Boivin.
Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Tyler O'Brien.
Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Tyler Johnson.