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    • Valuing the Hospital Industry from a Financing Efficiency Standpoint 

      Van Dalsem, Shane; Hull, Robert M. (Washburn University. School of Business, 2017-01-1)
      We investigate the valuation of the non-government hospital industry focusing on two of its ownershiup structures: nonprofit hospitals (NPHs) and for-profit hospitals (FPHs). We find both structures are inefficient from ...
    • Voluntary Audits of Nonfinancial Disclosure and Earnings Quality: The Assurance of Corporate Social Responsibility Reports 

      Zambrana, Carlos; Rao, Sunita; Gordon, Elizabeth A. (Washburn University. School of Business, 2019-09-1)
      We investigate the association between voluntary assurance of a firm's corporate social responsibility (CSR) report and earnings management. CSR reporting is believed to benefit a firm by increasing understanding of risks ...
    • Warranty Provision for Repeatedly Purchased Goods in a Competitive Environment 

      Nizovtsev, Dmitri (Washburn University. School of Business, 2006-10-1)
      The abundance of different forms of warranties in today's consumer products retail market underscores the importance of studying the factors affecting the choice of a warranty contract made by a firm. In this paper, we ...
    • Web Services And Web Services Security 

      Boncella, Robert J. (Washburn University. School of Business, 2004-02-1)
      Web services are self-contained modular applications that provide a computation upon request. These services can be described, published, located, and invoked over a network, generally the Internet but intranets, extranets, ...
    • What is Accuracy?: Problematizing a Basic Accounting Construct 

      Moore, Louella (Washburn University. School of Business, 2014-12-1)
      Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002) requires financial officers to sign a statement certifying that financial reports are accurate. Similarly, American defense contractors must affirm that cost accounting disclosures ...
    • Why Do You Ask?: A Measure of Self-Evaluative Feedback Seeking Motive 

      Sommer, Steven M.; Stark, Gary (Washburn University. School of Business, 2005-02-1)
      Research in feedback seeking behavior (FSB) has generally assumed that such behavior is activated by the need to self-assess and reduce one's certainty. FSB literature has paid little attention to self-enhancement and ...
    • Why Firms Begin Paying Dividends: Value, Growth and Life Cycle Effects 

      Weigand, Robert A.; Fargher, Neil L. (Washburn University. School of Business, 2006-08-1)
      We investigate the signaling, agency and risk explanations for dividends within the context of the life cycle hypothesis, which proposes dividend initiation conveys information about firms' transition to a slower growth, ...
    • Why Invest in Bonds! 

      Baker, Gary; Martin, James (Washburn University. School of Business, 2005-06-1)
      Typically financial planners advise investors to diversify, invest some of your money in bonds and some of our money in common stock. Is this sound advice? This paper examines thirty-five different holding periods and ...
    • Why the Average Hourly Earnings Reported in the Economic Report of the President Changed 

      Baker, Gary; Clevenger, Thomas (Washburn University. School of Business, 2004-03-1)
      Some economists use the Economic Report of the President as a source for determining the average hourly earnings paid in the private nonagricultural sector of the economy. The Economic Reports of the President have a table ...
    • Will The Market P/E Ratio Revert Back to Average? 

      Irons, Robert; Weigand, Robert A. (Washburn University. School of Business, 2006-01-1)
      We show that the way investors use the "Fed Model" to benchmark the earnings yield on stocks to the 10-year T-note yield has resulted in these two series becoming cointegrated over time. The market earnings yield and its ...
    • Wind Power: It's the Right Thing to Do 

      Miller, Chris; Siehndel, Ray D. (Washburn University. School of Business, 2003-11-1)
      This paper examines a number of considerations, problems, solutions and costs associated with wind power. The legal, social and environmental positives outweigh the negatives that result in the conclusion of "why would ...
    • Wireless Threats and Attacks 

      Boncella, Robert (Washburn University. School of Business, 2004-02-1)
      This article is under review as a contribution to "The Handbook of Information Security" -- a three-volume reference source providing state-of-the-art information concerning the information, computer and network security ...
    • Women Farmers in Developed Countries: A Literature Review 

      Ball, Jennifer (Washburn University. School of Business, 2018-11-1)
      Very little research into women farmers in developed countries has been produced by economists, but much of what has been studied by scholars in other disciplines has economic implications. This article reviews such research ...
    • Worklife Expectancy Tables: They Should not be Used to Compute Wage Loss in Injury and Death Cases 

      Baker, Gary; Clevenger, Thomas; Walker, Rosemary (Washburn University. School of Business, 2004-02-1)
      Worklife expectancy tables are tools that can be used to estimate macroeconomic needs. That is, worklife tables assist in estimating what needs the government may have in worker's compensation cases. However, worklife does ...