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Salisbury University is a public university in Salisbury, Maryland. Currently, Salisbury University offers 42 distinct undergraduate and 14 graduate degree programs. Wikipedia.

de Socio M.,Salisbury University
Regional Studies | Year: 2010

DE SOCIO M. Marginalization of sunset firms in regime coalitions: a social network analysis, Regional Studies. Business leaders and organizations are central to the formation and maintenance of urban regimes. Business communities are not monolithic, however, and they vary in their composition of economic activities and industry sectors, and in the resources they command. Differentiation in business community resources has implications for regime networks, particularly in cities where large percentages of their economic base are comprised of industries in decline. Utilizing social network analysis, this paper finds that business leaders associated with traditional manufacturing are marginalized within the prevailing regime networks of two United States 'rustbelt' cities in favour of leaders associated with newer, more stable, industries. © 2010 Regional Studies Association. Source

Webster D.,Salisbury University
Journal of Nursing Education | Year: 2010

The effects of a creative reflective clinical experience on psychiatric nursing students' empathy was examined using a mixed-method approach. The Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) was used to measure empathy in students (N = 73) in a baccalaureate nursing program. The control group (n = 44) completed a conventional 14-week clinical experience, whereas the comparison group (n = 29) experienced a community psychosocial program for 4 of the weeks. Comparison group participants completed a creative reflective assignment to represent the life experience of a client with mental illness. To further understand empathy, a constructivist approach with purposive sampling was used to examine students' perceptions. Four themes emerged: having expectations, building relationships, changing perceptions, and gaining understanding through creative expression. Trends were noted, although no statistically significant differences in IRI scores were found for either group. However, this article argues that the use of a creative reflective assignment reduces stigma and promotes empathy. © SLACK Incorporated. Source

Hahn E.D.,Salisbury University | Bunyaratavej K.,Wesley College
Journal of Operations Management | Year: 2010

Empirical research on the growing wave of services offshoring has examined the impact of several key factors such as wages and personnel quality on firm choices of offshore locations. However, examinations of culture in services offshoring to date have largely been confined to the relatively coarse concept of aggregate cultural differences between the home and host countries. We propose that specific cultural attributes are more closely aligned with successful service provision. We empirically examine our theoretical development of service cultural alignment and investigate the impact of cultural dimensions on the location of service offshoring projects. In addition, we examine whether Western and Asian firms have different cultural preferences in terms of the location of services offshoring projects. We find that host countries with lower levels of Hofstede's uncertainty avoidance as well as higher levels of individualism and power distance are able to attract greater numbers of service offshoring projects, even after controlling for macroeconomic, linguistic, and risk-related factors. We did not find that Western and Asian firms have different cultural preferences in this regard. We discuss implications of the findings with respect to theory, managerial practice, and governmental policy. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

Hahn E.D.,Salisbury University
Expert Systems with Applications | Year: 2010

Stochastic multicriteria decision making methods are a class of multicriteria decision making methods in which judgments are not taken to be certain. Recently, this class of models has generated increasing interest in the literature. We unify the notions of judgmental consistency and intra-group consensus under a framework of preference homogeneity in the context of this class of models. We propose new methods and measures for examining departures from consistency by using the Kullback-Leibler divergence. We also propose a new method, the jackknifed Kullback-Leibler divergence, that characterizes the extent to which a group member exhibits preference consensus with the remaining members of the group. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Adams S.B.,Salisbury University
Research Policy | Year: 2011

What are the respective roles of indigenous and exogenous factors in the development of high-tech regions? Entrepreneurs and their start-ups have dominated Silicon Valley's economy in recent decades, but a different dynamic was at work from 1940 to 1965, when the Valley emerged as a formidable high-tech region. In key industries (electronics, semiconductors, computers, and aerospace) that defined Silicon Valley as a high-tech cluster during that period, companies based elsewhere played critical roles in planting the organizations that would - through the innovations they made, the technical talent they attracted, and the start-ups they spun off - help make the Valley the world's most admired and emulated high-tech region. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

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