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  • Bristol, Kristin; Fehr, David; Johnson, R. Larry (Southern New Hampshire University, 2003)
    A nationwide awareness of the need to raise students’ financial literacy levels has surfaced recently as a result of a number of studies throughout the United States focusing on financial literacy. The need to examine this ...
  • Alessandri, Todd M.; Lander, Diane M.; Bettis, Richard A. (Southern New Hampshire University, 2003)
    Strategy is ultimately aimed at creating shareholder value, placing valuation in a central role linking finance and strategy. Focusing on growth options, this paper uses a unique "perfect information" model to examine, ...
  • Lander, Diane M.; Pettengill, Glenn N. (Southern New Hampshire University, 2003)
    The real option approach to capital budgeting has gained acceptance in the business community and is now addressed in Financial Management textbooks and Corporate Finance courses. Real option valuation can be a challenge ...
  • Hamid, Shaikh A.; Dhakar, Tej S. (Southern New Hampshire University, 2003)
    This study explores three types of month effects in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: (a) for a given period, if the mean of monthly percentage changes of each month was different from zero, (b) for a given period, if the ...
  • Fehr, David (Southern New Hampshire University, 2003)
    As stated in the working paper: "In recent years, most not-for-profits have set up an office of technology transfer to handle those R&D projects which may potentially have commercial value. In fact, in the current environment ...
  • Bristol, Kristin; Fehr, David; Tripp, Gary (Southern New Hampshire University, 2003)
    The focus of this paper is to assess the current status of basic economics literacy primarily, though not exclusively, among high-school age students. Although the primary focus of the authors was directed to the secondary-level ...
  • Fehr, David; Bristol, Kristin (Southern New Hampshire University, 2004)
    There exists a vast and growing body of literature that describes the mechanisms by which innovations diffuse through a population, as well as factors that affect the speed of adoption of an innovation. This body of ...
  • Hamid, Shaikh A. (Southern New Hampshire University, 2004)
    Ability to forecast market variables is critical to analysts, economists and investors. Among other uses, neural networks are gaining in popularity in forecasting market variables. They are used in various disciplines and ...
  • Fehr, David; Hishigsuren, Gaamaa (Southern New Hampshire University, 2004)
    Microfinance has been spread around the world as a popular poverty reduction strategy. This paper examines how microfinance institutions can communicate their prospects to investors, examines typical sources of financing, ...
  • Aliouche, E. Hachemi; Schlentrich, Udo (Southern New Hampshire University, 2005)
    It is commonly believed that the franchising method of distribution provides strategic and operational benefits to the companies that adopt it. These benefits should result in superior financial performance as compared to ...
  • Hamid, Shaikh A.; Habib, Abraham (Southern New Hampshire University, 2005)
    Neural networks have been shown to learn complex relationships. It would be interesting to see if the networks can be trained to learn the nonlinear relationship underlying Black-Scholes type models. Interesting hypothetical ...
  • Hamid, Shaikh A.; Dhakar, Tej S. (Southern New Hampshire University, 2005)
    This paper analyzes the seasonality in the monthly consumer price index (CPI) over the period January 1913 to December 2003. We examine three types of month effects: if the mean of monthly CPI changes of the entire data ...
  • Hamid, Shaikh A.; Dhakar, Tej S. (Southern New Hampshire University, 2006)
    This study explores month effects in terms of standard deviations of monthly and daily percentage changes of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. During the last century, the standard deviation of the monthly percentage changes ...
  • Hamid, Shaikh A. (Southern New Hampshire University, 2006)
    An introductory paper intended for those who are uninitiated about Islamic economics and finance. (Library-derived description)
  • Hamid, Shaikh A.; Dhakar, Tej S.; Thirunavukkarasu, Arul (Southern New Hampshire University, 2006)
    This paper analyzes the behavior of U.S. PPI over the period January 1913 to March 2004 using monthly “all commodities index” values. The mean of monthly percentage index changes for the entire data set (0.23%) was ...
  • Hamid, Shaikh A.; Thirunavukkarasu, Arul; Rajamanickam, Mohana (Southern New Hampshire University, 2006)
    Our previous work on month effect in the DJIA, CPI and PPI led us to hypothesize that significant negative September effect that we found for the DJIA might have been caused by changes in the CPI and PPI. This led us to ...
  • Fehr, David (Southern New Hampshire University, 2006)
    The purpose of this paper is to consider optimal portfolio selection when a dominated asset is included in the menu of investment opportunities. We will explore whether mean-variance portfolio selection (MV) and expected ...
  • Fehr, David (Southern New Hampshire University, 2007)
    This paper addresses two aspects of offering finance certification training programs at the university level. During the spring term 2006, Southern New Hampshire University offered (in conjunction with a large, diversified ...
  • Fehr, David (Southern New Hampshire University, 2007)
    The purpose of this research paper is to explore issues in the implementation, at the high school level, of sophisticated financial literacy teaching materials developed specifically for delivery in a high technology ...
  • Bristol, Kristin (Southern New Hampshire University, 2008)
    Students in introductory finance courses have diverse worldviews, learning styles and motives for taking the course. While there are many differences between teaching a second traditional language and finance, there are ...