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2017 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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1. Schneider, Lesley., Vuolo, Michael. and Lageson, Sarah. "Banning the Box, Keeping the Stigma? Sustaining Attitudes Post Ban-the-Box" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, Aug 09, 2017 Online <PDF>. 2019-06-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1255433_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Discrimination against those with criminal records functions in a variety of forms. One of the most injurious forms is employment discrimination. Hundreds of thousands of inmates are released from federal/state prisons and jails each year with no income and little wealth. The mark of parole, probation, or even an arrest can be an insurmountable obstacle to finding employment; job applications routinely ask criminal record questions, and a sizeable number of businesses utilize background checks when surveying applicants for entry-level positions (Vuolo, Lageson, and Uggen, 2017). In reaction to this discrimination, many cities and states have adopted “Ban the Box” policies, which prohibit employers from asking criminal record questions on initial job applications. These laws force employers to wait until the interview stage to inquire about criminal histories, with hope that face to face contact between applicants and employers will reduce the stigma formerly incarcerated individuals face. This longitudinal study surveys noncompliance with the private-employment Ban-the-Box law in Minnesota, utilizing a sample of job applications and qualitative interviews with employers. We find that businesses’ self reported attitudes towards hiring applicants with a criminal record sustained between 2008 and 2016, and that employers who discriminated against an applicant with a criminal record in 2008 are more than twice as likely to be in noncompliance with Ban-the-Box law in 2016.

2008 - International Communication Association Pages: 27 pages || Words: 7617 words || 
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2. Wong, Terrie. and Chen, Hsueh-Hua. "Thinking Out-of-the-Box and in Other Boxes: Team Creativity From a Different Perspective and in Context" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 21, 2008 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-06-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p230735_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Understanding the creative process is important for society?s advancement and organizations? survival in the competitive global market. Within organizational communication, there is currently a need to transcend the functional input-process-output framework used in small group research to study team creativity (Wittenbaum et al, 2004). In the study of creativity across disciplines, there is need for more contextualized understanding of creativity (Sternberg, 2005).

In response, this paper uses the microsociological perspective (Haragon, 2006) to study team creativity as contextualized by social and historical factors. It investigates the nature of critical inputs used for idea generation and the role of communication in influencing inputs used. This exploratory study shows that using a different perspective to study team creativity gives new insight on inputs that team members utilize during idea generation as well as new insight on the role of communication in influencing the use of these inputs.

2011 - SASE Annual Conference Words: 309 words || 
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3. Bonnafous-Boucher, Maria. and Eric-Michael, Laviolette. "Hybrid Governance and Entrepreneurial Performance in French Clusters : from Pandora's Box to the Black Box" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SASE Annual Conference, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, Madrid, Spain, Jun 23, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-06-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p505045_index.html>
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Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between governance and entrepreneurial performance in French clusters.

Prior works have shown that successful cluster policies depend on clear governance rules and coordination processes between multiple-level actors. More recently, research has demonstrated that entrepreneurial performance is a hidden dimension, which often lacks focus in cluster policies. However, few researchers have demonstrated how can effective governance policies induce entrepreneurial performance. The objective of this paper is to analyse more precisely this relationship applied to French clusters.

Our analysis is based on two French clusters (Medicen and Systematic) which are based in the « Ile de France » region (Greater Paris). These study cases have been built mainly through primary data collection with thirty face-to-face interviews with various actors (entrepreneurs, business owners, policy managers, etc.) between March and April 2009.

Our results show that despite an ambitious and clear state policy for innovation in French Clusters, their objectives are not being attained due to governance opacity and a lack of focus on hidden but crucial objectives such as entrepreneurial performance. Such difficulties reveal that the pandora box has turned into a black box for many clusters.

However, our case studies reveal differences in terms of effective entrepreneurial performance, which relates to different approaches to cluster governance. For instance, Systematic is an older cluster with a stable and hybrid governance structure, which include SMEs with specific policies for the growth of incumbents SMEs. Comparatively, Medicen is a new cluster with an unstable governance structure and no specific entrepreneurial policy despite a higher entrepreneurial capability with a good university-industry interface and a network of incubators. Overall, this comparative analysis depicts new factors of governance, industry-research interface and entrepreneurial capability as inducers of entrepreneurial performance.

To conclude, we suggest some prospective combinations for cluster policy makers on governance issues, which can enhance entrepreneurial performance in clusters

2010 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 10825 words || 
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4. Ocampo, Anthony. and Hernandez-Leon, Ruben. "The Global Box: The Social Organization of the Philippine Balikbayan Box Industry" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA, Aug 13, 2010 Online <PDF>. 2019-06-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p411155_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This article analyzes the social and emotional meanings of remittances among Filipino transnational families. Drawing from ethnographic research at a Philippine remittance agency in Los Angeles and Manila, as well as interviews of remittance senders and recipients, this article shows that Philippine remittance industry consciously incorporates the emotional interests of Filipino families separated by international borders. Findings also show that remittances function as a symbol that relatives left behind have not been forgotten by migrants. This study also illustrates how the logistics associated with sending and receiving remittances facilitates greater emotional connections between Filipino migrants and their family members who remain behind.

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