Shirley J. Ho

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The continuous quality improvement (CQI) movement, while experiencing great popularity years ago, has been declining in interest across other industries. This article studied American and Canadian hospital executives who have embraced the concept of CQI and will continue to be committed to CQI efforts in the future. Executives of CQI hospitals strongly(More)
This study of more than 215 U.S. and Canadian hospital executives indicates that improved service quality to patients and enhanced financial performance are the driving forces for hospitals that undertake business process reengineering (BPR) activities. Despite reporting moderate success in achieving organizational objectives through BPR, these executives(More)
We examine the relation between firms’ financial structures and their risky investment strategies in Taiwan’s banking industry. Regressions cover two subperiods: before the first financial reform (1996– 2000) and after the first financial reform (2001–2006), to address the impacts of the first financial reform on banking firms’ financial structures. Our(More)
  • Shirley J. Ho
  • 2013 Conference on Technologies and Applications…
  • 2013
Our main result is: in earlier stages, A CEO with more successful experiences can take advantage of the rival's incomplete learning about the depth of reasoning and take an action one step further best responding to the rival's action. Once the learning process reaches k<sup>max</sup> (&#x03B4;<sup>0</sup><sub>-i</sub>), a more experienced player will be(More)
This paper incorporates the observation that in banking industries, debts are usually affected by current return and cannot be predetermined before competition. In a portfolio choice model, we have analyzed how two banks sequentially decide their capital structures through choosing equity levels, and then the levels of risky investment which is subject to(More)
The innovative idea of introducing a third party (Ronen,2002) into the agency relationship has motivated our proposal of a co-payment scheme as a solution to financial misreporting. In the co-payment scheme, both the client firm and a third party such as FASB are asked to share the auditing fee. We will demonstrate that the participation of a third party(More)
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