Brian Love
Angular + TypeScript Developer in Denver, CO

Papers

I have had the pleasure to write several academic papers over the course of my career and education. Below you will find a sample of some of the papers that I have authored, or worked with other to author.

The Five Axioms of Technology Management</h2>
TheFive Axioms of Technology Management</a> focused on successful leadership in technology. Here is an excerpt from this paper.</p>

I feel that the leader must always keep their eyes on the prize. A leader has the vision of moving the mountain, and doesn’t loose sight when mixed up in the details of moving rocks. The successful manager of technology is a leader who can work alongside the team and steer the team in the direction the organization and leader has envisioned. Leadership divides the ordinary, inefficient and ineffective from the truly effective and efficient management of information technology in any firm. Derek Abell, author of The future of strategy is leadership</i> states that “too much effort [is] spent on tightening management systems to make the existing business more efficient, and far too little effort spent on leading firms towards brighter futures” (Abell, 2006). I believe that Leadership is required for the successful management of technology in order to lead the vision, mission, strategy, change, and team.</blockquote></p>

Accounting Ethics</h2>
My
Accounting Ethics</a>paper for my Accounting for Managers</em> coursediscussedthe necessity of trust, honesty and integrity for a free marketplace to be most efficient.</p>

An efficient and free marketplace requires trust, honesty, and integrity. Investors demand these because it allows them to make good decisions, based on accurate and up- to-date information. When investors are given incorrect and time-delayed information, they cannot make the correct decision, which is necessary for fair competition and so that investor’s capital is appropriated to the best performing, and most efficient, organization in the industry. Fair competition also mandates that organizations in an industry cannot “secretly collude to restrict trade or commerce” (2). When Incorrect and delayed information is disclosed, and a conspiracy of several or all of the organizations in an industry to establish industry-wide unfair practices, several ethical issues are faced by stakeholders, management involved, accountants involved, and perhaps legal representation acquired.</blockquote>

Pension Plans</h2>
Learn about
pension plans in today's corporate environment</a> and where they are headed. This paper outlines the differences between defined pension plans and defined contribution plans, and how many corporations are moving to a defined contribution plan in light of increasing global competition and the increase is pension costs. The paper alsodiscussesthe impact of the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the creation of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).</p>

In today’s increasingly competitive global business environment, corporations worldwide are reexamining, and in many cases, reconfiguring their benefits programs in light of shrinking social security benefits, longer life expectancies, and increasing medical, health, and prescription drug costs. First, corporations are freezing defined benefit pension plans and moving to defined contributions plans for their certainty and predictability of costs, leaving employees with the investment liability. Secondly, pension plans are heavily under funded, along with the PBGC that is meant to guarantee employees’ pension plans.</blockquote>

Copyright and Computer Software</h2>
Intellectual Property, and more specifically
Copyright of computer software</a>, is an important area of expertise that is necessary for any entrepreneur, investor or owner of computer software. This paper outlines the legislation that defines Copyright protection provided in Title 17 of the U.S. Code through the 1976 Copyright Act and the 1980 Amendment, as well as the more recent Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The paper further outlines the protection granted to Copyright holders and how to register a Copyright.</p>

Copyright is protection provided by Title 17 of the U.S. Code to protect “original works of authorship” that are fixed in a tangible medium, and have some creativity; including computer software and computer programs (5). Copyright legislation in the United States dates back to the constitution, which explicitly gives congress the right “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries” (1).</blockquote>

The Transition from Private to Public Ownership</h2>
The Transition from Private to Public Ownership with a Concentration on the Transition of Google, Inc.</a>focuses on the growth of a private enterprise to a public corporation using Google as the primary example. Raising capital is the primary reason for an entity to move from a private organization to a public corporation, through the offering of public shares of common stock in a corporation. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of going public, as well as the registration, prospectus and initial public offering of Google, Inc.</p>

Growing a small to mid-sized business in the U.S. often requires the transition from private to public ownership in order to obtain additional capital to sustain corporate growth. After deciding to take the business public there are legal preparation that must be undertaken, including the preparation and filing of the registration statement and prospectus, as well as, negotiating the share price and number of shares to be offered via the underwriters. The Initial Public Offering is then made, in which the underwriters pay the corporation the net proceeds from the IPO in exchange for the stock. The transition from private to public ownership takes time and money, but can be rewarding to a growing company, like Google Inc.; which on August 19th</sup>, 2004 offered 19,605,052 shares of class A common stock raising $1.67 billion from investors (1).</blockquote>
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