2002 Proceedings

2002 ALSB National Proceedings

Selected Referred Papers Delivered at the 2002 ALSB Annual Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada

Editor’s Forward

The 77th annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held July 27-31, 2002, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The academic program was attended by 277 members and included 163 paper presentations, panels, teaching and research symposia, and various other discussions and workshops.

From the papers presented, twenty-five of the papers were submitted for double-blind review. Approximately sixty-four percent of the submissions were accepted for publication in the Proceedings. The acceptance rate was approximately the same as last year. These papers are representative of the papers presented in Las Vegas and are divided into four topics, plus a student paper section, and the Distinguished Paper section in the Proceedings. The two Distinguished Proceedings papers were selected as the best from all the submissions, and were presented during a special session at the conference. Congratulations to Robert Kearney, author of the Outstanding Distinguished Paper, and to Tim Fort and Cindy Schipani, authors of the Distinguished Paper.

Warm appreciation is extended to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2002 ALSB meeting. Special thanks to Program Chair Jim Highsmith for his planning of the academic and social programs, and to Executive Secretary Dan Herron for his perpetual efforts on behalf of the Academy without which we would be lost and discordant. I would like to thank the reviewers for the Proceedings, and the discussants of the Distinguished Papers, for their hard work. Your service to the Academy is much appreciated.

The 2003 annual meeting will be in Nashville from August 12th to 16th. Make your plans to at the Loews Vanderbilt Plaza. There will be a Distinguished Paper session at the meeting, a Distinguished Paper section in the Proceedings, plaques, and monetary recognition of the Distinguished Papers. I encourage everyone to participate in the ALSB meeting and in the Proceedings.

Ernest W. King
University of Southern Mississippi
November 2002


2002 Proceedings Reviewers

I would like to thank the reviewers for the 2002 ALSB Proceedings. Your time, effort, and consideration of the submissions make the Proceedings better every year. I enjoyed working with all of you, and look forward to next year.

 Robert Bird, Fairfield University

Vincent A. Carrafiello, University of Connecticut

Rick Coffinberger, George Mason University

Timothy L. Fort, University of Michigan

Marianne Jennings, Arizona State University

James Morgan, California State University, Chico

Dana M. Muir, University of Michigan

John Norwood, University of Arkansas

Michael O’Hara, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Lynda J. Oswald, University of Michigan

Kimberlianne Podlas, Bryant College

Cindy A. Schipani, University of Michigan

Index of Papers

Distinguished Papers

The High Price of Price Waterhouse: Dealing with Direct Evidence of Discrimination by Robert A. Kearney

Linking Corporate Governance to Peace by Timothy L. Fort and Cindy A. Schipani


Financing Litigation On-Line: Usury and Other Obstacles by Susan Lorde Martin

License to Steal by Lee B. Burgunder

New Theories of Liability for Defective Software by Robert D. Sprague

Towards a Theory of Cyberplace: A Proposal for a New Legal Framework by Ronnie Cohen and Janine Hiller


Tax Reform Suggestions from Enron by Consuelo Kertz

Valuation for Estate and Gift Taxes: A Persistently Litigated Issue by Martin H. Zern


Legal Studies in Business AT Century’s Beginning: Stagnant, Adrift, or Channeled? by James F. Morgan

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective (or Pretty Darned Good) Teaching or Lessons Learned in the Field by Kimberlianne Podlas and Susan J. Marsnik


As Seen On TV: The Normative Influence of Syndi-Court on Contemporary American Litigiousness by Kimberlianne Podlas

Corruption as a Pan-Cultural Phenomenon: An Empirical Study in Countries at Opposite Ends of the Former Soviet Empire by Philip M Nichols, George J. Siedel, and Matthew Kasdin

No-Call Lists for Telemarketers: A Legislative Analysis of State Regulation by Anna S. Rominger

Reform of Corporate Governance in China by Cindy A. Schipani and Junhai Liu

Term Limits and Compelled Speech: A New Frontier by Edward J. Schoen and Joseph S. Falchek

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act in a Post-Enron World by Larry Bumgardner

Student Papers

Benefits, Risks, and Regulation of ‘Cyber Pharmacies’ by Rebecca Boudwin

Speaking Out: The Normative Desirability of Asserting New Levels of Protection for Workplace Speech by Mark W. Sandretto


[Cite as:  31 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2002)]