Friday, July 3, 2020

2014 Plan Performance Rankings Q1

Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance, three-year investment performance, five-year investment performance and ten-year investment performance. The top-performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile," the better the ranking. For more details, please view our methodology. Here are our 529 performance rankings as of March 31, 2014. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers and fee-based financial planners). One-year performance ranking Rank State Plan Percentile 1 New Jersey NJBEST 529 College Savings Plan 18.50 2 District of Columbia DC 529 College Savings Program (Direct-sold) 21.86 3 California The ScholarShare College Savings Plan 31.75 4 Florida Florida 529 Savings Plan 32.23 5 Maine NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series 34.00 6 Alaska University of Alaska College Savings Plan 35.07 7 West Virginia SMART529 WV Direct 35.82 8 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan 36.14 9 Alaska T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan 37.96 10 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 38.13 See the full list of one-year direct-sold rankings. Click "Next Page" below to see 3 year rankings. Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance, three-year investment performance, five-year investment performance and ten-year investment performance. The top-performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile," the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology. Here are our 529 performance rankings as of March 31, 2014. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers and fee-based financial planners). Three-year performance ranking Rank State Plan Percentile 1 District of Columbia DC 529 College Savings Program (Direct-sold) 23.63 2 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan 28.29 3 Alaska University of Alaska College Savings Plan 29.16 4 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 31.15 5 Illinois Bright Start College Savings Program -- Direct-sold Plan 31.88 6 Maine NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series 31.96 7 Florida Florida 529 Savings Plan 32.64 8 New Mexico The Education Plan's College Savings Program (Direct-sold) 33.27 9 Alaska T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan 33.51 10 Oklahoma Oklahoma College Savings Plan 36.13 See the full list of three-year direct-sold rankings. Click "Next Page" below to see 5 year rankings. Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance, three-year investment performance, five-year investment performance and ten-year investment performance. The top-performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile," the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology. Here are our 529 performance rankings as of March 31, 2014. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers and fee-based financial planners). Five-year performance ranking Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Nevada USAA 529 College Savings Plan 22.26 2 Alaska T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan 22.57 3 Alaska University of Alaska College Savings Plan 22.80 4 Maine NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series 24.79 5 Maryland College Savings Plans of Maryland -- College Investment Plan 29.70 6 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan 37.10 7 District of Columbia DC 529 College Savings Program (Direct-sold) 38.12 8 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 39.02 9 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 40.99 10 Virginia Virginia529 inVEST 41.41 See the full list of five-year direct-sold rankings. Click "Next Page" below to see 10 year rankings. Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance, three-year investment performance, five-year investment performance and ten-year investment performance. The top-performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile," the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology. Here are our 529 performance rankings as of March 31, 2014. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers and fee-based financial planners). Ten-year performance ranking Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Alaska T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan 22.21 2 Alaska University of Alaska College Savings Plan 23.08 3 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 23.87 4 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 34.58 5 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan 37.36 6 Nevada USAA 529 College Savings Plan 37.65 7 Louisiana START Saving Program 38.66 8 Maryland College Savings Plans of Maryland -- College Investment Plan 38.86 9 Virginia Virginia529 inVEST 42.87 10 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 43.39 See the full list of ten-year direct-sold rankings. For broker-sold plan rankings and fee-based financial planners. How to rank 529 plan performance Ranking over 3,000 investment options is no easy task, considering the wide variety of options found in 529 savings plans, and it requires a special methodology. Step one: We select specific portfolios from each 529 plan that can be compared on an apples-to-apples basis to portfolios in other 529 plans, based on their allocation among stocks, bonds and short-term instruments (money market and guaranteed investments). We've set up seven different asset-allocation categories ranging from 100 percent equity to 100 percent short-term. Step two: Within each of the seven categories, we compare historical performance of the selected portfolios and assign each plan a percentile ranking between one (best) and 100 (worst). Separate rankings are developed for one-year, three-year, five-year and ten-year performances. Step three: We take the average of each 529 plan's percentile rankings in the seven asset-allocation categories to produce a combined or "composite" percentile ranking. We then produce reports showing how the 529 plans rank against each other in their composite percentile rankings. Note: We currently produce these composite rankings for one-year, three-year, five-year and ten-year performances. For a more in-depth explanation of our methodology, please read our white paper. See the one-year direct-sold, three-year direct-sold, five-year direct-sold and ten-year direct-sold rankings. More information Links to our full report on the composite rankings for this quarter are provided below for the direct-sold 529 plans. Only our Premium subscribers have access to composite rankings for advisor-sold 529 plans, to the underlying data supporting the rankings and to separate one-year, three-year, five-year and ten-year rankings for each of the seven different asset-allocation categories. In addition, subscribers can easily look up the historical performance for every 529 portfolio in every available share class by using our Fee and Performance Lookup Tool. Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance, three-year investment performance, five-year investment performance and ten-year investment performance. The top-performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile," the better the ranking. For more details, please view our methodology. Here are our 529 performance rankings as of March 31, 2014. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers and fee-based financial planners). One-year performance ranking Rank State Plan Percentile 1 New Jersey NJBEST 529 College Savings Plan 18.50 2 District of Columbia DC 529 College Savings Program (Direct-sold) 21.86 3 California The ScholarShare College Savings Plan 31.75 4 Florida Florida 529 Savings Plan 32.23 5 Maine NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series 34.00 6 Alaska University of Alaska College Savings Plan 35.07 7 West Virginia SMART529 WV Direct 35.82 8 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan 36.14 9 Alaska T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan 37.96 10 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 38.13 See the full list of one-year direct-sold rankings. Click "Next Page" below to see 3 year rankings. Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance, three-year investment performance, five-year investment performance and ten-year investment performance. The top-performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile," the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology. Here are our 529 performance rankings as of March 31, 2014. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers and fee-based financial planners). Three-year performance ranking Rank State Plan Percentile 1 District of Columbia DC 529 College Savings Program (Direct-sold) 23.63 2 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan 28.29 3 Alaska University of Alaska College Savings Plan 29.16 4 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 31.15 5 Illinois Bright Start College Savings Program -- Direct-sold Plan 31.88 6 Maine NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series 31.96 7 Florida Florida 529 Savings Plan 32.64 8 New Mexico The Education Plan's College Savings Program (Direct-sold) 33.27 9 Alaska T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan 33.51 10 Oklahoma Oklahoma College Savings Plan 36.13 See the full list of three-year direct-sold rankings. Click "Next Page" below to see 5 year rankings. Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance, three-year investment performance, five-year investment performance and ten-year investment performance. The top-performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile," the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology. Here are our 529 performance rankings as of March 31, 2014. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers and fee-based financial planners). Five-year performance ranking Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Nevada USAA 529 College Savings Plan 22.26 2 Alaska T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan 22.57 3 Alaska University of Alaska College Savings Plan 22.80 4 Maine NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series 24.79 5 Maryland College Savings Plans of Maryland -- College Investment Plan 29.70 6 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan 37.10 7 District of Columbia DC 529 College Savings Program (Direct-sold) 38.12 8 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 39.02 9 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 40.99 10 Virginia Virginia529 inVEST 41.41 See the full list of five-year direct-sold rankings. Click "Next Page" below to see 10 year rankings. Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance, three-year investment performance, five-year investment performance and ten-year investment performance. The top-performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile," the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology. Here are our 529 performance rankings as of March 31, 2014. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers and fee-based financial planners). Ten-year performance ranking Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Alaska T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan 22.21 2 Alaska University of Alaska College Savings Plan 23.08 3 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 23.87 4 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 34.58 5 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan 37.36 6 Nevada USAA 529 College Savings Plan 37.65 7 Louisiana START Saving Program 38.66 8 Maryland College Savings Plans of Maryland -- College Investment Plan 38.86 9 Virginia Virginia529 inVEST 42.87 10 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 43.39 See the full list of ten-year direct-sold rankings. For broker-sold plan rankings and fee-based financial planners. How to rank 529 plan performance Ranking over 3,000 investment options is no easy task, considering the wide variety of options found in 529 savings plans, and it requires a special methodology. Step one: We select specific portfolios from each 529 plan that can be compared on an apples-to-apples basis to portfolios in other 529 plans, based on their allocation among stocks, bonds and short-term instruments (money market and guaranteed investments). We've set up seven different asset-allocation categories ranging from 100 percent equity to 100 percent short-term. Step two: Within each of the seven categories, we compare historical performance of the selected portfolios and assign each plan a percentile ranking between one (best) and 100 (worst). Separate rankings are developed for one-year, three-year, five-year and ten-year performances. Step three: We take the average of each 529 plan's percentile rankings in the seven asset-allocation categories to produce a combined or "composite" percentile ranking. We then produce reports showing how the 529 plans rank against each other in their composite percentile rankings. Note: We currently produce these composite rankings for one-year, three-year, five-year and ten-year performances. For a more in-depth explanation of our methodology, please read our white paper. See the one-year direct-sold, three-year direct-sold, five-year direct-sold and ten-year direct-sold rankings. More information Links to our full report on the composite rankings for this quarter are provided below for the direct-sold 529 plans. Only our Premium subscribers have access to composite rankings for advisor-sold 529 plans, to the underlying data supporting the rankings and to separate one-year, three-year, five-year and ten-year rankings for each of the seven different asset-allocation categories. In addition, subscribers can easily look up the historical performance for every 529 portfolio in every available share class by using our Fee and Performance Lookup Tool.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Online Forms Of Communications, Like Social Media

Online forms of communications, like social media, have undoubtedly provided convenient methods to communicate with anyone at any moment. Adolescents have been reported to spend on average six hours consuming media (Wallace). The point when an unhealthy amount of time is spent on social media is when negative social risks can begin to present themselves—children and adolescents, who are experience significant brain growth and development, are the most at risk for social damage. Heidi, a thirteen-year-old girl previously described as a happy, sweet, and loving girl, screams â€Å"I’m going to kill you while you are both asleep† as she flails and kicks her father before biting his arm. This was Heidi’s second violent rage in a week because her parents took away her access to social media; this would also be the second time that she would be taken to a psychiatric emergency room (Kardaras). 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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Cyber Warfare Struggle Of The Technological Era

Nick Colosimo Mr. O’Connor AP English IV 20 January 2014 The Cyber Warfare Struggle The widespread lack of trust that arose during the rise of the technological era was seen as mere paranoia. As the computer age advanced, this distrust decreased as more and more people became reliant upon computers and cell phones whether at work or at home. Along with this increase in reliance on technology came the increase in security and monitoring by the federal government. Mostly by the National Security Agency, this monitoring was very modest and seemed to be preventing harm. That is until our â€Å"computer wizards† (Hosenball) wised up to what they were actually doing. In monitoring the average person’s usage, they hacked into a general database of everyone’s information. The question was â€Å"If they could get into the database, what stopped anyone who had the technological capabilities.† Hosenball said regarding those computer wizards, â€Å"They know more than anyone just how vulnerable America is to a massive c yber attack.† The system itself is not the problem. The real problem is that the government is tripping over itself in trying to protect that system. President Obama has decided to leave the NSA in charge of cyber security when they don’t want that responsibility. Quoted in â€Å"The Turf War†, â€Å"NSA Chief Keith Alexander said his agency does â€Å"not want to run cyber security for the U.S. Government.†Ã¢â‚¬  The formation of a new agency could be the answer but that has been turned down severalShow MoreRelatedThe Delivery Of Law Enforcement907 Words   |  4 PagesLaw enforcement agencies could face severe budget cuts if the nation’s economy struggles and local tax revenues drop. The consequences of spending cuts may cost layoffs, reduced services, shuttered public facilities and badly needed infrastructure improvements pushed back even further (Tameez, 2014). The delivery of law enforcement services will fundamentally change as a result of severe budget cuts. Hundreds of officers in a single police department could be laid off, which means there will be fewerRead MoreWhat business and social problems does data center power consumption cause?4093 Words   |  17 Pagesis due to convenience (Chigona, 2012).Employees can check their email without having to login to different systems. The employee is also familiar with the Smartphone, this will allow for higher production. Some disadvantages are security risk and cyber slacking. According to Mahesh and Hooter (2013): â€Å"The challenge facing the business network manager is the need to securely manage company data on that device and in transit between the device and the corporate IT system. The device itself must beRead MoreOne Significant Change That Has Occurred in the World Between 1900 and 2005. Explain the Impact This Change Has Made on Our Lives and Why It Is an Important Change.163893 Words   |  656 Pagespoints both before the year 2000 (the collapse of the Soviet Union, the reunification of Germany, the surge of globalization from the mid-1990s) and afterward (9/11, or the global recession of 2008) when one could quite plausibly argue that a new era had begun. A compelling case can be made for viewing the decades of the global scramble for colonies after 1870 as a predictable culmination of the long nineteenth century, which was ushered in by the industrial and political revolutions of the lateRead MoreContemporary Issues in Management Accounting211377 Words   |  846 PagesWider systemic transformations including changes in political regimes, novel conceptions of management controls, the impact of globalizing forces on commercial aVairs, shifts in notions of eVective knowledge management, governance, and ethics, and technological advances, including the rise of broadband, have all impacted management accounting endeavours. The Weld is today, as fast-changing as it has ever been. This book captures key facets of current thoughts, concerns, and issues in management accounting

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Writings Of Karl Marx - 2063 Words

Allison Bierman SOC 3020 Strand December 11, 2014 Final Paper: Question #9 The writings of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Emile Durkheim each set out to discuss how an individual is connected to their social standing within society. Along with how social classes form their beginnings. Each of their theories are complex and require thorough analysis in order to fully understand their point of view. How social class is obtained in the United States is the question being posed. I will discuss which theory I personally think is best and most applicable to our modern society. I will thoroughly compare and contrast the works of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim; along with pointing out strengths and weaknesses in all three. It is first important to understand the meaning of social class. Sociologically speaking, the term social class is a way to divide individuals based upon their economic and social standing within the larger system of economic production. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Reflections On Core Values And Self Inventory - 1755 Words

Reflections on Core Values and Self Inventory Stephanie Sciaudone University of Indianapolis Reflections on Core Values and Self Inventory As the Dalai Lama states, kindness is my religion. Kindness is the value I hold most dear, the highest ethic to which I can aspire, and the reason I chose nursing as a career. With ethics an active process and constant learning experience (Butts Rich, 2008), the ethics of kindness are based upon morality, the basic tenant of do unto others as you would have others do unto you. It is easy to classify kindness within the framework of common morality within our culture as a whole, although sometimes difficult to identify in a one-to-one ratio. Fahrenwald et al (2005) identify core values in nursing as â€Å"human dignity, integrity, autonomy, altruism, and social justice† (p. 46). I would factor in kindness as a key component to ethical nursing care. While I respect the concept of ethical relativism and cultural relativism in that ethics may be different among different cultures, kindness is better described as within ethical objectivism, as kindness is a universal moral pr inciple based on moral reasoning (Butts Rich, 2008). This may be seen as putting kindness into Socrates’ realm of moral reasoning and critical thinking, both key factors to becoming a successful nurse (Butts Rich, 2008). I prefer to take a care-based approach in conjunction with a scientific inquiry approach to patient care. As such, I would prefer toShow MoreRelatedThe Self Esteem Of Adolescent Females Through Delving Into And Reconnoitering Essay1587 Words   |  7 Pagesfeelings we hold about ourselves involves self-esteem (Myers, Willse, Villalba, 2011). Challenging boundaries, discovering our beliefs and values, and exploring who we are as people starts in adolescence (Arnett, 2013). 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Question: Discuss about the Controlling Routine Frontline Service Workers. Answer: Introduction: Engaged employees are productive as the productivity comes from the motivation and personal factors. The efficient workforce brings the success to the organisation. As stated by Katou Budhwar (2015), the management of the organisation needs human capital in order to provide customer satisfaction and to run smooth operation process. If the employees within an organisation disorganised due to lack of motivation, team-bonding, the culture of the organisation and interest; the productivity of the organisation will decrease automatically. In the supermarket sector, the employee engagement is low in Australia; the main reason is lower employee retention rate. According to Sutton, Kamvounias Taylor (2015), lower engagement of the employees creates lower absenteeism and higher focus towards motivation. In the Australian retail sector, 25% of the employees are not engaged and disengaged employees can drop 18% of the productivity; therefore, it can lead to 56% drop in quality (Abs.gov.au, 20 18). In supermarket sector, lack of employee engagement can cause to poor quality control, customer relations, innovation absenteeism, poor teamwork and discouraging team building. In supermarket sector, sales executives play important role in providing customer satisfaction and negative employee engagement can discourage the employees and inflect the morale. Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) sells general products and groceries to the customers. This supermarket organisation has its stores in South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia. The employees are not engaged in the organisation as last year employee turnover rate has been increased by 5% (Iga.com.au, 2018). The employees are leaving the organisation; therefore, the organisational productivity is also decreased. The aim of the research is to explore the influence of employee engagement on organisational productivity. The focus of the study is IGA Australia, an independent supermarket. The objectives of the study are: To find out the issues of employee engagement in supermarket Australia To highlight the strategies of organisational productivity in IGA Australia To explore the influence of employee engagement on organisational productivity To provide some possible recommendations to improve the employee engagement in IGA Australia to have better organisational productivity Brief methodology As stated by Hatherley, Jennings Cross (2016), a literature review is the main secondary data collected from scholarly articles of the renowned authors. In the literature review section, the scholarly articles have been reviewed based on the theoretical framework of employee engagement and organisational productivity. In the literature review section, the theories and models of the employee engagement in the Australian supermarket sector will be reviewed based on the information from articles, government reports and websites. The current issues of the employee engagement in the Australian supermarket sector that leads to the lack of employee engagement will be explained. Secondary data of the literature review will be aligned through the collecting of the primary data. Primary data are mainly raw data that would be collected through a survey of the respondents. The researcher will collect the primary data through conducting the interviews with the customer service representatives. The researcher will prepare 5 open-ended questions to conduct the interviews. The sample size of the interviews will be 3 and the researcher will conduct a structured interview to record the data. This study will use secondary data mainly from the online articles, websites, online magazines, Australian government reports and journals. The secondary data sources will provide the information regarding the employee engagement issues in supermarket sectors. The major issues of the employee engagement and past statistics will be collected from secondary data sources. The researcher will review scholarly papers in order to understand the organisational productivity. The annual report of IGA will also be considered. Once the data are collected from the secondary data sources, all variables of the data will be segregated and analysed. As pointed out by Painkas et al., (2015), secondary data are cost-efficient and time-saving. The secondary data sources will be analysed through using thematic data analysis. Thematic data analysis is done through examining, pinpointing and reviewing the secondary data after segmenting the themes of the research. This research will be qualitative research as the observation of the customer service representatives and recording patterns of the secondary data will be analysed. Reference List Hatherley, C., Jennings, N., Cross, R. (2016). Time to analgesia and pain score documentation best practice standards for the Emergency DepartmentA literature review.Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal,19(1), 26-36. IGA Supermarkets | Independent Grocers of Australia. (2018). IGA Supermarkets. Retrieved 3 April 2018, from https://www.iga.com.au Katou, A. A., Budhwar, P. (2015). Human resource management and organisational productivity: a systems approach based empirical analysis.Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance,2(3), 244-266. Mone, E. M., London, M. (2018).Employee engagement through effective performance management: A practical guide for managers. Routledge. Palinkas, L. A., Horwitz, S. M., Green, C. A., Wisdom, J. P., Duan, N., Hoagwood, K. (2015). Purposeful sampling for qualitative data collection and analysis in mixed method implementation research.Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research,42(5), 533-544. Price, R. (2016). Controlling routine frontline service workers: an Australian retail supermarket case. Work, employment and society,30(6), 915-931. Retail Trade, Australia, Jan 2018. (2018). Abs.gov.au. Retrieved 3 April 2018, from https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/8501.0Explanatory%20Notes1Jan%202018?OpenDocument Sutton-Brady, C., Kamvounias, P., Taylor, T. (2015). A model of supplier-retailer power asymmetry in the Australian retail industry. Industrial marketing management,51, 122-130.