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The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters, Gordon B. Schmidt 2016 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters, Gordon B. Schmidt

Organizational Leadership and Supervision Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


A Change In Engagement: The Relationship Between Employee Engagement And Generational Differences, Markease L. Doe, Vinus Fong, Yvena Muselaire 2016 Florida International University

A Change In Engagement: The Relationship Between Employee Engagement And Generational Differences, Markease L. Doe, Vinus Fong, Yvena Muselaire

South Florida Education Research Conference

Employee engagement changes generationally. This literature review explores employee engagement and shared life experiences that define the characteristics of each generation; shaping generational perception on employee engagement and how each generation actually engages at work. Resultantly, generational differences, characteristics, and shared life experiences make salient how employee engagement changes.


How Does The Lean Start Up Model Of Entrepreneurship Apply To Practices In The Visual Communications Sector?, Con Kennedy 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

How Does The Lean Start Up Model Of Entrepreneurship Apply To Practices In The Visual Communications Sector?, Con Kennedy

Academic Articles

This paper looks at the Lean Start-up model of entrepreneurship with the view to assess the suitability for use for start-up practices in Visual Communication Design. The research begins with by defining the term Visual Communication Design and draws upon national and international literature to make comparisons and to identify themes within the discipline.

The paper then investigates the current state of Visual Communications enterprises in Ireland in terms of the business type, length of time in business, and location around the country. This section draws upon national and international research in order to make a comparison between the performance ...


Perceptions Of Transformational Leadership Behaviors And Subordinates' Performance In Hotels, Eric Adam Brown, Susan W. Arendt 2016 Iowa State University

Perceptions Of Transformational Leadership Behaviors And Subordinates' Performance In Hotels, Eric Adam Brown, Susan W. Arendt

Eric Adam Brown

This study examined front desk supervisors’ transformational leadership dimensions and employees’ performance. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (Avolio & Bass, 2004) and a researcher developed performance questionnaire were used. Employees from 34 hotels (83% response) in one Midwestern state participated in the study. Results indicated that front desk employees perceived their supervisors exhibited leadership dimensions of inspirational motivation and idealized influence more frequently and individualized consideration and intellectual stimulation less frequently. Front desk supervisors reported the most frequently exhibited performance areas as positive attitude, safety/care of equipment and attendance/punctuality. Least frequently exhibited performance areas were judgment and initiative/motivation. No ...


Does Majority Voting Improve Board Accountability?, Stephen Choi, Jill E. Fisch, Marcel Kahan, Edward B. Rock 2016 NYU Law School

Does Majority Voting Improve Board Accountability?, Stephen Choi, Jill E. Fisch, Marcel Kahan, Edward B. Rock

Jill Fisch

Directors have traditionally been elected by a plurality of the votes cast. This means that in uncontested elections, a candidate who receives even a single vote is elected. Proponents of “shareholder democracy” have advocated a shift to a majority voting rule in which a candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast to be elected. Over the past decade, they have been successful, and the shift to majority voting has been one of the most popular and successful governance reforms.

Yet critics are sceptical as to whether majority voting improves board accountability. Tellingly, directors of companies with majority voting ...


Does Majority Voting Improve Board Accountability?, Stephen Choi, Jill E. Fisch, Marcel Kahan, Edward B. Rock 2016 NYU Law School

Does Majority Voting Improve Board Accountability?, Stephen Choi, Jill E. Fisch, Marcel Kahan, Edward B. Rock

Jill Fisch

Directors have traditionally been elected by a plurality of the votes cast. This means that in uncontested elections, a candidate who receives even a single vote is elected. Proponents of “shareholder democracy” have advocated a shift to a majority voting rule in which a candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast to be elected. Over the past decade, they have been successful, and the shift to majority voting has been one of the most popular and successful governance reforms.

Yet critics are sceptical as to whether majority voting improves board accountability. Tellingly, directors of companies with majority voting ...


The Mystery Of Mutual Insurers In Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance, Tom Baker, Rick Swedloff 2016 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Mystery Of Mutual Insurers In Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance, Tom Baker, Rick Swedloff

Faculty Scholarship

Large law firms in the U.S. rely heavily on lawyers-only mutual insurers to manage their malpractice risks. Yet, under classic economic theory, mutual insurers should not be able to compete with stock insurers, at least absent a market failure. Mutuals have less access to capital and thus less ability to spread risk. Also, mutuals demand much more law firm partner time. Our research into the lawyers’ professional liability (LPL) insurance market makes three contributions. First, while we find evidence consistent with the traditional explanations for mutual insurance—market failures related to moral hazard and adverse selection and a problem ...


Modern Megachurch Organization In The United States (2005-2013) : An Exploratory Organizational Study Of The American Megachurch Phenomenon., Robert Lee Shelby Jr. 2016 University of Evansville

Modern Megachurch Organization In The United States (2005-2013) : An Exploratory Organizational Study Of The American Megachurch Phenomenon., Robert Lee Shelby Jr.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation study explores the applicability of two for-profit organizational theories on a non-profit sector. Theoretical concepts from organizational ecology (OE) and new institutional sociology (NIS) provide the framework for exploring modern megachurches as an organizational phenomenon in the United States between 2005 and 2013. Modern megachurches are modern in the sense they really began to be an organizational population starting in the 1970s and 1980s. These churches are distinctively from the Protestant Christian tradition having 2,000 or more attendees (Thumma & Travis, 2007; Hartford Institute for Religion Research, n.d.). Three empirical chapters test several hypotheses germane to these aforementioned theoretical ...


Collective Action And Market Formation: An Integrative Framework, Brandon Lee 2016 Melbourne Business School

Collective Action And Market Formation: An Integrative Framework, Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

We develop a novel framework to assess what collective action problems and solutions arise in market formation and under what conditions. Using a staged approach, we present a model centered on the development of market infrastructure with three important conditioning factors that influence the nature and extent of collective action problems: returns to contributions, excludability, and contribution substitutability. We then demonstrate the generalizability of our framework by applying it to a range of market formation contexts and derive a set of attendant propositions. Finally, we show how collective action problems and solutions evolve during market formation efforts. Overall, our work ...


Proposed Typologies For The Dress Needs Of Nursing Mothers And Babies And Available Nursing Dress: An Evaluation Of The Relationship Between Concepts In These Typologies, Ellen McKinney, Armine Ghalachyan 2016 Iowa State University

Proposed Typologies For The Dress Needs Of Nursing Mothers And Babies And Available Nursing Dress: An Evaluation Of The Relationship Between Concepts In These Typologies, Ellen Mckinney, Armine Ghalachyan

Ellen C. McKinney

In the U.S., the majority of babies are weaned from the breast by the time they are three months old (CDC, 2007) in contrast to the recommendation of “exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months. . ., with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer” (Eidelman & Schanler, 2012). Women who feel comfortable feeding in public breastfeed longer than women who are not comfortable (Allen & Pelto, 1985). Practical advice on carrying out life roles while breastfeeding is important and requires consideration of clothing (Mulford 2008). The purposes of this study were to (1) identify and organize (a) dress needs of nursing mothers ...


Student Affairs: An Apologia, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Student Affairs: An Apologia, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Incorporating Religiosity, Spirituality, And Mindfulness Into The Professional Development Of Residence Life Staff, Monica Burke, Lacretia Dye, Jill Duba Sauerheber, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Incorporating Religiosity, Spirituality, And Mindfulness Into The Professional Development Of Residence Life Staff, Monica Burke, Lacretia Dye, Jill Duba Sauerheber, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


The Chief Student Affairs Officer: What Constitutes Effective Leadership?, Bryan L. Smith, Tracy M. Lara, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

The Chief Student Affairs Officer: What Constitutes Effective Leadership?, Bryan L. Smith, Tracy M. Lara, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

The leadership characteristics of a 21 chief student affairs officers (CSAOs) within four-year, postsecondary institutions in the Southeast were examined using The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) developed by Kouzes and Posner. The LPI measures five fundamental leadership factors: challenge the process, inspire a shared vision, enable others to act, model the way, and encourage the heart. Each of these factors was investigated in relation to length of time in the current position, length in the student affairs profession, gender, and geographic location. Statistical analyses of performance on the LPI suggest that CSAOs tend to be most effective in leadership practices ...


Reasons We Don't Need A Formal Recognition System For Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs That Demonstrate Compliance With The Cas Standards: 12 Myths, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Reasons We Don't Need A Formal Recognition System For Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs That Demonstrate Compliance With The Cas Standards: 12 Myths, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Income Inequality, The Changing Nature Of Work And The Student Loan Crisis: Implications For Higher Education, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Income Inequality, The Changing Nature Of Work And The Student Loan Crisis: Implications For Higher Education, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Mini-Computers And E-Books On The Success Of At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco 2016 Western Kentucky University

The Impact Of Mini-Computers And E-Books On The Success Of At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco

Aaron Hughey

Academically underprepared college students; i.e., those identified as needing developmental (remedial) English, mathematics and reading courses in order to maximize their potential for academic success at college-level studies, were provided with the opportunity to rent, for a minimal, subsidized fee, mini-computers bundled with digital course materials (e-books). The academic aptitude of the students who participated in the study was assessed when they entered the program, and their academic performance was assessed at the conclusion of the semester in which they were provided with these resources. The aptitude, performance and retention of program participants were then compared to those of ...


Leadership: The Essential Ingredient To Lean Transformation, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Leadership: The Essential Ingredient To Lean Transformation, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Enhancing Your Credibility As A Professional: Things To Do - Things To Avoid, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Enhancing Your Credibility As A Professional: Things To Do - Things To Avoid, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Workplace Violence: Impact And Prevention, Matthew L. Hunt, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Barren River District Health Department

Workplace Violence: Impact And Prevention, Matthew L. Hunt, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

Workplace violence has been increasing in the United States for the past several decades. It affects everyone, not just those who have direct experience with it in employment situations. The authors describe the extent of the problem and provide recommendations regarding how managers and helping professionals can help prevent violent and abusive behavior from occurring in the workplace. They also describe proven strategies for effectively dealing with these kinds of incidents when they do materialize.


Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


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