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Determining Consumer Interest In Georgian Wines, Julie Ann Inderbitzen 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Determining Consumer Interest In Georgian Wines, Julie Ann Inderbitzen

Agribusiness

This study was done in order to determine if there is a demand in California for wines originating in the Eastern European Country of Georgia. A survey was used in order to collect primary data from 100 respondents in two locations. The surveys were conducted in Pleasanton, CA and in San Luis Obispo, CA and were later analyzed using surveymonkey.com Microsoft Excel 2008. The data was analyzed using chi square tests, independent t-tests as well as observed frequencies and charts. The tests were used to determine demographic data about California wine consumers and to measure their interest in wines ...


The Impact Of National Institutional Context On Social Practices: Comparing Finnish And Us Business Communities, Jill M. Purdy, Elizabeth A. Alexander, Stern Neill 2010 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

The Impact Of National Institutional Context On Social Practices: Comparing Finnish And Us Business Communities, Jill M. Purdy, Elizabeth A. Alexander, Stern Neill

Marketing

This paper investigates the impact of national institutional contexts on firms' socially responsible practices, the motives for such practices and methods of organising social practices. Surveys of firms in a liberal market economy (USA) and those in a coordinated market economy (Finland) are compared. Findings indicate that social practices differ between the contexts, providing empirical support for the theory of explicit and implicit forms of corporate social responsibility. The paper offers insight into how social practices are organised in different contexts and a new conceptualisation of the motives for social responsibility. Results suggest that national institutional context should be accounted ...


Benevolent Vs. Hostile Sexism Impact On Work Performance For Women In Turkey, Crystal M. Bonneau-Kaya 2010 Western Kentucky University

Benevolent Vs. Hostile Sexism Impact On Work Performance For Women In Turkey, Crystal M. Bonneau-Kaya

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

All studies to date that have assessed the direct impact of benevolent vs. hostile sexism on performance outcomes have done so in the context of a Western society. Because of this void in the literature, it remained unknown how living in a low egalitarian and/or non-Western society may impact women's experiences of sexism. The purpose of this study is to address this gap in the literature. This study investigates the impact of benevolent vs. hostile sexism on women in four Turkish textile factories. 210 Turkish female textile factory workers were randomly assigned to the benevolent sexism, hostile sexism ...


Local Financial Services Innovation: Local Management, Strategy And Change; A Field Investigation, Ann Catherine Nave 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Local Financial Services Innovation: Local Management, Strategy And Change; A Field Investigation, Ann Catherine Nave

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Environmetal Marketing: The Consumer Perspective, Andrew Heile 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The Effects Of Environmetal Marketing: The Consumer Perspective, Andrew Heile

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Free Enterprise Fund V. Pcaob: A Challenge To The Appointments Clause And Its Ramifications To Corporate Governance, Todd B. Skelton 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Free Enterprise Fund V. Pcaob: A Challenge To The Appointments Clause And Its Ramifications To Corporate Governance, Todd B. Skelton

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Rhymin' & Stealin' - How Napster Stole The Industry, Johnathan D. Holbrook 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Rhymin' & Stealin' - How Napster Stole The Industry, Johnathan D. Holbrook

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Predicting Turnover Intent: Examining The Effects Of Employee Engagement, Compensation Fairness, Job Satisfaction, And Age., Mary L. Berry 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Predicting Turnover Intent: Examining The Effects Of Employee Engagement, Compensation Fairness, Job Satisfaction, And Age., Mary L. Berry

Doctoral Dissertations

The current study assessed the moderating effects of Age and the mediating effects of Job Satisfaction on the relationship between antecedents Employee Engagement and Compensation Fairness and the outcome variable Turnover Intent. The theory of reasoned action and a theoretical framework for examining age-effects on employee attitudes were used as the theoretical underpinnings for the study. The study utilized a secondary data set with surveyed population including faculty (n = 1,229) from a land-grant institution holding the doctoral/research-extensive classification from the Carnegie Classification and serving about 42,000 students each year with graduates totaling more than 9,000 per ...


Generational Perceptions Of Productive/Unproductive Information Received From Management Through Different Communication Channels, Eva Lynn Cowell 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Generational Perceptions Of Productive/Unproductive Information Received From Management Through Different Communication Channels, Eva Lynn Cowell

Doctoral Dissertations

This exploratory study identified generational preferences for receiving information from management through different communication channels and determined if age predicted productivity for productive and unproductive information received through different communication channels. This is the first study to empirically examine the relationship between age cohorts, communication channel preferences, information categories, and productivity. Sample participants worked as Extension agents at a major land-grant university. The four generations represented in the sample utilized multiple communication channels and were geographically dispersed throughout the state. The survey was administered electronically and completed by 204 (74%) of the eligible 275 employees in the organization. Independent Samples ...


Can A Financial Statement Pronouncement Increase State Tax Compliance And Revenues? Understanding The Effect Of Fin 48 On The National Nexus Program, Ann Boyd Davis 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Can A Financial Statement Pronouncement Increase State Tax Compliance And Revenues? Understanding The Effect Of Fin 48 On The National Nexus Program, Ann Boyd Davis

Doctoral Dissertations

Since 1982, 40 states and the District of Columbia have offered amnesty programs. In December 1990, the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) established the National Nexus Program (NNP), a permanent tax amnesty program. Prior literature has focused on amnesty programs and has shown that these programs do little to increase tax revenues and compliance when increased future enforcement is absent. I examine the impact of the NNP on state corporate tax revenues. From 1991 through 2008, state corporate tax revenues are significantly lower than revenues from 1973 through 1990. Further, I find that states joining the NNP have a negative impact ...


Identifying Types Of Teaching And Learning In An Informal Community Of Practice, Shalane Balfour Navorska 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Identifying Types Of Teaching And Learning In An Informal Community Of Practice, Shalane Balfour Navorska

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify indicators of three different types of teaching and learning used within an informal community of practice. Peters and Armstrong’s (1998) article, Collaborative learning: People laboring together to construct knowledge, served as the basis for this case study, which expanded upon the types of teaching and learning as a framework for understanding practitioners’ interactions within communities of practice (CoP). No other research has comparatively examined these three types of teaching and learning, or examined the types of teaching and learning as a framework for understanding interactions within CoPs.

Eight members of a ...


Exploring The Career Mobility Of Women In Campus Recreation, Jessica Michelle Hobart 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Exploring The Career Mobility Of Women In Campus Recreation, Jessica Michelle Hobart

Masters Theses

This thesis is a quantitative research design that examines the upward mobility of women administrators in campus recreation. The purpose of this study is to examine the career mobility of women currently working in the administration of campus recreation. A criterion sampling method was used to select women currently holding administrative level positions in campus recreation as well as solicit participation using the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Member Database. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS 18.0) was utilized to analyze the data. For the quantitative data, basic descriptive statistics were performed which included means, standard deviations ...


Ifrs V. U.S. Gaap: Impact On A Company's Earning And Activities, Linda Li 2010 Pace University

Ifrs V. U.S. Gaap: Impact On A Company's Earning And Activities, Linda Li

Honors College Theses

Should the United States (U.S.) companies use International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) instead of the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP)? This paper examines the degree of deviation between the firms' earnings, under both financial reporting languages, and the causes for the change in earnings. Utilizing two methods, introduced in this paper, as well as t-testing, the sampled firms reported higher earnings under IFRS. The change in earnings was caused by: financial instruments, minority interest, pension activities, and or share-based compensation activities. Based on the analyses, the firms appear healthier under IFRS than under the U ...


Center For Real Estate Quarterly, Volume 4, Number 2, Portland State University. Center for Real Estate 2010 Portland State University

Center For Real Estate Quarterly, Volume 4, Number 2, Portland State University. Center For Real Estate

Center for Real Estate Quarterly

Table of Contents:
--Editor's Urban Development Journal "Questions of Value & Value of Questions" by Will Macht (pg 3-14)
--"U.S. Observations From Global Demographics" by Leanne Lachman (pg 15-22)
--"Downtown Schools & Real Estate Development" by Gerard Mildner (pg 23-30)
--"Cooperative Housing in Portland" by Atha Mansoory (pg 31-42)
--"KOIN Center History: The Paul Principle" by Eugene Grant (pg 43-52)
--"Sustainable Containers: Cost-Effective Student Housing" by Caroline Uittenbroek & Will Macht (pg 53-60)
--"Food Carts as Retail Real Estate" by April Chastain (pg 61-70)
--"Office Market Analysis" by Kyle Smith (pg 71-82)
--"Retail Market Analysis" by Kyle Smith (pg 83-87)
--"Industrial ...


Exchanges In Marketing Systems: The Case Of Subsistence Consumer-Merchants In Chennai, India, Madhu Viswanathan, José Antonio Rosa, Julie A. Ruth 2010 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Exchanges In Marketing Systems: The Case Of Subsistence Consumer-Merchants In Chennai, India, Madhu Viswanathan, José Antonio Rosa, Julie A. Ruth

Management and Marketing Faculty Publications

A qualitative study of subsistence consumer merchants (SCMs) in Chennai, India, reveals that they sustain relationships in three interdependent relationship domains: vendor, customer, and family. Relying on long interview data, the authors interpret the subsystems as closed-loop and self-sustaining relationships. Subsystems are managed by SCMs through buying and selling activities alongside the receiving and granting of credit, and these activities engender three facets of commitment: continuance, affective, and normative. Different facets of commitment underlie the relationships in the three subsystems. Through different role-based activities, SCMs enhance or diminish commitment levels to keep all three types of relationships viable while moving ...


Replacing Workplace Leadership With Political Expediency, Mark Daniel Leonhardt 2010 Western Kentucky University

Replacing Workplace Leadership With Political Expediency, Mark Daniel Leonhardt

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The study examines the adherence to principled leadership styles by persons in position of authority and develops a method to determine the extent to which those people deviate from principled leadership practices for purpose of political expediency. Two fortune 500 companies, three smaller local companies and select Western Kentucky University faculty were surveyed using the MACH V Attitude Inventory for determining Machiavellian tendencies via an online survey site. An examination and evaluation of survey results yielded a surpirsingly consistent neutral score, but no indication of Machiavellian tendencies within the respondent group.


The Effect Of An Overall Rating Item On Halo Error In Performance Evaluations, S. Elizabeth Hogue 2010 Western Kentucky University

The Effect Of An Overall Rating Item On Halo Error In Performance Evaluations, S. Elizabeth Hogue

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study focuses on how the presence or absence of an overall rating item on a performance evaluation form affects levels of halo error and satisfaction with the form. Participants included undergraduate college students who were randomly assigned to groups receiving a form with or without an overall rating item at the beginning of the form. A satisfaction item was included on both forms. The analyses included a z-test for correlations from independent samples to determine the difference between the two evaluation forms and a t-test to determine the difference between the satisfaction scores of the two forms. The analyses ...


May 2010, Inland Empire Business Journal 2010 California State University, San Bernardino

May 2010, Inland Empire Business Journal

Inland Empire Business Journal

Opinion: True impact on working people of AB 32 is no mere numbers game A report by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education found that green jobs represent less than one percent of the jobs in California. Green jobs would expand under AB 32 and could potentially impact three million blue-collar or 20% of California’s workforce

Making a Comeback: 6 Strategies to Overcome Your Professional Setback and Define Success on Your Own Terms Andrea Redmond and Patricia Crisafulli gives advice on how you can lead not only to a comeback, but potentially an even better outcome ...


Investing In Green Mutual Funds: Determining The Environmental Screens Applied In Actively Managed Funds, Brian V. Kelly 2010 Olivet Nazarene University

Investing In Green Mutual Funds: Determining The Environmental Screens Applied In Actively Managed Funds, Brian V. Kelly

Ed.D. Dissertations

Managers of environmentally focused mutual funds hold a leadership position with investors, and have an ethical responsibility to explain the environmental screens. The public filings of environmentally focused, actively managed funds were reviewed to determine what non-financial screening information was made public. Content analysis was conducted on the screening verbiage for environmental key words as a means of identifying screen passages within the prospectus. Quantitative analysis was conducted to determine the commonality of the holdings for environmentally focused funds. The results identified few patterns or search terms that could be effectively used on the textual content. The holdings had little ...


Creative Industries Debate: Unfinished Business: Labour, Management, And The Creative Industries, Stephen Matthias HARNEY 2010 Singapore Management University

Creative Industries Debate: Unfinished Business: Labour, Management, And The Creative Industries, Stephen Matthias Harney

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

In what follows I am going to argue that the rise of the creative industries has in general been understood too narrowly. This narrow understanding has had implications for the way that a politics of management and labour in the creative industries has been framed and contained, and it has held back an analysis of class struggle in the creative industries. To elaborate an understanding of labour in the creative industries I am going to revisit some insights related to the development of British cultural studies, and try to link these insights to what Stuart Hall calls the conditions of ...


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