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Task And Relationship Conflict In Subordinates And Supervisors Relations: Interaction Effects Of Justice Perceptions And Emotion Management, Sungwon Choi 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Task And Relationship Conflict In Subordinates And Supervisors Relations: Interaction Effects Of Justice Perceptions And Emotion Management, Sungwon Choi

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation investigates the antecedents and outcomes of task and relationship conflict in subordinates and supervisors relations. Based on abusive supervision studies and the justice framework, I proposed that the relationship between abusive supervision and task conflict is mediated by procedural justice, and that the relationship between abusive supervision and relationship conflict is mediated by interactional justice. Based on emotional intelligence theory, I also proposed that these mediation processes are moderated by an individual’s emotion management ability (EMA). Finally, I anticipated that relationship conflict elicits more detrimental effect on employees’ organizational citizenship and workplace deviance behaviors. A total of ...


Job Satisfaction, Job Involvement, And Perceived Organizational Support As Predictors Of Organizational Commitment, Jennifer Parker Ayers 2010 Walden University

Job Satisfaction, Job Involvement, And Perceived Organizational Support As Predictors Of Organizational Commitment, Jennifer Parker Ayers

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there is a significant relationship between job satisfaction, job involvement, perceived organizational support, and organizational commitment among educators. A review of the literature revealed there is limited research that examined organizational behaviors among educators. Organizational commitment has been identified as a leading factor impacting an employee's level of success in various organizations. There remains a gap in the current literature regarding specific attitudinal behaviors influencing organizational commitment across various levels of education. Organizational commitment among educators employed at the primary, secondary, and postsecondary levels was examined. The sample ...


Organizational Justice: Perceptions Of Being Fairly Treated, David R. Dunaetz 2010 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Organizational Justice: Perceptions Of Being Fairly Treated, David R. Dunaetz

Selected Faculty Publications

When members of mission organizations perceive injustice within their organization, they work less effectively and attrition is more likely. This paper examines various types of organizational justice (distributive, procedural, interpersonal, and informational) which need to be monitored and maximized to help mission organizations accomplish their goals.


Establishing An Iowa Microenterprise Foundation, Mark A. Edelman, Ronald S. Prescott 2010 Iowa State University

Establishing An Iowa Microenterprise Foundation, Mark A. Edelman, Ronald S. Prescott

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

An Iowa group was formed to offer funding and advice to small business entrepreneurs with a focus on local food enterprises.


Development And Implementation Of Low-Input Delivery Systems For Ethanol Co-Products In Forage-Based Beef Systems, Daniel D. Loy, Joe Sellers 2010 Iowa State University

Development And Implementation Of Low-Input Delivery Systems For Ethanol Co-Products In Forage-Based Beef Systems, Daniel D. Loy, Joe Sellers

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Increased corn production to fuel Iowa's ethanol plants leads to diversion of cattle pasture land to cropland. This project looked at the value of using distillers' grain (an ethanol by-product) as a supplement for beef cattle feeding in a forage system.


Tunnels To Tables: High Tunnel Production And Distribution Model For Produce, Raymond S. Hansen, Linda L. Naeve 2010 Iowa State University

Tunnels To Tables: High Tunnel Production And Distribution Model For Produce, Raymond S. Hansen, Linda L. Naeve

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

High tunnel facilities offer a production alternative for specialty crop farmers, but also require a new set of management skills and tactics.


The Influence Of Training Environment On Trainee Expertise, Gary Hackbarth, Kevin Dow, Diane J. Janvrin 2010 Northern Kentucky University

The Influence Of Training Environment On Trainee Expertise, Gary Hackbarth, Kevin Dow, Diane J. Janvrin

Accounting Publications

Competent computing skills are critical for successful business operations and the accountants who sustain them. Developing competent skills requires not only knowledgeable trainers but also facilities able to support and deliver instruction to accounting trainees in efficient ways. Technology-equipped training environments have long been espoused as essential environments needed to speed delivery and enhance the learning experience of trainees. This study examined the impact of training environment on knowledge and skill set development. Results suggest that there are limitations to the extent to which technology-equipped training environments influence learning.


Leadership Behaviors Of School Foodservice Directors At Financially Successful Operations: A Qualitative Study, Susan W. Arendt 2010 Iowa State University

Leadership Behaviors Of School Foodservice Directors At Financially Successful Operations: A Qualitative Study, Susan W. Arendt

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Although the majority of leadership research has focused on self-reported leadership behaviors, this qualitative research study assessed observable leadership behaviors of school foodservice directors. Participant observation of seven directors occurred individually over a total of 55 hours. Data triangulation and analysis revealed six key leadership dimensions: serving, mentoring, humanizing, innovating, leveraging, and challenging. These leadership dimensions are described and suggestions are given on how they might be used for educational purposes and human resources management of foodservice directors.


New Farmer Jump Start Project, Keith Booth, Steve Olsen 2010 Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development

New Farmer Jump Start Project, Keith Booth, Steve Olsen

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Southwest Iowa development groups looked at several ways to entice new farmers to commit to local food production.


Public Entrants, Public Equity Finance And Creative Destruction, James R. Brown, Bruce C. Petersen 2010 Iowa State University

Public Entrants, Public Equity Finance And Creative Destruction, James R. Brown, Bruce C. Petersen

Finance Publication

We explore the importance of new public firms and public equity finance for R&D and creative destruction in the U.S. high-tech sector. Over 1900 new public firms enter high-tech manufacturing between 1970 and 2004; they are increasingly R&D intensive and rely extensively on public equity finance in the 1980s and 1990s. We estimate dynamic R&D models and find a strong link between public equity finance and R&D for new entrants, but not established entrants or incumbents. Further, recent cohorts of public entrants have a substantial economic impact: by 2000, recent public entrants account for almost half of high-tech sales and more than half of R&D. Variation in the availability of public equity finance has a marked ...


The Sinification Of Western Company Forms In Modern China: A Hybridization Of Sinospheres And Anglospheres, Wai Keung CHUNG 2010 Singapore Management University

The Sinification Of Western Company Forms In Modern China: A Hybridization Of Sinospheres And Anglospheres, Wai Keung Chung

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Western company or corporate forms were introduced to China for more than a hundred years. What has been the impact of this Western institution on the traditional mode of Chinese family business? At the same time, has the traditional Chinese mode of doing business changed any of the fundamental features of this Western institution, and in the end created corporate forms with “Chinese characteristics”? This paper uses the historical sociology and economic sociology perspectives to analyse the interaction between traditional Chinese business and Western corporate forms during the late 19th earlier 20th century modern China. Traditional Chinese business convention for ...


The Decay Of Corporations And An Analysis Of Their Business Fitness Landscapes, Geoffrey P. Forster 2010 Southern Cross University

The Decay Of Corporations And An Analysis Of Their Business Fitness Landscapes, Geoffrey P. Forster

Theses

Large, established, and once successful corporations and their associated brands continually emerge and disappear in any healthy, competitive business environment. However an important trend is emerging in that the average survival time for large established corporations is getting shorter and shorter. This observation is of critical importance to business analysts, investors, executives and corporate directors, for it is a core parameter in determining the long term valuation of a business. More than ever, effective strategic management needs improved tools to aid in the analysis and forecasting of the corporate life cycle, especially in a business environment undergoing rapid, discontinuous change ...


East Meets West? Determinants Of Chinese Firms' Response To Pressures Towards International Corporate Governance Standards, Zhengjun Wang 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

East Meets West? Determinants Of Chinese Firms' Response To Pressures Towards International Corporate Governance Standards, Zhengjun Wang

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The diffusion of corporate governance standards globally has received special attention from researchers in an increasingly globalized economy. This topic is particularly significant in emerging economies as they encounter both economic pressures to adopt international governance standards and pressures to conform to local institutional resistance to change in governance. Drawing on multi-theoretical perspectives including agency theory, resource dependence theory and institutional theory, this study examines the role of CEO and board characteristics, ownership structure, prior firm performance, and firm’s selection of accounting standards and auditing firms in determining Chinese publicly listed firms’ responses to pressures to adopt international governance ...


Risk Management (Fin/Rmi 314) City As Classroom Project Report, Kathi McNichol PhD 2010 La Salle University

Risk Management (Fin/Rmi 314) City As Classroom Project Report, Kathi Mcnichol Phd

City as Classroom Projects

The nature of risk management and the role of the risk manager in both profit and not-for-profit business and governmental organizations are explored in FIN/RMI 314 – Risk Management. A decision framework for risk management choices is developed. Consideration is given to how risk management techniques impact shareholder value with emphasis placed on cash flow management. Application of principles is reinforced through in- and out-of-class assignments. Financial management techniques are used to evaluate alternative methods of handling risk. Students are expected to become informed about current issues in risk management through subscriptions to and use of on-line resources.

The students ...


Conflict Management And Emotional Intelligence, Yu Fai Leung 2010 Southern Cross University

Conflict Management And Emotional Intelligence, Yu Fai Leung

Theses

The objectives of this research are to investigate the reasons for conflicts in the customer service industry, to examine strategies for conflict management which can be used to help resolve these conflicts, to examine the relationship of these strategies with the concept of emotional intelligence, and to improve the quality of customer service provisions in the customer service industry.

The theoretical basis of this study includes reference to the following:

Attribution Theory (Heider, 1958)

Factors of interpersonal attraction and distraction (Deutsch, 1994)

Temperament Theory (McKenna & David, 1997)

Contingency Theory (Burnett, 1998)

The influence of environmental factors (Daniels & Walker, 2001)

Theory ...


Electronic Commerce Within Australian Small Enterprises Context: Implications And Outcomes, Jahjah Hallal 2010 Southern Cross University

Electronic Commerce Within Australian Small Enterprises Context: Implications And Outcomes, Jahjah Hallal

Theses

Based on ongoing studies into the impact of electronic commerce on business and its effect on overall outcomes, it has been proposed that firms can accomplish better outcomes by adopting e-commerce applications in their business operation. Since, the adoption of e-commerce can contribute to enhance businesses strategic objectives, such as productivity, market expansion, relationships with business partners and customers, customer services and profitability. Add to these, the opportunity to employ the accumulated data collected by the e-commerce system in evaluating the market trend and subsequently predicting customers' preferences and the changes of favour in the market


An Analysis Of Entropy, Redundancy And Complexity In Graphical User Interfaces, Tim Comber 2010 Southern Cross University

An Analysis Of Entropy, Redundancy And Complexity In Graphical User Interfaces, Tim Comber

Theses

This thesis introduces a new sequential data analysis technique for graphical user interfaces (GUIs) based upon the communication theory of Shannon. This study addresses two research questions:

Research Question 1: Can an entropy analysis of a sequence of operations be used to estimate the quality of the user‟s work?

Research Question 2: Can an entropy analysis of a sequence of operations be used to detect usability problems?

Shannon‘s entropy equation is applied to a word processor ―language‖ for 24 users and a language entropy value is obtained for each. This value is correlated with metrics associated with experience ...


Users' Understandings Of The Virtual Economy In Social Virtual Worlds: Consumption And Entrepreneurship Of Virtual Goods, Yoonhyuk Jung 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Users' Understandings Of The Virtual Economy In Social Virtual Worlds: Consumption And Entrepreneurship Of Virtual Goods, Yoonhyuk Jung

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Social virtual worlds (SVWs) such as Second Life have gained immense popularity during the last decade. Their popularity is reflected in the explosive growth of the in-world economy, which is mainly supported by users’ consumption of virtual goods and entrepreneurial behavior. Users’ economic behavior has increased the size of the virtual economy to reach over $1B in the United States in 2009 (Nicholson 2009). Given that virtual consumption and entrepreneurship have become an important part of everyday virtual life in SVWs, understanding these two types of economic activities is an essential aspect to understanding user behavior in SVWs. This research ...


The Impact Of Flexibility And Capacity Allocation On The Performance Of Primary Care Practices, Liang Wang 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Impact Of Flexibility And Capacity Allocation On The Performance Of Primary Care Practices, Liang Wang

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The two important metrics for any primary care practice are: (1) Timely Access and (2) Patient-physician Continuity. Timely access focuses on the ability of a patient to get access to a physician as soon as possible. Patient-physician continuity refers to building a strong or permanent relationship between a patient and a specific physician by maximizing patient visits to that physician. In the past decade, a new paradigm called advanced access or open access has been adopted by practices nationwide to encourage physician to “do today’s work today.” However, most clinics still reserve pre-scheduled appointments for long lead-time appointments due ...


An Evaluation Of The Preceptions Of Board Development Needs In Non-Profit Organizations In Louisiana, Gail A. Hollins 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

An Evaluation Of The Preceptions Of Board Development Needs In Non-Profit Organizations In Louisiana, Gail A. Hollins

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of board members of non-profit organizations in Louisiana on board development. According to the literature review, boards of directors play a pivotal role in the life of non-profit organizations. Thus, it is essential that they operate effectively. Provision of a continuous development program promotes board and organizational performance as board members augment their knowledge, skills and abilities of their roles and responsibilities, and cultivate board, staff, and stakeholder relationships. The target population for this study was board members of non-profit organizations in Louisiana. A total of 267 non-profit organizations were ...


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