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Analyzing The Consumer’S Decision-Making Process To Visit Walt Disney World During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Corinne Kincade Williams 2021 University of Mississippi

Analyzing The Consumer’S Decision-Making Process To Visit Walt Disney World During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Corinne Kincade Williams

Honors Theses

During the Covid-19 pandemic, people have had differing opinions about traveling and visiting popular destinations. This study analyzes why people decide to visit or not visit Disney World during the pandemic. To understand motivational factors affecting customers’ visit intention, a Qualtrics survey was administered through GroupMe, Disney Facebook fan pages, and MTurk. Questions applied the theory of planned behavior and additional constructs of perceived severity and perceived vulnerability to understand the reasons behind participants’ decision-making process to visit or not visit Disney World.

From the 553 responses analyzed, it was found that the most influential factors on Disney World visit ...


A Collection Of Case Studies Representing Financial Accounting, John Quaka 2021 University of Mississippi

A Collection Of Case Studies Representing Financial Accounting, John Quaka

Honors Theses

This thesis focuses on different case studies that have to do with the field of accounting. All of the cases that are represented here relate to the field of financial accounting. Several of these cases were having to analyze either a company’s 401k or receiving an audit or tax accounting situation and having to answer questions about it. For others, we had to watch a video or an interview and write down what we thought about it. A couple of other case studies were had to interview either an accountant from our hometown and an accountant student older than ...


A Comprehensive Evaluation Of Accounting: A Series Of Case Studies, Emma Acheson 2021 University of Mississippi

A Comprehensive Evaluation Of Accounting: A Series Of Case Studies, Emma Acheson

Honors Theses

The following thesis is a compilation of the evaluation and solutions derived from a variety of case studies provided regarding a variation of accounting topics related to financial accounting. Each case presented in this thesis is accompanied by an analysis describing the valuable knowledge that was extracted from each unique study. Through these case studies, real-world accounting concepts can be observed in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as set by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. In addition to the analyses of these case studies, the completion of this thesis involved participation in two accounting case competitions. These presentations ...


Consumer Behavior And Coronavirus: How The Pandemic Transformed The American Shopper, Gina L. Riedell 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Consumer Behavior And Coronavirus: How The Pandemic Transformed The American Shopper, Gina L. Riedell

Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study examines the changes in consumer shopping behavior resulting from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States as well as the effects on in-store and e-commerce sales and market share within the CPG industry. Most Americans faced some level of disruption throughout developments in the coronavirus outbreak. The study of their ongoing behavior changes in shopping preferences and purchasing decisions is revealed through CPG sales and offers insight into how it has affected the industry long-term. This paper analyzes the consumer behavior shifts in chronological order as new developments in the pandemic affected shopping decisions from January 2020 to ...


A Financial And Environmental Impact Analysis On The Implementation Of Electric Vehicles For The Washington County, Arkansas Sheriff's Department, Lauren Chadwick 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A Financial And Environmental Impact Analysis On The Implementation Of Electric Vehicles For The Washington County, Arkansas Sheriff's Department, Lauren Chadwick

Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Honors Theses

Since the Biden administration has provided implication that the hope is for state and local governments to adopt net zero emission federal vehicles, it is important to see how this might work for a county in a rural area of Arkansas. Applying this real possibility to the local Sheriff’s department will aim to create a case either for the implementation of electric vehicles or prove to show that it is not a feasible solution.

This research will compare the financial advantages and disadvantages of this order along with the possible environmental impact that this solution can attribute to. Focusing ...


The Five Essential Building Blocks To Becoming A Top Twenty-Five Supply Chain Program, Phillip Necessary 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Five Essential Building Blocks To Becoming A Top Twenty-Five Supply Chain Program, Phillip Necessary

Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Honors Theses

The overall intention of this research is to develop aspiring programs to reevaluate their institutions and begin growing their program with lessons from other leading institutions—the more comprehensive, educated, and driven students in the Supply Chain industry, the better.

The Supply Chain Management sector has grown substantially in the last fifteen to twenty years; the current placement rate of undergraduates is eighty-five to one hundred percent after graduation (Damast, 2015). This phenomenon correlates with international and domestic interest in information technology, economic dynamics, flexibility, and product availability, all of which have grown industry demand (Rob O'Byrne, 2020). In ...


A Comprehensive Analysis Of Trader Joe’S: Exploration From National And Omaha Metropolitan Perspectives, Natalie R. Bauermeister 2021 University of Nebraska at Omaha

A Comprehensive Analysis Of Trader Joe’S: Exploration From National And Omaha Metropolitan Perspectives, Natalie R. Bauermeister

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Trader Joe’s started in 1967 when founder Joe Coulombe became inspired to provide local Pasadena residents a refreshing grocery store experience. Aimed at the young college student crowd, his idea quickly grew into a chain of successful grocery stores. The concept was simple: private label products cut out the middleman to keep prices fair, and the floor space compacted to feel like a local market experience. With a nautical theme to match the casual and outgoing feel of the stores, customers have flocked to Trader Joe’s stores around the country for the “wow” experience only found within those ...


Economic And Strategic Analysis Of Minority Entrepreneurs In Omaha, Nebraska, Lizbeth Perez Hernandez 2021 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Economic And Strategic Analysis Of Minority Entrepreneurs In Omaha, Nebraska, Lizbeth Perez Hernandez

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Few resources of published studies exist identifying the needs or motivational factors that would assist minority business owners (MBOs) in Omaha, NE wishing to open a new business venture. Although MBOs have accounted for significant growth in the United States, there is not a lot of information available about how they access capital and resources to launch and grow their businesses. Findings show that MBOs continue to experience high barriers trying to find basic resources. There is evidence that proves the persistence of low minority business ownership rates and the survival of existing minority businesses is affected by social norms ...


Retail Trading And Stock Volatility: The Case Of Robinhood, Cooper Jones 2021 Utah State University

Retail Trading And Stock Volatility: The Case Of Robinhood, Cooper Jones

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

We examine the relation between Robinhood usership and stock market volatility. We show that daily fluctuations in Robinhood usership, which is used to proxy retail trading, significantly influence various measures of volatility. These results might suggest that Robinhood users contribute to noise trading as they are generally individuals trading on name recognition, media coverage, popularity, and familiarity of products, rather than on fundamental values. In our empirical approach, we find that the percentage increase in Robinhood usership Granger causes increases in daily stock volatility.


Predictive Modeling For Real Estate Days On Market, Jeffrey Brann 2021 Utah State University

Predictive Modeling For Real Estate Days On Market, Jeffrey Brann

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Many forms of property valuation exist but estimation models for duration on market are not as common. This Paper examines a variety of variables as well those that would be found in a hedonistic valuation model and applies them to a predictive model estimating a property’s duration on market. A brief real estate market analysis is also provided regarding Cache County, Utah to give better clarity as to the environment in which this predictive model is performing.


Case Study In Enterprise Risk Management: Happy Tails, Inc., Clay Chance 2021 University of Mississippi

Case Study In Enterprise Risk Management: Happy Tails, Inc., Clay Chance

Honors Theses

Enterprise risk management is a necessity for businesses in today’s marketplace. Firms that are unaware of risks they are facing often find themselves in unexpected trouble. The field of enterprise risk management has been growing since the 1990s as an effort to minimize the costs that risk imposes on firms. In this case study, I identified risks for Happy Tails, Inc. and recommended various techniques to manage the risks. I found that not only does Happy Tails face many of the same major risks faced by most firms in the marketplace today, but it also faces some unique risks ...


A Look At Financial Accounting Through Cases And Discussion, James Holman Buchanan 2021 University of Mississippi

A Look At Financial Accounting Through Cases And Discussion, James Holman Buchanan

Honors Theses

This thesis is the collection of eleven case studies completed over the course of a year in the Patterson School of Accountancy under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson. This collection of case studies covers various topics, but most topics relate to Financial Accounting in today’s world. Some of the topics of research include Britain’s exit from The European Union, an analysis of a public company’s Annual Report, and recent political discussions concerning the Electoral College. While most cases performed were research related, others were project-based such as obtaining a Certification from the Corporate Finance Institute in ...


Analyzing Case Studies And The Different Uses Of Accounting Knowledge, Meghan Foley 2021 University of Mississippi

Analyzing Case Studies And The Different Uses Of Accounting Knowledge, Meghan Foley

Honors Theses

The purpose of this thesis was to further my accounting knowledge outside of traditional classroom learning. Throughout my time at Ole Miss, I had not used my accounting class work outside of the classroom. I was able to apply the knowledge to practical real life issues.

I participated in 11 case studies that each targeted a different topic of the accounting profession. The early cases related to my choice of specialty and city, whereas the final cases delved deeper into economic implications of accounting and finance.

I learned a great deal about real world accounting while writing this thesis. I ...


Accountancy Honors Thesis, Christian Jarrell 2021 University of Mississippi

Accountancy Honors Thesis, Christian Jarrell

Honors Theses

This thesis is a collection of cases completed over two semesters under the direction of Dr. Dickinson. The cases covered multiple topics in the areas of business and accounting with the goal of exposing students not only to the accounting industry but give them a look at a professional career. Due to the various subject of each case, rather than have one central abstract for this thesis, each case will have its own abstract that will include an explanation of what the case was about and what was learned from the case.


A Compilation Of Financial Accounting Topics Through Case Studies, Logan Gage 2021 University of Mississippi

A Compilation Of Financial Accounting Topics Through Case Studies, Logan Gage

Honors Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to analyze and discuss a broad range of accounting topics. This paper was formed over the yearlong class in the Honors Accountancy Independent Study class taught by Dr. Victoria Dickinson. It is divided into case studies that cover different accounting themed topics. These case studies gave me an advanced knowledge of financial accounting beyond the traditional assignments my other classes assigned me. My understanding of the real-world accounting profession was able to be improved because of this class and these case studies.


Fundamental Principles Of Accounting: A Series Of Case Analyses, Bridget McMillan 2021 University of Mississippi

Fundamental Principles Of Accounting: A Series Of Case Analyses, Bridget Mcmillan

Honors Theses

Over the past four years at the University of Mississippi, I acquired knowledge about the accounting profession and the application of accounting principles that have arisen throughout the evolution of modern professional accounting. For the thesis requirement in accordance with the standards set by the Patterson School of Accountancy and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, I completed a series of case studies covering a variety of topics related to the study of accounting. Under the direction of Victoria Dickinson, I completed these cases over the 2019-2020 academic year. Each case introduces a unique topic and presents findings about various ...


Investigating The Relationship Between The James C. Kennedy Center And The Utilization Of The Harvard Policy Model: A Strategic Planning Process, Neely Griggs 2021 University of Mississippi

Investigating The Relationship Between The James C. Kennedy Center And The Utilization Of The Harvard Policy Model: A Strategic Planning Process, Neely Griggs

Honors Theses

This thesis aims to understand the relationship between the James C. Kennedy Wellness Center and the utilization of the Harvard Policy Model. The Wellness Center in Tallahatchie county, Mississippi has a profound impact in the community by working to decrease the prevalence of preventable diseases, and the Wellness Center’s leadership has decided to engage in the development of a strategic plan. The researchers led the Wellness Center through the first four steps in the Harvard Policy Model of strategic planning. Through focus groups and data analysis, the Wellness Center’s vision and mission statements were re-conceptualized, the core values ...


Honors Accounting Thesis, Joseph Harris 2021 University of Mississippi

Honors Accounting Thesis, Joseph Harris

Honors Theses

During the fall and spring of the 2019-2020 school year, I was a part of the Honors 420 accounting thesis class. This class was led by Dr. Vicki Dickinson as a series of case studies featuring several notable speakers throughout the year. Dr. Dickinson was a fantastic instructor. She greatly helped me in my recruiting process by giving me real-world tips that directly translated into navigating both accounting socials and interviews. Even throughout the COVID period of the spring semester, Dr. Dickinson was constantly giving me advice on how to navigate interviewing and networking opportunities. Each separate case presented in ...


A Collection Of Analyses Regarding Financial Accounting Through Case Studies, Wes Duffield 2021 University of Mississippi

A Collection Of Analyses Regarding Financial Accounting Through Case Studies, Wes Duffield

Honors Theses

This thesis is a collection of case studies that cover and analyze a multitude of topics within the world of accounting. The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College offers two classes to accounting majors during their junior year with Dr. Victoria Dickinson. This class consists of twelve separate case studies covering from the analysis of public financial statements, to the completion of a Microsoft Excel certification course, to even the dissection and research of living conditions of cities. The completion of this thesis was undertaken over the course of the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Each case contains its own ...


An Analysis Of Accounting Principles Through Case Studies, marisa panasci 2021 University of Mississippi

An Analysis Of Accounting Principles Through Case Studies, Marisa Panasci

Honors Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to analyze various accounting principles through an evaluation of fictional and non-fictional case studies that helps to create an understanding of accounting philosophies in real-world situations. In contrast to the more traditional research approach to a thesis, I was given 10 cases to dissect specific questions regarding economics, ethics, accounting methodologies, personal experiences and more. Dr. Dickinson led this course to allow time for presentations with accounting professionals in tandem with complex questions about films, readings, and cases that challenged us to think outside the box. We also participated in accounting case competitions to ...


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