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An Appraisal Of Institutions Furnishing Credit For Iowa Agriculture, Joseph Lambert Benson Jan 8402

An Appraisal Of Institutions Furnishing Credit For Iowa Agriculture, Joseph Lambert Benson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Life Is Good No Matter What, Daniel J. Wyrock, Emily Kosuda, Brian Raglow Jan 2016

Life Is Good No Matter What, Daniel J. Wyrock, Emily Kosuda, Brian Raglow

Honors Research Projects

As part of our Leadership Experience Project through the Institute of Leadership Advancement, our goal was to create an alternative revenue stream for an Akron cancer charity, Life Is Good No Matter What. As a team of three, we had to plan, development and implement our strategy over the course of a year. We researched charities and trends in the charity space which led us to the development of a product. After much time, we developed the idea of an ice cream line that not only fit the message of Life Is Good No Matter What, bus also helped define ...


Navigating Uncertainty: The Survival Strategies Of Religious Ngos In China, Jonathan Tam, Reza Hasmath Jan 2016

Navigating Uncertainty: The Survival Strategies Of Religious Ngos In China, Jonathan Tam, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This article looks at the strategies religious non-governmental organizations (RNGOs) with strong transnational linkages use to maintain a continued presence in mainland China. It does so by utilizing neo-institutional theory as an instrument for analysis, with an emphasis on outlining the coercive, mimetic, and normative pressures RNGOs face. One of the key findings of the study is that there is creative circumvention of isomorphic pressures by working with local agents, fostering trust with the local government, and keeping a low profile. Moreover, RNGOs dealt with the uncertain institutional environment in China through staff exchanges, denominational supervision, tapping into global platforms ...


Complexity Theory For A New Managerial Paradigm: A Research Framework, Gandolfo Dominici, Vasja Roblek Jan 2016

Complexity Theory For A New Managerial Paradigm: A Research Framework, Gandolfo Dominici, Vasja Roblek

Vasja Roblek

In this work, we have outlined a research framework for a new management paradigm, attempting trying to link the main concepts of complexity theory, change management, knowledge management, sustainable development and, cybernetics. We discussed the transition from the industrial era to the post industrial age. In the development process, nothing is fixed in advance; we can say that it is opportunistic, and adapts to the challenges of the environment, as well as to their effects for and within organizations and society. We saw how the processes of organizational change have occurred as a result of the move to adapt to ...


Cyber-Shoplifting Adds To Retailers' Return Woes After The Holidays, Aisha Al-Muslim Dec 2015

Cyber-Shoplifting Adds To Retailers' Return Woes After The Holidays, Aisha Al-Muslim

Aisha Al-Muslim

No abstract provided.


Cyber-Shoplifting Adds To Retailers' Return Woes After The Holidays, Aisha Al-Muslim Dec 2015

Cyber-Shoplifting Adds To Retailers' Return Woes After The Holidays, Aisha Al-Muslim

Aisha Al-Muslim

No abstract provided.


My Article, Jasa Seo Murah Indoseo Dec 2015

My Article, Jasa Seo Murah Indoseo

jasa seo murah indoseo

No abstract provided.


Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott Dec 2015

Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott

Library Services and IT Services papers

Libraries are often hailed as the cultural and learning hub of their communities. To deepen community engagement and social inclusion, libraries are adopting new technologies to facilitate a participatory and learning culture. With market saturation of smartphones and tablets and their associated apps, new affordances for content creation, curation and sharing show great potential to enhance participatory culture. The typical smartphone or tablet now incorporates digital technologies such as geo-location, audio, video, photo and web technologies. Bringing these technologies into a single device has enabled the development of apps such as Instagram, HistoryPin and SoundCloud. It has also changed the ...


Paradoxical Truths In Heroic Leadership: Implications For Leadership Development And Effectiveness, Scott T. Allison, Jennifer L. Cecilione Nov 2015

Paradoxical Truths In Heroic Leadership: Implications For Leadership Development And Effectiveness, Scott T. Allison, Jennifer L. Cecilione

Scott T. Allison

In this chapter, we discuss the basic elements of heroic leadership, showing how heroism and exemplary leadership are deeply intertwined. We then describe six paradoxical truths about heroic leadership that are often unrecognized and unappreciated. We believe that ignorance of these counterintuitive truths and paradoxes about heroic leadership can lead to misunderstandings about leaders, leadership, and leadership development. Most of these paradoxes are a central part of the hero’s journey as described by comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell (1949). We will discuss the genesis of these paradoxical truths, and we will suggest ways that an awareness of these principles can ...


Mechanisms And Policies Of Global Technology Transfer For Clean-Energy, Kyle S. Herman Nov 2015

Mechanisms And Policies Of Global Technology Transfer For Clean-Energy, Kyle S. Herman

Kyle Herman

This paper examines technology transfer (TT) policies in clean-tech the the lens of global institutions and global agreements over the past decade. It leaves out domestic TT, intra-firm or multinational (private) TT, or local-local TT. The research interest for writing this paper was enlightened by participation in United Nations General Assembly workshops (2013) : (1.) Development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies in developing countries; ; (2.) Capacity building to enhance the development, adoption and use of clean and environmentally sound technologies in developing countries; (3.) The way forward: Strengthening the international architecture for environmentally sound technology development, transfer ...


Uk Communications Provider Consumer Switching Experience Report 2015, Lissa Coffey Oct 2015

Uk Communications Provider Consumer Switching Experience Report 2015, Lissa Coffey

LissaCoffey

☑The research examined these experiences at various key stages in the switching journey, covering initial engagement with the market, assessment of switching options, decision-making on whether to switch or not, and completion among those who decided to switch. The research investigated consumer experiences at these stages in the pay TV, fixed landline, fixed broadband and mobile markets, with a particular focus on ☑ Services(UK) Analyzed: Sky - BT - Vodafone - EE ☑ Research Interests: Telecommunications Engineering, Communication, Media Studies, Wireless Communications, Community Engagement & Participation, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Information Communication Technology, Telecommunication, Electronics and communication, Communication Studies,


Healthcare Information Systems: Opportunities And Challenges, Madison Ngafeeson Oct 2015

Healthcare Information Systems: Opportunities And Challenges, Madison Ngafeeson

Madison Ngafeeson

No abstract provided.


Family Control, Socioemotional Wealth And Earnings Management In Publicly Traded Firms, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Joanna Campbell Dr, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Prof Oct 2015

Family Control, Socioemotional Wealth And Earnings Management In Publicly Traded Firms, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Joanna Campbell Dr, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Prof

Geoffrey P Martin

We examine the unique nature of agency problems within publicly traded family firms by investigating the earnings management decision of dominant family owners relative to non-family. To do so, we draw upon literature demonstrating that family owners are loss averse with respect to the family’s socioemotional wealth (SEW), or the affective endowment derived from firm ownership and control. Our theory and findings suggest that potential reputational consequences of earnings management lead family principals to engage in less of this practice relative to non-family firms, and that founder family firms are less likely than non-founder family firms to use earnings ...


National Innovation Systems And Multinational Corporations, Kyle S. Herman Oct 2015

National Innovation Systems And Multinational Corporations, Kyle S. Herman

Kyle Herman

National innovation systems (NISs) are defined by their social, economic, and political results. Many actors, institutions and processes are present within a NIS. Strong innovation policies stemming from a particular NIS effectively bridges key actors together within the innovation system. The design (various forms of policy) and result (various types and typologies) of NISs vary greatly, especially when differences among firm behavior are so diverse worldwide. This adds to the complexity of the concept. Yet multinational corporations (MNCs), due to many reasons discussed below, aid in our understanding of how NIS function. Through this understanding policy-makers can better formulate innovation ...


Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena Sep 2015

Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Does The Fire Station Have A Glass Ceiling? Perceptions Of Female Firefighters, John C. Griffith, James T. Schultz, Ronald T. Wakeham, Marian C. Schultz Sep 2015

Does The Fire Station Have A Glass Ceiling? Perceptions Of Female Firefighters, John C. Griffith, James T. Schultz, Ronald T. Wakeham, Marian C. Schultz

John Griffith

This research examined perceptions of 338 female firefighters in the United States. Specifically, respondents answered questions on if they would pursue a career in the fire service again, if they would advise a daughter or family member to join and if they were treated as equals by male firefighters. Additionally, female firefighters were asked if they achieved more acceptance from males based on length of time on the job and if physical requirements unnecessarily limited female firefighters. A significant majority of female firefighters indicated that they enjoyed their careers, would advise a daughter or family member to join and that ...


The Future Of Ingos: A Qualitative Case Study Of Save The Children, Cristina M. Kowarick Aug 2015

The Future Of Ingos: A Qualitative Case Study Of Save The Children, Cristina M. Kowarick

Capstone Collection

The landscape in which large international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) operate today is shifting at a fast pace. INGOs are facing progressively complex and interconnected challenges stemming from climate change, urbanization, increased income inequality, fragmented funding, and competition from new development agents. INGOs are standing at a precipice. They can either adapt or risk becoming increasingly ineffective and ultimately irrelevant.

This Independent Practitioner Inquiry Capstone paper explores these emerging trends and how INGOs are adapting to remain relevant and impactful with a focus on Save the Children, and NGOs active in the field of children’s well being globally. Within this ...


Fear And Reaction To Toxic Leadership, Sabrina Michele Maxwell Aug 2015

Fear And Reaction To Toxic Leadership, Sabrina Michele Maxwell

Sabrina Michele Maxwell

The brain is a powerful muscle when it comes to emotional understanding. This article provides a new viewpoint on the reaction of fear, paralleled with toxic leadership.


An Exploration Of Hr Management And Toxic Leadership, Sabrina Michele Maxwell, Sabrina Michele Maxwell Aug 2015

An Exploration Of Hr Management And Toxic Leadership, Sabrina Michele Maxwell, Sabrina Michele Maxwell

Sabrina Michele Maxwell

This power point is the support for delivery of the data collection on toxic leadership and is provided to the PIHRA organization.


Would You Survive? A Study Of Outdoor Safety, Self-Reported Skill, And Life Satisfaction In Outdoor Sports, Keith M. Heintzelman Aug 2015

Would You Survive? A Study Of Outdoor Safety, Self-Reported Skill, And Life Satisfaction In Outdoor Sports, Keith M. Heintzelman

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

The purpose of this research was to explore the associations between outdoor safety knowledge, outdoor sports skill, and life satisfaction among outdoor sport participants. An online snowball sample of 219 participants completed the 35-item questionnaire composed of an outdoor safety knowledge quiz, self-reported ratings for levels of skill in eleven outdoor sports, and life satisfaction items from the Flourishing Scale (Diener, Wirtz, Tov, Kim-Prieto, Choi, Oishi, & Biswas-Diener, 2010). Correlation testing revealed a significant yet weak relationship between outdoor safety knowledge and outdoor sport skill. There was a significant relationship between life satisfaction and overall outdoor sport skill of which backpacking ...


Comparing The Effects Of Ultrasound And Stretching On Hip Flexor Flexibility And Postural Control, Cali A. Vanvalkenburg, Britt Dickman Aug 2015

Comparing The Effects Of Ultrasound And Stretching On Hip Flexor Flexibility And Postural Control, Cali A. Vanvalkenburg, Britt Dickman

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

Context: Stretching has become a universally accepted practice used to increase flexibility, reduce muscle injury, and improve performance. In addition to stretching, modalities, such as ultrasound have been used to increase collagen extensibility, therefore increasing range of motion through deep heating. The premise for this study was to see if combining a stretching routine with ultrasound would improve range of motion (ROM) and postural control. Purpose: The purpose of this three trial study was to assess the effectiveness of both ultrasound and static stretching on hip flexor range of motion and postural control. Participant: Three males and three females between ...


Csr Activity Of Tobacco Companies In Indonesia: Is It A Genuine Social Responsibility?, Harsman Tandilittin, Christoph Luetge Aug 2015

Csr Activity Of Tobacco Companies In Indonesia: Is It A Genuine Social Responsibility?, Harsman Tandilittin, Christoph Luetge

Online Journal of Health Ethics

The adoption of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in the tobacco industry has sparked a contentious debate in the international community. Tobacco industry’s CSR activities are honored by the government and Indonesian community with CSR awards due to their positive contributions. To assess the CSR activities of the tobacco companies and whether they are genuine forms of social responsibility or business motivation, we have collected the CSR activities and compared them with the negative impact of the tobacco industry in Indonesia. The CSR activities are in no way related to the negative impacts of tobacco in Indonesia. Therefore, CSR ...


The Relationship Between University Employees’ Work Engagement And The Perception Of Their Influence On Student Integration And Retention, Janea S. Mcdonald Aug 2015

The Relationship Between University Employees’ Work Engagement And The Perception Of Their Influence On Student Integration And Retention, Janea S. Mcdonald

Dissertations

The retention of college students is an issue that affects the student, the university, and the workforce. When a student does not graduate, they often either earn less over the period of their lifetime, or are unable to find a job. The workforce is affected because this means fewer qualified applicants to fill positions. Universities are impacted in many ways, including financially. Lower retention rates lead to less income from tuition and decreased funding from state and federal sources which base funding formulas on performance outcomes (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2014).

One way to increase the likelihood of student ...


Overcoming Silo Thinking In The Is Discipline By Thinking Differently About Is And It, Steven Alter Aug 2015

Overcoming Silo Thinking In The Is Discipline By Thinking Differently About Is And It, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

This essay challenges fundamental, silo-oriented assumptions about the IS discipline. It shows how work system theory and its extensions form a potential basis for overcoming that silo-orientation and finding and exploiting areas of overlap with other disciplines. Within the IS discipline, this paper shows how WST and extensions provide a basis for thinking differently about fundamental topics including the following: IS as a system-related discipline, system usage, sociotechnical systems, planned and emergent change in systems, system development and systems analysis and design, user participation and IS/IT projects, attaining value from IS and IT, IS success, business/IT alignment, and ...


Beneficial Noncompliance And Detrimental Compliance: Expected Paths To Unintended Consequences, Steven Alter Aug 2015

Beneficial Noncompliance And Detrimental Compliance: Expected Paths To Unintended Consequences, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

This paper explores the possibility that compliance and noncompliance to process specifications, software usage procedures, business rules, and best practices could be beneficial or detrimental. After introducing different types of compliance and noncompliance, it uses a simple 2 x 2 matrix to postulate four types of situations: beneficial compliance, detrimental compliance, beneficial noncompliance, and detrimental noncompliance. It provides examples that illustrate subcategories within all four possibilities, thereby bringing into question the common assumption that compliance is beneficial and noncompliance is detrimental. It presents a model that explains decisions related to intentions toward compliance and noncompliance. It concludes with implications for ...


Wellness, Relaxation, Creativity: Development Of A Business Plan Igniting The Creative Journey Towards Self-Actualization, Julie A. Wolasz Aug 2015

Wellness, Relaxation, Creativity: Development Of A Business Plan Igniting The Creative Journey Towards Self-Actualization, Julie A. Wolasz

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project explores the affective side of creativity and its involvement in personal growth towards self-actualization. The author proposes that the implementation of relaxation techniques and creative training methods in a specialized spa-like retreat setting could assist an individual in their goals towards reaching self-actualization and ultimately producing a more creative person. The finished product includes a business plan identifying a business that is dedicated to guiding individuals towards self-actualization through a creative journey utilizing relaxation techniques, mindfulness and creativity training.


Integrating Project Risk Management And Value Engineering In Tendering Processes, Dr. Mounir M. El Khatib Aug 2015

Integrating Project Risk Management And Value Engineering In Tendering Processes, Dr. Mounir M. El Khatib

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

Risk is highest in the early stages of the project lifecycle. This research focuses on practices of risk management in construction companies in order to submit competitive bids which achieve the project constraints and project success criteria within the acceptable profit margin.


Understanding The Ambiguity And Uncertainty In Creative Processes When Using Arts-Based Methods In Education And Working Life, Cecilie Meltzer Jul 2015

Understanding The Ambiguity And Uncertainty In Creative Processes When Using Arts-Based Methods In Education And Working Life, Cecilie Meltzer

Organizational Aesthetics

This article is based on the understanding that every human being has a creative potential and that a deliberate use of longitudinal artistic work and creative processes in everyday life can enhance individual and group creativity and expand arenas of competence when dealing with most of life’s challenges. It examines the ambiguity and emotional challenges involved in the creative process. It explores whether an understanding of the Cycle of the Creative Quest, an educational tool which combines phases in the creative process with phases of learning, can promote sufficient courage and trust in non-artist teachers, students, leaders or employees ...


Foreign Direct Investment (Fdi) In Indian Retail Sector, Mahdi Naqdi Bahar Mr Jul 2015

Foreign Direct Investment (Fdi) In Indian Retail Sector, Mahdi Naqdi Bahar Mr

Mahdi Naqdi Bahar

Indian retail industry is one of the sunrise sectors with huge growth potential which is expanding and modernizing rapidly. Indian retail is one of the most sought after sectors that carry great potential for attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as foreign investors are extremely eager on charisma in Indian retail sector. In spite of the recent developments in retailing and its immense contribution to the economy, retailing continues to be the least evolved industries and the growth of organized retailing in India has been much slower as compared to rest of the world. Undoubtedly, this gloomy situation of the retail ...


Foreign Direct Investment (Fdi) In Indian Retail Sector, Mahdi Naqdi Bahar Mr Jul 2015

Foreign Direct Investment (Fdi) In Indian Retail Sector, Mahdi Naqdi Bahar Mr

Mahdi Naqdi Bahar

Indian retail industry is one of the sunrise sectors with huge growth potential which is expanding and modernizing rapidly. Indian retail is one of the most sought after sectors that carry great potential for attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as foreign investors are extremely eager on charisma in Indian retail sector. In spite of the recent developments in retailing and its immense contribution to the economy, retailing continues to be the least evolved industries and the growth of organized retailing in India has been much slower as compared to rest of the world. Undoubtedly, this gloomy situation of the retail ...