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Microtransactions: Redefining Revenue In The Videogame Industry, Peter Christensen May 2020

Microtransactions: Redefining Revenue In The Videogame Industry, Peter Christensen

Marriott Student Review

Microtransactions. Hated. Loved. Adored. The fundamental base of the video game industry, microtransactions have been the eye of the storm for video game controversy. In this article, author Peter Christensen analyzes the conflicting views, and proposes a solution forward.


Developing And Sustaining Organizational Systems That Honor The Dignity Needs Of Stakeholders, Robyn Short May 2020

Developing And Sustaining Organizational Systems That Honor The Dignity Needs Of Stakeholders, Robyn Short

Graduate Liberal Studies Theses and Dissertations

At the time of the study, organizations were missing opportunities for innovation and bottom-line growth by failing to align performance management systems with basic human needs and dignity needs. Employees were missing opportunities for accessing their potential, and were failing to thrive. Organizational leaders needed to understand the importance of integrating basic human needs and the essentials of dignity as attributes of organizational systems design in order to maximize employee engagement, attract and retain top talent, increase innovation, and optimize bottom-line growth.

This research explored the role of dignity in organizational systems design. A qualitative research approach, specifically case study ...


Considerations For Introducing, Facilitating, And Expanding Mindfulness Training In The Workplace, Laura H. Saher May 2020

Considerations For Introducing, Facilitating, And Expanding Mindfulness Training In The Workplace, Laura H. Saher

Mindfulness Studies Theses

This creative thesis is designed to further the understanding of the considerations for offering mindfulness training in the workplace and to offer mindfulness practitioners a guide for introducing and facilitating mindfulness training into their workplaces. This thesis consists of two primary components: 1) a rationale paper and 2) a creative component. The rationale paper includes a literature review that focuses on the benefits and risks of offering mindfulness training in the workplace; these form the business case for bringing mindfulness to the workforce and identify the gaps in the research that prompted the questions underlying this thesis. These gaps were ...


China And The Us- The Behemoths Trade War, Mingwei Chen May 2020

China And The Us- The Behemoths Trade War, Mingwei Chen

Master's Projects and Capstones

China and the US are the world’s largest economies and the largest mutual trade partners. The US has also held the position of the world’s largest economy for most of the current fiscal age. However, China is rising, largely bolstered by a great population, resource repository and government support in its quest to become a leading global powerhouse. As a major trading partner with the US, the rise of China impedes some of the growth potential of the US economy. One of the largest areas is the manufacturing sector where China is an emerging force that seeks to ...


Let The Men Go Home, Gwyn Yukon May 2020

Let The Men Go Home, Gwyn Yukon

Marriott Student Review

Americans have a growing concern for work-family balance, and for gender equity issues in the workplace. Today, gender roles are being challenged and men are encouraged to take more active role as fathers. However, many men refuse to take paternity leave or are stigmatized if they take time off. This article synthesizes current literature and findings on the benefits of paternity leave.


Trading Up: Exchanging Our Data For A Better Life, Nathan Turner May 2020

Trading Up: Exchanging Our Data For A Better Life, Nathan Turner

Marriott Student Review

We live in a data-driven economy. Many people feel like consumers are on the losing end of an economic data-battle with tech giants, but this is simply not true; our data can drive innovation. That’s right—personal data collected from you and me can influence new technologies that will improve our lives. This should excite us, but our fear of losing data privacy can quell our excitement for progress and even restrict innovation. Our quality of life has already begun to improve through data driven innovation, and technological progress is not slowing down. If we let our fear of ...


“For Richer Or Poorer” Impact Of Marriage On Career Outcomes By Kaden Lefevre, Kaden Lefevre May 2020

“For Richer Or Poorer” Impact Of Marriage On Career Outcomes By Kaden Lefevre, Kaden Lefevre

Marriott Student Review

Discussion of affects of marriage on career outcomes.


Your Home: The Workplace Of The Future, Lewis Larson May 2020

Your Home: The Workplace Of The Future, Lewis Larson

Marriott Student Review

With more technology at our fingertips than ever before, remote working seems to be the direction many businesses are heading. In this article, Lewis Larson discusses how offering remote working opportunities is one way that business managers can boost productivity in their company.


Emotional Intelligence Trumps Your Gpa, Gage Poulson May 2020

Emotional Intelligence Trumps Your Gpa, Gage Poulson

Marriott Student Review

What does it truly mean to be intelligent? While success is commonly measured by our GPA, our ACT scores, and how many high-level courses we can manage, emotional intelligence is measured by the ability to motivate oneself, control impulses, regulate moods, empathize, and hope. In this article we explore how emotional intelligence should be valued equally, if not more, than academic achievements within the business world.


Six Steps To Starting A Successful Business, Chandler Allen May 2020

Six Steps To Starting A Successful Business, Chandler Allen

Marriott Student Review

For anyone who is interested in starting their own business, Chandler Allen provides a clear and concise overview outlining how successful startups are founded and managed. We all know that entrepreneurship is risky and that startups often fail, but following Allen’s formula can help entrepreneurs avoid potential pitfalls and achieve sought-after success in just six steps.


Business Ethics: Co-Opting Macro-Influences For Corporate Success, Aaron Loertscher May 2020

Business Ethics: Co-Opting Macro-Influences For Corporate Success, Aaron Loertscher

Marriott Student Review

Business ethics matter. Businesses can and should mitigate the macro-influences that their employees face to promote high ethical values which will in turn maximize shareholder value.


Five Ways To Motivate Yourself And Your Employees, Kimberly R. Tarnasky May 2020

Five Ways To Motivate Yourself And Your Employees, Kimberly R. Tarnasky

Marriott Student Review

Having trouble getting yourself or your employees excited for the work ahead of them? This article discusses five potential changes that could liven up the workplace and bring more energy to your business.


Three Solutions To Your Audit Lag Problems, Joseph Knighton May 2020

Three Solutions To Your Audit Lag Problems, Joseph Knighton

Marriott Student Review

Audit lags are a problem. In this article, Joseph Knighton lays out three factors CPA firms can consider to reduce their lags.


Make More, Work Less, Michael Sutton May 2020

Make More, Work Less, Michael Sutton

Marriott Student Review

Although the status quo in the business world is to work long hours and supposedly produce more each workweek, studies show that working less and taking appropriately regulated breaks actually lead to more productivity in individuals and businesses as a whole. Specifically companies would be wise to implement a limit of 50 work hours per week, encourage frequent breaks (about 15 minute every hour), and encourage patterns of sufficient sleep. By reducing mental fatigue in your employees, their productivity will increase.


Mont Ripley Ski Area: A3 Goals Celebration, Nick Sirdenis May 2020

Mont Ripley Ski Area: A3 Goals Celebration, Nick Sirdenis

Annual Copper Country Lean Conference

No abstract provided.


Facets Of The Museum Goals: Using Mtu's A3 Goals To Help The Museum Better Serve Our Guests, Patrice Cobin May 2020

Facets Of The Museum Goals: Using Mtu's A3 Goals To Help The Museum Better Serve Our Guests, Patrice Cobin

Annual Copper Country Lean Conference

No abstract provided.


Transportation Services Spring 2020 A3 Accomplishments, Gail Kotajarvi-Gerard May 2020

Transportation Services Spring 2020 A3 Accomplishments, Gail Kotajarvi-Gerard

Annual Copper Country Lean Conference

No abstract provided.


Creating A Universal Working Definition Of Smooth Operations, Theresa Coleman-Kaiser May 2020

Creating A Universal Working Definition Of Smooth Operations, Theresa Coleman-Kaiser

Annual Copper Country Lean Conference

Every day striving to achieve an increasingly greater concurrence between processes and expectations produces increasingly smooth operations and is supported by our foundational strategies.


Gun Room 5s, Kathy Wardynski, Alexandra Holmstrom, Paul Rayment May 2020

Gun Room 5s, Kathy Wardynski, Alexandra Holmstrom, Paul Rayment

Annual Copper Country Lean Conference

Problem Statement: Dining Services uses two storage rooms. Only one storage room, what used to the Gun Room, is now available. The storage rooms contain items that are used seasonally infrequently or are no longer used. Items are disorganized, overcrowded, and unlabeled, making it difficult to find items. This leads to waste in resources as items that cannot be found are reordered again. Time is wasted searching for stored items, leading to employee inefficiency. An employee safety hazard was created due to items stacked up.


Pavlis Honors College Pathways Kaizen, Briana Tucker May 2020

Pavlis Honors College Pathways Kaizen, Briana Tucker

Annual Copper Country Lean Conference

Some students are not completing components and are missing opportunities due to communication gaps, flexibility of program (lack of deadlines), insufficient support for advising, and misconception regarding expectations (the Why).


Wadsworth Hall Big Freezer 5s, Megan Goke, Lori Hardyniec May 2020

Wadsworth Hall Big Freezer 5s, Megan Goke, Lori Hardyniec

Annual Copper Country Lean Conference

Project Goal: Evaluation the usage of the freezer space and identify waste. Reorganize the items within the freezer to make the flow work faster. By addressing these issues, it would lead to less confusion as to where items belong and less time wasted by having to ask questions.


Building A Winning Nfl Roster: Best Practices For Sustained Success, Jake H. Stern May 2020

Building A Winning Nfl Roster: Best Practices For Sustained Success, Jake H. Stern

Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

The purpose of this capstone is to identify and analyze the factors that contribute to team success in the National Football League through a review of relevant literature, a survey of league personnel, and firsthand experience as a football administrator. This project first studies quantitative data regarding player acquisition, specifically the data behind the NFL entry draft. Next, the current literature regarding off the field processes such as leadership, organizational culture and engagement were reviewed and finally, a two-step Delphi method survey was distributed to a panel of current league professionals. This paper aims to find the most efficient and ...


A Review Of The Historical Roots Of The Union Conference Organizational Structure In The Seventh-Day Adventist Church And Inter-Structural Accountability, Eric Louw May 2020

A Review Of The Historical Roots Of The Union Conference Organizational Structure In The Seventh-Day Adventist Church And Inter-Structural Accountability, Eric Louw

Andrews University Seminary Student Journal

Over the last few years, a debate regarding the inter-structural relationship of each level of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has grown to the point where it can be polarizing, regardless of which side of the debate one is on. This tension has likely come about, at least in part, as a response to the ongoing gender role debate, which has given rise to the emergence of an “us vs. them” mentality between those who agree and disagree with the decisions of the General Conference Sessions and its Executive Committee. This paper looks at some of the historical data related to ...


A Comprehensive Analysis Of The Accounting Environment And Procedures Through A Series Of Case Studies, Ryan Mccarty May 2020

A Comprehensive Analysis Of The Accounting Environment And Procedures Through A Series Of Case Studies, Ryan Mccarty

Honors Theses

The following thesis is a culmination of twelve case studies completed throughout the academic year of 2018-2019 under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson, as a requirement of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and completion of the ACCY 420 course. Each case study is independent of the next, and is an in-depth response to questions and theories that are found outside of this document. Each analysis is accomplished by myself alone and through the studies of Financial, Managerial, and Cost accounting courses in my career at the University of Mississippi. The thesis is intended to analyze accounting procedures and ...


2020-05-10 Message From The Provost, Morehead State University. Office Of The Provost. May 2020

2020-05-10 Message From The Provost, Morehead State University. Office Of The Provost.

Faculty Senate Records

A message issued to the faculty and staff from the Office of the Provost on May 10, 2020.


Multigenerational Perceptions Of The Law Enforcement Work Environment, William K. Akin May 2020

Multigenerational Perceptions Of The Law Enforcement Work Environment, William K. Akin

Ed.D. Dissertations

Leaders struggle to address shifting characteristics between generational cohorts in a multigenerational workforce. Research has shown that law enforcement culture supports an antiquated approach to leadership and that popular generational stereotypes are not consistent with behaviors in the workplace. This research was designed to help the law enforcement community understand generational values, beliefs, and work ethics, and to recommend ways to reduce generational stereotypes, address employee shortages, and improve the overall connection to their communities. The Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire II was used in an online survey to anonymously collect data from 441 law enforcement participants within the Baby Boomer, Generation ...


The Future’S So Bright: A Business Plan And Market Research Analysis Of Fraze, Elizabeth Lanford May 2020

The Future’S So Bright: A Business Plan And Market Research Analysis Of Fraze, Elizabeth Lanford

Honors Theses

This thesis is an overview of the creation and operation of Lindy and Liz, LLC dba Fraze. Fraze is an online boutique specializing in custom, beaded sunglasses. This thesis contains details of the founding, operation, and future of the business. The following business plan will give insights to marketing strategies, target audience demographics, and sourcing procedures.

Accompanying this business plan is market research relevant to the target market of Fraze. Part I details secondary research about the effects of social media on this target market and their consumption habits. It also contains insights about the products and marketing techniques most ...


Connecting Through Circles: A Playbook For Cultivating Well-Being Between Wharton Women Alumni, Madison R. Romney, Kristin Elinkowski, Tamara Myles, Elizabeth Koehler, Clare Davenport May 2020

Connecting Through Circles: A Playbook For Cultivating Well-Being Between Wharton Women Alumni, Madison R. Romney, Kristin Elinkowski, Tamara Myles, Elizabeth Koehler, Clare Davenport

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

The Wharton Women's Circles (WWC) at the University of Pennsylvania is a ground-breaking alumnae program founded in 2019 with a mandate to cultivate meaningful connections. The Circles, led by facilitators, provide working women a safe space to gather in an environment of support and encouragement. Through this process, women look to build community, confidence, inspiration, and produce desired results across personal and professional domains. Leveraging research in Positive Psychology, our team developed five facilitator-led sessions, encompassed in an adaptable ‘Playbook’ to support facilitators, engage participants, and drive discussions. The Playbook aims to accomplish three goals: (1) Amplify participant connection ...


Personality Configurations In Teams: A Comparison Of Compilation And Composition Models, Kathryn Ostermeier, Mark Davis, Robert Pavur May 2020

Personality Configurations In Teams: A Comparison Of Compilation And Composition Models, Kathryn Ostermeier, Mark Davis, Robert Pavur

Management Department Journal Articles

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the facilitating and inhibiting influence of team-level negative affectivity and conscientiousness on a dyad of emergent states, adopting and comparing both the composition and compilation perspectives.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected over three time points from 410 undergraduate students nested within cross-functional project teams (N = 62). The data, including individual self-reports and judges’ ratings of team performance, were aggregated to the team-level using both composition (mean) and compilation (skewness) approaches.

Findings

The findings indicate that mean-levels of negative affectivity were associated with decreased psychological safety. The use of skewed conscientiousness ...


Shattering Glass Ceilings: Where Are All Of The Women In Finance?, Rebecca Schubach May 2020

Shattering Glass Ceilings: Where Are All Of The Women In Finance?, Rebecca Schubach

Business and Economics Honors Papers

At a time when women are equally represented in professional fields such as medicine and academia, the finance industry is still facing a lack of gender diversity, most notability at the C-Suite level. Statistics on the paucity of women paint a bleak picture, despite the fact that women are awarded majority of undergraduate and graduate degrees in the United States, a reversal from just one generation ago. This begs the question, what is deterring women from a career in finance? Are compensation discrepancies at play? This paper seeks to examine if being a female truly penalizes a woman in regards ...