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Clear-Sighted Statistics, Edward Volchok Jun 2020

Clear-Sighted Statistics, Edward Volchok

Open Educational Resources

Clear-Sighted Statistics is an open-access introductory statistics textbook that can be read for free on computers, tablets, and smart phones.

The title Clear-Sighted Statistics stems from a simple observation: When we visualize data, the results of our analyses become apparent.

Throughout Clear-Sighted Statistics, data visualization is used to help you clearly see how to analyze the data and make the results of your analyses clear. In addition, Microsoft Excel—a great charting tool—is used to demonstrate some of the statistical techniques that are often ignored in an introductory statistics course: Effect Size, Statistical Power, the probability of a Type ...


Negating Amy Gutmann: Deliberative Democracy, Business Influence, And Segmentation Strategies In Education, Brian Ford May 2020

Negating Amy Gutmann: Deliberative Democracy, Business Influence, And Segmentation Strategies In Education, Brian Ford

Democracy and Education

The task of creating a public will is daunting in any political system, but a democracy dedicated to the principles of participation and public deliberation faces specific challenges, including overcoming organized opposition that may not accept democratic tenets. In the sphere of education (and social reproduction more generally), business-influenced movements to reform public education question many of the established goals and norms of democratic education and thus may be the vanguard of such opposition. In order to interpret and explore these movements, this article enlists Amy Gutmann's work as a heuristic device. In so doing, it looks at the ...


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 ...


A Study Of The Product Development Process For The Transparent Kitchen Knife Block, Benjamin Payne May 2020

A Study Of The Product Development Process For The Transparent Kitchen Knife Block, Benjamin Payne

Honors Theses

The purpose of this document is to summarize the research and planning, design, market evaluation, cost analysis, and production process for a kitchen knife block. The team began by researching multiple knife block designs and evaluating what strengths and weaknesses existed with the basic models that are currently offered in different marketplaces. After collecting data on material costs and discussing different design features, the team created a survey in order to gauge consumer preferences and gain a better understanding as to what features and price point the average customer would consider purchasing. The resulting information was used to create an ...


Motivations, Impact And Outcomes Affiliated With Short-Term Study Abroad Programs For Business Students, Laura Katherine Skipper May 2020

Motivations, Impact And Outcomes Affiliated With Short-Term Study Abroad Programs For Business Students, Laura Katherine Skipper

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


The Decline Of American Entrepreneurship: An Analysis Of Causes Of Macro Market Trends And A Changing American Economic System, Owen Flomberg May 2020

The Decline Of American Entrepreneurship: An Analysis Of Causes Of Macro Market Trends And A Changing American Economic System, Owen Flomberg

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Unprecedented Disruption: Covid-19 Impact On San Diego Nonprofits, Emily Young, Laura Deitrick, Tessa Tinkler, Connelly Meschen, Colton Strawser, Taylor Funderburk, Tom Abruzzo May 2020

Unprecedented Disruption: Covid-19 Impact On San Diego Nonprofits, Emily Young, Laura Deitrick, Tessa Tinkler, Connelly Meschen, Colton Strawser, Taylor Funderburk, Tom Abruzzo

Nonprofit Sector Issues and Trends

Nonprofit organizations are often on the frontlines of crisis, serving as a critical partner to government in sustaining our community safety net and quality of life. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many local nonprofits are experiencing increased demands for services, yet have been hindered or completely cut off from responding due to stay at home orders, revenue loss, and physical distancing.

In an effort to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local nonprofits’ ability to meet their communities’ needs, The University of San Diego’s Nonprofit Institute has been surveying nonprofit leaders since March 2020.

This ...


The Bidirectional Relationship Between Art And Business, Hannah Brletich May 2020

The Bidirectional Relationship Between Art And Business, Hannah Brletich

Information Systems Undergraduate Honors Theses

There has long been an established relationship between art and business, finding its roots in the Industrial Revolution when the effects of arts on the economy were first explored. Since then, creative economies have been influenced by adaptation of businesses through urban development and revitalization and by continuous growth in artistic and cultural spaces. Capturing the relationship between arts and urban design, cultural districts establish strong economic communities within vastly creative, business- and culture-centered spaces. Current research provides insight to the economic, social, and cultural outcomes of creative economies.

As a contribution to that narrative, I will use this analysis ...


Subcontracting And Sweatshops During Coronavirus – The Wake-Up Call Businesses Need?, Singapore Management University May 2020

Subcontracting And Sweatshops During Coronavirus – The Wake-Up Call Businesses Need?, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Coronavirus continues to impact the already struggling retail sector. Wesfarmers, one of Australia's largest listed companies and the owner of bargain retailers Kmart and Target, recently announced the closure of some 75 Target stores, with another 90 to be converted to the more profitable Kmart outlets. Fears remain for some 1000 Target workers whose jobs are at risk.


Covid-19 And The Future Of Chinese Manufacturing, Singapore Management University May 2020

Covid-19 And The Future Of Chinese Manufacturing, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

China is expected to maintain a prominent role in global supply chains despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has renewed discussions about whether countries around the world have become too reliant on Chinese manufacturing, according to one of The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s (CUHK) leading researchers on global economic networks


Creating An Awareness And Understanding Of Business And Cultural Environments Through The Integration Of Classic Literature And Film Into Traditional Course Work, Bob Kimball Apr 2020

Creating An Awareness And Understanding Of Business And Cultural Environments Through The Integration Of Classic Literature And Film Into Traditional Course Work, Bob Kimball

Southern Business Review

Bob Kimball, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Marketing, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514.


Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative, Marlene Orozco, Alfonso Morales, Michael J. Pisani, Jerry I. Porras Apr 2020

Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative, Marlene Orozco, Alfonso Morales, Michael J. Pisani, Jerry I. Porras

Purdue University Press Book Previews

Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship examines business formation and success among Latinos by identifying arrangements that enhance entrepreneurship and by understanding the sociopolitical contexts that shape entrepreneurial trajectories. While it is well known that Latinos make up one of the largest and fastest growing populations in the U.S., Latino-owned businesses are now outpacing this population growth and the startup business growth of all other demographic groups in the country.

The institutional arrangements shaping business formation are no level playing field. Minority entrepreneurs face racism and sexism, but structural barriers are not the only obstacles that matter; there are agentic ...


Sample-Based Hip-Hop Music And Fair Use Laws In The Age Of Streaming Services, Michael Vanbuhler Apr 2020

Sample-Based Hip-Hop Music And Fair Use Laws In The Age Of Streaming Services, Michael Vanbuhler

Senior Theses

This thesis takes an in depth look at the history and processes behind creating sample-based music. Sampling was popularized during the beginnings of hip-hop music and now a wide variety of genres use samples or techniques created by sample-based music. Early hip-hop beats took samples of drum breaks or a portion of a track from another artist or band. As hip-hop grew in the late 80s and early 90s, the use of samples became a question of intellectual property rights and if it was acceptable to sample someone’s copyrighted work. Lawsuits in the early 90’s helped to create ...


Getting A Top Management Consulting Job From Usc: The Definitive Guide, Cameron Wall Apr 2020

Getting A Top Management Consulting Job From Usc: The Definitive Guide, Cameron Wall

Senior Theses

This thesis is meant to serve as an instructional guide on landing a job at an elite management consulting firm for students of the University of South Carolina. Management consulting is an attractive career path for many reasons, but it also is intense, has long hours, and is not the right career fit for everyone. The first section of this guide seeks to introduce the field, help students understand if the career might be right for them, and outline the steps they should take to make themselves competitive when they apply. In the second section, they will find the personal ...


Accelerating Cedarville, Kyle Peterson Mar 2020

Accelerating Cedarville, Kyle Peterson

Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Business For The Glory Of God, Thomas White Mar 2020

Business For The Glory Of God, Thomas White

Administrative Personnel Publications

No abstract provided.


Family Business, Jeffrey Gilbert Mar 2020

Family Business, Jeffrey Gilbert

Communication Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Nonprofit Sector Response To Covid-19, Laura Deitrick, Tessa Tinkler, Emily Young, Colton C. Strawser, Connelly Meschen, Nallely Manriques, Bob Beatty Mar 2020

Nonprofit Sector Response To Covid-19, Laura Deitrick, Tessa Tinkler, Emily Young, Colton C. Strawser, Connelly Meschen, Nallely Manriques, Bob Beatty

Nonprofit Sector Issues and Trends

In an initial effort to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local nonprofits’ ability to meet their community’s needs, The University of San Diego’s Nonprofit Institute issued a survey to nonprofit leaders on March 18, 2020. The aim of this report is to provide real-time data to government officials, foundations, and other decision-makers about the current economic conditions facing nonprofits and the need for immediate and long-term support in order to ensure the ongoing provision of critical services in the San Diego region.


Business For A Prosperous And Flourishing World, Chris Laszlo, David Cooperrider Feb 2020

Business For A Prosperous And Flourishing World, Chris Laszlo, David Cooperrider

The International Journal of Ethical Leadership

No abstract provided.


Tim Brown, Change By Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations And Inspires Innovation (2009), Esra Gonen Jan 2020

Tim Brown, Change By Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations And Inspires Innovation (2009), Esra Gonen

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

No abstract provided.


Strategies For Business Management Innovations To Improve Competitiveness, Roger George Denousse Jan 2020

Strategies For Business Management Innovations To Improve Competitiveness, Roger George Denousse

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Some African business leaders were, in 2019, less competitive because they continue to use traditional business management practices and have failed to incorporate advanced technology. Taking advantage of new management strategies and innovative technology to increase their global competitiveness will benefit African businesses. The purpose of this multiple case study, grounded in Burns’ transformational leadership theory, was to explore strategies that business leaders in Seychelles have used to implement management innovations to improve competitiveness. The participants consisted of 5 business leaders from 5 large innovative business organizations operating successfully and based in Mahe, Seychelles. The data were collected through semistructured ...


Welcome Guide: Onboarding Guidebook For Hannah Michelle Photography, Hannah Lozano Dec 2019

Welcome Guide: Onboarding Guidebook For Hannah Michelle Photography, Hannah Lozano

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

Hannah Michelle Photography is a small photography brand owned by Hannah Lozano. This document serves as a capstone project for Hannah Lozano. She has created a comprehensive onboarding document for future employees of Hannah Michelle Photography.


The Need For A Real Estate Development Capstone Course, Will Robert Kieckhefer Dec 2019

The Need For A Real Estate Development Capstone Course, Will Robert Kieckhefer

Construction Management

Cal Poly has extremely well-known programs in Construction Management, Business, Engineering, and Architecture. All of these programs have contributed multiple leaders to the building industry every year yet have neglected to integrate the different disciplines that overlap within the industry. The research the author has collected to support the need for a real estate development capstone course included in-person interviews, online research, personal experience, and team surveys. The research concluded the need for a real estate development capstone course that would integrate students from the school of Business, Architecture, and Construction Management. In order to build a successful project, all ...


Law Library Blog (November 2019): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Nov 2019

Law Library Blog (November 2019): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Iuiga: Defining An Omni-Channel Strategy, Kapil R. Tuli, Sandeep R. Chandukala, Sheetal Mittal Nov 2019

Iuiga: Defining An Omni-Channel Strategy, Kapil R. Tuli, Sandeep R. Chandukala, Sheetal Mittal

Asian Management Insights

Iuiga, a lifestyle retailer, has a curated range of high quality products at transparent, affordable prices, effectively leveraging the original design manufacturers’ model and an online retail platform.


Infusing Critical Thinking Into Business Programmes. Video Case Studies:, Roisin Donnelly Oct 2019

Infusing Critical Thinking Into Business Programmes. Video Case Studies:, Roisin Donnelly

Conference papers

Thinking critically about media content and contexts, Be an entrepreneur for a day: Market Trader Project.


Witnessing At Work When It's Taboo To Talk About Religion, Michael E. Cafferky, D.B.A. Oct 2019

Witnessing At Work When It's Taboo To Talk About Religion, Michael E. Cafferky, D.B.A.

Faculty Works

This article explores an alternative to traditional approaches to evangelism in the workplace. it presents an approach based on using the language of business alone in conversations with coworkers, suppliers and customers. While it is often taboo to talk about religion in secular organizations, opportunities exist for believers to be not just silent witnesses but rather explicit verbal witnesses to Jesus Christ. Business conversations naturally present opportunities to champion the theological identity and character traits of Jesus Christ without mentioning his name.


Back To Beijing: The Future Of The Olympic Games, Jennifer Maynard Oct 2019

Back To Beijing: The Future Of The Olympic Games, Jennifer Maynard

Marriott Student Review

Just four years ago, the IOC made an unprecedented decision to award Beijing with the 2022 Winter Olympic Games bid, making China the first Asian country ever to host both the Summer and Winter Games. What’s more, prior to this second visit to China, the Olympics will have been held in Pyeongchang (2018) and Tokyo (2020). At the same time that this national superpower has the opportunity to capitalize once again on the all eyes-on-China phenomenon, the IOC has the chance to truly go global.


A Case Study Of Teaching Mba Quantitative Analysis Online, Daniel R. Ball Oct 2019

A Case Study Of Teaching Mba Quantitative Analysis Online, Daniel R. Ball

Faculty Works: Business

Advancements in video capture and learning management systems (LMS) provide faculty with more tools than ever before to effectively teach quantitative business subjects to graduate students enrolled in blended and online courses. Students pursuing an MBA often come from diverse educational and professional backgrounds, with some continuing directly from undergraduate programs while others may be returning to school after spending years in the workforce. These students require instructional design that is both comprehensive and flexible to meet their various needs, accommodating the increasing preference for visual content delivery. Early in an MBA program, a course in quantitative analysis often serves ...


Navigating Conversational Flows, Abhilash Murthy Oct 2019

Navigating Conversational Flows, Abhilash Murthy

Research Collection Institute of Service Excellence

Abhilash Murthy of Bus Uncle explains the importance in developing a delightful user experience in the realm of chatbot design.