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The Impact Of Police Officer Age On Leadership And Workplace Preferences, Abigail H. Lauer Apr 2020

The Impact Of Police Officer Age On Leadership And Workplace Preferences, Abigail H. Lauer

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Police departments are experiencing low levels of police applicants and high turnover rates due to the current climate of policing and internal and external stressors. Police department management desires to be proficient in recruiting and managing police officers of different generations who may have varying desires and needs. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the impact of generational differences on police officer leadership and workplace preferences in order to make recommendations to police department management about how to better engage, manage, recruit and retain police officers of different generations. The current study employed a quantitative design that ...


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 ...


The Macroeconomic And Cultural Microcosms Of Global Groceries, Emily C. Mccluskey, Stephanie A. Barton Apr 2020

The Macroeconomic And Cultural Microcosms Of Global Groceries, Emily C. Mccluskey, Stephanie A. Barton

Senior Theses

The aim of this thesis is to understand the global grocery market and to present a framework to assist sector players in developing go-to-market strategies as they expand abroad. In order to holistically study the cultural and economic implications of grocery stores across the world, we first selected six unique countries to focus our research: Singapore, Brazil, Chile, Australia, Germany, and the United States. In addition to having personally traveled to each of these countries, we chose to analyze these six very different markets in order to include a wide range of cultures and levels of economic development. We found ...


A New Generation Of Workers: Preparing For Generation Z In The Workplace, Kendra Harris Apr 2020

A New Generation Of Workers: Preparing For Generation Z In The Workplace, Kendra Harris

Senior Theses

A new generational wave has begun to enter the workforce. The oldest members of Generation Z, those approximately at the age of 25 and below, have recently begun their careers. In the past few years, some changes have been made to work environments, like constructing gyms and daycares at workplaces, expanding the options for work at home programs, and firms hosting social events to attract top, young talent. Some of these actions were to appease Generation Y (Millennials), but some, whether the intent was known or not, will be very pleasing and beneficial to Generation Z. However, Generation Y and ...


Pay System Management Dilemmas: Approaching The New Millennium, Edwin W, Arnold Mar 2020

Pay System Management Dilemmas: Approaching The New Millennium, Edwin W, Arnold

Southern Business Review

Edwin W. Arnold, Ph.D., SPHR, is a professor of management, Department of Management, School of Business, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, AL.


The Impacts Of End-User Gender, Education, Performance, And System Use On Computer Self-Efficacy And Outcome Expectancy, John W. Henry, Robert W. Stone Mar 2020

The Impacts Of End-User Gender, Education, Performance, And System Use On Computer Self-Efficacy And Outcome Expectancy, John W. Henry, Robert W. Stone

Southern Business Review

John W. Henry, Ph.D., is an associate professor of management, Department of Management, College of Business, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga.

Robert W. Stone, Ph.D., is an associate professor of information systems, Department of Business, College of Business and Economics, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.


Waste Management Practices Of Small Hotels In Accra: An Application Of The Waste Management Hierarchy Model, Ishmael Mensah Jan 2020

Waste Management Practices Of Small Hotels In Accra: An Application Of The Waste Management Hierarchy Model, Ishmael Mensah

Journal of Global Business Insights

One of the most visible impacts of hotels on the environment is waste. Waste generated by hotels tends to have adverse impacts on the environment. There are, therefore, concerns that the proliferation of small hotels in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, could have adverse impacts on the environment since small hotels have been found to take little action to address their environmental impacts. This paper examines the waste management practices of small hotels in Accra, based on the Waste Management Hierarchy (WMH) model. A survey of 260 managers of small hotels in various parts of Accra was undertaken, employing ...


What Works Where?, Edmond Davis Jan 2020

What Works Where?, Edmond Davis

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

For this project my goal is to examine the management styles of three workplace environments and the relationships those styles create between the employees and their managers. I will endeavor to explore areas that can be improved from the management perspective of the work force so that employees will have more input in their workplace setting. The environments that this project will look into are the office setting, retail setting, and labor setting. Information for this project was collected via questionnaires that I constructed. There were two surveys distributed for this project. One survey was for employees and the others ...


Successful Strategies To Lead Change Initiatives, Lorice S. Edwards Brown Jan 2020

Successful Strategies To Lead Change Initiatives, Lorice S. Edwards Brown

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

As financial systems, global trade, and the regulatory environment integrate, business leaders are often ill equipped to develop and implement strategies to lead changes in organizations. Business leaders who lead change initiatives without proven sustainability strategies are highly susceptible to business closure. Grounded in Lewin's theory of change, the purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore successful strategies some business leaders used to develop and manage change initiatives to remain operable beyond 5 years. The participants included 4 industry business leaders with a minimum of 5 years of successful change leadership experience. The data collection included ...


Public Service Employee Perceptions Of Leadership Behaviors That Engage Or Disengage, Beverlyn A. Banks Jan 2020

Public Service Employee Perceptions Of Leadership Behaviors That Engage Or Disengage, Beverlyn A. Banks

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

A high percentage of U.S. employees do not engage in their work, resulting in lower productivity. U.S. corporations are losing more than $400–$500 billion per year because of low productivity at work. This phenomenological study involved an examination of leadership behaviors that engage or disengage employees in public service organizations. Kahn’s conceptual frame of engagement and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs motivation theory guided this study. The purpose was to determine why disengagement behavior continues despite extensive literature on the benefits of engagement and what organizations can do to encourage leadership behaviors that engage employees and ...


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 ...


A Third Dimension In The Mirror? How Senior Managers Design Products And Organizations, Norbert Bach, Peter Galvin Jan 2020

A Third Dimension In The Mirror? How Senior Managers Design Products And Organizations, Norbert Bach, Peter Galvin

ECU Publications Post 2013

Individual CEO characteristics may affect architectural choices through the application of managerial discretion. Systems such as organizations and their products are not purely driven toward modularity because of external forces. Individual CEO characteristics may constitute an additional dimension to established mirroring considerations that impacts both the choice of architecture and the correspondence between product and organization architectures.


Coerced Regimes: Management Challenges In The Anthropocene, David G. Angeler, Brian C. Chaffin, Shana M. Sundstrom, Ahjond S. Garmestani, Kevin L. Pope, Daniel R. Uden, Dirac Twidwell, Craig R. Allen Jan 2020

Coerced Regimes: Management Challenges In The Anthropocene, David G. Angeler, Brian C. Chaffin, Shana M. Sundstrom, Ahjond S. Garmestani, Kevin L. Pope, Daniel R. Uden, Dirac Twidwell, Craig R. Allen

Finance Department Faculty Publications

Management frequently creates system conditions that poorly mimic the conditions of a desirable self-organizing regime. Such management is ubiquitous across complex systems of people and nature and will likely intensify as these systems face rapid change. However, it is highly uncertain whether the costs (unintended consequences, including negative side effects) of management but also social dynamics can eventually outweigh benefits in the long term. We introduce the term “coerced regime” to conceptualize this management form and tie it into resilience theory. The concept encompasses proactive and reactive management to maintain desirable and mitigate undesirable regime conditions, respectively. A coerced regime ...


Airport Ceos And The Decentralized System Of Airports: A Case Study, Marjan Mazza Jan 2020

Airport Ceos And The Decentralized System Of Airports: A Case Study, Marjan Mazza

Publications

The job of the airport CEO is complex with responsibility for the security and safety of a large and dynamic facility and, yet the FAA does not have regulatory qualification and performance standards for the position. The purpose of this qualitative multi-case study was to explore the primary attributes that could be the leading indicators in the event national standards for the hiring of airport CEOs are pursued at major commercial airports. The guiding conceptual framework of the study was to combine competency with the concept of training and development. Airport CEOs from six airport facilities were interviewed, and an ...


Strategic Success: The Ansoff Matrix Vs. The Balanced Scorecard, Christian Cleberg Dec 2019

Strategic Success: The Ansoff Matrix Vs. The Balanced Scorecard, Christian Cleberg

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Academic and professional research has proven that strategic planning and management frameworks have tremendous impact on an organization’s success. However, these studies do not opine on the usability and fit of strategic frameworks within an organization. This paper examines the composition of two popular frameworks, the Ansoff matrix and the balanced scorecard, and illustrates the various ways that these frameworks have found success in the corporate world. It also compares and contrasts the frameworks’ differing structures and offers recommendations for how these frameworks may be applied to companies with diverse goals and missions.


The Suitability Of Disabled Friendly Holiday Accommodation In Turkey: The Case Of Kastamonu Hotels, Aydoğan Aydoğdu, Emrah Yaşarsoy, Hüseyin Pamukçu Nov 2019

The Suitability Of Disabled Friendly Holiday Accommodation In Turkey: The Case Of Kastamonu Hotels, Aydoğan Aydoğdu, Emrah Yaşarsoy, Hüseyin Pamukçu

Journal of Global Business Insights

The purpose of this study is to understand the extent to which the hotels under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in the center of the Turkish city Kastamonu are fit for the accommodation of the disabled. The author investigated six accommodation facilities located in the center of Kastamonu by utilizing various tools for data collection, including the Survey Method, face-to-face interviews with business managers, and the Drop-off and Pick-up (DOPU) method. Descriptive statistics were utilized to analyze the data. The results indicated that accommodation in these places is far from satisfying the special requirements for the ...


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.


Change Management Can Be Simple And Complex, Lalit Jagtiani Nov 2019

Change Management Can Be Simple And Complex, Lalit Jagtiani

Asian Management Insights

The success of any intervention is achieved by winning over the support of staff and aligning team members who are driven by different professional agendas.


The Overlooked Agenda Of Ethical Leadership In Tourism: A Disciplinary And Philosophical Critique, Matthias Fuchs Oct 2019

The Overlooked Agenda Of Ethical Leadership In Tourism: A Disciplinary And Philosophical Critique, Matthias Fuchs

Critical Tourism Studies Proceedings

No abstract provided.


A Competency Analysis Of Waterpark Aquatic Professionals, Christopher A. Crume, William D. Ramos Sep 2019

A Competency Analysis Of Waterpark Aquatic Professionals, Christopher A. Crume, William D. Ramos

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

The purpose of this study was to further the knowledge base in the aquatics field and assist in the development of universal standards to ensure that competent managers are employed at waterpark type venues. Until recently, thanks in part to the establishment of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC 2014), universal standards did not exist in aquatics. The development of standards in the field will help to ensure continuity in policies among all facility types, properly trained professionals, and ultimately safer environments for participants. Using a pair of five-point Likert scales to sample 600 aquatic professionals, this study sought to ...


The Impact Of Burnout On Organizational Commitment: A Study Of Public Sector Employees In Turkey, Mehmet Sarisik, Erhan Bogan, Burhanettin Zengin, Bekir Bora Dedeoglu Sep 2019

The Impact Of Burnout On Organizational Commitment: A Study Of Public Sector Employees In Turkey, Mehmet Sarisik, Erhan Bogan, Burhanettin Zengin, Bekir Bora Dedeoglu

Journal of Global Business Insights

This study investigates the relationship between burnout and organizational commitment. It tests the relationship using a sample of 700 public officers in Istanbul by using structural equation modeling. The model tested via partial least squares method via SmartPls software. Results have shown that employees’ burnout are negatively related to organizational commitment. Specifically, while emotional exhaustion is negatively related to commitment, personal accomplishment contributes positively to commitment. The experience of depersonalization has no significant relationship with all three dimensions of commitment. Findings discussed and some practical implications offered to practitioners as well as some future directions to researchers.


Tourism Taxes In Italy: A Sustainable Perspective, Lucia Rotaris, Marta Carrozzo Sep 2019

Tourism Taxes In Italy: A Sustainable Perspective, Lucia Rotaris, Marta Carrozzo

Journal of Global Business Insights

In Italy, a tourism tax was introduced in 2011, since then it has been adopted in most of the Italian provincial capitals and tourist cities. This tax can mitigate the negative externalities caused by tourists; however, it should be carefully planned both in terms of the amount of money to be levied and in terms of the uses to be financed with the tax revenues, it could, otherwise, negatively impact the tourism sector, decreasing—rather than increasing— the social welfare. The aim of this paper is to assess the acceptability of such a tax and to examine how the tax ...


The Impact Of Campus Facilities On The Recruitment Of Students In Higher Education, Lucinnda Sue Mcdonald Jul 2019

The Impact Of Campus Facilities On The Recruitment Of Students In Higher Education, Lucinnda Sue Mcdonald

Dissertations

The statement often has been made over the years that university recruitment efforts are strongly impacted by campus facilities. The subject has been a topic of research over the past several decades. This study indicates that as generations change and times change, the significance of various aspects of the university to the prospective student change as well.


This research effort is a mixed-methods study to provide insight on the facilities current students deem most important when determining which college or university they will attend. The research for this study was conducted through an online survey asking students to:

• Choose which ...


A Post Publication Review Of “Is Project Risks As Emergent Phenomena: Towards A Model Of Risk Escalation And Its Management”, Michael J. Cuellar, Nipon Parinyavuttichai, Angela Y. Lin May 2019

A Post Publication Review Of “Is Project Risks As Emergent Phenomena: Towards A Model Of Risk Escalation And Its Management”, Michael J. Cuellar, Nipon Parinyavuttichai, Angela Y. Lin

Michael J. Cuellar

A short post publication review of a recent AJIS paper.


Conceptual Issues Of Global Counterfeiting On Products And Services, D. Bosworth, Deli Yang May 2019

Conceptual Issues Of Global Counterfeiting On Products And Services, D. Bosworth, Deli Yang

Deli Yang

Counterfeiting is a global problem of enormous magnitude. Despite its obvious importance, relatively little attention has been paid to the management of counterfeiting. This paper considers the difficulties of measuring counterfeiting and provides evidence of the magnitude of the problem worldwide. The focus is on counterfeiting of privately produced goods and services, rather than the issue of the counterfeiting of currency per se, which is a somewhat different though related issue. A conceptual framework of the private and social costs and benefits of anti-counterfeiting measures is also provided. The framework highlights a number of key driving forces of counterfeiting, including ...


Voicing Stress, Deanna Taylor May 2019

Voicing Stress, Deanna Taylor

Joseph Wharton Scholars

Stress in the workplace is commonplace and how employees choose to voice their stress can have an impact on their performance evaluations and their career progression. Employees must successfully navigate workplace dynamics when they choose to voice their stress to their managers. While there is significant research regarding stress and voice in the workplace, little exists about the intersection, voicing stress. This research provides new experimental data and insights to help explain how voicing stress impacts an employee’s performance evaluations. Distinguishing between the concepts of challenge stress, hindrance stress, supportive voice, and challenging voice, this study tests several hypotheses ...


Challenges To Effective Monitoring And Evaluation Systems: Lessons From Afghanistan, Qudratullah Jahid May 2019

Challenges To Effective Monitoring And Evaluation Systems: Lessons From Afghanistan, Qudratullah Jahid

International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

How can monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems better support improving the aid effectiveness? What are the existing challenges to the M&E systems in Afghanistan? I try to answer these questions by briefly looking at the development aid in Afghanistan since 2001. I provide summary of attempts made at improving aid effectiveness through mutual accountability frameworks. I then try to briefly discuss the principles of Paris Declaration and provide brief insights from Afghanistan. I then discuss the status of monitoring and evaluation in Afghanistan by providing a picture functional M&E system and then discussing the existing challenges in ...


Breaking The Concrete Wall: The Challenges Facing African-American Women In The Workplace, Fredna Pierre May 2019

Breaking The Concrete Wall: The Challenges Facing African-American Women In The Workplace, Fredna Pierre

Honors Theses

The glass ceiling is a term that refers to the barriers that prevent women from attaining top corporate positions within a company. This business term is used to describe the difficulties that all women face. In particular, the barriers that inhibit black women from advancing in their careers are so significant that they have been described as a concrete wall rather than a glass ceiling. The purpose of this research is to identify factors that exist within the corporate hierarchy that have led to the glass ceiling and to compare these factors with those that contribute to the concrete wall ...


Beyond The Castle: An Analysis Of The Strategic Implications Of Disney+, Jordan Sturgill May 2019

Beyond The Castle: An Analysis Of The Strategic Implications Of Disney+, Jordan Sturgill

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The Walt Disney Company has been incomparably successful in a wide array of product and experience markets. In the fall of 2019, Disney will launch a new branded streaming service, Disney+. This research will examine and analyze, by means of SWOT and PEST analyses, the marketing strategy and managerial implications for Disney+ as well as the internal and external conditions facing the company that may affect, either directly or indirectly, the platform’s success.


The Tenure Process: A Qualitative Content Analysis Of Tenure Standards And Application Processes At The Eight State Funded Universities In Mississippi, Claudia Parker May 2019

The Tenure Process: A Qualitative Content Analysis Of Tenure Standards And Application Processes At The Eight State Funded Universities In Mississippi, Claudia Parker

Honors Theses

The tenure application process is a very important period in any university faculty’s professional career and can be a very stressful event. The results of a faculty’s tenure application will determine whether they will have continued employment at their current university, if they will be required to take another probationary year, or if they will need to seek employment elsewhere. Due to how important this process is, any information associated with this process and the required documentation must be properly managed, easily accessible, and easy to understand. This qualitative analysis develops a list of best practices through a ...