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Chinese Students In U.S. Universities: A Qualitative Study Of Cross-Cultural Learning Experiences, Transition And Adaptation, Josefina E. Oramas, Hagai Gringarten, Lloyd Mitchell Jun 2018

Chinese Students In U.S. Universities: A Qualitative Study Of Cross-Cultural Learning Experiences, Transition And Adaptation, Josefina E. Oramas, Hagai Gringarten, Lloyd Mitchell

Journal of International & Interdisciplinary Business Research

Chinese students represent the largest single group among international students enrolled in the U.S, and globalization has played an important role in impacting Chinese students’ perceptions of what it means to study abroad. According to The Wall Street Journal, there are 85 percent more international students enrolled today in U.S. schools than ten years ago, adding more than 35 billion dollars to the nation’s economy in 2015 (Belkin & Purnell, 2017). This qualitative study adds to the limited research available regarding Chinese students’ cross-cultural transition and academic adaptation to American universities (Kusek, 2015; Yan & Berliner, 2009). Findings add a new perspective regarding the students’ perceptions and expectations in China compared to their true experiences in the U.S. universities. Results show that ...


A Preliminary Study: Application Of Quality Matters Standard 5 (Course Activities And Learner Interaction) To Development Of An Online Business Management Course, James G. Ward, Yaprak Dalat Ward, Linda A Apr 2017

A Preliminary Study: Application Of Quality Matters Standard 5 (Course Activities And Learner Interaction) To Development Of An Online Business Management Course, James G. Ward, Yaprak Dalat Ward, Linda A

Applied Business Faculty Publications

Quality Matters (Quality Matters [QM] Higher Education Rubric Workbook, 2014) is a national benchmark for online course design, and serves as a continuous improvement model for assuring quality of online courses through a faculty review process. QM is also described as “a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended course” (QM Higher Education Rubric Workbook, para 1). QM has eight research based rubric areas: “1) Course Overview and Introductions; 2) Learning Objectives or Competencies; 3) Assessment and Measurement; 4) Instructional Materials; 5) Course Activities and Learner Interaction; 6) Courses Technology; 7) Learner ...


Blown To Bits Project, David Schmidt Ph.D. Jan 2017

Blown To Bits Project, David Schmidt Ph.D.

Informatics Open Educational Resources

The book, Blown to Bits, uncovers the many ways that the new digital world has changed and is changing our whole environment. Some changes are incremental but others are more revolutionary. Some of the changes that we welcome are slowly eroding our privacy and are changing the rules of ownership. This book illuminates the complexities of these changes. I have attempted to capture the central points in selected chapters, and in some cases I have added new material or new examples to replace dated material. I picked chapters to summarize that address the following topics (and more). There are many ...


Cover, Front Matter & Editorial Board Jan 2012

Cover, Front Matter & Editorial Board

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

No abstract provided.


A Communications Manager's Qualifications To Enter The Work Force: The Frequency And Distribution Of Requirements, Alison N. Berry Jan 2012

A Communications Manager's Qualifications To Enter The Work Force: The Frequency And Distribution Of Requirements, Alison N. Berry

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

This article examines the frequency and distribution of requirements placed on communication managers within recruitment advertisements. The characteristics of recruitment advertisements seeking entry to mid-level communications managers within the Midwest region of the United States were divided into several categories including years of experience, formal education, and educational accreditation status. These categories were analyzed to identify trends and produce conclusions. The conclusions presented with the article indicate employers seek well-rounded and multi-faceted candidates, but overlook educational accreditation as a prerequisite for employment. Additionally, the article evidences both formal education and years of experience as an enhancement to a job seeker ...


Firm R&D Games With Differing Manufacturing Costs, Jannett Highfill, Michael Mcasey Jan 2012

Firm R&D Games With Differing Manufacturing Costs, Jannett Highfill, Michael Mcasey

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

The paper considers an industry where competition is characterized as a two-stage game between the two firms in which the product reliabilities are determined before the (Coumot) quantities. Reliability is determined by R&D expenditure. The focus is on how competitive conditions in terms of manufacturing costs affect tile firms' decision about optimal reliability. The main result of the paper is that the firm with lower manufacturing cost produces a more reliable product. However a reduction in a given. firm 's manufacturing cost only causes it to produce a more reliable product when the difference in costs between firms is ...


It's Who You Are And Who You Know: Relating Personal And Coworker Status To Individual Work Outcomes, Sandra Spataro Jan 2012

It's Who You Are And Who You Know: Relating Personal And Coworker Status To Individual Work Outcomes, Sandra Spataro

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

In organizations, the advantages of having higher informal status relative to one's coworkers are well documented. This study extends research on status in organizations to analyze the status of one's coworkers as a factor that shapes all individual's own work experiences. In this field study of three organizations, naturally emergent informal status hierarchies in organizations were analyzed to examine independent effects of one's own informal status position, as well as the average status level of his coworkers, on the individual's work outcomes. Results show one's own status position positively relates to her performance and ...


Examination Of The Relationship Between Individual Leadership Style, Teamwork And Learning Preferences -- A Case From A University In China, Raymond Ho Jan 2012

Examination Of The Relationship Between Individual Leadership Style, Teamwork And Learning Preferences -- A Case From A University In China, Raymond Ho

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

This study explores the effects of Chinese transformational leaders' preference in teamwork, and creative learning activities and leadership style. Three types of leadership styles, transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire, were measured using Bass and Avolio's (2004) Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. Student participants were questioned on their preferences of teamwork based on their leadership styles and type of teaching styles that they preferred. Data analyses indicated that while behaviors associated with transformational leadership motivated followers, the results did not significantly relate to a leader's propensity to support teamwork. In addition, creative learning activities were not preferred by participants who experienced laissez-faire ...


How Do Mentors And Protégés Choose Each Other? The Influence Of Benevolence, Ocb, And Pos On The Initiation Of Mentoring Relationships, Mkhelle M. Fleig-Palmer, Janet L. Lear, David K. Palmer, Tiffani Luethke Jan 2012

How Do Mentors And Protégés Choose Each Other? The Influence Of Benevolence, Ocb, And Pos On The Initiation Of Mentoring Relationships, Mkhelle M. Fleig-Palmer, Janet L. Lear, David K. Palmer, Tiffani Luethke

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Mentoring relationships play a critical role in career and organizational success yet little research has explored how mentors and protégés choose each other before beginning a productive mentoring relationship. We integrate the selection and trust literatures to describe a mentor's and a protégé's evaluation of each other before initiating a mentoring relationship. Our conceptual framework distinguishes between a mentor and a protégé in their assessments of the other's potential for organizational citizenship behaviors and perceived organizational support, respectively, and how those assessments are contingent upon perceptions of benevolence. We conclude by outlining the implications of this conceptual ...


The Business Core Application Seminar: Using Student Teams And Integrated Projects To Leverage Learning And Build Soft Skills, Elizabeth Towell, Kenneth Elliott, Barbara Fox, Joan Petros Jan 2012

The Business Core Application Seminar: Using Student Teams And Integrated Projects To Leverage Learning And Build Soft Skills, Elizabeth Towell, Kenneth Elliott, Barbara Fox, Joan Petros

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

This paper proposes an upper division business course, The Business Core Application Seminar, which supports three related notions in business education: integrated learning, active learning and the development of soft skills. The course encompasses a variety of student team projects culminating in a Global Expansion Feasibility Project which is course encompasses a variety of student team projects culminating in a Global Expansion Feasibility Project which is course encompasses a variety of student team projects culminating in a Global Expansion Feasibility Project which is described in detail. The course described has been delivered at a major midwestern university for many years ...


The Impact Of Situational Factors On Information System (Is) Managerial Leader Behaviors: What Information Systems Employees Want, Tim O. Peterson, Jon W. Beard, David D. Van Fleet Jan 2012

The Impact Of Situational Factors On Information System (Is) Managerial Leader Behaviors: What Information Systems Employees Want, Tim O. Peterson, Jon W. Beard, David D. Van Fleet

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Information systems leadership has evolved dramatically over the past 40 years. Early in the era of computing most attention was focused on the technical skills of IS managers. As IS has become ubiquitous in our organizations and increasingly embedded in our everyday lives, the need for a broader approach to IS management has emerged with an increasing emphasis on non-technical skills in business practices and an appreciation of the impact of organizational culture. Further, information systems managers increasingly find themselves in crisis situations that may require different leadership skills to successfully navigate. These crises may be caused by the physical ...


Immediate Attention Please! What Matters To Customers Using A Social Network To Complain: Empirical Evidence From The Airline Industry, Run H. Niu, Ying Fan Jan 2012

Immediate Attention Please! What Matters To Customers Using A Social Network To Complain: Empirical Evidence From The Airline Industry, Run H. Niu, Ying Fan

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

The popularity of social networks and smart mobile devices makes it convenient for customers to complain about unsatisfied service experiences by posting messages online, which needs immediate attention from service providers. Since the airline industry is one of the industries with lowest customer satisfaction and some airlines have been trying to use social networks for customer service, we collected tweets from five major airlines' Twitter accounts to uncover the critical failure points complained by customers and to explore the missing links that cause the mismatches between airlines' strategic intent and customers' needs and expectations. Our findings revealed that customers' complains ...


Values-Based Management Or The Performance-Values Matrix: Was Jack Welch Right?, Aaron A. Buchko, Kathleen J. Buchko Jan 2012

Values-Based Management Or The Performance-Values Matrix: Was Jack Welch Right?, Aaron A. Buchko, Kathleen J. Buchko

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Two alternative models were identified in the existing literature on organization values and managerial performance. The Values-Based Management model suggests that organizational values influence managerial job performance through a process of enactment, am/ thus managerial performance is contingent upon the strength of the firm's values. The Performance-Values Matrix model suggests that organizational values and managerial job performance are independent constructs. We conducted an empirical study of these two models at a manufacturing facility. We measured organizational values enactment through a 360 degree feedback process using Behavioral Observation Scales, and obtained data on manager's annual job performance appraisal ratings ...


Cover And Front Matter Jan 2011

Cover And Front Matter

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

No abstract provided.


Objects-First Vs. Structures-First Approaches To 00 Programming Education: A Replication Study, Richard A. Johnson, Duane R. Moses Jan 2011

Objects-First Vs. Structures-First Approaches To 00 Programming Education: A Replication Study, Richard A. Johnson, Duane R. Moses

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

One of the essential elements of a successful organization is information technology, which has as its basis effective and efficient software development. The foundation of software development is computer programming. The last decade of computer programming education has been dominated by the object-oriented paradigm. While recent anecdotal accounts among computer science and computer information systems educators have often favored the objects-first approach to programming instruction (vis-a-vis the structures-first approach), very little empirical evidence has been offered. A field study by Johnson and Moses (2008) suggested that the objects-first approach is superior, but the experimental design was open to criticism. This ...


Real Risks In A Virtualized World: How Virtualization Is Changing The Way We Manage, Assess, And Mitigate Risk, Brian Boyer, Keyu Jiang, Robert Meier, Hongbiao Zeng Jan 2011

Real Risks In A Virtualized World: How Virtualization Is Changing The Way We Manage, Assess, And Mitigate Risk, Brian Boyer, Keyu Jiang, Robert Meier, Hongbiao Zeng

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

A dramatic shift has stated to take place in the last decade that is having a pronounced impact on how organizations view information security. Large datacenters and small sensor rooms alike are being impacted by the development and growth of virtualization and the many benefits it provides. This essay will examine how hardware virtualization has changed the landscape of datacenter risk management and how organizations must adapt their security posture to those changes. As mainstream hypenisors like VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, and Microsoft Hyper-V become more affordable and easier to implement, their use in providing low-cost, high-utilization solutions is steadily ...


Teaching Ethics: Expanding Ethical Perspectives By Cultivating Moral Imagination, Adrian B. Popa, Barbra Kingsley Jan 2011

Teaching Ethics: Expanding Ethical Perspectives By Cultivating Moral Imagination, Adrian B. Popa, Barbra Kingsley

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Moral imagination (MI) is described as the ability to challenge operative worldviews in order to discover new ways of framing ethical problems and moral perspective taking. Because operative worldviews can contain implicit bias, MI helps individuals reach beyond their own "ways of knowing" to seek alternative perspectives and find innovative ways to solve ethical problems. This article describes a graduate level ethics curriculum designed to develop moral imagination in leadership students, and ultimately help them make ethical decisions within the context of their organizations. The article also reports results of a concurrent, evaluative qualitative study designed to gather student reflections ...


The Impact Of Coaching On The Leadership Practicum Process, Marie Yager, John Baker, Phillip Coleman Jan 2011

The Impact Of Coaching On The Leadership Practicum Process, Marie Yager, John Baker, Phillip Coleman

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

A challenge exists to fully utilize practicum experiential learning due to the nature of a practicum and lack of adequate supervision and guided reflection. Students engaged in leadership practicums apply theoretical concepts and models while advancing their personal leadership. Often, students could obtain a more thorough learning experience if guided by a coach who asks critical questions and creates a venue for more in-depth self-reflecting. This paper discusses the impact coaching has on undergraduate leadership practicums and the benefits students can gain from the guidance provided by leadership coaches. A practical application provided a means to qualitatively evaluate the benefits ...


The Perceived Impact Of Geographically Dispersed Work Teams On Job Attitudes, Nathan Hickman, Adrian B. Popa Jan 2011

The Perceived Impact Of Geographically Dispersed Work Teams On Job Attitudes, Nathan Hickman, Adrian B. Popa

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

With the increase in technology and pace of communication in a global business economy, organizations are adopting geographically dispersed business models that leverage a series of scaled work arrangements designed to enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness. These arrangements include work teams that consist of agents who work in a traditional office but also employees who work from a home or satellite office. This qualitative study investigated perceived impact of geographic proximity to the office on job attitudes. Communication theory informed the framework of this ethnographic study and qualitative interviews. Results indicated that members of a dispersed team adopt a broad definition ...


The Lesson Of Strategy: A Case Analysis Of An E-Commerce Commercial Food Services Equipment Retailer, Robert J. Mullaney Jan 2011

The Lesson Of Strategy: A Case Analysis Of An E-Commerce Commercial Food Services Equipment Retailer, Robert J. Mullaney

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Literature on strategy is reviewed and applied directly in comparison to an e-Commerce company in the South Florida area. Practical managerial implications are discussed and laid out in an easy to follow format which provides insight to entrepreneurs and business leaders who are in need of a greater understanding of strategy. A comprehensive review of the company's current strategies, industry position, internal and external forces, GAP analysis, and plans for action preempt a conclusion that puts it all together; a conclusion which has led the company towards significantly greater financial and operational success.


Using Business Students ' Precepts To Predict Ethical Decision Making, Wally Guyot, Robert Meier, Reginald L. Bell Jan 2011

Using Business Students ' Precepts To Predict Ethical Decision Making, Wally Guyot, Robert Meier, Reginald L. Bell

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

A 13-item questionnaire was administered to 259 business students on two college campuses, with a combined population of 1,872, to determine if religious affiliation, upbringing, profession, college major and several other independent variables (labeled precepts) could be used to predict students' perceptions of some main problems of philosophy. Stepwise multiple regression models revealed several significant differences, with p<.05 in four separate models. Precepts are predictive of business students' perceptions of some of the basic problems of philosophy. Understanding the influence of religion affiliation, upbringing, profession, and college major on students' perceptions of right and wrong decision making can be useful for educators when planning for ethics instruction in business education.


The Impact Of Education, Gender, Age And Leadership Experience On Preferences In Leadership, Mark T. Green, Esther Chavez, Debra M. Lopez, Florelisa Y. Gonzalez Jan 2011

The Impact Of Education, Gender, Age And Leadership Experience On Preferences In Leadership, Mark T. Green, Esther Chavez, Debra M. Lopez, Florelisa Y. Gonzalez

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Meta-analytic studies have found that men and women are different in areas such as how they approach morality, forgiveness and leadership, Similarly, meta-analyses have found that increased education is related to increased self-esteem, job attitudes and social capital, In this study, 577 working adults from the state of Texas completed the Project Globe Leadership Questionnaire. The participants indicated to what degree 24 leadership behaviors contributed to or inhibited outstanding leadership. This study found that both gender and education were related to the intensity with which participants believed particular leadership characteristics contributed to and inhibited outstanding leadership. Women held stronger opinions ...


Teaching Prospective Financial Statements: A Compilation Project, Stevan K. Olson Jan 2011

Teaching Prospective Financial Statements: A Compilation Project, Stevan K. Olson

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

The planning process is central to the work of business management. Strategic planning involves a broad scope and long-term planning horizon that provides a guide 10 achieve the organization's goals. External users also need prospective financial information to assess credit or equity positions in a firm. The accounting professional in private industry plays a key role as a member of the planning team, processing management's plans and assumption to provide meaningful reports and analysis. Many small and mid-sized firms look to the public accounting professional for assistance in developing prospective financial information (Stillwell, 1986) Public accountants may also ...


Differences In Management And Marketing Professors' Perspectives On The Rising Cost Of College Textbooks, Lawrence S. Silver, Robert E. Stevens, Kenneth E. Clow, Kitty Campbell Jan 2011

Differences In Management And Marketing Professors' Perspectives On The Rising Cost Of College Textbooks, Lawrence S. Silver, Robert E. Stevens, Kenneth E. Clow, Kitty Campbell

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Textbooks are an integral component of the higher education process. However, a great deal of concern about the high costs of college textbooks has been expressed by those inside and outside of higher education. This paper focuses on the results of a study of the differences in Management and Marketing professors' criteria and use of textbooks and their reactions to some of the changes that have been implemented or may be implemented by universities, state legislatures, and publishers to combat these cost escalations. Findings suggest that management and marketing instructors, particularly those with years of experience, acknowledge the concerns their ...


On-Campus Vs. Online Course Delivery: An Empirical Look At Both Approaches In A Controlled Setting For Introductory Managerial Accounting, Win G. Jordan, Amanda Brown Jan 2011

On-Campus Vs. Online Course Delivery: An Empirical Look At Both Approaches In A Controlled Setting For Introductory Managerial Accounting, Win G. Jordan, Amanda Brown

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

There continues to be much discussion about whether or not students learn as much in an online course as they do in an on-campus face-to-face setting. This paper presents empirical observations about four sections of introductory managerial accounting, two taught on-campus and two taught online. The on-campus face-to-face approach provided the same course content available in the online approach but also used classroom lectures and discussions. A comprehensive final exam covering all learning objectives of the course was used as the overall measure of content learning. The hypothesis was that content learning was not equal in the two groups, but ...


Cover, Front Matter & Editorial Board Jan 2010

Cover, Front Matter & Editorial Board

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

No abstract provided.


Lessons Learned When Dressing Up Like A Firm: Personal Strategic Management, Eva Dodd-Walker Jan 2010

Lessons Learned When Dressing Up Like A Firm: Personal Strategic Management, Eva Dodd-Walker

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

This paper explores the pedagogical benefits of teaching students to dress up like a firm and develops an experiential exercise to be used in teaching small business management and personal strategic management courses. Much can be gained from teaching students to view themselves as small businesses and applying the lessons of organizational research to enhance their personal strategic management skills. Globalization has changed the competitive landscape, increasing the need for all to become more competitive. Students must be able to internalize key strategic and financial lessons to gain and sustain a competitive advantage. To be successful, students need to be ...


The Ethics Of Bluffing: The Effects Of Individual Differences On Perceived Ethicality And Bluffing Behavior, G. Stoney Alder, Rebecca M. Guidice Jan 2010

The Ethics Of Bluffing: The Effects Of Individual Differences On Perceived Ethicality And Bluffing Behavior, G. Stoney Alder, Rebecca M. Guidice

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Although researchers have debated the ethicality of bluffing in business, little research has examined individuals’ attitudes and beliefs towards bluffing and how characteristics of the individual influence such perceptions and subsequent behavior. We consider this issue by examining how individuals’ ethical orientation influences their perceptions of the ethicality of bluffing select organizational stakeholders, their willingness to bluff, and their actual bluffing behavior. Results indicate that ethical orientation exerts direct effects on the perceived ethicality of bluffing and indirect effects on individuals’ reported willingness to engage in this misleading form of communication as well as their actual bluffing behavior. Implications for ...


The Insider's Advantage: Ceo Experience And The Performance Of Large Diversified Firms, J.L. Stimpert, Julie A. Chesley, Amanda S. Ostrowitz Jan 2010

The Insider's Advantage: Ceo Experience And The Performance Of Large Diversified Firms, J.L. Stimpert, Julie A. Chesley, Amanda S. Ostrowitz

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

Much upper echelons research focuses on the effect of CEO experience on firm performance outcomes. This paper extends this research stream using human and social capital theories as a framework to examine the effect of CEO experience on the performance of large diversified companies. Our analysis of 239 Fortune “500” companies finds that larger companies are more likely to select insiders and individuals who have more firm-specific experience to be their CEO. We also find that the selection of insiders and CEOs with more firm-specific experience is associated with significantly higher firm performance. These findings highlight the importance of the ...


Transparency, Translucence Of Opacity? A Field Investigation Of The Mediating Role Of Positive Emotions In Trustful Leader-Follower Relations, Larry W. Hughes, William L. Gardner, Steven M. Norman Jan 2010

Transparency, Translucence Of Opacity? A Field Investigation Of The Mediating Role Of Positive Emotions In Trustful Leader-Follower Relations, Larry W. Hughes, William L. Gardner, Steven M. Norman

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

In this study, the relationship between transparency and trust is hypothesized and investigated. Furthermore, the positive emotions variable was hypothesized to mediate the transparency � trust relationship. Participants’ perceptions of a leader’s transparency were more predictive of trust than experimenter designed manipulations. Study limitations, implications for management, and future research directions are discussed.