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Movin' On Up? An Investigation Of Women's Career Development In The Apparel Industry, Nancy N. Hodges, Elena E. Karpova, Holly Lentz Oct 2009

Movin' On Up? An Investigation Of Women's Career Development In The Apparel Industry, Nancy N. Hodges, Elena E. Karpova, Holly Lentz

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This research examines the early careers of female apparel industry professionals who majored in textile and apparel programs.


Women And Sewing: Integrating Object Analysis With Documentary Evidence, Jean L. Parsons, Sara B. Marcketti Oct 2009

Women And Sewing: Integrating Object Analysis With Documentary Evidence, Jean L. Parsons, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

For centuries, sewing was a central feature of women's lives, education and employment. The story of sewing and its significance can be told through written records, however, to truly weave together an account of its importance , it is essential to include a variety of evidence, with the material culture of dress adding richness to the analysis.


The Mean Business Of Second Life: Teaching Entrepreneurship, Technology And E-Commerce In Immersive Environments, Brian E. Mennecke, Lesya M. Hassall, Janea Triplett Sep 2008

The Mean Business Of Second Life: Teaching Entrepreneurship, Technology And E-Commerce In Immersive Environments, Brian E. Mennecke, Lesya M. Hassall, Janea Triplett

Supply Chain Management Publications

Second Life is a three-dimensional multi-user virtual environment with a vibrant economy, where avatars (virtual representations of users) can engage in innovative and unique business and collaborative activities. The immersive nature of this application creates ample authentic opportunities for teaching entrepreneurship, technology and ecommerce.

This article describes a Masters of Business Administration elective course, in which Second Life was utilized to teach strategic and managerial issues related to ecommerce. The collected data indicate that the students in this course experienced a steep learning curve with regards to the complicated interface of Second Life, its complex social canvas and non-traditional framing ...


An Educational Module For Enhancing Business Strategies For Web Sites Of Small Rural Firms: An Experience Economy Approach, Miyoung Jeong, Ann Marie Fiore, Linda S. Niehm Jun 2008

An Educational Module For Enhancing Business Strategies For Web Sites Of Small Rural Firms: An Experience Economy Approach, Miyoung Jeong, Ann Marie Fiore, Linda S. Niehm

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The project described here introduces an educational module for use by Extension professionals and business owners/operators. The module is designed to help small rural firms build a unique and experiential Web site consistent with their physical stores by implementing 4E strategies. The module presents strategies to enhance the Web site experience and includes an introduction to Pine and Gilmore's (1999) experience economy (4E) concepts and their application to Web site design for small rural retail and hospitality businesses. The module supports a step-by-step approach to assessing firms' experiential offerings and designing experience-rich Web sites.


Lessons Learned As A Faculty Advisor To A Student- Produced Event, Sara B. Marcketti Jun 2008

Lessons Learned As A Faculty Advisor To A Student- Produced Event, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The curtain dropped on April 25, 2008, concluding my third year as faculty advisor to the Iowa State University Textiles and Clothing Fashion Show. This year marked perhaps our most successful event to date. Attendance increased 35 percent from the previous year and included 2,455 guests in Stephens Auditorium, filling all but the most remote corners.


How To Increase Response Rates When Surveying Hospitality Managers For Curriculum-Related Research: Lessons From Past Studies And Interviews With Lodging Professionals, Swathi Ravichandran, Susan W. Arendt Jan 2008

How To Increase Response Rates When Surveying Hospitality Managers For Curriculum-Related Research: Lessons From Past Studies And Interviews With Lodging Professionals, Swathi Ravichandran, Susan W. Arendt

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Continuous industry input is needed to keep hospitality management curricula current, relevant, and applicable. However, barriers including low response rates are reported when surveying hospitality professionals about competencies and skills essential for success. In response, this study sought to identify successful strategies used by researchers when surveying hospitality managers through mail surveys. Interviews conducted with lodging managers indicated potential strategies for increasing response rates when using online surveys. These strategies are currently absent in the literature. Interview results are presented.


With A T-Shirt Around The World: Reading As Active Learning In A Global Issues Textiles And Apparel Course, Elena E. Karpova Nov 2007

With A T-Shirt Around The World: Reading As Active Learning In A Global Issues Textiles And Apparel Course, Elena E. Karpova

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Required reading in a Global Issues course were diversified in order to achieve four objectives: (a) increase students' interest in learning about global issues involved in textile production and trade, (b) comprehend relationships among the multifaceted issues, (c) understand conflicting interest of various stakeholders, and (d) relate this information to themselves.


How To Stay Sane As A Faculty Advisor To A Student-Run Event, Sara B. Marcketti Sep 2007

How To Stay Sane As A Faculty Advisor To A Student-Run Event, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Serving as a faculty advisor to the student-planned, -promoted, and - produced annual fashion show resulted in some of my most proud professional moments – and some of the most wrenching stressors I’ve experienced to date.As mentioned in a previous Campus Events Professional, the Iowa State University Textiles and Clothing (TC) Annual Fashion Show is the most public event in the TC program and is attended by university administrators, faculty, alumni, industry executives, and family and friends.We have received media coverage for our event and actively seek to raise awareness of our show and program among national and international ...


Turning A Fashion Show Event Into An Event Planning Class, Sara B. Marcketti Aug 2007

Turning A Fashion Show Event Into An Event Planning Class, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The Iowa State University Fashion Show is the most public event in the Textiles and Clothing (TC) Program. It is currently in its 26th year and is attended by over 1,800 guests, including Iowa State University’s president, local dignitaries, elected officials and minor celebrities, and industry executives and has an annual budget of $30,000. Every aspect, from the development of apparel designs to the planning and promotion of the runway show, is completed by undergraduate students.


Student/Faculty Connections In The Development Of Teaching, Gary D. Koppenhaver, Virginia Blackburn, Kay M. Palan, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader Jul 2007

Student/Faculty Connections In The Development Of Teaching, Gary D. Koppenhaver, Virginia Blackburn, Kay M. Palan, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader

Management Publications

This project directly involved students in two different models of instructional development. The first model was a Student Consultant program in which faculty selected from a menu of instructional services carried out by students. Typical services included attending class as impartial observers, soliciting feedback from other students on their learning experiences, videotaping class sessions, and evaluating course websites. The second model of instructional development was a program of student-assisted teaching seminars for college faculty. Student Associates helped serve as panelists and facilitators. Assessments of attitudes toward teaching indicated that faculty members viewed both professors and students as collaborators in the ...


Women And Higher Education In Russia: Preparation For Careers In The Apparel Industry, Nancy N. Hodges, Elena E. Karpova Nov 2006

Women And Higher Education In Russia: Preparation For Careers In The Apparel Industry, Nancy N. Hodges, Elena E. Karpova

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

in light of the social, political, and economic upheavals experienced in Russia during the past decade, the purpose of this study was to explore the motivations, expectations, and perceptions held by female students enrolled in apparel programs.


U.S. Universities' Net Returns From Patenting And Licensing: A Quantile Regression Analysis, Harun Bulut, Giancarlo Moschini Sep 2006

U.S. Universities' Net Returns From Patenting And Licensing: A Quantile Regression Analysis, Harun Bulut, Giancarlo Moschini

CARD Working Papers

In line with the rights and incentives provided by the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, U.S. universities have increased their involvement in patenting and licensing activities through their own technology transfer offices. Only a few U.S. universities are obtaining large returns, however, whereas others are continuing with these activities despite negligible or negative returns. We assess the U.S. universities' potential to generate returns from licensing activities by modeling and estimating quantiles of the distribution of net licensing returns conditional on some of their structural characteristics. We find limited prospects for public universities without a medical school everywhere in ...


A Collaborative Effort To Train Green Industry Professionals, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Linda R. Mcmahan, Neil Bell, Paul Ries, Patty Williams, Aimee Mcauliffe Jan 2006

A Collaborative Effort To Train Green Industry Professionals, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Linda R. Mcmahan, Neil Bell, Paul Ries, Patty Williams, Aimee Mcauliffe

Horticulture Publications

A collaborative project between the Oregon State University Extension Service, and the green industry and allied professional organizations resulted in an educational seminar series for landscape professionals. In 2003 and 2004, the seminar series consisted of seven 3.5-hour sessions covering a range of horticultural topics and capitalized on expertise of extension personnel and green industry professionals. After the 2004 series, a survey was sent to all participants to determine attendance, overall evaluation, usefulness and applicability of information, participant learning, and behavior change as a result of the seminars. The response rate was 31%. Overall, participants gave the seminars a ...


A Unifying Textiles And Clothing Course: Implementing Corporate Aesthetic Management, Ann Marie Fiore Jan 2005

A Unifying Textiles And Clothing Course: Implementing Corporate Aesthetic Management, Ann Marie Fiore

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

With a growing industry focus on branding, textiles and apparel courses should better prepare design and merchandising/marketing students to work together to create brand identity through product and store design.


An Educational Program To Enhance Experiential Aspects Of Small Rural Business Websites, Ann Marie Fiore, Linda S. Niehm, Keila Tyner, Jihye Yoo, Miyoung Jeong, Cheryl Olmstead Hausafus, Haemoon Oh Jan 2005

An Educational Program To Enhance Experiential Aspects Of Small Rural Business Websites, Ann Marie Fiore, Linda S. Niehm, Keila Tyner, Jihye Yoo, Miyoung Jeong, Cheryl Olmstead Hausafus, Haemoon Oh

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Building upon specialized academic expertise, an interdisciplinary group of educators from three programs have developed an externally funded program for educating rural small businesses, on ways to enhance aspects of their website designs.


Leadership Behaviors In Hospitality Management Students, Susan W. Arendt, Mary B. Gregoire Jan 2005

Leadership Behaviors In Hospitality Management Students, Susan W. Arendt, Mary B. Gregoire

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The importance of leadership in the hospitality field is recognized by industry professionals and educators. This study assessed self-reported leadership behaviors and leadership context of 345 undergraduate hospitality management students at eight universities in the United States. Students reported class and work as the context areas where they most frequently exhibited leadership behaviors. Mean leadership scores were higher for students who had held a position in a club, had leadership coursework, were junior or senior classification, or were female. No significant differences for mean leadership practice scores were seen based on age or having supervisory experience. Suggestions for integrating leadership ...


Textile & Clothing Undergraduates' Recent Life Experiences: Are Students Stressed-Out?, Joy Michelle Kozar, Sara Brubacher, Mary B. Gregoire Nov 2004

Textile & Clothing Undergraduates' Recent Life Experiences: Are Students Stressed-Out?, Joy Michelle Kozar, Sara Brubacher, Mary B. Gregoire

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The purpose of this pilot study was to identify experiences that cause stress in the lives of textile and clothing undergraduate students. An assessment of this type is important, as previous research has shown that high levels of stress are linked to negative feelings like tension, anxiety, sadness, fatigue and/or depression, which ultimately can impact the overall self-esteem and welfare of students.


Cheating And Moral Judgment In The College Classroom: A Natural Experiment, Tim West, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader Oct 2004

Cheating And Moral Judgment In The College Classroom: A Natural Experiment, Tim West, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader

Management Publications

The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a natural experiment involving academic cheating by university students. We explore the relationship of moral judgment (as measured using the defining issues test) to actual behavior, as well as the relationship between the honesty of students self-reports and the extent of cheating. We were able to determine the extent to which students actually cheated on the take-home portion of an accounting exam. The take-home problem was not assigned with the intent of inducing cheating among students. However, the high rate of observed cheating prompted the instructor to return to ...


Benefits Of Wireless Technology For Undergraduate Programs, Ann Marie Fiore Jan 2002

Benefits Of Wireless Technology For Undergraduate Programs, Ann Marie Fiore

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The use of wireless technology has helped accommodate varying class sizes using the permanent laboratory, has allowed for more open time for general student use, and led ot more innovative course instruction.


Bringing Concepts Of Electronic Commerce Into The Classroom Environment, Miyoung Jeong, Ann Marie Fiore Jan 2002

Bringing Concepts Of Electronic Commerce Into The Classroom Environment, Miyoung Jeong, Ann Marie Fiore

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

To prepare students for positions in apparel and hospitality industries, students are required to understand basic concepts and characteristics of electronic commerce, trends, strategies, and competitive advantages.


A Webct Course To Prepare Students For A European Field Study, Ann Marie Fiore, Karla M. Embleton, Joy Michelle Kozar Jan 2002

A Webct Course To Prepare Students For A European Field Study, Ann Marie Fiore, Karla M. Embleton, Joy Michelle Kozar

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

We have developed a WebCT course for the European field study because it offers advantages of the Internet and course management tools that facilitate communication with students across the United States in preparing them for the experience.


Human Capital, Education, And Agriculture, Wallace E. Huffman Sep 2000

Human Capital, Education, And Agriculture, Wallace E. Huffman

Economic Staff Paper Series

Education is widely recognized as the most important form of human capital, and health as the second most important form. The primary focus is on schooling where private and social real rates of return remain high in low and middle income countries for elementary and secondary schooling. The paper reviews broad effects of education in agriculture, and examines some of the prospects and potential for thefuture. Conclusions include: (i) schooling cannot be viewed as unconditionally productive in agriculture. It s impact is conditioned by the price and technology environment and options for off-farm work and migration, (ii) With rapid advances ...


Human Capital Investment And The Locally Rational Child, Peter F. Orazem, Leigh Tesfatsion May 1993

Human Capital Investment And The Locally Rational Child, Peter F. Orazem, Leigh Tesfatsion

ISU Economic Report Series

This study analyzes an overlapping generations economy with multiple family dynasties in which the abihty levels of children are random and unobservable. Each parent allocates his income between consumption and investment in the education of his child. Each child, in turn, decides how much effort toexert in school on the basis of his perceived marginal returns to schooling, a perception shaped in part by the child's perception ofthe marginal returns to "schooling attained by his parent. The income tax policies available to government range from hbertarian (no redistribution) to perfectly egalitarian (equalization of after-tax family incomes in each period ...


Discussion Results From Future Directions In Iowa Education A Statewide Satellite Teleconference, Mark A. Edelman Dr., James J. Knudsen Feb 1988

Discussion Results From Future Directions In Iowa Education A Statewide Satellite Teleconference, Mark A. Edelman Dr., James J. Knudsen

Economic Staff Paper Series

The Future Directions in Iowa Education program was designed with three purposes in mind. First, the program was designed to provide local participants with the latest perspectives on current statewide trends in Iowa schools, school fiananceand legislative options. Second, the program was designed to provide each participant with data on local school district trends and directions for comparison with neighboring districts„ Finallv™ the program was designed to provide each participant with a sense of direction (or lack thereof) on manv of the major education issues as a result of discussions with other state and local leaders- As a result, the ...