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Treachery And Betrayal- An Analysis Of The Modern Fiduciary Behavior Of Corporate Directors And Management- The Need For Schooling In The Business Ethics Of Tomorrow, Gregory Huckabee Jan 2006

Treachery And Betrayal- An Analysis Of The Modern Fiduciary Behavior Of Corporate Directors And Management- The Need For Schooling In The Business Ethics Of Tomorrow, Gregory Huckabee

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

This article examines the fiduciary relationship between corporate officers and directors, and the shareholders they serve. In recent years, the breakdown of the fiduciary relationship and the failure of the corporate model have received much attention, as the headlines of Wall Street's endless fiduciary scandals adequately illustrate. What is the root of this failure, and what, if anything, are the remedies? Case analysis will demonstrate the pandemic problem involving fiduciary responsibility, demonstrating the need for reform. This review will identify systemic corporate fiduciary weaknesses and underlying causes. Recommendations for change to alleviate fiduciary failure will be discussed, with focus ...


Outside The Lines: Exploring Student Use Of Web-Based Vicarious Learning About Financial Markets, Matthew Ford Jan 2006

Outside The Lines: Exploring Student Use Of Web-Based Vicarious Learning About Financial Markets, Matthew Ford

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

This study considers web-based expert commentary as a mechanism for college student learning about financial markets. Social cognitive theory suggests that students may team vicariously by observing the thought processes expressed in the writings of well chosen web-based role models and adopting similar patterns of thought over time. An exploratory study using undergraduate business school students investigated the change in measures of financial market awareness after exposure to web-based commentary. Significant learning effects were evident, particularly when exposure was augmented by structure that guided the learning experience. Although more research is required, these findings suggest the utility of web-based expert ...


Employee Retirement Education Programs: An Important Part Of Corporate Social Responsibility, Tim Reisenwitz, Lauren Skinner, Leonard Weld Jan 2006

Employee Retirement Education Programs: An Important Part Of Corporate Social Responsibility, Tim Reisenwitz, Lauren Skinner, Leonard Weld

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

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming increasingly important to organizations wishing to create a sustainable competitive advantage by attracting quality employees. The focus of this paper is to offer a framework for organizations to create CSR internally using relationship marketing principles. The framework for this propositional development is employee retirement options. The authors discuss the decline of the defined benefit pension plan, the increase in 401 (k) retirement plans, and the issues facing employees. Suggestions are offered regarding how organizations can create employee loyalty and improve corporate social responsibility within their organization by educating employees on their various retirement options.


2007 Symposium Announcement Jan 2006

2007 Symposium Announcement

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

No abstract provided.


Personality Approach To Person-Organization Fit: Applying Holland's Theory Of Vocational Choice At The Organizational Level, G. Stoney Alder Jan 2006

Personality Approach To Person-Organization Fit: Applying Holland's Theory Of Vocational Choice At The Organizational Level, G. Stoney Alder

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

Researchers frequently recommend that organizations consider person-organization fit when making hiring decisions. The purpose of this paper is three fold. First, the paper provides a review of existing research on person-organization fit. This review concludes that several limitations hinder the usefulness of current approaches to person-organization fit. Second, this paper seeks to address these limitations through a conceptual analysis that integrates research on vocational choice with person-organization fit research. The result is an approach to person-organization fit that may be more readily applied by organizations. Finally, the paper suggests a process for empirically testing the proposed approach to person-organization fit.


Overcoming The Challenges Of Establishing A Student-Managed Fixed Income Fund, David Krause Jan 2006

Overcoming The Challenges Of Establishing A Student-Managed Fixed Income Fund, David Krause

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

Student-managed funds (SMFs) offer unique educational opportunities. In a typical SMF, students select common stocks and manage a real portfolio, gaining practical money management experience. Until recently, establishing a fixed income SMF has been unworkable for most academic institutions. Fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs) are relatively new financial offerings that allow non-institutional investors the ability to trade shares of an entire bond portfolio as a single security. By combining different ETFs into a fund of funds, it is possible for students to implement various bond portfolio management strategies - a valuable learning opportunity previously unavailable to most business students.


Drawing On Peer Evaluation Studies To Manage The Classroom, Roger Putzel Jan 2006

Drawing On Peer Evaluation Studies To Manage The Classroom, Roger Putzel

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

As global competition flattens hierarchies, management strives for productivity by delegating responsibility, notably including evaluation, to employees. Preparing generally apathetic students for this environment, teachers can manage classes in the same way. Traditional, hierarchical evaluation faces structural, managerial, and psychological difficulties. Peer evaluation, although reliable and valid, must additionally overcome peer group solidarity. Evaluators dread assigning low ranks because no one likes being below average. Peer evaluation challenges students and engages them in a work culture of distributed responsibility.


Organizational Conflict: Strategy, Leadership, Resolution Framework, And Managerial Implications, Ashford Chea Jan 2006

Organizational Conflict: Strategy, Leadership, Resolution Framework, And Managerial Implications, Ashford Chea

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

This paper examines the concept, nature and characteristics of organizational conflict, and presented the relevant theoretical framework that serves as the conceptual foundation for his analyses, analyzes the sources of organizational conflict, discusses the role of leadership styles in managing organizational conflict, reviews models of conflict management strategies, and offers a framework for au effective functional conflict resolution system in organizations and outlined the implications for managers.


Determinants Of Managerial Career Attainment: Student Perceptions And Organizational Realities, Amy Hurley-Hanson, Cristina Giannantonio, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Jan 2006

Determinants Of Managerial Career Attainment: Student Perceptions And Organizational Realities, Amy Hurley-Hanson, Cristina Giannantonio, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

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

This study explored the perceptions of managerial career attainment of graduating MBA students and compared them to previous research on the actual determinants of career attainment. Results suggest that students did seem to have a good grasp of which determinants are important to managerial career attainment. Business school faculty are encouraged to prepare MBA students for the organizational realities that they will likely experience during their careers.


Effective Use Of Computer-Based Instruction And Assessment, Gladys Swindler Jan 2006

Effective Use Of Computer-Based Instruction And Assessment, Gladys Swindler

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

Advancing technology, increased emphasis on computer curricula, tech-savvy students, and shrinking budgets indicate that it is time to address the pedagogical issues of the introductory computing course. This study investigates the feasibility of using a hybrid instructional model of computer-based instruction with minimal classroom interaction when teaching an introductory computing course at a college or university. ANOVA reveals that computer-based instruction with minimal classroom interaction is as effective as a traditional model of lecture and hands-on instruction. Computer-based instruction provides a means to enrich students' teaming experiences, maximize faculty productivity, and effectively manage scarce resources.


Making Principles Of Marketing Case Studies Tangible Through Computer-Aided Interactivity, Maggie O'Connor, Tulay Girard Jan 2006

Making Principles Of Marketing Case Studies Tangible Through Computer-Aided Interactivity, Maggie O'Connor, Tulay Girard

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

A web-based principles of marketing case study module was developed over a two year period between marketing students and faculty and instructional design students, staff, and faculty. The module was tested with five sections of principles of marketing students to find out whether or not students perceive a difference in learning marketing concepts and problem-solving skills when working on a paper case with no interactivity versus a Web-based case study module with computer-aided interactivity. This study further investigated whether students find a web-based case more enjoyable than a paper case and if students are more likely to be interested in ...


Learning Leadership Across Generations In Family-Owned Enterprises, Catherine Pratt Jan 2006

Learning Leadership Across Generations In Family-Owned Enterprises, Catherine Pratt

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

This study explores leadership development issues in family businesses. Family owned enterprises comprise a significant proportion of the business population. However, approximately half of family owned businesses do not survive generational transitions. The sheer number of ongoing leadership transitions begs greater understanding on how leadership is learned in the family business and how to improve the leadership development process. This study sought to understand how leadership is learned across generations by asking family business leaders about their own experience and perceptions. Family business leadership development themes and needs for education and research are identified.


In Lean Production: Semantics Matters, Bryant Mitchell, Jeffrey Vistad, Lawrence Fredendall Jan 2006

In Lean Production: Semantics Matters, Bryant Mitchell, Jeffrey Vistad, Lawrence Fredendall

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

Manufacturing, Planning, and Control (MPC) systems are commonly categorized as either push or pull production systems. The most common example of a push system ref erred to is a MRP system, while the example of a pull system most commonly ref erred to is JIT, or more specifically a Kanban system (Sawaya et al, 1992). We have found that the use of this terminology regarding different forms of MPC systems can be confusing to the novice as well as the more experienced management practitioner or researcher. In this paper, we make an argument for the importance of using more precise ...


Assessing Student Entrepreneurial Capacity: Implications For Rural Communities And Higher Education, Mary C. Martin, Henry Schwaller Jan 2006

Assessing Student Entrepreneurial Capacity: Implications For Rural Communities And Higher Education, Mary C. Martin, Henry Schwaller

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

During the 1990s, the U.S. experienced a shift in job creation: large U.S. businesses laid off approximately 10 million workers, while entrepreneurs and small businesses created 20 million jobs during the same decade. Given this shift in job creation, it is clear that entrepreneurship is the new foundation of the U.S. economy. Rural communities, in particular, should be concerned about stimulating entrepreneurship given current challenges, such as declining and aging populations, loss of traditional industry, and declining wages. Entrepreneurial development is vital to the future success and growth of rural economies. The purpose of this study is ...


Table Of Contents - Winter 2006 Jan 2006

Table Of Contents - Winter 2006

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Academic Leadership Journal Winter 2006 Table of Contents


Department Chairs’ Perception Of Faculty Participation In Accreditation Activities: A Follow-Up Survey, Cathryn Peterson Jan 2006

Department Chairs’ Perception Of Faculty Participation In Accreditation Activities: A Follow-Up Survey, Cathryn Peterson

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The purpose of this study was to explore physical therapy department chairs’ perceptions of the extent to which their faculty members participated in the activities leading to accreditation, and whether or not this participation was associated with accreditation outcome. This study was conducted and completed in 2004 as a follow-up to a previous study that explored the relationships among accreditation outcome and management style employed by the chair person, faculty participation in accreditation activities, faculty commitment to implementing the plans delineated in the accreditation documentation, and faculty support of the accreditation process.


Sabbatical Leave Programs As Form Of Faculty Development, Michael Miller, Bai Kang Jan 2006

Sabbatical Leave Programs As Form Of Faculty Development, Michael Miller, Bai Kang

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A study looking at the prospect of sabbaticals as a form of faculty development.


The Power Of Now In Leadership, Greg Romaneck Jan 2006

The Power Of Now In Leadership, Greg Romaneck

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

In many ways leadership can seem like firefighting. On almost any day a seemingly constant stream of problems, difficulties, and impediments can flow into a leader’s life. At times it seems that any sort of focus on the “big picture” is impossible because so many nitty-gritty issues have to be dealt with. Yet, even in the face of such a negative onslaught of responsibility, it is still possible to maintain both your sanity and your focus.


“The Management Of Creativity”, Managing The Creative Mind: A Business Elective, Peter A. Maresco, John Gerlach Jan 2006

“The Management Of Creativity”, Managing The Creative Mind: A Business Elective, Peter A. Maresco, John Gerlach

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The immediate problem facing the authors was replacing someone with the background and stature of Joseph Abboud with an individual or, as it eventually worked out, four individuals with differing creative backgrounds and levels of success that would be of benefit to the students (in the spring 2006 semester the course was offered to undergraduate business students) enrolled in the course. Replacing Abboud proved to be not as difficult as the authors originally imagined. Within a period of three weeks, four individuals with diverse backgrounds in film, music, sports entertainment, and entrepreneurship were identified and agreed to take part in ...


An Hispanic-American Research-Based In-Service, Theresa Monaco Jan 2006

An Hispanic-American Research-Based In-Service, Theresa Monaco

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The majority of regular classroom teachers (i.e. those with no experience teaching gifted and talented students) have had little or no exposure to gifted education in college courses or in-service training. With this in mind, a thirty-clock hour, community-based ethnic in-service was developed to teach research-based theory and practices skills in five gifted student needs areas. The teacher skill areas were: (a) nature and needs of gifted and talented students, (b) identification and assessment of gifted and talented students, (c) social and emotional needs, (d) differentiated curriculum, and (e) creativity and instructional strategies for gifted and talented students. A ...


Decisional Deprivation, Equilibrium And Saturation As Variables In Teacher Motivation, Job Satisfaction And Morale In Nigeria, Pv. F. Permetomode Jan 2006

Decisional Deprivation, Equilibrium And Saturation As Variables In Teacher Motivation, Job Satisfaction And Morale In Nigeria, Pv. F. Permetomode

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Decision-making is a key responsibility of all school administrators. While some single handedly take decisions, others consult with their subordinates before taking decisions, yet some others involve subordinates and they both take decisions collectively. This latter phenomenon has been aptly described as participative or collective decision making. One other major concern of educational administrators has been how to motivate, ensure a feeling of job satisfaction and engender high morale in their teachers and other subordinates. This is because it is assumed that motivated, satisfied teachers with high morale are likely to be more committed to their duties and also be ...


Interviewing For The Professorship, Mack Hines Iii Jan 2006

Interviewing For The Professorship, Mack Hines Iii

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Each year, colleges and universities advertise numerous faculty positions. However, some of these institutions experience difficulties filling these vacancies. Contrary to popular belief, these difficulties do not solely stem from the inability to find qualified applicants. They may also be attributed to the candidate’s lack of understanding of how to prepare for, participate in, and conclude the interview. As professors who coordinate numerous faculty interviews, the authors will discuss how preparation, participation, and confirmation can help candidates successfully interview for faculty positions.


Leadership And Job Satisfaction, Stephanie Brooke Jan 2006

Leadership And Job Satisfaction, Stephanie Brooke

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The objective of this research is to understand the impact of leadership style on employee job satisfaction in an effort to improve leader-employee relations in nonprofit child care settings. Since turnover rates, separation costs, vacancy costs, and training costs are high in child care centers (Vickers, 2002), providing strategies for increasing job satisfaction will lead to a more stable environment for children and their families, promote positive leader member relations, and strengthen the organizational climate. Since leadership style can critically influence employee satisfaction, this study is of significant importance in promoting social change. Specifically, it focuses on a unique industry ...


Leadership In Educational Administration: Concepts, Theories And Perspectives, Saeid Farahbakhsh Jan 2006

Leadership In Educational Administration: Concepts, Theories And Perspectives, Saeid Farahbakhsh

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the various theories and types of leadership as applicable to educational administration.