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Immigrant Self-Employment: The Impact Of Residential And Entrepreneurial Concentration, And Education On Immigrant Self-Employment Outcomes, Jangman Hong
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
This dissertation investigates the effects of ethnic resources generated by an immigrant group’s concentration in self-employment and a geographic area, and class resources—education in particular—on the self-employment outcomes of immigrant business, which has been a lasting interest from the early days of immigrant entrepreneurship research. To examine the effects of immigrants’ concentration and education, ordinary least squares regression and hierarchical linear regression for cross-classified random effects models are fit to each of the 26 minority and white immigrant groups in the 33 Canadian CMA’s (Census Metropolitan Areas). Using the 2006 Census, the dissertation examines (1) the ...
Environmental Impact Assessments And Impact Benefits Agreements: The Participation Of Aboriginal Women At Voisey’S Bay Mine, David J. Cox McMaster University
Environmental Impact Assessments And Impact Benefits Agreements: The Participation Of Aboriginal Women At Voisey’S Bay Mine, David J. Cox
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
Resource extraction projects in the North are governed by negotiated agreements developed between industry, the state and Aboriginal governments and institutions. This thesis examines the role played by women in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) processes leading up to Voisey’s Bay mine in northern Labrador and whether women’s involvement in resource governance improves the participation and retention of women in non-traditional jobs at the mine. Using a qualitative methodology of semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis, this thesis found that the participation of Aboriginal women was unable to significantly improve the work experiences of ...
Socioeconomic Effect On Crime In The Southwest United States Pre- And Post-Great Recession, Kristina Donathan, Jaewon Lim University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Socioeconomic Effect On Crime In The Southwest United States Pre- And Post-Great Recession, Kristina Donathan, Jaewon Lim
Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA)
Facing the Great Recession, the Southwest megapolitan cluster in the United States including Las Vegas, Southern California and Sun Corridor in Arizona had a massive negative economic shock. Skyrocketing unemployment, massive foreclosures and other socioeconomic factors may negatively affect our safe environment with changing patterns in crime. This study aims to investigate the impacts of socioeconomic factors on different types of crimes committed in the megapolitan cluster of the Southwest United States. Using annual crime datasets, we look at the three years before the Great Recession and subsequent three years (2005-2010). The metropolitan areas, Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV ...
Bowling Green Warren County Bicentennial Commission (Mss 122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green Warren County Bicentennial Commission (Mss 122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 122. Correspondence, minutes, calendars, financial reports, and promotional material of the Commission which was created to oversee the bicentennial celebrations of Warren County, Kentucky (1 March 1997) and Bowling Green (1 March 1998).
Mountain Monitor-4th Quarter 2012, Kenan Fikri, Mark Muro University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mountain Monitor-4th Quarter 2012, Kenan Fikri, Mark Muro
Indicators of economic recovery depicted continued progress in the major metropolitan areas of the Mountain West in the fourth quarter of 2012. The region’s employment recovery gained momentum, and solid home-price increases in the region contributed to the nation‘s broader housing recovery. Such inroads bode well for further advances in 2013. At the same time, the region’s output recovery slowed and unemployment refused to budge.
Mountain Monitor-3rd Quarter 2012, Mark Muro, Kenan Fikri University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mountain Monitor-3rd Quarter 2012, Mark Muro, Kenan Fikri
The major metropolitan areas of the Intermountain West finally put the housing bust behind them in the third quarter of 2012 and in most places made solid progress. House prices rose in all 10 major metropolitan markets in the months from June to September for the first time since the recession began. Likewise, output growth accelerated and the unemployment rate continued to fall. Unfortunately none of this prevented the region’s already feeble jobs recovery from slowing.
Issues In The Analysis Of Inequality, Michael R. Smith Western University
Issues In The Analysis Of Inequality, Michael R. Smith
Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster Discussion Paper Series/ Un Réseau stratégique de connaissances Changements de population et parcours de vie Document de travail
In spite of data and methodological challenges, research has largely reached the conclusion that earnings inequality has risen in Canada, the US and elsewhere, and that the rise has been mainly driven by large increases at the top of the earnings distribution. Researchers offer two competing explanations for causes of the rising inequality: (1) innovations in information and communication technologies, and (2) institutional changes such as the freezing of the minimum wage, decline in unionization, and the spread of performance-related pay increases. Inequality is influenced by changes in population composition, specifically, the size of cohorts entering the labour market, and ...
Work-Life Balance For Administrators In The Academy: Under Ideal Work Pressure, Kelly E. Wilk Seton Hall University
Work-Life Balance For Administrators In The Academy: Under Ideal Work Pressure, Kelly E. Wilk
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Mothering From Afar: Conceptualizing Transnational Motherhood, Heather L. Millman Western University
Mothering From Afar: Conceptualizing Transnational Motherhood, Heather L. Millman
Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology
This paper explores the social, economic, and familial implications of transnational motherhood as experienced by women who leave their families behind in order to work internationally. In addressing the personal, sociocultural, and economic contexts which both motivate mothers to migrate for work, and emerge from their decision to do so, this article argues that motherhood is a relational concept, contingent upon social, cultural, and personal perceptions. In particular, it focuses on the experiences of transnational mothers in how they reveal the social, cultural, political, and economic structurings of the concept of motherhood. In doing so, this paper illustrates how motherhood ...
Differences In Assessments Of Organizational School Climate Between Teachers And Administrators, Brandy Duff Liberty University
Differences In Assessments Of Organizational School Climate Between Teachers And Administrators, Brandy Duff
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the organizational school climate perceptions of teachers and principals and to ascertain the extent to which their perceptions differed. This causal comparative study used the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire for Elementary Schools (OCDQ-RE) as the survey instrument for data collection. The OCDQ-RE was administered to 244 teachers and 11 administrators in four north Georgia elementary schools. The mean scores of the teachers and administrators were compared. The results indicated relationship the organizational school climate perceptions of teachers and administrators in only one of the four schools were alike. Administrators in each ...
Defining Safety For Universities: The Slippery Conceptual Slope, Pam Jenkins University of New Orleans
Defining Safety For Universities: The Slippery Conceptual Slope, Pam Jenkins
DRU Workshop 2013 Presentations – Disaster Resistant University Workshop: Linking Mitigation and Resilience
In this presentation, we address the issue of the fragility of campus safety. The uniqueness of a college campus creates a context for safety that requires an intentional and specific understanding. Campus life for many is no longer (or perhaps never was) ‘an ivory tower’— a place separated and protected from the rest of the community. However, many still have the attitude that a campus is not like the real world in the United States. And in fact, colleges and universities are often much safer and more open than communities around them. Yet, ask any student affairs director or safety ...
Volunteer Programming Impact On Long-Term Care Facilities, Paul P. Falkowski University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Volunteer Programming Impact On Long-Term Care Facilities, Paul P. Falkowski
Open Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences
The purpose of this present study was to examine the direct and indirect effects between the organizational structure of a long-term care facility, the amount of volunteers at the facility, the activities in which volunteers engage while at the facility and daily average number of hours care staff spend with nursing home residents. The time care staff spends with residents has been directly linked to the quality of care provided by the facility. This time is measured by calculating nursing hours per patient and it includes only nursing staff hours.The data for this study come from the National Nursing ...
Harnessing Charisma For Leadership Training, Meagan Roper Liberty University
Harnessing Charisma For Leadership Training, Meagan Roper
Effective leadership develops followers toward objectives that focus a group's energy to engage in its task and accomplish its goals. The following study sought to understand charismatic leadership and its role in creating transformational change. Through a mixed methods case study using surveys and interviews, this researcher sought to explain the essence of charismatic leadership. Within the organization this study investigated, this meant first establishing organizational vision for a family atmosphere and guiding members on the path to achieving that vision, generating motivation and dedication to the task goals. The researcher discovered practical communicative strategies for incorporating charismatic leadership ...
Lean And Mean: Workplace Culture And The Prevention Of Workplace Bullying, Andra Gumbus, Patricia Meglich Sacred Heart University
Lean And Mean: Workplace Culture And The Prevention Of Workplace Bullying, Andra Gumbus, Patricia Meglich
Business Faculty Publications
Workplace bullying has become a hot topic in the popular press as well as scholarly literature. Compared to targets of sexual harassment, bullied workers quit their jobs more often, are more unhappy, stressed at work, and less committed to the workplace. Little is done about it because there currently is no US law against bullying and often the only recourse for targets is to quit their jobs. We present a case study and then review various legal remedies and sample company policies to explore the actions organizations might take to eliminate this destructive workplace behavior.
Mothers Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 113), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Western Kentucky University
Mothers Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 113), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 113. Organizational records including minutes, financial and attendance reports, yearbooks, and newspaper clippings related to the Mothers Club, a group of concerned mothers who formed the Bowling Green club in 1925 for educational purposes. The group formally dissolved in 1998.
Warren County Kentucky Homemakers Project (Fa 82), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Western Kentucky University
Warren County Kentucky Homemakers Project (Fa 82), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 82. These interviews examine the lives of rural women through their membership in the Warren County Homemakers Extension Program. Former extension agents and members recall their experiences in the organization and the significance of the education programs in preparing them to adapt to new technologies and to move from farm life to public work.
Third District, Kentucky Branch Of The National Congress Of Parents And Teachers - Minutes (Sc 2687), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Western Kentucky University
Third District, Kentucky Branch Of The National Congress Of Parents And Teachers - Minutes (Sc 2687), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts 2687. Minutes of the Third District, Kentucky Branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. Minutes were kept in a notebook in chronological order.
Organizational Leadership In Times Of Uncertainty: Is Transformational Leadership The Answer?, Sophon Shadraconis Claremont Colleges
Organizational Leadership In Times Of Uncertainty: Is Transformational Leadership The Answer?, Sophon Shadraconis
LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University
In a world that is rapidly changing, organizations are finding that they must adapt quickly to meet the needs of their changing environment. Organizations can only remain relevant and achieve long-term success and sustainability by adopting a model of leadership that addresses the needs of their fluctuating environment. However, many organizations have failed to adapt to their operating environment. Some examples of recent major organizational failures and bankruptcies include: Circuit City, Hollywood Video, and Mervyn's. To remain competitive, leaders must adopt a model that allows for rapid responses to the changing business environment. Transformational leadership can serve as this ...
Hines, Margaret Gates (Nicholls), 1878-1941 (Sc 669), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Western Kentucky University
Hines, Margaret Gates (Nicholls), 1878-1941 (Sc 669), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 669. History of the Current Events Club, formed in 1902, written by Mrs. Margaret (Nicholls) Hines, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes a typescripted 1931 newspaper article with club history.
Understanding Contemporary Maritime Piracy, Anamika Agnieszka Twyman-Ghoshal Northeastern University
Understanding Contemporary Maritime Piracy, Anamika Agnieszka Twyman-Ghoshal
Criminology and Justice Policy Dissertations
Although the international news media is often filled with reports on maritime piracy, particularly those occurring in Somalia, little research has been done in the field of criminology to understand this crime. To address these issues, the present research employed two complementary research strategies designed to examine the character, magnitude and underlying dynamic of contemporary piracy in the 21st century. To examine the character and magnitude of contemporary piracy this study drew on and merged information from the two primary international data sources on piracy; information collected by the International Maritime Bureau and the United States Office of Naval ...
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Social Connectedness And Health: A Literature Review, Patrick Wright, Goetz Ottmann, Patrick Wright
The “Marikana Massacre” And The Reactions Of South Africans, Isabelle Soifer
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