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Strategies For Mitigating The Costs Of Evolving U.S. Governmental Regulations In The Financial Investment Industry, Walter Steven Miller Jan 2024

Strategies For Mitigating The Costs Of Evolving U.S. Governmental Regulations In The Financial Investment Industry, Walter Steven Miller

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Financial investment leaders who lack strategies to respond to U.S. government financial policy changes’ risk decreasing organizational profitability resulting in customer and employee attrition. Grounded in Porter’s theory of competitive advantage, Barney’s resource-based view (RBV) theory and Pigou’s public interest theory, the purpose of this qualitative multicase study was to explore strategies financial investment leaders use to respond to U.S. governmental policy changes. The participants comprised three financial investment leaders at three Jacksonville, Florida organizations. Data were collected using semistructured interviews conducted face to face and by telephone along with documents obtained from the company websites. Through thematic analysis four …


Strategies For Mitigating The Costs Of Evolving U.S. Governmental Regulations In The Financial Investment Industry, Walter Steven Miller Jan 2024

Strategies For Mitigating The Costs Of Evolving U.S. Governmental Regulations In The Financial Investment Industry, Walter Steven Miller

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Financial investment leaders who lack strategies to respond to U.S. government financial policy changes’ risk decreasing organizational profitability resulting in customer and employee attrition. Grounded in Porter’s theory of competitive advantage, Barney’s resource-based view (RBV) theory and Pigou’s public interest theory, the purpose of this qualitative multicase study was to explore strategies financial investment leaders use to respond to U.S. governmental policy changes. The participants comprised three financial investment leaders at three Jacksonville, Florida organizations. Data were collected using semistructured interviews conducted face to face and by telephone along with documents obtained from the company websites. Through thematic analysis four …


Strategies To Improve Employee Retention In Nonprofit Organizations, Robert A. Thornburg Jan 2024

Strategies To Improve Employee Retention In Nonprofit Organizations, Robert A. Thornburg

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Talented employee turnover in nonprofit organizations has the potential for excessive costs and unfavorable outcomes. Nonprofit organization managers are concerned with retaining talented employees not only to sustain competitive advantage but also to continue to provide essential services. Grounded in person-organization fit theory, the purpose of this qualitative single case study was to explore strategies that four nonprofit organization managers in the southern United States use to increase employee retention. Data were collected using semistructured interviews and a review of organizational retention documents. Through Yin’s five-step data analysis process and thematic analysis, four themes were identified: (a) employ competitive benefits …


Efficacy Of Problem-Based Learning Over Traditional Pedagogy On U.S. Cpa Practice Exam Performance Among Chinese Accounting University Students, Bing Ouyang Dec 2023

Efficacy Of Problem-Based Learning Over Traditional Pedagogy On U.S. Cpa Practice Exam Performance Among Chinese Accounting University Students, Bing Ouyang

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

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Road Maintenance Challenges: The Greatest Obstacle To Sustainable Development In South Sudan, Gai Chol Paul Oct 2023

Road Maintenance Challenges: The Greatest Obstacle To Sustainable Development In South Sudan, Gai Chol Paul

Journal of Sustainable Social Change

Road infrastructure plays a crucial role in the sustainable development of any nation. It connects communities, facilitates trade, and enables essential service delivery. However, road maintenance is one of the most significant challenges hindering sustainable development in South Sudan. The poor roads hinder economic growth, access to essential services, and social cohesion and are in dire need of repair and upkeep. Thus, I developed this qualitative multiple-case study to explore challenges that hinder road maintenance in South Sudan. I collected data through document review and semi-structured interviews with four road engineers, and then thematically analyzed the gathered data. Three themes …


Textbook Tasks For Social Change: Instantiation Of Development Debates And Interposition Of Pedagogical Interventions In Media Literacy Education, John N. Ponsaran Oct 2023

Textbook Tasks For Social Change: Instantiation Of Development Debates And Interposition Of Pedagogical Interventions In Media Literacy Education, John N. Ponsaran

Journal of Sustainable Social Change

As materialization of their discursive stance as instructional communicators and media producers, textbook authors instantiate various development debates as well as interpose a wide range of pedagogical interventions for critical reflection and adoption by learners. This qualitative study sought to situate these development debates and the counterpart pedagogical interventions within the context of textbook task design as an application and embodiment of social justice communication. The development debates serve as the proposed contexts for media text analyses, reflective exercises, case studies, and media production, among others. Correspondingly, the interposition of interventions allows students to make sense of and act upon …


Civilian Oversight Of Police Through The Lens Of Polarities Of Democracy, Joseph A. Mcmillan, Jacqueline D. Smith, William J. Benet Oct 2023

Civilian Oversight Of Police Through The Lens Of Polarities Of Democracy, Joseph A. Mcmillan, Jacqueline D. Smith, William J. Benet

Journal of Sustainable Social Change

Following the murder of George Floyd, the U.S. Congress called upon the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to play a role in the reimagining of policing in America, including a transformation of policing from a warrior to a guardian mentality. In turn, NOBLE partnered with the Institute for Polarities of Democracy (the Institute) to conduct an analysis of the 21st Century Policing Report (the Report), which focused on addressing a myriad of issues that challenged the relationship between the police and communities. The Report determined there were six “pillars” necessary for effective policing in America, including (1) …


Effective Talent Management Practices Of Small And Medium-Size Businesses, Annette Murphy, Jorge Gaytan, Al Endres Feb 2023

Effective Talent Management Practices Of Small And Medium-Size Businesses, Annette Murphy, Jorge Gaytan, Al Endres

International Journal of Applied Management and Technology

Effective Talent management strategies to acquire, develop, and retain employees are essential, as 73% of business leaders in the United States identified that good human resources practices favorably affect the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations. Based on the people capability maturity model and transformational leadership theory, the purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore the successful strategies that leaders of small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) used to acquire, develop, and retain employees. The case population comprised five SMBs’ leaders who had successfully used talent management strategies to acquire, develop, and retain employees for more than 5 …


Strategies For Sustaining Leisure And Hospitality Small Businesses, Kip Cheruiyot Jan 2023

Strategies For Sustaining Leisure And Hospitality Small Businesses, Kip Cheruiyot

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Disruptive events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, impact leisure and hospitality businesses by disrupting customer patronage and business operations. Small business owners in the leisure and hospitality industry risk revenue loss and business failure when they cannot remain operational during disruptive events. Grounded in the blue ocean theory, the purpose of this qualitative multiple-case study was to explore strategies leisure and hospitality small business owners used to sustain their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The participants comprised five leisure and hospitality small business owners in the central region of Texas who had successful business operations before the COVID-19 pandemic in …


The Relationship Between Counterproductive Work Behavior And Emotional Intelligence Among Leaders In Corrections, John Fitzgerald Caraway Jan 2023

The Relationship Between Counterproductive Work Behavior And Emotional Intelligence Among Leaders In Corrections, John Fitzgerald Caraway

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The need for soft skills in corrections and law enforcement continues to be polarized in the media, and the courts, costing organizations billions in litigation and, in some cases, costing the lives for which the individuals have sworn to protect. The purpose of this quantitative correlational study aimed to examine the relationship between counterproductive work behavior (CWB) and emotional intelligence (EI). The research questions focused on the relationship between CWB and EI among leaders in corrections with age, gender, education, and veteran status as control variables. The relationship between a leader's CWB and their EI was not known. The theoretical …


Strategies To Reduce Food Waste In Restaurants, Andrea L. Ratliff Jan 2023

Strategies To Reduce Food Waste In Restaurants, Andrea L. Ratliff

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Abstract Some restaurant business owners lack food waste strategies to maintain or increase profits. Restaurant business owners are concerned with increases in food waste leading to a loss of business profitability and may lack food waste strategies to maintain or increase profits. Grounded in stakeholder theory, the purpose of this qualitative single case study was to explore strategies restaurant business owners used to decrease food waste to maintain or increase profit. Participants in this study comprised five restaurant owners in a metropolitan suburb on the United States east coast who successfully reduced food waste in their operations to maintain or …


Effective Strategies To Sustain Small African American Food Service Businesses Beyond 5 Years, Alvin West Jan 2023

Effective Strategies To Sustain Small African American Food Service Businesses Beyond 5 Years, Alvin West

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

AbstractAfrican American small food service business owners contribute to national and local economies; however, only 45% of them sustain their businesses beyond 5 years. African American small food service business owners are concerned with the lack of effective business strategy implementation, as it is the number one predictor of actual business failure. Grounded in the general systems theory, the purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore strategies African American small food service business owners used to sustain their businesses beyond 5 years. The participants were seven African American small food service business owners in the southeastern United …


Business Sustainability Among Women Entrepreneurs In Ghana, Gabriel Yaw Asante Jan 2023

Business Sustainability Among Women Entrepreneurs In Ghana, Gabriel Yaw Asante

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Women entrepreneurs in Ghana are not prepared for entrepreneurship and face individual and contextual barriers that include social, cultural, economic, political, demographic, institutional, and technological perceived support. Guided by the institutional theory, the purpose of this qualitative exploratory multiple case study was to explore business strategic information that women entrepreneurs in Ghana need to learn to make their business sustainable beyond 5 years. Ten successful women entrepreneurs from 5 industries in Ghana, who had the training, experience, and information on the causes of business failure and had applied that information to gain business sustainability beyond 5 years, were recruited. Data …


Stigma Associated With Invisible Disabilities And Its Effect On Intended Disclosure In The Workplace, Jessica Lynne Hicksted Jan 2023

Stigma Associated With Invisible Disabilities And Its Effect On Intended Disclosure In The Workplace, Jessica Lynne Hicksted

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Disability discrimination is a long-standing issue that, despite protections, continues to result in unemployment, underemployment, and lack of advancement for disabled persons. Visible stigma is researched substantially; however, less is known about the impact of stigma associated with identities that can be concealed. Although researchers have investigated this issue, currently there is no tool to measure this phenomenon. The purpose of this quantitative study was to create and validate a new tool to measure stigma associated with invisible disabilities. The study is grounded by Roberts’ conceptual model of professional image construction integrating social identity, impression management, and organizational behavior; Meisenbach’s …


Independent Restaurant Owners’ Strategies For Acquiring, Managing, And Retaining Organizational Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities, Alice Nelson Sidibe Jan 2023

Independent Restaurant Owners’ Strategies For Acquiring, Managing, And Retaining Organizational Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities, Alice Nelson Sidibe

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Independent restaurant owners face challenges of slim profit margins and postpandemic labor shortages without the benefit of additional support their franchised counterparts receive. Independent restaurant owners are concerned about these external pressures making them more vulnerable to closure during economic downturns. Previous researchers have not explored how to use organizational knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to achieve success within an independent restaurant. Grounded in resource-based view theory, the purpose of this qualitative multiple-case study was to explore strategies that independent restaurant owners use to acquire, manage, and retain KSAs and sustain their business beyond five years. The participants were three …


Strategies Community Bank Managers Use To Address Rising Financial Regulations Compliance Costs, Therese Hortense Ngini Jan 2023

Strategies Community Bank Managers Use To Address Rising Financial Regulations Compliance Costs, Therese Hortense Ngini

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Increasing financial regulations compliance costs have the potential for adverse business outcomes for community banks. Community bank managers are concerned about increasing financial regulations compliance costs because it is the number one predictor of community banks’ failures. Grounded in the resources-based view theory, the purpose of this qualitative single case study was to explore strategies that community bank managers use to mitigate increasing financial regulations compliance costs. The participants were 10 community bank managers and senior staff of a community bank in Maryland who successfully mitigated increasing financial regulations compliance costs. Data were collected using semistructured interviews and reviewing the …


Mitigating Supply Chain Disruptions In Retail Discount Department Stores, Anthony T. Patton Jan 2023

Mitigating Supply Chain Disruptions In Retail Discount Department Stores, Anthony T. Patton

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Supply chain disruptions can have adverse effects on business outcomes. Retail industry supply chain leaders are concerned with supply chain disruptions because supply chain disruptions can lead to dissatisfied customers and loss of profits. Grounded in game theory, the purpose of this multiple case study was to explore strategies four retail industry supply chain leaders in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana implemented to mitigate the effects of supply chain disruptions. Data were collected using semistructured virtual interviews with four retail industry supply chain leaders and a review of company documents. Through thematic analysis, four themes emerged: (a) choosing appropriate inventory …


Internal Control Strategies To Limit Nonprofit Organization Fraud And Embezzlement Costs., Ralston K. Tracey Jan 2023

Internal Control Strategies To Limit Nonprofit Organization Fraud And Embezzlement Costs., Ralston K. Tracey

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

AbstractEmployee intent to commit fraud and embezzlement costs has the potential for adverse business outcomes. Nonprofit leaders are concerned with employee fraud and embezzlement costs as it is the main predictor of employee wrongdoing and increase the chances of their organization's failure. Grounded in fraud triangle theory, the purpose of this qualitative multiple-case study was to explore internal control strategies nonprofit leaders use to limit fraud and embezzlement costs. The participants were eight leaders from four nonprofit organizations in the Southeastern United States who successfully used strategies to prevent fraudulent financial losses in their organizations. Data were collected from semistructured …


Black/African American Men’S Lived Experiences Of Workplace Colorism Bullying, Dr. Benjamin K. Spady Ph.D Jan 2023

Black/African American Men’S Lived Experiences Of Workplace Colorism Bullying, Dr. Benjamin K. Spady Ph.D

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Bullying in the U.S. workplace is an ongoing issue that transcends industry boundaries due to perpetrators’ ineffectiveness in viewing all coworkers as equals. The purpose of this qualitative interpretative phenomenological analysis study was to explore the lived experiences of Black/African American men who endure workplace colorism bullying. Critical race theory provided the conceptual framework, which labeled racism as an omnipresent systemic force. Semistructured interview data were collected from six Black/African American men who resided in the United States and who were bullied in the workplace within the past 20 years. Data were coded via open coding to discover themes. The …


Strategies For Sustaining The Profitability Of Small Businesses During Covid-19, Veronica Lee Jan 2023

Strategies For Sustaining The Profitability Of Small Businesses During Covid-19, Veronica Lee

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

AbstractThe covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact on small businesses. Small business leaders have been challenged to maintain profitability during a global crisis. Small business owners are concerned with the covid-19 pandemic because they faced profitability losses and business closures during the prolonged crisis. Grounded in authentic leadership theory, the purpose of this multiple case study was to explore strategies some small business leaders used to remain profitable during the Covid-19 crisis. The participants were four business leaders in Tampa, FL, who have remained profitable despite the pandemic. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and analyzed using thematic analysis; five …


Examining The Relationship Of Social Inclusion On Job Satisfaction And Turnover Intentions Of Us Post-9/11 Veterans, Sheree' L. Peters Jan 2023

Examining The Relationship Of Social Inclusion On Job Satisfaction And Turnover Intentions Of Us Post-9/11 Veterans, Sheree' L. Peters

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Many American veterans return to the civilian workforce and report having problems reintegrating into society, as well as finding their role in the new corporate social realms. Over 80% leave their civilian jobs within the first two years of employment, and over 70% report experiencing feelings of loneliness. Recently, the World Health Organization reported that the lack of perceived social inclusion also has a significant economic impact on both individuals and societies. A quantitative, nonexperimental methodology was used to examine the moderating relationship of social inclusion on the relationship between job employee turnover intentions of post-9/11 enlisted veterans. This study …


Nonprofit Leader Strategies For Revenue Growth And Financial Sustainability, William David Woods Jan 2023

Nonprofit Leader Strategies For Revenue Growth And Financial Sustainability, William David Woods

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Nonprofit leaders must ceaselessly endeavor to become more entrepreneurial by accumulating strategies for growing organizational revenue and promoting financial sustainability when charitable contributions cannot fund their business operations. The failure to obtain charitable contributions can lead to nonprofit closure. Grounded in behavioral portfolio theory, the purpose of this qualitative single case study was to explore strategies a leader of a small Wisconsin nonprofit used to increase revenue and financial sustainability when charitable contributions were insufficient to finance business operations. Data collection included semistructured interviews; organizational documents and reports; financial records and reports; social media; and internet reports. Data were analyzed …


Strategies For Competing With Large Corporations Among Small Property Management Businesses, Dennis Halverson Jan 2023

Strategies For Competing With Large Corporations Among Small Property Management Businesses, Dennis Halverson

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Small businesses in the United States play a significant role in economic growth, yet many of these enterprises fail because of their inability to compete with larger firms. Finding solutions can help small business owners develop a competitive edge, compete with larger organizations, and sustain their operations. Grounded in entrepreneurship theory and stakeholder theory, this qualitative multiple case study was conducted to explore how small property management business owners sustain their businesses when competing against larger companies. The participants were three leaders of three small property management companies in Minnesota who successfully competed against larger corporations. Data were collected through …


Relationship Between Opportunity For Advancement, Salary/Pay, And Retail Salesperson Turnover Intentions, Edith Mae Thompson Jan 2023

Relationship Between Opportunity For Advancement, Salary/Pay, And Retail Salesperson Turnover Intentions, Edith Mae Thompson

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

AbstractEmployee turnover intention is the principal antecedent and predictor of employee turnover behavior, which is a substantial threat to automotive retail dealerships’ current and future organizational performance. Understanding employee turnover intentions is vital for dealership general managers to reduce salesperson turnover, manage dealership costs, and maintain dealership competitive advantages. Grounded in Herzberg’s two-factor theory, the purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between opportunity for advancement, salary/pay, and employee turnover intention among automobile salespeople. Using an online survey administered by Survey Monkey, data were collected from 76 retail salespeople in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama. The survey …


Relationship Between Opportunity For Advancement, Salary/Pay, And Retail Salesperson Turnover Intentions, Edith Mae Thompson Jan 2023

Relationship Between Opportunity For Advancement, Salary/Pay, And Retail Salesperson Turnover Intentions, Edith Mae Thompson

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

AbstractEmployee turnover intention is the principal antecedent and predictor of employee turnover behavior, which is a substantial threat to automotive retail dealerships’ current and future organizational performance. Understanding employee turnover intentions is vital for dealership general managers to reduce salesperson turnover, manage dealership costs, and maintain dealership competitive advantages. Grounded in Herzberg’s two-factor theory, the purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between opportunity for advancement, salary/pay, and employee turnover intention among automobile salespeople. Using an online survey administered by Survey Monkey, data were collected from 76 retail salespeople in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama. The survey …


Outsourcing Interruptions And The Emergence Of Reshoring, Enrico Castillo Santos Jan 2023

Outsourcing Interruptions And The Emergence Of Reshoring, Enrico Castillo Santos

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Over the last 25 years, offshore outsourcing has been accepted as a standard business practice, primarily for the cost advantage of operating in lower costs offshore locations. Lately, the trend is reversing; business leaders are moving their manufacturing operations back home despite the near-term negative impact of the reversal decision. This qualitative multiple case study aimed to understand the factors that influenced manufacturing business leaders of U.S.-based companies to reverse previously made offshoring decisions and reshored at a high reversal rate. In this study, I applied the conceptual framework proposed by Fratocchi et al. (2016). Data were collected from five …


Leading A Motivated Home Healthcare Company, Jekea Scott Jan 2023

Leading A Motivated Home Healthcare Company, Jekea Scott

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The lack of employee engagement and increase in employee turnover adversely affect the healthcare industry’s business outcomes. Home healthcare leaders need engagement strategies to retain experienced employees as failure to engage employees results in decreased productivity and increased expenses associated with recruiting and training new hires. Grounded in Blau’s social exchange theory, the purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore strategies that home healthcare leaders use to increase employee engagement and decrease employee turnover. The participants comprised eight current and former leaders and employees of home healthcare companies in Charlotte, North Carolina. The data collection processes included …


Exploring Employee Turnover In The Healthcare Industry, Gloria Scott Jan 2023

Exploring Employee Turnover In The Healthcare Industry, Gloria Scott

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Employee turnover is a challenging issue many organizations face resulting in lost productivity, profitability, and sustainability. Nursing leaders are concerned with employee turnover because patient quality of care and safety could suffer adversely. Grounded in the context emergent turnover theory, the purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore strategies nursing leaders used to reduce employee turnover. The participants were six nursing leaders of healthcare organizations in New York State. Data were collected using semistructured virtual interviews conducted by telephone and Zoom, reviewing an organization document, and company public websites. Data were analyzed using methodological triangulation to identify …


Strategies To Improve Hospital Patient Satisfaction To Increase Performance-Based Reimbursements, Celso G. Silla Iii Jan 2023

Strategies To Improve Hospital Patient Satisfaction To Increase Performance-Based Reimbursements, Celso G. Silla Iii

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the hospital valued-based purchasing (VBP) program focused on controlling cost, inefficiencies, and quality-of-care. Hospital leaders are incentivized or penalized based on meeting quality outcomes and risk millions of dollars in reimbursement if they do not meet the quality-of-care standards specified in the CMS hospital VBP program. Grounded in the transformational leadership theory, the purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore strategies hospital leaders used to improve patient satisfaction to increase VBP performance-based reimbursements. Participants included eight hospital leaders from seven hospitals in California who successfully implemented …


Strategies For Diverse Membership Recruitment And Retention In Nonprofit Organizations, Portia G. Smith Jan 2023

Strategies For Diverse Membership Recruitment And Retention In Nonprofit Organizations, Portia G. Smith

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Incorporating diversity is essential to the survival of nonprofit organizations. This qualitative single case study was important to membership-based nonprofit organization leaders because recruitment and retention strategies contribute to organizational diversity. Grounded in critical multicultural marketing theory, the study was conducted to explore the strategies that nonprofit organization leaders used to recruit and retain a diversified membership. Data were collected from three participants, who were nonprofit organization leaders in the eastern United States, through semistructured interviews, and review of organizational documents and reports, social media, and internet reports. The data were thematically analyzed and two themes emerged: (a) recognition and …