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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

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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

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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

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

Strategies For Sustaining Leisure And Hospitality Small Businesses, Kip Cheruiyot

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …


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

Outsourcing Interruptions And The Emergence Of Reshoring, Enrico Castillo Santos

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …


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 …


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 …


Comparing The Performance Of Initial Coin Offerings To Crowdfunded Equity Ventures, Elijah Joseph Turan Jan 2023

Comparing The Performance Of Initial Coin Offerings To Crowdfunded Equity Ventures, Elijah Joseph Turan

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Uncertainty in markets increases the likelihood of market failure due to volatility and suboptimal functioning. While initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crowdfunded equity (CFE) offerings may improve functioning in growing markets, there is a lack of knowledge and understanding pertaining to the relative efficiency and behavior of ICO markets compared to CFE markets, potentially perpetuating and thwarting the various communities they are intended to serve. The purpose of this correlational study was to compare a group of ICOs with a group of CFE offerings to identify predictive factors of funding outcomes related to both capital offering types. Efficient market hypothesis …


Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs’ Narratives On Collective Action For Economic Empowerment And Gender Parity, Elizabeth Oyanu Ujah Jan 2023

Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs’ Narratives On Collective Action For Economic Empowerment And Gender Parity, Elizabeth Oyanu Ujah

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While entrepreneurship has offered some potential for empowering subordinated women in urban areas of Nigeria, a literature gap exists on urban Nigerian women entrepreneurs' narratives to understand better how their collective action may further support economic empowerment and gender parity. The purpose of this qualitative, narrative inquiry study was to understand how women entrepreneurs in urban Nigeria view their work to gain economic empowerment and gender parity through collective action. The narrative inquiry method was used to address the problem and answer the research question using interview data from 10 urban female Nigerian entrepreneurs. This study was framed by two …


Knowledge Management Implementation In U.S. Army Headquarters: A Case Study, David Marvin Van Laar Jan 2023

Knowledge Management Implementation In U.S. Army Headquarters: A Case Study, David Marvin Van Laar

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This case study examined the U.S. Army’s implementation of knowledge management (KM) as an integrating process within its command and control system. The research problem explored was the U.S. Army’s attempts to measure knowledge transfer using the KM Maturity Model (KM3) and KM Assessment Tool (KMAT). The purpose was to determine levels of KM maturity and knowledge barriers that affected decision-making. The conceptual approach used Nonaka and Takeuchi’s process theory for the knowledge-based firm, combined with Argote and Hora’s framework of knowledge transfer as it applied to Moore’s concept of public value. The central research questions explored the levels of …


Career Progression: Narrative Study Of Impediments Affecting Army Female Officer Advancement From Major To Lieutenant Colonel, Jeremia M. Van Jan 2023

Career Progression: Narrative Study Of Impediments Affecting Army Female Officer Advancement From Major To Lieutenant Colonel, Jeremia M. Van

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AbstractQualitative narrative inquiry was used to understand the accounts and experiences of female officers in the United States Army that were once stationed in South Korea, who did not advance to the rank of lieutenant colonel. In today’s military, female officers still face many challenges during their advancement from Major to Lieutenant Colonel, relative to their male counterparts. The specific problem is the underrepresentation of female majors in the Army who compete for promotion to the lieutenant colonel rank. The researcher explored the experiences of 14 female Army officers that served in South Korea and sought out promotions from the …


Local Stakeholders' Involvement In Community Development Projects In Kenya, Charles Wanjue Jan 2023

Local Stakeholders' Involvement In Community Development Projects In Kenya, Charles Wanjue

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Local residents can provide valuable input on the design, implementation, review, and assessment of development projects, but many community development organizations do not involve these individuals in decision-making. There was inadequate knowledge about why community members are not engaged in community development projects in Kenya. With this study, I sought to improve the understanding of why community members are not fully involved in implementing and managing community development projects in Kenya. Stakeholder theory served as the theoretical foundation for this study. Data were collected through interviews with 13 management and program staff members working with an NGO in Kenya. The …