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Student Affairs Program Evaluation: A Factor Analytic Solution, Oscar T. McKnight 2011 Ashland University

Student Affairs Program Evaluation: A Factor Analytic Solution, Oscar T. Mcknight

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

This program and presentation addresses the use of factor analysis in program evaluation. Specific focus will highlight the development and selection of marker items. The goal is to label and interpret factors according to targeted questions of interest. Therefore, results are not only descriptive, but predictive - with practical application to student retention and satisfaction. Process is useful for benchmarking best practices; measuring student satisfaction and learning; tracking student participation; evaluating program results; determining future program or service needs; and, assessing effectiveness of delivered programs.


High-Versus Low-Context National Cultures: Preferences For Type Of Retailer And For Human Interaction, Gregory E. Osland, Bela Florenthal 2011 Butler University

High-Versus Low-Context National Cultures: Preferences For Type Of Retailer And For Human Interaction, Gregory E. Osland, Bela Florenthal

Gregory E. Osland

A purpose of this research is to investigate differences between low-and high-context national cultures in retail settings. In particular, we examined cultural differences in preference for human interaction while shopping, "emotional warmth" characteristics, perception of quality service, and retail channel preferences. As businesses more frequently employ multi-channel strategies in global settings, this topic of national culture gains importance and can shed light on key factors that shape consumers' retail preferences. Our findings indicate that national cultures differ in terms of retail channel preferences, preference for human interaction, and relationships between the two. Managerial implications and future research are addressed, as ...


Beginnings Of A Fulfilling Career, Gregory E. Osland 2011 Butler University

Beginnings Of A Fulfilling Career, Gregory E. Osland

Gregory E. Osland

In 1989 I decided to join the doctoral program in Marketing at Michigan State University (MSU). Although I had been accepted into the doctoral programs at several universities, including UCLA and the University of Washington, I chose MSU because of its strong reputation in International Marketing, and its emphasis on managerial applications. Tamer Cavusgil had recently joined the MSU faculty and had just initiated the Center for International Business Education and Research. I wanted to learn from him as my mentor and dissertation chair, and was encouraged by the potential resources available through the CIBER to do international research. This ...


Matthew And Work, Theology of Work Project, Jonathan Pennington, Alice Matthews 2011 Seattle Pacific University

Matthew And Work, Theology Of Work Project, Jonathan Pennington, Alice Matthews

Theology of Work Project

  1. Introduction to Matthew
    • The Kingdom of Heaven Has Come Near (Matthew)
  2. Working as Citizens of God's Kingdom (Matthew 1-4)
    • Why Should We Listen to Jesus? (Matthew 1-2)
    • Jesus Calling (Matthew 3-4)
  3. The Kingdom of Heaven at Work in Us (Matthew 5-7)
    • The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12)
      • "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:3)
      • "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" (Matthew 5:4)
      • "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5)
      • "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they ...


Scott Tobacco Company - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1240), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Scott Tobacco Company - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1240), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1240. Correspondence, primarily between W. H. Mason, president of Scott Tobacco Company, and T. H. Baird, Adairville, Kentucky, concerning dividends, indebtedness, capitalization and other company matters. Includes correspondence of Baird relating to mail service from Adairville.


Origen De La Riqueza, Guillermo Arosemena 2011 SelectedWorks

Origen De La Riqueza, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Product Development In The Perspective Of Knowledge Management, Abrar Ahmad, Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Kashif Ur Rehman 2011 UIMS-PMAS-University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi

Product Development In The Perspective Of Knowledge Management, Abrar Ahmad, Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Kashif Ur Rehman

Ahmed Imran Hunjra (PhD)

The purpose of this study is to discover the role of social knowledge management enabler such as managerial support and empowerment in product development. This research study explores the concept of dynamic capabilities and how it is basically formed by the combination of knowledge generation, knowledge integration, and knowledge configuration. Present research study also focuses on the product organizations. The importance of knowledge management is very well understood by the companies in Pakistan, they know that the knowledge management process, if effectively processed in an organization, helps in the development of products. This study confirms that dynamic capabilities generate product ...


The Marginalist Revolution In Corporate Finance: 1880-1965, Herbert J. Hovenkamp 2011 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Marginalist Revolution In Corporate Finance: 1880-1965, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries fundamental changes in economic thought revolutionized the theory of corporate finance, leading to changes in its legal regulation. The changes were massive, and this branch of financial analysis and law became virtually unrecognizable to those who had practiced it earlier. The source of this revision was the marginalist, or neoclassical, revolution in economic thought. The classical theory had seen corporate finance as an historical, relatively self-executing inquiry based on the classical theory of value and administered by common law courts. By contrast, neoclassical value theory was forward looking and as a result ...


The Impact Of Ehr On Professional Competence In Hrm: Implications For The Development Of Hr Professionals, Bradford S. Bell, Sae-Won Lee, Sarah K. Yeung 2011 Cornell University

The Impact Of Ehr On Professional Competence In Hrm: Implications For The Development Of Hr Professionals, Bradford S. Bell, Sae-Won Lee, Sarah K. Yeung

Bradford S Bell

[Excerpt] Information technology has been cited as a critical driver of HR’s transition from a focus on administrative tasks to a focus on serving as a strategic business partner. This strategic role not only adds a valuable dimension to the HR function but also changes the competencies that define the success of HR professionals. Interviews were conducted with HR representatives from 19 firms to examine the linkage between electronic human resources (eHR) and the reshaping of professional competence in HRM. Based on the findings, we draw implications for the development of HR competencies and identify learning strategies that HR ...


Slippage In The System: The Effects Of Errors In Transactive Memory Behavior On Team Performance, Matthew Pearsall, Aleksander Ellis, Bradford Bell 2011 University of Arizona

Slippage In The System: The Effects Of Errors In Transactive Memory Behavior On Team Performance, Matthew Pearsall, Aleksander Ellis, Bradford Bell

Bradford S Bell

[Excerpt] Although researchers have consistently shown that the implicit coordination provided by transactive memory positively affects team performance, the benefits of transactive memory systems depend heavily on team members’ ability to accurately identify the expertise of their teammates and communicate expertise-specific information with one another. This introduces the opportunity for errors to enter the system, as the expertise of individual team members may be misunderstood or misrepresented, leading to the reliance on information from the wrong source or the loss of information through incorrect assignment. As Hollingshead notes, “information may be transferred or explicitly delegated to the ‘wrong’ individual in ...


Work Teams, Bradford S. Bell, Steve W. J. Kozlowski 2011 Cornell University

Work Teams, Bradford S. Bell, Steve W. J. Kozlowski

Bradford S Bell

[Excerpt] Teams serve as the basic building blocks of modern organizations and represent a critical means by which work is accomplished in today's world. Therefore, significant research during the past few decades has been focused on understanding work team effectiveness. This entry looks at the history of this research and what it says about team types, team composition, team development, team processes, and team effectiveness.


Student Debt [Brochure And Video], John Roberts, Timothy Popma 2011 Western Kentucky University

Student Debt [Brochure And Video], John Roberts, Timothy Popma

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Research has proven that over the course of a student’s higher education career, individuals will become debt tolerant (Zhang and Kemp, 2009, p. 28). Being that students are becoming debt tolerant, more and more debt is taken from government aid or private loans to fund students through college. Currently, the national student debt amount is over $950 billion. Mark Kantrowitz, a publisher of FinAid.org, states, “national student debt increases $2853.88 every second.” Unfortunately, student debt has not only accrued from education alone. Students are using student loan refunds and credit cards to finance the high standard of ...


El Paso Downtown Perceptions: 2011 Survey, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, Elizabeth K. Gibson 2011 University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso Downtown Perceptions: 2011 Survey, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, Elizabeth K. Gibson

IPED Technical Reports

The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by the El Paso Downtown Management District (DMD), Strategic Communication Consulting Group (SCCG), and the City of El Paso Economic Development Department (EPED) to conduct a survey on issues related to downtown El Paso. Accordingly, this report provides a snapshot of the attitudes and perceptions of business owners and employees within the Downtown Management District, as well as El Paso County households, regarding several issues associated with downtown El Paso. The survey and its findings are intended to guide the DMD and ...


Putting The Localization Strategy Of The Hr Management Into Force, Yan Liang 2011 SelectedWorks

Putting The Localization Strategy Of The Hr Management Into Force, Yan Liang

Yan LIANG

Broadly speaking, the localization should be considered as one process instead of the purpose, in other words, it is the suitable change of one object so as to fit in with the change of the present environment.


Detecting Changes In Landuse/Cover Of Umuahia, South-Eastern Nigeria Using Remote Sensing And Gis Techniques, Fanan Ujoh, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin, Adams Ndalai Baba 2011 University of Abuja, Nigeria

Detecting Changes In Landuse/Cover Of Umuahia, South-Eastern Nigeria Using Remote Sensing And Gis Techniques, Fanan Ujoh, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin, Adams Ndalai Baba

Confluence Journal Environmental Studies (CJES), Kogi State University, Nigeria

Since 1991 when it became the capital city of Abia State, Umuahia has undergone tremendous transformation in its land use and land cover due to rapid urbanization. The main materials employed for this study are a land use map (1991) and Landsat ETM+satellite image (2007) of the study area. These, combined with field survey/checks, were brought into a GIS environment using ILWIS 3.2 Academic image classification software to map the land use/land cover and to estimate the rate of urban expansion and loss of rural land at the peri-urban fringes of Umuahia between 1991 and 2007 ...


Casino Women: Courage In Unexpected Places, Susan Chandler, Jill B. Jones 2011 University of Nevada, Reno

Casino Women: Courage In Unexpected Places, Susan Chandler, Jill B. Jones

Book Samples

[Excerpt] Casino Women is a pioneering look at the female face of corporate gaming. Based on extended interviews with maids, cocktail waitresses, cooks, laundry workers, dealers, pit bosses, and vice presidents, the book describes in compelling detail a world whose enormous profitability is dependent on the labor of women assigned stereotypically female occupations-making beds and serving food on the one hand and providing sexual allure on the other. But behind the neon lies another world, peopled by thousands of remarkable women who assert their humanity in the face of gaming empires' relentless quest for profits.

The casino women profiled here ...


A Comparative Empirical Analysis Of Characteristics Associated With Accounting Internships, James H. Thompson 2011 Central Washington University

A Comparative Empirical Analysis Of Characteristics Associated With Accounting Internships, James H. Thompson

All Faculty Scholarship for the College of Business

Internships are a popular element used to enhance accounting education. Although previous studies have considered internships, many have addressed enhancement of subsequent academic and professional performance. The purpose of this paper is broader and examines several characteristics of accounting internships: the frequency of participation, eligibility requirements, process for securing internships, level of participation, availability and amount of academic credit, area of assignments, nature of post-internship requirements, and benefits to students. Two random samples, one in 1998 and one in 2003, of 100 accounting programs were analyzed in the study. For each program selected, the survey was mailed to accounting program ...


Better Than Bread And Butter: Singapore’S General Election 2011, Knowledge@SMU 2011 Singapore Management University

Better Than Bread And Butter: Singapore’S General Election 2011, Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

This year's parliamentary election offers plenty of fodder for academics and political analysts. After all, it saw the highest number of contested seats, the awakening of an oft-assumed apathetic electorate, unprecedented opposition gains, and consequently, the incumbent's worst showing – all of which may be discussed freely on non-regulated social media and networks. For those who enjoy a more traditional form of browsing, the recently published Voting in Change offers up a collection of colourful essays from political commentators such as SMU's Bridget Welsh and Eugene Tan.


From The North To South Pole: Lessons In Leadership And Love, Knowledge@SMU 2011 Singapore Management University

From The North To South Pole: Lessons In Leadership And Love, Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

Robert Swan, who has walked to both Poles, has expanded his life-long passion for exploration into the championing of environmental issues affecting the Antarctic region. Speaking at the inaugural Vitol Industry Speaker Series organised by the International Trading Institute @SMU, Swan shares stories of his faraway travels, as well as lessons on leadership and teamwork that, he believes, applies on both hazardous treks and life-threatening boardrooms.


Beyond Price Tags And Promotions: Investing In Marketing Values, Knowledge@SMU 2011 Singapore Management University

Beyond Price Tags And Promotions: Investing In Marketing Values, Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

Customers today look not only at the product, but also at value - not just economic value, but also, the social, environmental and ethical merits behind every purchase. For companies, particularly small to medium sized enterprises, simply hawking products will not cut it anymore, says marketing expert Gaurav Bhalla. Speaking at a Singapore Management University graduation ceremony, Bhalla shares his thoughts on the role of 'marketing' in attracting and retaining today's sophisticated consumers.


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