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Sustainability Leader Competencies: A Grounded Theory Study, Pamela G. Schwalb Nov 2011

Sustainability Leader Competencies: A Grounded Theory Study, Pamela G. Schwalb

Theses, Dissertations, & Student Scholarship: Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department

The purpose of this critical qualitative study was to develop a theory of the competencies of a sustainability leader, grounded in research. A sustainability leader is generally described as an individual who creates profit for his/her stakeholders, while protecting the environment and improving the lives of those for whom he/she impacts as a result of his/her leadership. Nearly 60 individuals familiar with sustainability were asked to characterize an effective leader of a sustainability initiative or a sustainability organization.

The study revealed there is more than one way to be a sustainability leader—different paths can result in ...


Work Values: Anintegrative Framework And Illustrative Application To Organizational Socialization, Jennifer J. Dose Aug 2011

Work Values: Anintegrative Framework And Illustrative Application To Organizational Socialization, Jennifer J. Dose

Business Educator Scholarship

This article examines the work values and ethics literatures with the goal of integrating these diverse and independent research streams. The vocational behaviour literature and the management and organizational behaviour literature on work values, the Protestant Work Ethic construct, and business ethics theory are first reviewed and discussed, demonstrating how insights from these diverse research areas can inform each other. I propose a comprehensive definition of work values and a structural framework that reflects the central elements of the construct and reduces confusion over its conceptual boundaries. The framework consists of a two‐by‐two dimensional structure, with one continuum ...


The Value Of Fast Fashion: Quick Response, Enhanced Design, And Strategic Consumer Behavior, Gerard. P. Cachon, Robert Swinney Apr 2011

The Value Of Fast Fashion: Quick Response, Enhanced Design, And Strategic Consumer Behavior, Gerard. P. Cachon, Robert Swinney

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

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What's Your Pitch? The Power Of Wow! (Worksheet For The Webinar On January 18, 2011), Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2011

What's Your Pitch? The Power Of Wow! (Worksheet For The Webinar On January 18, 2011), Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

Elevator pitches are created to sell your idea, business, product or service in 30 seconds or less (the time it takes to go from the first floor to the top of the building in an elevator). A great pitch has the power to help anyone...from a University employee to a new entrepreneur to a team working in a high-growth firm.

It’s important to develop and practice an effective pitch, complete with an awesome "Wow Factor," so you are ready to use it under fire (pretend you just stepped onto an elevator with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates)!

This ...


Access To Business Research Resources Through Academic Library Web Sites: A Survey, John C. Gottfried Jan 2011

Access To Business Research Resources Through Academic Library Web Sites: A Survey, John C. Gottfried

DLPS Faculty Publications

This study is an examination of access to business research resources through academic library Web sites, including research databases, catalog services, research guides, and business librarians. The Web sites of 114 academic libraries serving top business programs in the United States were studied. Results reveal a wide range of access to business research databases among the schools studied (anywhere from 11 to 100 business databases available). Over 95% of the schools provided business research guides, and nearly all schools provided at least some contact information for business librarians.


Alzheimer’S Disease, Carol Watwood Jan 2011

Alzheimer’S Disease, Carol Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

Alzheimer’s disease is a common health issue mostly found in elderly persons. An overview of the disease and a list of reliable Web-based information sources suitable for a general audience are presented.