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Community Forest In Liberia: The Interface Between Sustainable Charcoal Production And Deforestation, Amavie Clement 2019 SIT Graduate Institute/SIT Study Abroad

Community Forest In Liberia: The Interface Between Sustainable Charcoal Production And Deforestation, Amavie Clement

Capstone Collection

The available data establishes a direct correlation between charcoal production and forest degradation and deforestation in Liberia. Charcoal is the primary energy source for Liberians, especially in urban areas where the bulk of the population lives. It is expected to be the mainstay energy source for years to come because it is affordable, accessible, and convenient to use compared to other forms of energy (i.e. electricity and petroleum gas). However, the current model of charcoal production, based on indiscriminate felling of trees, poses a danger to the environment as it results in widespread forest degradation and deforestation. Therefore, any ...


Developing Employee Intercultural Competence Through Virtual Reality Simulated Training, Isaiah Thomas, Andres Santiago 2019 Purdue University

Developing Employee Intercultural Competence Through Virtual Reality Simulated Training, Isaiah Thomas, Andres Santiago

The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research

No abstract provided.


Multi-Domain Operations, Bad For Civil-Military Relations?, George Fust 2019 United States Military Academy

Multi-Domain Operations, Bad For Civil-Military Relations?, George Fust

West Point Research Papers

Is it possible that the U.S. military’s newest warfighting concept is bad for civil-military relations? The current lexicon for this new concept is multi-domain operations, or simply MDO.


Sensemaking In The Process Of Inquiry: A Qualitative Case Study Of A Networked Improvement Community, Bethany Fillers 2019 East Tennessee State University

Sensemaking In The Process Of Inquiry: A Qualitative Case Study Of A Networked Improvement Community, Bethany Fillers

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

There are persistent and pervasive issues plaguing American education, and almost seventy years of educational reform efforts have failed to adequately improve educational outcomes for many of America’s children. Networked improvement communities (or NICs) are a type of social organization created to address such problems and are proposed as an effective and efficient way to organize improvement efforts. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the sensemaking experience of a newly-formed networked improvement community as members engaged in inquiry around a chosen problem of practice. During network initiation, NIC members engage in experiences to collaboratively identify ...


Thriving Cybersecurity Professionals: Building A Resilient Workforce And Psychological Safety In The Federal Government, Rephael Houston 2019 University of Pennsylvania

Thriving Cybersecurity Professionals: Building A Resilient Workforce And Psychological Safety In The Federal Government, Rephael Houston

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Cybersecurity professionals in the federal government work on complex problems in organizations where they have multiple competing roles. In addition, the gap between workers with cyber skills and job openings means that current cybersecurity professionals must carry a heavy load. Combined, this can lead to stress that has negative consequences for their well-being. Positive psychology can help address this, particularly through enhancing positive experiences, leveraging character strengths, developing resilience skills, and building psychological safety. Resilience skills help cybersecurity professionals increase capacity their capacity to deal with uncertainty and build strong teams. Psychological safety supports and environment of innovation and professional ...


You Can’T Surge Trust: Lessons On Working With Allies And Partners, George Fust 2019 United States Military Academy

You Can’T Surge Trust: Lessons On Working With Allies And Partners, George Fust

West Point Research Papers

Today’s increasingly complex global operating environment can change at the speed of a tweet or viral video. It is therefore imperative for US forces to have the relationships that offer flexibility and options for any contingency—relationships established in advance of unforeseeable events. The world’s interconnectedness and US defense requirements demand partners and allies with whom we work effectively to bridge cultural gaps. Those relationships increase interoperability by creating realistic expectations and combating what can at times emerge as negative stereotypes. Further, shared experiences can help overcome misunderstandings and foster friendships that will be critical in times of ...


“I Almost Quit”: Exploring The Prevalence Of The Ferguson Effect In Two Small Sized Law Enforcement Agencies In Rural Southcentral Virginia, Joshua L. Adams 2019 Liberty University

“I Almost Quit”: Exploring The Prevalence Of The Ferguson Effect In Two Small Sized Law Enforcement Agencies In Rural Southcentral Virginia, Joshua L. Adams

The Qualitative Report

Recent negatively publicized police-citizen interactions in the media, followed by a subsequent de-policing of police in the United States, has been named the Ferguson Effect. The Ferguson Effect has been explored by prominent scholars in the criminal justice community; however, little is known about how police officers in small rural police agencies perceive the Ferguson Effect. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore the perceptions and lived experiences of police officers regarding the Ferguson Effect in small rural police agencies, as well as police officers’ perceptions of their own organizational justice. Organizational justice theory was utilized as ...


Factors Of Women-Founded High-Growth Technology Startup, Renee Gillard 2019 Brandman University

Factors Of Women-Founded High-Growth Technology Startup, Renee Gillard

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to identify and describe critical startup factors of high-growth technology startups as identified by women founders in Seattle, Washington.

Methodology: This mixed-method study identified and described 15 women founders of high-growth technology startups in Seattle. Participants were chosen based on specific criteria and recommendations of a sponsor and expert panel. Interviews were conducted with the participants and they completed an online survey.

Findings: Ten major findings emerged from the data. Founders fostered a strong network of professional and personal relationships to help develop and solidify their identity; they also had high levels ...


Organizational Implications And Reaction To The Affordable Care Act (Aca) From Firms With Less Than 50 Employees, Paul R. Kuhrmeyer 2019 University of St. Thomas

Organizational Implications And Reaction To The Affordable Care Act (Aca) From Firms With Less Than 50 Employees, Paul R. Kuhrmeyer

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama in 2010. The ACA was officially launched as active in 2014. The primary objectives of this law is threefold: (1) to reform the private insurance market—especially for individuals and small-group purchasers, (2) to expand Medicaid to the working poor with income up to 133% of the federal poverty level, and (3) to change the way that medical decisions are made. Embedded in the 1296-page ACA are mandates, tax credits, provisions, exemptions, and requirements. Small businesses under 50 employees are affected by the ACA if they approach ...


The Relationship Between Organizational Commitment, Discretionary Effort, And Turnover Intent, John Sherk 2019 The University of Southern Mississippi

The Relationship Between Organizational Commitment, Discretionary Effort, And Turnover Intent, John Sherk

Dissertations

Unemployment has fallen to 3.7%, the lowest level in 50 years (United States Department of Labor, 2019a). Additionally, 6.9 million jobs are left unfilled (United States Department of Labor, 2019b). A workforce gap has developed between the number of available, qualified workers and the number of jobs that need to be filled (United States Department of Labor, 2019b). This gap has created a new reality for millions of workers who are experiencing unprecedented competition for their talent, which also brings an unprecedented challenge for business owners and managers to find new and better ways to recruit, motivate, and ...


The Importance Of Leadership Motivational Activities In Encouraging International Students To Return To Their Tier 1 Universities, Eric Hall 2019 National Louis University

The Importance Of Leadership Motivational Activities In Encouraging International Students To Return To Their Tier 1 Universities, Eric Hall

Dissertations

Abstract

The problem is international students are not returning to their undergraduate Tier 1 institutions during a period when quality student enrollment is essential, and there is scant research on academic advising strategies that can be used to combat international student attrition at these universities (O’Keefe, 2013). Studies have often lumped all international students together and made efforts to attract more international students, but the reasons why international students chose research universities, and returned, were not being investigated in this manner (Hegarty, 2014).

The purpose of this proposed study was to gain an understanding of the decision-making and reasoning ...


Enablers And Barriers Influencing African American Administrators’ Career Advancement At Predominantly White Institutions Of Higher Learning, Larry Webster 2019 The University of Southern Mississippi

Enablers And Barriers Influencing African American Administrators’ Career Advancement At Predominantly White Institutions Of Higher Learning, Larry Webster

Dissertations

Many Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) of higher learning do not have enough African Americans to lead their institutions in curriculum development, mentoring, recruitment, and governance (Reyes & Rios, 2005). Previous studies have attributed the modest representation of African American administrators to systemic barriers impeding the recruitment and advancement of African Americans at PWIs of higher learning (Jones, 2007; Perna, Gerald, Baum, & Milem, 2007). Ideally, the administrative leadership at PWIs of higher learning would adequately represent—ethnically and racially—its student population (Higgs, 2014). Levin, Walker, Haberler, and Jackson–Boothby (2013) suggest minimal progress in hiring African American administrators at PWIs of higher learning has been made, failing to keep pace with the increasing number of African American students matriculating at those institutions. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore and ...


Head Above The Parapet: How Minority Subordinates Influence Group Outcomes And The Consequences They Face, Burak OC, Michael R. BASHSHUR, Celia MOORE 2019 University of Western Australia

Head Above The Parapet: How Minority Subordinates Influence Group Outcomes And The Consequences They Face, Burak Oc, Michael R. Bashshur, Celia Moore

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The vast majority of research on power, social, and minority influence treats those who are recipients of powerholders’ decisions (i.e., subordinates) as an undifferentiated group, overlooking how recipients may respond in unique ways to the decisions that affect them. In this paper we examine the role of minority subordinates in shaping how powerholders allocate resources. We also explore how psychological distance between the minority subordinate and powerholder moderates this relationship, as well as the individual consequences minority subordinates face for articulating their unique opinions. In three experimental studies, we show that even as a lone voice, the feedback of ...


Influence Of Organizational Change On Health Records Management Practices In Local Government Areas Of Osun State, Nigeria, Michael Segun Omole Dr., Tajudeen Temitayo Adebayo Dr 2019 Head of Department Health Information Management Osun State College of Health Technology, Ilesa, Nigeria

Influence Of Organizational Change On Health Records Management Practices In Local Government Areas Of Osun State, Nigeria, Michael Segun Omole Dr., Tajudeen Temitayo Adebayo Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study reported the influence of organizational change on health records management practices in local government areas, with a view to contributing to finding solutions to problems associated with organizational change in relation to health records management practices in local government areas of Osun State.

Survey research design was adopted for the study. The study population was three hundred and six (306) medical and health officers in the 30 local government areas of Osun State. Total enumeration technique was used. A validated questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The response rate of 93.1% was obtained and data ...


The Lone Coyote Of The National Basketball Association: A Case Study On The Organization Culture Of The San Antonio Spurs, Dylan O. Staub 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Lone Coyote Of The National Basketball Association: A Case Study On The Organization Culture Of The San Antonio Spurs, Dylan O. Staub

Experience Industry Management

Organizational culture exists within every professional sports team’s organization and makes up the organization’s DNA. The San Antonio Spurs are one such Professional Sports organization that innovates new global team building strategies that values the group as a whole over the individual. The purpose of this study was to examine the organizational culture of the San Antonio Spurs franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The researcher used a best-practices guide to evaluate the San Antonio Spurs’ corporate culture. This study found that the San Antonio Spurs are effective in their organizational culture practices, however, could focus their ...


Building Trust For A Positive Employee Experience, Richard Raymond SMITH 2019 Singapore Management University

Building Trust For A Positive Employee Experience, Richard Raymond Smith

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

How do we create the right environment of trust at workplace and avoid surprises?


Leadership’S Influence On Environmental Sustainability, Stallar Lufrano-Jardine 2019 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Leadership’S Influence On Environmental Sustainability, Stallar Lufrano-Jardine

International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking

A phenomenological study within the gaming industry is currently being conducted to determine influential indicators within business operations. Based on interviews of executive leadership at global companies, participants disclosed the environmental developments at their organization based on industry norms and the ability to develop/execute environmental initiatives. Four themes emerged: the leader’s ideology and the political climate; the company’s founding principles; support from the industry and/or within the company; and the ability to change industry dynamics. Each leader touched on these four points. Regardless of department type, level of leadership, and the desire to be globally conscious ...


Illness And The American Workplace: Issues And Implications For Employers And Employees, Victoria R. Dolan 2019 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Illness And The American Workplace: Issues And Implications For Employers And Employees, Victoria R. Dolan

Student Theses

This project aims to identify American employee experiences and existing workplace policies and cultures surrounding illness, disability, and sick leave. This approach was taken in order to closely examine what looks to be working well for companies and workers, and what could benefit from a more human centric approach in regards to workplace policy and employee support programs. The study of employee experiences in particular represents a gap in the current scholarly literature regarding illness and illness policy in the American workplace, and more accurately represents the experiences for both employees and employers. Furthermore, it assists with distinguishing the types ...


Work-Family Conflict And Job Satisfaction On Youth Dealers: The Moderating Roles Of Work Stress, jinquan zhou 2019 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Work-Family Conflict And Job Satisfaction On Youth Dealers: The Moderating Roles Of Work Stress, Jinquan Zhou

International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking

Work-family conflict was generally considered a negative effect on young employees’ job satisfaction especially for some jobs with high work stress. In this paper, we examined Macau youth dealers’ balance of work and family through the evidence among work-family conflict, work stress and job satisfaction using a survey with 450 questionnaires. The results revealed that the work-family conflict had a positive effect on work stress and turnover intention. Especial finding in this paper was not online with outcomes from major researches that there was no significant relationship between job satisfaction and work-family conflict. Work stress had a negative impact on ...


Closing Keynote, Theresa Coleman-Kaiser 2019 Michigan Technological University

Closing Keynote, Theresa Coleman-Kaiser

Annual Copper Country Lean Conference

No abstract provided.


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