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April 2015


  1. Measurement of perceived organizational readiness for change and employees' attitudes toward change in the public sector
    Cinite, Inta, Carleton University (Canada), 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    HANSEN, CHRISTINE HALL, Michigan State University, 1987, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Psychology, Social
  3. The Use of Educational Technology Integration by Special Education Teachers in Rural Schools in South Carolina
    Byrd-Jones, Shannon L., University of South Carolina, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Technology of
  4. An algorithm for fully resolved simulation of self-propulsion through fluid and an analysis of the hydrodynamics of ribbon-fin propulsion
    Curet, Oscar Manuel, Northwestern University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Mechanical
  5. Essays on other comprehensive income
    Black, Dirk Ervin, Duke University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Accounting
  6. "Aigyptiaka": A catalogue of Egyptian and Egyptianizing objects excavated from Greek archaeological sites, ca. 1100-525 B.C., with historical commentary
    Skon-Jedele, Nancy Joan, University of Pennsylvania, 1994, Ph.D.
    Subjects: History, Ancient
  7. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    Koh, Shana E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
    FISHER, JAMES LEE, Northwestern University, 1964, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  9. Understanding the impact of core product quality on customer satisfaction, team identification, and service quality
    Warren, Clinton J., University of Minnesota, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Sports Management
  10. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  11. Entre la salud y la belleza: El impacto del peso sobre la imagen corporal y la salud sexual en mujeres
    Torres-Oquendo, Frances Marie, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Psychology, Physiological
  12. Board characteristics, ownership structure and executive remuneration in china
    Chen, H., Cardiff University (United Kingdom), 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  13. Service quality, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty in consumer electronics e-tailers: A structural equation modeling approach
    Wu, Kuang-Wen, Lynn University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  14. Social media marketing in the hospitality industry: The role of benefits in increasing brand community participation and the impact of participation on consumer trust and commitment toward hotel and restaurant brands
    Kang, Juhee, Iowa State University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  15. The effect of budgetary participation on job performance: A conceptual model and its empirical test
    Nouri, Hossein, Temple University, 1992, PH.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Accounting
  16. Two essays on capital structure
    Kayhan, Ayla, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Economics, Finance
  17. Gobernanza de universidades en Puerto Rico ante la sociedad del conocimiento: Retos y oportunidades
    Perez-Medina, Eunice, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2012, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Higher
    The Effects of Social Comparison Through Social Media for Young Women and Adolescent Females with Eating Disordered Symptomatology
    Chau, Quynh, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subjects: Psychology, Social
  18. The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    Christesen, David Allen, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  19. Comprehensive multi-objective river basin planning: Fuzzy and game-theoretic approaches
    Harshadeep, Nagaraja Rao, Harvard University, 1995, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  20. Stock returns, risk factor loadings, and model predictions: A test of the CAPM and the Fama-French 3-factor model
    Suh, Daniel, West Virginia University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Economics, Finance
  21. The impact of organizational citizenship behavior and organizational commitment on organizational performance
    Bonaparte, William, Jr., Nova Southeastern University, 2008, D.B.A.
    Subjects: Psychology, Behavioral
  22. Consumer Perceptions of the Luxuriousness of Prestige Brands
    Kim, Jieun, University of Minnesota, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  23. Servant leadership theory: Development of the Servant Leadership Assessment Instrument
    Dennis, Robert Steven, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  24. A population-based analysis of the association between health insurance coverage and psychological distress and the influence of other mediating factors among young adults in the United States
    Wilkinson, Larrell Le' Jon, University of South Carolina, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Public Health
    A descriptive analysis of indirect complaint sequences among speakers of American English
    Boxer, Diana, University of Pennsylvania, 1991, PH.D.
    Subjects: Education, Language and Literature
    Barriers to servant leadership: Perceived organizational elements that impede servant leader effectiveness
    Foster, Barry Alan, The Fielding Institute, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  25. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Business

Masters Theses

  1. Does the presence of Joseph Campbell's Monomyth predict any variance in the box office for big budget movies?
    Connolly, Sean, Indiana University, 2014, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
  2. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
  3. A study of customer satisfaction factors and employee satisfaction in the hospitality industry
    Novikova, Ksenia, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2009, M.S.
    Subjects: Recreation
  4. Disney princess "2.0": A feminist critique of Disney's newest generation of princesses
    Rome, Jennifer Marie, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
  5. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  6. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subjects: Women's Studies
  7. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    Yu, Sz-De, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Criminology and Penology
  8. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  9. Facebook and social penetration theory
    Olson, Amanda M., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
  10. Underpricing and buy and hold abnormal returns in venture capitals' portfolio firm IPOs
    Riani, Abdelhamid, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2014, M.B.A.
    Subjects: Economics, Finance
  11. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Theory and Methods
  12. The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subjects: Mass Communications
  13. Agricultural and Domestic Waste Contamination in Chilibre Panama and Potential Low-Cost Best Management Practices
    Weekes, Christopher Etienne, University of South Florida, 2013, M.S.
    Subjects: Environmental Health
  14. Strategic contingency planning
    Scott-Martinet, Karen, California State University, Long Beach, 2006, M.S.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    What is the perceived impact of social media on personal relationships in adolescence?
    Sexton, Samantha, Gonzaga University, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
    Organizational change: The role of organizational culture and employees' trust in their managers
    Khan, Shahid Zaman, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Organizational
    Self-awareness: The missing link to leadership?
    Macrae, Judith, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2004, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    Tradition, present, and future: Dwelling in Suzhou
    Zhu, Hong, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011, M.Arch.
    Subjects: Architecture
  15. The princess evolution from Snow White to Rapunzel in Disney animation
    Garcia, James Randall, University of Colorado at Denver, 2014, M.H.
    Subjects: Cinema
    Youth Character Strengths, Peer Victimization, and Well-Being: Understanding Associations between Positive Traits, Social Experiences, and Positive Psychological Outcomes
    Frank, Michael J., University of South Florida, 2016, *Ed.S.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
    How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    The effects of divorce on children
    Gandelman, Polina, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2009, M.A.
    Subjects: Psychology, Clinical
  16. Love in the time of smartphones: A comparative analysis of the dating application "Tinder"
    Hess, Rachael E., University of South Alabama, 2014, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
  17. Analysis of agritourism in Arkansas and Slovakia: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
    Bumbalova, Monika, University of Arkansas, 2010, M.S.
    Subjects: Recreation
  18. Employee motivation, satisfaction and productivity: A study of the workplace
    Guthrie, Yvonne Michelle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1999, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
  19. The effects of corporate social responsibility on employee engagement
    Ma, Hongyue, University of Southern California, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
  20. High Intensity Anaerobic Training
    Goodenkauf, William, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013, M.S.
    Subjects: Biology, Physiology
    Workplace coaching: Developing leadership skills
    Chernoff, Andy, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2008, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  21. Laboratory investigation of geotechnical and hydraulic influences during abutment scour
    Chakradhar, Ram Sundar, University of Wyoming, 2014, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  22. Coca-Cola goes global: A content analysis of Coca-Cola advertisements from six countries
    Bryant, Nick, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  23. Supplementation of laying hen feed with tocopherols and algal (Haematococcus pluvialis) astaxanthin for egg yolk nutrient enhancement and a novel use of egg yolk protein and lecithin in the formation of artificial oil bodies for stabilizing omega-3 oil
    Walker, Laurie Ann, Iowa State University, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Agriculture, Food Science and Technology
    Strategies for Motivating Teams in the Workplace
    Albers, Amy, The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    Two-screen viewing and its effects on television viewing behavior of Generation Y members and their television-related use of social media
    Reddick, Britney D., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 2012, M.S.
    Subjects: Mass Communications
    Social media use and interpersonel relationships
    Glomb, Monica Kendall, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 2013, M.S.
    Subjects: Biology, Physiology
    The effects Reader's Theater has on 3rd and 4th grade English language learners literacy skills and self-esteem in the ESL classroom
    Morales, Brensi, The William Paterson University of New Jersey, 2013, M.Ed.
    Subjects: Education, English as a Second Language
  24. A phenomenological study of Generation Y at work: Better understanding Generation Y's lived experience in the workplace
    Monroe, Mignon V., Pepperdine University, 2010, M.S.
    Subjects: Psychology, Behavioral Sciences
    Internet censorship in China
    House, Joseph, American University, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Political Science, International Relations
  25. "My Crown Too Heavy Like the Queen Nefertiti": A Black Feminist Analysis of Erykah Badu, Beyonce Knowles, Nicki Minaj, and Janelle Monae
    Painia, Brianne A., The George Washington University, 2014, M.A.
    Subjects: Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies