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August 2016


  1. Training needs assessment, evaluation, success, and organizational strategy and effectiveness: An exploration of the relationships
    Anderson, John Emil, Utah State University, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  2. Measuring corporate social responsibility through organizational values: A scale validation study
    Toliver, Adria Denise, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  3. The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    Christesen, David Allen, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  4. The medial caesura in Schubert's sonata forms: Formal and rhetorical complications
    Navia, Gabriel Henrique Bianco, The University of Arizona, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Music
  5. Perceptions of executives from seven selected companies of the use of social media in marketing practices
    Alameddine, Abir, Pepperdine University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  6. Online adult students' time management skills and their academic achievement and persistence: Technology-based learning and student success
    Katiso, Alemu E., Keiser University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Instructional design
  7. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
    Corporate social responsibility: How it is defined by occupational social workers and corporate leaders
    Weinstein, Stephanie Lynn, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995, PH.D.
    Subject: Social work
  8. Exploring students' and university teachers' perceptions of plagiarism
    Bradinova, Marietta, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Language arts
    NORMAN, BARBARA ANN, The University of Oklahoma, 1985, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  10. Measurement of perceived organizational readiness for change and employees' attitudes toward change in the public sector
    Cinite, Inta, Carleton University (Canada), 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  11. Empirical relationships among servant, transformational, and transactional leadership: Similarities, differences, and correlations with job satisfaction and organizational commitment
    Washington, Rynetta R., Auburn University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    The impact of leadership on employee engagement at a chemical manufacturing company in the United States
    Colbert, Edward Michael, University of Pennsylvania, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Business education
  12. Locus of motivation: Internal versus external motivation and job satisfaction among direct care staff who care for people with developmental disabilities
    Romas, Michael, Fielding Graduate University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  13. Consumer perception of brand equity measurement: A new scale
    Baalbaki, Sally Samih, University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  14. The Impact of Social Media Platforms on Identity Development in Adolescence
    Mirkin, Nicole A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  15. Lying to tell the truth: Journalists and the ethics of deception
    Lee, Seow Ting, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Journalism
    Revisiting fundamental concepts of transformational leadership theory: A closer look at follower developmental processes
    Lippstreu, Michael, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  16. Strategic human resource management at the crossroads: Relationships among human resource capital, overlapping tenure, behaviors, and performance
    Harris, Christopher M., The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  17. The Vietnam War and its tragic impact on the civil rights movement and African Americans
    Lucks, Daniel Seth, University of California, Berkeley, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: American history
  18. Multicriterion market segmentation: A unified model, implementation and evaluation
    Liu, Ying, The University of Arizona, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  19. The effects of doing better than others and doing better than usual: A longitudinal study of corporate social responsibility
    Lee, Byungku, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Worker use of social media for informal learning in a corporate environment
    Genden, Susan N., Wayne State University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational technology
  20. The impact of organizational culture, structure, and strategy on knowledge management effectiveness and organizational effectiveness
    Zheng, Wei, University of Minnesota, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    A Grounded Theory Study of the Role of Recruitment Programs in Business Success
    McGrellis, Gerard, Northcentral University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  21. The Influence of the Emotional Intelligence Management Curriculum to Improve College Students' Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Skills to Impact Leader Behavior and Team Performance Effectiveness
    Love, Cindy Register, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
    The relationship among leadership style, organizational culture and the learning organization: The moderating effects of organizational culture at the middle management level
    Kim, Jin Yong, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  22. Issues, spheres, and roles: Cues for ethical decision-making
    Schepers, Donald Herbert, The University of Arizona, 1998, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  23. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Middle school teacher efficacy, concern for bullying, empathy for victims, personal experience with bullying, principal emotional intelligence toward conflict, principal behavior regarding bullying and willingness to intervene
    Hines, Maureen P., Dowling College, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Middle school education
    The relationship of leaderships' communication to employee engagement and intent to stay
    Harris, Louise Littler, University of Minnesota, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Green water revolution: The war for American independence on the waters of the southern Chesapeake theater
    Long, Charles Thomas, The George Washington University, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: American history
    Emotional intelligence and its relationship with sales success
    Chipain, George Constantine, DePaul University, 2003, Ed.D.
    Subject: Business education
  24. The current state of project risk management practices among risk sensitive project management professionals
    Voetsch, Robert James, The George Washington University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  25. Service quality of online apparel retailers and its impact on customer satisfaction, customer trust and customer loyalty
    Hou, Yonghai, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    Relationship Between Employee Retention and Total Rewards of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Benefits
    Babich, Richard, Northcentral University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management

Masters Theses

  1. Topical adipose-derived stem cell therapy ameliorates radiation-induced delayed wound healing
    Davis, Gabrielle B., University of Southern California, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Biochemistry
  2. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  3. The construct of psychopathy and its application to serial sexual murder: The cases of Ted Bundy and Edmund Kemper
    Healey, James, California State University, Fresno, 2005, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  4. A study of customer satisfaction factors and employee satisfaction in the hospitality industry
    Novikova, Ksenia, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  5. The Use of the Balanced Scorecard in Project Management
    Flagstad, Eric, The College of St. Scholastica, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  6. The Balanced Scorecard: Evolution to long-term performance
    Zanini, Michael Theley, University of Nevada, Reno, 2003, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  7. Plagiarism: A philosophical analysis of aspects of property, theft, and deception
    Vander Schaaf, Anthony, University of Guelph (Canada), 2005, M.A.
    Subject: Philosophy
  8. Generation 2.5 Corporate Social Responsibility: Unlocking the Business Value in the Future of Corporate Citizenship
    Adcock, Kimberly, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Sustainability
  9. Big Five personality factors and individual performance
    Attia, Nesrin, Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi (Canada), 2013, M.Sc.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  10. The effect of personality characteristics and various aspects of genetic counseling on compassion fatigue, satisfaction, and burnout
    Luck, Tinnelle T., Howard University, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Genetics
    An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  11. The effects of traditional and electronic word-of-mouth on destination image of vacation tourists: A case of Branson, Missouri
    Ishida, Koji, Oklahoma State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  12. Translation as intercultural communication: A case study
    Osland, Jacqueline Chara-Lisa, University of Calgary (Canada), 2002, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  13. Redefining the boutique hotel concept
    Winnick, Rebecca, Corcoran College of Art + Design, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Design
    What Makes Apple Consumers Brand Loyal? The Effects Brand Personality, Reputation, and Brand Identity on Brand Loyalty
    Pinson, Caroline, University of South Carolina, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  14. Relationships amongst Gratitude, Well-Being and Depression
    Van Dusen, John P., The University of Toledo, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  15. Coffee, climate and CSR: An alternative development model in northern Nicaragua
    Todak, Jacqueline, University of Wyoming, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Business administration
  16. From Social Media Uses and Gratifications to Social Media Addiction: A Study of the Abuse of Social Media Among College Students
    Liu, Yuchen, University of Kansas, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  17. Assessing the dimensionality of active listening in the workplace
    Hanna, Trevor W., San Jose State University, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Cognitive psychology
  18. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    Verification of a three-dimensional external photon beam treatment planning system
    Orfali, Anas, McGill University (Canada), 1997, M.Sc.
    Subject: Nuclear physics and radiation
  19. Web-enabled consumer marketing: Research constructs, propositions and managerial implications. An exploratory multi-case study
    Milley, Albert Roger, University of Calgary (Canada), 2000, M.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
    Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
    In God we lust: Implications of religious messages on sexual communication and perceptions of sexual satisfaction in romantic relationships
    Baldus, Kattrina A., University of Arkansas, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  20. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  21. Self-talk: Effects on emotion in interpersonal communication context
    Qadar, Farah, The University of Arizona, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Art as Medicine: The Effects of Art Materials on Brain Function in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    Leonard, Niki J., Hofstra University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology
  22. Mercadotecnia social y responsabilidad social: Elementos necesarios para canalizar el endoso del sector Privado y Publico al Centro de Informacion y Documentacion Artesanal de Puerto Rico
    Rincon Gonzalez, Hector, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Art education
    Organizations and communication technologies: A study of organizational adaptation
    Mustard, Kimberley Ann, University of Calgary (Canada), 2000, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  23. Restaurant Industry Sustainability: Barriers and Solutions to Sustainable Practice Indicators
    Freeman, Emily McConnell, Arizona State University, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Sustainability
    Exploring the effects of scarcity, impulse buying, and product returning behavior in the fast fashion environment among female fashion conscious consumers
    Chatvijit, Sasikarn, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Analyzing the impact of commercial drone use on United States society
    Harrison, Angeo J., Utica College, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    Effect of Student SMART Goal Setting in a Low-Performing Middle School
    Thomas, Lauren, Spalding University, 2015, M.Ed.
    Subject: School counseling
  24. The relationship between motives to read electronic word of mouth (eWOM) and online buying and communication behavior
    Kim, Eun Kyoo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2007, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  25. The Effect of Purposeful Hourly Rounding on the Incidence of Patient Falls
    Brown, Crista H., Gardner-Webb University, 2016, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    Nurse Administrators' and Nurse Managers' attitudes about Nurse-To-Patient ratios, the nurse shortage, job satisfaction, and patient care
    Erdahl-Wynia, Shelley, South Dakota State University, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Nursing
    Irish independence vs British colonialism: A study of Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal"
    Werner, Robert, Southern Connecticut State University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: English literature
    The Effects of Watson's Theory of Caring and the Nurse Utilization of Caring Attributes's theory of caring and the nurse utilization of caring attributes
    Owens, Mary Michaele, Gardner-Webb University, 2013, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    Evaluation of water and nitrogen management practices in southern US rice (Oryza sativa L.) production
    Atwill, Richard Lee, II, Mississippi State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Agronomy