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March 2017


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. A multiple case study of principals' instructional leadership in "Level 5" schools of excellence for improvement
    McCoy, Janice V., University of Arkansas, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  4. Social studies education in the context of standards-based education reform
    Bolton, Natalie, University of Louisville, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social sciences education
  5. Idiosyncratic volatility, arbitrage risk, and anomaly returns
    Jin, Lucy L., University of Pennsylvania, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Finance
  6. The Complexities of Supervisory Arrangements: Evaluating the Performance of General Education and Special Education Co-teachers
    McAllister, Felicia E., Lehigh University, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  7. Conceptual design tools for architects
    Parthenios, Panagiotis, Harvard University, 2005, D.Des.
    Subject: Architecture
  8. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  9. The impact of hospital staff nurse shift length on nurse and patient outcomes
    Stimpfel, Amy Witkoski, University of Pennsylvania, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  10. 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
  11. Corporate social responsibility and performance: A study of small businesses in the United States
    Srichatsuwan, Supaporn, Alliant International University, 2014, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  12. Social Media Addiction among Adolescents in Urban China: An Examination of Sociophysiological Traits, Uses and Gratifications, Academic Performance, and Social Capital
    Huang, Hanyun, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  13. 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
  14. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  15. 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
  16. Preparedness and disaster response training for veterinary students: A model for academic change through partnership, collaboration, and innovation
    Dunning, Dianne, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011, Dr.P.H.
    Subject: Veterinary science
  17. Vulnerability assessment of the operation of health care facilities during disaster events
    Arboleda, Carlos A., Purdue University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
    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
  18. The relationship of organizational structure and safety climate to CRNA performance and quality outcomes
    Seibert, Elizabeth Monti, University of South Carolina, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
    What is the effect of implementation of primary nursing on patient satisfaction and nurse satisfaction
    Savell, Shelia, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  19. 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
  20. Leadership styles and conflict management styles: An exploratory study
    Stanley, Angelia Denise, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  21. Authentic transformational leadership and implicit leadership theories
    Nichols, Thomas W., University of North Texas, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    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
  22. Consumer perception of brand equity measurement: A new scale
    Baalbaki, Sally Samih, University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  23. Literature review on the personalities and patterns of serial killers
    Papazian, Linda Marie, Azusa Pacific University, 2001, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  24. The impact of music education on academic achievement in reading and math
    Deere, Kelli Beth, Union University, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subject: Music education
  25. Impact of strategic sourcing, e-procurement and integration on supply chain risk mitigation and performance
    Kim, Minkyun, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management

Masters Theses

  1. The nature, function, and value of emojis as contemporary tools of digital interpersonal communication
    Bliss-Carroll, Nicole L., Gardner-Webb University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  2. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  3. The Impact of Emojis and Emoticons on Online Consumer Reviews, Perceived Company Response Quality, Brand Relationship, and Purchase Intent
    Hill, Jayme, University of South Florida, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  4. A symbolism study of expression in text-based communication
    Zhu, Xi, Iowa State University, 2015, M.F.A.
    Subject: Fine arts
  5. 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
  6. Socially acceptable: Searching for acceptance in the age of social media
    Jackson, Tamika Danielle, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2014, M.F.A.
    Subject: Communication
  7. Feminism and empowerment in Japan: Compensated dating
    Fukuda, Atsuko, Dalhousie University (Canada), 2003, M.A.
    Subject: Social structure
  8. 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
  9. Adapting nonverbal coding theory to mobile mediated communication: An analysis of emoji and other digital nonverbals
    Durante, Carley B., Liberty University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    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
  10. Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  11. Instagram and Women's Bodies on Display
    Carney, Kirsten, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  12. 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
  13. ISIS: The use of social media
    Durr, Brenna, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
  14. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  15. The Use of Emojis With Adolescents in the Therapeutic Context
    Harris, James Edward, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
    Behind South Korean cosmetic surgery: Its historical causes and its intertwined relationship with Korean pop culture
    Wang, Yuqing, University of Delaware, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Asian studies
  16. Scoring Shakespeare: A collaborative process
    McCarley, Holt, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2016, M.M.
    Subject: Music
  17. Issues faced by multinational hotel human resources managers in China
    Leng, Xiaoxu, Purdue University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Management
  18. Viral marketing A new branding strategy to influence consumers
    Yang, Xiaofang, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    Disney princess "2.0": A feminist critique of Disney's newest generation of princesses
    Rome, Jennifer M., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  19. Preschoolers' outdoor pretend play and social competence: Do individual and home factors play a role?
    Li, Jiayao, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Early childhood education
  20. Transnational masculinities: The distributive performativity of gender in Korean boy bands
    Manietta, Joseph Bazil, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Linguistics
  21. The cultural commodification of identity: Hip-hop authenticity
    Quick, Rachel K., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  22. Studies on extraction and control of plant-parasitic nematodes on corn
    Batista da Silva, Mychele, Iowa State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Plant pathology
  23. The homeless: An overlooked population where critical geography and intersectional feminism meet
    Cvetkovic, Bogdan, Fordham University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
    A critical review of in-store and online impulse purchase behavior
    Sirhindi, Amna, Oklahoma State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  24. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  25. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication