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A Study of Contemporary Franchising, with Particular Emphasis on Factors Leading to the Repurchase of Fast-Food Service Franchises
This study explores the question of whether repurchasing of service establishments is an inherent characteristic of service franchising. The answer to this question holds substantial consequences for the economy and for public policy toward franchising.
Modern Problems and Practices of Management as Revealed in Selected Contemporary American Novels
This study is an examination of the hypothesis that selected contemporary American novels offer vivid illustrations of modern problems and practices of management as seen in business and industry. Too often, university management courses treat management processes as isolated cases in limited and static settings. Novelists, on the other hand, treat these same processes in a broader context and often deal quite subtly and perceptively with everything from the mammoth corporation to the single proprietorship. Students proposing to become businessmen, therefore, should benefit from this novelistic perspective so frequently overlooked.
A Systems Approach to Organization Design, Employing Minimum Required Coordination as a Design Parameter
The purpose of the research effort was to investigate the relationships that exist between managerial functions and organizational structure with the specific objective of employing the managerial function of coordination as a design parameter in designing organizations.
The Total Quality Approach to Transistor Testing and Device Allocation
The purpose of this study is to design a transistor conversion system oriented toward quality categories rather than toward devices. Underlying this purpose are two working hypotheses: First, quality categories can be developed by capitalizing on transistor total quality and convertibility; second, a transistor conversion system oriented toward quality categories is superior to existing device-oriented methods.
Community Leadership and Economic Growth
This study is concerned with discovering relationships between community power structures and economic growth. The economic growth in selected Northeast Texas counties and their major cities is compared with the power structures in each of these communities during the 1944 through 1968 period.
An Evaluation of an Integrated Didactic and Experimental Training Approach for the Interpersonal Skills of Sheltered Workshop Supervisors
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a three-day session using an integrated didactic and experiential approach for training in interpersonal skills for sheltered workshop supervisors.
An Empirical Study of the Performance of the Unit Commercial Banking System of the State of Texas
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the performance of the Texas unit commercial banking system in comparison with branch banking systems, limited area branching systems, and unit banking systems.
The Impact of the Cost Schedule Control Systems Criteria on Electronics and Aerospace Contractors
The primary purpose of this study was to analyze the capability and inclination of the aerospace and electronics industry contractors to abide by the general provisions of the Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria (C/SCSC).
Optimization Theory in Administrative Analysis
The thesis of this study is that modern optimization theory is a natural extension of classical optimization theory. As such, modern optimization theory will be applied to administrative problems only after interpretive studies are made that provide (1) an explanation of the general theoretical development of the techniques of modern optimization theory, (2) computational algorithms for implementing the techniques of modern optimization theory, (3) detailed demonstrations of the computational aspects of each technique and its corresponding algorithm, and (4) an identification of the types of problems to which these techniques are applicable.
A New Gravitational Approach to Least Transportation Cost Warehouse Location
The purpose of this study is to examine single facility warehouse location models. The need for such a study is primarily two-fold. First, single facility warehouse location models which determine an alleged optimum location through a coordinate system have been developed. Secondly, the need for additional research is necessary because the approaches involving linear programming, simulation, or heuristic programming do not by definition generate an optimal location.
Development of a Generalized Approach to Establishing Work Measurement Programs in Commercial Banks
The purpose of this research is to recommend a set of comprehensive management plans to guide the establishment and operation of work measurement programs in commercial banks.
Financial Management and the 1966 Credit Crunch: A Study of Financial Myopia
This dissertation is an analysis of the way businessmen relate to money. Specifically, it analyzes the factors contributing to the business sector's demand for funds during the period 1964-1966 in order to determine the role this demand played in the financial panic of 1966.
A Survey of Hiring Procedures and Job Requirements for Beginning Clerical Workers in Selected Firms in Belton and Temple, Texas
This study was an analysis of the hiring procedures and job requirements for beginning clerical workers in selected firms in Belton and Temple, Texas. The study specifically attempted to determine the minimum employment standards for clerical workers and to determine the procedures used in screening applicants for employment.
Investing and Hedging Techniques in the Convertible Bond Market
This study was designed to yield three types of information: (1) The degree of perfection prevailing in the parimary and secondary convertible bond markets; (2) the profit potential of various investing and hedging techniques in the convertible bond market; and (3) a judgment on whether each technique can be classified as rational or irrational.
The Effects of Water Pollution Control Laws on Industrial Plant Location
The objective of this research is to determine the degree to which the recent antipollution laws will affect the location of industrial plants.
Full Costing in the Petroleum Industry and its Implications for Accounting Principles and Practices
The study of the full cost method of accounting for finding costs in the petroleum industry is significant because it offers a unique opportunity to examine and emerging accounting practice and will indicate some of the reasons for a shift in the reporting practices of a portion of the industry.
Materials Acquisition Cycles for Manufacturing Firms
The general purpose of this investigation was to identify general models of materials acquisition cycles for manufacturing firms as found in representative industries. The study further undertook to identify types of industrial situations in which the acquisition cycles display unique characteristics.
Analysis of the Financing of Church Building Programs
This study was an analysis of current financing of building programs of selected Protestant churches in the State of Texas.
A Study and Case Analysis of Selected Current Problems of Electronic Parts Wholesalers
The purposes of this study will be to determine and pinpoint the problems of greatest current significance in electronic parts wholesaling; to describe and analyze the problems selected, utilizing case illustrations where needed to more effectively present the problem or possible solutions to the problem; and to indicate possible means of solving each problem.
Linear Programming--a Management Tool
The purpose of this thesis is to integrate the most up-to-date information on the subject of linear programming into a comprehensive and understandable treatise for the consideration of management. The value of this study, then, is determined by the effectiveness of its presentation so that management may grasp an ample understanding of the subject.
An Attempt to Determine Means of Predicting Sales Success of Salesmen of National Chemsearch Corporation
The purpose of this study is to analyze the information which is available to determine what past experience, personality and temperament traits, etc., distinguish the successful from the unsuccessful salesman, in order to have some criteria on which to base future selection.
Personnel Problems in Foremanship: Case Studies
The purpose of this study is to supply additional case material for analysis and study by the potential and beginning foreman. Since it would be impossible to cover all possible situations, only selected cases are presented. The selected cases illustrate problems in foreman-to-employee relationships, foreman-to-foreman and staff-groups relationships, and foreman-to-superior relationships. In the interest of clarity, each case was analyzed as to key points covered or contained, principles illustrated by the case, and recommendations derived from the analysis.
A Plan for Modernization of a Small Manufacturing Firm
The purpose of this study was to analyze the operational equipment in current use at the Marshall Pottery Company and make a comparison of this equipment and modern, up-to-date equipment available and in use by other manufacturers. An attempt was made to formulate a long-range plan for developing and modernizing basic production processes and facilities at the Marshall Pottery Company.
Decentralization of Managerial Authority
This study of decentralization of managerial authority looks at the nature of authority and its relationship to organizations; factors which indicate a basis for greater decentralization of managerial authority; case studies of corporations that decentralized managerial authority; and the human relations aspects of decentralization of authority.
Growth Based on Physical Units of Production for Selected Periods, 1925-1954
It is the purpose of this study to provide growth rates based on units of physical production or output.
Accounting for Self-Insurance--Theory and Practice
This study is an investigation of the theoretical accounting viewpoints and the accounting procedures used in business practice for the origination and administration of a self-insurance program. The purpose of this study is to compare the correct theoretical accounting procedures for self-insurance planning with those used in practice today.
Guides to Executive Job Evaluation
This study will endeavor to point out, discuss, and objectify the more fundamental considerations basic to any investigation of the subject. In conjunction with the above aims, this study will include a description of the problems found in evaluating managerial positions and some of the ways these problems have been met.
Religion in Industry
The purpose of this study is to outline to interested employers and employees the developments that have taken place in the establishment of religious programs within industry. This study should stimulate thinking as to whether or not such a program will develop better inter-personal relationships in working situations.
Situation-Type Problems for Use in Elementary Accounting
The problem of this study is to develop a series of "situation-type" problems to be used in the teaching of the first course in elementary accounting at North Texas State College. The solutions for the problems were prepared contemporaneously with the problems to save the instructor's time when the problems are used. These problems are to include the phases of accounting of theory and principles in addition to the recording and classifying.
An Analysis of the Progress of Unions in Organizing Professional Engineers
The problems of this research report were threefold: 1. To trace the history of the unionization of engineers from its inception to the present time. 2. To present the arguments of those individuals and groups who practice and favor engineering unionization, and to set fort the counter-arguments of those individuals and groups who reject unionization for engineers. 3. To summarize the facts and opinions discovered and, in view of these findings, to draw conclusions on the merits and the trend of engineering unionization.
Growth Based on Corporate Sales for Selected Periods, 1925-1954
The first problem involved in this study is to determine what growth is. The second problem of this thesis is to determine the characteristics of growth during the previous economic epochs. The third problem is to determine what companies are growing. This will be accomplished by the use of a representative list of American corporations.
Personnel Management Curricular Requirements of Member Schools of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business
The general purpose of this study is to determine the principal curricular requirements in the field of personnel management which now are prescribed by member institutions in the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business.
Advantages of Marginal Costing as Compared to the Hour Rate or Normal Costing Now Used as the Basis of Price Determination in the Forms Division
This thesis is designed to emphasize and illustrate that marginal costing is a tool of management that can make clear the how, when, why, and wherefor of the price determining affect and its results.
A Study of the Sales Growth for 100 Large Corporations
The purposes of this study are (1) an attempt to set up a standard of measurement whereby an investor can evaluate favorable or unfavorable sales growth of a particular company over a period of years, and (2) to provide a list of companies which have shown unusual ability to grow.
A Study of Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examinations, 1943-1954
The purpose of this study is to reveal the current thinking in accounting as indicated by the questioning of candidates for the CPA examinations and to prepare a topical arrangement of the questions that have appeared on the uniform CPA examinations for the last twelve years.
An Analysis of Personnel Programs Currently in Use in Selected Texas Banks
It is the purpose of this study to survey and appraise the personnel programs currently in use in selected Texas banks.
A Comparison of the Qualifications of Junior College Business Education Teachers in Texas with the Qualifications Desired by Junior College Presidents
The purpose of this investigation was twofold, namely: 1. To determine the personal characteristics and qualifications of the junior college business teachers in Texas; 2. To determine how well these characteristics match the desired qualifications given by college hiring personnel--presidents.
Production Control Systems of Nine Texas Shoe Manufacturers
The general production control practices of the shoe industry are basically similar to the production planning of other small businesses in the consumer field. This study will reduce to concrete form the types of production control used by the shoe industry of Texas.
An Analysis of the Correspondence-improvement Program at Great American Reserve Insurance Company Dallas, Texas
A preliminary purpose of this study in the area of business communications was that of determining the status of correspondence improvement in stock life insurance companies in Dallas. However, the major purpose, which stemmed from the preliminary one, was to study intensively the approach used in Great American.
Private Beliefs of America's Financial Analysts--1953
This study will furnish the reader with general and specific investment advice as taken from questionnaires sent to a group of men who specialize in giving investment and financial advice -- financial analysts.
An Investigation into the Characteristics and Causes of Monthly and Yearly Price Fluctuations of Spot Cotton at New York, New York, During the Period, 1911-1953
This study endeavors to give an insight into the causes and characteristics of price fluctuations of spot cotton at New York, N.Y., for the period 1911-1953, and to indicate whenever possible the factors which caused the price of cotton to rise or fall during selected periods.
A Comparative Study of the Experiences of both Companies and Unions with Stock Ownership Plans for Employees
The purpose of this study is to gain answers an opinions from both companies offering stock ownership plans for their employees and from unions who participate or have members that participate in plans. In order to obtain answers from both companies and unions concerning plans, this study describes broadly the types of plans that are now in existence. An attempt was made to determine the most popular features of stock plans from both company and union viewpoint, and where possible, to gain recommendations leading to the formulation of more efficient and more popular plans.
Human Relations Case Problems in the Aircraft Industry in the North Texas Area
The specific purpose of this investigation is to compile selected case problems for use in teaching human relations by the case method. This investigation will include those case situations that involve many of the factors that cause differences of opinion and friction between individuals or groups. The cases selected are limited to those that actually became the subject of a grievance in the aircraft industry of the Dallas-Fort Worth area of North Texas.
An Evaluation of the Business Administration Curriculum at Panola County Junior College
The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the business administration curriculum at Panola County Junior College, located at Carthage, Texas, to see how well it fits the needs of both the students and the businessmen in Panola County and the surrounding territory from which the college draws its students.
Salary Administration of College Faculties
The purpose of this thesis is to explore the salary levels of college faculty.
A Study to Determine Criteria for Predicting the Success of Less than "C" Average Transfer Students in North Texas State College.
An important problem in the field of education is determining the criteria by which academic success of students can be predicted. This study sets up criteria for predicting the success of a comparatively small group of students, those who have attended one or more other colleges and have made less than a "C" average in all subjects attempted at those other colleges before enrolling at North Texas State College.
The Development of a Series of Objective Examinations for Cost Accounting by Adolph Matz, Othel J. Curry, and George W. Frank
In order that the task of student evaluation will be simplified, that the final evaluations will be more accurate, and that instructors and professors in the field of cost accounting will have more time available for research and study, the purpose of this study is to make available a series of valid and reliable objective examinations to instructors and professors who adopt Cost Accounting by Adolph Matz, Othel J. Curry, and George W. Prank as a textbook.
Annual Average Prices of Veal Calves at Chicago Compared to Annual Average Weekly Earnings of Employees in All Manufacturing Industries, 1900-1951
This study traces the annual average prices received per hundredweight for veal calves at the Chicago market and the annual average weekly earnings of employees in all manufacturing industries. The period of time covered by the study is 1900 to 1951.
A Distributive Education Display Manual
The problem of this investigation is to prepare a merchandise display manual that can be used by the teacher-coordinator, students of distributive education, other trainees, training sponsors, and salespeople.
Gift-wrapping Methods in Selected Department Stores in the North Texas Area
The study is limited to a survey of the gift-wrapping departments of selected stores in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Denton.