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An Occupational Follow-Up of Male Graduates of Denton High School, 1936-1940

An Occupational Follow-Up of Male Graduates of Denton High School, 1936-1940

Date: August 1948
Creator: Windham, Manly Thurman
Description: "The first part of the study is devoted to a comparison of those graduates who stay in Denton with those who move away. The marital status of each group, where they live, and why they chose the cities in which they live are shown in this section. A study is made to determine if those graduates who have moved away choose cities larger or smaller than Denton. The second aspect of the problem is developed by making a comparison of the quality of work done in high school and amount of education of the two groups. To make this comparison, a study is made of the quartile rank in high school ; the number that attended college in each group; the schools they attended; and the number that graduated from college. The third part of the problem is a comparison of the degree of success attained by each group. the occupations of the graduates, the number who have their own businesses, the financial success of each group, and the relationship of education to financial success attained are shown. The fourth division of the problem is the presentation of suggestions given by the graduates for improving job opportunities in Denton. It ...
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PERT as a Management Tool

PERT as a Management Tool

Date: June 1962
Creator: Ross, William Minor
Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the three scheduling systems available today as a management tool. The first two systems--Milestone Reporting and Line-of-Balance--are essentially Gantt charts which do not appear to meet the requirements for management control of scheduling. An investigation of PERT is made to see if it will provide additional controls necessary for proper scheduling.
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Prediction of Bankruptcy Using Financial Ratios, Information Measures, National Economic Data and Texas Economic Data

Prediction of Bankruptcy Using Financial Ratios, Information Measures, National Economic Data and Texas Economic Data

Date: December 1987
Creator: Moore, Ronald K. (Ronald Kenneth)
Description: The main purpose of this study is to develop a bankruptcy prediction model for the small business firm. Data was collected from the Dallas Small Business Administration (SBA), making this study specific to its decision makers. Existing research has produced models which predominately use financial ratios and information measures either independently or combined, and a few research models have used economic trends. This study varies from past studies in that it includes regional economic variables from the states of Texas. A sample of three-year data for 138 firms included fifteen bankrupt firms. This proportion of bankrupt/nonbankrupt firms approximates the proportion of repayed/defaulted loans in the SBA. Stepwise regression, set at the .15 level of significance, reduced a total of fifty-three variables to nine. These nine variables were then used to test twelve predictive models. All twelve models tested improved the SBA repayment rate and only two of the twelve would have caused the SBA to deny loans to applicants who eventually repaid. The study determined the model that included financial ratios, information measures, and Texas economic variables as best. It was also demonstrated that some of the variables used in this model could be eliminated without decreasing the predictive power ...
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A Proposed Curriculum at North Texas State College School of Business for Training Business Managers for the Public Schools of Texas

A Proposed Curriculum at North Texas State College School of Business for Training Business Managers for the Public Schools of Texas

Date: 1950
Creator: Gillen, Norman K.
Description: It is the purpose of this study to determine what training is needed to qualify an individual for the position of school business manager. This study is made to show what duties are performed by business managers in the public schools of Texas and what training in college will be needed to qualify a college graduate for the position of school business manager.
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The Relationship Between Dogmatism and Neuroticism in Supervisors of Sheltered Workshops and Changes in the Self-Concept of Handicapped Employees

The Relationship Between Dogmatism and Neuroticism in Supervisors of Sheltered Workshops and Changes in the Self-Concept of Handicapped Employees

Date: December 1971
Creator: Whatley, Arthur Allen
Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is whether or not dogmatism and neuroticism in supervisors of sheltered workshops is related to changes in the self-concept of handicapped employees. The measurements of dogmatism and neuroticism were accomplished through the use of Rokeach's Dogmatism Scale, (form E) and Winne's Neuroticism Scale. Pitt's Tennessee Self Concept Scale was used to measure the self-concept of the handicapped employees.
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The Relationship between Identifiable Attributes and Decision-Making Ability of Purchasing Personnel as Measured by the Results of a Management Game

The Relationship between Identifiable Attributes and Decision-Making Ability of Purchasing Personnel as Measured by the Results of a Management Game

Date: May 1973
Creator: Ellis, Norman Dean, 1933-
Description: This study investigated the relationship between certain biographical and personality characteristics and decision-making ability of purchasing personnel as measured by the results achieved in a complex management game.
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Requirements for Business Degrees in Texas' Largest Colleges and Universities

Requirements for Business Degrees in Texas' Largest Colleges and Universities

Date: 1947
Creator: Shepard, Haggard G.
Description: In this study an effort is made to review comprehensively the requirements for business administration degrees in the larger colleges and universities in Texas. The development and adaptation of uniform requirements in any field of study are necessarily slow processes and subject to frequent revision. Especially is this true in the field of business education.
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The Role of the State Supervisor in Business Education

The Role of the State Supervisor in Business Education

Date: 1951
Creator: Kemper, Troy David
Description: This study is designed to present information on the supervision of business education as revealed through research and personal observations. Included in this study of state supervision of business education are such phases as proposed qualifications and duties of a state supervisor of business education, a brief study of supervisory programs now in effect in other states, the need for a state supervisor in Texas, and a proposed program for supervision of business education in Texas.
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Seasonal Market Trends for Feeder and Stocker and for Slaughter Steers for the Years 1940 through 1948

Seasonal Market Trends for Feeder and Stocker and for Slaughter Steers for the Years 1940 through 1948

Date: June 1950
Creator: Embry, J.C.
Description: Standing on the threshold of a new decade, Texas agriculture is faced with three major problems. The first of these problems is the imperative need for a sound soil and water conservation program. Texas has been struggling with this problem for fifty years and has made some progress toward its solution. During the war, however, it was an all-out production of food regardless of cost, either in terms of dollars or resources. As a result, the conservation problem is more acute today than ever before. The second problem is that farm production is out of balance. Lucrative prices for oil and grain crops, plus the increasing shortage of farm labor, turned thousands of farmers from the more stable diversified farm program which had been built up during the '30s. Now, they are again faced with quotas and acreage allotments. This calls for necessarily early and probably extensive readjustment of the entire agricultural production program. The third major change in the agricultural picture is the rapid industrialization of Texas during and since the war. This increase in urban population in this state means an increased market right at the farmer's door for more livestock, dairy, poultry, fruit, and vegetable production. Fortunately, ...
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A Selective Reference List in Business Education for the Senior High School Library

A Selective Reference List in Business Education for the Senior High School Library

Date: 1947
Creator: Hedrick, James A.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the types of books and periodicals in the field of business education which should be included in the library of the average senior high school, and to compile a selective list of the best publications as a standard reference list for the use of the high school commercial teacher.
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Significant Changes in Selected Financial and Operating Ratios of Twenty Leading Corporations for the Years 1940, 1944, 1946, and 1947

Significant Changes in Selected Financial and Operating Ratios of Twenty Leading Corporations for the Years 1940, 1944, 1946, and 1947

Date: 1948
Creator: Cox, Maple K.
Description: An effort to determine how the ratios of leading corporations changed during World War II and in the two peace-time years following.
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Status of Certain Aspects of Accounting Education in Oklahoma Colleges in 1957-1958

Status of Certain Aspects of Accounting Education in Oklahoma Colleges in 1957-1958

Date: August 1960
Creator: Rainey, Bill G.
Description: The main problem of this investigation is to study certain aspects of accounting education in the senior and junior colleges of Oklahoma during the school year 1957-1958 for the purpose of making proposals for its advancement.
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A Study of Curricular Offerings in Business in the Colleges of Arkansas for the Period from 1936 to 1946

A Study of Curricular Offerings in Business in the Colleges of Arkansas for the Period from 1936 to 1946

Date: 1947
Creator: Shores, P. T.
Description: The problem which forms the basis of this study is one involving an investigation of the curricular offerings in the field of business in the liberal-arts colleges of Arkansas. The purpose of the investigation is to compare the growth of business offerings during the eleven years from 1936 to 1946.
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A Study of How Business Education Conferences Can Promote Better Business Education in the State of Texas

A Study of How Business Education Conferences Can Promote Better Business Education in the State of Texas

Date: 1950
Creator: Smith, Woodie McConnell
Description: This is a study of business education conferences in Texas made in an effort to improve business training in Texas secondary schools. Many young people leave high school intending to enter the business world. Business is ready to accept those who are competent. The educational preparation of students, however, is often insufficient to permit their seizing the opportunities offered to them.
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A Survey of the Qualifications, Duties, and Problems of the Business Manager in the Public School Business Office

A Survey of the Qualifications, Duties, and Problems of the Business Manager in the Public School Business Office

Date: August 1954
Creator: Cook, Jimmie F.
Description: The problem of this study is to survey the business manager system in public schools in accordance with the accepted standards and common practices regarding the preparation necessary for a person interested in becoming a business manager. Specifically, forty-six of the average school districts in Texas are evaluated by means of data received in a questionnaire in order to determine the requirements these schools set up for a business manager.
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A Survey to Determine the Relationshiops of Certain Factors to Success in Elementary College Accounting at North Texas State College

A Survey to Determine the Relationshiops of Certain Factors to Success in Elementary College Accounting at North Texas State College

Date: 1949
Creator: Brooks, Paul A.
Description: In this study an effort is made to determine how certain factors are related to success in elementary college accounting at North Texas State College. The factors which are considered are: grades made in high school bookkeeping, size of high school attended, sex, age, military service, marital status, intelligence, college classification of the student, and high school bookkeeping credit earned by the student.
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A Systematic Approach to Corporate Planning

A Systematic Approach to Corporate Planning

Date: May 1969
Creator: Johanson, Richard (Richard Claude)
Description: The fundamental purpose of this dissertation is to determine the extent to which many of the corporations within the United States are implementing formalized planning processes. The conditions surrounding the corporation have caused the movement toward a more systematic approach to corporate planning since there appears to be no better substitute for a formalized planning process to help assure the survival and growth of the firm.
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Texas Energy Banks: Problems and Prospects

Texas Energy Banks: Problems and Prospects

Date: August 1987
Creator: Seley, Joan Bonness
Description: The forces that shaped banking practices in the late 1970s and which fostered attempts by the banks to rapidly expand their markets are examined. Why, and to what extent, the Texas energy banks committed themselves to the oil industry in those years, as well as the effects of the oil industry's four-and-one-half year decline on the banks' financial strength is detailed. How banks structured loans to various energy borrowers and why these borrowers lost their ability to service their debts is analyzed. The changes that the Texas banks' painfully learned lessons will bring about in energy and other specialized lending is considered.
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The Valuation of Conglomerate Companies

The Valuation of Conglomerate Companies

Date: May 1969
Creator: Betty, Winfield Parker, 1937-
Description: This dissertation investigates the sources of growth which are available to conglomerate companies and draws some limited conclusions with regard to which are the major sources.
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Wholesale Quarterly Prices of Fifty Leading Commodities Adjusted to the Purchasing Power of the 1926 Dollar and Charted as a Ratio of all Commodity Prices for the Period 1940 through 1949

Wholesale Quarterly Prices of Fifty Leading Commodities Adjusted to the Purchasing Power of the 1926 Dollar and Charted as a Ratio of all Commodity Prices for the Period 1940 through 1949

Date: 1950
Creator: Helm, Rufus G.
Description: It is a broad function of this thesis to provide the commodity world with a new and valuable informational tool. This thesis shows quarterly prices for a ten year period 1940 through 1949, on fifty major commodities, giving in each case the actual cash price and the cash price adjusted to the purchasing power of the 1926 dollar. This adjusted price is a statistically derived relative price and for the purposes of this study is called a constant dollar value.
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