An Analysis of the Factors Affecting Consumer Co-operation in the United States

An Analysis of the Factors Affecting Consumer Co-operation in the United States

Date: May 1939
Creator: Davidson, Curtis D.
Description: A study of consumer cooperation in the United States relating to education, labor, business, religion, and government.
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[The Interior of the Shaw Studio, February 1943]

[The Interior of the Shaw Studio, February 1943]

Date: February 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of in interior of Shaw Studio for photography. There is an individual female behind the counter and three individual customers. Two are female and one is male. There are many portraits inside and on the counter, the females are are wearing dresses, and the male is wearing a jacket with the words "FALCONS" and "NTSTC" on the back.
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[Pontiac Authorized Service Business in Denton Area, 1942]

[Pontiac Authorized Service Business in Denton Area, 1942]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph from across the street of a Pontiac authorized service location within the Denton, TX area. Several cars are visible in the picture along with a grand house with a walled structure in construction in front.
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Toward an Understanding of Contemporary Professional Culture

Toward an Understanding of Contemporary Professional Culture

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Giulietti, Michael & Jordan, Ann
Description: This paper discusses research on understanding contemporary professional culture. In the summer of 2010, the author embarked on an applied anthropology project to study the American professional culture of shoe repair. The project was funded by UNT's McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program with guidance by Dr. Ann Jordan of UNT's Department of Anthropology. This qualitative study used the anthropological methods to investigate this rapidly diminishing group and the reasons for its precipitous decline. Participants were recruited either through in-store encounters or from participants in the Shoe Service Institute of America's 2010 convention in Oklahoma City, OK. Twenty-one participants were gathered from shoe repair establishments in DFW and 28 from the convention. The research uncovered the adaptive strategies employed by the shoe repair industry to remain a viable business in a consumption-driven market economy. In a future guaranteed to have fewer resources, shoe repair may see a resurgence as the public begins to value their services once more.
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The North Texan, Volume 2, Number 4, May 1951

The North Texan, Volume 2, Number 4, May 1951

Date: May 1951
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: The North Texan includes articles and notes about North Texas State College students, faculty, and alumni activities.
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The Application of Statistical Classification to Business Failure Prediction

The Application of Statistical Classification to Business Failure Prediction

Date: December 1994
Creator: Haensly, Paul J.
Description: Bankruptcy is a costly event. Holders of publicly traded securities can rely on security prices to reflect their risk. Other stakeholders have no such mechanism. Hence, methods for accurately forecasting bankruptcy would be valuable to them. A large body of literature has arisen on bankruptcy forecasting with statistical classification since Beaver (1967) and Altman (1968). Reported total error rates typically are 10%-20%, suggesting that these models reveal information which otherwise is unavailable and has value after financial data is released. This conflicts with evidence on market efficiency which indicates that securities markets adjust rapidly and actually anticipate announcements of financial data. Efforts to resolve this conflict with event study methodology have run afoul of market model specification difficulties. A different approach is taken here. Most extant criticism of research design in this literature concerns inferential techniques but not sampling design. This paper attempts to resolve major sampling design issues. The most important conclusion concerns the usual choice of the individual firm as the sampling unit. While this choice is logically inconsistent with how a forecaster observes financial data over time, no evidence of bias could be found. In this paper, prediction performance is evaluated in terms of expected loss. Most ...
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