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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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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Community College Collaboration with Business and Industry in Providing Workplace Literacy Programs: a Modified Case Study of Five Corporate Programs in a Metropolitan Area

Community College Collaboration with Business and Industry in Providing Workplace Literacy Programs: a Modified Case Study of Five Corporate Programs in a Metropolitan Area

Date: December 1992
Creator: Kutilek, Janis G. (Janis Gayle)
Description: The purpose of this study was to provide both businesses and institutions of higher education with a descriptive analysis of the programs of five companies that have utilized community colleges in their basic skills programs. The five companies represented included Texas Instruments Defense Systems Corporation and SGS-Thomson Microelectronics (electronics companies), Abbott Laboratories (a pharmaceutical company), J & E Die Casting (a small die casting firm), and Company X, a semiconductor company that requested anonymity. The community colleges included were Richland College, Brookhaven College, and North Lake College. Modified case studies were used to obtain data collected through individual interviews with representatives from the community colleges and the companies. The syntheses of documentaries provided details of how the five community college-directed workplace literacy programs met, or failed to meet, their literacy challenges. Descriptions of the curriculum and structure of each program were also included. Numerous factors contributed to the success or demise of the programs studied. Elements that served as powerful assets when adequately supported were detrimental when neglected. Factors common to all of the programs were financial support, management philosophical support, confidentiality, adequate testing instruments, class schedule flexibility, instructor capability, physical classroom facilities, and work-related documentation integrated into the curriculum. ...
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Development and Testing of a Resource-Based Theory of International Entry Mode Choice

Development and Testing of a Resource-Based Theory of International Entry Mode Choice

Date: August 1995
Creator: Sharma, Varinder M. (Varinder Mohan)
Description: A firm can deploy a variety of arrangements (entry modes) like wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures, contracts, and export modes to implement its product market strategies in foreign countries. Each of these arrangements entails decisions about the location of production facilities and/or marketing operations, and the type of ownership of these operations. The choice of an entry mode is of strategic importance to a firm because it can involve investment of substantial amount of resources and has a strong bearing on the firm's marketing mix. Due to its strategic importance, the entry mode choice phenomenon has been extensively researched. In the past, seven major theories have been proposed but none is able to explain the choice from the complete set of entry modes. Thus, there exists a gap between the theory and practice of entry mode choice. This study provides breakthrough on two fronts. First, it develops a new theory of entry mode choice grounded in the resource-based perspective of the firm. The theory posits that the decision to locate its production and/or marketing operations in a country is related to the actualizability of the firm's competitive advantage in that country. However, the ownership decision is related to the sustainability ...
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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 an applied anthropology research study on the American professional culture of shoe repair.
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The Role of Workstation-Based Client/Server Systems in Changing Business Processes: a Multiple Case Study

The Role of Workstation-Based Client/Server Systems in Changing Business Processes: a Multiple Case Study

Date: December 1995
Creator: Nik Hassan, Nik Rushdi
Description: Although several studies question information technology's contribution to productivity, organizations continue to invest in client/server systems (CSSs) particularly as enablers of business process reengineering (BPR). These efforts may be wasted if they do not improve business processes. This study focused on business processes and investigated the role of workstation-based CSSs in changing business processes. A multiple case study of workstation-based CSS databases in three organizations was performed with the proposition that they moderate the relation between managerial action and changes within business processes. The research framework suggested that changes to business processes are achieved by reducing uncertainty. In order to measure change in business processes, this study categorized business process change into: (1) compressing sequential tasks across functions, (2) compressing tasks vertically within the managerial hierarchy, (3) eliminating slack resources, (4) reducing the distance between the point of decision and the point of information or eliminating intermediaries, (5) reconfiguring sequential processes to operate in parallel, and (6) linking parallel activities during the process. Data collected from questionnaires, interviews, and observations from three case studies were used to construct network diagrams, relationship matrices, reachability matrices, and task tables of business processes. The results of this research partially support the proposition that ...
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