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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Income and Cost-of-Living Comparison for Selected Trades and Professions for the Period 1936-45
The purpose of this study is to show which incomes of the selected trades and professions have more nearly approached a parallel to the changing cost of living during the period January 1, 1936, to December 31, 1945.
Development of a Workbook for Business Mathematics Based on the Needs of Students of Business at North Texas State Teachers College
The problem of this study is to determine the needs of students who are majoring in business and to design a workbook that will best prepare these students for the business courses offered at North Texas State Teachers College and for the problems of everyday life.
The Evolution and Present Status of Workmen's Compensation Insurance in Texas
The problem of this study is to record the evolution and to determine the present status of workmen's compensation insurance in Texas.
An Integrated Guidance Program for Small Secondary Schools in Texas
Of the 1190 four-year high schools of Texas there are 941 with an enrollment of 250 or less. This group of schools is missing many opportunities to guide the youth they graduate into effective and wholesome living by means of an integrated guidance program. It is the purpose of this study to develop a program which, if incorporated into the curricula of these schools, should result in an integration of guidance into the many phases of the school's activities and increase the school's usefulness to the student.
A Survey of the Clerical Occupations in Sugar Land, Texas, as a Basis for Revision of the Commercial Curriculum in the High School
The reasons for making a survey of the clerical occupations of Sugar Land, Texas are to determine whether or not graduates of Sugar Land High School are qualified to accept positions offered them, and to obtain suggestions for revising the commercial curriculum of the school.
A Study of the Duties of the Deans of Women in the Seven State Teachers Colleges of Texas
The problem undertaken is a study of the duties of the deans of women in the seven state teachers colleges of Texas, their relationship to other members of the faculty, and special problems with which they are confronted. The study also includes a discussion of routine office duties, dormitory duties, public relations work, academic teaching, social duties, and the main professional satisfactions of the position.
Development of the Commercial Curricula in the Secondary Schools of Texas
The purpose of this study is to trace the growth and development of the commercial curricula in the secondary schools of Texas and to relate the changes in aims and objectives of such curricula in such a way that a reading of it will furnish a concise, definite, and clear understanding of what has happened in the past.
Placement Service for Graduates of the Schools of Business Administration
The purpose of this study is to find the extent of and manner in which placement service is being performed by the schools of business of colleges and universities for their graduates, and to make recommendations for the organization and physical set-up of an adequate placement service for the School of Business Administration of North Texas State College.
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.
Service Rating Used in Manufacturing Plants of Dallas County, Texas
This study is an effort to review and compare the qualities of service ratings currently being used in the manufacturing plants of Dallas County, Texas, with the recommended qualities for service ratings as set forth in the sources available in the North Texas State Teachers College Library. Also, individual service ratings selected from the group under study will be compared to each other and discussed in detail.
An Experimental Study of Personality Development in the Stenography Class of the Edinburg High School
The purpose of this study is (1) to make a survey of all personality training procedures in an attempt to adapt those methods to the instructional problems of schools having a large Latin-American enrollment, and (2) to correlate personality development with the study of stenography and job finding by giving it specific emphasis in such a course.
A Study of the Outstanding Skills and Personality Traits Desirable in Office Workers
The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to find out the qualities employers expect in beginning workers, (2) to investigate the importance attached to personality by some writers in the literature of the business education field, and (3) to compile information that will be of aid to students of Dallas Technical High School in developing the needed personal qualities and skills.
A Study of the Gainsville Junior College as it Compares with the Other Municipal Junior Colleges of Texas
The problem undertaken in this study is a comparison of the Gainesville Junior College with the other municipal junior colleges of Texas. There are many ways in which this comparison could be made, but to attack the problem from every angle would involve too many problems. Therefore, only the instructional staff, the curriculum, the plant facilities, the extracurricular activities, and the costs to students in these junior colleges will be considered.
An Analysis, as Revealed by the Wire Recorder, of the Methods Used by Ten Selected Business Mathematics Students in Solving Stated Problems
Many studies have been made concerning the difficulties which business mathematics students have in solving stated problems. Such studies have been made by analyzing the student's errors as they appear on written solutions to problems, and, as a result, many errors are overlooked. Errors in the thinking process, and failure to read the problem a sufficient number of times are responsible for many errors made by students. Such errors are not apparent on written solutions, but would be revealed through oral solutions as recorded on a wire recorder. The purpose of this study, then, is to analyze the errors revealed by a wire recorder, along with errors on written solutions, and to classify and tabulate the errors from both sources.
A System of Public School Accounting
The purpose of the study is to show a system of public school accounting that will provide more information for the use of the school in: (1) spending and in planning future expenditures, (2) eliminating unnecessary details commonly found in school accounting systems, and (3) showing the working process of public school accounting to the student that plans to enter this type of work.
Advertising and Promotional Procedure as Practiced by Five Dallas Department Stores
The problem with which this paper is concerned is to observe and appraise the retail advertising and promotional procedure of five of the Dallas department stores. After observing their advertising methods, an attempt will be made to conclude whether their efficiency might be increased through use of different advertising and promotional policies.
Present Status of Graduate Degree Requirements in Business Administration and Business Education in Fifty-Eight Colleges and Universities in the United States
This study attempts to review comprehensively the present status of admission and degree requirements for graduate degrees in the business fields and in the commercial teaching field of secondary and collegiate education. It also seeks to ascertain graduate areas of concentration available in business administration and business education and to determine what graduate courses dealing primarily with business education are offered.
A Comparative Study of the Content and Method of Presentation Found in Twenty-Nine Typewriting Textbooks
The twenty-nine typewriting texts which form the basis for this study are a sample of those currently used in the field of typewriting instruction. The purpose of this study is to see how they agree or where they disagree in the material offered and the way in which it is presented.
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.
The Status of Inventory Valuation in Texas Cotton Mills, 1950
The problem is to determine the status of the methods of inventory valuation in Texas Cotton Mills. This study is also conducted to determine how much uniformity, if any, exists in this particular industry.
Some Effects of Color on Personnel in Industry
The problem of this study is to determine some effects of color on personnel in industry. Consideration is given to management-employee relationship, employee's physical and mental health, and the resulting increase of both quality and quantity of production.
Centralized Purchasing Arrangements in a Selected Group of Oil Companies in the Southwest
The purpose of the study is threefold: (1) to make a survey of the type of purchasing organizations used by a selected number of oil companies operating in the Southwest, (2) to determine the extent or degree of centralized purchasing used by these firms, and (3) to evaluate briefly the organizational arrangements found in light of accepted principles.
Recent Developments in Basing-Point Pricing in the Steel Industry and Their Probable Effects on the Southwest
This investigation is being made in an effort to determine the probable effects on the Southwest of the basing-point changes recently instigated as a result of the Federal Trade Commission rulings.
Needed Improvements in the Office Management of the Goodyear Retail Stores
It is the purpose of this study to analyze certain basic problems of office operations and personnel administration in the Goodyear Retail Stores, and to make recommendations as to improvements most needed. Specifically, this study is undertaken with the intention of determining to what extent proper planning, more efficient operating procedures, and improved personnel relationships can aid in the success of office management in the Goodyear stores.
Typical Responsibilities and Needed Qualifications of the Industrial Foreman
The problem with which this study is concerned is that of the selection of those persons in an industrial organization who are most likely to become effective and successful foremen on the production line and of developing these persons into well-rounded, successful industrial foremen. The purpose of this study is to determine some of the major traits and qualifications which a man should possess if he is to become a successful foreman in industry.
Personnel Policies for Salesmen in Nash Automobile Dealerships in Texas
The automobile dealership is one of the more important types of small business. The operation of such a business is an integral part of the economy of the country, and conditions existing in the automobile field are usually fairly representative of those in other types of small business; therefore, the general personnel policies of an automobile dealership are basically similar to personnel policies of other small businesses in the distributive field. A study of personnel policies in this field will be of some use to anyone interested in the problems of small business.
Development of a Printing Curriculum for Colleges and Universities
The purpose of this study is, first, to determine the justification for a graphic arts program in the institutions of higher learning, and, second,--if such a program is justified--to formulate a curriculum designed to fulfill the needs of the student and the printing industry.