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A Comparison of Elderly Segments on Prepurchase Information Sources
The purpose of this research was to determine if differences exist between the young/old (55-74) and the old/old (75+) regarding external search behavior and the importance of information sources.
The Separation of Rehabilitation from Production Costs in the Vocational Rehabilitation Workshop
The problem with which this study is concerned is the separation of rehabilitation from production costs in vocational rehabilitation workshops. Within workshops there are those functions and tasks—testing, counseling, and the administration thereof—which clearly are rehabilitative. The costs of these activities, therefore, are solely rehabilitation costs. In the production area of workshop operations, however, where production and rehabilitation efforts are intertwined, two kinds of costs are incurred simultaneously: (l) rehabilitation or training costs and (2) production costs. As yet, no generally accepted procedures exist for separating these joint costs.
Impact of the Policies of the National Government on the Organization of Business and Management Styles in India
The purpose of this investigation is to explore the policies of the government of British India and of the independent Republic of India relative to their impact on organizational structure, management practices and styles, and management education in business organizations in India. The British, who were responsible for the growth of some of the organized industries in India, also gave the country, among other things, a modern educational system. They left India, however, with a limited industrial base. There was a serious shortage of professional managers to meet the demands of growing industry. Upon independence, the national government through its policies encouraged the development of business and industries and brought awareness among business managers of the importance of management education.
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.
The Operation of an Army Air Forces Training Command Commercial (Base) Transportation Office
This study presents the principles that govern commercial transportation, and it shows their relationship to military transportation. In the light of these principles, some concrete methods and procedures are presented.
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.
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.
A New Methodology for Measuring Market Potential and for Determining the Validity of Existing Market Segments
This study is concerned with developing a new methodology or "tool" with the use of existing market, research techniques which should enable a firm to measure its market potential and test the validity of its existing market segments.
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.
A Study of Proposed Mandatory Unit Pricing in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area
The purpose of this research was to compile data from both the consumer and business sectors of the economy in an attempt to determine whether unit price information given to the consumer by a mandatory unit price bill would be justified .
Purchasing Power Parity : An Examination of Domestic Inflation Versus the Cumulative External Balances of Twenty Countries, 1949-1968
This dissertation examines Cassell's theory of purchasing power parity within the context of post-World War II foreign exchange markets and government policies.
An Investigation of Preadolescent Children's Attitudes toward Television Commercials
The purpose of this research study is to provide commercial advertisers, television networks, and academicians valuable information regarding the existence, direction, and intensity of preadolescent children's attitudes toward television commercials.
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.
The Impact of Non-monetary Performance Measures Upon Budgetary Decision Making in the Public Sector
This study addresses in an exploratory fashion the following questions. 1. Would non-monetary performance measures grouped into a statement of public efforts and accomplishments significantly reduce the uncertainty of decision makers concerning past entity performance? 2. Would knowledge of such data alter their resultant budgetary decisions?
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.
A System of Selection and Human Resource Development for Small Retailers of Apparel and Accessories
The study has a twofold purpose. The first is to determine the extent to which organized selection and training practices exist in small apparel and accessory retailing establishments, and the general attitude which small retailers of apparel and accessories express toward the value of selection and training functions. The second is to construct a practical system which can be used in small apparel and accessory retailing establishments.
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.
A Study of the Fees Charged in Texas High Schools for Commercial Courses
The purpose of this thesis is to study the relationship of the fee system for certain business subjects in Texas high schools to certain principles of free public school education as provided for Texas public schools.
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.
Requirements for Business Degrees in Texas' Largest Colleges and Universities
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.
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.
Occupational Opportunities for the Woman College Graduate in Specialized Business Fields
The purpose of this study is to make a survey of the opportunities in the business world for the woman college graduate. Attention has been given to the general status of women workers, the training given by colleges in business administration, and the opportunities for the employment and advancement in the business world.
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.
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 Survey to Determine the Relationshiops of Certain Factors to Success in Elementary College Accounting at North Texas State College
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.
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.
Educational Requirements for the B.B.A. Degree in Personnel Management at Eight Texas Colleges and Field Recommendations
This thesis will present a course of study for prospective personnel managers as recommended by practicing personnel executives of selected industries in Dallas, Texas.
The Economic Status of the Classroom Teacher from 1925-45
The purpose of this study is to present a history of the progress made in advancing the welfare of teachers, to evaluate the trends in teachers' salaries over a period of twenty years, and to show the extent to which teacher retirement and teacher tenure laws have gained momentum in the United States. Recommendations for improvement will be made in cases where deficiencies exist.
Survey of Employment Criteria and Recommended Adult Commercial Education Program at Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas
The purpose of this study is to attempt establishment of ways by which Amarillo College, as a community junior college, can further extend its benefits to the adults of the community through its commercial curriculum.