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Centralized Purchasing Arrangements in a Selected Group of Oil Companies in the Southwest

Description: 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.
Date: 1951
Creator: Strong, Jerry C.

A Comparative Study of Odessa College, Odessa, Texas, with Business Colleges in the Odessa Area to Determine the Effectiveness of Training Received by Business Students

Description: The potential college students of the Odessa area need to know which type of school best suits their personal needs. The area around Odessa offers the highest paid secretarial Jobs in the state, with some 500 oil and oil supply firms employing from one to fifty full-time secretaries, with salaries ranging from $200 to 4325 per month. The opportunities for accountants, bookkeepers and auditors in the Odessa area is unlimited, and they earn from 4350 to $450 per month. The Odessa area also employs approximately 30 business teachers. 1 The. high school graduate is often at a loss as to whether to take advantage of a business course in a private business college in Odessa or whether to study business administration for one or two years at the local junior college, either in preparation for a job or for additional education at another college or university. A great deal of time and money may be wasted if a potential student attends the school that does not fulfill his needs. In view of the above, the purpose of this study is to make comparisons between the two types of schools in an effort to determine the type of school most suited for each student, and to pave the way for improvements in business education in that area. These facts will be helpful in planning the future curriculum and expansion of Odessa College and the possible establishment of a business school in connection with Odessa College.
Date: August 1951
Creator: Woods, John C.

A Comparative Study of the Content and Method of Presentation Found in Twenty-Nine Typewriting Textbooks

Description: 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.
Date: 1946
Creator: Graham, Doris Patricia

A Comparative Study of the Experiences of both Companies and Unions with Stock Ownership Plans for Employees

Description: The purpose of this study is to gain answers an opinions from both companies offering stock ownership plans for their employees and from unions who participate or have members that participate in plans. In order to obtain answers from both companies and unions concerning plans, this study describes broadly the types of plans that are now in existence. An attempt was made to determine the most popular features of stock plans from both company and union viewpoint, and where possible, to gain recommendations leading to the formulation of more efficient and more popular plans.
Date: January 1954
Creator: McClain, Frank W.

A Comparative Study of the Retirement and Survivors Benefits under the Proposed Social Security Amendment, as Amended in House Bill 6000, and under the Texas Teacher Retirement System

Description: The problem of this study is to compare the retirement benefits under the federal Social Security System, as proposed in House Bill 6000, the retirement benefits under the Texas Teachers Retirement System, and the retirement annuities of private insurance companies. Further, the study will compare the survivors benefits under the proposed Social Security amendment and under the Texas Teacher Retirement System. Last, the study will compare the general nature and principles of the proposed Social Security amendment with those of the Texas Teacher Retirement System.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Peters, Malta Douglas

A Comparison of Insurace Curricula of Accredited Colleges and Universities in Texas with the Curricula Recommended by 100 Selected Insurance Companies Operating in the State of Texas

Description: This study was undertaken to determine whether the curricula of the colleges and universities are meeting the needs of the growing insurance industry. This study will determine, first, whether the insurance curricula of the accredited four-year colleges and universities in the state of Texas fulfill the needs of the insurance industry as reported by 100 selected insurance companies operating in the state of Texas. Second, this study will compare the insurance program at North Texas State College with the programs of other accredited colleges and universities in Texas. Third, from the foregoing analysis this study will attempt to determine whether the insurance program at North Texas State College could be improved. As a final consideration, this study will determine whether the insurance companies desire colleges and universities to offer special short courses for their insurance personnel.
Date: 1957
Creator: Lyles, Henry Francis

A Comparison of Selected Factors in Undergraduate Programs in Business Teacher Education in Texas with Criteria Recommended for Business Teacher Education, 1956

Description: The purpose of this study was to compare selected factors in undergraduate programs in business teacher education in Texas with criteria recommended for business teacher education. The factors selected were: (1) the business teacher education curriculum, (2) professional laboratory experiences of prospective business teachers, and (3) educational preparation, experience, and professional activities of the business education college faculty.
Date: 1956
Creator: Otey, Evelyn I.

A Comparison of the Qualifications of Junior College Business Education Teachers in Texas with the Qualifications Desired by Junior College Presidents

Description: The purpose of this investigation was twofold, namely: 1. To determine the personal characteristics and qualifications of the junior college business teachers in Texas; 2. To determine how well these characteristics match the desired qualifications given by college hiring personnel--presidents.
Date: August 1954
Creator: Vail, Harold W.

Decentralization of Managerial Authority

Description: This study of decentralization of managerial authority looks at the nature of authority and its relationship to organizations; factors which indicate a basis for greater decentralization of managerial authority; case studies of corporations that decentralized managerial authority; and the human relations aspects of decentralization of authority.
Date: 1958
Creator: Kirkpatrick, Thomas O.

The Development and Implementation of an Effective Loan Officer Training Program in a Commercial Bank

Description: The research attempts to determine how an effective loan officer training program should be designed and implemented in Texas Commerce Bank. A comprehensive program would prepare newly hired college graduates for positions as commercial lending officers as quickly, thoroughly, and effectively as possible. In order to accomplish this objective, three steps are necessary in the research. The first step is to determine the generally accepted principles of training and development. Application of these principles in a program certainly increases the likelihood of successful training results. The second step is to survey a sample of the banking industry to determine what approaches to this problem are currently in use by other banks. If successful procedures, techniques, or ideas are now working for banks similar to Texas Commerce, perhaps they can be adapted to work in this bank. The final step in designing the program is to tailor the gathered information for the specific needs of Texas Commerce. The purpose of this step is to assure that the principles of step one and the successful approaches from step two are realistically and specifically matched with the training needs at Texas Commerce Bank.
Date: December 1973
Creator: Workman, Russell Mayfield

The Development of a Series of Objective Examinations for Cost Accounting by Adolph Matz, Othel J. Curry, and George W. Frank

Description: In order that the task of student evaluation will be simplified, that the final evaluations will be more accurate, and that instructors and professors in the field of cost accounting will have more time available for research and study, the purpose of this study is to make available a series of valid and reliable objective examinations to instructors and professors who adopt Cost Accounting by Adolph Matz, Othel J. Curry, and George W. Prank as a textbook.
Date: January 1953
Creator: Taylor, Glen L.

Development of a Workbook for Business Mathematics Based on the Needs of Students of Business at North Texas State Teachers College

Description: 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.
Date: 1947
Creator: Williams, Walter Maxey

Development of the Commercial Curricula in the Secondary Schools of Texas

Description: 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.
Date: 1947
Creator: Chowning, Charles Odom

Distinctive Features of the Military Preparatory School

Description: The purposes of this study are: (1) to analyze the military system of education and discipline developed and employed by the preparatory institutions of the United States which combine military training with academic training; (2) to show that the military system of education compares favorably with that offered in secondary schools; and (3) that certain distinctive features are present in the military system of education and that these features are worthy of careful consideration by parent and student.
Date: 1948
Creator: Cumbie, Calvin Artimus

The Economic Status of the Classroom Teacher from 1925-45

Description: 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.
Date: 1949
Creator: McDonald, Will Ona

The Effect of Personality Characteristics on Information Selection, Utilization and Decision-Making

Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of determining the role of personality in information acquisition and utilization during the decision-making process, by replicating the Schkade-Scarborough box design and the Kernan-Mojena chip design, using an expanded battery of psychological tests. This investigation seeks to accomplish the following objectives: (1) review and summarize the present literature which relates personality and binary decision behavior; (2) review and summarize the present literature which relates personality with information transmission and utilization; (3) administer the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (NMPI), the Gordon Personal Inventory (GPI), the Gordon Personal Profile (GPP), EAS j, and LA1S0 to a group of subjects who will also participate in both the box and the chip experimental designs; (4) replicate both the box and the chip experimental designs with a different set of subjects to test for consistency of findings; (5) perform canonical analysis on the box design, endeavoring to extend and refine the analysis of the data; and (6) compare the findings from the box and chip experimental designs, and identify areas for further research. The purpose of this study is twofold. The first is to replicate and test the research findings of Schkade-Scarborough and Kernan-Mojena, which suggested that there is a statistically significant relationship between decision performance, as defined by a set of decision performance metrics, and personality, as defined by a set of psychological test scales. The second purpose is to test the hypothesis that the same psychological scales which are significantly related to decision performance, as defined by the box performance metrics, are also related to decision performance, as defined by the chip performance metric.
Date: December 1972
Creator: Carothers, Samuel Gilbert, 1938-