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Dissertations from 2015

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Sales and Operations Planning: A Performance Framework, Scott C. Ambrose

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A Taxonomy of Emerging Markets, Alexander A. Assouad

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The Effects of Risk Management Programs on Financial Professionals' Judgments, James F. Boyle

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When Being More Different and Less Visible Leads to Commitment and Justice for All, Lisa Farmer

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Differing Effects of Goals on Sales Control Systems and Multifaceted Job Satisfaction, Anne Gottfried

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Financial Services: A Taxonomy of Consumer-focused Selling Activities and Sales Positions, Linda Joie Hain

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The Effect of Audit Committee Compensation on the Procurement of Non-audit Services, Caroline Hayek

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An Examination of Fit and the Use of Mobile Devices for Performing Tasks, Carole L. Hollingsworth

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A Study on Information Technology Consumerization: Intentions to Use and Recognize Use Behaviors, Lorraine A. Lamb

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The Relationships Between Entrepreneurs' Gender, Attitudes Toward Seeking Assistance from Entrepreneurship Centers, Utilization of Centers, and Entrepreneurial Success, Scott C. Manley

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Why Empowering Salespeople is a Double Edge Sword, Lucy Matthews

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The Role of Demographics: Who Engages in and Who Benefits from Family Supportive Supervisor Behavior?, John Neglia

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Intuition and Its Impact on Information Systems Success, Robecca Quammen

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The Influence of Leadership Style and Personal Costs on Fraud Whistleblowing Intent, Tonya D.W. Smalls

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Supply Chain Managers and Risk Behavior: Testing the Sitkin and Pablo Model, Willie Frank Thompson

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Measuring Family Business Performance: A Holistic, Idiosyncratic Approach, Ralph I. Williams Jr

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A Comparative Analysis of Training, Mentoring and Coaching in the Sales Environment: Evaluating the Impact of Personal Learning on Role Ambiguity and Organizational Commitment, Shalonda K. Bradford

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Sales Incentives and Sales Performance: The Moderating Effect of Cultural Dimensions, Morten Brante

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Crisis Management: A Qualitative Study of Extreme Event Leadership, Charles A. Casto

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Essays on Motivating Investment, J. Reid Cummings

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An Investigation of Sustainable Product Purchase Behavior: A Social Cognitive Perspective of Consumer Action, Keith Edmund Ferguson

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Behavioral Finance: Factors Influencing Angel Investor Decisions, Robert C. Forrester

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Predicting the Presence of Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) on Top Management Teams and the Moderating Influence of CMO Presence on the Relationship Between Firm Visibility, Market Power, and Industry Orientation and Firm Performance, Laurie Renee Hodge

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Vendor Firm Characteristics and Buyers' Perceptions of Transaction Costs and Relationship Governance, Imran M. Khan

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Stuck in the Middle: The Impact of Implementing Corporate Decisions on Middle Managers' Justice Perceptions, Lee A. Macenczak

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Perceived Leadership Behaviors, Perceived Team Cohesion and Team Performance, Alvin Miles

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Autopsy of the Banking Crisis: Examining the Impact of Director Characteristics on Bank Failures, Gregory L. Prescott

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The Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship: The Antecedents and Outcomes of Perceived Franchisor Support, Mary Kay Rickard

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Modeling Diversity Management Practices in Corporate Ethics: The Spillover Effect, Yves-Rose SaintDic

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Are All Shares Equal? A Measure of Secondary Agency Conflict and an Examination of its Influence on Investor Reactions to Acquisition Announcements, Christine C. Sutton

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Segmenting Segmentation: A Taxonomy Bridging Theory and Practice of Strategic Consumer Segmentation, Andrew Thomas Thoeni

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Audit Committee Oversight of Fraud Risk, Robert M. Wilbanks

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The Effect of Third Party Procedural Justice Perceptions on Purchase Decisions: The Role of Uncontrolled Marketing Communications, David L. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Impact of Social Influence Pressure on CFO Judgments, Carol C. Bishop

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The Influence of In-House Tax Expertise on Corporate Tax Avoidance, Kimberly Hutton Honaker

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Revenge or Reconciliation? A Rejection-Based Model of Firm-Induced Relationship Termination, Lucas Hopkins

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Two Essays on the Unintended Consequences of Sarbanes-Oxley on Small Banks and Small Businesses, Earl C. Howell

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Formal and Informal Institutional Influences on Multinational Enterprise Social Responsibility: Two Empirical Studies, Dawn L. Keig

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Two Essays on the Knowledge-Based View of the Firm: The Impact of Local Market Knowledge on Domestic Firm Performance in Both Transitional and Developed Economies, Ted B. Randall

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Online Social Presence (OSP) In E-Tailing: Construct Development And Testing, Russell Reams

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The Impact of Post-Acquisition Autonomy upon Small to Medium Enterprise Integration Success, Robert Weichel Reich

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The Effects of Pricing on the Sales Force and the Firm: A Strategic View, Wendy Ritz

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Understanding the Determinants of Corporate Social Disclosure Strategies: An Examination of Firms' Use of GRI Guidelines, James Michael Simmons Jr.

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A Contemporary Examination of the Miles and Snow Strategic Typology Through the Lenses of Dynamic Capabilities and Ambidexterity, Marc D. Sollosy

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Influences on Supply Manager Behavior Toward Environmental Responsibility, James Anthony Swaim

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The ERM Process: Evidence from Interviews of ERM Champions, Therese R. Viscelli