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Allied Academies News Number 14 - Spring 2004

Introduction | Internet Conference| Maui Conference | Academies / Journals
Teaching Award | Education Award | Fellow Award | Research Awards | Conference Photos

Introduction

The New Orleans Conference (the 17th meeting of the Allied Academies) was a huge success! We had our largest turn out in our history, with 225 participants from around the globe and across the United States. We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all who participated. It is the authors and the conference participants who make the Allied Academies successful and who support our efforts to achieve our mission.  

As you know, the organization is a not for profit corporation and is not sponsored by any university or organization. We are dependent upon conference registration fees, and contributions from interested and supportive groups. Our mission is to support and encourage the exchange of ideas in higher education throughout the world. To that end, we sponsor conferences and publish journals. In addition, we maintain this web site which has developed into an important communication medium for our membership and for scholars from around the world. We publish our journals simultaneously in hard copy and on the web page, and you can view conference proceedings, newsletters and academy information there as well.

Summer Internet Conference

Our Summer 2004 International Internet Conference (July 16-30) is coming up and we are expecting a great turnout.  T he Internet Conference has continued to grow in popularity and this July we will have our 6th Summer International Internet Conference. With budget shortfalls and reduced travel allowances, the Internet Conference has become a necessity for some and a luxury for others.  It is the same as a physical conference, with the exception of having to travel.  The conference will be held completely online, with the ability for participants to communicate via a message board, e-mail, instant messaging, Power Point, and video if they so choose.  

Participants can submit their papers for award consideration, then 25% will be selected as winners and will have their works published in the appropriate Journal. There will be a conference Proceedings published on-line as well as on CD, and a conference Program published both in hard copy and on-line. This year, in addition to the bulletin board we have for posting questions and comments, we will add the live chat capability via your browser's built in Instant Messaging application. Participants can also submit Power Point presentations to be posted on our web site as a companion to their paper. The Internet conference will run for two weeks giving participants plenty of time to participate as their schedules and time zones allow (no strict schedule will be required). See our Submission Instructions page for information on submitting.

Fall International Conference in Maui

Our Fall 2004 International Conference will be held in Maui, Hawaii at the Royal Lahaina hotel. As you may know, this represents the Allied Academies 10 year anniversary and we decided we should celebrate with a special location.  It is already shaping up to be a great conference and several people have already made their travel arrangements.  We hope to see you all there!

Academies & Journal News

We will be implementing a new system over the Summer which will entail new submission procedures that will better track conference and Journal submissions.  As part of our plan, we will be password protecting the online Journals and give only members access to them.  We will provide the general public the ability to browse the tables of contents of the Journals so as not to lose the current exposure they are receving.  We will be sending periodic updates as we evolve.  We currently publish 16 different Journals (all with a 25% acceptance rate and listed in Cabell's) representing every area in the School of Business.  

As a reminder, we have added the following new Academies to our conference line up, based on suggestions by our members.

Academy of Family Business (AFB)
Academy of Production & Operations Management (APOM)
Academy of Health Care Management (AHCM)
Academy of Creativity and Innovation (ACI)

We will continue to add Academies and Journals based on the suggestions of our members. We fully expect this continuous improvement will be ultimately beneficial to our authors.  For more information about our affiliate Academies and the types of manuscripts they publish, please visit our Affiliate Academies page.

Creative and Innovative Teaching Awards

The Academy of Educational Leadership sponsors special awards to recognize creative and innovative teachers and educational programs. To be eligible for consideration, an individual must be nominated by a member of the Allied Academies and undergo evaluation by the Teaching Awards Committee. The following individuals have met the criteria and have been judged by the Committee to be worthy of the designation, Distinguished Teachers. We extend to them our sincere congratulations.

M.J. Alhabeeb, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Eleanor Maliche, West Virginia State University
Margaret Thompson, Kennesaw State University

Creative and Innovative Education Award

The criteria for recognition include the on going delivery of outstanding instruction and education, and, the practice of innovative and creative education. Any academic unit of a college or university is eligible for consideration, but a unit may not win the award more than once. The following unit has met the criteria and has been judged by the Committee to be worthy of the Distinguished Education Award. We extend our sincere congratulations to the distinguished faculty and administrators who support this exceptional unit.

Mississippi State University at Meridien
Department of Management

Fellow's Awards

Dr. Balasundram Maniam has been a supporter of the Allied Academies for many years. He has encouraged attendance at the conferences, taken on extra duties on our behalf and created the Academy of Studies in International Business and its accompanying Journal, the Journal of International Business Research. He has been a friend and a colleague as well as one worthy of Fellow status.

Balasundram Maniam, Sam Houston State University

Distinguished Research Awards

We would like to congratulate the Distinguished Research Award Winners. The competition was extremely rigorous and intense. After extensive review, the panel of judges awarded distinguished research status to 27% of the manuscripts. The authors of the following works will receive engraved plaques, and the manuscripts will be published in the next regularly scheduled issue of the appropriate journal.

Academy of Accounting Studies

Accounting for Quality: Return on Investments in Quality Assurance Programs
Martha L. Sale, University of South Alabama

Management Turnover and Myopic Decision-Making
Robert S. Graber, University of Arkansas-Monticello

Do States Optimally Set Tax Rates?
The Portfolio Approach vs. the Tax Smoothing Hypothesis
Carol A. Dole, State University of West Georgia
Jennifer Troyer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Duties of Accounting Clerks During the Civil War and Their Influence on Current Accounting Practices
Darwin L. King, St. Bonaventure University
Carl J. Case, St. Bonaventure University


Academy of Commercial Banking and Finance

The Behavior of Credit Card Interest Rates During The Decline in Other Interest-Rate Markets
Stephen T. Evans, Southern Utah University


Academy of Economics and Economic Education

Are Foreign Loans Good or Bad Cholesterol in the Economic Growth
of Highly Indebted Poor Countries? Corroborative Evidence
Abdalla Hagen, Grambling State University
Ghebre Keleta, Grambling State University
Ghirmay Ghebreysus, Grambling State University
Mark Cadet, Grambling State University

Technology: Connecting the Macro with the Micro
Anne Macy, West Texas A&M University


Academy of Educational Leadership

Andragogy for Adult Learners in Higher Education
Margaret A. Thompson, Kennesaw State University
Michael Deis, Clayton College and State University

Distance Learning and the Faculty:
An Analysis of Perceptions, Concerns, and Opportunities
R. Nicholas Gerlich, West Texas A&M University
Pamela H. Wilson, West Texas A&M University

Academic Professional Conferences: Targeted for Extinction as We Know Them?
Lynn Griffin, Coastal Carolina University
Charles Malone, North Carolina A&T State University
William D. Cooper, North Carolina A&T State University

Adding an Accounting Component to a Computer-Based Interdisciplinary Exercise:
Descriptive Results
James W. Bovinet, Winona State University
Gloria McVay, Winona State University

The Preparedness of Secondary School Teachers Concerning the Education
of Limited English Proficient Students
David K. Christiansen, Idaho State University
Susan J. Jenkins, Idaho State University
Janaan Haskell, Idaho State University

A Discontinuous Curricular Innovation: Market Database Development
Val Larsen, James Madison University
Angela D’Auria Stanton, James Madison University
Newell Wright, James Madison University


Academy of Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurial Continuum: A New Prescription for Future Studies
William T. Jackson, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Mary Jo Vaughan, Mercer University

An Investigation of Sociological Influences on the Relationships between
Psychological Traits and Entrepreneurial Orientation of Used Car Entrepreneurs
J. R. Smith, Jackson State University
Donatus A. Okhomina, Sr., Alabama State University
Alisa L. Mosley, Jackson State University

Current Status and Considerations of Hobby Losses and Their Impact on Entrepreneurs
Taylor S. Klett, Sam Houston State University
Margaret Quarles, Sam Houston State University

Business Ethics for Unseasoned Entrepreneurs:
Trends and Concerns for Professionals and Stakeholders
Michael W. Boyd, University of Tennessee at Martin

Legal readiness in Small Firms: A Theoretical Framework
Kirk C. Heriot, Western Kentucky University
Robert D. Hatfield, Western Kentucky University

Academy of Financial Studies

Predicting Relative Stock Prices: An Empirical Study
Dean W. DiGregorio, Southeastern Louisiana University

Management Fraud and Stock Price Performance
Roger J. Best, Central Missouri State University
Kurt Fanning, Grand Valley State University

An Association Between the Revision Coefficient and the Predictive Value
of Quarterly Earnings in Financial Analysts’ Earnings Forecasts
Jongdae Jin, William Paterson University
Kyungjoo Lee, Cheju National University
Sung K. Huh, California State University-San Bernardino

The Effects of Derivative Usage on Security Returns
George Klersey, Birmingham-Southern College
Ronald A. Stunda, Birmingham-Southern College
Rachel E. Vinson, Birmingham-Southern College


Academy of Free Enterprise Education

Applying the Stewards of Place Model: Integrating Teaching, Research and Service
through Entrepreneurship Education
Rebecca J. White, Northern Kentucky University
Giles T. Hertz, Northern Kentucky University
Rodney R. D’Souza, Northern Kentucky University

Teaching Entrepreneurship to At-Risk Students in the Mississippi Delta
Larry R. Dale, Arkansas State University
Henry G. Torres, Arkansas State University
Patricia Toney-McLin, Arkansas State University
Jeff Pittman, Arkansas State University
Carleen Marburger, Arkansas State University

A Longitudinal Study of the Entrepreneurial Intentions of University Students
Josée Audet, Université Laval


Academy of Health Care Management

The Nursing Crisis: Challenges in a Changing Environment
Steve Brown, Eastern Kentucky University
Peggy Brewer, Eastern Kentucky University
Angela Chapman, Eastern Kentucky University

Healthcare in the United States: Factors Contributing to its Increasing Cost
Joel Bolton, Sam Houston State University
Balasundram Maniam, Sam Houston State University
Ron Earl, Sam Houston State University

Academy of Information and Management Sciences

Minimum Cost Modeling for Hierarchical Storage Reallocation
Using Dynamic Usage Frequencies
Rachelle F. Cope, Southeastern Louisiana University
Robert F. Cope, III, Southeastern Louisiana University
Yvette B. Baldwin, Southeastern Louisiana University

The MIS Academic Area: The State of the Profession
Bryan Foltz, East Carolina University
Richard Hauser, East Carolina University

Dude, Where’s My Cow?: The United States Automatic Identification Plan and the Future of Animal Marketing
David C. Wyld, Southeastern Louisiana University
Rusty Juban, Southeastern Louisiana University
Michael A. Jones, Southeastern Louisiana University


Academy of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Computer Forensics: Admissibility of Evidence in Criminal Cases
Jerry Wegman, University of Idaho

The Federal Government as a Change Agent
Carl A. Kogut, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Larry E. Short, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Minimizing the Expectation Gap
Lisa N. Bostick, The University of Tampa
Michael S. Luehlfing, Louisiana Tech University

Continuing Ethics Education is Critical to Improving Professional Conduct of Auditors
D’Arcy Becker, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Susan Haugen, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Lucretia Mattson, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance: New Opportunities for Information
Gary P. Schneider, University of San Diego
Carol M. Bruton, California State University San Marcos


Academy of Marketing Studies

Productivity, Innovation and Antitrust Policy
Louis H. Amato, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Christie H. Amato, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

How are Best-Rated Web Retailers Handling Online Privacy?
Michelle B. Kunz, Morehead State University
Ron G. Cheek, University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Buyer Perceptions of Relationship Importance and Relationship Quality
in Determining Whether Relationships Continue
Amy L. Parsons, King’s College

An Investigation of the Long-Run Impact of Advertising Expenditure on Sales
Confidence W. Amadi, Florida A&M University

An Exploratory Study of the Impact of Family and Technology Issues on
Sales Careers with a Focus on Gender Differences
Jeffrey W. Totten, Southeastern Louisiana University
Barbara A. Schuldt, Southeastern Louisiana University
Duane Donald, Southeastern Louisiana University


Academy of Organizational Culture, Conflict and Communications

Leadership in High-Risk Environments: Cross-Generational Perceptions of Critical Leadership
Attributes Provided by Military Special Operations Personnel
Jerry D. Estenson, California State University, Sacramento

Executive Compensation: How Much is Enough? An In-Depth Look at the Rising Cost
of Executive Compensation Compared to the Performance of the Firm
Taylor Klett, Sam Houston State University
Balasundram Maniam, Sam Houston State University
Rhonda Strack, Sam Houston State University

A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Leader Ethic
Danny L. Rhodes, Anderson College
Charles R. Emery, Lander University
Robert G. Tian, Coker College
Michael C. Shurden, Lander University
Samuel H. Tolbert, Lander University
Simon Oertel, University of Applied Sciences
Maria Antonova, Kazan State University

Digital Depression, Stress and Burnout:
Same Song, Different Verse
Pamela R. Johnson, California State University, Chico
Julie Indvik, California State University, Chico

Organizational Structure and Behavioral Issues Affecting a Business College
in a University during an Accreditation Process
Frank R. Lazzara, Columbus State University

Quality of Work-Life Issues and the Needs of the Dual-Career Couple
Employee Perceptions of Personnel Practices:
A Study of Rural America as a Barometer for Human Resource Managers
Kelly Littlefield, Capella University & Northwestern Michigan College


Academy of Production and Operations Management

Production and Operations Quality Concepts: Deficient Diffusion into the Service Sector
Tony Polito, East Carolina University
John Kros, East Carolina University

The Case for Measuring Supplier Satisfaction
John J. Lawrence, University of Idaho

The eBay Factor: The Online Auction Solution to the Riddle of Reverse Logistics
David C. Wyld, Southeastern Louisiana University


Academy of Strategic E-Commerce

Can-Spam Act of 2003: How to Spam Legally
John W. Yeargain, Southeastern Louisiana University
Randall P. Settoon, Southeastern Louisiana University
Sandra E. McKay, Southeastern Louisiana University

Associations Between E-Business Models and Their Business Performances
Dae Ryong Kim, Delaware State University
Hoe-Kyun Shin, Kumoh National Institute of Technology
Jong-Chun Kim, Kumoh National Institute of Technology
Sehwan Yoo, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Jongdae Jin, William Paterson University

A Longitudinal Analysis of the Privacy Policies of the Fortune E-50 Firms
Harlan L. Etheridge, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Kathy H.Y. Hsu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Academy of Strategic Management

How Important are Stakeholder Relationships?
Christopher S. Alexander, King’s College
Paul Miesing, State University of New York at Albany

Strategic Management: Does Personality Make a Difference?
Michael McDonald, Georgia Southern University
Martha C. Spears, Winthrop University
Darrell F. Parker, Georgia Southern University

Performance in the Contemporary Conglomerate
Gerard Kerr, University of Windsor
James Darroch, York University

Differentiating Purchasing Practices of Firms Based on Information Technology Use
Robert Premus, Wright State University
Nada R. Sanders, Wright State University

Academy of Studies in International Business

Industrial Relations and U.S. Direct Investment Abroad:
The Impact of Foreign Labor Market Restrictions
Michelle W. Trawick, Western Kentucky University
Catherine Carey, Western Kentucky University

The Possibility of Corporate Societal Strategy in China
Catherine E. Levitt, California State University at Los Angeles
Lillian Fok, Louisiana State University
Kern Kwong, California State University at Los Angeles

The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Non-U.W. Accounting Firms
Kathy H. Y. Hsu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ronald G. Cheek, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Harlan L. Etheridge, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

FDI and the Effects on Society
Michelle Herman, Sam Houston State University
Darla Chisholm, Sam Houston State University
Hadley Leavell, Sam Houston State University

The Vietnamese Market and the United States:
A Matrix and Historical Analysis
Han X. Vo, Winthrop University

Banking on Success in the War on Terror
Leroy Ashorn, Sam Houston State University
Balasundram Maniam, Sam Houston State University
Rachel Entenza, Sam Houston State University

Wal-Mart’s Learning Curve in the German Market
Don B. Bradley III, University of Central Arkansas


International Academy for Case Studies

Conduct Unbecoming:
Allegations of Sexual Misconduct at the United Sates Air Force Academy
Charles R. Emery, Lander University
James E. Benton, Lander University

Kirkland’s Inc.
Wilburn Lane, Lambuth University
Michael McCullough, University of Tennessee at Martin

Creating Customer Value at Rocky Mountain Fiberboard
John J. Lawrence, University of Idaho
Doug Haines, University of Idaho
Michele O’Neill, University of Idaho

KSB Argentina
D. K. “Skip” Smith, Southeast Missouri State University
Carlos Aimar, Universidad de Palermo and Universidad de San Isidro
Andres Kessen, KSB Argentina

The Case of ‘For a Few Dollars More’
Rodger G. Holland, Georgia College and State University
Tom C. Moore, Georgia College and State University

A Tale of Two Airlines:
WestJet and Canada 3000
Bernadette Martin, University of Alberta
Dorothee J. Feils, University of Alberta
Grace C. Allen, Western Carolina University

Growth for Tiffany & Co.
Thomas Bertsch, James Madison University
Debra Wiseman, Rugged Wearhouse

Dyersburg Fabrics
Mike McCullough, University of Tennessee at Martin
Wilburn Lane, Lambuth University

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