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Allied Academies News Number 16 - Spring 2005

Introduction | Internet Conference | Las Vegas Conference | New Orleans Conference Academies / Journals | Teaching Award 
Education Award | Fellow Award | Service AwardResearch Awards | Conference Photos

Introduction

The Memphis Conference of the Allied Academies turned out to be a great conference! We had numerous compliments on the conference hotel as well as the presentations. We had right around 200 registrants with 160 participants physically present and another 40 or so in the Internet Division. We would like to thank all of you who participated as it is the authors and the conference participants who make the Allied Academies successful. We greatly appreciate your support and positive feedback.

As you know, Allied Academies 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 International Internet Conference

Our Summer 2005 International Internet Conference (July 18-31) is coming up and we are taking several steps to enhance the experience of the participants. We will be introducing some new ideas posed to us by our members that we hope will increase the level of participation and enhance the overall experience for those participating. As we strive for continuous improvement, please e-mail us to let us know if you have any suggestions.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Internet Conference, it has continued to grow in popularity and this July we will have our 8th 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.

As with our physical conferences, 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 and Program published on-line. The Internet Conference will run for two weeks giving participants plenty of time to participate as their schedules and time zones allow. See our Submission Instructions page for information on submitting.

Fall International Conference in Las Vegas

The Fall 2005 Conference in Las Vegas is also slated for October 12-15. We will be holding the conference at the newly renovated Riviera Hotel and Casino. We have secured an excellent room rate of $99 per night for our participants. Due to numerous suggestions to return to Las Vegas, we have spent many months trying to find the right hotel for the job. We believe we have now done that and are hoping that you will all be able to join us. We are expecting this to be another great turnout and are gearing up for our best turnout yet. We hope to make some modification to our online paper tracking and registration system prior to encouraging submissions for this conference. However, we have had some people already register in order to get money out of this budget year. We will keep those of you on our e-mail list posted as our system develops and will let you know when we will begin accepting submissions. As usual, theInternet Division will allow registrants to participate without traveling to the Conference, but we still hope to see a large number of you all there!

Spring International Conference in New Orleans

The Spring 2006 Conference in New Orleans is slated for April 12-15, 2006. We had so much positive feedback from our participants the last time we were there, we decided to go back. In fact, we will be holding the conference at the same Hilton New Orleans Riverside we used for the Spring 2004 conference. We will be receiving the same wonderful room rate of $89 per night for our participants. Again, you spoke and we listened. We are expecting record attendance for this conference as well. Despite being a long way from accepting submissions for Spring of 2006, we have already received several registration fees for this conference as well. We will keep those of you on our e-mail list posted as we get closer. We hope to see you all there as well.

Academies & Journal News

We have spent the last year getting caught up on publishing the 16 different Journals we currently publish. Due to some unforeseen problems we were unable to publish the Summer 2004 issues that many people were expecting. We have published most of the copies that should have come out last Summer, but do have a couple issues still in the queue. Our apologies for the delay. We are implementing some new systems that will ensure more efficient handling as we go forward.

All of our Journals have a 25% acceptance rate and are listed in Cabell's, and represent every area in the School of Business. We have not been updating the online Journals web page because of some impending changes in the accessibility of our Journals. Our plans are to make only the table of contents available for public browsing and allow access to the full Journals only to our current members. We hope this added layer of protection will allow us to sell subscriptions to libraries and subscription agencies as well.

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.

Ernest R. Larkins, Georgia State University
Timothy C. Johnston, University of Tennessee at Martin
Jack E. Tucci, Mississippi 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 theDistinguished Education Award. We extend our sincere congratulations to Western Carolina University, Entrepreneurship Faculty, and to the administrators who support this exceptional unit. The department won the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Outstanding Model Program for its Master of Entrepreneurship, the first program of its kind in the Nation. Entrepreneurship Faculty, Western Carolina University

Fellow's Awards

These three individuals have been a supporters of the Allied Academies for many years. They have encouraged attendance at the conferences, have taken on extra duties on our behalf and they have been good friends and a colleagues as well as worthy of Fellow status.

Carol Bruton, California State University, San Marcos
David “Skip” Smith, Southeast Missouri State University
Patricia Toney-McLin, Arkansas State University

The Larry R. Watts Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Larry R. Watts extended extraordinary service to the Allied Academies throughout the establishment and growth of the organization and the development of its various Academies and Journals. This award, named in his honor, is bestowed only upon Academy Fellows who make outstanding contributions to the organization above and beyond the normal call of duty.
For his unwavering support, involvement with the Journal of Commercial Banking and Finance and constant enthusiasm, we thank...
James B. Bexley, 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 25% 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 and Financial Studies

Is Auditor Switching Associated with Delayed Accounting Recognition of Bad News?
Michael M. Grayson, Jackson State University
Michael S. Luehlfing, Louisiana Tech University

Activity-Based Costing, Total Quality Management and Business Process Reengineering:
Their Separate and Concurrent Association with Improvement in Financial Performance
Douglass Cagwin, Lander University
Katherine J. Barker, SUNY, Fredonia 

Predictive Ability of the Valuation Allowance for Deferred Tax Assets
Do-Jin Jung, West Texas A&M University
Darlene Pulliam, West Texas A&M University

The Effect of Financial Institution Objectives on Equity Turnover
Vaughn S. Armstrong, Utah Valley State College
Norman Gardner, Utah Valley State College

Market Noise, Investor Sentiment and Institutional Investors in the ADR Market
DeQing Diane Li, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Jongdae Jin, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

A Model for Determination of the Quality of Earnings
Robert L. Putman, University of Tennessee at Martin
Richard B. Griffin, University of Tennessee at Martin
Ronald W. Kilgore, University of Tennessee at Martin

Unexpected Changes in Quarterly Financial Statement Line Items and Their Relationship to Stock Prices
Thomas A. Carnes, Western Carolina University

Leasing Agreements and Their Impact on Financial Ratios of Small Companies
Thomas R. Noland, The University of Houston


Academy of Commercial Banking and Finance

The Evolution of Derivative Use by Community Banks From 1995-2003
Sara H. Robicheaux, Birmingham Southern College

A Critical Review on Analysts’ Earning Forecasts
Do-Jin Jung, West Texas A&M University
Why Customers Choose Community Banks: An Empirical Study
James B. Bexley, Sam Houston State University


Academy of Economics and Economic Education

Economic Development Initiatives of African-American Churches in Treme:
The Oldest African-American Neighborhood in the United States
Kenneth J. Lacho, University of New Orleans
Tammy Parker, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Kristie Carter, Carter Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Is the Impact of Foreign Loans on the Economic Growth of Severely-Indebted
Underdeveloped Countries a Myth or Reality? Corroborative Evidence
Morsheda Hassan, Grambling State University
Abdalla Hagen, Grambling State University
Mahmoud Haj, Grambling State University

Possibility of Russia Becoming a Strong Economic Power House
Hadley Leavell, Sam Houston State University
Balasundram Maniam, Sam Houston State University
Jim Bexley, Sam Houston State University


Academy of Educational Leadership

Accounting Students’ Knowledge and Perceptions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Marianne L. James, California State University, Los Angeles

Quality, Technology, Experience and the Use of the Media Resources
in Distance Learning Programs by Two-Year Community Colleges
Justo Manrique, University of Houston-Downtown
Linda Bressler, University of Houston-Downtown

Gender Differences in Students’ Perceptions of Group Learning Experiences
Rebecca Kaenzig, Appalachian State University
Stella Anderson, Appalachian State University
Eva Hyatt, Appalachian State University
Lynn Griffin, North Carolina A&T State University

Predicting Academic Dishonesty: Your Cheatin’ Heart Will Tell on You
D’Arcy Becker, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Janice Connolly, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Paula Lentz, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Joline Morrison, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Trends in Students’ Perceptions of the Ethicality of Selected Computer Activities
Judith C. Simon, The University of Memphis
Lillian H. Chaney, The University of Memphis

Higher Education in the Global Economy: A Study Abroad Comparison
Nini Yang, San Francisco State University


Academy of Entrepreneurship

Organizational Environment for Non-Profit Entrepreneurship Development
Mamdouh Farid, Hofstra University

The Role of IT Management Resources in the Development of Small
Entrepreneurial Firm Customer Relationship Capabilities
Doris M. Shaw, Northern Kentucky University

The Relationship Between Organizational Values, Strategy, Culture and the Performance of Micro-Businesses
Rosalind Paige, Lander University
Charles R. Emery, Lander University

Who are the Self-Employed?
Carl A. Kogut, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Larry E. Short, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Business Accession and Separation Rates in Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Mississippi Counties
Sherry Robinson, Penn State University
Walter Janoski, Penn State University


Academy of Health Care Management

Health Care Cost of Diabetes Due to Acculturation Related Obesity
in Non-Traditional Latino Immigration Locations
Sarah Colby, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Emelia Amoako, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Eileen Kohlenberg, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Lauren Haldeman, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Academy of International Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Firms in the International Arena
Lawrence A. Klatt, Florida Atlantic University

Human Resource Issues among SMEs in Eastern Europe: A 30 Month Study in Belarus, Poland and Ukraine
Shawn M. Carraher, Cameron University
Sarah C. Carraher, Consolidation Enterprises


Academy of Entrepreneurship Education

A Proposed Look at the Role of Self-Efficacy as a Mediator Between Experiential
Entrepreneurship Education and Performance Outcomes
Peter S. Sherman, University of Evansville

Academy of Information and Management Sciences

Guided Design Search as a Decision Support Tool in Network Design
Mark W. Lewis, University of Mississippi

Forecasting Key Strategic Variables in the Casino Tourism Industry
Steven E. Moss, Georgia Southern University
Anthony G. Barilla, Georgia Southern University
Janet Moss, Georgia Southern University

Examining the Differences of Gender Perception in the Use of Speech Recognition
as a Tool in Group Support Systems
Carl M. Rebman, Jr., The University of San Diego
Casey G. Cegielski, Auburn University
Brad Prince, Auburn University

2+2 Tier Banded Frameworks of Interconnectedness: Industry Structure Determinants
SeungJae Shin, Mississippi State University at Meridian
Jack Tucci, Mississippi State University at Meridian
Martin B. H. Weiss, University of Pittsburgh
Hector Correa, University of Pittsburgh


Academy of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

The Stars of Morningstar: Why They May Not Shine Very Bright
Patrick McGuigan, Pace University

Responding to Allegations of 3rd Party Sexual Harassment: The Customer is Not Always Right
Gerald E. Calvasina, Southern Utah University

The Effects of Legal Environment on Voluntary Earnings Forecasts in the U.S. Versus Canada
Ronald A. Stunda, Birmingham Southern College

SOX on Trial: Complaint for Injunctive and Other Relief
Gary G. Johnson, Southeast Missouri Sate University
Mary Virginia Moore Johnson, Southeast Missouri Sate University

Software Errors: Recovery Rights against Vendors
Gary P. Schneider, University of San Diego
Linda L. Barkacs, University of San Diego
Craig B. Barkacs, University of San Diego


Academy of Marketing Studies

I’m on Beale Street, But My Luggage is in Memphis...Egypt?: 
Deploying RFID-Enabled Baggage Tracking Systems to Improve Airline Customer Service
David C. Wyld, Southeastern Louisiana University
Michael A. Jones, Southeastern Louisiana University
Jeffrey W. Totten, Southeastern Louisiana University
Pay for Performance: Contrary Evidence and a Predictive Model
James H. Turner, Morehead State University


Academy of Organizational Culture, Conflict and Communications

Collegiality in Higher Education: Toward an Understanding of the Factors Involved in Collegiality
Robert D. Hatfield, Western Kentucky University

The Moderating Effects of Leadership Style on Subordinates’ Perceptions of Decision Effectiveness:
A Partial Test of the Vroom-Yetton Model
Daniel A. Sauers, Winona State University
Jeffrey C. Kennedy, Nanyang Business School
Simon C. Holland, Lincoln University

Procedural Justice and Voice Effects
Paula W. Potter, Western Kentucky University

Developing a Model of Leadership in the Teleworking Environment: A Qualitative Study
David S. Taylor, Sam Houston State University
Joseph K. Kavanaugh, Sam Houston State University


Academy of Strategic E-Commerce

Electronic Music Downloads: What’s an Industry to Do?
R. Nicholas Gerlich, West Texas A&M University
Nancy Turner, West Texas A&M University
Pamela H. Wilson, Consultant

.EDU Dilemma: The Web Accessibility Challenge Facing Public and Private Universities
Danial L. Clapper, Western Carolina University
Debra D. Burke, Western Carolina University

Can-Spam Act: Compliance or Avoidance
Peggy Osborne, Morehead State University
Michelle B. Kunz, Morehead State University


Academy of Strategic Management

A Test of Contingency Theory as a Basis for Understanding Technology
Transfer Effectiveness in Japanese Organizations
Russell Teasley, Western Carolina University
Richard Robinson, University of South Carolina

Re-Examining Imbeddedness: A Critical Analysis of Global Strategic Management
Raza Mir, William Paterson University
Ali Mir, William Paterson University
Mehdi Hussain, North South University, Bangladesh

The Effect of TQM Factors on Financial and Strategic Performance:
An Empirical Test Using Manufacturing Firms
Katherine J. Barker, SUNY, Fredonia
Charles R. Emery, Lander University


Academy of Studies in International Business

Foreign Aid and the Potential Effects on Income Inequality in Recipient Nations
Kristen N. Van Rensselaer, University of North Alabama
Bruce L. Gordon, University of North Alabama
J. Douglas Barrett, University of North Alabama

The Emerging Landscape of Trade Liberalization and Non-Uniform China Effects Under the WTO Regime
Nini Yang, San Francisco State University

Suggested Competitive Strategies and a Firm’s Labor Productivity in Global Markets:
An Empirical Investigation
Abdalla Hagen, Grambling State University
Rey Vaicys, Grambling State University
Cheryl Vaicys, Grambling State University
Khaled Alshare, Emporia State University

Globalization and Democracy: A General Discussion
Nader Asgary, SUNY Geneseo


International Academy for Case Studies 

Valuation of a Dream: Riverside Country Club for Sale
Benjamin L. Dow, III, Southeast Missouri State University
David Kunz, Southeast Missouri State University

Is This a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification?
Neal F. Thomson, Columbus State University

Crisis Management at the National Institutes of Health
Katherine Campbell, University of North Dakota
Duane Helleloid, University of North Dakota

Innovation in Employer Health Coverage:
The Consumer Driven Health Plan at Logan Aluminum
Robert D. Hatfield, Western Kentucky University

The Milton Health and Rehabilitation Center
Robert C. Schwab, Andrews University

The Utah Summer Games
Wayne A. Roberts, Jr., Southern Utah University
Emmett Steed, Southern Utah University