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Allied Academies News Number 18 - Spring 2006

Introduction

The New Orleans Conference of the Allied Academies turned out to be a great conference despite the weaker than usual turn out. We only had 160 registrants which is one of the smallest conferences we've had in a while(about 50 fewer people than we had at the New Orleans Conference in 2004). The service was wonderful and the city really needed our presence. The French Quarter and business district near the hotel seemed to be in good shape, but the residential areas are still completely destroyed in a lot of places six months after Katrina. Gutted apartment buildings, tarped roofs, abandoned cars and deserted neighborhoods were common sights if you did any exploring. The city needs tourism dollars flowing into it to help in the recovery, so I think most of the attendees felt like they were helping just by being there and had a good time doing it.

On another note, we have phase one of a multi phase web site project almost complete. For this project, we have hired a professional web designer to build acustomized system to reduce our tremendous record keeping work load. This will likely involve running two different systems on our site until we are able to tackle subsequent phases of the project. Once phase one is complete, the online journals will be brought up to date and accessible to members only. There will likely be some bumps along the way due to the scale of this project, so please bear with us. We think you will like the end result much better.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Summer International Internet Conference

Our Summer 2006 International Internet Conference (July 17-31) is rapidly approaching and the online forms to submit and register are now available. It has been growing in popularity among our members and gives participants the ability to submit papers just as they would for a normal conference without having to go anywhere. As many of you know, submitting a paper for award consideration at one of our conferences is a very effective way to get your paper considered for Journal publication quickly.

Fall International Conference - Reno

The Fall 2006 International Conference will be held October 19-21, at the Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa in Reno, Nevada. Just to give you a little more information about the Atlantis it offers luxury hotel accommodations, the relaxed atmosphere of a European style spa & salon and Reno's only hotel with indoor and outdoor pools, fine dining from around the world with eight award winning restaurants, and non-stop gaming action in Reno's best casino. It is centrally located only a few minutes from the airport (with a free shuttle), at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and is only a half hour from Lake Tahoe. Its location is also convenient to the newest shopping and dining district. Whether you're into golf, skiing, or just a relaxing day at the spa, they offer a vacation package to suit your needs. The weekday sleeping room rates are only $69 and the weekend rates are $139. Be sure to tell them you are with Allied Academies when you book. For reservations call 800-723-6500.

Spring 2007 International Conference in Jacksonville

The Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront was our back up choice if New Orleans did not recover, so we have chosen them to be our location for the Spring 2007 International Conference. It is currently slated for April 11-14, 2007. The hotel has been recently remodeled and converted into a Crowne Plaza. It now offers a fitness center, gift shop, business center, outdoor riverside pool, two bars and two restaurants, including Ruth's Chris Steak House. They have also offered us a guest room rate of $105 per night. We hope to see you all there as well. Be sure to tell them you are with Allied Academies when you book. For reservations call 877-227-6963.

Journal News

As you may or may not be aware, we hired a system designer to design a new online system for managing our growing number of members. Phase one was supposed to be completed a couple of months back, but some unforeseeable problems emerged in the interactivity of the different software being used. It is now very close to being complete. Once it is introduced, we will send an email to all of you who are on in our User Profile database so make sure your email addresses are up to date there (check the Submission Status Profile to make sure). This system will allow us to post the rest of the online Journals to the web site for member and subscriber access only. If you are interested in being kept up to date on this or anything else, just make sure you have submitted User Registration Form. The new system should tie in with our plans to get our Journals listed with the major databases and subscribing organizations that AACSB is beginning to require for publication consideration. More phases of the system will follow.

Allied Academies Awards

Creative and Innovative Teaching Awards

The Academy of Educational Leadership sponsors special Awards to recognize innovative and creative teachers. To be eligible for consideration, an individual must be nominated by a member of the Allied Academies, must submit an extensive package of information for review, and must undergo a rigorous 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.

Ellen D. Cook, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ravindra Kamath, Cleveland State University
Bill McPherson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Fellow Award

The following individual has been a supporter of the Allied Academies for many years. She has been a friend, colleague, and ambassador, and she has fervently embraced our cause and our mission. She has earned and is well worthy of Fellow status.

Inge Nickerson, Barry 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 through more than a decade of development of the organization, we thank:
Philip Olson, University of Idaho and Pacific Training Resources

Distinguished Research Awards

We would like to congratulate the Distinguished Research Award Winners. The competition was extremely rigorous and intense. After extensive, double blind, peer review, the journal referees 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 a future issue of the appropriate journal.

Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies
Stock Market Reactions to First-Time Employee Stock Ownership Plan Adoptions
John E. Cresson, Southeastern Louisiana University

The Impact Detection Risk Has on Tax Compliance: An Alternative View
Paul C. Schauer, Bowling Green State University
Lawrence Bajor, Bowling Green State University

The Effect of the Firm’s Monopoly Power on the Earnings Response Coefficient
Kyung Joo Lee, Cheju National University
Jongdae Jin, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore
Sung K. Huh, California State University, San Bernardino

Tests of Technical Trading Rules in the Asian-Pacific Equity Markets:
A Bootstrap Approach
Camillo Lento, Lakehead University
Academy of Commercial Banking and Finance

The Unbanked Hispanic Community: Implications for the Banking Sector
Radha Bhattacharya, California State University at Fullerton
Denise Stanley, California State University at Fullerton
International Banking and Large Community Banks:
A Preliminary Look
Kurt Jesswein, Sam Houston State University
Academy of Economics and Economic Education
Reassessing the Case of Ecuador’s Dollarization
David A. Matthews, Sam Houston State University
Balasundram Maniam, Sam Houston State University
Hadley Leavell, Sam Houston State University
Claudine Burke, Sam Houston State University
Academy of Educational Leadership
The Role of Gender in Teaching Effectiveness Ratings of Faculty
Jonathan Kohn, Shippensburg University
Louise Hatfield, Shippensburg University
A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the School Administrator Efficacy Scale (SAES)
Daniel L. McCollum, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Lawrence T. Kajs, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Norma Minter, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Faculty Ethics from the Perspective of College of Business Administrators
Ruth B. McKay, Carleton University
Linda A. Kidwell, University of Wyoming
James A. Kling, Niagara University
The Role of Teaching, Scholarly Activities, and Service on Tenure, Promotion
and Merit Pay Decisions: Deans’ Perspectives
Khaled A. Alshare, Emporia State University
James Wenger, Emporia State University
Donald Miller, Emporia State University

Teaching Methodologies in the Classroom: A Study of Student Preferences
Martin S. Bressler, Houston Baptist University
Linda A. Bressler, University of Houston-Downtown
Using a Marketing Approach to Improve Recruitment Retention of
African American Students in a BBA Program
Angela Leverett, Georgia Southern University
J. Michael McDonald, Georgia Southern University
Darrell Parker, Georgia Southern University
Ethics and Music: A Comparison of Students at Predominantly White and Black Colleges
and Their Attitudes toward File Sharing
R. Nicholas Gerlich, West Texas A & M University
Nancy Turner, West Texas A & M University
Suresh Gopalan, Winston Salem State University
Academy of Entrepreneurship

The Non-Mover Advantage?: Self-Employment Rates in Non-Metropolitan Areas
Sherry Robinson, Penn State University
Business Non-Profits: Helping Small Businesses in New Orleans Survive Katrina
Kenneth J. Lacho, University of New Orleans
Don B. Bradley, III, University of Central Arkansas
Michael Cusack, University of New Orleans
Supply Chain Management: A Profile of Micro-Enterprises
Terry R. Pearson, West Texas A & M University
David A. Parmenter, West Texas A & M University
Entrepreneurial Executive

Independent Contractor: A The Challenge of Doing It Right
Patricia C. Borstorff, Jacksonville State University
Stan Newton, Jacksonville State University
The New Physician Entrepreneur: Friend or Foe?
Sam D. Cappel, Southeastern Louisiana University
Avi Waiker, Southeastern Louisiana University
Jack E. Tucci, Mississippi State University, Meridian
State of the Entrepreneurial Blogosphere
Robert J. Lahm, Jr., Middle Tennessee State University
Academy of Entrepreneurship Education
Enhancing Economic Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Dispositions of Elementary Students:
The Entrepreneurs in Kentucky Initiative
Kimberly P. Code, Northern Kentucky University
A 21st Century Model of Entrepreneurship Education:
Overcoming Traditional Barriers to Learning
Brooke R. Envick, St. Mary’s University
Prasad Padmanabhan, St. Mary’s University
Academy of Health Care Management
A Social Entrepreneurial and Educational Venture:
A Creative and Collaborative Approach to Address the Methamphetamine Epidemic
J. Donald Weinrauch, Tennessee Technological University
Kevin Liska, Tennessee Technological University
Academy of Information and Management Sciences
The Influence of Individual, Task, Organizational Support and Subject Norm Factors
on the Adoption of Groupware
Dae Ryong Kim, Delaware State University
Byung Gon Kim, Namseoul University
Milam W. Aiken, University of Mississippi
Soon Chang Park, Hyupsung University
Ethics of Computer Use: A Survey of Student Attitudes
Alden C. Lorents, Northern Arizona University
Jo Mae Maris, Northern Arizona University
James N. Morgan, Northern Arizona University
Gregory L. Neal, Northern Arizona University
Academy of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues
Kelo v. City of New London:
Is Eminent Domain for Economic Development Public Use or Public Abuse?
Linda L. Barkacs, University of San Diego
Craig B. Barkacs, University of San Diego
Federal Civil Rights Legislation and State Sovereign Immunity
Debra D. Burke, Western Carolina University
Malcolm Abel, Western Carolina University
The National Labor Relations Act and Non-Union Employers Policy
and Practice Issues in a Changing Environment
Gerald E. Calvasina, Southern Utah University
Eugene J. Calvasina, Southern University
Richard V. Calvasina, University of West Florida
Academy of Marketing Studies

Multiple Measures of Loyalty:
Validity and Reliability Tests in Two Retail Settings
Larry P. Pleshko, Kuwait University
Are Sales Managers Predisposed to Self-Monitoring?
Harry A. Harmon, Central Missouri State University
Academy of Organizational Culture, Conflict and Communications
Knowledge Management: A Value Creation Perspective
Renée Lavergne, University of Sherbrooke
Ronald L. Earl, Sam Houston State University
Integrating Leadership Theories and Team Research:
A Conceptual Framework Based on Level of Analysis and Type of Control
Stephen C. Betts, William Paterson University
Michael D. Santoro, Lehigh University
An Examination of Employee Culture-Based Perceptions as a Predictor of Motivation
Charles R. Emery, SUNY-Fredonia
Simon Oertel, University of Applied Sciences Trier
Employees’ Knowledge of Office Politics: Demographic Differences
Catherine G. Green, The University of Memphis
Lillian H. Chaney, The University of Memphis
Leader-Effectiveness Across Cultural Boundaries:
An Organizational Culture Perspective
James Reagan McLaurin, American University of Sharjah
Academy of Strategic E-Commerce

Web-Based Training:
A Marketing Perspective of Issues Concerning Corporations and Customers
Brian Hallett, Morehead State University
Michelle B. Kunz, Morehead State University
Academy of Strategic Management
Testing Resource-Based and Industry Factors in a Multi-Level Model
of Competitive Advantage Creation
Iain J. Clelland, Radford University
Thomas J. Douglas, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dale A. Henderson, Radford University
Academy of Studies in International Business
A Cross-Cultural Contextual Model of Work-Family Interfaces
in Managing International Assignments
Nini Yang, San Francisco State University
The Causality between Stock Index Returns and Volumes in the Asian Equity Markets
Ravindra Kamath, Cleveland State University
Yi Wang, Cleveland State University

Thailand: Southeast Asian Tiger or Historical Underachiever
Thongchai Srivardhana, Louisiana State University
John James Cater, Louisiana State University
Convergence in Major Euro-Zone Stock Markets: Evidence from Monthly Data
Stephen Caples, McNeese State University
Michael E. Hanna, University of Houston at Clear Lake
Grady Perdue, University of Houston at Clear Lake
Matiur Rahman, McNeese State University
International Academy for Case Studies
Casino City, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice:
Campus Access to Internet Gambling and the First Amendment
Edward J. Schoen, Rowan University
Diane Hughes, Rowan University
Phillip A. Lewis, Rowan University
Richard Marmon, Rowan University
Manulife Financial and the John Hancock Acquisition
Camillo Lento, Lakehead University
Philippe Grégoire, Lakehead University
Bryan Poulin, Lakehead University
International Academy for Case Studies

ALZA Corporation:
A Case Study Concerning R&D Accounting Practices in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Tim McCoy, Texas A& M University-Corpus Christi
Margaret Hoskins, Henderson State University

E.M. Mapalad and the Mapalad Bus Liners, Inc.:
The Business Ended Despite a Talented Entrepreneur
Maria Claret M. Ruane, Alfred University
Amy B. Rummel, Alfred University

Getting Started in the Thoroughbred Horse Business:
A Review of Some Basic Accounting Principles
Richard H. Fern, Eastern Kentucky University

Chicago Food and Beverage Company
Virginia Bodolica, Université du Québec en Outaouais
Marie-France Waxin, American University of Sharjah

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