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Allied Academies News Number 13 - Fall 2003

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


The Las Vegas Conference (the 16th meeting of the Allied Academies) was a great success. We had authors 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.

Spring International Conference in New Orleans

Our Spring 2004 International Conference (April 7-10) is coming up and we are expecting a great turnout.  The conference will be held at the Hilton New Orleans - Riverside, where we have secured an excellent room rate for participants. We have added some new Academies based on suggestions from our members.  For those of you with travel constraints, the Internet Division will allow you to participate in the conference without leaving your home or office.  As usual we will be selecting the top 25% of the award submissions for Journal publication.  For more information on submitting, see the Submission Instructions.

Academies & Journal News

We have been busy publishing Journals over the holiday season.  Several issues have already been published and mailed and several are in the publication process now.  If you are expecting a copy and have not received it yet, it is likely to be in process.  We have been updating our online Journal pages and will continue to add to our back issues.  At the conclusion of our next conference, we will be only allowing members to access the online Journals.  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.  

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.

Summer Internet Conference

The Internet Conference has continued to grow in popularity.  Coming July 2004 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.

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!

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.

James B. Bexley, Sam Houston State University
Robert A. Fleck, Jr., Columbus State University
Inder P. Nijhawan, Fayetteville State University
Patricia A. Toney-McLin, Arkansas 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.

College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho

Fellow's Awards

From time to time, the Allied Academies recognizes outstanding dedication and service by designating an individual a Fellow of the Academy. This is the highest honor which the organization can bestow. Tonight, we add to the Hall of Fellows...

William T. Jackson, University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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 affiliate 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 unwavering support, and constant enthusiasm, we thank...

Larry R. Dale, Arkansas State University

Distinguished Research Awards

We would like to congratulate the Distinguished Research Award Winners for Las Vegas, 2003. The competition was extremely rigorous and intense. After extensive review, the panel of judges awarded distinguished research status to less than 23% 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

The Effects of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on Business Failure Momentum
Askar H. Choudhury, Illinois State University
Steven V. Campbell, University of Idaho

Financial Statement Footnote Disclosures- Purposes, Subject and Number: The Hong Kong Experience
Gary, Miller, Texas A&M International University
Soon Suk Yoon, Chonnam National University, South Korea

Similarities and Differences Between the Sexes in Financial Analysis and Self-Confidence
Robert L. Webster, Ouachita Baptist University
T. Selwyn Ellis, Louisiana Tech University
Barry Bryan, Ouachita Baptist University

Academy of Commercial Banking and Finance

Mortgage Backed Securitisation: Contextual Success Factors
Helen Lange, Macquarie Graduate School of Management

The Choice of Private Versus Public Debt in an Emerging Economy: Does Information Asymmetry Play a Role?
Sanjay Rajagopal, Montreat College

The Impact of Bank Asset Composition on Profitability
Christopher L. Brown, Western Kentucky University

Academy of Economics and Economic Education

Developing Student Writers in Economics: A Process Writing Approach
Craig M. Sasse, Rockhurst University
Laura E. Fitzpatrick, Rockhurst University

Teaching Money, Prices, Income and the Quantity Theory of Money
Han X. Vo, Winthrop University

The Potential of Biotechnology-Promises, Perils, Perplexities: A Survey of Impacts on Relevant Economic Sectors
Gauri S. Guha, Arkansas State University
Anil Baral, Arkansas State University
Sarath A. Nonis, Arkansas State University
Richard S. Segall, Arkansas State University

Economics in the Integrated Business Curriculum: In or Out?
Ismail H. Genc, University of Idaho
Selahattin Bekmez, Mugla University
Jon R. Miller, University of Idaho

Academy of Educational Leadership

Introductory Accounting Curriculum Changes:
A Longitudinal Investigation of the Complex Issues Facing Small Schools
Janice L. Klimek, Central Missouri State University

Advice for the Not Ready for Virtual Time Professors: Lights, Camera, Action!
Tips on Creating a Workable Online Course
Ida M. Jones, California State University-Fresno

The Faculty Perspective on the Impact of AACSB Accreditation
Wayne A. Roberts, Jr., Southern Utah University
Roy Johnson, Southern Utah University
John Groesbeck, Southern Utah University

Quality in Higher Education: The Student’s Role
Louis F. Jourdan, Jr., Clayton College & State University
Chris Haberland, Clayton College & State University
Michael H. Deis, Clayton College & State University

Academy of Entrepreneurship

Business Level Strategic Choice in Low Market Share Firms: An Empirical Analysis
Richard Robinson, University of South Carolina
Palmer Sineath, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Peter Davis, University of Memphis
Paula Harveston, Berry College

Effects of the Hispanic Population on Arkansas Small Business
Don B. Bradley, III, University of Central Arkansas
Stephen Fryar, University of Central Arkansas
Damon Van Riper, University of Central Arkansas

Academy of Financial Studies

The Performance of U.S. International Funds During the Asian Financial Crisis
Louis T. W. Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute
Kam C. Chan, Western Kentucky University
Lynn K. Pi, The Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong

The Effect of Transitory Earnings Items on the Relevance of Earnings and Cash Flows for REITs
Ron Stunda, Birmingham-Southern College
Eric Typpo, University of the Pacific

The Relationship between the Existence of Antitakeover Devices and Corporate Social Performance
Bernadette M. Ruf, Delaware State University
Nancy L. Meade-Christie, Seattle Pacific University
Robert M. Brown, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Academy of Family Business

Is Wal-Mart Smothering Small Town America?
Rachel R. Entenza, Sam Houston State University
Balasundram Maniam, Sam Houston State University

Academy of Free Enterprise Education

Analysing the Effectiveness of Franchisee Training Program:
Empirical Observations from Finland
Jenni Torikka, University of Jyväskylä

Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship for Educators Programs: An Assessment Study
Masoud Hemmasi, Illinois State University
Lee A. Graf, Illinois State University

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Entrepreneurship Education: The Cross-Course Project Model
Brooke R. Envick, St. Mary’s University
Thomas Madison, St. Mary’s University
H. Richard Priesmeyer, St. Mary’s Univeristy

Academy of Information and Management Sciences

Justifications for the Deployment of XML/EDI for Development of Electronic Commerce Applications
Naser Aayat, Payam Noor University
Nader Asgary, State University of New York-Geneseo

The Impact of Process Standardization and Task Uncertainty on Creativity in GSS Environments
Cesar Perez-Alvarez, William Paterson University
Mahmoud Watad, Fairleigh Dickinson University

A Neural Expert System with Goal Seeking Functions for Strategic Planning
Jae Ho Han, Pukyong National University

Academy of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Internet Denial of Service Attacks: Legal, Technical and Regulatory Issues
Jerry Wegman, University of Idaho
Alexander D. Korzyk, University of Idaho

Using Research Data to Assist in Developing and Marketing Strategies to Enhance
Knowledge of Relevant Law among Faculty and Academic Administrators in Colleges and Universities
Le Von E. Wilson, Western Carolina University

Harassment: Constructive Discharge and the Affirmative Defense
Gerald E. Calvasina, Southern Utah University
Richard V. Calvasina, University of West Florida
Eugene J. Calvasina, Southern University

Is Fraud a Problem in Governmental Entities?
Sharron M. Graves, Stephen F. Austin State University
Treba Lilley Marsh, Stephen F. Austin State University
Miguel Lozano, III, Stephen F. Austin State University

An Application of the Content Theory of Worker Needs to the Economic Impact
on Unions and Membership During the 20th Century
James T. Rhodes, Christian Brothers University
Sarah T. Pitts, Christian Brothers University
Rob H. Kamery, Christian Brothers University

Academy of Marketing Studies

Critical Acclaim and the Box Office Performance of New Film Releases
Neil Terry, West Texas A&M University
Michael Butler, West Texas A&M University
De’Arno De’Armond, West Texas A&M University

Academy of Organizational Culture, Conflict and Communications

Enumeration of the Organizational Culture Prescribed by the Deming Theory of Management
Tony Polito, East Carolina University
John Kros, East Carolina University
Rik Berry, Morehead State University

Comparing Apples to Apples:
Insuring Consistency of Measurement with the Balanced Scorecard
Martha Lair Sale, University of South Alabama

Negotiator’s Trust and Distrust Perceptions and Mediation Strategies
William H. Ross, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse
Jeng-Chung V. Chen, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse

The Organizational Benefits of Reducing Cyberslacking in the Workplace
Pamela R. Johnson, California State University-Chico
Julie Indvik, California State Univesity-Chico

Academy of Strategic E-Commerce

Assessing Cross-Industry Effects of B2B E-Commerce
Uday M. Apte, Southern Methodist University
Hiranya K. Nath, Sam Houston State University

Dynamic E-Commerce: Guidance on the Employment of Reverse Auctions
and Dynamic Pricing as Part of an Overall E-Sourcing Strategy
David C. Wyld, Southeastern Louisiana University
Randall P. Settoon, Southeastern Louisiana University

B2B E-Commerce and Small Business Exporters
Philip D. Olson, University of Idaho
Newell Gough, Boise State University

Academy of Strategic Management

The Network Perspective in Organization Studies: Network Organizations or Network Analysis
Stephen C. Betts, William Paterson University
Michael D. Stouder, University of Michigan-Flint

Pure Forms of Strategic Marketing: An Investigation of Leadership and Performance
Larry Pleshko, United Arab Emirates University
Richard A. Heiens, University of South Carolina-Aiken

Academy of Studies in International Business

Firm Strategy and Performance in Recovery from Economic Crisis
Tantatape Brahmasrene, Purdue University-North Central
Patriya Tansuhaj, Washington State University
Phapruke Ussahawanitchakit, Mahasarakham University

A Comparison of the Risk and Return Characteristics of Developed and Emerging Stock Markets
Gerald Kohers, Sam Houston State University
Ninon Kohers, University of South Florida
Theodor Kohers, Mississippi State University

Anti-Dumping Measures and International Pricing Policy: An Australian Study
Syed Rahman, University of Western Sydney

Negotiation Concession Patterns: A Multi-Country Multi-Period Study
Donald W. Hendon, Columbus State University

International Academy for Case Studies

Change Management Walker and Walker
Bonita Barger, Tennessee Technological University

Amazon.com in 2003
Javad Kargar, North Carolina Central University

Hardee’s Restaurants: Stuck in the Middle or Creating Competitive Advantage?
Scott Droege, Mississippi State University-Meridian
Harold White, Mississippi State University-Meridian
Jack Tucci, Mississippi State University-Meridian

Jet Blue: A New Challenger
Thomas M. Box, Pittsburg State University
Susan E. Saxton, Capella University

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