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Allied Academies News Number 15 - Fall 2004

Introduction | Memphis Conference | Internet Conference | Academies / Journals Teaching Award | Education Award | Fellow Award
Entrepreneurship Award Service Award | Research Awards | Conference Photos


The Maui Conference represented the 10 year anniversary meeting of the Allied Academies and it turned out to be a great conference! Maui is a bit on the expensive side, so we did not have as many physical participants as we normally do, but it was quite a good turnout for Maui (with over 130 registrants). 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, 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.

Spring International Conference in Memphis, TN

Our Spring 2005 International Conference in Memphis (April 14-16) is coming up and we are expecting it to be our best turnout yet. We now have our online forms up and running and registration materials are currently due by February 28. To provide you with maximum outlets for your research, the Allied Academies will hold joint meetings of all its member academies. The Internet Division will allow registrants to participate without traveling to the Conference, but we hope to see you all there!

Summer International Internet Conference

The Internet Conference has continued to grow in popularity and this July we will have our 7th 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.

Academies & Journal News

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. Due to some recent health problems, we are just now getting the rest of the 2004 issues of the Journals published and mailed. We would like to apologize for the delay and reassure you that it was caused by forces beyond our control. We will be updating the online Journal pages this month with the new additions 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.

Denise Woodbury, Southern Utah University
LeVon Wilson, Western Carolina University
Charlotte Stephens, Louisiana Tech 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 Dr. Rolf A. Lundin, Dean, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, and to the distinguished faculty and administrators who support this exceptional unit.

Jönköping International Business School
Jönköping, Sweden

Fellow's Awards

Dr. Sarah Pitts has been a supporter of the Allied Academies for many years. She has encouraged attendance at the conferences, taken on extra duties on our behalf and edited the Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues and has turned her focus now to assisting her husband to edit the new Journal of Healthcare Management She has been a friend and a colleague as well as one worthy of Fellow status. Sarah Pitts, Christian Brothers University

Carland Award for Outstanding Research in Entrepreneurship

The Carlands reward the outstanding dissertation in entrepreneurship with a plaque, a journal article in the Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal and a check for $1,000. We are happy to give that award this year to....

Mikael Samuelsson
For His Dissertation Entitled

"Creating New Ventures: A Longitudinal Investigation of the Nascent Venturing Process"
Under the Direction of
Rolf A. Lundin, Jönköping 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 International Business Research and constant enthusiasm, we thank...
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

The Relationship between Interest Rates and the Number of Large and Small Business Failures
Steven V. Campbell, University of Idaho
Askar H. Choudhury, Illinois State University

Brand Value and the Representational Faithfulness of Balance Sheets
Philip Little, Western Carolina University
David Coffee, Western Carolina University
Roger Lirely, Western Carolina University

Academy of Commercial Banking and Finance

Bank Loans and Corporate Debt Ownership: Some Evidence from an Economy in Transition
Sanjay Rajagopal, Montreat College

Academy of Economics and Economic Education

Monetary Policy and Housing Market: A Cointegration Approach
Doh-Khul Kim, Mississippi State University-Meridian
Kenneth A. Goodman, Mississippi Sate University-Meridian
Lauren M. Kozar, Mississippi State University-Meridian

An Approach for Solving the Coming Financial Crisis in Social Security
Stephen T. Evans, Southern Utah University
Matthew T. Evans, Brigham Young University

Economics and Business Education:
A Comparative Study of the Ukraine and the United States
Larry Dale, Arkansas State University

Academy of Educational Leadership

An Examination of the Gap Between Supervisory Job Expectations and Student Perceptions
of Those Expectations Using the Kano Model of Customer Satisfaction
Charles R. Emery, Lander University
Samuel H. Tolbert, Lander University
Katherine J. Barker, State University of New York-Fredonia B-School Deans’ Perceptions of E-Journals
Robert H. Stretcher, Sam Houston State University
Geraldine E. Hynes, Sam Houston State University
Charles R. B. Stowe, Sam Houston State University

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

The Effect of Monetary Incentives on Accounting Student Motivation
Steven V. Campbell, University of Idaho
Marcia S. Niles, University of Idaho

Factors Affecting Student Achievement in Cost Accounting
Florence R. Kirk, State University of New York-College at Oswego
Charles A. Spector, State University of New York-College at Oswego

The MBA: Does it Do the Job?
Robyn W. Hulsart, Ohio Dominican University

Academy of Entrepreneurship

An Examination of the Stress Experienced by Entrepreneurial Expatriate Health Care
Professionals Working in Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana,
Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, South Africa and Zambia
Shawn M. Carraher, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Sherry E. Sullivan, Bowling Green State University
Sarah C. Carraher, Texas A&M University

A Profile of Human Resource Personnel and Practices in Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Terry Pearson, West Texas A&M University
David F. Summers, University of Houston-Victoria
LaVelle Mills, West Texas A&M University

Putting Entrepreneurship in its Rightful Place:
A Typology for Defining Entrepreneurship across Private, Public and Nonprofit Sectors
Juita-Elena Wie Yusuf, University of Kentucky

The Impact and Effect of Hispanic Growth on Small Business and Entrepreneurial Development
Don B. Bradley, III, University of Central Arkansas
Leta Stuckey, University of Central Arkansas

Growth Aspirations, Risk and Gender: A Look at Legal Form in the Service Industries
Thomas A. Turk, Chapman University
Lois Shelton, Chapman University
Modeling Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Japanese Organizations
Russell W. Teasley, Western Carolina University
Richard B. Robinson, University of South Carolina

Academy of Financial Studies

What Puts the Convenience in Convenience Yields?
Bahram Adrangi, University of Portland
Arjun Chatrath, University of Portland
Rohan Christie-David, Louisiana Tech University
William T. Moore, University of South Carolina

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

Investor Risk Aversion and the Weekend Effect: The Basics
Michael T. Young, Minnesota State University-Mankato

Academy of Health Care Management

Antecedents in the Workplace Which Lead to the Exacerbatory Factors of Chronic Fatigue,
Uncertainty about the Future and Depression in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
Christopher S. Alexander, King’s College

Academy of Information and Management Sciences

Understanding IS Worker Turnover Decisions: Is it Job Satisfaction or Job Fit with Quality of Life Goals
David S. Taylor, Sam Houston State University
Wynne W. Chin, University of Houston

Academy of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

New Regulations that Impact Information Systems Employees
Gary P. Schneider, University of San Diego
Carol M. Bruton, California State University-San Marcos

Attitudes Toward Counterfeit Products: An Ethical Perspective
Cecilia Maldonado, University of Texas-Pan American
Evelyn C. Hume, Longwood University

Reverse Age Discrimination: A New Twist to an Age-old Problem
Debra D. Burke, Western Carolina University
Jerry L. Kinard, Western Carolina University
Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of Genomic Research:
Striking a Balance Between Science and Law
Le Von E. Wilson, Western Carolina University

Academy of Marketing Studies

A Study of Market Orientation in American Business Schools
Robert L. Webster, Ouachita Baptist University
Kevin L. Hammond, University of Tennessee at Martin
Harry A. Harmon, Central Missouri State University

The Academy of Marketing Studies Journal: An Analysis of the First Seven Years
Michael W. Preis, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
Gregory M. Kellar, Penn State University, Delaware County

South African Consumers’ Use of Quality Cues When Buying Venison
Laetitia Radder, Port Elizabeth Technikon, South Africa

Service Quality: An Empirical Study of Expectations Versus Perceptions in the Delivery of Financial Services
James B. Bexley, Sam Houston State University
Paul Hewer, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Leigh Sparks, University of Stirling, United Kingdom

Academy of Organizational Culture, Conflict and Communications

Have Business Communication Instructors Changed Their Perception of Business Ethics:
A Comparative Study
Donald English, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Edgar Manton, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Janet Walker, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Academy of Strategic E-Commerce

A Hybrid Web-Centric and Peer-to-Peer Architecture for Consumer-to-Consumer E-Commerce
James Otto, Towson University
William Wagner, Villanova University
Vik Pant, Ixos Corporation

Academy of Studies in International Business

Cross Border Stock Market Efficiency: Stockholm versus U.S. Stock Prices
Terrance Jalbert, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Jonathan Stewart, Abilene Christian University
Karl-Johan Moritz, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Does the Presence or Lack of Intellectual Property Rights Protection Affect
International Trade Flows in Emerging Market Economies? An Exploratory Study
Christopher Ngassam, Virginia State University

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Country Analysis
Greg Leopold, Sam Houston State University
Balasundram Maniam, Sam Houston State University

International Academy for Case Studies

Green Enterprises, Inc.
Javad Kargar, North Carolina Central University
Joi Ponder, North Carolina Central University
Marcus Phillips, North Carolina Central University

Hole in One Bagels
Barbara K. Fuller, Winthrop University
Michelle Burns, Winthrop University

The Missouri Department of Economic Development
D. K. “Skip” Smith, Southeast Missouri State University

The Galactica SUV
Craig B. Barkacs, University of San Diego
Linda L. Barkacs, University of San Diego

Mountain Skin Care
Jillian Tueller, University of Idaho
Philip D. Olson, University of Idaho

Motivational Issues and Safety Regulations in Arabia: A Case Study of a Multinational Oil Company
Asya Al-Lamky, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Unnikammu MoideenKutty, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

The Seductions of Arthur Thompson: An Instructional Case on Ethics in the Accounting Workplace
Richard T. Henage, Utah Valley State College

REIT Valuation: The Case of Equity Office Properties
James Stotler, North Carolina Central University

China Automotive Systems, Inc.: The Case for Reverse Mergers
Vaughn S. Armstrong, Utah Valley State College
Norman D. Gardner, Utah Valley State College

Nunivak Island Mekorynk Alaska (NIMA) Corporation:
An Examination of a Native Village Corporation’s Strategy Development
Wayne Don, NIMA Corporation
Art Warbelow, Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc
Steven P. Landry, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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