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Allied Academies News Number 17 - Fall 2005

Introduction | New Orleans Conference | Internet Conference | Las Vegas Conference | Jacksonville Conference | Journal News | Las Vegas Awards | Conference Photos


The Las Vegas Conference of the Allied Academies turned out to be yet another great conference! We had numerous compliments on the conference hotel as well as the presentations. We had around 200 registrants with a little more than 20 people taking advantage of the Internet Division. We had participants from all over the United States and from seven different Countries. 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.


Spring International Conference - New Orleans

There has been a great deal of talk about where we were going to hold our Spring 2006 conference (April 12-15) due to the recent hurricane damage incurred in New Orleans. We had gone to far as to choose an alternative hotel in case we needed to break our contract with the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. However, through several talks with hotel representatives, we have been assured that the area surrounding the hotel, including the French Quarter, sustained relatively minor damage and the businesses are all already opening up for business. Apparently the majority of the damage was in areas that visitors to the city never see, but the media has been focusing primarily on these areas. However, we did not want to take their word for it and put our financial livelihood on the line, so we polled our membership to see where you wanted to go. The overwhelming majority wanted to do their part to help the struggling economy in New Orleans by holding the conference there, so that is what we are going to do and we hope you all will do the same.

Summer International Internet Conference

Our Summer 2006 International Internet Conference (July 17-31) will be held again next summer and it has proved very beneficial for those of you who lack travel funds yet have papers ready for consideration in the summer. It has been growing in popularity among our members and gives us the opportunity to try out new features for enhanced participation. As we strive for continuous improvement, please e-mail us to let us know if you have any suggestions.

Fall International Conference in Las Vegas

Due to the favorable response we received from our participants, and our own positive experience with the hotel, we have decided to return to the Riviera in Las Vegas for the Fall 2006 International Conference. Our typical dates were unavailable so we will be holding the conference October 4-7, 2006 instead. We hope this gives you all adequate time to make the necessary arrangements and that we will see you all there.

Spring 2007 International Conference in Jacksonville

The Hilton 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 looks quite nice and has a built in Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. They have also offered us a guest room rate of $105 per night. We hope to see you all there as well.


We hired a system designer who has just started on phase one of a multi-step process to update our web site technology. Phase one involves revamping our membership process so that only current members and institutional subscribers will have access to our online Journals. This will provide multiple benefits to our current and past members. 1) It will enable us to update all of the online Journals so that the current issues are available for viewing. We have been reluctant to do this without some layer of password protection. 2) It will also enable us to allow institutional subscribers, such as libraries and other online databases, to have access. We think this will 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. We hope to have phase one of the project completed by mid January.

After the completion of phase one, we hope to have our document tracking system revamped. This will give us better control over papers as the flow through the journal and conference submission process. We will keep you posted on our progress and hope you all will find the new system much more user friendly. This project has been in the works for a couple of years now and it is finally underway now that we have found a system designer who seems to know what he is doing.


Creative and Innovative Teaching Awards

The Academy of Educational Leadership sponsors special awards to recognize creative and innovative teachers. 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.
Nathan Adams, Middle Tennessee State University
Wil Clouse, Vanderbilt University
Wayne Gober, Middle Tennessee 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 faculty and staff who support this exceptional unit. The Entrepreneurial Village Project, Shaw University.

Fellow's Awards

These individuals have been supporters of the Allied Academies for many years. They have been ambassadors at large, recruiters, good friends and colleagues. They well merit Fellow status.
Phil Olson, Northwest Training Resources

The Carland Outstanding Dissertation Award

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....
Robert Carton
For His Dissertation Entitled:
"Measuring Organizational Performance: An Exploratory Study"
Under the Direction of Charles Hofer, University of Georgia

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

Losing Like Forrest Gump:
Winners and Losers in the Film Industry
Martha Lair Sale, Sam Houston State University
Paula Diane Parker, University of South Alabama

A Review of Civil War Tax Legislation and its Influence on the Current U. S. Income Tax System
Darwin L. King, St. Bonaventure University
Michael J. Fischer, St. Bonaventure University
Carl J. Case, St. Bonaventure University

Business Failure Prediction in the Retail Industry:
An Empirical Evaluation of Generic Bankruptcy Prediction Models
Yihong He, Monmouth University
Ravindra Kamath, Cleveland State University

On Discounting Deferred Income Taxes
John N. Kissinger, Saint Louis University

Engagement Risk: A Preliminary Analysis of Audit Firm's Client Acceptance Decisions
Jack R. Ethridge, Stephen F. Austin State University
Treba Lilley Marsh, Stephen F. Austin State University
Kurt Canfield, Deloitte, LLP

The Survival of Firms that Take Special Charges for Restructurings and Write-Offs
Gyung Paik, Brigham Young University
Kip R. Krumwiede, Boise State University

An Analysis of the Initial Adoption of FAS 141 and 142 in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Jonathan Duchac, Wake Forest University
Ed Douthett, George Mason University

Academy of Commercial Banking and Finance

An Aggregate Investigation of the Demand for Home Equity Credit
Benjamin L. Dow, III, Southeast Missouri State University
Paul D. Newsom, Valparaiso University

Academy of Economics and Economic Education

Motivating the Reluctant, Novice Learner: Principles of Macroeconomics
Laura E. Fitzpatrick, Rockhurst University
Cheryl A. McConnell, Rockhurst University
Craig Sasse, Rockhurst University

The Impact of the Gaming Industry on Local Employment and Personal Income
P. Michael McLain, Hampton University
Sharad K. Maheshwari, Hampton University

A Reassessment of the Relationship between Income Inequality and Poverty
Inder P. Nijhawan, Fayetteville State University
Khalid Dubas, Fayetteville State University

Academy of Educational Leadership

The Impact of Changing Culture in Higher Education on the Personality Fit,
Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment of College Faculty
Beth Castiglia, Felician College

Curricula Assessment Using the Course Diagnostic Survey:
A Proposal
William T. Jackson, Dalton State University
Mary Jo Jackson, Dalton State College
Corbett F. Gaulden, Jr., University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Accounting Majors' Financial Reporting Knowledge and Their Ability to
Identify and Correct Financial Statement Errors and Omissions
Marianne L. James, California State University, Los Angeles

University Student Ethics: The Differential Explanatory Effect of Locus of Control
Evelyn C. Hume, Longwood University
Aileen Smith, Stephen F. Austin State University

Acknowledging the Student as the Customer: Inviting Student Input into Course Weights
Hadley Leavell, Sam Houston State University

Evaluating Evaluations:
A Review of a Student Evaluation of Faculty Process
Joseph G. Glynn, Canisius College
Paul L. Sauer, Canisius College
Gregory R. Wood, Canisius College

Academy of Entrepreneurship

Online Market Information and Environmental Scanning Activity by Small Business:
The Correlation Between Firm's Characteristics and online Market Information Acquisition
Sumaria Mohan-Neill, Roosevelt University

Self-Employment in the Golden Years
Sherry Robinson, Penn State University
Walter Janoski, Penn State University

Academy of Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship Research Using Students as Proxies for Actual Entrepreneurs
Massoud Hemmasi, Illinois State University
Mark Hoelscher, Illinois State University

Bootstrapping Business Start-ups: Entrepreneurship Literature, Textbooks
and Teaching Practices Versus Current Business Practices?
Robert J. Lahm, Jr., Middle Tennessee State University
Harold T. Little, Jr., Western Kentucky University

Academy of Financial Studies

Individual Investors, Electronic Trading and Turnover
Vaughn S. Armstrong, Utah Valley State College
Norman D. Gardner, Utah Valley State University

A Multi-Market, Historical Comparison of the Investment Returns of Value Averaging,
Dollar Cost Averaging and Random Investment Techniques
Paul S. Marshall, Widener University

Geographic Focused Mutual Funds:
An Empirical Analysis of the Portfolio Properties of a Hawaii Fund
Terrance Jalbert, University of Hawaii Hilo
Chantelle Schieven, University of Hawaii Hilo

Academy for Governmental and Not For Profit Issues

The Quality and Reliability of Form 990 Data:
Are Users Being Misled?
Teresa Gordon, University of Idaho
Saleha B. Khumawala, University of Houston
Marla Kraut, University of Idaho
Janet A. Meade, University of Houston

Taxes, Terrorism and Tourism:
Towards a Global Model of Situational Choice
Steven E. Moss, Georgia Southern University
Chuck Ryan, Georgia College and State University
Janet Moss, Georgia Southern University

Academy of Health Care Management

Psychological Harassment in the Spanish Public University System
M. Ángeles López Cabarcos, Santiago de Compostela University
Paula Vázquez Rodríguez, Santiago do Compostela University

The Use of Marketing Tools to Increase Participation in Worksite Wellness Programs
Bernard J. Healey, King's College
Marc Marchese, King's College

An Ounce of Prevention:
The Organizational Benefits of Helping Overweight /Obese Employees
Pamela R. Johnson, California State University Chico
Julie Indvik, California State University Chico
Claudia Rawlins, California State University Chico

Academy of Information and Management Sciences

A Design of Self-Questioning Mechanism for Information Requirement Specification
I-Lin Huang, Langston University

Academy of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

The Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Accountant Liability
Jerry Wegman, University of Idaho

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act:
Policy and Practice Issues for Employers
Gerald E. Calvasina, Southern Utah University
Joyce M. Beggs, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
I. E. Jernigan, III, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Property Law, Personhood and Ethics:
Stem Cell Research and its Impact on Property Law
Ida M. Jones, California State University, Fresno

Ethics in Advertising: Sex Sells, but Should it?
Kathy L. Hill, Sam Houston State University
Jessica Dawn Jaenicke, Sam Houston State University
Jason Duane Stephenson, Sam Houston State University
John S. Green, Texas A&M University

Academy of Marketing Studies

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

Effectiveness of Sales Promotional Tools in Malaysia:
The Case of Low Involvement Products
Nelson Oly Ndubisi, Monash University

Perceptions of Relationship Marketing Activities by Service Personnel in the HVAC Industry
Doris M. Shaw, Northern Kentucky University

Academy of Organizational Culture, Conflict and Communications

Employers of Choice and Competitive Advantage: The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating
Janet A. Lenaghan, Hofstra University
Alan B. Eisner, Pace University

The Decision to Moonlight or Quit:
Incorporating Multiple Jobholding into a Model of Turnover
Stephen C. Betts, William Paterson University

Academy of Strategic E-Commerce

Development of an Electronic Data Interchange Model for Channel Management
James E. Ricks, Southeast Missouri State University
Dana Schwieger, Southeast Missouri State University

An Empirical Analysis of Web-Based Corporate Mission Statements
Charles Rarick, Barry University
Inge Nickerson, Barry University

Academy of Strategic Management

Strategic Human Resources as a Strategic Weapon for Enhancing
Labor Productivity: Empirical Evidence
Morsheda Hassan, Grambling State University
Abdalla Hagen, Grambling State University
Ivan Daigs, Grambling State University

The Role of Situation in the Leadership Process:
A Review and Application
J. Reagan McLaurin, American University of Sharjah

Academy of Studies in International Business

Effects of Gender and Family on Pay Differentials in Western Industrial Societies:
Convergence and Divergence
Nini Yang, San Francisco State University

An Empirical Investigation of the U. S. FDI in Latin American
Balasundram Maniam, Sam Houston State University

A Predictive Model of Munificence for U. S. Manufacturers
Using FDI as an Indicator of Globalization
Charles G. Jobs, University of Southern Mississippi

International Academy for Case Studies

Whittaker Memorial Hospital
Edwin L. Makamson, Hampton University

Monochromatic Personnel Scanning at TechMark
Robert Switkin, Long Island University
Barry Armandi, State University of New York-Old Westbury
Herbert Sherman, Long Island University-Southampton College

Transformation at BTR
Gerry Kerr, University of Windsor

InterlandData Web Hosting:
Structuring the Organization for Growth
Javad Kargar, North Carolina Central University

Zeit SAIC:
The Entrepreneurial History of a Family Business in Argentina
Paul S. Marshall, Widener University
Christian Balfhor, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

The Proposed Merger of America West and U. S. Airways: Will it Fly?
Richard Cobb, Jacksonville State University
Carl Gooding, Jacksonville State University
Jeffrey Parker, Jacksonville State University

Fitness Pro: Managing a Growing Business
Lee Tompkins, Jr., Fitness Pro
Russell Kent, Georgia Southern University
Michael McDonald, Georgia Southern University

Is It Time to Unleash a Social Enterprise Internet Business on the
Global Multi-Billion Dollar Wedding Industry?: A Case Study
Harriet Stephenson, Seattle University
Diane Lockwood, Seattle University

Conference Photos