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Allied Academies News Number 20 - Spring 2007

Introduction | Internet Conference | Reno Conference | Spring Conference | Journal News | Jacksonville Awards | Conference Photos


The Spring Conference in Jacksonville turned out to be a great conference! We were all delighted by how pleasant the Crowne Plaza Hotel facilities and staff were. We had a very good turn out and heard nothing but nice things from our participants. The hotel was situated on the river with views of ships, draw bridges and the city of Jacksonville itself. An inexpensive and pleasant taxi boat ride takes people across the river for various dining and entertainment options. It was a great place to visit that everyone seemed to enjoy and with rates that were very affordable. In fact, we may find ourselves returning in the not so distant future.


Summer International Internet Conference

Our Summer 2007 International Internet Conference (July 17-31) 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 very quickly. Participation is as easy as reading through the online proceedings, choosing those papers that interest you, then sharing comments on the message board regarding things you would like to share about your paper or other peoples'. We will also post Power Point presentations to our web site if you wish. Submission deadline is July 2. We hope to "see" you there.

Fall 2007 International Conference in Reno

We will be holding our Fall 2007 Interneational Conference (October 4-5) at the Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa in Reno, Nevada. As I have mentioned before, Reno is such a nice little town nestled in some beautiful mountains and the Atlantis is a very nice hotel. 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.  In short, you never have to leave the hotel, but if you decide to there is quite a bit to do and see. 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.

If you did not get the previous newsletter that shared some tips on getting to Reno, I have taken the liberty of reprinting what was said here. This past Fall when we went to Reno, we flew into Sacramento, CA and rented a car so we could drive over Donner's Pass and recreate a trip we had taken ten years earlier. The scenery was beautiful and we would have stopped at the historic towns along the way to visit had we had more time to do so. Maybe it's just because it reminds me of home, but in my humble opinion, Reno is a beatiful town nestled in some beautiful mountains. The only drawback it has is that direct flights in are not as easy to come by as they are with a big city like Las Vegas. However, I highly recommend flying into Sacramento and taking a leisurely drive over the mountain so that you can really stop and appreciate the scenery. You will also begin to appreciate how good we have it today compared to when roads and railroads were cut in with men with picks and manual labor was one of the few ways to make a living. After all, what good is a business trip if you don't get to enjoy the scenery.

Spring 2008 International Conference in ???

We are not sure where the conference will be in April of 2008. However, at this point it looks like it will be Tunica, Mississippi. The Crowne Plaza in Jacksonville gave us another great offer to come back and we were very tempted to jump on it. However, we have had a number of members who have expressed interest in returning to a gambling destination. Las Vegas is among the favorites, but has been difficult to get a good deal from in the past few years. Tunica is a very nice little town on the edge of the Mississippi River that offers a lot of the features you would expect to find in a city that never sleeps. We will keep you posted on the decision and dates and hope to see you there where ever there happens to be.


On another note, part of our Phase Two system redesign is almost finished. In the coming weeks we will have online access to all of our Journals for current members. We have also signed with Pro Quest and a few other indexing firms to handle indexing our journals. This will mean instiutional subscribers will be able to access our journals all over the world and our journals will encounter a whole new level of exposure. The rest of Phase Two involves further automation of the journal submission process. This will become more and more necessary as we gain more exposure and our submissions begin to increase. A lot of good things are on the horizon and we want to thank those of you who have helped make it all possible.


Creative and Innovative Teaching Awards

The Academy of Educational Leadership sponsors special Awards to recognize innovative and creative 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.

Thomas M. Bertsch, James Madison University

Vassilis Dalakas, Northern Kentucky University

Brooke R. Envick, St. Mary’s University

Joan M. Kiel, Duquesne University

Fellow Award

These individuals have been supporters of the Allied Academies for many years. They have encouraged attendance at the conferences, worked as Referees and Editors, and have taken on extra duties on our behalf and. They have been good friends and colleagues, and are clearly worthy of Fellow status.

Michael Shurden, Lander University

Steve Brown, Eastern Kentucky University

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

The Effect of the Level of Accounting Degree Obtained on Recruiters’ Perceptions of Accounting Graduates
Eddie Metrejean, Georgia Southern University
Cheryl T. Metrejean, Georgia Southern University
Morris H. Stocks, The University of Mississippi

The Change of Corporate Domicile, in the Absence of Tax Benefit Differences, Legal Environment Controls
Lawrence Bajor, Bowling Green State University

Factors Associated with the Level of Superfund Liability Disclosure in 10K Reports: 1991-1997
Carol Cox, Middle Tennessee State University

Blind Investments on Rising or Falling Stocks
Guoliang He, Sam Houston State University
Balasundram Maniam, Sam Houston State University

Academy of Commercial Banking and Finance

Measuring Credit Risk: Does Complexity Matter?
Kurt Jesswein, Sam Houston State University

The Effects of Firm Size on Profit Rates in the Financial Services
Louis H. Amato, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Timothy E. Burson, Queens University of Charlotte

Internet Banking: Gold Mine or Money Pit?
Paul Nelson, University of Rochester
William Richmond, Western Carolina University

Academy of Economics and Economic Education

Government Spending, Money Supply and Economic Growth: Evidence from Thailand
Komain Jiranyakul, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
Tantatape Brahmasrene, Purdue University North Central

Teaching Principles of Economics: Internet vs. Traditional Classroom Instruction
Doris S. Bennett, Jacksonville State University
Gene L. Padgham, Jacksonville State University
Cynthia S. McCarty, Jacksonville, State University
Shawn Carter, Jacksonville State University

Academy of Educational Leadership

Measurement Invariance of Ten Constructs of Pre-Matriculation Freshman Attitudes to College Student Attrition: Towards an Early Warning System
Ronald M. Rivas, Canisius College
Paul L. Sauer, Canisius College
Joseph G. Glynn, Canisius College
Thomas E. Miller, University of South Florida

An Empirical Examination of the Phenomenon of Grade Inflation in Higher Education: A Focus of Grade Divergence Between Business and Other Fields of Study
S. Keith Lowe, Jacksonville State University
Patricia C. Borstorff, Jacksonville State University
Robert J. Landry, III, Jacksonville State University

Demographic Factors and Student Preferences on the Syllabus in the Principles of Accounting Course
Carl E. Keller, Jr., Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne
Alan B. Deck, Bellarmine University
John G. Marcis, Coastal Carolina University

The Future of Academic Honesty
Peggy Choong, Niagara University
Bob S. Brown, Marshall University

Academy of Entrepreneurship

A Hermeneutical Approach to Understanding Entrepreneurial Failure
Brian McKenzie, California State University, East Bay
Mukesh Sud, Augustana College

Triggers of Decisions to Launch a New Venture: Is There Any Difference Between Pre-Business and In-Business Entrepreneurs?
Chyi-l.I. (Kathleen) Liang, The University of Vermont
Paul Dunn, The University of Louisiana at Monroe

The Organizational Leadership of the Post Baby Boom Generation: An Upper Echelon Theory Approach
L. Jeff Seaton, The University of Tennessee at Martin
Michael Boyd, The University of Tennessee at Martin

Entrepreneurial Executive

Your Employee Handbook: Is It an Enforceable Contract?
John Hoft, Columbus State University

International Journal of Entrepreneurship

Customer Service During Peak (In Season) and Non-Peak (Off Season) Times: A Multi-country (Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States) Examination of Entrepreneurial Tourist Focused Core Personnel
Shawn Carraher, Cameron University
John A. Parnell, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Academy of Entrepreneurship Education

Journal of Entrepreneurship Education

The Use of Micro Student Consulting Projects as an Alternative to Traditional Field-Based Student Consulting Projects: An Exploratory Study
Kirk C. Heriot, Columbus State University
Leo Simpson, Western Kentucky University
Ron G. Cook, Rider University
Richard Parker, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Which Classroom-Related Activities Enhance Students’ Entrepreneurial Interests and Goals?: A Social Cognitive Career Theory Perspective
Gerry Segal, Florida Gulf Coast University
Jerry Schoenfeld, Florida Gulf coast University
Dan Borgia, Florida Gulf Coast University

Academy of Health Care Management

Employers “Butt In” with Regard to Smoking in the Workplace
Pamela R. Johnson, California State University, Chico
Julie Indvik, California State University, Chico
Claudia Rawlins, California Sate University, Chico

Academy of Information and Management Sciences

A Comparative Study of Data Mining Models in Marketing
Jeong O. Hur, Tamna University, Korea
Kyu K. Kim, Dong-Eui University, Korea
Dong C. Lee, Dong-Eui University, Korea
C. Christopher Lee, Pacific Lutheran University

Academy of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Making More Informed Hiring Decisions: Policy and Practice Issues for Employers
Gerald E. Calvasina, Southern Utah University
Richard V. Calvasina, University of West Florida
Eugene J. Calvasina, Southern University

Jewish Perspectives on the Ethics of Tax Evasion
Robert W. McGee, Barry University
Gordon M. Cohn, Touro College

The Extent of Gift Authorships in Business Journals
Edgar J. Manton, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Donald E. English, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Academy of Marketing Studies

Male Gender Role Beliefs: Coupon Use and Bargain Hunting
C. Jeanne Hill, Prairie View A&M University
Susan K. Harmon, Pacific Lutheran University

A Preliminary Study of Double Jeopardy in Selected Retailers
Larry P. Pleshko, Kuwait University
Nizar Souiden, Université Laval

InBranding: Development of a Conceptual Model
Cheryl Ann Luczak, University of Illinois at Chicago
Waldemar Pfoertsch, Pforzheim University, Germany
Frederik Beuk, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jian Su, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jennifer D. Chandler, University of California, Irvine

Manufacturers’ Representative Profession: A Model about the Impact of Agency Success and Marketing Methods on Willingness to Hire Recent College Graduates
J. Donald Weinrauch, Tennessee Technological University
Meral Anitsal, Tennessee Technological University
Ismet Anitsal, Tennessee Technological University

Academy of Organizational Culture, Conflict and Communications

A Multi-Measure Investigation of the Specificity of Self-Efficacy Measures
Shane Spiller, Western Kentucky University
Robert D. Hatfield, Western Kentucky University

Academy of Strategic E-Commerce

Image Compression and Feature Extraction with Neural Network
Dinesh K. Sharma, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Loveleen Gaur, BLS Institute of Management
Daniel Okunbor, Fayetteville State University

Academy of Strategic Management

Failing to Learn from Failure: An Exploratory Study of Corporate Entrepreneurship Outcomes
Elizabeth McCrea, Seton Hall University
Stephen C. Betts, William Paterson University

Corporate Government Characteristics of Growth Companies: An Empirical Study
Vinita Ramaswamy, University of St. Thomas
C. Joe Ueng, University of St. Thomas
Lee Carl, University of St. Thomas

Assessing Managerial Decisions Using the Dual Systems Theory of Reasoning: Future Challenges for Management Researchers
John Leaptrott, Georgia Southern University
J. Michael McDonald, Georgia Southern University

Leadership Across Cultures: A Comparative Study
John W. Russette, Nova Southeastern University
Robert E. Scully, Barry University
Robert Preziosi, Nova Southeastern University

Academy of Studies in International Business

An Exploratory Analysis of the Relationship Between Organizational Culture, Regional Culture, Causal Ambiguity and Competitive Advantage in an International Setting
Florencia Moran, Jacksonville State Université
David W. Palmer, Jacksonville State University
Patricia C. Borstorff, Jacksonville State University

International Academy for Case Studies

Partnering with an NGO to Start a Micro-Loan Program in a Ghana Village: A Global Organic Triple-Bottom-Line Social Enterprise in the Making
Harriet Stephenson, Seattle University
Donna L. Mace, Seattle University

Bud, Budweis, Budweiser - Who is the “Real” Bud?
Lynn M. Forsythe, California State University, Fresno
Deborah J. Kemp, California State University, Fresno

The Evaluation of a Floating-Rate Sale-Leaseback
Sanjay Rajagopal, Montreat College

YOURPRODUCTSUCKS.COM: Internet Gripe Sites at the Crossroads of Trademarks and Free Speech
Leonard Rymsza, California State University, Northridge
Kurt Saunders, California State University, Northridge

Conference Photos

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