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Allied Academies News Number 21 - Fall 2007

Introduction | Upcoming Conference | Journal News | Awards | Conference Photos


The Fall International Conference in Reno turned out to be another great conference! We all enjoyed the Atlantis last year so we decided to go back again. It is a very nice hotel with a great deal to offer. We also had a great turn out and many folks expressing their fondness of Reno. Reno had a very early snowfall while we were there which blanketed the surrounding mountains with beatiful white snow, which stranded one of our participants on the other side of Donner Pass. She was not stranded in the literal sence, just prevented from crossing without the proper vehicle tires. For those who did make it, and we had some people coming from all over the US as well as the opposite side of the globe, good sessions were had by all and we heard nothing but positive remarks. We strive hard to keep it that way and we learn a few new things at every meeting, despite the fact that we have been at this for a long time. We greatly appreciate all of those who attended both in person and via the Internet Division. It is you who make this organization what it is.


Spring 2008 International Conference in Tunica, MS

We will be holding our Spring 2008 International Conference in Tunica, MS (April 3-4, 2008). We held one of our conferences there a few years ago, but in case you are not familiar with Tunica, it is a small town located close enough to the Mississippi River to have casinos. We will be staying at the Gold Strike Casino Resort, which is a very nice hotel and they have offered us a very good room rate of $62 per night on weekdays and weekend rates at $109 per night. You can also find out more information on our Conference Call page. We have the registration form up, but the paper submission forms are being updated as we speak. If you need to email me a paper to get an acceptance letter and funding approval, please do so and I can process it the old fashioned way while they are under construction. Otherwise I will be sending out another email announcement when the new forms go live (sometime in December). We hope to see you all there.

Summer International Internet Conference

Our Summer 2008 International Internet Conference (July 18-31) 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 4. We hope to "see" you there.


We have had our system designer busy implementing different phases of our web site and are making good progress toward our end goal. This means it remains a work in progress, but this also means it is ever improving. At this point we have most of our most recent journals online and viewable by members only (I still have more files to go but the system is in place). We also have a new Direct Submission Review form for those of you who review for us. This one is far nicer than the temporary forms we had been relying on, but it will be taken to another level of automation in Phase 4 (stay tuned). Right now, we have Phase 3 in the works which will replace the temporary conference submission forms we had been relying on. The old Abstract, Proceedings/Scheduling, and Award submission forms are all getting a make over and we expect them to be quite an improvement. We will send out an announcement to notify you of the completion of these conference submission forms.

Beyond the online system, which is in a state of continuous improvement, we are also working on getting our journals more exposure, which we expect will benefit both you, the authors, as well as us. To this end, we have gotten accounts with ProQuest, EBSCO, and Thomson-Gale who are indexing all of our recent back issue journals. We have also hired a family member to break up all of our back issue journals so that we can have them indexed with Google Scholar. This was a suggestion made by one of our Editors who suggested that the tracking method Google uses for the number of times a paper is cited is becoming more valuable to deans and promotion committees. This means being listed in Google Scholar will make your papers more available and trackable.


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:

L.Murphy Smith, Texas A&M University
Linda L. Barkacs, University of San Diego
Craig Barkacs, University of San Diego

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 Ambassadors-at-Large, and have taken on extra duties on our behalf. They have been good friends and colleagues, and are clearly worthy of Fellow status.
Gerald E. Calvasina, Southern Utah University
Hadley Leavell, 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 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 Journal

Influences of Selected Macroeconomic Variables on U.S. Stock Market Returns and Their Predictability over Varying Time Horizons

Kishor Guru-Gharana, McNeese State University

Matiur Rehman, McNeese State University

Satyanarayana Parayitam, McNeese State University

Further Evidence on the Factors and Valuation Associated with the

Level of Environmental Liability Disclosures

Carol Cox, Middle Tennessee State University

Edward B. Douthett, Jr., George Mason University

Can Trading on Federal Funds Rate Change Announcements Produce above Normal Stock Market Returns? A Test of Market Efficiency

Frank Bacon, Longwood University

Evan Weinstein, Lehman Brothers

Academy of Banking Studies Journal

An Analysis and Comparison of Bankers' Perceptions of Stock Options in 1999 and 2005

George Gamble, University of Houston

Mary Geddie, California State University , Chico

Thomas Noland, University of Houston

Cynthia Tollerson, University of Houston

Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research

Risk Taking in NASCAR

Carol Dole, Jacksonville University

Factors Impacting Price for Retail Space in Houston

Michael Hanna, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Stephen Caples, McNeese State University

Charles Smith, University of Houston-Downtown

Charles Rollins, Houston, Texas

Grade Expectations

Kim Andrews, University of Central Missouri

James Swanson, University of Central Missouri

Penny Kugler, University of Central Missouri

Academy of Educational Leadership Journal

Cyber-Plagiarism: Different Method-Same Song

Ida M. Jones, California State University , Fresno

A Comparison of the Achievement of Students Taught by Full-Time Versus Adjunct Faculty in Business Courses

Florence R. Kirk, State University of New York , Oswego

Charles Spector, State University of New York , Oswego

Rethinking Faculty Role in a Knowledge Age

Craig Sasse, Rockhurst University

Randy Schwering, Rockhurst University

Sylvia Dochterman, Rockhurst University

Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal

Entrepreneurship: Public or Private Good

Inder P. Nijhawan, Fayetteville State University

Khalid Dubas, Fayetteville State University

Entrepreneurial Executive

Holes in the Corporate Veil: Confronting the Myth of Reduced Liability for Small Businesses

and Entrepreneurs under Corporate Forms

Robert J. Lahm, Jr., Middle Tennessee State University

Patrick R. Geho, Middle Tennessee State University

Guerilla Action as Small Business Strategy:

Outwitting Is More Competitively Responsive than Out-Spending

Kent Byus, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Thomas Box, Pittsburg State University

International Journal of Entrepreneurship

Customer Service Management:

An Analysis of Business Owners in the United States and China

Thomas Baird, Cameron University

Shawn Carraher, Cameron University

The Relevance of Transition to Free Market, Attitude Towards Money, Locus of

Control, and Attitude Towards Risk to Entrepreneurs: a Cross-cultural Empirical Comparison

Mamdouh Farid, Hofstra University, NY

Journal of Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurial Intentions Research: Implications for Entrepreneurship Education

Kermit W. Kuehn, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Academy of Health Care Management Journal

The Prescription for Good Health May Not Be Found in Access to the Health Care System

Bridget Costello, King's College

Bernard Healey, King's College

Michelle McGowan, King's College

Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal

Refining Underlying Demand Functions Using Information from Related Time Series

Glenn Maples, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Ronald Heady, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Zhiwei Zhu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The Influence of Decision Commitment and Decision Guidance

Darryl J. Woolley, University of Idaho

Acquiring Domain Knowledge of Information Systems:

The Information System upon Information Systems Approach

Thang Le Dinh, University of Moncton

Gérard Fillion, University of Moncton

Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Attacking Sarbanes-Oxley:

The Constitutional Challenge to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Jerry Wegman, University of Idaho

Creating Positive First Work Experiences for Young Adults:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Youth @ Work Initiative

Gerald E. Calvasina, Southern Utah University

Richard V. Calvasina, University of West Florida

Eugene J. Calvasina, Southern University

Same Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and Employee Benefits: Unequal Protection under the Law - When Will Society Catch up with the Business Community?

Linda L. Barkacs, University of San Diego

Academy of Marketing Studies Journal

An Analysis of Factors Affecting Life Insurance Agent Sales Performance

James H. Turner, Xavier University

Internal Relationship Quality: The Impact of Relationship Quality on Internal Customer Perceptions

Ashley Kilburn, University of Tennessee Martin

Brandon Kilburn, University of Tennessee Martin

Services Marketing:

The Mediating Role of Customer Satisfaction in the Hair Care Industry

Ulysses J. Brown, III, Savannah State University

Ruby L. Beale, Hampton University

Information Search and Purchase Channel Choice Across In-Home Shopping Retail Formats

Young-Hyuck Joo, Hansung University

Michael Hyung-Jin Park , University of Tennessee at Martin

Regional Influences upon the Selection of Imported Versus Domestic Seafood

John Lambert, University of Southern Mississippi

Leslie Klieb, Grenoble Ecole De Management

Mary Weber, University of Phoenix

Journal of Organizational Culture, Conflict and Communications

Emotional and Informational Social Support:

Exploring Contrasting Influences on Human Resource Management Innovation

Millicent Nelson, Middle Tennessee State University

Jeff Brice, Texas Southern University

Managing Quality of Life in Communities: Theory and Applications

Adee Athiyaman, Western Illinois University

Journal of International Business Research

Impact of Internet Financial Reporting on Emerging Markets

Shirley Hunter, Tufts University

L. Murphy Smith, Texas A&M University

Country Risk Assessment: Risk Assessment of Developing Countries

Mohammed Ashraful Haque, Texas A&M University-Texarkana

Relationship Between Organizational Capabilities and Performance of Target Costing:

An Empirical Study of Japanese Companies

Keun-Hyo Yook, Pusan University of Foreign Studies

Il-Woon Kim, University of Akron

Sungkyoo Huh, California State University-San Bernardino

Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Hedging with Foreign Currency Options at Pearson Inc.

Benjamin Dow, Southeast Missouri State University

David Kunz, Southeast Missouri State University

Accounting for Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans and the Use of Accounting Estimates and Changes in Estimates: An Ethical Perspective

Marianne L. James, California State University , Los Angeles

Smiths All-needs Convenience Stores, Inc.

D.K. 'Skip' Smith, Southeast Missouri State University

Conference Photos

My apologies for the poor quality of the photos this time. We forgot our camera and had to use a disposable. Apparently not as many photos even made it through processing as were taken, and those that did get processed did not turn out very well.

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