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Women trailblazers: Strategies to secure top ranking positions often dominated by men
von Wilson, Antoinette.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, B: Sciences and Engineering, 70 (2009), 04, 2606 p.

...This paper explored the strategies used by professional women in their ascent to securing top ranking positions that men have so often dominated. The study was guided by three research questions, iden...

Achieving Realistic Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions in U.S. Cities
von Blackhurst, Michael F.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 07, 2606 p.

...In recognizing that energy markets and greenhouse gas emissions are significantly influences by local factors, this research examines opportunities for achieving realistic energy greenhouse gas emissi...

Do we have consensus? Examining the sources of systematic variation in cultural identity meanings
von Wisecup, Allison K.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 07, 2606 p.

...Affect control theory (Heise 1979, 2007, 2010; MacKinnon 1994; Smith-Lovin and Heise 1988) contends individuals' sentiments for social identities result from three sources: (1) fundamental cultural no...

The aging workforce: A qualitative phenomenological study of mature workers' views of younger supervisors
von Jamerson, Charmaine Maureen.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 70 (2010), 07, 2607 p.

...In an aging workforce, younger leaders' unawareness of the specific needs of mature workers might result in loss of organizational knowledge and increased recruiting and training expenses if the matur...

Essays on the similarity of organizations
von Kovacs, Balazs.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 70 (2010), 07, 2607 p.

...This dissertation investigates how the similarity of organizations can be inferred from the similarity of their relationships to other organizations and settings. The dissertation consists of an intro...

Organizational learning culture's influence on job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intention among R&D professionals in Taiwan during an economic downturn
von Hsu, Hsiu-Yen.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 70 (2010), 07, 2607 p.

...With new technology and workforce changes, a dynamic and innovative R&D environment is increasingly being required in a knowledge-based economy. HRD needs to have a better understanding of its practic...

Implementing language policy for deaf students from Spanish-speaking homes: The case of agents in a Texas school district
von Compton, Sarah E.
In: Masters Abstracts International, 48 (2010), 05, 2607 p.

...Language policy implementation is a complex, multilayered process that produces both planned and unplanned outcomes. Understanding the policy implementation process can be achieved by identifying the ...

Relationship among volunteer motivations, festival context factors, and retention of festival volunteers in the Southwest
von Love, George Wesley, IV.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 70 (2010), 07, 2609 p.

...Over a million nonprofit organizations in the United States rely on the unpaid work of volunteers. The annual value of volunteer labor to these organizations has been estimated to be worth over a quar...

Ready for Experiment: Dwight Perkins and Progressive Architectures in Chicago, 1893-1918
von Gray, Jennifer Louise.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2611 p.

...Chicago's turn-of-the-century social settlements, most notably Hull House, have long been considered the mainstay of American progressive reforms. Yet settlement houses were but one aspect of a wide-r...

Aging on the farm: Toward a model of passionate place attachment
von Ingham, Diana L.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2612 p.

...The farm population is aging with 29% of principal farm operators over the age of 65. This is significant because farmers work past the age of retirement generally with diminished abilities. The purpo...

"The best organized labor state in America": The people of District 12 and the Illinois perspective, 1898--1932
von Markwell, David Thomas.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 71 (2011), 07, 2613 p.

...This study concerns the people of the mining communities throughout the state of Illinois during the first three decades of the twentieth century. In the thirty-four years following the 1897 bituminou...

Strategic alliance: A simulated game-theoretic network model
von Tambayong, Laurent.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 70 (2010), 07, 2614 p.

...Using a simulated game-theoretic network model, this dissertation provides for a more logically precise and comprehensive theoretical framework that tests the Resource Based View and the Liability of ...

Organizational change: An examination of factors influencing resistance in an intercollegiate athletics department
von Welty Peachy, Jon.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 70 (2010), 07, 2615 p.

...The purpose of this study was to situate the resistance to change phenomenon in one intercollegiate athletics department to investigate potential sources of resistance. As such, this study was an expl...

An exploratory study of the seniority rights culture within several mid-sized Michigan police departments
von Walleman, Michael E.
In: Masters Abstracts International, 47 (2009), 05, 2616 p.

...This research explores the relationship between police seniority practices and the affect they have on the morale and performance of police officers. This dynamic was investigated through the administ...

Daring to envision ecologically sound and socially just futures: An interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary film
von Hurley, Karen.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2617 p.

...This dissertation explores the connection between sustainability and dominant images of the future in contemporary film. The research uses an ecofeminist visual interdisciplinary methodology to invest...

Spacework: Labor and culture in America's astronaut corps, 1959--1979
von Hersch, Matthew Howard.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 71 (2011), 07, 2618 p.

...Previous discussions of American astronauts as a labor force have emphasized the flamboyant cultural traits of the earliest members of this select group. Despite periods of celebrity, though, astronau...

Essays in organizational economics
von Akerlof, Robert.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 70 (2010), 07, 2621 p.

...This thesis consists of three essays on the economics of organizations. The first two chapters consider the importance of social norms for organizational economics and for economics more generally. Th...

Indigenous experience in Mexico: Readings in the Nahua intellectual tradition
von McDonough, Kelly Shannon.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 71 (2011), 07, 2621 p.

...Sometimes unwittingly academic trends, disciplinary isolation, and narratives of nation-building have contributed to the exclusion of native voices from the literary and cultural history of Mexico. Li...

A study of the history and transformation of the California Workers' Compensation system and the impact of the New Reform Law: Senate Bill 899
von Teferi, Elias.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 71 (2011), 07, 2621 p.

...The purpose of this study was to determine the perception among defense attorneys regarding the New Reform Law SB899. The study was also to further assess defense's satisfaction with regard to the lea...

The Obama effect and its relationship to the perceptions of Blacks on education and social mobility
von Young, Lydia K.
In: Masters Abstracts International, 48 (2010), 05, 2622 p.

...The educational system in the United States has been characterized as political, a meritocracy (Hurn, 1992), a structure that socializes citizens (Warren, 1996), a system that marginalized those of ra...

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