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  • WPS 98-01: MANAGING TRIBAL ASSETS: DEVELOPING LONG TERM STRATEGIC PLANS

    Authors: Joseph S. Anderson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Management Dean Howard Smith, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics Abstract As Native American tribes move toward self-determination with their governments and self-sufficiency of their peoples, they face daunting problems. Beginning from the status quo of unemployment rates ranging as high as 90%, Read more...
  • WPS 97-05: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF STUDENT MOTIVATION TO LEARN

    Author:  Melvin R. McKnight Associate Professor of Management College of Business Administration Northern Arizona University Box 15066 Flagstaff AZ  86011 melvin.mcknight@nau.edu Abstract: This paper summarizes results of a 3-month (one academic quarter) group phenomenological investigation into student motivation to learn. The investigation was supported by a small grant from the Read more...
  • WPS 97-04: AN EMPIRICAL TEST OF A FREE-WILL CENTERED…

    Title:  An Empirical Test of a Free-Will Centered, Phenomenological Approach to Organizational Behavior Education Author: Melvin R. McKnight Associate Professor of Management College of Business Administration Northern Arizona University Box 15066 Flagstaff AZ  86011 melvin.mcknight@nau.edu Abstract This paper presents the initial validation of a Free-will Centered, Phenomenological Approach to Organizational Read more...
  • WPS 97-03: ENGLISH ECONOMISTS’ DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNTS OF LOCATION THEORY

    Author:  James V. Pinto Professor of Economics and Statistics College of Business Administration Northern Arizona University Box 15066 Flagstaff AZ  86011 James.Pinto@nau.edu Abstract The spatial aspects of economic theory have been developed through time in spatial price theory and location theory. This paper will concentrate on the interdisciplinary topic: location Read more...
  • WPS 97-02: REDUCING PROCRASTINATION THROUGH ASSIGNMENT AND COURSE DESIGN

    Authors: Nita Paden Assistant Professor of Marketing Roxanne Stell Associate Professor of Marketing Abstract Research shows that procrastination handicaps student performance and often results in task failure (Ferrari 1993). A determination of what issues are contributing to procrastination is useful in reducing this behavior and improving student performance. Task characteristics, Read more...
  • WPS 97-01: LIMITATIONS OF COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS

    Title: Limitations of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Defective Data and Significant Digits Authors: William Hildred Professor of Economics CBA • NAU James Pinto Professor of Economics and Statistics CBA • NAU Abstract Some applications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in the process of allocating resources for health care use hospital "charges" as cost data. Read more...
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