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Baah, Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of the qualitative positivistic case study was to explore whether resource communication technology has helped or would help the marketing of textile products in the U.S. textile industry. The contributions of human capital in the marketing department, the marketing-demand information system function, and the product supply chain…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Information Systems, Clothing
Hickman, Daniel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation examines issues regarding the educational attainment of the U.S. workforce. Specifically, I investigate the impact of various factors on the growth of postsecondary educational attainment. This includes issues pertaining to improving the skill-level of the workforce at the regional or state level, as well as for the domestic…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Economic Impact, School Role
Vadivelu, Ramaswamy N. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Human Performance Technology (HPT) is a field of practice that has evolved from advancements in organizational development, instructional design, strategic human resource management and cognitive psychology. As globalization and trends like outsourcing and off-shoring start to dominate the way organizations grow, HPT practitioners are managing the…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Performance Technology
Kerlin, Steven C. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The physical walls of a classroom have typically acted as the boundary of school science learning communities. The participants in these learning communities are the students and the teacher in individual classrooms. These participants contribute to scientific discourse about a specific content area under study. Scientific learning communities, on…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Research Methodology, Global Approach, Science Teachers