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Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.


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2013 2018


This thesis will analyze the operations of two nonprofit organizations located in different parts of the world. One local and one international nonprofit organization was chosen for this thesis/creative project because of the diverse culture, customs and regulations in each setting. The paper will discuss the operations of St. Vincent de Paul, the Chandler Conference of St. Vincent de Paul, and Sri Sai Darshan Trust (SSDT). The paper begins with a brief history of nonprofit organizations followed by a detailed background on both organizations. The management (organizational structure), finances, marketing, and legalities will be discussed of each nonprofit. The paper ...

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Patel, Nisha, Sivakumar, Akila, Maltz, Arnold, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

For the past two years, New Venture Group (nVg) and the Havasupai Tribe have worked together on a variety of community development projects. The purpose of this paper is to provide descriptions and documentation for these projects and how they are related to the economic development of the community. The partnership with the Havasupai Tribe has allowed nVg to learn the history and culture of one of Arizona’s oldest communities. It has been necessary to understand the traditional values of the Havasupai to design projects that will benefit the tribe and gain support from its members. The products that nVg ...

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While, Kate Sophie, Brooks, Daniel, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

The present study investigates the differences in the academic motivation of traditional and non-traditional students according to Self Determination Theory. Additionally, the study explores the relationships between academic motivation and academic, career, and family stress in traditional and non-traditional students according to the Challenge and Hindrance Stress Framework. A survey was administered to 744 undergraduate students at Arizona State University. An independent samples t-test indicated significant differences between several student groups. According to the results, non-traditional students are more intrinsically motivated “to know” and traditional students are more extrinsically motivated by “identified regulation” and “external regulation”. Additionally, a correlation matrix ...

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Bickle, Jessica Aaron, LePine, Marcie, Clemons, Jamie, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

Research on teamwork has shown that teams are more productive and produce better results than individuals working on their own. Yet, research on individuals’ work preferences makes it clear that not everyone prefers working in teams. In order to improve teamwork and achieve better results in both the collegiate arena and in the professional world, this study was designed to research different factors that affect a group’s performance and creativity: satisfaction, familiarity, and the behavioral styles of individual team members. Additionally, this study addresses if the group’s composition of Keirsey types – temperament patterns – also play a role in ...

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Pinto, Linda, Hulse, Christopher, Vaughn, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

With many recent events, such as the 2008 Financial Crisis, still under heavy scrutiny from the public, the payment received by executives at some of the major US banking institutions has been at the center of a major debate: are bank executives overpaid? While many people have attempted to answer this question, it is important to look at historical data and determine whether banks tie executive pay to the performance of the firm. The authors gathered historical 10-K data on firm performance at five major banks (Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan, US Bancorp, and Wells Fargo), as well as ...

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Scheven, Tyler, Mayer, Robert, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

Although there are some key qualities that all good leaders employ, variations in effective leadership approaches are evident across different cultures. This project sought to compare and analyze the differences and similarities in leadership principles between Chinese and American business cultures, with emphasis on the divergence caused by the influences of history, culture and politics.

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Le Tourneur, Maxine Archondakis, McKinnon, David, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2017-12

This project is a business analysis of Corner Archery, a Glendale, AZ Archery shop. It addresses the various roles of the different employee positions within the company with a focus on the owner’s responsibilities in particular. It also analyzes the business from an operations and revenue driver standpoint, making proposals to improve each of these areas.

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Becwar, Alea Louise, Peck, Sidnee, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2013-12

The following creative project was a two part study regarding the wedding and event planning industry. Part one consisted of planning and executing an event followed by an analysis of the event in terms of strengths, weaknesses, and customer feedback. Part two consisted of evaluating a potential wedding planning company by the standards of the Business Model Canvas Method. The overall goal of this project was to determine if I would be pursuing a career as an independent wedding and event consultant or exploring other career options based on the research conducted and which option would be best aligned with ...

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Hawbaker, Christina Elizabeth, Peck, Sidnee, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2013-12

The purpose of this research is to define significant explanatory factors behind differences in work preferences across country of origin, gender, and generation. We conducted a survey through Qualtrics, which consisted of 45 questions. The survey was administered to men and women who were U.S. citizens and non-US citizens and who were from two pre-defined generational groups: Generation X and Generation Z. Furthermore, the questions were intended to determine different work preferences in Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions (Power Distance, Masculinity/Femininity, Individualism/Collectivism, Uncertainty Avoidance), McClelland’s Motivational Theory, Alpha/Beta Work Values, and Leadership Traits from the GLOBE study. We also had the opportunity ...

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Jirak, Matthew, Vogliotti-Simental, Hector, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

Purpose: This thesis studies the behavior and actions of introverted and extraverted students in regards to preparing for and obtaining a postgraduate position. The purpose of this thesis is to develop an understanding of introverts’ and extraverts’ approach to the job search process and to provide suggestions to improve the job search process. Methodology: In addition to research of existing literature, a survey was given to students at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, to determine students’ job search behaviors, and to recruiters of organizations who recruit from the W. P. Carey School of Business ...

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Robles, Margaret, Carroll, Allison, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2013-05