Database Publisher Releases Top 10 Dissertation ListANN ARBOR, Mich.
A Michigan company that creates and distributes databases for libraries and educational institutions has released its annual Top 10 list of best-selling dissertations in 2002. Among the topics covered in the dissertations are health care, online banking, executive leadership and e-business.
The No. 1 seller in 2002 was “The Uncivil War: Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861-1865 (Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia),” written in 2000 by Dr. Robert Russell Mackey while at Texas A&M University, according to ProQuest Information and Learning.
The Ann Arbor-based ProQuest Information and Learning, a unit of the ProQuest Co., publishes a dissertation database that includes bibliographic citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. The full text of more than one million of these titles is available in paper and microform formats.
Twelve other titles make up the Top 10 list due to ties. Second place went to Dr. Elba Alicia Herrero for “Using Culturally Relevant Literature and Discourse to Support Literacy Learning Among ‘At-Risk’ English-Language Learners,” written at State University of New York at Albany. In all, 776 copies of the Top 10 list titles were sold.
The ProQuest Information and Learning Best-Selling Dissertations of 2002 include:
“The Uncivil War: Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861-1865 (Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky,
Mackey, Robert Russell, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University, 2000, 468 pages
“Using Culturally Relevant Literature and Discourse to Support Literacy Learning Among ‘At-Risk’ English-Language Learners”
Herrero, Elba Alicia, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Albany, 1999, 162 pages
“The Problem of ‘World Order’ When the World Is Your Village Versus Your Globe”
Tanner, George Lewis, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii, 1996, 345 pages
“Assessing Knowledge Management Initiative Successes As a Function of
Ribiere, Vincent Michel, D.Sc.
The George Washington University, 2001, 158 pages
“The Coos and Coquille: A Northwest Coast Historical Anthropology (Oregon)”
Tveskov, Mark Axel, Ph.D.
University of Oregon, 2000, 537 pages
“An Analysis of the Political and Economic Viability of Community Health Centers: Implications for Their Future”
Reynolds, David A.V., DrPH
University of Michigan, School of Public Health, 1999, 147 pages
“Factors Affecting Retention of Customers Who Are Users of Computerized Applications on the Internet: The Case of Online Banking”
Vatanasombut, Banphot, Ph.D.
The Claremont Graduate University, 2001, 115 pages
“The Relationships Between Emotional Intelligence, Personality, Critical Thinking Ability and Organizational Leadership Performance at Upper Levels of Management”
Murensky, Catherine Lynn, Ph.D.
George Mason University, 2000, 152 pages
“Sharing Knowledge Through a Knowledge Management System: The Relative Effectiveness of Formal Control and Organizational Support”
Marks, Peter Vincent Jr., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh, 2001, 146 pages
“An Empirical Study of Factors Affecting
Successful Implementation of Knowledge Management”
Choi, Yong Suk, Ph.D., The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000, 140 pages
“A Roadmap for Successful E-Business”
Chuang, Ming-Ling, Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology, 2001, 159 pages
“Transformational Leadership: A Cross-Cultural Study of the Moderating Effects of Culture on Perceived Leader Behaviors”
Sosa-Fey, Josephine, DBA, Nova Southeastern University, 2001, 160 pages
“Management Control and the Balanced Scorecard: An Empirical Test of Causal Relations”
Malina, Mary Ann, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001, 111 pages
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