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The 2006 top ten reflect the disciplinary diversity of graduate research and include topics in art history, industrial engineering, education, and a variety of business and financial subjects.
BEST SELLING DISSERTATION LIST FROM 2006:
1. "The problem of "world order" when the world is your village versus your globe" by Tanner, George Lewis , Ph.D., University of Hawai'i, 1996, 345 pages; AAT 9713989
2. "Critical analysis of school supervision in Taiwan " by Tsu Shou Li,
3. "A correlational analysis of servant leadership and job satisfaction in a religious educational organization" by Anderson, Kelly Preston , D.M., University of Phoenix , 2005, 146 pages; AAT 3162292
4. "Mergers and acquisitions: A phenomenological case study" by Rowlett, Richard Dean , D.M., University of Phoenix , 2006, 278 pages; AAT 3202466
5. "RFID in supply chain management" by Gaukler, Gary M., Ph.D., Stanford University, 2005, 96 pages; AAT 3187292
6. "From Chu to Western Han: Re-reading Mawangdui" by Huang, Bingyi, Ph.D., Yale University, 2005, 349 pages; AAT 3168915
7. "A case study examining the retention of teachers in their first five
years of the profession" by Connors-Krikorian, Maryann, D.Ed.,
8. "High performance product development: A systems approach to a lean product development process" by Morgan, James M., Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2002, 385 pages; AAT 3058023
9. "Corporate governance and financial reporting credibility" by Dey,
Aiyesha, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2005, 180 pages; AAT 3177709
10. An assessment of the relationship between organizational culture and
continuous knowledge management initiatives by Kangas, Lisa Marie , Ph.D.,
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