Department of Homeland Security Exec's Dissertation on Globalization Tops ProQuest's Best-Selling Dissertations

ANN ARBOR , Mich., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The best selling dissertation of 2006 was written by intelligence community veteran George L. Tanner, Ph.D., currently Chief Learning Officer for the Department of Homeland Security. In his piece, "The...


This year also marks a major milestone for the PQDT database as it now has more than 900,000 PDF's of dissertations and theses in the database. ProQuest adds 1,000-3,000 full-text PDF's to the database each week and expects to hit the 1 million mark by mid 2008. PQDT in total has more than 2.4 million citations of dissertations and theses in the database, with the full text of nearly 2 million of these titles also available in paper and microform formats.

The PQDT includes bibliographic citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation accepted in 1637, to those accepted as recently as last semester. The Library of Congress has designated the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses digital collection as the nation's official off-site repository for digital dissertations & theses. PQDT is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses.

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, Educat.D., Columbia University Teachers College, 1984, 386 pages; AAT 8505403

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., Boston College, 2005, 185 pages; AAT 3173658

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., Capella University, 2006, 161 pages; AAT 3196728

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