Theses in Business

This collection consists of theses for the Master of Business Administration at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Exploring the Venture of a Food Truck: Determining the Process and Viability of Opening a Mobile Restaurant

Lindsey Flores

This study explores a mobile restaurant venture. A proposal for a SD Soup Truck by the SD Soup Shoppe is presented after a background on the original restaurant is provided, along with an in-depth environmental analysis of the conditions the SD Soup Shoppe could enter into for the food truck venture. Action research methodology is used.

This study explores a mobile restaurant venture. A proposal for a SD Soup Truck by the SD Soup Shoppe is presented after a background on the original restaurant is provided, along with an in-depth environmental analysis of the conditions the SD Soup Shoppe could enter into for the food truck venture. Action research methodology is used.
English
Type: 
Thesis
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00006042

Beyond the Failure of Coastal Cottage: Action Learning Project

Denise Nielsen

This action learning project analyzes the two and a half year lifespan of a small gift shop located in an upscale shopping and tourist district near San Diego, Ca. The study details why Coastal Cottage failed, what was learned from the years in business and what the research teaches. Sections include a history of the organization, environmental analysis, a literature review, project assessment, future actions, and reflections and conclusions.

This action learning project analyzes the two and a half year lifespan of a small gift shop located in an upscale shopping and tourist district near San Diego, Ca. The study details why Coastal Cottage failed, what was learned from the years in business and what the research teaches. Sections include a history of the organization, environmental analysis, a literature review, project assessment, future actions, and reflections and conclusions. The lessons learned and discussed in the action learning project are intended to be applied to another attempt at re-opening the business.
English
Type: 
Thesis
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00006067

The Decision to Relocate a Privately Held Domestic Pet Retailer from San Diego to San Antonio Can be Affected by Distinct Demographic Variables and Company Policies

Kristen Corrao

The aim of this study is to point out the specific attributes and company policies related to employees who decide to relocate during a corporate relocation that took place within Petco Animal Supplies Inc. and compare them to those related to employees who decide not to relocate. This study is very different from other studies related to corporate relocations as literature review is built around an employee’s willingness to relocate and some of the demographics related to their willingness.

The aim of this study is to point out the specific attributes and company policies related to employees who decide to relocate during a corporate relocation that took place within Petco Animal Supplies Inc. and compare them to those related to employees who decide not to relocate. This study is very different from other studies related to corporate relocations as literature review is built around an employee’s willingness to relocate and some of the demographics related to their willingness.
English
Type: 
Thesis
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00005488

Servant First: Perceived Characteristics of Servant Leadership Within the Sports for Exceptional Athletes Organization

Jennifer Gomez

This present study used survey data from 12 leaders volunteering for the Sports for Exceptional Athletes Non-Profit Organization, located in San Diego, CA. This study was performed in an effort to assess which of Greenleaf’s ten key characteristics of Servant Leadership are both important to leaders within the organization and prevalent among leaders within the organization. Participants of the survey varied in age, gender and type of sport they were involved in within the organization.

This present study used survey data from 12 leaders volunteering for the Sports for Exceptional Athletes Non-Profit Organization, located in San Diego, CA. This study was performed in an effort to assess which of Greenleaf’s ten key characteristics of Servant Leadership are both important to leaders within the organization and prevalent among leaders within the organization. Participants of the survey varied in age, gender and type of sport they were involved in within the organization. The data from the study was collected through the distribution of surveys, as well as formal interviews.
English
Type: 
Thesis
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00006055

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