Larry Starr

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2Advisor Starr
2Janet Greco
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Nonprofit organizations are an integral part of our communities, providing a vast array of services, fostering civic participation, and building social cohesion. Although operating models and economic drivers vary across the nonprofit sector, unlike for-profits the drive of competition may not provide the impetus for organizational change models such as(More)
This thesis concerns my journey as a graduate student in the Organizational Dynamics program at the University of Pennsylvania. I provide anecdotes about four classes and describe how the experiences have made an impact on my personal and professional life. I focus on leadership development, change management, teamwork development, and organizational(More)
  • Christopher Womack, Larry Starr, Christopher A Womack, Larry M, Starr, Advisor +1 other
  • 2014
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the function of the sales force and how modern times require organizations to rethink how to best use the sales force. Areas such as the use of technology, territory alignment, and training of sales people are discussed as they relate to the marketplace. The culture of sales organizations is reviewed to assess(More)
This thesis presents a review of the nature of culture then specifically organizational culture. I then describe the influence of individual and collective orientations on the culture of organizations. I then focus on Arab culture and the influence of collectivistic Arab values on the culture of Arab organizations and decision making, in particular.
  • Carol Thomas, Pennsylvania Advisor, Alan Barstow, Carol L Thomas, Larry Starr, Advisor +4 others
  • 2014
In 2009, healthcare costs in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion dollars and constituted more than 17% of GDP. 1 , 2 Healthcare inflation has trended higher than general CPI for more than twenty years and this pattern is expected to escalate. The U.S. currently has the most expensive healthcare system in the world both in terms of absolute dollars and(More)
  • Josiya E Taundi, Larry Starr, Advisor, Alan Barstow, Janet Greco
  • 2014
In this Capstone/Thesis, I present a proposal for a book tentatively called Perspectives of Poverty Alleviation in which the argument is made that worldviews, perspectives, and allied unconscious biases embedded in the thinking of people throughout the international development aid value chain have a significant impact on the efficacy of interventions(More)
  • Manning J Smith, Comments Submitted, Larry Starr, Iv, Larry M, Advisor Starr +5 others
  • 2014
This capstone is a response to four questions asked by four different professors with whom I studied in the Organizational Dynamics program at the University of Pennsylvania. The first question asked was about multi-frame analysis, and how the ability to use multiple frames is a valuable skill for managers and leaders in organizations. The second question(More)
  • Jerrold A Walton, Pennsylvania Advisor, Larry Starr, Martin, Stankard, Dana Kaminstein +2 others
  • 2014
This thesis presents my responses to questions posed by four professors with whom I studied while completing my coursework in the Organizational Master's Degree program at the University of Pennsylvania. My paper will present various perspectives on learning organizations – organizations characterized by a capability to adapt to changes in environment. All(More)
  • Francis C Chiejine, John H Fielder, John H, Fielder, Janet Greco, Yakubu Ochefu +8 others
  • 2014
This paper conducts an ethical analysis of the 2009 Central Bank of Nigeria intervention: the firing of the CEOs of eight banks in Nigeria and their boards of directors, their replacement with CBN-appointed officers and the injection of government funds into the affected banks; as well as an analysis of the behaviors of the fired executives as leaders of(More)
  • Quang Ly, Larry Starr, Larry, Advisor Starr, Jean-Marc, Choukroun +1 other
  • 2014
In this thesis I describe the old and new music industry models from different perspectives. Included is a brief interview with CD Baby founder Derek Sivers with his advice for musicians. Modular strategies for independent artists to learn, record, digital distribution (CDBaby, TuneCore), branding, and monetize their music are presented. I also present(More)