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Corporate Culture

V. Ann Paulins

V. Ann Paulins is director and associate professor of retail merchandising at Ohio State Universitys School of Human and Consumer Sciences. She publishes regularly in academic journals,such as the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, and presents her findings on consumer behavior at industry conferences. Her research interests include internship development, ethics and customer service quality, as well as examining the social psychology of consumption decisions. The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) presented her with the New Achiever award in 1997. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie L. Hillery

Julie L. Hillery is associate professor of textiles, apparel and merchandising at Northern Illinois University. In 2003, she was awarded a professorship with Kohls, a large clothing retailer based in Wisconsin, for her work as an internship coordinator between NIU students and the company. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ethics in the Fashion Industry

Fairchild Books, 2020

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...Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:Define what is meant by corporate cultureExplain factors that affect corporate culture and how these factors affect job satisfactionEvaluate how a company’s mission statement reflects...

Learning to Document Performance at a Specialty Retailer

Joseph H. Hancock

Joseph Hancock, II is an international authority in the area of fashion branding as a form of storytelling. He released his book Brand/Story: Ralph, Vera, Johnny, Billy and Other Adventures in Fashion Branding (2009), now to be released in a 2nd Edition in 2016 to be called Brand/Story: Explorations and Cases in Fashion Branding. His works on branding and storytelling have appeared in such publications as The Brand Challenge by Kartikeya Kompella (Kogan Page 2016) and Strategic Design Thinking by Natalie Nixon (Bloomsbury, 2015). He has also published two coedited books, Fashion in Popular Culture (2013) and Global Fashion Brands (2014) with Intellect Publishing through The University of Chicago Press. Dr. Hancock is the principal editor of the peer-reviewed journal Fashion, Style and Popular Culture (Intellect Publishers). He is Executive Director for Events for the Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA) and was their 2009 recipient of the Felicia F. Campbell Award for Area Chairs. He has been awarded Drexel's 2008 Steinbright Cooperative Career Center's faculty of the year and recently received the 2011 Stanley J. Gwiazda Professorship Award. Dr. Hancock has received over $100,000 in grants, fellowships and awards and has generated $13,000 in corporate gifts for Drexel University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy J. Rabolt

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Judy K. Miler

Judy K. Miler

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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Compare the management styles of Joe’s two general managers. Explain the communication problems in this case. Identify the reason for Joe’s poor performance...

Human Resource Management

Lynda Rose Poloian

Lynda Rose Poloian taught retailing, marketing, and fashion courses at Southern New Hampshire University, USA, and was Director of the Fashion Merchandising Program for more than 25 years. She is a past president of ACRA, the collegiate affiliate of the National Retail Federation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retailing Principles : Global, Multichannel, and Managerial Viewpoints

Fairchild Publications (US), 2003

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...After completing this chapter you should be able to:Discuss current challenges facing human resource management, including the impact of downsizing, displacement, and outplacement.Describe the primary responsibilities of the human resource...

Weighing the Options: Should Kristen Buy a Struggling Business?

Joy M. Kozar

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy J. Rabolt

Nancy J. Rabolt

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Judy K. Miler

Judy K. Miler

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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe the risks of entrepreneurship and buying an existing business. Identify steps to build a successful fashion boutique business. Explain how the analysis...

Designing for the Circular Economy: Cradle to Cradle® Design

Annie Gullingsrud

Annie Gullingsrud is the Director of the Textile and Apparel Sector at Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lewis Perkins

Lewis Perkins

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Sustainable Fashion What’s Next? : A Conversation about Issues, Practices and Possibilities

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...ANNIE GULLINGSRUD is a Textile & Apparel Associate at Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. She works to share her ultimate passion for Cradle to Cradle® and help bring Cradle to Cradle design principles and certification...

Taming Fashion by Design

Alice Payne

Alice Payne is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include the fashion design process and the problem of design for sustainability within the fashion context. Alice is also an award-winning designer, investigating design for sustainability in fashion via practice-led research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Fashion’s Future : Present Practice and Tactics for Sustainable Change

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...For centuries the fashion and textile industries have been subject to the vagaries of weather, trade and war. The present day, however, is marked by greater volatility and uncertainty than ever before, and in a highly globalized industry...

Personal Selling

Kristen K. Swanson

Kristen K. Swanson is a Professor of Merchandising in the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judith C. Everett

Judith C. Everett is Emeritus Professor of Merchandising in the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Promotion In The Merchandising Environment

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...“When I walked into [the] Han Kjobenhavn [store] last week, from the back of the narrow store, Kasper—thin, good tattoos, perfectly shaped beard, phenomenal accent—shouted, ‘What’s up, man?’ in a disarmingly sincere manner…. He welcomed...

Budgeting and standard costing

Nathalie Evans

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Nathalie Evans is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Business at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Jeffrey

Michael Jeffrey is a retired academic formerly of Manchester Metropolitan University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Susan Craig

Susan Craig is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Business at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costing for the Fashion Industry

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Introduction This chapter provides an introduction to standard costing and budgeting. The topics are closely related to each other in that budgeting is a planning process intent on producing a financial plan for the business for a future...

The Human Resources Division

Jay Diamond

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Jay Diamond is Professor Emeritus at Nassau Community College, where he served as the Chair of the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department as well as the Dean of Business. His honors include the Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York, as well as the first Distinguished Achievement Award at Nassau Community College. Diamond has written numerous textbooks on fashion, retailing, and marketing. In addition, he is the creative force for Diamond Educational Productions, a company that specializes in fashion, retailing, marketing, and professional development videos. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ellen Diamond

Ellen Diamond is Professor Emerita at Nassau Community College in the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department. She is an internationally recognized artist specializing in original acrylics on canvas and giclee prints. Her works are in public and private collections throughout the world. She has co-authored many texts on fashion and retailing, including The World of Fashion, 5th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2013) and Retail Advertising and Promotion (Fairchild Books, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sheri Litt

Sheri Litt is Academic Dean at Florida State College at Jacksonville. She is co-author of Retailing in the 21st Century (Fairchild Books, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Retailing : A multi-channel approach

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...After reading this chapter, you should be able to:Identify the various tasks performed by the human resources department.Describe the selection procedure used to assess a company’s potential employees.Explain why different sources are used...

Organizational Structure And Interaction

J. Gerald Sherman

Gerald J. Sherman is co-founder and partner of Sherman & Perlman, LLC, USA, a public relations and integrated marketing company. He has held adjunct teaching positions at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, Miami International University of Art and Design in Miami, Florida and at Johnson and Wales University, College of Business, North Miami, Florida, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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S. Sar Perlman

Sar S. Perlman is a partner at Sherman & Perlman, LLC, USA, a public relations and integrated marketing company. He a veteran writer and journalist whose more than 100 articles have appeared in national and regional publications such as Car and Driver, Power and Motoryacht, Art and Antiques, Wildlife Art, Millionaire, Boca Raton, Florida International, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Real World Guide to Fashion Selling and Management

Fairchild Books, 2007

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...Learn the broad framework and dynamics of the fashion sales industry.Understand the typical structure for a fashion sales force.Explore the roles and responsibilities that salespeople and managers have within that structure.Learn...