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Carleton University’s Inta Cinite is the author of PQDT’s most popular work of the year

ANN ARBOR, MI, February 4, 2015 – Inta Cinite’s “Measurement of perceived organizational readiness for change and employees' attitudes toward change in the public sector” was the most accessed dissertation on ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Database® (PQDT) in 2014. Dr. Cinite’s research was conducted as she completed her PhD at Canada’s Carleton University and was among the works most often consulted by researchers in 3,000 university libraries throughout the world.

ProQuest posts the 25 most accessed dissertations and theses each month. Visit here to learn what the world is exploring in scholarly output.

PQDT is the world’s largest repository of dissertations and theses and is searched more than 200 million times per year. Authors use PQDT to make their research more easily discovered by others and earn royalties with each download. In 2014, dissertations on topics in business management, marketing and human resources were the most consulted, with dissertations on educational topics a close second.

Popular topics are reflected in the balance of the top six dissertations of 2014:

  • Detection of spatial and spatio-temporal clusters, by Daniel B. Neill, Carnegie Mellon University
  • The Use of Educational Technology Integration by Special Education Teachers in Rural Schools in South Carolina, by Shannon L.Byrd-Jones, University of South Carolina
  • Spatio-Temporal Data Mining to Detect Changes and Clusters in Trajectories, by Anirudh Kondaveeti, Arizona State University
  • Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers by Shana E. Koh, The Claremont Graduate University
  • Understanding the impact of core product quality on customer satisfaction, team identification, and service quality, by Clinton J. Warren, University of Minnesota

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04 February 2015

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