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PCs in Business Environment  

E-print Network

"PCs in Business Environment" is a project that contains two parts. First part is a real life application developed for Nordic Meat Inc. a small food - manufacturer in the KC area, developed in MS Excel 5.0 spreadsheet ...

Colak, Mijo Todor

1994-07-29

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FUTURE TRENDS IN BUSINESS TRAVEL DECISION MAKING  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research surveys twenty large companies and their travellers to identify and evaluate the effects of pressures on the business travel market in the future. The influence of the following areas on the decision making process are addressed: (a) Corporate travel policies & increasing professionalism in corporate purchasing; (b) The development of global strategic airline alliances; (c) The emergence of

Keith J. Mason

3

AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE MANAGERS AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Managers of agricultural cooperatives were contacted to determine their knowledge\\/capabilities and perspectives of the cooperative environment with special emphasis given to the importance of cooperative principles to the operation and success of the business, division of responsibility between management and the board of directors, and business decision making in the areas of financial analysis plus selected scenarios. Managers showed strong

John L. Adrian Jr.; Thomas Wade Green

2001-01-01

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The Future of Family Business Education in UK Business Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This practitioner paper aims to question basic assumptions about management education and to argue that a new paradigm is needed for UK business schools which embraces an oft neglected, yet economically vital, stakeholder group, namely family businesses. It seeks to pose the question of why we have forgotten to teach about family business…

Collins, Lorna; Seaman, Claire; Graham, Stuart; Stepek, Martin

2013-01-01

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Future E-Business Applications in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some of the opportunities created by e-business, or electronic commerce, for college teaching and administration are explored, including distributed learning, new forms of payment, new learning materials, academic support tools, administrative support, and new forms of publishing. E-business initiatives for colleges and universities are suggested.…

Norris, Donald M.; Olson, Mark A.

1999-01-01

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The future of energy, environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The lasting effects of energy consumption on the environment continue to be a problem as the world's population requires more and more energy. This informational piece, part of a series about the future of energy, introduces students to environmental issues related to the use and production of energy. Fossil fuels, nuclear energy, hydropower, and clean air are discussed in the context of environmental quality. Students can read about the development of environmentally friendly vehicles and follow a link that describes current environmental problems in the hydropower industry. Links to eight PBS NewsHour articles on environmental issues and energy are also provided. Seven additional energy-related links discuss global warming, ethanol fuel use, biodiesel, and air quality, among others topics. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Iowa Public Television. Explore More Project

2004-01-01

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A Future Astronomical Software Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Analyzing data sets in astronomy has become more and more complex and has driven the development of specific tools, functions and tasks. In order to integrate these tools in a global environment and thereby preserving them, the OPTICON Network 9.2 in coordination with US-VAO has outlined requirements, defined an architectural concept and developed a prototype of a Future Astronomical Software Environment (FASE). Important features are support for user scripting (e.g. Python), access to legacy applications (e.g. IRAF, MIDAS), integration with the Virtual Observatory (VO) for access to remote data and computation, and scalability supporting desktops to distributed cluster systems. A first prototype has been implemented and demonstrates the feasibility by offering access to numerous applications (e.g. ds9, ESO CPL pipelines, MIDAS, topcat) from a Python or Unix shell using VO-SAMP as a software bus. A simple packaging system is also provided to allow easy definition and sharing of applications at a Web portal.

Grosböl, P.; Tody, D.; Paioro, L.; Granet, Y.; Garilli, B.; Surace, C.; Opticon Fase Network

2012-09-01

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The 8th International Scientific Conference Contemporary Business Environment Strategies  

E-print Network

. - Contemporary marketing: Ever-changing visions. - Electronic management in business environments. - ExperiencesThe 8th International Scientific Conference Contemporary Business Environment Strategies: Novel probes the inter-relationships among business strategies of both public and private sectors on the one

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Future Directions for Business Education: A Delphi Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to synthesize perceptions from the field about current issues and to propose future directions for the field of business education. Method: A modified three-stage Delphi study was carried out with business educators who attended national conferences and/or belonged to national professional organizations.…

Kesten, Cyril A.; Lambrecht, Judith J.

2010-01-01

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The utility business model and the future of computing services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The utility business model is shaped by a number of characteristics that are typical in public services: users consider the service a necessity, high reliability of service is critical, the ability to fully utilize capacity is limited, and services are scalable and benefit from economies of scale. This paper examines the utility business model and its future role in the

Michael A. Rappa

2004-01-01

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Future Centered Design: Designing for Sustainable Business  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This paper outlines the changing attitudes of business leaders towards sustainability and the opportunities this presents\\u000a to product and information designers. Smart business leaders are beginning to understand the importance of sustainable practices\\u000a to their success. Resource scarcity, increased regulation, and need to safeguard their brand reputation are a few of the key\\u000a drivers for this mind shift. Just as

Janaki Kumar; Peter Graf

12

Business Ethics of Future Marketing Managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the findings of a study which examined the business ethics of college students. The study utilized a series of ten vignettes which posed five dif ferent types of ethical problems. The responses were analyzed to determine student values.

David J. Fritzsche; Helmut Becker

1982-01-01

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“Third-culture kids” : Future business expatriates?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The quest of globalizing business firms to find enough candidates with the requisite skills for foreign assignments may be met by former “third-culture kids”. These are individuals who as adolescents have lived in a foreign country for a period of time. The cultural exposure, during their highly impressionable adolescence, may have made them absorb cultural and behavioral norms developing a

Jan Selmer; Hon Lam

2004-01-01

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Toward Dynamic Business Models on marketplace environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Currently, the mobile market provides simple solutions for the definition of business models among the actors involved in the value chain. For instance, App Stores establish predefined business elements for service providers and customers, and it is difficult to identify differentiation characteristics from the business point of view. Dynamic Business Models are an evolution aimed to provide new enablers and

Oscar Lorenzo Dueñas Rugnon; M. A. T. Escudero; J. L. Rueda; Sivasothy Shanmugalingam

2010-01-01

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When worlds collide: medicine, business, the affordable care act and the future of health care in the u.s.  

PubMed

The dialogue about the future of health care in the US has been impeded by flawed conceptions about medicine and business. The present paper re-examines some of the underlying assumptions about both medicine and business, and uses more nuanced readings of both terms to frame debates about the ACA and the emerging health care environment. PMID:25565610

Wicks, Andrew C; Keevil, Adrian A C

2014-12-01

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VO breeding environments & virtual organizations integral business process management framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a set of guidelines in terms of business process for VO Breeding Environments (VBEs) and Virtual Organizations\\u000a (VOs) management based-on ECOLEAD Project Results. A detail description of an Integral Business Process Management (I-BPM)\\u000a Framework, using Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is presented. The I-BPM framework describes a set of process models\\u000a that depict what happens during each

David Romero; Arturo Molina

2009-01-01

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Towards Increasing Business Students' Confidence in Facing an Ethically Confusing Business Environment: A Strategic Management Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presentation will focus on the application of self leadership and strategic management concepts to help make sense of the current global financial crisis and its critical connection with our future business professionals' perceptions of ethical behavior. The author will explore ideas that lead to the strengthening of business students'…

Fox-Wolfgramm, Susan J.

2010-01-01

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THE IMPACT OF LANGUAGES ON THE ONLINE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with an analysis of the English language, as lingua franca of the Internet, mainly online business environment. If a business has already developed a Web site, it is important to translate the site into the target language of a particular foreign market. It sounds easy, but is a literal translation all that's required for a different culture?

MUSEANU ELENA; COANCA MARIANA

2010-01-01

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GENERAL INFORMATION In today's business environment, the successful farm  

E-print Network

GENERAL INFORMATION In today's business environment, the successful farm manager needs records for applications, arranging insurance coverage, estate planning and valuations, analyzing farm investments marketing plans. An effective accounting system will aid the farm manager in evaluating the farm's liquidity

Balasundaram, Balabhaskar "Baski"

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"Piggybacking" on Business Communication through Interdisciplinarity: Developing Student Communication Skills in Legal Environment of Business Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to describe an assignment for a legal environment of business course that builds upon and reinforces strong business communication practices. The assignment discusses "piggybacking," which is the unauthorized use of another person's wireless Internet connection. In this assignment, the students are required (1) to…

Cooley, Amanda Harmon

2009-01-01

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ucsf sustainability healthy environment, sustainable future  

E-print Network

ucsf sustainability healthy environment, sustainable future UC SAN FRANCISCO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2009-2010 Annual Report of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary 1 UCSF Sustainability Governance 3 Table 1: CACS Members 4 Figure 1: UCSF Sustainability

Yamamoto, Keith

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Orbital Debris and Future Environment Remediation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation is an overview of the historical and current orbital debris environment. Included is information about: Projected growth of the future debris population, The need for active debris removal (ADR), A grand challenge for the 21st century and The forward path

Liou, Jer-Chyi

2011-01-01

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Engineering Agent Organisations in a Business Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Motivated by demands from the commercial world for software systems that can assist in the reorganisation of processes for the purpose of reducing business complexity, we discuss the benefits and challenges of the multi-agent approach. We concentrate on the engineering aspects of large scale multi-agent systems and begin our exploration by focusing on a real world example from the call centre industry. The critical call routing process seems appropriate and useful in presenting our ideas and provides a good starting point for the development of agent organisations capable of self-management and coordination. The main contributions of this work can be summarised as the demonstration of the value of agent organisational models that do not replicate the typical hierarchical structures observed in human organisations and that a quite basic peer-to-peer structure produces very similar performance indicators to a mature simulator that uses conventional techniques, suggesting further improvements may readily be realized.

Traskas, Dimitris; Padget, Julian

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Future Directions in Subglacial Environments Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Subglacial Antarctic Lake Environments (SALE) exploration and study is poised to be a major focus of Antarctic science for the next decade or more. The foundation for an intensive period of SALE research and field efforts has been provided by substantial improvement in our understanding of these environments, the establishment of SALE research programs by the International Polar Year (IPY) Program Office and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the funding of several national SALE programs, independent guidance on environmental stewardship issues, and a series of international workshops, meetings, and conferences that have refined SALE scientific objectives. This article summarizes recent developments in subglacial environment exploration and study and describes future research needs.

Kennicutt, Mahlon; Petit, Jean-Robert

2007-03-01

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Business Education at Catholic Universities: Current Status and Future Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Is business education at Catholic colleges and universities different than business education at secular institutions? This study assesses the current state of business education at Catholic colleges and universities based on a national survey of business school deans and faculty members and an audit of business unit web sites. Results suggest…

Porth, Stephen J.; McCall, John J.; DiAngelo, Joseph A.

2009-01-01

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Population, resources, environment: an uncertain future.  

PubMed

This issue analyzes the economic and environmental consequences of rapid population growth in developing countries (LDC), the population decline in developed countries, the limits that life on a finite planet impose on economic and demographic expansion and progress, and the proper governmental response to promote the welfare of its current and future citizens. The links between population growth, resource use, and environmental quality are too complex to permit straightforward generalizations about direct causal relationships. However, rapid population growth has increased the number of poor people in LDC, thus contributing to degradation of the environment and the renewable resources of land, water, and nonhuman species on which humans depend. Demands of the rich industrial countries have also generated environmental pressures and have been foremost in consumption of the nonrenewable resources of fossil fuels, metals, and nonmetallic minerals. On the other hand, population and economic growth have also stimulated technological and management changes that help supply and use resources more effectively. Wide variations in the possible ultimate size of world population and accelerating technological change make future interrelationships of population, resources, and the environment uncertain as well as complex. Those interrelationships are mediated largely by government policies. Responsible governments can bring about a sustainable balance in the population/resource/environment equation by adopting population and development policies that experience has shown could reduce future population numbers in LDC below the additional 5 billion indicated in current UN medium projections. This coupled with proven management programs in both LDC and developed countries could brake and reverse the depletion and degradation of natural resources. PMID:12268583

Repetto, R

1987-07-01

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The Future Astronomical Software Environment progress .  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The OPTICON working group 3.6 in collaboration with international partners and in coordination with the Virtual Observatory, has already identified the high level requirements and the main architectural concepts for a future software environment for astronomical data reduction and analysis (Future Astronomical Software Environment). A special attention has been payed to: a) scalability, to allow the reduction of huge data volumes exploiting the hardware and software parallel architecture, b) interoperability, in order to guarantee the interaction between software coming from different sources and make easy the access to the Virtual Observatory, c) and modularity, to separate the adopted software technology from the specific computational algorithm and allow an independent evolution of the two areas. The proposed concepts have been widely discussed and shared by the astronomical community; however a lot of work still remains to do, mainly: a) the definition of open standards, b) the verification of such standards thanks to at least one reference implementation and practical user cases, c) and the whole must be supported at least by the major international organizations that develop data reduction and analysis software. All this work has led up to the definition of a new proposal for FP7 within OPTICON (where ESO, INAF, LAM-OAMP and NRAO/NVO are actively involved) which we present describing the project in detail and adding a description of the European FASE prototype, developed by INAF-IASF Milano in collaboration with LAM-OAMP (Marseille).

Paioro, L.; Garilli, B.; Grosböl, P.; Tody, D.; Surace, C.; Fenouillet, T.; Franzetti, P.; Fumana, M.; Scodeggio, M.

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Business Education in Asia and Australasia: Recent Trends and Future Prospects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The globalization of business education is leading to convergence in the traditionally more diverse business curriculum. This can be seen by examining the mission and vision statements of Asia and Australasia's leading business schools, which emphasize the provision of quality learning and scholarship; educating future leaders; and…

Kearney, Colm

2013-01-01

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It's Not Easy Being Green: Bringing Real Life to the Undergraduate Legal Environment of Business Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the Legal Environment of Business course in a traditional undergraduate business curriculum, students are expected to acquire knowledge about many areas of the law and the application of law to business, society, and the international marketplace. Current concepts in undergraduate business education, such as ethics and sustainability, must also…

Marcum, Tanya M.; Perry, Sandra J.

2010-01-01

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The status of business ethics: Past and future  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business ethics, which grew out of religion's interest in ethics in business and management education's concern with social issues, has become an interdisciplinary academic field. Thus far it has centered on teaching undergraduates. The easy work has now been done and the field has reached a plateau. To develop further it requires development on the MBA level, high quality research

Richard T. De George

1987-01-01

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CLARIFYING BUSINESS MODELS: ORIGINS, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE CONCEPT  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to clarifyi the concept of business models, its usages, and its roles in the Information Systems domain. A review of the literature shows a broad diversity of understandings, usages, and places in the firm. The paper identifies the terminology or ontology used to describe a business model, and compares this terminology with previous work. Then the general

Alexander Osterwalder; Yves Pigneur; Christopher L. Tucci

32

The Current and Future Role of Business Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Considerable debate since the global financial crisis has been evident concerning the role of business schools. This article aims to outline the authors' research on their role. Design/methodology/approach: The paper begins with an overview of the significant literature highlighting the current debates impacting on business schools…

Rayment, John; Smith, Jonathan

2013-01-01

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Will the ethics of business change? A survey of future executives  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the results of a study of attitudes of future business executives towards issues of social responsibility and business ethics. The 455 respondents, who were MBA students during 1985 at one dozen schools from various regions in the United States, were asked to respond to a series of open-ended and closed-ended questions. From the responses to the questions

Thomas M. Jones; Frederick H. Gautschi

1988-01-01

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Future Directions of Management Science and Operations Management in Business School Curricula  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The fields of Management Science (MS) and Operations Management (OM) have co-existed in business school curricula for over a half century. This paper examines five trends that point toward a bright future for Operations Management in the business curriculum. These trends include an increasing emphasis on global competition, the growth of the…

Fuller, Jack A.; Denton, James W.

2006-01-01

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Research in Online and Blended Learning in the Business Disciplines: Key Findings and Possible Future Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this literature review, we examine and assess the state of research of online and blended learning in the business disciplines with the intent of assessing the state of the field and identifying opportunities for meaningful future research. We review research from business disciplines such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems…

Arbaugh, J. B.; Godfrey, Michael R.; Johnson, Marianne; Pollack, Birgit Leisen; Niendorf, Bruce; Wresch, William

2009-01-01

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Multimedia: The Future of Information Delivery to Homes and Businesses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of developments in bringing affordable interactive multimedia services to homes and businesses. Viewpoints and efforts of leaders in the movement toward an electronic superhighway are described, including cable companies, telephone companies, entertainment, and publishing industries. (EAM)

Katz, Matthew

1993-01-01

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Business process modeling in the workflow management environment Leu  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most of todays approaches to business process engineering (also called business process management) start from an activity-centered perspective. They describe activities to be carried out within a business process and their relationships, but they usually pay little attention to the objects manipulated within processes. In this article we discuss an approach to business process management which is based on modeling

Guido Dinkhoff; Volker Gruhn; Armin Saalmann; Michael Zielonka

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Technological developments: shaping the telecommuting work environment of the future  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the concept and the implementation of telecommuting and how it will affect the employee, organization and the general business environment. It also provides suggestions for employers implementing a telecommuting program. In this new millennium, it is obvious that the workforce and the way of work are changing drastically. Telecommuting, or allowing the employees to perform their jobs

Mohammad Ahmadi; Marilyn M. Helms; Tammy J. Ross

2000-01-01

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The Attorney-Client Relationship as a Business Law-Legal Environment Topic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business school law courses should promote understanding of legal processes affecting business, help students learn to recognize legal issues and manage legal risks, increase ethical sensitivity, and help students to develop critical thinking skills. To this end, business law and legal environment textbooks tend to focus on ethical and legal…

Levin, Murray S.

2004-01-01

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Current and future directions of multimedia technology in business  

Microsoft Academic Search

A multimedia system is a typical application of time-critical computing. In a networked multimedia system such as video conferencing, real-time image communication is the key for system success. Multimedia applications have received significant attention from business after the emergence of Internet and World Wide Web (WWW). However, the application areas of multimedia have not been discussed in detail taking into

A. Gunasekaran; P. E. D. Love

1999-01-01

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Building Florida's Future: Quality and Access or Business as Usual?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How many of Florida's four million children should expect to attend the State University System someday? And what should they find when they arrive? The bare minimum? Or world-class universities with facilities on a par with the best the nation has to offer? This report states that a "business as usual" approach has corroded the link between the…

Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2006

2006-01-01

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Business models for digital business ecosystems: The case of the Open Negotiation Environment (ONE) platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

The process of business negotiations of complex products or services is an essential binding element in today's dynamic global markets. The digital business ecosystem (DBE) paradigm provides a concept for understanding such dynamic global businesses. However, an analysis form a business model perspective is still missing. This paper presents the case study of an envisioned open source decentralized negotiation platform

Volker Hoyer; Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva

2009-01-01

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OECD Work on Future Educational Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designing school buildings to respond to change is not a new idea. But perhaps what is different today is the kind and degree of change which we have to anticipate. The OECD is carrying out projects that can help in the planning and design of future educational facilities--exploring trends in education and studying innovative learning…

Theisens, Henno; Benavides, Francisco; Dumont, Hanna

2008-01-01

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Future Cyberspace and 3D Telepresence Collaborative Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ubiquity of current Internet and future cyberspace facilitate creation of very effective and real-time collaborative environment supported with the Telepresence in 3D imaging. The ubiquity of current internet and future cyber-space facilitates creation of very effective and real-time collaborative environment supported with the 3D Telepresence and a new generation of Video Conferencing Technologies. Past decade will be remembered by

Eduard Babulak

2009-01-01

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Measurement of business environment characteristics in the US technical textile industry: an empirical study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business environment has long been identified as an important contingency in the operations management literature. However, relatively little effort has been devoted to the empirical measurement of its characteristics. This study aims to develop a reliable and valid instrument for measuring business environment characteristics (BEC) in the context of operations management. The study proposes a conceptual model based on one

Ting Chi

2009-01-01

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Understanding Dishonest Academic Behaviour Amongst Business Students--The Business Leaders of the Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study applies the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) to increase understanding about dishonest academic behaviour amongst undergraduate business students. A total of 579 respondents from three universities in South Africa completed an online survey about their beliefs regarding academic dishonesty, their intentions to engage in dishonest…

Bagraim, Jeffrey; Goodman, Suki; Pulker, Stephanie

2014-01-01

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Object Oriented Business Process Modelling in RFID Applied Computing Environments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As a tracking technology, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is now widely applied to enhance the context awareness of enterprise information systems. Such awareness provides great opportunities to facilitate business process automation and thereby improve operation efficiency and accuracy. With the aim to incorporate business logics into RFID-enabled applications, this book chapter addresses how RFID technologies impact current business process management and the characteristics of object-oriented business process modelling. This chapter first discusses the rationality and advantages of applying object-oriented process modelling in RFID applications, then addresses the requirements and guidelines for RFID data management and process modelling. Two typical solutions are introduced to further illustrate the modelling and incorporation of business logics/business processes into RFID edge systems. To demonstrate the applicability of these two approaches, a detailed case study is conducted within a distribution centre scenario.

Zhao, Xiaohui; Liu, Chengfei; Lin, Tao

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The Future RFI Environment Above 30 GHz  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Encompassing 30 - 300 GHz, the millimeter wave (mmW) band offers relief from spectrum crowding at lower frequencies, large available bandwidth, favorable propagation characteristics for certain applications, and relatively high directivity with small antennas. The FCC has recently proposed regulatory changes to foster commercial development of the mmW band. Impending actions include: Designating the 46.7-46.9 GHz and 76-77 GHz bands for unlicensed vehicular radar systems. Potentially tens of millions of vehicles will be equipped with radars to provide ``intelligent cruise control" capability and driver blind-spot warnings. Unwanted emissions from vehicular radar systems may produce harmful interference to passive systems operating in protected bands. Opening the 59-64 GHz band, in which propagation is limited to short distances due to high atmospheric attenuation, to general unlicensed devices. A likely application for this band is wireless local area computer networks. The neighboring bands of 58.2 - 59 and 64 - 65 GHz are allocated to the passive services. Changes still under consideration include: Opening the 116 - 117 GHz band, co-located with an existing passive allocation, for licensed (116 - 116.5 GHz) and general unlicensed (116.5 - 117 GHz) devices. The opening (for licensed and unlicensed services) of nearly 5 GHz of additional spectrum space which neighbors passive allocations and poses a potential interference problem from out-of-band emissions. The status of the FCC's actions concerning the mmW band will be updated. An attempt will be made to predict the RFI environment in the mmW band assuming the likely applications for each of the reallocated bands. Particular emphasis will be placed on the impact of the FCC's actions on current and planned remote sensing and radio astronomy operations.

Clegg, Andrew W.

1995-12-01

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Educating Part-Time MBAs for the Global Business Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To be successful managers in the business world of the 21st century, MBA students must acquire global skills of business acumen, reflection, cultural sensitivity, and multi-cultural teamwork. Developing these skills requires international experience, but educating part-time MBAs creates a special challenge demanding both rigor and efficiency. This…

Randolph, W. Alan

2008-01-01

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A CROSS-COUNTRY STUDY OF ELECTRONIC BUSINESS ADOPTION USING THE TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION-ENVIRONMENT FRAMEWORK  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we developed a conceptual model for electronic business (e-business or EB) adoption incorporating six adoption facilitators and inhibitors, based on the technology-organization-environment framework. Survey data from 3,100 businesses and 7,500 consumers in eight European countries were used to test the model. We conducted confirmatory factor analysis to assess the reliability and validity of constructs. To examine whether

Kevin Zhu; Kenneth L. Kraemer; Sean Xu

51

Culture and international business: recent advances and their implications for future research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper provides a state-of-the-art review of several innovative advances in culture and international business (IB) to stimulate new avenues for future research. We first review the issues surrounding cultural convergence and divergence, and the processes underlying cultural changes. We then examine novel constructs for characterizing cultures, and how to enhance the precision of cultural models by pinpointing when cultural

Kwok Leung; Rabi S Bhagat; Nancy R Buchan; Miriam Erez; Cristina B Gibson

2005-01-01

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The Database Business: Managing Today--Planning for Tomorrow. Issues and Futures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current issues and the future of the database business are discussed in five papers. Topics covered include aspects relating to the quality of database production; international ownership in the U.S. information marketplace; an overview of pricing strategies in the electronic information industry; and pricing issues from the viewpoints of online…

Aitchison, T. M.; And Others

1988-01-01

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Fifth Annual Ethical Leadership Conference The Ethical Environment of Business Sustainability  

E-print Network

Fifth Annual Ethical Leadership Conference The Ethical Environment of Business Sustainability This conference will focus on three core pillars of sustainability within business profitability and excellence: ethical, environmental, social. June 6, 2014 Time: 9:00am ­ 4:00pm Networking Breakfast begins at 8am 9

Lin, Xiaodong

54

Are Foreign Firms Privileged By Their Host Governments? Evidence From The 2000 World Business Environment Survey  

E-print Network

Using the data from World Business Environment Survey (WBES) on over 10,000 firms across eighty one countries, this paper finds preliminary evidence that foreign firms enjoy significant regulatory advantages - as perceived ...

Huang, Yasheng

2005-06-03

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Linking Resource-Based View with Business Economics of Woodworking Industry: Earlier Findings and Future Insights  

Microsoft Academic Search

The business environment and sources of competitiveness in the woodworking industry have changed notably since the 1990s. Wood products are traded globally, and with the increase of trade, abundant forest resources are no longer the main source of sustainable competitive- ness. Competition within the woodworking industry is increasing both between European and non-European enterprises, as well as within the EU.

Katja Lähtinen

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The Future of the Environment: Ecological Economics and Technological Change  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the most important and complex problems facing both developing and industrialized nations is how to sustain economic growth without harming the environment. Faye Duchin and Glenn-Marie Lange address this issue in a practical and realistic way: through a detailed evaluation of the well-known approach to sustainable development outlined in the Brundtland Report, Our Common Future. Taking issue with

Faye Duchin; Glenn-Marie Lange

1994-01-01

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Future Evolution of Virtual Worlds as Communication Environments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Extensive experience creating locations and activities inside virtual worlds provides the basis for contemplating their future. Users of virtual worlds are diverse in their goals for these online environments; for example, immersionists want them to be alternative realities disconnected from real life, whereas augmentationists want them to be communication media supporting real-life activities. As the technology improves, the diversity of virtual worlds will increase along with their significance. Many will incorporate more advanced virtual reality, or serve as major media for long-distance collaboration, or become the venues for futurist social movements. Key issues are how people can create their own virtual worlds, travel across worlds, and experience a variety of multimedia immersive environments. This chapter concludes by noting the view among some computer scientists that future technologies will permit uploading human personalities to artificial intelligence avatars, thereby enhancing human beings and rendering the virtual worlds entirely real.

Prisco, Giulio

58

Business Environment Scanner for Senior Managers: Towards Active Executive Support with Intelligent Agents  

Microsoft Academic Search

A good knowledge and understanding of the business environment is a basic premise for strategic management. A system that is able to help managers actively scan the environment will contribute to active executive support. This paper examines the relevance of the intelligent software agent approach in environmental scanning activities and exploits ways that an agent can help in accomplishing scanning

Shuhua Liu

1998-01-01

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BUSINESS VALUE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS  

E-print Network

Traditionally, IT business value research focuses on the economic value such as reducing costs or differentiating products or services that are derived from IT (Mata, Fuerst, & Barney, 1995). Numerous case studies demonstrate the value of IT on reducing..., it was challenged on a specific performance measure - productivity. During 1990s, Nobel Prize winning economist, Robert Solow observed that “you can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics” (so called “productivity paradox”) (Kraemer...

Liu, Yucong

2012-05-31

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Optimization of a Future RLV Business Case using Multiple Strategic Market Prices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is a lack of depth in the current paradigm of conceptual level economic models used to evaluate the value and viability of future capital projects such as a commercial reusable launch vehicle (RLV). Current modeling methods assume a single price is charged to all customers, public or private, in order to optimize the economic metrics of interest. This assumption may not be valid given the different utility functions for space services of public and private entities. The government's requirements are generally more inflexible than its commercial counterparts. A government's launch schedules are much more rigid, choices of international launch services restricted, and launch specifications generally more stringent as well as numerous. These requirements generally make the government's demand curve more inelastic. Subsequently, a launch vehicle provider will charge a higher price (launch price per kg) to the government and may obtain a higher level of financial profit compared to an equivalent a commercial payload. This profit is not a sufficient condition to enable RLV development by itself but can help in making the financial situation slightly better. An RLV can potentially address multiple payload markets; each market has a different price elasticity of demand for both the commercial and government customer. Thus, a more resilient examination of the economic landscape requires optimization of multiple prices in which each price affects a different demand curve. Such an examination is performed here using the Cost and Business Analysis Module (CABAM), an MS-Excel spreadsheet-based model that attempts to couple both the demand and supply for space transportation services in the future. The demand takes the form of market assumptions (both near-term and far-term) and the supply comes from user-defined vehicles that are placed into the model. CABAM represents RLV projects as commercial endeavors with the possibility to model the effects of government contribution, tax-breaks, loan guarantees, etc. The optimization performed here is for a 3rd Generation RLV program. The economic metric being optimized (maximized) is Net Present Value (NPV) based upon a given company financial structure and cost of capital assumptions. Such an optimization process demands more sophisticated optimizers and can result in non-unique solutions/local minimums if using gradient-based optimization. Domain spanning/evolutionary algorithms are used to obtain the optimized solution in the design space. These capabilities generally increase model calculation time but incorporate realistic pricing portfolios than just assuming one unified price for all launch markets. This analysis is conducted with CABAM running in Phoenix Integration's ModelCenter 4.0 collaborative design environment using the SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc. (SEI) OptWorks suite of optimization components.

Charania, A.; Olds, J. R.

2002-01-01

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Future reef decalcification under a business-as-usual CO2 emission scenario  

PubMed Central

Increasing atmospheric partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) is a major threat to coral reefs, but some argue that the threat is mitigated by factors such as the variability in the response of coral calcification to acidification, differences in bleaching susceptibility, and the potential for rapid adaptation to anthropogenic warming. However the evidence for these mitigating factors tends to involve experimental studies on corals, as opposed to coral reefs, and rarely includes the influence of multiple variables (e.g., temperature and acidification) within regimes that include diurnal and seasonal variability. Here, we demonstrate that the inclusion of all these factors results in the decalcification of patch-reefs under business-as-usual scenarios and reduced, although positive, calcification under reduced-emission scenarios. Primary productivity was found to remain constant across all scenarios, despite significant bleaching and coral mortality under both future scenarios. Daylight calcification decreased and nocturnal decalcification increased sharply from the preindustrial and control conditions to the future scenarios of low (reduced emissions) and high (business-as-usual) increases in pCO2. These changes coincided with deeply negative carbonate budgets, a shift toward smaller carbonate sediments, and an increase in the abundance of sediment microbes under the business-as-usual emission scenario. Experimental coral reefs demonstrated highest net calcification rates and lowest rates of coral mortality under preindustrial conditions, suggesting that reef processes may not have been able to keep pace with the relatively minor environmental changes that have occurred during the last century. Taken together, our results have serious implications for the future of coral reefs under business-as-usual environmental changes projected for the coming decades and century. PMID:24003127

Dove, Sophie G.; Kline, David I.; Pantos, Olga; Angly, Florent E.; Tyson, Gene W.; Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove

2013-01-01

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Attitudes toward Business Ethics and Degree of Opinion Leadership of Future Managers In the United States, Finland, and China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to compare the attitudes towards business ethics of future managers in three countries: the United State, Finland, and China, and determine whether business ethics attitudes differed by the student's major, class year, GPA, gender, age, and the number of ethics and religious studies courses completed.…

Comegys, Charles; Vaisanen, Jaani; Lupton, Robert A.; Rawlinson, David R.

2013-01-01

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The new business environment of latin america and the caribbean  

Microsoft Academic Search

Latin America and the Caribbean Region experienced dramatic changes in the 1990s. Politically, all but one country, are governed by a democratically elected government. Economically, import substitution industrialization policies (ISI) followed in the past, were replaced by liberalization programs aimed at reducing inflationary pressures and creating a competitive environment.The significant increase in capital flows to Latin America in one single

Harvey Arbelaez; Claudio Milman

2000-01-01

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Fifth Annual Ethical Leadership Conference The Ethical Environment if Business Sustainability  

E-print Network

Fifth Annual Ethical Leadership Conference The Ethical Environment if Business Sustainability the link here for further directions and instructions on how to arrive via car, bus, or train. Hotel Options: If you require hotel accommodations, please contact the nearby hotels: Courtyard Marriott Newark

Lin, Xiaodong

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Developing the International Business Curriculum: Results and Implications of a Delphi Study on the Futures of Teaching and Learning in International Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the results of a Delphi study concerning the futures of teaching and learning in International Business (IB), a topic that has been receiving a lot of discussion during recent years. Based on our findings we identify two dimensions which may be at the core and instrumental for developing the value proposition of IB. The first…

Zettinig, Peter; Vincze, Zsuzsanna

2008-01-01

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The future of bibliographic standards in a networked information environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The main mission of the CENDI Cataloging Working Group is to provide guidelines for cataloging practices that support the sharing of database records among the CENDI agencies, and that incorporate principles based on cost effectiveness and efficiency. Recent efforts include the extension of COSATI Guidelines for the Cataloging of Technical Reports to include non-print materials, and the mapping of each agency's export file structure to USMARC. Of primary importance is the impact of electronic documents and the distributed nature of the networked information environment. Topics discussed during the workshop include the following: Trade-offs in Cataloging and Indexing Internet Information; The Impact on Current and Future Standards; A Look at WWW Metadata Initiatives; Standards for Electronic Journals; The Present and Future Search Engines; The Roles for Text Analysis Software; Advanced Search Engine Meets Metathesaurus; Locator Schemes for Internet Resources; Identifying and Cataloging Web Document Types; In Search of a New Bibliographic Record. The videos in this set include viewgraphs of charts and related materials of the workshop.

1997-01-01

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Towards a Future Robotic Home Environment: A Survey.  

PubMed

Purpose: Demographic change has resulted in an increase of elderly people, while at the same time the number of active working people is falling. In the future, there will be less caretaking, which is necessary to support the aging population. In order to enable the aged population to live in dignity, they should be able to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) as independently as possible. The aim of this paper is to describe several solutions and concepts that can support elderly people in their ADLs in a way that allows them to stay self-sufficient for as long as possible. Method: To reach this goal, the Building Realization and Robotics Lab is researching in the field of ambient assisted living. The idea is to implement robots and sensors in the home environment so as to efficiently support the inhabitants in their ADLs and eventually increase their independence. Through embedding vital sensors into furniture and using ICT technologies, the health status of elderly people can be remotely evaluated by a physician or family members. By investigating ergonomic aspects specific to elderly people (e.g. via an age-simulation suit), it is possible to develop and test new concepts and novel applications, which will offer innovative solutions. Via the introduction of mechatronics and robotics, the home environment can be made able to seamlessly interact with the inhabitant through gestures, vocal commands, and visual recognition algorithms. Meanwhile, several solutions have been developed that address how to build a smart home environment in order to create an ambient assisted environment. This article describes how these concepts were developed. The approach for each concept, proposed in this article, was performed as follows: (1) research of needs, (2) creating definitions of requirements, (3) identification of necessary technology and processes, (4) building initial concepts, (5) experiments in a real environment, and (6) development of the final concepts. To keep these concepts cost-effective, the suggested solutions are modular. Therefore, it will be possible to straightforwardly install the proposed devices in an existing home environment in a 'plug and play' manner once the terminals can be prefabricated off-site. Results and Discussion: This article shows a variety of concepts that have been developed to support elderly people in their ADLs. The prototypes of the proposed concepts in this paper have been tested with elderly people. The results of the tests show that robots embedded in furniture, walls, ceiling, etc. offer enhanced support, properly addressing elderly as well as disabled people to individually and independently manage their ADLs. In order to make the concepts realizable in terms of cost, it will be necessary to standardize and modularize these concepts for industrial fabrication. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel. PMID:25341658

Güttler, Jörg; Georgoulas, Christos; Linner, Thomas; Bock, Thomas

2014-10-22

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Chemical pollution of the environment: past, present and future.  

PubMed

In an era of 'global environmental change' people are concerned about emissions of CO2, CH4, N2O and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to the atmosphere because of their direct impact on global warming and their stratospheric ozone-depleting effects. Unprecedented efforts have been made to reduce the global emissions of CFCs. Major industries, which are competing within the modern global economy, have recognized the importance of maintaining a 'green' perspective. Future operations will be designed to reduce the direct emissions of chemical by-products to air, water and soil, and to recycle and to reuse critical solvents such as water. 'Star Wars' technologies for the rapid, economical and effective elimination of industrial and domestic wastes will be developed and employed on a large scale. Advanced technologies for the control and monitoring of chemical pollutants on regional and global scales will be developed and implemented. Satellite-based instruments will be able to detect, to quantify, and to monitor a wide range of chemical pollutants. Our understanding of the fate and consequences of chemicals in the environment will increase dramatically such that we shall be able to predict the environmental, ecological and biochemical consequences of novel synthetic molecules with much greater precision. PMID:8222994

Hoffmann, M R

1993-01-01

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Organizational Strategy and Business Environment Effects Based on a Computation Method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

According to many researchers of organizational theory, a great number of problems encountered by the manufacturing firms are due to their ineffectiveness to respond to significant changes of their external environment and align their competitive strategy accordingly. From this point of view, the pursuit of the appropriate generic strategy is vital for firms facing a dynamic and highly competitive environment. In the present paper, we adopt Porter's typology to operationalise organizational strategy (cost leadership, innovative and marketing differentiation, and focus) considering changes in the external business environment (dynamism, complexity and munificence). Although simulation of social events is a quite difficult task, since there are so many considerations (not all well understood) involved, in the present study we developed a dynamic system based on the conceptual framework of strategy-environment associations.

Reklitis, Panagiotis; Konstantopoulos, Nikolaos; Trivellas, Panagiotis

2007-12-01

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Family-friendliness in business as a key issue for the future  

PubMed Central

These days family-friendliness is a key issue for the future of businesses. Investments in a family conscious personnel policy are considered as forward-looking decisions in companies. This happens against the background of a sustainable personnel policy in times of a decrease in the number of employable persons, an increasing shortage of skilled workers and an ageing workforce. Family-friendly working conditions are becoming a key factor in the competition for staff. When choosing an employer, family-friendliness has become a crucial topic. Employment participation and skills of women, especially of mothers, have greatly increased. To facilitate the realisation of their wish to return to paid employment, however, measures to reconcile work and family are required. Family-conscious measures have been proven to lead to higher employee productivity. Job satisfaction and motivation of employees and accumulation of human capital increase, absenteeism declines, the return of investment rises. Fields of activity for family-friendly measures in companies range from working arrangements, parental leave and re-entry programmes and various child care offers to services for families. In connection with the demographic development the demand for a better reconciliation of work and elder care should in future become ever more important, just as the upkeep of the occupational skills and working capacity of an ageing workforce. Family-friendliness has to become an integral part of corporate culture. PMID:22558031

Stutzer, Erich

2012-01-01

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The Future of New England. 1987 Survey of Business, Government and Higher Education Leaders. State by State Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information from the 1987 Future of New England survey is presented, gaining the perspectives of the region's business, higher education, and government leaders about five major areas of concern to the New England states: economic growth, internationalization of the economy, education and training, environmental concerns, and public policy…

New England Board of Higher Education, Boston, MA.

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The Chinese environment satellite mission status and future plan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Based on China white paper "China's Space Activities in 2006", the five-year plan (2006-2010) of China earth observation plan, one of them is to form 24 hours, differential-resolution environmental system for stable operation, step by step. In this paper, the status of Chinese environment satellite mission is introduced, including meteorological satellite series, ocean satellite series and disaster satellite series. The update properties of meteorological polar satellite FY-1D, FY-3A, and geostationary satellite FY-2C and FY-2D and ocean satellite of HY-1B as well as HJ constellation of disaster small satellites, which are in orbits for operation, will described in detail. The plan of satellite and their main payloads are discussed. There are three kinds of satellite missions for environmental monitoring in China before 2020, including meteorological satellites (10 satellites), ocean observation satellites (13 satellites) and disaster monitoring satellite constellation (8 satellites). For meteorological satellite series, following FY-2D, FY-2E/F/G are planed to be launched every 2 years from 2010. Following the FY-3A, the FY-3B will be launched in 2010 which are experimental phase). The FY-3C/D/E...(operational phase) are planed, total 9 satellites which will be launched every 2 years from 2013. FY-4 is proposed to have two separate series that are the optics remote sensing series and microwave remote sensing series. For rapid response to national marine environmental protection, development of marine resources, coastal zones survey, management of marine resources, polar study and research etc, China plans to launch HY-1C/D, HY-1E/F and HY-1G/H every two years from 2011, and the HY-2 A/B/C/D and HY-3A/B and CFOSAT are planed to launch. China plans to launch disaster monitoring satellite constellation consisted of two optical satellites and one SAR satellite in coming year, called the "2+1" project, and also another 4 optical satellites and 4 SAR satellites near future ("4+4"). The paper shows that China pays very attention to development of satellites for benefit environment monitoring.

Pan, Delu; Gong, Fang; Chen, Jianyu

2009-09-01

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Unfinished Business: Continued Investment in Child Care and Early Education Is Critical to Business and America's Future. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business leaders have an acute understanding of the importance of a well-educated workforce to support a strong economy, keep America competitive globally, and ensure a vibrant democracy. Right now 20 percent of the American labor force is functionally illiterate or innumerate. High-quality child care and early education builds a strong foundation…

Committee for Economic Development, 2012

2012-01-01

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Agile Software Development: The Business of Innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rise and fall of the dotcom-driven Internet economy shouldn't distract us from seeing that the business environment continues to change at a dramatically increasing pace. To thrive in this turbulent environment, we must confront the business need for relentless innovation and forge the future workforce culture. Agile software development approaches, such as extreme programming, Crystal methods, lean development, Scrum,

Jim Highsmith; Alistair Cockburn

2001-01-01

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Effects of Enron on Future Russian Business Leaders: A Time Line Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Russia has emerged as a new capitalistic country with a prior history of corruption under the state controlled regime. Will word of corruption in America stop efforts for an ethical business climate in the new Russia? Has the Enron scandal affected Russian views of business? In pursuit of the answer, the authors surveyed Russian business students…

Ludlum, Marty; Moskalionov, Sergei

2008-01-01

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La demande linguistique dans les entreprises: Brabant. Les besoins langagiers des futurs cadres d'entreprise (Language Needs in Business: Brabant. The Language Needs of Future Business Managers).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By studying the job offers in a Belgian newspaper, an attempt is made to determine what the language needs in business are. Offers which explicitly require language skills were collected from a French-language newspaper between November of 1971 and June of 1972, and codified according to the languages mentioned and the combinations thereof, the…

Ramlot, J. M.

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NSF Releases "Pathways to the Future" Environment Report  

NSF Publications Database

... Larger Version April 13, 2005 Accelerating environmental changes have presented humanity with ... report, Pathways to the Future: Complex Environmental Systems: Synthesis for Earth, Life and Society ...

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Software development environments: Present and future, appendix D  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computerized environments which facilitate the development of appropriately functioning software systems are discussed. Their current status is reviewed and several trends exhibited by their history are identified. A number of principles, some at (slight) variance with the historical trends, are suggested and it is argued that observance of these principles is critical to achieving truly effective and efficient software development support environments.

Riddle, W. E.

1980-01-01

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Can a Business and Society course affect the ethical judgment of future managers?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the results of a four year study to measure the effect of a Business and Society course on the ethical judgment of students. The research involves a matched pre\\/post survey with control design, with the Business and Society course functioning as the treatment variable. The subjects were undergraduate and graduate (M.B.A.) business students (n=460). The answer to

James R. Glenn

1992-01-01

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Towards an intelligent hospital environment: OR of the future.  

PubMed

Patients, providers, payers, and government demand more effective and efficient healthcare services, and the healthcare industry needs innovative ways to re-invent core processes. Business process reengineering (BPR) showed adopting new hospital information systems can leverage this transformation and workflow management technologies can automate process management. Our research indicates workflow technologies in healthcare require real time patient monitoring, detection of adverse events, and adaptive responses to breakdown in normal processes. Adaptive workflow systems are rarely implemented making current workflow implementations inappropriate for healthcare. The advent of evidence based medicine, guideline based practice, and better understanding of cognitive workflow combined with novel technologies including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), mobile/wireless technologies, internet workflow, intelligent agents, and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) opens up new and exciting ways of automating business processes. Total situational awareness of events, timing, and location of healthcare activities can generate self-organizing change in behaviors of humans and machines. A test bed of a novel approach towards continuous process management was designed for the new Weinburg Surgery Building at the University of Maryland Medical. Early results based on clinical process mapping and analysis of patient flow bottlenecks demonstrated 100% improvement in delivery of supplies and instruments at surgery start time. This work has been directly applied to the design of the DARPA Trauma Pod research program where robotic surgery will be performed on wounded soldiers on the battlefield. PMID:16301787

Sutherland, Jeffrey V; van den Heuvel, Willem-Jan; Ganous, Tim; Burton, Matthew M; Kumar, Animesh

2005-01-01

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Not Missing the Future: The Case for Technology and Business Process Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As technology has evolved, the opportunity to transform and enhance the business processes of academic records managers has become more attractive. Many institutions embrace business-process change as a part of their ongoing strategy, but others defer--or simply avoid--any such change. But now more than ever, according to this author, it is…

VanDenBerg, Doug

2010-01-01

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Requirements for a Future Astronomical Data Analysis Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Most of the systems currently used to analyze astronomical data were designed and implemented more than a decade ago. Although they still are very useful for analysis, one often would like a better interface to newer concepts like archives, Virtual Observatories and GRID. Further, incompatibilities between most of the current systems with respect to control language and semantics make it cumbersome to mix applications from different origins. An OPTICON Network, funded by the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission, started this year to discuss high-level needs for an astronomical data analysis environment which could provide a flexible access to both legacy applications and new astronomical resources. The main objective of the Network is to establish widely accepted requirements and basic design recommendations for such an environment. The hope is that this effort will help other projects, which consider to implement such systems, in collaborating and achieving a common environment.

Grosbl, P.; Banse, K.; Tody, D.; Cotton, W.; Cornwell, T. J.; Ponz, D.; Ignatius, J.; Linde, P.; van der Hulst, T.; Burwitz, V.; Giaretta, D.; Pasian, F.; Garilli, B.; Pence, W.; Shaw, D.

2005-12-01

83

Future trends in distributed applications and problem-solving environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

As Grid computing technologies and infrastructures are being developed, suitable ab- stractions, methods, and tools will become necessary to enable application development, and software development of the components of Grid Computing Environments. Grid Computing will enable distributed applications with large numbers of involved components with dynamic interactions. This requires new approaches to understand and manage structure and behaviour, and the

José C. Cunha; Omer F. Rana; Pedro D. Medeiros

2005-01-01

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Healthy Schools, Healthy Futures: The Case for Improving School Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book addresses the school as a worksite for faculty, staff, and administrators; as a learning site for students; and as an important site for creating a healthy, productive environment. Born out of a commitment to health education as an essential strategy for maintaining public health, this book contends that the physical condition of the…

Henderson, Alan C.

85

Information Literacy in Electronic Environments: Fantasies, Facts, and Futures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on the concept and practice of information literacy in relation to the virtual information environment. Key challenges for the development of digital information services are identified, and three fundamental components of information literacy (connecting with, interacting with, and utilizing information) and related research…

Todd, Ross

86

Invention and Innovation in Designing Future Learning Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter provides an overview of the contributions in this volume that are representative of international research efforts\\u000a exploring ways in which environments for learning may help students achieve goals of importance in twenty-first century education.\\u000a The centrality of design in its iterative and coevolutionary manifestations is of importance in several of the research programs discussed in this\\u000a volume. Other

Michael J. Jacobson; Peter Reimann

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Acid in the environment: lessons learned and future prospects  

SciTech Connect

This book is the result of a conference held biannually at the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College. It uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on important ecological impacts of acid deposition, the transboundary nature of the pollutants that cause acid rain, and domestic and international policies designed to reduce the emission of these pollutants. The book combines research findings and the policy analyses of experts from different academic disciplines with the positions advanced by representatives of various nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The sixteen papers are arranged in four parts entitled: ecological impacts of acid deposition; acid emissions energy and policy; sulfur dioxide and the market; and lessons learned and future prospects.

Visgilio, Gerald R.; Whitelaw, Diana M. (eds.)

2007-07-01

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Distributed computing environments for future space control systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The aim of this paper is to present the results of a CNES research project on distributed computing systems. The purpose of this research was to study the impact of the use of new computer technologies in the design and development of future space applications. The first part of this study was a state-of-the-art review of distributed computing systems. One of the interesting ideas arising from this review is the concept of a 'virtual computer' allowing the distributed hardware architecture to be hidden from a software application. The 'virtual computer' can improve system performance by adapting the best architecture (addition of computers) to the software application without having to modify its source code. This concept can also decrease the cost and obsolescence of the hardware architecture. In order to verify the feasibility of the 'virtual computer' concept, a prototype representative of a distributed space application is being developed independently of the hardware architecture.

Viallefont, Pierre

1993-01-01

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Reneging: A Topic to Promote Engaging Discussions about Law and Ethics in a Business Law or Legal Environment Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is intended for business law and legal environment instructors who want to help students understand how they might react when presented with an ethical conflict, no matter how big or how small. The article discusses not only the compelling ethical issues that may arise in reneging cases, but also legal issues. The article provides…

Murphy, Tonia Hap

2009-01-01

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Employment Law, Negotiation, and the Business Environment: A Cooperative Collective Bargaining Negotiation of the National Hockey League Lockout of 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Employment law is a "must-cover" subject in business environment courses. Comparing the plethora of topics requiring coverage with the limited time devoted to employment law during a typical academic term, other important employment subjects--such as negotiation and collective bargaining--commonly receive short shrift. This article offers a…

Ciocchetti, Corey A.

2008-01-01

91

Effects of Work Environment on Transfer of Training: Empirical Evidence from Master of Business Administration Programs in Vietnam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Practical application of newly gained knowledge and skills, also referred to as transfer of training, is an issue of great concern in training issues generally and in Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs particularly. This empirical study examined the influence of the trainees' work environment on their transfer of training, taking…

Pham, Nga T. P.; Segers, Mien S. R.; Gijselaers, Wim H.

2013-01-01

92

Will E-Business Shape the Future of Open and Distance Learning?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the impact that electronic business is likely to have on the growth of open and distance learning. Discusses global consortia and global virtual universities; technological developments, including Web qualities; value chains; pricing models; the importance of scale; operating efficiencies; and increasing competition. (Author/LRW)

Oblinger, Diana

2001-01-01

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Mobile Virtual Enterprises - The Future of Electronic Business and Consumer Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business operations have changed significantly over the last 30 years as technological and economic changes have driven increasing opportunities and competition. Most industrial companies have seen this change from product quality competition in the 1970s to product pricing competition in the 1980s to product availability and mix competition in the 1990s. Each new wave of competition has added new challenges

Chris Burchett

2000-01-01

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Educating the Business Process Managers of the Future: The Six Sigma Techniques  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Six Sigma is a strategy designed to improve efficiency in manufacturing and business processes. Its basic focus is to decrease defect, improve overall quality, reduce cost and increase profit in production. Modern operations managers recognize the tremendous advantage of applying innovative and advanced techniques that would increase productivity and customer satisfaction. Tomorrows managers are being educated at universities today. Implementing business processes analysis and improvement methodologies should be considered an important component of this education. Six Sigma methodology offers a comprehensive body of knowledge to aid with such process improvements.This paper suggests a road map for implementation of a graduate course in Six Sigma. Students would start by acquiring the basic cognitive skills and mastering the necessary underlying concepts and theories. These theories are then put into practice through a project selection and execution. Finally, students would be prepared to offer recommendations and suggestions for the selected business on manufacturing processes.As with any instructional and curriculum material, a course in Six Sigma methodology should also provide a means of assessing outcomes and student learning. This paper will present and discuss these issues and should be of great interest to those educators who wish to offer instructions on this topic.

Stephens, Matthew P.; Torres, Patricio A.

2010-03-19

95

Vision fest: a vision of the analytical environment of the future.  

SciTech Connect

This highly interactive workshop is designed to elicit from the participants a vision of an ideal future analytic environment for intelligence analysis, the components of such a system that are already in place or in development and the identification of needed future developments. It will cover processes and tools for enabling effective individual analysts, teams of analysts, computer mediated analysis teams and management of tasks and teams.

Moore, Judy Hennessey; Whitley, John B.

2005-04-01

96

Creativity in Business/Business in Creativity: Transdisciplinary Curricula as an Enabling Strategy in Enterprise Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent guidance for UK government policy makers has warned that HEIs face an uncertain future and has advocated transdisciplinary curricula. Earlier, in 2005, two other UK government papers highlighted the advantages of integrating design-related strategies into business environments and addressed the impact creativity could have on business…

Penaluna, Andrew; Penaluna, Kathryn

2009-01-01

97

Internet Congestion Control for Future High Bandwidth-Delay Product Environments  

E-print Network

Internet Congestion Control for Future High Bandwidth-Delay Product Environments Dina Katabi Mark. To address this problem, we develop a novel approach to Internet congestion control that outperforms TCP-delay product increases. This new eXplicit Control Protocol, XCP, generalizes the Explicit Con- gestion

Ratnasamy, Sylvia

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Internet Congestion Control for Future High BandwidthDelay Product Environments  

E-print Network

Internet Congestion Control for Future High Bandwidth­Delay Product Environments Dina Katabi Mark. To address this problem, we develop a novel approach to Internet congestion control that outperforms TCP­delay product increases. This new eXplicit Control Protocol, XCP, generalizes the Explicit Con­ gestion

Handley, Mark

99

Link Emulation on the Data Link Layer in a Linux-based Future Internet Testbed Environment  

E-print Network

Link Emulation on the Data Link Layer in a Linux-based Future Internet Testbed Environment Martin been built up to fill this gap. Most of these testbeds also support link emulation, i.e. using software or error-prone radio transmissions). The most popular link emulation systems are the Linux-based NETEM

Dreibholz, Thomas

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SEE The Future The School of Earth and Environment's Alumni Newsletter Autumn 2014  

E-print Network

SEE The Future The School of Earth and Environment's Alumni Newsletter Autumn 2014 Issue 1 Welcome! Welcome to the first SEE alumni news- letter! My aim is to produce regular is- sues to update all our Relations Manag- er alumni@see.leeds.ac.uk Get Involved: Leeds Network The Leeds Network is a University

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Elementary School Students' Perceptions of the Future Environment through Artwork  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study is to investigate first level of elementary school students' perceptions of the future state of the environment through the pictures they draw. The participants of the study are 131 first-grade students, 127 second-grade students, 160 third-grade students, 188 fourth-grade students, and 222 fifth-grade…

Özsoy, Sibel; Ahi, Berat

2014-01-01

102

IMPACT OF ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEED MANAGEMENT ON THE ENVIRONMENT: SUCCESS, CHALLENGES AND FUTURE DIRECTION  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

To predict the future direction of animal nutrition and feed management on the environment, one must understand where we are today in terms of making animal production more environmentally friendly. With current regulations on phosphorus (P) (soil runoff and ground water infiltration), nitrogen (N)...

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Evolution of the Business Environment Surrounding the UK's Nuclear Site Cleanup Program  

SciTech Connect

In April 2005 twenty civil nuclear sites in the United Kingdom became the responsibility of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), a new organization created by the British Government to manage the cleanup of these sites. As a key part of this transition, the NDA became the owner and manager of these sites, which formerly were owned by the site operators, British Nuclear Fuels Limited plc (BNFL) and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA). This was one of the most significant events in the history of the United Kingdom's nuclear industry and represented a true sea change, affecting many aspects of life and business on and around these sites as well as nationally. The NDA's budget for the cleanup of the twenty sites and the management of the overall cleanup program is approximately pounds 2 Billion per annum, almost $4 Billion. It is important to note that approximately half of this amount is spent with the supply chains which serve the management and operations contractors, including pounds 500 million at Sellafield alone. Additionally, the site management and operations contractors receive most of the pounds 2 Billion through contracts between the NDA and the various site management companies. This represents a lot of government money moving through contracts between entities, which invokes procurement and contracting rules and regulations, that while not new, have not previously been this broadly applied to nuclear site cleanup activities throughout the UK. The current estimate for the total life cycle cleanup costs for all twenty civil nuclear sites is pounds 56 Billion, a figure that is likely to increase further. The first rules to mention are the European Union Procurement Guidelines, which are designed to help ensure that procurements involving government funds are conducted in an open, fair, and transparent environment. While it is difficult to argue with the intent of these rules, at least for now they are having a slowing down effect on placing contracts via the major procurements being conducted in support of the nuclear site cleanup program. The next most powerful influence is the NDA itself, which has oversight responsibility for procurements conducted by the site management and operations contractors. The NDA must, of necessity, maintain some level of review over major procurements, but how best to do so with a limited number of staff, without slowing down the awarding of contracts? More dramatic in their impact on the UK's nuclear industry will be the competitive procurements to be conducted by the NDA to select the best site operators for the twenty sites. These major procurements, while common in the USA and elsewhere, will be new to the NDA's nuclear site cleanup program. Considering the large contract values expected, the procurements should attract some of the best talent in nuclear site cleanup. It is anticipated that these procurements will necessitate contractors to compete at the highest level, leaving no stone unturned to maximize the chance of being selected. Contract awards are expected to be in the range of 100 million pounds to several billion pounds. The first such procurement is currently planned to begin in April 2006, according to the NDA's draft strategy document. Lastly, the business relationships with local suppliers to the nuclear sites are also changing. These suppliers will be required to compete, primarily for contracts let by subcontractors to the site management and operations contractors, and even by sub-sub contractors, rather than directly from the site management and operations contractors. The benign paternalism previously practiced at some sites by the management and operations contractors should also cease, of necessity. Many other business aspects will evolve as well, such as contract awards being based on best value, rather than on lowest price or lowest hourly rate. Electronic commerce is expected to become more widely used. Even as late as 2003, little electronic commerce was being utilized at the nuclear sites now being managed by the NDA. Contracting

Miskimin, P.A.; Lees, P.M.; Wall, C.E.E. [Winning Ways International Limited, 6 Ennerdale Pavilion, Westlakes Science and Technology Park, Moor Row, Cumbria, CA24 3JZ (United Kingdom)

2006-07-01

104

Means of redress in business-to-consumer E-commerce environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electronic commerce was contemplated to go beyond the physical boundary, to provide and create the ease of use and facilitates businesses and consumers to land at unreachable destinations. Thus, it has rendered territorial disputes problematic more often than any other traditional businesses. Besides, it is a fact that disputes will always persist a fact of life in cross border e-commerce.

Chin Eang; Jalan Kolej

2005-01-01

105

Legal Environment v. Business Law Courses: A Distinction without a Difference?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to provide a content analysis and statistics on the law-related core course requirements in colleges of business to assist professors and administrators in making curriculum decisions. It examines the name of "undergraduate" law-based course requirements in the business core in 404 universities accredited by the…

Miller, Carol J.; Crain, Susan J.

2011-01-01

106

A New Concept for a Business Ethics Program and the Development of a Monitoring Method for the Engineering Ethics Environment of a Corporation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For most modern corporations, engineering is an essential element. While the public increasingly demands social responsibility in business activities, the importance of the interweaving relationship between business ethics and engineering ethics has been recognized. In this paper, firstly the change in the business environment is overviewed. Then, a new concept for designing and implementing a business ethics program, named the EAB (Ethics Across the Business) approach, is proposed. The EAB approach is highly adaptable for engineering-oriented corporations in their business ethics program activities because it derives from a process approach which has been much used by many companies to perform such activities as quality assurance and environment management. Finally, a newly developed method to monitor employee consciousness in terms of engineering ethics is introduced together with trial results.

Okita, Yuji; Hayase, Kenichi; Oba, Kyoko; Fudano, Jun

107

The Latitude ST is built for business. Compatible with your Microsoft Windows 7-based environment, the Latitude ST  

E-print Network

The Latitude ST is built for business. Compatible with your Microsoft® Windows® 7-based environment® AtomTM Z670, the Latitude ST provides rich media computing. With Microsoft® Windows® 7, you can work- readable 10.1" gesture-enabled multi-touch screen and digital pen for writing ­ all in a form factor

Fiebig, Peter

108

Equipped for the Future. Preparing for Work: A Guide for Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Preparing for Work," developed by Equipped for the Future at the Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee, is a skills-based course designed for implementation in organizations and agencies involved in preparing their clients and students for entry level work. Each of the instructional modules that comprise the "Preparing for Work"…

Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee (NJ3), 2011

2011-01-01

109

Emerging CAE technologies and their role in Future Ambient Intelligence Environments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dramatic improvements are on the horizon in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and various simulation technologies. The improvements are due, in part, to the developments in a number of leading-edge technologies and their synergistic combinations/convergence. The technologies include ubiquitous, cloud, and petascale computing; ultra high-bandwidth networks, pervasive wireless communication; knowledge based engineering; networked immersive virtual environments and virtual worlds; novel human-computer interfaces; and powerful game engines and facilities. This paper describes the frontiers and emerging simulation technologies, and their role in the future virtual product creation and learning/training environments. The environments will be ambient intelligence environments, incorporating a synergistic combination of novel agent-supported visual simulations (with cognitive learning and understanding abilities); immersive 3D virtual world facilities; development chain management systems and facilities (incorporating a synergistic combination of intelligent engineering and management tools); nontraditional methods; intelligent, multimodal and human-like interfaces; and mobile wireless devices. The Virtual product creation environment will significantly enhance the productivity and will stimulate creativity and innovation in future global virtual collaborative enterprises. The facilities in the learning/training environment will provide timely, engaging, personalized/collaborative and tailored visual learning.

Noor, Ahmed K.

2011-03-01

110

Futurity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Futurity website features "the latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities in the US, UK, Canada and Australia." Currently, some of the participating universities include Boston University, Duke University, McGill University, and the University of Sheffield. Visitors to the homepage will note that there are four areas on the site: Earth & Environment, Health & Medicine, Science & Technology, and Society & Culture. Recently profiled news items include a compelling new discovery from New York University about the reality of a tractor beam that can pull microscopic particles. The Society & Culture section is a real find, as it contains engaging pieces like "Is zero tolerance too hard on students?" and "Big banks loom over finance 'ecosystem'." Also, visitors can browse news items by school or by topic area. Finally, the Week's Most Discussed area is a great way to learn about compelling new stories from around the globe.

111

The Use of Owner Resources in Small and Family Owned Businesses: Literature Review and Future Research Directions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper integrates relevant literature and the Sustainable Family Business Model regarding interchange of financial resources\\u000a between family and business. Two distinct literatures on the use of owner resources in small businesses are examined: the\\u000a intermingling of business and household resources from the family firm literature and financial bootstrapping studies from\\u000a the small business finance literature. What has not been

Tansel Yilmazer; Holly Schrank

2010-01-01

112

A Parametric Study on Using Active Debris Removal to Stabilize the Future LEO Debris Environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Recent analyses of the instability of the orbital debris population in the low Earth orbit (LEO) region and the collision between Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 have reignited the interest in using active debris removal (ADR) to remediate the environment. There are; however, monumental technical, resources, operational, legal, and political challenges in making economically viable ADR a reality. Before a consensus on the need for ADR can be reached, a careful analysis of the effectiveness of ADR must be conducted. The goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of using ADR to preserve the future environment and to guide its implementation to maximize the benefit-cost ratio. This paper describes a comprehensive sensitivity study on using ADR to stabilize the future LEO debris environment. The NASA long-term, orbital debris evolutionary model, LEGEND, is used to quantify the effects of many key parameters. These parameters include (1) the starting epoch of ADR implementation, (2) various target selection criteria, (3) the benefits of collision avoidance maneuvers, (4) the consequence of targeting specific inclination or altitude regimes, (5) the consequence of targeting specific classes of vehicles, and (6) the timescale of removal. Additional analyses on the importance of postmission disposal and how future launches might affect the requirements to stabilize the environment are also included.

Liou, J.C.

2010-01-01

113

Climate wise and BSR: Partnering with business to improve the environment and the bottom line  

SciTech Connect

American companies consume nearly 50 percent of the nation`s energy. These companies, along with the utilities who provide them energy, produce nearly two-thirds of the nation`s greenhouse gas emissions. Developing and nurturing partnerships among companies, utilities and government agencies, and nonprofit organizations can lead to dramatic increases in the efficiency and productivity of American companies while simultaneously decreasing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Education Fund is a not-for-profit business organization that energy efficiency and pollution prevention practices within the business community and serves as a catalyst for change toward more environmentally sustainable development. The BSR Education Fund has joined forces with Climate Wise. A voluntary program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, to help companies to improve their environmental and economic efficiency by forming partnerships with their local utilities and other business resource providers.

Klein, R.C.

1996-05-01

114

Guidelines for Conducting Senate Business Electronically In the Current Regulatory and Technological Environment  

E-print Network

Guidelines for Conducting Senate Business Electronically In the Current Regulatory , at a time when various means of electronic communication are becoming increasingly popular. The Committee that these electronic means of communication provide needs to be balanced against the parliamentary requirements

Jacobs, Lucia

115

Future of Grid-Tied PV Business Models: What Will Happen When PV Penetration on the Distribution Grid is Significant? Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Eventually, distributed PV will become a more significant part of the generation mix. When this happens, it is expected that utilities will have to take on a more active role in the placement, operation and control of these systems. There are operational complexities and concerns of revenue erosion that will drive utilities into greater involvement of distributed PV and will create new business models. This report summarizes work done by Navigant Consulting Inc. for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of the Department of Energy's work on Renewable System Integration. The objective of the work was to better understand the structure of these future business models and the research, development and demonstration (RD&D) required to support their deployment. This report describes potential future PV business models in terms of combinations of utility ownership and control of the PV assets, and the various relationships between end-users and third-party owners.

Graham, S.; Katofsky, R.; Frantzis, L.; Sawyer, H.; Margolis, R.

2008-05-01

116

Moon's Radiation Environment and Expected Performance of Solar Cells during Future Lunar Missions  

E-print Network

Several lunar missions are planned ahead and there is an increasing demand for efficient photovoltaic power generation in the moon. The knowledge of solar cell operation in the lunar surface obtained during early seventies need to be updated considering current views on solar variability and emerging space solar cell technologies. In this paper some aspects of the solar cell performance expected under variable lunar radiation environment during future space missions to moon are addressed. We have calculated relative power expected from different types of solar cells under extreme solar proton irradiation conditions and high lunar daytime temperature. It is also estimated that 2-3 % of annual solar cell degradation is most probable during the future lunar missions. We have also discussed photovoltaic power generation in long term lunar bases emphasizing technological needs such as sunlight concentration, solar cell cooling and magnetic shielding of radiation for improving the efficiency of solar cells in the lunar environment.

T. E Girish; S Aranya

2010-12-03

117

Perspectives on Advanced Learning Technologies and Learning Networks and Future Aerospace Workforce Environments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview of the advanced learning technologies is given in this presentation along with a brief description of their impact on future aerospace workforce development. The presentation is divided into five parts (see Figure 1). In the first part, a brief historical account of the evolution of learning technologies is given. The second part describes the current learning activities. The third part describes some of the future aerospace systems, as examples of high-tech engineering systems, and lists their enabling technologies. The fourth part focuses on future aerospace research, learning and design environments. The fifth part lists the objectives of the workshop and some of the sources of information on learning technologies and learning networks.

Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler)

2003-01-01

118

Perspectives on Emerging/Novel Computing Paradigms and Future Aerospace Workforce Environments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The accelerating pace of the computing technology development shows no signs of abating. Computing power reaching 100 Tflop/s is likely to be reached by 2004 and Pflop/s (10(exp 15) Flop/s) by 2007. The fundamental physical limits of computation, including information storage limits, communication limits and computation rate limits will likely be reached by the middle of the present millennium. To overcome these limits, novel technologies and new computing paradigms will be developed. An attempt is made in this overview to put the diverse activities related to new computing-paradigms in perspective and to set the stage for the succeeding presentations. The presentation is divided into five parts. In the first part, a brief historical account is given of development of computer and networking technologies. The second part provides brief overviews of the three emerging computing paradigms grid, ubiquitous and autonomic computing. The third part lists future computing alternatives and the characteristics of future computing environment. The fourth part describes future aerospace workforce research, learning and design environments. The fifth part lists the objectives of the workshop and some of the sources of information on future computing paradigms.

Noor, Ahmed K.

2003-01-01

119

Payment Of the New Mexico Environment Department- Hazardous Waste Bureau Annual Business and Generation Fees Calendar Year 2011  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this letter is to transmit to the New Mexico Environment Department-Hazardous Waste Bureau (NMED-HWB), the Los alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Annual Business and Generation Fees for calendar year 2011. These fees are required pursuant to the provisions of New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act, Chapter 74, Article 4, NMSA (as amended). The Laboratory's Fenton Hill Facility did not generate any hazardous waste during the entire year, and is not required to pay a fee for calendar year 2011. The enclosed fee represents the amount for a single facility owned by the Department of Energy and co-operated by the Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS).

Juarez, Catherine L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-31

120

Business Process Elicitation, Modeling, and Reengineering: Teaching and Learning with Simulated Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The design of enterprise information systems requires students to master technical skills for elicitation, modeling, and reengineering business processes as well as soft skills for information gathering and communication. These tacit skills and behaviors cannot be effectively taught students but rather experienced and learned by students. This…

Jeyaraj, Anand

2010-01-01

121

Business Use of Satellite Communications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews business communications development and discusses business applications of satellite communications, system technology, and prospects for future developments in digital transmission systems. (JN)

Edelson, Burton I.; Cooper, Robert S.

1982-01-01

122

Moon's Radiation Environment and Expected Performance of Solar Cells during Future Lunar Missions  

E-print Network

Several lunar missions are planned ahead and there is an increasing demand for efficient photovoltaic power generation in the moon. The knowledge of solar cell operation in the lunar surface obtained during early seventies need to be updated considering current views on solar variability and emerging space solar cell technologies. In this paper some aspects of the solar cell performance expected under variable lunar radiation environment during future space missions to moon are addressed. We have calculated relative power expected from different types of solar cells under extreme solar proton irradiation conditions and high lunar daytime temperature. It is also estimated that 2-3 % of annual solar cell degradation is most probable during the future lunar missions. We have also discussed photovoltaic power generation in long term lunar bases emphasizing technological needs such as sunlight concentration, solar cell cooling and magnetic shielding of radiation for improving the efficiency of solar cells in the l...

Girish, T E

2010-01-01

123

Flexible Business Process Integration for Clusters of Small-Medium Sized Enterprises in Heterogenous Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Industry clusters-groups of geographically proximate enterprises in the same industry are a striking feature of the geography of economic activity and greatly impact the overall economic development. However, most of them are low-cost-based clusters that are composed of small-medium enterprises which needs social electronic services and flexible business process integration. In this paper, we present an on-demand information service platform

Bo Jiang; Yun Ling

2009-01-01

124

What is the role GIS could play in the future pervasive semantic grid service environment?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Adopting the Web Service, Grid Computing and Semantic Web technologies, Geographic Information System (GIS) have got newly development in recent years. We first present the state of art of such technologies and their applying in GIS. Then we introduced the Pervasive Computing vision and analyses the possible way merging Semantic Grid Service and Pervasive computing, forming we called Pervasive Semantic Grid Service(PSGS). To help archive the Pervasive vision, we introduced the Geographic Overlaying Grid to mediate the pervasive devices and the beneath infrastructure. After that, we put the vision forward to see how GIS would influence our daily life in the future pervasive environment. We compared the concept of Digital Earth raised 8 years age and the Pervasive environment with Geographic Overlaying Grid and showed the difference between them. Finally, we point out that GIS can be "tick point" between the cyber space and the real physical space, helping people find their way "return" to real world from virtual cyber world.

Yin, Dafei; Fang, Yu

2006-10-01

125

Integrating Foreign Languages and Cultures into U.S. International Business Programs: Best Practices and Future Considerations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the importance of foreign languages and cultures and their integration into U.S. international business programs. The author juxtaposes globalization strategies of European and American business schools and highlights pre-university foreign language study in Europe and the U.S. The paper goes on to describe model U.S.…

Sacco, Steven J.

2014-01-01

126

Perspective: Environment, biodiversity, and the education of the physician of the future.  

PubMed

Ours is an age of unprecedented levels of environmental alteration and biodiversity loss. Beyond the exposure to environmental hazards, conditions such as environmental degradation, biotic impoverishment, climate change, and the loss of ecosystem services create important health threats by changing the ecology of many pathogens and increasing the incidence and/or severity of certain noncommunicable conditions. They also threaten health in the future by weakening the Earth's life support systems.Although physicians remain one of the most often accessed and most trusted sources of information about the environment, there is currently little emphasis on educating medical professionals about these environmental issues. This lack of training reduces the ability of most physicians to be efficient science-public interfaces and makes them ineffective at contributing to address the fundamental causes of environmental problems or participate in substantive environmental policy discussions. This is an important challenge facing medical education today.To turn medical students into effective physician-citizens, an already-overwhelmed medical school curriculum must make way for a thoughtful exploration of environmental stressors and their impacts on human health. The overarching question before medical educators is how to develop the competencies, standards, and curricula for this educational endeavor. To this end, the authors highlight some of the critical linkages between health and the environment and suggest a subset of key practical issues that need to be addressed in order to create environmental education standards for the physician of the future. PMID:23269293

Gómez, Andrés; Balsari, Satchit; Nusbaum, Julie; Heerboth, Aaron; Lemery, Jay

2013-02-01

127

Strategic planning for future learning environments: an exploration of interpersonal, interprofessional and political factors.  

PubMed

This article, written from the stance of a public planner and a policy maker, explores the challenges and potential in creating future learning environments through the concept of a new learning landscape. It is based on the belief that physical planning can support the strategic goals of universities. In Denmark, a political focus on education as a mean to improve national capacity for innovation and growth are redefining the universities role in society. This is in turn changing the circumstances for the physical planning. Drawing on examples of physical initiatives in three different scales--city, building and room scale, the paper highlights how space and place matters on an interpersonal, an interprofessional and a political level. The article suggests that a wider understanding of how new learning landscapes are created--both as a material reality and a political discourse--can help frame an emerging community of practice. This involves university leaders, faculty and students, architects, designers and urban planners, citizens and policy makers with the common goal of creating future learning environments today. PMID:23930688

Schmidt, Cathrine

2013-09-01

128

Intelligent Agents and Their Potential for Future Design and Synthesis Environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains the proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Agents and Their Potential for Future Design and Synthesis Environment, held at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, September 16-17, 1998. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Computational Technology and NASA. Workshop attendees came from NASA, industry and universities. The objectives of the workshop were to assess the status of intelligent agents technology and to identify the potential of software agents for use in future design and synthesis environment. The presentations covered the current status of agent technology and several applications of intelligent software agents. Certain materials and products are identified in this publication in order to specify adequately the materials and products that were investigated in the research effort. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement of products by NASA, nor does it imply that the materials and products are the only ones or the best ones available for this purpose. In many cases equivalent materials and products are available and would probably produce equivalent results.

Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler); Malone, John B. (Compiler)

1999-01-01

129

Future climate trends from a first-difference atmospheric carbon dioxide regression model involving emissions scenarios for business as usual and for peak fossil fuel  

E-print Network

This paper investigates the implications of the future continuation of the demonstrated past (1960-2012) strong correlation between first-difference atmospheric CO2 and global surface temperature. It does this, for the period from the present to 2050, for a comprehensive range of future global fossil fuel energy use scenarios. The results show that even for a business-as-usual (the mid-level IPCC) fossil fuel use estimate, global surface temperature will rise at a slower rate than for the recent period 1960-2000. Concerning peak fossil fuel, for the most common scenario the currently observed (1998-2013)temperature plateau will turn into a decrease. The observed trend to date for temperature is compared with that for global climate disasters: these peaked in 2005 and are notably decreasing. The temperature and disaster results taken together are consistent with either a reduced business-as-usual fossil fuel use scenario into the future, or a peak fossil fuel scenario, but not with the standard business-as-usu...

Leggett, L M W

2014-01-01

130

Predicting the Future Impact of Droughts on Ungulate Populations in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments  

PubMed Central

Droughts can have a severe impact on the dynamics of animal populations, particularly in semi-arid and arid environments where herbivore populations are strongly limited by resource availability. Increased drought intensity under projected climate change scenarios can be expected to reduce the viability of such populations, yet this impact has seldom been quantified. In this study, we aim to fill this gap and assess how the predicted worsening of droughts over the 21st century is likely to impact the population dynamics of twelve ungulate species occurring in arid and semi-arid habitats. Our results provide support to the hypotheses that more sedentary, grazing and mixed feeding species will be put at high risk from future increases in drought intensity, suggesting that management intervention under these conditions should be targeted towards species possessing these traits. Predictive population models for all sedentary, grazing or mixed feeding species in our study show that their probability of extinction dramatically increases under future emissions scenarios, and that this extinction risk is greater for smaller populations than larger ones. Our study highlights the importance of quantifying the current and future impacts of increasing extreme natural events on populations and species in order to improve our ability to mitigate predicted biodiversity loss under climate change. PMID:23284700

Duncan, Clare; Chauvenet, Aliénor L. M.; McRae, Louise M.; Pettorelli, Nathalie

2012-01-01

131

Business Analyst Certificate Program  

E-print Network

's solutions-driven business environment. Curriculum is aligned with the IIBA Business Analysis Body definitions. Students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Business Analysis ProfessionalTM (CBAP® ), or the Certification of Competency in Business AnalysisTM (CCBATM) designations. Who Should Attend The program

Rose, Michael R.

132

Problem-Based Learning in Web Environments: The Case of ``Virtual eBMS'' for Business Engineering Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This chapter presents a case study where Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach is applied to a Web-based environment. It first describes the main features behind the PBL for creating Business Engineers able to face the grand technological challenges of the 2020. Then it introduces a Web Based system supporting the PBL strategy, called the “Virtual eBMS”. This system has been designed and implemented at the e-Business Management Section of the Scuola Superiore ISUFI - University of Salento (Italy), in the framework of a research project carried out in collaboration with IBM. Besides the logical and technological description of Virtual eBMS, the chapter presents two applications of the platform in two different contexts: an academic context (international master) and an entrepreneurial context (awareness workshop with companies and entrepreneurs). The system is illustrated starting from the description of an operational framework for designing curricula PBL based from the author perspective and, then, illustrating a typical scenario of a learner accessing to the curricula. In the description, it is highlighted both the “structured” way and the “unstructured” way to create and follow an entire learning path.

Elia, Gianluca; Secundo, Giustina; Taurino, Cesare

133

Simulating business and operations management – a learning environment for the electronics industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Training Factory for the Electronics Industry has been working since 1999. It is a common project of several companies and educational organizations. It is a kind of network project created in conjunction with the Pro Electronica project of Oulu regional centre excellence programme. The purpose of the project has been to create a learning environment where industrial engineering, operations

Harri Haapasalo; Johanna Hyvönen

2001-01-01

134

Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) in a Distance Learning Course on Mathematics Applied to Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper argues that the dominant form of distance learning that is common in most e-learning systems rests on a set of learning devices and environments that may be outdated from the student's perspective, namely because it is not supportive of learner empowerment and does not facilitate the efforts of self-directed learners. For this…

Bidarra, Jose; Araujo, Joao

2013-01-01

135

Future Interagency Range and Spaceport Technologies (FIRST) Formulation Products: 1. Transformational Spaceport and Range Concept of Operations. 2. F.I.R.S.T. Business Case Analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Baseline Report captures range and spaceport capabilities at five sites: KSC, CCAFS, VAFB, Wallops, and Kodiak. The Baseline depicts a future state that relies on existing technology, planned upgrades, and straight-line recapitalization at these sites projected through 2030. The report presents an inventory of current spaceport and range capabilities at these five sites. The baseline is the first part of analyzing a business case for a set of capabilities designed to transform U.S. ground and space launch operations toward a single, integrated national "system" of space transportation systems. The second part of the business case compares current capabilities with technologies needed to support the integrated national "system". The final part, a return on investment analysis, identifies the technologies that best lead to the integrated national system and reduce recurring costs..Numerous data sources were used to define and describe the baseline spaceport and range by identifying major systems and elements and describing capabilities, limitations, and capabilities

2005-01-01

136

How to use programme theory to evaluate the effectiveness of schemes designed to improve the work environment in small businesses.  

PubMed

Due to the many constraints that small businesses (SBs) face in meeting legislative requirements, occupational health and safety (OHS) regulatory authorities and other OSH actors have developed programmes which can reach out to SBs and motivate and assist them in improving the work environment. A number of conceptual models help to enhance our understanding of OHS interventions in SBs and their effectiveness. However, they have mainly been evaluated on output rather than the process relating to the change theory underlying the intervention, and hence have seldom been rigorously evaluated. Thus little is known about how particular features of SBs can be taken into account when designing and implementing national programmes. This paper shows how realist analysis and programme theory may be used as a framework for evaluating, developing and improving national intervention programmes for the improvement of the work environment and reducing injuries in SBs. It illustrates this for a specific New Zealand intervention: the Workplace Safety Discount scheme and its implementation in the agriculture sector. In practice, realist analysis should be performed during the planning, implementation and management stages so that ongoing findings can be fed back to the participant social actors to help them make appropriate changes to enhance the likelihood of success. PMID:22317740

Olsen, Kirsten; Legg, Stephen; Hasle, Peter

2012-01-01

137

Back to the future: virtualization of the computing environment at the W. M. Keck Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over its two decades of science operations, the W.M. Keck Observatory computing environment has evolved to contain a distributed hybrid mix of hundreds of servers, desktops and laptops of multiple different hardware platforms, O/S versions and vintages. Supporting the growing computing capabilities to meet the observatory's diverse, evolving computing demands within fixed budget constraints, presents many challenges. This paper describes the significant role that virtualization is playing in addressing these challenges while improving the level and quality of service as well as realizing significant savings across many cost areas. Starting in December 2012, the observatory embarked on an ambitious plan to incrementally test and deploy a migration to virtualized platforms to address a broad range of specific opportunities. Implementation to date has been surprisingly glitch free, progressing well and yielding tangible benefits much faster than many expected. We describe here the general approach, starting with the initial identification of some low hanging fruit which also provided opportunity to gain experience and build confidence among both the implementation team and the user community. We describe the range of challenges, opportunities and cost savings potential. Very significant among these was the substantial power savings which resulted in strong broad support for moving forward. We go on to describe the phasing plan, the evolving scalable architecture, some of the specific technical choices, as well as some of the individual technical issues encountered along the way. The phased implementation spans Windows and Unix servers for scientific, engineering and business operations, virtualized desktops for typical office users as well as more the more demanding graphics intensive CAD users. Other areas discussed in this paper include staff training, load balancing, redundancy, scalability, remote access, disaster readiness and recovery.

McCann, Kevin L.; Birch, Denny A.; Holt, Jennifer M.; Randolph, William B.; Ward, Josephine A.

2014-07-01

138

Sustainability - what are the odds? Envisioning the future of our environment, economy and society  

EPA Science Inventory

Sustainability ? the word is everywhere these days. Cities, transportation systems, energy producers, agriculture, fisheries, businesses, even mines (!), are making claims or making plans for sustainability. Several formal definitions of sustainability have been offered; here is ...

139

Plastics, the environment and human health: current consensus and future trends  

PubMed Central

Plastics have transformed everyday life; usage is increasing and annual production is likely to exceed 300 million tonnes by 2010. In this concluding paper to the Theme Issue on Plastics, the Environment and Human Health, we synthesize current understanding of the benefits and concerns surrounding the use of plastics and look to future priorities, challenges and opportunities. It is evident that plastics bring many societal benefits and offer future technological and medical advances. However, concerns about usage and disposal are diverse and include accumulation of waste in landfills and in natural habitats, physical problems for wildlife resulting from ingestion or entanglement in plastic, the leaching of chemicals from plastic products and the potential for plastics to transfer chemicals to wildlife and humans. However, perhaps the most important overriding concern, which is implicit throughout this volume, is that our current usage is not sustainable. Around 4 per cent of world oil production is used as a feedstock to make plastics and a similar amount is used as energy in the process. Yet over a third of current production is used to make items of packaging, which are then rapidly discarded. Given our declining reserves of fossil fuels, and finite capacity for disposal of waste to landfill, this linear use of hydrocarbons, via packaging and other short-lived applications of plastic, is simply not sustainable. There are solutions, including material reduction, design for end-of-life recyclability, increased recycling capacity, development of bio-based feedstocks, strategies to reduce littering, the application of green chemistry life-cycle analyses and revised risk assessment approaches. Such measures will be most effective through the combined actions of the public, industry, scientists and policymakers. There is some urgency, as the quantity of plastics produced in the first 10 years of the current century is likely to approach the quantity produced in the entire century that preceded. PMID:19528062

Thompson, Richard C.; Moore, Charles J.; vom Saal, Frederick S.; Swan, Shanna H.

2009-01-01

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Plastics, the environment and human health: current consensus and future trends.  

PubMed

Plastics have transformed everyday life; usage is increasing and annual production is likely to exceed 300 million tonnes by 2010. In this concluding paper to the Theme Issue on Plastics, the Environment and Human Health, we synthesize current understanding of the benefits and concerns surrounding the use of plastics and look to future priorities, challenges and opportunities. It is evident that plastics bring many societal benefits and offer future technological and medical advances. However, concerns about usage and disposal are diverse and include accumulation of waste in landfills and in natural habitats, physical problems for wildlife resulting from ingestion or entanglement in plastic, the leaching of chemicals from plastic products and the potential for plastics to transfer chemicals to wildlife and humans. However, perhaps the most important overriding concern, which is implicit throughout this volume, is that our current usage is not sustainable. Around 4 per cent of world oil production is used as a feedstock to make plastics and a similar amount is used as energy in the process. Yet over a third of current production is used to make items of packaging, which are then rapidly discarded. Given our declining reserves of fossil fuels, and finite capacity for disposal of waste to landfill, this linear use of hydrocarbons, via packaging and other short-lived applications of plastic, is simply not sustainable. There are solutions, including material reduction, design for end-of-life recyclability, increased recycling capacity, development of bio-based feedstocks, strategies to reduce littering, the application of green chemistry life-cycle analyses and revised risk assessment approaches. Such measures will be most effective through the combined actions of the public, industry, scientists and policymakers. There is some urgency, as the quantity of plastics produced in the first 10 years of the current century is likely to approach the quantity produced in the entire century that preceded. PMID:19528062

Thompson, Richard C; Moore, Charles J; vom Saal, Frederick S; Swan, Shanna H

2009-07-27

141

Classic Books on the Internet #2: Architects of the Web: 1,000 Days That Built the Future of Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article reviews Robert H. Reid's history of the Internet, a history that approaches the development of this medium from the perspective of businesses and investors. The reviewer praises the book as a history, but critiques its acceptance of profit as the driving force behind the Internet and the shape it takes.

Solock, Jack.

142

Business process re-engineering and process management : A survey of current practice and future trends in integrated management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business process re-engineering (BPR) is the latest addition to the armoury of management techniques available. BPR purports to produce quantum improvements in performance by radically redesigning organizational processes. There is, however, some confusion as to what exactly constitutes BPR and how, if at all, BPR should be integrated with other approaches such as total quality management (TQM) and benchmarking. Uses

Mohamed Zairi; David Sinclair

1995-01-01

143

Strictly Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When Jackson State University opened for classes this year, it marked its fifth anniversary in the online education business by adding a full four-year, undergraduate degree program in early childhood education to its offerings. Jackson State is among a growing number of historically Black colleges tying part of their future survival and growth…

Stuart, Reginald

2011-01-01

144

Studies of the stability of complex organics in a Martian environment -current knowledge and future questions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The discovery of organic molecules on Mars is one among the most important objectives to determine if a prebiotic chemistry, or even life, could have existed on this planet. However, no organic molecule, except atmospheric methane, was ever detected at the Mars surface probed with remote sensing or in situ space probes and experiments in the 70's. This is one of the main reasons why, at the light of recent discoveries on the past Mars environmental conditions and the possibilities for organics to be present at Mars, rovers will seek for organics at the surface or near sub-surface of Mars within the next years. In this frame, the fate of organic molecules at the surface of Mars is of primary importance to determine how these molecules can evolve in such a harsh environment, and in this way, to determine their capability to survive and to be detected by surface rovers. One mean to characterize the way organic molecules can be processed at the surface of Mars is to submit such molecules to analogues environmental conditions either reproduced at the laboratory, or found in low Earth orbit. This methodology is used for years, especially concerning UV radiation, but the development of such approaches increased these last years in the favourable context of Mars exploration. The goal of this presentation is to address the issue of the role played by the environmental conditions at the Mars surface on the survival or the evolution of organic molecules of interest for exo/astrobiology. It will particularly emphasize on experimental approaches devoted to evaluate the fate of such organics under Mars surface conditions simulated in laboratory. One among the most important output of this work will be an inventory of organics and/or post products potentially resistant in the Mars surface environment. Such an inventory will be of primary interest for future in situ missions dedicated to the search for organics at the surface of Mars

Szopa, Cyril; Noblet, Audrey; Stalport, Fabien; Coll, Patrice; Cottin, Hervé; Buch, Arnaud

145

Doing Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Several years ago, the World Bank became concerned about the business climate and environment in different countries around the world. After a time, they decided to embark on the creation of a database that would provide indicators of the cost of doing business in various countries. With a keen eye towards looking at existing laws and regulations in each country, their team of researchers looked at such topics as starting a business, protecting investors, paying taxes, getting credit, among others. Visitors with an interest in such matters can download their annual reports, view country specific reports (such as "Doing Business in Brazil"), and also take advantage of 155 printable country data profiles. Additionally, visitors can view the study's complete methodology and also compare economies on various metrics.

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Current and Near-Term Future Measurements of the Orbital Debris Environment at NASA  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office places great emphasis on obtaining and understanding direct measurements of the orbital debris environment. The Orbital Debris Program Office's environmental models are all based on these measurements. Because OD measurements must cover a very wide range of sizes and altitudes, one technique realistically cannot be used for all measurements. In general, radar measurements have been used for lower altitudes and optical measurements for higher altitude orbits. For very small debris, in situ measurements such as returned spacecraft surfaces are utilized. In addition to receiving information from large debris (> 5-10 cm diameter) from the U.S. Space Surveillance Network, NASA conducts statistical measurements of the debris population for smaller sizes. NASA collects data from the Haystack and Goldstone radars for debris in low Earth orbit as small as 2- 4 mm diameter and from the Michigan Orbital DEbris Survey Telescope for debris near geosynchronous orbit altitude for sizes as small as 30-60 cm diameter. NASA is also currently examining the radiator panel of the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 which was exposed to space for 16 years and was recently returned to Earth during the STS- 125 Space Shuttle mission. This paper will give an overview of these on-going measurement programs at NASA as well as discuss progress and plans for new instruments and techniques in the near future.

Stansbery, Gene; Liou, J.-C.; Mulrooney, M.; Horstman, M

2010-01-01

147

“Bad” Neighborhoods, Fast Food, “Sleazy” Businesses, and Drug Dealers: Relations between the Location of Licit and Illicit Businesses in the Urban Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the demographic and ecological characteristics of urban neighborhoods according to variations in their levels of visible drug sales. In addition to standard socio-demographic measures, extensive data on a number of licit businesses located in different neighborhoods are also included. These range from those that residents are likely to consider desirable (e.g., bookstores) to those they are likely

Julie M. Ford; Andrew A. Beveridge

2004-01-01

148

Effects of Self-Efficacy, Emotional Intelligence, and Perceptions of Future Work Environment on Preservice Teacher Commitment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to examine the effects of self-efficacy, expectations of future work environment, and emotional intelligence on preservice teacher commitment to the teaching profession on a sample of 209 preservice teachers. The purpose of the study was to add to the existing knowledge surrounding preservice teacher commitment and promote…

Chesnut, Steven R.; Cullen, Theresa A.

2014-01-01

149

United Nations Environment Programme  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This program seeks to provide leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. This website includes resources for scientists, governments, businesses, journalists and children The GEO Yearbook, a survey of the changing global environment, is linked to the site, as well as thorough coverage of many current environmental issues such as freshwater, the ozone layer, energy and global climate change.

The United Nations

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Information Management Architecture for an Integrated Computing Environment for the Environmental Restoration Program. Volume 2, Interim business systems guidance  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Environmental Restoration Program at Martin Marietta, IEM (Information Engineering Methodology) was developed as part of a complete and integrated approach to the progressive development and subsequent maintenance of automated data sharing systems. This approach is centered around the organization`s objectives, inherent data relationships, and business practices. IEM provides the Information Systems community with a tool kit of disciplined techniques supported by automated tools. It includes seven stages: Information Strategy Planning; Business Area Analysis; Business System Design; Technical Design; Construction; Transition; Production. This document focuses on the Business Systems Architecture.

Not Available

1994-09-01

151

Towards the business–information technology alignment in cloud computing environment: anapproach based on collaboration points and agents  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the development of extended enterprise and information technologies (IT), a new business pattern with its infrastructure, cloud computing, is emerging. More and more small and medium enterprises do not implement significant parts of their information systems (IS) in-house. Instead, they prefer to use the software services and even infrastructure services provided by professional information service companies. Their business strategy,

Qing Li; Cheng Wang; Jing Wu; Jun Li; Ze-Yuan Wang

2011-01-01

152

Suitability of Agent Technology for Military Command and Control in the Future Combat System Environment  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Army is faced with the challenge of dramatically improving its war fighting capability through advanced technologies. Any new technology must provide significant improvement over existing technologies, yet be reliable enough to provide a fielded system. The focus of this paper is to assess the novelty and maturity of agent technology for use in the Future Combat System (FCS). The FCS concept represents the U.S. Army's ''mounted'' form of the Objective Force. This concept of vehicles, communications, and weaponry is viewed as a ''system of systems'' which includes net-centric command and control (C{sup 2}) capabilities. This networked C{sup 2} is an important transformation from the historically centralized, or platform-based, C{sup 2} function since a centralized command architecture may become a decision-making and execution bottleneck, particularly as the pace of war accelerates. A mechanism to ensure an effective network-centric C{sup 2} capacity (combining intelligence gathering and analysis available at lower levels in the military hierarchy) is needed. Achieving a networked C{sup 2} capability will require breakthroughs in current software technology. Many have proposed the use of agent technology as a potential solution. Agents are an emerging technology, and it is not yet clear whether it is suitable for addressing the networked C{sup 2} challenge, particularly in satisfying battlespace scalability, mobility, and security expectations. We have developed a set of software requirements for FCS based on military requirements for this system. We have then evaluated these software requirements against current computer science technology. This analysis provides a set of limitations in the current technology when applied to the FCS challenge. Agent technology is compared against this set of limitations to provide a means of assessing the novelty of agent technology in an FCS environment. From this analysis we find that existing technologies will not likely be sufficient to meet the networked C{sup 2} requirements of FCS due to limitations in scalability, mobility, and security. Agent technology provides a number of advantages in these areas, mainly through much stronger messaging and coordination models. These models theoretically allow for significant improvements in many areas, including scalability, mobility, and security. However, the demonstration of such capabilities in an FCS environment does not currently exist, although a number of strong agent-based systems have been deployed in related areas. Additionally, there are challenges in FCS that neither current technology nor agent technology are particularly well suited, such as information fusion and decision support. In summary, we believe that agent technology has the capability to support most of the networked C{sup 2} requirements of FCS. However, we would recommend proof of principle experiments to verify the theoretical advantages of this technology in an FCS environment.

Potok, TE

2003-02-13

153

The Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Apparently there is still no business like show business, and KCRW Radio in Santa Monica isn't afraid to take on this sprawling sector of American economic and cultural life. The program is hosted by Kim Masters, a former entertainment-industry correspondent for National Public Radio. She's the author of several books on the business, and once a week she hosts this engaging program. Visitors to the site can learn more about Masters on the homepage, and then dive into the most recent show. There's also an archive of past shows, and a number of ways that users can share the programs via various social networking programs. Recent programs of note include "Do the Emmys Matter?; The 'Guiding Light' Goes Out" and "Hollywood Bollywood and Vice Versa". Visitors can also create their own list of shows for future reference, and they are also welcome to download the programs.

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Analysis and Modelling of Fraud and Revenue Assurance Threats in Future Telecommunications Network and Service Environments  

E-print Network

Analysis and Modelling of Fraud and Revenue Assurance Threats in Future Telecommunications Network Management and Revenue Assurance (RA) are both key factors in maintaining operators margins by fraudsters, these functions require an end-to-end approach which proactively identifies future challenges

Haddadi, Hamed

155

Identification of glacial melt water runoff in a karstic environment and its implication for present and future water availability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Glaciers all over the world are expected to continue to retreat due to the global warming throughout the 21st century. Consequently, future seasonal water availability might become scarce once glacier areas have declined below a certain threshold affecting future water management strategies. Particular attention should be paid to glaciers located in a karstic environment, as parts of the melt water can be drained by souterrain karst systems. In this study tracer experiments, karst modeling and glacier melt modeling are combined in order to identify flow paths in a high alpine, glacierized, karstic environment (Glacier de la Plaine Morte, Switzerland) and to investigate current and predict future downstream water availability. Flow paths through the karst underground were determined with natural and fluorescent tracers. Subsequently, tracer results and geologic information were assembled in a karst model. Finally, glacier melt projections driven with a climate scenario were performed to discuss future water availability in the area surrounding the glacier. The results suggest that during late summer glacier melt water is rapidly drained through well-developed channels at the glacier bottom to the north of the glacier, while during low flow season melt water enters into the karst and is drained to the south. Climate change projections reveal that by the end of the century glacier melt will be significantly reduced in the summer, jeopardizing water availability in glacier-fed karst springs.

Finger, D.; Hugentobler, A.; Huss, M.; Voinesco, A.; Wernli, H.; Fischer, D.; Weber, E.; Jeannin, P.-Y.; Kauzlaric, M.; Wirz, A.; Vennemann, T.; Hüsler, F.; Schädler, B.; Weingartner, R.

2013-03-01

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Identification of glacial meltwater runoff in a karstic environment and its implication for present and future water availability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Glaciers all over the world are expected to continue to retreat due to the global warming throughout the 21st century. Consequently, future seasonal water availability might become scarce once glacier areas have declined below a certain threshold affecting future water management strategies. Particular attention should be paid to glaciers located in a karstic environment, as parts of the meltwater can be drained by underlying karst systems, making it difficult to assess water availability. In this study tracer experiments, karst modeling and glacier melt modeling are combined in order to identify flow paths in a high alpine, glacierized, karstic environment (Glacier de la Plaine Morte, Switzerland) and to investigate current and predict future downstream water availability. Flow paths through the karst underground were determined with natural and fluorescent tracers. Subsequently, geologic information and the findings from tracer experiments were assembled in a karst model. Finally, glacier melt projections driven with a climate scenario were performed to discuss future water availability in the area surrounding the glacier. The results suggest that during late summer glacier meltwater is rapidly drained through well-developed channels at the glacier bottom to the north of the glacier, while during low flow season meltwater enters into the karst and is drained to the south. Climate change projections with the glacier melt model reveal that by the end of the century glacier melt will be significantly reduced in the summer, jeopardizing water availability in glacier-fed karst springs.

Finger, D.; Hugentobler, A.; Huss, M.; Voinesco, A.; Wernli, H.; Fischer, D.; Weber, E.; Jeannin, P.-Y.; Kauzlaric, M.; Wirz, A.; Vennemann, T.; Hüsler, F.; Schädler, B.; Weingartner, R.

2013-08-01

157

Aging Well and the Environment: Toward an Integrative Model and Research Agenda for the Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose of the Study: The effects of the physical-spatial-technical environment on aging well have been overlooked both conceptually and empirically. In the spirit of M. Powell Lawton's seminal work on aging and environment, this article attempts to rectify this situation by suggesting a new model of how older people interact with their…

Wahl, Hans-Werner; Iwarsson, Susanne; Oswald, Frank

2012-01-01

158

The Social Semantic Web in Intelligent Learning Environments: State of the Art and Future Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's technology-enhanced learning practices cater to students and teachers who use many different learning tools and environments and are used to a paradigm of interaction derived from open, ubiquitous, and socially oriented services. In this context, a crucial issue for education systems in general, and for Intelligent Learning Environments…

Jovanovic, Jelena; Gasevic, Dragan; Torniai, Carlo; Bateman, Scott; Hatala, Marek

2009-01-01

159

Sustainability - What are the Odds? Guessing the Future of our Environment, Economy, and Society  

EPA Science Inventory

This article examines the concept of sustainability from a global perspective, describing how alternative futures might develop in the environmental, economic, and social dimensions. The alternatives to sustainability appear to be (a) a catastrophic failure of life support, econo...

160

American City Business Journals  

E-print Network

Business Weekly Atlanta Business Chronicle Austin Business Journal Baltimore Business Journal Birmingham Journal Triad The Business Journal Paci c Business News Houston Business Journal Jacksonville Business

161

Design of application service of e-business card based on mobile device  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today, all of the computing environments, resources, and application services on line will be move to a computing environment based on mobile in the future, especially mobile phone, it can be strong device not only supporting computing but being closely related to personal privacy. In this article, we will sketch some ideas for various application services by using e-business card

Sun Kuh Noh; Byung Rae Cha; Dong You Choi; Jung Jin Park; Guen Sik Kim; Sajina Pradhan; Il Su Sul; Sun Woong Kim

2012-01-01

162

SCENARIO ANALYSIS FOR THE SAN PEDRO RIVER, ANALYZING HYDROLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES FOR A FUTURE ENVIRONMENT  

EPA Science Inventory

Studies of future management and policy options based on different assumptions provide a mechanism to examine possible outcomes and especially their likely benefits and consequences. The San Pedro River in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico is an area that has undergone rapid changes in ...

163

Academic Integrity in the Business School Environment: I'll Get by with a Little Help from My Friends  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The incidence of academic dishonesty has been increasing throughout the past few decades. Past research has indicated that business students cheat more than their peers in other disciplines across the university. And, of particular concern to marketing educators, the current research finds that marketing majors cheat significantly more than their…

Chapman, Kenneth J.; Davis, Richard; Toy, Daniel; Wright, Lauren

2004-01-01

164

Gene-environment interactions and obesity: recent developments and future directions  

PubMed Central

Obesity, a major public health concern, is a multifactorial disease caused by both environmental and genetic factors. Although recent genome-wide association studies have identified many loci related to obesity or body mass index, the identified variants explain only a small proportion of the heritability of obesity. Better understanding of the interplay between genetic and environmental factors is the basis for developing effective personalized obesity prevention and management strategies. This article reviews recent advances in identifying gene-environment interactions related to obesity and describes epidemiological designs and newly developed statistical approaches to characterizing and discovering gene-environment interactions on obesity risk.

2015-01-01

165

Clinical review: The hospital of the future - building intelligent environments to facilitate safe and effective acute care delivery  

PubMed Central

The translation of knowledge into rational care is as essential and pressing a task as the development of new diagnostic or therapeutic devices, and is arguably more important. The emerging science of health care delivery has identified the central role of human factor ergonomics in the prevention of medical error, omission, and waste. Novel informatics and systems engineering strategies provide an excellent opportunity to improve the design of acute care delivery. In this article, future hospitals are envisioned as organizations built around smart environments that facilitate consistent delivery of effective, equitable, and error-free care focused on patient-centered rather than provider-centered outcomes. PMID:22546172

2012-01-01

166

PPCPS IN THE ENVIRONMENT: FUTURE RESEARCH - BEGINNING WITH THE END ALWAYS IN MIND  

EPA Science Inventory

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are an extraordinarily diverse group of chemicals used in veterinary medicine, agricultural practice, and human health and cosmetic care. The various sources and origins of PPCPs as pollutants in the environment are depicted in a...

167

Impact of Family Environment on Future Mental Health Professionals' Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored the relationship between dimensions of functioning in the family of origin of graduate students in helping profession programs and their attitudes toward lesbians and gay men. One hundred forty-three participants completed the Family Environment Scale (FES-R: Moos & Moos, 1986), the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men scale (ATLG: Herek, 1994), and demographic questions. Results suggest that

Daniel B. Kissinger; Sang Min Lee; Lisa Twitty; Harrison Kisner

2009-01-01

168

The ultraviolet environment of Mars: biological implications past, present, and future  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A radiative transfer model is used to quantitatively investigate aspects of the martian ultraviolet radiation environment, past and present. Biological action spectra for DNA inactivation and chloroplast (photosystem) inhibition are used to estimate biologically effective irradiances for the martian surface under cloudless skies. Over time Mars has probably experienced an increasingly inhospitable photobiological environment, with present instantaneous DNA weighted irradiances 3.5-fold higher than they may have been on early Mars. This is in contrast to the surface of Earth, which experienced an ozone amelioration of the photobiological environment during the Proterozoic and now has DNA weighted irradiances almost three orders of magnitude lower than early Earth. Although the present-day martian UV flux is similar to that of early Earth and thus may not be a critical limitation to life in the evolutionary context, it is a constraint to an unadapted biota and will rapidly kill spacecraft-borne microbes not covered by a martian dust layer. Microbial strategies for protection against UV radiation are considered in the light of martian photobiological calculations, past and present. Data are also presented for the effects of hypothetical planetary atmospheric manipulations on the martian UV radiation environment with estimates of the biological consequences of such manipulations.

Cockell, C. S.; Catling, D. C.; Davis, W. L.; Snook, K.; Kepner, R. L.; Lee, P.; McKay, C. P.

2000-01-01

169

Beneficial impact of precision nutrient management on the environment and future needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The necessity for precision nutrient management has arisen from a decline in agricultural commodity prices, the advent of new technology, and demographic changes resulting in increased urbanization. Community perceptions and attitudes to agriculture, food quality and the environment are often negative: thus management of essential and beneficial nutrients as well as agriculturally undesirable ions is progressing at a more rapid

Lindsay C. Campbell

1994-01-01

170

Protecting the Environment for the Sake of Our Common Future. Special Report 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In June 1992, representatives of more than 170 countries met in Rio de Janeiro, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, to consider international cooperation aimed at preserving the sources of human life. This report presents Germany's involvement in that cooperative effort. The report is presented in six sections: (1) an…

Born, Sigrid, Ed.

171

Adaptation of populations to changing environments: Bioarchaeological perspectives on health for the past, present and future  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the contribution bioarchaeology has made, and is making, to our understanding of past health. It focuses\\u000a on the importance of research on the bioarchaeology of ill health for the past, present and future, the history of its development,\\u000a some research problems that have been tackled, recent developments in knowledge and analytical techniques, and finally what\\u000a big questions

C. Roberts

2010-01-01

172

The Value of Biomedical Simulation Environments to Future Human Space Flight Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Mars and NEO missions will expose astronaut to extended durations of reduced reduced gravity, isolation and higher radiation. These new operation conditions pose health risks that are not well understood and perhaps unanticipated. Advanced computational simulation environments can beneficially augment research to predict, assess and mitigate potential hazards to astronaut health. The NASA Digital Astronaut Project (DAP), within the NASA Human Research Program, strives to achieve this goal.

Mulugeta,Lealem; Myers, Jerry G.; Lewandowski, Beth; Platts, Steven H.

2011-01-01

173

CosmoBon for studying wood formation under exotic gravitational environment for future space agriculture  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are proposing to raise woody plants in space for several applications and plant science. Japanese flowering cherry tree is one of a candidate for these studies. Mechanism behind sensing gravity and controlling shape of tree has been studied quite extensively. Even molecular mechanism for the response of plant against gravity has been investigated quite intensively for various species, woody plants are left behind. Morphology of woody branch growth is different from that of stem growth in herbs. Morphology in tree is strongly dominated by the secondary xylem formation. Nobody knows the tree shape grown under the space environment. If whole tree could be brought up to space as research materials, it might provide important scientific knowledge. Furthermore, trees produce excess oxygen, wooden materials for living cabin, and provide biomass for cultivating mushroom and insect as for the space agriculture. Excellent tree shapes which would be deeply related to wood formation improve quality of life under stressful environment in outer space. The serious problem would be their size. Bonsai is one of the Japanese traditional arts. We can study secondly xylem formation, wood formation, under exotic gravitational environment using Bonsai. "CosmoBon" is the small tree Bonsai for our space experiment. It has been recognized that the reaction wood in CosmoBon is formed similar to natural trees. Our goal is to examine feasibility to grow various species of trees in space as bioresource for space agriculture.

Tomita-Yokotani, Kaori; Baba, Keiichi; Suzuki, Toshisada; Funada, Ryo; Nakamura, Teruko; Hashimoto, Hirofumi; Yamashita, Masamichi; Cosmobon, Jstwg

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The role and future of the Laser Technology in the Additive Manufacturing environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Additive Manufacturing (AM) was, in the early days, strongly inspired by upcoming laser technologies. The trend to apply lasers in manufacturing in the 1970's might be also be seen as the ignition point, as is evident in early precedent patents. During the evolvement of AM processes, many new systems based on various physical principals were evident; alternative energy sources for AM are in use today. Starting with the 'historical' background followed by a detailed classification analyzing the enablers in use, relevant laser technologies have been identified. This paper focuses on powder bed technologies for plastics and metals as the relevant Laser technology. It concentrates on laser influences and state-of-the-art knowledge. The paper will present a generalized, 'big picture' overview indicating 'lessons learned' and where future emphasis should be focused. Opportunities and challenges, including actual development status, will be described in view of the desired outcomes. Finally, future research challenges and conclusions will be stated and several relevant references for further readings will be given.

Levy, Gideon N.

175

[Environment and health in Gela (Sicily): present knowledge and prospects for future studies].  

PubMed

The study area includes the Municipalities of Gela, Niscemi and Butera located in the South of Sicily, Italy. In 1990 it was declared Area at High Risk of Environmental Crisis. In 2000 part of it was designated as Gela Reclamation Site of National Interest, RSNI. The site includes a private industrial area, public and marine areas, for a total of 51 km(2). Gela populationin 2008 was 77,145 (54,774 in 1961). Sea level:46 m. Total area: 276 km(2). Grid reference: 37 degrees 4' 0" N, 14 degrees 15' 0" E. Niscemi and Butera are located border to Gela. Populations are respectively 26,541 and 5,063. Sea level respectively: 332 m and 402 m. Close to the city of Gela, the industrial area, operating since 1962, includes chemical production plants, a power station and an oil refinery plant, one of the larger in Europe, refining 5 millions tons of crude per year. From the beginning the workforces decreased from 7,000 to the current 3,000 units. Over the years, these industrial activities have been a major source of environmental pollution. Extremely high levels of toxic, persistent and bio-accumulating chemical pollutants have been documented. Many relevant environmental and health data are available. Prior to the studies described in the present publication, their use in order to identify environmental pressures on health has been limited. Nevertheless, since several years different epidemiological studies have provided evidence of the occurrence of health outcomes significantly higher than in neighbouring areas and compared to regional data. In 2007 a Multidisciplinary Working Group has been established, to analyze the existing data on pollution-exposure-effect and to complete current knowledge on the cycle of pollutants, from migration in the environment to health impact. The present publication is a collection of contribution of this group of experts, supported by the following projects: Evaluation of environmental health impact and estimation of economic costs at of National Interest Remediation Sites coordinated by the Italian National Institute of Health on behalf of the Ministry for the Environment and Technical Assistance of WHO Health and Environment Centre to the Sicilian Region to develop plans for environmental remediation. Results describe the state of contamination of a variety of environmental matrices in the area. Other contributions are addressed to understanding action mechanisms of main pollutants and their environmental pathways, as well as to identifying crucial knowledge to be used for studying the environment-health relations. A specific attention has been paid to pollutants migration in the environment and to the potential exposure of the population. Appropriate markers of exposure and physiological changes are described and referred to the chemical substances identified in the environment in Gela. Details are given about the genotoxic and endocrine disrupting potential, and about the potential association between markers of exposure and diseases observed in excess in the same area. Indications to develop specific biomarkers for Index Substances and human biomonitoring surveys for populations exposed to environmental risk are presented and discussed. A specific multiple-exposure risk assessment procedure is proposed for Index Substances. Epidemiological studies useful to describe the health status of Gela population are summarized. One report deals with the occupational and residential analyses of male petrochemical workers, born in Sicily, employed from 1960 to the end of 1993, followed up for mortality from 1960 to 2002. Major findings were amarked healthy worker effect and an increased lung cancer risk for residence in Gela. The analyses of death certificates from 1995 to 2002 and of hospital discharge records from 2001 to 2007 confirm the potentialities of these current statistics for ecological studies: they depict the poor health conditions of Gela residents compared to other neighbouring municipalities in a 40-km range. Infact, the overall mortality rate for tumor and non-tumor causes in Ge

Musmeci, Loredana; Bianchi, Fabrizio; Carere, Mario; Cori, Liliana

2009-01-01

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Emerging pollutants in the environment: present and future challenges in biomonitoring, ecological risks and bioremediation.  

PubMed

Emerging pollutants reach the environment from various anthropogenic sources and are distributed throughout environmental matrices. Although great advances have been made in the detection and analysis of trace pollutants during recent decades, due to the continued development and refinement of specific techniques, a wide array of undetected contaminants of emerging environmental concern need to be identified and quantified in various environmental components and biological tissues. These pollutants may be mobile and persistent in air, water, soil, sediments and ecological receptors even at low concentrations. Robust data on their fate and behaviour in the environment, as well as on threats to ecological and human health, are still lacking. Moreover, the ecotoxicological significance of some emerging micropollutants remains largely unknown, because satisfactory data to determine their risk often do not exist. This paper discusses the fate, behaviour, (bio)monitoring, environmental and health risks associated with emerging chemical (pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, hormones, toxins, among others) and biological (bacteria, viruses) micropollutants in soils, sediments, groundwater, industrial and municipal wastewaters, aquaculture effluents, and freshwater and marine ecosystems, and highlights new horizons for their (bio)removal. Our study aims to demonstrate the imperative need to boost research and innovation for new and cost-effective treatment technologies, in line with the uptake, mode of action and consequences of each emerging contaminant. We also address the topic of innovative tools for the evaluation of the effects of toxicity on human health and for the prediction of microbial availability and degradation in the environment. Additionally, we consider the development of (bio)sensors to perform environmental monitoring in real-time mode. This needs to address multiple species, along with a more effective exploitation of specialised microbes or enzymes capable of degrading endocrine disruptors and other micropollutants. In practical terms, the outcomes of these activities will build up the knowledge base and develop solutions to fill the significant innovation gap faced worldwide. PMID:24462777

Gavrilescu, Maria; Demnerová, Kate?ina; Aamand, Jens; Agathos, Spiros; Fava, Fabio

2015-01-25

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The Information Technology Age and Its Impact on Business and Business Education Curriculums.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the impact of continued growth of information technologies on the business environment and business education. Outlines the knowledge worker's need for applied communication, math, technology, and basic business skills. (SK)

Frueling, Rosemary T.; Kerin, John D.; Sebastian, David

1997-01-01

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The Value of Biomedical Simulation Environments to Future Human Space Flight Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

With the ambitious goals to send manned missions to asteroids and onto Mars, substantial work will be required to ensure the well being of the men and women who will undertake these difficult missions. Unlike current International Space Station or Shuttle missions, astronauts will be required to endure long-term exposure to higher levels of radiation, isolation and reduced gravity. These new operation conditions will pose health risks that are currently not well understood and perhaps unanticipated. Therefore, it is essential to develop and apply advanced tools to predict, assess and mitigate potential hazards to astronaut health. NASA s Digital Astronaut Project (DAP) is working to develop and apply computational models of physiologic response to space flight operation conditions over various time periods and environmental circumstances. The collective application and integration of well vetted models assessing the physiology, biomechanics and anatomy is referred to as the Digital Astronaut. The Digital Astronaut simulation environment will serve as a practical working tool for use by NASA in operational activities such as the prediction of biomedical risks and functional capabilities of astronauts. In additional to space flight operation conditions, DAP s work has direct applicability to terrestrial biomedical research by providing virtual environments for hypothesis testing, experiment design, and to reduce animal/human testing. A practical application of the DA to assess pre and post flight responses to exercise is illustrated and the difficulty in matching true physiological responses is discussed.

Mulugeta, Lealem; Myers, Jerry G.; Skytland, Nicholas G.; Platts, Steven H.

2010-01-01

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HIV and risk environment for injecting drug users: the past, present, and future.  

PubMed

We systematically reviewed reports about determinants of HIV infection in injecting drug users from 2000 to 2009, classifying findings by type of environmental influence. We then modelled changes in risk environments in regions with severe HIV epidemics associated with injecting drug use. Of 94 studies identified, 25 intentionally examined risk environments. Modelling of HIV epidemics showed substantial heterogeneity in the number of HIV infections that are attributed to injecting drug use and unprotected sex. We estimate that, during 2010-15, HIV prevalence could be reduced by 41% in Odessa (Ukraine), 43% in Karachi (Pakistan), and 30% in Nairobi (Kenya) through a 60% reduction of the unmet need of programmes for opioid substitution, needle exchange, and antiretroviral therapy. Mitigation of patient transition to injecting drugs from non-injecting forms could avert a 98% increase in HIV infections in Karachi; whereas elimination of laws prohibiting opioid substitution with concomitant scale-up could prevent 14% of HIV infections in Nairobi. Optimisation of effectiveness and coverage of interventions is crucial for regions with rapidly growing epidemics. Delineation of environmental risk factors provides a crucial insight into HIV prevention. Evidence-informed, rights-based, combination interventions protecting IDUs' access to HIV prevention and treatment could substantially curtail HIV epidemics. PMID:20650523

Strathdee, Steffanie A; Hallett, Timothy B; Bobrova, Natalia; Rhodes, Tim; Booth, Robert; Abdool, Reychad; Hankins, Catherine A

2010-07-24

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Atomic Force Microscopy of Isolated Nanostructures: Biomolecular Imaging in Hydrated Environments - Status and Future Prospects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The use of the atomic force microscope (AFM) in ambient conditions has some key advantages for characterising isolated nanostructures over other operating environments. The lack of a bulk liquid environment minimises motion of the sample to maximise resolution, while humidity control allows retention of surface water, keeping biomolecules sufficiently hydrated. The use of relatively stiff cantilevers in air (k > 10 N/m) prevents significant energy being transferred to higher modes or frequencies. This enables reliable modelling of the cantilever dynamics with relatively straightforward point mass and spring models. We show herein that combining modelling with experiment leads to robust interpretation of dynamic AFM in air. This understanding has led to new ways of operation, including a true non-contact mode in ambient and small amplitude small set-point (SASS) modes. These modes will be important to gain quantitative information about structure and processes on the nanoscale. We also discuss interpretation of height information obtained from AFM on the nanoscale and summarise a framework for recovery of apparent height loss for nanostructures. A combination of these methods will lead to a new era of quantitative AFM for nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Santos, Sergio; Thomson, Neil H.

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Lunar base habitat designs: Characterizing the environment, and selecting habitat designs for future trade-offs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A survey of distinct conceptual lunar habitat designs covering the pre- and post-Apollo era is presented. The impact of the significant lunar environmental challenges such as temperature, atmosphere, radiation, soil properties, meteorites, and seismic activity on the habitat design parameters are outlined. Over twenty habitat designs were identified and classified according to mission type, crew size; total duration of stay, modularity, environmental protection measures, and emplacement. Simple selection criteria of (1) post-Apollo design, (2) uniqueness of the habitat design, (3) level of thoroughness in design layout, (4) habitat dimensions are provided, and (5) materials of construction for the habitat shell are specified, are used to select five habitats for future trade studies. Habitat emplacement scenarios are created to examine the possible impact of emplacement of the habitat in different locations, such as lunar poles vs. equatorial, above ground vs. below ground, etc.

Ganapathi, Gani B.; Ferrall, Joseph; Seshan, P. K.

1993-01-01

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Effects of the Extraterrestrial Environment on Plants: Recommendations for Future Space Experiments for the MELiSSA Higher Plant Compartment.  

PubMed

Due to logistical challenges, long-term human space exploration missions require a life support system capable of regenerating all the essentials for survival. Higher plants can be utilized to provide a continuous supply of fresh food, atmosphere revitalization, and clean water for humans. Plants can adapt to extreme environments on Earth, and model plants have been shown to grow and develop through a full life cycle in microgravity. However, more knowledge about the long term effects of the extraterrestrial environment on plant growth and development is necessary. The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed the Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative (MELiSSA) program to develop a closed regenerative life support system, based on micro-organisms and higher plant processes, with continuous recycling of resources. In this context, a literature review to analyze the impact of the space environments on higher plants, with focus on gravity levels, magnetic fields and radiation, has been performed. This communication presents a roadmap giving directions for future scientific activities within space plant cultivation. The roadmap aims to identify the research activities required before higher plants can be included in regenerative life support systems in space. PMID:25370192

Wolff, Silje A; Coelho, Liz H; Karoliussen, Irene; Jost, Ann-Iren Kittang

2014-01-01

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Effects of the Extraterrestrial Environment on Plants: Recommendations for Future Space Experiments for the MELiSSA Higher Plant Compartment  

PubMed Central

Due to logistical challenges, long-term human space exploration missions require a life support system capable of regenerating all the essentials for survival. Higher plants can be utilized to provide a continuous supply of fresh food, atmosphere revitalization, and clean water for humans. Plants can adapt to extreme environments on Earth, and model plants have been shown to grow and develop through a full life cycle in microgravity. However, more knowledge about the long term effects of the extraterrestrial environment on plant growth and development is necessary. The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed the Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative (MELiSSA) program to develop a closed regenerative life support system, based on micro-organisms and higher plant processes, with continuous recycling of resources. In this context, a literature review to analyze the impact of the space environments on higher plants, with focus on gravity levels, magnetic fields and radiation, has been performed. This communication presents a roadmap giving directions for future scientific activities within space plant cultivation. The roadmap aims to identify the research activities required before higher plants can be included in regenerative life support systems in space. PMID:25370192

Wolff, Silje A.; Coelho, Liz H.; Karoliussen, Irene; Jost, Ann-Iren Kittang

2014-01-01

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The SEDIBUD (Sediment Budgets in Cold Environments) Programme: Current activities and future key tasks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Projected climate change in cold regions is expected to alter melt season duration and intensity, along with the number of extreme rainfall events, total annual precipitation and the balance between snowfall and rainfall. Similarly, changes to the thermal balance are expected to reduce the extent of permafrost and seasonal ground frost and increase active layer depths. These effects will undoubtedly change surface environments in cold regions and alter the fluxes of sediments, nutrients and solutes, but the absence of quantitative data and coordinated process monitoring and analysis to understand the sensitivity of the Earth surface environment is acute in cold climate environments. The International Association of Geomorphologists (I.A.G./A.I.G.)SEDIBUD (Sediment Budgets in Cold Environments) Programme was formed in 2005 to address this existing key knowledge gap. SEDIBUD currently has about 400 members worldwide and the Steering Committee of this international programme is composed of ten scientists from eight different countries: Achim A. Beylich (Chair) (Norway), Armelle Decaulne (Secretary) (France), John C. Dixon (USA), Scott F. Lamoureux (Vice-Chair) (Canada), John F. Orwin (Canada), Jan-Christoph Otto (Austria), Irina Overeem (USA), Thorsteinn Saemundsson (Iceland), Jeff Warburton (UK), Zbigniew Zwolinski (Poland). The central research question of this global group of scientists is to: Assess and model the contemporary sedimentary fluxes in cold climates, with emphasis on both particulate and dissolved components. Initially formed as European Science Foundation (ESF) Network SEDIFLUX (2004-2006), SEDIBUD has further expanded to a global group of researchers with field research sites located in polar and alpine regions in the northern and southern hemisphere. Research carried out at each of the close to 50 defined SEDIBUD key test sites varies by programme, logistics and available resources, but typically represent interdisciplinary collaborations of geomorphologists, hydrologists, ecologists, permafrost scientists and glaciologists. SEDIBUD has developed manuals and protocols (SEDIFLUX Manual, available online, see below) with a key set of primary surface process monitoring and research data requirements to incorporate results from these diverse projects and allow coordinated quantitative analysis across the programme. Defined SEDIBUD key test sites provide data on annual climate conditions, total discharge and particulate and dissolved fluxes as well as information on other relevant surface processes. A number of selected key test sites is providing high-resolution data on climate conditions, runoff and sedimentary fluxes, which in addition to the annual data contribute to the SEDIBUD metadata database which is currently developed. Comparable datasets from different SEDIBUD key test sites are integrated and analysed to address key research questions as defined in the SEDIBUD Objective (available online, see below). Defined SEDIBUD key tasks for the coming years include (i) The continued generation and compilation of comparable longer-term datasets on contemporary sedimentary fluxes and sediment yields from SEDIBUD key test sites worldwide, (ii) The continued extension of the SEDIBUD metadata database with these datasets, (iii) The testing of defined SEDIBUD hypotheses (available online, see below) by using the datasets continuously compiled in the SEDIBUD metadata database. Detailed information on the I.A.G./A.I.G. SEDIBUD Programme, SEDIBUD meetings, SEDIBUD publications and SEDIBUD online documents and databases is available at the SEDIBUD website under http://www.geomorph.org/wg/wgsb.html.

Beylich, A. A.; Lamoureux, S. F.; Decaulne, A.

2012-04-01

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there to monitor the forest, and relies on them to enforce logging bans intended to allow forests to recover. Since_20136_18_2... 1/5 SEARCH FUTURITY Go Futurity: Discover the Future Earth & Environment Health & Medicine Science in China's massive Natural Forest Conservation Program. That program pays all of the 1,100 rural households

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What can we learn from the existing evidence of the business case for investments in nursing care: importance of content, context, and policy environment.  

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Decisions of health care institutions to invest in nursing care are often guided by mixed and conflicting evidence of effects of the investments on organizational function and sustainability. This paper uses new evidence generated through Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI)-funded research and published in peer-reviewed journals, to illustrate where the business case for nursing investments stands and to discuss factors that may limit the existing evidence and its transferability into clinical practice. We conclude that there are 3 limiting factors: (1) the existing business case for nursing investments is likely understated due to the inability of most studies to capture spillover and long-run dynamic effects, thus causing organizations to forfeit potentially viable nursing investments that may improve long-term financial stability; (2) studies rarely devote sufficient attention to describing the content and the organization-specific contextual factors, thus limiting generalizability; and (3) fragmentation of the current health care delivery and payment systems often leads to the financial benefits of investments in nursing care accruing outside of the organization incurring the costs, thus making potentially quality-improving and cost-saving interventions financially unattractive from the organization's perspective. The payment reform, with its emphasis on high-quality affordable patient-centered care, is likely to strengthen the business case for investments in nursing care. Methodologically rigorous approaches that focus on broader societal implications of investments in nursing care, combined with a thorough understanding of potential barriers and facilitators of nursing change, should be an integral part of future research and policy efforts. PMID:23502917

Yakusheva, Olga; Wholey, Douglas; Frick, Kevin D

2013-04-01

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The Predicted Growth of the Low Earth Orbit Space Debris Environment: An Assessment of Future Risk for Spacecraft  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Space debris is a worldwide-recognized issue concerning the safety of commercial, military, and exploration spacecraft. The space debris environment includes both naturally occuring meteoroids and objects in Earth orbit that are generated by human activity, termed orbital debris. Space agencies around the world are addressing the dangers of debris collisions to both crewed and robotic spacecraft. In the United States, the Orbital Debris Program Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center leads the effort to categorize debris, predict its growth, and formulate mitigation policy for the environment from low Earth orbit (LEO) through geosynchronous orbit (GEO). This paper presents recent results derived from the NASA long-term debris environment model, LEGEND. It includes the revised NASA sodium potassium droplet model, newly corrected for a factor of two over-estimation of the droplet population. The study indicates a LEO environment that is already highly collisionally active among orbital debris larger than 1 cm in size. Most of the modeled collision events are non-catastrophic (i.e., They lead to a cratering of the target, but no large scale fragmentation.). But they are potentially mission-ending, and take place between impactors smaller than 10 cm and targets larger than 10 cm. Given the small size of the impactor these events would likely be undetectable by present-day measurement means. The activity continues into the future as would be expected. Impact rates of about four per year are predicted by the current study within the next 30 years, with the majority of targets being abandoned intacts (spent upper stages and spacecraft). Still, operational spacecraft do show a small collisional activity, one that increases over time as the small fragment population increases.

Krisko, Paula H.

2007-01-01

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Ageing, genes, environment and epigenetics: what twin studies tell us now, and in the future.  

PubMed

Compared with younger people, older people are much more variable in their organ function, and these large individual differences contribute to the complexity of geriatric medicine. What determines this variability? Is it due to the accumulation of different life experiences, or because of the variation in the genes we are born with, or an interaction of both? This paper reviews key findings from ageing twin cohorts probing these questions. Twin studies are the perfect natural experiment to dissect out genes and life experiences. We discuss the paradox that ageing is strongly determined by heritable factors (an influence that often gets stronger with time), yet longevity and lifespan seem not to be so heritable. We then focus on the intriguing question of why DNA sequence-identical twins might age differently. Animal studies are increasingly showing that epigenetic modifications occurring in early development and adulthood, might be key to ageing phenomena but this is difficult to investigate longitudinally in human populations, due to ethical problems of intervention and long lifespan. We propose that identical twin studies using new and existing cohorts may be useful human models in which to investigate the interaction between the environment and genetics, mediated by epigenetic modifications. PMID:22826292

Steves, Claire Joanne; Spector, Timothy D; Jackson, Stephen H D

2012-09-01

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Operational Impact of Improved Space Tracking on Collision Avoidance in the Future LEO Space Debris Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Even if global space policy successfully curtails on orbit explosions and ASAT demonstrations, studies indicate that the number of debris objects in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) will continue to grow solely from debris on debris collisions and debris generated from new launches. This study examines the threat posed by this growing space debris population over the next 30 years and how improvements in our space tracking capabilities can reduce the number of Collision Avoidance (COLA) maneuvers required keep the risk of operational satellite loss within tolerable limits. Particular focus is given to satellites operated by the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The following debris field and space tracking performance parameters were varied parametrically in the experiment to study the impact on the number of collision avoidance maneuvers required: - Debris Field Density (by year 2009, 2019, 2029, and 2039) - Quality of Track Update (starting 1 sigma error ellipsoid) - Future Propagator Accuracy (error ellipsoid growth rates - Special Perturbations in 3 axes) - Track Update Rate for Debris (stochastic) - Track Update Rate for Payloads (stochastic) Baseline values matching present day tracking performance for quality of track update, propagator accuracy, and track update rate were derived by analyzing updates to the unclassified Satellite Catalog (SatCat). Track update rates varied significantly for active payloads and debris and as such we used different models for the track update rates for military payloads and debris. The analysis was conducted using the System Effectiveness Analysis Simulation (SEAS) an agent based model developed by the United States Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center to evaluate the military utility of space systems. The future debris field was modeled by The Aerospace Corporation using a tool chain which models the growth of the 10cm+ debris field using high fidelity propagation, collision, and breakup models. Our analysis uses Two Line Element (TLE) sets and surface area data generated by this model sampled at the years 2019, 2029, and 2039. Data for the 2009 debris field is taken from the unclassified SatCat. By using Monte Carlo simulation techniques and varying the epoch of the military constellation relative to the debris field we were able to remove the bias of initial conditions. Additional analysis was conducted looking at the military utility impact of temporarily losing the use of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets due to COLA maneuvers during a large classified scenario with stressful satellite tasking. This paper and presentation will focus only on unclassified results quantifying the potential reduction in the risk assumed by satellite flyers, and the potential reduction in Delta-V usage that is possible if we are able to improve our tracking performance in any of these three areas and reduce the positional uncertainty of space objects at the time of closest approach.

Sibert, D.; Borgeson, D.; Peterson, G.; Jenkin, A.; Sorge, M.

2010-09-01

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Climate change, renewable energy and population impact on future energy demand for Burkina Faso build environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research addresses the dual challenge faced by Burkina Faso engineers to design sustainable low-energy cost public buildings and domestic dwellings while still providing the required thermal comfort under warmer temperature conditions caused by climate change. It was found base don climate change SRES scenario A2 that predicted mean temperature in Burkina Faso will increase by 2oC between 2010 and 2050. Therefore, in order to maintain a thermally comfortable 25oC inside public buildings, the projected annual energy consumption for cooling load will increase by 15%, 36% and 100% respectively for the period between 2020 to 2039, 2040 to 2059 and 2070 to 2089 when compared to the control case. It has also been found that a 1% increase in population growth will result in a 1.38% and 2.03% increase in carbon emission from primary energy consumption and future electricity consumption respectively. Furthermore, this research has investigated possible solutions for adaptation to the severe climate change and population growth impact on energy demand in Burkina Faso. Shading devices could potentially reduce the cooling load by up to 40%. Computer simulation programming of building energy consumption and a field study has shown that adobe houses have the potential of significantly reducing energy demand for cooling and offer a formidable method for climate change adaptation. Based on the Net Present Cost, hybrid photovoltaic (PV) and Diesel generator energy production configuration is the most cost effective local electricity supply system, for areas without electricity at present, with a payback time of 8 years when compared to diesel generator stand-alone configuration. It is therefore a viable solution to increase electricity access to the majority of the population.

Ouedraogo, B. I.

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7/23/13 Futurity.org Social status affects love of native tigers www.futurity.org/earth-environment/social-status-affects-love-of-native-tigers/ 1/5  

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7/23/13 Futurity.org ­ Social status affects love of native tigers www.futurity.org/earth-environment/social-status-affects-love-of-native-tigers, 2013 13:34 - 0 Comments Social status affects love of native tigers "We found that it seems/Flickr) MICHIGAN STATE (US) -- Survey results reveal that feeling fond of tigers is a luxury in Chitwan, Nepal. (1

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Future Leadership Competencies: From Foresight to Current Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: With tectonic plate shifting change and continuous uncertainty, a reliance on leadership competencies rooted in the past will no longer be successful. Instead, it is argued that the emerging business environment now demands a new set of leadership skills that are aligned to the requirements of the future. This paper aims to address these…

O'Brien, Emma; Robertson, Phillipa

2009-01-01

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Learning Environment Associated with Use of Mixed Mode Delivery Model among Secondary Business Studies Students in Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At many teacher education institutes around the world, preservice teachers are empowered to use pedagogical tools and strategies that engage their students. We used a modified version of the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES) to evaluate the effectiveness of a pedagogical model known as the Mixed Mode Delivery (MMD) model in terms…

Koh, Noi Keng; Fraser, Barry J.

2014-01-01

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EU Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

EU Business is provided by Europanet. It aims to provide selected business information to the busy business person. Information available at the site includes European Union (EU) law, business developments in Europe, finance and EU programs. The site also keeps track of European Commission proposals and the progress of draft legislation. Users interested in doing business in Europe will find this site a useful guide to facilitate the process.

1998-01-01

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E-Business: The Business Officer's Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contends e-business is particularly the domain of college and university business officers, with today's officers facing an unprecedented opportunity to exercise a critical leadership role in the deployment of advanced information technology solutions on campus. Describes relevant issues and advances, and presents ten initiatives that business…

Olson, Mark A.

2001-01-01

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BusinessBusinessBusinessBusiness ProgramsPrograms  

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School of Business Information Technology www.rmit.edu.au/bus #12;About RMIT · Established 1887, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam www.rmit.edu.au/bus #12;Programs (Business)g ( ) · 50 undergraduate `computer science' Schools. The Business focus and thescience Schools. The Business focus and the associated

Su, Xiao

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Planet Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The directory Planet Business aims to provide a "great gateway between Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania." Business metasites from around the world are listed in an A-Z index and by region, and the new Marketplace of Planet Business connects potential business partners among importers, exporters, traders, and distributors.

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AGATE animation - business theme  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Business jet 2 of 6. Advanced General Aviation Technology Experiment (AGATE). Few objects convey wealth and power like a private airplane, but one day you won't have to be rich or famous to fly one. NASA is working with industry and other government agencies to develop the technology and vision for business and personal travel of the future. It's a future in which travelers fly to their destinations in small, safe, affordable and easy-to-use jets out of 'smart airports.' Future small aircraft may cost about as much as a luxury automobile. They will use 25% less fuel than today's airplanes with fuel efficiencies rivaling automobiles, but at four times highway speeds. The goal is to put 'wings on America' and enable doorstep-to-destination travel at four times the speed of highways, making it possible to go where you want, when you want - faster than ever. Image from AGATE 'business jet' video animation.

1998-01-01

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Pattern-based information portal for business plan co-creation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Creation of business plans helps entrepreneurs in managing identification of business opportunities and committing necessary resources for process evolution. Applying patterns in business plan creation facilitates the identification of effective solutions that were adopted in the past and may provide a basis for adopting similar solutions in the future within given business context. The article presents the system design of an information portal for business plan co-creation based on patterns. The portal is going to provide start-up and entrepreneurs with ready-to-modify business plan patterns in order to help them in development of effective and efficient business plans. It will facilitate entrepreneurs in co-experimenting and co-learning more frequently and faster. Moreover, the paper focuses on the software architecture of the pattern based portal and explains the functionality of its modules, namely the pattern designer, pattern repository services and agent-based pattern implementers. It explains their role for business process co-creation, storing and managing patterns described formally, and selecting patterns best suited for specific business case. Thus, innovative entrepreneurs will be guided by the portal in co-writing winning business plans and staying competitive in the present day dynamic globalized environment.

Bontchev, Boyan; Ruskov, Petko; Tanev, Stoyan

2011-03-01

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An Analysis of the e-Business Program in the School of Business Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article analyzes various present and future aspects of e-business as it is or should be incorporated in the school of business curriculum. The study uses both primary and secondary data. The results indicate that e-business courses are currently taught across the traditional disciplines of business schools. The courses are primarily taught as…

Sarkar, Shyamalendu; Reddy, Surender

2007-01-01

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Bloomberg Business Week: Small Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Business Week magazine, Business Week Frontier is a new resource center for small business owners. The News Center covers current issues from the perspective of small business owners and an array of columns provide advice, website recommendations, and book excerpts. Other resources include financial calculators, a glossary of terms, and market research links.

1999-01-01

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Smart Business Networks a new Business Paradigm  

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in Smart Business Networks 52 7. Electronic Intermediaries in Smart Business Networks 78 8. BusinessSmart Business Networks a new Business Paradigm PETER VERVEST ERIC VAN HECK KENNETH PREISS #12;Smart Business Networks A new Business Paradigm #12;Smart Business Networks A new Business Paradigm Sbni

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http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/368079_gatesqa24ww.html Q&A: Gates talks about letting go, the future and the foundation  

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'm helping to back some of those things, but that's not me full time in any way. My full-time work absolutely is the antitrust cases against the company, particularly in the U.S. As you look back at that time -- at yourhttp://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/368079_gatesqa24ww.html Q&A: Gates talks about letting go

Sadoway, Donald Robert

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Facility Focus: Technology/Business Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents three examples of maximizing technology usage in today's college business centers while maintaining flexibility for future needs. Photos, cost, and architectural descriptions are provided. (GR)

College Planning & Management, 2000

2000-01-01

205

Modeling Business Entity State Centric Choreographies Christian Huemer, Marco Zapletal  

E-print Network

In a B2B environment business partners interact with each other by exchanging electronic business are exchanged in an agreed order to implement a business case electronically. Usually, business partners signModeling Business Entity State Centric Choreographies Christian Huemer, Marco Zapletal Institute

206

Eco-Friendly Business Practices Can Create Opportunities For Innovation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Global warming, along with other ecological concerns have made environmental health a national and global issue in every industry. The social, governmental and economic pressures have created the need for companies to develop eco-friendly business practices while maintaining efficiency. For decades, scientists and environmental groups have been warning industry, consumers and governmental leaders about the drastic effects of pollution and the depletion of natural resources. However, only recently have companies begun to recognize the opportunities created when implementing strategies to address environmental concerns. Traditionally, business leaders regarded the environment and natural resources as unlimited factors of production that were readily available at little or no cost. Today, the concerns about pollution and the need for the efficient use of resources are forcing companies throughout the world to reevaluate their operations in order to become more ecologically conscious while remaining competitive. Fortunately, due to creative problem-solving and a greater understanding of eco-friendly business practices, companies are discovering that they can satisfy environmental concerns, while simultaneously cutting energy costs, boosting productivity and promoting innovation. The recognition of eco-friendly business practices as win-win opportunities are encouraging more companies to undertake these initiatives. Conversely, those organizations that arent eco-friendly and fail to address ecological concerns will forgo the opportunities for positive change and suffer financially in the long run. As future environmental managers and industry leaders, engineering and technology students need to understand the benefits of eco-friendly business practices. Consequently, it is important for their academic programs to provide students with an understanding of environmental health and related concerns. This paper will describe how companies can use eco-friendly business practices as opportunities to promote innovation. The paper will identify the benefits to business organizations and the environment when eco-friendly business practices are implemented.

McFarlane, Opal

207

Gulf Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Gulf Business, a monthly online magazine, highlights business in the Middle East and presents international news from a Gulf perspective. The news digest is searchable by region and country, and each issue features several lengthy articles about business and economics in the Middle East.

208

Virtual Businesses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Online business simulation games for teens Have you ever wanted to go into business for yourself? Someone who takes a risk and starts their own business is call an ENTREPRENEUR. Check out these games where you can try your hand at being an entrepreneur. Lemonade Stand See how much money you can make in 7, 14, or 30 days. It s My LIfe! Be ...

Tidwell, Pam

2009-09-29

209

The e-business czar: What does it take to manage an e-business transformation?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From E-business Forum, this lengthy article explores the key elements of a successful head of e-business. The article explains that a head of ebusiness should be both autocratic and evangelical in personality, as well as be imbued with technological and business savvy. "The e-business czar" also offers advice as to how to advertise for an ebusiness czar, as well as delineating the present and future roles that they will play in traditional businesses.

Durfee, Don.

210

FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Financial & Business Services  

E-print Network

· Management Accounting & Analysis · Property Accounting #12;FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Income AccountingFINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Financial & Business Services Presidential Briefing #12;FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Financial & Business Services (FBS) · FBS currently has approx. 140 employees · We

211

A Business Process Explorer: Recovering Business Processes from Business Applications  

E-print Network

), business logic and database tiers. Our tool uses static analysis techniques that follow the navigation1 A Business Process Explorer: Recovering Business Processes from Business Applications Jin Guo A business process contains a set of logically related tasks executed to fulfill business goals. Business

Zou, Ying

212

17 CFR 240.3a43-1 - Customer-related government securities activities incidental to the futures-related business of a...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 ...false Customer-related government securities activities incidental to the futures-related...Section 240.3a43-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND...

2010-04-01

213

17 CFR 240.3a44-1 - Proprietary government securities transactions incidental to the futures-related business of a...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 ...false Proprietary government securities transactions incidental to the futures-related...Section 240.3a44-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND...

2010-04-01

214

Succession in Family Businesses of Pakistan : Kinship Culture and Islamic Inheritance Law  

Microsoft Academic Search

Family businesses are growing and turning into complex business groups, transforming from family controlled and managed to family owned and professionally managed public listed businesses. Hence, successful succession of a business and development of future successors are becoming the key success factors for family businesses. This paper examines succession dynamics and successor development within three family businesses in Pakistan. These

Nasir Afghan; Tayyaba Wiqar

2007-01-01

215

Research Review: Gene-Environment Interaction Research in Youth Depression--A Systematic Review with Recommendations for Future Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Depression is a major public health problem among youth, currently estimated to affect as many as 9% of US children and adolescents. The recognition that both genes (nature) and environments (nurture) are important for understanding the etiology of depression has led to a rapid growth in research exploring gene-environment interactions…

Dunn, Erin C.; Uddin, Monica; Subramanian, S. V.; Smoller, Jordan W.; Galea, Sandro; Koenen, Karestan C.

2011-01-01

216

Environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Through 10 lessons and more than 20 hands-on activities, students are introduced to the concept of an environment and the many interactions within it. As they learn about natural and human-made environments, as well as renewable and non-renewable natural resources, they see how people use our planet's natural resources and the many resulting environmental issues that exist in our world today. Topics include: solid waste disposal; the concepts of reduce, reuse, recycle and compost; the causes and effects of water pollution and the importance of water treatment and clean-up methods; air pollution and air quality and the many engineering technologies to prevent it and clean it up; land use and community planning, seeing how decisions made by people have a long-term impact on our natural world; and renewable energy sources, seeing how solar, water and wind energy can be transformed into electricity. In the hands-on activities, students: create a yarn "web" to identify environmental interactions, which they tally and graph; use Moebius strips (loops of paper with a half twist) to demonstrate the environmental interconnectedness and explore natural cycles (water, oxygen/carbon dioxide, carbon, nitrogen); conduct an environmental issue survey to gather and graph data and use an opinion spectrum; brainstorm ways that they use and waste natural resources; use cookies to simulate the distribution of nonrenewable resources; collect, categorize, weigh and analyze classroom solid waste for a week; build and observe a model landfill; evaluate alternative product packaging; use models to investigate the process and consequences of water contamination; design and build water filters; observe and discuss a balloon model of an electrostatic precipitator; build particulate matter collectors; observe and discuss a model of a wet scrubber; dig into the newspaper's daily air quality index; act as community planning engineers to determine optimal structure placement in a community; investigate the thermal storage properties of sand, salt, water and paper to evaluate their suitability as passive solar thermal mass; design and create models for new waterwheels within time and material constraints; build model anemometers; and create publications to communicate what they have learned.

Integrated Teaching And Learning Program

217

AGATE animation - business theme  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Business jet 4 of 6. Advanced General Aviation Technology Experiment (AGATE). The AGATE program is complimented by a NASA Lewis-led program to develop safe, smooth, quiet and affordable propulsion systems for future four-to-six-seat general aviation airplanes. The General Aviation Propulsion (GAP) program is developing diesel prop and jet engines to be flight demonstrated at the year 2000 EAA AirVenture Air Show & Convention in Oshkosh, Wisc. Commericially produced engines based on these demonstrator engines and their manufacturing technologies will soon follow. Image from AGATE 'business jet' video animation.

1998-01-01

218

Business Model Innovation -- From Customer Value Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

How apply e-commerce to innovate business model, exploit new sources of profit is an important problem in the network economy for each company. In the EC environment, the industry boundaries become blurred, business model is becoming a strategic analysis unit replacing the traditional analysis on enterprise and industry, business model innovation is becoming a research hot spot. Through content analysis

Junmei Zhang; He Gang; Yao Jianwen

2010-01-01

219

Hispanic Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The online counterpart to the print magazine Hispanic Business, this straightforward site features a daily news feed of articles of interest to the Hispanic business community. Also available here are articles from the current issue of Hispanic Business, including features on the topics of entrepreneurship, investing, and business start-ups. A Century of Hispanic History in the US is an interesting interactive presentation highlighting some of the important points of Hispanic-American history, politics, and entertainment in the 20th century. This site is chock-full of pertinent and current information. However, the site's navigational layout is somewhat confusing, which makes searching the site difficult.

220

Business Communication Fall 2012 Page 1 of 10 Seattle University  

E-print Network

Business Communication Fall 2012 Page 1 of 10 Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics MGMT 28003 Business Communication (Fall/2012) Tues/Thurs, 810:05 a.m. Pigott 202 David and oral business communications. Applications of those skills is expected in all applicable future core

Carter, John

221

Globalization and the Business Schools: Toward Business and World-Sustainable Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Globalization is a force that produces deep changes in business and society. Business schools face great challenges and opportunities in educating future leaders who can work across countries and cultures. This article presents some strategic issues regarding the type of education that business schools should offer from a global perspective, aimed…

Dieck-Assad, María de Lourdes

2013-01-01

222

Business Innovation through Customer-Value Creation: Case Study of a Virtual Education Business in Japan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The case of a virtual education business that expanded through creation of customer value in strategic partnerships yields two key points for the future of multimedia businesses. Ability to incorporate new business styles and innovative leadership that harmonizes the philosophies of various partner companies were factors in success. (SK)

Kodama, Mitsuru

2000-01-01

223

Keys to the Future of American Business. Proceedings from the Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Symposium (2nd, Washington, D.C., March 21-22, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings present 5 keynote addresses and 28 session papers focusing on creation of environments for stimulating entrepreneurial activities. The keynote addresses are "Entrepreneurial Leadership--A Performing Art" (Gordon L. Lippitt); "Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Work in a Large Company" (George F. Troy); "Thoughts Regarding…

Solomon, George T., Ed.; Whiting, Bruce G., Ed.

224

75 FR 80637 - Business Conduct Standards for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants With Counterparties  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Commodity futures, Business conduct standards, Conflict...Title 17 of the Code of Federal Regulations...Appendices to Business Conduct Standards for...appear in the Code of Federal Regulations...to establish business conduct standards...

2010-12-22

225

Advancing Acquisition of Business Know-How: Critical Learning Elements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The turbulent business environment requires business expertise from ever-larger personnel groups. The required business know-how is a combination of knowledge and several different skills, and it should provide the learners with an overall view of the functioning of a business organization as a whole. Moreover, while work is increasingly becoming…

Lainema, Timo; Lainema, Kirsi

2008-01-01

226

A Business-to-Business Interoperability Testbed: An Overview  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, we describe a business-to-business (B2B) testbed co-sponsored by the Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI) and the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) to advance enterprise e-commerce standards. We describe the business and technical objectives and initial activities within the B2B Testbed. We summarize our initial lessons learned to form the requirements that drive the next generation testbed development. We also give an overview of a promising testing framework architecture in which to drive the testbed developments. We outline the future plans for the testbed development.

Kulvatunyou, Boonserm [ORNL; Ivezic, Nenad [ORNL; Monica, Martin [Sun Microsystems, Inc.; Jones, Albert [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

2003-10-01

227

Lubar School of Business MBAMaster of Business  

E-print Network

business foundation based on traditional theories with current models and applications in businessLubar School of Business MBAMaster of Business Administration #12;AACSB Accreditation The Lubar School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB

Saldin, Dilano

228

Business Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Georgia State University's website on Business Writing was designed as a tool for teachers creating new business writing courses. Included in the samples are class projects, student assignments, teaching philosophies, and multi-media suggestions for teaching writing to large groups. In addition to the syllabi provided, there are schedule breakdowns for classes held three times a week or two times per week, and assessment tips. This website could be valuable to any instructor of writing, but especially helpful for those designing business writing courses.

2007-03-24

229

Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Future. Ad hoc working group report, Key Biscayne, Florida, October 26-28, 1980  

SciTech Connect

This report of Workshop I (presented in outline form) by the Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Foundation begin an intensive focus on the energy problems of the Caribbean. The process by which environmental assessments by tropical experts can be successfully integrated into energy decisions is by: (1) international loan institutions requiring or strongly recommending excellent assessments; (2) engineering awareness of total effects of energy projects; (3) governmental environmental consciousness-raising with regard to natural resource value and potential inadvertent and unnecessary resource losses during energy development; and (4) media participation. Section headings in the outline are: preamble; introduction; research tasks: today and twenty years hence; needed research, demonstration and information dissemination projects to get knowledge about Caribbean energy-environment used; summary; recommendations; generalized conclusions; and background literature. (JGB)

Thorhaug, A. (ed.)

1980-01-01

230

A data mapping specification environment using a concrete business form-based Yongqiang Li, John Grundy, Robert Amor and John Hosking  

E-print Network

to convert data from one business model to another. Quite complex data transformations are often required transformations are programmer-centric. They include program-based transformations [21], script-based-programmers [3]. We describe a prototype data transformation specification tool that is based on the most common

Amor, Robert

231

Classroom Strategies: The Methodology of Business Education. National Business Education Yearbook, No. 34.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for classroom teachers, this refereed yearbook includes examples, resources, and success stories to assist business educators to provide their students with the necessary skills for success in work and in life. Part I, Examining Business and Education Environments, contains the following chapters: "Business and Industry Need Qualified…

Perreault, Heidi R., Ed.

232

Business continuity 2014: From traditional to integrated Business Continuity Management.  

PubMed

As global change continues to generate new challenges and potential threats to businesses, traditional business continuity management (BCM) slowly reveals its limitations and weak points to ensuring 'business resiliency' today. Consequently, BCM professionals also face the challenge of re-evaluating traditional concepts and introducing new strategies and industry best practices. This paper points to why traditional BCM is no longer sufficient in terms of enabling businesses to survive in today's high-risk environment. It also looks into some of the misconceptions about BCM and other stumbling blocks to establishing effective BCM today. Most importantly, however, this paper provides tips based on the Business Continuity Institute's (BCI) Good Practices Guideline (GPG) and the latest international BCM standard ISO 22301 on how to overcome the issues and challenges presented. PMID:25416371

Ee, Henry

2014-01-01

233

Research of B2B e-Business Application and Development Technology Based on SOA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Today, the B2B e-business systems in most enterprises usually have multiple heterogeneous and independent systems which are based on different platforms and operate in different functional departments. To deal with the increased services in future, an enterprise needs to expand its system continuously. This, however, will cause great inconvenience to the future system maintenance. To implement e-business successfully, a unified internal e-business integration environment must be established to integrate the internal system and thus realize a unified internal mechanism within the enterprise e-business system. The SOA (service-oriented architecture), however, can well meet the above requirements. The integration of SOA-based applications can reduce the dependency of different types of IT systems, reduce the cost of system maintenance and the complexity of the IT system operation, increase the flexibility of the system deployment, and at the same time exclude the barrier of service innovation. Research and application of SOA-based enterprise application systems has become a very important research project at present. Based on SOA, this document designs an enterprise e-business application model and realizes a flexible and expandable e-business platform.

Xian, Li Liang

234

"We're looking for small-business partners who can help PNNL deliver solutions to national challenges in science, energy, national security, and the environment."  

E-print Network

challenges in science, energy, national security, and the environment." -Mike Kluse, Director, PNNL CONTACT translating discovering into solutions for challenges in energy, national security and the environment. We; Cameras; High-Performance Computational Equipment; Computers; NMR Probes Fundamental and Computational

235

Business Connections  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The New York Times On the Web has recently added a new section, Business Connections, to its highly selective collection of Web links. The section provides one-stop shopping for the most authoritative business-related network resources available. For example, the Markets listings include links to all U.S. exchanges, foreign exchanges, and selected market information sites. The Investing section offers a dozen links to general information and a half-dozen more to the top investment companies and trading services such as Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, and Charles Schwab. Company Information provides traditional sources such as Dun & Bradstreet along with the Web 100--the top US and international companies on the Web. A good selection of business directories is included, in addition to separate listings for business and financial news, banking & finance, and government & public organizations. Note that free registration to The New York Times On the Web is required before entry into any of their pages.

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Roadmap: Business Management Technology Business Administration Associate of Applied Business  

E-print Network

21000 Business Law and Ethics I 3 BMRT 21011 Fundamentals of Financial Management 3 BMRT 21050Roadmap: Business Management Technology ­ Business Administration ­ Associate of Applied Business Credit Hours] ACTT 11000 Accounting I-Financial 4 BMRT 11000 Introduction to Business 3 COMT 11000

Sheridan, Scott

237

The I.A.G. / A.I.G. SEDIBUD (Sediment Budgets in Cold Environments) Programme: Current and future activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Projected climate change in cold regions is expected to alter melt season duration and intensity, along with the number of extreme rainfall events, total annual precipitation and the balance between snowfall and rainfall. Similarly, changes to the thermal balance are expected to reduce the extent of permafrost and seasonal ground frost and increase active layer depths. These effects will undoubtedly change surface environments in cold regions and alter the fluxes of sediments, nutrients and solutes, but the absence of quantitative data and coordinated geomorphic process monitoring and analysis to understand the sensitivity of the Earth surface environment is acute in cold climate environments. The International Association of Geomorphologists (I.A.G. / A.I.G. ) SEDIBUD (Sediment Budgets in Cold Environments) Programme was formed in 2005 to address this existing key knowledge gap. SEDIBUD currently has about 400 members worldwide and the Steering Committee of this international programme is composed of ten scientists from eight different countries: Achim A. Beylich (Chair) (Norway), Armelle Decaulne (Secretary) (France), John C. Dixon (USA), Scott F. Lamoureux (Vice-Chair) (Canada), John F. Orwin (Canada), Jan-Christoph Otto (Austria), Irina Overeem (USA), Thorsteinn Sæmundsson (Iceland), Jeff Warburton (UK) and Zbigniew Zwolinski (Poland). The central research question of this global group of scientists is to: Assess and model the contemporary sedimentary fluxes in cold climates, with emphasis on both particulate and dissolved components. Initially formed as European Science Foundation (ESF) Network SEDIFLUX (Sedimentary Source-to-Sink Fluxes in Cold Environments) (2004 - ), SEDIBUD has further expanded to a global group of researchers with field research sites located in polar and alpine regions in the northern and southern hemisphere. Research carried out at each of the close to 50 defined SEDIBUD key test sites varies by programme, logistics and available resources, but typically represent interdisciplinary collaborations of geomorphologists, hydrologists, ecologists, permafrost scientists and glaciologists. SEDIBUD has developed manuals and protocols (SEDIFLUX Manual, available online, see below) with a key set of primary surface process monitoring and research data requirements to incorporate results from these diverse projects and allow coordinated quantitative analysis across the programme. Defined SEDIBUD key test sites provide data on annual climate conditions, total discharge and particulate and dissolved fluxes (yields) as well as information on other relevant surface processes. A number of selected key test sites is providing high-resolution data on climate conditions, runoff and sedimentary fluxes (yields), which in addition to the annual data contribute to the SEDIBUD metadata database. Comparable datasets from different SEDIBUD key test sites are integrated and analysed to address key research questions as defined in the SEDIBUD objective (available online, see below). Defined SEDIBUD key tasks for the coming years include (i) The continued generation and compilation of comparable longer-term datasets on contemporary sedimentary fluxes and sediment yields from SEDIBUD key test sites worldwide, (ii) The continued extension of the SEDIBUD metadata database with these datasets, (iii) The testing of defined SEDIBUD hypotheses (available online, see below) by using datasets continuously compiled in the SEDIBUD metadata database, (iv) The publication of a SEDIBUD book (synthesis book). Detailed information on the SEDIBUD Programme, SEDIBUD meetings, SEDIBUD publications and SEDIBUD online documents and databases is available at the SEDIBUD website under http://www.geomorph.org/wg/wgsb.html.

Beylich, Achim A.; Lamoureux, Scott; Decaulne, Armelle

2013-04-01

238

40 CFR 52.2060 - Small Business Assistance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Small Business Assistance Program. 52.2060 Section 52.2060 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Pennsylvania § 52.2060 Small Business Assistance Program....

2010-07-01

239

40 CFR 52.2060 - Small Business Assistance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... false Small Business Assistance Program. 52.2060 Section 52.2060 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Pennsylvania § 52.2060 Small Business Assistance Program....

2012-07-01

240

40 CFR 52.2060 - Small Business Assistance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Small Business Assistance Program. 52.2060 Section 52.2060 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Pennsylvania § 52.2060 Small Business Assistance Program....

2013-07-01

241

40 CFR 52.2060 - Small Business Assistance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... false Small Business Assistance Program. 52.2060 Section 52.2060 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Pennsylvania § 52.2060 Small Business Assistance Program....

2014-07-01

242

40 CFR 52.2060 - Small Business Assistance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Small Business Assistance Program. 52.2060 Section 52.2060 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Pennsylvania § 52.2060 Small Business Assistance Program....

2011-07-01

243

Odette School of Business Business Administration  

E-print Network

04-70-151 - Business Communications 04-71-100 - Introduction to Business Data Analysis usingOdette School of Business Business Administration With the growing global markets and increased demand for productivity, the possibilities of a business degree are endless. The Odette Experience

244

Developing Business Models for eBusiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper introduces first insights into a methodology for developing eBusiness business models, which was elaborated at evolaris and is currently validated in various business cases. This methodology relies upon a definition of the term business model, which is first examined and upon which prerequisites for such a methodology are presented. A business model is based on a mental representation

Otto Petrovic; Christian Kittl; Ryan D. Teksten

2001-01-01

245

The Right Amount of Glue: Technologies and Standards Relevant to a Future Solar-Terrestrial Data Environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In order to meet the challenge of developing a new system science, we will need to employ technology that enables researchers to access data from fields with which they are at least initially unfamiliar as well as from sources they use more regularly. At the same time, the quantity of data to be obtained by missions such as the Solar Dynamics Observatory demands ease and simplicity of data access. These competing demands must in turn fit within severely constrained funding for data analysis in such projects. Based on experience in only a single discipline but with a diversity of data types and sources, we will give examples of technology that have made a significant difference in the way people do science. Similarly, we will show how adoption of a well-documented data format has made it easier for one community to search, reduce, and analyze data. We will also describe a community-supported data reduction and analysis software tree with useful features. We will attempt to generalize the lessons learned in these instances to features the broader, solar-terrestrial community might find compelling, while avoiding overdesign of a common data environment.

Gurman, J. B.; Dimitoglou, G.; Bogart, R.; Tian, K. Q.; Hill, F.; Wampler, S.; Martens, P. C.; Davey, A. R.

2002-01-01

246

Airline Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Airline Business is a blog put together by airline industry employees. As a blog, (short for Web Log), the articles tend to be about current events in the airline business and tackle issues from cell phone use on airlines to current thoughts on ways to avoid costly ground accidents. The site is organized into four geographical categories, Africa and the Middle East, Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and finally Europe. This is a website one could check regularly, as posts are frequent, on average of one per day.

2006-10-31

247

Business Forecasting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Fred Collopy, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, this site provides access to current research in business forecasting. The most up-to-date information is maintained in the News section, complete with links to up-coming conferences, competitions, and publications. Annotated links to major business forecasting associations, datasets, and software providers are also provided, in addition to a bibliography of print materials and M-Competition Data--time series from three forecasting competitions available for download on site.

1999-01-01

248

Modular Neuronal Assemblies Embodied in a Closed-Loop Environment: Toward Future Integration of Brains and Machines  

PubMed Central

Behaviors, from simple to most complex, require a two-way interaction with the environment and the contribution of different brain areas depending on the orchestrated activation of neuronal assemblies. In this work we present a new hybrid neuro-robotic architecture based on a neural controller bi-directionally connected to a virtual robot implementing a Braitenberg vehicle aimed at avoiding obstacles. The robot is characterized by proximity sensors and wheels, allowing it to navigate into a circular arena with obstacles of different sizes. As neural controller, we used hippocampal cultures dissociated from embryonic rats and kept alive over Micro Electrode Arrays (MEAs) for 3–8?weeks. The developed software architecture guarantees a bi-directional exchange of information between the natural and the artificial part by means of simple linear coding/decoding schemes. We used two different kinds of experimental preparation: “random” and “modular” populations. In the second case, the confinement was assured by a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mask placed over the surface of the MEA device, thus defining two populations interconnected via specific microchannels. The main results of our study are: (i) neuronal cultures can be successfully interfaced to an artificial agent; (ii) modular networks show a different dynamics with respect to random culture, both in terms of spontaneous and evoked electrophysiological patterns; (iii) the robot performs better if a reinforcement learning paradigm (i.e., a tetanic stimulation delivered to the network following each collision) is activated, regardless of the modularity of the culture; (iv) the robot controlled by the modular network further enhances its capabilities in avoiding obstacles during the short-term plasticity trial. The developed paradigm offers a new framework for studying, in simplified model systems, neuro-artificial bi-directional interfaces for the development of new strategies for brain-machine interaction. PMID:23248586

Tessadori, Jacopo; Bisio, Marta; Martinoia, Sergio; Chiappalone, Michela

2012-01-01

249

Impact of Growing Business on Software Processes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

When growing their businesses, software organizations should not only put effort into developing and executing their business strategies, but also into managing and improving their internal software development processes and aligning them with business growth strategies. It is only in this way they may confirm that their businesses grow in a healthy and sustainable way. In this paper, we map out one software company's business growth on the course of its historical events and identify its impact on the company's software production processes and capabilities. The impact concerns benefits, challenges, problems and lessons learned. The most important lesson learned is that although business growth has become a stimulus for starting thinking and improving software processes, the organization lacked guidelines aiding it in and aligning it to business growth. Finally, the paper generates research questions providing a platform for future research.

Nikitina, Natalja; Kajko-Mattsson, Mira

250

Multi-decadal changes in tundra environments and ecosystems: the International Polar Year-Back to the Future Project (IPY-BTF).  

PubMed

Polar and alpine environments are changing rapidly due to increases in temperature, which are amplified in the Arctic, as well as changes in many local factors. The impacts on ecosystems and their function have potential consequences for local residents and the global community. Tundra areas are vast and diverse, and the knowledge of geographical variation in environmental and ecosystem change is limited to relatively few locations, or to remote sensing approaches that are limited mostly to the past few decades. The International Polar Year, IPY, provided a context, stimulus and timely opportunities for re-visiting old research sites and data sets to collate data on past changes, to pass knowledge from old to new generations of researchers and to document environmental characteristics of sites to facilitate detection and attribution of future changes. Consequently, the project "Retrospective and Prospective Vegetation Change in the Polar Regions: Back to the Future," BTF, was proposed and endorsed as an IPY activity (project #512). With national funding support, teams of researchers re-visited former sites and data sets throughout the Arctic and some alpine regions. These efforts have amounted to a gamut of "BTF" studies that are collectively geographically expansive and disciplinary diverse. A selection of these studies are introduced and presented in the current issue together with a brief synthesis of their findings. PMID:21954718

Callaghan, Terry V; Tweedie, Craig E; Webber, Patrick J

2011-09-01

251

Asynchronous Learning Forums for Business Acculturation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of IT as a facilitator for student collaboration in higher business education has grown rapidly since 2000. Asynchronous discussion forums are used abundantly for collaborative training purposes and for teaching students business-relevant tools for their future careers. This article presents an analysis of the asynchronous discussion forum…

Pence, Christine Cope; Wulf, Catharina

2009-01-01

252

Teaching Business IT Ethics: A Professional Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In UK higher education a primary aim of business IT-related qualifications is the preparation of students for a relevant career. In this article we discuss an approach to teaching business IT ethics in a university context that prepares students for the ethical problems that they may meet in their future IT careers, and we demonstrate how this…

Taylor, Mark; Moynihan, Eddie; McWilliam, Jennie; Gresty, David

2004-01-01

253

Which Industries Are Sensitive to Business Cycles?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis of the 1994-2005 Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections can be used to identify industries that are projected to move differently with business cycles in the future than with those of the past, and can be used to identify the industries and occupations that are most prone to business cycle swings. (Author)

Berman, Jay; Pfleeger, Janet

1997-01-01

254

Journal of Business and Training Education, 2000.  

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This ninth issue contains seven articles dealing with research, theory, trends and issues, curriculum, teaching methodology, technology, and personal/professional development. "Attitudes of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Students toward Traditional Business Values and the American Economic System" (Inder P. Nijihawan, Richard S. Ellis)…

Redmann, Donna H., Ed.

2000-01-01

255

AGATE animation - business theme  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Business jet 3 of 6. Advanced General Aviation Technology Experiment (AGATE). NASA has selected a team of industry partners to help develop a 'highway in the sky' system, a key element of the government-industry effort to revitalize general aviation in the United States. The team will complete hardware and software development of a totally new concept for presenting critical flight path guidance information to the pilot. The cockpit display system will include a computer-drawn highway that the pilot follows to a pre-programmed destination. The highway will be drawn on a highly intuitive, low-cost flat panel display -- the primary flight display of the future -- that will displace decades-old 'steam gauge' instrumentation. Image from AGATE 'business jet' video animation.

1998-01-01

256

A Hierarchical and Multiscale Approach to Analyze E-Business Workloads  

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TX 77251, USA. Abstract Understanding the characteristics of Electronic business (E-business characterization of two actual E-business sites: an online bookstore and an electronic auction site. Our analysis the quality of service offered to customers in electronic busi- ness environments. E-business workload

Riedi, Rudolf H.

257

Business Intelligence Modeling in Launch Operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This technology project is to advance an integrated Planning and Management Simulation Model for evaluation of risks, costs, and reliability of launch systems from Earth to Orbit for Space Exploration. The approach builds on research done in the NASA ARC/KSC developed Virtual Test Bed (VTB) to integrate architectural, operations process, and mission simulations for the purpose of evaluating enterprise level strategies to reduce cost, improve systems operability, and reduce mission risks. The objectives are to understand the interdependency of architecture and process on recurring launch cost of operations, provide management a tool for assessing systems safety and dependability versus cost, and leverage lessons learned and empirical models from Shuttle and International Space Station to validate models applied to Exploration. The systems-of-systems concept is built to balance the conflicting objectives of safety, reliability, and process strategy in order to achieve long term sustainability. A planning and analysis test bed is needed for evaluation of enterprise level options and strategies for transit and launch systems as well as surface and orbital systems. This environment can also support agency simulation .based acquisition process objectives. The technology development approach is based on the collaborative effort set forth in the VTB's integrating operations. process models, systems and environment models, and cost models as a comprehensive disciplined enterprise analysis environment. Significant emphasis is being placed on adapting root cause from existing Shuttle operations to exploration. Technical challenges include cost model validation, integration of parametric models with discrete event process and systems simulations. and large-scale simulation integration. The enterprise architecture is required for coherent integration of systems models. It will also require a plan for evolution over the life of the program. The proposed technology will produce long-term benefits in support of the NASA objectives for simulation based acquisition, will improve the ability to assess architectural options verses safety/risk for future exploration systems, and will facilitate incorporation of operability as a systems design consideration, reducing overall life cycle cost for future systems. The future of business intelligence of space exploration will focus on the intelligent system-of-systems real-time enterprise. In present business intelligence, a number of technologies that are most relevant to space exploration are experiencing the greatest change. Emerging patterns of set of processes rather than organizational units leading to end-to-end automation is becoming a major objective of enterprise information technology. The cost element is a leading factor of future exploration systems.

Bardina, Jorge E.; Thirumalainambi, Rajkumar; Davis, Rodney D.

2005-01-01

258

Business intelligence modeling in launch operations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The future of business intelligence in space exploration will focus on the intelligent system-of-systems real-time enterprise. In present business intelligence, a number of technologies that are most relevant to space exploration are experiencing the greatest change. Emerging patterns of set of processes rather than organizational units leading to end-to-end automation is becoming a major objective of enterprise information technology. The cost element is a leading factor of future exploration systems. This technology project is to advance an integrated Planning and Management Simulation Model for evaluation of risks, costs, and reliability of launch systems from Earth to Orbit for Space Exploration. The approach builds on research done in the NASA ARC/KSC developed Virtual Test Bed (VTB) to integrate architectural, operations process, and mission simulations for the purpose of evaluating enterprise level strategies to reduce cost, improve systems operability, and reduce mission risks. The objectives are to understand the interdependency of architecture and process on recurring launch cost of operations, provide management a tool for assessing systems safety and dependability versus cost, and leverage lessons learned and empirical models from Shuttle and International Space Station to validate models applied to Exploration. The systems-of-systems concept is built to balance the conflicting objectives of safety, reliability, and process strategy in order to achieve long term sustainability. A planning and analysis test bed is needed for evaluation of enterprise level options and strategies for transit and launch systems as well as surface and orbital systems. This environment can also support agency simulation based acquisition process objectives. The technology development approach is based on the collaborative effort set forth in the VTB's integrating operations, process models, systems and environment models, and cost models as a comprehensive disciplined enterprise analysis environment. Significant emphasis is being placed on adapting root cause from existing Shuttle operations to exploration. Technical challenges include cost model validation, integration of parametric models with discrete event process and systems simulations, and large-scale simulation integration. The enterprise architecture is required for coherent integration of systems models. It will also require a plan for evolution over the life of the program. The proposed technology will produce long-term benefits in support of the NASA objectives for simulation based acquisition, will improve the ability to assess architectural options verses safety/risk for future exploration systems, and will facilitate incorporation of operability as a systems design consideration, reducing overall life cycle cost for future systems.

Bardina, Jorge E.; Thirumalainambi, Rajkumar; Davis, Rodney D.

2005-05-01

259

China Business Development  

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China Business Development Postgraduate Programme #12;Programme: China Business Development with China: Intercultural Management 3 1 Daily life and business behaviour explained from a cultural perspective Chinese strategic thinking China's political constellation and its impact on business life Human

Einmahl, Uwe

260

This is the only state-wide family business program, which allows businesses to share ideas and concerns that are common to most family-owned businesses. The program also provides  

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Business/FamilyBusiness.html Connecting Montana Family Businesses to the Global Market You Can Make a Difference In 2005, the future in Helena. The program has also partnered with the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center for a conference' series will visit 11 cities across the state for the first time. Starting with Business Days

Maxwell, Bruce D.

261

Business Analytics and Optimization  

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of an ongoing commitment by IBM Global Business Services to provide analysis and viewpoints that help companiesBusiness Analytics and Optimization IBM Institute for Business Value IBM Global Business Services Business Analytics and Optimization for the Intelligent Enterprise #12;IBM Institute for Business Value IBM

262

MANAGEMENT 3901: Managing Cultural and Strategic Issues in International Business Summer 2011  

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MANAGEMENT 3901: Managing Cultural and Strategic Issues in International Business Summer 2011 Professor Richard Johnson Topics: Global Environments: Class 1: Global Trade Environment- International and Costs to Host Countries and Investors Class 5: International Business ­ Profiting from Global Expansion

Escolano, Francisco

263

Catholic Social Teaching: Addressing Globalization in Catholic Business Education  

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Although business schools are increasingly aware of the importance of globalization in educating future business leaders, their business programs have addressed globalization from a limited perspective that fails to provide students with a broader understanding of its impact on societies and its moral consequences. The conventional approach to the…

Ball, James B.; Martinez, Zaida; Toyne, Brian

2009-01-01

264

Rethinking Business Education as a Profession: Implications for Catholic Universities  

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Professional education importantly shapes the way future professionals understand their work and their identity as members of their professional field. Undergraduate business education does this by giving students an understanding of the nature and functions of business as well as what they may hope for from a business career, along with the…

Sullivan, William M.

2013-01-01

265

Visual business ecosystem intelligence: lessons from the field.  

PubMed

Macroscopic insight into business ecosystems is becoming increasingly important. With the emergence of new digital business data, opportunities exist to develop rich, interactive visual-analytics tools. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have been developing and implementing visual business ecosystem intelligence tools in corporate settings. This article discusses the challenges they faced, the lessons learned, and opportunities for future research. PMID:25248197

Basole, Rahul C

2014-01-01

266

Forest biorefineries – A business opportunity for the Finnish forest cluster  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bioenergy and biomass-based products offer the greatest new opportunities for diversifying business in the forest cluster. In particular, biorefineries, which can be integrated into the pulp and paper industry, seem to have immense future potential. This article aims to explore the biorefinery concept and related new products and business operations, as well as new business strategies and company models, which

Sari Hämäläinen; Annukka Näyhä; Hanna-Leena Pesonen

2011-01-01

267

Business Intelligence for Home Care Source Data and ETL Process  

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Business Intelligence for Home Care Source Data and ETL Process OLAP Cube and BI Application Future Work and Conclusion Business Intelligence in the Home Care Sector Peter Poulsen Lars Schunk Lasse Care Sector 1 / 32 #12;Business Intelligence for Home Care Source Data and ETL Process OLAP Cube and BI

Kaiserslautern, Universität

268

Special Issue: Building Your Career Development e-Business.  

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Nine articles in this issue discuss how to develop a career development e-business, how e-business has expanded, creating a successful Web presence, doing business on the Internet, and how to take control of your career and future. (JOW)

Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 2002

2002-01-01

269

Getting down to business: Commercial cards in business-to-business payments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Providing efficiency and cost-savings over paper payments (cash and checks), commercial payment cards are among the fastest growing card segments in recent years. Today, they account for nearly one in every five dollars spent using general-purpose payment cards. And since business and government payments are three times larger than consumer transactions, there is ample room for future growth. Adoption by

Susan Herbst-Murphy

2011-01-01

270

Business value analysis: - coping with unruly uncertainty  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional return on investment analysis techniques like discounted cash flow (DCF) and net present value (NPV) fall short of providing adequate decision support in today’s turbulent environment. New techniques, grouped under the concept called “business value analysis” (BVA), show promise. These techniques include intellectual capital, real options valuation, business model dynamics, and synthetic markets. They extend DCF to include intangibles

Russell Thomas

2001-01-01

271

Constructivist Pedagogy for the Business Communication Classroom  

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Business education and learning has become formidable and challenging over the last few years. A traditional learning environment is bereft of active learning where students only try to memorise terms and concepts and is unable to apply them to the real corporate world. It was found in the business communication classes that students fail to…

Mathews, Minu

2007-01-01

272

Competitive Strategies in Business Model Innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract An eective,business model is critical to the success of innovation, which is ulti- mately dened,by its protability in the marketplace. In this paper, we address the imperative for strategic choices of business models in a competitive environment un- der relevant market attributes. Specically, we explore the context of online service provision, an innovative market that is ourishing with Cloud

Mei Lin

273

Business Insider  

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Businesspeople, and anyone with an interest in the machinations of business-related matters, will find much to enjoy at the Business Insider site. The offerings here include long form reports, current news updates, and topical news offerings divided into such themes as Tech, Finance, and Strategy. First-time visitors might wish to get started by looking at the Trending topics, which cover everything from the smart phone market to stock performance updates. Visitors are also welcome to register online to receive special updates, newsletters, and other materials that might be of interest. As a great feature of personalization, there is also an option to receive alerts every time items of particular topical interest are added to the site.

274

Business Jet  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Citation Jet, developed by Cessna Aircraft Company, Wichita, KS, is the first business jet to employ Langley Research Center's natural laminar flow (NLF) technology. NLF reduces drag and therefore saves fuel by using only the shape of the wing to keep the airflow smooth, or laminar. This reduces friction between the air and wing, and therefore, reduces drag. NASA's Central Industrial Applications Center, Rural Enterprises, Inc., Durant, OK, its Kansas affiliate, and Wichita State University assisted in the technology transfer.

1991-01-01

275

A Business Model Framework for the Design and Evaluation of Business Models in the Internet of Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business development comprises of various activities to determine future opportunities for a company like the identification of target markets, new products and services, a better pricing model or internal process innovation potentials. One of the significant aspects of a successful business development is therefore the consistent further development of business model alternatives for evaluation purpose. This paper introduces a detailed

Nico Weiner; Anette Weisbecker

2011-01-01

276

Business, Introduction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The annual business meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, will take place on Tuesday afternoon. Come enjoy the President's Ice Cream Party. Come meet new officers. Come nominate candidates for the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is a very important body which provides the slate of candidates for the annual AAS election. Society business will be discussed briefly. Highlighting this meeting will be a panel discussion on: "How to Get Your Paper Published Promptly" Should I mention that Notable Authority Professor Hjalmar Sciatti hates me and my papers? When is it OK to start complaining that no report has arrived? Do I have to do everything the referee says? These and related questions will be addressed at the business meeting in a panel presentation by the editors of the three main AAS publications, Paul Hodge (AJ), Helmut Abt (ApJ), Alex Dalgarno (ApJ Letters), concerning the refereeing and editing process and how authors can interface with it most effectively. There will be time for questions and discussions toward the end, or you can send your questions in advance to askeds@aas.org, so that the most frequent ones can be covered in the presentations.

Dupree, Andrea

1998-05-01

277

College of Business College of Business  

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on global orientation, technology, ethics, business processes, sustainability, and corporate socialCollege of Business _______________ 2.6 Page 1 College of Business Office in Rockwell Hall, Room Associate Dean Professor John Hoxmeier, Associate Dean MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH CONCENTRATIONS

278

College of Business College of Business  

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Administration. The program focuses on global orientation, technology, ethics, business processes, sustainabilityCollege of Business College of Business Office in Rockwell Hall, Room 178 (970) 491-6471 biz, Associate Dean MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH CONCENTRATIONS IN Accounting Finance Human Resource

Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

279

Odette School of Business Business Administration  

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to Business Data Analysis using Spreadsheets 04-73-100 - Principles of Financial Accounting 04Odette School of Business Business Administration and Economics With the growing global markets and increased demand for productivity, the possibilities of a business and economics degree are endless

280

Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management  

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Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management Matthias Lohrmann and Manfred Reichert quality, business objective models assume the role of formal requirements definitions as in software engi a refined business objective modeling approach. Our approach builds on use case-based effectiveness criteria

Ulm, Universität

281

Master of Business Administration Graduate Business Program  

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saw when I decided to join Northeastern in July 2012. Our business school model ­ with its focus of business innovators and entrepreneurs, we also consider ourselves educational innovators and entrepreneursMaster of Business Administration Online Graduate Business Program #12;Message from the Dean 1

Sridhar, Srinivas

282

Assessing the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of the past, the present, and the future offers an enlightening view of literacy in America. A 1967 issue of the "Illinois Journal of Education" has articles on phonics, linguistics, spelling, modalities of learning, disadvantaged children, vision screening and vision training, readiness, Montessori, partnerships between business and…

Berger, Allen

283

Integrating Environmental Education Into Business Schools' Educational Plans in Finland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Environmental education in business school context has a significant effect on the way companies view environmental problems.\\u000a Business schools train the future decision makers who can, with their own attitudes and practical actions, influence the contribution\\u000a of business to the process of ecologically sustainable development. However, several studies show that no systematic thinking\\u000a has been undertaken within business education as

Liisa Rohweder

2004-01-01

284

Analysis Paralysis-Developing A Business Continuity Plan  

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Analysis Paralysis-Developing A Business Continuity Plan Steve Sadler, UCAR Director of Safety a Contractor · RFP: Business Impact Analysis may not be necessary · Motivational seminar may not be necessary and Site Services #12;Getting to Know A Business Continuity Survivor · Health, Environment and Safety

285

Large-Scale Distributed Storage System for Business Provenance  

Microsoft Academic Search

In today's complex business environment, applications span across loosely coupled systems generating massive amounts of business artifacts at various levels of granularity. Monitoring and analyzing these artifacts enables access to critical process information to improve the effectiveness of business operations. Tracking, capturing, storing and processing such large volumes of data, however, is difficult and resource intensive with current relational database

Szabolcs Rozsnyai; Aleksander Slominski; Yurdaer Doganata

2011-01-01

286

Digital Business Ecosystem Tools as Interoperability Mikls Herdon1  

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Digital Business Ecosystem Tools as Interoperability Drivers Miklós Herdon1 , Mária Raffai2 , Ádám of the Digital Business Ecosystem (DBE) has been come life in order to build an Internet-based environment in which businesses will be able to interact with each other more efficiently. In a Digital Ecosystem

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

287

CIS 786: Simulation and Modeling for Engineering and Business  

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CIS 786: Simulation and Modeling for Engineering and Business To be offered: Fall 2004 at NJIT use in engineering and business has increased dramatically in recent years, in part because in a business environment include evaluating alternative operational policies, viewing the impact of changes

Lin, Xiaodong

288

Company strategy: Business model reconfiguration for innovation and internationalization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The competitiveness of a country is the result of the competitiveness of its firms. The competitiveness of firms is partly determined by how their business models interact with the environment to produce offerings with added value. This chapter contributes to the reflection on Catalonia's competitiveness by using the business model concept to highlight the need to adapt business models to

Ramon Casadesus-Massanell; Joan E. Ricart

2009-01-01

289

Cultural Sensitivity: The Key to Teaching Global Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More ethical practices in business begin with ethical training in business schools. International business education classes can compare corporate codes and actual behavior; explore the role of cultural differences in values, principles, and standards; and analyze ethical dilemmas in a global environment. (SK)

Timm, Judee A.

2003-01-01

290

Creating a Course in Global Business Ethics: A Modest Proposal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology has placed more emphasis on the topic of business ethics in the past few years. Business ethics has always been a required component of the legal environment of business course whether taught at the undergraduate or graduate levels. More recently, the college has introduced an…

Dhooge, Lucien J.

2011-01-01

291

Search in the labor market and the real business cycle  

Microsoft Academic Search

Existing models of the business cycle have been incapable of explaining many of the stylized facts that characterize the US labor market. The standard real business cycle model is modified by introducing two-sided search in the labor market as an economic mechanism that propagates technology shocks. This new analytical environment can explain many phenomena of the business cycle that the

Monika Merz

1995-01-01

292

Business Calculus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) has compiled a collection of mathematics resources related to various subjects and disciplines. âÂÂMath Across the Community College Curriculumâ is the title of the collection, which includes great math resources and applications for educators and students alike. This resource from Patrick Averbeck of Edmonds Community College focuses on the use of calculus in the business field. Included in this resource is a student assignment titled âÂÂLinear vs. Exponential worksheet.â This is a great resource for students and teachers, and can be easily implemented in the classroom.

Averbeck, Patrick

2008-09-22

293

A Technology Plan for Enabling Commercial Space Business  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Advanced Space Transportation Program is a customer driven, focused technology program that supports the NASA Strategic Plan and considers future commercial space business projections. The initial cycle of the Advanced Space Transportation Program implementation planning was conducted from December 1995 through February 1996 and represented increased NASA emphasis on broad base technology development with the goal of dramatic reductions in the cost of space transportation. The second planning cycle, conducted in January and February 1997, updated the program implementation plan based on changes in the external environment, increased maturity of advanced concept studies, and current technology assessments. The program has taken a business-like approach to technology development with a balanced portfolio of near, medium, and long-term strategic targets. Strategic targets are influenced by Earth science, space science, and exploration objectives as well as commercial space markets. Commercial space markets include those that would be enhanced by lower cost transportation as well as potential markets resulting in major increases in space business induced by reductions in transportation cost. The program plan addresses earth-to-orbit space launch, earth orbit operations and deep space systems. It also addresses all critical transportation system elements; including structures, thermal protection systems, propulsion, avionics, and operations. As these technologies are matured, integrated technology flight experiments such as the X-33 and X-34 flight demonstrator programs support near-term (one to five years) development or operational decisions. The Advanced Space Transportation Program and the flight demonstrator programs combine business planning, ground-based technology demonstrations and flight demonstrations that will permit industry and NASA to commit to revolutionary new space transportation systems beginning at the turn of the century and continuing far into the future.

Lyles, Garry M.

1997-01-01

294

Teaching business ethics: Is there a gap between rhetoric and reality?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In light of the continued erosion of business ethics in America, the ongoing question is what are the nation's business schools doing to prepare ethically responsible future leaders of industry and government? This paper reports the findings of a survey mailed to every program accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. The curriculum treatment of business ethics

Richard J. George

1987-01-01

295

AGATE animation - business theme  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Business jet 5 of 6. Advanced General Aviation Technology Experiment (AGATE). 'Smart airport' technologies are expected to be available in 5-10 years for both recreational and business transportation. Image from AGATE 'business jet' video animation.

1998-01-01

296

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION www.uvm.edu/business  

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. · GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS: Marketing, human resources, finance, and accounting internships, finance, marketing, or business analytics · Undergraduate minors in Accounting and Business (non of the Americas for the NASDAQ Stock Market and is responsible for leading business development efforts

Hayden, Nancy J.

297

1 School of Business SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  

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1 School of Business SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Dean D.C. Kayes (Interim) / L.A. Livingstone (as of August. Jabbour, V. Perry (Interim) First organized as the School of Government in 1928, the School of Business development of individuals assuming leadership roles in society. The School has eight departments

Vertes, Akos

298

Women's Business Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Combining the resources of the US Small Business Administration (SBA), several major corporate sponsorships, including IBM and GTE, and more than 60 SBA-affiliated women's resource centers nation-wide, the Women's Business Center strives to help female entrepreneurs succeed in the realm of business. The Learning about Business section contains a large tutorial about the rudimentary aspects of business. Running Your Business is another large section devoted to day-to-day aspects of business including sections on management, finance, marketing, technology, and procurement. Information Exchange contains discussions, events, and advice. Resources includes a large database of business-related sites, searchable by topic and US state, as well as links to Women's Business Centers, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, Small Business Development Centers, and Business Information Centers.

299

Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, 2012-2013 Name ID# Date  

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ACCT 300 Financial Reporting and Analysis 3 CID BUSCOM 201 Business Communication 3 BUSSTAT 207Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, 2012-2013 Name ID# Date General Degree Requirements GENBUS 101 Business for the New Generation 3 GENBUS 202 The Legal Environment of Business 3 FF GENBUS 450

Barrash, Warren

300

Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date  

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ACCT 300 Financial Reporting and Analysis CID BUSCOM 201 Business Communication BUSSTAT 207Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date General Degree Requirements in Financial Markets GENBUS 101 Business for the New Generation GENBUS 202 The Legal Environment of Business FF

Barrash, Warren

301

Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date  

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ACCT 300 Financial Reporting and Analysis CID BUSCOM 201 Business Communication BUSSTAT 207Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date General Degree Requirements in Financial Markets GENBUS 101 Business for the New Generation GENBUS 202 The Legal Environment of Business FF

Barrash, Warren

302

How to Cope with Different and Convergent Business Cultural Values in Europe?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rapid developments in how international enterprises cooperate raise many lot of problems, when business partners apply attitudes, aspirations, and behaviour shaped in their own cultural environment. Business partners often do not take into account management traditions and value systems of countries in which they set up business. Business…

Savaneviciene, Asta; Stark, Gerhard

2008-01-01

303

A Comparative Study of Ethical Values of Business Students: American vs. Middle Eastern Cultures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business schools must prepare students to face the world and yet maintain strong ethical convictions. The question of ethics in the business environment is not exclusive to the United States. Ethical business behavior is a multinational issue, and all business schools world-wide must deal with this issue. However, cultural differences often define…

Shurden, Michael; Shurden, Susan; Cagwin, Douglass

2008-01-01

304

A Comparative Study Of Ethical Values Of Business Students: American Vs. Middle Eastern Cultures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business schools must prepare students to face the world and yet maintain strong ethical convictions. The question of ethics in the business environment is not exclusive to the United States. Ethical business behavior is a multinational issue, and all business schools world-wide must deal with this issue. However, cultural differences often define acceptable ethical behavior. For example, the acceptable amount

Michael Shurden; Douglass Cagwin

305

Moral reasoning and business ethics: Implications for research, education, and management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews Kohlberg's (1969) theory of cognitive moral development, highlighting moral reasoning research relevant to the business ethics domain. Implications for future business ethics research, higher education and training, and the management of ethical\\/unethical behavior are discussed.

Linda Klebe Trevino

1992-01-01

306

The Rising Tide of Estuary English: The Changing Nature of Oral British Business Communication.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Defines "Estuary English," a fast-growing accent of British English that is spreading across England. Discusses its usage in the British business community; its acceptability and future; and its implications for business communicators, teachers, and consultants. (SR)

Scott, James Calvert

1995-01-01

307

Sustainable Development in Business: A Strategic View  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter addresses sustainable development in business. Drawing upon corporate objective, corporate responsibility, and\\u000a corporate stewardship perspectives, a definition of sustainable development in business is proposed as “creating value for\\u000a current stakeholders – without compromising the ability to create value for future stakeholders – by ensuring that economic\\u000a growth is achieved through the demonstration of environmental integrity and social responsiveness”.

Jeremy Galbreath

308

Toxicity and Environmental Risks of Nanomaterials: Challenges and Future Needs  

PubMed Central

Nanotechnology has gained a great deal of public interest due to the needs and applications of nanomaterials in many areas of human endeavors including industry, agriculture, business, medicine and public health. Environmental exposure to nanomaterials is inevitable as nanomaterials become part of our daily life, and as a result, nanotoxicity research is gaining attention. This review presents a summary of recent research efforts on fate, behavior and toxicity of different classes of nanomaterials in the environment. A critical evaluation of challenges and future needs for the safe environmental nanotechnology has been discussed. PMID:19204862

Ray, Paresh Chandra; Yu, Hongtao; Fu, Peter P.

2010-01-01

309

One Earth Future Foundation and George Washington University's Institute for Corporate Responsibility invite you a panel discussion on business and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). This event will bring  

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One Earth Future Foundation and George Washington University's Institute for Corporate associate at One Earth Future Foundation · Jonas Claes, program officer, US Institute of Peace · Raymond Earth Future Foundation by phone, 303.533.1707 or by email, rspivak@oneearthfuture.org. Best regards

Vertes, Akos

310

Business English Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This wide and varying index covers all matters of business language. Business English Online links to sites that help users with their language in business presentations, multi-lingual assistance, and business writing. Resources range from glossaries of accounting definitions to vocabulary quizzes of real estate terms.

311

Business Education Curriculum Guidelines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These business education curriculum guidelines are designed as a guide for teachers, counselors, and administrators involved with business education in Montana. Introductory materials include the goals of business education and suggested curriculum patterns for different business and office education programs. Guidelines are provided for 17…

Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.

312

School of Business Administration  

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, welcome! Sincerely, Scott Dawson School of Business Administration SCHOOL OF BUSINESS VISION's Office, School of Business Administration, Room 650 BA 725-3721 Scott Dawson, Dean 725-3757 Scott, Support Services 725-3791 Rachel Foxhoven , Office Specialist II 725-3666 Graduate Business Programs

313

Starting a Small Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the first of several lessons on starting a small business. This class is intended for adults entrepreneurs who may be thinking of starting a business. This lesson gives economic information on small businesses. It also provides information to help the student determine whether they are ready to be a business owner and whether their particular business could succeed. QUESTION: If you were to start a small business or home occupation, what would it be? Create a document giving a brief description of a potential business idea. (You will not be required to share the information with class members.) LESSON: Please read the following articles. 1. Go to the ...

Duke, Sonya

2008-10-07

314

Small Business State Profiles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Office of Advocacy of the US Small Business Administration (discussed in the September 25, 1997 Scout Report for Business & Economics) profiles small businesses in all states for 1995-1997 and small businesses in the entire US for 1997 at this site. The profiles are snapshot views that include such topics as the number of businesses, income, minority businesses, turnover, finance, job growth, and industries. As such, they can help users quickly and easily gauge the state of small business in a state, a region, or the United States as a whole.

2007-04-25

315

Strategy and Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Strategy and Business is sponsored by Booz, Allen and Hamilton, a large management consulting firm. Designed to help users "sharply focus their agenda and put the best business ideas to work," the site contains articles on business research, policy, technology, strategy, management and competition. Also provided are business book reviews, best practice, case studies, business quotes and interviews. Users can browse through articles by date of publication or search by keyword.

1998-01-01

316

Smart Business Supersite (SBS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Smart Business Supersite provides "how-to" business information. This site houses a large, searchable database of business-related articles that are organized into general categories such as franchising, management and human resource management. Some of these articles were written exclusively for the Smart Business Supersite. Also available are special sections on resources for job seekers and employers, and information on doing business on the Internet.

317

(Business/Store Name) (Business/Store Address)  

E-print Network

16802 Phone: (814) 865-7590 Fax: (814) 865-2929 id+ Card Office Auxiliary and Business Services Lion(Business/Store Name) (Business/Store Address) (City) (State) (Zip Code) (Business/Store Phone Number) (Business/Store Fax Number) (Business Description) (Business/Store Primary Contact) (Primary

Maroncelli, Mark

318

Enhancing the Business Analysis Function with Semantics  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This paper outlines a prototypical work bench which offers semantically enhanced analytical capabilities to the business analyst.\\u000a The business case for such an environment is outlined and user scenario development used to illustrate system requirements.\\u000a Based upon ideas from meta-discourse and exploiting advances within the fields of ontology engineering, annotation, natural\\u000a language processing and personal knowledge management, the Analyst Work

Peter Spyns

2006-01-01

319

The principles of war applied to business  

Microsoft Academic Search

The search for excellence in business is not enough. First a company has to survive before it can become excellent. Competition\\u000a in the marketplace is a form of warfare. Twenty centuries of military history have produced principles of warfare that business\\u000a executives can adapt for use in today's competitive environment. The Chinese have a “Society for the Study of Ancient

Lee Albright; Brian H. Kleiner

1993-01-01

320

ENVIRONMENT 2006 Annual Report  

E-print Network

ENVIRONMENT 2006 Annual Report IBM AND THE #12;Table of Contents Global Environmental Management and Performance 8 Product and Data Center Energy Efficiency 9 Product Recycling and Reuse 10 Product Packaging 11 of protecting the environment arises from two key aspects of its business. First is the intersections

321

Leiden University. The university to discover. M.Sc. ICT in Business  

E-print Network

(IT Governance) · New business: developing opportunities o Innovation o Entrepreneurship · Research to discover. Multicultural Learning Environment - Bulgaria - Butan - China - Colombia - Germany - Hungary Architecture Business IT Alignment IT Governance Innovation Management Change Management Cloud / App

Emmerich, Michael

322

7 CFR 4280.158 - Future recovery.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...BUSINESS-COOPERATIVE SERVICE AND RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS AND GRANTS Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program Section B. Guaranteed Loans § 4280.158 Future recovery....

2010-01-01

323

The Business Eccountant  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Business Eccountant, published by BusinessEd.net, offers an excellent weekly round-up of business and economics related news from around the world. Geared towards college educators and librarians, this newsletter offers headlines and links to top business stories from international news sources along with financial results; articles on corporate governance; currency, interest rates, and global economy summaries; and a company profile. While all users may read via the Web, academics may register to receive a weekly email update. Intelligent and current, The Business Eccountant is a stellar business and economics current awareness and news resource. But what is an "Eccountant"?

324

Careful Planning: The Fundraising Edge [and] A Twelve-Step Program for Stronger Grant Proposals [and] Business-School Partnerships: Future Media Center Funding Sources [and] Rakin' in the Clams... Or, How to Make Lots of Cash from Renting Best-Sellers [and] The Book Business: The Bookstore as an Alternative Funding Source for the Public Library [and] Friends of the Library Book Sales.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents six articles addressing various methods and concerns for raising funds for public, academic, and school libraries, including raising money from corporations, foundations, and individuals; the process of writing grant proposals; local business/school partnerships; rental programs for bestsellers; bookstores/giftshops; and friends of the…

Sumerford, Steve; And Others

1995-01-01

325

Date of Adoption: College of Business & Public Administration  

E-print Network

Date of Adoption: College of Business & Public Administration Student Code of Ethics We the students of the College of Business and Public Administration strive to uphold and promote the highest moral and ethical standards in decision making. As students and future leaders, we are committed to live

326

Understanding the Business of Library Acquisitions. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This expanded edition provides new information about successfully managing library acquisitions. Chapters include: "Acquisitions, the Organization, and the Future" (Carol Pitts Diedrichs and Karen A. Schmidt); "The Business of Book Publishing" (Patricia Glass Schuman and Charles Harmon); "The Business of Scholarly Journal Publishing" (Gary J.…

Schmidt, Karen A., Ed.

327

ANNUAL REPORT Iowa State University Business Career Services  

E-print Network

of our graduates, and 3) employment rates by major. We are very pleased with the continued development the successes of College of Business students and graduates in the future. Please feel free to contact me...................................................................................................... Employers Hiring Bachelor Degree Business Graduates

Willson, Stephen J.

328

Teaching Business Ethics or Teaching Business Ethically?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that one of the most important contexts for ethical decision-making is the nature and operation of "contemporary capitalisms." Suggests that rather than issuing a call for teaching business ethics, the author emphasizes the need for more ethical business teaching. (SG)

Stablein, Ralph

2003-01-01

329

Business analysis metrics for business process redesign  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the existing BPR methodologies there exists a big division in business analysis techniques due to the black and white approach used in most cases. In some of them, cost is the central issue, in others generic management or the successful use of IT. As a result business analysis techniques are directed towards this central issue ignoring any other means

George Valiris; Michalis Glykas

2004-01-01

330

Business Model Analysis Applied to Mobile Business  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile business is a young promising industry created by the emergence of wireless data networks. Similar to other emerging industries, it is characterized by a large number of uncertainties at different levels, in particular concerning technology, business strategy and consumer demand. This paper focuses on the strategic uncertainties, where a large number of actors are trying a number of strategic

Giovanni Camponovo; Yves Pigneur

2003-01-01

331

Technology, Methodology, and Business Education. National Business Education Association Yearbook, 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains 20 papers on the challenges that business educators face in integrating technology into the learning environment. The following papers are included: "Teaching in a Dynamic Technology Environment: An Overview and Introduction" (Ann M. Remp); "Learners and Technology: Experience, Attitudes, and Expectations" (Jim Rucker,…

Remp, Ann M., Ed.

332

The Institute For the Future: Predicting Future Trends in Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Institute for the Future is a non-profit research group "identifying emerging trends and discontinuities that will transform the global marketplace in five key areas: Consumers,Technology, Health and Health Care, and Workplace." Although the reports and member services are geared towards businesses seeking strategic planning advice, their reports on emerging trends are available online and may be of interest to anyone curious about the future directions of technology.

333

BusinessJournalism.org  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Seasoned and novice business reporters will enjoy learning about the existence of the BusinessJournalism.org website. Created by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University the site was launched in February 2004, and since then it has grown to include a host of instructional materials, including tutorials on how to cover financial markets and understanding financial markets. Along the left-hand side of the site's homepage, visitors will find the "Covering Business" area, which contains helpful articles on writing about the stock market, technology, minority business trends, and business ethics. The site also contains a glossary of business terms, information on relevant scholarship opportunities, and "Dick's Picks", which contains links to recent business stories of note, as selected by the well-regarded journalist, Dick Weiss.

334

Managing Your Family Business  

E-print Network

L-5437 2-03 Managing Your Family Business Danny Klinefelter Professor and Extension Economist Texas Cooperative Extension The Texas A&M University System Successful management of a family business involves six characteristics: ? Shared vision...

Klinefelter, Danny A.

2003-04-14

335

Postgraduate Business school  

E-print Network

focal point for research, knowledge and expertise on small and medium-sized businesses. Relationships on a new Enterprise Research Centre that will help develop understanding of the factors affecting business

Neirotti, Juan Pablo

336

AGATE animation - business theme  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Business jet 1 of 6. This composite image symbolizes how Advanced General Aviation Transports Experiment (AGATE) technology will contribute to a Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) early in the 21st century. Image from AGATE 'business' video animation.

1998-01-01

337

Business Meeting & Entertainment Expense  

E-print Network

'S RESPONSIBILITIES 4 5. RECORDING THE PURPOSE OF THE BUSINESS MEETING OR EVENT 5 6. REQUIRED RECEIPTS FOR BUSINESS that is inappropriate. It is the responsibility of each purchaser and each approver to make sound and reasoned

338

Cybersecurity issues for businesses  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the growing reliance of business processes in the cyber world for conducting operations and interacting with trading partners, cyber security has become an important parameter in the design of various business processes in different organizations nowadays.

Khalil El-Khatib; Patrick Hung; Julie Thorpe; Walid Rjaibi

2010-01-01

339

Employee motivation: quality versus business concerns.  

PubMed

The traditional factors that influence employee motivation and morale remain important in healthcare organizations. However, the nursing staff tends to be more self-motivated than many employees in other occupations because of values that are intrinsic to the nursing profession. When the humanist values of the nursing profession conflict or compete with business values, erosion of nursing morale and motivation may result with attendant employee "burnout" that undermines the organization's business objectives. There are several steps that both management and nursing educators can take to lessen the cultural conflict and avert motivational breakdowns. The future may teach us that an ideal blend of business and humanist values may result in a situation where good business decisions are good humanist decisions, and vice versa. PMID:10275455

Gunn, R A; Kazemek, E A

1986-03-01

340

Who owns the long term? Perspectives from global business leaders.  

PubMed

Day-to-day management is challenging enough for CEOs. How do they manage for the long term as well? We posed that question to four top executives of global companies. According to Maurice Levy, chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe, building the future is really about building the present and keeping close to the front line--those who deal with your customers and markets. He also attributes his company's success in large part to knowing when to take action: In a market where clients' needs steer your long-term future, timing is everything. UPS Chairman and CEO Mike Eskew emphasizes staying true to your vision and values over the long run, despite meeting obstacles along the way. It took more than 20 years, and many lessons learned, to produce consistent profits in what is today the company's fastest-growing and most profitable business: international small packages. Wulf H. Bernotat, CEO of E.ON, examines the challenges facing business leaders and politicians as they try to balance energy needs against potential environmental damage. He calls for educating people about consumption and waste, and he maintains that a diverse and reliable mix of energy sources is the only way to ensure a secure supply while protecting our environment. Finally, Marianne Barner, the director of corporate communications and ombudsman for children's issues at IKEA, discusses how the company is taking steps to improve the environment and be otherwise socially responsible. For example, it's partnering with NGOs to address child labor issues and, on its own, is working to help mitigate climate change. IKEA's goals include using renewable sources for 100% of its energy needs and cutting its overall energy consumption by 25%. PMID:17642126

Lévy, Maurice; Eskew, Mike; Bernotat, Wulf H; Barner, Marianne

2007-01-01

341

Perceptions of business ethics: Students vs. business people  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of business students and of business practitioners regarding ethics in business. A survey consisting of a series of brief ethical situations was completed by 537 senior business majors and 158 experienced business people. They responded to the situations, first, as they believed the typical business person would respond and, second,

Barbara C. Cole; Dennie L. Smith

1996-01-01

342

BUSINESS PROCESSES EXTENSIONS TO UML PROFILE FOR BUSINESS MODELING  

E-print Network

BUSINESS PROCESSES EXTENSIONS TO UML PROFILE FOR BUSINESS MODELING Pedro Sinogas, André Vasconcelos@ceo.inesc.pt, jneves@ieee.org, rmendes@ceo.inesc.pt, jmt@inesc.pt Key words: Business Modeling, Business Process modeling business processes. This paper proposes an extension to UML Profile for Business Modeling

343

Best Practices for Business Writing  

E-print Network

between business and academic writing qDescribe formatting and organization for informal business business and academic writing Describe formatting and organization for informal business reports (task reports (task, progress) qOverview some basics of information design: qvisuals q

344

Teaching business ethics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business ethics should be taught in business schools as an integrated part of core curricula in MBA programs with a dual focus on both analytical frameworks and their applications to the business disciplines. To overcome the reluctance of many faculty to handle ethical issues, a critical mass of faculty must develop suitable materials, educate their peers in its use, and

Jeffrey Gandz; Nadine Hayes

1988-01-01

345

English for Business Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of Business English has undergone some major shifts in the last few years because of a number of developments, such as advances in genre theory and the coming together of English for Business Purposes and Business Communication, inspired by the realization that there is a gap to be bridged between the academy and the globalized…

Bhatia, Vijay K.; Bremner, Stephen

2012-01-01

346

Business Traveler Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Covering issues important to business travelers, Business Traveler Online is the online version of the UK and US editions of Business Traveler. This magazine offers germane advice for those who travel extensively for work, with full-text articles dealing with issues including transportation, destinations, and lifestyle.

347

Teaching Business Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business is integral to the functioning of the national economy, politics, education and everyday living. It is without question that business education is a vital part of the high school experience, and should be seen as required courses rather than electives. Preparing high school students for real life beyond high school happens in the business…

MacKillop, Robyn

2010-01-01

348

Food Business Entrepreneurship  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Though not a very traditional career path for food scientists, one option is to go into business for yourself by starting a food business. Food business entrepreneurship is a difficult career that entails long work hours, extensive decision making, and tasks that require knowledge beyond food science. However, there is high potential for rewards, including financial rewards, career progression, and personal flexibility.

Weber, Peter

349

Open for Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development and outcomes of Lane Community College's (LCC) Business Assistance Center, which offers a wide range of management assistance services to local small businesses. Explains how state-funded programs, based on the LCC model, resulted in a network of Small Business Development Centers. (CBC)

Cutler, Edward

1984-01-01

350

Discovering the Business Studio  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade, numerous business schools have begun experimenting with studio-based inquiry, often drawing inspiration from professional studios used within art and design schools and from business and governmental studios used for problem-solving and innovation. Business school studios vary considerably in form, ranging from temporary…

Barry, Daved; Meisiek, Stefan

2015-01-01

351

Small Business Gateway  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) links small business owners interested in environmental issues to government services and information at the Small Business Gateway. Six metapages spanning topics of business financing, technical assistance, and environmental regulation contain helpful annotations, and the Environmental Contacts and Experts section lists EPA resources by region.

352

Empiricism in business ethics: Suggested research directions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers future directions of empirical research in business ethics and presents a series of recommendations. Greater emphasis should be placed on the normative basis of empirical studies, behavior (rather than attitudes) should be established as the key dependent variable, theoretical models of ethical decision making should be tested, and empirical studies need to focus on theory-building. Extensions of

Diana C. Robertson

1993-01-01

353

The Escalation of Business as Usual  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An academic plan is a business plan disguised in the regalia donned for significant public ceremonies--black cap and gown, colorful hood, and, of course, gold tassel. Several years ago, the University of Connecticut started to plan for the economic disaster that was at the time so obviously in the future of higher education institutions. A formal…

Tuchman, Gaye

2011-01-01

354

Business strategies and land remote sensing capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors suggest that land remote sensing in the US is at a critical juncture while the government gives serious study to the direction it will take beyond the privatization of the current Landsats and its investment in Landsat 6. The issues revolve around questions of the relative roles of government and private industry and the attractiveness of future business

P. G. Thome; S. A. Morain

1988-01-01

355

Small Business Manager Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

E-print Network

Keith Joy Small Business Manager Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Past, Present, and Future #12;2 OAK was the world's first continuously operated nuclear reactor Oak Ridge National Laboratory evolved from the Manhattan Project 2 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Overview_0604 #12;3 OAK RIDGE

356

EPA REGION 5 GIS BUSINESS PLAN  

EPA Science Inventory

The Region 5 GIS Business Plan (Lockheed Martin & Region 5, 1998) was developed to provide a framework for growth and development of the Region's Geographic Information System. The plan provides background on the current and future utilization of GIS in the Region and recommends...

357

Your partners in business education Entrepreneurship  

E-print Network

Your partners in business education Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation ­ Master society, our flexible and curious minds, the Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation helps mould the leaders of Luxembourg's future economy and beyond; a daunting yet necessary challenge. Two priorities

van der Torre, Leon

358

When and how to innovate your business model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Business-model innovation is critical to success in today's increasingly complex and fast-changing environment. So corporate leaders need to understand when to adapt the business model and how to execute the change. This paper aims to address this issue. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data from IBM's Global CEO Study 2008 and an analysis of 28 successful business-model innovators, produced insights into

Edward Giesen; Eric Riddleberger; Richard Christner; Ragna Bell

2010-01-01

359

Context-Enabled Business Intelligence  

SciTech Connect

To truly understand context and apply it in business intelligence, it is vital to understand what context is and how it can be applied in addressing organizational needs. Context describes the facets of the environment that impact the way that end users interact with the system. Context includes aspects of location, chronology, access method, demographics, social influence/ relationships, end-user attitude/ emotional state, behavior/ past behavior, and presence. To be successful in making Business Intelligence content enabled, it is important to be able to capture the context of use user. With advances in technology, there are a number of ways in which this user based information can be gathered and exposed to enhance the overall end user experience.

Troy Hiltbrand

2012-04-01

360

Not business Changing channels in  

E-print Network

Not business as usual Changing channels in consumer electronics IBM Global Business Services Electronics IBM Institute for Business Value #12;IBM Institute for Business Value IBM Global Business Services channels in consumer electronics By Christian Seider and Sean M. Lafferty #12; IBM Global Business Services

361

The Future Problem Solving Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Future Problem Solving Program, in which students from the U.S. and around the world are tackling some complex challenges facing society, ranging from acid rain to terrorism. The program uses a creative problem solving process developed for business and industry. A sixth-grade toxic waste cleanup project illustrates the process.…

Crabbe, Anne B.

1989-01-01

362

Customer value, satisfaction, loyalty, and switching costs: An illustration from a business-to-business service context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although researchers and managers pay increasing attention to customer value, satisfaction, loyalty, and switching costs,\\u000a not much is known about their interrelationships. Prior research has examined the relationships within subsets of these constructs,\\u000a mainly in the business-to-consumer (B2C) environment. The authors extend prior research by developing a conceptual framework\\u000a linking all of these constructs in a business-to-business (B2B) service setting.

Shun Yin Lam; Venkatesh Shankar; M. Krishna Erramilli; Bvsan Murthy

2004-01-01

363

New York Times: Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The New York Times has redesigned the business section on its web site; it features the latest business news and updates from the stock market. A Business Briefcase section has now been added; this section features the latest business books, business travel, the mutual funds quarterly report, company capsules from Hoover's Inc., and the latest loan and deposit rates from BanxQuote. The Your Money section caters to the personal investor; it provides investors with articles on investing, tools for managing their portfolio and a forum for discussing the stock market. Users in the United States may access the site free of charge after registering.

364

Online Small Business Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created and maintained by the Canada Business Service Centres, the Online Small Business Workshop is a highly-detailed and thorough online course on arming new business owners with the tools they need to start a new business. The class is broken down into five lessons. The course begins with "Starting with a Good Idea" and walks users through the rest of the steps ending with "Basic Regulations for Getting Started" including taxes, incorporation, and even a start-up checklist. The Online Small Business Workshop offers an enormous amount of information, and it is best digested in smaller sessions rather than all at once.

365

Mondaq Business Briefing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mondaq Business Briefing is maintained by Business Briefing Publishing Ltd. as a service aimed at "professionals and business people involved in international trade and investment." The site provides "global coverage of legislation and regulations, corporate finance, offshore finance, market analysis, economic analysis, risk management, property, consultancy, and worldwide business news." A professional directory allows users to look up business contacts in their area of interest. The highlight of the site is the 1997 edition of "Europe's Money," published by Consultancy Europe Associates. The book is billed as a guide to the European Union Budget; it explains the European Union budget process. Users must register to access this site; registration and access are free.

366

Business involvement in science education  

SciTech Connect

Science and math education in grades K through 12 directly affects America`s ability to meet tomorrow`s challenges. If America is to stay competitive in the world, we will need highly qualified scientists and engineers in industry and government and at universities. Jobs of the future will require greater technical and mathematical literacy than jobs of the past. Our goal is both to improve the quality of science education and to encourage more students to pursue science careers. General Atomics, a privately held research and development company, has joined the growing list of businesses that are committed to helping educators prepare students to meet these challenges.

Winter, P. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)

1995-12-31

367

Cheating by Economics and Business Undergraduate Students: An Exploratory International Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's economics and business students are expected to be our future business people and potentially the economic leaders and politicians of tomorrow. Thus, their beliefs and practices are liable to affect the definition of acceptable economics and business ethics. The empirical evaluation of the phenomenon of cheating in academia has almost…

Teixeira, Aurora A. C.; Rocha, Maria Fatima

2010-01-01

368

Welcome to Business Ethics! This course will help you answer the question,  

E-print Network

Welcome to Business Ethics! BETH 351 This course will help you answer the question, "What kind stewardship/sustainability. 11. We will learn and discuss issues regarding international business ethics. 12. We will learn and discuss how ethical commitments may shape business in the future. 13. We will learn

Carter, John

369

NABTE Review: A Journal of the National Association for Business Teacher Education, 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue reports research that addresses the needs and future of business education, work-based initiatives, business educators' use of the Web, and technology skills for entry-level workers. "Editorial Comment: Scholarship of the 21st Century" (Moore) provides an overview of the issue. "Quality Business Teacher Education: Perceptions of…

Moore, Wayne, Ed.

2002-01-01

370

Engaging Community Businesses in HIV Prevention: A Feasibility Study  

PubMed Central

Purpose To explore the feasibility of engaging community businesses in HIV prevention. Design Randomly selected business owners/managers were asked to display discreetly wrapped condoms and brochures provided free-of-charge for 3 months. Assessments were conducted at baseline, mid-, and post-program. Customer feedback was obtained through an online survey. Setting San Diego, California neighborhood with a high rate of AIDS. Subjects Fifty-one business owners/managers representing 10 retail categories, and 52 customers. Measures Participation rates, descriptive characteristics, number of condoms and brochures distributed, customer feedback, business owners'/managers' program satisfaction and willingness to provide future support for HIV prevention. Analysis Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney U, Fisher's exact, and McNemar's tests were used to analyze data. Results The 20 business owners/managers (39%) who agreed to distribute condoms and brochures reported fewer years in business and more employees than those who agreed only to distribute brochures (20%) or refused to participate (41%), p <.05. Bars were the easiest of ten retail categories to recruit. Businesses with more employees and customers distributed more condoms and brochures, p < .05. More than 90% of customers supported distributing condoms and brochures in businesses and 96% of business owners/managers described their program experience as “positive.” Conclusion Businesses are willing to distribute condoms and brochures to prevent HIV. Policies to increase business participation in HIV prevention should be developed and tested. PMID:20465150

Rovniak, Liza S.; Hovell, Melbourne F.; Hofstetter, C. Richard; Blumberg, Elaine J.; Sipan, Carol L.; Batista, Marcia F.; Martinez-Donate, Ana P.; Mulvihill, Mary M.; Ayala, Guadalupe X.

2009-01-01

371

Competitiveness: business model reconfiguration for innovation and internationalization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reflect on competitiveness by using the business model concept and to understand the need to adapt business models to changes in the environment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using Catalonia as a context, the paper derives recommendations by presenting and analyzing examples of companies, referred to as “new generation companies,” that have innovated in

Ramon Casadesus-Masanell; Joan E. Ricart

2010-01-01

372

Enhancing business and technology foresight with electronically mediated scenario process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent turmoil in the world has brought an interest toward creating business and technology foresight to understand the fundamental changes in business, as well as in the environment, society and technology. Especially technology management in changing markets has to deal with long lead times and high sunken costs, and hence handling the risk requires strategic agility and foresight. Scenarios, as

Kalle Piirainen; Antti Lindqvist

2009-01-01

373

Futures Conditional.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The readings presented here are designed to help the reader perceive the future more vividly. Part one of the book suggests the various ways in which the future can be seen; it includes science fiction and the views of various analysts as to what the future holds. Part two collects printed materials about the future from various sources, including…

Theobald, Robert

374

Graduate School of Business Administration Graduate School of Economics  

E-print Network

Graduate School of Business Administration Graduate School of Economics Graduate School of Law Graduate School of HumanitiesIncluding the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Science Graduate School of Intercultural Studies Graduate School of Human Development and Environment

Banbara, Mutsunori

375

*PLACE OF STUDY School of Business  

E-print Network

. The focus is also on the role of governance sys- tems under various ownership structures. International reporting require- ments in international environments. An understanding of international business depends on theoretically grounded but pragmatic knowledge of the international requirements facing corporations in terms

376

MANAGING CUSTOMER-DRIVEN BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry is now reaching saturation point in terms of growth, and constantly increasing demand for services can no longer be taken for granted. Customers have lot of options, and firms have to compete for business ever more intensely. In order to provide evidence of best practices in such environments, this paper reports a case

MIKKO PYNNÖNEN; JUKKA HALLIKAS; PAAVO RITALA

2012-01-01

377

Service Learning: Applications and Research in Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have described "service learning" as an ideal way to integrate experiential education into coursework while meeting community needs and imbuing students with civic responsibility. They have advocated service learning in business as a method to implement course concepts and increase student understanding of the external environment. In…

Andrews, Christine P.

2007-01-01

378

Business Management Analyst Business Manager Director of Communication Contracts Manager  

E-print Network

with businesses. Students help prepare business plans, marketing plans, financial analysis and work on web design Leadership in Business Organizations Management of Information Technology Managerial Analysis & Action· Business Management Analyst · Business Manager · Director of Communication · Contracts Manager

Maxwell, Bruce D.

379

IBM Institute for Business Value Business analytics and optimization  

E-print Network

commitment by IBM Global Business Services to provide analysis and viewpoints that help companies realizeIBM Institute for Business Value Business analytics and optimization for the intelligent enterprise IBM Global Business Services Executive Report Business Analytics and Optimization #12;IBM Institute

380

NASA works for provide business assistance  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The wealth of technology resulting from space exploration is a valuable national resource and an investment in the future. Through NASA's Technology Transfer Program, the John C. Stennis Space Center in South Mississippi contributes to the U.S. economy by working with companies to help them benefit from these technologies. This is called technology transfer. Transferred technology helps fulfill the technical and business needs of the public in the form of new products-called 'spinoffs,'-new applications, new programs, and improved ways of doing business. The possible results are enhanced potential for industrial productivity, creation of jobs, and increased returns on investment for the taxpayer.

1997-01-01

381

The Changing US Electric Sector Business Model  

E-print Network

The Changing US Electric Sector Business Model CATEE 2013 Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference San Antonio, Texas December 17, 2013 ESL-KT-13-12-57 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16...-18 Copyright © 2013 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. • Fundamentals of the US Electric Sector Business Model • Today’s Challenges Faced by U.S. Electric Sector • The Math Does Not Lie: A Look into the Sector’s Future • Disruption to Today...

Aliff, G.

2013-01-01

382

Swarm intelligence. A whole new way to think about business.  

PubMed

What do ants and bees have to do with business? A great deal, it turns out. Individually, social insects are only minimally intelligent, and their work together is largely self-organized and unsupervised. Yet collectively they're capable of finding highly efficient solutions to difficult problems and can adapt automatically to changing environments. Over the past 20 years, the authors and other researchers have developed rigorous mathematical models to describe this phenomenon, which has been dubbed "swarm intelligence," and they are now applying them to business. Their research has already helped several companies develop more efficient ways to schedule factory equipment, divide tasks among workers, organize people, and even plot strategy. Emulating the way ants find the shortest path to a new food supply, for example, has led researchers at Hewlett-Packard to develop software programs that can find the most efficient way to route phone traffic over a telecommunications network. South-west Airlines has used a similar model to efficiently route cargo. To allocate labor, honeybees appear to follow one simple but powerful rule--they seem to specialize in a particular activity unless they perceive an important need to perform another function. Using that model, researchers at Northwestern University have devised a system for painting trucks that can automatically adapt to changing conditions. In the future, the authors speculate, a company might structure its entire business using the principles of swarm intelligence. The result, they believe, would be the ultimate self-organizing enterprise--one that could adapt quickly and instinctively to fast-changing markets. PMID:11345907

Bonabeau, E; Meyer, C

2001-05-01

383

Improving the Modifiability of the Architecture of Business Applications Xulin Zhao, Foutse Khomh, and Ying Zou  

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such as Select product, Add to the shopping cart, and Validate buyer's credit card. Business processesImproving the Modifiability of the Architecture of Business Applications Xulin Zhao, Foutse Khomh.zhao, foutse.khomh, ying.zou}@queensu.ca Abstract--In the current rapidly changing business environment

Zou, Ying

384

Business Trend Analysis by Simulation Helen Schonenberg, Jingxian Jian, Natalia Sidorova, and Wil van der Aalst  

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Business Trend Analysis by Simulation Helen Schonenberg, Jingxian Jian, Natalia Sidorova, and Wil.m.p.v.d.aalst}@tue.nl Abstract. Business processes are constantly affected by the environ- ment in which they execute their processes and to be able to estimate the effects of these trends on the processes. Business process

van der Aalst, Wil

385

A Comparative Analysis of Curriculum in International Marketing and Business between Peruvian and Guatemalan University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business education is important for economic development. A skilled workforce allows for greater advancements in productivity, the creation of new business opportunities, increased employment, and enhances the quality of life of the citizenry. With the changing international business environment it is important for academics and practitioners…

Pestonjee, Daanish D.; Spillan, John E.; Song, Hongwei; Virzi, Nicholas D.

2010-01-01

386

Electronic business adoption by European firms: a cross-country assessment of the facilitators and inhibitors  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we developed a conceptual model for studying the adoption of electronic business (e-business or EB) at the firm level, incorporating six adoption facilitators and inhibitors, based on the technology-organization- environment theoretical framework. Survey data from 3100 businesses and 7500 consumers in eight European countries were used to test the proposed adoption model. We conducted confirmatory factor analysis

Kevin Zhu; Kenneth Kraemer; Sean Xu

2003-01-01

387

Study on the objectives of supply chain management in E-business  

Microsoft Academic Search

Supply chain management (SCM) in today's global environment, especially the E-business is important to create significant competition advantages to firms and business partners worldwide. Since the objectives and goals are essential factors in the study of supply chain management in the E-business. The purpose of this research paper is to present the research question, review the conceptual framework, ERP and

Liu Dawei

2007-01-01

388

Small Business Administration: Managing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The world of business can be a difficult one, particularly for those entering the business world as owners or managers of a small business. Fortunately, there are a number of resources online that can ease this transition. The United States Small Business Administration has created this resource that is designed to give business owners a basic overview of how to manage, market, and lead their business. The site is divided into several discrete sections, including "Management for Growth", "Leadership" and "Marketing & Sales". Within each section, visitors can read essays that address such topics as the management of employees, buying a franchise, equity financing, and strategic planning. One of the highlights here is a free online growth strategies course. The site is rounded out by an area that provides information about some of the Administration's special initiatives designed to help women, minorities, and veterans.

389

ZDNet Small Business Advisor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

ZDNet Small Business Advisor was developed by Ziff-Davis, a publisher of computer magazines. The site seeks to provide "current and aspiring small business owners with all the information they need to start a business and run it well." The Tax Central section features tax software for businesses and tips on how to use them. The "How do I ...?" columns features a collection of useful articles on desktop publishing, money management, and use of the web and Microsoft Office. Visitors to the site can also send questions to experts on how to use technology to improve their business. The site features a collection of software downloads for small businesses, a message board and a shopping guide for computers.

1998-01-01

390

SmallBusiness.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

SmallBusiness.com is a "knowledge sharing community and human-powered search tool" for those running and serving small businesses. The SmallBusiness.com advice network is based on the knowledge management systems of large businesses, meaning that they expect community members to informally share their successes and failures. Users are encouraged to ask for advice on a variety of business topics. Advisors answer questions, and those looking for advice rate the advisor's advice. Free registration to the site allows for easier knowledge sharing. While the idea behind SmallBusiness.com is a noble one, it's somewhat disquieting to see that advisors do not need any kind of certification and are not even required to give much information about themselves.

391

Business process Modeling Language  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The Business Process Modeling Language (BPML) specification provides an abstract model for expressing business processes,and supporting entities. BPML defines a formal model for expressing abstract and executable processes,thataddress,all aspects of enterprise business processes, including activities of varying complexity, transactions and their compensation, data management, concurrency, exception handling and operational semantics. BPML also provides a grammar in the form of

A. Arkin

2002-01-01

392

Changing the Learning Environment in the College of Engineering and Applied Science: The impact of Educational Training on Future Faculty and Student- Centered Pedagogy on Undergraduate Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the past 20 years there have been many changes to the primary and secondary educational system that have impacted students, teachers, and post-secondary institutions across the United States of America. One of the most important is the large number of standardized tests students are required to take to show adequate performance in school. Students think differently because they are taught differently due to this focus on standardized testing, thus changing the skill sets students acquire in secondary school. This presents a critical problem for colleges and universities, as they now are using practices for and have expectations of these students that are unrealistic for the changing times. High dropout rates in the College of Engineering have been attributed to the cultural atmosphere of the institution. Students have reported a low sense of belonging and low relatability to course material. This study developed a "preparing the future" faculty program that gave graduate students at the University of Cincinnati a unique training experience that helped them understand the students they will educate. They received educational training, developed from a future educator's curriculum that covered classroom management, standards, and pedagogy. Graduate students who participated in the training program reported increases in self-efficacy and student understanding. To reduce negative experiences and increase motivation, Challenge Based Learning (CBL) was introduced in an undergraduate Basic Electric Circuits (BEC) course. CBL is a structured model for course content with a foundation in problem-based learning. CBL offers general concepts from which students derive the challenges they will address. Results show an improved classroom experience for students who were taught with CBL.

Gaskins, Whitney

393

Sustainable Futures: Where we want to be and how we get there Tyndall-SCI PhD conference, 30th31st March, 2011, Manchester, Manchester Business School (West)  

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to be discussed by the speakers: Is there a disparity between stated climate change goals and the measures taken's resources? Speakers: · Paul Ekins, Professor of Energy and Environment Policy at the University College of Sustainability Research; director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy · Andrew Simms

Watson, Andrew

394

Business a.m.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For Scottish business news and information, look no farther than Business a.m., a new daily online newspaper. The first national daily newspaper in Scotland in over 100 years, Business a.m. promises to "combine high quality news, analysis, and commentary on business, politics, law, media, accountancy, commercial property, leisure, and new technology." The Website seems to still be in stages of development and is somewhat lacking in content. It does, however, include articles from the print version of this newspaper, daily market reports, and columns and opinion pieces.

395

Emergency medical support system for extravehicular activity training held at weightless environment test building (WETS) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) : future prospects and a look back over the past decade.  

PubMed

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) provides extravehicular activity (EVA) training to astronauts in a weightless environment test building (WETS) located in Tsukuba City. For EVA training, Tsukuba Medial Center Hospital (TMCH) has established an emergency medical support system, serving as operations coordinator. Taking the perspective of emergency physicians, this paper provides an overview of the medical support system and examines its activities over the past decade as well as future issues. Fortunately, no major accident has occurred during the past 10 years of NBS. Minor complaints (external otitis, acute otitis media, transient dizziness, conjunctival inflammation, upper respiratory inflammation, dermatitis, abraded wounds, etc.) among the support divers have been addressed onsite by attending emergency physicians. Operations related to the medical support system at the WETS have proceeded smoothly for the former NASDA and continue to proceed without event for JAXA, providing safe, high-quality emergency medical services. If an accident occurs at the WETS, transporting the patient by helicopter following initial treatment by emergency physicians can actually exacerbate symptoms, since the procedure exposes a patient who was recently within a hyperbaric environment to the low-pressure environment involved in air transportation. If a helicopter is used, the flight altitude should be kept as low as possible by taking routes over the river. PMID:20703518

Nakajima, Isao; Tachibana, Masakazu; Ohashi, Noriyoshi; Imai, Hiroshi; Asari, Yasushi; Matsuyama, Shigenori

2011-12-01

396

Analysis of stock prices of mining business  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stock exchanges have a diversity of so-called business groups and much evidence has been presented by covariance matrix analysis (Laloux et al. (1999) [6], Plerou et al. (2002) [7], Plerou et al. (1999) [8], Mantegna (1999) [9], Utsugi et al. (2004) [21] and Lim et al. (2009) [26]). A market-wide effect plays a crucial role in shifting the correlation structure from random to non-random. In this work, we study the structural properties of stocks related to the mining industry, especially rare earth minerals, listed on two exchanges, namely the TSX (Toronto stock exchange) and the TSX-V (Toronto stock exchange-ventures). In general, raw-material businesses are sensitively affected by the global economy while each firm has its own cycle. We prove that the global crisis during 2006-2009 affected the mineral market considerably. These two aspects compete to control price fluctuations. We show that the internal cycle overwhelms the global economic environment in terms of random matrix theory and overlapping matrices. However, during the period of 2006-2009, the effect of the global economic environment emerges. This result is well explained by the recent global financial/economic crisis. For comparison, we analyze the time stability of business clusters of the KOSPI, that is, the electric/electronic business, using an overlapping matrix. A clear difference in behavior is confirmed. Consequently, rare earth minerals in the raw-material business should be classified not by standard business classifications but by the internal cycle of business.

Ahn, Sanghyun; Lim, G. C.; Kim, S. H.; Kim, Soo Yong; Yoon, Kwon Youb; Stanfield, Joseph Lee; Kim, Kyungsik

2011-06-01

397

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS Tuesday & Thursday  

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of Business Chapter 2 September 3 Business Ethics Chapter 3 5 Entrepreneurship Chapter 4 10 Global ContextMGMT 105 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS Fall 2013 Tuesday & Thursday Course Syllabus Instructor: D in a business institution. The various types and forms of business organizations will be presented and analyzed

Young, Paul Thomas

398

Planning your business: The Business Plan A business plan is like a road map for your business. Careful  

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. The major parts of the business plan include: summary business description market analysis personnel. The business is a new start-up business. MARKET ANALYSIS OR MARKET RESEARCH is a description of the size analysis identifies the competitors, pricing strategies, business cycles (i.e, when are the best times

399

Defining the Cellular Environment in the Organ of Corti following Extensive Hair Cell Loss: A Basis for Future Sensory Cell Replacement in the Cochlea  

PubMed Central

Background Following the loss of hair cells from the mammalian cochlea, the sensory epithelium repairs to close the lesions but no new hair cells arise and hearing impairment ensues. For any cell replacement strategy to be successful, the cellular environment of the injured tissue has to be able to nurture new hair cells. This study defines characteristics of the auditory sensory epithelium after hair cell loss. Methodology/Principal Findings Studies were conducted in C57BL/6 and CBA/Ca mice. Treatment with an aminoglycoside-diuretic combination produced loss of all outer hair cells within 48 hours in both strains. The subsequent progressive tissue re-organisation was examined using immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. There was no evidence of significant de-differentiation of the specialised columnar supporting cells. Kir4.1 was down regulated but KCC4, GLAST, microtubule bundles, connexin expression patterns and pathways of intercellular communication were retained. The columnar supporting cells became covered with non-specialised cells migrating from the outermost region of the organ of Corti. Eventually non-specialised, flat cells replaced the columnar epithelium. Flat epithelium developed in distributed patches interrupting regions of columnar epithelium formed of differentiated supporting cells. Formation of the flat epithelium was initiated within a few weeks post-treatment in C57BL/6 mice but not for several months in CBA/Ca's, suggesting genetic background influences the rate of re-organisation. Conclusions/Significance The lack of dedifferentiation amongst supporting cells and their replacement by cells from the outer side of the organ of Corti are factors that may need to be considered in any attempt to promote endogenous hair cell regeneration. The variability of the cellular environment along an individual cochlea arising from patch-like generation of flat epithelium, and the possible variability between individuals resulting from genetic influences on the rate at which remodelling occurs may pose challenges to devising the appropriate regenerative therapy for a deaf patient. PMID:22299045

Taylor, Ruth R.; Jagger, Daniel J.; Forge, Andrew

2012-01-01

400

21st Century Business Education: Predictions from Oklahoma CTE Business Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study described the predictions of 146 (n = 146) full-time CTE BMITE teachers about the greatest influences on the future of Business, Marketing and Information Technology Education. A quantitative descriptive survey research design was implemented for the study using a sample of teachers in middle schools, high schools and career and…

McAnally, Beverly

2012-01-01

401

War, Chaos, and Business: Modern Business Strategy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This unique Website, hosted by Kettle Creek Corporation, offers articles and presentations on the theories of Colonel John R. Boyd, a US strategist. Boyd wrote extensively on the ideas of agility and time-based competition. The former refers to the ability "to generate ambiguity, isolation, and panic in the opposing side." Boyd advocated combining agility with time-based competition, "to operate in rapid decision cycle time," in order to win wars. On this Website, these two theories are applied to business strategy. The articles in the database may be browsed by author or title, navigating via the left side of the screen. The site also contains a large collection of case studies, business applications, and biographies of Boyd. This site seems to be a little slow to load, but for those interested in applying military theory to business strategy, it will be well-worth the wait.

402

The 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges to Business Education. National Business Education Association Yearbook, No. 37.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This yearbook examines six themes representative of the challenges to future business educators. "The Future We Create" (Arthur McEntee) discusses them: a thinking curriculum, opportunities for real-world learning, matching teaching and learning styles, teachers as knowledge facilitators, technology as a learning tool, and global thinking for a…

Villee, Pat A. Gallo, Ed.; Curran, Michael G., Ed.

403

Business Plan in Brief : Draft.  

SciTech Connect

Competition is revolutionizing the electricity industry, and utilities may never be the same. In the past two decades, government deregulation has transformed the airline, cable television, natural gas, and telecommunications industries. Now, with the passage of new laws which have spurred the growth of independent power and opened up transmission access, the electric utility industry has become the laboratory for change. Here in the Northwest, dramatic changes in the electric industry mean that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is facing real competition. Our customers have more choices than they had in the past. BPA`s draft Business Plan is a direct response to this changing environment. The plan presents how we propose to adapt to the new competitive marketplace. This is a summary of the plan and some of the important issues it raises for regional discussion. The draft plan contains much more detail on all the topics mentioned here. Business Plan is BPA`s first attempt to integrate the long-term strategic plans of the various parts of the agency with a strategic financial plan. Change is evident throughout the plan--change in our operating environment, in our strategic direction, in our customer and constituent relationships, and in BPA itself as an organization.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1994-06-01

404

Multi-decadal changes in tundra environments and ecosystems: synthesis of the International Polar Year-Back to the Future project (IPY-BTF).  

PubMed

Understanding the responses of tundra systems to global change has global implications. Most tundra regions lack sustained environmental monitoring and one of the only ways to document multi-decadal change is to resample historic research sites. The International Polar Year (IPY) provided a unique opportunity for such research through the Back to the Future (BTF) project (IPY project #512). This article synthesizes the results from 13 papers within this Ambio Special Issue. Abiotic changes include glacial recession in the Altai Mountains, Russia; increased snow depth and hardness, permafrost warming, and increased growing season length in sub-arctic Sweden; drying of ponds in Greenland; increased nutrient availability in Alaskan tundra ponds, and warming at most locations studied. Biotic changes ranged from relatively minor plant community change at two sites in Greenland to moderate change in the Yukon, and to dramatic increases in shrub and tree density on Herschel Island, and in subarctic Sweden. The population of geese tripled at one site in northeast Greenland where biomass in non-grazed plots doubled. A model parameterized using results from a BTF study forecasts substantial declines in all snowbeds and increases in shrub tundra on Niwot Ridge, Colorado over the next century. In general, results support and provide improved capacities for validating experimental manipulation, remote sensing, and modeling studies. PMID:21954732

Callaghan, Terry V; Tweedie, Craig E; Akerman, Jonas; Andrews, Christopher; Bergstedt, Johan; Butler, Malcolm G; Christensen, Torben R; Cooley, Dorothy; Dahlberg, Ulrika; Danby, Ryan K; Daniëls, Fred J A; de Molenaar, Johannes G; Dick, Jan; Mortensen, Christian Ebbe; Ebert-May, Diane; Emanuelsson, Urban; Eriksson, Håkan; Hedenås, Henrik; Henry H R, Greg; Hik, David S; Hobbie, John E; Jantze, Elin J; Jaspers, Cornelia; Johansson, Cecilia; Johansson, Margareta; Johnson, David R; Johnstone, Jill F; Jonasson, Christer; Kennedy, Catherine; Kenney, Alice J; Keuper, Frida; Koh, Saewan; Krebs, Charles J; Lantuit, Hugues; Lara, Mark J; Lin, David; Lougheed, Vanessa L; Madsen, Jesper; Matveyeva, Nadya; Mcewen, Daniel C; Myers-Smith, Isla H; Narozhniy, Yuriy K; Olsson, Håkan; Pohjola, Veijo A; Price, Larry W; Rigét, Frank; Rundqvist, Sara; Sandström, Anneli; Tamstorf, Mikkel; Van Bogaert, Rik; Villarreal, Sandra; Webber, Patrick J; Zemtsov, Valeriy A

2011-09-01

405

Uranium, its impact on the national and global energy mix; and its history, distribution, production, nuclear fuel-cycle, future, and relation to the environment  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The many aspects of uranium, a heavy radioactive metal used to generate electricity throughout the world, are briefly described in relatively simple terms intended for the lay reader. An adequate glossary of unfamiliar terms is given. Uranium is a new source of electrical energy developed since 1950, and how we harness energy from it is explained. It competes with the organic coal, oil, and gas fuels as shown graphically. Uranium resources and production for the world are tabulated and discussed by country and for various energy regions in the United States. Locations of major uranium deposits and power reactors in the United States are mapped. The nuclear fuel-cycle of uranium for a typical light-water reactor is illustrated at the front end-beginning with its natural geologic occurrence in rocks through discovery, mining, and milling; separation of the scarce isotope U-235, its enrichment, and manufacture into fuel rods for power reactors to generate electricity-and at the back end-the reprocessing and handling of the spent fuel. Environmental concerns with the entire fuel cycle are addressed. The future of the use of uranium in new, simplified, 'passively safe' reactors for the utility industry is examined. The present resource assessment of uranium in the United States is out of date, and a new assessment could aid the domestic uranium industry.

Finch, Warren Irvin

1997-01-01

406

Ethical Business: The Search for Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

ELDIS, the Electronic Development and Environment Information System, (described in the October 9, 1997 Scout Report for Business & Economics) provides this "selection of useful materials" on ethical business and fair trading issues. Sections of the site include Social standards, Environmental standards, Anti-corruption, and The corporate response -- a list of resources on marketing responses to public attitudes. Each is introduced with a brief picture of the relevant public policy debates. In addition, the site also provides overviews of current corporate monitoring methods as well as case studies for an in-depth look at the impact of corporate reporting standards.

1999-01-01

407

Mind Your Own Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like any well-run company deciding on what products and services to offer, a good library should pay attention to customer demand when it is building its business reference collection. What kind of information do business patrons want? Most are looking for company and industry details: a corporate address or name of an officer, financial data for…

Nixon, Judith M.; Kirkwood, Hal P., Jr.

2004-01-01

408

Business and Economics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Geological Survey defines Business and Economics as the activities and processes associated with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. This page provides links to publications and other relevant resources produced by the USGS on the topic of Business and Economics.

US Geological Survey

409

Semantic Business Process Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current Business Process Management technologies cover all the process life-cycle but still suffer from many limitations with respect to their complexity, maintainability and degree of automation. Recent research initiatives aim at overcoming these limitations by introducing Semantic technologies in the process life-cycle. One of the steps that can benefit from this approach is the Business Process Analysis, that focuses on

Irene Celino; Ana Karla Alves De Medeiros; Gernot Zeissler; Michael Oppitz; Federico Michele Facca; Stefan Zoeller

2007-01-01

410

A Bilingual Business Major?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Foreign language skills are necessary not only in international commerce but also in domestic business with the growing Hispanic American population. Many Hispanics have only minimal English skills and prefer to do business in Spanish and use Spanish language media. Because Hispanic Americans account for a significant portion of the consumer…

Barger-Merino, Kathleen A.

411

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  

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, Finance, International Business (BA only) · Minors Business Administration Accolades We are dedicated are prepared for a global economy and are required to complete two semesters in one foreign language in locations such as France, Germany, Spain, and Hungary. · Students have many opportunities for internships

Gering, Jon C.

412

Business Games Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this handbook is to provide training directors and all others interested in business games with an organized listing and description of business games and their sources; and to provide a source of sufficient data to help them select games for a particular purpose. The games are categorized as general purpose games, used in management…

Graham, Robert G.; Gray, Clifford F.

413

Computers in Small Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was administered to a sample of about 10,000 members of the National Federation of Independent Business in 1985 to ascertain a variety of information about the use of computers in the nation's small businesses, including the extent of their use, training needs of users, and impacts and benefits. Major findings summarized from the 2,813…

Rumberger, Russell W.; Levin, Henry M.

414

Digital Business RESEARCH BRIEF  

E-print Network

for Digital Business, S. Bhansali and E. Brynjolfsson Measuring the Impact of Electronic Data ManagementCenter for Digital Business RESEARCH BRIEF Volume X Number 2 January 2008 © 2008 MIT Center-experiment: the phased introduction of Electronic Document Management (EDM) across multiple offices at different dates

415

Business Communication in BELF  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors' business communication perspective is not in fact that of ESL but rather English as a foreign language (EFL) or, even more so, English as a lingua franca (ELF). To be more specific, they would like to add one more acronym to the list: They teach BELF, by which they refer to ELF for business communication purposes. The authors work as…

Kankaanranta, Anne; Louhiala-Salminen, Leena

2007-01-01

416

Selective Lessons from Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the years, the author has participated in many gatherings where business leaders have been invited to provide educational leaders with advice regarding the way they should lead their schools. Some of these events proved satisfying, but others proved disastrous. In this article, the author argues that it is a mistake to invite business leaders…

Schlechty, Phillip C.

2008-01-01

417

Business School Student Handbook  

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1 MMU Business School Student Handbook MBA (Full Time) 2011-12 www.business.mmu.ac.uk #12......................................................................................25 8 Quiet Room................................................................................25 the programme is contained in this handbook. Please take the time to read it ­ a lot of the information

418

Publishing: The Creative Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book offers guidelines to emerging and would-be publishers, whether they plan to enter publishing as a career, a sideline, or a diversion. It stresses the business aspects of publishing and emphasizes the major housekeeping functions encountered in the business, except methods of sales and distribution. Contents include "The Mechanics of…

Bohne, Harald; Van Ierssel, Harry

419

Business Advice Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Business Advice Online is a creation of the Small Business Service (SBS), a new government agency in the United Kingdom. Launched in April 2000, the Website highlights some of the excellent resources available through this agency in the Business Topics section. Clicking on a topic brings up a subtopic menu, which in turn leads to short synopses of SBS services and hyperlinks to other UK government documents. Users be forewarned that the links are a little hard to see because the main text is dark blue and the links are in black font. The site also contains links to other industry information, business news, and key contacts. Another slight flaw in the design of the site is that some of the subtopic menus pop-up very low in the screen, so users may have to scroll down a bit to see the menus. However, these small problems should not overshadow the wealth of information found on Business Advice Online.

420

Introduction to eBusiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

When speaking about eBusiness as applied to the healthcare market, two questions arise immediately. First, what is eBusiness?\\u000a Second, why is eBusiness in healthcare different from eBusiness in other industries? In this chapter, we shall give an overview\\u000a of the foundations of eBusiness, explain the importance of eBusiness within the healthcare domain, and describe the peculiarities\\u000a of the healthcare market.

Ursula Hübner

421

United States Small Business Administration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) was established by the federal government to provide assistance to small businesses. There is much useful information here on how to start a business. Resources available include a guide to create your own business plan, a list of financial and marketing assistance programs, a directory of SBA offices, and counseling and training resources. SBA also provides business-related software to be downloaded from its site and a business card exchange.

422

Open for Business Why Cardiff?  

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Open for Business Business #12;Why Cardiff? Cardiff University has an enviable track record introduction to the University's formidable commercial capabilities. Come along and meet like- minded people

Martin, Ralph R.

423

Business for Social Responsibility Homepage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A nonprofit organization, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) provides information, tools, training and advisory services to make corporate social responsibility an integral part of business operations and strategies.

2007-04-15

424

Issues in Teaching Business Subjects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the necessity of keeping the business education curriculum current. Covers teaching shorthand, teaching typewriting on typewriters, administrative support courses, and business communication. (JOW)

Ward, Edna C.; Kilpatrick, Retha H.

1988-01-01

425

Knowledge Management and New Organization Forms: A Framework for Business Model Innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The concept of knowledge management,is not new in information systems practice and research. However, radical changes in the business environment have suggested limitations of the traditional information-processing view of knowledge management. Specifically, it is being realized that the programmed,nature of heuristics underlying such systems may be inadequate for coping with the demands,imposed by the new business environments. New business

Yogesh Malhotra

2000-01-01

426

Students' Perception of International Business Curriculum: An Explorative Study--Case of Lebanon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Economic development depends on business education for a thriving and secure society. A skilled workforce that can create, innovate, and increase business opportunities fosters an environment of prosperity that provides jobs and enhances the quality of life among its citizens. This article examines the environment, content, and delivery of…

Bahhouth, Victor; Spillan, John E.; Bahhouth, Jocelyne; Khoueiri, Roy

2012-01-01

427

Sun Tzu's The Art of War for business management strategic planning: resources and competitive actions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given as follows. Under the well-known Sun Tzu's philosophy, a survey on its implementation in Hong Kong business environment was conducted. One of the main objectives is to research and assess the usefulness and influences of these philosophies and strategies in the Hong Kong business environment. The responses provide insight to both local and foreign companies in

S. F. Lee; P. Roberts; W. S. Lau

1999-01-01

428

1,The Danish Ministry of Economy and Business Affairs/Danish Energy Authority  

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1,The Danish Ministry of Economy and Business Affairs/Danish Energy Authority Master Plan for Legionowo Hydraulic Analyses May 2003 #12;The Danish Ministry of Economy and Business Affairs/Danish Energy Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy on assistance to an Environment Related Energy Sector Programme

429

Business evolution or revolution? Mail-order pharmacies in Germany.  

PubMed

It is an interesting detail of the present reform of national public health service in Germany that mail-order and internet pharmacies will be founded in future as new (e-commerce) business models. Main points of conceivable business systems can be characterised as well as critical success factors. No potential participant can ever have all the necessary resources and competences to implement a competitive business system without external support. This is why cooperation seems to be a useful tool for competence management. The Resource-based View will serve as theoretical background for analysis. The required and available competences of conceivable players can be identified. Features of resources can be described that recommend special types of cooperation with the intention of establishing and operate a business system. Especially German and international pharmaceutical wholesalers can be identified as conceivable "parents" of mail-order pharmacies in the future. PMID:18048201

Gersch, Martin

2004-01-01

430

Approved Module Information for BD2S3S, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Business Policy Module Code: BD2S3S  

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. Topic 2: The Business Audit (Macro / Micro Environment) Topic 3: Business Analysis Models. Topic 4: Business Analysis Models Sources of Competitive Advantage. Topic 5: Strategic Options / Strategic ChoiceApproved Module Information for BD2S3S, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Business Policy Module Code: BD2S

Neirotti, Juan Pablo

431

My Car Is a Lemon! Use of the Better Business Bureau's Auto Line[R] Program as a Pedagogical Model of ADR  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is normally included as part of an introductory business law/legal environment course. While some business schools offer stand-alone ADR courses, the majority do not. As a result, a business student's only exposure to ADR processes may be through a Legal Studies in Business course. Several scholars have created…

Steslow, Donna M.

2010-01-01

432

There is an aspect of the future that is predictable.  

E-print Network

There is an aspect of the future that is predictable. Those who understand trends ­ seeing as the hope or direction the vision provided. The truth is, you don't need a crystal ball to see the future it helps us to focus on the long-term. From prospective view to creating the future. To be a true business

Yang, Eui-Hyeok

433

BusinessWeek Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

_Business Week_, published by the McGraw Hill Companies, has recently made its web debut. The site is highlighted by the full text of articles from the print magazine. Also included are a selected browsable archive back to late 1995; a daily briefing section (frames based), with concise summaries of news and market information including performance information on new IPOs (initial public offerings); BW Plus, with topical information on such issues as the best business schools, mutual funds, and women in business; a computer buying guide; and an interactive portfolio manager. A complete five-year searchable archive (fee based) will soon be available.

434

Increasing applied business ethics courses in business school curricula  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business schools have a responsibility to incorporate applied business ethics courses as part of their undergraduate and MBA curriculum. The purpose of this article is to take a background and historical look at reasons for the new emphasis on ethical coursework in business schools. The article suggests a prescription for undergraduate and graduate education in applied business ethics and explores

Ronald R. Sims; Serbrenia J. Sims

1991-01-01

435

Roadmap: Business Management Technology Information Technology -Associate of Applied Business  

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BMRT 21050 Fundamentals of Marketing Technology 3 BMRT 21000 Business Law and Ethics I 3 Kent CoreRoadmap: Business Management Technology ­ Information Technology - Associate of Applied Business: [14 Credit Hours] ACTT 11000 Accounting I-Financial 4 BMRT 11000 Introduction to Business 3 COMT

Sheridan, Scott

436

Rethinking How Business Purpose Is Taught in Catholic Business Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business education at a Catholic university should engage students and faculty across the university in critically examining the purpose of business in society. Following the best practices of leading business schools, the Catholic business curriculum has mostly focused on the shareholder and stakeholder approaches--with the shareholder approach…

Johnson, Lyman; Naughton, Michael; Bojan, William

2013-01-01

437

Business-to-Business EIPP: Presentment Models and Payment Options  

E-print Network

of the Business-to-Business Task Force membership, under the guidance of NACHA's Council for Electronic Billing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to automate business processes, the costs are prohibitive to many companies. The Internet is emerging as the venue for non-EDI businesses to automate inter-company transactions. Electronic

Shamos, Michael I.

438

MODELLING E-BUSINESS SECURITY USING BUSINESS S. Nachtigal  

E-print Network

-based technologies make it possible for organisations to perform all busi- ness connections electronically implies the existence of a Web-site as a means of enabling electronic business (Poirier and Bauer, 2001MODELLING E-BUSINESS SECURITY USING BUSINESS PROCESSES S. Nachtigal Royal Holloway, University

Mitchell, Chris

439

A look at V/STOL for business aircraft.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Attempt to ascertain the economic viability of the V/STOL capability for business aircraft and the manner in which this viability depends on the aircraft concept. A cost-benefit analysis is presented which indicates that a VTOL business aircraft would be more viable economically than a contemporary turbine-powered business aircraft. The combination of traveler's time value and trip distance for which each aircraft dominates is shown. The significance of disk loading in V/STOL concept application is discussed, and preliminary design configuration studies for three different business-aircraft-sized V/STOLs, using three concepts covering a range of disk loading, are presented as examples. Finally, a discussion of operational aspects of interest to future users of V/STOL business aircraft is presented which centers around the requirements for routine IFR terminal-area operations.

Feistel, T. W.; Stewart, E. C.; Gerdes, R. M.; Smith, K. R., Jr.

1972-01-01

440

76 FR 54800 - International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit, Quality Assurance Group, San...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...TA-W-74,554] International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit...former workers of International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit...former workers of International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business...

2011-09-02

441

Software tools supporting business process analysis and modelling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examines the wide range of business process analysis\\/modelling (BPA\\/M) tools available, and compares the features of 12 specific tools. Presents two case studies with examples of software tool analysis results. The discussion addresses whether these tools meet the needs of managers of change and business process re-engineering (BPR) initiatives, and offers suggestions for future tool evolution. The focus is to

Bing Yu; David T. Wright

1997-01-01

442

2020 Workplace and the Evolution of Business Intelligence  

SciTech Connect

The work place is rapidly changing and will continue to change as the decade proceeds to 2020. Business Intelligence (BI) has many of the tools that will ensure that employees in this future work place can be successful and deal with these environmental changes. Ideas such as “swarming”, “hyper-connectedness”, “de-routinization of work” and “the collective” will morph employee engagement and those organizations with mature Business Intelligence practices will be prepared to support the success of their employees.

Hollis Henry; Troy Hiltbrand

2012-03-01

443

Future Architecture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a lesson plan from Metro's environmental planning and transportation curriculum called 'Planning for a Livable Future'. Focuses on activities in which students speculate about necessary structure, imagine the cultural and environmental changes, and design and draw structures to meet the needs of the future population. (Author/KHR)

Clearing, 2003

2003-01-01

444

Advanced situation awareness with localised environmental community observatories in the Future Internet  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The phenomenal advances in information and communication technologies over the last decade have led to offering unprecedented connectivity with real potentials for "Smart living" between large segments of human populations around the world. In particular, Voluntary Groups(VGs) and individuals with interest in monitoring the state of their local environment can be connected through the internet and collaboratively generate important localised environmental observations. These could be considered as the Community Observatories(CO) of the Future Internet(FI). However, a set of FI enablers are needed to be deployed for these communities to become effective COs in the Future Internet. For example, these communities will require access to services for the intelligent processing of heterogeneous data and capture of advancend situation awarness about the environment. This important enablement will really unlock the communities true potential for participating in localised monitoring of the environment in addition to their contribution in the creation of business entreprise. Among the eight Usage Areas(UA) projects of the FP7 FI-PPP programme, the ENVIROFI Integrated Project focuses on the specifications of the Future Internet enablers of the Environment UA. The specifications are developed under multiple environmental domains in context of users needs for the development of mash-up applications in the Future Internet. It will enable users access to real-time, on-demand fused information with advanced situation awareness about the environment at localised scales. The mash-up applications shall get access to rich spatio-temporal information from structured fusion services which aggregate COs information with existing environmental monitoring stations data, established by research organisations and private entreprise. These applications are being developed in ENVIROFI for the atmospheric, marine and biodiversity domains, together with a potential to be extended to other domains and scenarios concerning smart and safe living in the Future Internet.

Sabeur, Z. A.; Denis, H.; Nativi, S.

2012-04-01

445

Business Schools.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is designed to provide detailed information on many different aspects of pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree in business, along with providing related information on available scholarships and potential career options. Developed as part of the All Schools online network, visitors to the site can search their database of over 1500 schools by state, country, specialty, and educational level. The search engine will return results based on visitors specifications that will contain links to the different schools' respective programs, along with a link to send email to the program directly. The site also has a helpful list of hundreds of financial aid options available to students studying business, along with a glossary and suggested reading for selecting an appropriate program. Finally, the site contains numerous guidance articles written by experts in the field of business education, such as a Yale business school professor and a former Ocean Spray marketing director.

1997-01-01

446

Minority Business Development Agency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1969 by executive order, the Minority Business Development Agency is the sole federal agency created "to foster the creation, growth, and expansion of minority-owned businesses in America." Along with the Agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., there are also five regional offices and four district offices that provide assistance to socially or economically disadvantaged individuals. While the Agency has no authority to make grant or loan guarantees to any individual, they are able to help identify external financing sources for various business expenses. From the home page, visitors can read about upcoming seminars, conferences, and workshops sponsored by the MBDA, along with reading about such helpful subjects as e-commerce and free internet courses on how to begin a new business. The publication section here is excellent, as it contains a number of reports on industry topics, such as growth opportunities for minorities in the telecommunications and automotive fields. [KMG

447

Business Law Today  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Bar Association has recently begun to provide full text of this bimonthly magazine covering various aspects of business law. In addition to feature articles, there are five small sections with snippets of legal news and features.

1995-01-01

448

Business Law Today  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Bar Association has recently begun to provide full text of this bimonthly magazine covering various aspects of business law. In addition to feature articles, there are five small sections with snippets of legal news and features.

2007-04-19

449

How Knowledge Becomes Business  

E-print Network

INNOVATION How Knowledge Becomes Business INFORMATION Pattern Recognition in Music and Medicine. There is no contradiction between basic research and industrial research. On the contrary, each acts as a cat- alyst

Falge, Eva

450

Wireless services business plan  

E-print Network

The primary goals of this thesis were to analyze the market for wireless applications/services and create a business plan for a viable wireless application. There has been tremendous hype relating to wireless data services ...

Koh, Bong (Bong Dug)

2005-01-01

451

Micronotes, LLC : business plan  

E-print Network

The primary goal of this research was to determine if Micronotes, a start-up company based on an electronic bill-pay service that enables customers to prepay and discount their bills, is a viable business proposition. Here ...

Kinkead, Devon Andrew

2008-01-01

452

Teaching Business EDP.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a business electronic data processing (EDP) course at a university in West Germany. Includes major subjects taught and strategies used to maximize learning opportunities. Factors considered in developing the course are outlined. (JN)

Mertens, P.

1984-01-01

453

Business School Student Handbook  

E-print Network

1 MMU Business School Student Handbook Masters Network (Full Time) 2011-12 www......................................................................................26 8 Quiet Room................................................................................26 9 take the time to read it ­ a lot of the information will be vitally important to your success

454

Business School Student Handbook  

E-print Network

1 MMU Business School Student Handbook Masters Network (Part Time) 2011-12 www......................................................................................25 8 Quiet Room................................................................................25 9 take the time to read it ­ a lot of the information will be vitally important to your success

455

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION  

E-print Network

business simulation game and analysis of results utilizing business analytics. Prereq: sophomore standingBACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT For students admitted to: UWM prior to Fall 2012 and the Business major prior to Fall 2012 Course Descriptions BUS ADM 230

Saldin, Dilano

456

The power of business models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past few years, “business models” have surged into the management vocabulary. But, while it has become quite fashionable to discuss business models, there is still much confusion about what business models are and how they can be used. In fact, business models can serve a positive and powerful role in corporate management. While other authors have recently offered

Scott M. Shafer; H. Jeff Smith; Jane C. Linder

2005-01-01

457

TENNESSEE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK  

E-print Network

TENNESSEE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK THE STATE'S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FALL 2011 #12;Matthew N BY THE Center for Business and Economic Research College of Business Administration The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee TENNESSEE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK THE STATE'S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FALL 2011 #12;ii

Tennessee, University of

458

TENNESSEE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK  

E-print Network

TENNESSEE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK THE STATE'S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK SPRING 2013 #12;Matthew N BY THE Center for Business and Economic Research College of Business Administration The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee TENNESSEE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK THE STATE'S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK SPRING 2013 #12

Tennessee, University of

459

AGATE animation - business theme  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Business jet 6 of 6. Advanced General Aviation Technology Experiment (AGATE). The General Aviation Propulsion Program (GAP). AGATE and GAP are providing industry partners with technologies leading to a Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) in the early 21st century. These investments support the national general aviation 'roadmap' goal to 'enable doorstep-to-destination travel at four times highway speeds to virtually all of the nation's suburban, rural and remote communities.' Image from AGATE 'business jet' video animation.

1998-01-01

460

Career and Technical Student Organizations: Building Our Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a look at the history, structure, and role of career and technical student organizations: Business Professionals of America, SkillsUSA-VICA, DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi, Health Occupations Students of America, the Technology Student Association, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, FFA, and Family, Career, and Community Leaders…

Reese, Susan

2003-01-01

461

Evolving regulation for the utility of the future  

SciTech Connect

Economic regulation began when much about retail electricity service was unknown. It supported a rapid evolution of technology, business models, and customers. Now, when much is unknown about the technology, business models, and customers of the future, economic regulation can serve this role again. Doing so requires only that we decide what to keep. (author)

Lesh, Pamela Grace

2010-03-15

462

Framing the Future: An E-Commerce Operation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on a study that analyzes the business management processes of Australia's Framing the Future program (FTF) in terms of the extent to which they demonstrate e-commerce principles. Chapter 1 describes the concept of e-commerce in relation to vocational education and training (VET). It defines e-commerce as any business…

Mitchell, John

463

Bringing science to business  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bringing science to business seems rather straight forward. Technology is constantly moving forward and new inventions are being brought into the market place. Science parks and technology parks have sprung out all around the globe competing against each other and trying to keep their own doors open by bringing in new business, thereby creating much needed income to keep their operations moving forward. However, only a small handful ofthese centers around the world can truly be considered successful. It is the relationship between the scientists, start-up business, local universities, local government, and invited bigger business that allows the parks to succeed. The individual scientist wishing to enter into business or just hoping to get his invention into the pool of potential ideas; which might end up in the hands of an entrepreneur or an established company, is not always that simple. Universal success principles must be embraced to ensure success. One must believe in oneself and to strive for excellence. One must be able to see the other persons viewpoint and adapt and change his behavior in order to succeed. One must learn to create trust as well as learn to trust. Furthermore, one must learn to focus on the why of the process and not on the how. A market must be identified and benefits of local area must be sold to potential investor or business partners. A local success has in part to do with local cooperation.

Lemetti, Paul

2005-06-01

464

Small Business: Workforce Development Consortia Provide Needed Services. Report to the Honorable Christopher S. Bond, Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Senate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lacking the resources of larger organizations, small businesses are often unable to find skilled workers to fill immediate employment needs and to identify strategies to meet their future workforce needs. In some communities, business and trade organizations, community colleges, and other public and private organizations have partnered to create…

Shaul, Marnie S.

465

STRIVING TOWARD THE FUTURE: ASPIRATION-PERFORMANCE DISCREPANCIES  

E-print Network

in organization theory. Theorists in the organizational learning tradition view organizational change as being1 STRIVING TOWARD THE FUTURE: ASPIRATION-PERFORMANCE DISCREPANCIES AND PLANNED ORGANIZATIONAL PARZEN Associate Professor of Decision and Information Analysis Goizueta Business School Emory University

Parzen, Michael

466

Future value chains in the computer hardware industry  

E-print Network

Companies in the computer hardware industry can benefit by incorporating future business scenarios in their present decision-making processes. Any decision regarding strategic supply chain design is one such area where ...

Roy, Shaunak, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006-01-01

467

Family Structure, Policy Shocks, and Family Business Adjustment Choices  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research used survey data collected between 2005 and 2006 in rural Kentucky to empirically investigate how different\\u000a types of rural households in Kentucky cope with the changes in economic environment during the post-tobacco buyout by employing\\u000a two different family business models, the Agricultural Household Model and the Sustainable Family Business Model. Data were\\u000a analyzed using a multinomial probit model.

Helen Pushkarskaya; Maria I. Marshall

2010-01-01

468

Implementing process views in the web service environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web service and business process technologies are widely adopted to facilitate business automation and collaboration. Given\\u000a the complexity of business processes, it is a sought-after feature to show a business process with different views to cater\\u000a for the diverse interests, authority levels, etc., of different users. Aiming to implement such flexible process views in\\u000a the Web service environment, this paper

Xiaohui Zhao; Chengfei Liu; Wasim Sadiq; Marek Kowalkiewicz; Sira Yongchareon

2011-01-01

469

The moderating effect of institutional context on the relationship between associational activity and new business activity in emerging economies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Varying institutional environments provide the foundation for a great deal of international business (IB) research yet relatively little empirical work has examined the association between institutional factors and new business development in emerging economies, although the importance of new business development for economic transition and growth is widely acknowledged. Drawing from social network and institutional theories, we address this gap

Dirk De Clercq; Wade M. Danis; Mourad Dakhli

2010-01-01

470

Business Law Law plays a role in our everyday lives. You don't have to be in a  

E-print Network

Business Law Law plays a role in our everyday lives. You don't have to be in a courtroom to see the business law minor is not designed to make you a lawyer, it will help you recognize legal issues and responsibilities and make you more comfortable in a legal environment. Many of our business law minors

Miles, Will

471

Children and the Environment. The State of the Environment, 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes the ways in which children in developing nations have been adversely affected by their environment and what changes could be made to mitigate these circumstances. Chapter 1 discusses the environment, children, and future generations, pointing out the special needs children have now and will have in the future, the role of…

United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.

472

Business Day Authoritative, informative and timely,  

E-print Network

Overview #12;Business Day Overview Authoritative, informative and timely, Business Day is a must read for business decision-makers. Business Day has Australia's most influential business writers to give readers a sound understanding of what's happening in the business world. Business Day readers

Peters, Richard

473

Storage needs in future supercomputer environments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As the computing capacity of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) systems is increased and new applications are developed, the need for archival capacity will increase. The hardware and software architectures that will be needed to support advanced applications are discussed. Viewgraphs are included.

Coleman, Sam

1991-01-01

474

Storage needs in future supercomputer environments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a Department of Energy contractor, managed by the University of California since 1952. Major projects at the Laboratory include the Strategic Defense Initiative, nuclear weapon design, magnetic and laser fusion, laser isotope separation, and weather modeling. The Laboratory employs about 8,000 people. There are two major computer centers: The Livermore Computer Center and the National Energy Research Supercomputer Center. As we increase the computing capacity of LLNL systems and develop new applications, the need for archival capacity will increase. Rather than quantify that increase, I will discuss the hardware and software architectures that we will need to support advanced applications.

Coleman, Sam

1992-01-01

475

The Future of Energy and Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This brief review is a tribute to Professor Akito Arima on the occasion of his 80th birthday, celebrated at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. Professor Akito Arima has played a major role in nuclear physics and the development of international collaborations. He has strongly encouraged the science community to bridge university research and industry, and to connect science to the needs of the world population. This paper describes the present challenges of producing enough energy for the world population in a context of diminishing fossil fuels and climate change. Coal, gas and nuclear energy dominate the scene at short and medium term, while new energy technologies are very promising in the long term. In contrast with the situation ten years ago, a significant expansion of nuclear power is planned all over the world.

Frois, Bernard

2011-05-01

476

Discounting Future Green: Money Versus the Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 3 studies, participants made choices between hypothetical financial, environmental, and health gains and losses that took effect either immediately or with a delay of 1 or 10 years. In all 3 domains, choices indicated that gains were discounted more than losses. There were no significant differences in the discounting of monetary and environmental outcomes, but health gains were discounted

David J. Hardisty; Elke U. Weber

2009-01-01

477

An air and water pollution prevention primer for small businesses  

SciTech Connect

Pollution prevention is one of the few areas in which environmental goals and economic interests clearly coincide. Benefits include reduced costs, liabilities and regulatory burdens, and an improved environment. Minimizing the quantity and toxicity of waste also reduces the need for waste treatment operations. Because economics is one of the factors weighed when adopting pollution prevent technologies, economic analysis based on equipment's payback period is important to determine whether a system should be adopted and, if so, what equipment should be selected. Many air pollution control methods, wastewater treatment systems and sludge dewatering processes can be used for materials recovery and water reuse. Factors to consider when selecting a waste treatment system include legal limitations or effluent criteria imposed for public protection, social limitations imposed by the community in which the pollution source is or will be located, and economic limitations. The latter two factors are critical for small businesses, which typically are located in or near metropolitan areas, and often have limited financial resources. Another factor to consider is whether a waste treatment system can be designed to accommodate future expansion or operational modifications. Although small businesses tend to prefer traditional, proven environmental technologies, some new technologies can be adopted easily to reduce waste generation and costs. In addition, several relatively simple and inexpensive practices have proven successful in eliminating or minimizing wastes. These include: improving housekeeping practices; segregating wastes; changing materials purchasing and inventory control procedures; substituting less toxic materials; recycling and reusing wastes; reducing wastewater flows; changing production methods or modifying production processes; and training employees in pollution prevention.

Huang, C.S. (Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States))

1995-03-01

478

Future Flight Decks  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The evolution of commercial transport flight deck configurations over the past 20-30 years and expected future developments are described. Key factors in the aviation environment are identified that the authors expect will significantly affect flight deck designers. One of these is the requirement for commercial aviation accident rate reduction, which is probably required if global commercial aviation is to grow as projected. Other factors include the growing incrementalism in flight deck implementation, definition of future airspace operations, and expectations of a future pilot corps that will have grown up with computers. Future flight deck developments are extrapolated from observable factors in the aviation environment, recent research results in the area of pilot-centered flight deck systems, and by considering expected advances in technology that are being driven by other than aviation requirements. The authors hypothesize that revolutionary flight deck configuration changes will be possible with development of human-centered flight deck design methodologies that take full advantage of commercial and/or entertainment-driven technologies.

Arbuckle, P. Douglas; Abbott, Kathy H.; Abbott, Terence S.; Schutte, Paul C.

1998-01-01

479

Follow Futures: @NatureFutures  

E-print Network

. "My future self used a Kerr black hole. The ring of electrons isn't enough to keep a person from being ago," Mr Levin snapped. "Constant questions about what I was doing and if anything weird had happened

Loss, Daniel

480

Harvard Business Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As what is arguably one of the most well-known business publications in the world, the Harvard Business Review is a key source of information for policy makers, financiers, government officials, and journalists. While not all of their content is available for free here, their website offers enough free material to make it a valuable online destination. First-time visitors can browse their Must Reads, which are prominently featured on the homepage. These offerings are divided into areas that include Leadership, Strategy, Managing Yourself, and Change Management. Moving along, visitors should also look over the Blogs area containing excellent posts with titles like "Should Barnes & Noble Turn into a Mini-Mall" and "Disengaged Employees? Do Something About it." There is more free content over at the Audio & Video area where visitors can view high-quality videos on urban sustainability, emerging markets, and the booming business of craft cocktails.

2013-07-01

481

Business Plan Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Documenting the recent past can present a number of challenges for academics and archivists for any number of reasons, and documenting business history can have some unique challenges. This recent partnership between the Library of Congress, the Center for History and New Media, and the University of Maryland Libraries brings together business plans and related planning documents from the early days of the âÂÂdot comâ boom and subsequent bust. The homepage contains information about recent additions to the site and the âÂÂresearch cornerâ provides guidelines and recommendations for studying companies. Visitors will need to register (at no charge) to use the archive and they can search the materials through a fine online search engine provided here. Finally, users will want to definitely take a look at video coverage from 2004 where thirteen dot com âÂÂsurvivorsâ provided some insights into their business operations during this heady period.

482

Business Writer's Free Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Writing letters or memos in the world of business is an acquired skill, and those beginning to learn about this process will appreciate this site, which was designed by the Authenticity Counseling Company. The helpful resources offered here are divided into several sections, including "General Resources and Advice", "Basic Writing Skills", and "Basic Composition Skills". One other section is worth noting as well, and this is the section titled "Some Types of Correspondence". This is perhaps the section most relevant to business writing practices, as it includes sample memos, meeting minutes, and procedures for composing effective business emails. Overall, the site is quite a find, and visitors will enjoy making multiple visits to make the most out of the material offered here.

483

Online business education in the twenty-first century: an analysis of potential target markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

The future of online business education seems quite bright. Three-fifths of the 1,700 US institutions of higher learning that are engaged in distance education – 55 percent of which offer credit-bearing business courses – already use some form of Internet-based technology. Nonetheless, there have been no large-scale studies of potential online business students in terms of their traits and desires.

Joel R. Evans; Ilene M. Haase

2001-01-01

484

PERSONAL AND BUSINESS VALUES IN SMEs: WHAT GENERAL VALUE CONCEPTS DO MANAGERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES APPRECIATE MOST?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Doing business is no longer only making profits. Today, organisations are confronted with different normative expectations from their environment and are expected to behave in a socially responsible way. How small and medium-sized enterprises perceive the normative expectations and how they deal with them in their everyday business lives were the questions of the research conducted in spring 2006. Following

Jozefína SIMOVÁ; Angelika ODZIEMCZYK

485

Characteristics of real futures trading networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Futures trading is the core of futures business, and it is considered as one of the typical complex systems. To investigate the complexity of futures trading, we employ the analytical method of complex networks. First, we use real trading records from the Shanghai Futures Exchange to construct futures trading networks, in which nodes are trading participants, and two nodes have a common edge if the two corresponding investors appear simultaneously in at least one trading record as a purchaser and a seller, respectively. Then, we conduct a comprehensive statistical analysis on the constructed futures trading networks. Empirical results show that the futures trading networks exhibit features such as scale-free behavior with interesting odd-even-degree divergence in low-degree regions, small-world effect, hierarchical organization, power-law betweenness distribution, disassortative mixing, and shrinkage of both the average path length and the diameter as network size increases. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work that uses real data to study futures trading networks, and we argue that the research results can shed light on the nature of real futures business.

Wang, Junjie; Zhou, Shuigeng; Guan, Jihong

2011-01-01

486

Business competitiveness through strategic/business planning  

SciTech Connect

Impending electric utility industry deregulation is sufficient reason for most electric utilities to spend more time in deep contemplation. If one adds to that the threat of open competition among energy utilities and service providers (like communication and cable companies) for customer ownership and market share, then one clearly understands what is driving utilities to engage consultants to help them develop strategic plans. The strategic planning process is intended to focus and guide the organization in implementing specific strategic and tactical actions that integrate the needs of the business with those of its customers and the markets it serves. This process encompasses assessing utility assets and core competencies, evaluating the myriad of available options to create change, and helping executives make informed decisions on how they will compete in uncharted, evolving markets. The results of these deep and sometimes painful corporate introspections are evident in the decisions and initiatives that one learns about daily in the industry press in the form of major energy utility mergers, disaggregations, diversifications, offshore acquisitions, alliances, and major reorganizations. This paper examines the business and strategic planning process that management consultants use to guide utilities through this quagmire of possible options to develop a road map to achieve competitive advantage and increased shareholder value. This subject is timely and of milestone importance to the industry. Survival necessitates actions and actions carry risks. The strategic planning process attempts to minimize the risks and enhance the probability of surviving and winning.

Miller, W.H.; Jabali, H.H. [S and L Management Consulting, Chicago, IL (United States)

1997-09-01

487

Driving it home: choosing the right path for fueling North America's transportation future  

SciTech Connect

North America faces an energy crossroads. With the world fast approaching the end of cheap, plentiful conventional oil, we must choose between developing ever-dirtier sources of fossil fuels -- at great cost to our health and environment -- or setting a course for a more sustainable energy future of clean, renewable fuels. This report explores the full scale of the damage done by attempts to extract oil from liquid coal, oil shale, and tar sands; examines the risks for investors of gambling on these dirty fuel sources; and lays out solutions for guiding us toward a cleaner fuel future. Table of contents: Executive Summary; Chapter 1: Transportation Fuel at a Crossroads; Chapter 2: Canadian Tar Sands: Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel in Endangered Forests; Chapter 3: Oil Shale Extraction: Drilling Through the American West; Chapter 4: Liquid Coal: A 'Clean Fuel' Mirage; Chapter 5: The Investment Landscape: Dirty Fuels Are Risky Business; Chapter 6: The Clean Path for Transportation and Conclusion.

Ann Bordetsky; Susan Casey-Lefkowitz; Deron Lovaas; Elizabeth Martin-Perera; Melanie Nakagawa; Bob Randall; Dan Woynillowicz

2007-06-15

488

Performance strategies for the knowledge driven built environment : the Singapore case  

E-print Network

The Internet and Technology Revolution has created a new business environment, one in which traditional business rules are being challenged, and even repudiated. Information Communication Technology (ICT) has made a major ...

Aw, Tuan Kee Donald, 1971-

2003-01-01

489

Multiple Criteria Decision Making Methods for Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce  

E-print Network

Multiple Criteria Decision Making Methods for Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce Ioannis S to deal with decision making problems arising in business-to-business electronic commerce. In this context with decision making problems pertaining to business-to-business electronic commerce. Business-to-business

Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

490

UTAH AT THE BRINK: UTAH'S FUTURE AND  

E-print Network

UTAH AT THE BRINK: UTAH'S FUTURE AND THE ROLE OF RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES A case statement by Utah State University and the University of Utah #12;Fellow Utahns: The future of our great state is at risk--a future that will only result with energetic research environments. Utah is at the brink of an economic

Tipple, Brett

491

Modeling Business Contexture and Behavior Using Business Artifacts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional process modeling approaches focus on the activities needed to achieve a business goal. However, these approaches\\u000a often pose obstacles in consolidating processes across an organization because they fail to capture the informational structure\\u000a pertinent to the business context or contexture. In this paper, we discuss business artifact-centered operational modeling. Artifacts capture the contexture of a business\\u000a and operational models

Rong Liu; Kamal Bhattacharya; Frederick Y. Wu

2007-01-01

492

Business-to-business electronic market place selection  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is an increasing demand for doing business online, which calls for higher business interoperability on business-to-business (B2B) electronic market places (EMp). This drives the development of integration technologies for improving B2B electronic market (EM) functions on EMp. This paper argues that with the development of integration technologies companies will use more private, community and public EMp and select their

J. Guo

2007-01-01

493

e-Business Innovation: The Next Decade  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Innovation is invention or application of technologies or theories that radically alters business and the economy. For many years, innovation and the economy have been locked in 80-year cycles, which might imply that innovation is an economic driver, and vice versa. Based on this, some forecast that innovation and the economy might decrease sharply due to several forces: a) decreasing economic growth, b) increasing demand for custom services, c) more entrepreneurial work environments, and d) urban and environmental degradation. Should such forecasts hold true, business may need to alter its offerings, operations and organization to survive. Such a scenario may also require applied e-Business innovation by combining existing internet, wireless, broadband, and video technologies. One possible result: flexible front offices integrated with efficient back offices. Such an e-Business could comprise: a) a customer-based and transaction-based organization, b) functions for adaptive offerings that anticipate need, c) highly responsive, real-time, operations having no inventory, and d) value-based front-end, and automated back-end, decision making.

Marca, David A.

494

Search Engine Technology Impetus for the Knowledge Revolution in Business Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two equally powerful forces are helping shape the future of business education. First is the growing requirement for competent business managers on a worldwide basis. Second are the changing demands on our academic libraries as a result of the ongoing digital revolution. These dynamics call for new and innovative education systems such as…

Hall, Owen P., Jr.

2004-01-01

495

Three Ways Small-Business Advisors Can Counter the Myths of Manufacturing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses the following myths: manufacturers are all large businesses; services are the wave of the future; all manufacturers use new technologies; manufacturing jobs are low skill; manufacturing is unionized; manufacturers are resistant to change and care only about production. Suggests that advisors can help small businesses by serving as a…

Thompson, Sara Murray

1997-01-01

496

Investigating the Challenges of Developing Business Education Student Teachers: Perspectives from University Supervisors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student teaching is considered to be the most critical event and capstone experience of teacher preparation programs. However, within the discipline of business education, very few studies have investigated the challenges and issues of developing future business teachers within the student teaching internship. This study examined the perspectives…

Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.

2013-01-01

497

THE ROLE OF MOTIVATION AND ATTITUDE ON CHEATING AMONG BUSINESS STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines cheating behaviors among 1,747 business students at three public AACSB-accredited business schools. Specifically, using structural equations modeling, we examined the role of intrinsic, extrinsic, and amotivational orientation as well as attitudinal characteristics on: 1) reported prior cheating behavior; 2) neutralization tendencies; and, 3) likelihood of future cheating. Results supported the differentiation of the theoretical constructs within the

Jeanette A. Davy; G. Timothy Haight

498

Stewardship vs. Stagnation: An Empirical Comparison of Small Family and Non-Family Businesses &ast  

Microsoft Academic Search

abstract? Two major perspectives can be construed in the literature concerning the nature of family owned businesses (FOBs). The first implies that these enterprises have unique characteristics of stewardship. FOB owners are said to care deeply about the long-term prospects of the business, in large part because their family's fortune, reputation and future are at stake. Their stewardship is said

Danny Miller; Isabelle Le Breton-Miller; Barry Scholnick

2008-01-01

499

UBC Engineering strongly believes in the value of business and entrepreneurship skills  

E-print Network

UBC Engineering strongly believes in the value of business and entrepreneurship skills and services that improve quality of life, drive the economy and ensure a sustainable future. It is therefore that teach students various aspects of business and technology entrepreneurship, and support a wide variety

Laval, Bernard

500

The Teaching of Business Ethics: An Imperative at Business Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports the findings of an investigation of MBAs and their views on the teaching of business ethics. The author found that tomorrow's business leaders believe that there are ethical standards that should be followed in business but that current ethical standards do not meet society's needs adequately. Moreover, although most respondents…

Crane, Frederick G.

2004-01-01