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Future Research Challenges in Business Agility Time, Control and Information Systems  

E-print Network

Future Research Challenges in Business Agility ­ Time, Control and Information Systems Markus dynamic and competitive environments. Business agility aims to address these challenges. In this contribution, we aim to increase understanding about business agility by introducing a novel conceptualization

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Business Courts and the Future of Arbitration  

E-print Network

The future of arbitration depends not only on arbitration but also on its competitors—the public courts, including business courts. The creation of business courts incorporates some of the preferred characteristics of arbitration (in particular...

Drahozal, Christopher R.

2009-01-01

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Commentary: study of gene-environment interplay--a lesson in how to keep oneself busy for the foreseeable future.  

PubMed

Psychologists and psychiatrists have long been aware that individuals differ in their response to environmental stressors. It is equally apparent that whilst positive or corrective environmental factors help some individuals, others seem to benefit little, if at all. To make the matters even more interesting (at least for a researcher who is hoping for a long and painstaking road of scientific discovery), it is not safe to assume that environments operate entirely independently of the study participants. PMID:24007417

Viding, Essi

2013-10-01

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Preparing for the future business  

E-print Network

GS Caltex is one of the major energy companies in Korea. Like all other energy companies in the world, the company seeks to become a "total energy provider" by successful launching new types of energy businesses and also ...

Jang, Dongsu

2013-01-01

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McGraw-Hill's 1972 Report on Business & the Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Up-to-date information on environmental law and enforcement, industrial problems and solutions, and municipal waste treatment problems is offered in this compendium. It reports on the condition of the American environment as it affects, and is affected by, the operation of business enterprises. The text deals objectively with present and future

Price, F., Ed.; And Others

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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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Business Processes, Legacy Systems and a Flexible Future  

E-print Network

1 Business Processes, Legacy Systems and a Flexible Future Peter Henderson University of inter-related businesses evolving cooperatively and competitively. The challenge for IT economically and reliably. A major problem is the extent to which IT is a disabler of business process change

Henderson, Peter

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Virginia Future Business Leaders of America State Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook provides information on starting and conducting a Future Business Leaders of America program in Virginia schools. The guide is organized in seven sections that cover the following topics: introduction to Future Business Leaders of America (organization, organization chart, map, pledge, creed, goals); bylaws; dues and…

Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum Center.

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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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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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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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Business Protocol and Etiquette: Preparing Students for the Global Business Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Business Etiquette Dining Tutorial is designed to teach students the skills of dining domestically and internationally in business settings. A test with 19 students showed that it improved their knowledge and ability to adapt to different cultural environments. (SK)

Lazorchak, Shirley A.

2000-01-01

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Future Grid: The Environment Future Grid Initiative White Paper  

E-print Network

Future Grid: The Environment Future Grid Initiative White Paper Power Systems Engineering Research.S. Department of Energy White Paper Team Ward Jewell, Janet Twomey and Michael Overcash Wichita State University, 2012 #12;Information about this white paper For information about this white paper contact: Ward Jewell

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Business Analytics: The Past, Present and Future of  

E-print Network

optimization to include predictive analytics (like data mining) Using past data to predict the future and make-based advertising is a big thing (it is currently a US$15 billion/year business segment) Proposes US$3billion to buy: The OR Process Identify a Problem Formulate a Model Determine Decisions Objectives Constraints Get Data Estimate

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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Open For Business? Institutions, Business Environment and Economic Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent years have seen a significant focus in the literature on growth and development on the idea that legal and political institutions are the key determinant of economic development. The main finding of this paper is that the focus on the primacy of legal and political institutions may be misplaced and that business-friendly economic policies (proxied for here by the

Robert Gillanders; Karl Whelan

2010-01-01

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Futurism: Its Potential and Actual Role in Master of Business Administration (MBA) Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author highlights the potential role of "futurism" in master of business administration (MBA) curricula and the conceivable offerings of futurism to business planners. This article serves as a corollary to educators in MBA business education and concerns to the nature of futurism, the benefits of futurism to managerial…

Peterson, Robin T.

2006-01-01

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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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International business strategy: the complete environment for technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Internationalization of business is engaged by companies in varied industries: auto; oil; food; tobacco; electronics. The environment in each country has both unique and common characteristics, providing a multidimensional challenge. A systematic approach to successfully implant an international business is provided by the strategic management process, which provides analysis of opportunities and needs, risks and planning of implementation across countries

V. P. Donveiler

1997-01-01

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Relevance of Education & Training in a Business Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's workplace must employ knowledgeable, flexible, efficient, and adaptable workers who are lifelong learners. Adult learners need to be updated on the latest changes in the structure of the business environment. Business programs must respond to corporate and personal development needs by designing curriculum that embraces the management…

Whiteman, Jo Ann M.

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Is entrepreneurial competency and business success relationship contingent upon business environment? : A study of Malaysian SMEs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to evaluate the effect of entrepreneurial competencies and the moderating effect of business environment on business success in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A sample of 212 Malaysian SME owner-founders participated in this study. The structural equation modeling (SEM) procedure was used to test the proposed model.

Noor Hazlina Ahmad; T. Ramayah; Carlene Wilson; Liz Kummerow

2010-01-01

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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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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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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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Business environments and cluster attractiveness to managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The sustainability of business cluster groups is examined in the case of four cluster initiatives linked to the New Zealand timber industry. The primary objective is to determine the contingent influences shaping the level of support obtained by cluster projects and the distribution of cluster benefits among potential participants. The forest products industry was chosen for the study as this

Martin Perry

2007-01-01

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Business list vs. ground observation for measuring a food environment: saving time or waste of time (or worse)?  

PubMed Central

In food-environment research, an alternative to resource-intensive direct observation on the ground has been the use of commercial business lists. We sought to determine how well a frequently-used commercial business list measures a dense urban food environment like the Bronx. On 155 Bronx street segments, investigators compared two different levels for “matches” between the business list and direct ground observation: lenient (by business type) and strict (by business name). For each level of matching, researchers calculated sensitivities and positive predictive values (PPVs) for the business list overall and by broad business categories: General grocers (e.g., supermarkets), Specialty-food stores (e.g., produce markets), Restaurants, and Businesses not primarily selling food (e.g., newsstands). Even after cleaning the business list (e.g., for cases of multiple listings at a single location), and allowing for inexactness in listed street addresses and spellings of business names, the overall performance of the business list was poor. For strict “matches”, the business list had an overall sensitivity of 39.3% and PPV of 45.5%. Sensitivities and PPVs by broad business categories were not meaningfully different from overall values, although sensitivity for General grocers and PPV for Specialty-food stores were particularly low: 26.2% and 32.0% respectively. For lenient “matches”, sensitivities and PPVs were somewhat higher but still poor: 52.4–60.0% and 60.0–75.0% respectively. The business list is inadequate to measures the actual food environment in the Bronx. If results represent performance in other settings, findings from prior studies linking food environments to diet and diet-related health outcomes using such business lists are in question, and future studies of this type should avoid relying solely on such business lists. PMID:23871107

Lucan, Sean C.; Maroko, Andrew R.; Bumol, Joel; Torrens, Luis; Varona, Monica; Berke, Ethan M.

2013-01-01

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IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS PLANNING IN AN ENVIRONMENT LACKING ECONOMIC PREDICTABILITY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of business planning in an environment that lacks economic predictability is enhanced because it increases the ability of firms to be proactive. It is however necessary to accept the fundamental assumption that planning activity is conducted in a turbulent environment, where unpredictable events occur frequently. Planning is possible even when changes are common and difficult to predict, by

Tudor Ciumara

2010-01-01

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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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A New Paradigm for the Teaching of Business Law and Legal Environment Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a need to develop curriculum and materials on law-related topics better designed for business students planning a career in business. Except incidentally, business school legal faculty are not teaching future lawyers or paralegals. The world of the business practitioner is very different from that of the lawyer. For most business people…

Lampe, Marc

2006-01-01

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August 2009 Inbound Logistics In today's global business environment,  

E-print Network

August 2009 · Inbound Logistics In today's global business environment, it's not enough simply if you don't know what you're capable of? Inbound Logistics' inaugural 25 Green Supply Chain Partners (G of the value sustainability brings to the enterprise. These companies aren't just creating carbon

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Business Environment and Firm Entry: Evidence from International Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a comprehensive database of firms in Western and Eastern Europe, we study how the business environment in a country drives the creation of new firms. Our focus is on regulations governing entry. We find entry regulations hamper entry, especially in industries that naturally should have high entry. Also, value added per employee in naturally \\

Leora F. Klapper; Luc A. Laeven; Raghuram G. Rajan

2004-01-01

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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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A Dynamic E-learning System for the Collaborative Business Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Employees should continue their learning activities to face the changing and more competitive business environment. Nowadays, information technology plays an important role of building an e-learning system. In particular, employees work in a collaborative business environment can take advantage of IT-based e- learning system to enhance their learning and share knowledge with others among the business alliance. In this environment,

Hsien-jung Wu; Shih-chieh Huang

2007-01-01

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Collaborative Work Capabilities for E-Business Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

The EU funded FP 6 was meant to develop applications for optimizing and securing the systems of nowadays society. The eEurope 2005 Action Plan, launched at the Seville European Council in June 2002 and endorsed by the Council of Ministers in the eEurope Resolution of January 2003 aims to develop modern public services and a dynamic environment for e-business, offered

COSMIN PORUMB; SANDA PORUMB; AUREL VLAICU; BOGDAN ORZA

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Continuation of Futuring the Business Education Curriculum Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains six papers on preparing business education students and teachers to meet projected job needs. The papers, presented at four meetings of the New York Statewide Business Education Review Committee, address four major topics: (1) identifying projected skills, attitudes, and knowledge expected of entry level business employees in…

City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.

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Future prospect 2012-2025 - How will our business change for the next 10 years -  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this lecture is to discuss about the "Future". How our business will change in the next 10 years? I believe the key is 3 mega-trends "Sustainability", "Cloud Computing" and "Life Innovation". With the development of social environment, the required business will change, too. The future would be invisible if you shut yourself up in your single industry. It is important to see various business fields horizontally, and recognize various key changes stereoscopically such as demographics, economy, technology, sense of value and lifestyle, when you develop mid-and-long term strategy. "Cloud" is silent, but the revolution of personal computing. It will bring the drastic changes in every industry. It will make "voice" and "moving image" possible to use as the interface to access your computer. Cloud computing will also make the client device more diversified and spread the application range widely. 15 years ago, the term "IT" was equivalent to "personal computer". Recently, it rather means to use smartphone and tablet device. In the next several years, TV and car-navigation system will be connected to broadband and it will become a part of personal computing. The meaning of personal computing is changing essentially year by year. In near future, the universe of computing will expand to the energy, medical and health-care, and agriculture etc. It passed only 20 years since we use "Computer" in a full scale operation. Recently, computer has start understanding our few words and talking in babble like a baby. The history of computing has just started.

Tanaka, Sakae

2013-04-01

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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 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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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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Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders--A Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Climate change poses challenges as well as opportunities for businesses and, broadly speaking for the entire economy. Businesses will be challenged to provide services or products with less harmful influence on the climate; respond to a changing policy, regulatory, and market environment; and provide new services and products to help address the…

Storksdieck, Martin

2014-01-01

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Measurement in Service Businesses: Challenges and Future Directions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This chapter presents challenges faced by service businesses while implementing a measurement system. A review of existing frameworks is presented and a new framework, the Service Scorecard, is introduced. The Service Scorecard is an adaptation of the Six Sigma Business Scorecard for the service sector. The framework has also been influenced by existing frameworks such as the Malcom Baldrige award criteria, the Balanced Scorecard, the European Quality award and the Service Profit Chain model. The seven elements of the Service Scorecard are Growth, Leadership, Acceleration, Collaboration, Innovation, Execution, and Retention. The examples of measurement systems are presented with concrete real-world case examples. Final thoughts and the challenges faced are also presented.

Tyagi, Rajesh Kumar

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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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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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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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Implementing a Flexible Compensation Mechanism for Business Processes in Web Service Environment  

E-print Network

of information interaction to a middleware of business process integrations. Nowadays, enterprises are willing to outsource their internal business process as services and make them accessible via the web. In additionImplementing a Flexible Compensation Mechanism for Business Processes in Web Service Environment

Liu, Chengfei

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The Business-Environment Connection Author(s): Christine Meisner Rosen  

E-print Network

The Business-Environment Connection Author(s): Christine Meisner Rosen Reviewed work(s): Source CHRISTINEMEISNERROSEN the business-enviro connection I WOULD LIKE to take this opportunity to try to persuade the readers of EnvironmentalHistory of the urgent importanceof engaging in research that integrates business

Kammen, Daniel M.

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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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Future space. A new blueprint for business architecture.  

PubMed

Although the Internet is an essential conduit for many business activities, it isn't rendering the physical world any less important, as the failures of many Web merchants demonstrate. People need social and sensual contact. The companies that succeed will be those best able to integrate the physical and the virtual. But that requires a new kind of business architecture--a new approach to designing stores, offices, factories, and other spaces where business is conducted. The author, a faculty member at Harvard Graduate School of Design, provides practical guidelines to help managers and entrepreneurs think creatively about the structures in which their businesses operate. He outlines four challenges facing designers of such "convergent" structures, so-called because they function in both physical and virtual space: matching form to function, allowing visitors to visualize the presence of others, personalizing spaces, and choreographing connectivity. Using numerous examples, from a fashion retailer that wants to sell in stores as well as through a Web site to a radically new kind of consulate, the author shows how businesses can meet each challenge. For instance, allowing customers to visualize the presence of others means that visitors to a Web site should be given a sense of other site visitors. Personalizing physical and virtual spaces involves using databases to enable those spaces to adapt quickly to user preferences. The success of companies attempting to merge on-line and traditional operations will depend on many factors. But without a well-designed convergent architecture, no company will fully reap the synergies of physical space and Internet technology. PMID:11299691

Huang, J

2001-04-01

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Population, Resources, Environment: An Uncertain Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The links between population growth, resource use, and environmental quality are too complex to permit straightforward generalizations about causal relationships. However, rapid population growth has increased the number of poor people in developing countries, thus contributing to the degradation of the environment and the renewable resources of…

Repetto, Robert

1987-01-01

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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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BUSINESS VALUE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS  

E-print Network

Information Technology (IT) business value research is suggested as fundamental to the contribution of the IS discipline. The IS research community has accumulated a critical mass of IT business value studies, but only ...

Liu, Yucong

2012-05-31

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Research on Business Intelligence in enterprise computing environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business intelligence (BI) is the process of gathering enough of the right information in the right manner at the right time, and delivering the right results to the right people for decision-making purposes so that it can continue to yield real business benefits, or have a positive impact on business strategy, tactics, and operations in the enterprises. This paper was

Lida Xu; Li Zeng; Zhongzhi Shi; Qing He; Maoguang Wang

2007-01-01

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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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Internet grocery business in Japan: current business models and future trends  

Microsoft Academic Search

The launch of a wave of Internet grocery retailers over the last six years presents a serious challenge to the traditional supermarket business model. The Internet grocery landscape changed radically in July 2001 when the top Internet grocer, Webvan, filed for bankruptcy. With the bankruptcy of Webvan, almost all the major stand-alone online grocers in the USA have disappeared. Indeed,

Sachiko Ogawara; Jason Chou-hong Chen; Quan Zhang

2003-01-01

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Modeling Collaborative e-Business Processes in SME environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introducing process orientation to overcome the functional-oriented organizational structure was the main concern within enterprise during the last decade. The next wave of process-oriented enterprises deals with cross- organization business processes characterized by high automation effort and supported by a wide penetration of e-Business technologies. In this work, we analyze the requirements of modeling collaborative e-Business processes taking into account

Volker Hoyer

2008-01-01

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Strategic alliance: adapting to the business environment in long-term care.  

PubMed

This article is addressed to long-term-care administrators and planners as well as purchasers of long-term care. Believing the current and future business environment will force continued adaptation in long-term-care organizations, the authors utilize nine categories to map pressures for change: cultural, technological, educational, political, legal, natural resource, demographic, sociologic, and economic. Long-term-care organizations, especially those that are not-for-profit, are becoming members of alliances as one way of addressing these pressures. This article describes and presents a case example of a composite alliance to demonstrate the advantages of membership in a strategic alliance. We also present examples of ways in which alliance members use strategic partnerships to improve their ability to manage these forces. PMID:12847938

Mara, Cynthia Massie; Ziegenfuss, James T

2002-01-01

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Consumer Devices in the Business Environment Jessica Carroll  

E-print Network

came up. I said, "Hey, I see this happening so can you guys think about how this is going to benefit: it doesn't help the business. Maybe the smartphone that we think is fun isn't going to help us? This actually helps us with our social media efforts so it does help the business and we can mitigate the risk

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THE INFLUENCES FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING THE FUTURE FIRM`S BUSINESS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of the financial management is to create a system of managerial reports in order to efficiently develop the business. In the economy of the future, the intelligent company will put an end to the principle according to which a higher profit incurrs a higher risk, as the efficient management will reduce the risk to a great extent, by

Valeria Arina BALACEANU

2009-01-01

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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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The Sociology of English Football in the 1990s: Fandom, Business and Future Research1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Responding to recent attempts to redirect academic analysis of English football within the context of its business-driven transformation in the 1990s. this article argues that two areas in particular have not retained sufficient importance on academic agenda, namely social exclu- sion, and its effects on fandom, and supporter responses to football's transformation. Future research areas that arise from the game's

Rex Nash

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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

65

The effect of business environment on trade in Gulf Cooperation Council countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the effect of business environment indicators (time required to start a business, time required to register a property, time required to enforce a contract, and time to resolve insolvency) on trade in a sample of four Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries: Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The methodology

Azmat Gani

2011-01-01

66

Cross-Cultural Awareness in Teaching Business French Courses in an Academic Environment: Problems and Difficulties.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Advanced French Business course developed at St. John's University in New York is described. It emphasizes meeting students' needs for knowledge of the specialized vocabulary, expressions, and cultural information in a French-speaking business environment. It is designed for students who are at an intermediate-advanced level in French…

Petropoulou, Zoi

67

System Level Analysis of How Businesses Adjust to Changing Environment in the Digital EcoSystem  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today, in the Information era businesses live in a dynamic environment where decisions need to be made quickly as otherwise they would not be able to survive. To investigate how businesses adjust to changing requirements in the Digital Eco-System we used the Cynefin Framework and its dimensions. Through a review of the literature, it was identified that there are two

A. Hol; A. Ginige; R. Lawson

2007-01-01

68

The Future of Animal Agriculture and the Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this presentation is to set the stage for establishing a vision for the future of animal agriculture and the environment. This is a daunting task because of so many factors that will play a role in the years ahead. These factors include environmental regulations; eating trends of the public; economics of production; food safety; international competition; and

Richard Hegg

69

Reminiscing about the Future: Professional Education and the Information Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sketches a new educational framework for library science students to integrate library science into the field of information science and discusses six areas of future development. Major problems for the new information environment are information imbalance, availability of information, information literacy, and the need to maintain a human aspect.…

Taylor, Robert S.

1979-01-01

70

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

71

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

72

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

73

Tag Match Advertising Business Model in Mobile RFID Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes the 'Tag Match' advertising business model which uses mobile RFID. Tag Match Advertising (TMA) combines features of the mobile RFID characteristics and content match advertising model on the Internet. TMA model can be defined as 'an advertising model, based on mobile RFID application, which offers the most appropriate advertisement for users after the consideration of users' demographic

Kyoung Jun Lee; Jungho Jun

2008-01-01

74

International Business Education in a Global Environment: A Conceptual Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The globalisation phenomenon poses a different set of challenges to the higher education system in countries around the world and requires that international business students be prepared to function professionally in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and dynamic economy. Understanding the educational implications of the…

Ortiz, Jaime

2004-01-01

75

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

76

Enterprise-standard ontology environments for intelligent e-business  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper highlights SemanticEdge's use of ontologies within their much broader conversational e- commerce system. After sketching some of the problems in e-commerce and e-business, we introduce the conversational paradigm as applied to e- commerce. This paradigm requires the use of ontologies in many areas, and we go on to outline the major issues we face in applying ontologies, both

Alan Flett; Mike Brown; Kaiserin Augusta Allee

2001-01-01

77

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

PubMed

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

2013-09-17

78

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

79

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

80

Development Support Environment of Business ApplicationsBased on a Multi-Grain-Size Repository  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to build the Web-based application as a shopping site on the Web, various ideas from the different viewpoints are required, such as enterprise modeling, workflow modeling, software development, and so on. From the above standpoint, this paper proposes an integrated environment to support the whole development process of analysis, design and implementation of business application. In order to reuse know-hows of various ideas in the business application development, we device a multi-grain-size repository, which consists of coarse-, middle-, and fine-grain-size repositories that correspond to the enterprise models, workflow models, and software models, respectively. We also provide a methodology that rebuilds heterogeneous information resources required for the business applications development into a multi-grain-size repository based on ontologies. The contents of the repositories are modeled by the is-a, has-a, and E-R relations, and described by the XML language. We have implemented Java-based prototype environment with the tools dealing with the multi-layered repository and confirmed that it supports us in various phases of business application development including business model manifestation, detailed business model definition and an implementation of business software applications.

Terai, Koichi; Izumi, Noriaki; Yamaguchi, Takahira

81

Health service support in the future operating environment 2035.  

PubMed

The period to 2035 is likely to be characterised by instability between states and in relations between groups within states. It is predicted to include climate change, rapid population growth, resource scarcity, resurgence in ideology, and shifts in power from west to east. Many of these changes are likely to have an impact on the health of civil societies and those military personnel deployed by states to counter these challenges. This paper considers the potential impact of emerging global strategic trends on health service support (HSS) in the Future Operating Environment 2035. Global Strategic Trends-Out to 2040, The Future Character of Conflict and NATO Strategic Foresight Analysis Report 2013 provide the foundations of the paper. The study concludes that future impacts on HSS are neither completely predictable nor predetermined, and there is always a possibility of a strategic shock. Knowledge of vulnerability, however, allows an informed approach to the development and evaluation of adaptive strategies to lessen risks to health. PMID:24696135

Connolly, Michael J

2015-03-01

82

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

83

Trends in Multinational Business and Global Environments: A Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews and synthesizes the emergence and growth of U.S., Western European, and Japanese MNCs in the postwar environment, the growing role of state enterprises, and the recent emergence of Third World MNCs. While U.S. foreign direct investments have expanded and continue to be highly significant, some important recent developments are the more rapid growth of Western European and

William A. Dymsza

84

Trends in Multinational Business and Global Environments: A Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews and synthesizes the emergence and growth of U.S., Western European, and Japanese MNCs in the postwar environment, the growing role of state enterprises, and the recent emergence of Third World MNCs. While U.S. foreign direct investments have expanded and continue to be highly significant, some important recent developments are the more rapid growth of Western European and

William A. Dymsza

1984-01-01

85

1 Statistics and Six Sigma Programs The modern global business environment is ...ercely competitive. No company  

E-print Network

1 Statistics and Six Sigma Programs The modern global business environment is ...ercely competitive. A particularly popular form of corporate improvement emphasis currently goes under the name "Six Sigma." The name originated at Motorola Corpora- tion in the late 1980's. Six Sigma programs at General Electric, Allied

Vardeman, Stephen B.

86

Impact of the internal business environment on knowledge management within construction organisations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Recent knowledge management (KM) literature suggests that KM activities are influenced by the elements of the internal business environment (BE) of organisations. This paper attempts to provide some unique insights into the contextual input of the KM process through empirically identifying the major factors (i.e. “forces”) within the internal BE of construction organisations operating in Hong Kong, and

Le Chen; Sherif Mohamed

2008-01-01

87

One Approach to Formulating and Evaluating Student Work Groups in Legal Environment of Business Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The principal focus of this study is an investigation of whether students' grade point average (GPA) is a viable criterion for forming student work groups in the undergraduate Legal Environment of Business course. More specifically, the research focuses on the impact of: (1) GPA-homogeneous (HO) and GPA-heterogeneous (HE) groups upon student…

Camara, Joan E.; Carr, B. Nathaniel; Grota, Barbara L.

2007-01-01

88

Character Development in Business Education: A Comparison of Coeducational and Single-Sex Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study questions the widely held assumption, particularly in the United States, that coeducation is best. Previous research supports the development of single-sex education for both female and male students. This study examines how the learning climate of the coeducation environment seems to affect the character development of female business

Davis, James H.; Ruhe, John; Lee, Monle; Rajadhyaksha, Ujvala

2011-01-01

89

Candidate Performance on the Business Environment and Concepts Section of the CPA Exam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines how differences in curricular design of undergraduate accounting programs influence pass rates on the Business Environment and Concepts Section of the CPA Exam. The association of the pass rate of a school's accounting graduates to the design of the schools accounting program and to other school characteristics was…

Lindsay, D. H.; Tan, K. B.; Campbell, Annhenrie

2009-01-01

90

TITLE: Sustainable Fashion: The threads of transparency, environment & health, and business strategy.  

E-print Network

TITLE: Sustainable Fashion: The threads of transparency, environment & health, and business. As such, it is an important untapped frontier for sustainability research (when compared to food and oil cultivation strains water resources and pesticide use can impact worker health. The emergence of organic

Angenent, Lars T.

91

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

92

An adaptive ECA-centric architecture for agile service-based business processes with compliant aspectual .NET environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In today's competitive business environment, enterprises businesses are subjected to continuously adapt change to ensure achieving targeted goals. As enterprise businesses are managed by enterprise information systems, adaptation to changes at information system level is important. It raises the need for architectures and mechanisms that support such adaptation at finer granularity. Rule-based information systems using service-oriented computing [1] and aspect-oriented

Syed Saif Ur Rahman; Nasreddine Aoumeur; Gunter Saake

2008-01-01

93

[Management qualifications for academic surgeons in the future: what can we learn from business administration?].  

PubMed

Health is a fundamental resource for social and economic development. Greater human development implies that people live longer and enjoy good health for a greater number of years. Healthcare systems should adapt to the new challenges posed by health: a sharp increase in population aging, the demand for more appropriate and transparent management, increased patient expectations, rising costs, and the emergence of ever more challenging economic contexts. At the vanguard of surgical development, surgical units in university hospitals play a fundamental role in the future of surgery and are therefore responsible for coping efficiently with these changes. To do this, effective surgical leaders are required. However, this poses the problem of how these future surgical leaders should be trained so that their training can be controlled and proactively influenced in advance. The present article reviews the arguments and need for management training among general surgeons, as well as knowledge of this process and its results. To maintain first-class healthcare and provide the most advanced medical education and biomedical research, modern surgical units in university hospitals will require effective surgical leaders. To train these modern leaders, business management programs are essential, both in undergraduate education and in specialized surgical training. PMID:16753116

Büchler, Peter; Martin, David; Büchler, Markus W

2006-05-01

94

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

PubMed

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

95

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

96

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.

97

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

98

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

99

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

100

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

101

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

102

Collision activities in the future orbital debris environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have analyzed potential collision activities among orbiting objects for the next 100 years from the low Earth orbit (LEO), medium Earth orbit (MEO), to geosynchronous orbit (GEO) regions. The analysis was based on results from the NASA orbital debris evolutionary model, LEGEND. A total of 30 Monte-Carlo simulations were performed. The 1996-to-2003 launch cycle was repeated in the future

J.-C. Liou

2006-01-01

103

Hosting Business Meetings and Special Events in Virtual Worlds: A Fad or the Future?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several industry challenges have resulted in reduced business activity. Additionally, reduced budgets combined with increased demands have required practitioners to be innovative in meeting business needs. In response, some forward-thinking companies have adopted information technology solutions. This research investigates the awareness, acceptance, and adoption of virtual reality applications. Findings indicate that virtual meetings and special events are innovative and viable

David M. Pearlman; Nicholas A. Gates

2010-01-01

104

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

105

The Correctional Facility: The Environment Today and in the Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

IN SEVERAL WAYS, the forthcoming chapters will examine the current state of the art of the correctional facility library service-its history, environment, standards, training of professional personnel, research-and analyze the patterns of correctional library services as they exist across the country. Utilizing the perspective of criminology, this chapter is intended as a springboard for these discussions. It must be said

EDITH ELISABETH FLY

106

Open Data Processing Environment for Future Space Missions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The globalization and decentralisation of future space missions execution requires new concepts for payload and experiment operation. The technological evolution in the area of data systems and networks will allow for almost unlimited remote operations. Software and hardware technologies bundled with modern networking will permit the distribution of work task- and location wise. Whereas in the past both, telemetry and telecommanding had been worked out as special software products taking care of specific mission and individual instrument requirements, future systems will be based on generic solutions and open data systems. Common interface applications in software and hardware will allow the user to access any data products and other mission or experiment related information from remote site. The user will become part of the mission control centre in a virtual manner. DLR, together with small and medium enterprises, has initiated the development for an open data processing system, DAVIS, which face the new challenges. The modular concept of the generic system allows the easy customised implementation of payload and experiment specific data services. Telescience, which means the interactive remote operations of science in space, can be simply realised by scaleable real-time telemetry and telecommand modules. DAVIS covers the entire application chain - telemetry services and archiving, data processing, visualisation and on-line data analysis, as well as telecommanding and tracking. It offers further on various interfaces to other systems, databases or analysis tools via dedicated application programming interfaces (API) and supports the development of multi-platform applications. DAVIS has gained great success in past Spacelab missions and is presently used for the preparation of the project Rosetta-Lander, part of the next cornerstone mission of ESA in 2003. In addition, it is now under further development for the future utilisation in the ISS payload operations area. The paper will survey the system principles and the current development status and will give an outlook into future mission space operations techniques by means of multimedia and internet applications.

Koerver, W.; Schmitz, G.; Sommer, C.; Willnecker, R.

2002-01-01

107

Georges Bank: Past, Present, and Future of a Marine Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This book is composed of a series of lectures given at the New England Aquarium in early 1980. The intent of these lectures was to summarize the issues of ecology, resource management, and law relating to the Georges Bank. Their underlying theme concerns the controversy of whether or not the bank can support both its present fishery and its oil and gas production. In the sense that interest in oil exploration has since subsided, the book is somewhat outdated. Nevertheless, it presents a very readable overview of one of the world's most productive environments, an environment that provides an excellent example of the economic and ecological problems that can result from misuse of its resources.

Hopkins, Tom Sawyer

108

Building the School of the Future A Guide for 21st Century Learning Environments  

E-print Network

realize Building the School of the Future A Guide for 21st Century Learning Environments #12 February District modernization planning begins, IT architectural design begins, final construction and schools to deliver on the promise of technology in education. Building the School of the Future 1 #12

Bernstein, Phil

109

Sample environments at IPNS: present and future capabilities  

SciTech Connect

Argonne's Intense Pulsed Neutron Source, IPNS, was dedicated as a major user-oriented neutron scattering facility two years ago. Most instruments are now equipped to provide for sample environments in the temperature range 1.5 < T < 1300K. A special facility provides T < 1mK, and another provides pressures to 30kbar. Several environmental equipment designs are described that emphasize time-of-flight technique. Methods for achieving time-resolved experiments which take advantage of the IPNS pulsed source characteristics are discussed. 6 references, 7 figures.

Faber, J. Jr.

1984-02-01

110

The Potential of Simulated Environments in Teacher Education: Current and Future Possibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The future of virtual environments is evident in many fields but is just emerging in the field of teacher education. In this article, the authors provide a summary of the evolution of simulation in the field of teacher education and three factors that need to be considered as these environments further develop. The authors provide a specific…

Dieker, Lisa A.; Rodriguez, Jacqueline A.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Hynes, Michael C.; Hughes, Charles E.

2014-01-01

111

Virtual collaborative design environments: a review, issues, some research, and the future  

Microsoft Academic Search

Innovative private and public sector organizations are now using virtual collaborative design environments (VCDEs) to develop new products and weapon systems as part of their technology management initiatives. This paper reviews several commercially available virtual technologies, operational and research issues, empirical testing results comparing a CAVE automatic virtual environment (CAVE) to a traditional concept design review, and identifies future needs

Grace M. Bochenek; James M. Ragusa

2001-01-01

112

Imagine energy and environment in alignment. Now that's a powerful future.  

E-print Network

Imagine energy and environment in alignment. Now that's a powerful future. America's current energy country needs to transition to a new energy system. A transition of this magnitude typically takes decades, but we cannot afford to wait. To meet our nation's growing energy needs and the needs of our environment

Reif, John H.

113

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

114

VALORIZING ENTREPRENEURIAL POTENTIAL OF THE CENTRALREGION - PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN UNIVERSITY AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AS SUPPORTING ELEMENT OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The core of the economic growth is the nation entrepreneurial potential and itsforce of creation and qualities. The enthusiasm and imagination of the entrepreneurs that arecapable of accomplishing their dreams is the key element that leads a business to successbecoming in this way model of success for the future generations. Building the reliance between desire and reality, beginner entrepreneurs have

Ionela Gavrila-Paven; Andreea-Cipriana Muntean

2011-01-01

115

Role of nuclear fusion in future energy systems and the environment under future uncertainties  

Microsoft Academic Search

Debates about whether or not to invest heavily in nuclear fusion as a future innovative energy option have been made within the context of energy technology development strategies. This is because the prospects for nuclear fusion are quite uncertain and the investments therefore carry the risk of quite large regrets, even though investment is needed in order to develop the

Koji Tokimatsu; Jun’ichi Fujino; Satoshi Konishi; Yuichi Ogawa; Kenji Yamaji

2003-01-01

116

The Orbital Dynamics Environment of 433 Eros: A Case Study for Future Asteroid Missions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR)-Shoemaker mission was a mile- stone in that it represented the practical navigation of a spacecraft in the most severely perturbed orbital environment (relative to the standard two-body prob- lem) ever experienced by a spacecraft. Furthermore, all future asteroid orbital missions will encounter environments similar, in some way, to the environment en- countered by NEAR at

D. J. Scheeres; J. K. Miller; D. K. Yeomans

2003-01-01

117

11/4/11 Futurity.org Panda zone: Reality check, please 1/5www.futurity.org/earth-environment/panda-zone-reality-check-please/  

E-print Network

11/4/11 Futurity.org ­ Panda zone: Reality check, please 1/5www.futurity.org/earth-environment/panda, November 1, 2011 6:28 - 0 Comments Panda zone: Reality check, please "Zoning everywhere, in China #42705. 0 tweets tweet 3 Share #12;11/4/11 Futurity.org ­ Panda zone: Reality check, please 2/5www.futurity.org/earth-environment/panda

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11/13/12 Futurity.org For pandas, bamboo buffet may run short 1/5www.futurity.org/earth-environment/for-pandas-bamboo-buffet-may-run-short/?utm_source=Futurity+...  

E-print Network

11/13/12 Futurity.org ­ For pandas, bamboo buffet may run short 1/5www.futurity.org/earth-environment/for-pandas-bamboo-buffet-may-run-short/?utm_source=Futurity+... SEARCH FUTURITY Go Futurity For pandas, bamboo buffet may run short If, as the study's models predict, large swaths of bamboo become

119

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

120

Using the Service Encounter Model to Enhance Our Understanding of Business-To-Consumer Transactions in an eEnvironment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this paper is to provide an alternative perspective to enhance our understanding of the transactions between customers and service providers in an electronic environment. The service encounter literature is well established in the Marketing field and provides an alternative model to explore online business-to- consumer transactions. The taxonomy of antecedents of satisfaction developed from this model has

Kevin Crowston; Nelson Massad

2003-01-01

121

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

122

In Perspective As the economy fluctuates and businesses adapt to the new environment, the search for em-  

E-print Network

In Perspective As the economy fluctuates and businesses adapt to the new environment, the search Effectiveness: Lessons from Abroad, held October 1. Under the direction of Paul J. Feldstein, PhD, professor- dustry leaders and public representatives for a thoughtful discussion on Comparative Effectiveness, a key

Rose, Michael R.

123

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

124

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

125

Measuring Future Worker Productivity via Business Email Message Creation: Implications for Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: This research was conducted to determine if relationships exist among college students' business email message productivity score and (a) email message quality score, (b) text keying method used to create email message, and (c) self-reported college English grade. Background: Email is increasingly the communication channel preferred for…

Hagler, Barbara E.; Erthal, Margaret; Walzer, Dona; Anderson, Marcia A.

2009-01-01

126

Young People's Perceptions of Themselves and Their Futures: Do Education Business Partnerships Make a Difference?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 867 students in British secondary schools that link with businesses indicated that well-developed links had positive effects on students' vocational knowledge and concerns, locus of control, self-efficacy, and work-based learning, especially for males. Type of linkage did not make a difference. (Contains 30 references.) (SK)

Chaplain, Roland; Gray, John

2000-01-01

127

The Design of Future Airbreathing Engine Systems within an Intelligent Synthesis Environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes a new Initiative proposed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The purpose of this initiative is to develop a future design environment for engineering and science mission synthesis for use by NASA scientists and engineers. This new initiative is called the Intelligent Synthesis Environment (ISE). The paper describes the mission of NASA, future aerospace system characteristics, the current engineering design process, the ISE concept, and concludes with a description of possible ISE applications for the decision of air-breathing propulsion systems.

Malone, J. B.; Housner, J. M.; Lytle, J. K.

1999-01-01

128

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.

129

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

130

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)...

131

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

132

Impact of satellite constellation arrangement on the future orbital debris environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The proposed concept of communication satellite constellation such as Iridium (with 66 satellites) and Teledesic (with 840 satellites) in LEO has been studied for its operational constrains and the impact to the evolution of the future orbital debris environment. A large number of spacecraft in constellation creates a spike in spatial density distribution at a place where they are collocated

Shin-Yi Su

1997-01-01

133

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

134

Primary Traits of Oral Business Presentation: Translatable Use for Assessment in a Virtual Learning Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As more and more classes are taught on-line, new challenges for assessment of student learning have come about. In this paper on the use of digital video (DV) as an acceptable means to assess student oral business presentation skills, content analysis was used to test for the presence of primary traits inherent in effective formal business

Leeds, Elke M.; Raven, Arjan; Brawley, Dorothy

2007-01-01

135

Business and environment: toward common ground. [collection of 56 articles, statements  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new relationship will be necessary between business leaders and environmentalists if dialogue and identification of common interests are to be possible. In 1976 The Conservation Foundation undertook a research and communication program to improve public understanding of the relationship between environmental policies and the economy, to elevate the debate between members of the business and environmental communities; and to

H. J. Leonard; J. C. Davies; G. Binder

1977-01-01

136

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

137

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

2011-03-01

138

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.

139

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

140

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

141

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

142

Technology and the Research Environment of the Future. The Impact of the Information Science Revolution on the Research Environment of the Future. Proceedings of Three Seminars (Albany, New York, September 15, 1987, February 2, 1988, and May 6, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a series of three half-day seminars, scientists from AT&T Bell Laboratories, IBM (International Business Machines), and the Corporation for National Research Initiatives described current research in materials science, computing, and networking with implications for scholarly communication in the future. The audience for the seminars included…

New York State Library, Albany.

143

Reflecting changes in global business environment, nimble curriculum provides executives relevant, practical, and timely MBA education  

E-print Network

derivatives, mergers and acquisitions, biopharma, the subprime crisis and the macroeconomic forces shaping in Finance, by Business Week #12;"The curriculum is constantly updated to reflect the changing global

Lin, Xiaodong

144

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

145

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

146

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

147

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

148

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

149

BB--2222 ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Advertising Supplement FEBRUARY 7, 2011 ompetition is fierce in todays increasingly complex business environment.  

E-print Network

BB--2222 ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Advertising Supplement FEBRUARY 7 ensures that your employees are all receiving the same quality education, getting the most relevant- line results. Smart businesses understand the importance of continuing education for employees

Rose, Michael R.

150

The Global Business concentration prepares students to manage effectively in a complex and dynamic global business environment. Building on a foundational course  

E-print Network

as a "career changer". I had started in the non-profit sector on the business side, and I really fell in love Global Business Development Global Supply Chain Manager International Brand Manager Country/Area Managers

Lin, Xiaodong

151

Manning School of Business Ph.D. in Business Administration  

E-print Network

Manning School of Business Ph.D. in Business Administration Artist's rendering of the under-construction Pulichino Tong Business Building, future home of the Manning School of Business #12;W E L C O M E A Note a Ph.D. in Business Administration in the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

152

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

153

Establishing business integrity in an online environment: An examination of New Zealand web site privacy notices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which New Zealand business web sites conform to the provisions of the New Zealand Privacy Act, 1993 as an articulation of the national values on the rights of individuals to information privacy. The secondary aim is to assess whether adherence to these values might be used as

Tony Hooper; Marta Vos

2009-01-01

154

Differentiating Culture and the Environments in International Business Courses: The Case in Marketing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author has focused on the problem of repetition in material in international business confounding the course contents. This admixing of material to a large extent comes from the influences of the same cultural and environmental considerations being the source of much information across these courses. The author suggests a way to deal with this…

Day, Kenneth W. H.

2006-01-01

155

As a business in today's competitive environment your network is critical to  

E-print Network

Private Network (AT&T VPN) is a network-based IP VPN solution with a wide range of features and the flexibility to choose the options you require today, and over time. AT&T VPN is provided over the AT&T Global connectivity to a single network, to help ensure that your business stays connected. AT&T VPN addresses

Fisher, Kathleen

156

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

157

The challenge of health & environment: profiling risks & strategic priorities for now & the future.  

PubMed

A substantial burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases in the developing countries is attributable to environmental risk factors. WHO estimates that the environmental factors are responsible for an estimated 24 per cent of the global burden of disease in terms of healthy life years lost and 23 per cent of all deaths; children being the worst sufferers. Given that the environment is linked with most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), without proper attention to the environmental risk factors and their management, it will be difficult to achieve many MDGs by 2015. The impact of environmental degradation on health may continue well into the future and the situation in fact, is likely to get worse. In order to address this challenge, two facts are worth noting. First, that much of the environmental disease burden is attributable to a few critical risk factors which include unsafe water and sanitation, exposure to indoor smoke from cooking fuel, outdoor air pollution, exposure to chemicals such as arsenic, and climate change. Second, that environment and health aspects must become, as a matter of urgency, a national priority, both in terms of policy and resources allocation. To meet the challenge of health and environment now and in the future, the following strategic approaches must be considered which include conducting environmental and health impact assessments; strengthening national environmental health policy and infrastructure; fostering inter-sectoral co-ordination and partnerships; mobilizing public participation; and enhancing the leadership role of health in advocacy, stewardship and capacity building. PMID:22960884

Narain, Jai P

2012-08-01

158

The challenge of health & environment: Profiling risks & strategic priorities for now & the future  

PubMed Central

A substantial burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases in the developing countries is attributable to environmental risk factors. WHO estimates that the environmental factors are responsible for an estimated 24 per cent of the global burden of disease in terms of healthy life years lost and 23 per cent of all deaths; children being the worst sufferers. Given that the environment is linked with most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), without proper attention to the environmental risk factors and their management, it will be difficult to achieve many MDGs by 2015. The impact of environmental degradation on health may continue well into the future and the situation in fact, is likely to get worse. In order to address this challenge, two facts are worth noting. First, that much of the environmental disease burden is attributable to a few critical risk factors which include unsafe water and sanitation, exposure to indoor smoke from cooking fuel, outdoor air pollution, exposure to chemicals such as arsenic, and climate change. Second, that environment and health aspects must become, as a matter of urgency, a national priority, both in terms of policy and resources allocation. To meet the challenge of health and environment now and in the future, the following strategic approaches must be considered which include conducting environmental and health impact assessments; strengthening national environmental health policy and infrastructure; fostering inter-sectoral co-ordination and partnerships; mobilizing public participation; and enhancing the leadership role of health in advocacy, stewardship and capacity building. PMID:22960884

Narain, Jai P.

2012-01-01

159

Future directions: advances and implications of virtual environments designed for pain management.  

PubMed

Pain symptoms have been addressed with a variety of therapeutic measures in the past, but as we look to the future, we begin encountering new options for patient care and individual health and well-being. Recent studies indicate that computer-generated graphic environments--virtual reality (VR)--can offer effective cognitive distractions for individuals suffering from pain arising from a variety of physical and psychological illnesses. Studies also indicate the effectiveness of VR for both chronic and acute pain conditions. Future possibilities for VR to address pain-related concerns include such diverse groups as military personnel, space exploration teams, the general labor force, and our ever increasing elderly population. VR also shows promise to help in such areas as drug abuse, at-home treatments, and athletic injuries. PMID:24892206

Wiederhold, Brenda K; Soomro, Ahmad; Riva, Giuseppe; Wiederhold, Mark D

2014-06-01

160

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

161

Visualization in Health Grid Environments: A Novel Service and Business Approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Advanced visualization technologies are gaining major importance to allow presentation and manipulation of high dimensional data. Since new health technologies are constantly increasing in complexity, adequate information processing is required for diagnostics and treatment. Therefore, the German D-Grid initiative started to build visualization centers in 2008, which have recently been embedded into the existing compute and storage infrastructure. This paper describes an analysis of this infrastructure and the interplay with life science applications for 3D and 4D visualization and manipulation. Furthermore, the performance and business aspects regarding accounting, pricing and billing are investigated. The results show the viability and the opportunities for further optimization of this novel service approach and the possibilities for a sustainable business scenario.

Dickmann, Frank; Kaspar, Mathias; Löhnhardt, Benjamin; Kepper, Nick; Viezens, Fred; Hertel, Frank; Lesnussa, Michael; Mohammed, Yassene; Thiel, Andreas; Steinke, Thomas; Bernarding, Johannes; Krefting, Dagmar; Knoch, Tobias A.; Sax, Ulrich

162

An Artificial Intelligent Systems Approach to Unscrambling Power Networks in Italy’s Business Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The role of interlocking directorates in the creation and maintenance of business power elites in the United States and elsewhere,\\u000a and more generally their role in the corporate governance structures of mature capitalist economies, is a widely researched\\u000a and debated subject. Results on this matter would be likely to carry substantial implications in a variety of fields, from\\u000a industrial organization

Massimo Buscema; Pier L. Sacco

163

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

164

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

165

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

166

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

167

Survival of the fittest: measuring performance in a changing business environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design and use of performance measurement systems has received considerable attention in recent years. Many organizations have redesigned their measurement systems to ensure that they reflect their current environment and strategies. But how to maintain them over time? Increasingly, the environment in which organizations compete is dynamic and rapidly changing, requiring constantly changing strategies and operations that reflect these

Mike Kennerley; Andy Neely; Chris Adams

2003-01-01

168

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

169

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

170

Multi-Disciplinary Analysis for Future Launch Systems Using NASA's Advanced Engineering Environment (AEE)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A new engineering environment constructed for the purposes of analyzing and designing Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLVs) is presented. The new environment has been developed to allow NASA to perform independent analysis and design of emerging RLV architectures and technologies. The new Advanced Engineering Environment (AEE) is both collaborative and distributed. It facilitates integration of the analyses by both vehicle performance disciplines and life-cycle disciplines. Current performance disciplines supported include: weights and sizing, aerodynamics, trajectories, propulsion, structural loads, and CAD-based geometries. Current life-cycle disciplines supported include: DDT&E cost, production costs, operations costs, flight rates, safety and reliability, and system economics. Involving six NASA centers (ARC, LaRC, MSFC, KSC, GRC and JSC), AEE has been tailored to serve as a web-accessed agency-wide source for all of NASA's future launch vehicle systems engineering functions. Thus, it is configured to facilitate (a) data management, (b) automated tool/process integration and execution, and (c) data visualization and presentation. The core components of the integrated framework are a customized PTC Windchill product data management server, a set of RLV analysis and design tools integrated using Phoenix Integration's Model Center, and an XML-based data capture and transfer protocol. The AEE system has seen production use during the Initial Architecture and Technology Review for the NASA 2nd Generation RLV program, and it continues to undergo development and enhancements in support of its current main customer, the NASA Next Generation Launch Technology (NGLT) program.

Monell, Donald; Mathias, Donovan; Reuther, James; Garn, Michelle

2003-01-01

171

How to place your bet on the future coastal environment (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The future forms and functions of many coastal areas are unknown due to uncertainty in the future forces that will drive evolution (e.g., rate and magnitude of sea-level rise, changes in storminess) and due to limitations in our understanding of some of the evolutionary processes (e.g., coastal erosion, habitat response, human response). Anyone or anything (e.g., home owners, government officials, flora and fauna) making a decision that depends on the future coastal environment are essentially “betting” on one or more possible scenarios. Ideally, they should be able to evaluate the probability of winning (e.g., successfully protecting homes from storm surge, attracting tourists to beaches, preventing habitat loss). The USGS is integrating scientific understanding and uncertainty with coastal management problems in order to provide better assessments of existing bets and to evaluate the risk associated with some future sea-level rise scenarios. Here, we describe a focused study at Assateague Island National Seashore that includes both infrastructure and habitat that are sensitive to sea-level rise and climate change. Some coastal management bets are not overly sensitive to environmental uncertainty. This is because it may only be necessary to know whether environmental thresholds have been crossed (e.g., shoreline or water level intersects specific infrastructure or habitat boundaries) rather than knowing exact values for environmental parameters. Other bets are less clearly framed. Thus, coastal management questions provide the limits of integration of a probabilistic problem and allow complicated scientific understanding to be expressed as the risk of a particular bet. Nature holds the cards in this game, and investment in robust prediction is our ante. Who’s in?

Plant, N. G.; Thieler, E. R.; Gutierrez, B. T.

2010-12-01

172

German 450: Introduction to Business Operations in Germany. Initiating the Integration Process into the International Business Environment for German Majors at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The redesign of a course on German business, taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is described. The course, intended for both undergraduate and graduate German majors, initially described and defined German institutions and common business practices and explored differences in historical and cultural backgrounds. Course revision…

Becker, Claudia A.

173

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

174

New computing systems, future computing environment, and their implications on structural analysis and design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Recent advances in computer technology that are likely to impact structural analysis and design of flight vehicles are reviewed. A brief summary is given of the advances in microelectronics, networking technologies, and in the user-interface hardware and software. The major features of new and projected computing systems, including high performance computers, parallel processing machines, and small systems, are described. Advances in programming environments, numerical algorithms, and computational strategies for new computing systems are reviewed. The impact of the advances in computer technology on structural analysis and the design of flight vehicles is described. A scenario for future computing paradigms is presented, and the near-term needs in the computational structures area are outlined.

Noor, Ahmed K.; Housner, Jerrold M.

1993-01-01

175

The present and future of microplastic pollution in the marine environment.  

PubMed

Recently, research examining the occurrence of microplastics in the marine environment has substantially increased. Field and laboratory work regularly provide new evidence on the fate of microplastic debris. This debris has been observed within every marine habitat. In this study, at least 101 peer-reviewed papers investigating microplastic pollution were critically analysed (Supplementary material). Microplastics are commonly studied in relation to (1) plankton samples, (2) sandy and muddy sediments, (3) vertebrate and invertebrate ingestion, and (4) chemical pollutant interactions. All of the marine organism groups are at an eminent risk of interacting with microplastics according to the available literature. Dozens of works on other relevant issues (i.e., polymer decay at sea, new sampling and laboratory methods, emerging sources, externalities) were also analysed and discussed. This paper provides the first in-depth exploration of the effects of microplastics on the marine environment and biota. The number of scientific publications will increase in response to present and projected plastic uses and discard patterns. Therefore, new themes and important approaches for future work are proposed. PMID:24275078

Ivar do Sul, Juliana A; Costa, Monica F

2014-02-01

176

Behavioral studies on anxiety and depression in a drug discovery environment: Keys to a successful future.  

PubMed

The review describes a personal journey through 25 years of animal research with a focus on the contribution of rodent models for anxiety and depression to the development of new medicines in a drug discovery environment. Several classic acute models for mood disorders are briefly described as well as chronic stress and disease-induction models. The paper highlights a variety of factors that influence the quality and consistency of behavioral data in a laboratory setting. The importance of meta-analysis techniques for study validation (tolerance interval) and assay sensitivity (Monte Carlo modeling) are demonstrated by examples that use historic data. It is essential for successful discovery of new potential drugs to maintain a high level of control in animal research and to bridge knowledge across in silico modeling, and in vitro and in vivo assays. Today, drug discovery is a highly dynamic environment in search of new types of treatments and new animal models which should be guided by enhanced two-way translation between bench and bed. Although productivity has been disappointing in the search of new and better medicines in psychiatry over the past decades, there has been and will always be an important role for in vivo models in-between preclinical discovery and clinical development. The right balance between good science and proper judgment versus a decent level of innovation, assay development and two-way translation will open the doors to a very bright future. PMID:25460021

Bouwknecht, J Adriaan

2015-04-15

177

Information Gathering: The Information Behaviors of Line-Managers within a Business Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of managers' information needs focuses on a study that examined information gathering behaviors of line-managers and compared their information behaviors to non-managers within the same environment. Suggests that managers tend to seek and accumulate information for which they have no explicit or known need. (Author/LRW)

Mackenzie, Maureen L.

2002-01-01

178

A future data environment - reusability vs. citability and synchronisation vs. ingestion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the last decades data managers dedicated their work to the pursuit for importable data. In the recent years this chase seams to come to an end while funding organisations assume that the approach of data publications with citable data sets will eliminate denial of scientists to commit their data. But is this true for all problems we are facing at the edge of a data avalanche and data intensive science? The concept of citable data is a logical consequence from the connection of points. Potential data providers in the past complained usually about the missing of a credit assignment for data providers and they still do. The selected way of DOI captured data sets is perfectly fitting into the credit system of publisher driven publications with countable citations. This system is well known by scientists for approximately 400 years now. Unfortunately, there is a double bind situation between citeability and reusability. While cooperation of publishers and data archives are coming into existence, it is necessary to get one question clear: "Is it really worth while in the twenty-first century to force data into the publication process of the seventeenth century?" Data publications enable easy citability, but do not support easy data reusability for future users. Additional problems occur in such an environment while taking into account the chances of collaborative data corrections in the institutional repository. The future with huge amounts of data connected with publications makes reconsideration towards a more integrated approach reasonable. In the past data archives were the only infrastructures taking care of long-term data retrievability and availability. Nevertheless, they were never a part of the scientific process from data creation, analysis, interpretation and publication. Data archives were regarded as isolated islands in the sea of scientific data. Accordingly scientists considered data publications like a stumbling stone in their daily routines and still do. The creation of data set as additional publications is an additional workload a lot of scientists are not yet convinced about. These times are coming to an end now because of the efforts of the funding organisations and the increased awareness of scientific institutions. Right now data archives have their expertise in retrievability and availability, but the new demand of data provenance is not yet included in their systems. So why not taking the chance of the scientific institutes sneaking in and split the workload of retrievability and provenance. Such an integrated data environment will be characterized by increased functionality, creditability and structured data from the creation and everything accompanied by data managers. The Kiel Data Management Infrastructure is creating such an institutional provenance system for the scientific site of Kiel. Having data sets up to date by synchronisation with institutional provenance system capturing all changes and improvements right where they happen. A sophisticated and scalable landscape needs to combine advantages of the existing data centers such as the usability and retrievability functionality with the advantages of decentralised data capturing and provenance. This data environment with synchronisation features and creditability of scientific data to future users would be capable of the future tasks.

Fleischer, D.

2012-04-01

179

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

180

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

181

Training Believable Agents in 3D Electronic Business Environments Using Recursive-Arc Graphs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using 3D Virtual Worlds for commercial activities on the Web and the development of human-like sales as- sistants operating in such environments are ongoing trends of E-Commerce. The majority of the existing approaches oriented towards the development of such assistants are agent-based and are focused on explicit programming of the agents' decision making apparatus. While effective in some very specific

Anton Bogdanovych; Simeon J. Simoff; Marc Esteva

2008-01-01

182

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

183

Your Business Challenge You know that your business can benefit  

E-print Network

Process Management (BPM) project using WebSphere® Business Compass and WebSphere Business Modeler, but you aconstantlychanging environment IBM Software Services for WebSphere IBM QuickStart for WebSphere Business Compass Transforming your business strategy into business processes for smarter decisions and actions Highlights

184

Back to the Future with Business and Marketing Education. Annual Atlantic Coast Business and Marketing Education Conference Proceedings (12th, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 17-18, 1995).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings includes: "Bridging the International Learning Gap" (Arnold); "Back to the Future" (Baker); "Conducting Successful Class Projects over the Internet" (Beasley); "The Need for Ethics Instruction at the High School Level" (Brown); "Incorporating Industry-Based Skills Standards into High School Secretarial Programs" (Bunn);…

Joyner, Randy L., Ed.

185

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 ...

186

Space environment data storage and access: lessons learned and recommendations for the future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the ever increasing volume of space environment data available at present and planned for the near future, the demands on data storage and access methods are increasing as well. In addition, continued access to historical, archived data remains crucial. On the basis of many years of experience, the authors identify the following issues as important for continued and efficient handling of datasets now and in the future: The huge data volumes currently or very soon avaiable from a number of space missions will limi direct Internet download access to even relatively short epoch ranges of data. Therefore, data providers should establish or extend standardised data (post-) processing services so that only data query results should be downloaded. Although a single standardised data format will in all likelihood remain utopia, data providers should at least include extensive metadata with their data products, according to established standards and practices (e.g. ISTP, SPASE). Standardisation of (sets of) metadata greatly facilitates data mining and querying. The use of SQL database storage should be considered instead of, or in parallel with, classic storage of data files. The use of SQL does away with having to handle file parsing and processing, while at the same time standard access protocols can be used to (remotely) connect to such data repositories. Many data holdings are still lacking in extensive descriptions of data provenance (e.g. instrument description), content and format. Unfortunately, detailed data information is usually rejected by scientific and technical journals. Re-processing of historical archived datasets into modern formats, making them easily available and usable, is urgently required, as knowledge is being lost. A global data directory has still not been achieved; policy makers should enforce stricter rules for "broadcasting" dataset information.

Evans, Hugh; Heynderickx, Daniel

2012-07-01

187

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

188

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

189

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

190

Mobility, Business Process Management, Software Sourcing, and Maturity Model Trends: Propositions for the IS Organization of the Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, I argue that increased mobility, a continued emphasis on business process management, expanded options for the sourcing of enterprise system software, and IS maturity models are trends that will require new capabilities and skills for tomorrow's IS organization.

Judy E. Scott

2007-01-01

191

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.

192

75 FR 68017 - The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY...Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; Notice of Federal Advisory...Transportation, announces a meeting of the FAAC Environment Subcommittee, which will be held...

2010-11-04

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75 FR 57546 - The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY...Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; Notice of Federal Advisory...Transportation, announces a meeting of the FAAC Environment Subcommittee, which will be held...

2010-09-21

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75 FR 34519 - The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Subcommittee on Environment; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Advisory Committee (FAAC) Subcommittee on Environment; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: U.S...Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; notice of meeting...Transportation, announces a meeting of the FAAC Environment Subcommittee, which will be held...

2010-06-17

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75 FR 44303 - The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY...Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; Notice of Federal Advisory...Transportation, announces a meeting of the FAAC Environment Subcommittee, which will be held...

2010-07-28

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Breeding salmonids for feed efficiency in current fishmeal and future plant-based diet environments.  

PubMed

The aquaculture industry is increasingly replacing fishmeal in feeds for carnivorous fish with soybean meal (SBM). This diet change presents a potential for genotype-environment (G x E) interactions. We tested whether current salmonid breeding programmes that evaluate and select within fishmeal diets also improve growth and efficiency on potential future SBM diets. A total of 1680 European whitefish from 70 families were reared with either fishmeal- or SBM-based diets in a split-family design. Individual daily gain (DG), daily feed intake (DFI) and feed efficiency (FE) were recorded. Traits displayed only weak G x E interactions as variances and heritabilities did not differ substantially between the diets, and cross-diet genetic correlations were near unity. In both diets, DFI exhibited moderate heritability and had very high genetic correlation with DG whereas FE had low heritability. Predicted genetic responses demonstrated that selection to increase DG and FE on the fishmeal diet lead to favourable responses on the SBM diet. Selection for FE based on an index including DG and DFI achieved at least double FE gain versus selection on DG alone. Therefore, current breeding programmes are improving the biological ability of salmonids to use novel plant-based diets, and aiding the aquaculture industry to reduce fishmeal use. PMID:17612482

Quinton, Cheryl D; Kause, Antti; Koskela, Juha; Ritola, Ossi

2007-01-01

197

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

198

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

199

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

200

Emerging and Future Computing Paradigms and Their Impact on the Research, Training, and Design Environments of the Aerospace Workforce  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The document contains the proceedings of the training workshop on Emerging and Future Computing Paradigms and their impact on the Research, Training and Design Environments of the Aerospace Workforce. The workshop was held at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, March 18 and 19, 2003. The workshop was jointly sponsored by Old Dominion University and NASA. Workshop attendees came from NASA, other government agencies, industry and universities. The objectives of the workshop were to a) provide broad overviews of the diverse activities related to new computing paradigms, including grid computing, pervasive computing, high-productivity computing, and the IBM-led autonomic computing; and b) identify future directions for research that have high potential for future aerospace workforce environments. The format of the workshop included twenty-one, half-hour overview-type presentations and three exhibits by vendors.

Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler)

2003-01-01

201

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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“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

203

The landscape of Wageningen as an inspiring teaching environment for future environmental scientists  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Practical field work is an essential component in training future soil scientists. This is facilitated when a wide variety of geological materials geomorphological phenomena and soil patterns are within reach. One of the leading universities in soil science in the Netherlands, Wageningen University, was founded some hundred years ago in the small city of Wageningen because of the rich variety of soils and landscapes in its vicinity. Being located in the central part of the Netherlands, its region is famous because here Late-Pleistocene and Late-Holocene deposits meet. Wageningen is located on the slope of an ice pushed ridge which dates from the Saalien ice age, bordering a glacial tongue basin The ridge is mainly composed of pushed coarse grained fluvial deposits. In the Weichselien ice age cover sands have been deposited on the sides of this ridge. During the Holocene the ridge was eroded on the southern side, where the river Rhine has cut into the older deposits and deposited mainly fine grained fluvial deposits. Peat formation took place in the lower parts of the basin. In addition this region has been inhabited by people, who have worked, and fertilized the soil, creating a thickened A-horizon in some locations around Wageningen. This geological setting has created a palette of different sedimentary deposits which serve as mother material for a variety of soil types like podzols, brown forest soils, , fluvial clay to loamy soils, plaggen soils and peat soils. In our education we frequently use the soils in the surrounding as a teaching environment for our students. They are send out to use all their senses and look, feel, hear and sometimes even taste the soils. They use these impressions to describe the soils and understand why the soils are on that specific place in the landscape where we find it. We feel students benefit from this playground in our backyard, because, even though students work more and more in an individual and virtual environment where they sometimes can do courses on physical processes in earth science from behind their computer screen at home, field courses are a component of curricula that cannot be replaced. Student from a wide variety of backgrounds (ecology, planning, soil science, land management, hydrologist) meet this landscape every year. Field courses, being either excursions or fieldwork courses, are of vital importance to bring the real world to life in the heads of the students.

Keesstra, Saskia; Sonneveld, Marthijn

2013-04-01

204

Core-collapse supernovae in low-metallicity environments and future all-sky transient surveys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aims: Massive stars in low-metallicity environments may produce exotic explosions such as long-duration gamma-ray bursts and pair-instability supernovae when they die as core-collapse supernovae (CCSNe). Such events are predicted to be relatively common in the early Universe during the first episodes of star-formation. To understand these distant explosions it is vital to study nearby CCSNe arising in low-metallicity environments to determine if the explosions have different characteristics to those studied locally in high-metallicity galaxies. Many of the nearby supernova searches concentrate their efforts on high star-formation rate galaxies, hence biasing the discoveries to metal rich regimes. Here we determine the feasibility of searching for these CCSNe in metal-poor dwarf galaxies using various survey strategies. Methods: We determine oxygen abundances and star-formation rates for all spectroscopically typed star-forming galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Data Release 5, within z = 0.04. We then estimate the CCSN rates for sub-samples of galaxies with differing upper-metallicity limits. Using Monte-Carlo simulations we then predict the fraction of these CCSNe that we can expect to detect using different survey strategies. We test survey capabilities using a single 2 m telescope, a network of 2 m telescopes, and the upcoming all-sky surveys of the Pan-STARRS and LSST systems. Results: Using a single 2 m telescope (with a standard CCD camera) search we predict a detection rate of ~1.3 CCSNe yr-1 in galaxies with metallicities below 12 + log(O/H) < 8.2 which are within a volume that will allow detailed follow-up with 4 m and 8 m telescopes (z = 0.04). With a network of seven 2 m telescopes we estimate ~9.3 CCSNe yr-1 could be found, although this would require more than 1000 h of telescope time allocated to the network. Within the same radial distance, a volume-limited search in the future Pan-STARRS PS1 all-sky survey should uncover 12.5 CCSNe yr-1 in low-metallicity galaxies. Over a period of a few years this would allow a detailed comparison of their properties. We then extend our calculations to determine the total numbers of CCSNe that can potentially be found in magnitude-limited surveys with PS1 (24 000 yr-1, within z ? 0.6), PS4 (69 000 yr-1, within z ? 0.8) and LSST (160 000 yr-1, within z ? 0.9) surveys.

Young, D. R.; Smartt, S. J.; Mattila, S.; Tanvir, N. R.; Bersier, D.; Chambers, K. C.; Kaiser, N.; Tonry, J. L.

2008-10-01

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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

206

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

207

Business cycles and future transport demand: how use of a leading indicator improves forecasts of rail passenger transport  

Microsoft Academic Search

Whoever can predict the future with certainty has the world at his\\/her feet. After all, reliable forecasts are highly important to policy makers, investors and companies. Netherlands Railways (NS) employs various models to forecast future passenger transport demand, such as the so-called Q6 Plus model that plays an important role in short-term forecasts (up to two years in advance). This

M. O. de Bruyn; P. Spijkerman

2011-01-01

208

The Twenty-First Century and Legal Studies in Business: Preparing Students to Perform in a Globally Competitive Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article first examines the dynamic role business education must play in a flat world economy. Second, it explains how legal courses in the business curricula already equip students with portable twenty-first-century skills and relevant academic content. The article then advocates the acceptance of the Boyer Model of Scholarship, which defines…

Burke, Debra D.; Johnson, Ronald A.; Kemp, Deborah J.

2010-01-01

209

Towards Autonomic Business Activity Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Business activities can be highly complicated and dynamic. This complexity lies in the number of activities and organization,\\u000a and many business relationships between the things that make up a business activity and its business environment. The dynamism\\u000a of business activities comes from the needs of continuously measuring, monitoring, controlling and improving business activities.\\u000a The systems providing this type of functions

Jun-Jang Jeng; Henry Chang

210

Future Foreign Language Teachers' Social and Cognitive Collaboration in an Online Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion boards provide an interactive venue where new and future language teachers can reflect, evaluate, solve problems or simply exchange ideas (e.g., Bonk, Hansen, Grabner-Hagen, Lazar, & Mirabelli, 1996; DeWert, Babinski, & Jones, 2003; Kumari, 2001; Pawan, Paulus, Yalcin, & Chang, 2003). In addition, encouraging future teachers to learn…

Arnold, Nike; Ducate, Lara

2006-01-01

211

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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3Building a Business Building a Business  

E-print Network

15 3Building a Business Building a Business This section provides direction on the kinds. If you contemplate building a "garage- based" company to sell a product into a niche market, you should-ups conjure up images of future wealth, of building the next Amgen or Microsoft, of launching what will become

Arnold, Jonathan

213

The future water environment - Using scenarios to explore the significant water management challenges in England and Wales to 2050.  

PubMed

Society gets numerous benefits from the water environment. It is crucial to ensure that water management practices deliver these benefits over the long-term in a sustainable and cost-effective way. Currently, hydromorphological alterations and nutrient enrichment pose the greatest challenges in European water bodies. The rapidly changing climatic and socio-economic boundary conditions pose further challenges to water management decisions and the achievement of policy goals. Scenarios are a strategic tool useful in conducting systematic investigations of future uncertainties pertaining to water management. In this study, the use of scenarios revealed water management challenges for England and Wales to 2050. A set of existing scenarios relevant to river basin management were elaborated through stakeholder workshops and interviews, relying on expert knowledge to identify drivers of change, their interdependencies, and influence on system dynamics. In a set of four plausible alternative futures, the causal chain from driving forces through pressures to states, impacts and responses (DPSIR framework) was explored. The findings suggest that scenarios driven by short-term economic growth and competitiveness undermine current environmental legislative requirements and exacerbate the negative impacts of climate change, producing a general deterioration of water quality and physical habitats, as well as reduced water availability with adverse implications for the environment, society and economy. Conversely, there are substantial environmental improvements under the scenarios characterised by long-term sustainability, though achieving currently desired environmental outcomes still poses challenges. The impacts vary across contrasting generic catchment types that exhibit distinct future water management challenges. The findings suggest the need to address hydromorphological alterations, nutrient enrichment and nitrates in drinking water, which are all likely to be exacerbated in the future. Future-proofing river basin management measures that deal with these challenges is crucial moving forward. The use of scenarios to future-proof strategy, policy and delivery mechanisms is discussed to inform next steps. PMID:25638653

Henriques, C; Garnett, K; Weatherhead, E K; Lickorish, F A; Forrow, D; Delgado, J

2015-04-15

214

Designing Asynchronous Online Discussion Environments: Recent Progress and Possible Future Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asynchronous online discussion environments are important platforms to support learning. Research suggests, however, threaded forums, one of the most popular asynchronous discussion environments, do not often foster productive online discussions naturally. This paper explores how certain properties of threaded forums have affected or constrained…

Gao, Fei; Zhang, Tianyi; Franklin, Teresa

2013-01-01

215

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

216

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

217

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...

218

The MSc Strategic Project Management prepares graduates to be future leaders in project-based  

E-print Network

Management Strategic Change Operations Management Leadership Project Economics and Finance Business ModelsAbout The MSc Strategic Project Management prepares graduates to be future leaders in project-based environments by developing knowledge and skills in both business strategy and project management

Painter, Kevin

219

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 ...

220

Environment Canada cuts threaten the future of science and international agreements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In August 2011, 300 Environment Canada scientists and staff working on environmental monitoring and protection learned that their jobs would be terminated, and an additional 400-plus Environment Canada employees received notice that their positions were targeted for elimination. These notices received widespread coverage in the Canadian media and international attention in Nature News. Environment Canada is a government agency responsible for meteorological services as well as environmental research. We are concerned that research and observations related to ozone depletion, tropospheric pollution, and atmospheric transport of toxic chemicals in the northern latitudes may be seriously imperiled by the budget cuts that led to these job terminations. Further, we raise the questions being asked by the international community, scientists, and policy makers alike: First, will Canada be able to meet its obligations to the monitoring and assessment studies that support the various international agreements in Table 1? Second, will Canada continue to be a leader in Arctic research.

Thompson, Anne M.; Salawitch, Ross J.; Hoff, Raymond M.; Logan, Jennifer A.; Einaudi, Franco

2012-02-01

221

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

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

PubMed

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. PMID:25776093

Huang, Tao; Hu, Frank B

2015-12-01

223

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

PubMed

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

Pickering, Brian W; Litell, John M; Herasevich, Vitaly; Gajic, Ognjen

2012-01-01

224

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

225

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

226

Beyond the Personal Learning Environment: Attachment and Control in the Classroom of the Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Personal Learning Environment (PLE) has been presented in a number of guises over a period of 10 years as an intervention which seeks the reorganisation of educational technology through shifting the "locus of control" of technology towards the learner. In the intervening period to the present, a number of initiatives have attempted…

Johnson, Mark William; Sherlock, David

2014-01-01

227

The Ultraviolet Environment of Mars: Biological Implications Past, Present, and Future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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, Charles S.; Catling, David C.; Davis, Wanda L.; Snook, Kelly; Kepner, Ray L.; Lee, Pascal; McKay, Christopher P.

2000-08-01

228

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.

229

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...

230

THE EPA'S ROLE IN PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE  

EPA Science Inventory

Some say environmentalism started with Rachel Carson's book entitled Silent Spring. This best seller in addition to decades of the effects of pollution on people's lives surely contributed to help shift public opinion regarding the environment. This "shift" culminated with the bi...

231

THE EPA'S ROLE IN PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT -- PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE  

EPA Science Inventory

Some say environmentalism started with Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring. This best seller in addition to decades of the effects of pollution on people's lives surely contributed to help shift public opinion regarding the environment. This "shift" culminated with the birth of a ...

232

Adaptive MIMO OFDMA for Future Generation Cellular Systems in a Realistic Outdoor Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract—This paper presents a downlink ,performance evaluation of a ,candidate physical layer for future generation cellular communications,systems employing link adaptive MIMO- OFDMA. Adaptation between ,various modulation ,and coding schemes in combination with both space-time block codes (STBC) and spatial multiplexing (SM) on the,basis of channel,knowledge isconsidered. By means of ray-tracing software, a detailed example,coherent ,time-variant channel ,trace is generated. Subsequent

Congzheng Han; Angela Doufexi; Simon Armour; Kah Heng Ng; Joe Mcgeehan

2006-01-01

233

Scenario Analysis for the San Pedro River, Analyzing Hydrological Consequences of a Future Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies of future management and policy options based on different assumptions provide a mechanism to examine possible outcomes\\u000a and especially their likely benefits and consequences. The San Pedro River in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico is an area that has\\u000a undergone rapid changes in land use and cover, and subsequently is facing keen environmental crises related to water resources.\\u000a It is

William G. Kepner; Darius J. Semmens; Scott D. Bassett; David A. Mouat; David C. Goodrich

2004-01-01

234

FEATURE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED 3DIMENSIONAL MODEL LIBRARIES FOR SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENTS OF THE FUTURE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a new hierarchical data structure used to store natural and man-made feature data for use in modern and future real-time simulation systems. This system is not based purely on a map oriented feature set as are the DFAD and FACC based feature classification structures. This scheme is based on visible man-made and natural features (tangible features) and

Barry Bitters

235

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

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to collaborate and stay productive, while also benefiting from the ease-of-use and on-the-go portability, management, and security features you've come to expect from Dell Latitude. Go-anywhere productivity Built confidently knowing that your familiar business applications can be operated within the corporate OS ecosystem

Fiebig, Peter

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Applications of Optical Fiber Assemblies in Harsh Environments, the Journey Past, Present and Future  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Over the past ten years, NASA has studied the effects of harsh environments on optical fiber assemblies for communication systems, lidar systems, and science missions. The culmination of this has resulted in recent technologies that are unique and tailored to meeting difficult requirements under challenging performance constraints. This presentation will focus on the past mission applications of optical fiber assemblies including; qualification information, lessons learned and new technological advances that will enable the road ahead.

Ott, Melanie N.; LaRocca, Frank; Thomas, William Joe; Switzer, Robert; Chuska, Richard; Macmurphy, Shawn

2008-01-01

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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

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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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Transportation Energy Futures Series: Effects of the Built Environment on Transportation: Energy Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Other Factors  

SciTech Connect

Planning initiatives in many regions and communities aim to reduce transportation energy use, decrease emissions, and achieve related environmental benefits by changing land use. This report reviews and summarizes findings from existing literature on the relationship between the built environment and transportation energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, identifying results trends as well as potential future actions. The indirect influence of federal transportation and housing policies, as well as the direct impact of municipal regulation on land use are examined for their effect on transportation patterns and energy use. Special attention is given to the 'four D' factors of density, diversity, design and accessibility. The report concludes that policy-driven changes to the built environment could reduce transportation energy and GHG emissions from less than 1% to as much as 10% by 2050, the equivalent of 16%-18% of present-day urban light-duty-vehicle travel. This is one of a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency project initiated to pinpoint underexplored strategies for abating GHGs and reducing petroleum dependence related to transportation.

Porter, C. D.; Brown, A.; Dunphy, R. T.; Vimmerstedt, L.

2013-03-01

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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.

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Demand for business information service of firms in Taiwan: a case study of Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park and Hsinchu Industrial Park  

Microsoft Academic Search

Continuous development of technology brings changes in economic environment and market structure. Enterprises should be equipped with speedy and accurate analytical capabilities on business information so that they can foresee the future. For countries such as Taiwan where the majority of the enterprises are small or medium businesses, these enterprises lack the economies of scale and skilled professionals in collecting

Benjamin J. C Yuan; Ming Yeu Wang; Chen Chien Wang

1999-01-01

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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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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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Early Social Environment Affects the Endogenous Oxytocin System: A Review and Future Directions  

PubMed Central

Endogenous oxytocin plays an important role in a wide range of human functions including birth, milk ejection during lactation, and facilitation of social interaction. There is increasing evidence that both variations in the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) and concentrations of oxytocin are associated with differences in these functions. The causes for the differences that have been observed in tonic and stimulated oxytocin release remain unclear. Previous reviews have suggested that across the life course, these differences may be due to individual factors, e.g., genetic variation (of the OXTR), age or sex, or be the result of early environmental influences, such as social experiences, stress, or trauma partly by inducing epigenetic changes. This review has three aims. First, we briefly discuss the endogenous oxytocin system, including physiology, development, individual differences, and function. Second, current models describing the relationship between the early life environment and the development of the oxytocin system in humans and animals are discussed. Finally, we describe research designs that can be used to investigate the effects of the early environment on the oxytocin system, identifying specific areas of research that need further attention. PMID:25814979

Alves, Emily; Fielder, Andrea; Ghabriel, Nerelle; Sawyer, Michael; Buisman-Pijlman, Femke T. A.

2015-01-01

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Present and future gamma-ray probes of the Cygnus OB2 environment  

SciTech Connect

The MAGIC Collaboration has provided new observational data pertaining to the TeV J2032+4130 gamma-ray source (within the Cygnus OB2 region), for energies E{sub {gamma}}>400 GeV. It is then appropriate to update the impact of these data on gamma-ray production mechanisms in stellar associations. We consider two mechanisms of gamma-ray emission, pion production and decay (PION) and photoexcitation of high-energy nuclei followed by prompt photoemission from the daughter nuclei (A*). We find that while the data can be accommodated with either scenario, the A* features a spectral bump, corresponding to the threshold for exciting the giant dipole resonance, which can serve to discriminate between them. We comment on neutrino emission and detection from the region if the PION and/or A* processes are operative. We also touch on the implications for this analysis of future Fermi and Cerenkov Telescope array data.

Anchordoqui, Luis A. [Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai (IEEC-CSIC), Campus UAB, Torre C5, 2a planta, 08193 Barcelona (Spain); Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 (United States); Goldberg, Haim [Department of Physics, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States); Moore, Russell D. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 (United States); Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio [Centro de Fisica Teorica de Particulas, Instituto Superior Tecnico, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Torres, Diego F. [Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai (IEEC-CSIC), Campus UAB, Torre C5, 2a planta, 08193 Barcelona (Spain); Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats (ICREA) (Spain); Weiler, Thomas J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States)

2009-11-15

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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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SEARCH FUTURITY Go Futurity: Discover the Future  

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SEARCH FUTURITY Go Futurity: Discover the Future Earth & Environment Health & Medicine Science, 2012 13:36 - 0 Comments Different mix may make pesticide safer "Gas lost to the atmosphere could pose Midas, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2007. It is primarily used on vegetable

Glaser, Rainer

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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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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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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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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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Farm Business Management for the 21st Century Purdue Extension  

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Farm Business Management for the 21st Century Purdue Extension West Lafayette, IN 47907 Developing the business. In writing the business vision statement, the farm business management team is trying to arrive to the future characteristics of the business, farm business managers will find it easier to make decisions

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A review on emerging contaminants in wastewaters and the environment: Current knowledge, understudied areas and recommendations for future monitoring.  

PubMed

This review identifies understudied areas of emerging contaminant (EC) research in wastewaters and the environment, and recommends direction for future monitoring. Non-regulated trace organic ECs including pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs and personal care products are focused on due to ongoing policy initiatives and the expectant broadening of environmental legislation. These ECs are ubiquitous in the aquatic environment, mainly derived from the discharge of municipal wastewater effluents. Their presence is of concern due to the possible ecological impact (e.g., endocrine disruption) to biota within the environment. To better understand their fate in wastewaters and in the environment, a standardised approach to sampling is needed. This ensures representative data is attained and facilitates a better understanding of spatial and temporal trends of EC occurrence. During wastewater treatment, there is a lack of suspended particulate matter analysis due to further preparation requirements and a lack of good analytical approaches. This results in the under-reporting of several ECs entering wastewater treatment works (WwTWs) and the aquatic environment. Also, sludge can act as a concentrating medium for some chemicals during wastewater treatment. The majority of treated sludge is applied directly to agricultural land without analysis for ECs. As a result there is a paucity of information on the fate of ECs in soils and consequently, there has been no driver to investigate the toxicity to exposed terrestrial organisms. Therefore a more holistic approach to environmental monitoring is required, such that the fate and impact of ECs in all exposed environmental compartments are studied. The traditional analytical approach of applying targeted screening with low resolution mass spectrometry (e.g., triple quadrupoles) results in numerous chemicals such as transformation products going undetected. These can exhibit similar toxicity to the parent EC, demonstrating the necessity of using an integrated analytical approach which compliments targeted and non-targeted screening with biological assays to measure ecological impact. With respect to current toxicity testing protocols, failure to consider the enantiomeric distribution of chiral compounds found in the environment, and the possible toxicological differences between enantiomers is concerning. Such information is essential for the development of more accurate environmental risk assessment. PMID:25267363

Petrie, Bruce; Barden, Ruth; Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara

2014-09-10

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Core-collapse supernovae in low-metallicity environments and future all-sky transient surveys  

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Aims: Massive stars in low-metallicity environments may produce exotic explosions such as long-duration gamma-ray bursts and pair-instability supernovae when they die as core-collapse supernovae (CCSNe). Here we determine the feasibility of searching for these CCSNe in metal-poor dwarf galaxies using various survey strategies. Methods: We determine oxygen abundances and star-formation rates for all spectroscopically typed star-forming galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Data Release 5, within z = 0.04. We then estimate the CCSN rates for sub-samples of galaxies with differing upper-metallicity limits. Using Monte-Carlo simulations we then predict the fraction of these CCSNe that we can expect to detect using different survey strategies. Results: Using a single 2m telescope (with a standard CCD camera) search we predict a detection rate of ~1.3 CCSNe/yr in galaxies with metallicities below 12 + log(O/H) < 8.2 which are within a volume that will allow detailed follow-up with 4m and 8m telescopes (z = 0...

Young, D R; Mattila, S; Tanvir, N R; Bersier, D; Chambers, K C; Kaiser, N; Tonry, J L

2008-01-01

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Core-collapse supernovae in low-metallicity environments and future all-sky transient surveys  

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Aims: Massive stars in low-metallicity environments may produce exotic explosions such as long-duration gamma-ray bursts and pair-instability supernovae when they die as core-collapse supernovae (CCSNe). Here we determine the feasibility of searching for these CCSNe in metal-poor dwarf galaxies using various survey strategies. Methods: We determine oxygen abundances and star-formation rates for all spectroscopically typed star-forming galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Data Release 5, within z = 0.04. We then estimate the CCSN rates for sub-samples of galaxies with differing upper-metallicity limits. Using Monte-Carlo simulations we then predict the fraction of these CCSNe that we can expect to detect using different survey strategies. Results: Using a single 2m telescope (with a standard CCD camera) search we predict a detection rate of ~1.3 CCSNe/yr in galaxies with metallicities below 12 + log(O/H) PS4 (69,000/yr, within z < 0.8) and LSST (160,000/yr, within z < 0.9) surveys.

D. R. Young; S. J. Smartt; S. Mattila; N. R. Tanvir; D. Bersier; K. C. Chambers; N. Kaiser; J. L. Tonry

2008-07-21

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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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Benefits of social media in business-to-business customer interface in innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this research is to explore social media and its benefits especially from business-to-business innovation and related customer interface perspective, and to create a more comprehensive picture of the possibilities of social media for the business-to-business sector. Business-to-business context was chosen because it is in many ways a very different environment for social media than business-to-consumer context, and

Jari Juhani Jussila; Hannu Kärkkäinen; Maija Leino

2011-01-01

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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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CROSS-CULTURAL BUSINESS BEHAVIOR. DOING BUSINESS IN SPAIN. (SUMMER 2012)  

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This course focuses on the importance of culture in the business environment. Business culture is different (Dos & Don'ts) and their importance on business relationships. - To develop an understandingCROSS-CULTURAL BUSINESS BEHAVIOR. DOING BUSINESS IN SPAIN. (SUMMER 2012) Lecturer: Ms. Pilar Barra

Escolano, Francisco

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A Business Process Explorer: Recovering Business Processes from Business Applications  

E-print Network

1 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 applications enable organizations to automatically perform their daily operations. Business processes

Zou, Ying

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Impact of nanoparticles on human and environment: review of toxicity factors, exposures, control strategies, and future prospects.  

PubMed

Nanotechnology has revolutionized the world through introduction of a unique class of materials and consumer products in many arenas. It has led to production of innovative materials and devices. Despite of their unique advantages and applications in domestic and industrial sectors, use of materials with dimensions in nanometers has raised the issue of safety for workers, consumers, and human environment. Because of their small size and other unique characteristics, nanoparticles have ability to harm human and wildlife by interacting through various mechanisms. We have reviewed the characteristics of nanoparticles which form the basis of their toxicity. This paper also reviews possible routes of exposure of nanoparticles to human body. Dermal contact, inhalation, and ingestion have been discussed in detail. As very limited data is available for long-term human exposures, there is a pressing need to develop the methods which can determine short and long-term effects of nanoparticles on human and environment. We also discuss in brief the strategies which can help to control human exposures to toxic nanoparticles. We have outlined the current status of toxicological studies dealing with nanoparticles, accomplishments, weaknesses, and future challenges. PMID:25548015

Sajid, Muhammad; Ilyas, Muhammad; Basheer, Chanbasha; Tariq, Madiha; Daud, Muhammad; Baig, Nadeem; Shehzad, Farrukh

2015-03-01

263

Starting a Business in the Permian Basin.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The business and economic development center of Midland College provides assistance to small businesses. Written for use by future and current small business owners and entrepreneurs living in a 17-county area of the Permian Basin of Texas, this guidebook describes the procedures for developing a business plan and for successfully starting and…

Harrison, Danny

264

Journal of Business and Training Education, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual serial issue contains six papers dealing with business education and training. "A Direction for Focusing Business Curricula" (Sharon Lund O'Neil) discusses the standards against which business curricula of the future must be measured. The importance of business communication in general education programs is emphasized in "The Nature of…

Journal of Business and Training Education, 1996

1996-01-01

265

Business of Fashion Concentration & Minor -Newark Description  

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Business of Fashion Concentration & Minor - Newark Description The Business of Fashion program advantages with New York City's fashion industry present unprecedented opportunities for our future business of fashion graduates. Minor Structure Non-RBS Majors The Business of Fashion minor is available for non

Lin, Xiaodong

266

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

267

Business and International Education. A Report Submitted by the Task Force on Business and International Education to Government/Academic Interface Committee. Occasional Paper No.4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was undertaken of the educational needs of present and future managers of the large number of business firms in the United States that are or will be affected by economic and political environments abroad. The task force concluded that most firms, regardless of size and type of operation, will be affected by economic and political…

American Council on Education, Washington, DC. International Education Project.

268

143Business Administration BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  

E-print Network

143Business Administration BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BUS) PROFESSORS CLINE, DEAN, KESTER VISITING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR GIBBS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR REITER MAJOR A major in business administration leading at least 24 credits in business administration and 26 credits not in business administration, as follows: 1

Dresden, Gregory

269

Applying a 3D Situational Virtual Learning Environment to the Real World Business--An Extended Research in Marketing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to understand (1) what kind of students can be facilitated through the help of three-dimensional virtual learning environment (3D VLE), and (2) the relationship between a conventional test (ie, paper and pencil test) and the 3D VLE used in this study, the study designs a 3D virtual supermarket (3DVS) to help students transform their role…

Wang, Shwu-huey

2012-01-01

270

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.

271

Serving two purposes: Plans for a MOOC and a World Campus course called Energy, the Environment, and Our Future (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are in the final stages of developing a Massive Open Online Course entitled Energy, the Environment, and Our Future. The course is a broad overview of the implications of the current energy options on Earth's climate and the choices for more sustainable energy sources in the future. The course is founded in concepts explored in the book and PBS series Earth: The Operators' Manual, but it includes more in-depth treatment of renewable energy as well as the ethical issues surrounding energy choices. One of the key aspects of the course is that it is being designed to be taught in two formats, the first, an eight week MOOC through Coursera in Fall semester 2013, and the second, a 16 week online course developed as part of the NSF Geo-STEP InTeGrate program and offered through the Penn State World Campus. The advantage of the MOOC format is the ability to reach out to thousands of students worldwide, exposing them to the science behind important issues that may have a direct impact on the lifestyle decisions they make, while the World Campus course allows us to explore deeper levels of cognition through application of carefully designed pedagogies. The principal difference between the two versions of the course will be assessment. The MOOC will have embedded assessment between pages and end of module quizzes. The InTeGrate course will have a range of assessments that are directly linked to the goals and objectives of the course. These will include active learning exercises built around energy and climate data. Both of the versions are works in progress and we anticipate modifying them regularly based on student feedback.

Bralower, T. J.; Alley, R. B.; Blumsack, S.; Keller, K.; Feineman, M. D.

2013-12-01

272

CollegeofBusinessAdministration College of Business  

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of the future. Over 2,200 undergraduate students annually pursue majors in seven areas: accounting from UIC, students need to complete University, college, and department degree requirements. General University and college degree requirements for all College of Business Administration students are outlined

Illinois at Chicago, University of

273

CollegeofBusinessAdministration College of Business  

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of the future. Over 2,200 undergraduate students annually pursue majors in seven areas: accounting, economics from UIC, students need to complete University, college, and department degree requirements. General University and college degree requirements for all College of Business Administration students are outlined

Illinois at Chicago, University of

274

Why business models matter.  

PubMed

"Business model" was one of the great buzz-words of the Internet boom. A company didn't need a strategy, a special competence, or even any customers--all it needed was a Web-based business model that promised wild profits in some distant, ill-defined future. Many people--investors, entrepreneurs, and executives alike--fell for the fantasy and got burned. And as the inevitable counterreaction played out, the concept of the business model fell out of fashion nearly as quickly as the .com appendage itself. That's a shame. As Joan Magretta explains, a good business model remains essential to every successful organization, whether it's a new venture or an established player. To help managers apply the concept successfully, she defines what a business model is and how it complements a smart competitive strategy. Business models are, at heart, stories that explain how enterprises work. Like a good story, a robust business model contains precisely delineated characters, plausible motivations, and a plot that turns on an insight about value. It answers certain questions: Who is the customer? How do we make money? What underlying economic logic explains how we can deliver value to customers at an appropriate cost? Every viable organization is built on a sound business model, but a business model isn't a strategy, even though many people use the terms interchangeably. Business models describe, as a system, how the pieces of a business fit together. But they don't factor in one critical dimension of performance: competition. That's the job of strategy. Illustrated with examples from companies like American Express, EuroDisney, WalMart, and Dell Computer, this article clarifies the concepts of business models and strategy, which are fundamental to every company's performance. PMID:12024761

Magretta, Joan

2002-05-01

275

Traditional foods and practices of Spanish-speaking Latina mothers influence the home food environment: implications for future interventions.  

PubMed

This study aimed to obtain in-depth information from low-income, Spanish-speaking Latino families with young children to guide the development of culturally appropriate nutrition interventions. Focus groups were used to assess parent's knowledge about healthful eating, the home food environment, perceived influences on children's eating habits, food purchasing practices, and commonly used strategies to promote healthful eating among their children. Thirty-four Latino parents (33 women; 27 born in Mexico; 21 food-insecure) of preschool-aged children participated in four focus group discussions conducted in Spanish by a trained moderator. The focus groups were audiotaped, transcribed, translated, and coded by independent raters. Results suggest that in general, parents were very knowledgeable about healthful eating and cited both parents and school as significant factors influencing children's eating habits; at home, most families had more traditional Mexican foods available than American foods; cost and familiarity with foods were the most influential factors affecting food purchasing; many parents had rules regarding sugar intake; and parents cited role modeling, reinforcement, and creative food preparation as ways to encourage children's healthful eating habits. Finally, parents generated ideas on how to best assist Latino families through interventions. Parents indicated that future interventions should be community based and teach skills to purchase and prepare meals that include low-cost and traditional Mexican ingredients, using hands-on activities. In addition, interventions could encourage and reinforce healthy food-related practices that Latino families bring from their native countries. PMID:21703381

Evans, Alexandra; Chow, Sherman; Jennings, Rose; Dave, Jayna; Scoblick, Kathryn; Sterba, Katherine Regan; Loyo, Jennifer

2011-07-01

276

Experiencing, Learning, and Teaching of Secondary Business Education in a Virtual Environment: The Use of Electronic Portfolio as Curriculum Framework for a Preservice Course "Advanced Information Technology."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business educators in middle schools and high schools across the country play a prominent role in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for students to succeed in the workforce. With the advancement of technology, business teachers are coming back to the teacher education program to be retooled and retrained to teach business

Chen, Irene

277

Africa Business Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Africa Business Network is a work in progress provided by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group (discussed in the November 6, 1997 Scout Report for Business and Economics) to encourage private investment in Africa. ABN brings together IFC, World Bank, and other publications on African financial topics under one search interface. In addition, a "Country Information Center" includes detailed economic, social, and business profiles of Sub-Saharan Africa countries. Currently, information for Uganda and Cote d'Ivoire is available with up-dates and future country profiles expected soon.

278

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

279

One Environmental Education Center's Industry Initiative: Collaborating to Create More Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Businesses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Centre for Environment Education (CEE) added an Industry Initiative to its portfolio of more traditional environmental education programs in 1993. This article documents the start-up and evolution of that program and the ways that businesses and CEE have worked together for a sustainable future. A specific 18-month project, in which CEE and an…

Hollweg, Karen S.

2009-01-01

280

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.

281

Asserting and Reasserting the Role of Business Education. National Business Education Association Yearbook, No. 27.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This yearbook is intended to show how business education and its philosophy evolved in the schools, what its current position and practices are, and what lies in store in the future. Part I deals with the roots of business education and the current issues. Chapters are "The Philosophy of Business Education" (Walter Brower); "Business Education in…

Kaliski, Burton S., Ed.

282

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

283

The long-term implications of operating satellite constellations in the low earth orbit debris environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

DRA's Integrated Debris Evolution Suite (IDES) model is used in this study to predict the future evolution of the orbital debris environment for two distinct scenarios. For the first case, a pre-generated background debris population for 1995 and ‘business as usual’ future launch\\/explosion rates are used as input to the model. IDES then employs its collision event prediction algorithm to

R. Walker; R. Crowther; G. G. Swinerd

1997-01-01

284

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

285

BUSINESS APPLICATION SECTION 1: BUSINESS CONTACT INFORMATION  

E-print Network

BUSINESS APPLICATION SECTION 1: BUSINESS CONTACT INFORMATION Sponsor: Company Name: Contact Name: Contact Address: Phone | Fax E-mail Type of Business Sole proprietorship Corporation Partnership Limited Liability Company SECTION 2: BUSINESS INFORMATION New Business Existing NYS Business Expanding

Suzuki, Masatsugu

286

Catalog Update 2006 Business & Accountancy Division 1  

E-print Network

course from the following: BSAD 387 Business Database Management Systems ..........................3 BSAD Introduction to Management Accounting...........................3 BSAD 234 Legal Environment of Business Financial Reporting II ........................................................3 ACCT 319 Cost/Management

Gering, Jon C.

287

The Effects of a Strengths-Based Assessment and Development Program on First-Term Masters of Business Administration Students and Future Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adults returning to graduate school to acquire a master of business administration (MBA) degree face a myriad of challenges as they attempt to manage academic responsibilities, work, family, and social obligations. Currently, a number of educational professionals only look to identify and remediate student deficiencies. Developing existing…

Hohn, Michael C.

2009-01-01

288

Commonsense Investments in a Shared Future: Business Support of Public Schools. The New School Finance Research Agenda: Resource Utilization and School Districts. Finance Collaborative Working Paper #6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A decade ago, the business community began to pursue tentative, new relationships with schools; the focus was on long-term educational improvement, frequently targeted to core academic subjects. Now partnerships are everywhere, involving thousands of schools and hundreds of thousands of local people. This essay discusses the resources brought to…

Lewis, Mary Ellen James

289

Future leaders in business, government, and law need to understand how global developments affect their lives and work. This major provides the detailed  

E-print Network

which students plan and execute lessons on global issues in local elementary schools. USC Center Requirements* ECON 203: Principles of Microeconomics ECON 205: Principles of Macroeconomics MATH 118: Fundamental Principles of Calculus MATH 218: Probability for Business International Political Economy Course

Rohs, Remo

290

Integrating the Humanities and Business Education: The Experience of International Business as an Example.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In international business education, there has been a general acceptance of the need for a curriculum integrating humanities and business education, since international business, operating within a world environment, requires an understanding of disciplines such as law, geography, psychology, and sociology in addition to functional business areas…

Flax, Stanley

291

Facultad de Ciencias Econmicas y Empresariales CROSS-CULTURAL BUSINESS BEHAVIOR. DOING BUSINESS IN SPAIN.  

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Facultad de Ciencias EconĂłmicas y Empresariales CROSS-CULTURAL BUSINESS BEHAVIOR. DOING BUSINESS Alicante. email: pbarra@ua.es COURSE DESCRIPTION This course focuses on the importance of culture in the business environment. Business culture is different in every country and its understanding has become

Escolano, Francisco

292

From process logic to business logic - A cognitive approach to business process management  

Microsoft Academic Search

The unpredictability of business activities means that business process management should provide a way to adapt to change. The traditional workflow approach, based on predefined process logic, offers little support for today's complex and dynamic business environment. Therefore, a cognitive approach is proposed to help manage complex business activities, based on continuous awareness of situations and real-time decisions on activities.

Minhong Wang; Huaiqing Wang

2006-01-01

293

Multiobjective Decision Support for defining Secure Business Processes  

E-print Network

Heurix 2) Abstract: As business processes gain more importance in todays business environment of business processes. Given the importance of business process and the fact that they are permanently exposedMultiobjective Decision Support for defining Secure Business Processes Thomas Neubauer 1), Johannes

294

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

295

A Version Management Method for Managing Business Process Changes Based on Version-Stamped Business Process Change Patterns  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an efficient version management method for BPM systems based on business process change patterns and the version stamp method. In managing business processes in a dynamic business environment, a proper process version management method for handling multiple coexisting versions of a business process is required. However, the traditional delta method for business process version management could not

Namhun Lee; Dongsoo Kim; Minsoo Kim; Sukho Kang

2008-01-01

296

Business etiquette.  

PubMed

As health care executives we must respect our business contacts whether at a meeting, a meal, or on the phone. Good etiquette can prove to be good business and yield the results desired. PMID:10335225

Andrica, D C

1999-01-01

297

The Dynamics of Multicultural NPD Teams in Virtual Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Changes in the business environment, responses of companies to these changes and the available information and communication technologies (ICT) pose a number of challenges to present and future product developers, as well as to educational institutions. An appropriate response to these challenges is to create a solid basis for strategies to combat…

Fain, Nusa; Kline, Miro

2013-01-01

298

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.

299

Business Administratio  

E-print Network

#12;#12;#12;Business Administratio n 579 MBA Capstone A Catalog Description: V 1 (1-3) May be repeated for credit. Letter grading. Prereq: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Analyze, evaluate, and recommend management actions for a specific strategic business project

Collins, Gary S.

300

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 ...

Pam Tidwell

2009-09-29

301

Edwards MPAcc MASTER OF BUSINESS  

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- The Business Environment and Strategy 802 - Corporate Financial Management 803 - Financial Reporting business 3 credits (1 course) in introductory auditing/assurance 6 credits (2 courses) in finance (one and corporate) Admission Requirements Admission to the program generally requires the equivalent of a four

Saskatchewan, University of

302

BPMS: business process management systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last years a lot of research has been done in different domains concerning information system applications. Recent research is characterized by the effort of applying information systems to heterogeneous and distributed environments. Information systems dealing with the definition, administration, customization and evaluation of tasks evolving from business processes as well as from organizational structures are called Business Process

Dimitris Karagiannis

1995-01-01

303

The Role of Feedback in Preparation for Future Learning: A Case Study in Learning by Teaching Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Past research on the timing and content of feedback on student learning in computer-based learning environments has shown that directed or corrective feedback helps with immediate learning, whereas guided and metacognitive feedback help in gaining deep understanding of the domain and developing the ability to transfer this knowledge. Feedback becomes important in discovery learning environments, where novice students are often

Jason Tan; Gautam Biswas

2006-01-01

304

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

305

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

306

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,

307

Work for a green future: Become an Environment America fellow Each year, Environment America hires college graduates with the passion, the  

E-print Network

-protected parks from Mt. Rainier to the Everglades, from Glacier to the Grand Canyon, · bans on offshore drilling've also endorsed pro-environment candidates in tight national and state races since 2008, organizing an environmental crisis. Temperatures are rising, polar pack ice is melting, catastrophic fires are burning

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

308

How Rural America Sees Its Future. The Main Street Economist: Commentary on the Rural Economy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To gain a perspective on rural America's future, seven roundtables consisting of seven rural stakeholder groups were convened. Four groups of challenges facing rural areas emerged. The rural business environment was considered the source of greatest challenge. Agriculture concerns included low profits and access to world markets. The effects of…

Barkema, Alan D.; Drabenstott, Mark

309

the ever changing face of business  

E-print Network

for the competitive global market when they learn from the best. at lehigh, teaching is as important as research graduates must be able to excel in an ever more competitive global marketplace, so the College of Business schools of business. Come explore our vision for the future. a strong futures Market "at lehigh, we take

Gilchrist, James F.

310

Technology management competences supporting the business strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The execution of the business strategy requires the integration of market conditions, organizational capabilities and direction. Under this principle, Top Management needs to align theirs and the firm's human resources competences with the business strategy and the characteristics of the business environment. Competences represent a dynamic combination of knowledge, expertise, attitudes and responsibilities acquired through professional studies that are used

Victoria E. Erosa; Pilar E. Arroyo

2009-01-01

311

Business Plans Anatomy, Purpose and Process  

E-print Network

Business Plans Anatomy, Purpose and Process Agenda ·! Definition ·! Purpose ·! Basics ·! Format Business Plans Fail "... In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable." - Dwight Eisenhower #12;Business Plan Definition Statement of intentions, resources, environment

California at Davis, University of

312

a uNIQue perspecTIVe Innovation is essential for achieving competitive advantage in today's high-pressure business environ-  

E-print Network

feedback during various stages of product development, or help to reframe an existing product line. Faculty to organize collaboration with multiple divisions within their own large companies. Business Connections. Many

Ishii, Hiroshi

313

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

314

Business Opportunity Business Opportunity  

E-print Network

their value to society and the environment. We the FC will always consider equality when conducting our tender. · improve the quality and variety of food available at our concerts · increase levels of local produce/ fair-trade/ organic options · ensure that vegetarian and vegan choices are available · ensure excellent visual

315

Environment Environment  

E-print Network

Delivery Economy Community Environment Economy Community Environment Economy Community Environment Environment Climate change programme EconomyCommunity #12;Climate change programme | 2 Climate change is one are described. Finally, the programme explains how the commitments will be delivered and monitored. Environment

316

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.

317

Estimating the removal of atmospheric particulate pollution by the urban tree canopy of London, under current and future environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Urban green space and particularly the tree canopy have been highlighted as offering a mitigation potential against atmospheric particulate pollution. In this paper current and future particulate (PM10) deposition to the urban tree canopy of the Greater London Authority (GLA) was estimated. A modelling approach was used based on the Urban Forest Effects Model (UFORE) and a modified version. Here

Matthew Tallis; Gail Taylor; Danielle Sinnett; Peter Freer-Smith

2011-01-01

318

Keys to the Future of American Business. Proceedings from the Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Conference (4th, Los Angeles, California, March 20-21, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings contain 3 speaker presentations and 17 workshop papers from a conference of experts who are involved in creating environments that encourage people to be creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial. The speaker presentations are "Creative Public-Private Sector Ventures--'The Success Series'" (Bettianne Welch), "Just Do It" (Wally…

Solomon, George T., Ed.; And Others

319

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.

320

Business & Operations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents an interview with John D. Musso, executive director of the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International. Musso talks about trends and issues that will most affect school business and operations in 2007 and beyond. Despite the challenges facing school operations, he believes that the key to being successful at…

Agron, Joe

2007-01-01

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Binghamton University Business System Business Intelligence  

E-print Network

Binghamton University Business System Business Intelligence & General Accounting #12;University.................... ....................................................4 Signing into Business Intelligence ...................................................5 Dashboards for inquiry only. For history from activity after 7/1/13, use Business Intelligence. #12;University Center

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Financial & Business Services  

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· Management Accounting & Analysis · Property Accounting #12;FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Income Accounting & BUSINESS SERVICES Tax Services & Payroll Accounting Robert Schirmer · Tax Management/Compliance · PayrollFINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Financial & Business Services Presidential Briefing #12;FINANCIAL

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College of Business College of Business  

E-print Network

College of Business _______________ 2.7 Page 1 College of Business Office in Rockwell Hall, Room, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH CONCENTRATIONS IN Accounting Accounting--Business Education Finance Information Systems Marketing Marketing Education Organization

Stephens, Graeme L.

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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

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The Indiana Business Growth Network National Economic Gardening Conference  

E-print Network

Development, helps leaders of second-stage companies grow their businesses and assists civic leaders make their communities great places to start and grow businesses. #12;IBGN (Present & Future) Support Services · Serve

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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

327

Business Services Business Casual Dress Policy  

E-print Network

Business Services Business Casual Dress Policy A business casual dress policy calls for everyone general parameters for proper business casual dress within Business Services and to help you make appropriate dress decisions. Keep in mind that business casual does not mean weekend or sport casual

Holland, Jeffrey

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Approved Module Information for BS2209, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: International Business Environment 2 Module Code: BS2209  

E-print Network

to the strategies they adopt for competing in the global market place, and on the ways in which managers can meet with the state. ? Analyse the workings of the global capital and foreign exchange markets Indicative Module importance of the international dimension of business and introduces the major theories and frameworks

Neirotti, Juan Pablo

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Approved Module Information for BS1102, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Economic Environment of Business Module Code: BS1102  

E-print Network

: Appreciate economic concepts, relationships and economic policy and why they are important to the business, the interdependency of markets, the relationships between principals and agents, and economic welfare Scarcity and opportunity cost. Friedman vs. Galbraith: video Government vs. the Market 1st Economic model

Neirotti, Juan Pablo

330

Redesigning the Traditional Business Gaming Process: Aiming to Capture Business Process Authenticity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The constantly changing business environment has forced many organizations to move away from focusing on individual tasks and functions to focusing on more integrated and coordinated ways of work. Higher-level business and information systems (IS) education is also in a state of change, as the traditional curriculum does not coincide with business

Lainema, Timo

2004-01-01

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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.

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FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Procurement &  

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FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Procurement & Payment Summary Accounts Payable Perry H. Hull #12;FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Agenda · Accounts Payable: Who we are...what we do... · Accounts Payable;FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Financial & Business Services #12;FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Accounts

Tipple, Brett

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Futurity: Discover the Future Earth & Environment  

E-print Network

, 2010 - 0 Comments Fungus in golf-course grass wreaks havoc Friday, March 19, 2010 - 1 Comment Health. The device is unaffected by humidity and allows for the visualization (through color change) of the pattern

Suslick, Kenneth S.

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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

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"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

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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 Sćmundsson (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

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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

Roadmap: Business Management Technology ­ Business Administration ­ Associate of Applied Business 21000 Business Law and Ethics I 3 BMRT 21011 Fundamentals of Financial Management 3 BMRT 21050 21004 Introduction to Business Statistics 3 BMRT 21006 Human Resources Management 3 BMRT 21052

Sheridan, Scott

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The interventional radiology business plan.  

PubMed

Strategic planning and business planning are processes commonly employed by organizations that exist in competitive environments. Although it is difficult to prove a causal relationship between formal strategic/business planning and positive organizational performance, there is broad agreement that formal strategic and business plans are components of successful organizations. The various elements of strategic plans and business plans are not common in the vernacular of practicing physicians. As health care becomes more competitive, familiarity with these tools may grow in importance. Herein we provide an overview of formal strategic and business planning, and offer a roadmap for an interventional radiology-specific plan that may be useful for organizations confronting competitive and financial threats. PMID:22841900

Beheshti, Michael V; Meek, Mary E; Kaufman, John A

2012-09-01

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Information Security Framework for Small and Medium Sized Businesses  

E-print Network

Information security issues are a challenge to everyone who uses computers. The rise of the personal computer as a common business tool and the Internet as a common means of business communication and commerce have also created an environment...

Michnick, Steven M.

2009-06-17

341

Overview of Space Business Space & Integrated Defense Systems  

E-print Network

Business groups, Industrial Finance and Logistics, Metals, Energy, Machinery, Chemicals and Living, 2010 #12;Mitsubishi Corporation World-wide trading, investment, financing and marketing company, utilizing IKONOS satellite data #12;New Areas of Opportunity Changes in business environment based

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business.uts.edu.au inistration  

E-print Network

our students will not only be future leaders of their industries, but also leaders of their communities. We believe the future is yours to shape ­ a compelling opportunity, but also a great order. The business world of the future is yours to shape ­ a compelling opportunity but also a great

University of Technology, Sydney

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Assessing mobile food vendors (a.k.a. street food vendors)—methods, challenges, and lessons learned for future food-environment research  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES Mobile food vendors (also known as street food vendors) may be important sources of food, particularly in minority and low-income communities. Unfortunately, there are no good data sources on where, when, or what vendors sell. The lack of a published assessment method may contribute to the relative exclusion of mobile food vendors from existing food-environment research. A goal of this study was to develop, pilot, and troubleshoot a method to assess mobile food vendors. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional assessment of mobile food vendors through direct observations and brief interviews. METHODS Using printed maps, investigators canvassed all streets in Bronx County, NY (excluding highways but including entrance and exit ramps) in 2010, looking for mobile food vendors. For each vendor identified, researchers recorded a unique identifier, the vendor’s location, and direct observations. Investigators also recorded vendors answers to where, when, and what they sold. RESULTS Of 372 identified vendors, 38% did not answer brief-interview questions (19% were “in transit”, 15% refused; others were absent from their carts/trucks/stands or with customers). About 7% of vendors who ultimately answered questions were reluctant to engage with researchers. Some vendors expressed concerns about regulatory authority; only 34% of vendors had visible permits or licenses and many vendors had improvised illegitimate-appearing set-ups. The majority of vendors (75% of those responding) felt most comfortable speaking Spanish; 5% preferred other non-English languages. Nearly a third of vendors changed selling locations (streets, neighborhoods, boroughs) day-to-day or even within a given day. There was considerable variability in times (hours, days, months) in which vendors reported doing business; for 86% of vendors, weather was a deciding factor. CONCLUSIONS Mobile food vendors have a variable and fluid presence in an urban environment. Variability in hours and locations, having most comfort with languages other than English, and reluctance to interact with individuals gathering data are principal challenges to assessment. Strategies to address assessment challenges that emerged form this project may help make mobile-vendor assessments more routine in food-environment research. PMID:23891280

Lucan, Sean C.; Varona, Monica; Maroko, Andrew R.; Bumol, Joel; Torrens, Luis; Wylie-Rosett, Judith

2013-01-01

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MEP (Mars Environment Package): toward a package for studying environmental conditions at the surface of Mars from future lander/rover missions.  

PubMed

In view to prepare Mars human exploration, it is necessary to promote and lead, at the international level, a highly interdisciplinary program, involving specialists of geochemistry, geophysics, atmospheric science, space weather, and biology. The goal of this program will be to elaborate concepts of individual instruments, then of integrated instrumental packages, able to collect exhaustive data sets of environmental parameters from future landers and rovers of Mars, and to favour the conditions of their implementation. Such a program is one of the most urgent need for preparing human exploration, in order to develop mitigation strategies aimed at ensuring the safety of human explorers, and minimizing risk for surface operations. A few main areas of investigation may be listed: particle and radiation environment, chemical composition of atmosphere, meteorology, chemical composition of dust, surface and subsurface material, water in the subsurface, physical properties of the soil, search for an hypothesized microbial activity, characterization of radio-electric properties of the Martian ionosphere. Scientists at the origin of the present paper, already involved at a high degree of responsibility in several Mars missions, and actively preparing in situ instrumentation for future landed platforms (Netlander--now cancelled, MSL-09), express their readiness to participate in both ESA/AURORA and NASA programs of Mars human exploration. They think that the formation of a Mars Environment working group at ESA, in the course of the AURORA definition phase, could act positively in favour of the program, by increasing its scientific cross-section and making it still more focused on human exploration. PMID:15934176

Chassefičre, E; Bertaux, J-L; Berthelier, J-J; Cabane, M; Ciarletti, V; Durry, G; Forget, F; Hamelin, M; Leblanc, F; Menvielle, M; Gerasimov, M; Korablev, O; Linkin, S; Managadze, G; Jambon, A; Manhčs, G; Lognonné, Ph; Agrinier, P; Cartigny, P; Giardini, D; Pike, T; Kofman, W; Herique, A; Coll, P; Person, A; Costard, F; Sarda, Ph; Paillou, Ph; Chaussidon, M; Marty, B; Robert, F; Maurice, S; Blanc, M; d'Uston, C; Sabroux, J-Ch; Pineau, J-F; Rochette, P

2004-01-01

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Modular neuronal assemblies embodied in a closed-loop environment: toward future integration of brains and machines.  

PubMed

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

346

Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management  

E-print Network

Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management Matthias Lohrmann and Manfred Reichert.lohrmann,manfred.reichert}@uni-ulm.de Abstract. For application scenarios such as the management of business process variants or business process of business process management meth- ods. To address this issue, this paper develops and shortly evaluates

Ulm, Universität

347

business.rutgers.edu Rutgers Business School  

E-print Network

business.rutgers.edu Rutgers Business School #12;The mission of Rutgers Business School - Newark economy by integrating science and technology into business education and research. Talented students to make positive contributions to the economy of New Jersey and the world. Rutgers Business School

Lin, Xiaodong

348

University Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For good or ill, the landscape of higher education throughout the United States is changing rapidly, and the University Business website is a good way to keep in touch with the related transformations. Visitors to the site can read the contents of the current issue, which features articles on a myriad of subjects ranging from graduate student unions to new distance education technology, or browse through the online archive dating back to 2002. The site also contains special sections such as a calendar of upcoming conferences and workshops, case studies, and white papers. Users will also appreciate the Best Of feature, which brings together the most compelling writings from University Business on finance and technology-related issues in higher education. For those who find this information particularly relevant and helpful, the website also has a place where they may sign up to receive UBDaily, the e-newsletter delivered (at no charge) every business day.

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Section 210 of PURPA and solar-thermal-energy development: the current regulatory environment and suggestions for future action. Task III report  

SciTech Connect

Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) (16 U.S.C. Section 824a-3) (Attachment 1) was enacted to overcome certain institutional barriers and to provide a favorable, non-discriminatory regulatory environment for the integration of electricity-producing solar thermal and other qualifying technologies into the electric utility network. PURPA Section 210 is designed to reduce these institutional barriers for qualifying cogeneration and small power production facilities (QF's) - terminology which includes solar thermal facilities producing electricity for sale, if other prerequisites are met - by exempting certain QF's from economically burdensome legal requirements applicable to electric utilities, and by requiring utilities to offer to purchase electricity from, and sell electricity to, QF's at reasonable and non-discriminatory rates. The present and future PURPA Section 210 regulatory implications for solar thermal QF's are explored. The current PURPA Section 210 regulatory environment and its consequences for solar thermal energy development are outlined. Legislation pending before Congress to amend PURPA Section 210 is described. Possible amendments to PURPA Section 210 that might further stimulate construction and operation of economically sound solar thermal facilities are explored.

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1983-01-01

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A Hierarchical and Multiscale Approach to Analyze E-Business Workloads  

E-print Network

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.

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Bachelor of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date  

E-print Network

Bachelor of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date General to Managerial Accounting 3 3 CID BUSCOM 201 Business Communication 3 BUSSTAT 207-208 Statistical Techniques Business for the New Generation GENBUS 202 The Legal Environment of Business GENBUS 441 Business In Society

Barrash, Warren

352

Searching for excellence in business education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to contradict past and present perceptions of excellence in business education, and to present excellence as a primary element for future business education in an era of new challenges for global management. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach, by which this paper is structured, is theoretical and has been based on literature regarding excellence

Loukas N. Anninos; Leonidas Chytiris

2011-01-01

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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

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A Look at Business in 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the program, papers, and discussions of the first conference exclusively concerned with the American business system and the first one on the future. Approximately 1,500 key business, labor, university, and government leaders met to consider the issues, challenges, and opportunities confronting the American private…

White House Conference on the Industrial World Ahead, Washington, DC.

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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

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Journal of Business and Training Education, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Small Business Innovations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Under an Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, Symbiotics, Inc. developed a software system that permits users to upgrade products from standalone applications so they can communicate in a distributed computing environment. Under a subsequent NASA SBIR grant, Symbiotics added additional tools to the SOCIAL product to enable NASA to coordinate conventional systems for planning Shuttle launch support operations. Using SOCIAL, data may be shared among applications in a computer network even when the applications are written in different programming languages. The product was introduced to the commercial market in 1993 and is used to monitor and control equipment for operation support and to integrate financial networks. The SBIR program was established to increase small business participation in federal R&D activities and to transfer government research to industry. InQuisiX is a reuse library providing high performance classification, cataloging, searching, browsing, retrieval and synthesis capabilities. These form the foundation for software reuse, producing higher quality software at lower cost and in less time. Software Productivity Solutions, Inc. developed the technology under Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects funded by NASA and the Army and is marketing InQuisiX in conjunction with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). The SBIR program was established to increase small business participation in federal R&D activities and to transfer government research to industry.

1993-01-01

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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

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Business Graphics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Genigraphics Corporation's Masterpiece 8770 FilmRecorder is an advanced high resolution system designed to improve and expand a company's in-house graphics production. GRAFTIME/software package was designed to allow office personnel with minimal training to produce professional level graphics for business communications and presentations. Products are no longer being manufactured.

1987-01-01

364

SustainableBusiness.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

SustainableBusiness.com is a great resource for any environmentally-minded or environmentally-curious person. Sustainable Business is an organization that is helping to promote sustainable business practices throughout the world. Their website publicizes the latest developments, trends, and job listings in sustainable business, in addition to investor guides, connecting businesses with investors, and supplying information to businesses.

365

Rethinking Business Education as a Profession: Implications for Catholic Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

366

Catholic Social Teaching: Addressing Globalization in Catholic Business Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

367

Business Intelligence for Home Care Source Data and ETL Process  

E-print Network

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

368

Socioeconomic environment  

SciTech Connect

This portion of the Energy vision 2020 draft report discusses the socioeconomic environment of the Tennessee Valley region. It describes the region and mentions geographical factors, current economy, the agricultural sector, and future trends in the economy of the region.

NONE

1995-10-01

369

Agents of Change in Business Process Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Successful enterprises are built on change. Increasingly, businesses operate in a rapidly evolving environment where the response to changing markets may of necessity be measured in hours and days instead of months and years. Responsiveness and adaptability will be the hallmarks of business success. BT is strategically placed as both a major potential facilitator of this change, as well as

P. D. O'brien; M. E. Wiegand

1997-01-01

370

Constructivist Pedagogy for the Business Communication Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

371

Analysis of Brush Fire Scars in Semi-Arid Urban Environments: Implications for Future Fire and Flood Hazards Using Field and Satellite Data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The number of forest fires has increased dramatically over the past five years in the western United States, due to both human and natural causes. These fires commonly expand rapidly as a function of vegetation, climate as well as past and present fire fighting practices. Many urban areas, such as Phoenix, AZ have experienced extreme population growth rates over the past 50 years. A majority of the development now occurring is in desert areas that have once burned, or are currently threatened by the potential of brush fires. These regions northeast of the city of Phoenix have experienced numerous fires over the past two decades that have been expensive to fight, and caused a considerable amount of property damage. This region is also currently targeted as one of the prime suburban growth corridors in a metropolitan area. As people expand into these environments there is an increased risk of fire, and the potential of subsequent flooding focused within the scars. Therefore, the ability to predict and control fires is increasingly important in these rapidly growing areas. Remote sensing together with detailed field data has been used to characterize areas scarred by past fires with the goal of assessing the risk for burning in the future. Space and airborne data from ASTER, Landsat ETM, SIR-C, TIMS and balloon-based cameras have been combined within a GIS model to characterize existing fire scars northeast of Phoenix, AZ. These data sets were used to quantify the relationship of fire scar age to vegetative recovery, and to determine the control of local topography on fire behavior. In addition, detailed field topographic surveys were combined with sediment trap data to contrast erosion rates in several burned and unburned catchments. Initial results imply a slightly higher erosion rate in the scars and therefore increased flooding risks. The combination of remote sensing data analyses with a GIS database, constrained by careful geomorphic and sedimentological investigations, may permit city officials and urban planners to better calculate potential risks for both future fire and flood hazards within the region. By examining the spatial variability of numerous scars in one location, and given the potential to evaluate their relative ages automatically, it should be possible to establish fire recurrence intervals around any urban area. This can be compared with lightning frequency, climate, vegetation, and terrain characteristics to vastly improve the characterization of hazards associated with semi-arid environment brush fires.

Misner, T.; Ramsey, M.; Arrowsmith, R.

2002-12-01

372

Personality, Perceived Environment, and Behavior Systems Related to Future Smoking Intentions among Youths: An Application of Problem-Behavior Theory in Shanghai, China  

PubMed Central

Background Smoking among youths is a worldwide problem, particularly in China. Many endogenous and environmental factors influence smokers’ intentions to smoke; therefore, a comprehensive model is needed to understand the significance and relationship of predictors. This study aimed to develop a prediction model based on problem-behavior theory (PBT) to interpret intentions to smoke among Chinese youths. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study of 26,675 adolescents from junior, senior, and vocational high schools in Shanghai, China. Data on smoking status, smoking knowledge, attitude toward smoking, parents’ and peers’ smoking, and media exposure to smoking were collected from students. A structural equation model was used to assess the developed prediction model. Results The experimental smoking rate and current smoking rate among the students were 11.0% and 3%, respectively. Our constructed model showed an acceptable fit to the data (comparative fit index = 0.987, root-mean-square error of approximation = 0.034). Intention to smoke was predicted by perceived environment (? = 0.455, P < 0.001) system consisting of peer smoking (? = 0.599, P < 0.001), parent smoking (? = 0.152, P < 0.001), and media exposure to smoking (? = 0.226, P < 0.001), and behavior system (? = 0.487, P < 0.001) consisting of tobacco experimentation (? = 0.663, P < 0.001) and current smoking (? = 0.755, P < 0.001). Smoking intention was irrelevant for personality system in students (? = -0.113, P>0.05) which consisted of acceptance of tobacco use (? = 0.668, P < 0.001) and academic performance (? = 0.171, P < 0.001). Conclusion The PBT-based model we developed provides a good understanding of the predictors of intentions to smoke and it suggests future interventions among youths should focus on components in perceived environment and behavior systems, and take into account the moderating effects of personality system. PMID:25826611

Na, Li; He, Yaping; Redmon, Pam; Qiao, Yun; Ma, Jin

2015-01-01

373

Business grants  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Twelve small businesses who are developing equipment and computer programs for geophysics have won Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants from the National Science Foundation for their 1989 proposals. The SBIR program was set up to encourage the private sector to undertake costly, advanced experimental work that has potential for great benefit.The geophysical research projects are a long-path intracavity laser spectrometer for measuring atmospheric trace gases, optimizing a local weather forecast model, a new platform for high-altitude atmospheric science, an advanced density logging tool, a deep-Earth sampling system, superconducting seismometers, a phased-array Doppler current profiler, monitoring mesoscale surface features of the ocean through automated analysis, krypton-81 dating in polar ice samples, discrete stochastic modeling of thunderstorm winds, a layered soil-synthetic liner base system to isolate buildings from earthquakes, and a low-cost continuous on-line organic-content monitor for water-quality determination.

374

Business Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Business Review, a bimonthly publication from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadephia, features articles written by the Bank staff. This page links to the most current issue, while previous editions are archived. All articles may be downloaded in .pdf format. "Financial Modernization: Vastly Different or Fundamentally the Same?" and "Economics and the New Economy: The Invisible Hand meets Creative Destruction" are the two articles that make up the July/ August issue.

375

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

376

The business of space exploration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Despite healthy economic conditions worldwide, aerospace companies have been struggling since the end of the Cold War. The industry faces a very uncertain future as people and money are leaving in droves. But that has not diminished interest in significantly opening up the space frontier for commercial uses. Is there a major disconnect between expectation and reality? What can the Government and private sectors do to positively shape the future? This paper examines the market forces in play and uses the development of the commercial air transportation business to assess the prospect for commercial space transportation and exploration. It also addresses the elements and criteria for business opportunity, and suggests ways in which the public and private sector can work together to build the future of space. .

Tam, Daniel C.

2001-02-01

377

MaramaEML: An Integrated Multi-View Business Process Modelling Environment with Tree-Overlays, Zoomable Interfaces and Code Generation  

E-print Network

introduced by compartment-based modularity (e.g. BPMN, FormChart, BioOpera and ZenFlow [1][3][8][9]); (2 and Form-Chart views; this involves model dependency analysis and its translation to structured activity with other diagram types. Figure 1 shows an overview of whole MaramaEML environment structure. Marama

Grundy, John

378

Woods Institute for the Environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at Stanford University, the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Institute for the Environment draws on the expertise and creativity of leading academics and decision makers to create practical solutions for people and the planet. Some of their projects include research trying to discover solutions for global environmental sustainability issues and developing strong environment leaders for today and the future. In the site's "Research" area, visitors can learn about their strategic collaborations that deal with food security and ocean viability. In their "Uncommon Dialogue" area, visitors can read transcripts and paper abstracts from meetings that include "California Rangelands" and "Wastewater as a Resource: Focus on the Bay". New visitors should also take a look at the "Gateways For" area, as there is a drop-down menu for journalists, business, and most importantly educators and students seeking to use some of their findings in the classroom.

379

Applying constructivist approach to educational business games: Case REALGAME  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business organizations and their employees face ever-increasing complexity and accelerating changes. This brings along the need for training models that can transmit knowledge and skills needed in this kind of environment. Business process understanding is especially required. This article evaluates business games in the light of constructivism, a view of learning emphasizing the need to anchor training to everyday activi-

Timo Lainema; Pekka Makkonen

2003-01-01

380

Developing International Business Managers through International Study Visits to China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Globalization is a key factor in the success of business organizations today, impacting many aspects of management performance. Understanding the global business environment has therefore become a key objective in the teaching of international business on Executive MBA programs. Drawing on the theory of experiential learning, this study examines…

Tang, Yiming; Rose, Susan

2014-01-01

381

Digital Business Ecosystem Tools as Interoperability Mikls Herdon1  

E-print Network

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

382

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

383

About the program The Rohrer College of Business MBA  

E-print Network

education for business admin- istration and accounting. Our college is just one of fiveAACSB accredited College of Business MBA Program is committed to providing high-quality education that develops the skills to "take their education to work." We use the latest business trends and issues in a team-based environment

Rusu, Adrian

384

Internationalizing the Business School--Responding to the Customer's Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Efforts to internationalize the business curriculum in the United States must be supported by strong institutional commitment and implementation, and reflect the world business community and the country's multicultural business environment. Programs should conform to new accreditation standards and respond to client demand concerning emerging…

Nash, Bernard A.

1997-01-01

385

Impact of Terrorism and Security Measures on Global Business Transactions: Some International Business Guidelines  

Microsoft Academic Search

Terrorism is likely to continue well into the future, presenting a new type of risk for companies that engage in international business transactions. Worldwide, government policymakers have introduced a variety of security measures to contain terrorism while trying not to reduce\\/distract global trade and investment. For international business (IB) scholars, this opens a new field of inquiry. This paper outlines

Subhash C. Jain; Robert Grosse

2009-01-01

386

Expanding Horizons in Business Education. National Business Education Association Yearbook, No. 32.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This yearbook contains the following 17 papers on business education for the future: "Teaching Keyboarding to Elementary Children" (Rowena Russell); "Keyboarding to Desktop Publishing in Middle School" (Sharon Andelora); "Youth Apprenticeship Programs--Business and School Partnerships" (William H. Cassidy); "The Administrative Steps for…

McEntee, Arthur, Ed.

387

Power Systems of the Future: A 21st Century Power Partnership Thought Leadership Report (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Powerful trends in technology, policy environments, financing, and business models are driving change in power sectors globally. In light of these trends, the question is no longer whether power systems will be transformed, but rather how these transformations will occur. Power Systems of the Future, a thought leadership report from the 21st Century Power Partnership, explores these pathways explores actions that policymakers and regulators can take to encourage desired power system outcomes.

Not Available

2015-01-01

388

Educating the Future Information Professional.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several educators, executives and business leaders address the positive and negative characteristics of contemporary library education in preparing future information professionals. The participants give their views on the skills and competencies required, educational objectives, future employment trends and opportunities, and the role of…

Bearman, Toni Carbo, Ed.

1987-01-01

389

Missing variables: how exclusion of human resources policy information confounds research connecting health and business outcomes.  

PubMed

When corporate health researchers examine the effects of health on business outcomes or the effect of health interventions on health and business outcomes, results will necessarily be confounded by the corporate environment(s) in which they are studied. In this research setting, most studies control for factors traditionally identified in public health, such as demographics and health status. Nevertheless, often overlooked is the extent to which company policies can also independently impact health care cost, work attendance, and productivity outcomes. With changes in employment and benefits practices resulting from health care reform, including incentives and plan design options, consideration of these largely neglected variables in research design has become increasingly important. This commentary summarizes existing knowledge regarding the implications of policy variations in research outcomes and provides a framework for incorporating them into future employer-based research. PMID:24378371

Lynch, Wendy D; Sherman, Bruce W

2014-01-01

390

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. â??Math Across the Community College Curriculumâ?ť 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 â??Linear vs. Exponential worksheet.â?ť This is a great resource for students and teachers, and can be easily implemented in the classroom.

Averbeck, Patrick

391

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

392

Business and management studies  

E-print Network

Business and management studies Essentials What business and management studies courses are there? Accounting and Finance Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) Business and Management Studies Business and Management Studies (with a professional placement year) Business with Human Resource

Sussex, University of

393

Toward an International Partnership: Business Activities and the Foreign Language Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recommendations for integrating instruction in business and foreign languages to prepare future business workers to deal with increasing need for international business-related exchange include: exchange with business instructors abroad; insight into other countries' cultural traditions; and exposure to native speakers. (CB)

McKinney, Kitzie

1987-01-01

394

The Business Learning Community: A New Option for Freshman Business Students Starting in Fall 2009  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Fall 2009, entering freshmen will have the option of living in a community with other students who are interested in Business. The Business community residence will emphasize peer support, and foster a positive environment for academic and social success amongst those with similar career interests. This community will reside at LeFevre Hall on WMU's campus.

Nancy Schullery

2009-01-01

395

The Role of Trust in Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce in Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet is a global and borderless environment, and it will be a challenge having to identify and trust the other party whom one is transacting with. Developing and communicating trustworthiness to one's business partners is crucial at a time when business opportunities in e-commerce are flourishing. The objective of this study is to examine the role that trust plays

Lai-Lai Tung; Bennett Yeow; Hoong Whye

396

Internationalizing the Business School Curriculum by Internationalizing the Business School Faculty.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to meet the challenge of today's global business environment and accreditation requirements for "internationalization," the School of Business at John Carroll University in Ohio undertook a 2-year project to enhance the internationalization of its faculty. The core of the project involved a set of on-site workshops on curriculum…

Cima, Lawrence R.; Daley, James M.

397

What Every Business School Needs to Know about Its Master of Business Administration (MBA) Graduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the 1990s represented an expansive period for business schools in the United States the past few years have seen a significant drop in demand for this once popular degree program. As many schools of business struggle to retain their market share in this increasingly competitive environment, one powerful, but sometimes overlooked, strategy…

Richards-Wilson, Stephani; Galloway, Fred

2006-01-01

398

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

399

1 School of Business SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  

E-print Network

; international business; marketing; sport, event, and hospitality management; or, with faculty approval, may-- Accountancy, Decision Sciences, Finance, Information Systems and Technology Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Strategic Management and Public Policy. The use of a multidisciplinary approach

Vertes, Akos

400

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

E-print Network

(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 Contact E-mail address) (Business/Store Secondary Contact) (Secondary Contact E-mail Address) (Business

Maroncelli, Mark

401

Business Trust and the Formation of Virtual Organizations (UK)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organizations are operating in a complex and unstable business environment which is characterised by global pressures, de-regulation and intense competition arising from the innovative application of information technology to all aspects of business. In this new environment, the old rules of competition no longer apply, and there is a clear move away from traditional forms of strategy towards innovative approaches

Christopher P. Holland; A. Geoffrey Lockett

1998-01-01

402

Business-to-Business Integration Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Business-to-Business (B2B) integration technology refers to software systems that enable the communication of electronic business\\u000a events between organizations across computer networks like the Internet or specialized networks like SWIFT [19]. A typical\\u000a example of business events is a create purchase order sent from a buyer to a seller with the intent that the seller delivers the ordered products eventually, or

Christoph Bussler

2005-01-01

403

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

404

Business Inspiration: Small Business Leadership in Recovery?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business Inspiration was a short, action-centred leadership and innovation development programme designed for owners and managers of smaller firms to address business survival and repositioning needs arising from the UK's economic downturn. The article examines the design and delivery of Business Inspiration and the impact of the programme on…

Rae, David; Price, Liz; Bosworth, Gary; Parkinson, Paul

2012-01-01

405

Odette School of Business Business Administration  

E-print Network

Odette School of Business Business Administration and Computer Science With the growing global markets and increased demand for productivity, the possibilities of a business and computer science degree.odette.uwindsor.ca Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the importance of learning outcomes in the classroom

406

Odette School of Business Business Administration  

E-print Network

Odette 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.odette.uwindsor.ca Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the importance of learning outcomes in the classroom

407

Odette School of Business Business Administration  

E-print Network

Odette 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 are dedicated to the importance of learning outcomes in the classroom and learning experiences outside

408

The Business of Business is "English"!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A current trend indicates that credentials in English can and do move people successfully into business related careers. Colleges of business administration and English departments might take an important cue from the trend and work together to offer a double major or co-major in English business. Such a program would offer undergraduate students…

Horning, Alice S.

409

A hybrid framework of Digital Business Ecosystem for Malaysian small and medium Enterprises (SMEs)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Digital Business Ecosystem (DBE), as it sounds, is a digitized form of business ecosystem amalgamating ICT (Information and Communication Technology) with business networks. Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SME) can be tuned into a collaborative and interdependent socio-economic business environment when they are jacketed with ecosystem. In a DBE, small and medium enterprises are provided with the freedom to integrate

Muhammad Abdul Tawab Khalil; P. D. D. Dominic; Mohd Fadzil Bin Hassan; Arif Mushtaq; Hassan Kazemian

2011-01-01

410

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

411

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

412

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE Management 2156  

E-print Network

Business Small Business/Entrepreneurship Supply Chain Management 12 Hours Emphasis Electives/Technology 3 BCOR 340 Business Finance 3 BCOR 350 Principles of Marketing 3 BCOR 370 Managing Individuals below 3 BCOR 320 Legal Environment of Business 3 MANG 330 HR Management Fundamentals 3 GEC Objective 2B

Mohaghegh, Shahab

413

On-line business applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The federal government is destined to play a key role in the future development of on-line business systems and the structure of the new industry growing up around them. Six points of contact already are evident: 1. Anti-trust action (real and implied) as in the current cases against IBM and AT&T. 2. Inquiries on the practices and policies of the

Martin Greenberger

1969-01-01

414

The ecological research needs of business  

PubMed Central

Businesses have an unrivalled ability to mobilize human, physical and financial capital, often manage large land holdings, and draw on resources and supply products that impact a wide array of ecosystems. Businesses therefore have the potential to make a substantial contribution to arresting declines in biodiversity and ecosystem services. To realize this potential, businesses require support from researchers in applied ecology to inform how they measure and manage their impacts on, and opportunities presented to them by, biodiversity and ecosystem services. We reviewed papers in leading applied ecology journals to assess the research contribution from existing collaborations involving businesses. We reviewed applications to, and grants funded by, the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council for evidence of public investment in such collaborations. To scope opportunities for expanding collaborations with businesses, we conducted workshops with three sectors (mining and quarrying, insurance and manufacturing) in which participants identified exemplar ecological research questions of interest to their sector. Ten to fifteen per cent of primary research papers in Journal of Applied Ecology and Ecological Applications evidenced business involvement, mostly focusing on traditional rural industries (farming, fisheries and forestry). The review of UK research council funding found that 35% of applications mentioned business engagement, while only 1% of awarded grants met stricter criteria of direct business involvement. Some questions identified in the workshops aim to reduce costs from businesses’ impacts on the environment and others to allow businesses to exploit new opportunities. Some questions are designed to inform long-term planning undertaken by businesses, but others would have more immediate commercial applications. Finally, some research questions are designed to streamline and make more effective those environmental policies that affect businesses. Business participants were forward-looking regarding ecological questions and research. For example, representatives from mining and quarrying companies emphasized the need to move beyond biodiversity to consider how ecosystems function, while those from the insurance sector stressed the importance of ecology researchers entering into new types of interdisciplinary collaboration. Synthesis and applications. Businesses from a variety of sectors demonstrated a clear interest in managing their impacts on, and exploiting opportunities created by, ecosystem services and biodiversity. To achieve this, businesses are asking diverse ecological research questions, but publications in leading applied ecology journals and research council funding reveal limited evidence of direct engagement with businesses. This represents a missed opportunity for ecological research findings to see more widespread application. PMID:20383265

Armsworth, Paul R; Armsworth, Anastasia N; Compton, Natalie; Cottle, Phil; Davies, Ian; Emmett, Bridget A; Fandrich, Vanessa; Foote, Matthew; Gaston, Kevin J; Gardiner, Phil; Hess, Tim; Hopkins, John; Horsley, Nick; Leaver, Natasha; Maynard, Trevor; Shannon, Delia

2010-01-01

415

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.

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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  

E-print Network

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

417

K. Wayne's World: OCLC Confronts the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines current OCLC practices and future possibilities under the leadership of K. Wayne Smith. Topics discussed include the changing roles of libraries, business, and government; the electronic information future; network possibilities, including the NREN (National Research and Education Network); future collaborations; online databases; and…

Berry, John

1993-01-01

418

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.

419

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.

420

of business intellectual  

E-print Network

students can experience business in countries such as Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy reflect the changing needs of business: we are swift to spot changes and reflect them in new courses-stage businesses find advice, guidance, development and finance. In the current business climate we are playing

Weyde, Tillman

421

Business Analyst Certificate Program  

E-print Network

of the business analyst has increased in importance over time because of the complexities of integrating newBusiness Analyst Certificate Program BusinessandManagement extension.uci.edu/ba #12;Business Analyst Certificate Program Business Analysts Capture Requirements to Build What the Customer Wants

Rose, Michael R.

422

Aboriginal Business Administration  

E-print Network

Aboriginal Business Administration Certificate #12;What is the Aboriginal Business Administra on Cer ficate (ABAC) Program? The Aboriginal Business Administra on Cer ficate (ABAC) is designed a cer ficate in business but do not want to study in a four year degree program. ABAC allows Aboriginal

Saskatchewan, University of

423

BUSINESS MINORS Courses Credits  

E-print Network

BUSINESS MINORS ACCOUNTING Courses Credits BMIS 211 ­ Intro to Business Decision Support 3 ACTG 201 courses (9cr.): BFIN 322 ­ Business Finance 3 ACTG 328 ­ Intermediate Fin Acct & Reporting II 3 ACTG 401 students with the exception of students pursuing a business degree with an accounting option

Maxwell, Bruce D.

424

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.

425

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 ...

Sonya Duke

2008-10-07

426

Present and Future Employment Opportunities in International Trade: A Study of Employment Needs, Opportunities, and Employer Expectations in International Trade--An Examination of Positions in Businesses with Bilingual Requirements.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was conducted of businesses in Michigan and adjoining states to investigate employment opportunities in international trade for bilingual graduates of Eastern Michigan University's Language and International Trade Program. Eleven hypotheses were formulated regarding the need for entry-level bilingual employees, the types of positions…

Ristau, Robert A.

427

Telecommunications Options Connect OCLC and Libraries to the Future: The Co-Evolution of OCLC Connectivity Options and the Library Computing Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Online Computer Library Center's (OCLC) access options have kept pace with the evolving trends in telecommunications and the library computing environment. As libraries deploy microcomputers and develop networks, OCLC offers access methods consistent with these environments. OCLC works toward reorienting its network paradigm through TCP/IP…

Breeding, Marshall

1998-01-01

428

A sound foundation? What we know about the impact of environments on learning and the implications for Building Schools for the Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a literature review conducted in the UK for the Design Council and CfBT (Higgins et al., 2005) which looked at the evidence of the impact of environments on learning in schools. We have reviewed the available evidence regarding different facets of the physical environment and provided an analysis based on different areas of effect, including the

Pamela Woolner; Elaine Hall; Steve Higgins; Caroline McCaughey; Kate Wall

2007-01-01

429

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.

430

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.

431

business.cardiff.ac.uk Cardiff Business sChool  

E-print Network

business.cardiff.ac.uk Cardiff Business sChool MBa PrograMMes #12;01 business.cardiff.ac.ukWhy Cardiff Business School?01 Why Cardiff Business sChool? We are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a leading hallmark of business school excellence. We

Davies, Christopher

432

Small Business Innovations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Under a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to Kennedy Space Center, EIC Laboratories invented a Raman Spectrograph with fiber optic sampling for space applications such as sensing hazardous fuel vapors and making on-board rapid analyses of chemicals and minerals. Raman spectroscopy is a laser-based measurement technique that provides through a unique vibrational spectrum a molecular 'fingerprint,' and can function in aqueous environments. EIC combined optical fiber technology with Raman methods to develop sensors that can be operated at a distance from the spectrographic analysis instruments and the laser excitation source. EIC refined and commercialized the technology to create the Fiber Optic Raman Spectrograph and the RamanProbe. Commercial applications range from process control to monitoring hazardous materials.

1996-01-01

433

University of New Orleans/268 MANG 2790 Business Communication 3 cr.  

E-print Network

, and the legal environment impacting HR management. MANG 3472 Business Communication Oral 3 cr. Offered each and oral communication skills that UNOUniversity of New Orleans/268 Management MANG 2790 Business Communication 3 cr. Prerequisite: ENGL

Kulp, Mark

434

Business System Planning Project, Alternatives Analysis  

SciTech Connect

The CHG Chief Information Officer (CIO) requested a study of alternatives to the current business system computing environment. This Business Systems Planning (BSP) Project Alternatives Analysis document presents an analysis of the current Project Controls, Work Management, and Business Management systems environment and alternative solutions that support the business functions. The project team has collected requirements and priorities from stakeholders in each business area and documented them in the BSP System Requirements Specification (SRS), RPP-6297. The alternatives analysis process identifies and measures possible solutions in each of the business process areas against the requirements as documented in the SRS. The team gathered input from both internal and external sources to identify and grade the possible solutions. This document captures the results of that activity and recommends a suite of software products. This study was to select the best product based on how well the product met the requirements, not to determine the platform or hardware environment that would be used. Additional analysis documentation can be found in BSP project files.

EVOSEVICH, S.

2000-10-30

435

Detection and Characterization of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment: Current State-of-the-art and Future Directions Report, Annotated Bibliography, and Image Library  

EPA Science Inventory

The increasing manufacture and implementation of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) will continue to lead to the release of these materials into the environment. Reliably assessing the environmental exposure risk of ENMs will depend highly on the ability to quantify and characterize...

436

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.

437

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"?

438

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

439

Unraveling the Evolution of Defectors in Online Business Games  

E-print Network

Anonymous online business environments have a social dilemma situation in it. A dilemma on whether to cooperate or Defect. Defection by a buyer to seller and/or seller to buyer might give each a better profit at the cost of the loss of other. However, if these parties were to interact in future too, a bad past reference might prevent cooperative actions, thus depriving each other from a better gain. The anonymity of the players and an absence of central governing body still make this environment tempting for the defectors. What might be the evolutionary behavior of defectors in such environment? How could their increasing population be controlled? It is these two questions basically that we attempt to address in this research work. A genetic algorithm based spatial iterated prisoners dilemma (SIPD) environment has been used to simulate the experiments. A case where compensation for the looser is provided by the system is modeled and analyzed through experiments. Our results show that compensation can be usefu...

Bista, Sanat Kumar; Cowling, Peter I; Tuladhar, Bhadra Man

2013-01-01

440

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.

441

SECURITY EDUCATION FOR BUSINESS William Hugh Murray, CISSP  

E-print Network

high schools, and skilled workers from community colleges and #12;4 Security Education for Business enough history that they can choose their future, enough science that they can recognize truthSECURITY EDUCATION FOR BUSINESS William Hugh Murray, CISSP Naval Postgraduate School Colleges

442

Telekom Innovation Laboratories Dr. Henning Breuer (bovacon Designing Business Interaction)  

E-print Network

, BMW, etc. Start-up network (Berlin, Silicon Valley, Israel) Track record of new ventures ­ Qi Scenario Analysis Trend Research Future Workshop Co-Creation Requirements Specification Business Modeling revenue? Information technology and web-based applications lay fostered the creation of new business

Wichmann, Felix

443

Improving Computer Literacy of Business Management Majors: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stakeholders, such as future employers, parents, and educators, have raised their expectations of college graduates in the area of computer literacy. Computer skills and understanding are especially critical for business management graduates, who are expected to use computer technology as a tool in every aspect of their career. Business students…

Johnson, David W.; Bartholomew, Kimberly W.; Miller, Duane

2006-01-01

444

Syllabus v.1 Global Environment of Business  

E-print Network

devices The use of laptops, netbooks, PDAs, smart phones, or other electronic devices in class; phone: 206-296-2806 Office Hours: 2:45 pm ­ 3:45 pm on M/W and by appointment II. Class Time: 3:40PM - 5 and examines their individual and interrelated effects on organizational and managerial practices. Provides

Carter, John

445

Commercial Awareness Understands the business environment  

E-print Network

cooperatively and collaboratively with other teams Team Leader 1. Develop yourself as a team leader 2. Motivate and orders activities to get results Teamwork & Collaboration Works with others towards shared goals/Management (under development) Development Opportunities & Qualifications Underpinning Competencies

Bearhop, Stuart

446

Business Operating Environment for Service Clouds  

Microsoft Academic Search

Currently, most research in services focuses on the needs of the service provider. Examples include research to efficiently create, operate, and deliver services. Much less attention is paid to what the service customer needs to do in order to procure, integrate, or consume a service within the context of a service supply chain. In this paper, we introduce a Services

Sven Graupner; Sujoy Basu; Sharad Singhal

2011-01-01

447

The Relationships among Students' Future-Oriented Goals and Subgoals, Perceived Task Instrumentality, and Task-Oriented Self-Regulation Strategies in an Academic Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors performed path analysis, followed by a bootstrap procedure, to test the predictions of a model explaining the relationships among students' distal future goals (both extrinsic and intrinsic), their adoption of a middle-range subgoal, their perceptions of task instrumentality, and their proximal task-oriented self-regulation strategies.…

Tabachnick, Sharon E.; Miller, Raymond B.; Relyea, George E.

2008-01-01

448

A translational research niche for small business innovation research grants.  

PubMed

The United States Congress will decide the future of the Small Business Innovation Research program in the coming months. Essential changes needed in the program and its unique role in translational research are discussed. PMID:20368173

Handelsman, Karl

2009-11-01

449

Software development environment, appendix F  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The current status in the area of software development environments is assessed. The purposes of environments, the types of environments, the constituents of an environment, the issue of environment integration, and the problems which must be solved in preparing an environment are discussed. Some general maxims to guide near-term future work are proposed.

Riddle, W. E.

1980-01-01

450

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

451

CollegeofBusinessAdministration College of Business  

E-print Network

CollegeofBusinessAdministration 69 College of Business Administration AccountinG Mailing Address Program Office. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (new Internet-based TOEFL). Letters

Illinois at Chicago, University of

452

Business Application Instructions Section 2: Business Information  

E-print Network

of the tax law, article 9-A, 32 or 33 of the tax law, article 23 of the tax law or which would have been losses) of which is (or was) includable under article 22 of the tax law, and d) the business must; b) the business must not be moving existing jobs into the Tax-Free NY Area from another area

Suzuki, Masatsugu

453

Introduction Business Administration  

E-print Network

Divisions Business Administration Management Strategy Organizational Behavior Human Resource Management Corporate Finance Technology Management Business and Government Relations Science Decision Game Theory administration for the first time. In the first year, students learn management, accounting, and marketing system

Banbara, Mutsunori

454

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

455

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

456

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

457

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.

458

Undergraduate Degrees 2014 School of Earth & Environment  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Degrees 2014 School of Earth & Environment FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT #12;UNIVERSITYOFLEEDS 03 Contents Welcome to the School of Earth & Environment 4 Choosing the right degree 6 Three, MGeol, MGeophys) The MSc Track Fieldwork 8 Why study the environment? 10 Environment and Business 12

459

Manage Your Business  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Regardless of the nature of your business, you probably go through the same business cycle as other businesses to generate\\u000a profit. As shown here, a typical business process starts with marketing, continues with sales, and ends up with support, it\\u000a is a cycle in which customers are kept happy with the overall experience and that will start over with each

Ali Shabdar

460

Learning Business Etiquette at Dinner.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes helping business students prepare for job interviews and other business events by learning and practicing business etiquette at a dinner set up by business-communication instructors and the university food service. (SR)

McPherson, William

1998-01-01

461

13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Assistance 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Environment. 302.1 Section 302.1 Business Credit and Assistance...TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE § 302.1 Environment. EDA will undertake environmental reviews of...

2014-01-01

462

13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Environment. 302.1 Section 302.1 Business Credit and Assistance...TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE § 302.1 Environment. EDA will undertake environmental reviews of...

2010-01-01

463

13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Assistance 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Environment. 302.1 Section 302.1 Business Credit and Assistance...TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE § 302.1 Environment. EDA will undertake environmental reviews of...

2012-01-01

464

13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Assistance 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Environment. 302.1 Section 302.1 Business Credit and Assistance...TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE § 302.1 Environment. EDA will undertake environmental reviews of...

2013-01-01

465

13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Assistance 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Environment. 302.1 Section 302.1 Business Credit and Assistance...TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE § 302.1 Environment. EDA will undertake environmental reviews of...

2011-01-01

466

Largest private gift in the university's history supports the second of two new buildings for Rutgers Business School, plus an endowed faculty chair in business and natural resources  

E-print Network

for Rutgers Business School, plus an endowed faculty chair in business and natural resources An anonymous gift, economics, natural resources, and the environment. In announcing the gift, Rutgers President Richard L. Mc Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ­ founded 1766 Rutgers Business School--Newark and New

Lin, Xiaodong

467

Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program: The Art and Science of Business  

E-print Network

College of Design, had an idea for a busi- ness that required technical expertise, or wanted to learn the transition from the academic environment to the world of busi- ness. The program addresses the growing demand of the content of instruction reflect the realities of a busi- w e n g e n i o u s f a l l 2 0 0 1 #12;ness start

468

From Business Architecture to SOA Realization Using MDD  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the major challenges in today’s complex business environment is the delivery of a complete solution from business architecture\\u000a design downstream to SOA IT realization. The IBM Service Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) methodology attempts to\\u000a address this objective. Our project captures information from business architecture design and presents this information in\\u000a a graphical user interface for its later

Avivit Bercovici; Fabiana Fournier; Alan J. Wecker

2008-01-01

469

Voice Input: Implications for Business Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the future, business education curricula using electronic data processing will need to incorporate voice input into the various courses. Skill development in the creation of written communication by voice will require the emphasis of dictation skills, while the use of shorthand to record dictation will become obsolete. (JOW)

Andera, Frank

1989-01-01

470

Small Business Training Models for Community Growth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nine successful community college programs for small business management training are described in this report in terms of their college and economic context, purpose, offerings, delivery modes, operating and marketing strategies, community outreach, support services, faculty and staff, evaluation, and future directions. The model programs are…

Jellison, Holly M., Ed.

471

Evolution of the New Economy Business Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

An earlier version of this paper is forthcoming in Eric Brousseau and Nicolas Curien, eds., The Economics of the Internet, Cambridge University Press. I am currently elaborating and detailing the arguments made here in a book for the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, tentatively entitled, The New Economy Business Model and Sustainable Prosperity: The Future of High-Tech Employment

William Lazonick

2005-01-01

472

Entrepreneurship in Business, the Arts and Nonprofits  

E-print Network

Entrepreneurship in Business, the Arts and Nonprofits Creating the Future For Entrepreneurship? A desire to start a string quartet and make a living from it? A vision for a non-profit organization to make your vision real? How would you do this in arts, nonprofits, service or tech-based ventures? How

Liblit, Ben

473

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...

474

*PLACE OF STUDY School of Business  

E-print Network

and thus have the chance to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest. CAREER PROFILE of studying and having a future job within this area of interest. My years of study at Business and Social Sciences particularly improved my analytical abilities. People and Culture is the Vestas corporate HR

475

Employers, Ambiguity, and the Business Educator  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business education teachers must continue to design relevant learning experiences for future secretaries, teachers, accountants, and managers. Alternatives to the current programs emphasize the need for better information about working conditions, job descriptions and employers' perceptions of what makes a successful employee. (JC)

Arnold, Richard D.

1974-01-01

476

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

477

Business, management and finance  

E-print Network

25 in the UK in The Times Good University Guide 2013. · Our range of business, management and financeBusiness, management and finance Essentials Taught degrees Masters in Business Administration (MBA) MSc in Banking and Finance MSc in Corporate and Financial Risk Management MSc in Financial Mathematics

Sussex, University of

478

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.

479

American City Business Journals  

E-print Network

American City Business Journals electronic editions Now available to all George Mason University of all the weekly business journals around the country. Read them online, or print/download selected pages to read on the go. Features include: In-depth local business news coverage, Interviews with Top

480

California solar business directory  

SciTech Connect

This directory lists over 1200 firms and individuals in California with an express commercial interest in solar energy. The businesses are listed alphabetically and also by specialty. California state solar programs are described. Other sections discuss business interest groups, consumer guidelines for buying solar, government loans for solar businesses, solar legislation 1979-80, and solar housing developments. (WHK)

Yudelson, J.; Kitchin, M.

1980-01-01

481

Small Business Pedagogic Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Understanding how learning for small businesses should best proceed constitutes a worthwhile, yet challenging, pedagogic project. In order to maintain their viability, small businesses need to be able to respond to new practices and tasks. Yet small businesses seem neither attracted to nor to value the kinds of taught courses that are the standard…

Billett, Stephen; Hernon-Tinning, Barnie; Ehrich, Lisa

2003-01-01

482

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.

483

Small Business Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended as a resource for both experienced businesspeople and those new to business, this annotated bibliography provides a list of books, pamphlets, periodicals, and videotapes of value in solving specific business problems. The bibliography begins with a list of resources recommended for the library of every small business and a survey of…

Anderson, Wendell, Ed.

484

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

485

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

486

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

487

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

488

Business information in Denmark  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reviews the most important Danish business information sources with particular reference to those found in the annual Danish Database Directory: INFOSCAN; the Library Directory (Biblioteksvejviser) and the Guide to Special Libraries. Describes the activities of business libraries and information centres in Denmark in terms of the long tradition of service to business and industry practised by Danish academic and special

Helge Clausen

1996-01-01

489

Business Services Strategic Plan  

E-print Network

Business Services Strategic Plan Updated September 2008 New Synergies: Launching Tomorrow's Leaders Discovery with Delivery Meeting Global Challenges Excellence in Business and Support Services #12;Introduction The mission of Business Services at Purdue University is to enable, serve, and support others

Holland, Jeffrey

490

First Business Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide offers first-time business persons information as well as administrative and operational techniques for one-person business enterprises that have low initial start-up costs and low operational and overhead costs. These one-person businesses can be home based or have site locations outside the home. Included in this guide is a list of…

Small Business Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Business Development.

491

The Future Information Structure in Economics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In an attempt to "start a debate in our profession," William L. Goffe and Robert P. Parks have recently uploaded "The Future Information Structure in Economics" to the Economics Working Paper Archive at Washington University at St. Louis. Although the paper uses the Economics profession as an example, the points it raises can be applied to almost any academic subject. The paper discusses the possible effects of networking on future scholarly publishing, imagining how scholars will share not only their research, but also data sets that served as the raw material for the research, enabling other researchers to verify theories "on the fly." Several possibilities for future research publishing are discussed, from electronic journals that charge for access to completely free electronic publishing. The paper is divided into sections discussing: academic principles that are independent of technology; the impact of networks on working papers, journals and libraries; the implications of increased access to data; new opportunities for scholarly publishing in a networked environment; and a "roadmap" to a possible future of scholarly publishing. "Future Information" is available in .pdf, postscript, and TeX formats, is twenty pages long, contains little economics jargon, and has over 40 references to other electronic and non-electronic sources of interest. Goffe is a Professor in the Department of Economics and International Business at the University of Southern Mississippi, and is the author of "Resources for Economists on the Internet," one of the best Internet subject guides available. Parks is the maintainer of the Economics Working Paper Archive, a large and well organized electronic working paper archive.

Goffe, William L.

1996-01-01

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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

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Water use efficiency and crop water balance of rainfed wheat in a semi-arid environment: sensitivity of future changes to projected climate changes and soil type  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wheat production is expected to be affected by climate change through changing components of the crop water balance such as rainfall, evapotranspiration (ET), runoff and drainage. We used the Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (APSIM)-wheat model to simulate the potential impact of climate change on field water balance, ET and water use efficiency (WUE) under the SRES A2 emissions scenario. We ran APSIM with daily climate data statistically downscaled from 18 Global Circulation Models (GCMs). Twelve soil types of varying plant available water holding capacity (PAWC) at six sites across semi-arid southeastern Australia were considered. Biases in the GCM-simulated climate data were bias-corrected against observations for the 1961-1999 baseline period. However, biases in the APSIM output data relative to APSIM simulations forced with climate observations remained. A secondary bias correction was therefore performed on the APSIM outputs. Bias-corrected APSIM outputs for a future period (2021-2040) were compared with APSIM outputs generated using observations for the baseline period to obtain future changes. The results show that effective rainfall was decreased over all sites due to decreased growing season rainfall. ET was decreased through reduced soil evaporation and crop transpiration. There were no significant changes in runoff at any site. The variation in deep drainage between sites was much greater than for runoff, ranging from less than a few millimetres at the drier sites to over 100 mm at the wetter. However, in general, the averaged drainage over different soil types were not significantly different between the baseline (1961-1999) and future period of 2021-2040 (P > 0.05). For the wetter sites, the variations in the future changes in drainage and runoff between the 18 GCMs were larger than those of the drier sites. At the dry sites, the variation in drainage decreased as PAWC increased. Overall, water use efficiency based on transpiration (WUE_T) and ET (WUE_ET) increased by 1.1 to 1.6 and 0.7 to 1.3 kg ha-1 mm-1, respectively, over the baseline historical climate. Significant relationships between changes in wheat yield and PAWC were only seen at three sites. At the dry sites, the impact of a future climate under a soil of high PAWC was less than that under one of low PAWC. Conversely, the opposite response was seen at two wetter sites, highlighting the importance of PAWC and rainfall in determining the interactive response of crops to primary components of the water balance.

Yang, Yanmin; Liu, De Li; Anwar, Muhuddin Rajin; O'Leary, Garry; Macadam, Ian; Yang, Yonghui

2015-01-01

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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

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

E-print Network

and is a guide for you. Planning can improve communication, efficiency and decision making abilities whichPlanning your business: The Business Plan A business plan is like a road map for your business. Careful planning is key to any successful business. A business plan ensures that resources are available

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The Business Pattern: A New Tool for Organizational Knowledge Capture and Reuse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines an emerging shared metaphor, the business pattern, in the context of the encapsulation of wisdom. Discusses the logical evolution into "business patterns" and offers a more fully-realized template to illustrate the intent and to provide a framework for future development. Provides a prototypical example of a documented business pattern…

Falconer, James

1999-01-01

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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

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Gatton College of Business and Economics DIS Decision Science and Information Systems  

E-print Network

and evaluation of management information systems, decision support systems, and business expert systems. Prereq or consent of instructor. DIS 623 BUSINESS DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS. (3) Discussion of business decision support system software. Current decision support systems are studied and future likely applications

MacAdam, Keith

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The Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on the Business and Accounting Curriculums  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business and accounting curriculums are designed to educate and train future business professionals and leaders. When Congress passed SOX in 2002, it dramatically impacted the responsibilities of corporate executives and CPAs and consequently required corresponding changes in the business schools prepare students to assume these roles. Because the…

Reed, Ronald O.; Bullock, Charles; Johnson, Gene; Iyer, Vish

2007-01-01

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On-the-Fly Auditing of Business Processes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Information systems supporting business processes are usually very complex. If we have to ensure that certain business rules are enforced in a business process, it is often easier to design a separate system, called a monitor, that collects the events of the business processes and verifies whether the rules are satisfied or not. This requires a business rule language (BRL) that allows to verify business rules over finite histories. We introduce such a BRL and show that it can express many common types of business rules. We introduce two interesting properties of BRL formulas: the future stability and the past stability. The monitor should be able to verify the business rules over the complete history, which is increasing over time. Therefore we consider abstractions of the history. Actually we generate from a set of business rules a labeled transition system (with countable state space) that can be executed by the monitor if each relevant event of the business process triggers a step in the labeled transition system. As long as the monitor is able to execute a step, the business rules are not violated. We show that for a sublanguage of BRL, we can transform the labeled transition system into a colored Petri net such that verification becomes independent of the history length.

van Hee, Kees; Hidders, Jan; Houben, Geert-Jan; Paredaens, Jan; Thiran, Philippe