Sample records for future business environment

  1. Futures in Business. Interim Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

    This guide is designed for use by instructors teaching a six-unit course on futures in business. Presented first is a diagram illustrating the place of the course in Manitoba's business education curriculum. The academic, personal management, and teamwork skills that have been deemed critical employability skills required of the Canadian work…

  2. The many futures of Asian business groups

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Carney

    2008-01-01

    What does the future hold for Asian business groups? This paper discusses three rival hypotheses whose predictions for the\\u000a future of Asian business groups differ from the predictions of the prevailing institutional voids hypothesis. The latter is\\u000a a two stage model that posits that business groups first emerge to solve market failures for affiliated firms. Subsequently\\u000a government initiates the construction

  3. FUTURE TRENDS IN BUSINESS TRAVEL DECISION MAKING

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Keith J. Mason

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

  4. The global environment of business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael H Best

    2011-01-01

    Recognizing the ongoing industrial revolution: The lessons of business historyOne of the first tenets of international business (IB) is that it spans multiple disciplines. Yet driven by the need to publish in specialist journals or by the disciplinary expertise of individual authors, most studies at best pay lip service to this aspect of the field. It is perfectly possible to

  5. The global environment of business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael H Best

    Recognizing the ongoing industrial revolution: The lessons of business historyOne of the first tenets of international business (IB) is that it spans multiple disciplines. Yet driven by the need to publish in specialist journals or by the disciplinary expertise of individual authors, most studies at best pay lip service to this aspect of the field. It is perfectly possible to

  6. The Future of Family Business Education in UK Business Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  7. The future of energy, environment

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Iowa Public Television. Explore More Project

    2004-01-01

    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

  8. A Future Astronomical Software Environment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2012-09-01

    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.

  9. Television--Business Tool of the Future.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crofts, Andrew

    1991-01-01

    Television is beginning to realize its potential in business as a medium for two-way communication via private corporate networks, video conferencing facilities, and interactive training products. (SK)

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lazorchak, Shirley A.

    2000-01-01

    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)

  11. Integrating the Internet into the Business Environment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Granger, Mary J.; Schroeder, David L.

    1996-01-01

    Provides an introduction to the communication resources of the Internet and provides several specific examples of business solutions in the areas of electronic mail communications, business applications software support, system design, and databases, Advantages and disadvantages for management when integrating the Internet into a business

  12. Faculty Unions, Business Models, and the Academy's Future

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rhoades, Gary

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author addresses questions about the future of faculty unions, business models, and the academy by providing some current and historical context regarding the causes of and conflicts about faculty unions. He also reviews trends in college and university management over the past three decades, using California, Ohio, and…

  13. Orbital Debris and Future Environment Remediation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Liou, Jer-Chyi

    2011-01-01

    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

  14. International business strategy: the complete environment for technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. P. Donveiler

    1997-01-01

    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

  15. Applying an Authentic, Dynamic Learning Environment in Real World Business

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lainema, Timo; Nurmi, Sami

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes a dynamic computer-based business learning environment and the results from applying it in a real-world business organization. We argue for using learning tools, which not only provide realistic and complex models of reality, but are also are authentic, facilitate continuous problem solving and meaningful learning, and embed…

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

    E-print Network

    Balasundaram, Balabhaskar "Baski"

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

  17. The ethics of future business leaders: a cross-cultural comparison

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Graham Elkin; Stuart King

    2009-01-01

    Undergraduate students in general and business students in particular are the future leaders of both private and public corporations. To anticipate their future behaviour and to develop ideas about undergraduate business education, an understanding of student attitudes towards business ethics is needed. Attempts at developing universal business ethics are problematic due to major influence of culture and sub-culture on these

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cooley, Amanda Harmon

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

    PubMed Central

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  20. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSINTERNATIONAL RELATIONSINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Future leaders in business, government, and law need to understand how global

    E-print Network

    Rohs, Remo

    INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSINTERNATIONAL RELATIONSINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Future leaders in business: Culture, Gender and a Global Society; Foreign Policy Analysis; International Policy Economy; International for those interested in entering the realms of business, advocacy, or public policy. Opportunities

  1. CEO Perspectives on Scanning the Global Hotel Business Environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael D. Olsen; Bvsan Murthy; Richard Teare

    1994-01-01

    Reports on the first survey of chief executive officers of multinational hotel chains, sponsored by the International Hotel Association. The purpose of the survey was to assess the environmental scanning practices in those hotel firms and to learn how their executives view the uncertainty of the global business environment.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lampe, Marc

    2006-01-01

    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…

  3. International business negotiations : Present knowledge and direction for future research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nina Reynolds; Antonis Simintiras; Efi Vlachou

    2003-01-01

    Global companies increasingly rely on the effectiveness of business negotiations for their survival and growth. As an important business function for creating and maintaining successful relationships, international business negotiations during the last decade (1990-2000) have attracted considerable attention among researchers. Although these research efforts have shed light on several aspects of international business negotiations, there has been neither a comprehensive

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kearney, Colm

    2013-01-01

    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…

  5. Fifth Annual Ethical Leadership Conference The Ethical Environment of Business Sustainability

    E-print Network

    Lin, Xiaodong

    & Stability in Sustainability Gregory Sauter, Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Officer, AECOMFifth Annual Ethical Leadership Conference The Ethical Environment of Business Sustainability This conference will focus on three core pillars of sustainability within business profitability and excellence

  6. Business history, global networks and the future of mobility

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Colin Divall

    2012-01-01

    Globalisation raises serious concerns about ecological sustainability and social equality. This article proposes that business historians should write a usable past that is framed by the imperative of addressing these issues. The transport and communication networks that underpin global trade and travel offer an opportunity to narrate such a past. In particular business enterprises have historically helped to shape the

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fuller, Jack A.; Denton, James W.

    2006-01-01

    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…

  8. Future Cyberspace and 3D Telepresence Collaborative Environments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eduard Babulak

    2009-01-01

    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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Storksdieck, Martin

    2014-01-01

    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…

  10. Distributed energy efficiency in future home environments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Helmut Hlavacs; Roman Weidlich; Karin Anna Hummel; Amine M. Houyou; Andreas Berl; Hermann De Meer

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, a new architecture for sharing resources among home environments is proposed. Our approach goes far beyond\\u000a traditional systems for distributed virtualization, like PlanetLab or grid computing, as it relies on complete decentralization\\u000a in a peer-to-peer (P2P) like manner and, above all, aims at energy efficiency. Energy metrics are defined, which have to be\\u000a optimized by the system.

  11. Understanding Entrepreneurial Family Businesses in Uncertain Environments: Opportunities and Research in Latin America

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mattias Nordqvist; Giuseppe Marzano; Esteban Brenes; Gonzalo Jiménez; Maria Fonseca

    2011-01-01

    This thorough volume describes and analyzes entrepreneurial family businesses in Latin American countries. The research presented here has been conducted within the Global STEP (Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices) Project. Dealing with some of the most important opportunities and challenges that Latin American family businesses face, particular attention is given to the uncertainty that characterizes most business environments in Latin American

  12. Future roles of business in society: the expanding boundaries of corporate responsibility and a compelling case for partnership

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alyson Warhurst

    2005-01-01

    The roles and responsibilities of business in society, in particular global business, are being defined more broadly by an expanding range of stakeholders. This paper aims to review these changes and their implications in order to understand better the likely future expectations of business in society and the way in which leading companies are setting new standards of responsible business

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2006

    2006-01-01

    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…

  14. Education Partnerships with Business: Transitions Endorsement of the Future?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pace, Valerie Halverson

    1997-01-01

    Reports employers' concern that today's graduates are unprepared for the workplace. Argues that employers are major customers of the educational system; however, few school districts have meaningful measures of graduate performance. Discusses two partnership examples in which schools and businesses cooperate to improve education. Presents…

  15. Future Directions for Mobile Communications Business, Technology and Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Juha Rapeli

    2001-01-01

    This paper presents a picture of the mobile communications market and expected further development of systems and technologies. This is done with evaluating the market needs and reflecting these to available technology as well as technological opportunities. Despite of apparently advanced state of the technology and business, both market and technical solutions are concluded to likely experience further radical changes.

  16. Impact of future information systems on business strategies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tejinder Singh; R. Subramanian; T. S. Chowdhry

    1990-01-01

    The authors emphasize the need to formulate strategies to exploit the wide-ranging services offered by these systems. It is pointed out that information transfer and manipulation are increasingly becoming the key factor in successful business decisions. As information becomes extremely valuable, it becomes pertinent to have a long-term strategy for information technology, and to ensure that it adapts well to

  17. Economic Reform, Private Sector Development, and the Business Environment in Viet Nam

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vo Xuan Han; Roger Baumgarte

    2000-01-01

    This study assesses the post-reform business environment in Viet Nam as seen from a Vietnamese perspective. A survey was conducted in the two largest cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to study how Vietnamese entrepreneurs and owners evaluate the post-reform business environment. The findings were mixed. For instance, while the evidence supports the common thesis concerning the specific weaknesses

  18. The Future RFI Environment Above 30 GHz

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Clegg, Andrew W.

    1995-12-01

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

  19. Object Oriented Business Process Modelling in RFID Applied Computing Environments

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhao, Xiaohui; Liu, Chengfei; Lin, Tao

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

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

    PubMed

    Mara, Cynthia Massie; Ziegenfuss, James T

    2002-01-01

    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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Valeria Arina BALACEANU

    2009-01-01

    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

  2. The conceptual model of virtual enterprise business strategy in hyper-competition environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. S. Moravveji; A. Abdollahi; N. Eghbali

    2007-01-01

    The main scope of this paper is to present a conceptual business strategy model that enables virtual enterprises to enter into the hyper-competition environment. Based on conceptual business strategy model that we propose, a virtual enterprise can create a continues series of temporary advantages in any or all of the four arenas of competition. This paper describes key research issues

  3. The enterprise of crime and terror – the implication for good business : Looking to the future – old and new threats

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gary Scanlan

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider some possible future trends or developments in the fight against organised crime and the terrorist operating ostensibly within the business sphere, in the light of the threats, both present and future that such criminal activity poses, for society and for business activity in the UK. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper outlines

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

    E-print Network

    Huang, Yasheng

    2005-06-03

    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 ...

  5. Digital evidence accreditation in the corporate and business environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John J. Barbara

    2005-01-01

    A prominent banking institution in the United States has submitted an application to have its Computer Forensics unit inspected as the first step towards attaining accreditation. Several other corporations and businesses that operate Computer Forensics units are also considering submitting their applications. This is in response to the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors\\/Laboratory Accreditation Board's (ASCLD\\/LAB) accreditation program which

  6. Future Mission Data Environment: Virtualizing Access to Solar Physics Data

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gurman, Joseph

    2004-01-01

    Several virtual observatory efforts, currently in development, have the potential to change the way we identify and access the data we use to solve problems in solar physics. The Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO) seeks to simplify the identification and access processes in as "light-weight" a way as possible, in order to provide such services to solar physicists, their data assimilation models, and their colleagues in related fields. We describe the design of the VSO, the data services currently available, and concepts of the solar-terrestrial data environment five years in the future.

  7. Sustainable business versus sustainable environment: a case study of the Hong Kong shark fin business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gordon C. K. Cheung; Chak Yan Chang

    2003-01-01

    This study attempts to use the shark fin business in Hong Kong as a case to illustrate its challenge to international sustainability and global environmental governance. Regarding the commercial fishing of sharks and the degradation of the species, the paper begins with a survey of characteristics of sharks in the world and the responses from the international environmental agents. The

  8. The new business environment of latin america and the caribbean

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Harvey Arbelaez; Claudio Milman

    2000-01-01

    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

  9. Fifth Annual Ethical Leadership Conference The Ethical Environment if Business Sustainability

    E-print Network

    Lin, Xiaodong

    Fifth Annual Ethical Leadership Conference The Ethical Environment if Business Sustainability Museum.. Flights: Newark International Airport (EWR) is the closest airport to our campus. You may take Airport (LGA) or JFK International Airport (JFK) may be an alternative. From LGA: Take MTA Bus M60 from

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

    E-print Network

    Angenent, Lars T.

    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-stakeholder standards for apparel. A number of industry health scandals (Greenpeace) are also driving increased

  11. Recent legal and policy developments affecting the EU pharmaceutical business environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alan Earl-Slater

    1997-01-01

    Aims to identify and explore recent legal and policy developments affecting the EU pharmaceutical business environment. Areas addressed are: the declaration of industry policy from the European Commission and the MEPs’ recent response to this, drug licensing, member state trade in pharmaceuticals, price and profit controls, and state aid. States none of these areas are quite so mutually exclusive, and

  12. A Virtual Learning Environment for Doing Business on the Internet Roumen Nikolov & Krassen Stefanov,

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 A Virtual Learning Environment for Doing Business on the Internet Roumen Nikolov & Krassen so deeply that makes all of us learners both as individuals and members of (real or virtual) learning leads to establishment of virtual communities formed on the basis of common topics of interest

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Le Chen; Sherif Mohamed

    2008-01-01

    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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zettinig, Peter; Vincze, Zsuzsanna

    2008-01-01

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

  15. Business & Education: Partners for the Future. A Resource Publication for: Business/Chambers of Commerce/Education and Community Leaders.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Martin, Robert L.

    Written on the premises that long-term economic growth is tied directly to the performance of public education and that the U.S. educational system is in crisis, this book encourages increased business involvement in a community-wide response to improve education at all levels. Chapter I offers an overview of contemporary educational problems in…

  16. 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

    Committee for Economic Development, 2012

    2012-01-01

    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…

  17. Structuring a central business office to succeed in a managed care dominated environment.

    PubMed

    Lomicka, E W

    2001-01-01

    Integrated delivery systems have begun to consolidate the business office functions of their member facilities in response to a decline in managed care revenues and an increase in health care expenses. Many who have pursued this strategy have experienced cost reductions through staff restructuring, but have not experienced the revenue retention, cash acceleration, and other performance gains originally envisioned. This often occurs when the role of the central business office (CBO) has been limited to serving only the "back-office" functions of claims processing. In today's health care environment, the viability of a CBO depends on its responsiveness to the administrative complexities of managed care. Successful CBOs accommodate extensive cross-functional coordination, achieve operational efficiencies through the use of automation, and adopt best practices for implementing managed care contractual obligations. PMID:11372486

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ludlum, Marty; Moskalionov, Sergei

    2008-01-01

    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…

  19. The Future of HRD: PhD and Master's Programs in Colleges of Business

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Allen, W. Clayton; Swanson, Richard A.; Dobbs, Rita L.; Morris, Michael Lane

    2006-01-01

    This symposium will highlight the systematic approach related to PhD and master's HRD programs uniquely situated in Colleges of Business. Strengths of these programs will be presented through identifying their collaboration with businesses, strong internship programs, external funding sources, and strong HR relationships in business, industry,…

  20. Towards an intelligent hospital environment: OR of the future.

    PubMed

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

    2005-01-01

    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

  1. Collision activities in the future orbital debris environment

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    J.-C. Liou

    2006-01-01

    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

  2. Value of the future: Discounting in random environments

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    Farmer, J. Doyne; Geanakoplos, John; Masoliver, Jaume; Montero, Miquel; Perelló, Josep

    2015-05-01

    We analyze how to value future costs and benefits when they must be discounted relative to the present. We introduce the subject for the nonspecialist and take into account the randomness of the economic evolution by studying the discount function of three widely used processes for the dynamics of interest rates: Ornstein-Uhlenbeck, Feller, and log-normal. Besides obtaining exact expressions for the discount function and simple asymptotic approximations, we show that historical average interest rates overestimate long-run discount rates and that this effect can be large. In other words, long-run discount rates should be substantially less than the average rate observed in the past, otherwise any cost-benefit calculation would be biased in favor of the present and against interventions that may protect the future.

  3. One earth, one future. Our changing global environment

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    Silver, C.S.; Defries, R.S.

    1990-12-31

    This book reports on deforestation, ozone depletion, global warming, and other matters concerning the global environment. From the perspective that humankind is an increasingly powerful agent changing the planet, the volume describes the Earth as a unified system - exploring the interactions between the atmosphere, land, and water and the snowballing impact that human activity is having on the system - and points out the seemingly paradoxical need for economic growth to alleviate such global environmental problems.

  4. International Space Environment Service: Current Activities and Future Plans

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    Boteler, D. H.; H. Lundstedt, H.; Kunches, J.; Coffey, H.; Hilgers, A.; Patterson, G.; van der Linden, R.; Lam, H.-L.; Wang, H.; Buresova, D.; et al.

    The International Space Environment Service ISES is a permanent service of the Federations of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services FAGS with the mission to encourage and facilitate near-real-time international monitoring and prediction of the space environment This is done through the work of Regional Warning Centres RWC around the world who collaborate in the exploitation of a wide range of space-based and ground-based data Rapid exchange of information about the space environment is facilitated through the use of standard URSIgram codes RWCs also collaborate in sharing expertise in particular areas of specialty ISES also prepares the International Geophysical Calendar IGC each year giving a list of World Days during which scientists are encouraged to carry out their experiments and the monthly Spacewarn Bulletins which summarize the status of satellites in earth orbit and in the interplanetary medium ISES has its origins in the former URSI Central Committee of USRIgrams which initiated rapid international data interchange services in 1928 The modern system of regional warning centres was set up during the International Geophysical Year and now exist in every populated continent except Africa and South America ISES as part of its IGY 50 activities is working to develop RWCs in those continents ISES is also involved in developing new multi-national space weather services for example for trans-polar flights New space-based data on space weather activity will require extensive collaboration if it is to be

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

  6. Using Business Games to Prepare eCommerce Students for Future Employment

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    C. J MARSHALL

    This paper looks at the challenges facing those business educators involved in preparing students for employment in business, particularly from an eCommerce perspective. The paper proposes and evaluates one approach currently being used by Swinburne University both from an educators, students, and potential employees' viewpoint. It is argued that whilst most students aim is to pass the subject so they

  7. The food business environment and the role of China and Brazil building a “food bridge”

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    Marcos Fava Neves

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the economic crisis of 2008\\/2009 and the major impacts on developing nations and food-producing countries. Within this macro-environment of food chains, there is concern that food inflation might come back sooner than expected. The role of China as one of the major food consumers in the future, and Brazil, as

  8. The future of seawater desalination: energy, technology, and the environment.

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    Elimelech, Menachem; Phillip, William A

    2011-08-01

    In recent years, numerous large-scale seawater desalination plants have been built in water-stressed countries to augment available water resources, and construction of new desalination plants is expected to increase in the near future. Despite major advancements in desalination technologies, seawater desalination is still more energy intensive compared to conventional technologies for the treatment of fresh water. There are also concerns about the potential environmental impacts of large-scale seawater desalination plants. Here, we review the possible reductions in energy demand by state-of-the-art seawater desalination technologies, the potential role of advanced materials and innovative technologies in improving performance, and the sustainability of desalination as a technological solution to global water shortages. PMID:21817042

  9. Distributed computing environments for future space control systems

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    Viallefont, Pierre

    1993-01-01

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

  10. Acid in the environment: lessons learned and future prospects

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

    2007-07-01

    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.

  11. 'Create the future': an environment for excellence in teaching future-oriented Industrial Design Engineering

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    A. O. Eger; D. Lutters; Houten van F. J. A. M

    2004-01-01

    In 2001, the University of Twente started a new course on Industrial Design Engineering. This paper describes the insights that have been employed in developing the curriculum, and in developing the environment in which the educational activities are facilitated. The University of Twente has a broad experience with project-oriented education [1], and because one of the goals of the curriculum

  12. 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+...

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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+... SEARCH FUTURITY Go Futurity For pandas, bamboo buffet may run short If, as the study's models predict, large swaths of bamboo become

  13. The case for regulatory reform in the business and healthcare environments.

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    Younis, Mustafa Z; Barhem, Belal; Hamidi, Samir; Inungu, Joseph; Prater, Gwendolyn S; O'Keefe, Arthur

    2009-01-01

    Government regulations affect corporations and consumers on a daily basis. For example, environmental and safety regulations in the workplace are administrated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Department of Labor. OSHA sets and enforces standards in work environment to ensure the safety and health of workers. Other regulatory agencies, such as the National Highway and Transportation Agency (NHTSA), oversee the transportation and the safety of the automobile and truck industry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a major role in approving new drugs on the market and in monitoring drug safety, and it has the power to remove drugs from the market if they are proved to be safety and health problems to the public. However, the mere existence of these regulations often causes impediments to businesses, and the extent of their ultimate usefulness is examined and analyzed in this paper PMID:20099583

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

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    Moore, Judy Hennessey; Whitley, John B.

    2005-04-01

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

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

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    Murphy, Tonia Hap

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Oblinger, Diana

    2001-01-01

    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)

  17. Data integration\\/exchange. Part 2: future technical and business opportunities

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    M. Kezunovic; A. Abur; A.-T. Edris; D. Sobajic

    2004-01-01

    This paper looks at the two major concerns in today's utility industry how to establish the value of data and information and how to make the whole process of integrating the data and extracting the required information as efficient and as transparent as possible. To support the argument that the technical and business value of data and information still needs

  18. Theorising from case studies: Towards a pluralist future for international business research

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    Catherine Welch; Rebecca Piekkari; Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki; Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki

    2011-01-01

    The literature on case studies, both in the field of international business (IB) and in the social sciences more generally, has tended to focus on the methods of data production and analysis suited to this research strategy. In contrast, in this paper we investigate methods of theorising from case studies. We seek to understand how case researchers theorise, and how

  19. Theorising from case studies: Towards a pluralist future for international business research

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    Catherine Welch; Rebecca Piekkari; Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki; Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki

    The literature on case studies, both in the field of international business (IB) and in the social sciences more generally, has tended to focus on the methods of data production and analysis suited to this research strategy. In contrast, in this paper we investigate methods of theorising from case studies. We seek to understand how case researchers theorise, and how

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  1. BIOPHARMACEUTICAL STATISTICS IN A PHARMACEUTICAL REGULATED ENVIRONMENT: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

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    Anthony C. Segreti; Hoi M. Leung; Gary G. Koch; Robert L. Davis; Noel R. Mohberg; Karl E. Peace

    2001-01-01

    The practice of statistics in the pharmaceutical industry has changed markedly over the last 25 years. This paper examines the evolution of clinical trial statistics in relationship to advances in statistical methodology and computational power as well as the changing regulatory environment. The current role of the biopharmaceutical statistician is assessed along with the drivers for future change.

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

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    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)...

  3. Impact of satellite constellation arrangement on the future orbital debris environment

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    Shin-Yi Su

    1997-01-01

    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

  4. Coordinating Energy Based Business Models and Customer Empowerment in Future Smart Grids

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    Shahid Hussain; Rune Gustavsson

    \\u000a Future sustainable energy systems are in focus of several national and international R&D programs. The transition from today’s\\u000a tariff-based energy systems towards future sustainable energy markets has to be supported by addressing and solving a range\\u000a of challenges. Among the identified barriers are doubts of user acceptance of future Smart Grids due to lack of experiences,\\u000a opportunities and possibilities: hence

  5. What about Place? Considering the Role of Physical Environment on Youth Imagining of Future Possible Selves

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    Prince, Dana

    2013-01-01

    Identity research indicates that development of well elaborated cognitions about oneself in the future, or one's possible selves, is consequential for youths' developmental trajectories, influencing a range of social, health, and educational outcomes. Although the theory of possible selves considers the role of social contexts in identity development, the potential influence of the physical environment is understudied. At the same time, a growing body of work spanning multiple disciplines points to the salience of place, or the meaningful physical environments of people's everyday lives, as an active contributor to self-identity. Bridging these two lines of inquiry, I provide evidence to show how place-based experiences, such as belonging, aversion, and entrapment, may be internalized and encoded into possible selves, thus producing emplaced future self-concept. I suggest that for young people, visioning self in the future is inextricably bound with place; place is an active contributor both in the present development of future self-concept and in enabling young people to envision different future possible places. Implications for practice and future research include place-making interventions and conceptualizing place beyond “neighborhood effects.” PMID:25642137

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

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    Stephens, Matthew P.

    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.

  7. Emerging CAE technologies and their role in Future Ambient Intelligence Environments

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    Noor, Ahmed K.

    2011-03-01

    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.

  8. Is THe INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT THE ACTUAL CONTEXT FOR INTERNATIONAL BusINess reseArCH? SERÁ O AMBIENTE INTERNACIONAL dE NEGÓCIOS O CONTEXTO EFETIVO PARA A PESQUISA EM NEGÓCIOS INTERNACIONAIS?

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    Portugal Ferreira; Dan Li

    The International Business Environment (IBE) has been argued to be the essential context for international business (IB) studies and the distinguishing factor from other management studies and studies of large enterprises. Two content analysis show that many papers published in top tier IB journals either lack reference to any dimension of the IBE or tend to be uni-or bi-dimensional when

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

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    Liou, J.C.

    2010-01-01

    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.

  10. Futurity

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    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.

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

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

    2006-07-01

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

  12. 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).

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    New York State Library, Albany.

    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…

  13. Contrasting Views of Business Students' Writing Needs in an EFL Environment

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    Bacha, Nahla Nola; Bahous, Rima

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports on a study of business student and faculty views at the Lebanese American University as to the students' language proficiency levels, writing in particular, and what the specific writing needs are in order for students to be effective in their course work. The role of the English and business faculty is also investigated.…

  14. It Is a Small World after All: Teaching Business Ethics in a Global Environment

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    Budden, Connie B.; Budden, Michael C.

    2011-01-01

    Increasingly, managers and employees are facing ethical issues when conducting business in the global marketplace. Business educators attempting to teach appropriate ethical behavior and develop skills for dealing with complex ethical situations need to incorporate realistic case scenarios to challenge students. Such cases should appropriately…

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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

  16. Planning, Implementation and Optimization of Future space Missions using an Immersive Visualization Environement (IVE) Machine

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    E. Harris

    2002-01-01

    Planning, Implementation and Optimization of Future Space Missions using an Immersive Visualization Environment (IVE) Machine E. N. Harris, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, CO and George.W. Morgenthaler, U. of Colorado at Boulder History: A team of 3-D engineering visualization experts at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company have developed innovative virtual prototyping simulation solutions for ground processing and real-time visualization

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

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    Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler)

    2003-01-01

    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.

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

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

    2011-01-01

    "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"…

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

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    Noor, Ahmed K.

    2003-01-01

    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.

  20. Risk Analysis Based Business Rule Enforcement for Intelligent Decision Support

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    Vasilecas, Olegas; Smaizys, Aidas; Brazinskas, Ramunas

    Intelligent information systems are acting by structured rules and do not deal with possible impact on the business environment or future consequences. That is the main reason why automated decisions based on such rules cannot take responsibility and requires involvement or approval of dedicated business people. This limits decision automation possibilities in information systems. However, business rules describe business policy and represent business logics. This can be used in intelligent information systems, together with risk assessment model to simulate real business environment and evaluate possible impact of automated decisions, to support intelligent decision automation. The chapter proposes risk and business rule model integration to provide full intelligent decision automation model used for business rule enforcement and implementation into intelligent software systems of information systems.

  1. A temporal forecast of radiation environments for future space exploration missions.

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    Kim, Myung-Hee Y; Cucinotta, Francis A; Wilson, John W

    2007-06-01

    The understanding of future space radiation environments is an important goal for space mission operations, design, and risk assessment. We have developed a solar cycle statistical model in which sunspot number is coupled to space-related quantities, such as the galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) deceleration potential (phi) and the mean occurrence frequency of solar particle events (SPEs). Future GCR fluxes were derived from a predictive model, in which the temporal dependence represented by phi was derived from GCR flux and ground-based Climax neutron monitor rate measurements over the last four decades. These results showed that the point dose equivalent inside a typical spacecraft in interplanetary space was influenced by solar modulation by up to a factor of three. It also has been shown that a strong relationship exists between large SPE occurrences and phi. For future space exploration missions, cumulative probabilities of SPEs at various integral fluence levels during short-period missions were defined using a database of proton fluences of past SPEs. Analytic energy spectra of SPEs at different ranks of the integral fluences for energies greater than 30 MeV were constructed over broad energy ranges extending out to GeV for the analysis of representative exposure levels at those fluences. Results will guide the design of protection systems for astronauts during future space exploration missions. PMID:17165049

  2. Future Directions: Advances and Implications of Virtual Environments Designed for Pain Management

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    Soomro, Ahmad; Riva, Giuseppe; Wiederhold, Mark D.

    2014-01-01

    Abstract 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

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

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    Girish, T E

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-06-01

    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

  5. Immersive Virtual Environment Technology: A Promising Tool for Future Social and Behavioral Genomics Research and Practice

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    Persky, Susan; McBride, Colleen M.

    2009-01-01

    Social and behavioral research needs to get started now if we are to direct genomic discoveries to address pressing public health problems. Advancing social and behavioral science will require innovative and rigorous communication methodologies that move us beyond reliance on traditional tools and their inherent limitations. One such emerging research tool is immersive virtual environment technology (aka: virtual reality), a methodology that gives researchers the ability to maintain high experimental control and mundane realism of scenarios, portray and manipulate complex, abstract objects and concepts, and implement innovative implicit behavioral measurement. This report suggests the role that immersive virtual environment technology can play in furthering future research in genomics-related: education, decision-making, test intentions, behavior change, and healthcare provider behaviors. Practical implementation and challenges are also discussed. PMID:20183376

  6. Exploratory innovation, exploitative innovation, and performance : Influence of business strategies and environment

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    Yi Li; Nan Zhou; Youhe Si

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of a firm's innovation activities on performance, and focus on the internal fit and external fit of two types of innovation activities – exploratory innovation and exploitative innovation. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper adopts the survey data of 397 enterprises in eastern, middle, and western China. The business strategy

  7. Obstacles to entrepreneurship in a transition business environment: the case of Albania

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    Aristidis Bitzenis; Ersanja Nito

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – To critically evaluate the obstacles and problems encountered by entrepreneurs while doing business in Albania, which is an economy in a transition. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research methodology incorporates a survey that uses interview and questionnaire techniques. The sample was determined on a stratified basis (probability-random sampling) involving the random selection of respondents from various strata of the population.

  8. A pharmaceutical innovation. Business environment and scientific Endeavour in Nyegaard & co

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    Knut Sogner

    1996-01-01

    This article discusses how the innovacion of non?ionic contrast media was shaped by the company Nyegaard & Co's business surroundings. By being a small firm in a setting of larger companies, Nyegaard did research for a purpose deemed commercially uninteresting by the bigger contrast media companies. For Nyegaard this research effort was a means to get out of a difficult

  9. Proactive Encouragement of Interdisciplinary Research Teams in a Business School Environment: Strategy and Results

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    Adams, Susan M.; Carter, Nathan C.; Hadlock, Charles R.; Haughton, Dominique M.; Sirbu, George

    2008-01-01

    This case study describes efforts to promote collaborative research across traditional boundaries in a business-oriented university as part of an institutional transformation. We model this activity within the framework of social network analysis and use quantitative tools from that field to characterize resulting impacts. (Contains 4 tables and 2…

  10. 1 Statistics and Six Sigma Programs The modern global business environment is ...ercely competitive. No company

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    Vardeman, Stephen B.

    and Capability Indices ²Statistical Intervals and Testing ²Con...dence Intervals and Testing Improve ²Regression strategies for constantly improving its business processes and products. To the extent that all sensible is to outline some main elements of the Six Sigma movement and indicate the relevance of statistics. The name

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

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    Jeyaraj, Anand

    2010-01-01

    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…

  12. Studying social interactions through immersive virtual environment technology: virtues, pitfalls, and future challenges

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    Bombari, Dario; Schmid Mast, Marianne; Canadas, Elena; Bachmann, Manuel

    2015-01-01

    The goal of the present review is to explain how immersive virtual environment technology (IVET) can be used for the study of social interactions and how the use of virtual humans in immersive virtual environments can advance research and application in many different fields. Researchers studying individual differences in social interactions are typically interested in keeping the behavior and the appearance of the interaction partner constant across participants. With IVET researchers have full control over the interaction partners, can standardize them while still keeping the simulation realistic. Virtual simulations are valid: growing evidence shows that indeed studies conducted with IVET can replicate some well-known findings of social psychology. Moreover, IVET allows researchers to subtly manipulate characteristics of the environment (e.g., visual cues to prime participants) or of the social partner (e.g., his/her race) to investigate their influences on participants’ behavior and cognition. Furthermore, manipulations that would be difficult or impossible in real life (e.g., changing participants’ height) can be easily obtained with IVET. Beside the advantages for theoretical research, we explore the most recent training and clinical applications of IVET, its integration with other technologies (e.g., social sensing) and future challenges for researchers (e.g., making the communication between virtual humans and participants smoother).

  13. Studying social interactions through immersive virtual environment technology: virtues, pitfalls, and future challenges.

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    Bombari, Dario; Schmid Mast, Marianne; Canadas, Elena; Bachmann, Manuel

    2015-01-01

    The goal of the present review is to explain how immersive virtual environment technology (IVET) can be used for the study of social interactions and how the use of virtual humans in immersive virtual environments can advance research and application in many different fields. Researchers studying individual differences in social interactions are typically interested in keeping the behavior and the appearance of the interaction partner constant across participants. With IVET researchers have full control over the interaction partners, can standardize them while still keeping the simulation realistic. Virtual simulations are valid: growing evidence shows that indeed studies conducted with IVET can replicate some well-known findings of social psychology. Moreover, IVET allows researchers to subtly manipulate characteristics of the environment (e.g., visual cues to prime participants) or of the social partner (e.g., his/her race) to investigate their influences on participants' behavior and cognition. Furthermore, manipulations that would be difficult or impossible in real life (e.g., changing participants' height) can be easily obtained with IVET. Beside the advantages for theoretical research, we explore the most recent training and clinical applications of IVET, its integration with other technologies (e.g., social sensing) and future challenges for researchers (e.g., making the communication between virtual humans and participants smoother). PMID:26157414

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

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    Bo Jiang; Yun Ling

    2009-01-01

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

  15. Business Use of Satellite Communications.

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    Edelson, Burton I.; Cooper, Robert S.

    1982-01-01

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

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

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    Mike Kennerley; Andy Neely; Chris Adams

    2003-01-01

    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

  17. 75 FR 57546 - The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-09-21

    ...Secretary of Transportation. ACTION...FAAC) Environment Subcommittee...Secretary of Transportation, announces...the FAAC Environment Subcommittee...Energy, and Environment, Office...Secretary of Transportation, 1200...

  18. 75 FR 44303 - The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Environment Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-07-28

    ...FAAC) Environment Subcommittee...Department of Transportation, Office...Secretary of Transportation. ACTION...FAAC) Environment Subcommittee...Secretary of Transportation, announces...the FAAC Environment...

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

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    Leggett, L M W

    2014-01-01

    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...

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

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    Sacco, Steven J.

    2014-01-01

    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.…

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

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    Ivar do Sul, Juliana A; Costa, Monica F

    2014-02-01

    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

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

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    Fleischer, D.

    2012-04-01

    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.

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

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

    2014-07-01

    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.

  4. Practicing medicine in a new environment: what can we learn from the business managers?

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    Frezza, Eldo Ermenegildo; Wachtel, Mitchell S

    2006-01-01

    Physicians, once only responsible for patient care, now are responsible for their organization's management. Although this paradigm shift occasioned much opposition, most aspects of this change are improving as the rules are reevaluated and reconsidered. Physician managers have difficult tasks for which medical school provides no preparation. Employees must be individually evaluated, so their unique talents can be properly exploited and appropriately compensated. Each person's weaknesses must be improved upon with delicacy, while his or her strengths are given greater and greater focus. This is especially true with regards to billing and coding because the financial health of all healthcare businesses requires organizational competence in this arena. It is vital to have an understanding of each staff member's skills, talents, and knowledge, and a proper deployment of each person into the appropriate job. The goal of any manager is a group of satisfied employees who enjoy their work and make appropriately recognized contributions. PMID:16986644

  5. Business Efficiency - Ranking the Republic of Croatia as a Destination in Regional, European and Global Environment

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    Mladen Verdris; Ruzica Simic

    2008-01-01

    Since the beginning of this decade, which corresponds to the processes of an accelerated political, social and economic opening to the European and global environment, the Republic of Croatia has become aware of the need for deep reforms to enable the creation of permanently sustained success of its national economy. In this context, the creation of conditions for efficiency in

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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

  7. 39 CFR 601.105 - Business relationships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Business relationships. 601.105 Section 601... § 601.105 Business relationships. (a) General. A...have a continuing business relationship with the Postal Service...the entity's current or future business relations....

  8. 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 ...

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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 × 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 × 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

  10. Toward a Sustainable Future: The Role of Student Affairs in Creating Healthy Environments, Social Justice, and Strong Economies

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    ACPA College Student Educators International, 2008

    2008-01-01

    "Toward a Sustainable Future: The Role of Student Affairs in Creating Healthy Environments, Social Justice, and Strong Economies" is a call to action for college student educators, articulating the crucial role they play in the international sustainability movement. It contains valuable information about educating self, educating students, and…

  11. The classroom is a site for rich CSCW activities. We are interested in prototyping future computing environments that

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    Abowd, Gregory D.

    1 ABSTRACT The classroom is a site for rich CSCW activities. We are interested in prototyping future computing environments that will enhance the classroom experience and empower both student and teacher. In this paper, we describe the Classroom 2000 project at Georgia Tech, which is integrating pen

  12. Les connaissances linguistiques des cadres: Le point de vue de la direction des entreprises. Les besoins langagiers des futurs cadres d'entreprise. (Language Skills of Trained Personnel: The Viewpoint of Business Management. The Language Needs of Future Business Managers).

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    Hatry, Paul

    The first part of this paper outlines the factors that appear to influence the language attitudes or language behavior of business directors and managerial staff in Belgium. Age and the economic and political surroundings appear to be the principal factors. The younger individuals are, the more positive are their attitudes about the language…

  13. Research on the Effects of Fatigue within the Corporate/Business Aircraft Environment

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    Neri, David F.; Rosekind, Mark R.; Co, Elizabeth L.; Gregory, Kevin B.; Miller, Donna L.

    1997-01-01

    In 1980, responding to a Congressional request, NASA Ames Research Center created a program to examine whether 'there is a safety problem of uncertain magnitude, due to transmeridian flying and a potential problem due to fatigue in association with various factors found in air transport operations.' The NASA Ames Fatigue/Jet Lag Program was created to collect systematic, scientific information on fatigue, sleep, circadian rhythms, and performance in flight operations. Three Program goals were established and continue to guide research efforts to: (1) determine the extent of fatigue, sleep loss, and circadian disruption in flight operations; (2) determine the impact of these factors on flight crew performance; (3) develop and evaluate countermeasures to mitigate the adverse effects of these factors and maximize flight crew performance and alertness. Since 1980, studies have been conducted in a variety of aviation environments, in controlled laboratory environments, as well as in a full-mission flight simulation. Early studies included investigations of short-haul, long-haul, and overnight cargo flight crews. In 1991, the name of the program was changed to the Fatigue Countermeasures Program to provide a greater emphasis on the development and evaluation of countermeasures. More recent work has examined the effects of planned cockpit rest as an operational countermeasure and provided analyses of the pertinent sleep/duty factors preceding an aviation accident at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Short-Haul study examined the extent of sleep loss, circadian disruption, and fatigue engendered by flying commercial short-haul air transport operations (flight legs less than eight hours). This was one of the first field studies conducted by the NASA program and provided unique insight into the physiological and subjective effects of flying commercial short-haul operations. It demonstrated that a range of measures could be obtained in an operational environment without disturbing the regular performance of duties. The Long-Haul study examined how long-haul flight crews organized their sleep during a variety of international trip patterns and examined how duty requirements, local time, and the circadian system affected the timing, duration, and quality of sleep. Duty requirements and local time can be viewed as external/environmental constraints on time available for sleep, while the internal circadian system is a major physiological modulator of sleep duration and quality. The Overnight Cargo study documented the psychophysiological effects of flying overnight cargo operations. The data collected clearly demonstrated that overnight cargo operations, like other night work, involve physiological disruption not found in comparable daytime operations.

  14. What Can Happen When Business and Language Faculty Cooperate across an Ocean?

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    Bryant, Michael; Karney, Dennis; Vigier, Mary

    2010-01-01

    Management schools are expected to educate future professionals with the necessary skills to operate successfully in a global business environment. In this paper, the authors analyze and reflect on an experiment in interdisciplinary cooperation undertaken by business faculty at a US university and language faculty at a French School of Management.…

  15. Intelligent system to support judgmental business forecasting: the case of estimating hotel room demand

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    Mounir Ben Ghalia; Paul P. Wang

    2000-01-01

    Forecasting is an instrumental tool for strategic decision-making in any business activity. Good forecasts can reduce the uncertainty about the future and, hence, help managers make better decisions. Virtually all statistical forecasting techniques depend on the continuity of historical data and time series and may not predict a discontinuous change in the business environment. Often times, this discontinuity is known

  16. Producing effective knowledge agents in a pluralistic environment: what future for community health workers?

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    Standing, H; Chowdhury, A Mushtaque R

    2008-05-01

    This paper is concerned with how poor populations can obtain access to trusted, competent knowledge and services in increasingly pluralistic health systems where unregulated markets for health knowledge and services dominate. The term "unregulated" here derives from the literature on the development of markets in low income countries and refers to the lack of state enforcement of formal laws and regulations. We approach this question of access through the changing roles and fortunes of community health workers over the last few decades and ask what kind of role they can be expected to play in the future. Community based health agents have been used in many settings as a way of filling gaps in service provision where more skilled personnel are not available. They have also fulfilled a more transformative role in broad based community development. We explore the reasons for the decline of programmes from the 1980s onwards. Using the specific experience of Bangladesh, the paper considers what lessons can be learned from past successes and failures and what needs to change to meet the challenges of 21st century health systems. These challenges are those of establishing credibility and legitimacy in a pluralistic environment and creating a sustainable livelihood strategy. The article concludes with a discussion of four potential models of community based health agents which are not necessarily exclusive: a generic agent that is closely linked to a reputable supervisory agency; a specialist cadre working with particular health conditions; an expert advocate; and a mobiliser or facilitator who can mediate between users and health markets. PMID:18342421

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

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    Potok, TE

    2003-02-13

    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.

  18. The presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment due to human use – present knowledge and future challenges

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    Klaus Kümmerer

    2009-01-01

    Intensive research on pharmaceuticals in the environment started about 15years ago. Since then a vast amount of literature has been published. The input and presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and their fate in the environment were and is still of high interest. As it has been extensively demonstrated that the active compounds are present in the environment some of

  19. Policy and Leadership. Assessing the Future of Telecomputing Environments: Implications for Instruction and Administration.

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    Itzkan, Seth J.

    1995-01-01

    Describes tools for technological forecasting, including expert opinion, leading indicators, and trend analysis. Discussion includes process of technology diffusion and the changes it creates, and draws implications for instruction and school administration as well as emerging computer and telecommunications applications in business. Estimates are…

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

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    Julie M. Ford; Andrew A. Beveridge

    2004-01-01

    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

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

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    Lin, Xiaodong

    for students who choose a second concentration in areas such as Strategy and Leadership, Finance, Supply Chain Global Business Development Global Supply Chain Manager International Brand Manager Country/Area Managers, international trade and finance, and marketing. The department also regularly offers courses that involve travel

  2. Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007) 46824692 Secondary organic aerosol importance in the future atmosphere

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    2007-01-01

    than half of the 12.2 Tg SOA yrÀ1 formed by the oxidation of other BVOC. In the future, nitrate; Global modeling; Future; Anthropogenic impact 1. Introduction Vegetation emits large amounts of reactive). Therefore, BVOC emitted by vegetation ARTICLE IN PRESS www.elsevier.com/locate/atmosenv 1352-2310/$ - see

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

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    Arnold, Nike; Ducate, Lara

    2006-01-01

    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…

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

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    Not Available

    1994-09-01

    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.

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Gao, Fei; Zhang, Tianyi; Franklin, Teresa

    2013-01-01

    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…

  7. The Social Semantic Web in Intelligent Learning Environments: state of the art and future challenges

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    Jelena Jovanovi?; Dragan Gaševi?; Carlo Torniai; Scott Bateman; Marek Hatala

    2009-01-01

    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 (ILEs) in particular, is related to the ability of leveraging these

  8. Modeling the radio frequency environment of Mars for future wireless, networked rovers and sensor Webs

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    Vishwanath Chukkala; Phillip De Leon; Stephen Horan; Vijayakumar Velusamy

    2004-01-01

    NASA's long-term goals for the exploration of Mars include the use of rovers and sensors, which intercommunicate through proximity wireless networks. The performance of any such wireless network depends fundamentally on the radio frequency (RF) environment. This paper presents our initial results concerning modeling the RF environment on Mars in support of determining the characteristics of potential in-situ networks. In

  9. The impact of neighborhood social and built environment factors across the cancer continuum: Current research, methodological considerations, and future directions.

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    Gomez, Scarlett Lin; Shariff-Marco, Salma; DeRouen, Mindy; Keegan, Theresa H M; Yen, Irene H; Mujahid, Mahasin; Satariano, William A; Glaser, Sally L

    2015-07-15

    Neighborhood social and built environments have been recognized as important contexts in which health is shaped. The authors reviewed the extent to which these neighborhood factors have been addressed in population-level cancer research by scanning the literature for research focused on specific social and/or built environment characteristics and their association with outcomes across the cancer continuum, including incidence, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and survival. The commonalities and differences in methodologies across studies, the current challenges in research methodology, and future directions in this research also were addressed. The assessment of social and built environment factors in relation to cancer is a relatively new field, with 82% of the 34 reviewed articles published since 2010. Across the wide range of social and built environment exposures and cancer outcomes considered by the studies, numerous associations were reported. However, the directions and magnitudes of associations varied, in large part because of the variation in cancer sites and outcomes studied, but also likely because of differences in study populations, geographic regions, and, importantly, choice of neighborhood measures and geographic scales. The authors recommend that future studies consider the life-course implications of cancer incidence and survival, integrate secondary and self-report data, consider work neighborhood environments, and further develop analytical and statistical approaches appropriate to the geospatial and multilevel nature of the data. Incorporating social and built environment factors into research on cancer etiology and outcomes can provide insights into disease processes, identify vulnerable populations, and generate results with translational impact of relevance for interventionists and policy makers. Cancer 2015;121:2314-2330. © 2015 American Cancer Society. PMID:25847484

  10. APBI 100 98A 9780080554969 EBOOK RENTAL: SOIL IN THE ENVIRONMENT CTLT 132 131 124 123 122 BUSI 370 971 9780470963388 EBOOK : INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE FINANANCE 2ND CDN EDN RAJWANI 133 132 131 124 123

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    APBI 100 98A 9780080554969 EBOOK RENTAL: SOIL IN THE ENVIRONMENT CTLT 132 131 124 123 122 BUSI 370 971 9780470963388 EBOOK : INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE FINANANCE 2ND CDN EDN RAJWANI 133 132 131 124 123 BUSI 450 971 9780133135398 EBOOK : INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING VOL 2 2/E CAMPBELL 133 132 131 124 123 CICS

  11. Montana State University 1 International Business

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana State University 1 International Business Minor The International Business minor is open to all business and non-business students. The objectives of the International Business minor are to succeed in a culturally diverse global business environment · To enable students to acquire the basic

  12. Software reuse in defense electronics : a study of organization and architecture approaches in a challenging business and technical environment

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    Davis, Jeffrey (Jeffrey Ethan)

    2010-01-01

    Although large scale software reuse has been studied and practiced in industry for more than 20 years, there are some practice areas where it has presented both technical and business challenges. A sector notable for ...

  13. Abstract--. Due to the future development of robotic autonomous systems in human environment, the fault

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    Boyer, Edmond

    and control science must be able to propose in the near future efficient control strategies optimizing and analysis concerning robots reliability [2], dependable concepts [3], fault tolerance in engineering [4] [5 tolerance issues [14] [15]. The next section presents through a wide analysis of on-the-field missions

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

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    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 ...

  15. Multi-agent Coordination in Market Environment for Future Electricity Infrastructure based on Microgrids

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    Rui Duan; Geert Deconinck

    2009-01-01

    Although the financial crisis shrinks oil price, human as an entire race still face the future of a hot, flat and crowded world [1]. Therefore, a critical transformation from our traditional energy consumption manner of fossil fuel combustion must be made. After years of endeavor in research and experiment, a number of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) has already become technically

  16. Environment Canada cuts threaten the future of science and international agreements

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

    2012-02-01

    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.

  17. Mobile Marketing in the Retailing Environment: Current Insights and Future Research Avenues

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    Venkatesh Shankar; Alladi Venkatesh; Charles Hofacker; Prasad Naik

    2010-01-01

    Mobile marketing, which involves two- or multi-way communication and promotion of an offer between a firm and its customers using the mobile, a term that refers to the mobile medium, device, channel, or technology, is growing in importance in the retailing environment. It has the potential to change the paradigm of retailing from one based on consumers entering the retailing

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

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    Dreibholz, Thomas

    approach must be validated for inter- actions and side-effects in the existing network environments. Multiple large research projects like FIRE and G-Lab in Europe, GENI and FIND in the U.S.A. and AKARI procedure. Over the years, protocol and net- work developers strike new paths to validate their approaches

  19. Looking to the Future: Representing Higher Level Planning in a Wargaming or Synthetic Environment

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    James Moffat; Susan Fellows

    Planning by a higher level commander is, in most cases, regarded as such a difficult process to emulate, that it is performed by a real commander during wargaming or during an experimental session based on a Synthetic Environment. Such an approach gives a rich representation of a small number of data points. However, a more complete analysis should allow search

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

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    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...

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

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

    2000-01-01

    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.

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

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    Johnson, Mark William; Sherlock, David

    2014-01-01

    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…

  3. A New Future for Children with Substantial Handicaps: The Second Wave of "Least Restrictive Environment."

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    Bliton, Gilbert; Schroeder, Henry J.

    Developed as part of the Indiana Least Restrictive Environment Project, this document is concerned with issues relating to the education and community integration of persons with substantial handicaps. The paper traces the development of the movement to provide those special education services necessary to integrate the disabled into the general…

  4. Influences by Sound and Light to Mind and Body during Delivery, and Future of Childbirth Environment

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    Kameyama, Miyuki

    I, who is a musician, was stimulated by own childbirth experience, and developed the ultimate “delivery room” which enabled relaxation support using sound and light. This paper explains regarding its development and the improvement of childbirth environment in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Japan.

  5. Commentary: Study of Gene-Environment Interplay--A Lesson in How to Keep Oneself Busy for the Foreseeable Future

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    Viding, Essi

    2013-01-01

    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…

  6. A simulation model for the diffusion of a new technology in an environment populated by heterogeneous agents. The case of business to business (B2B) ecommerce.

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    Gallo, Giorgio

    1 A simulation model for the diffusion of a new technology in an environment populated). In the literature of technology diffusion several types of structural heterogeneity have been introduced. Among by variables describing, on one hand, the expectations regarding the diffusion of technology among customers

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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.

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

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

    2013-03-01

    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.

  9. Temporary Part-Time Lecturer--Business Administration (Business Law) Truman State University

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    Gering, Jon C.

    Temporary Part-Time Lecturer--Business Administration (Business Law) Truman State University-time positions in Business Administration-Business Law to start August 2014. The position is at the rank include undergraduate courses in the area Legal Environment of Business (Business Law) at the introductory

  10. Teaching Basic Business: An Entrepreneurial Perspective.

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    Smith, Marsha O.

    2003-01-01

    Suggests that by incorporating entrepreneurship into the basic business curriculum now, business educators will better prepare students for a changing environment. Offers the business plan as a tool for integrating entrepreneurship into the curriculum. (SK)

  11. Early social environment affects the endogenous oxytocin system: a review and future directions.

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

    2015-01-01

    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

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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.

  13. Case study: simulation of the call center environment for comparing competing call routing technologies for business case ROI projection

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    Katherine Miller; V. Bapat

    1999-01-01

    The paper describes how simulation was used for business case benefits and return on investment (ROI) projection for the procurement and rollout of a new call routing technology to 25 call centers. With investment costs of about 17 million dollars and annual operating costs of about 8 million for the new technology, we needed to determine if the technology would

  14. 6/18/13 Futurity.org Eco groups need to hit size `sweet spot' www.futurity.org/earth-environment/eco-groups-need-to-hit-size-`sweet-spot'/?utm_source=Futurity+Today&utm_campaign=64627a1422-June_18_20136_18_2... 1/5

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    6/18/13 Futurity.org ­ Eco groups need to hit size `sweet spot' www.futurity.org/earth-environment/eco-groups-need-to-hit-size-`sweet-spot'/?utm_source=Futurity+Today&utm_campaign=64627a1422-June_18, 2013 11:44 - 0 Comments Eco groups need to hit size `sweet spot' "Free riders" can threaten

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

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

    1993-01-01

    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.

  16. An integrated visualization environment for the virtual observatory: Current status and future directions

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    Sciacca, E.; Becciani, U.; Costa, A.; Vitello, F.; Massimino, P.; Bandieramonte, M.; Krokos, M.; Riggi, S.; Pistagna, C.; Taffoni, G.

    2015-06-01

    Visual exploration and discovery applications are invaluable tools to provide prompt and intuitive insights into the intrinsic data characteristics of modern astronomy and astrophysics datasets. Due to the massively large and highly complex datasets, various technical challenges are involved to reach, e.g. interactivity, integration, navigation and collaboration. This paper describes a number of approaches to address these challenges, and focuses on the current status of VisIVO (Visualization Interface for the Virtual Observatory) concentrating on the provided tools ranging from a desktop application to a science gateway and a mobile application. We emphasize the latest developments made in the context of past and current international European funded projects and highlight planned future developments towards further integration within the framework of the Virtual Observatory.

  17. CEOs, Information, and Decision Making: Scanning the Environment for Strategic Advantage

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    Ethel Auster; Chun Wei Choo

    1994-01-01

    CEOs SCAN THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT for information about events and trends in order to plan their organizations' future courses of action. This study investigates how CEOs in the Canadian publishing and telecommunications industries acquire and use information about the business environment. The uncertainty of the environment was found to be related to the amount of scanning done. The perceived quality

  18. New directions in valuing geospatial information - how to value goespatial information for policy and business decisioins in the future

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    Smart, A. C.

    2014-12-01

    Governments are increasingly asking for more evidence of the benefits of investing in geospatial data and infrastructure before investing. They are looking for a clearer articulation of the economic, environmental and social benefits than has been possble in the past. Development of techniques has accelerated in the past five years as governments and industry become more involved in the capture and use of geospatial data. However evaluation practitioners have struggled to answer these emerging questions. The paper explores the types of questions that decision makers are asking and discusses the different approaches and methods that have been used recently to answer them. It explores the need for better buisness case models. The emerging approaches are then discussed and their attributes reviewed. These include methods of analysing tengible economic benefits, intangible benefits and societal benefits. The paper explores the use of value chain analysis and real options analysis to better articulate the impacts on international competitiveness and how to value the potential benefits of innovations enabled by the geospatial data that is produced. The paper concludes by illustrating the potential for these techniques in current and future decision making.

  19. Is Small Business Doomed?

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    Business Education Forum, 1979

    1979-01-01

    Provides a sampling of viewpoints from businessmen, economists, futurists, and government experts on the future of small business presented at hearings before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Consumers, and Employment, Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives. Problems of taxes, the economy, and government regulations are discussed from…

  20. 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

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

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    Ouedraogo, B. I.

    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.

  2. An Investigation of the Relationship between Computer Literacy and the Home and School Environments of Students in Business Education.

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    D'Onofrio, Marianne J.; Slama, Mark E.

    1984-01-01

    This study assessed whether relationships existed between home and school environment variables and computer literacy. Two of the home environment variables investigated appeared to be related to computer literacy. Students who viewed science fiction movies frequently and students whose families had contemplated buying home computers had…

  3. The Interplay of Perceptions of the Learning Environment, Personality and Learning Strategies: A Study amongst International Business Studies Students

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    Nijhuis, Jan; Segers, Mien; Gijselaers, Wim

    2007-01-01

    Previous research on students' learning strategies has examined the relationships between either perceptions of the learning environment or personality and learning strategies. The focus of this study was on the joint relationships between the students' perceptions of the learning environment, their personality, and the learning strategies they…

  4. NASA's Planetary Science Summer School: Training Future Mission Leaders in a Concurrent Engineering Environment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mitchell, K. L.; Lowes, L. L.; Budney, C. J.; Sohus, A.

    2014-12-01

    NASA's Planetary Science Summer School (PSSS) is an intensive program for postdocs and advanced graduate students in science and engineering fields with a keen interest in planetary exploration. The goal is to train the next generation of planetary science mission leaders in a hands-on environment involving a wide range of engineers and scientists. It was established in 1989, and has undergone several incarnations. Initially a series of seminars, it became a more formal mission design experience in 1999. Admission is competitive, with participants given financial support. The competitively selected trainees develop an early mission concept study in teams of 15-17, responsive to a typical NASA Science Mission Directorate Announcement of Opportunity. They select the mission concept from options presented by the course sponsors, based on high-priority missions as defined by the Decadal Survey, prepare a presentation for a proposal authorization review, present it to a senior review board and receive critical feedback. Each participant assumes multiple roles, on science, instrument and project teams. They develop an understanding of top-level science requirements and instrument priorities in advance through a series of reading assignments and webinars help trainees. Then, during the five day session at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they work closely with concurrent engineers including JPL's Advanced Projects Design Team ("Team X"), a cross-functional multidisciplinary team of engineers that utilizes concurrent engineering methodologies to complete rapid design, analysis and evaluation of mission concept designs. All are mentored and assisted directly by Team X members and course tutors in their assigned project roles. There is a strong emphasis on making difficult trades, simulating a real mission design process as accurately as possible. The process is intense and at times dramatic, with fast-paced design sessions and late evening study sessions. A survey of PSSS alumni administered in 2013 provides information on the program's impact on trainees' career choices and leadership roles as they pursue their employment in planetary science and related fields. Results will be presented during the session, along with highlights of topics and missions covered since the program's inception.

  5. Future Leadership Competencies: From Foresight to Current Practice

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    O'Brien, Emma; Robertson, Phillipa

    2009-01-01

    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…

  6. Graduate Business Programs SDSU College of Business Administration

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    Ponce, V. Miguel

    ­ Legal Environment for Executives MIS 755 ­ Information Systems Security Management MGT 722 ­ Business, Ethical and Social Issues in Business theme course (3 units)2 These courses aim to help you develop a deep. You will consider businesses' legal, social and ethical responsibilities to internal and external

  7. Environments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steve Benford; John Bowers; Lennart E. Fahl; Chris Greenhalgh; Dave Snowdon

    This paper explores the issue of user embodiment within collaborative virtual environments. By user embodiment we mean the provision of users with appropriate body images so as to represent them to others and also to themselves. By collaborative virtual environments we mean multi-user virtual reality systems which explicitly support co-operative work (although we argue that the results of our exploration

  8. Business Education for the Future.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schramm, Karin

    1980-01-01

    The rapid development of computer technology is changing the nature and content of office work and requiring new skills. One approach to this need for continuous training is the use of modules of employable skills, self-instructional learning packages tailored to individual needs and employment specifications. (SK)

  9. The E-Business Opportunity: A Key Role for Business Educators

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leanne C. McGrath; William L. Lomerson

    2001-01-01

    In this article, the authors provide a comprehensive, practical guide to facilitate the understanding of the issues faced by a business endeavoring to expand into the e-business environment. This presentation should help business educators understand some of the quintessential questions and concerns that a typical business must answer to pursue business on the Web.

  10. OSU is dedicated to encouraging conservation and protecting the environment for future generations. With OSU's Energy Conservation Program, we have made great strides in protecting

    E-print Network

    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    . With OSU's Energy Conservation Program, we have made great strides in protecting our natural resources help make OSU's efforts successful. Use these simple energy conservation strategies in the officeOSU is dedicated to encouraging conservation and protecting the environment for future generations

  11. Journal of Business and Training Education, 1996.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Journal of Business and Training Education, 1996

    1996-01-01

    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…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1997-01-01

    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

  13. 40 CFR 2.211 - Safeguarding of business information; penalty for wrongful disclosure.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01...false Safeguarding of business information; penalty...211 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... Confidentiality of Business Information §...

  14. A DOM-based MVC Multi-modal e-Business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stéphane H. Maes; Rafah Hosn; Jan Kleindienst; Tomás Macek; T. V. Raman; Ladislav Serédi

    2001-01-01

    The future will be characterized by the availability of multiple access channels that enable ubiquitous access to information and e-business applications. This ability to access and transform information via a multiplicity of channels appliances and modalities, each designed to suit the user's specific usage environment, necessarily means that these interactions will exploit all available input and output modalities to maximize

  15. The Oxford Handbook of Business History

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Geoffrey Jones; Jonathan Zeitlin

    This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of research in business history. Business historians study the historical evolution of business systems, entrepreneurs and firms, as well as their interaction with their political, economic, and social environment. They address issues of central concern to researchers in management studies and business administration, as well as economics, sociology and political science, and to historians.

  16. 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.

  17. 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."

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    Chen, Irene

    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

  18. Business Process Flexibility - Evaluation Criteria and Guidelines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christina Tsagkani

    2010-01-01

    The business environment of most enterprises comprises of fluid requirements, and emergent behaviour that cause continuous changes across the enterprises' business processes. Thus, Process Management Systems (PMSs) able to handle such changes become a necessity for businesses in order to effectively respond in this volatile environment. However, despite the plethora of available PMS, dynamic process change is hardly being addressed

  19. 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.

  20. AGATE animation - business theme

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1998-01-01

    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.

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

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    Kaliski, Burton S., Ed.

    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…

  2. The small enterprise as the authentic learning environment opportunity (SEALEO)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Janette Munro; Roger Cook

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – The aim of this study is to address the question of how to provide the appropriate learning environment and experience to foster an entrepreneurial attitude and capture the enthusiasm to shape the future change-makers in enterprise, entrepreneurship and small business within the cost, resource and timing constraints of higher education in a changing, global and ethnically diverse world.

  3. 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.

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    Lewis, Mary Ellen James

    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…

  4. darla moore school of business darla moore school of business

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    Almor, Amit

    communities, relevant and cutting-edge business and management knowledge for our corporate partners occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise worldwide as a leader in international business, behavioral accounting, human resource management

  5. Virtual Reality: The Future of Animated Virtual Instructor, the Technology and Its Emergence to a Productive E-Learning Environment.

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    Jiman, Juhanita

    This paper discusses the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in e-learning environments where an intelligent three-dimensional (3D) virtual person plays the role of an instructor. With the existence of this virtual instructor, it is hoped that the teaching and learning in the e-environment will be more effective and productive. This virtual 3D animated…

  6. Changing the Environmental Behaviour of Small Business Owners: The Business Case

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walker, Beth; Redmond, Janice

    2014-01-01

    The importance of the environment is something of a cracked record to many small business owners, as historically any calls to business to change or improve their practices or behaviours were from the "environmental" or "green" perspective, rather than from a business perspective. As a consequence, many small businesses have…

  7. Modeling Business Entity State Centric Choreographies Christian Huemer, Marco Zapletal

    E-print Network

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

  8. 17 CFR 240.3a43-1 - Customer-related government securities activities incidental to the futures-related business of a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...related to such trading or the trading of any other instrument subject...to futures or options on futures trading or the trading of other instruments subject to...with a maturity of less than 93 days at the time of the...

  9. 17 CFR 240.3a43-1 - Customer-related government securities activities incidental to the futures-related business of a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...related to such trading or the trading of any other instrument subject...to futures or options on futures trading or the trading of other instruments subject to...with a maturity of less than 93 days at the time of the...

  10. 17 CFR 240.3a43-1 - Customer-related government securities activities incidental to the futures-related business of a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...related to such trading or the trading of any other instrument subject...to futures or options on futures trading or the trading of other instruments subject to...with a maturity of less than 93 days at the time of the...

  11. 17 CFR 240.3a43-1 - Customer-related government securities activities incidental to the futures-related business of a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...related to such trading or the trading of any other instrument subject...to futures or options on futures trading or the trading of other instruments subject to...with a maturity of less than 93 days at the time of the...

  12. Ohio State forum explores NASA's past, present, and future NASA's space missions have been a catalyst for the creation of new products and services; new businesses and industries;

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    Ohio State forum explores NASA's past, present, and future NASA's space missions have been to a close after 30 years, NASA is preparing to usher in the next era of exploration. On February 20-21, the NASA Future Forum was held on campus to discuss the role NASA will play in further advancing innovation

  13. 26 CFR 1.367(a)-2T - Exception for transfers of property for use in the active conduct of a trade or business...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...to be held in a direct relationship to a trade or business if it is held for the purpose of providing for future diversification into a new trade or business, future expansion of trade or business activities, future plant replacement,...

  14. 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

  15. E-BUSINESS: MODELLING AND OPPORTUNITIES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aouini Hichem; Mahmoudi Wahiba

    E-Business fundamentally changes not only companies' business processes, but also the value chains in which companies operate. Greater automation speeds up business processes and makes them more efficient, promising productivity gains and greater prosperity - both now and in the future. The goal of this work is to give an overview of some thesis that focuses on the domain of

  16. Gulf Business

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  17. Smart Business Networks a new Business Paradigm

    E-print Network

    and solutions 15. Smart Business Networks Design and 218 Business Genetics with a High Tech Industry Case ReportSmart Business Networks a new Business Paradigm PETER VERVEST ERIC VAN HECK KENNETH PREISS #12;Smart Business Networks A new Business Paradigm #12;Smart Business Networks A new Business Paradigm Sbni

  18. Moving from Information Tunnels to Configurable, User-Model Driven Environments: A Vision for Future Project Information Technologies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William O'Brien; Raja R. A. Issa; Ian Flood

    2003-01-01

    Projects have long been seen as information rich environments with associated calls for information integration to support decision-making. Yet even with advanced applications based on shared data standards, project professionals still face considerable difficulty accessing needed information in a form useful for decision making. In the authors' viewpoint, a primary reason for these difficulties is that most data and tools

  19. Non-Traditional Business Plan - Developing Sustainable Programs Related to Entrepreneurial Opportunities within a Government Contractor

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    Helm, William A.

    2007-12-14

    -------------------------------------- End of Business Plan ------------------------------------------ Findings & Summary 36 Conclusions 38 Suggestions for Future Study 39 Refrences 40 2 Appendix A – Traditional New Business Capture...

  20. Managing Change for e-Business Success

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Colin Ash; Janice Burn

    2001-01-01

    The paper examines a model that proposes various antecedents to successful e- business change management in ERP environments. A case study of an e-business project for a personnel management system within a large traditional engineering company is described in the context of this model. The specific goal of the research is to determine facilitators that lead to e-business project success

  1. Using Declarative Specifications in Business Process Design

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Irina Rychkova; Gil Regev; Alain Wegmann

    2008-01-01

    Business process modeling techniques, such as BPMN, encourage the early specification of the exact order in which the activities of the process will be executed. However, a business process may be exposed to different environments and subjected to many conditions in which a sequence cannot be identified at design time. We present declarative business process specifications that can be used

  2. Beyond Greening the Business School Curriculum

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    Lancaster, Lilly M.; Rook, Sarah P.

    2010-01-01

    The business community is increasingly aware of the natural environmental and how a significant number of business practices are adversely affecting that environment and our planet. Businesses must take a leadership role, though economic systems, not only in recovering and preserving our planet but also managing financial and human resources with…

  3. CURRICULUM CHANGE REQUEST International Business Programs

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    Barrash, Warren

    CURRICULUM CHANGE REQUEST International Business Programs October 29, 2013 Meredith A. Black ­ Ext will gain an intermediate level of understanding of international trade and business practices, as well as the historical influences of culture and ethics within the context of the global business environment

  4. Diego Casco Student, Business & Professional Studies

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    Toronto, University of

    Diego Casco Student, Business & Professional Studies "Studying at SCS has given me business insight, complementing my entrepreneurial skills. It has helped me run my business more efficiently and strategically environment. #12;L E A R N . U T O R O N T O. C A 183 Internationally Educated Professionals Certificates

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

    SciTech Connect

    Thorhaug, A. (ed.)

    1980-01-01

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

  6. The presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment due to human use--present knowledge and future challenges.

    PubMed

    Kümmerer, Klaus

    2009-06-01

    Intensive research on pharmaceuticals in the environment started about 15 years ago. Since then a vast amount of literature has been published. The input and presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and their fate in the environment were and is still of high interest. As it has been extensively demonstrated that the active compounds are present in the environment some of the research interest has moved from analysis of the compounds, which is still undertaken, to effect studies in the lab and in field trials. It has been found that environmental concentrations can cause effects in wildlife if proper tools are applied for effect assessment. The question of mixture toxicity has gained more and more attention. It has been learned that classical tests may underestimate effects and risks. Work has been done in the field of risk assessment and risk management. As for risk management strategies to eliminate pharmaceuticals from wastewater or from the effluent of sewage treatment plants have been proposed and investigated. A tremendous amount of literature can now be found describing technical management measures such as oxidative or photolytic effluent treatment, filtering techniques, and application of charcoal. It has been learned however, that each of these approaches has its specific shortcomings. Therefore, additional approaches such as including people handling and using the compounds, and focusing on the properties of the compounds ("green pharmacy") came into focus. Accordingly, this review gives an overview of the present state of knowledge presenting typical results and lines of discussion. This review makes no claim to give a complete overview including the full detailed body of knowledge of pharmaceuticals in the environment. Rather, it addresses important and typical topics to stimulate discussion. PMID:19261375

  7. 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

    Solomon, George T., Ed.; And Others

    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…

  8. 40 CFR 52.1110 - Small business stationary source technical and environmental compliance assistance program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 4 2010-07-01...2010-07-01 false Small business stationary source...1110 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...Maryland Department of the Environment submitted a plan for...implementation of a Small Business Stationary...

  9. Futurity: Discover the Future Earth & Environment

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    Suslick, Kenneth S.

    hearts. Why can't we? Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 0 Comments Family meals help kids breathe easy out brands Tags: aroma, chemistry, coffee, colorimetric sensor, optoelectronics, University.org/science-technology/electronic-coffee-snob-sniffs-out-brands/ #12;Researchers have created a colorimetric sensor array, known as an optoelectronic nose, to analyze

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

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    Dieck-Assad, María de Lourdes

    2013-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kodama, Mitsuru

    2000-01-01

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

  12. 26 CFR 1.864-4 - U.S. source income effectively connected with U.S. business.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...States, (3 ) future plant replacement, or (4 ) future business contingencies...Presumption of direct relationship. Generally, an...held in a direct relationship to that business...out a program of future expansion and...

  13. Business Administratio

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    Collins, Gary S.

    development, policies and procedures, purchase or sale of business and access to capital. Mr. Harris also manufacturing company had sales of over $1 million with 14 employees. He has personally been involved as Khmer Krafts is currently still in business employing about 30 women. #12;For several years I ran my own

  14. An Analysis of 50mK and 300mK Cryogenic Environments for Future ESA Science Missions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Reed, J.; Perkinson, M. C.; D'Arrigo, P.; Geelen, K.; Hepburn, I.; Brockley-Blatt, C.; Duband, L.; Bradshaw, T.

    2008-03-01

    A number of future European Space Agency (ESA), science missions may require detector cooling to sub-Kelvin temperatures. One such mission is the X-ray Evolving Universe Spectroscopy (XEUS), mission, which is a candidate for the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan, following XMM-Newton and Chandra. The Detector Spacecraft model payload comprises a passively cooled wide-field camera at 200K, and one of two narrow-field instruments at 300mK and 50mK. As with several other science missions, the required lifetime is at least 5 years, with a 10 year goal, necessitating the use of long-life closed cycle cooling systems. Under contract to ESA, Astrium has worked with the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), and CEA-SBT, to propose a payload accommodation design for XEUS capable of meeting the demanding requirements. Our baseline consists of a two stage Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator (ADR), at 50mK, and a helium sorption cooler at 300mK. Each system will be pre-cooled by a closed cycle J-T system, similar to Planck, at 2.5K or 4K, which itself will be pre-cooled by a two-stage Stirling cycle cooler, at 17K or 18K. This paper describes the mission, and discusses the cryogenic architectures in depth.

  15. Integrating Complex Events for Collaborating and Dynamically Changing Business Processes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rainer von Ammon; Thomas Ertlmaier; Opher Etzion; Alexander Kofman; Thomas Paulus

    2009-01-01

    Business processes must become agile, respond to changes in the business environment in a timely manner and quickly adapt themselves to new conditions. Event-Driven Business Process Management (ED-BPM) is an enhancement of Business Process Management (BPM) by concepts of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Complex Event Processing (CEP). The most important enhancement is the integration of services accessible via the

  16. Advancing Acquisition of Business Know-How: Critical Learning Elements

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    Lainema, Timo; Lainema, Kirsi

    2008-01-01

    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…

  17. Using TRIZ to Create Innovative Business Models and Products

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Atsuko Ishida

    2003-01-01

    Most companies have many subjects around their business, and wish fast and effective solutions with new information technology. In other words, companies and their clients want innovative and impressive business solutions, to overcome severe business environment. We tried to use 40 Inventive Principles and a Contradiction matrix of 'invention methodology TRIZ', to create innovative business models and products. In this

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2002-01-01

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

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

    PubMed

    Chassefière, 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; Manhès, 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

    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

  20. A Business-to-Business Interoperability Testbed: An Overview

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

    2003-10-01

    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.

  1. Binghamton University Business System Business Intelligence

    E-print Network

    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Perreault, Heidi R., Ed.

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

  3. When choosing this subject, students can concentrate in Management & Business Strategy or Global Business or do a dual concentration with both. Both areas require

    E-print Network

    Lin, Xiaodong

    When choosing this subject, students can concentrate in Management & Business Strategy or Global to the foundation and core MBA courses. Management and Business Strategy The Management and Business Strategy global business environment. Building on a foundational course in international business, students can

  4. 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.

  5. Building Businesses.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sturgeon, Julie

    2000-01-01

    Discusses how Washington University (St. Louis, MO) converted odd space into a program allowing students to be shopkeepers for necessary services and the school assuming the role of landlord. Tips for overseeing student businesses are highlighted. (GR)

  6. 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.

  7. Socioeconomic environment

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-10-01

    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.

  8. 40 CFR 1603.6 - Business requiring a meeting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Business requiring a meeting. 1603.6 Section 1603.6 Protection of Environment CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD RULES IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE ACT § 1603.6 Business...

  9. 40 CFR 1603.6 - Business requiring a meeting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Business requiring a meeting. 1603.6 Section 1603.6 Protection of Environment CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD RULES IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE ACT § 1603.6 Business...

  10. 40 CFR 1603.6 - Business requiring a meeting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Business requiring a meeting. 1603.6 Section 1603.6 Protection of Environment CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD RULES IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE ACT § 1603.6 Business...

  11. 40 CFR 1603.6 - Business requiring a meeting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 false Business requiring a meeting. 1603.6 Section 1603.6 Protection of Environment CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD RULES IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE ACT § 1603.6 Business...

  12. 40 CFR 1603.6 - Business requiring a meeting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Business requiring a meeting. 1603.6 Section 1603.6 Protection of Environment CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD RULES IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE ACT § 1603.6 Business...

  13. SDSU General Catalog 2010-2011 161 Business Administration

    E-print Network

    Gallo, Linda C.

    of Business Administration, see listings under Accountancy, Finance, Information and Decision Systems environments focusing on the social and ethical responsibility that business has to the community and society, finance, financial services, real estate, information systems, management, or marketing), students must

  14. SDSU General Catalog 2009-2010 149 Business Administration

    E-print Network

    Gallo, Linda C.

    of Business Administration, see listings under Accountancy, Finance, Information and Decision Systems environments focusing on the social and ethical responsibility that business has to the community and society, finance, financial services, real estate, information systems, management, or marketing), students must

  15. 120 SDSU General Catalog 2007-2008 Business Administration

    E-print Network

    Gallo, Linda C.

    ). Business Administration Minor (See also, minors in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management Administration, see listings under Accountancy, Finance, Information and Decision Systems, Management in our local, regional, and global business environments focusing on the social and ethical

  16. Approved Module Information for SE1500, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Introduction to Business Management Module Code: SE1500

    E-print Network

    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    of business; the competitive business environment, strategy, organizational design, finance and people technological innovation and a changing international landscape. * Recognize the central importance of business of strategy, marketing, innovation, leadership and decision-making. * Analyze business case studies, drawing

  17. Business Intelligence Modeling in Launch Operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2005-01-01

    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.

  18. SDSU General Catalog 2014-2015 163 OFFICE: Education and Business Administration 448

    E-print Network

    Gallo, Linda C.

    Information Systems, and Marketing. General Business Major Business refers to the multitude of activities, regional, and global business environments focusing on the social and ethical responsibility that businessSDSU General Catalog 2014-2015 163 OFFICE: Education and Business Administration 448 TELEPHONE: 619

  19. Journal of Business and Training Education, 2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Redmann, Donna H., Ed.

    2000-01-01

    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)…

  20. Asynchronous Learning Forums for Business Acculturation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pence, Christine Cope; Wulf, Catharina

    2009-01-01

    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…

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Small Business Innovations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    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.

  4. 40 CFR 52.1889 - Small business stationary source technical and environmental compliance assistance program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 4 2010-07-01...2010-07-01 false Small business stationary source technical...1889 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... § 52.1889 Small business stationary source...

  5. 40 CFR 52.744 - Small business stationary source technical and environmental compliance assistance program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 3 2010-07-01...2010-07-01 false Small business stationary source technical...744 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... § 52.744 Small business stationary source...

  6. 40 CFR 52.2460 - Small business stationary source technical and environmental compliance assistance program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 4 2010-07-01...2010-07-01 false Small business stationary source technical...2460 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... § 52.2460 Small business stationary source...

  7. 40 CFR 1051.635 - What provisions apply to new manufacturers that are small businesses?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01...manufacturers that are small businesses? 1051.635 Section...635 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...manufacturers that are small businesses? (a) If you...

  8. 40 CFR 52.2586 - Small business stationary source technical and environmental compliance assistance program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 4 2010-07-01...2010-07-01 false Small business stationary source technical...2586 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... § 52.2586 Small business stationary source...

  9. 40 CFR 2.214 - Defense of Freedom of Information Act suits; participation by affected business.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 ...participation by affected business. 2.214 Section 2.214 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...INFORMATION Confidentiality of Business Information §...

  10. 40 CFR 52.460 - Small business stationary source technical and environmental compliance assistance program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 3 2010-07-01...2010-07-01 false Small business stationary source technical...460 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... § 52.460 Small business stationary source...

  11. Future Optical Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael J. O'Mahony; Christina Politi; Dimitrios Klonidis; Reza Nejabati; Dimitra Simeonidou

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents views on the future of optical networking. A historical look at the emergence of optical networking is first taken, followed by a discussion on the drivers pushing for a new and pervasive network, which is based on photonics and can satisfy the needs of a broadening base of residential, business, and scientific users. Regional plans and targets

  12. Assessing the Future.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berger, Allen

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

  13. Microcomputers in Business: How Are They Being Used?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bartholome, Lloyd W.; Dockter, DuWayne Lee

    1984-01-01

    Ninety-one Utah business firms responded to a survey ranking current and future microcomputer applications. Predominant current uses are for file management and accounting. These two, as well as word processing, were identified as important future applications. (SK)

  14. Business Graphics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1987-01-01

    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.

  15. Business Ownership and Management.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kaser, Ken, Ed.

    1991-01-01

    Includes five articles: "Women in Management" (Zimmerer); "Business Boot Camp (interviews with young entrepreneurs)" (Kaser); "Plan Your Own Business Project" (Kohns); "Business Education and the Middle Level Student" (Patterson, Leblanc); and "Small Business Ownership Planning" (Fiber). (SK)

  16. Visual business ecosystem intelligence: lessons from the field.

    PubMed

    Basole, Rahul C

    2014-01-01

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

  17. Forest biorefineries – A business opportunity for the Finnish forest cluster

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sari Hämäläinen; Annukka Näyhä; Hanna-Leena Pesonen

    2011-01-01

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

  18. Rethinking Business Education as a Profession: Implications for Catholic Universities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sullivan, William M.

    2013-01-01

    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…

  19. Business Intelligence for Home Care Source Data and ETL Process

    E-print Network

    Kaiserslautern, Universität

    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

  20. Business/Education Partnerships. ERIC Digest No. 156.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lankard, Bettina A.

    Since the early 1980s, more and more businesses have been motivated to enter into business/education partnerships to improve the academic and technical skills of the future work force. In the one-to-one institutional partnership, the needs of one school and/or one business drive the agreement. As partnerships expand to involve multiple partners,…

  1. Potential cost savings of frequent flyer miles for business travel

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yoshinori Suzuki; Clyde Kenneth Walter

    2001-01-01

    The mileage redemption strategy is a procedure used by many business firms to reduce air travel costs, in which the frequent flyer miles of traveling employees accumulated during business trips are applied to their future business trips to obtain “free” air tickets. This paper presents a framework that investigates how the frequent flyer miles can be used in the most

  2. Catholic Social Teaching: Addressing Globalization in Catholic Business Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  3. Date of Adoption: College of Business & Public Administration

    E-print Network

    Date of Adoption: College of Business & Public Administration Student Code of Ethics We the students of the College of Business and Public Administration strive to uphold and promote the highest and in the future reflect upon ourselves and the College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion

  4. Dynabyte monarch business microcomputers

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1982-11-01

    Dynabyte Business Computers has announced a new multiuser desktop computer system, the Monarch. It is designed for the office environment supporting work processing, financial modelling, a full complement of business accounting applications, as well as networking and communications. Monarch is a dual processor computer utilizing both 8-bit and 16-bit architecture. It supports a variety of operating systems from CP/M to OASIS to UNIX. Other features of the Monarch include: 256 kilobytes (kb) to 1 megabyte (mb) of memory; disk storage of up to 65 mb; magnetic cartridge tape backup; 16 asynchronous ports for terminal and printer hookup; asynchronous and synchronous communication protocols; and languages such as basic, FORTRAN, COBOL, and Pascal.

  5. Copyright 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment *Correspondence to: Irene Pollach, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Nordbergstrasse 15, 1090 Vienna, Austria.

    E-print Network

    Hammerton, James

    Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment *Correspondence to: Irene Pollach Management Irene Pollach,1 * Arno Scharl2 and Albert Weichselbraun1 1 Vienna University of Economics This study investigates the coverage of solid waste management on 1142 websites main- tained by companies

  6. Constructivist Pedagogy for the Business Communication Classroom

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mathews, Minu

    2007-01-01

    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…

  7. Challenges in Cross-Cultural Business Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nathan, Alli; Ruggieri, Margaret

    2009-01-01

    One of the most important and lasting legacies of the 20th century is globalization and the increased integration among countries and economies leading to more interactions among the peoples of different cultures. This effect has also percolated into the business environment and into the realm of business education. We have seen the…

  8. Moral Reasoning, Academic Dishonesty, and Business Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bélanger, Charles H.; Leonard, Valorie M.; LeBrasseur, Rolland

    2012-01-01

    This study links moral reasoning, academic dishonesty, and business students. Undergraduate business students (N = 1357) from eight Ontario (Canada) universities responded to a survey to express their perceptions and expectations of their academic environment and the variables that can help them to understand what is morally right and what is…

  9. The ESRC Centre for Business Research (CBR)

    E-print Network

    de Gispert, Adrià

    of the links between business organisation, business performance and economic policy in an international such as the environment, terrorism, sustainability and the world's poor. But, whether close to home or further afield, our, are responsible for informing and shaping political opinion and public understanding over a much longer timescale

  10. The Business-Government Relationship: A Reassessment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jacoby, Neil H., Ed.

    American social scientists and business executives diagnose the current state of the business-government relationship in the United States. As part of a seminar, each of 14 participants presented a paper which is reproduced in the book. The 14 papers are divided into three chapters entitled The Changing of Societal Environment, Modes and Social…

  11. The Corporate Sustainability Model for Airline Business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ayse Kucuk Yilmaz

    The corporate sustainability subject is important challenge for airline managers in the today's risky, competitive and complex business environment. The corporate sustainability model is offered to be a suitable and effective managerial approach for the airline business. The new corporate sustainability model (CSM) is introduced as a useable way for implementation of corporate sustainability management in order to meet financial,

  12. The future of the mobile phone business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    George P. Boretos

    2007-01-01

    One of the fastest growing technologies of our times is that of mobile phones. In this article we use the assumption that the diffusion of mobile technology, as measured by the number of active mobile accounts, follows the well known S-curve of natural growth in competition systems. The accuracy of the logistic fit is tested against actual data for the

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

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2015-01-01

    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.

  14. College of Business and Economics Mission Statement

    E-print Network

    Barrash, Warren

    with a commitment to continuous improvement and the highest quality in all endeavors. Vision Statement The CollegeCollege of Business and Economics Mission Statement We provide a high quality learning environment

  15. Assessment of vulnerability to future marine processes of urbanized coastal environments by a GIS-based approach: expected scenario in the metropolitan area of Bari (Italy)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mancini, F.; Ceppi, C.; Christopulos, V.

    2013-12-01

    Literature concerning the risk assessment procedures after extreme meteorological events is generally focused on the establishing of relationship between actual severe weather conditions and impact detected over the involved zones. Such an events are classified on the basis of measurements and observation able to assess the magnitude of phenomena or on the basis of related effects on the affected area, the latter being deeply connected with the overall physical vulnerability. However such assessment almost never do consider scenario about expected extreme event and possible pattern of urbanization at the time of impact and nor the spatial and temporal uncertainty of phenomena are taken into account. The drawn of future scenario about coastal vulnerability to marine processes is therefore difficult. This work focuses the study case of the Metropoli Terra di Bari (metropolitan area of Bari, Apulia, Italy) where a coastal vulnerability analysis due to climate changes expected on the basis of expert opinions coming from the scientific community was carried out. Several possible impacts on the coastal environments were considered, in particular sea level rise inundation, flooding due to storm surge and coastal erosion. For such a purpose the methodology base on SRES (Special Report on Emission Scenario) produced by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) was adopted after a regionalization procedure as carried out by Verburgh and others (2006) at the European scale. The open source software SLEUTH, base on the cellular automate principle, was used and the reliability of obtained scenario verified through the Monte Carlo method. Once these scenario were produced, a GIS-based multicriteria methodology was implemented to evaluate the vulnerability of the urbanized coastal area of interest. Several vulnerability maps related are therefore available for different scenario able to consider the degree of hazards and potential development of the typology and extent of urban settlements. The vulnerability assessments under different scenario could represent a suitable tool in the designing of risk mitigation strategies under uncertain scenario of hazard.

  16. The business of space exploration

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tam, Daniel C.

    2001-02-01

    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. .

  17. Universiteit Leiden ICT in Business

    E-print Network

    Emmerich, Michael

    i Universiteit Leiden ICT in Business An Exploratory Examination of the Practicability of COBIT Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) becomes very popular in recent years the practicability of COBIT framework and its actual usage in established IT environment. A pilot COBIT program

  18. Alfred Marshall on big business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jaques Kerstenetzky

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to explore Marshall's perspective on the changes of size and organisation of firms in his time and, more generally, the environment of monopolistic tendencies. It examines the Marshallian evolutionary approach to business organisation as already presented in his Principles of Economics and identifies the quality of this approach as responsible for the keen perceptions

  19. Is the International Business Research Agenda Running Out of Steam?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter J. Buckley

    2002-01-01

    This research note challenges international business researchers to think of their future work in terms of the past achievements of their discipline. It identifies three key research areas corresponding to attempts to tackle crucial empirical questions: the explanation of foreign direct investment, the multinational firm and the globalization of business. It ends by considering the future research agenda.Journal of International

  20. Business Insider

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

    PubMed

    Lynch, Wendy D; Sherman, Bruce W

    2014-01-01

    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

  2. Business Jet

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

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

  3. Developing International Business Managers through International Study Visits to China

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tang, Yiming; Rose, Susan

    2014-01-01

    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…

  4. Are business schools meeting the challenge of international communication?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carol A. Vielba; David J. Edelshain

    1997-01-01

    As business becomes more international companies have to take account of linguistic and cultural boundaries, both within the organization and in the marketplace. Addresses the question of whether business schools are equipping managers to communicate in such environments. Presents the results of a survey of UK and continental European business schools’ approaches to language teaching. Also reports the results of

  5. International Law and Business (BLAW 476) Winter 2014

    E-print Network

    Carter, John

    on responsible and sustainable international business leadership and strategy. Specific areas covered includeInternational Law and Business (BLAW 476) Winter 2014 Instructor: Gail A. Lasprogata, JD, LLM: Lasprogg@Seattleu.edu Primary Materials: International Business Law and Its Environment (8th ed) Schaffer

  6. Applying constructivist approach to educational business games: Case REALGAME

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Timo Lainema; Pekka Makkonen

    2003-01-01

    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-

  7. Evaluating the Intangible Benefits of Business Intelligence: Review & Research Agenda

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marcus Gibson; David Arnott; Ilona Jagielska

    2004-01-01

    A Business Intelligence (BI) system is a technology that provides significant business value by improving the effectiveness of managerial decision-making. In an uncertain and highly competitive business environment, the value of strategic information systems such as these is easily recognised. High adoption rates and investment in BI software and services suggest that these systems are a principal provider of decision

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McEntee, Arthur, Ed.

    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…

  9. From Business Dining to Public Speaking: Tips for Acquiring Professional Presence and Its Role in the Business Curricula

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bass, Anna Nicholson

    2010-01-01

    In today's dynamic business environment, organizations are beginning to realize the importance of teaching business etiquette, not only to enhance their corporate culture, but also to increase productivity and profitability. Corporations are providing opportunities for executives of today and business leaders of tomorrow to acquire these vital…

  10. of business intellectual

    E-print Network

    Weyde, Tillman

    of business intellectual The heart Cass Business School www.cass.city.ac.uk #12;The intellectual heart of business Business School Welcome to Cass There is so much going on at Cass: be a part of it. Sir John Cass Business School is a modern, forward- looking institution with over 40 years

  11. Faculty Position INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

    E-print Network

    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    in international business/global strategy areas is highly valued, and the ability to teach international businessFaculty Position INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS The Richard Ivey School of Business seeks candidates of International Business. The position is available to begin July 2013. Candidates for the tenure

  12. The Just in Time Approach To Effectively Use Business Software in College Business Courses.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoyt, Brian R.

    The skills necessary to compete in a fast paced business environment--critical thinking, risk taking, team building, project management, and others--are not and cannot be addressed in the traditional delivery of an undergraduate business course. The Ohio University-Lancaster Management program uses a project based, just-in-time (JIT) approach to…

  13. The Indigenization Of Business Ownership In An Emerging Market: Doing Business In South Africa

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Luiz; Roberto Gaspari

    2007-01-01

    Black economic empowerment (BEE) has transformed the South African economic and business environment, and continues to be one of the most important issues a company has to deal with in doing business in South Africa. The indigenization of ownership is also developing as a concern in several other emerging markets particularly in Latin America. This research focuses on BEE issues

  14. NT Security in an Open Academic Environment

    SciTech Connect

    Cowles, Robert D

    1999-06-02

    Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) was faced with the need to secure its PeopleSoft-Oracle business system in an academic environment that has no firewall. To provide protected access to the database servers for NT-based users all over the site while not hindering the lab's open connectivity with the Internet, we implemented a pseudo three-tier architecture for PeopleSoft with Windows Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame technology. The client application and Oracle database were placed behind a firewall, and access was granted via an encrypted link to a thin client. Authentication in the future will be through two-factor token cards. NT workstations in the business system unit were further secured through switched network ports and an automated installation process that included SMB signing and disabling LM Authentication in favor of NTLMv2. The hardened workstations then accessed the business system through the Citrix Secure ICA client. How these security measures affected our mixed environment (Windows9x, Samba, Transarc AFS clients, Pathworks, developers, researchers) is discussed.

  15. Oil-particle interactions and submergence from crude oil spills in marine and freshwater environments: review of the science and future research needs

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Boufadel, Michael C.; Johnson, Rex; Lee, Kenneth W.; Graan, Thomas P.; Bejarano, Adriana C.; Zhu, Zhenduo; Waterman, David; Capone, Daniel M.; Hayter, Earl; Hamilton, Stephen K.; Dekker, Timothy; Garcia, Marcelo H.; Hassan, Jacob S.

    2015-01-01

    Although much is known about oil-particle interactions in coastal marine environments, there remains a need for additional science on methods to detect and quantify the presence of OPAs and to understand their effects on containment and recovery of oil spilled under various temperature regimes and in different aquatic habitats including freshwater environments.

  16. 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

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

    2007-01-01

    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

  17. 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

    Vertes, Akos

    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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shurden, Michael; Shurden, Susan; Cagwin, Douglass

    2008-01-01

    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…

  19. International Business and Trade in the Next Decade: Report from a Delphi Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael R. Czinkota; Ilkka A. Ronkainen

    The globalization of business causes major changes in the business environment and in business practices. Forecasting such changes is crucial for the preparation of responses to them. This article reports on a Delphi study conducted with a global set of experts drawn from the policy, business and academic communities. Over three rounds of mailings, these experts analyzed and debated the

  20. International Business and Trade in the Next Decade: Report from a Delphi Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael R. Czinkota; Ilkka A. Ronkainen

    1997-01-01

    The globalization of business causes major changes in the business environment and in business practices. Forecasting such changes is crucial for the preparation of responses to them. This article reports on a Delphi study conducted with a global set of experts drawn from the policy, business and academic communities. Over three rounds of mailings, these experts analyzed and debated the

  1. Teaching Ethics in Business Law Courses. Teaching Resource Bulletin No. 2.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nesteruk, Jeffrey; Risser, David

    This essay presents an examination of how the discipline of business law has developed in recent years, and then develops a model of business ethics. Business ethics is defined as the study of the body of common values and perceptions that inform business decision making and infuse its external environment. A four-part framework is suggested for…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2011-01-01

    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

  3. Condition-based process patterns for modeling of human processes in Knowledge-intensive Business Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeongsoo Lee; Hongbin Kim; Wonchul Seo; Kwangsoo Kim; Cheol-Han Kim

    2011-01-01

    The role of Knowledge-intensive Business Services (KIBS) has been enlarged in modern business environment. As well as the enterprises in any other kinds of industries, Business Process Management (BPM) can be a source of core competency for the enterprises in KIBS industry. However, most of the business processes in KIBS are human processes which are collaborative, innovative, and dynamic, which

  4. What Can Happen When Business And Language Faculty Cooperate Across An Ocean

    E-print Network

    Bryant, Michael; Karney, Dennis F; Vigier, Mary

    2010-11-01

    undertaken by business faculty at a US university and language faculty at a French School of Management. The common focus of this project has been on experiential skills development of future managers through the integration of business content, culture...

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Linda Klebe Trevino

    1992-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scott, James Calvert

    1995-01-01

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

  7. A Systematic Review of Business Incubation Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sean M. Hackett; David M. Dilts

    2004-01-01

    This article systematically reviews the literature on business incubators and business incubation. Focusing on the primary research orientations—i.e. studies centering on incubator development, incubator configurations, incubatee development, incubator-incubation impacts, and theorizing about incubators-incubation—problems with extant research are analyzed and opportunities for future research are identified. From our review, it is clear that research has just begun to scratch the surface

  8. College of Business College of Business

    E-print Network

    Stephens, Graeme L.

    in the College of Business. Because the knowledge of at least one other culture is valuable in understanding our of International Programs in Laurel Hall or the Web site, www.international.colostate.edu/. Major in Business a cultural and analytical foundation. Upper-division work provides specialized work in business disciplines

  9. 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. The Odette Experience combines classroom teaching, faculty interaction and hands-on learning through case

  10. 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 through case studies, group projects, community engagement and extra-curricular opportunities. www

  11. 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 combines classroom teaching, faculty interaction and hands-on learning through case studies, group projects

  12. Business Inspiration: Small Business Leadership in Recovery?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. Business Continuity Planning Checklist

    E-print Network

    Greenberg, Albert

    . To protect your business, planning is essential. As a business leader, you understand the strategic to understand which processes are mission-critical to the survivability of the business. ­ Determine acceptable to keep the business running. ­ Identify essential employees and other critical inputs (sub

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. The Changing US Electric Sector Business Model 

    E-print Network

    Aliff, G.

    2013-01-01

    -18 Copyright © 2013 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. • Fundamentals of the US Electric Sector Business Model • Today’s Challenges Faced by U.S. Electric Sector • The Math Does Not Lie: A Look into the Sector’s Future • Disruption to Today’s... Electricity Business Model • Observations on the Future and Conclusions Presentation overview 2 ESL-KT-13-12-57 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Copyright © 2013 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights...

  19. Small Business Innovations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1996-01-01

    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.

  20. Assessing business risk: The case of Premier Punch, Inc

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kevin F. Brown; George T. Tsakumis

    2007-01-01

    The recently issued Statement on Auditing Standards No. 109, Understanding the Entity and Its Environment and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement, emphasizes the need for auditors to understand the client’s business and environment, particularly the client’s business risk [American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) (2006a), understanding the entity and its environment and assessing the risks of material misstatement,

  1. Business System Planning Project, Alternatives Analysis

    SciTech Connect

    EVOSEVICH, S.

    2000-10-30

    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.

  2. Providing Secure Environments for Untrusted Network Applications

    E-print Network

    Lee, Ruby B.

    Providing Secure Environments for Untrusted Network Applications ----With Case Studies using Workstation is a suitable platform to provide a secure environment that can contain most existing network from doing business on the Internet. Various network security solutions provide different protection

  3. 13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...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...

  4. 13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...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...

  5. 13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...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...

  6. 13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...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...

  7. 13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...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...

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2012-01-01

    BackgroundFollowing the loss of hair cells from the mammalian cochlea, the sensory epithelium repairs to close the lesions but no new hair cells arise and hearing impairment ensues. For any cell replacement strategy to be successful, the cellular environment of the injured tissue has to be able to nurture new hair cells. This study defines characteristics of the auditory sensory

  9. Our World, Our Future: Bilingual Activities on Population and the Environment = Nuestro Mundo, Nuestro Futuro: Actividades Bilingues Acerca de la Poblacion y el Medio Ambiente.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zero Population Growth, Inc., Washington, DC.

    This bilingual activity guide helps to develop students' understandings of the interdependence of people and the environment. Interdisciplinary resources are provided featuring environmental education lessons with applications to the social studies, science, math, and family life education curricula. It is designed for the middle school level, but…

  10. 75 FR 70152 - Implementation of Conflicts of Interest Policies and Procedures by Futures Commission Merchants...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-17

    ...to ensure that the futures commission merchant...Restrictions on Relationship with Research Department...research report of the futures commission merchant...business or contractual relationship with the distributing futures commission...

  11. The Future Information Structure in Economics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Goffe, William L.

    1996-01-01

    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.

  12. Strategising for the future Indian EO programme

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rao, Mukund; Jayaraman, V.; Kalyanraman, S.; Joseph, George; Navalgund, R. R.; Kasturirangan, K.

    2002-07-01

    The Indian Earth Observations Program, over the past three decades, has been mainly driven by the national need of natural resources management, infrastructure development, environment monitoring and disaster management support. With an array of seven Indian Remote Sensing Satellites (IRS), national development support has been supported, through a well-knit institutional framework of a National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS), a wide variety of applications developed as an inter-agency effort over the past 20 years. Now, the capacity of the programme has been extended into the global arena and IRS is providing operational data services to the global user community. The future Earth Observation Systems will have to take into consideration the aspects related to the commercialisation and standardisation of programmes world-over; transitioning into a business environment; data continuity and the need to monitor processes rather than events. Technological changes are also going to re-define many of the concepts of observation from space and issues like spatial resolution, spectral resolution and temporal resolution may no more be a concern for observation systems. ISRO is presently defining a strategy for the Indian EO Programme that will chart the progress with a vision for the next 25 years. Based on a thorough analysis, the observation needs of the future are planned and presently systems design and implementation are underway. The Need Analysis has been done keeping in mind the Global change applications; Mapping and Cartographic applications; Natural Resources and Environmental management applications etc. Issues related to defining the space and data acquisition as a national "public good", costing of data products and services and evolving a commercial remote sensing policy have been addressed for providing the overall thrust of the Indian Earth Observations program. The paper discusses the strategy adopted for assessing the future user requirements and also for defining the future Indian missions - which are applications specific solutions. The paper discusses the evolution of the strategy, in the early stages now, and its transition to support a two-pronged strategy of supporting national development and, at the same time, developing a commercial business enterprise. The need to generate newer user segments and develop newer services and products has been recognised from the utilisation point of view. The impact on utilisation accruing from these proposed missions has also been assessed and is discussed in the paper.

  13. A Business Process Environment Supporting Collaborative Planning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Keith D Swenson; Robin J Maxwell; Toshikazu Matsumoto; Bahram Saghari; Kent Irwin

    1994-01-01

    A model for collaborative work process and a graphical language to support this model is presented. The model allows for informal flow of communications and flexible access to information along with a formal flow of responsibility. This approach results in a model of a work process in terms of the communications that team members must make in order to coordinate

  14. The Future Problem Solving Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crabbe, Anne B.

    1989-01-01

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

  15. Business process simulation: a fundamental step supporting process centered management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marc Aguilar; Tankred Rautert; A. J. G. Pater

    1999-01-01

    Business processes are increasingly recognised as the key to competitive survival. The important opportunities inherent to this invisible economic asset are the foundations of process-centred management. Simulation of business processes creates added value in understanding, analysing and designing processes by introducing dynamic aspects. It provides decision support by anticipation of future changes in process design and improves understanding of processes.

  16. Business process simulation: a fundamental step supporting process centered management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marc Aguilar; Tankred Rautert; Alexander J. G. Pater

    1999-01-01

    Business processes are increasingly recognised as the key to competitive survival. The important opportunities inherent to this invisible economic asset are the foundations of process centred management. Simulation of business processes creates added value in understanding, analysing, and designing processes by introducing dynamic aspects. It provides decision support by anticipation of future changes in process design and improves understanding of

  17. Business opportunities and regulatory issues of Ambient Networking

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Markendahl; Henk Ensing; TNO ICT; Peter Karlsson; Martin Johnsson

    Future technologies for network co-operation, such as those proposed within the Ambient Networks (AN) project, will increase the openness of interfaces and open up new business opportunities for new players on the global market. This paper investigates in what way regulatory support and compensation schemes are needed to support new business models and value chains. Our view is that Ambient

  18. Norwegian business air travel–segments and trends

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jon Inge Lian; Jon Martin Denstadli

    2004-01-01

    Slowdown in the world economy, world crises and innovative communication technology threaten the airline industry. Based on Norwegian data on air travel and videoconferencing this article analyzes the structure and motivation of business travel into the future. Main conclusions are that business air travel is maturing, substitution rates to other modes or video conferencing are low, there is an increasing

  19. The Four Challenges to Succeeding in a Family Business.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Neugebauer, Roger

    1995-01-01

    Notes four challenges faced by every family-owned day care center: keeping the business from consuming family time; sharing responsibility among family members; involving the next generation; and planning the future of the business. Provides tips based on insights from 18 day care center owners (husbands and wives) on dealing with these…

  20. Assessing the Worth of Business Simulation Games: Problems and Prospects.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parasuraman, A.

    1981-01-01

    Takes a critical look at past evaluation efforts on business simulation games and suggests some concrete guidelines for meaningful evaluation of such games in the future. Thirteen references are appended. (Author/LLS)

  1. 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"?

  2. Business Process Monitoring and Alignment: An Approach Based on the User Requirements Notation and Business Intelligence Tools

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alireza Pourshahid; Daniel Amyot; Pengfei Chen; Michael Weiss; Alan J. Forster

    2007-01-01

    Monitoring business activities using Business Intel- ligence (BI) tools is a well-established concept. How- ever, online process monitoring is an emerging area which helps organizations not only plan for future im- provements but also change and alter their current ongoing processes before problems happen. In this paper, we explore how monitoring process perfor- mance can help evolve process goals and

  3. THE BUSINESS PLAN AS A LEARNING-ORIENTED TOOL FOR SMALL\\/MEDIUM ENTERPRISES: A BUSINESS SIMULATION APPROACH

    Microsoft Academic Search

    CARMINE BIANCHI; GRAHAM WINCH; COLIN GREY

    The philosophies and policies put in place during the early stages of a new business venture will have a lasting influence on the future growth of the firm. In recent times there has been a growing trend of small firms utilizing formal business plans, particularly in start-up and growth phases. A major reason for this phenomenon is likely to be

  4. Social Intelligence: Next Generation Business Intelligence

    SciTech Connect

    Troy Hiltbrand

    2010-09-01

    In order for Business Intelligence to truly move beyond where it is today, a shift in approach must occur. Currently, much of what is accomplished in the realm of Business Intelligence relies on reports and dashboards to summarize and deliver information to end users. As we move into the future, we need to get beyond these reports and dashboards to a point where we break out the individual metrics that are embedded in these reports and interact with these components independently. Breaking these pieces of information out of the confines of reports and dashboards will allow them to be dynamically assembled for delivery in the way that makes most sense to each consumer. With this change in ideology, Business Intelligence will move from the concept of collections of objects, or reports and dashboards, to individual objects, or information components. The Next Generation Business Intelligence suite will translate concepts popularized in Facebook, Flickr, and Digg into enterprise worthy communication vehicles.

  5. Worldwide business opportunities in fiber optic communications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeff D. Montgomery

    1977-01-01

    The world market for fiber optic intelligence transmission systems is forecast through I990 and segmented according to the geographical regions of production and demand. The total world market forecast is also segmented according to end-industry application. Fiber optic component markets are forecast and price trends are reviewed. The most significant future developments in components are discussed. The major business opportunities

  6. Small Business Manager Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Keith Joy Small Business Manager Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Past, Present, and Future #12;2 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Overview_0604 ORNL in 1943 The Clinton Pile was the world's first continuously operated nuclear reactor Oak Ridge National Laboratory evolved from

  7. CollegeofBusinessAdministration College of Business

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    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

  8. WISE: Business to Business E-Commerce

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gustavo Alonso; Ulrich Fiedler; Claus Hagen; Amaia Lazcano; Heiko Schuldt; N. Weiler

    1999-01-01

    The Internet and the proliferation of inexpensive com- puting power in the form of clusters of workstationsor PCs provide the basic hardware infrastructure for business to business electronic commerce in small and medium enter- prises. Unfortunately, the corresponding software infras- tructure is still missing. In this paper we show a way to develop appropriate tools for electronic commerce by de-

  9. Teaching Business Ethics or Teaching Business Ethically?

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    Stablein, Ralph

    2003-01-01

    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)

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

    PubMed

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

    2011-12-01

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

  11. 19 CFR 206.17 - Limited disclosure of certain confidential business information under administrative protective...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...decisionmaking” includes past, present, or likely future activities, associations, and relationships with an interested party which is a party...business information in the current or any future investigations before the Commission,...

  12. FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Procurement &

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    Tipple, Brett

    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 Reorganization · AP Transaction Volume · Expenditure Review · Procurement & Payment Options · Direct Deposit

  13. Cybersecurity issues for businesses

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2010-01-01

    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.

  14. College of Business B.S. Business Computer Information Systems

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    Mohanty, Saraju P.

    College of Business B.S. Business Computer Information Systems 2013-2014 Texas Common Course three for scheduling suggestions. #12;College of Business B.S. Business Computer Information Systems & Performing Arts UNT Core: Humanities UNT Core: Social & Behavioral Sciences College of Business: Pre-Business

  15. OUTSTANDING PAPER FIRST RUNNER-UP AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF BUSINESS STUDENTS' DISCRETIONARY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ORIENTATION

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christopher Achua; Robert N. Lussier

    As future business leaders, students' values and belief system will influence the types of decisions they make regarding their organization's role in society. This study examined business students' Corporate Social Responsibility Orientation (CSRO) and their attitudes towards the discretionary component of CSR. The majority of business students have a high CSRO and also believe in the discretionary social responsibility component

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  17. Wallace State's New Rules of Business: Affirming the Truths of Intentional Transformation

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    Johnson, Mell

    2007-01-01

    Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama, took the Community College Futures Assembly challenge for the 2006 Bellwether Award from FAST COMPANY's release of "The Rules of Business: Timeless Truths from the Best Minds in Business" to identify its own substantive question for this year's competition: "The New Rules of Business" support…

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

  19. Future technology for nonproliferation

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    Sanders, K.E. (USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)); Mangan, D.L.; Taylor, J.M. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States))

    1993-01-01

    Future challenges facing the nonproliferation community will undoubtedly change the normal way of doing business'' in international safeguards. New technology will emerge in support of compliance concepts such as transparency and openness, regional security assurance, bilateral cooperation, and special. or non-routine inspections. Technologies address in remote unattended monitoring, integrated on-site monitoring, environmental monitoring, satellite and aerial over-flight systems, equipment for special inspectios, and sharable data information fusion and management, are just a few examples of potential technologics for new nonproliferation monitoring regimes.

  20. Future technology for nonproliferation

    SciTech Connect

    Sanders, K.E. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Mangan, D.L.; Taylor, J.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1993-06-01

    Future challenges facing the nonproliferation community will undoubtedly change the ``normal way of doing business`` in international safeguards. New technology will emerge in support of compliance concepts such as transparency and openness, regional security assurance, bilateral cooperation, and special. or non-routine inspections. Technologies address in remote unattended monitoring, integrated on-site monitoring, environmental monitoring, satellite and aerial over-flight systems, equipment for special inspectios, and sharable data information fusion and management, are just a few examples of potential technologics for new nonproliferation monitoring regimes.

  1. Teaching Business Online

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    MacKillop, Robyn

    2010-01-01

    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

  2. Open for Business.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cutler, Edward

    1984-01-01

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

  3. Discovering the Business Studio

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    Barry, Daved; Meisiek, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    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…

  4. Small Business Pedagogic Practices

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

    2003-01-01

    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…

  5. Food Business Entrepreneurship

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Weber, Peter

    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.

  6. The Business of Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohles, John F.

    Education is often referred to as a business and expected to follow standard business practices. An examination of the schools shows that they resemble natural monopolies and service enterprises. Although they have administrative management, they do not have a parallel to production management. When education is viewed as a business, it becomes…

  7. Job Shock: Four New Principles Transforming Our Work and Business.

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    Dent, Harry S., Jr.

    This book focuses on the ongoing revolution in work. Downsizing, entrepreneurship, businesses within businesses, and the quality of work life are discussed, with emphasis on how one can survive and prosper in this environment. The 17 chapters of the book are organized in five parts. In Part 1, "New Work for A New Era of Prosperity," the chapters…

  8. Business School Computer Usage, Fourth Annual UCLA Survey.

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    Frand, Jason L.; And Others

    The changing nature of the business school computing environment is monitored in a report whose purpose is to provide deans and other policy-makers with information to use in making allocation decisions and program plans. This survey focuses on resource allocations of 249 accredited U.S. business schools and 15 Canadian schools. A total of 128…

  9. WEB DEVELOPMENT EVOLUTION: THE BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE ON SECURITY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William Bradley Glisson; L. Milton Glisson; Ray Welland

    Protection of data, information, and knowledge is a hot topic in today's business environment. Societal, legislative and consumer pressures are forcing companies to examine business strategies, modify processes and acknowledge security to accept and defend accountability. Research indicates that a significant portion of the financial losses is due to straight forward software design errors. Security should be addressed throughout the

  10. Business Productivity and Area Productivity in Rural England

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Don Webber; Nigel Curry; Anthony Plumridge

    2009-01-01

    Webber D., Curry N. and Plumridge A. Business productivity and area productivity in rural England, Regional Studies. Rural area productivity and rural business productivity measure different things. This paper presents a empirical analysis of labour productivity differentials across the new Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) definition of ‘rural’. Labour productivity is 21% (13%) lower in sparse (less

  11. Business Intelligence A Consistent Approach to Gathering and Analyzing Data

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    Thomas, David D.

    Business Intelligence A Consistent Approach to Gathering and Analyzing Data Office of Information Technology | www.oit.umn.edu Business intelligence is the collecting, analyzing, and leveraging of data intelligence offers new ways of making effective decisions in an ever-changing environment. Successful

  12. Attitudes towards Business Ethics: A Five Nation Comparative Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Randi L. Sims; A. Ercan Gegez

    2004-01-01

    Increasingly the business environment is tending toward a global economy. The current study compares the results of the Attitudes Towards Business Ethics Questionnaire (ATBEQ) reported in the literature for samples from the United States of America, Israel, Western Australia, and South Africa to a new sample (n = 125) from Turkey. The results indicate that while there are some shared

  13. Service Learning: Bringing the Business Classroom to Life

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    Ayers, Lauren; Gartin, Tristan L.; Lahoda, Brannan D.; Veyon, Shannon R.; Rushford, Megan; Neidermeyer, Presha E.

    2010-01-01

    While service-learning may be easily incorporated into medical or legal fields, this type of active learning generally has not been historically integrated into any discipline within the business curriculum. This is unfortunate, as the utilization of business students in not-for-profit environments can provide a triple-win scenario: the students…

  14. Whole Person Learning: Embedding Ethical Enterprise Leadership in Business Education

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    Carter, E. Vincent; Donohue, Mary

    2012-01-01

    This study introduces a collaborative business education curricular design known as "whole person learning." The post-financial crisis market environment requires business education to encompass curricular, commercial and community skills. Drawing on the Toronto based National Mentoring Program (NMP), "whole person learning"…

  15. Dimensions Driving Business Student Satisfaction in Higher Education

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    Yusoff, Mazirah; McLeay, Fraser; Woodruffe-Burton, Helen

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: This study aims to identify the dimensions of business student satisfaction in the Malaysian private higher educational environment and evaluate the influence that demographic factors have on satisfaction. Design/Methodology/Approach: A questionnaire was developed and distributed to 1,200 undergraduate business students at four private…

  16. 40 CFR 68.152 - Substantiating claims of confidential business information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) CHEMICAL ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROVISIONS Risk Management Plan § 68.152 Substantiating claims of confidential business information. (a)...

  17. Results of induced atmosphere measurements from the Apollo program. [possible effects of the induced environment in the vicinity of manned spacecraft on future manned laboratory experiments

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    Naumann, R. J.

    1974-01-01

    Experiments on Apollo missions 15, 16, and 17 were utilized in an attempt to learn about the induced environment in the vicinity of manned spacecraft. Photographic sequences were examined to obtain scattered light data from the spacecraft-generated particulates during quiescence periods and after liquid dumps. The results allowed estimates of the obscuration factor and the clearing times after dumps. It was found that the clearing times were substantially longer than anticipated. The mass spectrometer detected a high molecular flux in lunar orbit which was induced by the spacecraft. It is shown that this is most likely caused by small ice crystals being continually produced in lunar orbit. Other data from the ultraviolet spectrometer and the stellar camera are also analyzed, and estimated values or upper limits are placed on the total scattering background, the size and number of particles generated, the velocity range, and the column density.

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  19. Business involvement in science education

    SciTech Connect

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

    1995-12-31

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

  20. Chinese Business Practices and Culture

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    Hickman, Mark

    and culture, interact with Chinese students and businesses followed by a 5 day business visit to internationalMGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture School of Business and Economics 2014business Costs information on the course, or to apply: email: jeremy.orourke@canterbury.ac.nz web: www.bsec.canterbury.ac.nz/international-business

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

    PubMed

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

    2011-09-01

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

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

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    Finch, Warren Irvin

    1997-01-01

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

  3. Issues for small businesses with waste management.

    PubMed

    Redmond, Janice; Walker, Elizabeth; Wang, Calvin

    2008-07-01

    Participation by small and medium enterprise (SME) in corporate social responsibility issues has been found to be lacking. This is a critical issue, as individually SMEs may have little impact on the environment but their collective footprint is significant. The management style and ethical stance of the owner-manager affects business decision making and therefore has a direct impact on the environmental actions of the business. Although adoption of environmental practices to create competitive advantage has been advocated, many businesses see implementation as a cost which cannot be transferred to their customers. After a brief review of pertinent literature this paper reports on an exploratory investigation into the issue. Results show that whereas owner-managers of small enterprises express concern regarding the environment, this does not then translate into better waste management practices. PMID:17445961

  4. Designing the future of collaborative science: Argonne's Futures Laboratory

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. L. Disz; R. Evard; M. W. Henderson; W. Nickless; R. Olson; M. E. Papka; R. Stevens

    1995-01-01

    Argonne National Laboratory created its Computing and Communications Infrastructure Futures Laboratory to develop next-generation computing and communications infrastructure systems. An important goal of the Futures Lab project is to understand how to incorporate advanced display and media server systems into scientific computing environments. The objective is to create new collaborative environment technologies that combine advanced networking, virtual-space technology, and high-end

  5. Online Small Business Workshop

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  6. Dam Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) infection status does not predetermine calves for future shedding when raised in a contaminated environment: a cohort study.

    PubMed

    Eisenberg, Susanne Wf; Rutten, Victor Pmg; Koets, Ad P

    2015-01-01

    Uptake of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) by calves in the first days of life from colostrum, milk and faeces is regarded an important moment of transmission. The objective of this study was to quantify the association between the MAP status of dams as determined by the presence of MAP DNA and antibody in colostrum and that of DNA in faeces and the environment with subsequent MAP shedding of their daughters. A cohort of 117 dam-daughter pairs giving birth/being born on eight commercial dairy farms with endemic paratuberculosis was followed where colostrum, faecal and environmental samples (dust) were analysed for the presence of MAP using an IS900 real-time PCR. Antibodies in colostrum were measured by ELISA. Analysis of dust samples showed that on all farms environmental MAP exposure occurred continuously. In significantly more colostrum samples (48%) MAP DNA was detected compared to faecal samples (37%). MAP specific antibodies were present in 34% of the colostrum samples. In total MAP DNA was present in faecal samples of 41% of the daughters at least once during the sampling period. The association between faecal shedding in the offspring and the dam MAP status defined by MAP PCR on colostrum, MAP PCR on faeces or ELISA on colostrum was determined by an exact cox regression analysis for discrete data. The model indicated that the hazard for faecal shedding in daughters born to MAP positive dams was not significantly different compared to daughters born to MAP negative dams. When born to a dam with DNA positive faeces the HR was 1.05 (CI 0.6; 1.8) and with DNA positive colostrum the HR was 1.17 (CI 0.6; 2.3). When dam status was defined by a combination of both PCR outcomes (faeces and colostrum) and the ELISA outcome the HR was 1.26 (CI 0.9; 1.9). Therefore, this study indicates that neither the presence of MAP DNA in colostrum, MAP DNA in faeces nor the presence of MAP antibodies in colostrum of the dam significantly influences the hazard of MAP shedding in their subsequent daughters up to the age of two years when raised in a contaminated environment. PMID:26091807

  7. FCAPS in the Business Services Fabric Model

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    Pankaj Goyal; Rao Mikkilineni; Murthy Ganti

    2009-01-01

    The emergence of the next generation of computational environment, consisting of interoperable public clouds, private clouds and private infrastructures, will provide on-demand ubiquitous virtual resources. The delivery of business services over these ubiquitous virtual resources requires a reexamination of how these services are managed and delivered to assure appropriate levels of service availability, performance, security and cost. In addition, these

  8. The Low Earth Orbit Business Center

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. G. Bienhoff; T. W. Fox

    1981-01-01

    The Low Earth Orbit Business Center (LEOBC) is a manufacturing\\/research facility, similar to a suburban commercial center, conceived to exploit the unique environment of Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The LEOBC is a two-floor torus connected to a large hub by four spokes. Up to 82 lease units and comfortable residential support for up to 400 personnel are provided in the

  9. Designing Business Games for the Service Industries.

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    Sculli, Domenic; Ng, Wing Cheong

    1985-01-01

    Presents a conceptual framework for design of business games in which output is in the form of service. The framework is presented as three separate systems--the physical, the financial, and the external environment. A hotel management game is used to illustrate the discussion. (Author/MBR)

  10. Service Learning: Applications and Research in Business

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    Andrews, Christine P.

    2007-01-01

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

  11. MANAGING CULTURAL DIVERSITIES IN INTERNATIONALIZATION OF BUSINESS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sonal Pathak; Manav Rachna

    2011-01-01

    In the liberalized economic environment, Management of mixed culture is all set to play a highly critical role in the process of business development. While diversity is a problem to most organizations, successful corporations learn to manage to their full advantage. Organizations are managed to acquire a competitive advantage in the global market place. The whole purpose of managing diversity

  12. Embedding corporate responsibility and sustainability – everybody's business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Rake; David Grayson

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – This paper aims to deal with the significance of leadership as driver of corporate responsibility and complementary, dynamic organizational change. It seeks to focus on the continuous attention required by competitiveness, and the cultural complexity of renewing business processes in a global environment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper opens by adopting the insecurity context that is clearly reflected in

  13. Where Businesses Thrive: Predicting the Impact of the Olympic Games on Local Retailers through Location-based Services Data

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    Georgiev, Petko; Noulas, Anastasios; Mascolo, Cecilia

    2014-05-16

    , they rarely provide any insights on how concrete retailers in the host city will be affected. Copyright c© 2014, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (www.aaai.org). All rights reserved. The problem of identifying early what businesses... significantly increase the perfor- mance of the best individual predictor (from 0.72 to 0.80 in the area under the curve (AUC) score). Our findings show how online location-based social ser- vices can be exploited to model the future economic environ- ment...

  14. High-level design and analysis of business processes the advantages of declarative specifications

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    Irina Rychkova; Gil Regev; Alain Wegmann

    2008-01-01

    Business process modeling techniques, such as BPMN, encourage the early specification of the exact order in which the activities of the process will be executed. However, a business process may be exposed to different environments and subjected to many conditions in which a sequence cannot be identified at design time. We present declarative business process specifications that can be used

  15. The Teaching of Business French in Its Interaction with Legal, Economic, Political and Cultural Realities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Branan, Elisabeth Girod

    One approach to teaching business French is to familiarize students with true business situations and to help students realize that business interacts with a body of laws and within a political and socioeconomic environment. On the first day of class, students are divided into groups of two or three, and each group becomes an enterprise with a…

  16. Description of IB Minor The objectives of the International Business Minor are

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Description of IB Minor The objectives of the International Business Minor are: · · · Worksheet international courses he or she has taken for the minor. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MINOR 2010-2012 & 2012 that will enable students to succeed in a culturally diverse global business environment. To enable students

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Liu Dawei

    2007-01-01

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

  18. E-Business Value Creation in Jordanian Banking Services Industry: An Empirical Analysis of Key Factors

    E-print Network

    E-Business Value Creation in Jordanian Banking Services Industry: An Empirical Analysis of Key an extended conceptual research model for assessing the value of e-business at the bank level environment) that may affect value creation of carrying out e- business in Jordanian banking sector. Survey

  19. Satzung zur nderung der Fachstudien-und Prfungsordnung fr den Masterstudiengang International Business Studies

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    Fiebig, Peter

    Modulbereich: International Information Management 10 Innovation and Leadership 2,5 2,5 E-Business Strategy: § 1 Die Fachstudien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Masterstudiengang International Business Studies der in International Business Studies 1 2 3 4 ECTS ECTS ECTS ECTS ECTS Core Courses Modulbereich: Environment

  20. WEAVING ENTREPRENEURIAL EXERCISES INTO THE INTRODUCTORY BUSINESS COURSE TO REINFORCE LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael D. Mattei; Carolyn Hall

    The study of entrepreneurship offers students the unique opportunity to learn, through experiential activities, the basic concepts of marketing, management and finance in a context that is both realistic and relevant to today's competitive business environment. This paper presents an approach that brings to life the broad range of business concepts covered in the introductory business course through easy to

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  2. Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Lucking-Reiley; Daniel F. Spulber

    2001-01-01

    Just as the industrial revolution mechanized the manufacturing functions of firms, the information revolution is automating their merchant functions. Four types of potential productivity gains are expected from business-to-business (B2B) electronic commerce: cost efficiencies from automation of transactions, potential advantages of new market intermediaries, consolidation of demand and supply through organized exchanges, and changes in the extent of vertical integration

  3. for a Global Business Environment M A S T E R O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine as one of the top 5 best values in public education Called "the on providing a broad array of learnings in several disciplines (e.g., finance/marketing/MIS) allowed me to successfully change careers three years ago from marketing research to finance." KEN CHUNEY '93, BUSINESS

  4. The Stress of the Street for Patients With Persecutory Delusions: A Test of the Symptomatic and Psychological Effects of Going Outside Into a Busy Urban Area

    PubMed Central

    Freeman, Daniel; Emsley, Richard; Dunn, Graham; Fowler, David; Bebbington, Paul; Kuipers, Elizabeth; Jolley, Suzanne; Waller, Helen; Hardy, Amy; Garety, Philippa

    2015-01-01

    Background: For many patients with persecutory delusions, leaving home and going into crowded streets is a key clinical problem. In this study we aimed to inform treatment development by determining the psychological mechanisms whereby busy urban environments increase paranoia. In a randomized design with prespecified mediation analysis, we compared the effects on patients of going outside into a busy social environment with staying inside. Methods: Fifty-nine patients with current persecutory delusions, in the context of nonaffective psychosis, reporting fears when going outside were assessed on factors from a cognitive model of paranoia. They were then randomized either to enter a busy local shopping street or to complete a neutral task indoors. They were then reassessed on the measures. Results: Compared with staying inside, the street exposure condition resulted in significant increases in paranoia, voices, anxiety, negative beliefs about the self, and negative beliefs about others. There was also a decrease in positive thoughts about the self. There was no alteration in reasoning processes. There were indications that the increase in paranoia was partially mediated by increases in anxiety (45%), depression (38%), and negative beliefs about others (45%). Conclusions: We found that increases in negative affect may form an important route by which social exposure in urban environments triggers paranoid thoughts. The study provides an illustration of how an experimental approach can be applied to help understand a specific difficulty for patients with psychosis. In future studies the effects of specific elements of the social environment could be tested. PMID:25528759

  5. 76 FR 63941 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Business Transformation-Automated Integrated Operating...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-14

    ...Business Transformation--Automated Integrated Operating Environment (IOE), New Information Collection; Comment Request ACTION...collection request for the Automated Integrated Operating Environment (IOE). The comment period expired May 27, 2011....

  6. Changing Attitudes to International Business Through the Business Curriculum

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Murray Frazer

    1995-01-01

    There are arguably two principal tasks for the international business curriculum within business schools: to produce comparatively small numbers of international business specialists, and to generate positive attitudes towards and understanding of international business on the part of essentially all business graduates. However no curriculum development model exists to help with the task of devising curriculum strategies and structures appropriate

  7. Exploring business ethics research in the context of international business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christopher J. Robertson; Nicholas Athanassiou

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The aim of the paper is to examine the scope, level and content of business ethics research in three leading international business (IB) journals: Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), Journal of World Business (JWB) and Management International Review (MIR). A subsequent examination of comparable themes published in the Journal of Business Ethics (JBE) is performed to establish

  8. Small Business Administration: Managing

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  9. SmallBusiness.com

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2012-04-01

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

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

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

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

  12. 21st Century Business Education: Predictions from Oklahoma CTE Business Educators

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    McAnally, Beverly

    2012-01-01

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

  13. Micropayment business in Finland forming the basis for development of micropayment methods and business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Päivi Jaring; Tapio Matinmikko; Pekka Abrahamsson

    2006-01-01

    Micropayments provide companies and individual persons a way to obtain potentially a great deal of revenue for the digital content (such as music, games). At the moment lot of digital content is either not provided at all or is provided for free. The micropayment business has a great revenue potential in future. So far only few companies have managed to

  14. 26 CFR 1.367(a)-2T - Exception for transfers of property for use in the active conduct of a trade or business...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...considered held in a direct relationship to a trade or business if...business and not its anticipated future needs. Thus, property...considered to be held in a direct relationship to a trade or business if...the purpose of providing for future diversification into a...

  15. BUSINESS PROCESSES MODELLING AND AUTOMATION IN THE BANKING SECTOR: A CASE STUDY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MARA NIKOLAIDOU; DIMOSTHENIS ANAGNOSTOPOULOS; APHRODITE TSALGATIDOU

    The banking sector is a competitive environment, where business process re-engineering is constantly needed. Business process modelling and automation are effective tools towards this direction, improving the performance of business activities and enabling enterprise-wide monitoring and coordination. In this paper, we present a case study of modelling and automating business processes in the Loan Monitoring Department of a medium-sized Bank.

  16. Business and Islam Seminar Program (Contains Links to All Seminar Materials)

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    Janzen, John M.; Abou-Ali, Sultan; El-Hodiri, Mohamed; El-Gamal, Mahmoud; Fitzgerald, Patrick; Bradshaw, Bruce; El-Shaikh, Yahia; Birch, Melissa

    2006-04-01

    Business and Islam: A Seminar at the University of Kansas April 7-8, 2006 Sponsored by: Kansas African Studies Center (KASC) Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) The Department of Economics Professor Mohamed El... for Business in an Islamic Environment." Dr. Sultan Abou-Ali, Professor of Economics, Zazazig University, Egypt Session I: Concepts underlying Business and Islam ? The Theory of Spiritual Capital as Social Capital Mohamed El-Hodiri, Professor...

  17. Business, Economics & Informatics

    E-print Network

    Cocea, Mihaela

    Master School of Law School of Science School of Business, Economics & Informatics School of Social, Mathematics and Statistics Department of Management Department of Computer Science and Informatics Department

  18. Business a.m.

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  19. International business and the crisis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Toporowski

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight the effects of the financial crisis on international business. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper argues that international business is differentiated by line of business and country of operation. Findings – The crisis will therefore affect international business according to how exposed such business is to international finance. Alongside the financial implications

  20. Gendered Discourse about Family Business

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    Danes, Sharon M.; Haberman, Heather R.; McTavish, Donald

    2005-01-01

    Language patterns of family business owners were explored by identifying discourse styles and emphasized ideas in four presenting contexts: business, family, intersection of family and business, and business success. The content analysis supports the existence of a general discourse style within family businesses and of similarities and…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2012-01-01

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

  2. Conceptual, Metacognitive and Collaborative Learning in Computer-Supported Inquiry for Chinese Tertiary Business Students

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carol C. K. K. CHANb

    This study aims to design and evaluate a collaborative inquiry learning environment using Knowledge Forum for Chinese business students' project learning and to investigate how collaborative learning takes place. Participants were four intact classes of 102 Year 1 tertiary business students and two tutors. Two classes were experienced in a designed CSCL learning environment and the other two classes were

  3. War, Chaos, and Business: Modern Business Strategy

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  4. Future Threats to Future Trust

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bos, Herbert; Ioannidis, Sotiris; Jonsson, Erland; Kirda, Engin; Kruegel, Chris

    In April 2008, the European ‘Forward’ initiative organized an experts meeting in Göteborg to discuss future threats to ICT systems. This paper summarizes the conclusions of this meeting and their bearings on trust in future computing systems. In particular, it looks at critical infrastructure and large scale systems, fraud and malware in some detail.

  5. The New Business Currency

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paul Gray

    2002-01-01

    Thomas H. Davenport and John C. Beck, The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business, Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press (2001), 253 pp.Brad Hansen, The Dictionary of Computing and Digital Media: Terms and Acronyms, Wilsonville, OR: Franklin, Beedle, and Associates (1999), 543 pp.Piotr Jankowski and Timothy Nyerges, Geographic Information Systems for Group Decision Making: Towards a Participatory Geographic

  6. SchoolofBusiness Administration

    E-print Network

    'CONNOR, ASSISTANT DEAN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OFFICE 240 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 503-725-3712 GRADUATE PROGRAMS OFFICE 230 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 503-725-8001 www.sba.pdx.edu/ B.S.--Master of Science in Financial Analysis M.I.M.--Master of International Management Ph.D.--Participating school

  7. Taylor Business Institute, Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barber, Jerry

    The Office of the State Comptroller in New York audited the records and procedures used in administering the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) at Taylor Business Institute (Taylor) for the academic years 1995-96 through 1997-98. Taylor, located in Manhattan, offers both degree programs and diploma programs in Accounting, Business Management,…

  8. Doing Business Presented at

    E-print Network

    material for the U.S. Navy · Leader in materials science and precision manufacturing · Main U.S. storage destruction · Providing the U.S. Navy with safe, militarily effective nuclear propulsion systems #12.2% Small Women-Owned Business 10.0% 12.6% Small HUBZone business 4.0% 6.6% Service Disabled Veteran

  9. A new business model?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hengyi Feng; Julie Froud; Sukhdev Johal; Colin Haslam; Karel Williams

    2001-01-01

    The paper delivers an analysis of the “New Economy” focussing on the roles of new business models, the capital market and venture capital. The capital market created a double standard in the 1990s: A high return on capital was required from old economy firms whereas money was thrown at new economy firms which had a business idea that stimulated the

  10. Europe: Business Writing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yli-Jokipii, Hilkka M.

    1998-01-01

    Discusses characteristics of European business-writing research. Describes examples of recent research published in English, including explorations of cross-cultural and methodological issues as well as technical writing. Notes that they tend toward discourse-based analysis and treat business writing as a complex, inherently cultural activity. (SR)

  11. Teaching Intercultural Business Communication.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gould, John W.

    Suggestions are provided for teachers wishing to develop a course segment on intercultural business communication, based on a hypothetical need for an instructional module in Japanese business culture. It is suggested that the teacher first read related materials and seek out resource people who have lived and worked in the culture. Module…

  12. IBM Small Business Survey.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY.

    A telephone survey conducted March 15-22, 1991, examined how small businesses are currently performing. Interviewees were 400 small business owners randomly selected from a Dun and Bradstreet list of companies with 50 or fewer employees. Major findings were as follows: (1) owners were survivors, highly confident in their own abilities, and…

  13. Simulated International Business Negotiations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Fayerweather; Ashok Kapoor

    1972-01-01

    The simulated international business negotiation has been developed as a pedagogical device to contribute to the special needs of education for international business. It was first used by Professor Kapoor in the Spring of 1968 and has since been employed in a variety of other courses with substantial success. It appears to have considerable promise in development both of intellectual

  14. Simulated International Business Negotiations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Fayerweather; Ashok Kapoor

    The simulated international business negotiation has been developed as a pedagogical device to contribute to the special needs of education for international business. It was first used by Professor Kapoor in the Spring of 1968 and has since been employed in a variety of other courses with substantial success. It appears to have considerable promise in development both of intellectual

  15. Referred by: Business Address

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    Feschotte, Cedric

    Name: Referred by: Employer: Business Address: Business E-mail: Home E-mail: Home Address: Yes No Yes No Yes No Send Correspondence to: Home Work Degree City State/Country Address: Multi-racial (specify) International (specify) Phone: Other (specify) If you have concerns about sending a Social

  16. International Business Studies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hendon, Donald W.

    The new International Business major within the School of Business, begun in fall 1989, is an ongoing, enriched program for highly motivated students of above-average scholastic achievement. Its primary purposes are to (1) prepare students to understand America's trading partners and (2) teach the technical knowledge needed in an international…

  17. Business Letter Punctuation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. Simonson

    2009-12-05

    Correctly identify open and mixed punctation in business letters. You may have noticed while typing your block and modified block business letters that there was no punctuation after the salutation or complimentary close. You might expect that you would type Dear Mrs. Simonson: rather than simply Dear Mrs. Simonson with no following punctuation. Perhaps you also expected to type ...

  18. General Business 101.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.

    This teaching guide contains guidelines for conducting a secondary-level general business course. Intended to serve as an introduction to business and consumer fundamentals, the course provides socioeconomic background useful to students seeking vocational preparation for office and clerical occupations. The goals and objectives of the course are…

  19. A Business Plan Outline.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kirchner, Charles, Ed.

    This document identifies the information that should be included in a business plan, and in what order, to make it an effective management tool and an effective tool to communicate a proposed or existing company's strengths and potential to potential financiers. Following an introduction, the document explains the following sections of a business

  20. Building Tomorrow's Business Today

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ryan, Jim

    2010-01-01

    Modern automobile maintenance, like most skilled-trades jobs, is more than simple nuts and bolts. Today, skilled-trades jobs might mean hydraulics, computerized monitoring equipment, electronic blueprints, even lasers. As chief executive officer of Grainger, a business-to-business maintenance, repair, and operating supplies company that…

  1. Teaching Business Italian.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trivelli, Remo J.

    The University of Rhode Island's business Italian course is an advanced language course whose focus is the Italian business world and its reflection of values, customs, and traditions. The course begins with presentations on salient features of contemporary Italian, such as syntactical simplification and nominalization, and how the social,…

  2. Icons of International Business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Geert Hofstede; Sully Taylor

    Even more so! The functioning of international business organizations hinges on intercultural communication and cooperation. As I wrote in 1994, managing international business means handling both national and organizational culture differences at the same time. Organizational cultures are somewhat manageable while national cultures are given facts for management; common organizational cultures across borders are what keeps multinationals together. As tariff

  3. Framing the Future: An E-Commerce Operation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mitchell, John

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

  4. Transformation of energy systems: The control room of the future

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Adrian Clark; Christopher J. Pavlovski; Jeff Fry

    2009-01-01

    Several industry sectors have recently undergone a significant transformation of their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) systems to support both current and future business modes of operation. A notable example is the transformation of operational and business support systems (OSS and BSS) in telecommunications. The power & energy sector is now confronting a similar change. Moreover, the industry is transforming

  5. Accounting Majors' Perceptions of Future Career Skills: An Exploratory Analysis

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parham, Abbie Gail; Noland, Thomas G.; Kelly, Julia Ann

    2012-01-01

    Business education is often criticized for its failure to develop lifelong skills. This study examines the opinions of 205 students to determine what skills they deem to be important for their future careers. The study then compares the opinions of accounting students against other business disciplines. The results of the study are mixed for the…

  6. Evolving regulation for the utility of the future

    SciTech Connect

    Lesh, Pamela Grace

    2010-03-15

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

  7. A strategic analysis of online grocery and its future outlook

    E-print Network

    Xie, Kang, 1973-

    2004-01-01

    (cont.) are suggested to help future online grocers avoid the mistakes made by the earlier attempt, align their business strategy with the growing consumer interest in specialty foods and wellness services and find the ...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Steslow, Donna M.

    2010-01-01

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

  9. No business is an island: The network concept of business strategy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Håkan Håkansson; Ivan Snehota

    1989-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to explore the contributions that could be made to the conceptual frame of reference for business strategy management by one of the research programmes which focuses on the organization-environment interface, and to which a network approach has been applied. We start by examining some of the assumptions underlying the current \\

  10. An Investigation of the Perceptions of Business Students Regarding Non-Traditional Business Education Formats.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barnes, John W.; Hadjimarcou, John

    1999-01-01

    A survey of 118 undergraduate business students at a major southwestern university found that most consider non-traditional education as a viable option to traditional education. However, respondents also identified disadvantages of non-traditional programs, such as cost, external validity of degrees, and impersonalized learning environment.…

  11. Introduction to eBusiness

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ursula Hübner

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

  12. Using virtual worlds for collaborative business process modeling

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ross Brown; Jan Recker; Stephen West

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – Process modeling is a complex organizational task that requires many iterations and communication between the business analysts and the domain specialists. The challenge of process modeling is exacerbated, when the process of modeling has to be performed in a cross-organizational, distributed environment. This paper aims to suggest a three-dimensional (3D) environment for collaborative process modeling, using virtual world

  13. Residential & Business Services Director's Office

    E-print Network

    Brierley, Andrew

    Residential & Business Services Director's Office Butts Wynd, North Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 accompanying this document. #12;Residential & Business Services Director's Office Butts Wynd, North Street, St

  14. ucsf sustainability healthy environment, sustainable future

    E-print Network

    Yamamoto, Keith

    13 Transportation 14 Procurement 15 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 16 Sustainable Food 18 Other UCSF management program. Sustainability Baseline Assessment: With the assistance of Davis Langdon Consultants, improved data tracking and continued funding of conservation efforts. We are currently working

  15. Follow Futures: @NatureFutures

    E-print Network

    Loss, Daniel

    , when little Alexis, his Interactive Learning dinosaur Petey in hand, came up and hugged her knees. "I dinosaur adoringly. "My future self sent the information to his Internet connection to ensure I would have

  16. Business use of satellite communications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Edelson, B. I.; Cooper, R. S.

    1982-02-01

    The development, systems technology, and future applications of digital transmission systems for business use of satellite systems are explored. Intelsat currently has 22 satellites in space, applied mostly to data, telephone, and television transmission. An all digital communications network called the Integrated Services Digital Network is replacing the former, analog, systems with wideband digital transmission for voice, data, video, and industrial control information, with domestic satellites serving as the central node of transmissions in a service area. The digital systems are faster than the analog systems, and the U.S. Postal Service is developing an electronic mail system with six other countries. Various magazines are now teleprinted in various locations from broadcasts from a central source, and chain stores are employing data transmission for centralized management, inventory, and procurement.

  17. College of Business and Behavioral Science BUSINESS AND

    E-print Network

    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    76 College of Business and Behavioral Science COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND BEhAvIOrAL SCIENCE Students in the College of Business and Behavioral Science seek to understand and organize human behavior in a business, professional and public service. The College includes the School of Accountancy and Finance

  18. Do business angel networks deliver value to business angels?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dodo Zu Knyphausen-Aufseß; Rouven Westphal

    2008-01-01

    Business angel networks act as a financial intermediary between investors and start-ups and are a means of overcoming the problem of matching entrepreneurs and business angels. In reality, most business angel networks do not accomplish this goal. Using the results of an empirical survey and five exploratory case studies, we develop three propositions concerning the business model of angel networks.

  19. 76 FR 54800 - International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit, Quality Assurance Group, San...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-02

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

  20. BusinessWeek Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  1. Transportation Business Plan

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1986-01-01

    The Transportation Business Plan is a step in the process of procuring the transportation system. It sets the context for business strategy decisions by providing pertinent background information, describing the legislation and policies governing transportation under the NWPA, and describing requirements of the transportation system. Included in the document are strategies for procuring shipping casks and transportation support services. In the spirit of the NWPA directive to utilize the private sector to the maximum extent possible, opportunities for business ventures are obvious throughout the system development cycle.

  2. Business Associate Agreements Inventory.

    PubMed

    Dahm, L L

    2001-01-01

    This Business Associate Agreement Inventory is a checklist for use by covered entities who use or disclose individually identifiable health information with or to their Business Associates. The checklist is designed to assist the covered entities to review their contracts with each respective Business Associate and determine whether the contracts contain all of the provisions required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations. The regulations addressed in the checklist include the Transactions and Code Sets Standards (effective October 16, 2000), the proposed Security Standards, and the final Privacy Regulations (published December 28, 2000). PMID:11263137

  3. Characteristics of real futures trading networks

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Junjie; Zhou, Shuigeng; Guan, Jihong

    2011-01-01

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

  4. Ethics in an unethical environment or absence of ethics?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yuliya V. Ivanova

    2007-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to place students in the reality of business in an emergency environment and encourage them to go “out of the box” in analyses of ethical issues. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Information concerning the business environment in Belarus is gathered based on literature research and field studies, interviews with entrepreneurs, owners and employees of financial

  5. Business Schools.com

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  6. Business Process Management

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mendling, Jan

    The recent progress of Business Process Management (BPM) is reflected by the figures of the related industry. Wintergreen Research estimates that the international market for BPM-related software and services accounted for more than USD 1 billion in 2005 with a tendency towards rapid growth in the subsequent couple of years [457]. The relevance of business process modeling to general management initiatives has been previously studied in the 1990s [28]. Today, Gartner finds that organizations that had the best results in implementing business process management spent more than 40 percent of the total project time on discovery and construction of their initial process model [265]. As a consequence, Gartner considers Business Process Modeling to be among the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2008.

  7. Business, Economics & Informatics

    E-print Network

    Crawford, Ian

    and Communication College Secretary Registry Services External Relations Finance Planning & Business Systems Estates and Facilities Human Resources Vice Master IT Services Pro Vice Masters Learning and Teaching Research Academic Partnerships Enterprise and innovation Strategic Engagement and Recruitment Postgraduate Study International

  8. Business Technology Accounting Technology

    E-print Network

    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    Business Technology Accounting Technology Computer Support option Administrative Management College of Technology marketing purposes only) #12;Accounting Technology All types of organizations need a financial staff; therefore, the job opportunities in Accounting Technology are endless in all types

  9. Business Law Today

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  10. Wireless services business plan

    E-print Network

    Koh, Bong (Bong Dug)

    2005-01-01

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

  11. Minority Business Development Agency

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  12. Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment: What Are the Big Questions?

    PubMed Central

    Rudd, Murray A.; Brooks, Bryan W.; Caldwell, Daniel J.; Choi, Kyungho; Hickmann, Silke; Innes, Elizabeth; Ostapyk, Kim; Staveley, Jane P.; Verslycke, Tim; Ankley, Gerald T.; Beazley, Karen F.; Belanger, Scott E.; Berninger, Jason P.; Carriquiriborde, Pedro; Coors, Anja; DeLeo, Paul C.; Dyer, Scott D.; Ericson, Jon F.; Gagné, François; Giesy, John P.; Gouin, Todd; Hallstrom, Lars; Karlsson, Maja V.; Larsson, D. G. Joakim; Lazorchak, James M.; Mastrocco, Frank; McLaughlin, Alison; McMaster, Mark E.; Meyerhoff, Roger D.; Moore, Roberta; Parrott, Joanne L.; Snape, Jason R.; Murray-Smith, Richard; Servos, Mark R.; Sibley, Paul K.; Straub, Jürg Oliver; Szabo, Nora D.; Topp, Edward; Tetreault, Gerald R.; Trudeau, Vance L.; Van Der Kraak, Glen

    2012-01-01

    Background: Over the past 10–15 years, a substantial amount of work has been done by the scientific, regulatory, and business communities to elucidate the effects and risks of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment. Objective: This review was undertaken to identify key outstanding issues regarding the effects of PPCPs on human and ecological health in order to ensure that future resources will be focused on the most important areas. Data sources: To better understand and manage the risks of PPCPs in the environment, we used the “key question” approach to identify the principle issues that need to be addressed. Initially, questions were solicited from academic, government, and business communities around the world. A list of 101 questions was then discussed at an international expert workshop, and a top-20 list was developed. Following the workshop, workshop attendees ranked the 20 questions by importance. Data synthesis: The top 20 priority questions fell into seven categories: a) prioritization of substances for assessment, b) pathways of exposure, c) bioavailability and uptake, d) effects characterization, e) risk and relative risk, f?) antibiotic resistance, and g) risk management. Conclusions: A large body of information is now available on PPCPs in the environment. This exercise prioritized the most critical questions to aid in development of future research programs on the topic. PMID:22647657

  13. SIMULATION MODELLING OF BUSINESS PROCESSES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ray J. Paul; Vlatka Hlupic; George M. Giaglis

    Increasingly, organisations need to adapt to new conditions and competitive pressures. Various change management approaches such as business process re- engineering have been developed to meet this perceived need. This paper investigates the potential of simulation modelling for modelling business processes. After a discussion on business processes related issues, an overview of business process modelling methods is presented. The usability

  14. Information Systems and Business Communication.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Beswick, Raymond W., Ed.; Williams, Alfred B., Ed.

    Intended to provide orientation about the integration of business communication, business systems, and the researching and teaching of business communication, this books offers articles on a variety of topics concerning business communication. Titles of the articles and their authors are as follows: (1) "Office Technology: Voice Store-and-Forward"…

  15. Standardized Curriculum for Business Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.

    Standardized curricula are provided for five courses for the secondary business technology programs in Mississippi: intensive business training; information processing; business computer applications; and computer programing technology (CPT) I and II. The 20 units of intensive business training include the following: keyboarding; operation of…

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

    E-print Network

    Aw, Tuan Kee Donald, 1971-

    2003-01-01

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

  17. ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemicals: Energy Optimization in a Turndown Environment 

    E-print Network

    Geier, E.; Panaev, L.; Waite, R.; Eiklor, L.

    2010-01-01

    to sustain progress ? Ownership by business teams to demonstrate progress ? Plan developed regardless of business environment 4 2009 BRCP ACC Awards ? Elastomers Block Operation ? Butadiene DMC ? Steam system efficiency improvements ? Aromatics SWAT...

  18. AGATE animation - business theme

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1998-01-01

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

  19. The business of demographics.

    PubMed

    Russell, C

    1984-06-01

    The emergence of "demographics" in the past 15 years is a vital tool for American business research and planning. Tracing demographic trends became important for businesses when traditional consumer markets splintered with the enormous changes since the 1960s in US population growth, age structure, geographic distribution, income, education, living arrangements, and life-styles. The mass of reliable, small-area demographic data needed for market estimates and projections became available with the electronic census--public release of Census Bureau census and survey data on computer tape, beginning with the 1970 census. Census Bureau tapes as well as printed reports and microfiche are now widely accessible at low cost through summary tape processing centers designated by the bureau and its 12 regional offices and State Data Center Program. Data accessibility, plummeting computer costs, and businessess' unfamiliarity with demographics spawned the private data industry. By 1984, 70 private companies were offering demographic services to business clients--customized information repackaged from public data or drawn from proprietary data bases created from such data. Critics protest the for-profit use of public data by companies able to afford expensive mainframe computer technology. Business people defend their rights to public data as taxpaying ceitzens, but they must ensure that the data are indeed used for the public good. They must also question the quality of demographic data generated by private companies. Business' demographic expertise will improve when business schools offer training in demography, as few now do, though 40 of 88 graduate-level demographic programs now include business-oriented courses. Lower cost, easier access to business demographics is growing as more census data become available on microcomputer diskettes and through on-line linkages with large data bases--from private data companies and the Census Bureau itself. A directory of private and public demographic resources is appended, including forecasting, consulting and research services available. PMID:12313263

  20. MANAGING AIRPORT FUTURES USING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Philip KIMMET MPhil

    Environmental management systems (EMS) are specifically designed to instruct organisations in the management of environmental impacts, and are considered by many to be the most valuable tool for building a sustainable future. However, because EMS are hinged to best practice and existing leading technology, they tend to lock-in current thinking. This is problematic for businesses such as airports, which are