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Business Honors Program A Bright Business Future  

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for future business leaders. A one-of-a-kind learning laboratory. What you learn in the classroom and what happens in the larger world of business are linked at Mihaylo. Our faculty integrates classroom education, entertainment and tourism management, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, management, management

de Lijser, Peter

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Futures in Business. Interim Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

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Futurity: Discover the Future Earth & Environment  

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Futurity: Discover the Future Earth & Environment· Dipstick test curtails rice paddy pollution under EU ban? Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 1 Comment Predicting Earth's tectonic dance Tuesday, March 23 of Illinois Page 1 of 5Futurity.org ­ Electronic coffee snob sniffs out brands 3/29/2010http://futurity

Suslick, Kenneth S.

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Preparing for the future business  

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

Jang, Dongsu

2013-01-01

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Sustaining effective business value chain: future challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe key factors in sustaining effective business value chains for companies operating in the electronic industry and identify their potential future challenges. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research methodology includes the survey development, the hypothesis development, and the statistical analyses, especially the Pearson correlation. Altogether, a total of 129 firms participated in this

Kongkiti Phusavat; Pekka Kess; Kris M. Y. Law; Rapee Kanchana

2010-01-01

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Enterprise security architecture in business convergence environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To provide the strategic model of approach which helps enterprise executives to solve the managerial problems of planning, implementation and operation about information security in business convergence environments. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A risk analysis method and baseline controls of BS7799 were used to generate security patterns of business convergence. With the analysis of existing enterprise architecture (EA) methods, the

Sangkyun Kim; Choon Seong Leem

2005-01-01

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Commercial Awareness Understands the business environment  

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Commercial Awareness Understands the business environment in which the University operates in a persuasive way Continuous Improvement Keeps an open mind and adapts to changes in the working environment your team to perform 3. Plan and monitor work 4. Lead your work team First Line Manager 1. Solve

Bearhop, Stuart

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The Future of Family Business Education in UK Business Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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Bridging Business with Tradition for the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Indian Business Association supports the recruitment and retention of American Indian business students at the University of New Mexico, helps students balance business school teachings with Native cultural values, acts as a liaison between the school and tribal business managers, and has carried out research and developed courses on…

Bowannie, Mary

2002-01-01

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The future of energy, environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Project, Iowa P.

2004-01-01

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A Future Astronomical Software Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-09-01

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Future E-Business Applications in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Norris, Donald M.; Olson, Mark A.

1999-01-01

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Regulatory Reform. What Role for the Romanian Business Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The „business environment” in its complexity and components includes all the external (exogenous) factors: the natural, economic, technological, social and institutional factors, likely to constrain, to validate or to modify the business decisions. The main element of the business environment, the economic agent, reacts according to these factors and, primarily, to the effects of the public policy regulations, caused, consequently,

Mihaela Ionelia Popescu

2009-01-01

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Recent Changes in Korea's Business Environment: Views of Foreign Business People in Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article attempts to assess changes in the Korean business environment after the 1997 financial crisis from a foreign perspective. To this end, a comprehensive survey has been conducted of foreign business people in Korea. Although Korea has undertaken various policy measures and all-out efforts to improve its business environment in the recent past, the present study shows that foreign

O. Yul Kwon

2006-01-01

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Toward Dynamic Business Models on marketplace environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

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The Evolution of E-Business Environment in Fashion Sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Businesses have been changed considerable over the past years as the technology has played strategic role in gaining competitive advantage in the market. The new era of Internet enables major corporations to develop and establish stronger relations with customers and other businesses based on the quick movement of the information and the quick response to customers' requirements. The business environment

Christiana Arvaniti; Hollings Campus

2010-01-01

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Impact of integrated European business environment on SMEs cooperation strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article elaborates on conditions for SMEs in the EU and Poland as far as integrated EU business environment is concerned. It also focuses on the important role of the EU policy and integrated business environment on the cooperation strategies among SMEs. Although it was not the intention of the EU, the integration process favours Large-sized Enterprises in the run

Marta Najda; Krzysztof Wach

2007-01-01

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

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GENERAL INFORMATION In today's business environment, the successful farm manager needs records for uses of good records are the measurement of operating and financial performance, supporting loan in today's business environment, a farmer must also be a good financial manager. Accurate and efficient

Balasundaram, Balabhaskar "Baski"

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The Management of Diversity in a College of Business Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strategies for managing diversity in business colleges include projecting future representation in personnel and students, rectifying underrepresentation of any groups, training staff/faculty, having open communication networks, including diversity issues and courses in the curriculum, and working with area businesses. (SK)

Brewer, Peggy D.; Brewer, Virgil L.

1995-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Peterson, Robin T.

2006-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fox-Wolfgramm, Susan J.

2010-01-01

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A Learning Framework for the Small Business Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The aim of this article is to offer insight into the factors affecting individual and organisational learning in a small business; specifically the identification of the learning relationships that are unique to the small business environment. Design/methodology/approach: The authors apply Crossan et al.'s (1997, 1999) Organisational…

Kelliher, Felicity; Henderson, Joan Bernadette

2006-01-01

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Relevance of Education & Training in a Business Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Whiteman, Jo Ann M.

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THE IMPACT OF LANGUAGES ON THE ONLINE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

MUSEANU ELENA; COANCA MARIANA

2010-01-01

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Applying an Authentic, Dynamic Learning Environment in Real World Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lainema, Timo; Nurmi, Sami

2006-01-01

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BUSINESS VALUE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS  

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moderated by network structures. The results of data analysis indicate that DIC is an important indicator of IT business value in network environments. DIC contributes to firm performance directly or indirectly through firm innovation. Also, DIC complements...

Liu, Yucong

2012-05-31

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ucsf sustainability healthy environment, sustainable future  

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

Yamamoto, Keith

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cooley, Amanda Harmon

2009-01-01

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Business environments and cluster attractiveness to managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Martin Perry

2007-01-01

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Promoting Business Environment in South Asia Title - \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we discuss the importance that macro economic management, policies and stability have on promoting the business enviro nment of a country. For this purpose, the analysis of the 1991 Balance of Payments (BoP) crisis in India has been done to show how poor macroeconomic management of the Indian economy during the 1980s precipitated the BoP crisis in

Ravi Saraogi

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

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practices and strategies can lead to a stronger, healthier environment. To that end, the companyAugust 2009 · Inbound Logistics In today's global business environment, it's not enough simply of 40 leading U.S. companies dedicated to fostering global environmental health and safety excellence

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Engineering Agent Organisations in a Business Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Traskas, Dimitris; Padget, Julian

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

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Searching Business Information with Hopfield Neural Network in Electronic Commerce Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In traditional commercial environment, business information retrieval is limited in searching scope and quality. As enterprise turns to electronic commerce (EC) environment, the quality of business information on supply and sale directly affects the level of enterprise operations. This paper analyses the problem of business information retrieval in EC environment, and proposes a Hopfield neural network based business information retrieval

Zheng Wang; Qing Wang; Dingwei Wang

2007-01-01

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The Daily Camera: Environment Home | News | Sports | Buffzone | Business | Opinion | Entertainment | Lifestyles | Recreation | Community  

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The Daily Camera: Environment Home | News | Sports | Buffzone | Business | Opinion | Entertainment Calendars Arts/Entertainment Business - Briefcase Community Outdoors Religion Schools Submit an event Today

Wilf, Peter

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Characteristics of Interactive Learning Environments in Business Management Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to develop theoretical propositions for the institutional, course, instructor, and student characteristics of the learning environment where interactive learning techniques are used in college-level business courses. Using an interpretive case study method with examination of documents, observations of instructors and students,…

Nicastro, Mary L.

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DESIGNING A TOOLSET FOR THE PRIME VIRTUAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT  

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important (or have same priority) to the less complex Protecting Innovations/R&D decision. A workflow built-NMP- 1 - Integrating Technologies for the Fast and Flexible Manufacturing Enterprise, Project Reference of a flexible mean for managing the data model of the Virtual Business Environment (VBE) which is supposed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lampe, Marc

2006-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kearney, Colm

2013-01-01

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Business Processes, Legacy Systems and a Flexible Future  

E-print Network

economically and reliably. A major problem is the extent to which IT is a disabler of business process change, when in fact it should be an enabler. This problem arises when the changes required by the business for application to software engineering problems. Application of such system engineering techniques to business

Henderson, Peter

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Family therapists and family business: A view of the future  

Microsoft Academic Search

The family business is a unique entity that has recently come to the attention of business consultants and family therapists. The unique processes of family business are amendable to the applications of family systems theory, organizational development theory, and various theories that focus on individual growth and development. In this paper we review some of the basic concepts relative to

Ruth McClendon; Leslie B. Kadis

1991-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Tanaka, Sakae

2013-04-01

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The Current and Future Role of Business Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rayment, John; Smith, Jonathan

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marcum, Tanya M.; Perry, Sandra J.

2010-01-01

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IBM Tivoli software for Linux environments To support your business objectives  

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IBM Tivoli software for Linux environments To support your business objectives IT service management solutions and Linux-- driving business value through technology. #12;Discovering new ways to manage IT resources in your Linux environment Virtually all business activities today rely on technology

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Characterizing the food environment: Pitfalls and future directions  

PubMed Central

Objective: To assess a county population’s exposure to different types of food sources reported to affect both diet quality and obesity rates. Design: Food permit records obtained from the local health department served to establish the full census of food stores and restaurants. Employing prior categorization schemes which classified the relative healthfulness of food sources based on establishment type (i.e. supermarkets versus convenience stores, or full-service versus fast food restaurants), food establishments were assigned to the healthy, unhealthy, or undetermined groups. Setting: King County, WA. Subjects: Full census of food sources. Results: According to all categorization schemes, most food establishments in King County fell into the unhealthy and undetermined groups. The use of the food permit data showed that large stores, which included supermarkets as healthy food establishments, contained a sizeable number of bakery/delis, fish/meat, ethnic and standard quick service restaurants, and coffee shops, all food sources that, when housed in a separate venue or owned by a different business establishment, were classified as either unhealthy or of undetermined value to health. Conclusions: To fully assess the potential health effects of exposure to the extant food environment, future research would need to establish the health value of foods in the many such common establishments as individually owned grocery stores and ethnic food stores and restaurants. Within- venue exposure to foods should also be investigated. PMID:23570695

Vernez Moudon, Anne; Drewnowski, Adam; Duncan, Glen E; Hurvitz, Philip M; Saelens, Brian E; Scharnhorst, Eric

2014-01-01

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OECD Work on Future Educational Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Theisens, Henno; Benavides, Francisco; Dumont, Hanna

2008-01-01

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Views on the Future of Business Education: Responses to Six Critical Questions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questions about the future of business education have been asked and answered throughout its long history. The author posed six of these questions at the 2002 Peter L. Agnew Lecture at New York University. These six questions, all pointing to the year 2020, are: (1) What will business education be?; (2) Where will it be?; (3) How will it be…

Kaliski, Burton S.

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

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Population, Resources, Environment: An Uncertain Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Repetto, Robert

1987-01-01

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Measurement in Service Businesses: Challenges and Future Directions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Tyagi, Rajesh Kumar

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Future space. A new blueprint for business architecture.  

PubMed

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

Huang, J

2001-04-01

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When Business Models Go Bad: The Music Industry's Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

The music industry is an interesting example for how business models from the pre-Internet area can get into trouble in the new Internet-based economy. Since 2000, the music industry has suffered declining sales, and very often this is attributed to the advent of the Internet-based peer-to-peer file sharing programs. We argue that this explanation is only one of several possible

Erik Wilde; Jacqueline Schwerzmann

2004-01-01

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Discounting future green: money versus the environment.  

PubMed

In 3 studies, participants made choices between hypothetical financial, environmental, and health gains and losses that took effect either immediately or with a delay of 1 or 10 years. In all 3 domains, choices indicated that gains were discounted more than losses. There were no significant differences in the discounting of monetary and environmental outcomes, but health gains were discounted more and health losses were discounted less than gains or losses in the other 2 domains. Correlations between implicit discount rates for these different choices suggest that discount rates are influenced more by the valence of outcomes (gains vs. losses) than by domain (money, environment, or health). Overall, results indicate that when controlling as many factors as possible, at short to medium delays, environmental outcomes are discounted in a similar way to financial outcomes, which is good news for researchers and policy makers alike. PMID:19653793

Hardisty, David J; Weber, Elke U

2009-08-01

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

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

Kammen, Daniel M.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bagraim, Jeffrey; Goodman, Suki; Pulker, Stephanie

2014-01-01

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OO Petri Net based Business Rule modeling of intelligent taxation system in pervasive environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the pervasive environment, intelligent taxation systems are required to be adaptive to the changing environment and the volatile requirements of taxation rules. The business rule technique is effective in achieving these kinds of adaptation. In this paper, we present an OO Petri Net based Business Rule modeling method of Intelligent Taxation System. And the structure and grammar rules of

Jinjiao Lin; Haitao Pu; Lizhen Cui

2010-01-01

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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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of the analytic tools and skills to help firms succeed in the global economy. The MBA program at Rutgers BusinessThe Global Business concentration prepares students to manage effectively in a complex and dynamic global business environment. Building on a foundational course in international business, students can

Lin, Xiaodong

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Object Oriented Business Process Modelling in RFID Applied Computing Environments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Zhao, Xiaohui; Liu, Chengfei; Lin, Tao

61

Precision Information Environments Envisioning the future of emergency management  

SciTech Connect

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing future work environments for the emergency management community called Precision Information Environments (or PIEs). PIEs will provide tailored access to information and decision support capabilities in a system that supports the multiple user roles, contexts, and phases of emergency management, planning, and response. This video gives you a look at one vision for the future. To view an annotated version that describes each of the technology concepts you'll see as well as the end user needs that motivated them and the research challenges that must be addressed to make them a reality visit http://precisioninformation.org.

None

2010-04-01

62

Virtual Business Operating Environment in the Cloud: Conceptual Architecture and Challenges  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Advances in service oriented architecture (SOA) have brought us close to the once imaginary vision of establishing and running a virtual business, a business in which most or all of its business functions are outsourced to online services. Cloud computing offers a realization of SOA in which IT resources are offered as services that are more affordable, flexible and attractive to businesses. In this paper, we briefly study advances in cloud computing, and discuss the benefits of using cloud services for businesses and trade-offs that they have to consider. We then present 1) a layered architecture for the virtual business, and 2) a conceptual architecture for a virtual business operating environment. We discuss the opportunities and research challenges that are ahead of us in realizing the technical components of this conceptual architecture. We conclude by giving the outlook and impact of cloud services on both large and small businesses.

Nezhad, Hamid R. Motahari; Stephenson, Bryan; Singhal, Sharad; Castellanos, Malu

63

Business Value of Information Technology in Network Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information Technology (IT) business value research is suggested as fundamental to the contribution of the IS discipline. The IS research community has accumulated a critical mass of IT business value studies, but only limited or mixed results have been found on the direct relationship between IT and firm performance. Extant studies mostly focus…

Liu, Yucong

2012-01-01

64

The Future of Animal Agriculture and the Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Richard Hegg

65

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Valeria Arina BALACEANU

2009-01-01

66

EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT (EFQM) BUSINESS EXCELLENCE MODEL: A LITERATURE REVIEW AND FUTURE RESEARCH AGENDA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to explore the nature of the research topics and methodologies used in the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) business excellence model studies, as well as to suggest future research agendas. Results indicate that the majority of papers have paid too much attention to too few research topics (e.g., performance measurement) by employing the case study method.

Dong-Young Kim; Vinod Kumar; Steven A. Murphy

67

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rex Nash

68

Creating a Company: An Environment for Business Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Develops technical writing skills by organizing the class as a "company." Class activities include forming the company, defining the product, and completing exercises and situations in internal and external business communication. (RL)

Losano, Wayne; Snyder, Steve

1977-01-01

69

A multicriteria approach to the XP release plan that maximizes business performance in uncertain environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a multi-criteria method to evaluate the value of XP release plans to business. The method, which is based upon software minimum marketable features, information economics, risk analysis and stochastic modeling, helps XP practitioners to select the release plan that maximizes business performance in an uncertain environment, with considerable consequences for the use of information technology as a

Marcelo Carvalho Fernandes; Antonio Juarez Alencar; Eber Assis Schmitz; Carlos Henrique Alves; Armando Leite Ferreira

2008-01-01

70

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

E-print Network

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

Huang, Yasheng

2005-06-03

71

Between Intelligence and Espionage in the Contemporary Business Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growing use of technology as a fundamental tool for knowledge management has obliged the business world to adapt to the information revolution era. Competitive intelligence is the new management tool companies are using for ensuring positive results both on the short and the long term. The following research paper starts by revealing the needs that companies respond to when

Oana-Antonia Colibasanu

2008-01-01

72

International Business Education in a Global Environment: A Conceptual Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ortiz, Jaime

2004-01-01

73

Globalization – Miracle or Mirage for the Economy and Business Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present article aims to bring into discussion the process of globalization - as central phenomenon of the 21st century. The areas of intervention where globalization is being noticed are various, from early history to the present day, in economics, marketing, IT, the educational system, politics, business, etc. The main idea that we want to set forth is the way

Alexandra G?LBEAZ?; Cristian FLOREA; Cristina CIOVIC?

2011-01-01

74

DESIGNING A TOOLSET FOR THE PRIME VIRTUAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT  

E-print Network

provides the user interface to system models such us: the life cycle of products and processes and all) for learning the entire life cycle of products and processes for all involved stakeholders and for gaining involved stakeholders. By providing various tools for management of business process semantics and dynamics

Koychev, Ivan

75

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Charania, A.; Olds, J. R.

2002-01-01

76

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

77

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-09-17

78

Hospital design of the future--healing environments.  

PubMed

Predicting the future of hospital design is hardly a consensus forming art. Crystal ball visions of the 21st-century hospital vary from expert to expert. Perhaps that's simply a sign of the diversity of our health care system. Or perhaps it's a problem inherent in reading the future. For example, some hospital architects and facility planners say tomorrow's hospitals will be smaller due to technological advances. Others say those same advances will create larger hospitals brimming with high-tech equipment. Some say hospitals will be part of medical malls; others see them in a campus setting, perhaps accompanied by satellite facilities in the surrounding community. Yet, despite their often diverse views of the future, architects and planners do share common thoughts about hospital architecture in the decades ahead. Without question, they most commonly agree that hospitals will offer a more patient-friendly environment. Achieving that goal could take many forms, but it is expected to include the use of soothing colors, attractive landscaping, natural lighting, wayfinder lobbies and entrances, private rooms, quieter hallways and accommodations for family and friends. PMID:10119062

Mayer, D

1992-01-01

79

Configurations of manufacturing strategy, business strategy, environment and structure  

Microsoft Academic Search

By developing strategic configurations which describe commonly used paths to competitive advantage for manufacturers, this paper reconciles some basic concepts from competitive strategy and manufacturing strategy. Four basic strategic configurations are identified: niche differentiator, broad differentiator, cost leader, and lean competitor. The configurations are traced conceptually through competitive strategy, organizational structure, environment, and a strategic framework of manufacturing capabilities and

G. Keong Leong

1996-01-01

80

News US World Sports Comment Culture Business Money Environment Science Travel Tech Media Life & style Data  

E-print Network

News US World Sports Comment Culture Business Money Environment Science Travel Tech Media Life more here California drought helps state save oak trees from deadly pathogen As farmers abandon crops' Email Tweet 86 3 Share 140 Share 2 Rory Carroll in Los Angeles Follow @rorycarroll72 Follow @GuardianUS

California at Berkeley, University of

81

The Use of Plants to Promote Warmth and Caring in a Business Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To analyze the effects of nonverbal environment factors--specifically of plants--on the perceived attitudes of a visitor to a business, a survey examined the use of plants to project warmth and caring on the part of the office occupant. Subjects, 170 students in a basic communication course, completed a survey regarding feelings and opinions…

Aitken, Joan E.; Palmer, Rodger D.

82

Dynamic customer segmentation analysis based on customer value in electronic business environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we broaden traditional marketplace segmentation index by creating a dynamic index system based on customer value, as in today's changing electronic business environment, customer purchasing behavior is more complicated, diversified and fast changing with more channels to choose. BP neural network is applied to create dynamic customer segmentation model. This segmentation model helps to categorize customer type

Peng Jia; Li Changqing; Liu Jia

2011-01-01

83

Business environment and labor market outcomes in Europe and Central Asia countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

New firm entry has been fundamental for job creation in the transition economies. Hence, the urge to reform the framework in which firms operate. This paper aims to improve our understanding of the business environment of the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) countries, as well as to assess which of the institutions that shape it are most important for labor

Paloma Lopez-Garcia

2006-01-01

84

Macromanagement and Business Environment: Analysis of the 1991 Indian Economic Crisis  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we discuss the importance that macroeconomic management, policies and stability have on promoting the business environment of a country. For this purpose, the analysis of the 1991 Balance of Payments (BoP) crisis in India has been done to show how poor macroeconomic management of the Indian economy during the 1980s precipitated the BoP crisis in 1991 and

Ravi Saraogi

2006-01-01

85

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

PubMed

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

Stutzer, Erich

2012-01-01

86

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

PubMed Central

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

Stutzer, Erich

2012-01-01

87

Organizational Strategy and Business Environment Effects Based on a Computation Method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Reklitis, Panagiotis; Konstantopoulos, Nikolaos; Trivellas, Panagiotis

2007-12-01

88

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Committee for Economic Development, 2012

2012-01-01

89

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

E-print Network

11/4/11 Futurity.org ­ Panda zone: Reality check, please 1/5www.futurity.org/earth-environment/panda-zone-reality-check-please/ SEARCH FUTURITY Go Futurity: Discover the Future Earth & Environment Health & Medicine Science #42705. 0 tweets tweet 3 Share #12;11/4/11 Futurity.org ­ Panda zone: Reality check, please 2/5www.futurity.org/earth

90

Scotland's young entrepreneurs turning to family for advice Better training needed for business owners of the future  

E-print Network

Scotland's young entrepreneurs turning to family for advice Better training needed for business owners of the future 6 June 2011 Young entrepreneurs in Scotland are relying on their family for both. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2010 found that Scotland's young start-up entrepreneurs rely

Mottram, Nigel

91

Development of the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy in the Thai Business Sector: Evidence, Future Research & Policy Implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines current state of the development of the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy in the Thai business sector. Available empirical evidence in Thailand is discussed. The paper also compares and discusses 'Sufficiency Economy' businesses in Thailand and sustainable enterprises in the West, followed by ten derived 'Sufficiency Economy' business practices. Practitioner-oriented literature is also reviewed, including confusion among the Sufficiency

Sooksan Kantabutra

92

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

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

2006-01-01

93

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ludlum, Marty; Moskalionov, Sergei

2008-01-01

94

Open Data Processing Environment for Future Space Missions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The globalization and decentralisation of future space missions execution requires new concepts for payload and experiment operation. The technological evolution in the area of data systems and networks will allow for almost unlimited remote operations. Software and hardware technologies bundled with modern networking will permit the distribution of work task- and location wise. Whereas in the past both, telemetry and

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

2002-01-01

95

Using Business Games to Prepare eCommerce Students for Future Employment  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. J MARSHALL

96

Understanding the Personal Competencies of IS Support Experts: Moving toward the E-Business Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the least studied areas of Information Systems (IS) is software operations support, also known as software maintenance. As organizations move to the e-business economy, software is either being purchased, modified, or outsourced. What remains inside the organization is software support, modification, evaluation of user business process, assisting users with new or modified requirements, and ongoing platform or technology

Kay M. Nelson; H. James Nelson; Mehdi Ghods

2001-01-01

97

The interplay of perceptions of the learning environment, personality and learning strategies: a study amongst International Business Studies students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 used. This study was conducted in an International Business Studies programme, with 522

Jan Nijhuis; Mien Segers; Wim Gijselaers

2007-01-01

98

Acid in the environment: lessons learned and future prospects  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-07-01

99

Distributed computing environments for future space control systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Viallefont, Pierre

1993-01-01

100

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Marcos Fava Neves

2010-01-01

101

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

102

Session Title Future Earth: GMOs, Climate Change and the Business of Feeding the World  

E-print Network

) Professor of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Enterprise College of Business a roadmap for: food security for all in an environmentally sustainable way while of rural inhabitants living on less than US$ 1.25/day by 20% each

Barnes, Elizabeth A.

103

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

104

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

E-print Network

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

Reif, John H.

105

A New Cross-Cultural Communication Course: "Communicating in the International Business Environment."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an international business communication course taught at Murray State University. Acquaints students with the challenges of international business communication, provides guidelines for successful cross-cultural business communication, and gives practice in solving international business problems through the use of the guidelines. (RAE)

Harcourt, Jules

1988-01-01

106

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: Discover the Future Earth & Environment Health & Medicine Science & Technology Society & Culture Earth;11/13/12 Futurity.org ­ For pandas, bamboo buffet may run short 2/5www.futurity.org/earth-environment/for-pandas-bamboo-buffet-may-run-short/?utm_source=Futurity

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The Future of Smalltown and Rural America: The Impact on Small Business. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Small Business Problems in Smaller Towns and Urban Areas of the Select Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, Ninety-Second Congress, Second Session Pursuant to H. Res. 5 and 19, May 2, 3, and 4, 1972.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Printed for use by the Select Committee on Small Business (House of Representatives), these hearings present the testimony of 23 individuals on "The Future of Smalltown and Rural America: The Impact on Small Business" held before the Subcommittee on Small Business Problems in Smaller Towns and Urban Areas (May 2-4, 1972). These hearings present…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Small Business.

108

Ubiquity and Other Elements: User Challenges, the Value Chain and Business Opportunities in the Future Ambient Intelligence World  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the Eurescom project PROFIT (Potential pRofit Opportunities in the Future ambient InTelligence world) was to explore the potential socio-economic impact of Ambient Intelligence. This paper reports firstly on qualitative fieldwork in the UK, Norway, Finland and Hungary, concerning work\\/ home boundaries and user perceptions of a future Ambient Intelligence environment. Findings reveal concerns about non-independence, loss of

Rebecca Ellis; Morgan Potter

109

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

110

Minding Our Own Business: Local Retail Establishments and the Future of Southern Civic Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The civic community perspective focuses on local social and economic institutions that buffer communities from external, often global forces. Important community organizations such as locally oriented business establishments, civic organizations, associations, and churches are emphasized. These critical entities are posited to benefit a…

Tolbert, Charles M., II

2005-01-01

111

Future Skill Needs Assessment of Selected Metropolitan Milwaukee Business and Industry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In spring 1983, a study was commissioned by Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to identify the skills that would be needed by local businesses and industries within the next 5 to 7 years due to technological changes. Interviews were conducted with 25 deans, associate deans, and instructors at MATC and with representatives from 39 area firms.…

Human Resource Services, Milwaukee, WI.

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Using Reference Models for Business Engineering - State-of-the-Art and Future Developments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conceptual models play an increasingly important role in all phases of the information systems life cycle. For instance, they are used for business process engineering, information systems development, and customizing of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Despite conceptual modeling being a vital instrument for developing information systems, the modeling process often is resource-consuming and faulty. As a way to overcome

Peter Fettke; Peter Loos

2006-01-01

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

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7/23/13 Futurity.org ­ Social status affects love of native tigers www.futurity.org/earth-environment/social-status-affects-love-of-native-tigers/ 1/5 SEARCH FUTURITY Go Futurity: Discover the Future Earth & Environment Health & Medicine Science tigers www.futurity.org/earth-environment/social-status-affects-love-of-native-tigers/ 2/5 TweetTweet 4

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

115

Exploratory Study to Explore the Role of ICT in the Process of Knowledge Management in an Indian Business Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the 21st century and the emergence of a digital economy, knowledge and the knowledge base economy are rapidly growing. To effectively be able to understand the processes involved in the creating, managing and sharing of knowledge management in the business environment is critical to the success of an organization. This study builds on the previous research of the authors

Abdul Hafeez-Baig; Raj Gururajan; Heng Sheng Tasi; P. Sankaran

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ciocchetti, Corey A.

2008-01-01

117

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

E-print Network

Work for a green future: Become an Environment America fellow Each year, Environment America hires, organize public support and fight for our environmental values. Environment America Environment America it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them. The results of our work

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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2009 Community College Futures Assembly Focus: Leading Change—Leading in an Uncertain Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Community College Futures Assembly has served as a national, independent policy thinktank since 1995. Its purpose is to articulate the critical issues facing American community colleges and recognize innovative programs. Convening annually in January in Orlando, Florida, the Assembly offers a learning environment where tough questions are raised, critical issues are discussed, and policy implications are vetted. The focus

Dale F. Campbell; Phillip A. Morris

2009-01-01

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[Analysis of China's energy consumption and its impact on the environment in the future].  

PubMed

With the development of economy and urbanization, energy consumption and its impact on the environment in the future have become a focal point in China. Based on briefly reviewing energy consumption during 1980-2000 and analyzing its impact, three scenarios are assumed to forecast energy consumption status and analyze its impact on the environment in the future. The results indicate that the emissions of SO2, NOx, CO2 and soot dust caused by energy consumption would keep a high level in the future, and there are significant differences among the three scenarios' estimates. Improving energy efficiency and strengthening the exploitation and utilization of clean and renewable energy are suggested to mitigate the environmental pollution. PMID:16124459

Zheng, Bo-fu; Deng, Hong-bing; Yan, Yan; Zhao, Jing-zhu

2005-05-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2006-07-01

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Using commercial off-the-shelf business intelligence software tools to support aircraft and automated test system maintenance environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to provide information about the benefits using Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) business intelligence software tools to support aircraft and automated test system maintenance environments. Aircraft and automated test system parametric and maintenance warehouse-based data can be shared and used for predictive data mining exploitation which will enable better decision support for War Fighters and back

S. C. Head; A. R. Nielson; M.-K. Au

2010-01-01

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Satellite remote sensing of marine environment and future plan in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper introduces the current status and future plan of marine environmental remote sensing in China. In the first part, the status is displayed, including the progress on key techniques of ocean color remote sensing, such as algorithms of atmospheric correction, water optical properties, regional algorithms of ocean color factors; satellite data receiving, process and application system as well as airborne system; new application for marine environment, such as coastal water quality monitoring and red tide (harmful algal bloom). In the second part, future plan in China is discussed, including satellite mission for marine environmental monitoring, satellite data validation and calibration, and the application techniques.

Pan, Delu; Bai, Yan

2009-01-01

123

Satellite remote sensing of marine environment and future plan in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper introduces the current status and future plan of marine environmental remote sensing in China. In the first part, the status is displayed, including the progress on key techniques of ocean color remote sensing, such as algorithms of atmospheric correction, water optical properties, regional algorithms of ocean color factors; satellite data receiving, process and application system as well as airborne system; new application for marine environment, such as coastal water quality monitoring and red tide (harmful algal bloom). In the second part, future plan in China is discussed, including satellite mission for marine environmental monitoring, satellite data validation and calibration, and the application techniques.

Pan, Delu; Bai, Yan

2008-12-01

124

Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) in the Future: An Assessment of Capabilities Against the Hybrid Threat in the Future Operational Environment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Does the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) have adequate capabilities to defeat potential hybrid threats in future operational environments (OE). The purpose of this research was to assess the three Brigade Combat Teams' (BCTs) effectiveness in unified l...

R. W. Sprang

2013-01-01

125

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

126

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tansel Yilmazer; Holly Schrank

2010-01-01

127

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

E-print Network

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

T. E Girish; S Aranya

2010-12-03

128

Keynote Address: "Challenges and Opportunities for Business in an Islamic Environment."  

E-print Network

about Islam, the sources and knowledge about Islamic, and rules which guide the total life including business, we have four main sources: first, the Qur'an, the revealed book given to the prophet Mohammed; second, the Hadith. the sayings...

Abou-Ali, Sultan

2006-04-07

129

Cooperation between business and education to meet the challenge of a changing environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conclusions  The decade of the eighties has become a pivotal period for the passage into the information age. Rapid technological advancement\\u000a has made information potentially more accessible and certainly more important to the processes of business and inquiry. In\\u000a addition, the move toward a global economy has heightened pressures on both business and education to better develop and use\\u000a the human

Oliver W. Cummings

1986-01-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler)

2003-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

New York State Library, Albany.

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SURVEY ON THE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY OF COMPANIES BASED ON THE HEARING ETC. INVESTIGATION TO CRO IN THE GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND CONSIDERATION OF ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT IN FUTURE  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In light of the recent disaster, a major theme for corporations is now how to go about disaster preparedness and business continuity undertakings. This survey examines the effectiveness of existing disaster preparedness and business continuity efforts, while also paying consideration to issues that must be overcome or improved in the future. This paper will present a path (requirements) for improving business continuity capacity, and endeavors to link that path to future assistance for recovery and business continuity for corporations by having the path utilized in developing various tools that ameliorate disaster preparedness and business continuity capacity.

Hiruma, Yoshiki; Noda, Kentaro

133

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

PubMed Central

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

Narain, Jai P.

2012-01-01

134

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jeyaraj, Anand

2010-01-01

135

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tony Hooper; Marta Vos

2009-01-01

136

Objective quality and business performance in service environments: moderating effects of entrepreneurs' knowledge and involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study considers two main research issues: the relationship between objective quality and business performance and the moderating role of an entrepreneur's knowledge (education and experience) and involvement (exclusiveness in professional dedication) in that relationship. A sample of 103 rural tourism entrepreneurs in Spain serves as the study setting. Results indicate the positive influence of an establishment's quality on performance.

Rosa M. Hernández-Maestro; Óscar González-Benito

2011-01-01

137

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

E-print Network

. However, this speed-to-market model has consequences for both pre-consumer and post-consumer textile waste% of textile waste is recycled. #12;Sustainability, as business strategy, is connected to cost with less restrictive or non-existent legislation. Consumer preference for natural fabrics drives demand

Angenent, Lars T.

138

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Day, Kenneth W. H.

2006-01-01

139

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2008-01-01

140

Creating a College and Business Partnership That Works: Simulation in a Manufacturing Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a simulation, a student team studied a real factory system and tested three work configurations. The partnership benefitted students and business, but the project underscored the need for careful coordination, assistance from company management and instructors, and a longer time frame than a semester. (SK)

Green, Forrest B.; Williamson, Jim

2000-01-01

141

An appraisal of environment management systems : A competitive advantage for small businesses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The main aim of this paper is to prove that an Environmental Management System (EMS) can be a powerful tool for organizations to both improve their environmental performance, and enhance their business efficiency. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A case study methodology is used putting forth the “Implementation of an EMS system at Pioneer Building and Construction”, a registered company in

Meena Chavan

2005-01-01

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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_20136_18_2... 1/5  

E-print Network

6/18/13 Futurity.org ­ Eco groups need to hit size `sweet spot' www.futurity.org/earth-environment_20136_18_2... 1/5 SEARCH FUTURITY Go Futurity: Discover the Future Earth & Environment Health & Medicine Science Switch #12;6/18/13 Futurity.org ­ Eco groups need to hit size `sweet spot' www.futurity.org/earth

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-06-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

Juarez, Catherine L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-31

145

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 of design and planning of aerospace missions over the past 6 years. At the University of Colorado, a team of 3-D visualization experts are developing the science of 3-D visualization and immersive visualization at the newly founded BP Center for Visualization, which began operations in October, 2001. (See IAF/IAA-01-13.2.09, "The Use of 3-D Immersive Visualization Environments (IVEs) to Plan Space Missions," G. A. Dorn and G. W. Morgenthaler.) Progressing from Today's 3-D Engineering Simulations to Tomorrow's 3-D IVE Mission Planning, Simulation and Optimization Techniques: 3-D (IVEs) and visualization simulation tools can be combined for efficient planning and design engineering of future aerospace exploration and commercial missions. This technology is currently being developed and will be demonstrated by Lockheed Martin in the (IVE) at the BP Center using virtual simulation for clearance checks, collision detection, ergonomics and reach-ability analyses to develop fabrication and processing flows for spacecraft and launch vehicle ground support operations and to optimize mission architecture and vehicle design subject to realistic constraints. Demonstrations: Immediate aerospace applications to be demonstrated include developing streamlined processing flows for Reusable Space Transportation Systems and Atlas Launch Vehicle operations and Mars Polar Lander visual work instructions. Long-range goals include future international human and robotic space exploration missions such as the development of a Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Base construction scenarios. Innovative solutions utilizing Immersive Visualization provide the key to streamlining the mission planning and optimizing engineering design phases of future aerospace missions.

Harris, E.

146

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-02-01

148

Intelligent Agents and Their Potential for Future Design and Synthesis Environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1999-01-01

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

PubMed

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

Schmidt, Cathrine

2013-09-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2003-01-01

152

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-12-01

153

Focusing on business projects as an area for future research: An exploratory discussion of four different perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

An important development in project management in recent years has been the emergence of a new class of projects, in areas such as organisational change and IT, integrated business solutions, and long-term public service delivery. Often referred to as ‘business projects’, this new class of projects (and programmes) reflects a growing conceptual shift away from the traditional engineering view of

Mark Winter; Erling S. Andersen; Roger Elvin; Ralph Levene

2006-01-01

154

Are Business Schools Teaching the International Financial Management Competencies That Are Important Now and for the Future?  

Microsoft Academic Search

U.S. business schools have been criticized as a source of the international competitiveness problem faced by American businesses. Of particular concern in the study is International Financial Management (IFM). This paper details the results of a survey of teachers of IFM who ranked validated IFM competencies for both the importance that is currently given and the importance which should be

Bette Lewis Tokar; Raymond D. Brown

1997-01-01

155

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sacco, Steven J.

2014-01-01

156

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

E-print Network

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

Leggett, L M W

2014-01-01

157

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Noor, Ahmed K.; Housner, Jerrold M.

1993-01-01

158

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Becker, Claudia A.

159

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Elia, Gianluca; Secundo, Giustina; Taurino, Cesare

160

Fostering Creativity in Business Education: Developing Creative Classroom Environments To Provide Students with Critical Workplace Competencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four undergraduate management courses incorporated assignments, class activities and an environment structured to encourage creativity. Survey responses from 75 students indicated that an atmosphere that provided time and rewards for creativity and stimulated risk taking, divergent thinking, cooperation, and questioning of assumptions encouraged…

Driver, Michaela

2001-01-01

161

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-07-01

162

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

163

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

PubMed

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

Olsen, Kirsten; Legg, Stephen; Hasle, Peter

2012-01-01

164

Business Management Course Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course guide is designed for teaching about the U.S. business system. Students are introduced to management functions and the background knowledge/skills necessary to be a successful manager. The guide contains 10 competency goals: (1) nature of U.S. business; (2) environment of business; (3) types of business ownership; (4) management…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Education.

165

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-07-28

166

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-11-04

167

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-09-21

168

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2010-01-01

169

Your company may be looking to transition existing datacenter infrastructure (primarily physical and virtualized environments) to deliver a private cloud to your business. While  

E-print Network

-effective private clouds, by virtualizing your compute, network, and storage resources, and allocating them for use and virtualized environments) to deliver a private cloud to your business. While taking full advantage of datacenter resources. With Virtual Machine Manager, you can pool and virtualize your compute, network

Chaudhuri, Surajit

170

How small business health exchanges can offer value to their future customers--and why they must.  

PubMed

The success of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)-health insurance exchanges targeted at the small-group market and opening for business in January 2014-will depend in large part on persuading small employers and qualified health plans to participate. The most important objective will be offering employers lower-cost health plans than they have now. Other critical objectives will be offering small firms administrative efficiencies and access to choices among high-value plans that are not offered elsewhere. This article frames the challenges that exchanges will encounter in meeting these objectives. In particular, it discusses the advisability of small-business exchanges' offering an "employee choice" model (which the article describes in detail); of combining the small-business and individual exchanges to broaden product offerings and gain operational efficiencies; and of encouraging low-cost plans to enter the exchange market, perhaps by enabling Medicaid managed care plans to offer comparable commercial products, and in turn affording health plans access to a uniquely motivated market of small firms and their workers who want affordable coverage. PMID:22323156

Kingsdale, Jon

2012-02-01

171

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

ACPA College Student Educators International, 2008

2008-01-01

172

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler)

2003-01-01

173

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

SciTech Connect

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

Potok, TE

2003-02-13

174

Towards an Intelligent Hospital Environment: Adaptive Workflow in the OR of the Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

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) [14] 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

Jeff Sutherland; Willem-jan Van Den Heuvel

2006-01-01

175

Strictly Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stuart, Reginald

2011-01-01

176

Doing Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Energy conservation and small businesses. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy, Environment, and Safety Issues Affecting Small Business of the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session, Salem, Massachusetts, October 19, 1981  

SciTech Connect

Eight witnesses representing small businesses testified in Salem, Massachusetts on how small businesses use energy, how they can reduce their energy consumption, and what they are doing to develop and market conservation and alternative-energy technologies. The witnesses were also asked to discuss whether tax credits, loans, information programs, and other government policies are effective. Among the responses were the assurances of a need for small businesses to participate in utility ratemaking and the importance of payback on justifying energy-conservation investments. Manufacturers of fluidized-bed coal-combustion equipment, solar equipment and systems, recycled materials and recycling services, and others described their industries contributions and goals. (DCK)

Not Available

1982-01-01

178

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arnold, Nike; Ducate, Lara

2006-01-01

179

Abstract--With the rapid development of applications in open distributed virtual environments, such as e-Business and  

E-print Network

, such as e-Business and virtual games, privacy is becoming a critical issue. This paper presents such as virtual games, virtual reality, e-business, etc, users' behavior is often tracked and recorded valuable to the growing commercial markets inside the virtual worlds [1] [7]. Another example is game

Ottawa, University of

180

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gao, Fei; Zhang, Tianyi; Franklin, Teresa

2013-01-01

181

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

182

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

183

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-03-01

184

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-08-01

185

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

E-print Network

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 ...

Davis, Jeffrey (Jeffrey Ethan)

2010-01-01

186

The Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

187

Rockwell Collins & IBEW Locals 1362 and 1634: Investing in Knowledge, Skills, and Future Capability in an Uncertain Business Environment.  

E-print Network

The post-September 11th economy has confronted Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with hard choices. Faced with the need to cut costs, including laying off significant portions of the work force, the company and its ...

Barrett, Betty

2003-06-06

188

Gene-Environment Interactions in Schizophrenia: Review of Epidemiological Findings and Future Directions  

PubMed Central

Concern is building about high rates of schizophrenia in large cities, and among immigrants, cannabis users, and traumatized individuals, some of which likely reflects the causal influence of environmental exposures. This, in combination with very slow progress in the area of molecular genetics, has generated interest in more complicated models of schizophrenia etiology that explicitly posit gene-environment interactions (EU-GEI. European Network of Schizophrenia Networks for the Study of Gene Environment Interactions. Schizophrenia aetiology: do gene-environment interactions hold the key? [published online ahead of print April 25, 2008] Schizophr Res; S0920-9964(08) 00170–9). Although findings of epidemiological gene-environment interaction (G × E) studies are suggestive of widespread gene-environment interactions in the etiology of schizophrenia, numerous challenges remain. For example, attempts to identify gene-environment interactions cannot be equated with molecular genetic studies with a few putative environmental variables “thrown in”: G × E is a multidisciplinary exercise involving epidemiology, psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, neuroimaging, pharmacology, biostatistics, and genetics. Epidemiological G × E studies using indirect measures of genetic risk in genetically sensitive designs have the advantage that they are able to model the net, albeit nonspecific, genetic load. In studies using direct molecular measures of genetic variation, a hypothesis-driven approach postulating synergistic effects between genes and environment impacting on a final common pathway, such as “sensitization” of mesolimbic dopamine neurotransmission, while simplistic, may provide initial focus and protection against the numerous false-positive and false-negative results that these investigations engender. Experimental ecogenetic approaches with randomized assignment may help to overcome some of the limitations of observational studies and allow for the additional elucidation of underlying mechanisms using a combination of functional enviromics and functional genomics. PMID:18791076

van Os, Jim; Rutten, Bart PF; Poulton, Richie

2008-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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).

Thomas Potok; Laurence Phillips; Robert Pollock; Andy Loebl

2003-01-01

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Environment-physiology, diet quality and energy balance: the influence of early life nutrition on future energy balance.  

PubMed

Diseases caused by impaired regulation of energy balance, in particular obesity, represent a major global health burden. Although polymorphisms, lifestyle and dietary choices have been associated with differential risk of obesity and related conditions, a substantial proportion of the variation in disease risk remains unexplained. Evidence from epidemiological studies, natural experiments and from studies in animal models has shown that a poor intra-uterine environment is associated causally with increased risk of obesity and metabolic disease in adulthood. Induction of phenotypes that increase disease risk involves the fetus receiving cues from the mother about the environment which, via developmental plasticity, modify the phenotype of the offspring to match her environment. However, inaccurate information may induce an offspring phenotype that is mismatched to the future environment. Such mismatch has been suggested to underlie increased risk of metabolic disease associated with a poor early life environment. Recent studies have shown that induction of modified phenotypes in the offspring involves altered epigenetic regulation of specific genes. Identification of a central role of epigenetics in the aetiology of obesity and metabolic disease may facilitate the development of novel therapeutic interventions and of biomarkers of disease risk. PMID:24394988

Burdge, Graham C; Lillycrop, Karen A

2014-07-01

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Towards Autonomic Business Activity Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jun-Jang Jeng; Henry Chang

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Social and behavioral research needs to get started now if scientists 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 researchers beyond reliance on traditional tools and their inherent limitations. One such emerging research tool is immersive virtual environment technology (virtual reality), a methodology

Susan Persky; Colleen M. McBride

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Born, Sigrid, Ed.

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Energizing Your Future with Energy, Economics and the Environment! Environmental Stewardship.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide is designed for educators who want to teach youths aged 5-18 about the interactions among energy, economics, and the environment. This guide contains five chapters of activities, each focusing on a different topic related to this interaction as well as several sections that guide session leaders in helping youth along the…

Kroll, Mary; Thomas, Susan

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2000-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Kameyama, Miyuki

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

PubMed Central

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

2012-01-01

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Public institutions and private transactions : the legal and regulatory environment for business private transactions in Brazil and Chile  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing on the new institutional economics, the authors examine the impact on businesses of Brazil's relatively complex, nontransparent legal and regulatory institutions and compare their costs with those of Chile's institutions, which are relatively simple. They examine four basic areas where legal and regulatory institutions could create critical obstacles to efficiency in the garment industries of Sao Paulo and Santiago:

Andrew Stone; Brian Levy; Ricardo Paredes

1992-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2009-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2015-01-25

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2013-03-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2010-01-01

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Edwards MPAcc MASTER OF BUSINESS  

E-print Network

Edwards MPAcc MASTER OF BUSINESS A D M I N I S T R A T I O N MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL A C C O U N T I to function in a highly competitive business environment. This program takes your accounting and undergraduate - The Business Environment and Strategy 802 - Corporate Financial Management 803 - Financial Reporting

Saskatchewan, University of

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ENVS 411: Imagining the Environment of Tomorrow What does the future have in store for Earth--for us? Have we reached  

E-print Network

ENVS 411: Imagining the Environment of Tomorrow What does the future have in store for Earth--for us? Have we reached the end of nature? Do we only have to keep Earth functional long enough to make vision of what the future holds. Environmentalist movements have often been mobilized against time. We

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Adoption of e-commerce in Malaysia and its affect on the business performance: An organizational perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research investigates and explores the level of ecommerce in the organizations of Malaysia and its future intentions to adopt this technology in their businesses, this will also highlight the affect of this technology on the business performance. The changing environment of the global commerce and the improvement of information and communication technologies are providing the chance to the organizations

Muhammad Jehangir Khan; P. D. D. Dominic; A. Khan; Naseebullah

2010-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

209

A strategy for developing future academic leaders for South Africa in a resource-constrained environment.  

PubMed

A key challenge in addressing the shortage of health care workers in resource-constrained environments is ensuring that there is optimal academic capacity for their training. South Africa's University of KwaZulu-Natal has placed academic and research capacity building at the heart of its program with the Medical Education Partnership Initiative in a program called ENhancing Training and REsearch capacity and Expertise (ENTREE). The program aims to increase the quantity, quality, and retention of health care graduates. It is premised on the basis that research capacity development will lead to an increase in teachers who will be essential to improving the quality and quantity of health care workers needed to meet South Africa's health challenges. This is being achieved through four components of the program: (1) infusion of the undergraduate program with research modules; (2) attraction of academically talented students in the middle of their undergraduate program into a parallel track that has research capacity as its major thrust; (3) attraction of qualified health care personnel into a supported PhD program; and (4) providing strong research ethics training and mentorship. A significant proportion of the program is being executed in rural training sites, to increase the probability that trainees will return to the sites as mentors. PMID:25072580

Lalloo, Umesh G; Bobat, Raziya A; Pillay, Sandy; Wassenaar, Douglas

2014-08-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-09-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Krisko, Paula H.

2007-01-01

212

The surpluses and shortages in business-to-business marketing theory and research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Business-to-business marketing has come of age in the last three decades and research in this area has been extensive and impressive. This paper examines the extant body of business-to-business marketing research and identifies surpluses and shortages with the goal of stimulating future research. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper focuses on two questions regarding future business-to business marketing. First, what

Jagdish N. Sheth; Arun Sharma

2006-01-01

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Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interest in Genetic algorithms is expanding rapidly. This paper reviews software environments for programming Genetic Algorithms (GAs). As background, we initially preview genetic algorithms' models and their programming. Next we classify GA software environments into three main categories: Application-oriented, Algorithm-oriented and Tool-Kits. For each category of GA programming environment we review their common features and present a case study of

Jose Ribeiro Filho; Cesare Alippi; Philip Treleaven

214

DYNAMIC BUSINESS PROCESS MODELLING (BPM) FOR BUSINESS PROCESS CHANGE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The high failure rates of many business process change deployments are attributed to the inability to predict the outcome of the exercise without actually implementing the change in the physical environment. This restriction could be a result of over 80% of business process change projects adopting a static modelling technique in order to model their business processes. Static modelling enables

NAYNA PATEL; VLATKA HLUPIC

215

A Business Process Explorer: Recovering Business Processes from Business Applications  

E-print Network

1 A Business Process Explorer: Recovering Business Processes from Business Applications Jin Guo A business process contains a set of logically related tasks executed to fulfill business goals. Business applications enable organizations to automatically perform their daily operations. Business processes

Zou, Ying

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...related business of a specified CFTC-regulated person, a specified category of CFTC-regulated persons, or CFTC-regulated persons generally. (c) Definitions...rules of any board of trade located outside the United States, its...

2010-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...related business of a specified CFTC-regulated person, a specified category of CFTC-regulated persons, or CFTC-regulated persons generally. (c) Definitions...rules of any board of trade located outside the United States, its...

2012-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...related business of a specified CFTC-regulated person, a specified category of CFTC-regulated persons, or CFTC-regulated persons generally. (c) Definitions...rules of any board of trade located outside the United States, its...

2013-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...related business of a specified CFTC-regulated person, a specified category of CFTC-regulated persons, or CFTC-regulated persons generally. (c) Definitions...rules of any board of trade located outside the United States, its...

2011-04-01

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EU Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1998-01-01

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

E-print Network

Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date General Degree to Managerial Accounting 3 CID BUSCOM 201 Business Communication 3 BUSSTAT 207-208 Statistical Techniques Leadership for a New Generation 3 GENBUS 202 The Legal Environment of Business 3 FF GENBUS 450 Business

Barrash, Warren

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

E-print Network

Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date General Degree to Managerial Accounting 3 CID BUSCOM 201 Business Communication 3 BUSSTAT 207-208 Statistical Techniques Leadership for a New Generation 3 GENBUS 202 The Legal Environment of Business 3 FF GENBUS 450 Business

Barrash, Warren

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

E-print Network

Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business, 2012-2013 Name ID# Date General Degree to Managerial Accounting 3 CID BUSCOM 201 Business Communication 3 BUSSTAT 207-208 Statistical Techniques Leadership for a New Generation 3 GENBUS 202 The Legal Environment of Business 3 FF GENBUS 450 Business

Barrash, Warren

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Modeling Rural Business Innovation: A Farm Diversification Application  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines optimal business development strategies for rural firms given the specific characteristics of their rural business environment. An investigation of rural business strategy informs public policy formation by helping to determine how rural firms would react to changes in their market and policy environment. Moreover, an explicit rural business strategy analysis should help rural business managers and advisers

Duncan J. Anderson; Peter Tyler

2008-01-01

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Universitat Augsburg Patterns for Semantic Business Process  

E-print Network

Business Process Management (SBPM) ­ with semantically enriched business process models as one of its main. But they all have in common, that semantically enriched business process models are the key to all the futureUniversit¨at Augsburg Patterns for Semantic Business Process Modeling Christian Seitz Report 2008

Bauer, Bernhard

226

THE FUTURE OF THE CORPORATION: CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON THE FLY  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the emerging vision of the business and competitive environment of the future, organizations must be flexible, adaptable, responsive to market need and competition, yet economically viable. Yet current economic conditions and corporate strategies have diminished crucial links to employee innovation. We suggest a transitional organizational form with implications for bridging human and organizational needs, and consider the crucial role

THEODORE T. HERBERT; DEBORAH V. BRAZEAL

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Analysis of the interrelationship of energy, economy, and environment: A model of a sustainable energy future for Korea  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The primary purpose of this dissertation is to provide the groundwork for a sustainable energy future in Korea. For this purpose, a conceptual framework of sustainable energy development was developed to provide a deeper understanding of interrelationships between energy, the economy, and the environment (E 3). Based on this theoretical work, an empirical simulation model was developed to investigate the ways in which E3 interact. This dissertation attempts to develop a unified concept of sustainable energy development by surveying multiple efforts to integrate various definitions of sustainability. Sustainable energy development should be built on the basis of three principles: ecological carrying capacity, economic efficiency, and socio-political equity. Ecological carrying capacity delineates the earth's resource constraints as well as its ability to assimilate wastes. Socio-political equity implies an equitable distribution of the benefits and costs of energy consumption and an equitable distribution of environmental burdens. Economic efficiency dictates efficient allocation of scarce resources. The simulation model is composed of three modules: an energy module, an environmental module and an economic module. Because the model is grounded on economic structural behaviorism, the dynamic nature of the current economy is effectively depicted and simulated through manipulating exogenous policy variables. This macro-economic model is used to simulate six major policy intervention scenarios. Major findings from these policy simulations were: (1) carbon taxes are the most effective means of reducing air-pollutant emissions; (2) sustainable energy development can be achieved through reinvestment of carbon taxes into energy efficiency and renewable energy programs; and (3) carbon taxes would increase a nation's welfare if reinvested in relevant areas. The policy simulation model, because it is based on neoclassical economics, has limitations such that it cannot fully account for socio-political realities (inter- and intra-generational equity) which are core feature of sustainability. Thus, alternative approaches based on qualitative analysis, such as the multi-criteria approach, will be required to complement the current policy simulation model.

Boo, Kyung-Jin

228

Planet Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1996-01-01

229

Why business models matter.  

PubMed

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

Magretta, Joan

2002-05-01

230

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

231

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lewis, Mary Ellen James

232

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.

1997-01-01

233

AGATE animation - business theme  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1998-01-01

234

A Videocase Approach to ESP/Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The case study, where students analyze actual business situations and discuss complex business issues in a relatively risk-free environment, is a particularly good method for teaching business English. Graduate business programs use both written and video case studies in the classroom. Videocases bring the case study alive on film and may be…

Westerfield, Kay

235

Small Business - A Cyber Resilience Vulnerability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Small business in Australia comprise 95% of businesses. As a group this means that they contain increasing volumes of personal and business data. This creates escalating vulnerabilities as information is aggregated by various agencies. These vulnerabilities include identity theft and fraud. The threat environment of small business is extensive with both technical and human vulnerabilities. The problem is that the

Patricia A H Williams; Rachel J Manheke

2010-01-01

236

Bloomberg Business Week: Small Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1999-01-01

237

Scenarios of future built environment for coastal risk assessment of climate change using a GIS-based multicriteria analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Assessments of changing risks in the future often focus on climate change alone, and ignore other relevant drivers such as socioeconomic changes. If other relevant drivers are considered at all, expert judgment is often used to create scenarios and the underlying logic is not always apparent. In this paper we describe an algorithm-based method for developing quantitative future scenarios of

Mustafa Mokrech; Robert J Nicholls; Richard J Dawson

2012-01-01

238

BUSINESS APPLICATION SECTION 1: BUSINESS CONTACT INFORMATION  

E-print Network

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

Suzuki, Masatsugu

239

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

E-print Network

-I REPORTERS Bill Gates says it's not in his nature to reflect on the past -- even as he goes through his finalhttp://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/368079_gatesqa24ww.html Q&A: Gates talks about letting go that at all," Gates said. "If you looked at my e-mail in the last few months or even this weekend, you'd see I

Sadoway, Donald Robert

240

A DOM-based MVC Multi-modal e-Business  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2001-01-01

241

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hollweg, Karen S.

2009-01-01

242

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-04-01

243

Pattern-based information portal for business plan co-creation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bontchev, Boyan; Ruskov, Petko; Tanev, Stoyan

2010-10-01

244

Pattern-based information portal for business plan co-creation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bontchev, Boyan; Ruskov, Petko; Tanev, Stoyan

2011-03-01

245

Virtual Businesses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Tidwell, Pam

2009-09-29

246

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.

247

Writing a successful business plan.  

PubMed

1. In creating and building a business, the entrepreneur assumes all the responsibilities for its development and management, as well as the risks and risks and rewards. Many businesses do not survive because business owners fail to develop an effective plan. 2. The business plan focuses on major areas of concern and their contribution to the success of a new business. The finished product communicates the product/service to others and provides the basis for the financial proposal. 3. Planning helps identify customers, market area, pricing strategy, and competitive conditions. It aids in decision making and is an essential guide for operating a business successfully and measuring progress. 4. The business plan not only serves as a mechanism for obtaining any needed financial resources, but also indicates the future direction of the company. PMID:9043231

Haag, A B

1997-01-01

248

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Flax, Stanley

249

Eco-Friendly Business Practices Can Create Opportunities For Innovation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Mcfarlane, Opal; Ocon, Ralph

2009-09-29

250

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

E-print Network

challenges in science, energy, national security, and the environment." -Mike Kluse, Director, PNNL CONTACT translating discovering into solutions for challenges in energy, national security and the environment. We; Security Support & Services; Material Control & Accountability Energy and Environment Directorate

251

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

E-print Network

challenges in science, energy, national security, and the environment." -Mike Kluse, Director, PNNL CONTACT translating discovering into solutions for challenges in energy, national security and the environment. We; Security Support & Services; Material Control & Accountability energy and environment Directorate

252

Determinants of management development in small businesses  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines statistically the determinants of management development in small businesses, based on the results of a survey of 389 small businesses carried out in 1996. Generally, the immediate issues concern the factors that influence the development of owners and managers of growing and sustainable small businesses, considered by many to be the source of future innovation and jobs

Andrew Thomson; Colin Gray

1999-01-01

253

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Solomon, George T., Ed.; And Others

254

Hispanic Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

255

Corporate universities of the future  

Microsoft Academic Search

Corporate universities, like other lines of business within an enterprise, have customers and other stakeholders whose wants need to be satisfied. They operate in an environment subject to demographic, technological, and political trends that could affect their business. The leaders of corporate universities need to define the business situation they face so as to leverage their university’s strengths, minimize its

Stephen A. Stumpf

1998-01-01

256

Business Continuity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business continuity is a management process that identifies potential factors that threaten an organization and provides a framework for building resilience and the capability for an effective response. This response must safeguard the interests of its key stakeholders, as well as the organization's reputation, brand, and value-creating activities. Business continuity management is the subject of continuing development and research. In

Peter Speight

2011-01-01

257

Business & Operations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Agron, Joe

2007-01-01

258

Business Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook, designed for workplace literacy courses, contains materials for a business writing course. The course presents the fundamentals of effective business letter writing, focusing on logical organization, word choice, style, tone, and clarity. The course uses students' own examples as well as practice exercises for reinforcement.…

Burt, Lorna; Lewandowski, Carol

259

Business Plans Anatomy, Purpose and Process  

E-print Network

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

California at Davis, University of

260

An Efficient Framework for Business Software Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Businesses operate today in an increasingly dynamic environment through a worldwide network of information exchanges and business transactions. The Semantic Web - an extension of the current Web - which comprises ontologies and XML-related technologies, provides a shared and standardized vocabulary that can be communicated among automatic and human agents to share information and knowledge. Consider that an electronic business

Ivan Ho; Zentaro Komiya; Billy Pham; Hisato Kobayashi; Kazuo Yana

2003-01-01

261

Relating evolving business rules to software design  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to remain useful, it is important for software to evolve according to the changes in its business environment. Business rules, which can be used to represent both user requirements and conditions to which the system should conform, are considered as the most volatile part in today's software applications. Their changes bring high impact on both the business processes

Wan M. N. Wan-kadir; Pericles Loucopoulos

2004-01-01

262

Beyond Greening the Business School Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lancaster, Lilly M.; Rook, Sarah P.

2010-01-01

263

Business Model Innovation -- From Customer Value Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Junmei Zhang; He Gang; Yao Jianwen

2010-01-01

264

Environment Environment  

E-print Network

the natural environment and public water supplies; · Changes in soil conditions and other aspects of the natural environment may affect biodiversity and the ability of many native Scottish species to thrive

265

Power cable fault management with fiber optic distributed sensors: future technological trends  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an analysis of fiber distributed sensors applied to power cable fault management, and proposes a more suitable solution for the future. In tomorrow's fast-paced deregulated environment, exploiting new technologies for competitive advantage has become a major incentive in the power business delivery. In power lines, the main parameters that need real time checking are temperature, partial discharges,

Stephane R. Teral; Marcos Kleinerman; Patrice Malavielle

1998-01-01

266

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barkema, Alan D.; Drabenstott, Mark

267

Valuing the Paso Del Norte: Resident and Business Perspectives on the Value of the Environment Relative to Reopening the ASARCO Copper Smelter  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an earlier study, the economic impact of ASARCO reopening its smelter operations in El Paso was conducted. In impact analysis, the economic contribution of a business is only one side of the story since it tells what types of firms benefit from an impact, but it tells nothing about whether those benefits are equitable. These trade offs are policy

Carlos Olmedo; Dennis L. Soden; Osvaldo Morera; Mathew McElroy; David A Schauer; Sergio Pena; Cesar Fuentes; Mario E. Caire; Janet S. Conary; Roberto Tinajero; Daniel J. Quiñones; Elizabeth K. Gibson

2008-01-01

268

Future changes in climate, ocean circulation, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycling simulated for a business-as-usual CO2 emission scenario until year 4000 AD  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new model of global climate, ocean circulation, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycling, including a fully coupled carbon cycle, is presented and evaluated. The model is consistent with multiple observational data sets from the past 50 years as well as with the observed warming of global surface air and sea temperatures during the last 150 years. It is applied to a simulation of the coming two millennia following a business-as-usual scenario of anthropogenic CO2 emissions (SRES A2 until year 2100 and subsequent linear decrease to zero until year 2300, corresponding to a total release of 5100 GtC). Atmospheric CO2 increases to a peak of more than 2000 ppmv near year 2300 (that is an airborne fraction of 72% of the emissions) followed by a gradual decline to ˜1700 ppmv at year 4000 (airborne fraction of 56%). Forty-four percent of the additional atmospheric CO2 at year 4000 is due to positive carbon cycle-climate feedbacks. Global surface air warms by ˜10°C, sea ice melts back to 10% of its current area, and the circulation of the abyssal ocean collapses. Subsurface oxygen concentrations decrease, tripling the volume of suboxic water and quadrupling the global water column denitrification. We estimate 60 ppb increase in atmospheric N2O concentrations owing to doubling of its oceanic production, leading to a weak positive feedback and contributing about 0.24°C warming at year 4000. Global ocean primary production almost doubles by year 4000. Planktonic biomass increases at high latitudes and in the subtropics whereas it decreases at midlatitudes and in the tropics. In our model, which does not account for possible direct impacts of acidification on ocean biology, production of calcium carbonate in the surface ocean doubles, further increasing surface ocean and atmospheric pCO2. This represents a new positive feedback mechanism and leads to a strengthening of the positive interaction between climate change and the carbon cycle on a multicentennial to millennial timescale. Changes in ocean biology become important for the ocean carbon uptake after year 2600, and at year 4000 they account for 320 ppmv or 22% of the atmospheric CO2 increase since the preindustrial era.

Schmittner, Andreas; Oschlies, Andreas; Matthews, H. Damon; Galbraith, Eric D.

2008-03-01

269

College of Business College of Business  

E-print Network

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

Stephens, Graeme L.

270

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kodama, Mitsuru

2000-01-01

271

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dieck-Assad, María de Lourdes

2013-01-01

272

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.

1996-01-01

273

Business Application Instructions Section 2: Business Information  

E-print Network

Business Application Instructions Section 2: Business Information New (or "Eligible") business: means a business that satisfies all of the following tests: a) the business must not be operating; b) the business must not be moving existing jobs into the Tax-Free NY Area from another area

Suzuki, Masatsugu

274

Business Services Business Casual Dress Policy  

E-print Network

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

Holland, Jeffrey

275

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

PubMed

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

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

276

Business with Birmingham issue three  

E-print Network

Business with Birmingham issue three Breakthrough in fuel technology p2 Waste not, want not p5 their products have on the environment. See page 5 Supporting a safe and sustainable environment #12;Original of a lighter and more cost-effective fuel cell, with potential benefit for hybrid fuel cell vehicles. A `fuel

Birmingham, University of

277

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-09-01

278

Roadmap: Business Management Technology Business Administration Associate of Applied Business  

E-print Network

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

Sheridan, Scott

279

Advancing Acquisition of Business Know-How: Critical Learning Elements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lainema, Timo; Lainema, Kirsi

2008-01-01

280

A Performance Model for a Business Process Integration Middleware  

Microsoft Academic Search

With today's fast changing business environment and distributed global organizations, business processes of enterprises need to be able to quickly adapt to the new business requirements. BPI (business process integration) middleware are thus developed to facilitate the integration of various types of enterprise applications that operate within or across enterprise boundaries. Due to the varying complexity and distributed nature of

Te-kai Liu; Amir Behroozi; Santhosh Kumaran

2003-01-01

281

Supporting the “soft” side of business process reengineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

The contemporary business environment in which an organisation exists is becoming increasingly dynamic. The pressing need to improve the existing business processes in an organisation, results in the appearance of a new field called Business Process Reengineering (BPR). However, despite more and more innovative technological solutions for business processes, resistance to change continues to be the biggest BPR obstacle. According

Olivera Marjanovic

2000-01-01

282

Assessing and managing employee readiness for embracing e-business  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is imperative for business to use network and distributed information technology in purpose of integrating resources among organizations, vendors, employees, and suppliers to maximize the value-added in the competitive business environment. This causes organizations to implement electronic business (e-business) at an accelerating pace and has fueled predictions and speculations about how ready are their employees to embrace this new

Jung-yu Lai; Chorng-shyong Ong; Chun-chieh Yang; Chao-te Wang

2008-01-01

283

Opportunity for all: Linking service-learning and business education  

Microsoft Academic Search

A major criticism of contemporary business education centers on its failure to help business students achieve sufficient educational breath, particularly with regard to the external environment of business. The service-learning movement offers business faculty an excellent opportunity to address this deficiency. By developing curricular projects linked to community needs, faculty can further their students' technical skills while helping them simultaneously

Edward Zlotkowski

1996-01-01

284

What managers must know to conduct business in Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Suggests that before conducting business in Brazil, a business person should become familiar with its commercial and economic environment, including a general knowledge of its culture, its laws, level development, and how these factors affect one’s ability to transact business there. Provides a brief overview of these issues before offering Brazilian business trip things to know. Concludes that the use

Warren Turner; Brian H. Kleiner

2001-01-01

285

Agile test framework for business-to-business interoperability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business-to-business (B2B) applications are tested routinely for conformance and interoperability against a set of data exchange\\u000a standards before deployment. However, the existence of many data exchange standards, planned utilizations, deployment environments,\\u000a and testing scenarios makes it difficult to develop reusable testing tools. To address this challenge, we propose the Agile\\u000a Test Framework (ATF), which consists of a test case design

Jungyub Woo; Nenad Ivezic; Hyunbo Cho

286

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lainema, Timo

2004-01-01

287

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Perreault, Heidi R., Ed.

288

Business Intelligence: The Next Frontier for Information Systems Research?  

E-print Network

. Advances over the past decade, in processing power, connectivity, and intelligent technologies have matters. Keywords Business Intelligence, IS research, technology, future directions #12;Subject Matter. More specifically, business intelligence can be defined by the collection of cutting-edge technologies

Polz, Martin

289

The interventional radiology business plan.  

PubMed

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

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

2012-09-01

290

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.

291

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Xian, Li Liang

292

Business plan writing for physicians.  

PubMed

Physicians are practicing in an era in which they are often expected to write business plans in order to acquire, develop, and implement new technology or programs. This task is yet another reminder of the importance of business principles in providing quality patient care amid allocation of increasingly scarce resources. Unfortunately, few physicians receive training during medical school, residencies, or fellowships in performing such tasks. The process of writing business plans follows an established format similar to writing a consultation, in which the risks, benefits, and alternatives to a treatment option are presented. Although administrative assistance may be available in compiling business plans, it is important for physicians to understand the rationale, process, and pitfalls of business planning. Writing a business plan will serve to focus, clarify, and justify a request for scarce resources, and thus, increase its chance of success, both in terms of funding and implementation. A well-written business plan offers a plausible, coherent story of an uncertain future. Therefore, a business plan is not merely an exercise to obtain funding but also a rationale for investment that can help physicians reestablish leadership in health care. PMID:12169353

Cohn, Kenneth H; Schwartz, Richard W

2002-08-01

293

Business Forecasting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-05-20

294

Airline Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2006-10-31

295

Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management  

E-print Network

Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management Matthias Lohrmann and Manfred Reichert.lohrmann,manfred.reichert}@uni-ulm.de Abstract. For application scenarios such as the management of business process variants or business process quality, business objective models assume the role of formal requirements definitions as in software engi

Ulm, Universität

296

College of Business College of Business  

E-print Network

programs are available to students in the College of Business. Because the knowledge of at least one other.international.colostate.edu. Major in Business Administration The College of Business prepares students with the knowledge and skillsCollege of Business _______________ 2.6 Page 1 College of Business Office in Rockwell Hall, Room

297

Business Graphics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1987-01-01

298

Business session \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

The workshop also includes a business section that will focus on aspects of Social Media in the News domain. Panelists with expertise in innovation management, news provision, journalism and market developments will discuss some of the challenges of and opportunities for the news sector with regards to Social Media. This part of the workshop is organized and brought to you

Jochen Spangenberg

2012-01-01

299

Business Computers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A brief definition of some fundamentals of microcomputers and of the ways they may be used in small businesses can help potential buyers make informed purchases. Hardware (the mechanical devices from which computers are made) described here are the video display, keyboard, central processing unit, "random access" and "read only" memories, cassette…

Canipe, Stephen L.

300

Focused on the future of business  

E-print Network

on you and your goals is what allows us to help you earn your degree in a timely manner and to apply your.A. Economics M.S. Accountancy M.S. Information Systems M.S. Information Technology M.S. Taxation M.S. Taxation

de Lijser, Peter

301

Binghamton University Business System Business Intelligence  

E-print Network

for inquiry only. For history from activity after 7/1/13, use Business Intelligence. #12;University CenterBinghamton University Business System Business Intelligence & General Accounting #12;University.............. .................................................3 Searchable Account Group Definitions and Crosswalk ....................4 Financial History

Suzuki, Masatsugu

302

Liberty High School Transition Project: Model Process for Assimilating School, Community, Business, Government and Service Groups of the Least Restrictive Environment for Nondisabled and Disabled.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The panel presentation traces the development of and describes the operation of a Brentwood (California) project to prepare approximately 75 severely disabled individuals, ages 12-22, to function in the least restrictive recreation/leisure, vocational, and general community environments. Transition Steering Committee developed such project…

Grimes, Michael K.

303

Socioeconomic environment  

SciTech Connect

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

NONE

1995-10-01

304

Business Intelligence Modeling in Launch Operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2005-01-01

305

Business intelligence modeling in launch operations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2005-05-01

306

A Model of Information Security Governance for E-Business  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter identifies various levels of governance followed by a focus on the role of information technology (IT) governance with reference to information security for today's electronic business (e-business) environment. It outlines levels of enterprise, corporate, and business governance in relation to IT governance before integrating the latter with e-business security management. E-business has made organisations even more reliant on

Dieter Fink; Tobias Huegle; Martin Dortschy

2006-01-01

307

IN TECHNOLOGY /MEDIA /POLITICS SCIENCE /BUSINESS  

E-print Network

IN TECHNOLOGY /MEDIA /POLITICS SCIENCE /BUSINESS HEALTH / LIFESTYLE AND ARCHITECTURE / . WIRED in the media in symboli- cally layered and socially loaded" ways, according to the Neuron authors. Social.CO.UK THE FUTURE AS IT HAPPENS 132 PAGES OF IDEAS TO FUTUREPROOF YOURSELF AND YOUR BUSINESS YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE

Rand, David G.

308

Journal of Business and Training Education, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Redmann, Donna H., Ed.

2000-01-01

309

Introducing... The Paul Merage School of Business  

E-print Network

business schools. The Merage School consistently ranks among the top 10% of business schools world-wide's future as a world-class academic institution. THOMAS ANTUNEZ `05 CEO, Percentix #12;INGOODCOMPANY Our ­ or for that matter ­ anywhere in the world: ­ The Boeing Company ­ Deloitte Consulting ­ Disneyland Resort ­ Edwards

Barrett, Jeffrey A.

310

A Look at Business in 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

311

New economy – new business models – new approaches  

Microsoft Academic Search

Towards the end of the twentieth century a number of changes occurred that suggest that organisational structures and management attitudes and behaviour in the foreseeable future will differ markedly from the traditional model. Not only had business become global in every respect, but in almost all markets end-user expectations were undergoing significant change which were forcing business to come to

David Walters

2004-01-01

312

Which Industries Are Sensitive to Business Cycles?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Berman, Jay; Pfleeger, Janet

1997-01-01

313

Asynchronous Learning Forums for Business Acculturation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pence, Christine Cope; Wulf, Catharina

2009-01-01

314

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.

315

Small Business Manager Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

E-print Network

Keith Joy Small Business Manager Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Past, Present, and Future #12;2 OAK Excellence in Science and Technology Excellence in science and innovative solutions to complex problems

316

Business Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

317

Assessing the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Berger, Allen

318

College of Business College of Business  

E-print Network

College of Business College of Business Office in Rockwell Hall, Room 178 (970) 491-6471 biz, Associate Dean MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH CONCENTRATIONS IN Accounting Finance Human Resource Management UNDERGRADUATE MINOR Business Administration Real Estate UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS The College

Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

319

3Building a Business Building a Business  

E-print Network

15 3Building a Business Building a Business This section provides direction on the kinds of business-related issues that the academic entrepre- neur is likely to confront. Is It a Product: "What are the growth prospects of this enterprise?" Thus when reviewing a business plan, venture capi

Arnold, Jonathan

320

business.rutgers.edu Rutgers Business School  

E-print Network

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

Lin, Xiaodong

321

Master of Business Administration Graduate Business Program  

E-print Network

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

Sridhar, Srinivas

322

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)

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.

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

2013-12-01

323

Emphasizing Professionalism: An Assignment in Business Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To introduce students to the actual environment in which professional level communication takes place early in the term of a business writing course, students are asked what they believe to be the major communication difficulties faced by business people in their everyday routines. The responses are listed and then compared with actual instances…

Nelson, Charles W.

324

undergraduate programs walker college of business  

E-print Network

University Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Appalachian State University offers business environment demands dynamic leaders. The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State's enthusiasm for and impact on Appalachian State University, its students and alumni. Appalachian State

Thaxton, Christopher S.

325

Business Continuity Planning for Risk Reduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper outlines the business continuity planning as a methodology that could be used by organizations in order to reduce the risks that occur both at the organizational level and in its outside environment. There are presented the main objectives and steps in business continuity planning process. In the end of the paper are presented some issues that organizations should

Ion PLUMB; Andreea ZAMFIR; Delia TUDOR

2007-01-01

326

Constructivist Pedagogy for the Business Communication Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mathews, Minu

2007-01-01

327

Business Process Distribution; An Intelligent Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business Processes in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are run using an orchestrate engine. The poi nt here is that running a huge number of business proc esses under a centralized orchestrate engine result in degrading of run-time environment abilities. Apart from this, running clustered orchestrate engines as an alternative way to obviate centralized orchestrate engine problems is not a final

Faramarz Safi Esfahani; Masrah Azrifah Azmi Murad; Nur Izura Udzir

2008-01-01

328

Competitive Strategies in Business Model Innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mei Lin

329

Business reporting: how transparency becomes a justification mechanism  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper contributes to the discussion of the present status and future scenarios of business reporting by conducting a thorough review and analysis of state-of-the-art of the authoritative business reporting literature and also a set of specifically formulated models for voluntary reporting. By analyzing the chosen business reporting models with respect to 14 generally acknowledged themes, the paper contributes to

Christian Nielsen

2004-01-01

330

Business Intelligence for Home Care Source Data and ETL Process  

E-print Network

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

Kaiserslautern, Universität

331

Visual business ecosystem intelligence: lessons from the field.  

PubMed

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

Basole, Rahul C

2014-01-01

332

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS  

E-print Network

as globalization; energy, environment, and infrastructure; and health care--areas of study that our students's students. Their ability to understand the impact of culture and public policy on the global economy has diversity. 01 " Director's Note #12;> J. RICHARD ARONSON The William L. Clayton Professor of Business

Gilchrist, James F.

333

Knowledge Harvesting For Business Intelligence  

E-print Network

: ontology, semantics, ontology learning, knowledge engineering, busi- ness intelligence 1.1 Introduction challenging. This paper aims at describing the importance of semantic technologies (ontologies) and knowledge will present the state of the art of ontology learning approaches from textual data and web environment

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

334

College of Business and Economics Mission Statement  

E-print Network

College of Business and Economics Mission Statement We provide a high quality learning environment with a commitment to continuous improvement and the highest quality in all endeavors. Vision Statement The College quality teaching, research impact, entrepreneurial spirit, and creativity. #12;

Barrash, Warren

335

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.

336

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nico Weiner; Anette Weisbecker

2011-01-01

337

FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Procurement &  

E-print Network

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

Tipple, Brett

338

Tribal Business Assistance Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Salish Kootenai College Tribal Business Assistance Center was established in 1994 to provide technical assistance to individuals who are pursuing a small business. The center assists the entrepreneur by way of individual consultation with business advisors, small business workshops, and business administration courses that have been created…

Lansdowne, Michele

339

of business intellectual  

E-print Network

students can experience business in countries such as Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italyof 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

Weyde, Tillman

340

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McEntee, Arthur, Ed.

341

A New Approach to Competence-based Business Partner Profiles for Collaborative Business Process Management  

E-print Network

for the realization of collaborative networks in near future. Assessment of competences can be seen as integral partA New Approach to Competence-based Business Partner Profiles for Collaborative Business Process of collaborative resource planning and competence management. Our research activities yielded a meta model which

Boyer, Edmond

342

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Subhash C. Jain; Robert Grosse

2009-01-01

343

Cultural Sensitivity: The Key to Teaching Global Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Timm, Judee A.

2003-01-01

344

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Faculty Searches in Finance  

E-print Network

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Faculty Searches in Finance August, 2012 The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College's graduate school of management, anticipates faculty searches and enhance the intellectual environment of the school. The Tuck School of Business, founded in 1900

Myers, Lawrence C.

345

Towards comprehensive integration management of business continuity, records and knowledge  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many of management systems for business continuity, records and knowledge (BRK) are standalone. Connections and networks of business continuity management systems (BCMS), records management systems (RMS) and knowledge management systems (KMS) are expected to study for facing challenges from evidence-based collaborations in a networked working environment, in terms of control of documented information for business efficiency; guarantee of evidentiality and

Xiaomi An; Wang Wang

2010-01-01

346

Company strategy: Business model reconfiguration for innovation and internationalization  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ramon Casadesus-Massanell; Joan E. Ricart

2009-01-01

347

A Value-Oriented Framework of Business Models Innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business models innovation is vital to sustain competitive advantage during the dramatical change environment. After reviewing the literatures of business models, a value-oriented framework of business models innovation consists of value proposition, value sustain, value supporting and value transforming has been used to analyze the success of Apple iPod and iPhone.

Qiuying Chen

2009-01-01

348

Analysis Paralysis-Developing A Business Continuity Plan  

E-print Network

) and Trainee (Right), Brazil 1998 -Security -Reception/Front Desk/Bank -Business Continuity #12;Brief HistoryAnalysis Paralysis-Developing A Business Continuity Plan Steve Sadler, UCAR Director of Safety and Site Services #12;Getting to Know A Business Continuity Survivor · Health, Environment and Safety

349

Developing International Business Managers through International Study Visits to China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tang, Yiming; Rose, Susan

2014-01-01

350

Business Continuity Planning Checklist  

E-print Network

Business Continuity Planning Checklist When unexpected or even catastrophic events occur importance of a solid continuity plan. That's why Business Continuity Planning focuses multiple aspects, businesses must protect their employees and continue critical operations that support their communities

Greenberg, Albert

351

Business Services Strategic Plan  

E-print Network

Business Services Strategic Plan Updated September 2008 New Synergies: Launching Tomorrow's Leaders of Budget and Fiscal Planning, Business Management, Computing Services, Treasury Operations, Office #12;Goal 3 Improve service delivery Through this goal, Business Services acts to continuously review

Holland, Jeffrey

352

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

E-print Network

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

Vertes, Akos

353

A Technology Plan for Enabling Commercial Space Business  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Lyles, Garry M.

1997-01-01

354

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

PubMed

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

Lynch, Wendy D; Sherman, Bruce W

2014-01-01

355

CollegeofBusinessAdministration College of Business  

E-print Network

CollegeofBusinessAdministration 113 College of Business Administration Dean, Stefanie Lenway) Introduction The College of Business Administration is a research-based institution located in the heart of Chicago that cultivates a spirit of entrepreneurship through real-world experience. The CBA is one

Illinois at Chicago, University of

356

CollegeofBusinessAdministration College of Business  

E-print Network

CollegeofBusinessAdministration 109 College of Business Administration Dean, Stefanie Lenway) Introduction The College of Business Administration is a research-based institution located in the heart of Chicago that cultivates a spirit of entrepreneurship through real-world experience. The CBA is one

Illinois at Chicago, University of

357

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

358

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Breeding, Marshall

1998-01-01

359

Reliable Execution Planning and Exception Handling for Business Process  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Business process integration and management have become the key success factors of transforming a company into an adaptive\\u000a enterprise. Experiences show the fact that most of expenses for automating business processes attribute to the activities\\u000a of both detecting business exceptions and repairing the emerging problems, due to highly dynamic business environments. In\\u000a this paper, we describe our ongoing project of

Liangzhao Zeng; Jun-jang Jeng; Santhosh Kumaran; Jayant Kalagnanam

2003-01-01

360

Future of Internet Yrj Neuvo & Elina Karvonen (eds.)  

E-print Network

ON BIT BANG 4 7 FUTURE OF INTERNET - SOCIETAL, BUSINESS, GOVERNANCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS 9 Are We Bang ­ Future of the Internet: Societal, business, governance and technological aspects was the fourth, governance and technological phenomena that might affect the future development of the Internet. During

Kaski, Samuel

361

Women's Business Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

362

NABTE Review: A Journal of the National Association for Business Teacher Education, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue includes research that addresses the needs and the future of business education, its competencies, curriculum, technology, and ethics. "Editorial Comment: Calling All Business Educators What Can We Do?" (Chalupa) provides an overview of the issue. "Business Education in the United States: 1991-2000 National Association for Business

Chalupa, Marilyn R., Ed.

2001-01-01

363

Textiles and Clothing Business Professionals for the Twenty-First Century: Moving Toward Diversity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Textile and clothing programs of the future, including instruction, extension, and research, will be influenced to some extent by the needs of national and international fashion-related business and industry as well as by the customerlclients whose needs are served by those businesses and industries. By identifying some possible futures of the textile and clothing industries\\/businesses and their clients, we will

Carol Anne Dickson

1984-01-01

364

Detecting Clones in Business Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

A business application automates a collection of business processes. A business process describes how a set of logically related tasks are executed, ordered and managed by following business rules to achieve business objectives. An online bookstore business application contains several tasks such as buying a book, ordering a book, and sending out promotions. Business analysts specify business tasks and software

Jin Guo; Ying Zou

2008-01-01

365

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...

366

Toxicity and Environmental Risks of Nanomaterials: Challenges and Future Needs  

PubMed Central

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

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

2010-01-01

367

BUSINESS MINORS Courses Credits  

E-print Network

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

Maxwell, Bruce D.

368

Business Analyst Certificate Program  

E-print Network

Business Analyst Certificate Program BusinessandManagement extension.uci.edu/ba #12;Business Analyst Certificate Program Business Analysts Capture Requirements to Build What the Customer Wants. The Business Analyst serves as the key liaison between the client, stakeholders, and the solutions team

Rose, Michael R.

369

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.

370

Doing Business Presented at  

E-print Network

institutions of higher learning and small business concerns owned and controlled by service disabled veterans charities and education #12;B&W Y-12 Company Policy B&W Y-12's continued support of the small business.2% Small Women-Owned Business 10.0% 12.6% Small HUBZone business 4.0% 6.6% Service Disabled Veteran

371

The ecological research needs of business  

PubMed Central

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

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

2010-01-01

372

MicroBusiness - Cellular Industry Competes for Broadband Business  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our previous column on WiMAX business prospects included a graph of the mobile WiMAX competitive environment. Many different versions of such graphs exist. What these graphs have in common is that they are all populated by a progression of cellular systems toward ever-higher broadband capabilities. The 4G target peak data rates agreed upon in ITU-R Working Party 8F for \\

Ferdo Ivanek

2007-01-01

373

Future of color  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We live in a world in which styles and technologies are nearly the same from place to place, but change daily. This changing global culture is unprecedented, and reinforced by emerging new technologies that affect us all. The Future of Color, examines new technologies, how they will affect the selection and promulgation of color in the near future, and their impact upon us. We examine this topic from many perspectives - technological, business and commercial. Most importantly, as we understand how our world is emerging, we can position ourselves strategically for tomorrow.

Ladson, Jack A.; Turner, Laraine B.; Green-Armytage, Paul; Hunt, Robert W. G.

2002-06-01

374

Starting a Small Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Duke, Sonya

2008-10-07

375

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.

Research., United S.

1995-01-01

376

Key recovery in a business environment  

E-print Network

.M. Martin, C.J. Mitchell, B. Preneel, and K. Rantos. Trialling secure billing with trusted third party These doctoral studies were conducted under the supervision of Chris Mitchell and Peter Wild. The work presented­579, Rhodes, Greece, 1998. · K. Rantos and C.J. Mitchell. Remarks on KRA's key recovery block format

Dent, Alexander W.

377

Smart Business Supersite (SBS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1996-01-01

378

Strategy and Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1998-01-01

379

Small Business Innovations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1996-01-01

380

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Savaneviciene, Asta; Stark, Gerhard

2008-01-01

381

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shurden, Michael; Shurden, Susan; Cagwin, Douglass

2008-01-01

382

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS As the economy has shifted from a domestic to a  

E-print Network

5/2013 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS As the economy has shifted from a domestic to a globally competitive marketplace, there continues to be a growing demand for business professionals who can function effectively in the international environment. International business involves business transactions between two or more nations

383

The market, technological and industry context of business process re-engineering in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

Attempts to contextualize the current high level of interest in business process re-engineering (BPR) in UK business and industry. Reviews a number of surveys of UK business involvement with BPR and suggests long-term secular trends in the business environment of Western firms that seem likely to have encouraged its use. Presents a brief history of the development of BPR to

Arthur Francis; Robert MacIntosh

1997-01-01

384

business.cardiff.ac.uk Cardiff Business sChool  

E-print Network

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

Davies, Christopher

385

NT Security in an Open Academic Environment  

SciTech Connect

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.

Cowles, Robert D

1999-06-02

386

Analysis of radiology business models.  

PubMed

As health care moves to value orientation, radiology's traditional business model faces challenges to adapt. The authors describe a strategic value framework that radiology practices can use to best position themselves in their environments. This simplified construct encourages practices to define their dominant value propositions. There are 3 main value propositions that form a conceptual triangle, whose vertices represent the low-cost provider, the product leader, and the customer intimacy models. Each vertex has been a valid market position, but each demands specific capabilities and trade-offs. The underlying concepts help practices select value propositions they can successfully deliver in their competitive environments. PMID:23245438

Enzmann, Dieter R; Schomer, Donald F

2013-03-01

387

Measuring the Quality of Program Environments in Head Start and Other Early Childhood Programs: A Review and Recommendations for Future Research. Working Paper Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS) tracks children throughout the country as they move from kindergarten through fifth grade. As part of the ECLS planning process, the possibility was considered of assessing the program environments of Head Start children before they entered the ECLS kindergartens. A review was conducted of selected…

Love, John M.; Meckstroth, Alicia; Sprachman, Susan

388

A Stakeholder Model of Business Intelligence  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the 21st century, organizations are evolving into a new-form based on knowledge and networks in response to an environment characterized by indistinct organizational boundaries, information abundance, and fast-paced change. This paper explores the role of Business Intelligence (BI) in this new-form organization. I develop a model that positions Business Intelligence as the primary source of explicit knowledge linking it

Claire A. Simmers; Erivan K. Haub

2004-01-01

389

SUGGESTED BUSINESS ELECTIVES For College of Business Administration Students  

E-print Network

SUGGESTED BUSINESS ELECTIVES For College of Business Administration Students Business electives Management 4497 Physician Practice Management Marketing 3505 Consumer Behavior (MKT) 3515 Personal Selling

Kulp, Mark

390

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

E-print Network

Planning your business: The Business Plan A business plan is like a road map for your business. Careful planning is key to any successful business. A business plan ensures that resources are available, including (time, money, and opportunities). It helps you decide where you want to go with the business

391

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"?

392

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.

393

Software development environment, appendix F  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Riddle, W. E.

1980-01-01

394

Business, management and finance  

E-print Network

Business, management and finance Essentials Taught degrees Masters in Business Administration (MBA) MSc in Banking and Finance MSc in Corporate and Financial Risk Management MSc in Financial Mathematics MSc in International Accounting and Corporate Governance MSc in International Finance MSc

Sussex, University of

395

Skyscrapers and business cycles  

Microsoft Academic Search

he skyscraper index, created by economist Andrew Lawrence shows a correlation between the construction of the world's tallest building and the business cycle. Is this just a coincidence, or perhaps do skyscrap- ers cause business cycles? A theoretical foundation of \\

Mark Thornton

2005-01-01

396

BusinessJournalism.org  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

397

Business Communications in Australia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illustrates how business communication courses fit into tertiary business studies programs generally and recounts the evolution of such courses at Nepean College of Advanced Education in Sydney, Australia. (AEA)

Galvin, Michael

1982-01-01

398

48 CFR 970.1907 - Subcontracting with Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Woman-Owned Small Business...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Woman-Owned Small Business Concerns. 970...CONTRACTS Small, Small Disadvantaged and Women-Owned Small Business Concerns 970...Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Woman-Owned Small Business...

2010-10-01

399

49 CFR Appendix C to Part 26 - DBE Business Development Program Guidelines  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...or work outside the DBE program. (D) The business plan should contain at least the following: (1) An analysis of market potential, competitive environment and other business analyses estimating the program participant's...

2011-10-01

400

49 CFR Appendix C to Part 26 - DBE Business Development Program Guidelines  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...or work outside the DBE program. (D) The business plan should contain at least the following: (1) An analysis of market potential, competitive environment and other business analyses estimating the program participant's...

2010-10-01

401

First Business Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

402

Business resilience Ensuringcontinuityinavolatile  

E-print Network

, and 69% took a similar view about business continuity planning. Strengths and weaknesses, business continuity management has emerged as one of the key tools that companies use to manage operational strength and weakness in companies' consideration of operational risk management and business continuity

403

Business continuity planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 11 September tragedy in the USA has provided a wake up call to remind businesses of the need for adequate disaster recovery and business continuity planning. A business continuity plan must be comprehensive and up to date. This paper outlines the key content of such a plan and the issues to be addressed in drawing one up to ensure

Mick Savage

2002-01-01

404

English for Business Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bhatia, Vijay K.; Bremner, Stephen

2012-01-01

405

The Business of Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ohles, John F.

406

Digital Business RESEARCH BRIEF  

E-print Network

Center for Digital Business RESEARCH BRIEF Volume XIII Number 1 May 2011 2011 MIT Center for Digital Business, A. McAfee Shattering the Myths About Enterprise 2.0 Andrew P. McAfee, Associate Director, MIT Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management Introduction: What Is Enterprise 2

407

Corporate and Business Plan  

E-print Network

Corporate and Business Plan 2010-2011 #12;Main addresses Forest Research Alice Holt Lodge Farnham Research's Business Plan 2010-2011 ..........................12 Table Contents Table 1 - Income This Corporate and Business Plan sets out FR's aims and strategic objectives. It describes the Key Performance

408

Digital Business RESEARCH BRIEF  

E-print Network

Center for Digital Business RESEARCH BRIEF Volume X Number 2 January 2008 © 2008 MIT Center for Digital Business, S. Bhansali and E. Brynjolfsson Measuring the Impact of Electronic Data Management is stored in the form of documents such as reports, forms, memos, letters etc. and business processes

409

Business Ethics in Russia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most of the features of modern Russian business are transient, determined by the transitional character of the Russian economy and drastic changes in the social structure, ideology, and consciousness of Russian society in general. There are three main normative experiences in the traditions of Russian business: a) the experience of pre-Revolutionary business, specifically developed and practiced by the merchants of

Ruben G. Apressyan

1997-01-01

410

Small Business Pedagogic Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

411

Teaching Business Chinese Online.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a comprehensive approach to teaching business Chinese online that is beng developed in the language learning laboratory at the University of Illinois. The courseware consists of two complementary parts: a business Chinese workbook and a business Chinese simulation. (Author/VWL)

Zhang, Hang

2002-01-01

412

Business Traveler Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

413

Teaching Business Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MacKillop, Robyn

2010-01-01

414

Food Business Entrepreneurship  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Weber, Peter

415

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gaskins, Whitney

416

darla moore school of business darla moore school of business  

E-print Network

darla moore school of business #12;darla moore school of business "All of us at the Moore School communities, relevant and cutting-edge business and management knowledge for our corporate partners, International Business #12;the promise to business: education and support "Business, more than any other

Almor, Amit

417

Business Agreements Printing & Mail Services  

E-print Network

Business Agreements Storehouse Printing & Mail Services Receiving Equipment Management Director Planning/ Resource Planning Space ManagementAccounting Services Student Business Services Education Administration Finance and Business Operations Organization Risk Management Finance & Business Operations

418

Open for Business Why Cardiff?  

E-print Network

too, like local businesses seeking immediate solutions to nagging manufacturing problems, assistance Transfer Partnerships ­ This highly successful programme can solve your strategic business problemsOpen for Business Business #12;Why Cardiff? Cardiff University has an enviable track record

Martin, Ralph R.

419

Study on Niches of Enterprises and Strategy in E-business Ecosystem  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract—The internet revolution is sweeping every aspect ofbusiness, and E-business development needs sound ecological environment. The competition in the e-business was not among enterprises but among the ecosystems. This paper focuses on problems of E-business construction for enterprises in different niches in the perspective of business ecosystem, introduces the concept of e-business ecosystem and the basic components and analyzes the

Xianghui Zhu; Jing Zhang

2009-01-01

420

Understanding the Business of Library Acquisitions. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schmidt, Karen A., Ed.

421

Improving Computer Literacy of Business Management Majors: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

422

A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF BUSINESS ETHICS IN TANZANIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The limited business ethics research in Africa focused exclusively on the Republic of South Africa. Our research attempts to gain an exploratory view of the role of business ethics in Tanzania, and in future projects explore these views in detail. Our current project will introduce the reader to Tanzania, their economy, and the ethical climate in Africa. We then examine

Marty Ludlum; Germain Pichop

423

Business Intelligence: The Next Frontier for Information Systems Research?  

E-print Network

. Advances over the past decade, in processing power, connectivity, and intelligent technologies have matters. Keywords Business Intelligence, IS research, technology, future directions #12; Subject Matter. More specifically, business intelligence can be defined by the collection of cutting­edge technologies

Polz, Martin

424

Mondaq Business Briefing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1998-01-01

425

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.

426

New York Times: Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

427

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

PubMed

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

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

2007-01-01

428

Strategising for the future Indian EO programme  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2002-07-01

429

Small Business Training Models for Community Growth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jellison, Holly M., Ed.

430

The Escalation of Business as Usual  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tuchman, Gaye

2011-01-01

431

Evolution of the New Economy Business Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

William Lazonick

2005-01-01

432

Global Geographical Knowledge of Today's Business Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Geographical knowledge of foreign countries is a crucial variable for successfully marketing goods and services in overseas markets. This fact calls into question the level of geographical expertise possessed by today's undergraduate students majoring in business-who are likely to be the international marketers of the future. This article reports the results of a study of the geographical knowledge-as measured by

Richard T Hise

1991-01-01

433

Knowledge and the environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some recent analyses suggest that future increases in knowledge will, more or less automatically, alleviate or even eliminate future environmental problems. Here we examine this issue. First, we discuss whether a knowledge explosion is indeed occurring, addressing some of the problems with assessing knowledge-growth. We next consider whether growth in knowledge will help the environment; we ask whether future advances

Paul R. Ehrlich; Gary Wolff; Gretchen C. Daily; Jennifer B. Hughes; Scott Daily; Michael Dalton; Lawrence Goulder

1999-01-01

434

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

435

13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-01-01

436

13 CFR 302.1 - Environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-01-01

437

Business involvement in science education  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1995-12-31

438

Business use of satellite communications.  

PubMed

The development of satellite communications over the past two decades has been very rapid. At the same time, space and electronics technologies have progressed sufficiently to allow satellite systems to keep pace with user requirements and to expand in several dimensions, including capacity, coverage, performance, reliability, and variety of services. The principal services provided by satellite systems have been long-distance trunks for telephone circuits and television program distribution. Recently, data transmission and network services have been added to meet emerging requirements for "office of the future" and other business applications. Data services are now expected to be the most rapidly expanding element of satellite communications. PMID:17747848

Edelson, B I; Cooper, R S

1982-02-12

439

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-12-01

440

Canadian Business Schools: Going out of Business?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using Porter's five-forces model (potential entrants, suppliers, buyers, rivalry, substitutes) to analyze competition in Canadian university business schools, the authors conclude that schools are becoming increasingly vulnerable to competitive pressures and that strategic reorientation is necessary. (SK)

Dobni, Dawn; Dobni, Brooke

1996-01-01

441

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Finch, Warren Irvin

1997-01-01

442

Transgenic fish resistant to infectious diseases, their risk and prevention of escape into the environment and future candidate genes for disease transgene manipulation.  

PubMed

Transgenic fish have been produced that have improved growth, disease resistance, survival in cold and body composition, have altered color, that can act as bioindicators for estrogenic pollutants and that can produce pharmaceutical proteins. The largest amount of transgenic research has focused on growth hormone transfer. A relatively small amount of research has focused on enhancing disease resistance, but significant enhancement has been accomplished. Pleiotropic effects from the transfer of other transgenes, particularly growth hormone gene can alter disease resistance in both positive and negative ways. Most negative effects for all transgenes appear to lower fitness traits, which is positive for biological containment. Transgenic fish appear to pose little environmental risk, but this research is not fully conclusive. To expedite commercialization and minimize environmental risk, transgenic sterilization research is underway. A large amount of functional genomics research has resulted in a much better understanding of gene expression when fish are experiencing disease epizootics. This information may allow the future design of more effective transgenic approaches to address disease resistance. PMID:18249446

Dunham, Rex A

2009-03-01

443

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-09-01

444

When and how to innovate your business model  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Edward Giesen; Eric Riddleberger; Richard Christner; Ragna Bell

2010-01-01

445

Study on Niches of Enterprises and Strategy in E-business Ecosystem  

E-print Network

Abstract—The internet revolution is sweeping every aspect of business, and E-business development needs sound ecological environment. The competition in the e-business was not among enterprises but among the ecosystems. This paper focuses on problems of E-business construction for enterprises in different niches in the perspective of business ecosystem, introduces the concept of e-business ecosystem and the basic components and analyzes the strategy. Index Terms—business ecosystem, enterprise nich, strategy, co-evolution I.

Xianghui Zhu; Jing Zhang

446

Third Party Services for Enabling Business-to-Business Interactions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business-to-business (B2B) interactions concerned with the fulfilment of a given business function (e.g., order processing)\\u000a requires business partners to exchange electronic business documents and to act on them. This activity can be viewed as the\\u000a business partners taking part in the execution of a shared business process, where each partner is responsible for performing\\u000a their part in the process. Naturally,

Santosh Shrivastava

2009-01-01

447

Issues for small businesses with waste management.  

PubMed

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

Redmond, Janice; Walker, Elizabeth; Wang, Calvin

2008-07-01

448

Business Intelligence A Consistent Approach to Gathering and Analyzing Data  

E-print Network

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

Thomas, David D.

449

Business continuity planning as a facilities management tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

The inevitability of crises within the business environment suggests that the majority of organisations should have a business continuity plan (BCP). This work highlights those organisations that do not plan in this way and those which focus on information technology rather than utilising a holistic, integrated approach. Through extensive primary research this paper explores the current uptake and scope of

Michael Pitt; Sonia Goyal

2004-01-01

450

Incorporating business process management into RFID-enabled  

E-print Network

to the wire level. The purpose of this paper is to explore the methodology of incorporating business logics-applied environment. Design/methodology/approach ­ Following the object-oriented modelling perspective, concepts operations. The reported research has demonstrated a feasible scheme of incorporating business process

Liu, Chengfei

451

Doing Business with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

E-print Network

for environmental molecular sciences (EMSL) DOE 61% Science Energy Environment National Security Battelle Private 9's ability to predict climate change and its impacts Understand energy and materials transferDoing Business with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Kala Suhadolnik Small Business

452

A Business Intelligence Model for SMEs Based on Tacit Knowledge  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a specific model of business intelligence in relation with SMEs practices, culture and competitive environment. This model is based on the mobilization of corporate tacit knowledge and informal information, aiming at interpreting anticipatory environmental information and assist strategic decision making. An empirical survey assessing the existing business intelligence practices in 20 French SMEs has identified seven necessary

M. Sadok; H. Lesca

2009-01-01

453

Contemporary Cleopatras: the business ethics of female Egyptian managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore gender differences in ethical attitudes along two dimensions: perceived ethical strategies for career advancement, or upward-influence ethics; and perceived ethical roles of business in society and the natural environment, or business social and environmental responsibility. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Employing a variance decomposition procedure, the paper identifies substantive differences in the ethical

Liesl Riddle; Meghana Ayyagari

2011-01-01

454

Legitimizing the gut feel: the role of intuition in business  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organizations have never faced a more turbulent, complex or changing environment. Traditional managerial approaches need to be supplemented to enable business to survive. Making sense of complexity requires holistic, lateral, intuitive thinking – right-brain skills that can be improved and developed. These skills need to become legitimate features to identify, discuss and develop in business settings. Argues that right-brain skills

Alden G. Lank; Elizabeth A. Lank

1995-01-01

455

BUSINESS SENSITIVE 1 Tri-Cities Research District  

E-print Network

BUSINESS SENSITIVE 1 Tri-Cities Research District Speaker Series: Advancing Research Parks Complex Matters ­ Creates a "sense of place" for the technology business community ­ Provides a resourceSalle Investment Management, May 2003. · In today's global knowledge-based economy, physical environments matter

456

Real Time Business Intelligence for the Adaptive Enterprise  

Microsoft Academic Search

In today's competitive environment, analysing data to predict market trends of products and services a nd to improve the performance of enterprise systems is an essenti al business survival activity. However, it is becoming clear t hat business success requires such data analysis to be carried o ut in real-time, and that actions in response to analysis results mu st

Ben Azvine; Zhan Cui; Detlef Nauck; Basim A. Majeed

2006-01-01

457

Agenda for Japanese business in the global economy  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are many issues that affect Japanese businesses as they compete in the global economy, but this lecture focuses on two important issues: (1) Japan's changing wage and employment systems; and (2) How Japanese companies are coping with the new business environment. But it will touch on another issue: problems of cross-cultural communication.

Susumu Yoshida

1997-01-01

458

Peru 2021: A Business Plan for National Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Peru 2021, an organization of business-related individuals with a vision for Peruvian society. Outlines aspects of their vision in the areas of leadership, education, economy, environment, government, business, technology, and society. Discusses Peru 2021's efforts to develop a strategic plan for implementing the vision, to involve…

Caravedo, Baltazar

1998-01-01

459

Cheating the Business Template: Filling in the Blanks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business professionals often use standard templates when composing documents, and teachers of business writing direct students to textbook examples to use as sample formats. Good instructors do want to provide their students with informative examples of what is expected, especially in an online course environment where students cannot raise their…

Mechenbier, Mahli Xuan

2011-01-01

460

Competitiveness: business model reconfiguration for innovation and internationalization  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ramon Casadesus-Masanell; Joan E. Ricart

2010-01-01

461

WEB DEVELOPMENT EVOLUTION: THE BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE ON SECURITY  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

William Bradley Glisson; L. Milton Glisson; Ray Welland

462

Engaging Community Businesses in HIV Prevention: A Feasibility Study  

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

463

Perspectives on the future of the electric utility industry  

SciTech Connect

This report offers perspectives on the future of the electric utility industry. These perspectives will be used in further research to assess the prospects for Integrated Resource Planning (IRP). The perspectives are developed first by examining economic, political and regulatory, societal, technological, and environmental trends that are (1) national and global in scope and (2) directly related to the electric utility industry. Major national and global trends include increasing global economic competition, increasing political and ethnic strife, rapidly changing technologies, and increasing worldwide concern about the environment. Major trends in the utility industry include increasing competition in generation; changing patterns of electricity demand; increasing use of information technology to control power systems; and increasing implementation of environmental controls. Ways in which the national and global trends may directly affect the utility industry are also explored. The trends are used to construct three global and national scenarios- ``business as usual,`` ``technotopia future,`` and ``fortress state`` -and three electric utility scenarios- ``frozen in headlights,`` ``megaelectric,`` and ``discomania.`` The scenarios are designed to be thought provoking descriptions of potential futures, not predictions of the future, although three key variables are identified that will have significant impacts on which future evolves-global climate change, utility technologies, and competition. While emphasis needs to be placed on understanding the electric utility scenarios, the interactions between the two sets of scenarios is also of interest.

Tonn, B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Schaffhauser, A. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)

1994-04-01

464

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.

465

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.

466

ZDNet Small Business Advisor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1998-01-01

467

A Business Model for Transforming Nanotechnology to Nanobusinesses: The Chinese dualistic philosophy perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nanotechnology has been recognized as an emerging technology driver critical for the competitive advantage of the firms in the near future. Many technological and market efforts have been done in practical world to explore the applications of nanotechnology in the existing or new businesses. New business model has become a critical concern for the business managers and entrepreneurs in dealing

Chung-Jen Chen; Hsueh-Liang Wu; Chuan-Chuan Tseng

2006-01-01

468

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

469

Admission\\/Continuance Standards as Predictors of Academic Performance of Business Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research tests the relative efficacy of a number of predictors of academic achievement in a business college setting. Correlational and discriminant analyses were used to examine records of 483 students who graduated between 1989 and 1992. The results suggest that business colleges can set standards that adequately predict the future success of students seeking admittance to the business program.

Steven Pharr; Jeffrey Bailey; Byron Dangerfield

1993-01-01

470

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

471

Gestire il cliente con il CRM e la Business Intelligence: tra storia e dati  

Microsoft Academic Search

MANAGING CUSTOMER BEHAVIOUR BY CRM AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: BETWEEN HISTORY AND DATA. In this paper we introduce some definitions concerning Customer Relationship Management and Business Intelligence and we emphasize how they can improve business strategies and performances. We show how Data Mining techniques can be used for CRM analysis, understanding customer behaviour in order to forecast future actions, improving decisions

Cinzia COLAPINTO

2005-01-01

472

REPRESENTING BUSINESS STRATEGY THROUGH GOAL Ricardo Mendes, Andr Vasconcelos, Artur Caetano, Joo Neves, Pedro Sinogas, Jos Tribolet  

E-print Network

. However, the continuously business changing environment causes yet another great problem since to allow managers to focus on the important problems. 2.1 Business Process Modeling Business ProcessREPRESENTING BUSINESS STRATEGY THROUGH GOAL MODELING Ricardo Mendes, André Vasconcelos, Artur

473

*PLACE OF STUDY School of Business  

E-print Network

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

474

School/Business Partnerships. Working Paper 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illinois is considering various approaches to school/business partnerships that will alleviate some of the problems facing America today, especially the need for an educated, trainable, and flexible workforce able to satisfy the demands of a radically altered economic environment. Widespread functional illiteracy, retraining needs, and…

Chicago United, IL.

475

Agent-Based Business Process Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes work undertaken in the ADEPT (Advanced Decision Environment for Proc- ess Tasks) project towards developing an agent-based infrastructure for managing b usiness proc- esses. We describe how the key technology of negotiating, service providing, autonomous agents was realised and demonstrate how this was applied to the BT (British Telecom) business process of providing a customer quote for

Nicholas R. Jennings; Peyman Faratin; M. J. Johnson; Timothy J. Norman; P. O'brien; M. E. Wiegand

1996-01-01

476

A First Life with Computerized Business Simulations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author discusses the theoretical lens, origins, and environment of his work on computerized business simulations. Key ideas that inform his work include the two dimensions (control and interaction) of computerized simulation, the two ways of representing a natural process (phenotypical and genotypical) in a simulation, which he defines as a…

Thavikulwat, Precha

2011-01-01

477

Japanese, German, and American Global Business Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Even though the issue of global business leadership has been intensively debated, few attempts have been made to investigate it from the perspective of international executives. This study is designed to address the issue of the national environments of Japan, Germany, and the U.S. and the prospect of global leadership for each nation. Seventy-four top Saudi Arabian firms participated. The

Abbas J. Ali; Abdulrahman Al Aali

1997-01-01

478

MANAGING CUSTOMER-DRIVEN BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

MIKKO PYNNÖNEN; JUKKA HALLIKAS; PAAVO RITALA

2012-01-01

479

IBM Global Business Services Executive Report  

E-print Network

perspectives Creating new business models for a changing world of energy Energy and Utilities #12;IBM Institute technologies, policy changes and more demanding consumers. Roles along the value chain are shifting, with traditional buyers gaining a foothold as value providers. To succeed in this new environment, industry model

480

Service Learning: Applications and Research in Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Andrews, Christine P.

2007-01-01

481

Creating Renaissance Employees in an Era of Convergence between Information Technology and Business Strategy: A Proposal for Business Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The electronic commerce environment requires cross-functional managers who understand both information technology (IT) and business strategy. Disciplinary boundaries restrict the flexibility of business schools to provide cross-functional education and training. Schools must integrate IT with other disciplines. (SK)

Celsi, Richard; Wolfinbarger, Mary

2001-01-01

482

Correlation in business networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper considers business networks. Through empirical study, we show that business networks display characteristics of small-world networks and scale-free networks. In this paper, we characterize firms as sales and bankruptcy probabilities. A correlation between sales and a correlation between bankruptcy probabilities in business networks are also considered. The results reveal that the correlation between sales depends strongly on the type of network, whereas the correlation between bankruptcy probabilities does so only weakly.

Souma, Wataru; Aoyama, Hideaki; Fujiwara, Yoshi; Ikeda, Yuichi; Iyetomi, Hiroshi; Kaizoji, Taisei

2006-10-01

483

Women and Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the University Library at California State University - Long Beach, Women and Business is a subsection of Women's Studies Section Links (WSSLINKS), a project of WSS Collection Development Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Women and Business is a collection of annotated links covering associations, biographies of prominent business women, newsletters and journals, forums, and statistical sites. Each section contains between four and thirteen sites, listed in alphabetical order, complete with pithy annotations.

484

Future American energy policy  

SciTech Connect

People from businesses, public life, public advocacy groups, and experts on international energy met in February 1980 to explore the complex issues of energy policy at a conference entitled Energy Future: Policies and Consequences. The book begins with Crist's overview of current options. David Stockman then examines damaging energy myths and their effects in producing misguided energy policies. Other authors explore the social implications of energy policy, the failure of oil-company management and government to keep energy prices in line with costs, the economic implications of domestic energy policy, international attitudes toward US policy, and the implications of alternative energy sources and conservation. Laffer describes how American presidential economic policies differ from public perceptions. The book concludes with the hope of achieving a future balance of environmental concerns and increased production.

Crist, M.S.; Laffer, A.B. (eds.)

1982-01-01

485

Graduate School of Business Administration Graduate School of Economics  

E-print Network

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

Banbara, Mutsunori

486

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.

487

Forbes Small Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

_Forbes_ magazine presents this online version of its new Entrepreneurs section. It includes relevant articles from the magazine, access to searchable and browseable databases of the 200 Best Small Companies in America, a small business forum, and archives of articles from the magazine's Up & Comers and Starting Your Own Business sections. Though much of this content has long been available on the main Forbes site, the Small Business Center, by making this information accessible from one centralized location, as well as providing the new magazine section, should be useful for those interested or involved in small business.

2001-01-01

488

China Business Development  

E-print Network

Consumer behaviour Advertising and promotion Brand building Public relations Business opportunities Development of consumer markets The role of government in the economy Structure of financial system Growth

Einmahl, Uwe

489

College of Business and Behavioral Science BUSINESS AND  

E-print Network

College of Business and Behavioral Science 73 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- tary Leadership, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Stuart, Steven J.

490

College of Business and Behavioral Science BUSINESS AND  

E-print Network

College of Business and Behavioral Science 75 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, Military Leadership, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. All College of Business and Behavioral

Stuart, Steven J.

491

BELK COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 75 Belk College of Business  

E-print Network

BELK COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 75 Belk College of Business belkcollege.uncc.edu Dean, The John Crosland VISION The vision of the Belk College of Business is to become a leader in 21st Century business research and intellectual growth as well as dedication to service. We engage in research that fosters innovative business

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

492

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.

493

Future of the geoscience profession  

SciTech Connect

I want to discuss the future of the energy industry and the geoscience profession. That`s you and me. Is there a future for us? Will there be a need for petroleum? What will we use for energy in the future? Over the past several years, those of us in the energy business have witnessed remarkable changes in our industry and our profession. We must be able to change with the conditions if we are to survive them. To do so, some idea of what the future holds is essential. I will discuss what that future may be and will cover these topics: world population and energy demand, exploration and production outlook, environmental considerations, geoscience demographics, education, technology, and government. Much of the statistical data and some of the projections I will discuss have been taken from the report of AAPG`s 21st Century Committee, of which I was a member.

Carleton, A.T.

1995-05-01

494

The Changing US Electric Sector Business Model  

E-print Network

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

Aliff, G.

2013-01-01

495

Measuring business continuity programmes in large organisations.  

PubMed

In the field of business continuity management, organisations commit sums of money (often very large sums) to develop and maintain their continuity capability. Despite this, there is almost no measurement of whether this expense offers value for money, or whether it is targeted in the right areas. This paper will explain some methods of measuring components of a business continuity programme. The important outputs from this measurement activity are to demonstrate that an organisation's continuity capability is improving over time, and to identify areas of weakness that should be targeted during future work. PMID:25193458

Green, Christopher

2014-01-01

496

NASA works for provide business assistance  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1997-01-01

497

Future Grid: The Environment Future Grid Initiative White Paper  

E-print Network

to changing global and regional climates, and the availability of water for electric generation. The issues to the national and world economies, so anything that affects the electric supply industry also has significant, some of which are not yet commercially available. The issues of limiting pollutant emissions and shared

498

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

PubMed

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

Bonabeau, E; Meyer, C

2001-05-01

499

Small Business Innovation Research, Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR, STTR)  

Cancer.gov

Small businesses are an important part of the cancer research enterprise. Congress created, and recently expanded, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.

500

Entrepreneurship: The Art of Keeping Businesses in Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the factors that affect the success of new businesses, what aspiring entrepreneurs must understand, the relationship between entrepreneurship and basic business, the effectiveness of experiential learning, and how to integrate entrepreneurship into business classes. (JOW)

Glenn, Joanne Lozar

2003-01-01