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Businesses. Present and future  

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Full Text Available A successful business is tough to define: a business passes through several milestones, which, when reached, prove that the business is on the right track. These milestones serve as indicators that the business is growing and expanding - in the right direction. A successful business does not happen overnight. Considering the climate of Romania nowadays and also the supposed interest or lack of interest in starting a business, we have tried to identify and measure the factors considered to contribute to the success of a business.

Lup?a-T?taru, D. A.; Constantin, S.

2011-01-01

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Internet-Future Business Development Focus  

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Full Text Available The paper compares the characteristics of traditional business model to future business model development. Internet will be the most important growth point on business development. With the internet business growth and development or the potential customers growth, future business development and enlargement should be focused. The relevant contents discussion will be good to the future business development.

Xiang Fang; Yangping Zhou

2012-01-01

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The Status, Training, and Future of Women in Business: Critical Questions for Research in the 1980s.  

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In an attempt to analyze the movement of women into administrative and managerial positions, many complex questions remain unanswered. To provide the necessary documentation for making valid decisions regarding curriculum development and career counseling, ongoing research is needed regarding the upward mobility of women in business. (CT)

Rhea, Jeanine N.

1980-01-01

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Leadership and business education in orthopaedic residency training programs.  

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Leadership and business challenges have become increasingly present in the practice of medicine. Orthopaedic residency programs are at the forefront of educating and preparing orthopaedic surgeons. This study attempts to quantify the number of orthopaedic residency programs in the United States that include leadership or business topics in resident education program and to determine which topics are being taught and rate the importance of various leadership characteristics and business topics. A survey was sent to all orthopaedic department chairpersons and residency program directors in the United States via e-mail. The survey responses were collected using a survey collection website. The respondents rated the importance of leadership training for residents as somewhat important. The quality of character, integrity, and honesty received the highest average rating among 19 different qualities of good leaders in orthopaedics. The inclusion of business training in resident education was also rated as somewhat important. The topic of billing and coding received the highest average rating among 14 different orthopaedically relevant business topics. A variety of topics beyond the scope of clinical practice must be included in orthopaedic residency educational curricula. The decreased participation of newly trained orthopaedic surgeons in leadership positions and national and state orthopaedic organizations is concerning for the future of orthopaedic surgery. Increased inclusion of leadership and business training in resident education is important to better prepare trainees for the future.

Kiesau CD; Heim KA; Parekh SG

2011-01-01

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Study on the Issue of Staff Training in Business Hotel  

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Full Text Available According to the analysis of characteristics of hotel business and business traveler, a business hotel will have new requirements to employees. So this essay puts forward new ways of staff training in business hotels.

Qiumei Fan

2009-01-01

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Conservation business: sustaining Africa's future  

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Full Text Available Protected areas in Africa are threatened by a lack of funds to conduct their work effectively and by extremely poor communities that surround their resource-rich areas. We believe that conservation staff suffer from mental blocks. They assume that business and profitability reflect unethical processes that destroy natural resources. We developed a workshop process that allows conservationists to integrate entrepreneurial thinking with conservation principles and ethics. We measured perceptions both before and after such a workshop to assess the impact of the process. The process assisted conservationists at the Southern African Wildlife College to develop the integrated mental frameworks that are required to develop conservation into a sustainable business. The group internalised the new mental framework, whereby conservation and business, when integrated in an ethical manner, are viewed as virtually synonymous. The group also identified many innovative ways in which they could derive sustainable income from their natural resources while simultaneously achieving their conservation objectives.

I.P. Sonnekus; G.J. Breytenbach

2001-01-01

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Training future dermatologists in psychodermatology.  

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The contents and design of a psychodermatology training programs (PTP) preparing future dermatologists to cope with the psychosomatic features of their practice are discussed. This program focuses on the psychosocial factors that may provoke, precipitate, and aggravate dermatoses. It singles out the secondary illness reaction which is the result of the particular somatopsychic consequences of the visibility of dermatoses, its repercussion on the patient's body image, and on his or her social and sexual life. The benefits and the risks of a grounding in psychodermatology as well as the dermatologist's specific resistance are pointed out.

Van Moffaert M

1986-03-01

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Training future dermatologists in psychodermatology.  

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The contents and design of a psychodermatology training programs (PTP) preparing future dermatologists to cope with the psychosomatic features of their practice are discussed. This program focuses on the psychosocial factors that may provoke, precipitate, and aggravate dermatoses. It singles out the secondary illness reaction which is the result of the particular somatopsychic consequences of the visibility of dermatoses, its repercussion on the patient's body image, and on his or her social and sexual life. The benefits and the risks of a grounding in psychodermatology as well as the dermatologist's specific resistance are pointed out. PMID:3957016

Van Moffaert, M

1986-03-01

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Yukon Training Strategy. Training for the Future.  

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This document was created as part of "Yukon 2000," a Yukon government initiative for steering social and economic growth. The expressed intent of the training strategy is to direct government efforts toward preparing people for existing and potential employment in the Yukon. In some areas, the strategy confirms program directions already in place.…

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Training in Small Business Retailing: Testing Human Capital Theory.  

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Looks at four models of training demand: (1) probability of attending training in the near future; (2) probability of having attended training in the past; (3) probability of being willing to follow multimedia and correspondence courses; and (4) probability of repeating the experience of attending another training course in the near future.…

Barcala, Marta Fernandez; Perez, Maria Jose Sanzo; Gutierrez, Juan Antonio Trespalacios

1999-01-01

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Alternative literacy training for business and industry  

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Full Text Available Because there is an enomwus need for literacy training in a developing country like South Africa, various organisations, including government departments, have embarked upon devising and presenting courses to meet this demand. Despite the useful and meritorious work done across the country, a certain measure of doubt is cast upon the effectiveness of these courses by questions raised about the basic approaches regarding the role of the instructor, the learner and the course material. It is argued that a literacy course, widely used in business and industry, is not conducive to optima/learning. This conviction is strengthened by examining the nature and contents of the teaching material and the proposed method of instruction. An alternative literacy programme based on a suggestopedic!SALT method, currently in the process of being applied in a mining environment, is presented as a possible viable alternative. However, the application of this approach presupposes the adequate training of instructors. While it has become practice that any literate person may in principle qualify as a literacy instructor, it is suggested that effective literacy training can take place only when administered by suitably qualified instructors and not merely by willing individuals. Omdat daar 'n geweldige behoefte is aan geletterdheidsopleiding in 'n ontwikkelende land soos Suid Afrika, het verskeie organisasies, insluitende regeringsdepartemente, onderneem om kursusse te ontwerp en aan te bied om in hierdie behoefte te voorsien. Ten spyte van nuttige en verdienstelike werkwat deurdie land gedoen is, is daar 'n mate van twyfel oordie effektiwiteit daarvan a$ gevolg van vrae wat ontstaan het oor basiese benaderings ten opsigte van die rol van die instrukteur, die leerder en die kursus-materiaal. Daar word geredeneer dat 'n geletterdheidskursus wat algemeen gebruik word, onder andere in die sake- en industriele wereld, nie bevorderlik is vir optimale leer nie. Hierdie oortuiging is versterk deur 'n ondersoek van die aard en inhoud van die kursusmateriaal, asook die voorgestelde onderrigmetode. 'n Alternatiewe geletterdheidsprogram, gebaseer op 'n suggestopediese/SALT-metode wat tans in' n mynomgewing toegepas word, word as' n moontlike lewensvatbare alternatief aangebied. Die toepassing van die benadering veronderstel egter voldoende opleiding van instrukteurs. T erwyl dit in die praktyk algemeen aanvaar word dat enige geletterde per soon in beginsel kwalifiseer om as geletterdheidsinstrukteur op te tree, word voorgestel dat effektiewe geletterdheidsopleiding alleenlik kan plaasvind wanneer dit geadministreer word deur opgeleide instrukteurs en nie deur enige gewillige individu nie.

Justus C. Roux

2013-01-01

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Biorefineries - Future business opportunity for forest cluster  

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This study aimed to explore biorefinery concept and related new products and business opportunities in the forest cluster, as well as new business strategies and models of companies, which are part of the biorefinery value chain. The factors, which contribute to the success of forest biorefineries were compared between Scandinavia, North America and South America.

Nayha, A. [Univ. of Eastern Finland, Joensuu (Finland)], email: annukka.nayha@uef.fi

2012-07-01

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Training Social Welfare Managers: Social Work-Business School Cooperation.  

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This group of papers on joint programs of social work and business schools, designed to train social welfare managers, describes the program at Columbia University in New York; reviews critical issues generated by joint ventures of this kind; and discusse...

G. Brager M. McLaughlin

1978-01-01

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Training Attitudes of Women Business Owners: A Houston Cohort.  

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With the United States experiencing a changing work force and changing economic conditions, training is perceived to be a necessary component of business operations. Research findings conclude that women in business value relationships and human resources more highly than men do. In the context of these two conditions, a pilot study was conducted…

Yakimovicz, Ann D.

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Future Ready How to Master Business Forecasting  

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The recent crisis in the financial markets has exposed serious flaws in management methods. The failure to anticipate and deal with the consequences of the unfolding collapse has starkly illustrated what many leaders and managers in business have known for years; in most organizations, the process of forecasting is badly broken. For that reason, forecasting business performance tops the list of concerns for CFO's across the globe. It is time to rethink the way businesses organize and run forecasting processes and how they use the insights that they provide to navigate through these turbulent t

Morlidge, Steve

2009-01-01

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Biorefineries. Future business opportunity for forest cluster  

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This research project aims to explore biorefinery concept and related new products and business opportunities in the forest cluster, as well as new business strategies and models of companies, which are part of the biorefinery value chain. The factors, which contribute to the establishment and success of forest biorefineries, are compared between Scandinavia, North America and South America. Data was collected in preliminary interviews and internet questionnaire. Together, 129 forest and bioenergy sector experts (researchers, company representatives, authorities) from North America, South America and Scandinavia responded the survey. As an outcome, alternative scenarios about diffusion of forest biorefineries and related new business opportunities and concepts with their prerequisites, schedules and quantitative assessments will be presented. Companies, which are related to the biorefinery value chain, can benefit the results of the project in many ways when developing their business operations. (orig.)

Pesonen, H.-L.; Haemaelaeinen, S. (Jyvaeskylae Univ., School of Business and Economics (Finland)); Naeyhae, A. (Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States))

2008-07-01

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Training and Learning in Small Business. Issues for Research.  

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|An exploratory investigation into training and learning in small businesses in Australia was conducted to identify issues surrounding training and learning and issues relating to the research methodology. Data were collected from a review of the literature, case studies of six small enterprises, and a review of two case studies conducted…

Field, Laurie

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Future of the reprocessing business at the RT-1 plant  

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Economic viability of reprocessing operations at the RT-1 plant is provided by the contracts with nuclear utilities from Finland and Hungary. Finland will stop sending fuel to Mayak for reprocessing after 1996. Hungary will be capable to resolve the problem of spent fuel domestically some time in the future. This increases vulnerability of the reprocessing business at Mayak to future political uncertainties. (author)

1995-01-01

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THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS A STUDY FIELD  

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Full Text Available The field of International Business lies at a crossroads of analytical levels, themes and theoretical traditions, and it will probably remain at this point in the near future. This work follows five years (2001-2006) of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) to analyse the scope and evolution of themes, methodologies and theoretical traditions in 199 articles. After this phase, it discusses, with the help of colleagues gathered in two workshops, the future of the area in terms of two hypotheses: the convergence hypothesis of the dominance of a theoretical and thematic mainstream, and the divergence hypothesis of a “theoretical quilt” configuration of the field. It concludes that the editorial preferences of JIBS favour traditional approaches to the field and that the second “future” is the most likely to occur, leading International Business to evolve as a social reference more than an epistemological entity.

Marcos Amatucci

2010-01-01

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E-Training Acceptance Factors in Business Organizations  

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Full Text Available E-training is considered nowadays as a very important issue for business organization because of the benefits it can bring. Unfortunately, e-training is not fit well in most of Jordanian organization. In order to implement e-training successfully in an organization, you need the right people at the right place using the right resources. Furthermore, it is essential to measure the organization’s acceptance for the new e-training system before implementing it in order to gain its full potential. This research proposes a model to measure an organization’s acceptance for a new e-training system. This model has been developed from various previous studies and then it has been tested using quantitative methods (Questionnaire). The studied factors which are believed to affect the e-training acceptance are: System Functionality, Finance Resources and Human capabilities.

Osama Harfoushi; Ruba Obiedat

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
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THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS A STUDY FIELD THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS A STUDY FIELD  

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Full Text Available The field of International Business lies at a crossroads of analytical levels, themes and theoretical traditions, and it will probably remain at this point in the near future. This work follows five years (2001-2006) of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) to analyse the scope and evolution of themes, methodologies and theoretical traditions in 199 articles. After this phase, it discusses, with the help of colleagues gathered in two workshops, the future of the area in terms of two hypotheses: the convergence hypothesis of the dominance of a theoretical and thematic mainstream, and the divergence hypothesis of a “theoretical quilt” configuration of the field. It concludes that the editorial preferences of JIBS favour traditional approaches to the field and that the second “future” is the most likely to occur, leading International Business to evolve as a social reference more than an epistemological entity.The field of International Business lies at a crossroads of analytical levels, themes and theoretical traditions, and it will probably remain at this point in the near future. This work follows five years (2001-2006) of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) to analyse the scope and evolution of themes, methodologies and theoretical traditions in 199 articles. After this phase, it discusses, with the help of colleagues gathered in two workshops, the future of the area in terms of two hypotheses: the convergence hypothesis of the dominance of a theoretical and thematic mainstream, and the divergence hypothesis of a “theoretical quilt” configuration of the field. It concludes that the editorial preferences of JIBS favour traditional approaches to the field and that the second “future” is the most likely to occur, leading International Business to evolve as a social reference more than an epistemological entity.

Marcos Amatucci

2010-01-01

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Training as a factor of business excellence Training as a factor of business excellence Training as a factor of business excellence  

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Full Text Available Purpose: Adopting a specific strategy is sometimes the key to the survival of companies. Given the increasing interest on the part of the companies to have the best strategy that allows them to differentiate themselves from their competitors, the aim of this empirical work is to study the relationship that exists between training and business results.Design/methodology/approach: The empirical set of this paper is comprised by a survey applied to 381 large organizations in Catalonia region during the time frame of 2066-2007. At one hand, the survey allowed identifying the independent (training) variables, and at other, the dependent variables (economical) were obtained from Sabi Data Base and from the “Fomento de la Producción” Magazine.Findings: According to data obtained, it is possible to consider training as an additional strategic tool that should be used by companies to improve their performance outcomes.Originality/value: Taking into account that the literature review only demonstrates studies linking training and results such as total shareholder return, productivity, higher quality of customer services, reduced staff turnover, organizational performance, growth on the staff wages, etc., therefore, the key value of the paper rely at one hand on providing an analysis of the impact of training on billing and at other, on the use of the Model of Industrial Economy as part of the theoretical framework for the causal model development.

María Luz Marín-Díaz; Xavier Llinàs-Audet; Luis Chiaramonte-Cipolla

2011-01-01

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STRUCTURAL-FUNCTIONAL MODEL OF PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT OF FUTURE ECONOMIC SPECIALISTS  

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Full Text Available Purpose The structural-functional model of professional business communication development of future economic specialists is presented by the author. Its basic components, purpose, function, principles, methods of its practical realization are characterized in the article. Methodology The considered model is aimed at providing advanced and competent levels of professional business communication / cross-cultural business communication of future specialists in economics by means of relevant to the problem special course within a system of humanitarian cycle disciplines, and integrated class hours and extracurricular activity. The main feature of the special course is its integrated character determined by the necessity to synthesize contents of humanitarian cycle disciplines for the purpose of training material comprehensive awareness. Results In this context focused professional extracurricular activity carried out in strict accordance with an overall objective of young specialist training is effective. Successful implementation of structural functional model is possible providing that integrated approach to creative specialists training by means of entire educational and extracurricular activity system.

Zotova-Sadylo Yelena Yurievna

2013-01-01

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E-commerce; A Business Review And Future Prospects In Indian Business.  

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Full Text Available E-commerce stands for electronic commerce. E-commerce is improving standard among the business community in worlds, about the opportunities offered by E-commerce. E-Commerce has unleashed yet another revolution, which is changing the way businesses buy and sell products and services. And its trading in goods and services through the electronic medium. India is showing tremendous growth in the Ecommerce so now a day, low cost of the PC and the growing use of the Internet is one of reasons for that.Now countrygrowing awareness among the business community in India about the opportunities offered by Ecommerce. Future of ecommerce is very innovative in India with even the stock exchanges coming online providing a online stock portfolio and status with a fifteen minute delay in prices.

Prof .Waghmare G.T.

2012-01-01

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Family Hotel Businesses: Strategic Planning and the Need for Education and Training  

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Small businesses dominate the tourism and hospitality industry worldwide and are of critical importance for the competitiveness of destinations. Small family hotel businesses are characterised by a number of specific business processes which generate particular training and educational needs. It is increasingly clear that small businesses are not…

Peters, Mike; Buhalis, Dimitrios

2004-01-01

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Classification of theoretical and methodological foundations of training future coaches  

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Full Text Available The problem of training future trainers and teachers in higher education institutions is considered. Theoretically analyzed the problem of training future coaches. Systematized content of theoretical and methodological foundations of training future coaches. It was revealed that the system of knowledge creation is based on logically related topics of general characteristics of the professional activity of the future coaches and features of the content of the production functions. Also on the justification of typical tasks of future coaches, definition and development of professional competencies of future coaches during training. In addition, also the prospects for the development of sport as a future profession. The proposed classification is different from previous work defining the future of professional competence of trainers and teachers in the process of training, clarifying sections of future performance professional coaches and prospects of the development of sports.

Chopyk T.V.

2013-01-01

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Small Business Training and Development : An Analysis of Manager/Employee Needs and Practices  

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Small businesses hire the majority of new, entry-level employees, but are often unable toafford the substantial costs of training that are necessary for successful employee performance andproductivity. A survey was developed to understand the areas in which small-business managersfeel employees and managers need the most training, what methods their organizations use totrain, and what problems are encountered in the training process. According to the results of thesurvey and a review of the current literature, employees need training in a variety of areas, and arenot receiving adequate training in today's small-business environment.IntroductionThe majority of today's small business employees do not receive the training they need toremain competitive in the market, and to increase their productivity. This is largely due to the factthat small businesses are often unable to afford expensive or time consuming training programs.Many organizations are not able to spare one emplo...

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Academic Training: Neutrino Physics, Present and Future  

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2006-2007 ACADEMIC TRAINING PROGRAMME LECTURE SERIES 27, 28, 29, 30 November, 1st December, from 11:00 to 12:00 - TH Auditorium, bldg 4 - 3 - 006 Neutrino Physics, Present and Future B. KAYSER / Fermilab, USA Our understanding of neutrinos has been revolutionized by the discovery that they have nonzero masses and very large mixing. We will explain the phenomenology of massive neutrinos, including neutrino oscillation in vacuum and in matter, and the physics of neutrinos that are their own antiparticles. We will review the evidence for neutrino masses and mixing, and summarize what has been learned about the neutrinos so far. Identifying the very interesting open questions raised by the discovery of neutrino mass, we will discuss how these questions may be answered through future experiments. Finally, we will consider the possibility that CP violation by neutrinos is the key to understanding the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe, and discuss the see-saw theory of why neutrino masses are so tiny....

2006-01-01

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Business Education at Catholic Universities: Current Status and Future Directions  

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

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

2009-01-01

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Business Education at Catholic Universities: Current Status and Future Directions  

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

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

2009-01-01

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Future train control system. Jisedai ressha seigyo system  

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In response to the trend of varied and high-grade needs, the excellent maintenance system, and the safety security, this paper introduces the current status of train control system and the tendency of development of new future train control system. Variegation and high frequency of trains, rapidness of train program, and system structure with efficient and high expansiveness are taken up as needs for train control. In addition, are described problems of current status and improvements, as for real-time program and integral traffic control, incorporation of passenger control, adoption of continuous control in the control hierarchy, and change of ground control into car-borne control. Data transfer against trains and car-borne detection of train positions are elucidated as elemental technologies. Furthermore, system examples are introduced, as for CARAT (computer and radio aided train control) system, code sending type ATC (automatic train control), information control type ATS (automatic train stop) and ATC. 14 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

Hasegawa, Y. (Railway Technology Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan))

1993-07-10

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Business Continuity Planning: Are We Prepared for Future Disasters  

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Full Text Available Problem statement: Natural and man-made disasters could cause a lot of monetary, mortality and morbidity losses for our business’ operations such as: Activities, products and services. In order to minimize losses from such disasters, it is essential to prepare and implement effective business continuity plans that could deal with abnormal conditions. Approach: In this study, a discussion of the major risk factors that could cause business disruption and the main strategies to prevent business’ losses were discussed so as to advice effective business continuity plans for organizations. Results: Risks are due to human and technology factors, natural and man-made disasters are the main contributors to business’ losses. Conclusion/Recommendations: This study introduced the main components to evaluate and modernize business continuity plans with the intention to develop effective business continuity plans.

Naill M. Momani

2010-01-01

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

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Full Text Available The role of the financial management is to create a sys tem of managerial reports in order to efficiently developthe business.In the economy of the future, the intelligent company will put an end to the principle according to which ahigher profit incurrs a higher risk, as the efficient management will reduce the risk to a great extent, by influencing theconditional environmental factors.Entrepreneurs and managers consider the financial management very important as it is strongly connectedwith the business controllable development and maximizing the profit . Economic analysis and financial diagnosisidentify the “areas” in which the firm wins or loses money.A modern entrepreneur must be acquainted with the news of his area, must be up to date with the specializedknowledge, and must be able to reflect thes e in the decision-making process, considering the modern evolutions. Healso has to be very clear and precise in denominating the principles and operational alternatives, he has to corroboratethe set objectives and the paths for achievement, he must respe ct the opinions and individuality of the human resourceshe cooperates with, and to consider the positive elements coming from them.The managers of the future firms will be relatively young but will have a solid background of operational andbusiness experience and will benefit from a highly logistic support from training in specialized institutions in thecountry and abroad. Their concern for competence will be highly interleaved with their activities which will lead toremarkable performances.

Valeria Arina B?L?CEANU

2009-01-01

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STUDY ON THE PERCEPTION OF THE EMPLOYEES RELATED TO THE TRAINING OF FUTURE GRADUATES  

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Full Text Available At present, taking into consideration the economic situation and the aspects related to the social life, the students need permanent guarantees that the standards of their diplomas are acknowledged by the future employees at a national and international level, and the employees need guarantees that they may choose from well trained future employees. Among the important elements of quality assurance, the feedback of the employers or potential employers – respectively of the business market, represents a strategic element of a competitive and efficient quality assurance system of any university.

Rusu Corina; Vlad Miranda Petronella

2010-01-01

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Avatar-Based Commerce: The Business World of the Future?  

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Full Text Available In order to keep up with fierce competition in the forever distributed, global and virtual business world, big name companies like IBM, Toyota, etc. have ventured into exploiting the potential of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games (MMORPG) technology, via Second Life, to reinvent themselves. Investigating existing business models in Second Life, a virtual world, to see whether the avatar-based commerce is a hype or a real potential. In this preliminary study, based on the tool, Internet Business Graph Analysis Models (IBGAM) developed by the author in 2003, the analysis of the business models of 14 avatar-based business unveiled that the avatar-based commerce, though growing rapidly, it may not be roaring like the Internet businesses in the 1990’s due to a fundamental structural constraint in running avatar-based business, as they have to run with the restricted tools, services, and rules provided by the owners of virtual worlds. These restrictions are a major deviation from the Internet, which has no owner. The author also found that indirect business models such as brokerage, e-auction, etc. are hard to be found in the virtual worlds. Consequently, direct exchange business models will most likely flourish in virtual worlds and avatar-based business may face some constraints.

Chiou-Pirng Wang

2008-01-01

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Don’t hate the business, become the business : The past, present and future of online activism towards business  

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This paper explores the world of digital artist activists, consumer activists and emerging business models as they challenge the past and present and work to (re)create the future of the intersection of the Internet, corporations, and the commons. A key issue at the intersection of technology, art and business is the tension between knowledge in the electronic commons and knowledge used as valued assets for corporations (Bazzichelli, & Cox, 2011). Another central issue is the tension between activists practicing new paradigms and corporations appropriating them (Pold & Andersen, 2011). These issues will be addressed in the paper through examining online activism in both art and consumer contexts, focused on how Internet and mobile technologies have, do and will continue to support the blurring of traditional boundaries between corporations and the commons. In the mid1990s, the Internet brought consumer activism to a new level, in which cyber e-mail protests by consumers actually changed corporate strategy and in the case of the Clipper Chip and Lotus Marketplace (Gurak 1997), caused corporations to discontinue product development plans. In 2000, the most expensive art production and protest ever recorded was the Toywar that an artist group named etoy fought with the corporation E-Toys over their domain name. The domain, etoy.com, had been created by etoy 2 years before the company E-toys was founded. Although E-toys had no legal right to the domain name, the company was able to win a judgement in a California court requiring etoy to stop using their site because the content was offending Etoys customers who arrived there by mistake. In this protest, a volunteer “army” of 1799 etoy soldiers was deployed to defend the right of artists to enjoy free speech on the Internet without interference from corporations. This performance co-occurred with Etoys losing up to 4.5 billion dollars in market share at that time, and is described by etoy as a many layered attack which proved that effort from the commons was more powerful than corporate political tactics. This game included the stock market and a live ticker that showed share price values drop. After the project was over, these solders were invited to become “shareholders” in etoy. (http://www.etoy.com/projects/toywar/) According to Andersen & Pold (2011), etoy’s “activist war played on new markets with a taste for networked public participation, which inverted the power relation between the corporate and civic spheres: Though common in today’s corporate communication, mobilizing people ‘virally’ through the Internet, using media tactically, was novel at the time.” In their analysis, Andersen and Pold focus on not only the story of etoy as a protest story, but also the consequence of this viral approach to communication being appropriated by corporations. From 2005-2009, Ubermorgen created their EKMERZ Triology (http://ubermorgen.com/EKMRZ_Trilogy/), a series of projects which challenge and call into question three of the key Internet businesses—Amazon, Google and E-bay. The first, GWEI or Google will eat itself, is focused on revealing the underlying economic mechanisms used by Google to make money. As the artist sites earn money by the number of “click throughs” in Google, the money is then used to buy realtime shares. The other two projects, Amazon Noir and The sound of E-bay also work to reveal underlying mechanisms in the economic structures of e-based businesses. Together, this triology calls into question the structure and stability of Internet based businesses. (Pold 2011; Cox 2012) In 2008, CarrotMob was started by Brent Schulkin as an organization to mobilize consumers to ask local businesses to reduce their ecological footprint. (www.carrotmob.org) CarrotMob uses Internet and mobile media to set up events to help educate and aid local businesses in using their own profits from the event to reduce their energy use by changing their equipment and or business practices. This is an example of consumers working to drive corporate strategies tow

Kampf, Constance Elizabeth

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Training and oculoplastics: past, present and future.  

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PURPOSE: To describe the evolution of ophthalmic plastic surgical training since the establishment of an oculoplastic subspecialty. METHODS: A systematic search and consultation was undertaken, involving various oculoplastic societies and selected members, to better define the previous and currently evolving training paradigms in oculoplastics. The salient events along with variances that exist in programs across the world today are analysed. RESULTS: Oculoplastics emerged as a distillation of expertise from other specialties following World War 2 where a high rate of ophthalmic and oculoplastic trauma had occurred. Following this, learned individuals began aggregating on a regular basis resulting in the formation of dedicated oculoplastic forums, initially in the United States (ASOPRS) and then emerging in Europe (ESOPRS), the UK (BOPSS), South America (SOPANOC), the Far East (APSOPRS), Australia and New Zealand (ANZSOPS), the Middle East and Africa (MEAOPS) and South Africa (SASOPS). More structured and specialist training programmes which were dedicated to clinical and surgical management of adnexal disorders began to develop in parallel. This has resulted in the emergence of specialist adnexal fellowships with regional variation, differences in duration and the opportunity for further subspecialisation. CONCLUSIONS: Oculoplastic surgery has evolved as a highly specific and rapidly growing sub-specialty dedicated to eyelid, lacrimal and orbital care. Its ever increasing popularity has been mirrored by progressively more structured and recognised training programmes globally.

Saleh GM; Athanasiadis I; Collin JR

2013-04-01

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Sub-Sahara African survey of Business Ethics as field of teaching, training and research  

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This article introduces the Global Survey of Business Ethics as field of Teaching, Training and Research. For the purpose of the survey the world was divided into nine regions that cover all countries of the world. This special edition of the African Journal of Business Ethics only focuses on the fi...

Rossouw, Deon

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[The role of tutors in training residents: future outlook].  

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Introduced late in the Spanish system of training residents, the figure of the tutor has been detailed in the new legislation governing the training of medical specialists. The law also details the functions of tutors, some of which have been relegated to the regional governments. The functions of tutors are outlined in six sections: planning training activity, receiving new residents, proposing individual training plans, acting as a reference for residents, promoting residents' participation in educational activities and research, and participating in the evaluation of residents. The recognition of tutors' work has hardly gone beyond the recognition of their managerial functions and of their need for special training. The future publication of new regulations by the regional governments might increase this recognition. On the other hand, the development of the new core curriculum with different training trunks will probably pose new challenges and increase tutors' workload.

del Cura Rodríguez JL

2011-01-01

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Trends of consumer behavior now and in the future in the grocery business  

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The purpose of thesis is to give information to grocery business companies on how future trends will change the demand and markets in the business. The study was implemented using the Delphi-method. The study material was analysed using qualitative research methods and experience from the field of g...

Ristilä, Ville

 
 
 
 
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Virtual neurosurgery, training for the future.  

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Virtual reality (VR) simulators have been created for various surgical specialties. The common theme is extensive use of graphics, confined spaces, limited functionality and limited tactile feedback. A development team at the University of Nottingham, UK, consisting of computer scientists, mechanical engineers, graphic designers and a neurosurgeon, set out to develop a haptic, e.g. tactile simulator for neurosurgery making use of boundary elements (BE). The relative homogeneity of the brain, allows boundary elements, e.g. 'surface only' rendering, to simulate the brain structure. A boundary element simplifies the computing equations saves computing time, by assuming the properties of the surface equal the properties of the body. A limited audit was done by neurosurgical users confirming the potential of the simulator as a training tool. This paper focuses on the application of the computational method and refers to the underlying mathematical structure. Full references are included regarding the mathematical methodology. PMID:17612915

Vloeberghs, M; Glover, A; Benford, S; Jones, A; Wang, P; Becker, Adib

2007-06-01

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Psychiatry training towards a global future: trainees' perspective in portugal.  

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Introduction: Psychiatry is influenced by society changes, so it should be permanently updating itself, foreseeing future behaviours and pathologies. This study aims to describe psychiatry trainee's opinion in Portugal concerning their training and the modifications they would want to witness in the near future. Material and Methods: A structured questionnaire of 26 questions was developed by the Portuguese Association of Psychiatry Trainees and sent via email. Results: The percentage of responses was 41.5%. The majority of the trainees were satisfied with their formation. However, some changes were pointed out concerning obligatory and optional placements. Most trainees claimed psychotherapy should be included in their training, along with an easier access to investigational procedures and clinical training opportunities abroad. Discussion and Conclusion: This detailed perspective can facilitate the transformation of the curricula throughout Portugal and Europe, allowing the improvement of psychiatry training, as well as the enhancement of mental health care.

Pinto da Costa M; Guerra C; Malta R; Moura M; Carvalho S; Mendonça D

2013-07-01

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Financial Management and Job Social Skills Training Components in a Summer Business Institute  

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Ninety-two adolescents, predominantly ethnic minority high school students, participated in a structured Summer Business Institute (SBI). Participating youth were randomly assigned to receive either job social skills or financial management skills training components. Students who additionally received the job social skills training component were…

Donohue, Brad; Conway, Debbie; Beisecker, Monica; Murphy, Heather; Farley, Alisha; Waite, Melissa; Gugino, Kristin; Knatz, Danielle; Lopez-Frank, Carolina; Burns, Jack; Madison, Suzanne; Shorty, Carrie

2005-01-01

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Future Train Traffic Control : Development and deployment of new principles and systems in train traffic control  

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The train traffic control system of the future requires new solutions and strategies in order to better meet tomorrow’s demands and goals. Uppsala University and Trafikverket has been collaborating for several years in research regarding train traffic control and how to improve traffic controllers’ ...

Isaksson-Lutteman, Gunnika

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The Future for Business in Switzerland? How to Stay Ahead  

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The financial and economical crisis of the last three years has brought many new challenges for the Swiss economy. However, every crisis presents opportunities. A new report by Deloitte and the Institute of Management of the University of St. Gallen shows how Swiss business rate these opportunities ...

Günter Müller-Stewens; Markus Menz; Veronika Lochbrunner; C. Gentle; D. Kobler; M. Grampp

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Business Continuity Planning: Are We Prepared for Future Disasters  

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Problem statement: Natural and man-made disasters could cause a lot of monetary, mortality and morbidity losses for our business’ operations such as: Activities, products and services. In order to minimize losses from such disasters, it is essential to prepare and implement effective bu...

Naill M. Momani

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Training in Spanish organizations: Trends and future perspectives Training in Spanish organizations: Trends and future perspectives Training in Spanish organizations: Trends and future perspectives  

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Full Text Available Purpose: This study aims to identify training trends in Spanish organizations.Design/methodology/approach: A survey methodology is conducted and the questionnaire is the strategy to collect information. In order to construct the sample, a previous selection of enterprises was done out of the 50 000 enterprises registered at DICODI (Data base of main Spanish societies 2004/2005). The sampling was done by quotas. The quotas or categories selected were: the enterprises’ activity sector, gender and job position. Findings: The research describes the actual state of training trends and the changes that seem to glimpse out of the considered dimensions: training planning, goals, recipients, modalities, resources, evaluation, training professionals and outsourcing.Research limitations: The study was carried out through a not randomized sample, so the results cannot be generalized.Practical implications: Organizations can make future proposals from the facts exposed in our research. Originality/value: Is the first time in our context that a research of this type is performed, showing significant matches in the results with other studies of international reference.Purpose: This study aims to identify training trends in Spanish organizations.Design/methodology/approach: A survey methodology is conducted and the questionnaire is the strategy to collect information. In order to construct the sample, a previous selection of enterprises was done out of the 50 000 enterprises registered at DICODI (Data base of main Spanish societies 2004/2005). The sampling was done by quotas. The quotas or categories selected were: the enterprises’ activity sector, gender and job position.Findings: The research describes the actual state of training trends and the changes that seem to glimpse out of the considered dimensions: training planning, goals, recipients, modalities, resources, evaluation, training professionals and outsourcing.Research limitations: The study was carried out through a not randomized sample, so the results cannot be generalized.Practical implications: Organizations can make future proposals from the facts exposed in our research.Originality/value: Is the first time in our context that a research of this type is performed, showing significant matches in the results with other studies of international reference.

Maria Jose Rubio Hurtado; Maria Dolors Millan Guasch; Flor Cabrera Rodríguez; Antoni Navio Gámez; Pilar Pineda Herrero

2011-01-01

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Child welfare education and training: future trends and influences.  

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Based on a review of current economic, political, social, and professional trends, the authors propose recommendations for child welfare education and training. Future partnerships between child welfare agencies and schools of social work will need to incorporate cross-system collaboration, multiculturalism, and family-centered approaches with a broader conceptualization of child well-being.

Tracy EM; Pine BA

2000-01-01

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A Study on e-Business Application of Power Industry: Current Status and Future Trend  

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Full Text Available Since 1999, the Ministry of Economic Affairs has been active in e-Business projects in order to satisfy the urgent demand for e-Business and the keen competition among others. The purpose of this study is to make a review on the present situation of e-Business projects in power industry. The industry value chain analysis, sub-activities of each industry chain activity and the establishment of key performance indicator are used to analyze the power industry. The past e-Business projects related to power industry are reviewed. The project model between as-is and to-be is also compared. Besides, the functions and results are also studied. Based on the observation from industrial viewpoint, this study also explores the future domain which the power industry can focus and develop. Finally, some proposals according to the futurities are recommended.

Ming-Kuen Chen; Hao-Chun Chuang

2004-01-01

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A Study on e-Business Application for IT Industry: Current Status and Future Trend  

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Full Text Available The Information Technique (IT) industry in Taiwan is the fastest growing industry to enter the international market. The information industry has the need for e-Business application and the implementation of global logistics management (GLM). In order to be efficient, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) stated a series of projects related to the e-Business in IT industry since 2000. One of the objectives of this study is to discuss the status of e-Business implementation since 2000. This study focuses on the implementation of e-Business in each sub-industry in the respect of industry property and value chain such as the industry activities and Key Performance Indicator (KPI). Moreover, this study also discusses the future trend of e-Business according to the status of industry development.

Ming-Kuen Chen; Lu Chang

2004-01-01

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Generation as a business-facts, fumbles, fictions and the future  

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A new era of competitive electric service has arrived. The electricity generation business will present increasing competitive challenges. It will still be dominated by strong players with strong balance sheets. And utilities will continue to be a part of the competitive generation business. Electric utilities have been in the generation business for more than a century. This gives them a valuable perspective on the industry, one that will become even more important in these times of rapid change. With that in mind, the author offers a perspective in four areas: reviewing the facts, fumbles, and fictions surrounding the generation of electric power and, finally, his view of the future.

Budhraja, V.S. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

1995-07-01

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The Training And Development Needs OfOwner-Managers Of Small Businesses With Export Potential  

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Very few small firms in Quebec are considering the challenge of exporting, even in acontext where competition has increased as a result of the new open markets. Research hasshown that the decision of an owner-manager to move into a foreign market is conditionedbasically by his or her personal attitude to exporting. A number of organizations currently offerexport information and training services to small firms, but these services do not seem to meetthe needs of entrepreneurs, since they are not widely used. The aim of this study was to identifythe export training and development needs of small business owner-managers. It took the formof exploratory research using a sample of 15 small business owner-managers in Quebec. Ithighlights their representations of their own strengths and weaknesses as regards exporting, theareas of competence in which training was thought to offer possibilities for improvement, andthe type of training and teaching personnel preferred.1. Introduction...

Camille Carrier

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Present and future value formulae for uneven cash flow Based on performance of a Business  

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Full Text Available Business firm's income is not constant, or fixed from period to period because of this firm’s cash inflow or out flow is uneven. The decision of a firm either to invest or to borrow from creditors based on uneven cash in-flow need to have a future or a present value prediction formula. The problem to find future and present value formulae for uneven cash flow stayed unsolved for long periods. However, on this paper it wanted to show future and present value of uneven cash flow prediction formulae based on the performance rate (Pn ) of a business. The Performance rate (Pn) is a percentage by which the current performance, economic value added (EVAn ), of the business exceeds the previous performance. Therefore, the firm cash out flows either for investment or for repayment of the borrowed loan growth according to the performance rate (p) of the firm

Ameha Tefera Tessema

2011-01-01

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How to train Business Students for Corporate Social Responsibility at Universities and Business Schools  

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Ausgangspunkt ist die These, dass Universitäten und Business Schools den Studierenden sehr wenig oder gar keine Möglichkeit bieten, sich während ihres Studiums mit dem Themenkreis Wirtschafts- bzw. Management-Ethik und soziale Verantwortung (CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility) zu befassen. Es ste...

Ackermann, Karl-Friedrich

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The state of psychotherapy supervision: recommendations for future training.  

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This paper reviews the current state of psychotherapy supervision in psychiatric training programmes. A focused literature search was carried out that examined three questions concerning the content, process and outcome of psychotherapy supervision. Results indicate that although requirements for training have broadened somewhat, methods of instruction in supervision have remained the same for many decades. In addition, there is a lack of discussion on what supervision outcomes should be assessed. This paper explores these areas and provides some suggestions for the future of psychotherapy supervision that are evidence-based and generalizable to an international audience. It is time to arrive at an international consensus about guidelines for psychotherapy supervision in psychiatry training programmes. This paper attempts to provide a starting place for psychotherapy supervisors and educators so that we can advance the field forward.

Weerasekera P

2013-06-01

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Increasing Emotional Intelligence through Training: Current Status and Future Directions  

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Full Text Available Emotional intelligence consists of adaptive emotional functioning involving inter-related competencies relating to perception, understanding, utilising and managing emotions in the self and others. Researchers in diverse fields have studied emotional intelligence and found the construct to be associated with a variety of intrapersonal and interpersonal factors such as mental health, relationship satisfaction, and work performance. This article reviews research investigating the impact of training in emotional-intelligence skills. The results indicate that it is possible to increase emotional intelligence and that such training has the potential to lead to other positive outcomes. The paper offers suggestions about how future research, from diverse disciplines,can uncover what types of training most effectively increase emotional intelligence and produce related beneficial outcomes.

Nicola S. Schutte; John M. Malouff; Einar B. Thorsteinsson

2013-01-01

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State of business ethics and field of teaching, training and research in Sub-Saharan Africa  

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This article provides a comparative summary of the findings of the survey of Business Ethics as field of Teaching, Training and Reserach across the four sub-regions in Sub-Saharan Africa ( Western Africa, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa and Francophone Africa). The article commences with a discussio...

Rossouw, Deon

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Core competencies necessary for a managerial psycho-educational training programme for business team coaches  

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The objective of this research was to explore and describe core competencies necessary for a managerial psycho-educational training programme for business team coaches. The total number of participants in this qualitative research was 30. A purposive and snowball sampling strategy was used. Triangul...

Jeanette E. Maritz; Marie Poggenpoel; Chris P.H. Myburgh

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A Model Package to Assess the Education and Training Needs of Business, Industry, and Labor.  

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Designed for community colleges and technical institutes, this manual presents a systematic approach to the process of reviewing employer and employee education and training needs. Section I presents the Business, Industry, and Labor (BIL) Needs Assessment Model, detailing the following procedures: (1) identify the BIL project coordinator; (2)…

Nasman, Leonard O.

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THE TRAINING OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS – SUCCESS FACTOR IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS  

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Full Text Available The amplification of extern economic activities made by firms demands new rules for those people that take part in transcultural actions. They have to deal with new challenges regarding the interpretation of actions or attitudes made by individuals or firms that have their activity in a cultural activity different from what they were accustomed to until that moment. International managers come in contact with people that not only have different objectives, but they also have different ways of achieving their objectives. The development of management activities is a laborious process that starts with the recurring and selecting of personnel and ends with the training and returning to their home country of the managers. The importance and the phases of the process of training managers that can action with competence in an intercultural context have represented the elements which I want to bring forward in this paper.

Ion BOTESCU

2010-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Current status and future prospect of the gas business; Gas jigyo no genjo to shorai tenbo  

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This paper describes the current status and the future prospect of the gas business in Japan. The demand for industrial and business use accounts for 52% of the total demand, and large users are making their voices louder demanding development of new gas business for more flexible gas supply: that is to say, because the supply area covered by the gas operators stays at 5.2% of the national land area, expectations of expansion of the city gas supply area and more flexible gas charge setting are becoming greater. In the supply side, progress of the supply networking is anticipated, where in addition to the conventional through system of production, transportation and distribution, individual businesses taking charge of each step will be established. Also in the safety aspect, reviews are requested based firmly on higher building construction, an aging society, and anti-seismic measures. Under these circumstances, part of the gas business law was amended. The amendment consists basically of relaxation of the business regulations, review on the safety regulation, promotion of the supply networking, and improvement of the business infrastructures, including technological development.

Oki, S. [Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, Tokyo (Japan)

1994-08-01

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Compatibility and Future trends of Electronic Media(Cloud Computing)& Business Functions  

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Full Text Available Abstract— this paper explains the role and impact of IT at different stages of a firm’s evolution in the terms if its size and growth performance. The capability of IT to assist entrepreneurs in overcoming business challenges of the forthcoming period. The overall picture relating to the use of IT is classified into two parts: one is hardware use (PCs, Laptops and Workstations) and the other is software use (E-mails, and web access). As per this paper, the concentration is on growth firms and motivation for IT investment which leads to increase the prospects of ‘better Customer management’, ‘better management of business processes’ and ‘better reporting’. For this, the paper will provide the information related to those electronic media which are beneficial to business enterprises and playing a vital role for every business function to make entrepreneurs competitive with some future trends.

Bindu Sharma; Ms. Harsha Batra

2011-01-01

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What are business models for system LSIs in future?; System LSI no business model wa donaruka  

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With the advancement of the semiconductor microprocessing technology, it has become possible that the number of transistors capable of being integrated in one chip will increase from tens of millions to hundreds of millions, and that system LSIs in each of which the whole system is integrated will become a main product among semiconductor products. It is expected that the applications in the system LSI age are not only computing, communication, electric appliances and machine-incorporated products, which are conventional applications, but also various kinds of applications including electronic money and social basic systems. There are many technical problems to be solved for attaining such system LSIs. In this paper, a semiconductor business model in the system LSI age and system LSI architecture are studied. First, the change in system forming mode and LSI configuring method are described, and then the multipurpose usability, exclusive usability, standardizability and performance-improvability of multipurpose system LSI architecture. 5 refs., 2 figs.

Murakami, K. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan)

1998-08-20

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Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty as Predictors of Future Business Potential  

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This paper analyzes the relationship between customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and the future business potential of existing customers. The data for the analysis comes from the Danish Customer Satisfaction Index 2006. Here a total of app. 2000 private customers evaluated their preferred property insurance provider. Based on theoretical considerations 6 assumptions are developed and tested.

Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

2007-01-01

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Customer satisfaction and customer loyalty as predictors of future business potential  

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This paper analyses the relationship between customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and the future business potential of existing customers. The data for the analysis come from the Danish Customer Satisfaction Index 2006. Here a total of approximately 2000 private customers evaluated their preferred property insurance provider. Based on theoretical considerations, six assumptions are developed and tested.

Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

2008-01-01

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Present and future value formulae for uneven cash flow: Based on performance of a business  

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Business firm's income is not constant, or fixed from period to period because of this the firm's cash inflow or out flow is uneven. The decision of a firm either to invest or to borrow from creditors based on uneven cash in-flow need to have a future or a present value prediction formula. The probl...

Tessema, Ameha Tefera

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Further training, an important task for the DMT Institute for Business Management and Further Training. Fortbildung, ein wichtiger Auftrag fuer das DMT-Institut fuer Unternehmensfuehrung und Fortbildung  

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The Institute for Business Management and Further Training of the Deutsche Montan Technologie Gesellschaft fuer Lehre und Bildung GmbH is available to the German coal mining industry for training engineers and technicians. This training institute offers a wide range of seminars and events, which are aimed at quite different target groups. 4 figs., 1 tab.

Schoenfeld, H. (DMT-Gesellschaft fuer Lehre und Bildung mbH (Germany, F.R.). DMT-Institut fuer Unternehmensfuehrung)

1990-04-19

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XML: Future of E-Content Business -- The Impact of XML on Entertainment and Media Industry  

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Full Text Available Electronic commerce (e-commerce) has grown dramatically in the past decades due to the rapid development of Internet technology. Entertainment e-commerce has been at the vanguard of the online retail revolution. However, entertainment e-commerce has experienced rapid change over the past years. In order to be successful in the business, entertainment companies are constantly seeking efficient mechanisms to attract customers and to provide individualized services.In this paper, we identify the XML (Extensible Markup Language), a new type of data structure standard on the Internet, as part of the backbone for future e-content business.XML offers solutions to the success of the e-content business and provides support for entertainment e-commerce.The benefits of XML’s features on the e-content business are identified and investigated in detail, and the challenges posted by the transition to XML are discussed.The paper concludes with a projection about the future of XML in the e-content business.

Xiaorui Hu; Yuhong Wu

2003-01-01

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Engaging paediatricians in planning the training of our future workforce.  

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Fundamental reform to the way we train and develop our future workforce is planned. In order to successfully achieve change the engagement of those delivering care is necessary. In this study the authors used a novel participatory design to seek the opinions of medical students, foundation doctors, specialty trainees and consultants on some key statements regarding proposed improvements to postgraduate medical education. While there was overall agreement on many of the recommendations of the Temple report, some aspects were potentially divisive, with significant differences between the views of consultants and those more junior to them. This work emphasises the importance of engaging all members of the healthcare workforce, both present and future, in the reasons for, and outcomes of, healthcare reform.

Klaber RE; Roland D

2012-06-01

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The effectiveness of humor in persuasion: the case of business ethics training.  

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In this study, persuasion theory was used to develop the following predictions about use of humor in persuasive messages for business ethics training: (a) cartoon drawings will enhance persuasion by creating liking for the source, (b) ironic wisecracks will enhance persuasion by serving as a distraction from counterarguments, and (c) self-effacing humor will enhance persuasion by improving source credibility. Canadian business students (N = 148) participated in 1 of 4 versions of "The Ethics Challenge," a training exercise used by the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Three versions were modified by adding or removing cartoon drawings (of cartoon characters Dilbert and Dogbert) and humorous responses (Dogbert's wisecracks). Removing the cartoon drawings had little effect on persuasiveness. Removing ironic wisecracks had more effect, and interfering with the self-effacing combination of cartoons and wisecracks had the strongest effect. The results suggest that researchers should ground their predictions in existing theory and that practitioners should differentiate among humor types.

Lyttle J

2001-04-01

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Why a Train Set Helps Participants Co-Construct Meaning in Business Model Innovation  

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In this position paper we show how participants in an innovation workshop employ tangible material – a toy train set – to co-construct understandings of a new business model. In multidisciplinary teams the process of developing new terms and concepts together is crucial for work to progress. Every participant influences this process in a different manner – depending on his/her discipline, role in the group, and character. Based on video data form an industry session, we investigate how participants get to different meanings through analyzing their behaviors, movements, actions and negotiations to understand how they construct a concept. We observe that the final result of the workshop is indeed innovative and is co-constructed by all group members. We discuss why the toy train works: It keeps both hands and mind busy, it allows silent participation, and it expands the vocabulary of the discussion.

Beuthel, Maria Rosa; Buur, Jacob

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The effectiveness of humor in persuasion: the case of business ethics training.  

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In this study, persuasion theory was used to develop the following predictions about use of humor in persuasive messages for business ethics training: (a) cartoon drawings will enhance persuasion by creating liking for the source, (b) ironic wisecracks will enhance persuasion by serving as a distraction from counterarguments, and (c) self-effacing humor will enhance persuasion by improving source credibility. Canadian business students (N = 148) participated in 1 of 4 versions of "The Ethics Challenge," a training exercise used by the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Three versions were modified by adding or removing cartoon drawings (of cartoon characters Dilbert and Dogbert) and humorous responses (Dogbert's wisecracks). Removing the cartoon drawings had little effect on persuasiveness. Removing ironic wisecracks had more effect, and interfering with the self-effacing combination of cartoons and wisecracks had the strongest effect. The results suggest that researchers should ground their predictions in existing theory and that practitioners should differentiate among humor types. PMID:11506049

Lyttle, J

2001-04-01

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Core competencies necessary for a managerial psycho-educational training programme for business team coaches  

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Full Text Available The objective of this research was to explore and describe core competencies necessary for a managerial psycho-educational training programme for business team coaches. The total number of participants in this qualitative research was 30. A purposive and snowball sampling strategy was used. Triangulation was achieved through focus groups, in-depth individual interviews and naïve sketches. Data were analysed through an open inductive approach and descriptive analysis. The results describe core competencies of a business team coach as situated within an Outcomes Based Education framework and relate to the knowledge to be discovered, skills to be mastered and the attitudes to be formed during a managerial psycho-educational training programme.How to cite this article:Maritz, J.E., Poggenpoel, M., & Myburgh, C.P.H. (2009). Core competencies necessary for a managerial psycho-educational training programme for business team coaches. SA Journal of Human Resource Management/SA Tydskrif vir Menslikehulpbronbestuur, 7(1), Art. #110, 8 pages. DOI: 10.4102/sajhrm.v7i1.110

Jeanette E. Maritz; Marie Poggenpoel; Chris P.H. Myburgh

2009-01-01

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Business Simulation Training in Information Technology Education: Guidelines for New Approaches in IT Training  

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are commercial software packages that enable the integration of transactions-oriented data and business processes throughout an organization. Most of the world's largest organizations have already adopted an ERP system, and many mid-size organizations are turning to them as well. The implementation of an…

Leger, Pierre-Majorique; Charland, Patrick; Feldstein, Harvey D.; Robert, Jacques; Babin, Gilbert; Lyle, Derick

2011-01-01

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

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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.

Dove SG; Kline DI; Pantos O; Angly FE; Tyson GW; Hoegh-Guldberg O

2013-09-01

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Postsecondary Business and Industry Needs Assessment Model. A Model Package to Assess the Education and Training Needs of Business, Industry, and Labor. Research and Development Series No. 223.  

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This document outlines a systematic approach to the process of reviewing employer and employee training needs so that postsecondary institutions can work closely with business, industry, and labor (BIL) to meet these needs. It also contains sections that review the rationale and development processes that provided a basis for the model. The model…

Nasman, Leonard O.

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

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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.

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

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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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CRITERIA AND VALUATION LEVEL ASSESSMENT OF FUTURE TECHNOLOGY TEACHERS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING DURING MODULAR TEACHING  

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Full Text Available The article deals with the raising the quality of future technology teachers professional training; gnoseological, axiological and praxiological components are disclosed; the criteria and valuation indicators of future technology teachers professional training are determined. The introduction to modular technology practice is suggested, it will provide more independence of student’s learning, flexibility and multilevel process.

Elmira Nasyrova

2012-01-01

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

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

Zettinig, Peter; Vincze, Zsuzsanna

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Pendular trains. The future of high-speed; Trains pendulaires. L`avenir de la grande vitesse  

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The French TGV (High Speed Train) can reach speeds higher than 300 km/hour but only on specific inclined railways to partially compensate the centrifugal force in the curves. Another solution exist, the pendular technology, which allow the use of the existing railway network built for trains running above 200 km/hour. This technology is a little bit slower but greatly less expensive. This digest paper describes the general principles of pendular trains, and the economic impact of the future ``American Flyer`` project of the American Amtrack company. This train will reach 240 km/hour and will be operational in 1999 on the Washington-Boston line. (J.S.)

Couroux, P.

1996-07-01

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The Future of Management Training in Canadian Healthcare Organizations.  

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A case study of a Canadian health care organization and a Delphi study with a sample of subject-matter experts identified five themes for management training and development: continued tight financial constraints; greater accountability; need for better staff development and evaluation; cooperative resource sharing for management training; and…

Loo, Robert

1997-01-01

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Formation of professional competence of the future teachers of physical training by methods of pedagogical situations.  

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Full Text Available The model of usage of pedagogical situations during professional training of the future teachers of physical training is shown. In creation of model is used practical experience of usage of pedagogical situations during teaching and educational process at faculty of physical training. Efficiency of application of pedagogical situations during formation of professional competence of the future teachers of physical training is proved. The main element of the technology of forming professional competence was research and problem-educational tasks that stimulate students' activity.

Chernyakov V.V.

2011-01-01

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Financial management and job social skills training components in a summer business institute: a controlled evaluation in high achieving predominantly ethnic minority youth.  

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Ninety-two adolescents, predominantly ethnic minority high school students, participated in a structured Summer Business Institute (SBI). Participating youth were randomly assigned to receive either job social skills or financial management skills training components. Students who additionally received the job social skills training component were more likely to recommend their employment agency to others than were youth who received the financial management component, rated their overall on-the-job work experience more favorably, and demonstrated higher scores in areas that were relevant to the skills that were taught in the job social skills workshops. The financial management component also appeared to be relatively effective, as youth who received this intervention improved their knowledge of financial management issues more than youth who received job social skills, and rated their workshops as more helpful in financial management, as well as insurance management. Future directions are discussed in light of these results.

Donohue B; Conway D; Beisecker M; Murphy H; Farley A; Waite M; Gugino K; Knatz D; Lopez-Frank C; Burns J; Madison S; Shorty C

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Financial management and job social skills training components in a summer business institute: a controlled evaluation in high achieving predominantly ethnic minority youth.  

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Ninety-two adolescents, predominantly ethnic minority high school students, participated in a structured Summer Business Institute (SBI). Participating youth were randomly assigned to receive either job social skills or financial management skills training components. Students who additionally received the job social skills training component were more likely to recommend their employment agency to others than were youth who received the financial management component, rated their overall on-the-job work experience more favorably, and demonstrated higher scores in areas that were relevant to the skills that were taught in the job social skills workshops. The financial management component also appeared to be relatively effective, as youth who received this intervention improved their knowledge of financial management issues more than youth who received job social skills, and rated their workshops as more helpful in financial management, as well as insurance management. Future directions are discussed in light of these results. PMID:15911687

Donohue, Brad; Conway, Debbie; Beisecker, Monica; Murphy, Heather; Farley, Alisha; Waite, Melissa; Gugino, Kristin; Knatz, Danielle; Lopez-Frank, Carolina; Burns, Jack; Madison, Suzanne; Shorty, Carrie

2005-07-01

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Staff training for business process improvement: The benefit of role-plays in the case of KreditSim  

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Purpose: The paper aims to explore staff's experience with role-plays using the example of training bank employees in Six Sigma as a major methodology for business process improvement. Design/methodology/approach: The research is based on a case study. A role-play, KreditSim, is used to simulate a l...

Börner, R; Moormann, J; Wang, M

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ICT ROLE IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING OF FUTURE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS’ PRINCIPALS ???? ??? ? ??????????? ?????????? ????????? ?????????? ?????????? ????????  

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Full Text Available The article presents the research of information and communication technologies influence on formation of readiness of future educational institutions’ principals for reflexive management.? ?????? ?????????? ????? ????????????-?????????????? ?????????? ?? ?????????? ?????????? ????????? ?????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ????????????? ??????????.

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Expertise as Business. Long-Term Development and Future Prospects of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services (KIBS)  

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Knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) are expert companies that provide services to other companies and organisations. IT services, R&D services, technical consultancy, legal, financial and management consultancy, and marketing communications are typical KIBS industries. KIBS have aroused bro...

Toivonen, Marja

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

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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.

Stutzer E

2012-01-01

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

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

Ludlum, Marty; Moskalionov, Sergei

2008-01-01

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Asynchronous Learning Forums for Business Acculturation  

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

Pence, Christine Cope; Wulf, Catharina

2009-01-01

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Remember the future: working memory training decreases delay discounting among stimulant addicts  

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Background Excessive discounting of future rewards has been observed in a variety of disorders and has been linked to both the valuation of the past, and memory of past events. Methods To explore the functionality of discounting and memory, we examined whether training working memory would result in less discounting of future rewards. In the present study, 27 adults in treatment for their stimulant use were randomly assigned to receive either working memory training or control training according to a yoked experimental design. Measures of delay discounting and several other cognitive behaviors were assessed pre- and post-training. Results Rates of discounting of delayed rewards were significantly reduced among those who received memory training but were unchanged among those who received control training; other cognitive assessments were not affected by memory training. Discount rates were positively correlated with memory training performance measures. Conclusions To our knowledge, this is the first study demonstrating that neurocognitive training on working memory decreases delay discounting. These results offer further evidence of a functional relationship between delay discounting and working memory.

Bickel, Warren K.; Yi, Richard; Landes, Reid D.; Hill, Paul F.; Baxter, Carole

2010-01-01

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TRAINING OF FUTURE TECHNOLOGY TEACHERS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ?????????? ??????? ???????? ?????????? ??? ??? ? ????????????? ????????????? ????????  

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Full Text Available This article reflects the problem of increasing of quantity of children with disabilities. The optimal way to solve the problems of education of such children is remote learning, which is now unlimited to basic subjects, and introduces a discipline of technology. The article describes the need for a creative developmental environment for future teachers of technology, working with disabled children

Shumilovskaya J. V.

2011-01-01

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Petroleum related business activities in Hordaland - competence, flexibility and future possibilities  

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[en] The aim of the study has been to determine the future conditions of the supply business in Hordaland for petroleum related activities, international competition and on markets outside the Norwegian shelf. In addition it is focused on the adjustment possibilities of the companies during the expected decrease of activity on the Norwegian continental shelf. The report is based on a questionnaire to the company leadership. In 2003 there was 15073 persons employed in the petroleum activities in Hordaland. Out of this the supplier activities account for 10500 employees which is 4.7 % of the total employment in the county. Service deliveries to the shelf are included in the figure. The productivity related competence in these companies is substantial. The work force has a high educational level where more than half has an education of college or higher. Most of the firms have been in the industry for a long time. A substantial part of the suppliers in Hordaland is internationally competitive and participates globally. The companies are to a varying degree specialized for petroleum activities but most of them get their income largely from the petroleum market. A substantial number of companies inform that they would participate in the foreign petroleum market when decrease of activities on the Norwegian shelf occurs. The majority of the companies have however, the capability to adjust to other markets than petroleum exploitation

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Model of future officers' availability to the management physical training  

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Full Text Available A purpose of work is creation of model of readiness of graduating student to implementation of official questions of guidance, organization and leadthrough of physical preparation in the process of military-professional activity. An analysis is conducted more than 40 sources and questionnaire questioning of a 21 expert. For introduction of model to the system of physical preparation of students the list of its basic constituents is certain: theoretical methodical readiness; functionally-physical readiness; organizationally-administrative readiness. It is certain that readiness of future officers to military-professional activity foresees determination of level of forming of motive capabilities, development of general physical qualities.

Olkhovy O.M.

2012-01-01

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A survey of diagnostic ultrasound within the physiotherapy profession for the design of future training tools  

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The expansion of diagnostic ultrasound outside of the traditional radiology profession into the physiotherapy profession is occurring. The purpose of this study was to determine if physiotherapists are purchasing diagnostic ultrasound machines, receiving training in the modality and what imaging procedures they are performing. For the design of future training tools, also investigated were the methods of training that physiotherapists might find most beneficial and what content they deem necessary to be covered during such training for the use of diagnostic ultrasound for their profession. An e-mail invitation was sent to physiotherapists throughout Australian who were registered on two databases, asking them to complete a web based survey. The survey was comprised of 18 questions including open and closed items. The data was then categorised into themes in accordance with the purpose of the study. Of the respondents, 39% did not own a diagnostic ultrasound machine, 33% had access to a machine that was owned by their employer and 18% actually owned a machine themselves. Training in diagnostic ultrasound had been received by 61% of the respondents however for 67% of those who had been trained, this training had only lasted for several hours, not days or weeks. For future training in ultrasound the majority of respondents would prefer either a workshop or DVD to cover imaging anatomy, the use of machine controls and scanning the pelvic floor, abdominal muscles and shoulder. From this survey it can be concluded that physiotherapists have an interest in or are using diagnostic ultrasound in their practice. While some form of training is being provided, further training is considered necessary and wanted by the physiotherapists so training tools need to be developed.

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A survey of diagnostic ultrasound within the physiotherapy profession for the design of future training tools  

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The expansion of diagnostic ultrasound outside of the traditional radiology profession into the physiotherapy profession is occurring. The purpose of this study was to determine if physiotherapists are purchasing diagnostic ultrasound machines, receiving training in the modality and what imaging procedures they are performing. For the design of future training tools, also investigated were the methods of training that physiotherapists might find most beneficial and what content they deem necessary to be covered during such training for the use of diagnostic ultrasound for their profession. An e-mail invitation was sent to physiotherapists throughout Australian who were registered on two databases, asking them to complete a web based survey. The survey was comprised of 18 questions including open and closed items. The data was then categorised into themes in accordance with the purpose of the study. Of the respondents, 39% did not own a diagnostic ultrasound machine, 33% had access to a machine that was owned by their employer and 18% actually owned a machine themselves. Training in diagnostic ultrasound had been received by 61% of the respondents however for 67% of those who had been trained, this training had only lasted for several hours, not days or weeks. For future training in ultrasound the majority of respondents would prefer either a workshop or DVD to cover imaging anatomy, the use of machine controls and scanning the pelvic floor, abdominal muscles and shoulder. From this survey it can be concluded that physiotherapists have an interest in or are using diagnostic ultrasound in their practice. While some form of training is being provided, further training is considered necessary and wanted by the physiotherapists so training tools need to be developed.

McKiernan, Sharmaine, E-mail: sharmaine.mckiernan@newcastle.edu.a [School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW (Australia); Chiarelli, Pauline; Warren-Forward, Helen [School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW (Australia)

2011-05-15

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Role Of Location In Electronic Business: Evidence From Exploratory Research And Future Research Perspectives  

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Electronic business and new organizational forms explode the classical boundaries of the firm withrespect to time and space. Work places, business processes and even whole organizations are nolonger bound to locations the way they used to be. New forms of electronic marketplaces and virtualcorporations are emerging. The coordination of tasks gets more and more independent from static orpredefined structures. Business any time & any place often seems to be the logical consequence.The gradual dissolution of temporal and spatial constraints in business processes, however,paradoxically shows a gaining importance of location in many fields. Even in electronic business thedecision of where? might be of central importance. This paper discusses the new role of place inelectronic business. Based on the outcome of organization and location theory, on the one hand, andempirical research in 28 electronic business pilots, on the other hand, the paper will show thatlocation does by no means loose its importance in electronic business. The role of location, however,has to be redefined in organization as well as location theory.

Kathrin M. Mslein; Frank T. Piller; Technische Universitt Mnchen (tum

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

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

Charania, A.; Olds, J. R.

2002-01-01

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MODEL OF TRAINING FUTURE TEACHERS TO EDUCATION OF CHILDREN FOR HEALTH PRESERVATION CULTURE  

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Full Text Available One of the basic indicators of professional readiness of the teacher to the successful functioning of a modern educational environment is its ability to form a culture of health preservation in children. The traditional model of the formation of knowledge and skills of teachers in the field of health preservation culture oriented Intra study in separate specialized courses not fully meet modern requirements for the training of future teachers. Therefore, proved the necessity of constructing and implementing the educational process model of training future teachers to providing child health preservation culture. Purpose - to experimentally prove the effectiveness of the model, reflecting a single system approach to promote a culture of health preservation in future preschool teachers and primary school teachers through interdisciplinary integration of special disciplines and subjects of vocational training cycle is an actual direction of scientific research. The novelty is that the culture of health preservation in future preschool teachers and primary school teachers is based on the integration of motor and cognitive activities. Analysis of the assessment of competence of students Pedagogical University (Faculty of Physical Education and the Faculty of Education), who had been trained in the implementation of the model for a culture of health preservation in preschool and primary school children showed that their mean group values are significantly higher than those of students enrolled in the traditional established system of training and organization of the educational process. Survey findings showed that the implementation of the process model of training future teachers to promote a culture of health preservation in preschool and primary school children in an integrated curriculum in the pedagogical university, provides optimal conditions for the implementation of psycho-educational support of the educational process from the standpoint of health preservation culture involved in the educational process.

Pravdov Dmitriy Mikhaylovich

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A study on important factors influencing on the effectiveness of futures research, training and employment  

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Full Text Available This paper presents an empirical investigation to find out important factors influencing future research, training and employment in Iranian scientific environment. The proposed model of this paper prepares a questionnaire consists of various questions and distributes it among some experts and analyze them using DEMATEL model. The model divides the 7 factors into two groups of cause and effect. On the cause side, there are four factors including preventing future unemployment crises, detecting future skills, finding future profitable/unprofitable job opportunities and prevention on having open position with no volunteer to work. On the effect factors, there are three factors influencing the future research including detecting the present risk associated with jobs, detecting necessary standards for future works and creating a balance between demand and supply.

Zahra Moghimi; Hassan Foraty

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Simulation-based driver and vehicle crew training: applications, efficacy and future directions.  

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Simulation is widely used as a training tool in many domains, and more recently the use of vehicle simulation as a tool for driver and vehicle crew training has become popular (de Winter et al., 2009; Pradhan et al., 2009). This paper presents an overview of how vehicle simulations are currently used to train driving-related procedural and higher-order cognitive skills, and team-based procedural and non-technical teamwork skills for vehicle crews, and evaluates whether there is evidence these training programs are effective. Efficacy was evaluated in terms of whether training achieves learning objectives and whether the attainment of those objectives enhances real world performance on target tasks. It was concluded that while some higher-order cognitive skills training programs have been shown to be effective, in general the adoption of simulation technology has far outstripped the pace of empirical research in this area. The paper concludes with a discussion of the issues that require consideration when developing and evaluating vehicle simulations for training purposes - based not only on what is known from the vehicle domain, but what can be inferred from other domains in which simulation is an established training approach, such as aviation (e.g. Jentsch et al., 2011) and medicine (e.g. McGaghie et al., 2010). STATEMENT OF RELEVANCE: Simulation has become a popular tool for driver and vehicle crew training in civilian and military settings. This review considers whether there is evidence that this training method leads to learning and the transfer of skills to real world performance. Evidence from other domains, such as aviation and medicine, is drawn upon to inform the design and evaluation of future vehicle simulation training systems.

Goode N; Salmon PM; Lenné MG

2013-05-01

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Foster Parents' Involvement in Authoritative Parenting and Interest in Future Parenting Training  

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|We surveyed 191 Southwest Ohio foster parents regarding their involvement in authoritative parenting and interest for additional parenting education. Our results showed that most respondents reported using an authoritative parenting style and were interested in receiving future training. Involvement in authoritative parenting differed…

King, Keith A.; Kraemer, Linda K.; Bernard, Amy L.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.

2007-01-01

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

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Customer-related government securities activities incidental to the futures-related business of a futures commission merchant registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 240.3a43-1 Section 240.3a43-1 Commodity and Securities...

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Current situation of and future policies for gas business; Gas jigyo wo meguru genjo to kongo no seisaku  

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Described herein are current situations of and future policies for the gas business as part of the energy-related policies, centered around the Gas Business Law which was amended in 1994 and has been put into effect since 1995. The amended law deregulates participation in the business for large consumers and gas rate system. As a result, 606 consumers are supplied with gas at rates determined by the negotiations, and 3 large gas suppliers are approved. The gas business will be continuously deregulated, and assessment of the deregulation effects will be started in 9 years. The competition principle has been also introduced in the area of gas rate, which must have been approved by the authorities. The new gas rate system was investigated, mainly by the subcommittee, to improve productivity, with the result that all of 172 private enterprises completed to adopt the new systems by May 1995, and 71 public enterprises are changing their systems. The new policies are also aimed at expanded import of natural gas and development of safety and other techniques.

Terasaka, N. [Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, Tokyo (Japan)

1996-08-01

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On-the-Spot Problem Solving of Airline Professionals: A Case Study of Sky Business School Personnel Training Program  

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This research explores how chief cabin crew members of major airlines made their decisions on-the-spot when they had unexpected problems. This research also presents some insights that may improve personnel training programs for future stewardesses and stewards based on the investigation of their decision-making styles. The theoretical framework…

Nara, Jun

2010-01-01

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

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

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

2007-01-01

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A Study of e-Business Application and Future Trend for IC Component Distribution Industry in Taiwan  

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Full Text Available In the trend of internationalization, enterprises in Taiwan are confronted with global competition and pressure, which manifest the importance of improvement in competitiveness in all respects. The government has spared no effort to promote e-Business projects and introduce digital operations into various industries, so as to enhance working efficiency. This study investigates the IC component distribution industry to understand its scope, features, evolution, strategy, progress and depth of e-Business. Further, “As-Is”, value chain and detail activities of this industry were induced. From status of the industry, Port’s Five Forces analysis, SWOT analysis and literature review, the “To-Be” model of this industry and associated activities in the value chain were obtained. Finally, key successful factors in this industry were examined to understand future tendency.

Ming-Kuen Chen; Chih-Ping Lin

2005-01-01

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Women in Business: The View of Future Male and Female Managers.  

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Discusses the integration of women into management positions in business. Found that women and men appear to be shedding the stereotype of traditional female roles and that men are more traditional than women in their attitudes toward women in management. (JOW)

Stevens, George E.

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Business Service Sourcing : A Literature Review and Agenda for Future Research  

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Business service sourcing is increasing in importance for firms; a trend recognised by significant research efforts among scholars. The rapidly expanding literature is, however, highly fragmented. It is difficult to grasp what has actually been investigated, and what remains to be studied. Therefore...

Nordin , Fredrik; Agndal, Henrik

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

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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

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Training healthcare professionals for the future: internationalism and effective inclusion of global health training.  

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There has been a continuing rise in recent years of the number of medical schools in the developed world offering 'global health' teaching to its students. Yet, the term itself is used in a number of contexts and as yet no clear consensus on what constitutes an appropriate or successful global health education programme has been reached. Approaches to sustainable internationalisation of medical curricula include the expansion of not only opportunities for training in specific global health topics, but also the development of broader generic graduate attributes including global citizenship and ethical, cultural and social responsibility. Key components for successful implementation of such an educational framework includes a breadth of educational approach to effect truly integrated and effective curricular internationalisation. That such programmes can offer benefits is appreciated by both faculty and students alike, but there is also a burgeoning concern about potential negative effects of socially and culturally insensitive programmes. We explore three potential pedagogic approaches to the subject; Model A: an 'additive' or contributory model of global health content (the commonest current approach), Model B: an 'integrated' approach and Model C: the more challenging 'transformative' approach requiring institutional as well as programme flexibility. PMID:21696283

Eaton, Deborah Murdoch; Redmond, Anthony; Bax, Nigel

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Training healthcare professionals for the future: internationalism and effective inclusion of global health training.  

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There has been a continuing rise in recent years of the number of medical schools in the developed world offering 'global health' teaching to its students. Yet, the term itself is used in a number of contexts and as yet no clear consensus on what constitutes an appropriate or successful global health education programme has been reached. Approaches to sustainable internationalisation of medical curricula include the expansion of not only opportunities for training in specific global health topics, but also the development of broader generic graduate attributes including global citizenship and ethical, cultural and social responsibility. Key components for successful implementation of such an educational framework includes a breadth of educational approach to effect truly integrated and effective curricular internationalisation. That such programmes can offer benefits is appreciated by both faculty and students alike, but there is also a burgeoning concern about potential negative effects of socially and culturally insensitive programmes. We explore three potential pedagogic approaches to the subject; Model A: an 'additive' or contributory model of global health content (the commonest current approach), Model B: an 'integrated' approach and Model C: the more challenging 'transformative' approach requiring institutional as well as programme flexibility.

Eaton DM; Redmond A; Bax N

2011-01-01

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Specialized Internet resources as interactive technology in the training of future teachers of physical training  

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Full Text Available The results of the use of interactive learning technologies on the example of Internet sites in the working of the curriculum for the subject “The theory and methodology of football”. The experiment involved 75 students. It is shown that the use of Internet sites will allow to intensify cognition future teachers of physical culture. The increase in the content and performance of methodological knowledge (10.3%), for the memory of students (13.5%). It is shown a significant improvement in memory. The number of students with low levels of memory for images was reduced by 16%. The directions of formation of professional competence of students in teaching techniques and tactics of football, the organization of competitions in schools.

Surovov A.A.

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HUMANIZATION OF HIGHER TECHNICAL EDUCATION AN ACTUAL SCIENTIFIC DIRECTION FOR FUTURE ENGINEERS TRAINING  

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Full Text Available The main objective of this paper is to develop professional skills and to train the general human values of future engineers.Therefore the upper school shall be responsible for forming engineers, able to handle any changes in the world. In this paper we have made the following: we defined the concept of humanization; we presented thehumanization functions, it has been argued the need for humanization, we have established the humanization directions for the technical university and finally have been presented a model for training future engineers based on humanization.In the context of development and resolution of data load we took into account the two categories of subjects involved in the educational process the students / graduates and academic staff. Therefore the humanization process grows progressively within the formal of high school, by means of teachers and the individual efforts of study and reflection, through self-education, self - development.

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SOME ASPECTS OF FUTURE TEACHERS TRAINING TO ICT USING IN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY ????? ??????? ?????????? ????????? ???????? ?? ???????????? ??????? ??? ? ?????????? ??????????  

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Full Text Available It is given an example of constructions the training course for students of pedagogical college. It is expected, that mastering of offered course independently will allow the future teacher of the foreign language to develop and use ICT resources in learning process. It is provided also, that the skills obtained by them hereinafter will be developed and be improved, and application of multimedia technologies will not be incidental.?????????? ??????? ???????? ??????????? ????? ??? ????????? ????????????? ???????. ??????????, ?? ???????? ?????????????? ????, ????????? ??????? ????????? ???? ????? ?????????? ?????????? ? ????????????? ?????? ??? ? ?????? ????????. ?????????????? ?????, ?? ???????? ??????? ???? ??????????????? ? ????????????????????, ? ???????????? ?????????????? ?????????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????.

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???????????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ???????????? ?????????? ????????? ????????? INTEGRATIVE TENDENCIES OF THE LIBERAL TRAINING CONTENT DEVELOPMENT OF THE FUTURE ENGINEERS  

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Full Text Available ???????? ????????? ?? ????? ????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ???? ???????????? ???????????? ????????? ? ?????? ??????????? ?????????? ??????? ?????????? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ? ??????? ?????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ?????? ?? ?????????? ????? ????????? ?????????? ????????, ?? ? ??????, ??? ?????????, ??????? ???? ?? ?????? ????????????? ? ?????? ??????, ??? ? ??????? ?????????? ???????, ?? ??? ????????? ??????????? ??????????, ?? ??????? ????? ? ????????? ???? ???????? ???????????? ? ????????????? ???????????.The integration of Ukraine into the world economic system highlighted the new demands for the technical graduate students being not only the professional in the particular field of knowledge, but also the deeply educated person with fundamental liberal preparation, with the culture of professional and private communication. The main tendencies on the way solving of this problem may be the liberal subject integration into the professional training of the future engineers.

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

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

Stephens, Matthew P.; Torres, Patricio A.

2010-03-19

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Future oriented group training for suicidal patients: a randomized clinical trial  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background In routine psychiatric treatment most clinicians inquire about indicators of suicide risk, but once the risk is assessed not many clinicians systematically focus on suicidal thoughts. This may reflect a commonly held opinion that once the depressive or anxious symptoms are effectively treated the suicidal symptoms will wane. Consequently, many clients with suicidal thoughts do not receive systematic treatment of their suicidal thinking. There are many indications that specific attention to suicidal thinking is necessary to effectively decrease the intensity and recurrence of suicidal thinking. We therefore developed a group training for patients with suicidal thoughts that is easy to apply in clinical settings as an addition to regular treatment and that explicitly focuses on suicidal thinking. We hypothesize that such an additional training will decrease the frequency and intensity of suicidal thinking. We based the training on cognitive behavioural approaches of hopelessness, worrying, and future perspectives, given the theories of Beck, McLeod and others, concerning the lack of positive expectations characteristic for many suicidal patients. In collaboration with each participant in the training individual positive future possibilities and goals were challenged. Methods/Design We evaluate the effects of our program on suicide ideation (primary outcome measure). The study is conducted in a regular treatment setting with regular inpatients and outpatients representative for Dutch psychiatric treatment settings. The design is a RCT with two arms: TAU (Treatment as Usual) versus TAU plus the training. Follow up measurements are taken 12 months after the first assessment. Discussion There is a need for research on the effectiveness of interventions in suicidology, especially RCT's. In our treatment program we combine aspects and interventions that have been proven to be useful in the treatment of suicidal thinking and behavior. Trial registration ISRCTN56421759

van Beek Wessel; Kerkhof Ad; Beekman Aartjan

2009-01-01

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BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS VS BUSINESS DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS  

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Full Text Available E-business is often described as the small organisations’ gateway to global business and markets. The adoption of Internet-based technologies for e-business is a continuous process, with sequential steps of evolution. The latter step in the adoption of Internet-based technologies for business, where the business services and the software components are supported by a pervasive software environment, which shows an evolutionary and self-organising behaviour are named digital business ecosystems. The digital business ecosystems are characterized by intelligent software components and services, knowledge transfer, interactive training frameworks and integration of business processes and e-government models.

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Business for Social Responsibility Homepage  

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

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Sports and pedagogical improvement in the training of future teachers of physical education  

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Full Text Available Revealed the structure and content of the sport and improve teaching students of physical education in their chosen sport. The place of discipline and the value of "Sports and teacher improvement" in the preparation of future teachers of physical education. It is shown that the purpose of discipline is to familiarize students with the theoretical foundations and experience teaching and training work in their chosen sport, the methodology of this work with children of different ages. The main forms of teaching attributed lectures, seminars, practical, methodical surveillance, individual, self-study and educational practice. It is noted that discipline is allocated 522 hours. Of these 64 hours - at a lecture, 262 - on practical training, 86 hours - for individual classes, 174 hours - to work independently. A 4th year student provides the implementation of the course work.

Slastina H.A.

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Resource approach in providing health-saving process of future teachers training  

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Full Text Available The article reveals the mechanisms of resource approach realization in the organization of pedagogical education. There were defined the ways of providing health-saving teacher training, namely: assessment criteria of adjustment of social order and personal professional development needs, means of implementing the tasks of pedagogical education concept according to the resource approach. In this article the author concretized methods of preserving and strengthening the spiritual health of future teachers in the process of professional training. On the basis of analysis of editions of the home and foreign authors sanctified to the problems of health of young people, it is exposed, that the problem of health of student young people can be considered in the context of exposure of values of health in the field of thinking of students, and also descriptions of their life in the modern terms of maintenance of human capitals.

Mykytiuk S.A.

2012-01-01

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Training Needs of Nurses in Public Hospitals in Australia: Review of Current Practices and Future Research Agenda  

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|Purpose: This paper seeks to provide an overview of the concept of training needs analysis (TNA), current practice, models and the impact that training needs analysis currently has on nurses in public hospitals in Australia. Thus, the paper should aid future research in the area of TNA of nurses through helping researchers to clarify the…

Carlisle, Joanna; Bhanugopan, Ramudu; Fish, Alan

2011-01-01

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Resource approach in providing health-saving process of future teachers training  

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Full Text Available The mechanisms of realization of resource approach are exposed in organization of pedagogical education. There were defined the ways of providing health-saving teacher training, namely: assessment criteria of adjustment of social order and personal professional development needs, means of implementing the tasks of pedagogical education concept according to the resource approach. The methods of maintainance and strengthening of health of future teachers are specified in the process of professional preparation. It is marked that resource approach unites requirement to the competence of teacher, provides the account of age-dependent features of organism of student and periods of becoming of personality of student and teacher. Resource approach is given by possibility to take into account the specific of labour and level of knowledge, abilities and skills of every student. Resource approach harmonizes the actual aspects of complex of the modern scientific going near education of students and professional preparation of future teachers.

Mykytiuk S.A.

2012-01-01

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The outcome of coaching and training for self-employment: A statistical evaluation of non-financial support schemes for unemployment business founders in Germany  

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This paper focuses on the question of whether improving the competence of new business founders by means of coaching and training programs enhances the duration of self-employment. In our analysis we focus on support activities that are provided in addition to a financial subsidy and which mainly fo...

Oberschachtsiek, Dirk; Scioch, Patrycja

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New Evidence on the Determinants of Training in Canadian Business Locations. The Evolving Workplace Series. Catalogue No. 71-584-MPE No. 5  

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This document provides data from the new Workplace and Employee Survey (WES) conducted by Statistics Canada with the support of Human Resources Development Canada. The survey consists of two components: (1) a workplace survey on the adoption of technologies, organizational change, training and other human resource practices, business strategies,…

Turcotte, Julie; Leonard, Andre; Montmarquette, Claude

2003-01-01

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Faculty of Radiation Oncology 2012 trainee survey: Perspectives on choice of specialty training and future work practice preferences.  

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CONCLUSIONS: Trainees in radiation oncology are generally satisfied with their choice of specialty and their training. Most trainees are interested in fellowship positions, links with academia and largely public sector work in the future. Job availability for the future is their major concern.

Leung J; Le H; Turner S; Munro P; Vukolova N

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The future of interdisciplinary research and training: how to conquer the silo guardians.  

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We have entered a new era in biomedical research in which large interdisciplinary teams are being established to answer important scientific questions. Scientists of multidisciplinary backgrounds within universities are combining forces and inter-institutional consortia that include alliances between academia and industry are springing up around the country to generate breakthrough advances. A number of driving forces are at work to establish these collaborative research approaches. By contrast, there also are barriers to be surmounted by institutions with silo mentalities for effective partnerships to be established. In order for this new era of research to reach maximal effectiveness, new approaches to education of the young and retraining of established administrators and scientists must take place. These issues were explored thoroughly at the 2006 annual meeting of the Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Neurobiology Chairpersons (AACBNC) that was held in Aruba from January 18 to 21. The theme of this historic meeting was the Future of Interdisciplinary Research and Training: Breaking Down the Barriers. In this introductory article, we discuss the formation of a trendsetting Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology, the concept of the AACBNC meeting, and the influence of the Institute on the content of the meeting. The proceedings of this meeting, including Nobel Laureate Papers and Nobel Round-Table Discussions on the future of interdisciplinary research and training, are contained in this special issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine, a journal dedicated to the publication of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in the biomedical sciences.

Goodman SR; Blake CA

2006-07-01

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Passenger train equipment review report. Volume 2. Propulsion system components and future train energy consumption. Final report Feb-May 81  

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Early in 1977, the Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, initiated the Improved Passenger Equipment Evaluation Program (IPEEP), which was designed as a detailed systematic review of advanced passenger trains and equipment throughout the world that could possibly be used in the United States. During the course of this program, the members of the IPEEP Train System Review Team prepared 24 technical papers, in addition to the basic set of IPEEP reports covering baseline data and individual train reviews and a separate report on train performance methodology. This volume of six papers covers traction motor drives, modern slip detection and control systems for electric locomotives and multiple-unit cars, onboard high-voltage switchgear for electric locomotives and multiple-unit cars, high-voltage protection and switching control for Northeast Corridor vehicles, pantographs, and the energy consumption of future passenger trains.

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Report on Employer-Based Training, 1983-84.  

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California's Employer-Based Training (EBT) Program focuses on preparing individuals for the new technologies of the future and responding to the real and current skills training needs of business and industry. The three major program components are: new programs in high and emerging technologies; private sector support for worksite-based training;…

Cronin, Doug; Parkison, Teresa

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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  

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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

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Integrating Cross-Cultural Marketing Research Training in International Business Education Programs: It's Time, and Here's Why and How  

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|International business necessitates that its international business educators prepare today's workforce with skills necessary to take on cross-cultural research tasks and challenges. Yet, global business finds these skills in short supply. Perhaps this is the case because empirical evidence shows U.S. academic coverage of cross-cultural research…

Taylor, Ruth Lesher; Brodowsky, Glen H.

2012-01-01

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The training of the future teachers the basis of health - the important of condition bringing up heathen youth  

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Full Text Available In the article is discussed actual questions of training future teachers of the basis of health. Article presents statistic factors of the status health of schoolchildren. The attention pays the analysis of contents of a new subject of "Basis of health" and to features of its teaching. Opportunities of teaching of the specified subject are examined by teachers of biology and physical training. Author's vision of existing problems of preparation of the future teachers of bases of health in high school is offered.

Babich V.I.; Zaitsev V.A.; Nechaeva O.V.

2010-01-01

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The Relationships of Self-concept, Academic Achievement and Future Pathway of First Year Business Studies Diploma Students  

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Full Text Available A student’s academic achievement is impacted by various factors including the multidimensional self-concept.Students with higher levels of achievement are more likely to complete their current study and progress to the nextlevel of study compared to their peers with lower levels of achievement. This study investigates the relationshipsof self-concept, academic achievement and future pathway of the first year business studies diploma students in aprivate university college. One hundred and forty three students participated in the study and responded to the SelfDescription Questionnaire II (SDQII) comprising of three academic facets (Mathematics, English and School) andfour non-academic facets (appearance, physical ability, parent relation and peer relation). Multivariate analysisprovided evidence that a student’s academic self-concept, in particular the school self-concept, English self-concept and Mathematics self-concept strongly impact his or her academic achievement in the first semester. However, there was no significant relationship between self-concept (academic and non-academic) and a student’s choice of pathway after completing the diploma programme.

Siew-Fun Tang

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Foreign Language Teacher Training in the Sudan: Past, Present and Strategies for Future Recruitment Policies  

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Full Text Available The qualifying of teachers secures the attainment of the national educational objectives, but to achieve these goals, strict criteria about teacher quality must be utilized. However, it is quite clear that whatever measures are to be adopted to deal with these educational issues, it is always the teachers who will have to put these objectvies into reality.This paper is suggesting some ideas to improve the teaching profession. The recent recruitment policy of teachers in the country attracts only the poor achievers, who are unwilling to teach but they aspire to just get a degree. This paper suggests abolishing all colleges of education and encouraging the future teacher to join a one-year training course after s/he has got his/her BA or B.Sc. This policy will attract the willing persons who are serious to take teaching as their profession. Then the candidates can spend this one academic year to be equipped with necessary pedagogical knowledge to qualify to manage his/her classroom efficiently and carry out effective classroom presentation. By this recruitment policy, we can guarantee the sustainability of the process, and that only the willing persons will come to take teaching as their future career.

Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek

2011-01-01

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Framing the Future: An E-Commerce Operation.  

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

Mitchell, John

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Evidence on Multicultural Training in School Psychology: Recommendations for Future Directions  

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School psychology training programs are required to provide multicultural training to preservice school psychologists; however, trainers have had difficulty adequately including multicultural content into the curriculum. Thus, there is a gap between the requirements and the training that many school psychologists receive. Training programs have…

Newell, Markeda L.; Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Hatzichristou, Chryse; Jones, Janine M.; Schanding, G. Thomas, Jr.; Yetter, Georgette

2010-01-01

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Training future surgeons for management roles: the resident-surgeon-manager conference.  

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OBJECTIVE To demonstrate that senior surgical residents would benefit from focused training by professionals with management expertise. Although managerial skills are recognized as necessary for the successful establishment of a surgical practice, they are not often emphasized in traditional surgical residency curricula. DESIGN Senior residents from all surgical subspecialties at McGill University were invited to participate in a 1-day management seminar. Precourse questionnaires aimed at evaluating the residents' perceptions of their own managerial knowledge and preparedness were circulated. The seminar was then given in the form of interactive lectures and case-based discussions. The questionnaires were readministered at the end of the course, along with an evaluation form. Precourse and postcourse data were compared using the Freeman-Halton extension of the Fisher exact test to determine statistical significance (P < .05). SETTING McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PARTICIPANTS A total of 43 senior residents. RESULTS Before the course, the majority of residents (27 of 43 [63%]) thought that management instruction only happened "from time to time" in their respective programs. After the course, 15 residents (35%) felt that management topics were "well addressed," and 19 (44%) felt that management topics have been "very well addressed" (P < .01). Residents noted a significant improvement in their ability to perform the following skills after the course: giving feedback, delegating duties, coping with stress, effective learning, and effective teaching. On the ensemble of all managerial skills combined, 26 residents (60%) rated their performance as "good" or "excellent" after the course vs only 21 (49%) before the course (P = .02). Residents also noted a statistically significant improvement in their ability to perform the managerial duties necessary for the establishment of a surgical practice. CONCLUSIONS Surgical residency programs have the responsibility of preparing their residents for leadership and managerial roles in their future careers. An annual seminar serves as a starting point that could be built on for incorporating formal management training in surgical residency curricula.

Hanna WC; Mulder DS; Fried GM; Elhilali M; Khwaja KA

2012-10-01

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Education and training in nuclear energy: State of art, needs and future strategies  

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During the past three decades the interest of students in nuclear energy decreased due to the fact that especially in Europe and the US no new nuclear power plants were ordered and many industrialised countries even voted for a nuclear phase out program such as Germany, Italy, or Sweden. This trend was immediately reflected in the university enrolment and students turned to other areas such informatics, robotics, nano-technology etc. Nuclear education and training possibilities were drastically reduced as research reactors were shut down and university curricula were reduced. Today as a nuclear renaissance is obvious, this lack of students in the nuclear field during the past two decades overlaps with the fact that many senior staff members reach their age of retirement both in research centres, nuclear power plants and academia. Therefore the nuclear industry desperately needs qualified graduates in the nuclear field. To reverse this trend since several years many national and international organisations were established or added new programs to their existing structure to support these efforts such as the IAEA, OECD, ENEN- Association, the World Nuclear University, the German Kompetenzverbund, Asian ANENT, Belgium BNEN, British NTEC to name a few. In addition common academic curricula were established to facilitate mutual recognition and mobility of professors and students (Bologna Agreement). In parallel in many countries new university chairs in the nuclear field were filled with young professors. In addition a few new powerful research reactors were commissioned (FRM-2, OPAL) or are under construction (JHR) and planning (PALLAS). This paper describes the present international state of nuclear education, training and analyse the future needs of industry and research. (author)

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Reflection and Outlook for the Future of Addictions Treatment and Training: An Interview with William R. Miller  

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The development of motivational interviewing (MI) has contributed to a significant change in the zeitgeist of substance abuse treatment. Dr. William Miller has been instrumental in the direction MI has taken. Dr. Miller helped develop MI, guide research and training initiatives, and as a result set a solid foundation for the future of MI. In this…

Adams, Jason B.; Madson, Michael B.

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Training Future Physicians about Weapons of Mass Destruction: Report of the Expert Panel on Bioterrorism Education for Medical Students.  

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) convened a multidisciplinary group of experts to share their insights about the learning objectives and educational experiences that they would recommend for the training of future physicians about bioterrorism. The expert panel broadened the scope of their discussion beyond bioterrorism to…

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Familienfreundlichkeit als Zukunftsfrage in Unternehmen [Family-friendliness in business as a key issue for the future  

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Full Text Available [english] 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. [german] Familienfreundlichkeit wird heute als wesentliche Zukunftsfrage für Unternehmen diskutiert und Investitionen in eine familienbewusste Personalpolitik gelten als zukunftsweisende Entscheidungen in Unternehmen. Dies geschieht vor dem Hintergrund einer zukunftsfähigen Personalpolitik in Zeiten zurückgehender Erwerbspersonenzahlen, eines zunehmenden Fachkräftemangels und der Alterung der Belegschaften. Familienfreundliche Arbeitsbedingungen werden ein Schlüssel im Wettbewerb um Personal. Bei der Wahl des Arbeitgebers ist Familienfreundlichkeit ein wichtiges Thema geworden. Erwerbsbeteiligung und Qualifikation von Frauen, insbesondere von Müttern haben sich stark erhöht. Zur Umsetzung und Realisierung des Erwerbswunsches bedürfen sie allerdings Maßnahmen zur besseren Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie. Familienbewusste Maßnahmen führen nachweislich zu einer höheren Mitarbeiterproduktivität. Arbeitszufriedenheit und Motivation der Mitarbeiter steigen, Fehlzeiten gehen zurück, die Humankapitalakkumulation erhöht sich. Handlungsfelder für familienfreundliche Maßnahmen in Unternehmen reichen von Arbeitszeit- und Organisationsfragen über Elternzeit und Wiedereinstiegsprogramme, unterschiedlichen Kinderbetreuungsangeboten bis hin zu Serviceleistungen für Familien. Zukünftig dürfte mit der demographischen Entwicklung aber auch die Frage nach einer besseren Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Pflege immer wichtiger werden, genauso wie der Erhalt der Qualifikation und Arbeitskraft der älter werdenden Belegschaft. Familienfreundlichkeit ist Teil der gesamten Unternehmenskultur.

Stutzer, Erich

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EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY THE RUSSIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY IN PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL TRAINING OF FUTURE POLICE  

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Full Text Available Features of the modern development of the system of internal affairs, critical of society against the individual police officers dictate the need for significant changes in the vocational training of the Russian Interior Ministry and make the issue of professional and ethical training of future officers in the educational environment of the university Russian Interior Ministry is particularly relevant. From the standpoint of environmental approach based on the theoretical analysis of information sources in the article the essence of the concepts of "environment", "learning environment", "the educational environment of the university", "learning environment of high school Russian Interior Ministry. " Educational environment of high school Russian Interior Ministry presented as a set of training, educational, developmental, research, innovation and reflective, information, media, and their outside microenvironments actualizing moral qualities of the students. Professional and moral potential of the educational environment of high school Russian Interior Ministry presented an orientation training of future police officers on the formation of their moral consciousness, the experience of moral attitudes and behavior. In the moral consciousness of integrated higher moral values of society. Moral relations reflect the ethics of professional training in the educational environment of the university Russian Interior Ministry. Moral behavior is evaluated by the moral regulation and moral requirements, comply with ethical standards of conduct. Development of the educational environment of high school Russian Interior Ministry in the context of professional and ethical training is possible with the implementation of the complex identified and submitted to psychological and educational conditions. Full use of the educational environment of high school Russian Interior Ministry allows professional and ethical training of students, based on the possible content of the training courses and disciplines, educational, scientific and research activities, off-duty time.

Eroshenkov Nikolay Viktorovich

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IN THE PROFESSIONAL-PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING OF THE STUDENTS, FUTURE TEACHERS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT  

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Full Text Available This research is meant to bring experimental arguments in favor of the curriculum module for the „Ecologic tourism” subject in the physical education and sport faculties and in favor of the creation of a specific information stock regarding the ecotourism for the use of the faculties of this type.The researches pointed out that generally the ecologic type tourism activities are not treated with the necessary attention as there is not any concrete syllabus for the ecologic tourism subject.The performed researches outcomes have been used for the creation of the ecologic tourism experimental syllabus template. The syllabus design started from the definition of the syllabus general goal, „thenatural ecosystems revaluation and protection by means of the ecologic tourism (sport) activities”; three main categories of objectives resulted from this goal, in the healthcare, pedagogical-professional training and ecology directions.The syllabus was based on the education specific means, according to the proposed methods whose structure and contents had observed the actual demands of planning and programming in conformity with theacademic curriculum theory and methodology.The outcomes of this research can serve both as a reference point for future researches carrying out and as a practical-methodological template for the teachers and students involved in ecotourism activities

Sanda Toma Urichianu; Timnea Olivia

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Education and training of future nuclear engineers through the use of an interactive plant simulator  

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[en] The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sponsors the development of nuclear reactor simulators for education, or arranges the supply of such simulation programs. Aware of this, the Department of Nuclear Engineering of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid was provided in 2008 with the Interactive Graphical Simulator of the Spanish nuclear power plant Jose Cabrera, whose operation ceased definitively in 2006. According with the IAEA-TECDOC- 1411, the simulator is a Graphical Simulator, used for training of main control room personnel, technical support engineers, and operations management. This paper presents all the work performed at the Department to turn the simulator into a teaching/learning tool, to be use in the nuclear engineering studies following guidance found in: Shtub, A. Parush, T.T. Hewett 'The use of simulation in learning and teaching' (Int. J. Eng. Educ., 25(2), 2009, pp. 206-208). The experience obtained so far with the use of the simulator has been very successful. The graduate students involved in the development of the projects, practices and documents related with the simulator show a great interest for the work that they are doing making that the laboratory where the simulator is installed to be busy place. Regarding the undergraduate students, the practices in the simulator encourage them to follow the Nuclear Energy studies in the Engineering Schools, what is very rewarding for the Department professors. The simulator has proved to be an optimal tool to transfer the knowledge of the physical phenomena that are involved in the nuclear power plants, from the nuclear reactor to the whole set of systems and equipments on a nuclear power plant. It is also a relevant tool for motivation of the students, and to complete the theoretical lessons. This use of the simulator in the learning-teaching process meats also the criteria recommended for the Bologna adapted studies, as it helps to increase the private hands-on work of the student, and allows them to experience the work inside a team, in a practical and real installation. It should be noticed that this type of simulator is only available in selected universities and Nuclear Engineering Departments in the world, and that it helps to reach the excellence in the nuclear engineering programs studies. (authors)

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Training policies and practices in large enterprises: Current situation and future  

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Full Text Available This article aims to outline an initial perspective of the training situation in large enterprises and to provide a critical contribution to the understanding of the logic underlying such training policies and practices. It is based on the results of an exploratory study held in 26 large national and transnational enterprises operating in Portugal. It was possible to acquire knowledge on what is happening in the field of enterprise training through the information that was collected, and also to identify a set of tendencies. In order to help understand this reality, a typological proposal has been presented, providing the initial aspects to be followed up in the characterization of the policies and practices of in-service training. The types of training encountered were classified in: Traditional and Utilitarian Training, Strategic Training Geared towards Problem-Solving and Training Geared towards Personal and Social Development.

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Present and future simulator training for nuclear power plant operators at Tokyo electric power company (TEPCO)  

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The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TEPCO) performs simulator training for plant operators at BWR Operator Training Center Corp. (BTC). BTC provides several training courses using full-scope simulators according to operators' technical levels. Training courses consist of standard operator training course, operator retraining course, advanced operator training course, etc. Besides these, family training is performed for all members of a shift crew to strengthen teamwork as well as to enhance each operator's level. A compact simulator has been installed at each of TEPCO's three nuclear power stations. Training using a compact simulator is performed to make BTC training more effective. BTC has three full-scope simulators. Two full-scope simulators are now under construction, which will be in use in 1993 and 1994. One is to be installed as a BWR-5 type simulator by BTC and the other is an ABWR simulator being developed by TEPCO. TEPCO is investigating the most suitable training frequency, training program, etc., based on past training experiences. (orig.) (3 refs., 8 figs.).

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Present and future simulator training for nuclear power plant operators at Tokyo electric power company (TEPCO)  

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The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TEPCO) performs simulator training for plant operators at BWR Operator Training Center Corp. (BTC). BTC provides several training courses using full-scope simulators according to operators` technical levels. Training courses consist of standard operator training course, operator retraining course, advanced operator training course, etc. Besides these, family training is performed for all members of a shift crew to strengthen teamwork as well as to enhance each operator`s level. A compact simulator has been installed at each of TEPCO`s three nuclear power stations. Training using a compact simulator is performed to make BTC training more effective. BTC has three full-scope simulators. Two full-scope simulators are now under construction, which will be in use in 1993 and 1994. One is to be installed as a BWR-5 type simulator by BTC and the other is an ABWR simulator being developed by TEPCO. TEPCO is investigating the most suitable training frequency, training program, etc., based on past training experiences. (orig.) (3 refs., 8 figs.).

Ohide, Atsushi; Sato, Tomoyasu; Ito, Hiroyuki; Abe, Moriyasu [The Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc., Tokyo (Japan)

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AN 8-WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE TRAINING PROGRAM TO RETRAIN OFFICE EDUCATION TEACHERS FOR TEACHING BUSINESS ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING.  

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THE CONDUCT OF AN 8-WEEK INSTITUTE IN DATA PROCESSING FOR BUSINESS AND MATHEMATICS TEACHERS WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT. THE PROJECT OBJECTIVES WERE (1) TO RETRAIN TEACHERS WITH A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS, TEACHING OR WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS OR OFFICE OCCUPATION AREAS FOR TEACHING DATA PROCESSING, (2) TO ASSIST WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE…

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Problem of Formation of Professional Skills of Future Specialists of Fine Arts in the Process of Artistic and Practical Training  

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Full Text Available The article deals with the analysis of the problem of the formation of professional skills of future specialists of fine arts in the process of artistic and practical training. The author emphasizes that the efficiency of the formation of professional skills of future specialists of fine arts in the process of their artistic and practical training can be achieved on the basis of the realization of the following pedagogical conditions: 1) individualization of the academic process by means of the implementation of a professionally oriented program of educational activity which has different forms of self-organization and self-determination of a personality and takes into account students’ interests, inclinations and natural abilities; 2) use of professionally oriented tasks (testing, training and creative) and modern multimedia technologies of education in the process of students’ artistic and practical training; 3) organization of system of continuous practice of future specialists of fine arts which includes museum and pedagogical practices and the practice in the open air.

Ali Jasim M.M.

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF REQUIREMENTS TOWARDS INFORMATICS TRAINING OF FUTURE DOCTORS AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL: UKRAINIAN AND FOREIGN APPROACHES ???????????? ?????? ????? ?? ????????????? ?????????? ????????? ??????? ?? ???????????? ????? ????????: ??????????? ?? ?????????? ???????  

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Full Text Available The article discusses the problem of informatics training of students as part of medical education. The article presents result of comparative analysis of requirements towards informatics training of future doctors at the undergraduate level in the world. The study was based upon materials of Ukrainian model of professional competence and fundamental foreign models, specifically international model of Global Minimum Educational Requirements, Medical School Objective Project of Association of American Medical Colleges, the model of "Scottish doctor" and Swiss catalogue of learning objectives.? ?????? ????????????? ??????? ????????????? ?????????? ????????? ? ??????? ???????? ??????. ?????????? ?????????? ???????????-???????????? ??????????? ????? ?? ????????????? ?????????? ????????? ??????? ?? ???????????? ????? ???????? ? ???????? ????????. ??????????? ??????????? ?? ?????????? ??????????? ?????? ??????????? ?????????????? ?? ??????????????? ?????????? ???????, ??????? ????????????????? ?????? ?????????? ??????????-?????????? ?????, ???????? ?????? ????????????? ?????? ????????????? ????????? ???????? ????????, ???????????? ?????? «Scottish doctor» ?? ????????????? ???????? ?????????? ?????.

M. Mrouga; L. Voitenko

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To Identify the Suggestions for Streamlining the Professional Training Programme of the Future Teaching Staff in Romania  

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Full Text Available The research, performed in the interval 2010-2011, has an ascertainmentimprovement character. We performed this research taking the following main directions: investigating the trainers’ opinions, on the one hand, and those of these training programmes beneficiaries, on the other hand. As for the trainers, they represent the teaching staff in the departments responsible for training the future teachers within the specialised universities. As for the beneficiaries, in the research they target both the students – as future beneficiaries of psycho-pedagogical training, and the practitioners in education – novice teaching staff. In the research we included among the target groups a third category of subjects, represented by the inspectors responsible for lifelong training. From a methodological perspective, as survey technique, we used the questionnaire-based survey. We administered the survey tools to representative samples of the four target populations, specifying that the sample of school inspectors covers the entire target population that is represented, the questionnaires being administered to the school inspectors responsible for lifelong training in all the 42 counties. Consequently, all the four samples are representative of the target population: TTD students, academic teaching staff within TTD, novice teaching staff in the pre-university education and inspectors responsible for lifelong training. The diversity of structures resulting from the analysis of the target population features allows us to state that the results (information/opinions) obtained on the basis of the questionnaire reflects the opinions of the diversity of situations/ conditions/ socio-educational environments/training levels etc., which characterise the education system.

Laura SERBANESCU

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Doctoral Programs to Train Future Leaders in Clinical and Translational Science.  

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PURPOSE: Although the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has made extensive investments in educational programs related to clinical and translational science (CTS), there has been no systematic investigation of the number and characteristics of PhD programs providing training to future leaders in CTS. The authors undertook to determine the number of institutions that, having had received NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs), currently had or were developing PhD programs in CTS; to examine differences between programs developed before and after CTSA funding; and to provide detailed characteristics of new programs. METHOD: In 2012, CTS program leaders at the 60 CTSA-funded institutions completed a cross-sectional survey focusing on four key domains related to PhD programs in CTS: program development and oversight; students; curriculum and research; and milestones. RESULTS: Twenty-two institutions had fully developed PhD programs in CTS, and 268 students were earning PhDs in this new field; 13 institutions were planning PhD programs. New programs were more likely to have fully developed PhD competencies and more likely to include students in medical school, students working only on their PhD, students working on a first doctoral degree, and students working in T1 translational research. They were less likely to include physicians and students working in clinical or T2 research. CONCLUSIONS: Although CTS PhD programs have similarities, they also vary in their characteristics and management of students. This may be due to diversity in translational science itself or to the relative infancy of CTS as a discipline.

Switzer GE; Robinson GF; Rubio DM; Fowler NR; Kapoor WN

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Business essentials Business mathts  

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Business Essentials, a series of targeted course books cover Edexcel's current guidance for the Higher Nationals in Business, but also offer the ideal solution for a multitude of other business related courses.

2010-01-01

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The business of climate change.Navigating the complexities of carbon pricing policy. Accounting for a clean energy future  

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Climate change continues to dominate corporate and government agendas around the world. Organisations not only face regulatory impacts, but also expectations for action from a wide range of stakeholders, including employees, investors, lenders, customers and suppliers. Locally, the Australian Government's Carbon Pricing Mechanism raises numerous issues that businesses need to address and manage. These issues affect many businesses. This includes not just liable businesses, but those that are impacted by cost pass through from their supply chains and investors and financial institutions who hold, or are looking to hold, interests in impacted assets. Ernst and Young's 'The business of climate change' publications, will assist in navigating the complexities of the Carbon Pricing Mechanism and plan the way forward. You will find within this series: Information on the next steps to assist you in optimising your strategy; Information on carbon cost through and the type/quality of communications that can be expected from suppliers; Questions that Directors should ask, and CFOs should be prepared to answer; Summary of key reporting milestones and timing for assurance requirements; and Accounting and reporting issues for your business to consider. This publication provides an overview of the Australian Government's Clean Energy Legislation Package and what this means for industry.

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Training the Translational Research Teams of the Future: UC Davis-HHMI Integrating Medicine into Basic Science Program.  

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There is a need for successful models of how to recruit, train, and retain bench scientists at the earliest stages of their careers into translational research. One recent, promising model is the University of California Davis Howard Hughes Medical Institute Integrating Medicine into Basic Science (HHMI-IMBS) program, part of the HHMI Med into Grad initiative. This paper outlines the HHMI-IMBS program's logic, design, and curriculum that guide the goal of research that moves from bedside to bench. That is, a curriculum that provides graduate students with guided translational training, clinical exposure, team science competencies, and mentors from diverse disciplines that will advance the students careers in clinical translational research and re-focusing of research to answer clinical dilemmas. The authors have collected data on 55 HHMI-IMBS students to date. Many of these students are still completing their graduate work. In the current study the authors compare the initial two cohorts (15 students) with a group of 29 control students to examine the program success and outcomes. The data indicate that this training program provides an effective, adaptable model for training future translational researchers. HHMI-IMBS students showed improved confidence in conducting translational research, greater interest in a future translational career, and higher levels of research productivity and collaborations than a comparable group of predoctoral students.

Knowlton AA; Rainwater JA; Chiamvimonvat N; Bonham AC; Robbins JA; Henderson S; Meyers FJ

2013-10-01

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Virginia Power's computer-based interactive videodisc training: a prototype for the future  

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Virginia Power has developed a system and internally produced a prototype for computer-based interactive videodisc (CBIV) training. Two programs have been developed using the CBIV instructional methodology: Fire Team Retraining and General Employee Training (practical factors). In addition, the company developed a related program for conducting a videodisc tour of their nuclear power stations using a videodisc information management system (VIMS).

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Creative and Educational Aspects of Future Teachers of Professional Education Training  

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Full Text Available The article considers creative activity, promoting generation of new knowledge, skills, abilities and relations. We consider creative activity, basing on innovative approaches as the major feature of teachers of professional education training. It determines the features of students’ training for professional practice contents and methods, their orientation for individual cognitive activity.

Bakdoolot B. Bakirov; Melis K. Asanaliev

2013-01-01

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Modeling of Future Initial Teacher of Foreign Language Training, Using Situation Analysis  

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Full Text Available The article discloses the content of modeling of future initial teacher of foreign language, using situation analysis, defines the stages of modeling during the professional competence formation of future teacher of foreign language: preparatory, analytical and executive.

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Assessment of the Training Needs of Fadama Farmers for Future Agricultural Extension Work Development in Osun State, Nigeria  

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Full Text Available The study assessed the training needs of fadama farmers in Osun State for future agricultural extension work development. Primary data on fadama farming were collected from 150 fadama farmers selected using random sampling technique. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation matrix and regression techniques. The results of analysis indicated that fadama farming is practiced mostly very close to boundaries of major towns and cities. The mean age of fadama farmers was 40 years. Areas of training needs identified by the fadama farmers include: chemical control of insect pest, use of appropriate chemical and correct dose of application; appropriate herbicide to be used to reduce drudgery and storage of fadama produce. The result showed a negative but significant relationship (b = -0.302) between the number of years of formal education and training need expressed by fadama farmers. Also the correlation coefficient showed that size of household (b = 1.230), size of fadama farmland (b = 1.245), hour spent on farm (b = 1.469) and previous fadama trainings attended (b = 7.567) were positive and significant at p=<0.05. The study concluded that extension agents and agencies should design regular training programmes for fadama farmers in the area of deficiencies identified and strengthen fadama associations such that tripartite problems of lack or high cost of inputs, lack of starting and operating capital and fadama land could be reduced/solved.

S.A. Adesoji; A.J. Farinde; O.A. Ajayi

2006-01-01

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Futurism.  

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The objectives of this research report are to gain insight into the main problems of the future and to ascertain the attitudes that the general population has toward the treatment of these problems. In the first section of this report the future is explored socially, psychologically, and environmentally. The second section describes the techniques…

Foy, Jane Loring

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Performance-based training and education: theory, practice, and future implications  

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Performance-based instruction, with its strong record of achievement in a variety of military and industrial settings, is already an important emphasis of the industrial settings, is already an important emphasis of the US Department of Energy (DOE) with respect to criticality safety. Additionally, stringent US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) training requirements for reactor licenses may ultimately extend to fuel facilities. A wide variety of specific models and formulations exists for performance-based training and education; e.g., named instructional system design, training system design or development, or NRC's systematic approach to training. However, each generally includes the concepts embodied in the following four (arbitrary) elements: 1) analysis; 2) design/development; 3) implementation; and 4) evaluation. Each is considered with specific examples

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Eastern Europe Research Reactor Initiative nuclear education and training courses - Current activities and future challenges  

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The Eastern Europe Research Reactor Initiative was established in January 2008 to enhance cooperation between the Research Reactors in Eastern Europe. It covers three areas of research reactor utilisation: irradiation of materials and fuel, radioisotope production, neutron beam experiments, education and training. In the field of education and training an EERRI training course was developed. The training programme has been elaborated with the purpose to assist IAEA Member States, which consider building a research reactor (RR) as a first step to develop nuclear competence and infrastructure in the Country. The major strength of the reactor is utilisation of three different research reactors and a lot of practical exercises. Due to high level of adaptability, the course can be tailored to specific needs of institutions with limited or no access to research reactors. (authors)

Snoj, L. [Josef Stefan Inst., Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Sklenka, L.; Rataj, J. [Dept. of Nuclear Reactor, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague, V Holesovickach 2, 180 00 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Boeck, H. [Vienna Univ. of Technology/Atominstitut, Stadionallee 2, 1020 Vienna (Austria)

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Broad-based general surgery training is a model of continued utility for the future.  

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SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Our program has emphasized broad-based training that potentially allows residents to pursue a variety of career paths, with or without additional surgical training. Diverse experiences have emphasized a variety of rotations, including a university hospital with a large trauma service, several tertiary private institutions, and suburban and rural experiences with private practitioners. Our faculty includes surgeons with both broad-based and narrowly focused practices. In light of duty-hour restrictions and proposed changes in surgical training, we assessed the results of this model over an extended period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The case volume from the Residency Review Committee (RRC) operative logs, ABSITE scores, ABS performance, fellowship training, and subsequent career choices were examined for all graduating chief residents in general surgery from our program over the past 17 years. The impact of specialty faculty was assessed and data from 5 index (aortic, major esophagogastric, liver, pancreatic, and pelvic resections) cases were also abstracted from the logs. A survey was then sent to all 208 of the 212 surgeons who had completed the program since 1971. RESULTS: Of the 115 residents who completed training in the last 17 years, 60 pursued fellowship training and 55 went directly into general surgical practice in 20 states. Fifteen of the 29 residents who had an elective laboratory experience were among the 23 who remained in academic careers. The operative experience has been excellent (1090 +/- 42 total major; 240 +/- 21 surgeon chief). Experience did not vary, even though the number of graduating chiefs ranged from 5 to 8 per year, and there have been no deficiencies in RRC index cases. The addition of specialty faculty (n = 5) at various intervals promptly increased the volume of complex cases in pelvic, liver, pancreas, and vascular surgery. Since all residents promptly passed the ABS examinations, it was not possible to discern factors associated with Board performances other than broad-based training. The survey demonstrated that most continued to practice broad-based general surgery and believed that such training was highly relevant to their current practice. CONCLUSIONS: The provision of broad-based training with generalists and specialty faculty has allowed for excellent breadth and depth in case volume. While many residents pursued fellowships, those who did not have indeed achieved successful careers. Most continue to practice general surgery, indicating the value of complete training in this field. It will be important to monitor these outcomes as changes in residency training occur.

Cheadle WG; Franklin GA; Richardson JD; Polk HC Jr

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The future of patient safety: Surgical trainees accept virtual reality as a new training tool  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background The use of virtual reality (VR) has gained increasing interest to acquire laparoscopic skills outside the operating theatre and thus increasing patients' safety. The aim of this study was to evaluate trainees' acceptance of VR for assessment and training during a skills course and at their institution. Methods All 735 surgical trainees of the International Gastrointestinal Surgery Workshop 2006–2008, held in Davos, Switzerland, were given a minimum of 45 minutes for VR training during the course. Participants' opinion on VR was analyzed with a standardized questionnaire. Results Fivehundred-twenty-seven participants (72%) from 28 countries attended the VR sessions and answered the questionnaires. The possibility of using VR at the course was estimated as excellent or good in 68%, useful in 21%, reasonable in 9% and unsuitable or useless in 2%. If such VR simulators were available at their institution, most course participants would train at least one hour per week (46%), two or more hours (42%) and only 12% wouldn't use VR. Similarly, 63% of the participants would accept to operate on patients only after VR training and 55% to have VR as part of their assessment. Conclusion Residents accept and appreciate VR simulation for surgical assessment and training. The majority of the trainees are motivated to regularly spend time for VR training if accessible.

Rosenthal Rachel; Gantert Walter A; Hamel Christian; Metzger Jürg; Kocher Thomas; Vogelbach Peter; Demartines Nicolas; Hahnloser Dieter

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Are Canadian General Internal Medicine training program graduates well prepared for their future careers?  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background At a time of increased need and demand for general internists in Canada, the attractiveness of generalist careers (including general internal medicine, GIM) has been falling as evidenced by the low number of residents choosing this specialty. One hypothesis for the lack of interest in a generalist career is lack of comfort with the skills needed to practice after training, and the mismatch between the tertiary care, inpatient training environment and "real life". This project was designed to determine perceived effectiveness of training for 10 years of graduates of Canadian GIM programs to assist in the development of curriculum and objectives for general internists that will meet the needs of graduates and ultimately society. Methods Mailed survey designed to explore perceived importance of training for and preparation for various aspects of Canadian GIM practice. After extensive piloting of the survey, including a pilot survey of two universities to improve the questionnaire, all graduates of the 16 universities over the previous ten years were surveyed. Results Gaps (difference between importance and preparation) were demonstrated in many of the CanMEDS 2000/2005® competencies. Medical problems of pregnancy, perioperative care, pain management, chronic care, ambulatory care and community GIM rotations were the medical expert areas with the largest gaps. Exposure to procedural skills was perceived to be lacking. Some procedural skills valued as important for current GIM trainees and performed frequently (example ambulatory ECG interpretation) had low preparation ratings by trainees. Other areas of perceived discrepancy between training and practice included: manager role (set up of an office), health advocate (counseling for prevention, for example smoking cessation), and professional (end of life issues, ethics). Conclusion Graduates of Canadian GIM training programs over the last ten years have identified perceived gaps between training and important areas for practice. They have identified competencies that should be emphasized in Canadian GIM programs. Ongoing review of graduate's perceptions of training programs as it applies to their current practice is important to ensure ongoing appropriateness of training programs. This information will be used to strengthen GIM training programs in Canada.

Card Sharon E; Snell Linda; O'Brien Brian

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Exergaming for balance training of elderly: state of the art and future developments.  

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Fall injuries are responsible for physical dysfunction, significant disability, and loss of independence among elderly. Poor postural control is one of the major risk factors for falling but can be trained in fall prevention programs. These however suffer from low therapy adherence, particularly if prevention is the goal. To provide a fun and motivating training environment for elderly, exercise games, or exergames, have been studied as balance training tools in the past years. The present paper reviews the effects of exergame training programs on postural control of elderly reported so far. Additionally we aim to provide an in-depth discussion of technologies and outcome measures utilized in exergame studies. Thirteen papers were included in the analysis. Most of the reviewed studies reported positive results with respect to improvements in balance ability after a training period, yet few reached significant levels. Outcome measures for quantification of postural control are under continuous dispute and no gold standard is present. Clinical measures used in the studies reviewed are well validated yet only give a global indication of balance ability. Instrumented measures were unable to detect small changes in balance ability as they are mainly based on calculating summary statistics, thereby ignoring the time-varying structure of the signals. Both methods only allow for measuring balance after the exergame intervention program. Current developments in sensor technology allow for accurate registration of movements and rapid analysis of signals. We propose to quantify the time-varying structure of postural control during gameplay using low-cost sensor systems. Continuous monitoring of balance ability leaves the user unaware of the measurements and allows for generating user-specific exergame training programs and feedback, both during one game and in timeframes of weeks or months. This approach is unique and unlocks the as of yet untapped potential of exergames as balance training tools for community dwelling elderly.

Van Diest M; Lamoth CJ; Stegenga J; Verkerke GJ; Postema K

2013-09-01

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STUDY ON THE FUTURE INSTRUCTORS’ MOTIVATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORT FOR ALL PROGRAMS OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND IMPROVEMENT  

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Full Text Available AbstractSport for All represents a social activity field of national interest that supports the practice of physical activities by all the population categories. Physical activities are considered elements essential to health improvement, social integration, development of human personality, integration of moral values, but also to the promotion of self-discipline, respect and tolerance. These factors are fundamental to the life of any democratic society. Purpose. This study aims at investigating the reasons for which people of different age groups and professions, both males and females, choose to become Sport for All instructors.Methods. This questionnaire-based study analyzed the categories of age, gender and professional training in persons attending the Sport for All training and improvement stages organized by the Romanian Sport for All Federation (FRSPT). The research was focused on the following variables: age, gender, profession, previous sports experience, preferences related to physical activities specific to the field. Results. By analyzing the respondents’ answers to the questionnaire, we detached some reference data concerning subjects’ motivations to approach this specialization. Thus, we find on the first places the following motivations: desire to improve and update one’s knowledge in the field; desire to work as Sport for All instructors within different clubs for sport activities; pleasure and passion for movement; improvement of one’s own physical condition. Conclusions. The efforts made by the Sport for All Federation to develop programs assigned to specialists’ training and improvement have constantly determined more and more persons either to choose from the very beginning the career of Sport for All instructors or to become interested in a professional reconversion. Besides the professional concern, there are also motivations related to the perspective of starting some business, such as opening fitness rooms or clubs, promoting and trading sport equipment etc.

MACOVEI SABINA; TONITA FLORENTINA; POPESCU LAVINIA; SUCIU AURELIA

2012-01-01

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Education and Training of Future Nuclear Engineers Through the use of an Interactive Plant Simulator  

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The successful experience of the Jose Cabrera Nuclear Power Plant Interactive Graphical Simulator implementation in the Nuclear Engineering Department in the Universidad Polite´cnica de Madrid, for the Education and Training of nuclear engineers is shown in this paper. The paper starts with the obje...

Ahnert Iglesias, Carolina; Cuervo Gómez, Diana; García Herranz, Nuria; Aragonés Beltrán, José María; Cabellos de Francisco, Oscar Luis

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Vocational Education and Training in the Spotlight: Back to the Future for the UK's Coalition Government?  

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This paper examines the Coalition Government's plans for vocational education and training for 14- to 19-year-olds in England. It argues that new types of educational institutions will enable the emergence of new forms of segmentation in which the vocational track is likely to become split into 'technical education' and lower level 'practical…

Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna

2011-01-01

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Academic Training Lecture | LHC Operation: Past and Future by Mike Lamont | 10-12 September  

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After a successful first running period, LHC is now well into a two year shutdown for extensive consolidation. A pedagogical overview of the machine, its operating principles, its systems and underlying accelerator physics is presented. Performance past and future is discussed.   These lectures will be presented in three parts: LHC Operation: Past and Future (1/3): Tuesday 10 September 2013 from 11:00 to 12:00 at CERN (222-R-001 - Filtration Plant) LHC Operation: Past and Future (2/3): Wednesday 11 September from 11:00 to 12:00 at CERN (222-R-001 - Filtration Plant) LHC Operation: Past and Future (3/3): Thursday 12 September from 11:00 to 12:00 at CERN (222-R-001 - Filtration Plant) Click here to view the event details on Indico.

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What is a Hospital? Future Roles and Prospects for Success: The Business of Medicine: A Course for Physician Leaders.  

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As hospitals consolidate and take on more financial and clinical risk, they face numerous obstacles. While the past can provide answers to solving many of the challenges, some issues are new and require innovative approaches. This article, from a speech delivered to The Business of Medicine: A Course for Physician Leaders symposium presented by Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Medical Directors Leadership Council at Yale University in November 2012, discusses the models for these hospital organizations and the pitfalls they will face in coordinating care. The insights will help these systems overcome potential problems and enhance their chances of success.

Shalowitz J

2013-01-01

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Development of an IAEA Training Course for Future U.S. Inspectors  

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U.S. citizens currently make up only 12% of the positions held in the IAEA's Department of Safeguards. While the United States has maintained a high level of support for the Agency over the duration of its history, the number of American inspectors currently in the field does not reflect this level of involvement. As a result, the National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of International Relations, as part of the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI) mission, has tasked Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to develop a rigorous two week hands-on training program to encourage and operationally acclimatize U.S. Citizens who are interested in applying for IAEA inspector positions using IAEA authorized equipment at INL. Idaho National Laboratory is one-of-a-kind in its ability to train IAEA inspectors by including training at nuclear facilities on site and includes, for example, direct measurement of an active spent fuel storage cooling pond. This accredited course will introduce and train attendees on the major IAEA systems used in collecting nuclear safeguards data and performing safeguards inspections. Unique in the United States, these classes will give attendees direct hands-on training and will address equipment purpose, function, operating principles, application, and troubleshooting, based upon what would be expected of an IAEA Safeguards Inspector in the field and in the office. Upon completion, U.S. applicants will be better qualified to pursue a position in the IAEA Department of Safeguards Operational Divisions. In support, INL has recently established a new laboratory space to house state of the art nuclear safeguards instrumentation. Currently, equipment installed in the laboratory space includes attended systems: 3DLR (3-D Imaging Laser) for design information verification, a Digital Cerenkov Viewing Device for measurement of spent fuel, HM-5 handheld radiation detectors, quantitative neutron and gamma systems; unattended monitoring systems including: NGAM and MiniGRAND radiation systems and a DMOS camera system, and VACOSS/EOSS Optical Sealing Systems.

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Development of an IAEA Training Course for Future U.S. Inspectors  

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U.S. citizens currently make up only 12% of the positions held in the IAEA’s Department of Safeguards. While the United States has maintained a high level of support for the Agency over the duration of its history, the number of American inspectors currently in the field does not reflect this level of involvement. As a result, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of International Relations, as part of the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI) mission, has tasked Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to develop a rigorous two week hands-on training program to encourage and operationally acclimatize U.S. Citizens who are interested in applying for IAEA inspector positions using IAEA authorized equipment at INL. Idaho National Laboratory is one-of-a-kind in its ability to train IAEA inspectors by including training at nuclear facilities on site and includes, for example, direct measurement of an active spent fuel storage cooling pond. This accredited course will introduce and train attendees on the major IAEA systems used in collecting nuclear safeguards data and performing safeguards inspections. Unique in the United States, these classes will give attendees direct hands-on training and will address equipment purpose, function, operating principles, application, and troubleshooting, based upon what would be expected of an IAEA Safeguards Inspector in the field and in the office. Upon completion, U.S. applicants will be better qualified to pursue a position in the IAEA Department of Safeguards Operational Divisions. In support, INL has recently established a new laboratory space to house state of the art nuclear safeguards instrumentation. Currently, equipment installed in the laboratory space includes attended systems: 3DLR (3-D Imaging Laser) for design information verification, a Digital Cerenkov Viewing Device for measurement of spent fuel, HM-5 handheld radiation detectors, quantitative neutron and gamma systems; unattended monitoring systems including: NGAM and MiniGRAND radiation systems and a DMOS camera system, and VACOSS/EOSS Optical Sealing Systems..

Savannah Avgerinos Fitzwater; Amanda R. Rynes; David S. Bracken; Richard R. M. Metcalf; James D. West

2011-07-01

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Business Ethics of Government Employees and Future Lawyers in Thailand: a Study of Age, Gender, Management Experience, and Education  

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Full Text Available Ethical maturity and moral behavior are of concern to all managers and government officials, and even more so in Asian economy where some aspects of the economy seem to “go underground” without any taxation or proper credit to the owners or copyright holders. This research surveyed managers and employees in the Thai public work environment to measure their Personal Business Ethics Scores (PBES) to see if age, education, working in government, management experience, and gender makes a difference in making more ethical decisions. The responses of 304 government employees are compared to the PBES means of 216 law students to measure individual commitment to integrity, honesty, and observance of the laws regulating current business activities.                 The results of this research suggest that gender and work experience in the public sector are significant factors in the moral development of the respondents. This study contributes to the theory of moral development and the body of knowledge regarding the relationship of certain key variables to moral cognizance and ethical behavior, particularly regarding managers, government employees, and gender.

Bahaudin G. Mujtaba; Frank J Cavico; Jatuporn Sungkhawan

2010-01-01

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Generating science by training future scholars in nursing research addressing the needs of vulnerable populations.  

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This chapter focuses on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 National Research Service Award (NRSA) funding mechanism, designed to enhance the development of nurse scientists. The general history and principles underlying NIH funding for T32s as well as the National Institute of Nursing Research's (NINR) involvement in the NRSA program is described, highlighting the University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing's T32 training program in vulnerable populations research and the program and career trajectory data from close to two-thirds of NINR-funded T32s directors. Recommendations for the improvement of NINR-funded T32 training programs are identified. Findings include the need for increased collaboration between institutions receiving T32 funding from the NINR.

Dixon EL; Strehlow AJ; Davis CM; Copeland D; Jones T; Robinson LA; Shoultz J; Flaskerud JH

2007-01-01

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Can transcranial electrical stimulation improve learning difficulties in atypical brain development? A future possibility for cognitive training.  

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Learning difficulties in atypical brain development represent serious obstacles to an individual's future achievements and can have broad societal consequences. Cognitive training can improve learning impairments only to a certain degree. Recent evidence from normal and clinical adult populations suggests that transcranial electrical stimulation (TES), a portable, painless, inexpensive, and relatively safe neuroenhancement tool, applied in conjunction with cognitive training can enhance cognitive intervention outcomes. This includes, for instance, numerical processing, language skills and response inhibition deficits commonly associated with profound learning difficulties and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The current review introduces the functional principles, current applications and promising results, and potential pitfalls of TES. Unfortunately, research in child populations is limited at present. We suggest that TES has considerable promise as a tool for increasing neuroplasticity in atypically developing children and may be an effective adjunct to cognitive training in clinical settings if it proves safe. The efficacy and both short- and long-term effects of TES on the developing brain need to be critically assessed before it can be recommended for clinical settings.

Krause B; Cohen Kadosh R

2013-04-01

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Can transcranial electrical stimulation improve learning difficulties in atypical brain development? A future possibility for cognitive training.  

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Learning difficulties in atypical brain development represent serious obstacles to an individual's future achievements and can have broad societal consequences. Cognitive training can improve learning impairments only to a certain degree. Recent evidence from normal and clinical adult populations suggests that transcranial electrical stimulation (TES), a portable, painless, inexpensive, and relatively safe neuroenhancement tool, applied in conjunction with cognitive training can enhance cognitive intervention outcomes. This includes, for instance, numerical processing, language skills and response inhibition deficits commonly associated with profound learning difficulties and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The current review introduces the functional principles, current applications and promising results, and potential pitfalls of TES. Unfortunately, research in child populations is limited at present. We suggest that TES has considerable promise as a tool for increasing neuroplasticity in atypically developing children and may be an effective adjunct to cognitive training in clinical settings if it proves safe. The efficacy and both short- and long-term effects of TES on the developing brain need to be critically assessed before it can be recommended for clinical settings. PMID:23770059

Krause, Beatrix; Cohen Kadosh, Roi

2013-04-17

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The methodology of diagnostic competence formation of future physical training teachers  

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Full Text Available A content component of competence formation in the field of pedagogical diagnosis includes following interconnected components: 1) complex knowledge, which future specialist has to possess; 2) a system of practical abilities and skills that are fundamental for the diagnostic activity of a specialist; 3) experience in the field of diagnostic activity. Students' competence formation in the field of pedagogical diagnosis is possible in the framework of the higher education system. The indicators of dynamic self-evaluation are: the level of formation of the basic diagnostic knowledge and skills; the level of its application and awareness; the ability of future specialists to conduct diagnostic measures.

Gats G.O.

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Business Pregnancy Results and Related Risks in Nilufer Public Health Training and Research Area Between 2005-2006  

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the pregnancy results and effecting factors in Nilufer Public Health Training And Research Area (NPHTRA). METHODS This descriptive study was included 808 women who gave birth from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2006 on NPHTRA. Data of this study was ob...

Hande Ocakoglu; Mehmet Gulay; Ozlem Kizek; Emel Irgil

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Getting governance right for a sustainable regionalised business model.  

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The 1998 Ministerial Review of General Practice Training identified several areas for improvement that led to major changes in the provision of general practice training, including the establishment of General Practice Education and Training (GPET) and the regionalisation of training. The regionalised training business model has been in place for nearly 10 years, and several key organisations have been involved in its evolution, including the Australian Government, speciality colleges, GPET and regionalised training providers. Both the college-focused and regionalised-focused models have had some successes. These include recognition and support of general practice as a vocational specialty, increased numbers of junior doctors undertaking placements in general practice, and increased numbers of registrars training in rural areas. This period has also seen changes in the governance and decision-making processes with creation of a new framework that is inclusive of all the key players in the new regionalised training system. The future holds challenges for the regionalised training business model as the general practice education and training landscape becomes more complex. The framework in the current model will provide a base to help meet these challenges and allow for further sustainable expansion.

Laurence CO; Black LE; Rowe M; Pearce R

2011-06-01

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ECO TARGET: An innovative power train to fulfill future mobility requirements; ECO TARGET: Ein innovativer Antriebsstrang zur Erfuellung zukuenftiger Mobilitaetsanforderungen  

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Within the scope of the Kyoto protocol, limitations on CO2 emissions were agreed for the future. The combination of increasingly stringent emissions legislation and increasing customer demand for comfort and driveabiltiy requires an optimisation of the entire power train. Based on detailed entire system analyses, the mild hybrid system ECO TARGET was developed featuring a 1,2 L diesel engine, a 6 speed automated manual transmission and a 10 kW 42 V e-motor, which is directly mounted onto the transmission. This power train was installed into a mid class vehicle (test weight 1350 kg). The target of the project, jointly undertaken by GETRAG, AVL and THIEN, is the demonstration of expected future CO2 emission limits in the range of 90 - 120 g/km within the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), whilst fulfilling future emissions legislation and considering customer driveability and comfort demands. [German] Die im Rahmen des Kyoto-Protokolls beschlossene Limitierung der CO2-Emissionen, sowie weiter verschaerfte gesetzliche Emissionslimits bei gleichzeitig steigenden Komfort- und Fahrspassanforderungen des Kunden, fuehren zur Notwendigkeit einer gesamthaften Optimierung des Fahrzeugantriebsstranges. Auf Basis detaillierter Gesamtsystemanalysen wurde das Mild Hybrid System ECO TARGET entwickelt, bestehend aus einem 1,2 L Dieselmotor, einem automatisierten 6- Gang Schaltgetriebe und einem an das Getriebe angebauten 10 kW 42 V E-Motor. Der Antriebsstrang wurde in ein Mittelklassefahrzeug (Testgewicht 1350 kg) integriert. Ziel des von den Firmen GETRAG, AVL und THIEN gemeinschaftlich durchgefuehrten Projektes ist die Einhaltung zukuenftiger CO2-Emissionsziele von 90 - 120 g/km im offiziellen Europaeischen Testzyklus (NEDC), bei gleichzeitiger Beruecksichtigung der gesetzlichen Emissionslimits und der kundenspezifischen Komfort- und Fahrspassbeduerfnisse.

Rinderknecht, S.; Seufert, M. [GETRAG, Untergruppenbach (Germany); Ellinger, R.; Schneider, R. [AVL List, Graz (Austria); Wagner, J. [ATB Thien, Rankweil (Austria)

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Municipal utilities in the deregulated energy markets - The power distribution business will build their future; Stadtwerke - die Zukunft liegt im Verteilungsgeschaeft  

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Will local public utilities survive in the deregulated market environment? The authors show that their major marketing assets are ownership of the power distribution systems and power supply related services, two factors of relatively successful survival so far. The authors furthermore explain business management strategies for the future, as for instance intelligent customer relationship mangement and development of new, attractive products, and a deep-cutting change in cost awareness. (orig./CB) [German] Koennen sich kommunale Unternehmen weiterhin behaupten? Die Zukunft der Stadtwerke liegt vor allem in der Endverteilung und im Haushaltskundenvertrieb, wo sie bereits gut positioniert sind. Zur Verteidigung ihrer dort vorhandenen Vorteile sind unter anderem Kostenbewusstsein, ein intelligentes Kundenbeziehungsmanagement und neue Produkte gefragt. (orig./CB)

Luehrmann, H. [Accenture GmbH, Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Bereich Energie- und Versorgungsunternehmen; Sigel, U. [Accenture GmbH, Berlin (Germany). Bereich Energie- und Versorgungsunternehmen

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Future of Finnish energy business - scenarios and strategies. Summary report of the SALKKU research project; Suomalainen tulevaisuuden energialiiketoiminta - skenaariot ja strategiat. SALKKU-hankkeen yhteenvetoraportti  

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This report gives a summary of the results of the research project 'Future of Finnish energy business - scenarios and strategies' (SALKKU). The SALKKU research was carried out as a joint research project of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and MTT Agrifood Research Finland (MTT). The coordinating partner was VTT. The objective of the project was to assess the future energy business and factors contributing to it up to year 2050. The research in SALKKU is partly a continuation of the work done in the research project 'SEKKI - The Competitiveness of Finnish Energy Industry under Developing Climate Policy', which was a part of the ClimBus-programme of Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology, and the results of which have been published in VTT's and MTT's report series in 2009. The focus in SALKKU project was on assessing future energy businesses by analysing the development of energy demands and supplies as well as energy markets under the influence of future energy and climate policies, depleting fossil resources, growing population, and the economic development. The demand for energy was studied on a global, an EU, and especially on an Asian level. On the supply side the focus was both on fossil reserves and resources and on the technical and the techno-economical potential of field bioenergy. There are vast uncertainties concerning the growth in food demand and changing eating habits on one hand, and the demand for bioenergy on the other hand. The EnTech project by Etlatieto, a subsidiary of ETLA, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, was carried out as a parallel project to SALKKU. The EnTech project assessed the development of energy technology export of the Finnish energy industry. One part of the work at VTT was to analyse the impacts of future climate policies on greenhouse gas emissions, on the development of the energy systems, and on clean energy investments. The area of focus was on long term energy and emission scenarios for Europe and the developing economies in Asia. An extensive international collaboration was utilized in scenario analysis, and the results from different subtasks were used as inputs in VTT's own modelling work. The development in Asia was assessed in the international network undertaking of Asian Modelling Exercise (AME), while the development in the EU was analysed in the EU study by Energy Modelling Forum (EMF). Another central part of VTT's work was to critically estimate the sufficiency of fossil fuel resources and to assess drivers for their future use, such as the development of fuel markets and the costs of sea transportation. A new model was developed to analyse global natural gas markets; also, the Nordic electricity market up to 2050 was scrutinized. A steep increase in the use of bioenergy would especially demand the utilisation of field area to grow energy crops. MTT's work mainly focused on the evaluation of regional and global techno-economic potentials of field bioenergy taking into account sufficient food production to feed the growing global population, the effects of harvesting field biomass on the soil organic matter, and possible impacts of climate change. In addition, the competitiveness of field bioenergy was studied. (orig.)

Koljonen, T.; Koreneff, G.; Simila, L. [and others

2012-05-15

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Practical Exploration of English Talents’ Training Mode of Higher Vocational Education Based on Future Career Abilities  

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Full Text Available According to the analysis of graduates employment in higher vocational education at present time and market survey, it obtains the requirement of employers regarding students’ ability, the paper points out that we should orient with employment, pursue the mode of work-study projected combination, conduct curriculum reform in order to train quantities of talents with comprehensive qualities and strong practical abilities. The researching way has brought effective results in practical teaching as presented in the article and putting forward the main implementing approach for optimizing talents’ training of higher vocational education.Key words: Higher vocational education; Practical teaching model; Career abilityProfessionnel supérieur au temps présent et étude de marché, il obtient l'exigence des employeurs quant à la capacité des élèves, le document souligne que l'on devrait orienter l'emploi, de poursuivre le mode de travail-études projetées combinaison, la réforme du curriculum conduitedans le but de former des quantités de talents avec des qualités complètes et solides aptitudes pratiques. La façon dont la recherche a apporté des résultats efficaces dans l'enseignement pratique telle que présentée dans l'article et mettre en avant l'approche principale la mise en oeuvre pour optimiser la formation des talents »de l'enseignement professionnel supérieur.Mots clés: Enseignement professionnel supérieur; Modèle del'enseignement pratique, Capacité de métier

Yingli XI

2011-01-01

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The Next Generation: Providing Inspiration and Training for Future Marine Scientists  

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Full Text Available An integral part of the HERMES project was a comprehensive training and outreach program, designed to engage a wide spectrum of audiences on issues and topics related to the deep-sea environment. Using the latest in Web-based technology alongside more conventional approaches, a series of initiatives and activities resulted in the development of resources aimed at school children, the general public, graduate students, the industrial sector, and policymakers. Innovative and engaging learning tools targeted at specific audiences have opened up the world of deep-sea research, providing essential information and facts in an easily digested format. HERMES has supported over 100 postgraduate students, either through direct financial support or provision of data. The project has also supplied hands-on training aboard research vessels, opportunities for young scientists to work at other partner institutions, and the valuable experience of working within a multi- and interdisciplinary project that aimed to address some of the biggest questions and threats to our deep-sea environment.

Vikki Gunn; Laurenz Thomsen

2009-01-01

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Business Model Innovation Leadership  

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Leading business model (BM) strategizing through “the field of innovation” has not yet been covered in business model and innovation leadership literature. This is a bit peculiar considering that there has been an increased focus on BM innovation (BMI) by academics and industry since 2011. The importance of BM and BMI is regarded as key to future business development and to the growth of our society. BM is widely acknowledged in a range of organizations, societies and in global competitions as “the heart(s) of the business” and business model innovation is mentioned as “the tree of innovation”. This emphasizes the importance of questioning. How is BM innovation leadership (BMIL) carried out in companies related to various BM(s) and BMI tasks and throughout their business model innovation process? And, how can innovation leadership be related to BMI? A framework model for BMIL based on case research in European and American businesses are proposed.

Lindgren, Peter; Rasmussen, Ole Horn

2012-01-01

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Train  

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This web page provides instructions for a game that develops number sense, basic addition and subtraction skills, and strategic thinking. Beginning with 10 Cuisenaire rods, one of each length from 1 (white) and 10 (orange), two players take turns adding one rod at a time to a train until it reaches a previously agreed-on length between 11 and 55. The player who puts down the last rod to complete the goal length is the winner. The game can be played with real rods, with the Flash applet provided, or with numbers on paper.

2005-10-01

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Training on business communication: tips for content selection Treinamento em comunicação nas empresas: fatores a considerar na seleção de conteúdos  

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Full Text Available This text is a report on a series of experiments conduced with groups of managers enrolled in Postgraduate courses. It seeks lo present the particular altitude such professionals have towards their shortcomings in language usage and communication their peculiar views of such problems. The interpersonal relationship typical to working organizations is analyzed and so are the reasons for failure of the continuous attempts on the part of communication skills training leaders. In its final part, this text provides topics for a thorough analysis meant to be helpful to the areas of human resources administration, training and development, faculty members and other professionals. O presente texto é comunicação de uma série de experimentos realizados com grupos de gerentes em cursos de Especialização lato-sensu. Retrata a maneira pela qual esses profissionais vêem suas deficiências nas áreas de linguagem e comunicação, e o que revelam propriamente entender desses problemas. A dinâmica interpessoal nas organizações é focalizada, e são analisados os processos pelos quais malogram as tentativas constantes feitas pelo treinamento de habilidades de comunicação. O texto é finalizado com pontos para reflexão, do interesse das áreas de Recursos Humanos, Treinamento e Desenvolvimento, docentes de cursos superiores e interessados das demais áreas.

Miguel Luiz Contani; Durvali Emílio Fregonezi

1994-01-01

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Training future health providers to care for the underserved: a pilot interprofessional experience.  

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INTRODUCTION: Interprofessional teamwork is essential for effective delivery of health care to all patients, particularly the vulnerable and underserved. This brief communication describes a pilot interprofessional learning experience designed to introduce medicine and pharmacy students to critical health issues affecting at-risk, vulnerable patients and helping students learn the value of functioning effectively in interprofessional teams. METHODS: With reflective practice as an overarching principle, readings, writing assignments, a community-based immersion experience, discussion seminars, and presentations were organized to cultivate students' insights into key issues impacting the health and well-being of vulnerable patients. A written program evaluation form was used to gather students' feedback about this learning experience. RESULTS: Participating students evaluated this learning experience positively. Both quantitative and qualitative input indicated the usefulness of this learning experience in stimulating learners' thinking and helping them learn to work collaboratively with peers from another discipline to understand and address health issues for at-risk, vulnerable patients within their community. DISCUSSION: This pilot educational activity helped medicine and pharmacy students learn the value of functioning effectively in interprofessional teams. Given the importance of interprofessional teamwork and the increasing need to respond to the health needs of underserved populations, integrating interprofessional learning experiences in health professions training is highly relevant, feasible, and critically needed.

Hasnain M; Koronkowski MJ; Kondratowicz DM; Goliak KL

2012-09-01

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[Training and research in forensic medicine: present situation and future challenges for medical schools in Chile].  

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BACKGROUND: Lawyers need some medical knowledge and physicians must know about forensics. AIM: To explore training and research programs in forensic medicine in Chilean universities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Deans of all Medicine Faculties in Chile were contacted by e-mail and invited to answer a questionnaire containing 21 questions. A survey of Chilean publications on forensic medicine was performed in Medline, Lilacs and SciELO databases. RESULTS: Fourteen deans answered the questionnaire. In all the responding faculties, forensic medicine is an obligatory course, generally during the fifth year and mostly combining theory with practice. In seven faculties, forensic medicine concepts are included in other courses. Forensics is taught in only two of 10 dental schools, two of 17 nursing schools, one of nine midwives schools and one of nine medical technology schools. It is not taught in phonoaudiology, kinesiology and nutrition schools. There are 74 physicians that teach the specialty but only 10 are certified by the National Board of Medical Specialty Certification (CONACEM). Treatment of most topics on forensics is insufficient. Thanatology is the strongest topic and forensic dentistry is the weakest. There are 52 publications in the area, mostly on "medical law". CONCLUSIONS: Forensic medicine is taught in medical schools mostly as thanatology. The knowledge of forensics among medical students is limited and must be improved.

González L; Inzunza JA; Bustos L; Vallejos C; Gutiérrez R

2005-07-01

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The future of stationary electricity storages - niche market or multi-billion Euro business?; Stationaere Stromspeicher - zukuenftiger Nischenmarkt oder Milliardengeschaeft?  

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The transformation process from conventional electricity production to a sustainable power generation system based on renewable energy confronts market protagonists and lawmakers with huge technical and economic challenges. The rapid proliferation of wind power and photovoltaic plants in particular will raise electricity price volatility and require large investments in the expansion of transmission and distribution networks. It will also place high demands on the flexibility of the remaining electricity network, which will have to smoothen both the long and short-term fluctuations in supply from wind and photovoltaic energy. In view of the growing signs of delay in network expansion, the political leadership has taken to welcoming electricity storages as the ultimate solution to numerous challenges, as we read for example in the Energy Concept of the German Federal Government. While there may be reason for optimism, it is equally right to critically question the role that electricity storages might realistically play in the future given the need for reasonable price levels.

Gatzen, Christoph [Frontier Economics Ltd., Koeln (Germany); Riechmann, Christoph [Frontier Economics Ltd, London (United Kingdom)

2011-03-15

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SOCIO-EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE AND ITS ROLE IN THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OF FUTURE OFFICERS  

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Full Text Available The term competence has become a priority for public policies. In the field of education and professional training competences lie at the basis of curricula, of specializations in universities, of qualifications or professional standards. It is obvious that in any sector of human resources - be it economy, public services or policies, in any kind of activi - be it individual or at the level of organization, firm or collectivity, competences have become the key factor and the main reference. Thus, its popularity went hand in hand with its unlimited spread in the detriment of its conceptual clarity. Today we meet the term competence everywhere and at any time, but there is no minimal consensus with respect to terminology. We speak of competences and "skills" (a term difficult to translate in Romanian), key and basic competences, capabilities and abilities etc. With this article we will try to bring a better understanding of the concept. Moreover, since it plays an importnat role in an officer's activity or in their environment, we will tackle on the affective dimension in their competence profile: relations with others, decision-making process, work motivation and satisfaction, team work, self-control, etc. In order to become experts in a certain socio-emotional competence, such as team work or analyzing a conflictual situation, we need to develop an inner ability from the socio-emotional fundaments. Why? Because i nany activity the rational dimension doesn't suffice, there has to be an affective side, as well. Emotion depends on the way a person evaluates and assesses a situation. Affective and cognitive processes, though different in their nature, are inseparable and in tight connection in the activity of an intelligence officer, for instance.

HAHAIANU FLORENTINA; TEICAN BRANDUSA

2013-01-01

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Building a future : First Nations communities look to oilsands developers for jobs, business partnerships, and much more  

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This article reported on socio-economic factors related to the expansion of oilsands development in northeastern Alberta. Despite massive investment into the region, local First Nations communities continue to struggle economically. Living conditions on reserves are substandard, education is below provincial levels and unemployment remains high. In 1998, First Nations communities formed the Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC)Industry Agreement Group to build capacity in the 5 First Nations making up the ATC to deal with the challenges of oilsands development. In 2003, a new agreement was initiated in which central economic development efforts were decentralized, allowing money to be spent at the band level. Industry relations offices were set up in each community to consult with industry and identify areas of concern. The broad issues were reducing unemployment on reserves and the social side of capacity building. The 5 Athabasca First Nations are currently working to develop entrepreneurship in the communities through the ATC's Economic Development department. They are in a good position to get money in place to ensure the future sustainability of their communities. 3 figs.

Stonehouse, D.

2009-02-15

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Business Pregnancy Results and Related Risks in Nilufer Public Health Training and Research Area Between 2005-2006  

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Full Text Available BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the pregnancy results and effecting factors in Nilufer Public Health Training And Research Area (NPHTRA). METHODS This descriptive study was included 808 women who gave birth from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2006 on NPHTRA. Data of this study was obtained from the records of pregnant women and women in postpartum period charts, married women belonging to 15-49 age group charts,children charts and household charts. RESULTS Average age of women was 27,8 ± 4,9 years. Most of them (57,8 % ) were graduated from primary school and 4,0 % of them was illiterated.The ratio of the pregnant women who had at least one risk during their pregnancy was 83,5 %.The most common risks were primiparity41,6 %) , previously having a gestation problem (24,6 %) and women who had given birth less than in 2 years time (15,1 %). The cesarean ratio was 43,8 %. There were statistically significant relationship between cesarean delivery and more than 35 years of mothers? age, more than 8 years of mother education and narrow or indeterminate pelvis position. CONCLUSION To prevent the complications of pregnancy and postpartum period, the quality and quantity of prenatal care must be adequate and the risky pregnancies must be controlled more frequent. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2008; 7(6.000): 491-496

Hande Ocakoglu; Mehmet Gulay; Ozlem Kizek; Emel Irgil

2008-01-01

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A training programme based on the principles of social constructivism and focused on developing people for the future world of work : an evaluation  

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Human resources development needs to take cognizance of the unique challenges that the workplace of the future is posing to individuals, so that young people can be prepared effectively for the workplace. The objective of this study was to evaluate a training programme based on the principles of soc...

Cooper, Jean; Basson, Johan Schutte; Schaap, Pieter

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Petroleum related business activities in Hordaland - competence, flexibility and future possibilities[Norway]; Petroleumsrettet naeringsliv i Hordaland - kompetanse, omstillingsevne og fremtidsmuligheter  

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The aim of the study has been to determine the future conditions of the supply business in Hordaland for petroleum related activities, international competition and on markets outside the Norwegian shelf. In addition it is focused on the adjustment possibilities of the companies during the expected decrease of activity on the Norwegian continental shelf. The report is based on a questionnaire to the company leadership. In 2003 there was 15073 persons employed in the petroleum activities in Hordaland. Out of this the supplier activities account for 10500 employees which is 4.7 % of the total employment in the county. Service deliveries to the shelf are included in the figure. The productivity related competence in these companies is substantial. The work force has a high educational level where more than half has an education of college or higher. Most of the firms have been in the industry for a long time. A substantial part of the suppliers in Hordaland is internationally competitive and participates globally. The companies are to a varying degree specialized for petroleum activities but most of them get their income largely from the petroleum market. A substantial number of companies inform that they would participate in the foreign petroleum market when decrease of activities on the Norwegian shelf occurs. The majority of the companies have however, the capability to adjust to other markets than petroleum exploitation.

Osland, Ove

2004-06-01

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Business Essentials  

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Business Essentials, a series of targeted course books cover Edexcel's current guidance for the Higher Nationals in Business, but also offer the ideal solution for a multitude of other business related courses.

Media, BPP Learning

2010-01-01

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"Sorry" does not pay my bills. The handling of complaints in everyday interaction and cross-cultural business interaction  

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This article is concerned with the teaching of pragmatic functions when training students for a future career in intercultural business communications. Having outlined six important constellations likely to result in success or failure, we focus on strategies for the successful handling of customer complaints seen in comparison with responses to complaints in everyday interactions. It is suggested that transfer of behaviour considered suitable in everyday face-to-face interactions to business interaction may lead to unsuccessful processing of customer complaints.

Trosborg, Anna; Shaw, Philip

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Business Essentials business decision making  

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2010-01-01

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Pedagogical Mediation for the Autonomy of Future Professionals in Teacher Training Mediación pedagógica para la autonomía en la formación docente  

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Full Text Available This article studies the importance of pedagogical mediation in helping first-year students in the Teacher Training area to advance from intellectual heteronomy to intellectual autonomy. It explains some strategies and experiences implemented by the authors. It focuses on the need of paying attention to students in order to understand their expectations, opinions and previous experiences as a basis for developing different topics and concepts, to favor an actual free participation in the pedagogical mediation dynamics and, consequently, opportunities for students to express themselves with autonomy. The aforementioned strategies allow for the transition from a pedagogy centered on teaching to a pedagogy centered on learning, in such a way that the future educator becomes a protagonist in his/her formation and constructs his/her own intellectual identity, based on the concept of action-reflection-action. The authors of this article consider that the first year in higher education is a privileged opportunity to develop the autonomy of future teachers, and, as stated by Freire (2004), the respect for autonomy is an ethical imperative.Recibido 27 de junio de 2012 • Corregido 20 de setiembre de 2012 • Aceptado 07 de noviembre de 2012El presente artículo trata la importancia de la mediación pedagógica para promover el tránsito de la heteronomía a la autonomía intelectual, en la formación docente del estudiantado de primer ingreso a las carreras de Educación. Se comparten algunas estrategias y experiencias implementadas por las autoras de este artículo. Se destaca la necesidad fundamental de escuchar las voces de los estudiantes y las estudiantes y, de esta forma, conocer sus expectativas, opiniones y experiencias previas, punto de partida para el desarrollo de diversos temas y conceptos, lo cual favorece una participación real y libre en las dinámicas de mediación pedagógica y, por tanto, espacios para que se expresen con autonomía. Lo anterior, permite pasar de una pedagogía centrada en la enseñanza, a una pedagogía centrada en el aprendizaje, de manera que el futuro educador y educadora sean protagonistas de su formación y vayan construyendo su propia identidad intelectual, desde la acción-reflexión-acción. Se considera que el primer año de vida en la educación superior es un espacio privilegiado para fomentar el desarrollo de la autonomía en las futuras y los futuros docentes y, como lo señala Freire (2004), el respeto por la autonomía es un imperativo ético.

Ana María Hernández Segura; Luz Emilia Flores Davis

2012-01-01

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Business intelligence  

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Full Text Available Business intelligence (BI) refers to computer-based techniques used in spotting, digging-out, and analyzing business data, such as sales revenue by products and/or departments, or by associated costs and incomes. BI technologies provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations. Common functions of business intelligence technologies are reporting, online analytical processing, analytics, data mining, business performance management, benchmarking, text mining, and predictive analytics. Business intelligence aims to support better business decision-making. Thus a BI system can be called a decision support system (DSS). Though the term business intelligence is sometimes used as a synonym for competitive intelligence, because they both support decision making, BI uses technologies, processes, and applications to analyze mostly internal, structured data and business processes while competitive intelligence gathers, analyzes and disseminates information with a topical focus on company competitors. Business intelligence understood broadly can include the subset of competitive intelligence.

Cebotarean Elena

2011-01-01

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Action Learning in Action: How Business Students Strengthen Their Knowledge Bases through Work-Based Experiential Methods  

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|The use of service learning as a means of training future business leaders is advantageous when used as part of learning process and an introduction to problem solving. This study reviews how student knowledge can be enhanced when the learning process is linked with real world experiences such as internships, apprenticeships, cooperative…

Mosca, Joseph B.; Paul, David P., III; Skiba, Michaeline

2007-01-01

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Business Plans Kit For Dummies  

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An interactive guide to every element of the business planning processAre you an entrepreneur who wants to make it big? A manager grappling with logistics? A small business owner trying to map out a future in shaky economic times? Then look no further! Business Plans Kit For Dummies is a nuts-and-bolts guide to evaluating and invigorating your commercial strategy, no matter how big or small your business.Lay the foundations - identify your long-term goals and brainstorm your business options Develop the skills - sketch out a working model, size up competitors and fire up your marketing machine

Barrow, Colin

2011-01-01

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Business process optimization for RHIOs.  

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Implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) network entails significant changes in the business processes of participating organizations. Business process management, increased automation, process optimization, user training and end-user adoption together form the keys to success with an EHR. Redesigned processes should be mapped to benefit lines and performance indicators, and monitored continuously to identify improvement opportunities. It is important the new business work flows should match, if not exceed, the existing benchmarks for performance. Business process redesign is all the more challenging in the context of regional health information organizations (RHIOs), as the business processes of the EHR network have to be aligned with existing process flows of several organizations, each with its own preferences and specific requirements. Even so, most of the discrete individual processes have to be converged, streamlined, assimilated and optimized in the redesigned business processes. This paper proposes a methodology for business process redesign and optimization for RHIOs.

Soti P; Pandey S

2007-01-01

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Business process optimization for RHIOs.  

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Implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) network entails significant changes in the business processes of participating organizations. Business process management, increased automation, process optimization, user training and end-user adoption together form the keys to success with an EHR. Redesigned processes should be mapped to benefit lines and performance indicators, and monitored continuously to identify improvement opportunities. It is important the new business work flows should match, if not exceed, the existing benchmarks for performance. Business process redesign is all the more challenging in the context of regional health information organizations (RHIOs), as the business processes of the EHR network have to be aligned with existing process flows of several organizations, each with its own preferences and specific requirements. Even so, most of the discrete individual processes have to be converged, streamlined, assimilated and optimized in the redesigned business processes. This paper proposes a methodology for business process redesign and optimization for RHIOs. PMID:17299924

Soti, Praveen; Pandey, Seema

2007-01-01

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The Economics of Vocational Training: Past Evidence and Future Considerations. World Bank Staff Working Papers Number 713.  

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|A partial survey of the literature on the economics of vocational training reveals three important lessons on how evaluations may be undertaken using data on pay, inputs, and outputs. The first lesson is that social, corporate, and private returns to vocational training in developing countries appear to be high enough to justify expanding…

Metcalf, David H.

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"Blueprints" on the Future of Training and Practice in School Psychology: What Do They Say about Educational and Psychological Consultation?  

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School psychology training and practice have been substantially influenced by a series of documents referred to as "Blueprints." The second edition of the "Blueprint" directly led to the development of training standards for school psychology that addressed several domains of practice. Both preceding and simultaneous to the "Blueprint" series were…

Ysseldyke, Jim; Burns, Matthew K.; Rosenfield, Sylvia

2009-01-01

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Unidade de negócio em informação - UNINF: o futuro das bibliotecas universitárias na sociedade do conhecimento/ Information business unit: the future of academic libraries in knowledge society  

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Full Text Available Abstract in portuguese Apresenta um novo modelo para a Biblioteca Universitária - BU - que propõe a sua reestruturação em unidade de negócio em informação - UNInf, visando a ampliar seu foco de atuação, adotando uma postura dinâmica e pró-ativa, mantendo, contudo, o objetivo principal: apoiar as atividades de ensino, pesquisa e extensão da universidade. Mostra os resultados de análises estratégicas que comprovam a necessidade dessa mudança, tendo por base os fatos e eventos porta (more) dores de futuro, na avaliação das condições de mercado por meio da matriz SWOT - Strenghs, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats - e no modelo das cinco forças de Porter adaptado para o setor de serviços da instituição estudada, no caso, as bibliotecas universitárias, que não têm fins lucrativos. Apresenta o aporte teórico que norteou o desenvolvimento do modelo da UNInf, criado com base no modelo dos capitais do conhecimento elaborado pelo Centro de Referência em Inteligência Empresarial - CRIE/COPPE/UFRJ-. Descreve as premissas básicas do modelo e a organização da UNInf de acordo com os capitais de relacionamento, estrutural, intelectual e ambiental. Abstract in english Presents a new model for the University Library that proposes its reorganization in Information Business Unit (UNInf), aiming at the extension of its focus of performance, adopting a dynamic and pro-active position, however keeping its main objective: to support the education, research and extension activities of the university. It shows the results of strategic analyses proving the necessity of this change based on the facts and events carriers of future, on the evaluati (more) on of the market conditions through the SWOT matrix - Strenghs, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats - and on the model of Porter's five forces, adapted to the services sector of the studied institution type, to wit, the nonprofit University Libraries. It presents the theory that guided the development of the model of the UNInf, created on a knowledge capital models basis, elaborated by Centro de Referência em Inteligência Empresarial - CRIE - that belongs to COPPE/UFRJ. It also describes the basic premises of the model and the organization of the UNInf, according to relationship, structural, intellectual and ambient capitals.

Dib, Simone Faury; Silva, Neusa Cardim da

2006-04-01

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Business ethics.  

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Many situations in the business world require making a decision by assessing the merits of the case against a set of principles or guidelines. This article discusses the way business ethics applies to the food industry.

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1991-06-01

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Business Mathematics  

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From the Mathematical Association of America's Basic Library List - a bibliography of articles (in print, not on the Web) on Business Mathematics: Basic Skills; Algebra and Finite Mathematics; Business Statistics; Business Calculus; Economics; Finance; Marketing; and Introductory and Advanced Actuarial Mathematics.

2007-02-19

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Modeling Business  

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Business concepts are studied using a metamodel-based approach, using UML 2.0. The Notation Independent Business concepts metamodel is introduced. The approach offers a mapping between different business modeling notations which could be used for bridging BM tools and boosting the MDA approach.

Vitolins, V; Vitolins, Valdis; Kalnins, Audris

2003-01-01

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Evaluation of future Canadian requirements for professional foresters, scientists with basic training in forestry (and) forest technicians  

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The object of this report is to analyze Canada's probable requirements for professional foresters in light of a context of increased practice of intensive forestry. It also examines the capacity of university forestry schools in Canada to meet the appropriate training needs. At the same time, the requirements for scientists and forest technicians are evaluated and the training means available to Canada to meet these needs are discussed.

Lortie, M.

1982-01-01

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Marketing conservation: an opportunity for business expansion and profitability  

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The purpose of this meeting was to review the achievements of the program to date, and to present information and recommendations for future program activities in light of a changing political and economic environment. The focus of the presentations was information and recommendations that may help individual dealers and their associations market conservation equipment in the future. Presentations covered the following topics: changing role of DOE; focus group analysis of FOCMP; FOCMP evaluation; National Oil Jobbers Council's (NOJC) new technical training manual; marketing conservation: opportunities and obstacles; business opportunities for fuel oil dealers; advertising strategy; and marketing conservation - an opportunity for business expansion and profitability. Brief summaries of each are presented. State program summaries of the oil conservation marketing programs are also included.

1981-10-09

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WOMEN IN FAMILY BUSINESS  

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Full Text Available The role of women in family businesses is explored in the paper. Although recognized as generally very important players, the role of women is often defined as invisible in business decision-making, supportive in men’s traditional business domains and only rarelyadequately recognized and rewarded. The paper explores possible differences in the views of men and women who manage small family firms. Their attitudes opposing the traditional business roles ofwomen, different views on managerial, ownership and transition issues and possible gender discrimination are examined. The findings support the paradigm of a different, more feminine style of management, while signs of discrimination are not clearly revealed. This paper is based on a research intended to provide acomparative analysis of the status of women entrepreneurs and men entrepreneurs in Family Business in India. It first draws demographic & psychographic profiles of women and men entrepreneurs in family business, identifies & addresses operational problems faced by women and men entrepreneurs in family business, draws theirinclination for future plans for growth and expansion and also for the furtherance of research on women entrepreneurs in India.

Mr Anshu

2012-01-01

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Playful Business  

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” The term business model can be defined as a business concept that has been put into practice. The increase in dynamics in markets, technology, economies etc. challenge the requirements to make consistent and synchronized decisions on which business models to develop and implement. Complexity seems to be the crucial phenomenon that challenges most organizations. In order to deal with these challenges it seems to be relevant to include elements of games, simulations, and more open workshops. However, in order to deliver relevant clarifications such combined methods have to be facilitated efficiently. This paper describes initial experiences of facilitating business model mapping or business model innovation by game-like setups.”

Lund, Morten; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

2011-01-01

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Productivity and US macroeconomic performance: Interpreting the past and predicting the future with a two-sector real business cycle model  

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A two-sector real business cycle model, estimated with postwar U.S. data, identifies shocks to the levels and growth rates of total factor productivity in distinct consumption- and investmentgoods- producing technologies. This model attributes most of the productivity slowdown of the 1970s to the co...

Ireland, Peter N.; Schuh, Scott

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The wind farm business  

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This article highlights the tasks to be undertaken by the wind farm business starting with the initial site selection, through the planning stage and the consideration of technical matters, to the implementation and financial aspects. The current situation in the UK with regard to installed wind turbines, public attitude, and future prospects are discussed. (UK).

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The Practice of Training in Software Engineering  

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Full Text Available Software plays a critical role in the industry, the academy and everyday life, because the practices in other fields as science, engineering and business have changed over the years and the nature of real world problems also changes quickly. As a result, software engineering has perhaps become more dynamic discipline of engineering, Software engineers of the XXI century face new challenges and they roles are constantly redefined. In order to train better software engineers to carry out their functions, training Software Engineering have to be revised periodically and introduce constantly innovate. In this work, are done some suggestions, using recent innovations that may help improve the training processes in Software Engineering and better training of future professionals.

Patricia Ledezma; Augusto Rubio

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Aplicación de un ambiente virtual de aprendizaje orientado a la formación empresarial/ Implementation of a virtual learning environment oriented towards business training/ Aplicação de um ambiente virtual de aprendizagem orientado para formação empresarial  

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Full Text Available Abstract in portuguese A proposta nasceu dos projetos do grupo de investigação ECO da Universidade de Tolima de investigação: "Projeto educativo de formação empresarial dirigido a grupos sociais externos às universidades e centros de formação técnica e tecnológica" e "Design e aplicação de um Ambiente Virtual de Aprendizagem (AVA),dirigido à formação empresarial de estudantes universitários". O objetivo da aprendizagem é orientar pedagogicamente a atitude empreendedora (empree (more) ndedorismo) à atitude empresarial (empresariado), apoiado na aplicação de Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação. O AVA intitula-se De empreendedor a empresário. Em junho de 2008 aplicou-se a 22 estudantes universitários em administração de empresas com a finalidade de testar o AVA para facilitar o desenvolvimento de competências empreendedoras e empresariais. Abstract in spanish La propuesta nace de los proyectos del grupo de investigación E.C.O. de la Universidad del Tolima: "Proyecto educativo de formación empresarial dirigido a grupos sociales externos a las universidades y centros de formación técnica y tecnológica" y "Diseño y aplicación de un Ambiente Virtual de Aprendizaje (AVA) dirigido a la formación empresarial de estudiantes universitarios". El objetivo de aprendizaje es orientar pedagógicamente la actitud emprendedora (empren (more) dimiento) a la actitud empresarial (empresarismo), apoyado en la aplicación de Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación. El AVA se titula "Del emprendimiento al empresarismo". En junio del 2008, es aplicado a 22 estudiantes universitarios en administración de empresas con el fin de probar el AVA para facilitar el desarrollo de competencias emprendedoras y empresariales. Abstract in english This proposal stems from two projects of the ECO research team at the University of Tolima titled "Business training educational project geared to social groups outside universities and technical training centers" and "Design and implementation of a virtual learning environment (VLE) aimed at entrepreneurial training of university students". The learning objective is to orient an entrepreneur attitude (entrepreneurship) towards an enterprising attitude in a pedagogical wa (more) y based on the use of information and communication technologies. The VLE is called "From entrepreneurs to business people." In June of 2008, it was tested with 22 business administration students for the purpose of demonstrating that the VLE facilitates the development of entrepreneurial and business competencies.

REINOSO LASTRA, JUAN FERNANDO

2012-03-01

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Significance of Training and Post Training Evaluation for Employee Effectiveness: An Empirical Study on Sainsbury’s Supermarket Ltd, UK  

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Full Text Available Knowledge, Skills and attitudes are the most essential ingredient for efficient conduct of business through thehuman resources of an organization. But the impact of these valuable ingredients is often reduced by lack ofeffective training program. The research paper tries to highlight the necessity of effective training and aftertraining evaluation in designing and implementing training programs for the employees in the retail sectorspecifically for Sainsbury’s supermarket Ltd, UK. The main purpose of this study is to find the answer of howtraining refers to the acquisitions of knowledge, skill and attitudes. The paper also facilitates the organization tobetter understand the necessity of post training evaluation leading to effective employee engagement indesigning improved training programs to seize the present and future training opportunities.

Mohammed Rejaul Karim; Kazi Nazmul Huda; Rehnuma Sultana Khan

2012-01-01

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ASPECTS REGARDING THE MODERNIZATION OF THE DIDACTIC TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGY IN THE UPPER EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, A SUPPORT IN THE STUDENTS’ INITIAL TRAINING AS FUTURE GEOGRAPHY TEACHERS  

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Full Text Available The present paper aims at defining the concept of modernization of the didactic technology and strategy précising the sense of the two notions, respectively didactic technology and learning technical means. There are exemplified certain models of upper education didactic strategies used in the teaching-learning process with direct reference to Geography. Their purpose is the development of the cognitive interests, of knowledge accessibility, as well as to make the students sensitive, aware, and able to apply them during their pedagogical training and in their future activity in the educational field.

Viorica TOMESCU; Cornel GOLEA; Ioan MARINESCU; Alina VL?DU?; Cristina MARA

2007-01-01

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Information Society: Analysis of Foreign and Domestic Regulatory Documents in Terms of Their Relevance for Professional Development of Future Teacher of Physical Training in Education  

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Full Text Available The article gives brief analysis of foreign (Russian) regulatory documents (Concept of Moscow Integration into Information Society, Concept of «Strategy of St. Petersburg’s Transition to Information Society», Concept of the Federal Target Program «Informatization Development of Russia for the Period to 2010») and Law of Ukraine «?n Basic Principles of Information Society Development in Ukraine for 2007–2015» in terms of their relevance for professional development of future teacher of physical training in education. It is mentioned that the important factor of a country movement towards information society is the extent of Internet acquisition by the population.

Yurii V. Dragnev

2013-01-01

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Information society and its role in the personal and professional development of future teachers of physical training  

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Full Text Available Indicates that the information society of the personal and professional development of the future teacher of physical culture is determined individually active process of professional growth.

Dragnev Yu. V.

2012-01-01

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Developing future surgical workforce structures: A review of post-training non-Consultant grade specialist roles and the results of a national trainee survey from the Association of Surgeons in Training.  

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The optimal workforce model for surgery has been much debated historically; in particular, whether there should be a recognised role for those successfully completing training employed as non-Consultant grade specialists. This role has been termed the 'sub-consultant' grade. This paper discusses historical and future career structures in surgery, draws international comparisons, and presents the results of a national trainee survey examining the post-Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) non-consultant specialist grade. Junior doctors in surgical training (i.e. pre-CCT) were invited to participate in an electronic, 38-item, self-administered national training survey. Of 1710 questionnaires submitted, 1365 were appropriately completed and included in the analysis. Regarding the question 'Do you feel that there is a role in the surgical workforce for a post-CCT non-consultant specialist ("sub-consultant") grade in surgery?', 56.0% felt there was no role, 31.1% felt there was a role and 12.8% were uncertain. Only 12.6% of respondents would consider applying for such a post, while 72.4% would not and 15.0% were uncertain. Paediatric (23.3%), general (15.7%) and neurosurgery (11.6%) were the specialties with the highest proportions of trainees prepared to consider applying for such a role. For both questions, there was a significant gender difference in responses (p < 0.0001, Chi-square test) with female trainees more likely to consider applying. Overall 50.8% of respondents felt that the introduction of a post-CCT non-consultant specialist grade would impact positively upon service provision, however, only 21.6% felt it would have positive impact on patient care, 13.9% a positive impact on surgical training, 11.1% a positive impact on the surgical profession and just 7.9% a positive impact on their surgical career. This survey indicates that the introduction of a 'sub-consultant' grade for surgeons who have completed training would be unpopular, with the majority believing it would be to the detriment of both patient care and surgical training. Changes to surgical career structures must be made in the interests of patient safety and quality, and on this basis ASiT supports the continued provision of primarily Consultant-delivered care.

Shalhoub J; Giddings CE; Ferguson HJ; Hornby ST; Khera G; Fitzgerald JE

2013-09-01

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Hispanic Business  

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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.

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Enabling Geospatial Business Intelligence  

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Full Text Available Recently, interest in the huge potential of Geospatial BI has increased. It aims at combining geographic information system (GIS) and business intelligence (BI) technologies. Geospatial BI combines spatial analysis and map visualization with proven BI tools in order to better support the corporate data analysis process and to help companies make more informed decisions. BI is a business management term which refers to applications and technologies that are used to gather, provide access to, and analyze data and information about company operations. BI applications are usually used to better understand historical, current and future aspects of business operations. BI applications typically offer ways to mine database- and spreadsheet-centric data to produce graphical, table-based and other types of analytics regarding business operations. BI systems give companies a more comprehensive knowledge of the factors affecting their business, such as metrics on sales, production, and internal operations, in order to to make better business decisions. Be aware that BI is a different from classical databases and much more complex. This article provides a rapid introduction to some important BI concepts. It then highlights the need for geospatial BI software and deals with the integration of the spatial component in a BI software stack in order to consistently enable geo-analytical tools. We then present different works performed and tools designed by the GeoSOA research group.

Thierry Badard; Etienne Dubé

2009-01-01

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Economic costs to business of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  

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HIV infection is a devastating disease for individuals and society. The economic burden of employees with HIV infection is a matter of increasing concern for employers. The purpose of this paper was to conduct a comprehensive review of published studies which measured/estimated economic costs incurred by HIV-infected employees, and evaluate the potential economic impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on business in different countries. This review finds a conceptual consensus in the literature that suggests that the HIV/AIDS epidemic has a potentially sizable economic cost to business, primarily due to increased costs for employment-based insurance premiums, welfare benefits, lost productivity, new hiring and training, and a downsized economy and labour market. Based on published data in the US, accounting for the first three major cost items, in 2002 an HIV-infected worker would cost an employer in the US an estimated 37,320 US dollars for asymptomatic individuals and 50,374 US dollars for symptomatic individuals per person-year. However, this review found little consistent empirical data in the literature regarding the scale of disease costs specific to businesses in different settings. In addition, the current literature offers little guidance in terms of well designed, validated, and easily replicated analytical frameworks for conducting a comprehensive cost analysis from a business perspective. Future research is needed to improve both the theoretical modelling and empirical work in assessing the full economic impact of the HIV/ADIS epidemic on patients, businesses and society at large.

Liu GG; Guo JJ; Smith SR

2004-01-01

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The use of video games in the teaching of business foreign language  

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Full Text Available This article deals with the problems of using of video games in the classroom for teaching business foreign language for students in the economic university. The author examines the advantages and disadvantages of using video games in preparation for future professionals. The article provides a classification of video games based on the experience of this kind of training in Samara State University of Economics.

Kapustina Lyubov

2013-01-01

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The Role of Business Schools in Ethics Education in Iceland : The Managers’ Perspective  

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This article explores managers’ views on various ways in which business schools can contribute to providing solid ethics education to their students, who will ultimately become the next generation of business leaders. One thousand top level managers of Icelandic firms were approached and asked a number of questions aimed at establishing their view on the relationship between ethics education and the role of business schools in forming and developing business ethics education. Icelandic businesses were badly hurt by the 2008 crisis, and therefore Iceland provides an interesting foundation for an empirical study of this sort as the aftermath of the crisis has encouraged managers to consciously reflect on the way their business was and should be conducted. Based on the results of the survey, a few main themes have developed. First, it appears that according to practicing managers, business schools should not be held responsible for employees’ unethical behavior. Nevertheless, managers believe that business schools should assist future employees in understanding ethics by including business ethics in teaching curricula. Second, managers believe that the workplace is not where ethics are learned, while also insisting that former students should already have strong ethical standards when entering the workplace. Third, managers call for business schools not only to contribute more to influencing students’ ethical standards, but also to reshape the knowledge and capabilities of practicing managers through re-training and continuous education. Based on the results of the study, the article also offers some recommendations on how to begin reformulating the approach to business ethics education in Iceland, and perhaps elsewhere.

Sigurjonsson, Throstur Olaf; Vaiman, Vlad

2013-01-01

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Scientific-research work with a main element of a professional training of a future physical culture teacher  

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Full Text Available Attitude of future teachers of physical culture is found out toward research work. To the tasks researches were attracted by a questionnaire 227 students of fourth courses of pedagogical colleges. It is set that the students of pedagogical colleges are not ready for research work. Work foresees application of experimental results at introduction of the newest health technologies in modern practice of physical culture. Future teachers, does not know where and it is for what purpose possible to apply such technologies in professional activity. Majority the polled is sure of necessity of application of the newest health technologies in the process of physical education of modern schoolboys.

Denysenko N.G.

2010-01-01

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Quality Management Builds Solid eTraining  

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|History has shown effective training techniques can produce significant business results especially in customer service, product development, and capability in obtaining new skill sets. This linkage of training to business strategy has given many businesses the needed competitive edge in today's global market. In today's technology age,…

Echard, Rachel D.; Berge, Zane L.

2008-01-01

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Gestión de un programa de capacitación en línea para el desarrollo de habilidades y capacidades TIC en profesores de negocios/ Management of an Online Training Program for the Development of ICT Skills and Capabilities in Business Professors  

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Full Text Available Abstract in spanish Se presentan resultados de investigación que tienen como objetivo general describir la experiencia y resultados obtenidos de un programa de capacitación en línea dirigido a profesores de escuelas y facultades de negocios, con el propósito de desarrollar competencias relacionadas con las tecnologías de información y comunicación. El programa de capacitación se desarrolló utilizando la Red CUDI de Internet 2 para la realización de videoconferencias, así como la p (more) lataforma educativa SAKAI para la gestión de la intervención educativa. Los resultados muestran las oportunidades y dificultades encontradas en el desarrollo de un programa de capacitación a profesores en esta modalidad, así como las características del perfil del profesor que efectivamente obtuvo un aprovechamiento de esta experiencia. Abstract in english This paper presents the findings of a study whose object was to describe the experience and results of an online training program for professors in Mexican business schools, aimed at developing information and communication technologies skills. The training program was developed using the CUDI network for Internet 2 videoconferencing, and the SAKAI learning platform for the management of educational interventions. The results show the opportunities and difficulties encoun (more) tered in the development of a teacher training program of this type and identify the characteristics of the profile of a teacher who did effectively benefit from this experience.

Farías, Gabriela; Pedraza, Norma; Lavín, Jesús

2013-01-01

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Business & Operations  

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

Agron, Joe

2007-01-01

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Elements of the future: Organisational development, optimisation of business processes, projects, and programmes; Bausteine der Zukunft: Organisationsentwicklung, Geschaeftsprozessoptimierung, Projekte und Programme  

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Changes in the Deutsche Steinkohle AG bring about new trends: Organisational development and optimisation of business processes, projects, and programmes. The changes made in the German coal industry with respect to these new elements are discussed. [Deutsch] Vor dem Hintergrund der Veraenderungen auch in der zum 1. Oktober 1998 gegruendeten Deutschen Steinkohle AG gewinnt die Beschaeftigung mit dem heutigen Thema besondere Bedeutung. Es geht um Bausteine der Zukunft: Organisationsentwicklung, Geschaeftsprozessoptimierung, Projekte und Programme. Zu diesen Themenkomplexen haben in den vergangenen Jahren in der gesamten Wirtschaft - so auch im RAG Konzern und bei der DSK - Veraenderungen stattgefunden, die im Folgenden erlaeutert werden. (orig./MSK)

Jakob, K.F. [Deutsche Steinkohle AG (DSK), Herne (Germany)

1999-01-01

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Business Law  

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Business Law is a translation of the 2nd edition of Erhvervsjura - videregående uddannelser. It is an educational textbook for the subject of business law. The textbook covers all important topic?s within business law such as the Legal System, Private International Law, Insolvency Law, Contract law, Instruments of debt and other claims, Sale of Goods and real estate, Charges, mortgages and pledges, Guarantees, Credit agreements, Tort Law, Product liability and Insurance, Company law, Market law, Labour Law, Family Law and Law of Inheritance.

Föh, Kennet Fischer

2012-01-01

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Business Writing  

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

2007-03-24

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Personalidad, inteligencia emocional y afectividad en estudiantes universitarios de áreas empresariales Implicaciones para la formación de líderes/ Personality, emotional intelligence and affectivity in college students of business areas Implications for the training of leaders  

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Full Text Available Abstract in spanish El propósito de este estudio fue describir la personalidad, el afecto y la inteligencia emocional a lo largo de la formación profesional, en 422 estudiantes de áreas empresariales. Se utilizó el Inventario de Personalidad NEO-FFI de Costa & McCrae (1994), el TMMS-24 (adaptado por Fernández-Berrocal, Extremera & Ramos, 2004) y el PANAS (adaptado por Sandín et al., 1999). Se encontraron niveles altos de neuroticismo y bajos de extraversión, apertura a la experiencia (more) y amabilidad; niveles intermedios de inteligencia emocional y una afectividad positiva predominante. El neuroticismo se incrementó en algunos semestres, la apertura a la experiencia y la responsabilidad aunque presentan niveles bajos, tienden a incrementarse durante la formación. Los participantes se caracterizaron por su afectividad positiva, la cual no parece depender de los procesos formativos sino de sus características personales. Se discuten estos hallazgos en relación con la formación de líderes empresariales. Abstract in english The purpose of this study was to describe the personality, the affect and the emotional intelligence of 422 business students throughout their training process. The Personality Inventory NEO-FFI of Costa & McCrae (1994), the Spanish versions of TMMS-24 (adapted by Fernández-Berrocal, Extremera, & Ramos, 2004) and the PANAS (adapted by Sandín et al., 1999), were used. We found high levels of Neuroticism and low levels of Extraversion, Openness to Experience and Agreeable (more) ness; Emotional Intelligence achieved intermediate levels, and a predominant positive affectivity. The neuroticism was increased in some semesters, the Openness to Experience and Conscientiousness although all of them had low levels, tended to increase during the formation. The participants are characterized by positive emotions, which does not seem to depend on the formation processes but their personal characteristics. These findings are discussed in relation to the training of business leaders

Contreras, Françoise; Barbosa, David; Espinosa, Juan Carlos

2010-06-01

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The future of exhaust aftertreatment design for electrified drive trains; Die Zukunft der Katalysatortechnik fuer elektrifizierte Antriebsstraenge  

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The debates on CO{sub 2} emissions and fuel consumption portray electric vehicles as a political solution [1, 2]. However, the range of these vehicles is severely limited by available power capacities, especially in real driving conditions [3]. Electrified drive trains, ranging from mild hybrids and full hybrids to electric vehicles with range extenders, provide an alternative. When used in conjunction with an electric motor, combustion engines have very different requirements for catalytic converter systems depending on the specific design [4] and particularly in view of the 'zero emissions' image of electric vehicles. This paper describes the application of a new catalyst design, the range extender catalyst, its design criteria and its impact on tailpipe emissions, especially when used with petrol engines. (orig.)

Maus, Wolfgang; Brueck, Rolf; Konieczny, Roman; Hirth, Peter [Emitec GmbH, Lohmar (Germany)

2011-07-01

 
 
 
 
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Outsourcing the Business Services  

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Full Text Available The nowadays international market of outsourcing services is relatively mature and with age comes wisdom ... Thus, on a grown market, choosing to outsource services can not only be justified by the strive to reduce costs but it aims to meeting more advanced objectives as accurate alignment with business strategies of the enterprise. As a result, outsourcing has reached new forms of expression that can help the enterprises to gain competitive advantage. In the context of a grown market, a new concept appears, namely the multisourcing which it refers to the outsourcing model of the future [1] that businesses must prepare to accept and use. This concept or model of the future refers to working with several suppliers, which are competitors in a spirit of trust and teamwork, in a collaborative process to maximize the benefits associated with outsourcing process.

Ioan I. ANDONE; Vasile Daniel PAVALOAIA

2010-01-01

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Mobille Business, Quo Vadis?  

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Full Text Available This paper deals with present state of mobile segment of e-commerce and its future trends. In present days, each company, which would like to be successful on the global market, must implement ICT (Information and Communication Technology) to its internal relations, business processes and transactions. The aim of the e-commerce is to forward market development by using ICT, because it radically changes the way of organizations/companies function in all its relations. Mcommerce is a part of e-commerce realized by mobile ICT. Its great advantage is in high penetration of mobile phones and other mobile access devices. Technologies, services and security of actual m-business and expected trends of this segment in near future are analyzed step by step in this paper.

Robert Hudec; Peter Ciganek

2004-01-01

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BUSINESS INTEGRATION  

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Full Text Available Interest is growing among IT executives in the benefits offered by relatively new developments in the business integration arena such as service oriented architectures (SOA). By improving communication and integration between IT systems regardless of the

Radut Carmen; Codreanu Diana

2009-01-01

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Doing Business  

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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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Business process Innovation – The LEGO Case  

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Most organizations today are required not only to establish effective business processes but they are required to accommodate for changing business conditions at an increasing rate. Many business processes extend beyond the boundary of the enterprise into the supply chain and the information infrastructure therefore is critical. Today nearly every business relies on their Enterprise System (ES) for process integration and the future generations of Enterprise Systems will increasingly be driven by business process models. Consequently process modelling and improvement will become vital for business process innovation (BPI) in future organizations. This paper explores the applicability of one particular methodology for Business Process Innovation to deal with the challenge that the LEGO organization is facing with the alignment of their product development process and their supply chain. The paper conclude that there is a potential for experimental learning using games as in the process design

MØller, Charles; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

2006-01-01

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Doing business with China  

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The economic situation in China for business is likely to slowly improve. In the coal mining sector quite a lot of foreign equipment is used, but from many parts of the world. Mining laws and regulations are similar to those in Europe. The experiences of various US mining equipment manufacturers in trade with China are described and although China is not an easy market its future prospects are good.

Pemble, L.; Silverberg, E.B. [US-China Industrial Exchange, Inc. (United States)

1995-06-01

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Energy balances in mobile PEM fuel-cell applications. Comparative analysis of LDV power trains of the future with internal combustion engines or fuel-cell systems  

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Legal regulations, especially the LEV laws in California, are the driving force for more intensive technological developments with respect to a global automobile market. In the future, high efficient vehicles at very low emission levels will include low-temperature fuel-cell systems (PEFC) as units of hydrogen-, methanol- or gasoline-based electric power trains. In the case of methanol or gasoline/Diesel, hydrogen has to be produced on-board using heated steam or partial oxidation reformers as well as catalytic burners and gas cleaning units. Methanol could also be used directly for electricity generation inside the fuel cell. The development potentials and the results achieved so far for these concepts differ extremely. Based on the experience gained so far, the goals for the next few years include cost and weight reductions as well as optimizations in terms of the energy management of power trains with PEFC systems. At the same time, questions of fuel specification, fuel cycle management, material balances and environmental assessment will have to be discussed. (orig.)

Hoehlein, B. [Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH (Germany)

1998-12-31

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A Business-to-Business Interoperability Testbed: An Overview  

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

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

2003-10-01

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Foreign language training as cognitive therapy for age-related cognitive decline: A hypothesis for future research.  

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Over the next fifty years, the number of older adults is set to reach record levels. Protecting older adults from the age-related effects of cognitive decline is one of the greatest challenges of the next few decades as it places increasing pressure on families, health systems, and economies on a global scale. The disease-state of age-related cognitive decline-Alzheimer's disease and other dementias-hijacks our consciousness and intellectual autonomy. However, there is evidence that cognitively stimulating activities protect against the adverse effects of cognitive decline. Similarly, bilingualism is also considered to be a safeguard. We propose that foreign language learning programs aimed at older populations are an optimal solution for building cognitive reserve because language learning engages an extensive brain network that is known to overlap with the regions negatively affected by the aging process. It is recommended that future research should test this potentially fruitful hypothesis.

Antoniou M; Gunasekera G; Wong PC

2013-09-01

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The Evolution of a Teacher during a training of future-teachers in Chemistry in a socio-environmental perspective  

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Full Text Available The research aims to interpret the changes in teacher’s beliefs and teaching practice: she was committed to encourage her future teachers to adopt the socio-environmental issues for the development of scientific content in classrooms. The work is an action research conducted by a teacher at a private institution of Higher Education (IHE), in collaboration with other researchers over four years. The analysis used as a reference some concepts of Melanie Klein and the Teacher’s Discourses, drawn from analogies with Lacan’s Discourses. Data analysis allowed raising the difficulties, dilemmas and successes she encountered along the experience, as well as some changes in her educational beliefs and teaching practice. As a result of the process some social and environmental indicators were established which allowed to assess both the evolution of the teacher and the teaching projects of the students.

Marlene Rios Melo; Alberto Villani

2011-01-01

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Excel-Based Business Analysis  

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ai"The trend is your friend"is a practical principle often used by business managers, who seek to forecast future sales, expenditures, and profitability in order to make production and other operational decisions. The problem is how best to identify and discover business trends and utilize trend information for attaining objectives of firms.This book contains an Excel-based solution to this problem, applying principles of the authors' "profit system model" of the firm that enables forecasts of trends in sales, expenditures, profits and other business variables. The program,

Anari, Ali

2012-01-01

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AREVA Business and Strategy overview April, 2010  

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[en] This document is a series of slides presenting AREVA's activities in the framework of CO2-free power generation: 2005-2009 Group Performance; 2010-2012 Development Plan (Build 1/3 of the new nuclear generating capacity, Secure the fuel cycle for current and future customers, Expand renewable energies offering, Ensure strong profitable growth in the T and D Division); Performances and objectives by division (Front-End, Mines and Enrichment, Reactors and Service, renewable energies, Back-End); latest key financial results; Appendices (Financial, Nuclear power, Mining business details, Conversion/Enrichment/Fuel business details, Reactors and Services business details, Back-End business details, Renewable business details)

2010-01-01

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Health literacy of an urban business community.  

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The impact of community-based organizations on the delivery of health care knowledge is well documented. Little research has focused on the importance of health literacy in the dissemination of health care information by minority small business owners. This study sampled 38 business owners within a local business district to assess their level of health literacy. Although adequate health literacy is not required to serve as a community resource, it may be necessary to understand the health literacy level of local business owners as gatekeepers in order to develop appropriate training/educational programs. The results of this descriptive cross-sectional study indicate that for sample of business owners, health literacy levels are adequate. The findings suggest the feasibility of using local business owners as disseminators of health-related materials to the communities in which they operate their businesses.

Johnson BH; Hayes SC; Ekundayo OT; Wheeler P; Ford DM

2012-02-01

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The business of radiology and the mission statement.  

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Practices with good management will outperform their peers and thrive in the future. This article is designed to expose and educate practicing radiologists to a powerful tool that can help design, create, and operate a business-oriented radiology practice. We introduce the mission statement as the most basic embodiment of business strategy. Mission statements and their derivatives are often at the heart of basic strategy formulations of successful organizations, yet they are rarely used effectively in radiology groups. There are differing approaches to the development of basic strategic statements, but careful and thoughtful attention to this formulation can provide worthwhile insight into an organization' s operations. Much of what is discussed is difficult or impossible to implement without the proper attitude and attributes in management. The help of trained outside professionals may even be required. Radiologists should embrace the concept of radiology as a business and move immediately to the next step: learning and applying modern business and management concepts to daily medical practice.

Camponovo EJ; Forman HP

2004-02-01

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“Too busy to think, too tired to learn” - the attrition of the apprenticeship model of surgical training in the United Kingdom  

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Full Text Available Abstract: This article examines the notion of apprenticeship as experienced by trainee surgeons within the modern NHS, and attempts to demonstrate some unintended consequences of managerial target setting upon the training process. It argues that this situation is made more critical by the lack of explicit standards and curriculum by which trainees may assess their progress, and also that the potential grafting of behaviourist competence-based training models onto older notions of apprenticeship will be inadequate to meet the need for an holistic account of the development of professional practice. Alternative theoretical perspectives are examined, in particular social accounts of shared and collaborative expertise such as Lave and Wenger’s “community of practice” and Vygotsky’s thinking on the “zone of proximal development” with its emphasis on a highly active pedagogic role for both mentor and peers. A parallel is also suggested with Leder’s work on therapeutic discourse, in the sense that both patient and trainee actively construct shared interpretative modes with the doctor-mentor. These accounts challenge the traditional model of medical education which assumes a linear hierarchy of learning, effectively ignoring the cyclic nature of surgical development, and the mutual learning needs of “new comers” and “old-timers”. In order to initiate the modelling of surgical development, it is suggested that: • a dynamic and non-linear view of progress is required; • the link between formal structured training and opportunistic learning “on the job” is crucial; • assessment strategies are needed that promote, rather than hinder, the learning that derives from reflective practice.

Andrea Kelly

2006-01-01

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Airline Business  

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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

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Study on promotion of venture business  

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This study reviewed the concepts of venture business and surveyed venture business support system nationwide. The venture business support system is summarized in depth to help the pre-entrepreneurs under establishing venture business. This study also reviewed the technology management system of KAERI and surveyed its historical accomplishment of technology transfer. Then, this study suggested its future direction by surveying the system of advanced countries and also suggested the measures to meet the future direction. The main finding of this study is that the direct investment to venture business by KAERI could greatly contribute to promoting venture business. Therefore, the government and KAERI should make efforts to change the technology management system toward the direct investment. Finally, this study concluded by offering policy suggestions to the government on improvement of technology management system.

Kim, Hwa Sup; Song, Ki Dong; Chung, Whan Sam; Pae, Jang In; Choi, Young Duck; Rhee, Yong Duck; Kim, Seung Sim; Jeon, Hyoung Won

2002-10-01

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Study on promotion of venture business  

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This study reviewed the concepts of venture business and surveyed venture business support system nationwide. The venture business support system is summarized in depth to help the pre-entrepreneurs under establishing venture business. This study also reviewed the technology management system of KAERI and surveyed its historical accomplishment of technology transfer. Then, this study suggested its future direction by surveying the system of advanced countries and also suggested the measures to meet the future direction. The main finding of this study is that the direct investment to venture business by KAERI could greatly contribute to promoting venture business. Therefore, the government and KAERI should make efforts to change the technology management system toward the direct investment. Finally, this study concluded by offering policy suggestions to the government on improvement of technology management system

2002-01-01

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Business communications  

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Over the last few years, the need to communicate worldwide has produced positive results among standards bodies. This enabled differing factions to resolve conflicts among higher layer protocols. The European communities regulatory bodies will gain considerable flexibility with a uniform standard. At present X.400 stands ready to provide global business communication. 9 refs., 1 fig.

Bratten, W.A.; Emrich, M.L.

1989-01-01

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Leadership Role in Building business Empire  

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Full Text Available This paper is an attempt to explain the strategic role of leaders in business environment. The most innovative Leaders go one step further, while remaining realistic about tough business condition. They find a way to motivate and inspire their follower to perform. To achieve this, they draw the deep reservoir of leadership energy, fuelled by powerful combination of self confidence, confidence in followers, Passion towards business and strong belief on future.

Prof. Kuldeep Bhalerao; Prof. Rupesh Andhrutkar

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Risks and factors influencing raw material availability and consequences for the development of future automotive power trains; Risiken und Faktoren der Rohstoffverfuegbarkeit und deren Folgen fuer die Entwicklung zukuenftiger Automobilantriebe  

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This paper aims to explore key risks and extraneous factors influencing raw material availability and related consequences for the realization of future automotive power trains. Important raw materials for the electro mobility are presented followed by an evaluation of their future supply risk. A review of the current situation and a summary of expectations for future technological developments are presented. The current situation of political factors, access to resources and other important factors are then discussed, highlighting some of the major risks and their influence on up-take rates of alternative power train technologies. Specifically the specific relationships between demand and supply side for specific rare earth elements and their effects on price development is investigated and suggests how these factors might influence existing relationships within the automotive industry. The paper concludes with suggestions for alternative strategies for specific groups within the automotive value chain to mitigate those risks. (orig.)

Gagliardi, David; Finken, Thomas [Ricardo Deutschland GmbH, Schwaebisch Gmuend (Germany)

2012-11-01

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Neuroeconomics and business psychology  

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To determine parameters of the frontal power of executive integration for application in business, this paper reviewed neuroeconomic neuroimaging research and discussion in relation to business psychology. The results are that limbic system (L) is a centre of primary consciousness based on a mesolimbic dopamine system serving the client in the brain stem with adaptive feedback as well as generating cognition and emotions towards Neocortex in a reciprocal autonomic balance. The power of concentration (C) is a tripartite executive integrating emotions and cognition: Prefrontal analysis by semantic recollection from temporal (R) lobe is based on episodic memories. Volition in the medial prefrontal cortex (c) controls both cognitive prediction (R*c) and emotions (L/c) for a balanced integration as a neural root of economic reasoning. An intuitive visuospatial Parietal sketchpad (I) integrates hippocampal episodic memory mismatches complementary to the cognitive prediction function. Chronic stress limiting the capacity of C is indicated by baseline serum cortisol. The conclusion is that the neuroeconomic model enables (1) operation of the theorem of economic man as an economic-bio-educational complex. Other business applications comprise, (2) a neural foundation of transactional analysis (TA) to improve corporate collaboration and management, (3) a combined health promotion/human resource development program based on simple training techniques as physical exercise, medical meditation and neurolinguistic programming (NLP)

Larsen, Torben

2010-01-01

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Management models for the future : An exploratory and critical inquiry into the nature of practised contemporary concepts of the business enterprise  

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In the last decades a growing number of generic management models (e.g. EFQM, INK, ISO 9000:2000) has emerged. All these models are based on the ambition to stipulate the road to conventional and contemporary forms of organizational excellence. Some of the models aim to do so with regard to one aspect of the company's operations such as processes; others are based on a holistic view of the organisation. This paper is based on a book project (2006-2007) entitled "Management Models for the Future" (Springer Verlag, Heidelberg - Germany) aiming to harvest twelve new company-based models from around the globe. Each of these models is described in a structured company-based story thus creating the backbone for the book at hand. The aim is to analyse these different kinds of institutional frameworks of excellence and discuss their nature, content and enactability. The result is a rich and inspiring set of models together with an analysis thus showing the building blocks of meaningful and applicable models. Knowledge does not simply lie around waiting to be picked up. It must be concisely carved out of a continuous stream of ongoing events in reality, perceived within a specific frame of (theoretical) reference, measured with scholarly precision, interpreted in an way that can be related to other relevant facts and existing knowledge. All this involve frames of reference and concepts. (adopted from Rose and Peterson, 165:11)

Jonker, Jan; Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær

2007-01-01

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Changes in the European business  

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The paper gives a view on some of the changes that the European gas business is currently undergoing and the possible effects of these changes. There are two major items that stand out in this respect covering the continued deregulation of the UK gas market and the final content of EU`s gas Directive. No participant in the European gas business will be unaffected by these two events. According to the author, the dynamics of these changes to the gas business will create interesting business opportunities for those companies and individuals that are anticipating the future and willing to take risks in order to succeed. Topics are: Infrastructure; the market - supply and demand; main changes. 14 figs.

Stoehle, S.J.

1997-12-31

265

E-Business Security Architectures  

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Full Text Available By default the Internet is an open high risk environment and also the main place where the e-business is growing. As result of this fact, the paper aims to highlight the security aspects that relate to distributed applications [3], with reference to the concept of e-business. In this direction will analyze the quality characteristics, considered to be important by the author. Based on these and on existing e-business architectures will be presented a particularly diagram which will reflect a new approach to the concept of future e-business. The development of the new architecture will have its stands based on technologies that are used to build the applications of tomorrow.

Mihai DOINEA

2009-01-01

266

Everybody's business.  

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The provision of specialist-level care for patients with chronic kidney disease in rural and remote areas is a significant challenge. There are well-recognized barriers to care in these areas but in addition there is a widely held view that the responsibility for chronic kidney disease falls to nephrologists, despite the lack of nephrologists in remote regions and the high burden of disease. This article describes how in Central Australia specialists and remote-based primary carers have adapted their usual roles and found new ways of working together to provide high-quality specialist-level care for remote chronic kidney disease patients. We are evolving a model where chronic kidney disease is no longer nephrologists' business but is everybody's business, with primary carers providing much of the routine specialist-level care. PMID:15601401

O'Sullivan, Ciara; Brady, Stephen J; Lawton, Paul D; Love, Cathy M

2004-12-01

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Training in emergency and severe accident (current situation and future after Fukushima); Formacion en emergencias y accidentes severos (situacion actual y futuro tras Fukushima)  

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After Fukushima, training in emergency response has got a renewed meaning to cope, successfully with accidental scenarios that can occur in nuclear power plants. The authors in this paper review the fundamentals of training, considering from the training process to the main contents, including the main technological and methodological tools. The know-how acquired in training the NPPs staff and the development and in application of new methods and tools, allows analyzing the evolution expected in training to better contribute to the Nuclear Safety. (Author)

Caro, R. J.; Delgado, J. L.; Martinez Fanegas, R.; Gonzalez Anez, F.

2012-07-01

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FISA-2009 Conference on Euratom Research and Training Activities: Nuclear Fission - Past, Present and Future (Generation-II, -III and -IV + Partitioning and Transmutation)  

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This paper is an introduction to the research and training activities carried out under the Euratom 7th Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2011) in the field of nuclear fission science and technology, covering in particular nuclear systems and safety, and including innovative reactor systems and partitioning and transmutation. It is based on the more than 40 invited lectures that were delivered by Euratom project coordinators and keynote speakers at the FISA-2009 Conference (), organised by the European Commission DG Research, 22-24 June 2009, Prague, Czech Republic. The Euratom programme must be considered in the context of current and future nuclear technology and the respective research effort: ·Generation-II (i.e. yesterday, NPP construction 1970-2000): safety and reliability of nuclear facilities and energy independence in order to ensure security of supply worldwide; ·Generation-III (i.e. today, construction 2000-2040+): continuous improvement of safety and reliability, and increased industrial competitiveness in a growing energy market; ·Generation-IV (i.e. tomorrow, construction from 2040) for increased sustainability though optimal utilisation of natural resources and waste minimisation, and increased proliferation resistance. Consequently, the focus of the lectures devoted to Generation-II and -III is on the major scientific challenges and technological developments needed to guarantee safety and reliability, in particular issues associated with plant lifetime extension and operation. The focus of the lectures devoted to Generation-IV is on the design objectives and associated research issues that have been agreed upon internationally, in particular the ambitious criteria and technology goals established at the international level by the Generation-IV International Forum (GIF). In the future, electricity must continue to be produced competitively, and in addition high temperature process heat may also be required, while exploiting a maximum of fissile and fertile material and recycling all actinides, both safely and reliably. Scientific viability studies and technological performance tests for each Generation-IV system are now being carried out in many European Union (EU) Member States, in collaboration with other laboratories worldwide as part of the inter-governmental GIF agreement. The ultimate phase of commercial deployment will be from 2040, but no one can predict accurately when industry and investors will make firm, often difficult decisions regarding the construction of these very innovative Generation-IV systems. However, to be deployed commercially, it must first be demonstrated that Generation-IV technology can be a beneficial, responsible and sustainable response to the long-term challenges faced by society to establish a low-carbon economy.

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Catholic Social Teaching: Addressing Globalization in Catholic Business Education  

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

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

2009-01-01

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Pensando en la formación de futuros profesionales de enfermería en América Latina/ Considering training of future nursing staff in Latin America  

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Full Text Available Abstract in spanish El presente documento tiene el propósito de generar debate entre docentes de enfermería, investigadores, administradores y planificadores, tanto del sector salud como de la educación, y estimular el desarrollo de acciones encaminadas a fortalecer la educación en enfermería. Parte de la experiencia de la autora en investigación, docencia, consultoría y evaluación de programas de enfermería se apoya en revisión bibliográfica que ayuda a contextualizar el presente (more) y el futuro de la salud en la región. Hace referencia a estudios sobre el panorama de la educación y de la fuerza de trabajo de enfermería en América Latina que indican la necesidad de transformaciones sustanciales en la formación de estos profesionales. Concluye que ningún esfuerzo por el mejoramiento y modernización de la educación en enfermería será suficiente, mientras los proyectos académicos e investigativos no se articulen con los servicios y con las necesidades de salud de la población para propiciar desarrollos armónicos y pertinentes a las realidades de salud, de la formación y de la práctica de enfermería. Abstract in english The objective of this paper is to generate discussion among nurses who teach, conduct research, or serve as administrators and planners both en the health and education, sectors and to encourage the development of actions to strengthen nursing education. The article is based on the author?s experiences in research, teaching, consulting and evaluation of nursing programs; and from a review of literature to help contextualize current and future health issues in the region. (more) Findings form studies about nursing education and the nursing workforce in Latin America indicate the need for substantial changes in the training of these professionals. Conclusion: No single effort to improve and modernize nursing education will be sufficient, as long as academic projects and research do not articulate with the services and the health needs of the people to promote harmonious developments relevant to the realities of health and of nursing education and practice.

Castrillón Agudelo, María Consuelo

2008-09-01

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77 FR 65928 - The Secretary of State's International Council on Women's Business Leadership; Notice of Open...  

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...International Council on Women's Business Leadership; Notice of Open Meeting The Secretary...International Council on Women's Business Leadership (ICWBL) will meet from 3:00 p...Skills Training Subcommittee, and the Leadership Subcommittee. This meeting is...

2012-10-31

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Management for the LPG downstream business  

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Traditionally the LPG business is regarded as a low-tech area. Safety has always been top priority, but the applied technology in production as well as distribution has by and large not changed much in the course of the business' 60-year-history. Only few has realised that changes are the necessary mark of the future for this business. Internal and external requirements to the management demand a much higher level of information. The trend dictates a future demand for documented safety. This documentation will only become available through introduction of the latest technology in the business. A technology that also provides decision-making tools for the management to ensure the continued optimum operation of the business. (au).

1997-01-01

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Business models and business model innovation in a “Secure and Distributed Cloud Clustering (DISC) Society”  

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The development and innovation of business models to a secure distributed cloud clustering society (DISC)—is indeed still a complex venture and has not been widely researched yet. Numerous types of security technologies are in these years proposed and in the “slip stream” of these the study of secure business models and how business models can be operated and innovated in a secure context have intensified tremendously. The development of new mobile and wireless security technologies gives hopes to really realize a secure cloud clustering society where business models can act and be innovated secure—but we still have some steps to go before we reach the final destination. The paper gives a conceptual futuristic outlook on behalf of the input from SW2010 and state of the art business model research to what we can expect of business Model and business model innovation in a future secure cloud clustering society (DISC).

Lindgren, Peter; Taran, Yariv

2011-01-01

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TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS IN THE BUSINESS CONTEXT  

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Full Text Available Every day people are faced with changes that are sometimes spontaneous, and that influence our state of mind, depending on the circumstances. The Transactional Analysis managed to identify these states of the Ego being at the same time an instrument of communication and interconnection in this direction. Starting a business means the entrepreneurs must stand risks and make continuous efforts. Moreover, they must face challenges and novelty that define the business environment which is continuously changing and moving. Starting and developing a business mean the entrepreneurs must make a real effort; they are always trying to develop their business in order to meet the various needs of potential customers. The study, presents the following main issues: 1).emphasizing the role of business in the current economic context; 2).presenting the economic and strategic business construction; 3).showing the main steps in developing a business; 4). identifying the role of transactional analysis and its influences in business; 5). highlighting the main principles and rules of business behavior in the contemporary context. Transactional Analysis helps businessmen adapt their future actions to concrete situations. Therefore, Transactional Analysis is a tool for analysis and action and its application allows businessmen to master more than ever the so called “rules of business”.

MAGDALENA PLATIS; ELEONORA GABRIELA BABAN

2011-01-01

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

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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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Beyond the business plan.  

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Acknowledges that business planning in the NHS frequently disappoints. Reasons for this are found in the tendency for managers to view the production of a plan as an end rather than a means. A further difficulty resides in the perception managers have of their world. Argues that marketing is the most appropriate paradigm for understanding and structuring this world at present. However, an adaptive cognitive style is necessary to allow constant reframing within the dominant paradigm or even reframing of the paradigm itself. In adopting these approaches, the probability of achieving competitive advantage is heightened. If they are ignored, however, it is likely that training and development techniques, however sophisticated, will have little lasting impact.

Harrison J; Thompson D; Flanagan H; Tonks P

1994-01-01

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Women in Business, 2001.  

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Within the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy, the Office of Economic Research produces reports on small firm economic activity and assesses the impacts of regulation on small businesses. Women in Business, 2001 reviews the most recen...

2001-01-01

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A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting  

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This report was prepared by PNNL for the DOE Building America program. The report provides information for businesses considering entering the home performance contracting industry. Metrics discussed include industry trends and drivers, specific points of entry, business models, startup costs, and marketing strategies. The report includes detailed analysis of eight businesses around the country that have successfully entered the home performance contracting industry. Data is provided on their financial structures, program participation, marketing efforts, and staff training. This report will be distributed via the DOE Building America website, www.buildingamerica.gov. Individual case studies will also be cleared separately.

Baechler, Michael C.; Antonopoulos, Chrissi A.; Sevigny, Maureen; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.

2012-10-01

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Employee training: Eight scenarios  

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This chapter addresses training issues in a comprehensive environmental management program. Obviously the needs of each company may vary to some degree; but the requirements, in terms of both legal mandate and good business sense, are often applicable across the board. The intent of this chapter is to discuss the levels of training that may be required by an industrial organization. Wherever possible information is provided concerning the ``how to`s`` of an environmental training program (how to set up a training support program, how to implement training to meet specific training needs, etc.). The scenarios and case studies used in this chapter are hypothetical but are based on real incidents experienced by this author.

Busch, M.G.

1994-12-31

280

Interactive pinball business  

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Interaction design expands into new fields. Interaction design and business model innovation is a promising meeting of disciplines: Many businesses see the need to rethink their ways of doing business, and, as business models pose highly dynamic and interactive problems, interaction design has much to offer. This paper compares 'tangible business models' in the form of pinball-like contraptions, designed by interaction design students with those developed by groups of professionals around concrete business issues. We will show how the interactive models encourage business people to play with hypotheses and experiment with scenarios as a way of innovating their business models, and why this is so

Buur, Jacob; Gudiksen, Sune Klok

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Transforming Software Business Models into Business Processes  

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Changed business models, such as induced by Software-as-a-Service, require an effective implementation in a firm’s organization. This study clarifies the relation between business models as an implementation of a company’s strategy, and business processes, as an abstraction of a company’s operations...

Markus Schief; Amir Bonakdar; Tobias Weiblen

282

Women's Business Center  

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

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The radiologist's guide to health services and policy research training.  

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OBJECTIVE: This article will briefly describe the driving forces of radiology's changing landscape because of health care reform and outline opportunities for radiologists in training to use health services and policy research skills to help show the value of radiologists in patient care, define the future business model of radiology, and shape wide-reaching public policy. CONCLUSION: The ability of our specialty to continue to thrive will require the presentation of sound evidence showing our added value to patients' overall health and well-being.

Lee CI; Basu PA

2011-12-01

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The UNC Management Academy for Public Health: how the UNC School of Public Health and the Kenan-Flagler Business School created a winning partnership.  

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The University of North Carolina Management Academy for Public Health is a unique training program that combines a business education with a public health focus, to enhance the performance of individual public health managers and improve organizational strength throughout governmental public health. This article considers the implications of decisions made in creating this program, which, after initial funding through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation, is now self-sustaining through participant fees. It details the principles behind the program's design, curriculum, evaluation, and sustainability strategies; presents results of the ongoing partnership; and draws conclusions about the program's future ability to meet a national need for public health management training.

Porter JE; Orton S; Johnson JH Jr; Umble KE

2006-09-01

285

BUSINESS ENGLISH IN INTERCULTURAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION  

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Full Text Available In the past few decades, Business English has become a true lingua franca in all global business communication contexts. The development and use of Business English went hand in hand with globalisation, the growth of multinational and transnational corporations, the fast development in communications technology, the emergence of new markets in developing countries, etc. The use of English at a global level in different business communication circumstances has led to the necessity of developing global cultural awareness, such as tolerance and understanding of cultural differences, knowledge of cultures, global economic, social, and political trends. This paper aims at examining the relationship between Business English and culture, as well as the use of Business English as a lingua franca in intercultural business communication settings.

Adriana Teodorescu

2011-01-01

286

Training the Trainers - from an EU Perspective  

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Training the Trainers - from an EU Perspective  Quality in legal interpreting is not just the responsibility of the interpreters but a responsibility that is shared by many parties, including the training providers. To help interpreters professionalize, good training programmes run by competent trainers have to be made available to them. The aim of this paper is to present the EU project, AGIS II, Making things happen: Training the trainers of legal interpreters and translators throughout the EU, coordinated by Kirsten W. RAsmussen and Bodil Martinsen, associate professors at the Department of Language and Business Communication at the Aarhus School of Business.The other project participants are from Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. The project, whose overall objective is to create the means to obtain competent trainers, is a follow-up to three previous projects (Grotius ! + II and AGIS I) on logal interpreting and translation, that, in short, aimed at defining recommendations for the establishment of equivalencies of standards, disseminating such recommendations, and further disseminating and policy making, respectively. The object of the AGIS II is to initiate the implementation process of the recommendations put forward by developing concrete guidelines and materials for training and assessment of not only legal interpreters and translators but also of those working with interpreters and translators within the legal services and sharing the responsibility for the quality of legal interpreting. This process includes, among other things, the development of exemplary curricula, course designs, sample lesson plans and teaching materials, which will be presented and discussed/evaluated at a concluding Seminar on training the trainers, which is to be held in Aarhus, Denmark, and transmitted via the Internet (live-streaming) in order to give access to as large an audience as possible. The material produced during the project and resulting from the seminar will be made available on the project website. The project thereby produces easily accessible results and thus facilitates the establishment of recognised and EU-consistent training and assessment of, among others, legal interpreters and translators based on equivalent standards. This paper presents a project which forms a solid platform for future action to enhance the quality of the services rendered by legal interpreters and translators. In addition, the project also forms a valuable adjunct to other efforts aimed at providing up-to-date quality training.

Martinsen, Bodil

287

Is Business Ethics Dying?  

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Discusses the need for business ethics courses in undergraduate and graduate business degree programs. Describes reasons for and objections to such programs. Explains that business ethics instruction requires varied case studies, adequate teaching materials, cooperation between philosophers and business faculty, and instructors who are forthcoming…

Pamental, George L.

1991-01-01

288

Business English Online  

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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.

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Business, Marketing and Management Occupations. Education for Employment Task Lists.  

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The duties and tasks found in these task lists form the basis of instructional content for secondary, postsecondary, and adult occupational training programs for business, marketing, and management occupations. The business, marketing, and management occupations are divided into eight clusters. The clusters and occupations are:…

Lake County Area Vocational Center, Grayslake, IL.

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Business School Performance in Less-Developed Countries  

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|Assertions of successful institution building based on number of books accumulated in business libraries, number of fellows trained overseas, size of enrollments, number of graduates, quantity and cost of equipment, etc. are not the relevant factors in assessing the success of these business education projects. (Author)|

Waldman, Joseph M.

1972-01-01

291

Risk Analysis Based Business Rule Enforcement for Intelligent Decision Support  

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

Vasilecas, Olegas; Smaizys, Aidas; Brazinskas, Ramunas

292

Management Models for the Future  

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It is evident that many organisations are in need of renovation, innovation and reinvigoration. Longstanding business paradigms and underpinning practices require critical reflection in the light of fundamental societal and business developments. Some companies are addressing these challenges, many companies are not. New functional requirements often seem to be in conflict, such as transparency, stock market performance, sustainability, innovation, responsibility, time to market, stakeholders, business rationalisation and many others. These requirements force business to revise its management model. The time is right to demonstrate how the business enterprise can be re-conceptualised, and what the challenges are of fundamental strategic choices in organising a sustainable business proposition. This book presents ten cases of organisations which have developed  a management model that leads the organisation into the future.

2009-01-01

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A Computerised Business Ethics Expert System -A new approach to improving the ethical quality of business decision-making  

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Full Text Available Abstract Where unethical business decision-making arises from failures of ethical perception, there is an important role for ethical training and decision-making tools. These may help business people to consider all relevant issues when assessing the ethical status of potential decisions. Ethical training programmes give business people a basic understanding of the principles which underlie ethical judgements and equip them with many of the necessary skills for dealing with the ethical dilemmas which they face in their jobs. Similarly, ethical decision-making tools may guide managers through the various ethical considerations which are relevant to business decision-making and help them to develop their ethical-perceptual skills. Furthermore, by establishing and reinforcing good ethical decision-making practices, training programmes and decision-making tools may also reduce the incidence of self-consciously unethical decision-making. A new approach to improving the ethical quality of business decision-making by the use of computerized business ethics expert systems is proposed. These systems have the potential to guide business people through a process of ethical evaluation while simultaneously fulfilling an educational role, thus providing many of the benefits of both training programmes and decision-making tools. While the prospect of a computer system which could simply make ethical judgements for business people is both unrealistic and undesirable, a system which leads human decision-makers through a structured assessment process has the potential for genuine benefits. Keywords: Expert Systems, Ethical Decision Making

Bernie Brenner

2007-01-01

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eBusiness Maturity and Regional Development  

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Full Text Available This paper describes the experience of a major research centre supporting knowledge transfer in the area of eCommerce to SMEs. It debates with issues surrounding the integration of academic research with practical support to the SME community. For this purpose the use of an eBusiness framework as a platform for eBusiness maturity assessment is proposed. These devices are seen as key to the work of research centres such as ours in addressing the future challenges for smeeBusiness.

Beynon-Davies, P.

2007-01-01

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WISE: Business to Business E-Commerce  

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IntroductionBusiness to business is one of the most successful forms of electronic commerce. Not long ago,it was only a prerogative of large enterprises with well established commercial links given thesignificant effort and investment required to deploy the necessary technology. The Internet and theproliferation of inexpensive computing power in the form of clusters of workstations or PCs haschanged this situation entirely. Business to business electronic commerce is now affordable for manymore enterprises which can collaborate by using the Internet to link their information processingsystems. To complement this hardware infrastructure, the corresponding software support is nowneeded. Thus, one of the objectives of the WISE project (Workflow based Interned SErvices) is todevelop and deploy the software infrastructure necessary to support business to business electroniccommerce in the form of virtual enterprises. The idea is to combine the tools and se

G. Alonso; U. Fiedler; C. Hagen; A. Lazcano; H. Schuldt; N. Weiler

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WISE: Business to Business E-Commerce  

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IntroductionBusiness to business is one of the most successful forms of electronic commerce. Not long ago,it was only a prerogative of large enterprises with well established commercial links given thesignificant effort and investment required to deploy the necessary technology. The Internet and theproliferation of inexpensive computing power in the form of clusters of workstations or PCs haschanged this situation entirely. Business to business electronic commerce is now affordable for manymore enterprises which can collaborate by using the Internet to link their information processingsystems. To complement this hardware infrastructure, the corresponding software support is nowneeded. Thus, one of the objectives of the WISE project (Workflow based Interned SErvices) is todevelop and deploy the software infrastructure necessary to support business to business electroniccommerce in the form of virtual enterprises. The idea is to combine the tools and services ofdifferent comp

G. Alonso; U. Fiedler; C. Hagen; A. Lazcano; H. Schuldt; N. Weiler

297

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

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

Scott, James Calvert

1995-01-01

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The Cross-Training of Future Journalists: Journalism Schools Respond to Industry Hiring Trends by Exposing Students to Both Print, Broadcast  

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As television and print news outlets increasingly form partnerships with each other to gain larger audiences, journalism educators are cross-training more students. At a growing number of journalism schools across the country students are not only learning a specific craft such as newspapering or TV broadcasting, but they're also getting…

Lum, Lydia

2004-01-01

299

Training in Post-authorization Pharmacovigilance.  

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Post-authorization pharmacovigilance refers to all the activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problems, from the time a product gets the authorization to be marketed in a territory. The ultimate objective of pharmacovigilance is patient safety. To ensure this, any responsible pharmaceutical company will readily vouch for the importance of all these activities, each requiring specific training for efficient and effective execution. Having a well planned job specific training curriculum can help the organization realize its goals and objectives by covering the gaps between current and desired job performance levels and existing competencies of its employees. Apart from this, trainings can help in problem solving, increasing productivity and prepare for and respond to future changes in the organization or job duties. As the pharmaceutical business continues to grow, increasing numbers of skilled people are required to manage resultant increase in pharmacovigilance activities to remain compliant. Thus, the need for training qualified resources to develop into highly skilled pharmacovigilance professionals is the need of the hour. Currently, the supply-demand situation for skilled manpower is highly skewed in favor of the demand, as this field is relatively new in India and elsewhere. It is interesting to note that not many resources, be it internet, literature or books, are available specifically addressing the need of the industry to guide them on training requirements to set up and maintain a competent pharmacovigilance department. This article aims to present a comprehensive perspective on the trainings required in the post authorization scenario pertaining to pharmacovigilance activities and suggest ways to manage these in an efficient way so as to be compliant with the global norms and best practices.

Ahuja V; Sharma V

2010-04-01

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The orientation of professional training of future specialists towards the formation of their readiness to work on the improvement of relations among older pre-school children  

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Full Text Available This article describes various aspects of the preparation of future specialists for working towards the improvement of relationships between children of pre-school age and reports the results of scientific experiments aimed at the formation of future specialists’ readiness for working towards improving relationships between children of pre-school age. The author proposes a model of such readiness and proves its effectiveness.

Krakovskaya M. S.

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Conceptual Provisions of the Educational System of Professional Training of a Future Teacher of Physical Culture in Terms of Informational and Educational Environment  

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Full Text Available proves that the system approach in the problem of professional development of a future teacher of physical culture in terms of informational and educational environment is the basic trend of scientific cognition, determines that the logic of the modern modernization of the higher athletic education in general is the initial precondition, defining the establishment of the concept of professional development of a future teacher of physical culture

Yurii V. Dragnev

2013-01-01

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Business Plans Made Easy  

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Business Plans Made Easy, 3rd Edition is the latest incarnation of the essential guide for creating a high-impact business plan that will turn an entrepreneur's dreams into reality. Revised and updated, the book expands the helpful business plan summaries and adds new examples of real-life business plans. Tips about information technology and an added business plan for artists increase the scope of the book. The useful forms, worksheets and financial statements have been updated to reflect recent changes in the business world, and an added "expert advice" section at the end of each chapter giv

Press, Entrepreneur

2005-01-01

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Business Plans For Dummies  

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A full updated and extended second edition of an established UK bestseller Business Plans For Dummies 2nd Edition features new and updated information on formulating a solid business plan to build a secure business - even in an economic downturn. Complete with a brand new business plan template to get you started this expert guide offers fresh advice on reading the competitive marketplace and assessing your business in the current economic climate. It walks you step-by-step through every aspect of planning achievable business goals and diversification strategies, identifying trends, exploring

Tiffany, Paul; Barrow, Colin

2011-01-01

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Teaching Business Ethics or Teaching Business Ethically?  

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

Stablein, Ralph

2003-01-01

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Smart Business Networks Design and Business Genetics  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

With the emergence of smart business networks, agile networks, etc. as important research areas in management, for all the attractiveness of these concepts, a major issue remains around their design and the selection rules. While smart business networks should provide advantages due to the quick con...

Pau, L-F.

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The Puzzle of Translation Skills. Towards an Integration of E-Learning and Special Concepts of Computational Linguistics into the Training of Future Translators  

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Full Text Available The objective of this paper is to promote new methods in the computational training of translation students. We will show that the process of translation is more complex than often supposed but can be successfully supported by electronic tools. The acquisition of advanced skills in the combination of these fields is facilitated by the use of new teaching methods like e-learning and the introduction of special concepts in Computational Linguistics such as evaluation.

Jekat, Susanne J.; Massey, Gary

2003-01-01

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Justification of the conceptual construct "readiness to the labour organization staff sports schools" in the context of vocational training future professionals of physical culture and sports  

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Full Text Available Was analyzed literature devoted to the preparation of students of physical education to administrative activities. In the context of their training we held a comparative analysis of the approaches to organize the pedagogical process. As a reference point for the formation of professional preparedness specialist physical education and sports identified qualifying characteristics posts in this industry. Based on the analysis of literature given the definition of the concept of "readiness for organization of the Youth sports school.

Perepletchikov D.A.

2010-01-01

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No business like oil business..  

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Activity Based Costing (ABC) is a methodology used to measure the cost of performing business processes and to trace these costs to specific products and services. As a cost-reporting and management tool, ABC provides information on the resources (e.g., people, materials, equipment, facility space, etc.) used to accomplish an organization's mission. This is not just cost information; ABC also identifies an organization's processes, process boundaries, the people and organizational units involved in a process, the cost to execute single or multiple cycles of a process, process outputs (final products and services and work-in-process), and process customers. Whereas traditional cost systems simply capture the cost of producing products and services, ABC calculates costs based on the relevant activities performed in producing products and services. The fundamental difference between these two methodologies is that, where the traditional method allocates cost through overhead rates and surcharges, ABC assigns costs based on causal relationships. In short-you only pay for what you get, which may be new for some Parties. The report concluded and supported that ABC cost systems provide a more representative perspective of financial reality than traditional cost accounting systems because ABC systems trace, rather than allocate, resource costs to the activities they support. Allocation is the traditional practice of assigning some costs, such as overhead or indirect administrative and support expenses, by a certain formula, such as a multiple of direct labour costs. Allocation can be misleading because some processes consume more overheads than others do. In the private sector, this allocation problem causes managers to think that a certain product is profitable, when in fact it loses money. In the public sector, it may cause a wrong make/buy decision or an inappropriate estimate of productivity-and mask the fact that administrative and support expenses are outstripping the direct cost of actually providing products and services to customers. Using ABC information and a technique called value analysis; the author found that organizations could identify and eliminate or reduce resources going to activities that add cost and time-but not value-to the products and services delivered to customers. Examples include activities whose purpose is inspection and rework, which can be eliminated if process improvement prevents errors in earlier activities. Other targets for improvement include redundant activities and outmoded regulations and procedures. Another benefit of implementing an ABC system is the quantitative support it provides to process improvement and reengineering programs. ABC enables process improvement teams to capture valuable activity cost information for use in benchmarking, in process improvement evaluations, and in economic analysis to support investment justification. Activity costs can be used to target processes which offer the best opportunities for cost savings - enabling a systematic approach to process improvement. We should note that ABC is not a cost accounting tool - it is a cost management tool. It should be used by operational managers, process improvement teams, and resource managers to gain control over their spending by gaining a clear understanding of how what they do on a daily basis translates into costs. As a process performance measure, cost data from an ABC system becomes a critical element to enabling process managers to achieve real, sustainable, and identifiable cost savings. The ABC Methodology of PricewoterhouseCoopers is a time-tested approach to developing and implementing ABC, built over many years of experience with government and commercial organizations. It is not a 'cookbook' solution. Rather, it is a coordinated sequence of steps, which will be tailored to fulfill the specific ABC needs of an organization. This methodology is defined in three phases. During Phase 1 of the project, Planning and Definition, key decisions are made which will establish the overall dire

Brydoey, Haakon

2001-07-01

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Memoriais de formação: a (re)significação das imagens-lembranças/recordações-referências para a pedagoga em formação = Training memorials: (re)signification of the images-remembrances/memories-references for future educators  

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Full Text Available O texto analisa, à luz dos constructos imagens-lembranças (conforme Bachelard) e recordaçõesreferências (na concepção de Josso), a experiência com o Seminário de Investigação-Formação em desenvolvimento, mediante trabalho com Memoriais de Formação, no curso de Pedagogia da Faculdade de Educação – FACED – da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS. No texto, busca-se esclarecer o conceito Memorial de Formação, de natureza diferente de memoriais escritos com intencionalidade diversa. Tais construtos são produto do trabalho de Investigação-Formação em desenvolvimento com alunas do primeiro semestre do referido curso, no âmbito da pesquisa “O sujeito singular-plural – narrativas de vida, identidade, docência e educação continuada do professor”. The paper analyzes under the constructs images-remembrances (according to Bachelard) and memories-references (as Josso’s conception), the experience with the Research-Training Seminar that we are developing through memorials written by future educators that attend the Course of Pedagogy, at Faculty of Education – FACED, at Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS. We attempt to clarify the concept of Memorial Training that is a different kind of memorials written with diverse intention. These constructs are the product of Research Training that we are developing with students of the mentioned course, within the scope of the research “The singular-plural subject – story of life, identity, teaching and teacher´s continuing education”.

Abrahão, Maria Helena Menna Barreto

2011-01-01

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BusinessJournalism.org  

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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.

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Small Business Education Series  

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Small Business Education Series, a group of Web-based tutorials aimed at educating small pharmaceutical business on topics relating to drug ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess/smallbusinessassistance

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Small Business Workshop  

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Text Version... Page 4. October 15, 2009 Small Business Assistance Educational Forum 2 ... October 15, 2009 Small Business Assistance Educational Forum 3 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents

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Zukunft der E-Books: Innovationen und Geschäftsmodelle von Verlagen für Medizinbibliotheken an Hochschulen: Je drei Fragen von Bruno Bauer an Klaus Bahmann (Springer), Peter Gemmel (Thieme) und Angelika Lex (Elsevier) / The future of e-books: innovations and business plan of publishers for medical libraries at universities: 3 questions to Klaus Bahmann (Springer), Peter Gemmel (Thieme) and Angelika Lex (Elsevier) by Bruno Bauer  

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Full Text Available In the past years electronic books were booming at scientific libraries. E-books have established especially at medical libraries as an important part of the document supply in particular for students.The current interview with Klaus Bahmann (Springer), Peter Gemmel (Thieme) and Angelika Lex (Elsevier) informs about development, situation and outlook of e-books of three big scientific publishers. They spoke about the focal points in the supply and the diverse business models and the different estimation for the future development of electronic books.

Bahmann, Klaus; Gemmel, Peter; Lex, Angelika; Bauer, Bruno

2010-01-01

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Small Companies Innovations in Emerging Countries: E-Business Adoption and its Business Model  

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Full Text Available Abstract in english Organizations have been taking advantage of e-business as an innovative opportunity to improve business results, but small companies have not been adopting this tool as quickly as large corporations. There are several studies on the adoption of e-business in developed countries, but there are fewer studies in emerging Latin American countries. Thus, the goal of this study was to describe the business model of small companies that have adopted e-business (an innovation to (more) this segment) in an emerging Latin American country. For that, we used a quantitative approach trough a survey data. Main results: the owners/shareholders play a central role in making decisions about the adoption of e-business; the main value delivered from using the internet was improved brand and/or product awareness. The companies using e-business achieved increase in business and an expanded geographic scope of sales. The main difficulties encountered were training personnel to work on the internet and defining which web activities can lead to achieve strategic objectives.

Novaes Zilber, Silvia; de Araújo, José Braz

2012-07-01

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Language Training: English Training  

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If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz tel. 73127 language.training@cern.ch General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 1st March to 25 June 2004 (2 weeks break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the Cern site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow: tel. 72957.

2004-01-01

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Language Training: English Training  

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If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. Language Training Françoise Benz tel. 73127 language.training@cern.ch General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 1st March to 25 June 2004 (2 weeks break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the Cern site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow: tel. 72957.

2004-01-01

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Building multidisciplinary business teams  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This paper is a description of an approach to managing Exploration and Production assets through the operation of multidisciplinary business teams. The business team approach can assist in improved asset performance in terms of efficiency, motivation and business results, compared with more traditional matrix style hierarchies. Within this paper certain critical success factors for the long term success of multidiscipline teams are outlined, together with some of the risk of business team operation

1991-01-01

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Stats means business  

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Stats Means Business is an introductory textbook written for Business, Hospitality and Tourism students who take modules on Statistics or Quantitative research methods. Recognising that most users of this book will have limited if any grounding in the subject, this book minimises technical language, provides clear definition of key terms, and gives emphasis to interpretation rather than technique.Stats Means Business enables readers to:appreciate the importance of statistical analysis in business, hospitality and tourism understand statis

Buglear, John

2010-01-01

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National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training  

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Full Text Available ... Yourself While Removing Post-Disaster Debris From Your Home or Business Training Tool (6.3 MB) Protecting Yourself While Removing Post-Disaster Debris From Your Home or Business Training Tool (19.2 MB) Protecting ...

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National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training  

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Full Text Available ... Removing Post-Disaster Debris From Your Home or Business Training Tool (6.3 MB) Protecting Yourself While Removing Post-Disaster Debris From Your Home or Business Training Tool (19.2 MB) Protecting Yourself While ...

 
 
 
 
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The Impact of International Business in Global Economy  

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Full Text Available With the dawn of globalization, international business is becoming increasingly popular. Multinational organizations are among the most profitable in the world. A company needs to be aware of the language and culture of the country where it plans to embark with its investment. Politics and laws of the nation can either make international business easy or hard. With the success of international business, its future is gleaming, on a global scale.

Niki Geiersbach

2010-01-01

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Food Business Entrepreneurship  

Science.gov (United States)

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

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Solar photovoltaics business briefing  

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This DoShort, Solar Photovoltaics Business Briefing explains, for a UK business audience, the technical, scientific and economic aspects of solar photovoltaics (PV) technologies. It is useful to anyone considering a business use of solar PV, whether an investor, potential purchaser, or thinking of setting up a company in the sector.

Thorpe, David

2012-01-01

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Business Traveler Online  

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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.

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It's Our Business Graphing  

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Follow along as Alex and his friends discover the importance of using graphs when they start a business that helps people care for their animals. It's Our Business reveals how the kids use graphs to record information about their business and see where they can make improvements.

James, Harry

2009-01-01

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Teaching Business Online  

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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

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International business cycle accounting  

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In this paper, I extend the business cycle accounting method a la Chari, Kehoe and McGrattan (2007) to a two-country international business cycle model and quantify the effect of the disturbances in relevant markets on the business cycle correlation between Japan and the US over the 1980-2008 period...

Otsu, Keisuke

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Satisfaction Determinants in Business Internships  

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Full Text Available This research adapts the methods and findings of satisfaction research to examine the determinants of satisfaction with a critical experiential component of business education – the internship program – from the perspective of both the students serving as interns and the businesses that mentor and are served by them. Structural-equation modeling applied to routinely collected internship assessment data at a large northeastern university reveal that student maturity, initiative and responsibility affect performance, which in turn drives the firm’s satisfaction with the program. Opportunities for students to apply academic skill, accomplish goals and express opinions, and to a lesser extent co-worker relationships, influence interns’ satisfaction with the firm, which is the major contributor to their satisfaction with the internship experience. Implications for internship-program management and success and for future research are considered.

Dr, Kenneth R. Lord, Delia Sumrall, Dr, Rajan Sambandam

2011-01-01

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Financial Management Training Center  

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Created and maintained by Matt H. Evans, a certified public accountant trained at the Wharton School of Business and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, the Financial Management Training Center offers eight free, online courses on financial management. Each lesson -- on topics including Evaluating Financial Performance, Capital Budgeting Analysis, Creating Value through Financial Management, and Strategic Planning -- is available for download in three formats: .pdf, Word, or as a self-extracting file. Mr. Evans suggests budgeting about two hours for each lesson. Users may also choose to receive training through one of twelve "toll-free courses," which are 30-minute recorded lectures provided over the telephone. The Financial Management Training Center also has an excellent collection of financial education links, which are located down the right side of the site.

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Lost opportunity cost of surgical training in the Australian private sector.  

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BACKGROUND: To meet Australia's future demands, surgical training in the private sector will be required. The aim of this study was to estimate the time and lost opportunity cost of training in the private sector. METHODS: A literature search identified studies that compared the operation time required by a supervised trainee with a consultant. This time was costed using a business model. RESULTS: In 22 studies (34 operations), the median operation duration of a supervised trainee was 34% longer than the consultant. To complete a private training list in the same time as a consultant list, one major case would have to be dropped. A consultant's average lost opportunity cost was $1186 per list ($106,698 per year). Training in rooms and administration requirements increased this to $155,618 per year. To train 400 trainees in the private sector to college standards would require 54,000 training lists per year. The consultants' national lost opportunity cost would be $137 million per year. The average lost hospital case payment was $5894 per list, or $330 million per year nationally. The total lost opportunity cost of surgical training in the private sector would be about $467 million per year. When trainee salaries, other specialties and indirect expenses are included, the total cost will be substantially greater. CONCLUSION: It is unlikely that surgeons or hospitals will be prepared to absorb these costs. There needs to be a public debate about the funding implications of surgical training in the private sector.

Aitken RJ

2012-03-01

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Business and managerial education in the medical school curriculum.  

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The need for medically related business and managerial training for medical students and physicians is an area of education that has been frequently discussed among physicians in private and academic practice. However, little has been done by physicians or in formal programs of medical or graduate medical education to address the need to introduce this type of training. This paper, based upon a survey of the medical students at Vanderbilt University, analyzes this need and proposes three new approaches in implementing medically related business and management education and training.

Wholey MH; Chapman JE

1990-02-01

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Web Service Security Through Business Logic  

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Full Text Available Service Computing has recently gained significant momentum to enable the IT services and computing technology to perform business services more efficiently and effectively. Presently the service computing concentrates on inventing and establishing business models which leads to better QoS driven targeting services. So replacing existing business model by QoS driven business model would be the future preference of service computing environment. Further, the most critical and challenging part of web service computing is handling of non functional aspect that may occur during service compositionand service execution process. There are many non-functional aspects are involved during service composition and execution at run time. One such a business model solution is called Business Logic Model(BLM) which is proposed in this paper, the primarily aim is to design and implement the business logic for functional and non functional aspect targeting successful service computation. One of the importantfeature of this model is to manage exceptions occurs during service composition in execution time. The distinct ability of the proposed model is managing the runtime exception is proved with the help of a set of QoS parameters that are especially satisfying the service computational criteria such as computability, traceability, security and decidability.

M.S.SALEEM BASHA,; M.THIRUMARAN,; P.DHAVACHELVAN

2011-01-01

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Social Intelligence: Next Generation Business Intelligence  

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

Troy Hiltbrand

2010-09-01

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Achieving value growth through winning business designs  

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The economic impact that deregulation will have on municipal electric utilities (MEUs) was the main concern of this presentation. Deregulation has the potential to introduce competition and to change the rules of business success and strategy. In a competitive open access market, the rules of business will demand that strategy development be more customer-oriented. Customer selection and value proposition are two important concepts for the industry to internalize. The importance of creating a value-driven business design that will enable MEUs to make a profit and create shareholder value was emphasized. Looking at how companies in other industrial sectors have had to reinvent their businesses to maintain their share of industry revenue, it appears highly likely that utilities too, may have to offer a broader range of integrated home services in the future to satisfy the mass consumer market. 10 figs.

Harvey, R. [Mercer Management Consulting Ltd., Toronto, ON (Canada)

1998-09-01

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New York Times: Business  

Science.gov (United States)

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.

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Generic Integrating Business Architecture  

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Full Text Available The generic business architecture offers an efficient solution for the business engineering and re-engineering processes. This approach strengthen the cooperation between the main actors involved in the business architecture design and implementation, aiming at including all the significant views in a integrated model. The main goal of the development of generic business architectures is to offer a standard model for the integration of the internal processes and for a better management of the technological and informational resources of the enterprise. Such standardization has as main benefits the increase of the management quality and the efficiency in the business engineering processes.

Mihaela MURESAN

2006-01-01

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Business in the Grid  

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From 2004 to 2007 the Business In the Grid (BIG) project took place and was driven by the following goals: Firstly, make business aware of Grid technology and, secondly, try to explore new business models. We disseminated Grid computing by mainly concentrating on the central European market and interviewed several companies in order to gain insights into the Grid acceptance in industrial environments. In this article we present the results of the project, elaborate on a critical discussion on business adaptations, and describe a novel dynamic authorization workflow for business processes in the Grid.

Schikuta, Erich; Donno, Flavia; Stockinger, Heinz; Vinek, Elisabeth; Wanek, Helmut; Witzany, Christoph; Haq, Irfan Ul

2009-01-01

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O professor de Biologia em formação: reflexão com base no perfil socioeconômico e perspectivas de licenciandos de uma universidade pública Pre-service Biology teacher training: reflection based on public university future teachers' socio-economical profile and professional perspectives  

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Full Text Available Esta pesquisa buscou investigar o perfil socioeconômico de licenciandos em Ciências Biológicas, suas motivações para escolher o curso e suas perspectivas quanto ao seu futuro profissional. Observou-se que a maioria dos estudantes trabalha, é proveniente de escola pública, tem baixo hábito de leitura e pretende seguir carreira de pesquisador. A maioria afirma ter escolhido Licenciatura por vocação, embora revele baixíssimo interesse pela pesquisa em ensino de Biologia como área de atuação profissional. Os licenciandos, de modo geral, estão satisfeitos com o curso e acreditam que a formação recebida na universidade contribuirá significativamente para sua empregabilidade.This research aimed to investigate future Biology teachers' socio-economical profile, their motivations for choosing the program and perspectives regarding their professional future. We noticed that most of the future teachers work, come from public High School, have low reading custom, and intend to follow a Biology researcher career. Most of them declare to have chosen the program based on vocation, although reveal very low interest in Biology Education research as professional carrier. The majority of them is satisfied with the undergraduate program they are taking and believe that their training in the university will help significantly for their employment.

Simão Dias Vasconcelos; Kênio Erithon Cavalcante Lima

2010-01-01

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS  

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Full Text Available The article examines the work of researchers primarily interested in the investigation of written communication in business settings. The author regards 'business discourse' as a field of study with distinct features in the domain of discourse analysis. Thus, the paper overviews the most important contributions to the development of written business discourse with a number of landmark studies. To gain a greater understanding of the written business discourse, the author also investigates some principles and practices of politeness strategies used in written business communication. In order to highlight different ways of expressing politeness in business correspondence, the author will consider examples of requests made in business letters and point out what linguistic forms are used to carry out the proposed strategy.

Oana COSMAN

2013-01-01

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Business System Planning Project, Preliminary System Design  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. (CHG) is currently performing many core business functions including, but not limited to, work control, planning, scheduling, cost estimating, procurement, training, and human resources. Other core business functions are managed by or dependent on Project Hanford Management Contractors including, but not limited to, payroll, benefits and pension administration, inventory control, accounts payable, and records management. In addition, CHG has business relationships with its parent company CH2M HILL, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection and other River Protection Project contractors, government agencies, and vendors. The Business Systems Planning (BSP) Project, under the sponsorship of the CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. Chief Information Officer (CIO), have recommended information system solutions that will support CHG business areas. The Preliminary System Design was developed using the recommendations from the Alternatives Analysis, RPP-6499, Rev 0 and will become the design base for any follow-on implementation projects. The Preliminary System Design will present a high-level system design, providing a high-level overview of the Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) modules and identify internal and external relationships. This document will not define data structures, user interface components (screens, reports, menus, etc.), business rules or processes. These in-depth activities will be accomplished at implementation planning time.

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Prototyping Design and Business  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

It is increasingly common that design firms go from working with their client’s development department on specific products, to discussing strategic issues directly with the company’s management. In this new territory designers face a number of challenges. Designers are traditionally trained to ‘look into the future,’ to find unidentified opportunities through an open process and to validate their decisions through repeated prototyping. Management, on the other hand, is traditionally trained to ‘look into to the past’ and make decisions based on thoroughly analyzing existing information. This paper suggests a model, ‘The Strategic Design Matrix,’ to bridge the gap between the design approach and the management approach to strategic development processes. Through common references, a common language and a common basis understanding, the model aims to create a communicative platform for collaboration and interdisciplinary development. Based on the thinking behind a prototype presentation the paper describes a specific case where the model is used in collaboration between a team of designers and the management of a medium-sized company.

Rasmussen, JØrgen; Kramp, Gunnar

2011-01-01

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Status of Coffee Shop Business in Batangas City: Basis for Business Operation Initiatives  

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Full Text Available This research study aimed to determine the status coffee shop business in Batangas City as basis for business operation Initiatives in terms of the profile of the coffee shop business in Batangas City, Philippines. Descriptive type of research was used in the study. Findings revealed that coffee shop businesses in Batangas City are operating in more then 3 years. With regards to personnel requirements, coffee shop managers prefer college or associate graduate with ages ranging from 21-23 years of age. Both male and female applicants are acceptable as long as they pass the process. Lack of skilled man is not a problem because they undergo training before they are allowed to be on the operation. Late arrivals of guests with respect to the reservation and those who do not showed up are not considered because managers are focusing more on those guests that are present. Employees encountered inadequate payroll problem followed by duplication of duties during the operation.

Leoncio F. Barlan Jr.

2013-01-01

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Performance improvement - business excellence processes  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This presentation discusses Performance Improvement which is defined as 'the process of identifying and analyzing important organizational and individual performance gaps, planning for future performance improvement, designing and developing cost-effective and ethically justifiable intervention to close performance gaps, implementing the interventions and evaluating the financial and non-financial results', i.e. making things better. Specifically, it discusses the refurbishment outage at the Point Lepreau Power Plant that began at the end of March 2008. The business risks identified in 2008 were leadership, demographics and management system.

Doucett, J. [NB Nuclear Power, Point Lepreau, New Brunswick (Canada)

2010-07-01

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Global deepwater business forecast  

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The global deepwater oil reserve is concentrated in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Northwest Europe, Nigeria and the Congo Fan. The global reserve base currently produces nearly 4 million boe/day and is dominated by 10 companies. Production could climb to 6 million boe/day by 2005 from existing fields and discoveries. Investments to develop the deepwater reserve even further will require more than $140 billion. Annual spending is in the order of $9 billion. The deepwater business is currently undergoing a shift in geographic focus, with capital investment in the Gulf of Mexico and Norway stabilizing, while investments in West Africa are expected to rise significantly over the next 5 years. This situation could increase global development spending to almost $12 billion per year. Although mature areas such as the Gulf of Mexico are yielding healthy positive cash flows for the industry, large expenditures for developments in West Africa are keeping the net effect of the industry's total deepwater cumulative cash flow in the negative. However, the outlook is brighter because it is the only exploration play in the past decade that can deliver material sized reserves to a broad group of companies seeking to increase their upstream assets through exploration. The rate of new exploration and development will determine how bright the future is. This pace will be influenced by technology, oil prices, regional politics, and companies seeking to optimize their portfolios. 15 figs.

Rodgers, M. [Petroleum Finance Co., Washington, DC (United States)

2002-07-01

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On-the-Fly Auditing of Business Processes  

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

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

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The emerging role of corporate information systems: An example from the area of business process-oriented learning  

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Full Text Available Emerging business requirements, stemming from a holistic view over an organisation’s activities, place additional pressure on technical infrastructures and call for operational agility and a better alignment between business and technology. Business process oriented learning unites corporate training and business process management. Given the importance of an organisation’s human capital to business success, aligning individual training with business priorities, becomes a key challenge. The implementation of this new business service entails integrating learning into daily working tasks and putting in place mechanisms for the effective management of business processes, organisational roles, competencies and learning processes, to reduce the time to fill competency gaps and to build proficiency according to evolving business needs. In this paper we outline the main characteristics of this approach and provide insights regarding the changing role of the involved corporate information systems and the multiple aspects of the integration work.

Pappa, D.; Stergioulas, L.K.

2008-01-01

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GLOBALIZATION VERSUS SEGREGATION - BUSINESS CYCLES SYNCHRONIZATION IN EUROPE  

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Full Text Available Globalization and business cycles are equally elusive economic phenomena; hence they represent a continuous research possibility and a source of possible inquiries due to their complex nature. The aim of the paper is to explain the synchronization of business cycles using the relationship between the growth rate of the GDP and FDI, considered as percentage of the GDP. The results show that there is no unique European business cycle, but two cores between which countries migrate and stress out the importance of the FDI channel in business cycle transmission. The future research directions will employ fuzzy cluster techniques, used on a larger sample.

Sebastian Florian Enea; Silvia Pala?c?

2012-01-01

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Innovation and future in Westinghouse  

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For the past six years, Westinghouse has used a Road Map process to direct technology development in a way that integrates the efforts of our businesses to addresses the needs of our customers and respond to significant drivers in the evolving business environment. As the nuclear industry experiences a resurgence, it is ever more necessary that we increase our planning horizon to 10-15 years in the future so as to meet the expectations of our customers. In the Future Point process, driven by the methods of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Westinghouse considers multiple possible future scenarios to plan long term evolutionary and revolutionary development that can reliably create the major products and services of the future market. the products and services of the future stretch the imagination from what we provide today. However, the journey to these stretch targets prompts key development milestones that will help deliver ideas useful for nearer term products. (Author) 1 refs.

2007-01-01

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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.  

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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.

Nakajima I; Tachibana M; Ohashi N; Imai H; Asari Y; Matsuyama S

2011-12-01

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Language training: French training  

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General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 30 January to 07 April 2006. These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs. Benz : Tel. 73127. Writing Professional Documents in French The next session will take place from 30 January to 07 April 2006. This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken French. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF (for 8 students) For further information and registration, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs. Benz : Tel. 73127. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 language.training@cern.ch

Françoise Benz

2005-01-01

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Summary Report: BC Business Summit 1998  

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The main focus of the BC Business Summit, at which more than 800 delegates participated, was to discuss the economic challenges and opportunities facing British Columbia. The vision for the provincial economy from the perspective of the business community was outlined. Issues regarding education, training and human resources were addressed in several sessions. Provincial land use policies received special consideration. The report also highlighted business priorities for streamlining regulation and reducing the burden of bureaucracy which is standing in the way of economic development in all regions and industrial sectors of the province. A workshop on regulation and red tape supported the recommendation that BC Hydro`s industrial power rates should be reduced by 15 per cent. This would still leave BC Hydro with a rate of return higher than that of other Canadian utilities, and would be a boon to other BC industrial customers. tabs., figs.

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1998-12-31

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Moral Reasoning, Academic Dishonesty, and Business Students  

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Full Text Available This study links moral reasoning, academic dishonesty, and business students. Undergraduate business students (N = 1357) from eight Ontario (Canada) universities responded to a survey to express their perceptions and expectations of their academic environment and the variables that can help them to understand what is morally right and what is morally wrong. Results revealed these emerging adults welcome some moral guidance but they are not inclined to encumber themselves with too many rules. Their main expectations revolve around self-confidence, independence of thought and action, acceptance of responsibility for themselves, and what academic dishonesty involves.  The authors discuss these findings in the context of moral development of emerging adults who are challenged to achieve identity coherence and ethical judgment. For their part, business schools have the obligation to offer enriching academic experiences and train values-based leaders without preaching ‘morality’.

Charles H Belanger; Valorie M. Leonard; Rolland LeBrasseur

2012-01-01

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Enhancing the Transformative Potential of Business Internships  

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Full Text Available Business internships involve students, sponsoring firms, and institutions of higher learning. As part of a program to enhance internships, we reviewed the experience of a small number of business interns working in Central Europe. Their experiences were characterized as essentially situation-specific learning, competence training, and affirmation of coursework. Student perceptions suggest prematurely defined boundaries that limit the theoretical advantages of internships. In order to enhance the internship experience, we suggest redesigning, sustaining, and evaluating internships emphasizing transferable learning, discovery of self in work, reflection and process, liminal experiences, and challenging espoused theory. We suggest that such redefined internships may optimize learning opportunities and the growth of human and social capital for all stakeholders, which are of particular benefit in the transforming business contexts of central and southern Europe.

David Starr-Glass

2006-01-01

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

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

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

2010-01-01

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Understanding the IT/business partnership - a business process perspective  

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From a business process perspective, the business value of information technologies (IT) stems from how they improve or enable business processes. At the same time, in the field of strategic IT/business alignment, the locus of discussion has been how IT/business partnerships enhance the value of IT....

Siurdyban, Artur

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Women and Business  

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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.

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E-Business Study of the Food Industry in Taiwan  

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Full Text Available The e-business systems have been promoted to manufacturing industries for several years. The achievements benefit not only companies but also their upstream and/or downstream partners. In this paper, five large food companies are studied. The discussions include current encountered problems, proposed strategy, development infrastructure, future business model, and performance indicators. Three levels of connections between a company and its partners are also presented. The objective of this paper is to provide a real case study reference to other food companies for implementing their e-business systems in the future.

Dah-Chuan Gong

2003-01-01

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Docencia e investigación en Medicina Legal: Situación actual y desafíos para las Facultades de Medicina de Chile Training and research in Forensic Medicine: Present situation and future challenges  

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Full Text Available Background:Lawyers need some medical knowledge and physicians must know about forensics. Aim: To explore training and research programs in forensic medicine in Chilean universities. Material and methods: Deans of all Medicine Faculties in Chile were contacted by e-mail and invited to answer a questionnaire containing 21 questions. A survey of Chilean publications on forensic medicine was performed in Medline, Lilacs and SciELO databases. Results: Fourteen deans answered the questionnaire. In all the responding faculties, forensic medicine is an obligatory course, generally during the fifth year and mostly combining theory with practice. In seven faculties, forensic medicine concepts are included in other courses. Forensics is taught in only two of 10 dental schools, two of 17 nursing schools, one of nine midwives schools and one of nine medical technology schools. It is not taught in phonoaudiology, kinesiology and nutrition schools. There are 74 physicians that teach the specialty but only 10 are certified by the National Board of Medical Specialty Certification (CONACEM). Treatment of most topics on forensics is insufficient. Thanatology is the strongest topic and forensic dentistry is the weakest. There are 52 publications in the area, mostly on "medical law". Conclusions: Forensic medicine is taught in medical schools mostly as thanatology. The knowledge of forensics among medical students is limited and must be improved

Leonardo González W; José Antonio Inzunza N; Luis Bustos M; Carlos Vallejos V; René Gutiérrez L

2005-01-01

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Docencia e investigación en Medicina Legal: Situación actual y desafíos para las Facultades de Medicina de Chile/ Training and research in Forensic Medicine: Present situation and future challenges  

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Full Text Available Abstract in english Background:Lawyers need some medical knowledge and physicians must know about forensics. Aim: To explore training and research programs in forensic medicine in Chilean universities. Material and methods: Deans of all Medicine Faculties in Chile were contacted by e-mail and invited to answer a questionnaire containing 21 questions. A survey of Chilean publications on forensic medicine was performed in Medline, Lilacs and SciELO databases. Results: Fourteen deans answered t (more) he questionnaire. In all the responding faculties, forensic medicine is an obligatory course, generally during the fifth year and mostly combining theory with practice. In seven faculties, forensic medicine concepts are included in other courses. Forensics is taught in only two of 10 dental schools, two of 17 nursing schools, one of nine midwives schools and one of nine medical technology schools. It is not taught in phonoaudiology, kinesiology and nutrition schools. There are 74 physicians that teach the specialty but only 10 are certified by the National Board of Medical Specialty Certification (CONACEM). Treatment of most topics on forensics is insufficient. Thanatology is the strongest topic and forensic dentistry is the weakest. There are 52 publications in the area, mostly on "medical law". Conclusions: Forensic medicine is taught in medical schools mostly as thanatology. The knowledge of forensics among medical students is limited and must be improved

González W, Leonardo; Inzunza N, José Antonio; Bustos M, Luis; Vallejos V, Carlos; Gutiérrez L, René

2005-07-01

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[A questionnaire among 171 students with MB enrolled in a PhD program. Financing, time schedules and future research and clinical training  

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One hundred and seventy-one medical doctors registered as Ph.D.-students at the Faculty of Health Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark, were asked to answer a questionnaire concerning the local Ph.D.-programme. No financial problems were revealed concerning the wages of 69% of the Ph.D.-students, however 31% had financial problems. One third of the Ph.D.-students found it difficult to complete the Ph.D.-programme within the scheduled three years and delays were expected. Most Ph.D.-students intended to continue research after their Ph.D.-study, suggesting that the Ph.D.-programme promotes the scientific education of future generations of medical doctors. However, problems concerning the recruitment of physicians into preclinical/theoretical medicine were revealed and it is suggested that steps should be taken to ease career planning in this field.

Grønbaek H; Hauge EM

1999-09-01

 
 
 
 
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Entrepreneur Training for Creativity and Innovation  

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Purpose: This paper's primary purpose is to emphasize the importance of entrepreneur training regarding creativity and innovation. Their significance and the importance of the latter regarding the development of business and training needs are the research questions of a survey conducted in northern Greece. Design/methodology/approach: The survey,…

Sarri, Katerina K.; Bakouros, Ioannis L.; Petridou, Eugenia

2010-01-01

362

Mentor Training in the Lehigh Valley.  

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Moravian College developed a model training program for 246 educational mentors in the Lehigh Valley. The mentors were supervisors or counselors from business and industry, labor unions, churches, and support agencies. The mentors received training in psychology of the adult learner, the use of self-scoring inventories, and educational planning…

Katz, Rita S.; Schuehler, Susan S.

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Business Information Culture  

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Full Text Available This research project is going to review the existing information cultures in 15 Finnish insurance businesses through a qualitative study. The interview-material consists of 40 in-depth-interviews and they are being analysed through the multiple case study method. The analysis is conducted in 5 stages considering information environment, information as resource, work processes, innovation and business success. The information culture varieties compared to the business success will hopefully be useful to create an understanding for the need of a broad understanding of the modern knowledge management concept in business organisations.

Gunilla Widén-Wulff

2000-01-01

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Business Process Management  

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Business process management is one of the core drivers of business innovation and is based on strategic technology and capable of creating and successfully executing end-to-end business processes. The trend will be to move from relatively stable, organization-specific applications to more dynamic, high-value ones where business process interactions and trends are examined closely to understand more accurately an application's requirements. Such collaborative, complex end-to-end service interactions give rise to the concept of Service Networks (SNs).

Hantry, Francois; Papazoglou, Mike; van den Heuvel, Willem-Jan; Haque, Rafique; Whelan, Eoin; Carroll, Noel; Karastoyanova, Dimka; Leymann, Frank; Nikolaou, Christos; Lammersdorf, Winfried; Hacid, Mohand-Said

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Business a.m.  

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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.

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Adopsi Model Competency Based Training dalam Kewirausahaan  

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Full Text Available The aim of the research is improving the teaching method in entrepreneurship subject. This research adopted the competency based training (CBT) into the entrepreneurship. The major task in this research is formulated and designed the entrepreneurship competency. Entrepreneurship competency indicated by Personal, Strategic and Situational and Business competence. All of entrepreneurship competences are described into sub topic of competence. After designing and formulating the game and simulation the research continuing to implement the competency based training in the real class. The time consumed to implementing the CBT one semester, starting on September 2006 to early February 2007. The lesson learnt from the implementation period, the CBT could improve the student competence in Personal, Situational Strategic and Business. The three of the competencies are important for the success entrepreneur. It is a sign of application of “Kurikulum Berbasis Kompetensi”. There are many evidences to describe the achievement of the CBT in entrepreneurship subject. Firstly, physically achievement, that all of the student’s business plan could became the real business. The evidences are presented by picture of the student’s real business. Secondly theoretically achievement, that the Personal, Situational Strategic and Business competence statistically have significant relation with Business Plan even Real Business quality. The effect of the Personal, Situational Strategic and Business competence to Business Plan quality is 84.4%. and, to the Real Business quality 77.2%. The statistic’s evidence suggests that the redesign of the entrepreneurship subject is the right way. The content of the entrepreneur competence (Personal, Situational and Strategic and Business competence) have impact to the student to conduct and running for own business.

I Ketut Santra

2009-01-01

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City gas industry in Tohoku region working on use expansion. ; Current situation and future problems in city gas business. Fukyu kakudai ni torikumu Tohoku toshi gas gyokai. ; Toshi gas jigyo ni okeru genjo to kongo no kadai  

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Cities in the north-eastern region in Japan have 40 general gas operators; 28 private operators and 12 public operators. The public operators are concentrated in the Japan Sea coast areas. The reason for this is that public gas operators managed by municipalities and townships have inaugurated their business to utilize natural gas produced locally in the Japan Sea coast areas. The demand and supply situation consists of production and purchase amounting to about 3.9 billion cubic meters as of the fiscal year 1992. By material types, LPG accounts for 86% and the local natural gas for about 10%. Household use consumes 66% of the supply, while industrial use consumes as very little as 2.6%. To increase gas sales, increase in industrial consumption is indispensable. However, in spite of a large number of advanced technology type industries having been located in these areas, no much effect can be expected to increase the gas demand because many of the general gas operators have commenced their business to supply gas outside the areas. It is necessary to aim at developing new demands in such industrial departments as commercial and manufacturing industries by means of increasing calorific power from introducing LNG, of which effect has been verified in large cities. 5 tabs.

Kimura, T. (Ministry of Industrial Trade and Industry, Tokyo (Japan))

1993-09-01

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Records management training: A strategy for a changing environment  

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This presentation will discuss Records Management Training efforts at Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. Topics covered include: drivers for record management training, targeted audiences, current training efforts, and future plans for program development.

Ekkebus, S.M.

1992-09-21

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Semantic Interoperability in Electronic Business  

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E-business refers to the utilization of information and communication technologies (ICT) in support of all the activities of business. The standards developed for e-business help to facilitate the deployment of e-business. In particular, several organizations in e-business sector have produced stan...

Juha Puustjarvi

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WISE: Business to Business E-Commerce  

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The Internet and the proliferation of inexpensive computingpower in the form of clusters of workstations or PCsprovide the basic hardware infrastructure for business tobusiness electronic commerce in small and medium enterprises.Unfortunately, the corresponding software infrastructureis still missing. In this paper we show a way todevelop appropriate tools for electronic commerce by describingthe approach we have taken in the WISE project(Workflow based Interned SErvices). The goals of WISE areto develop and deploy the software infrastructure necessaryto support business to business electronic commerce in theform of virtual enterprises. The idea is to combine the toolsand services of different companies as building blocks of ahigher level system in which a process acts as the blueprintfor control and data flow within the virtual enterprise. Fromthis idea, the final goal is to build the basic support for anInternet trading community where enterprises can join theirserv...

G. Alonso; U. Fiedler; C. Hagen; A. Lazcano; H. Schuldt; N. Weiler

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WISE: Business to Business E-Commerce  

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The Internet and the proliferation of inexpensive computingpower in the form of clusters of workstations or PCsprovide the basic hardware infrastructure for business tobusiness electronic commerce in small and medium enterprises.Unfortunately, the corresponding software infrastructureis still missing. In this paper we show a way todevelop appropriate tools for electronic commerce by describingthe approach we have taken in the WISE project(Workflow based Interned SErvices). The goals of WISE areto develop and deploy the software infrastructure necessaryto support business to business electronic commerce in theform of virtual enterprises. The idea is to combine the toolsand services of different companies as building blocks of ahigher level system in which a process acts as the blueprintfor control and data flow within the virtual enterprise. Fromthis idea, the final goal is to build the basic support for anInternet trading community where enterprises can join theirservi...

G. Alonso; U. Fiedler; C. Hagen; A. Lazcano; H. Schuldt; N. Weiler

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The CEO's role in business model reinvention.  

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Fending off new competitors is a perennial struggle for established companies. Govindarajan and Trimble, of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, explain why: Many corporations become too comfortable with their existing business models and neglect the necessary work of radically reinventing them. The authors map out an alternative in their "three boxes" framework. They argue that while a CEO manages the present (box 1), he or she must also selectively forget the past (box 2) in order to create the future (box 3). Infosys chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy mastered the three boxes to reinvigorate his company and greatly increased its changes of enduring for generations.

Govindarajan V; Trimble C

2011-01-01

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THE ROLE OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT  

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Business performance management (BPM) is a key business initiative that enables companies to align strategic and operational objectives with business activities in order to fully manage performance through better informed decision making and action. Effec

Pugna Irina Bogdana; Albescu Felicia; Babeanu Delia

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THE ROLE OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT  

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Full Text Available Business performance management (BPM) is a key business initiative that enables companies to align strategic and operational objectives with business activities in order to fully manage performance through better informed decision making and action. Effec

Pugna Irina Bogdana; Albescu Felicia; Babeanu Delia

2009-01-01

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COMMUNICATION STRATEGY ABOUT BUSINESS MODELS: STAKEHOLDERS PERSPECTIVE  

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Full Text Available Organizations inform stakeholders about their current and future activities, processes, created value, strategic intentions, and other information that may influence the established relationships. Organizations choose to communicate with stakeholders by different means and in varied ways. The annual report represents a way of communicating between companies and their stakeholders, and it is offering comprehensive information about how companies operates and creates value. The business model is an emerging concept in management literature and practice. The concept describes the logic by which a organization creates, maintains and delivers value for its stakeholders. Through annual reports organisations can communicate to stakeholders information about their business models.We investigated how information about business models is explicitly communicated through annual reports, and how this information is reffering to stakeholders. Our paper aims to reveal which stakeholders are more often mentioned when organizations are communicating about business models through annual reports. This approach shows the attention degree given by organizations to stakeholders. We perceived this from a strategic point of view, as a strategic signal. Thus, we considered if the stakeholder is mentioned more frequent in the communicated message it has a greater role in communication strategy about business model. We conducted an exploratory research and have realized a content analysis.The analysed data consist in over a thousand annual reports from 96 organizations. We analysed the informations transmitted by organizations through annual reports. The annual reports were for a time period of 12 years. Most of the selected companies are multi-business, and are operating in different industries. The results show the stakeholder’s hierarchy based on how often they were mentioned in the communicated messages about business models through annual reports. Based on our results the communication strategy about business model is focused primarily on delivering messages about external stakeholders. The most attention is given to customers, followed by suppliers and partners.

Bojoag? Alexandru; Petri?or Ioan

2013-01-01

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A review of the RBV of the firm within the e-Business literature: What’s next?  

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Full Text Available The article provides a review of the adoption of a resource-based view of the firm (RBV) in eBusiness literature and, then, suggests directions for future research. First, a distinction is drawn between Internet resources and eBusiness capabilities. Second, the relationship between Internet resources and eBusiness value is emphasized. Third, the relationships among Internet resources, eBusiness capabilities and firm performance are argued and, finally, the complementarity of Internet resources and eBusiness capabilities is proposed as source of business value. In this regard, a set of propositions is advanced to help guide future research.

Pedro Soto Acosta; Ricardo Colomo-Palacios; Euripidis N. Loukis

2011-01-01

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A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY ON THE BUSINESS MODEL STRUCTURE OF GOOGLE  

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Full Text Available Business is a system. When business is perceived as a system, business model could became a system configuration issue and designable. Business models are the creations of entrepreneurs or scholars of business schools. How to quickly design of new business model has become an important issue. If the academia can propose methodology about business model design principle, then practitioners or entrepreneurs are able to create their new business without burning huge money to try-and-error. One of the important issues for business model design is to understand the business model structure of a firm. The purpose of this research is to propose a new systematical method for identifying a specific company’s business model structure. We chose Google as our case to demonstrate our new systematical method. Google has run an innovative business model that is very different to traditional business model and thus Google is a case worth to investigate. Grounded theory qualitative research method with causal map, cognitive mapping, core element analysis, and social network analysis were imported to analyze various data of Google from 1996 to 2008 when businesses migrated from telephone age to network age but not yet to fully mobile age. By deeply exploring Google’s business model structure, we understood how Google do business from the perspectives of business system. This comprehensive would give researchers the industrial insights and contribute the practitioners with the way of understanding the business model structure of a company along with the business model design principle in a dynamic context. Once a company understands its business model structure, the company could design its business model to face the future challenges.

Ming-Hone Tsai; Yu-De Lin; Yea-Huey Su

2011-01-01

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Training management  

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[en] The following topics to be covered in this report are: Design principles for training programmes; training methods, materials and facilities; national and international organization; training assessment and documentation; relation between supplier and customer, licensing requirements and practices. (orig.)

1986-10-23

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New business with the new military.  

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A $200 billion market has appeared on your business horizon, but you may not have noticed it. It's the U.S. military--the new U.S. military. Virtually all aspects of the military are changing to ensure it can fight unpredictable threats while sustaining the infrastructure needed to support and train forces. The military is turning to non-traditional business partners to meet a wide range of needs, from health care to housing to information technology. The Defense Department is yielding its monopoly on every aspect of national security and adopting a more businesslike model in which the military's warfighting capabilities are supported through outsourcing and business alliances. Civilians are replacing military personnel in many noncombat roles. Military functions with corporate equivalents are candidates for outsourcing and privatization. Market standards are replacing the heavy customization that has locked many companies out of this marketplace. The authors have participated in the transformation process from different perspectives--one civilian, the other military. Together, they highlight the prospects that transformation is creating for companies outside the traditional defense industry and reveal paths to success in this complex market. They also present six principles for doing business with the military that require persistence, integrity, and a willingness to master the intricacies of a distinctive culture. By understanding the logic of military transformation, executives can identify and create vast new business opportunities. And by mastering the six principles, they can build profitable long-term relationships.

Apgar M 4th; Keane JM

2004-09-01

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Young Persons' Education, Training and Employment Outcomes with Special Reference to Early School Leavers. A Report Prepared for the Business Council of Australia and Dusseldorp Skills Forum by Applied Economics.  

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|Australian researchers investigated the education training outcomes of young people (age 15-19 years), focusing on early school leavers. Data came from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the National Center for Vocational and Educational Research. About one-third of the 270,000 students who leave school each year leave before 12th grade. The…

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New methods for clinical pathways-Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and Tangible Business Process Modeling (t.BPM).  

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PURPOSE: Clinical pathways (CP) are nowadays used in numerous institutions, but their real impact is still a matter of debate. The optimal design of a clinical pathway remains unclear and is mainly determined by the expectations of the individual institution. The purpose of the here described pilot project was the development of two CP (colon and rectum carcinoma) according to Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and Tangible Business Process Modeling (t.BPM). METHODS: BPMN is an established standard for business process modelling in industry and economy. It is, in the broadest sense, a computer programme which enables the description and a relatively easy graphical imaging of complex processes. t.BPM is a modular construction system of the BPMN symbols which enables the creation of an outline or raw model, e.g. by placing the symbols on a spread-out paper sheet. The thus created outline can then be transferred to the computer and further modified as required. CP for the treatment of colon and rectal cancer have been developed with support of an external IT coach. RESULTS: The pathway was developed in an interdisciplinary and interprofessional manner (55 man-days over 15 working days). During this time, necessary interviews with medical, nursing and administrative staffs were conducted as well. Both pathways were developed parallel. Subsequent analysis was focussed on feasibility, expenditure, clarity and suitability for daily clinical practice. The familiarization with BPMN was relatively quick and intuitive. The use of t.BPM enabled the pragmatic, effective and results-directed creation of outlines for the CP. The development of both CP was finished from the diagnostic evaluation to the adjuvant/neoadjuvant therapy and rehabilitation phase. The integration of checklists, guidelines and important medical or other documents is easily accomplished. A direct integration into the hospital computer system is currently not possible for technical reasons. CONCLUSION: BPMN and t.BPM are sufficiently suitable for the planned modelling and imaging of CP. The application in medicine is new, and transfer from the industrial process management is in principle possible. BPMN-CP may be used for teaching and training, patient information and quality management. The graphical image is clearly structured and appealing. Even though the efficiency in the creation of BPMN-CP increases markedly after the training phase, high amounts of manpower and time are required. The most sensible and consequent application of a BPMN-CP would be the direct integration into the hospital computer system. The integration of a modelling language, such as BPMN, into the hospital computer systems could be a very sensible approach for the development of new hospital information systems in the future.

Scheuerlein H; Rauchfuss F; Dittmar Y; Molle R; Lehmann T; Pienkos N; Settmacher U

2012-06-01

382

The Business Letter.  

Science.gov (United States)

GRADES OR AGES: Grades 9-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Business. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: This guide, designed for direct student use, indicates the parts of a business letter, a placement guide, and steps for typing letters. Worksheets and illustrations indicate forms of block and indented styles; open, closed, and mixed punctuation; the…

Nederland Independent School District, TX.

383

Research in business ethics  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Research in business ethics is vital for the expansion and credibility of this fairly recent academic field. This article argues that there are three factors that are crucially important for research in business ethics. They are (a) the ontological assumptions that research in this field is premised...

G.J. Rossouw

384

Cybercrime against Businesses.  

Science.gov (United States)

Among 198 businesses responding to a 2001 pilot survey, 74% reported being a victim of cybercrime. Other findings on the 198 businesses included the following: nearly two-thirds had been victimized by a computer virus at least once; a quarter had experien...

2004-01-01

385

BUSINESS LETTERS GENRE PECULIARITIES  

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Full Text Available Purpose Authentic business letters are classified according to lexico-phraseological collocations used in them. Methodology Semiotic method, descriptive method, method of continuous sampling. Practical implications The paper is of interest for specialists in the fields of Text linguistics, English for Specific Purposes and Business English.

Derbishewa Khadizat Askhabalievna

2013-01-01

386

Business communication and mobbing  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

This paper emphasizes the necessity of quality communication skills in management. Business communication needs to be adaptable and to have the ability to flexibly react to dynamic changes in the environment and to give positive response to the demands imposed by the environment. Business communicat...

Baltezarevi? Vesna

387

Business Ethics in CSR  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

This project seeks to dissect the advent of CSR in business practice from the view of ethics. We perform this by laying out the theories of CSR, business ethics, deontology and utilitarianism. We then use the case studies of Lundbeck, The Body Shop, and British American Tobacco, to dissect some prod...

Birkvad Bernth, Camilla; Houmøller Mortensen, Kasper; Calles, Mark Benjamin; Wind, Martin; Saalfeldt, Rie

388

International Business Cycle  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Prime stylized facts of international business cycle theory refer to positive correlation in the cyclical components of important macroeconomic variables across countries. However a number of indicators of business cycle synchronization do not point to clear trends. It can be ascribed to the fact th...

Marek Lubi?ski

389

International business cycle spillovers  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

We apply Diebold-Yilmaz spillover index methodology to monthly industrial production indices to study business cycle interdependence among G-6 industrialized countries since 1958. The business cycle spillover index fluctuates substantially over time, increasing especially after the 1973-75, 1981-82 ...

Yilmaz, Kamil

390

Teaching Business Italian.  

Science.gov (United States)

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

Trivelli, Remo J.

391

Business and Economics  

Science.gov (United States)

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

Survey, Us G.

392

Essential Business Process Modeling  

CERN Multimedia

Monitoring workflow today can involve orchestrating massive systems. Business Process Management (BPM) helps developers design, code, run, administer, and monitor enterprise business processes. This guide explains BPM concepts, architecture and specifications, and then teaches you how to develop process-oriented applications using free tools.

Havey, Michael

2009-01-01

393

Export Pricing in Business-to-business Market  

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Full Text Available The importance of pricing as a profit driver led todevelopment of strategies and methods to improve pricing.Although pricing in business-to-business (B2B) andretail markets has the same goals, but the challenges ofthem are different.Export pricing and its distinguishing features fromretail point: the consumer is a firm, business-to businesspurchases are made by decision making unit, purchasedecision have to satisfy different needs and objectives,business-to-business purchase has a formal dimensionand the risk of a company’s purchasing decision isgreater than of consumers in retail.Pricing in business-to-business market has to involvethe following features evaluation: currency considerations,market share dynamic, financial factors, the needthat the price has to be predetermined by the quality andprice balance.The currency choice has become a critical considerationin securing exporting contracts and maintaining or increasingmarket share and profitability. The potential profitsof a transaction can be lost by currency fluctuations.In globalization and the increased market accessibility,goods tend to be very close substitutes to the goodsproduced in other countries. Because of imperfect informationand adjustment costs, customers tend to purchasefrom the same firm repeatedly. Since customers do notimmediately switch to the firm with the lowest price, aprice change will have a gradual effect to the customerstock. Following it the pricing decision in B2B marketcan be evaluated as an investment problem. The firm investsin the customer stock (market share) by charging aprice which finally affects future profits.The prices in B2B market are not changed everyweek. The firms typically change their prices once ortwice per year. Thus it is essential to allow for prices inbusiness-to-business market to be predetermined.The concept of dynamic competitiveness focuses on technologyand it relates to productivity of the leading country.The unite value can be used as complementary indicator forassessing the qualitative sides of competitiveness.The factors underlying competitiveness can be felledinto two parts. One part is the cost side while the growth ofexport sector increases when a country‘s costs and pricesof exports are lower than its export competitors. On theother hand, the non-price competitiveness is usually expressedby qualitative factors in the export performance.The results of investigation of popular in furnitureproduction upholstery fabrics prices are presented. Accordingto the research data managers consider pricingto be one of the most important element in the decision making process with only product quality being given ahigher priority than pricing. The other elements areranked as follows: goods availability, delivery terms,goods assortment, payment terms, minimum quantity requirementsand the company name or brand.In export price setting decisions in B2B market haveto be taken into account purchase currency stability, thetotal effect of price on the market share, purchase paymentterms and price validity terms. Only the balance ofprice and quality enables goods to be competitive.

Asta Valuckait?; Vytautas Snieška

2007-01-01

394

Future of U.S. cobalt irradiation  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] An examination of future cobalt needs requires us to review our base business, customer trends, technology trends, and people, the human aspect of our business. I am approaching this discussion from the perspective of a contract supplier of gamma irradiation services in the United States. The base business is comprised primarily of the sterilization of medical devices followed by containers, labware, food products, and other items. Since the core business is serving the medical industry, trends observed within medical device manufacturers can impact our growth and the type of services needed to support that industry. (author)

1995-01-01

395

Business Advice Online  

Science.gov (United States)

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

396

Survey of business process simulation tools: a comparative approach  

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Simulation in general is the operation of imitating a real thing such as a process. Simulation is known for its importance in the fields of research and operation management. It is used in many fields such as engineering, training etc. This survey is interested in the field of scientific simulation of business systems. Business process simulation is used to give the business owners a real view of their systems in certain aspects such as system's behavior, cost of resources, return on investment, and the time each process will take. By trying different input alternatives, business process simulation is usually used to save the costs of having a real system with potential problems. This paper emphasizes on business process simulation tools, comparing them according to certain evaluation criteria and presenting the recommended applications for each tool.

Imam, Ibrahim; Nounou, Nihal; Hamouda, Alaa; Abdul Khalek, Hebat Allah

2011-10-01

397

Learning Activities for International Business.  

Science.gov (United States)

|The National Standards for Business Education include nine areas relating to international business: awareness, communication, environmental factors, ethics, finance, management, marketing, import/export, and organizational structure of international business. (SK)|

Haynes, Thomas

1998-01-01

398

Using Genetic Algorithms in Secured Business Intelligence Mobile Applications  

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Full Text Available The paper aims to assess the use of genetic algorithms for training neural networks used in secured Business Intelligence Mobile Applications. A comparison is made between classic back-propagation method and a genetic algorithm based training. The design of these algorithms is presented. A comparative study is realized for determining the better way of training neural networks, from the point of view of time and memory usage. The results show that genetic algorithms based training offer better performance and memory usage than back-propagation and they are fit to be implemented on mobile devices.

Silvia TRIF

2011-01-01

399

A Meta-modeling Framework to Support Accountability in Business Process Modeling  

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Accountability is becoming a central theme in business today in the midst of global financial crisis as the corporate scandals and fallouts dominate the front pages of the press. Businesses are demanding more accountability measures built-in at the business process modeling level. Currently the business process modeling standards and methods mainly focus on the sequential flow aspect of business process and leave the business aspect of accountability largely untouched. In this paper, we extend the OMG’s business modeling specifications to define a business accountability meta-model. The meta-model is complementary to the OMG’s Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) vision, laying out the foundation for future model generation and transformation for creating accountable business process solutions.

Zou, Joe; de Vaney, Christopher; Wang, Yan

400

Business process modelling - a business fractal approach  

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The role and position of operations management in an organization depends on the value it contributes to the sustainability of the organization. Tactical operations management ensures that business strategy is appropriately translated into operational policies and objectives. This is done through th...

Janse van Rensburg, Antonie C.

 
 
 
 
401

Managing service excellence. Internal customer service training  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

WHO ARE OUR CUSTOMERS? Electric Users, regulators, vendors, suppliers, or our own employees? The answer is ALL exclamation point They are all customers. Regardless if they are external or internal customers, one must focus on quality of service delivery in order to maintain customer satisfaction. The most successful companies are quickly realizing that managing SERVICE EX NCE is our only future. For the next decade, the issue of service quality will exceed the issue of productivity. It is very easy to see that the business behind a utility is serving our electric consumers. However, internal customer service - service excellence to employees inside a company is the foundation for success. This paper describes a training program that is being implemented across Duke Power for employees on internal customer service. How we provide service to each other within a company impacts service quality to our external customers. This training refocuses behaviors and perceptions so to concentrate on quality service delivery to our internal customers - our employees. We all have positive and negative experiences with obtaining quality service by either external organizations or internal employees. Therefore, we start with a common foundation. Whether it be a supplier, vendor, or a station administrative group, we have experienced either excellent or poor customer service. All of us have potential in managing the delivery of excellent customer service. However, many of us may need new perspectives so to add depth with which we view and manage service excellence to our internal customers.

1991-01-01

402

Language Training: English Training  

CERN Multimedia

If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an 'application for training' form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in...

Françoise Benz

2004-01-01

403

Managing Business Rules in Enterprises  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Business rules are evidently an important business category since they describe how enterprises aredoing business. Their value in developing applications that are flexible and amenable to change has made themattractive also within information system (IS) domain. In the paper we describe how business rules can be used asinformation resources that help in establishing the link between organization's business and its supporting IS. Weshow a business rule management scenario that integrates the activities for managing the business rule in anorganization, and the activities that support business rule management across the IS development life cycle.

Marko Bajec; Marjan Krisper

404

Agents of Change in Business Process Management  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Successful enterprises are built on change. Increasingly, businesses operate in arapidly evolving environment where the response to changing markets may ofnecessity be measured in hours and days instead of months and years. Responsivenessand adaptability will be the hallmarks of business success. BT is strategically placedas both a major potential facilitator of this change, as well as benefiting from itstechnology.This article describes how agent-based process management systems can providepowerful tools for managing the enterprise of the future. It explores recent workcombining distributed computing technology with autonomous software agenttechniques for business process management, and argues that these represent a viablesupplement to and even an alternative to existing workflow management systems.This is supported by the results of a number of projects, including project ADEPT1,BeaT2and a number of other related projects, which are exploring how leading edgetec...

Mark Wieg

405

Mastering the energy transition. A review on utilities' business models for renewable energies  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The transformation of today's electric power sector to a more sustainable energy production based on renewable energies will change the structure of the industry. Consequently, utilities as the major stakeholders in this transformation will face new challenges in their way of doing business in the future. They will have to adapt their business models to remain competitive in the new energy landscape. The present review of business model literature shows that two basic choices exist: utility-side business models and customer-side business models. The two approaches follow a very different logic of value creation. While the former is based on a small number of large projects, the latter is based on a large number of small projects. The article reveals that blueprints for utility-side business models are available, whereas customer-side business models are in an early stage of development. Applying the business model framework as an analytical tool, it is found that existing utility-side business models comprise a series of advantages for utilities in terms of revenue potential and risk avoidance. This study provides new insights about why utilities will favor utility-side business models over customer-side business models and why they also should engage in customer-side business models in their quest for more sustainable future business models. (orig.)

Richter, Mario

2011-06-15

406

Quality Business Service Provider in Community Enterprise  

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Full Text Available Problem statement: The development of community enterprises focuses on the development of service providers for commercial industries and community enterprises and it is necessary to create and extend the development according to the changing global conditions. The department of industrial promotion and industry promotion center region 5, Khon Kaen must create and develop the quality of service providers in community enterprises as an exclusive course to find a model and development guideline in effective operations that is efficient and appropriate according to the particular community. Approach: The objectives of this research were: (1) to recruit and select at least 15 individuals to participate in the training of service providers in community enterprise in Kalasin province. (2) To define the structure, content, create a curriculum and development of service providers in community enterprise. (3) To develop the participants basic skills training, create motivation, learning experience through on the job training and business management and capability in the diagnosing the cause of problems. (4) To develop the participants understanding of community product standards and provide advice and consultation on the preparation and application of manufacturing standard certification of community products, community enterprise management and provide advice in the implementation of management standards of community enterprises. (5) Satisfaction of the participants training in service providers in community enterprise. Results: 29 people applied for the training program and 26 passed evaluation which was higher than the target of 15 individuals. The theoretical training courses prior to the training had an overall average of 5.06 and after the training had an average of 15.80, the average progress was 10.74. The exercise training through on the job training was regarded as a vocational skill and hand an average of 5.27 before the training. After the training the average was at 16.20, the average progress was 11.13. The evaluation of the performance of the participants of service providers in community enterprise by comparing the average post- training score was higher than before the training, statistically significant level of 0.05. The course on vocational training for service providers in community enterprise by comparing the average post- training score was also higher than before the training, statistically significant level of 0.05. The participants were satisfied with the training of service providers in community enterprise as a whole at the highest level with an average of 4.86 and a standard deviation of 0.32. The participants were satisfied with the overall professional training skills at the highest level with an average of 4.84 and a standard deviation of 0.42. Conclusion: The developed model and training results are successful in creating quality service providers in community enterprise and on the job training exercise is highly successful in providing knowledge and experience to the trainees. The performance of service providers in community enterprise by comparing the average post- training and prior to training had a score higher than before training, statistically significant level at 0.01. The trainees are satisfied at a high level. The impact of the research led to a sustainable network of community enterprises in Kalasin province, structure, continuous working mechanism and location for the operation of a central network.

Chalard Chantarasombat; Tantawan Singkeaw

2012-01-01

407

Report on the general course training of the fiscal 1996 coal engineer training program; 1996 nendo sekitan gijutsusha yosei jigyo ippan course kenshu hokokusho  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The paper reported the general training of the fiscal 1996 coal engineer training program supported by NEDO. In Japan, where natural resource is poor, it is important to transfer from its petroleum dependence energy structure to the system for new energy development and dispersed energy supply. Coal resource is distributed widely in the world and is expected to spread in the future as a main substitute for petroleum. Worldwide attention is much paid to coal supply/demand and environmental problems, but the situation surrounding coal is not necessarily favorable. Under these conditions, Japan is a prominent coal importing country and is on the world-top level in terms of coal utilization technology. Japan has heavy responsibility and needs to play a leading role in adjusting and solving various problems on coal both domestically and internationally. Under the circumstances, 7 persons who are engaged in the coal related business and expected to be in future (3 from the mining relation and 4 from electric power comapanies) participated in the training this fiscal year and received the top-level training in Japan and overseas. 20 figs., 3 tabs.

NONE

1996-12-01

408

Business Process Innovation using the Process Innovation Laboratory  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

Most organizations today are required not only to establish effective business processes but they are required to accommodate for changing business conditions at an increasing rate. Many business processes extend beyond the boundary of the enterprise into the supply chain and the information infrastructure therefore is critical. Today nearly every business relies on their Enterprise System (ES) for process integration and the future generations of enterprise systems will increasingly be driven by business process models. Consequently process modeling and improvement will become vital for business process innovation (BPI) in future organizations. There is a significant body of knowledge on various aspect of process innovation, e.g. on conceptual modeling, business processes, supply chains and enterprise systems. Still an overall comprehensive and consistent theoretical framework with guidelines for practical applications has not been identified. The aim of this paper is to establish a conceptual framework for business process innovation in the supply chain based on advanced enterprise systems. The main approach to business process innovation in this context is to create a new methodology for exploring process models and patterns of applications. The paper thus presents a new concept for business process innovation called the process innovation laboratory a.k.a. the ?-Lab. The ?-Lab is a comprehensive framework for BPI using advanced enterprise systems. The ?-Lab is a collaborative workspace for experimenting with process models and an explorative approach to study integrated modeling in a controlled environment. The ?-Lab facilitates innovation by using an integrated action learning approach to process modeling including contemporary technological, organizational and business perspectives.

MØller, Charles

2006-01-01

409

BusinessWeek Online  

Science.gov (United States)

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

1995-01-01

410

Business communication and mobbing  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available This paper emphasizes the necessity of quality communication skills in management. Business communication needs to be adaptable and to have the ability to flexibly react to dynamic changes in the environment and to give positive response to the demands imposed by the environment. Business communication promoters, i.e. managers, must be capable of utilizing all available data with speed and efficiency and to distribute the information to both the internal and external environments. The author intends to point out the need for business organizations to establish harmonic communication, thus creating conditions underpinning a better working atmosphere that contributes to motivation of employees.

Baltezarevi? Vesna

2009-01-01

411

Statistics for Business  

CERN Multimedia

Statistical analysis is essential to business decision-making and management, but the underlying theory of data collection, organization and analysis is one of the most challenging topics for business students and practitioners. This user-friendly text and CD-ROM package will help you to develop strong skills in presenting and interpreting statistical information in a business or management environment. Based entirely on using Microsoft Excel rather than more complicated applications, it includes a clear guide to using Excel with the key functions employed in the book, a glossary of terms and

Waller, Derek L

2008-01-01

412

Business Innovation For Dummies  

CERN Multimedia

Discover how to access your creative power to boost your success in business. Success in business demands constant creativity. Generating fresh solutions to problems and the ability to invent new products or services for a changing market are part of the intellectual capital that gives a company its competitive edge. Business Innovation For Dummies gives you practical, easy-to-follow information for generating new ideas, using creativity to boost sales, solving problems creatively, mastering the art of invention, honing creative thinking skills, and identifying new opportunities.: Advice on ho

Hiam, Alexander

2010-01-01

413

Beyond Business as Usual  

CERN Multimedia

Wherever we are in the quality movement, there is more to discover--to explore. Today, quality serves business as a way of increasing profits. That is one end of a spectrum. Tomorrow, quality takes business into the rest of the spectrum. In this new dimension, business learns to serve, and be served, from a foundation of unconditional love. At the other end of the spectrum is quality's far-reaching goal--the attainment of harmony between people and the entire cosmos. This goal reveals the gap, and steps, between it and what we do today. This book is intended for explorers and pioneers. It is

Munn, Michael

2012-01-01

414

Business Process Technology  

CERN Multimedia

Currently, we see a variety of tools and techniques for specifying and implementing business processes. The problem is that there are still gaps and tensions between the different disciplines needed to improve business process execution and improvement in enterprises. Business process modeling, workflow execution and application programming are examples of disciplines that are hosted by different communities and that emerged separately from each other. In particular, concepts have not yet been fully elaborated at the system analysis level. Therefore, practitioners are faced again and again wit

Draheim, Dirk

2010-01-01

415

FutureFarm vision  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available This paper defines the first version of a vision of Future Farming project and also a knowledge management system used by European farms which will be designed and developed by the Future Farm project. An important part of the vision is a definition of external drivers and their influence on farm business in future. Paper is looking on a situation in three periods: short (2013), middle (2020) and long-term (2030). Our vision expects that the farming system will continuously converge to the situation of two types of farm: an industrial farm, which will guarantee both the food safety and the food security for European citizens, and multifunctional farms focused on environment protection. The recommendation proposes an architecture based on communication of interoperable services, so called Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), for easy integration of different levels and components of farm management.

K. Charvát; P. Gnip; W. Mayer

2009-01-01

416

Model business letters, emails and other business documents  

CERN Multimedia

For anyone who wants to communicate effectively in business, this is your complete reference guide for any form of written communication. Packed with over 500 sample documents, over 100 tips for better business writing and useful templates you can apply to your writing immediately, Model Business Letters will help you put the key rules of good business writing into action.

Taylor, Shirley

2012-01-01

417

[A bit of business administration--no problem for physicians: Master of Business Administration as panacea?].  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Medical professionals with additional economic qualifications are in high demand. For doctors who aim for leading positions at medical institutions the most popular additional qualification is a Master of Business Administration (MBA). The demands on executive managers in hospitals have without any doubt changed in recent years requiring them to be trained in basic economic understanding, human resource management etc. in addition to having excellent medical training. However, MBA programs differ from one academic institution to the next. Due to the lack of standardized schedules in MBA programs it cannot be ascertained whether a candidate received adequate training and can offer the skills necessary for a higher level medical profession. In this paper the author suggests that specific training in individually required skills would be more reasonable and effective rather than encouraging medical staff to pursue academic studies leading to an MBA.

Tecklenburg A; Liebeneiner J

2010-08-01

418

Language Training: English Training  

CERN Document Server

La prochaine session se déroulera du 04 octobre 2004 au 11 février 2005 (interruption de 3 semaines à Noël). Ces cours s'adressent à toute personne travaillant au CERN ainsi qu'à leur conjoint. Pour vous inscrire et voir tout le détail des cours proposés, consultez nos pages Web : http://cern.ch/Training Vous pouvez aussi contacter M. Liptow, tél. 72957. General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants ...

Françoise Benz

2004-01-01

419

A Survey of Business Process Complexity Metrics  

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Full Text Available Business processes have an inherent complexity which if not controlled can keep on increasing with time, thus making the processes error-prone, difficult to understand and maintain. In the last few years, several researchers have proposed a number of metrics which can be used to measure and therefore control the complexity of business processes. In this study, a survey of business process complexity metrics is conducted with the goal of investigating if there are any gaps in literature. Initially, a description of the process of metrics definition and validation is presented, followed by an analysis of business process complexity metrics that have appeared in literature in the last 5 years. The reviewers checked whether the identified metrics have any tool support, whether they have been validated and whether validation results are significant or not. Findings show that few business process complexity metrics have been proposed so far and that even fewer have been validated. In order to address these issues, some future research directions are proposed.

G.M. Muketha; A.A.A. Ghani; M.H. Selamat; R. Atan

2010-01-01

420

Patent Value: A Business Perspective for Technology Startups  

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Full Text Available In the last year, news headlines have highlighted record patent infringement settlements, multibillion dollar auctions of large corporate patent portfolios, and ongoing patent battles between key technology industry players. Despite this acknowledgment of the significant value of patents for large corporations, many small technology companies are understandably more focused on the near-term costs of obtaining a patent rather than future value. Costs may seem prohibitive to an early stage technology startup. Some software startups question whether patents are relevant to their business. In practice, effective intellectual property (IP) strategy and management is dependent on many factors, such as technology or industry sector, size and maturity of the business, technology lifecycle, and the business and market environment. IP strategy must be aligned to business strategy from the outset. By considering IP in the broader context of the overall business plan and the competitive environment, opportunities for generating increased return on R&D investment and added business value through patents or other forms of IP can be recognized early on. This approach ensures that a decision about whether or not to patent is driven by business reasons rather than budget constraints. This article examines the costs and benefits of patents from the perspective of early-stage technology startups and growing businesses, and it provides some general guidance on best practices for developing an IP and patent activity plan and for building a patent portfolio that appropriately supports business objectives.

Angela de Wilton

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THEORETICAL SUMMARY OF THE ESSENCE OF STATE SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS  

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Full Text Available Under current economic conditions state support of business development plays a significant role in pr