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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

2012-07-01

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The future electricity business  

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The transition of the electricity business into the competitive market will result in change as significant as that brought about by the PC or the deregulation of telecommunications,and with it opportunities for new products, service, and technologies, particularly to support an increase in distributed generation. The electricity business has been viewed as having three building blocks--generation, transmission, and distribution. Almost all investments in these three sectors historically have been made by utilities, but now these investments have begun to be made by customers or new entrants under a competitive market model. With the high-voltage transmission system largely built, the business focus will shift to efficient utilization of that infrastructure through investments in grid automation control, communications, and network management. And while the primary function of the distribution system--connecting customers to the utility grid--will remain unchanged, there will be new requirements on the distribution system to integrate distributed technologies and customer micro grids. Generation power plants are as likely to be located at customer sites as at utility or central-station sites. Customers may choose to create micro grids that are locally self sufficient and may or may not be connected to the utility grid. The characteristics of the distribution grid are likely to change from a one-way system in which power flows from utility central-station power plants from utility central-station power plants to customers, to a two-way system in which power may flow in either direction. Hence, the focus will increasingly shift to integration of portfolio of distributed technologies. The opening of the electricity business to competition also opens new markets and business opportunities for new entrants

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Training the Trainers for Small Business.  

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Training for small businesses requires an entrepreneurial rather than a conventional approach. Critical trainer competencies include profiling the business, segmenting the market, understanding the business development process, introducing the relevant environment, delivering enterprise skills training, and teaching across the board. (SK)

Gibb, Allan A.

1990-01-01

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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.

G.J. Breytenbach

2001-07-01

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Family Business Training: A Canadian Perspective  

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Family firms play an important role in the working of the Canadian economy; despite their importance to the economic activities and job creation it is observed that family businesses have lower survival rates than non-family firms, some argue that this can possibly be attributed (amongst other factors) to the lack of training. Most of the training

Ibrahim, A. B.; Soufani, K.; Lam, Jose

2003-01-01

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Psychological effects of business trainings in Tanzania  

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This master thesis, as a part of a project on business trainings in Tanzania, investigates the effects of these trainings on change in mindset and soft skills of microentrepreneurs in Dar es Salaam. It focuses on following dimensions: Creativity, Individualism, Locus of Control, Need for Achievement, Dispositional Optimism and Trust/Relationship. The significant differences are found on the number of dimensions. Entrepreneurs who took part in the training have more internal locus of control, ...

?yniewska, Agnieszka Anna; Selezneva, Olga

2009-01-01

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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

2009-07-01

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Skilled Toy Train Discussions about Business Innovation  

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In this paper we show how industrialists in an innovation workshop employ tangible material – a toy train set – to innovate their business model. In multidisciplinary teams the process of co-creating new understandings is crucial for work to progress. Based on video data form this participatory innovation session, we investigate how participants get to new concepts through analysing their skilled behaviours, movements, actions and negotiations. We observe that the final result of the workshop is indeed innovative and is co-constructed by all group members. We show why the toy train works: While encouraging group discussion of the ‘customer journey’, it keeps both hands and mind busy, it allows silent participation, and it expands the vocabulary of the discussion.

Buur, Jacob; Beuthel, Marie Rosa

2013-01-01

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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

2011-11-01

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The Future of Family Business Education in UK Business Schools  

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

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

2013-01-01

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Bridging Business with Tradition for the Future.  

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

Bowannie, Mary

2002-01-01

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From Theory to Practice: Faculty Training in Business Ethics.  

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Claims that training business faculty in ethics is a critical component of including ethics in the business curriculum. Includes suggestions concerning what business faculty should know about ethical theory, how to include theory, and curricular and teaching issues. Describes research projects, publications, and workshops. (DK)

Boatright, John R.

1991-01-01

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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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Intercultural Training for US Business Expatriates in Taiwan  

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Purpose: This study aims to explore the intercultural training needs for US business expatriates on assignment in Taiwan. The study assesses Taiwan culture-specific training needs of US expatriates from the perspectives of both US expatriates and their Taiwanese colleagues and compares the perceived importance of these intercultural training needs…

Chien, Tien-Chen; McLean, Gary N.

2011-01-01

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Training and Competitiveness: An Asian Firm Perspective. Survey of Asia Business Council Members. An Asia Business Council Report.  

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The Asian Business Council surveyed 40 large Asian businesses on training strategies, emerging skill shortages, government investment in training, and the quality of the education and training sector. Of the 25 businesses that responded, 23 had their head office in Asia and all but 3 had more than 500 employees. Although the responding businesses

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Future E-Business Applications in Education.  

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

Norris, Donald M.; Olson, Mark A.

1999-01-01

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Training Tomorrow's Leaders: Enhancing the Emotional Intelligence of Business Graduates.  

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Reviews literature on emotional intelligence and presents a model for incorporating it into business curricula in four phases: preparation, training, transfer and maintenance, and evaluation. Assessment tools and experiential exercises for emotional intelligence are compared. (Contains 42 references.) (SK)

Tucker, Mary L.; Sojka, Jane Z.; Barone, Frank J.; McCarthy, Anne M.

2000-01-01

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Training and Learning Strategies of Family Businesses: An Irish Case  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the training and learning strategies adopted by family businesses in Ireland. Design/methodology/approach: In order to implement the study a database of family businesses was compiled. A number of sources were used to compile the database. Primary data from a stratified random sample of independent…

Birdthistle, Naomi

2006-01-01

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Learning Characteristics of Small Business Managers: Principles for Training  

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Purpose: This paper aims to report on the second half of a two-part study that identified relevant content for safety audit training in small businesses. The specific aim of the paper is to determine the preferred learning styles and approaches of managers in these businesses in order to identify some principles which could be used to tailor…

Jeffrey, Lynn M.; Hide, Sophie; Legg, Stephen

2010-01-01

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Required Business Skills for Training Professionals.  

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Survey responses from 255 of 800 human resource development managers identified 8 business understandings/competencies for new trainers: preparing presentations, writing business correspondence, using computers, understanding employee behavior, making speeches/presentations, knowing principles of group process and organizational behavior, and…

Leach, James A.; Sandall, Darrel L.

1995-01-01

 
 
 
 
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THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS A STUDY FIELD  

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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 o...

Marcos Amatucci

2010-01-01

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Training center leadership strategies for the future  

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In the next five years there will be significant changes in the nuclear power industry. Nuclear training centers will be affected since they are such an important part of most nuclear power plants. This paper will propose a methodology for determining a course of action for writing a strategic plan, will identify some trends which may affect your future and will offer a selection of possible actions for the readers' consideration

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Shaping talent for sustainable business development - Nuclear training practices  

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Full text: The AREVA group, which is committed to offering its customers technological solutions for reliable CO2-free power generation, is both a designer and vendor of nuclear units and operator of nuclear facilities. The group's ambitions are to maintain its knowledge capabilities and develop skills at the level necessary to respond to its business objectives around the world. The AREVA Human Resources department has developed an action plan to support business strategy which aims to accelerate its investment in people, to reinforce recruitment and retain high quality talents and valuable skills and knowledge. Today, there is a global challenge for attracting the best talent and becoming an employer of choice. The group must be creative in attracting, retaining, mobilising, engaging, developing and rewarding its people. AREVA has 61 100 employees worldwide, of which 38 000 work in nuclear activities. In 2006, some 10% of the nuclear workforce represented newcomers, and the group anticipates recruiting a similar significant ratio in 2007. The group has to be ready to tackle a surge in recruitment which is believed will continue over the next 5 years. AREVA has developed, on an international level, networks and partnerships with academic institutions. New programs are being created and promoted to prepare for the integration of future skills needed in the nuclear business. The group has coordinated and pooled resources to gain efficiencies and to strengthen its presence on the employment market. Plans are in place for employee integration and development, mobility, and managing the transfer of knowledge and specific skills. In this context, internal professional training paths are being developed and reinforced, including geology of uranium, dismantling, reactors, nuclear safety and the environment. AREVA is developing a common methodology to lever the transfer of knowledge through training modules, sharing experience and mentoring. Mentoring programs have been deployed for over ten years in several countries, and the group intends to implement a mentoring process on a global scale. Each of the group's entities offer specialised training programs tailored to their own activities covering a wide range of professions. The AREVA group makes it very clear that maintaining operations for its nuclear industrial facilities at a level of excellence, is possibly a daily challenge, and definitely a must! Attracting people with valuable skills and maintaining knowledge are crucial to group strategy. The AREVA Human Resources Department's mission is focused on the following: 1) Professionalizing managers in order to capitalize on skills. The first step was to update the mapping of core skills and focus on prioritizing needs. 2) Sharing experience, increasing networking and reinforcing communities in different areas. 3) Conducting prospective long term studies on the best methodologies and tools to accompany innovation throughout the group. 4) Supporting the Expert policy via a process at group level and a dedicated AREVA Corporate University training module. 5) Promoting group training courses on energy and nuclear disciplines. Promoting the group's nuclear activities in the public sector is extremely important in order to attract newcomers from increasingly diversified origins, in the perspective of more international and diversified projects. With this in mind, the top management of AREVA openly expressed the decision to position sustainable development as a keystone of group strategy. The AREVA Human resources network is committed to shaping talent and playing a strategic role in contributing to the group's sustainable business development. (author)

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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

2011-06-01

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An Analysis of Small Business Administration Management Training Program.  

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This study examined the impact of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Management Training Program at San Diego State College on its participants, and investigated certain characteristics of small businessmen that might relate to acceptance or rejection of concepts presented in the program. The sample consisted of 57 past participants (38 owner…

Galbraith, Oliver, III

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Communication Training and Consulting in Business, Industry, and Government.  

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Intended as a reference for training and consulting in the field of business communication, this book presents research, implements theory, and explores communication practices vital to all organizations. The titles of the essays and their authors are as follows: (1) "Communication Consulting--The State of the Art" (William J. Buchholz); (2) "The…

Buchholz, William J., Ed.

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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.

2013-06-01

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Flexible Business Support System for Stock Index Futures Transaction  

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Full Text Available As an important financial derivative tool, SIF (stock index futures gets an indispensable effect in the stock market for investors, including hedging, discovering price and resisting risk. The transaction mode and regulations of SIF are subject to change due to rapid financial products innovation, especially in an emerging market. Therefore, in SIF transaction, one of the essential requirements of business support system is flexibility.After analyzing current transaction modes and business systems of world famous SIF markets, we present a new solution for flexible business support system with multi-layer architecture, object-oriented components and FIB (Futures Exchange Information Bus router cloud in this paper. The system shows excellent performance in Shanghai Stock Exchange with the top 4 largest transactions in the world.

Hongzhi Hu

2012-11-01

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

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

Rhoades, Gary

2011-01-01

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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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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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THE ADOPTION OF BUSINESS PRACTICES BY PARTICIPANTS IN THE SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM.  

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THIS STUDY WAS AN EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THREE COURSES IN THE SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM CONDUCTED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA--PERSONNEL, MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING, AND MARKETING FOR MANUFACTURERS. THE CONCEPT OF ADOPTION WAS USED TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE TO WHICH RESPONDENTS MADE USE OF SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES. DATA WERE COLLECTED…

BELL, GORDON

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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

2013-05-01

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

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

Peterson, Robin T.

2006-01-01

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Guest Blog: Andrew Timmis, E-Futures Doctoral Training Centre ...  

The Energy Community is an online network and internet based comparison tool, \\... We are all members of the E-Futures DTC in Sheffield, conducting research in \\... business, we are currently undertaking market research via an online survey.

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Introducing “Business Source”: The Future of Corporate Open Source Licensing?  

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Full Text Available The benefits of the open source development model have been proven by the test of time; however, making this development model economically feasible can be challenging. In this article, Monty Widenius puts forth a suggestion for a new type of license, which is the result of the lessons learned from decades of work on open source, both as programmer and entrepreneur. The result, “business source”, is a license that seeks to enable a business model that can both harness the benefits of open source while generating sufficient income for the program’s continued development. The business source license automatically changes terms after a given period: an initial non-open source license with specific usage restrictions that transforms to a fully open source license on a specific future date. In this article, we contribute a proposal for a novel license, a set of recommendations for managers, and a sample text of a business source license. This work will be of relevance to four main groups: i those developing or managing a closed source program but who are interested in the benefits open source offers; ii those managing open core programs; iii projects in development; and iv investors interested in funding open source projects.

Michael (Monty Widenius

2013-06-01

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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.

2012-05-01

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Automation Training Tools of the Future.  

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Manufacturing isn't what it used to be, and the United States must ensure its position in the world trade market by educating factory workers in new automated systems. A computer manufacturing engineer outlines the training requirements of a modern workforce and details robotic training devices suitable for classroom use. (JN)

Rehg, James

1986-01-01

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Design and Delivery of Customized Training Programs for New and Expanding Business and Industry.  

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Discusses the six-step process the Des Moines Area Community College (Iowa) uses to design and deliver customized training for new and expanding businesses. Also discusses the New Jobs Training Act that provided tax incentives to those businesses and granted exclusive rights to the state's community colleges to contract for training with them.…

Ghanatabadi, Jolyne; Saylor, Collette

1988-01-01

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Learning Problems in Transnational Business Education and Training: The Case of the MBA in Thailand  

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The transnational Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme has been one of the most popular official business training programmes amongst Thai business practitioners. Although the numbers of transnational business schools and MBA programmes are rapidly increasing, the programmes face numerous challenges from both local and global factors.…

Pimpa, Nattavud

2009-01-01

 
 
 
 
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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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RADAR 2020. Outline of important future developments for installation businesses  

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This RADAR focuses on future trends in the broad field of the installation industry with the aim of developing supporting policy for the installation businesses based on the objectives of UNETO-NVO and OTIB. Trends that can be earmarked as relevant for the installation industry are: Social development, Economic development, Technological development, Organizational development, Economic development, and Political development. In this framework, attention is mainly paid to the developments in the following working areas of the installation industry: Climate Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Sanitary engineering, and ICT.

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An Exciting Future in Retail Training Media  

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Color video can be utilized by department stores involved in fashion retailing, such as Dayton's, to train employees while maintaining the store's reputation for quality. Its uses include product knowledge, store policies and procedures, management communication market, trip reports, trend shows, role-playing, modular courses, and executive…

Ploetz, Richard

1976-01-01

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'The future of the electron beam irradiation service business'  

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The high energy electron beam has less penetration power in comparison with the gamma ray which has been used from before. However, the dose rate of the electron beam is considerably high in comparison with the gamma ray with more than several thousand times. Therefore, the irradiation of the product can be done in a short time, and there are cheap characteristics further in the irradiation cost as well. And, an electron beam is the technology which is very easy to accept in the country of a nuclear allergy constitution like our country so that it may not use radioactive substance. This time, I'd like to think about the present condition of the electron beam irradiation service business and a future based on the experience of Tsukuba EBcenter until now. (J.P.N.)

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Bottom Line Benefits: Increasing Profits through Targeted Tax and Job Training Incentives. A Handbook for Business.  

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This handbook for businesses explains the benefits and incentives provided by the Targeted Jobs Tax Credit (TJTC) and the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and shows how businesses can take advantage of them. An introduction summarizes the two pieces of legislation. Section 1 furnishes the specifics on the TJTC and explains how businesses can…

National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.

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Education and Training that Meets the Needs of Small Business: A Systematic Review of Research  

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Small businesses account for the great majority of businesses and half the private sector employment in Australia, but only one third provide structured training for their employees. This study, a systematic review of existing research, set out to find clear evidence of intervention strategies that meet small business needs in relation to the…

Dawe, Susan; Nguyen, Nhi

2007-01-01

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Physical training of fencers in education of future pedagogues  

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Full Text Available It is historically established that fencing was means of education and perfection in army and different educational institutions in the world. In the article the place of fencer's physical training in education of future teachers is considered. The main areas and means of physical training of fencers are emphasized. A professional orientation of physical education of future pedagogues is exposed. Here are shown: the role of fencing in formation of the most important social qualities of personality, it's physical culture, and also psychophysical qualities and dexterity.

Kriventsova I.V.

2010-02-01

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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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Business Education Delphi Study of Future Directions for the Field  

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Business education has a long history of growth, change, and development. Instruction "about" commercial practices and "for" business employment is fundamental to every known society, and the key question for contemporary societies, especially highly developed economies, is how business education can best be implemented, and by whom.…

Lambrecht, Judith J.

2007-01-01

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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.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.

Pilar Pineda Herrero

2011-11-01

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P2P Business Applications: Future and Directions  

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Full Text Available Since the launch of Napster in June 1999, peer-to-peer technology (P2P has become synonymous with file sharing applications that are the bane of the recording industry due to copyright infringements and consequent revenue losses. P2P promised a revolution in business computing which has not arrived. It has become synonymous with illegal file sharing and copyright violations. Meanwhile the information systems industry has undergone a paradigm change, and we are supposedly living in a world of cloud computing and mobile devices. It is pertinent to examine if P2P, as a revolutionary technology, is still relevant and important today and will be in future. One has to examine this question in the context of the fact that P2P technologies have matured but have however had limited adoption outside file sharing in the consumer space. This paper provides a detailed analysis of P2P computing and offers some propositions to answer the question of the relevancy of P2P. It is proposed that P2P is still a relevant technology but may be reshaped in the coming years in a different form as compared to what exists today.

Pankaj Pankaj

2012-08-01

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Enhancing Users' Participation in Business Process Modeling through Ontology-Based Training  

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Successful business process design requires active participation of users who are familiar with organizational activities and business process modelling concepts. Hence, there is a need to provide users with reusable, flexible, agile and adaptable training material in order to enable them instil their knowledge and expertise in business process design and automation activities. Knowledge reusability is of paramount importance in designing training material on process modelling since it enables users participate actively in process design/redesign activities stimulated by the changing business environment. This paper presents a prototype approach for the design and use of training material that provides significant advantages to both the designer (knowledge - content reusability and semantic web enabling) and the user (semantic search, knowledge navigation and knowledge dissemination). The approach is based on externalizing domain knowledge in the form of ontology-based knowledge networks (i.e. training scenarios serving specific training needs) so that it is made reusable.

Macris, A.; Malamateniou, F.; Vassilacopoulos, G.

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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

2008-12-01

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The Current and Future Role of Business Schools  

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

Rayment, John; Smith, Jonathan

2013-01-01

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E-Business and Online Learning: Connections and Opportunities for Vocational Education and Training.  

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Australian vocational education and training (VET) providers show increasing interest in using electronic technology to provide online learning, student services, and business functions, according to a study that included a literature review, Internet search, interviews with organizations that use e-business models for online learning, analysis of…

Mitchell, John

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Training and Learning as Drivers of US Microenterprise Business Plan Quality  

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This study examined the output quality of a US microenterprise training program created to help entrepreneurs develop business plans for their ventures. The program concludes with the entrepreneurs' plans being scored by a panel of experts. Hypotheses were developed and tested to determine the importance of feedback, key components of business

Cook, Ronald G.; Belliveau, Paul; Sandberg, Mark E.

2004-01-01

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Acmeological approach to training future teachers in college  

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Full Text Available Improving training and skills of future teachers is associated with conscious person climbing to a high level of competence and professional skill is possible using a new and promising science – pedagogical acmeology.To implement acmeologic approach in the training of teachers is to implement acmeologic and edu-cational effects on students so that they have formed acmeologic orientation of the person as a pivotal property and a key indicator of professionalism of the individual. A model of personality acmeological orientation of students in the process of implementing acmeologic approach to vocational and teacher education systematically describes the identified psychological and pedagogical conditions combined methodological guidelines, educational approaches, tools, techniques and forms of organization of educational process at the university, the stages of their organization and the criteria formedness. Problem of quality of education for future teachers can be solved using acme-technologies, the study of theory and testing acmeologic principles.

Velichko E. V.

2011-09-01

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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

2013-04-01

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Mentors in Business Education: Linking the Past and the Future.  

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Explains how mentoring initiatives can help reduce the impending business teacher shortage and preserve knowledge about effective teaching. Describes steps to successful mentoring, mentoring initiatives, and selected resources. (JOW)

Glenn, Joanne M.

1999-01-01

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Small Business Success Factors: the Role of Education and Training  

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Interest in successful small businesses continues to grow, but is influenced by the different ways in which small businesses are categorised and the difficulty of defining ?success?. There is a range of criteria associated with success in terms of individual owner characteristics, organisational values and performance measures. However, few…

Simpson, Mike; Tuck, Nicki; Bellamy, Sarah

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International Business and Training: Preparing for the Global Economy.  

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Argues that the influences of gender on intercultural communication are important and too often overlooked. Examines gender roles and business communication in the United States and other countries. Concludes that the influence of gender and perceptions of gender roles in target cultures should be an important part of international business and…

Hugenberg, Lawrence W.; LaCivita, Renee M.; Lubanovic, Andra M.

1996-01-01

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A New Approach to Small Business Training: Community Based Education  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show that most small business owner-managers are technically competent in their area of business activity however they do not always have equal managerial competence. For example, deficiency in human resource management competence may lead to difficulties in attracting, retaining or leading staff. These…

Redmond, Janice; Walker, Elizabeth A.

2008-01-01

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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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Microfinance 'plus': The impact of business training on Indian self help groups  

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The provision of business training with microfinance leads to a positive impact on assets for the participating households. We correct for membership selection bias and account for potential training endogeneity with propensity score matching, using data from the Self Help Group microfinance program in India.

Swain, Ranjula Bali; Varghese, Adel

2010-01-01

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A Culture-Based Framework for Successful Business Training in Russia.  

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Successful business training by foreigners in Russia must consider the contemporary climate for training and human resource management; characteristics of the Russian audience; and cultural issues in the use of simulation, hard versus soft content, and working with a translator. (SK)

Varner, Iris I.; Varner, Carson H.

1994-01-01

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

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

Kaliski, Burton S.

2007-01-01

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‘Education or training?’: A case study of undergraduate business curriculum in a new university business school  

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This is a single case study of undergraduate business curriculum design and pedagogic practice in a post-1992 university business school (UBS). The central aim of the research was to investigate the factors that combined to influence the design and enactment of the BA Business Studies and BA Entrepreneurship and Innovation programmes. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews with academics from the department of Systems and Management and a documentary review of programme texts. T...

Brady, Norman

2013-01-01

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Technological sequence of creating components of the training system of the future officers to the management of physical training  

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Full Text Available The goal is to determine constructive ways of sequence of constructing components of the training system of the future officers to carry out official questions of managing the physical training in the process of the further military career. The structural logic circuit of the interconnections stages of optimum cycle management and technological sequence of constructing the components of the training system of the future officers to the management of physical training, which provides: definition of requirements to the typical problems of professional activities on the issues of the leadership, organization and conducting of physical training, the creation of the phased system model cadets training, training of the curriculum discipline ?Physical education, special physical training and sport?; model creation and definition of criteria of the integral evaluation of the readiness of the future officers to the management of physical training was determined through the analysis more than thirty documentary and scientific literature.

Olkhovy O.M.

2012-09-01

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Current state of psychotherapy training: preparing for the future.  

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This article provides an overview of what is currently being taught in psychiatry residency programs about psychotherapy in general, and to evolving changes in the field related to mental health parity and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in particular. Future psychiatrists must have a firm grasp of not only the principles of psychotherapy but also the development of increasingly effective and evidence-based psychotherapies if they are to be effective health care leaders. We review what attracts medical students to psychiatry and how much their decision to train in psychiatry is rooted in a desire to learn both dynamic psychiatry and psychotherapy in its various modalities. It is no secret that the quality of teaching and learning psychotherapy is variable in our training programs. One reason for this can be attributed to trainees who ascribe more to the biological dimensions of our field and have less interest and commitment to more than basic skills in psychotherapy. In addition, in some settings there is a dearth of teachers trained in the various forms of psychotherapy who are committed to this pedagogical imperative. We conclude with several recommendations to residency training programs and to residents themselves regarding what we deem essential in both the curricular and clinical exposure to the challenges and shortcomings of the mental health parity and Affordable Care Act. Tomorrow's psychiatrists have a fiduciary responsibility of advocating for their complex and chronically ill patients that must include providing psychotherapy. PMID:25211436

Kay, Jerald; Myers, Michael F

2014-09-01

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OCR Scanners Facilitate WP Training in Business Schools and Colleges.  

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Optical Character Recognition Scanners (OCR) scan typed text and feed it directly into word processing systems, saving input time. OCRs are valuable in word processing training programs because they allow more students access to classes and more time for skill training. (MD)

School Business Affairs, 1983

1983-01-01

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[Issues on business of genetic testing in near future].  

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Since 1990's, a business condition that company sells genetic testing services directly to consumers without through medical facility, so called "direct-to-consumers (DTC) genetic testing", has risen. They provide genetic testing for obesity, disease susceptibility or paternity, etc. There are serious problems in this kind of business. Most of the providers do not make sales with face-to-face selling, and do through internet instead. They do not provide genetic counseling by certified genetic counselor or clinical geneticist. Most DTC genetic testing services for disease susceptibility or predispositions including obesity, lack scientific validity, clinical validity and clinical utility. And also including paternity genetic testing, they all have risks of ethical legal and social issues (ELSI) in genetic discrimination and/or eugenics. The specific problem in Japan is that the healthcare section of the government still has not paid attention and not taken seriously the requirement to deploy safety net. PMID:19507514

Takada, Fumio

2009-06-01

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Training outcome in future professional voice users after 18 months of voice training.  

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The goal of this study is to define the long-term influence of vocal hygiene education and the effectiveness of voice training in 46 students. Half of the subjects, called the trained group (n = 23), received vocal hygiene education during 1 school year and voice training during 2 school years (18 months). The other half, also 23 subjects, received neither vocal hygiene education nor voice training as such (called the untrained group). The voice training is made up of technical workshops (30 h a year in groups of 5-8 subjects) and vocal coaching in the radio and drama projects (30 h whole class). In the lectures (30 h) a theoretical background on breathing, articulation, voicing and vocal hygiene was discussed. A multidimensional test battery containing the GRBAS scale, videolaryngostroboscopy, maximum phonation time, jitter, lowest intensity, highest frequency, Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI) and Voice Handicap Index (VHI) was applied before and after 18 months to evaluate the effect of voice training over time. A questionnaire on daily habits was presented before the lectures, and after 18 months to detect the long-term effect of the lectures. The objectively measured voice quality (DSI) of the trained group improved significantly over time (p < 0.001) due to training (p = 0.008), which was not the case in the untrained group. The self-assessed VHI, on the other hand, changed over time (p < 0.001) in both groups. For the trained group the VHI changed from 18.4 to 14.4 and in the untrained group from 20.1 to 15.3. It is important to note that the VHI scores of both groups remained high. The interpretation of the results of the daily habit questionnaire is disturbing: the initial high degree of smoking, vocal abuse, stress and late meals was not influenced by the lectures or training and remained high. This study proves the positive outcome and emphasizes the need for a well-organized voice training program in future professional voice users. However, the lectures and training on vocal hygiene failed to improve voice-conserving habits. PMID:15001827

Timmermans, Bernadette; De Bodt, Marc S; Wuyts, Floris L; Van de Heyning, Paul H

2004-01-01

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American English Business Negotiations: Training for Non-Native Speakers.  

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The characteristics, structure, and content of American English business negotiations are described. A course taught in the Harvard University Summer Program for Foreign Students, developed to eliminate the linguistic and cultural component of potential misunderstandings in cross-cultural negotiations, is outlined and illustrated with an example…

Neu, Joyce

1986-01-01

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Family business entrepreneurs' influence on entrepreneurship education and training : a discussion paper  

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Entrepreneur education and training are the key concepts for the success and wel-fare of the European societies. In this, the most important actors are the local and national family business entrepreneurs and their enterprises. The challenge for them is to become global and to build international business and social networks with their European counterparts as well as to learn to be motivated in coopera-tion with educational establishments. This study focuses on the online learning program of...

Allahwerdi, Helena; Westerholm, Hely

2009-01-01

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Towards a pedagogic corpus approach to business and community interpreter training  

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This paper will focus on the use of spoken corpora in this context. "Applied Corpus Linguistics? has produced a growing body of research into the use of corpora in language pedagogy, with most recent work focusing on spoken and multimedia corpora for language teaching. We will argue that interpreter training for business and community settings can benefit immensely from this research and we discuss how these approaches can be adapted to suit the needs of business and community interpreter t...

Braun, S.; Kohn, K.

2012-01-01

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

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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 ...

Prof .Waghmare G.T.

2012-01-01

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

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

Bagraim, Jeffrey; Goodman, Suki; Pulker, Stephanie

2014-01-01

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International Business, Gender, and Training: Preparing for the Global Economy.  

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This paper deals with how to train employees in transnational companies to be more "global" in their understanding and awareness of different cultures. The paper defines as "target culture" where the employee or his family will be working and considers as a confounding variable in the international marketplace the role to be played by women.…

Hugenberg, Lawrence W.; And Others

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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

2004-12-01

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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

2011-05-01

 
 
 
 
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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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Invitation Choice Structure Has No Impact on Attendance in a Female Business Training Program in Kenya  

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Business training programs are a common form of support to small businesses, but organizations providing this training often struggle to get business owners to attend. We evaluate the role of invitation choice structure in determining agreement to participate and actual attendance. A field experiment randomly assigned female small business owners in Kenya (N?=?1172) to one of three invitation types: a standard opt-in invitation; an active choice invitation where business owners had to explicitly say yes or no to the invitation; and an enhanced active choice invitation which highlighted the costs of saying no. We find no statistically significant effect of these alternative choice structures on willingness to participate in training, attending at least one day, and completing the course. The 95 percent confidence interval for the active treatment effect on attendance is [?1.9%, +9.5%], while for the enhanced active choice treatment it is [?4.1%, +7.7%]. The effect sizes consistent with our data are smaller than impacts measured in health and retirement savings studies in the United States. We examine several potential explanations for the lack of effect in a developing country setting. We find evidence consistent with two potential reasons being limited decision-making power amongst some women, and lower levels of cognition making the enhanced active choice wording less effective. PMID:25299647

Diwan, Faizan; Makana, Grace; McKenzie, David; Paruzzolo, Silvia

2014-01-01

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Invitation choice structure has no impact on attendance in a female business training program in kenya.  

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Business training programs are a common form of support to small businesses, but organizations providing this training often struggle to get business owners to attend. We evaluate the role of invitation choice structure in determining agreement to participate and actual attendance. A field experiment randomly assigned female small business owners in Kenya (N?=?1172) to one of three invitation types: a standard opt-in invitation; an active choice invitation where business owners had to explicitly say yes or no to the invitation; and an enhanced active choice invitation which highlighted the costs of saying no. We find no statistically significant effect of these alternative choice structures on willingness to participate in training, attending at least one day, and completing the course. The 95 percent confidence interval for the active treatment effect on attendance is [-1.9%, +9.5%], while for the enhanced active choice treatment it is [-4.1%, +7.7%]. The effect sizes consistent with our data are smaller than impacts measured in health and retirement savings studies in the United States. We examine several potential explanations for the lack of effect in a developing country setting. We find evidence consistent with two potential reasons being limited decision-making power amongst some women, and lower levels of cognition making the enhanced active choice wording less effective. PMID:25299647

Diwan, Faizan; Makana, Grace; McKenzie, David; Paruzzolo, Silvia

2014-01-01

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Training Drivers, Competitive Strategy and Clients' Needs: Case Studies of Three Business Process Outsourcing Organisations  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors that drive a firm's decision to invest in training in India's IT-enabled services/business process outsourcing (ITeS/BPO) sector. It aims to consider a much-neglected area and an often-cited need to consider external factors, especially the needs of an organisation's clients in a firm's…

Malik, Ashish

2009-01-01

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Entrepreneurship Education and Training Needs of Family Businesses Operating in the Agricultural Sector of India  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the entrepreneurship education and training (EET) needs of small family businesses operating in the agricultural sector of the Indian economy. Design/methodology/approach: Quantitative and qualitative data were collected through a survey of 122 agricultural family firms in the Indian state of…

Sandhu, Navjot; Hussain, Javed; Matlay, Harry

2012-01-01

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A Capstone Project in Business Ethics: Building an Ethics Training Program.  

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In a capstone project, business students developed an ethics training session and manual for an industry or profession. The process required comprehensive understanding of ethical issues, causes of unethical behaviors, and awareness of corporate codes of ethics. (Contains 19 references.) (SK)

Giacalone, Robert A.; Jurkiewicz, Carole L.; Knouse, Stpehen B.

2003-01-01

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Speaking Politely, Kindly, and Beautifully: Ideologies of Politeness in Japanese Business Etiquette Training  

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In recent years, politeness theory has increasingly focused on speakers' own conceptualizations of polite behavior, viewing politeness concepts as a type of language ideology. This article examines the construction of Japanese politeness concepts in the business etiquette training provided for new employees in Japanese companies. Drawing on…

Dunn, Cynthia Dickel

2013-01-01

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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.

Ms. Harsha Batra

2011-04-01

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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 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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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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Model training of future specialists in human health to strengthen the use of health technologies  

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Full Text Available Purpose : develop a model of scientific and methodological training of future specialists in human health to strengthen the use of health technologies. Material : processed more than 100 literary sources. Results : analyzed the methodological, organizational and educational and training aspects of the training of future specialists in human health. On the basis of scientific modeling, the basic structural components of the model of professional training of future specialists, are characterized by their nature and relationship. Theoretical basis to ensure a high level of training future specialist is an integral concept of professionalization based on the theoretical and methodological basis of its essence. Conclusions : it is proved that the effectiveness of training future specialist determined holistic concept of professionalization and relevant scientific and methodological support of the educational process.

Mikheenko O.I.

2014-05-01

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

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

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

2013-01-01

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New business models to ensure the future prospects of municipal utilities; Neue, zukunftsfaehige Geschaeftsmodelle fuer Stadtwerke  

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In view of decreasing margins and even negative company results, the future of municipal utilities has become a much-discussed issue. Margins will not improve, owing to increasing and increasingly volatile acquisition cost and necessary investments in distribution grids and power generation. There is no easy way out of this given the commodity-centered business models that must be retained and optimized. However, in the long run new business models must be developed and integrated. In the long run, the ability of municipal utilities to innovate and change will decide upon their success or failure.

Sauthoff, Marc; Schoen, Oliver [Capgemini Consulting, Berlin (Germany)

2010-12-15

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Criteria and valuation level assessment of future technology teachers professional training during modular teaching  

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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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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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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

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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. 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 cor...

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

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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.

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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

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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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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...

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

2011-01-01

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Transition to Skilled Birth Attendance: Is There a Future Role for Trained Traditional Birth Attendants?  

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A brief history of training of traditional birth attendants (TBAs), summary of evidence for effectiveness of TBA training, and consideration of the future role of trained TBAs in an environment that emphasizes transition to skilled birth attendance are provided. Evidence of the effectiveness of TBA training, based on 60 studies and standard meta-analytic procedures, includes moderate-to-large improvements in behaviours of TBAs relating to selected intrapartum and postnatal care practices, sma...

Sibley, Lynn M.; Sipe, Theresa Ann

2006-01-01

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Building the Future: The Maternal and Child Health Training Program.  

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This report describes the role of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Program in planning and supporting training designed to produce state, community, university, and professional association leaders who can advocate for children and mothers and continue to effect change that saves lives and enhances health. The Maternal and Child Health…

Athey, Jean; Kavanagh, Laura; Bagley, Karen; Hutchins, Vince

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

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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...

Ba?la?ceanu, Valeria Arina

2009-01-01

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

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

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

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

2013-01-01

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PEDAGOGICAL CONDITIONS OF FUTURE TEACHER TRAINING IN THE EFFECTIVE USE OF GEOGRAPHY TEXTBOOK IN THE LESSON  

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Full Text Available The article analyzes the problems of professional training of future teachers in the use of geography textbook in their classes. The author identifies the reasons for lack of young teachers’ attention to the textbook and the causes of insufficient training of future geography teachers in the effective use of the textbook in the class. Professional training of future teachers in the effective and proper use of the geography textbook in the class is possible only under certain pedagogical conditions. A specific feature of this work is theoretically sound pedagogical conditions of future teacher training in the effective use of geography textbook in the class, which can form and further develop the students’ readiness for effective use of geography textbook in the lessons.

Volkhonskaya Anastasiya Andreevna

2013-05-01

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The professional training of future specialists for Industry of hospitality in the United States of America.  

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The analysis of the USA's scientists publications on the professional training of specialists of hospitality is presented. The couteuts of curricula of Conrad Hilton's college, University Johnson and Wales has been analyzed. It is found out that the feature of training future specialists for Industry of hospitality consists in close connection with a society, enterprises. The associations of hotels take part in the discussion, adjustments of curricula, quality determination of training of gra...

Vindyk A.V.

2010-01-01

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INTERSUBJECT CONJUCTIONS OF INFORMATICS WITH MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS FOR FUTURE ENGINEERS TRAINING ???????????? ??’???? ??????????? ? ??????????? ?? ??????? ? ???????? ??????????? ????????  

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Full Text Available Integration processes, which take place in society, show a necessity of integrations of different subjects, related to the theory and practice, with modern information technologies. The analysis of training programmes for different normative disciplines is conducted and the necessity of studying of programme – pedagogical supporting for future engineers advanced training is shown.???????????? ???????, ??? ???????????? ? ???????????, ????????? ???????????? ?????????? ?????? ?????????? ???????, ???’?????? ?? ??????? ?? ?????????, ?? ????????? ?????????????? ????????????. ????????? ?????? ?????????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ??????????? ????????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ???????? ?????????-????????????? ???????????? ??? ?????????? ???????????? ????????? ???????? ?????????.

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INTERSUBJECT CONJUCTIONS OF INFORMATICS WITH MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS FOR FUTURE ENGINEERS TRAINING ???????????? ??’???? ??????????? ? ??????????? ?? ??????? ? ???????? ??????????? ????????  

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Integration processes, which take place in society, show a necessity of integrations of different subjects, related to the theory and practice, with modern information technologies. The analysis of training programmes for different normative disciplines is conducted and the necessity of studying of programme – pedagogical supporting for future engineers advanced training is shown.???????????? ???????, ??? ???????????? ? ???????????, ...

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2010-01-01

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Touching the Future by Training Students as Technology Workers.  

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Describes a technology consultant's training of promising students as network administrators as part of a high-school work-study program. Success hinged on combining work with education, providing supervision and mentoring, using knowledgeable trainers, not substituting students for staff shortcomings, and installing adequate computer security.…

Wodarz, Nan

1999-01-01

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Training for Internationalization through Domestic Geographical Dispersion : The Case of Emerging Market Business Groups  

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Traditionally created to deal with the unfriendly domestic environment, business groups (BGs) are increasingly internationalizing. However, how BGs can reconcile their strictly domestic orientation with an international dimension still remains an open question. Drawing on arguments from organizational learning, we seek to solve this puzzle in relation to the internationalization of Indian BGs. In particular, we argue that in heterogeneous domestic emerging markets BG’s geographical dispersion across sub-national states provides training for internationalization. To internationalize successfully, BGs need to develop the capability of managing geographically dispersed units in institutional heterogeneous contexts. Domestic geographical dispersion would indeed help the BG dealing with different regulations, customers and infrastructures. However, there is less scope for such training as BGs become more internationally experienced, and the benefits of domestic geographical dispersions are limited by the degree of urbanization of sub-national states. We test our argument on a sample of 693 Indian BGs over the period 2001-2010.

Stucchi, Tamara

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Value Appropriation in Business Exchange : Literature Review and Future Research Opportunities  

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Purpose – Value appropriation is a central, yet neglected aspect in business exchange research. The purpose of the paper is to generate an overview of research on active value appropriation in business exchange and provide the foundation for further research into value appropriation, as well as some initial guidance for managers. Design/methodology/approach – Literatures investigating value appropriation were identified by the means of a systematic review of the overall management literature. Findings – The authors provide an overview and comparison of the literatures and find that they apply diverse understandings of the value appropriation process and emphasize different mechanisms and outcomes of value appropriation. Research limitations/implications – Based on the literature comparison and discussion, in combination with inspiration from alternative business exchange literature, the authors propose four areas with high potential for future research into value appropriation: network position effects, appropriation acts and behaviors, buyer-seller relationship effects, and appropriation over time. Practical implications – Boundary spanning managers acting in industrial markets must master the difficult balance between value creation and appropriation. This review has provided an overview of the many managerial options for value appropriation and created knowledge on the effects of the various appropriation mechanisms enabling managers to secure company rents while not jeopardizing value creation. Originality/value – To the authors’ knowledge, this paper represents the first attempt at reviewing the management literature on value appropriation in business exchange. The authors provide overview, details, comparisons, and frame a research agenda as a first step towards establishing value appropriation as a key phenomenon in business exchange research.

Ellegaard, Chris; Medlin, Christopher J.

2014-01-01

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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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[Emergency medical training: the future of emergency care in Africa?].  

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The main goal of emergency medicine training is to teach the wide range of sciences and skills necessary to recognize and stabilize emergency situations. Emergency medicine training has proven highly effective in developed countries especially with regard to organization of survival medicine. This type of training is especially important in sub-Saharan Africa where there is a severe shortage of intensive care specialists and an almost total lack of other personnel qualified to manage life-threatening trauma and disease. Starting with the 1998 Nsam fire disaster in Yaounde, a number of situations have confirmed the seriously deficient state of resources for handling emergencies in Cameroon. In view of this situation a two-year study program in emergency medicine was proposed and introduced at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaounde I during the 2000/2001 academic year. The curriculum includes eight 40-hour didactic course modules and 800 hours of hands-on work in local hospitals and in France. Students undergo regular assessment of their scientific knowledge and practical competencies after each module. As additional prerequisites for the diploma, they must be certified in first aid and rescue and present a research paper. Despite the lack of faculty and teaching materials, this program is expected to increase the number of emergency medical care providers and improve access to high-quality emergency care services. PMID:12244927

Binam, F; Malongte, P; Beyiha, G; Ze Minkande, J; Takongmo, S; Bengono, G

2002-01-01

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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.

2011-12-01

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Training of Data Services Professionals: Past, Present, and Future.  

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Considers history of data archives, which preserve machine-readable data files (MRDF) for posterity and provide services to users, and current educational scene for data archive personnel. Pros and cons of current system, a 1980 survey of managers of MRDF collections, and alternatives for future are discussed. Twenty-three references are provided.…

Ruus, Laine G. M.

1982-01-01

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Management capabilities, business models and investment targets / An exploratory study on the future of the Finnish manufacturing industry  

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ABSTRACT: Objectives: This thesis studies the projected future direction and expected management capability requirements of the Finnish manufacturing industry, by examining the development and present status of the industry’s business models, management capabilities and future investment targets. During recent years the Finnish manufacturing industry has undergone significant structural changes, and the transformation is only expected to accelerate. Hence, this study ai...

Isotalo, Tatu

2012-01-01

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Computerized training simulator, its development and future prospects  

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Computerized training simulator system SPVS was developed to improve the efficiency of nuclear power plant personnel training in Czechoslovakia. The system serves as a partial simulator for practice and fixation of cognitive skills and for education of nuclear power plant personnel, and also as a system for examining and evaluating this personnel. Four to seven installed SPVS workplaces make up a terminal schoolroom which can accomodate as many as 21 participants. The technical means of a SPVS workplace include a SM 52/12 minicomputer system, a terminal network with 12 to 21 graphics color terminals and an alphanumeric display for the teacher's workplace, and further instructional means such as slide projectors and closed-circuit videosystems. The application software includes two program packages. One comprises simulation system SIMULA, information system ORION, a system for the selection of help information called HELP and a program for data transfer to simulation tasks. KONTROL, the other application program package, is used for the preparation of tasks and for instructional and administration processes. (Z.M.). 5 refs

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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 shoul 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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Some aspects of preparation of future teachers of physical training for creative teaching activity  

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Full Text Available It is considered the influence of special training cycle directed on the forming and development of creative abilities in future teachers of physical culture. In pedagogical experiment participated 99 students of the full-time faculty "Physical education" (experimental group - 45 persons. Proved growth rates of fluency, flexibility of thinking and elaboration of ideas in the experimental group. It is established that proposed cycle training did not significantly impact on the improvement manifestations of originality of thought.

Bondar T.S.

2012-02-01

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Education and training of future wetland scientists and managers  

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Wetland science emerged as a distinct discipline in the 1980s. In response, courses addressing various aspects of wetland science and management were developed by universities, government agencies, and private firms. Professional certification of wetland scientists began in the mid-1990s to provide confirmation of the quality of education and experience of persons involved in regulatory, management, restoration/construction, and research involving wetland resources. The education requirements for certification and the need for persons with specific wetland training to fill an increasing number of wetland-related positions identified a critical need to develop curriculum guidelines for an undergraduate wetland science and management major for potential accreditation by the Society of Wetland Scientists. That proposed major contains options directed toward either wetland science or management. Both options include required basic courses to meet the general education requirements of many universities, required upper-level specialized courses that address critical aspects of physical and biological sciences applicable to wetlands, and a minimum of four additional upper-level specialized courses that can be used to tailor a degree to students' interests. The program would be administered by an independent review board that would develop guidelines and evaluate university applications for accreditation. Students that complete the required coursework will fulfill the education requirements for professional wetland scientist certification and possess qualifications that make them attractive candidates for graduate school or entry-level positions in wetland science or management. Universities that offer this degree program could gain an advantage in recruiting highly qualified students with an interest in natural resources. Alternative means of educating established wetland scientists are likewise important, especially to provide specialized knowledge and experience or updates related to new management discoveries, policies, and regulations. ?? 2008 The Society of Wetland Scientists.

Wilcox, D. A.

2008-01-01

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A Comparison of Business Graduates' Labour Force Destinations Following Post-Secondary Vocational Education and Training in Three Indian States  

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The Higher Secondary Vocational Education programme in India was introduced in 1976-77, to boost the supply of manpower trained to an intermediate skill level. This paper uses data collected during a study of the impact of vocational business courses in the three states of Kerala, Goa and Haryana. The study collected information on a range of…

Palanivel, A.; Urwin, Peter; Murphy, Richard

2006-01-01

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Future Teachers’ Training for the Organization High School Students’ to the Development of the Danube Region  

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Full Text Available Organization and realization of project activities high school students’ to development of the Danube Region was surveyed on the basis of scientific literature on the problem of formation of future teachers’ readiness to solve different didactic problems. The stages of organization and realization of high school students’ project activities were researched and worked out. We came to the conclusion that a project activity is a combination of certain purposeful actions for creation of a successive plan in future teachers’ training.

Natalya Gubanova

2013-08-01

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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

2013-07-01

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

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

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2012-01-01

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Part-task training in the context of automation: current and future directions.  

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Automation often elicits a divide-and-conquer outlook. By definition, automation has been suggested to assume control over a part or whole task that was previously performed by a human (Parasuraman & Riley, 1997). When such notions of automation are taken as grounds for training, they readily invoke a part-task training (PTT) approach. This article outlines broad functions of automation as a source of PTT and reviews the PTT literature, focusing on the potential benefits and costs related to using automation as a mechanism for PTT. The article reviews some past work in this area and suggests a path to move beyond the type of work captured by the "automation as PTT" framework. An illustrative experiment shows how automation in training and PTT are actually separable issues. PTT with automation has some utility but ultimately remains an unsatisfactory framework for the future broad potential of automation during training, and we suggest that a new conceptualization is needed. PMID:24455809

Gutzwiller, Robert S; Clegg, Benjamin A; Blitch, John G

2013-01-01

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New Rules of Business for the Future of Community Colleges: Design of the Critical Issue Discussion Forums  

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At the Community College Futures Assembly, 3 critical discussion groups, each organized by an area of focus, conceptualized "New Rules" guiding the operation of community colleges. Utilizing 55 "New Rules for Business" provided by the keynote speaker Mark N. Vamos, each group identified 2-3 New Rules relevant to community college leadership in the…

Honeyman, David S.; Berry, James; Mullin, Christopher M.

2007-01-01

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Online home based businesses: systematic literature review and future research agenda  

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Home based businesses account for a significant proportion of all businesses in both developed and developing economies. They are highly heterogeneous and therefore studies in the domain should focus on distinct types of home based businesses. This study describes a systematic review of the literature that addresses online home based businesses. The review addresses three related topics: the development of an up to date definition, identification of the salient characteristics of online home ...

Anwar, Muhammad; Daniel, Elizabeth

2014-01-01

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

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

Ramlot, J. M.

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Global plants introductory session. Modern training meeting the future needs of the nuclear industry  

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For the AREVA group training is more than just transferring knowledge skills. It also means developing attitudes and meeting the changing challenges of people development, of its customer's employees and of its own employees. AREVA wants to meet the world's energy challenges and has therefore taken on the mission of enabling as many as possible to have access to energy that is clean, safe and economical. In order to meet this greatest challenge of the 21st century with its growing demand for energy, AREVA requires a rapid increase of its global workforce. This means that 45.000 new recruits must be hired by 2012. In particular the rapid growth of AREVA's Reactors and Services division due to its business development produces an increasing demand for effective training services in order to prepare the newly recruited employees for their professional activities. (orig.)

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Global plants introductory session. Modern training meeting the future needs of the nuclear industry  

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For the AREVA group training is more than just transferring knowledge skills. It also means developing attitudes and meeting the changing challenges of people development, of its customer's employees and of its own employees. AREVA wants to meet the world's energy challenges and has therefore taken on the mission of enabling as many as possible to have access to energy that is clean, safe and economical. In order to meet this greatest challenge of the 21{sup st} century with its growing demand for energy, AREVA requires a rapid increase of its global workforce. This means that 45.000 new recruits must be hired by 2012. In particular the rapid growth of AREVA's Reactors and Services division due to its business development produces an increasing demand for effective training services in order to prepare the newly recruited employees for their professional activities. (orig.)

Ramdohr, Kerstin [AREVA NP GmbH (Germany)

2010-05-15

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

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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

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Social Responsibility: what’s the big deal? The influence of news media on future business people : A study on the three CSR-dimensions in media  

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The current study aims to provide insight into future business people’s perception of Social Responsibility topics in news media generated in the European Union. Furthermore, the study develops an understanding of the link between the perception of future business people and the three CSR-dimensions in media. These three dimensions include ‘opinion forming’, ‘opinion illustrating’ and ‘responsibility for own business actions’, emphasizing the media’s responsibility towards its...

Deeg, Anja; Niemann, Ann-lisa

2012-01-01

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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

2011-01-01

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Training tomorrow's military surgeons: lessons from the past and challenges for the future.  

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The nature of conflict is evolving, with current warfare being associated with an initial "shock and awe" phase followed by protracted periods ofcounter-insurgency and peace support missions. As conflict has changed, so have the munitions deployed and the resulting patterns of injury. Improvised Explosive Devices have become the preferred weapon of the insurgent and the resultant explosive and fragmentation injuries are the hallmark of modern military wounding. These injuries pose a significant challenge to deployed medical forces, requiring a well-defined, seamless approach from injury to rehabilitation. Traditionally, military medical services demonstrate a poor 'institutional memory' in the maintenance of combat surgical skills. Numerous publications detail the re-learning of key tenets of war surgery by generations of surgeons deploying onto the field of battle. While the maintenance of military surgical capability in trained surgeons may be addressed through combat surgical courses, concern exists as to the generic competency of those currently in training and their ability to deal with the burden of injury associated with modern conflict. The training of junior doctors in the United Kingdom and further afield is in a state of flux. New curriculum development, streamlined and run-through training programmes have combined with the legal requirements of the European Working Time Directive to produce a training landscape almost unrecognisable with that of previous years. This article investigates the development of current military wounding patterns and modern surgical training programmes. It describes processes already in place to address the unique training needs of military surgeons and proposes a framework for enabling appropriate training opportunities in the future. PMID:20397598

Eardley, W G P; Taylor, D M; Parker, P J

2009-12-01

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Information and communication technologies in the training of masters - the future teachers  

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Full Text Available The paper dug up the problem is not of sufficient quantity and quality of information resources on the Internet for masters - the future teachers. The author proposes to improve their training to use the portal technology. We describe a portal developed by Masters, which is aimed at developing the skills of interactive communication, information and communication competence, the ability to create and design informational materials, the ability to self-identification, collection, analysis and presentation of educational information of various types and forms of presentation of the network, the ability to use new educational resources in future careers.

Osadchiy V.V.

2010-03-01

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Actuality of training of future specialists of physical education and sport to forming of administrative competence.  

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Full Text Available Directions of training of trainers, teachers, sport organizers on forming of administrative competence are considered. The administrative aspect of training of teachers is considered, a management concept is analysed. Intercommunication is set between concepts professionalism, pedagogical trade, competence approach, administrative competence. A necessity and ways of forming of administrative competence is rotined for the future specialists of physical education and sport. Progressive tendencies are exposed in development of modern trade education, determinations of structure of professional competence. Expedience of realization of approach which opens up through the system of pedagogical abilities of specialist with a selection a separate competence is marked. It is rotined that a competence contacts with organization of pedagogical management in directions to organizationally-educate, to athletic-health-improvement and to sporting activity of future specialists of physical education and sport.

Dubrevskiy Y.M.

2012-10-01

 
 
 
 
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METHODICAL TRAINING OF FUTURE TEACHERS TO APPLY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH METHODS IN SCHOOLING ????????? ?????????? ????????? ???????? ??????????? ?? ???????????? ????????????? ??????? ????????  

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Full Text Available The problem became topical due to the reorientation of education to the new goals of shaping the skills of 21 century among students. The authors present one of solutions for these problems, the special training of future teachers in the walls of the institution of higher education to apply research methods in school education. The paper outlines proposals for improving the content of methodical training of teachers. The theory of teaching methods acquires further development, in particular, concept definition of research methods course and classification of research methods are generalized and refined. The methods and techniques of forming a rough basis of research activities among students while using computer-based training application «Showing_Evidence» are analyzed by example of solution of professionally directed task.???????????? ???????? ????????????? ??????????????? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????????? ? ????? ??????? 21 ????????. ????? ?? ?????? ????’???????? ??? ????? ?? ????? ??????? ? ?????????? ?????????? ????????? ???????? ? ?????? ?????? ??????????? ??????? ?? ???????????? ????????????? ??????? ? ????????? ????????. ? ?????? ?????? ?????????? ???? ????????????? ?????? ?????????? ?????????? ????????, ????????? ???????? ??????? ?????? ??????? ????????, ???????, ?????????????? ? ??????????? ??????????? ??????? «???????????? ?????? ????????», ?? ????????????. ?? ???????? ????’???????? ?????????? ??????????? ?????? ???????????? ?????? ? ??????? ?????????? ??????????? ?????? ????????????? ??? ? ????????? ?? ???? ???????????? ????’???????? ??????????? ?????? “Showing_Evidence”.

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2010-09-01

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Future needs for high-performance training, research, and test reactors  

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Training, research, and test reactors provide a wide spectrum of services to society. The evaluation of future research needs for reactors is vital as well to consideration of their training function. The currently important areas of research require high-flux reactors with tailored neutron beams and sophisticated associated equipment such as neutron guide halls. There is a perceived need for such high-performance facilities, but a number of complex issues affect the potential upgrading of existing facilities, the development of new facilities, and the provision of research funds to employ them usefully. The first issue is the competition between pulsed beam and reactor neutron sources. A second issue concerns the placement and utilization of high-performance reactor capability. A third issue is the proper balance between research carried out at such central facilities and that carried out at smaller facilities including those with training functions. Desirable and practical steps toward successful resolution of some of these issues are discussed

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Psychological and pedagogical aspects of informativ?-communication technologies in training future teachers of physical culture.  

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The article examines the problem of application of information and communication technologies in the training of future teachers of physical culture. Discussed different views of contemporary educators and researchers to the problem of implementation of information technology in the preparation of specialists in physical culture and sports. The widespread introduction of new information technologies into the learning process generates a number of issues that relate to the content, methods, or...

Sukhobok O. Y.

2010-01-01

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

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[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 ...

Stutzer, Erich

2012-01-01

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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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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...

Siew-Fun Tang

2011-01-01

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The Dutch system of education and training in radiation protection. Past, present and future  

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The earliest courses in 'Radiation Protection (RP) Education and Training in the Netherlands' date back to the late fifties, a time which saw major developments especially in both nuclear medicine and nuclear power. The Dutch Society for Radiation Protection (NVS - Nederlandse Vereinigung voor Strahlingshygiene), established in 1960, is in fact the result of one of the first RP courses for medical doctors. The current system of recognition of RP courses was implemented in 1984 in Dutch legislation, based on an advice of the Dutch Health Council from 1972 (.). The recognition system has fundamentally remained unchanged since then. Radiation protection courses in the Netherlands based on this system already started in the seventies. After many discussions in the past decade the system will change in the next years in close relation to the start of a system of registration of RPes. In this paper I will start with a short introduction of the Dutch system of RP education and training. I will consecutively describe the background of the future changes in our system. Finally the major changes will be given. In the end I hope to have convinced you of the fact that although we face some major changes in the near future, the basis of the current system of education and training in RP will remain. (orig.)

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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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Environmental geology in the United States: Present practice and future training needs  

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Environmental geology as practiced in the United States confronts issues in three large areas: Threats to human society from geologic phenomena (geologic hazards); impacts of human activities on natural systems (environmental impact), and natural-resource management. This paper illustrates present U.S. practice in environmental geology by sampling the work of 7 of the 50 state geological surveys and of the United States Geological Survey as well. Study of the work of these agencies provides a basis for identifying avenues for the training of those who will deal with environmental issues in the future. This training must deal not only with the subdisciplines of geology but with education to cope with the ethical, interdisciplinary, and public-communication aspects of the work of the environmental geologist.

Lundgren, Lawrence

149

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.

2013-05-01

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Psychological and pedagogical aspects of informativ?-communication technologies in training future teachers of physical culture.  

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Full Text Available The article examines the problem of application of information and communication technologies in the training of future teachers of physical culture. Discussed different views of contemporary educators and researchers to the problem of implementation of information technology in the preparation of specialists in physical culture and sports. The widespread introduction of new information technologies into the learning process generates a number of issues that relate to the content, methods, organizational forms and means of education, the integration of academic disciplines. The problem of information and communication technologies in need of urgent decision on the scientific and practical levels.

Sukhobok O.Y.

2010-12-01

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21st Century Extravehicular Activities: Synergizing Past and Present Training Methods for Future Spacewalking Success  

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Neil Armstrong's understated words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." were spoken from Tranquility Base forty years ago. Even today, those words resonate in the ears of millions, including many who had yet to be born when man first landed on the surface of the moon. By their very nature, and in the the spirit of exploration, extravehicular activities (EVAs) have generated much excitement throughout the history of manned spaceflight. From Ed White's first space walk in June of 1965, to the first steps on the moon in 1969, to the expected completion of the International Space Station (ISS), the ability to exist, live and work in the vacuum of space has stood as a beacon of what is possible. It was NASA's first spacewalk that taught engineers on the ground the valuable lesson that successful spacewalking requires a unique set of learned skills. That lesson sparked extensive efforts to develop and define the training requirements necessary to ensure success. As focus shifted from orbital activities to lunar surface activities, the required skill-set and subsequently the training methods, changed. The requirements duly changed again when NASA left the moon for the last time in 1972 and have continued to evolve through the Skylab, Space Shuttle; and ISS eras. Yet because the visits to the moon were so long ago, NASA's expertise in the realm of extra-terrestrial EVAs has diminished. As manned spaceflight again shifts its focus beyond low earth orbit, EVA success will depend on the ability to synergize the knowledge gained over 40+ years of spacewalking to create a training method that allows a single crewmember to perform equally well, whether performing an EVA on the surface of the Moon, while in the vacuum of space, or heading for a rendezvous with Mars. This paper reviews NASA's past and present EVA training methods and extrapolates techniques from both to construct the basis for future EVA astronaut training.

Moore, Sandra K.; Gast, Matthew A.

2009-01-01

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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.

Chih-Ping Lin

2005-12-01

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Actinide-handling experience for training and education of future expert under J-ACTINET  

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Summer schools for future experts have successfully been completed under Japan Actinide Network (J-ACTINET) for the purpose of development of human resources who are expected to be engaged in every areas of actinide-research/engineering. The first summer school was held in Ibaraki-area in August 2009, followed by the second one in Kansai-area in August 2010. Two summer schools have focused on actual experiences of actinides in actinide-research fields for university students and young researchers/engineers as an introductory course of actinide-researches. Many efforts were made to awaken interests into actinide-researches inside the participants during short periods of schools, 3 to 4 days. As actinides must be handled inside special apparatuses such as an air-tight globe-box with well-trained and qualified technicians, programs were optimized for effective experiences of actinides-handling. Several quasi actinide-handling experiences at the actinide-research fields have attracted attentions of participants at the first school in Ibaraki-area. The actual experiments using actinides-containing solutions have been carried out at the second school in Kansai-area. Future summer schools will be held every year for the sustainable human resource development in various actinide-research fields, together with other training and education programs conducted by the J-ACTINET. (author)

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Current and future trends in educational computing: Implications for training language teachers  

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Full Text Available In the first part of this paper an overview is given of the current state of educational technology as well as some future trends in this rapidly developing field. The focus is on developments with regard to hardware and software. It is pointed out that a clear distinction between hardware and software is not always possible. Specific reference is made to a Hypertext programme and the promises it holds for the future. In the second part of the paper specific guidelines for training teachers in computerassisted language instruction (CALl are given. This is done against the background given in the first part of the paper. Guidelines are proposed for the training of language teachers. In die eerste gedeelte van hierdie artikel word 'n oorsig gegee van die huidige stand van opvoedkundige tegnologie en ook sommige toekomsneigings op hierdie snelontwikkelende gebied. Die fokus vat op ontwikkelings ten opsigte van apparatuur en pro grammatuur. Daar word aangedui dat 'n duidelike onderskeid tussen apparatuur en programmatuur nie altyd moontlik is nie. Daar word spesifiek verwys na 'n hiperteksprogram en die moontlikhede wat dit vir die toekoms inhou. In die tweede gedeelte van die artikel word spesifieke riglyne vir die opleiding van rekenaargesteunde taalonderrigonderwysers (RGTO gegee. Dit word gedoen teen die agtergrond wat in die eerste gedeelte van die artikel gegee is. Riglyne vir die opleiding van taalonderwysers word voorgestel.

Jannie Botha

2013-02-01

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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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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.

1984-01-01

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

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

Tolbert, Charles M., II

2005-01-01

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The operation of accelerators as entrusted business and our company's future plans concerning this tie-up  

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Research Institutes have entrusted the operation of large-scale accelerators to private enterprise in Japan. Research Institutes expect private enterprise to operate and maintain accelerators in a stable condition. With the use of highly advanced accelerators and the diversification of the research to which they are applied, operators of accelerators have come to be considered as supporters of research and are expected to understand the associated highly advanced technologies. In this paper, we are going to consider the present operation of accelerators and discuss our company's future plans concerning this business tie-up. (author)

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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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Can Education Learn a Lesson from Employee Training in Business and Industry?  

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The problems of in-service teacher education cause some to turn to where successful training is taking place. The authors propose a careful look at what profit-making organizations are doing. (Editor)

Kachur, Donald S.; Boyd, Mary Ann

1975-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Native American Business Participation in E-Commerce: An Assessment of Technical Assistance and Training Needs.  

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A combined outreach and research initiative addressed the participation of Native American business owners in electronic commerce. E-commerce can provide many benefits to producers and consumers but does not ensure unmitigated economic success. It is only one part of a development process leading to achievement of tribes' broader social goals,…

Bregendahl, Corry; Flora, Cornelia

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Business Planning for the Vocational Education and Training in Hong Kong  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a thinking model to recommend to the vocational education institutions for planning their educational business in the face of marketization. Design/methodology/approach: The systems approach is adopted for developing the model. It is not only used for the conceptualization of the principles of…

Chan, Catherine Y. P.; Chan, S. F.; Chan, K.; Ip, W. C.

2006-01-01

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Exploitation: One View of Industry and Business. Training and Development Research Center: Project Number Ten.  

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A reasonable definition of exploitation is an unjust or improper use of another person for one's own profit or advantage. Exploitation predates the age of industry; it is not the sole province of industry and business. Worker responses to exploitation in the evolving industrial democracy have taken the form of labor unions, political clubs, credit…

Swanson, Richard A.; And Others

164

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-Train Measurements of Aerosol Fine Mode Fraction: Assessment of Past Performance and Future Possibilities  

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The fine-mode fraction (FMF) of midvisible aerosol extinction (and optical depth) is thought to be a good indicator of anthropogenic aerosol and therefore important for assessing the anthropogenic component of aerosol radiative forcing. Satellite retrievals of FMF or related properties have been attempted based on retrievals of aerosol microphysical properties from multi-spectral, multi-angle and polarization-sensitive reflectance measurements. However, a quantitative assessment of the accuracy of these satellite measurements is complicated by a number of issues, including the lack of a designated suborbital measurement and validation program. In this paper we will describe efforts to test satellite measurements of FMF using ground-based and airborne in situ and remote sensing observations. We will conclude our presentation by analyzing future possibilities of assessing aerosol FMF based on combinations of observations from a number of different A- Train satellite instruments.

Redemann, J.; Livingston, J. M.; Zhang, Q.; Russell, P. B.; Anderson, T. L.

2008-05-01

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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

2011-08-01

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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Modern requirements to professional training of future teacher of physical culture in the conditions of informatization of teaching.  

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Full Text Available Modern requirements to professional training of future teacher of physical culture in the conditions of informatization of teaching are examined. It is exposed, that in the conditions of introduction of the modern newest information technologies in teaching new requirements are put to training of future teacher of physical culture. Abilities which must characterize the modern teacher of physical culture are indicated. It is marked that application of information technologies in industry of physical education optimizes an educational process. However there are contradictions between growth of their role in studies and direct application of these technologies in the field of knowledges. It is certain that a future specialist must adhere to the certain requirements of information technologies. It is marked that to the basic measures on implementation of the program providing of high-quality level of preparation of future teachers belongs to professional activity.

Naumenko O.I.

2012-06-01

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Making child mental health 'everybody's business': a training course for family support workers.  

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This article provides an overview of the development and delivery of a mental health teaching and training programme offered to Family Support Workers (FSWs) working in a range of schools in an economically deprived part of Bedfordshire. The FSWs had received no prior teaching in the area of child mental health, or in ways of engaging and communicating with children and families. Both topics were considered crucial to their role. The training was delivered in two phases. Phase 1 consisted of 4 full days of teaching. Topics covered included (1) engaging children and families, (2) child development, (3) self-awareness, and (4) systemic thinking. Phase 2 was delivered through 'practice sets', which were held monthly for 4 months, and lasted 2 hours. These were used to develop the FSWs' theoretical understanding of the issues, and link this with their practice. The training was evaluated using a semistructured questionnaire. Results suggested that participants had changed the ways in which they engaged families and children. They were more able to adopt a collaborative, nonexpert, position which focused on empowering families to make decisions for themselves. This represented a significant shift in the way they worked. This process was enhanced by their more sophisticated level of understanding of child development and behaviour problems, which took into account the impact of wider systemic and relational factors and moved away from locating problems within individuals. Participants also demonstrated the ability to reflect on how their personal beliefs and experiences impacted on the work they undertook, and why this was important. Recommendations following the training included the need for regular, ongoing practice support, the need for the training to be more widely disseminated (e.g. to school staff), and the benefits of having clear descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of Family Support Workers. PMID:18411866

Harborne, Alex; Van Roosmalen, Marc

2008-01-01

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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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Training Personal Initiative to business owners in developing countries : a theoretically derived intervention and its evaluation  

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Entrepreneurship is of fundamental importance for economic growth and well-being around the globe and is intensely promoted in developing countries with the intention to fight poverty and unemployment. Various entrepreneurship training programs have been implemented in the developing world within the last decades. These programs are attended by tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs each year. This dissertation introduces a promising alternative to these established tra...

Glaub, Matthias Eduard

2009-01-01

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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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Development, Evaluation, and Future Directions of the PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum  

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This article describes the development, program evaluation, and future directions of the PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum (PREPaRE). Satisfaction ratings were analyzed for 1,073 participants who attended the Crisis Prevention and Preparedness workshop (Workshop 1) and 1,008 participants who attended the Crisis…

Brock, Stephen E.; Nickerson, Amanda B.; Reeves, Melissa A.; Savage, Todd A.; Woitaszewski, Scott A.

2011-01-01

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La necesidad de capacitación en planes de negocio en las microempresas de la zona de occidente de Costa Rica / Training need business plans microenterprises west zone, Costa Rica  

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Full Text Available SciELO Costa Rica | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish El estudio analiza desde la perspectiva de los microempresarios de la Zona de Occidente, comprendida por los cantones de San Ramón, Palmares y Naranjo, la necesidad de capacitación en materia de planes negocio para el logro de una ventaja competitiva del sector. La información se obtuvo de una muest [...] ra de 66 microempresas, se optó por una distribución proporcional en los tres cantones, es decir, 22 microempresas por cantón. Se exponen los resultados relacionados con las necesidades de capacitación en materia de planes de negocio de los microempresarios, incluyendo los datos generales de los encuestados, tales como edad, nivel de educación, la actividad a la que se dedica, el cantón en donde la ejecuta y los años de funcionamiento de la microempresa. Abstract in english The study analyzes the perspectives of small business owners in the Western Zone -- understood as the cantons of San Ramon, Palmares, and Naranjo -- regarding the need for training in the area of business planning in order to gain a competitive advantage. The information was obtained from a sample o [...] f 66 small businesses, chosen for their even distribution in the three cantons, with 22 small businesses in each canton. The results present the need for business plan training along with general information about those surveyed, such as age, education level, the kind of work in which they are involved, the canton in which they are located, and the number of years the small business has been in operation.

Ana Lorena, Ávalos- Monge; Vivian Mariela, Murillo - Méndez.

2013-12-01

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La necesidad de capacitación en planes de negocio en las microempresas de la zona de occidente de Costa Rica / Training need business plans microenterprises west zone, Costa Rica  

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Full Text Available SciELO Costa Rica | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish El estudio analiza desde la perspectiva de los microempresarios de la Zona de Occidente, comprendida por los cantones de San Ramón, Palmares y Naranjo, la necesidad de capacitación en materia de planes negocio para el logro de una ventaja competitiva del sector. La información se obtuvo de una muest [...] ra de 66 microempresas, se optó por una distribución proporcional en los tres cantones, es decir, 22 microempresas por cantón. Se exponen los resultados relacionados con las necesidades de capacitación en materia de planes de negocio de los microempresarios, incluyendo los datos generales de los encuestados, tales como edad, nivel de educación, la actividad a la que se dedica, el cantón en donde la ejecuta y los años de funcionamiento de la microempresa. Abstract in english The study analyzes the perspectives of small business owners in the Western Zone -- understood as the cantons of San Ramon, Palmares, and Naranjo -- regarding the need for training in the area of business planning in order to gain a competitive advantage. The information was obtained from a sample o [...] f 66 small businesses, chosen for their even distribution in the three cantons, with 22 small businesses in each canton. The results present the need for business plan training along with general information about those surveyed, such as age, education level, the kind of work in which they are involved, the canton in which they are located, and the number of years the small business has been in operation.

Ana Lorena, Ávalos- Monge; Vivian Mariela, Murillo - Méndez.

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The future of health promotion in schools goes through the strengthening of teacher training at a global level.  

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Schools are considered to be settings for both health education and health promotion. But the core business of schools is actually focused on educational outcomes, not reducing health problems. In most countries, schools give low priority to health promotion, and school staffs, mainly teachers, are not aware of their role in health promotion. Studies show that teachers who have received health promotion training tend to be involved more frequently in health promotion projects and have a more comprehensive approach to health education. Pre-service and in-service staff training is then a main challenge. This is the reason why we have launched an initiative to join international forces to strengthen and advocate for teacher training in health promotion. The main goals are to develop research, affirm and reinforce the work done in teacher training in health promotion, support the institutes/colleges/universities in the provision of pre-service and in-service teacher training and stimulate international partnership work. PMID:18784053

Jourdan, Didier; Samdal, Oddrun; Diagne, Fatou; Carvalho, Graça S

2008-09-01

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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

2009-12-01

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Creating Markets or Decent Jobs? Group Training and the Future of Work  

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Group training organisations act as intermediaries between enterprises and apprentices and trainees to facilitate on- and off-the-job training. This report examines the role of the group training organisations (GTOs) in Australia's labour market. The authors find that GTOs, at their best, help promote sustainable work-based learning solutions by…

Buchanan, John; Evesson, Justine

2004-01-01

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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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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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State Training & Employment Program. Program Review for FY99-FY01.  

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Alaska's State Training and Employment Program (STEP) was designed with the primary objective of reducing current and future claims against Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits by providing training to those who are unemployed or facing unemployment. STEP is also charged with fostering growth of existing businesses and attracting new businesses to…

Cordova, Lorraine

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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.

2013-01-01

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Manitoba Hydro's Aboriginal partnerships : a new business model for developing current and future hydro-electric projects  

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Socio-economic as well as environmental considerations have become as important as economic factors when developing hydroelectric power projects. Manitoba Hydro has developed a unique partnership approach to deal more effectively and equitably with the Aboriginal communities of Northern Manitoba who live in proximity to, and are affected by, projects such as the construction of the Wuskwatim3, the Keeyask4 and Conawapa5 generating stations. This paper outlined the genesis of Manitoba Hydro's approach along with the main elements and the expected benefits to both Manitoba Hydro and its partners. Their past approach in dealing with the communities who were in the vicinity of hydro-electric projects was also discussed. Manitoba Hydro's new approach includes the provision of training, employment and business opportunities as well as the possibility of ownership in the project. It is not without challenges, as it increases the costs, adds complexity and slows down the planning process. It also requires much consultation and patience to reconcile different goals and priorities regarding the development of these projects. It can also increase the risks involved by increasing construction or operating costs and even impair the viability of projects. Despite the challenges inherent in such partnerships, Manitoba Hydro sees immediate and long-lasting benefits for itself and the communities involved. 16 refs.

Pachal, S.; Goulet, R. [Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

2008-07-01

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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.

Marinela Lazarica

2006-05-01

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

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

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

2008-05-01

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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

2012-04-01

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Feminist self-defense and resistance training for college students: a critical review and recommendations for the future.  

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There remains resistance to feminist self-defense and resistance training programming for women, despite (a) documented effectiveness of rape resistance strategies in avoiding rape, (b) consistently high rates of sexual victimization on college campuses, and (c) limited evidence of lasting change in sexual assault perpetration reduction within existing men's prevention programs. The current article seeks to discuss (1) the rationale for feminist self-defense and resistance training for women, (2) key components of feminist self-defense and resistance training, (3) barriers to its implementation, (4) outcomes of self-defense and resistance training programming, and (5) recommendations for future work. Such suggestions include increasing funding for large-scale self-defense and rape resistance outcome research to examine program effectiveness. Specifically, outcome research that examines the role of contextual factors (e.g., alcohol use) and women's victimization histories is needed. Finally, self-defense training and resistance training should be combined with bystander intervention and men's programs with the goal of providing synergistic effects on rape reduction. PMID:24496167

Gidycz, Christine A; Dardis, Christina M

2014-10-01

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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

2011-11-01

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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. PMID:24127920

Knowlton, Anne A; Rainwater, Julie A; Chiamvimonvat, Nipavan; Bonham, Ann C; Robbins, John A; Henderson, Stuart; Meyers, Frederick J

2013-10-01

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Mammographic interpretation training in the UK: current difficulties and future outlook  

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In the UK, most mammographic interpretation training needs to be undertaken where there is a mammo-alternator or other suitable light box; consequently limiting the time and places where training can take place. However, the gradual introduction of digital mammography is opening up new opportunities of providing such training without the restriction of current viewing devices. Whilst high-resolution monitors in appropriate viewing environments are de rigour for actual reporting; advantages of the digital image over film are in the flexibility of training opportunity afforded, e.g. training whenever, wherever suits the individual. A previous study indicated the possible potential for reporting mammographic cases utilising handheld devices with suitable interaction techniques. In a pilot study, a group of mammographers (n=4) were questioned in semi-structured interviews in order to help establish current UK film-readers' training profile. On the basis of the pilot study data, 109 Breast Screening Units (601 film readers) were approached to complete a structured questionnaire in order to establish the potential role of smaller computer devices in mammographic interpretation training (given the use of digital mammography). Subsequently, a study of radiologists' visual search behaviour in digital screening has begun. This has highlighted different image manipulations than found in structured experiments in this area and poses new challenges for visualising the inspection process. Overall the results indicate that using different display sizes for training is possible but is also a challenging task requiring novel interaction approaches.

Chen, Yan; Gale, Alastair G.; Scott, Hazel

2009-02-01

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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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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.

Maryana ?. Sidun

2012-12-01

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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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Business plan writing for physicians.  

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

Cohn, Kenneth H; Schwartz, Richard W

2002-08-01

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Formação profissional e futuro: expectativas dos adolescentes aprendizes / Professional training and future: expectations of adolescent apprentices  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Neste artigo discute-se o que os adolescentes aprendizes esperam do futuro. Participaram do estudo 16 sujeitos, de 14 a 18 anos, tanto do sexo masculino quanto feminino, do curso de Serviços Administrativos do Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem do Comércio. Recorreu-se à metodologia qualitativa com en [...] trevistas semiestruturadas, individuais e coletivas. Os dados foram analisados por meio da técnica de análise temática. As falas denotaram que adolescentes almejam profissões de nível superior e mesmo de nível médio e que o Programa pode ajudá-los a realizar tais expectativas, pela experiência e disciplinamento. Percebe-se uma subjetividade engendrada como resíduo, no processo de produção de uma sociedade modelada sob a lógica do capital, de forma que os sujeitos, ao serem adestrados ao mundo do trabalho, parecem não conseguir ressignificar seus sonhos e desejos, nem perceber que estes se constituem, também, na relação com o mundo social, assim escamoteando as causas estruturais de seu sucesso ou fracasso. Abstract in english In this article, adolescent apprentices' expectations for the future were discussed. The study included 16 subjects aged 14 to 18 years old, both male and female, from Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem do Comércio Administrative Services course. A qualitative methodology including individual and coll [...] ective semi-structured interviews was used. Thematic analysis technique was used to analyze data. The speeches show that the adolescents yearn for higher education professions as well high school professions, and that the program can help them to achieve such expectations through experience and discipline. Their subjectivity is seen as a residue of the production process of a society, modeled under the logic of capital, so that when they are trained for the world of work, the subjects seem to be incapable of assigning a new meaning to their dreams and wishes; and they do not perceive that these also form part of the relationship with the social world, thus concealing the structural causes of their success and failure.

Orlando Júnior Viana, Macêdo; Maria de Fátima Pereira, Alberto; Anísio José da Silva, Araujo.

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Formação profissional e futuro: expectativas dos adolescentes aprendizes / Professional training and future: expectations of adolescent apprentices  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Neste artigo discute-se o que os adolescentes aprendizes esperam do futuro. Participaram do estudo 16 sujeitos, de 14 a 18 anos, tanto do sexo masculino quanto feminino, do curso de Serviços Administrativos do Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem do Comércio. Recorreu-se à metodologia qualitativa com en [...] trevistas semiestruturadas, individuais e coletivas. Os dados foram analisados por meio da técnica de análise temática. As falas denotaram que adolescentes almejam profissões de nível superior e mesmo de nível médio e que o Programa pode ajudá-los a realizar tais expectativas, pela experiência e disciplinamento. Percebe-se uma subjetividade engendrada como resíduo, no processo de produção de uma sociedade modelada sob a lógica do capital, de forma que os sujeitos, ao serem adestrados ao mundo do trabalho, parecem não conseguir ressignificar seus sonhos e desejos, nem perceber que estes se constituem, também, na relação com o mundo social, assim escamoteando as causas estruturais de seu sucesso ou fracasso. Abstract in english In this article, adolescent apprentices' expectations for the future were discussed. The study included 16 subjects aged 14 to 18 years old, both male and female, from Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem do Comércio Administrative Services course. A qualitative methodology including individual and coll [...] ective semi-structured interviews was used. Thematic analysis technique was used to analyze data. The speeches show that the adolescents yearn for higher education professions as well high school professions, and that the program can help them to achieve such expectations through experience and discipline. Their subjectivity is seen as a residue of the production process of a society, modeled under the logic of capital, so that when they are trained for the world of work, the subjects seem to be incapable of assigning a new meaning to their dreams and wishes; and they do not perceive that these also form part of the relationship with the social world, thus concealing the structural causes of their success and failure.

Orlando Júnior Viana, Macêdo; Maria de Fátima Pereira, Alberto; Anísio José da Silva, Araujo.

2012-12-01

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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)

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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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Future needs in radiation protection training for NPP workers of Slovenia  

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Short review of history of radiation protection training for NPP workers in Slovenia and legal requirements regarding this field are presented. Courses developed in co-operation between Milan Copic Nuclear Training Centre and Krsko Nuclear Power Plant are briefly described and their implementation presented. Using available data we have predicted probable number of courses and participants in forthcoming years. Some results from inquiry on courses for regularly exposed workers are presented, enabling us to modify courses according to participants' needs.(author)

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Whither CRM? Future directions in Crew Resource Management training in the cockpit and elsewhere  

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The past decade has shown worldwide adoption of human factors training in civil aviation, now known as Crew Resource Management (CRM). The shift in name from cockpit to crew reflects a growing trend to extend the training to other components of the aviation system including flight attendants, dispatchers, maintenance personnel, and Air Traffic Controllers. The paper reports findings and new directions in research into human factors.

Helmreich, Robert L.

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Small Firms, Training and TECs.  

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The European Community may provide new markets for small businesses. Two British initiatives to help small businesses compete are Business Growth Training (self-help kits for entrepreneurs) and a national network of Training and Enterprise Councils. (SK)

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TRAINING  

and communication products Target Locations Bohai Basin including Beijing, Tianjin and Shandong Jiangsu ...to further expanding the project’s training impact in the Sichuan & Chongqing Region, a two-day training ...take place in the five target regions: Bohai Basin (including Beijing, Tianjin and Shandong),

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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.

Snell Linda

2006-11-01

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

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

Sacco, Steven J.

2014-01-01

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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. PMID:24063521

van Diest, Mike; Lamoth, Claudine J C; Stegenga, Jan; Verkerke, Gijsbertus J; Postema, Klaas

2013-01-01

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Role and relevance of business incubators in ICT led global educational system: case for eco-enterprise village  

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Following paper presents the case of Business Incubators (BIs) as future educational and learning centres. It explores the question of how feasible and relevant is this concept andt how they can be designed to deliver educational & training programmes that meet the requirement of knowledge economy by suitably preparing youth to face the challenges of the global market. Business Incubators are businesses aiming at nurturing and establishing other businesses. They are considered to be an excell...

Koshy, Perumal

2010-01-01

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The GILDA t-Infrastructure: grid training activities in Africa and future opportunities  

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Scientists, educators, and students from many parts of the worlds are not able to take advantage of ICT because the digital divide is growing and prevents less developed countries to exploit its benefits. Instead of becoming more empowered and involved in worldwide developments, they are becoming increasingly marginalised as the world of education and science becomes increasingly Internet-dependent. The Grid Infn Laboratory for Dissemination Activities (GILDA) spreads since almost five years the awareness of Grid technology to a large audience, training new communities and fostering new organisations to provide resources. The knowledge dissemination process guided by the training activities is a key factor to ensure that all users can fully understand the characteristics of the Grid services offered by large existing e-Infrastructure. GILDA is becoming a "de facto" standard in training infrastructures (t-Infrastructures) and it is adopted by many grid projects worldwide. In this contribution we will report on the latest status of GILDA services and on the training activities recently carried out in sub-Saharan Africa (Malawi and South Africa). Particular care will be devoted to show how GILDA can be "cloned" to satisfy both education and research demands of African Organisations. The opportunities to benefit from GILDA in the framework of the EPIKH project as well as the plans of the European Commission on grid training and education for the 2010-2011 calls of its 7th Framework Programme will be presented and discussed.

Ardizzone, V.; Barbera, R.; Ciuffo, L.; Giorgio, E.

2009-04-01

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Evaluation of a primary-care setting at a veterinary teaching hospital by a student business group: implementing business training within the curriculum.  

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This article provides an introduction to the use of students' business skills in optimizing teaching opportunities, student learning, and client satisfaction in a primary health care setting at a veterinary teaching hospital. Seven veterinary-student members of the local chapter of the Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) evaluated the primary-care service at the University of Georgia (UGA) veterinary teaching hospital and assessed six areas of focus: (1) branding and marketing, (2) client experience, (3) staff and staffing, (4) student experience, (5) time management, and (6) standard operating procedures and protocols. For each area of focus, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats were identified. Of the six areas, two were identified as areas in need of immediate improvement, the first being the updating of standard operating protocols and the second being time management and the flow of appointments. Recommendations made for these two areas were implemented. Overall, the staff and students provided positive feedback on the recommended changes. Through such a student-centered approach to improving the quality of their education, students are empowered and are held accountable for their learning environment. The fact that the VBMA functions without a parent organization and that the primary-care service at UGA functions primarily as a separate entity from the specialty services at the College of Veterinary Medicine allowed students to have a direct impact on their learning environment. We hope that this model for advancing business education will be studied and promoted to benefit both veterinary education and business practice within academia. PMID:24531532

Louisa Poon, W Y; Covington, Jennifer P; Dempsey, Lauren S; Goetgeluck, Scott L; Marscher, William F; Morelli, Sierra C; Powell, Jana E; Rivers, Elizabeth M; Roth, Ira G

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The problem of tolerance formation in the process of future teachers professional training  

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Full Text Available In modern Russia, one of the priorities of national importance is the formation of young people tolerance and the ability to live in a multicultural environment. The article analyzes the problem of tolerance in a multicultural environment and provides recommendations to the future teachers needed in their future professional activity.

Margarita Rusinova

2013-11-01

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Training cognition in ADHD: current findings, borrowed concepts, and future directions.  

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With both its high prevalence and myriad of negative outcomes, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) demands a careful consideration of the efficacy of its treatment options. Although the benefits of medication have a robust empirical background, nonpharmaceutical interventions evoke particular interest, as they are often viewed more favorably by parents. This review pays special attention to the use of working memory and recent cognitive training attempts in ADHD, describing its cognitive, behavioral, and biological effects in relation to current neurological theory of the disorder. While these treatments have demonstrated positive effects on some measures, there are limitations, as studies have failed to demonstrate generalization to critical measures, such as teacher-rated classroom behaviors, and have provided limited but growing evidence of functionally significant improvements in behavior. There is also a clear lack of research on the effects of training on reward systems and self-control. These limitations may be addressed by broadening the scope and procedures of the training and incorporating research concepts from other fields of study. First, it is important to consider the developmental trajectories of brain regions in individuals with the disorder, as they may relate to the effectiveness of cognitive training. Notions from behavioral economics, including delay discounting and framing (i.e., context) manipulations that influence present orientation, also have applications in the study of cognitive training in ADHD. In considering these other domains, we may find new ways to conceptualize and enhance cognitive training in ADHD and, in turn, address current limitations of interventions that fall in this category. PMID:22911054

Rutledge, Kyle J; van den Bos, Wouter; McClure, Samuel M; Schweitzer, Julie B

2012-07-01

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

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

Leggett, L M W

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El desarrollo local y empresarial: La formación como factor básico para orientar al emprendedor Business and local development: Training as a basic factor to guide the entrepreneur Business and local development: Training as a basic factor to guide the entrepreneur  

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Full Text Available Objeto: El presente artículo es un recorrido que se inicia con el repaso de las principales teorías del desarrollo local para adentrarse en el emprendedor y en el fomento de la cultura emprendedora en ámbitos rurales como medio de impulso del progreso local. También, estudiaremos la influencia de factores personales del emprendedor (experiencia, situación,… en la constitución de empresas y cómo afecta el nivel formativo (en sentido amplio en el desarrollo económico y del espíritu emprendedor a través de variables latentes, que se traduce en creación de nuevas empresas.Diseño/metodología: La investigación parte de un análisis y recopilación de la literatura existente en desarrollo local para pasar a un estudio transversal mediante procedimiento de encuesta directa. Para el tratamiento de la información obtenida se ha utilizado el análisis de clases latentes.Resultados: Del análisis de los datos se desprenden dos conclusiones principales: que la formación de partida y continua, la situación personal y el propio entorno, se configuran de una manera directa en el espíritu emprendedor y que programas de desarrollo permiten realizar diseños con garantías de éxito. De estas conclusiones emanan cinco reflexiones.Limitaciones: Encontramos una delimitación geográfica al haber sido entrevistadas empresas de la comunidad andaluza, aunque presumimos que, al centrarnos en localidades de baja densidad de población, son perfectamente extrapolables a otras zonas.Implicaciones prácticas: El estudio es de utilidad a los agentes sociales encargados del diseño de programas de capacitación empresarial y de la organización y control de herramientas potenciadoras de cultura emprendedora en entornos rurales.Implicaciones sociales: Fomento de empresas en entornos rurales que permiten disminuir la despoblación de los pueblos y mitigar la concentración humana en grandes urbes. Asimismo, a través del crecimiento económico de estos lugares, se mejora la calidad de vida de la zona.Valor añadido: El trabajo de investigación tiene como valor añadido el contribuir a asentar la figura del emprendedor en el desarrollo local así como priorizar la formación como clave en el mismo.Purpose: The present article is a report that begins with a review of the main local development theories in order to go into the entrepreneur and entrepreneurial promotion in rural areas as a local progress boost. Also, we study the influence of the entrepreneur personal factors (experience, location… in companies setting-up, and how the education level (in a broadly definition affects economic development through a latent variable that we call “entrepreneurial spirit” and results in business creation.Design/methodology/approach: The research starts from an analysis and collection of existing literature on local development to move to a cross-sectional study using a direct survey. To treat the information gained it was used the latent class analysis.Findings and Originality/value: The data analysis suggest two main conclusions: The starting and continuous training, the personal situation and the environment, are configured in a straightforward way in the entrepreneur spirit and what development programs allow designs with guaranteed success. From these conclusions emanates five reflections.Research limitations/implications: We found geographical bounds when we interviewed Andalusians companies, although we assume by focusing on low population density locations, this is not a problem to transfer the study to other areas.Practical implications: The study is useful to social agents responsible for design of corporate training programs, organization and control of enhancing entrepreneurial tools in rural areas.Social implications: Promoting enterprises in rural areas that allow depopulation and reduce the concentration in large cities. Also, through economic growth in these locations, it improved the quality of life in the area.Originality/value: The research aims to contribute the establishment of the entrepreneurial

Juan José Bonilla Martínez

2013-09-01

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Technical and Vocational Teaching and Training in Gabon: How Future Teachers Build Their Vocational Identity?  

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The professionalism of teachers is based on three levels of expertise: mastering academic knowledge, mastering the teaching of this knowledge and mastering the role played by teachers in schools. For each of these levels, each student during the teacher training courses has his own understanding. This understanding influences their perception of…

Nze, Jean Sylvain Bekale; Ginestie, Jacques

2012-01-01

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Postgraduate musculoskeletal fellowship training in the United States: current trends and future direction  

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To document current postgraduate musculoskeletal training program (accredited and unaccredited) curricula and approaches to education.Design and patients Questionnaires were sent to all musculoskeletal training programs. Responses regarding radiology residency and fellowship program sizes, types of imaging and invasive procedures included, and other program parameters were solicited. Features of accredited and unaccredited programs were compared. Teaching approaches, including the use of web-based or distance learning were evaluated. Twenty-nine (73%) of 40 musculoskeletal programs responded to the questionnaire. Twenty-eight percent of programs were accredited and 72% unaccredited. Radiology residencies were also present at all responding institutions (the majority had a class size of 4-8/year). Residency programs in related specialties included pathology 96%, orthopedics and rheumatology 90%, oncology 83% and pain management 69%. The majority (93-100%) provided training in radiography, MRI and CT. Spine MRI was included in 69% of programs, ultrasonography in 62% and positron emission tomography in 24%. Arthrography and diagnostic and therapeutic injections (100%) were included in all programs. Other invasive procedures, including spine and radiofrequency ablation, were offered less frequently. Teaching approaches included conferences (100%), journal clubs (62%), multidisciplinary conferences (45-90%), web-based learning (30%) and distance learning (7%). Forty-one percent of programs offered off-site rotations. The majority of musculoskeletal training programs prepared trainees for private or academic practice. There are inconsistencies that could be improved to better prepare trainees for careers in musculoskeletal imaging. (orig.)

Berquist, Thomas H.; Bancroft, Laura W.; Kransdorf, Mark J.; Peterson, Jeffrey J.; Anderson, Mary R.; Walters, Robert M. [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224 (United States)

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Postgraduate musculoskeletal fellowship training in the United States: current trends and future direction  

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To document current postgraduate musculoskeletal training program (accredited and unaccredited) curricula and approaches to education.Design and patients Questionnaires were sent to all musculoskeletal training programs. Responses regarding radiology residency and fellowship program sizes, types of imaging and invasive procedures included, and other program parameters were solicited. Features of accredited and unaccredited programs were compared. Teaching approaches, including the use of web-based or distance learning were evaluated. Twenty-nine (73%) of 40 musculoskeletal programs responded to the questionnaire. Twenty-eight percent of programs were accredited and 72% unaccredited. Radiology residencies were also present at all responding institutions (the majority had a class size of 4-8/year). Residency programs in related specialties included pathology 96%, orthopedics and rheumatology 90%, oncology 83% and pain management 69%. The majority (93-100%) provided training in radiography, MRI and CT. Spine MRI was included in 69% of programs, ultrasonography in 62% and positron emission tomography in 24%. Arthrography and diagnostic and therapeutic injections (100%) were included in all programs. Other invasive procedures, including spine and radiofrequency ablation, were offered less frequently. Teaching approaches included conferences (100%), journal clubs (62%), multidisciplinary conferences (45-90%), web-based learning (30%) and distance learning (7%). Forty-one percent of programs offered off-site rotations. The majority of musculoskeletal training programs prepared trainees for private or academic practice. There are inconsistencies that could be improved to better prepare trainees for careers in musculoskeletal imaging. (orig.)

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The Future Reform and Development of Higher Education Teacher Training in China  

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At the dawn of the twenty-first century, as China's society and economy continue to develop and higher education undergoes further reform, higher education teacher training, which is crucial to building a teacher base in institutions of higher education and an effective means of tapping human resources, finds itself at an historic turning point.…

Jinming, Xu; Jin, Yang; Yan,Yu

2005-01-01

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Current Practices and Future Directions in Psychopharmacological Training and Collaboration in School Psychology  

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School psychologists frequently examine children who are prescribed psychotropic medications. With advanced training in psychological assessment and professional consultation, school psychologists may play an integral role in assisting with children's psychopharmacological treatment regimens. In this vein, this article discusses various ways for…

Sulkowski, Michael L.; Jordan, Cary; Nguyen, Matthew L.

2009-01-01

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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..

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

2011-07-01

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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.

2013-01-01

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Preparing future teachers against racism: A training experience at the University of Almería  

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Full Text Available The arrival of a large number of immigrants at Spanish schools has turned classrooms into multicultural spaces. This is the reason why prospective teachers must receive appropriate training in cultural diversity. This paper presents a detailed study of the concept of racism as perceived by a group of prospective teachers who took the course on “Education and Socio-cultural Diversity”, and this concept’s influence to promote a change in their views and attitudes in topics associated with racism. The results show how students dealt with this concept and acknowledged some of their main prejudices. This research demands the inclusion of subjects related to cultural diversity in tertiary education, particularly at the initial stage of teacher-training studies.

Rosario Isabel Herrada Valverde

2008-12-01

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

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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 t...

Vikki Gunn; Laurenz Thomsen

2009-01-01

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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. PMID:23770059

Krause, Beatrix; Cohen Kadosh, Roi

2013-10-01

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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

2013-01-01

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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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2011-07-01

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The Future of Working Wisconsin. Proceedings from "The Future of Working Wisconsin" Conference (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 24-26, 1987).  

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The following are among the 45 papers included in this proceedings: "Labor Force Changes in the United States: Implications for Education and Training" (Kutscher); "Industry, Employment, and Family Income: Wisconsin's Status" (Stoner); "Future Demographic and Social Trends" (Zach); "International Business in Wisconsin's Future" (Shank);…

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Management games in learning process of business skills : case: global management challenge Finland  

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The subject of this thesis is management games in learning process of business skills, Case: Global Management Challenge Finland. The thesis seeks to find out how different management games are used worldwide in learning business skills, it introduces the biggest strategic and management game: Global Management Challenge, studies the case of this game in Finland, discusses how management games could help students learn different business skills and proposes future training programs for thi...

Yuan, Yichuan

2011-01-01

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The maintenance training center of the paks nuclear power plant - past, present and future  

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The safety of the Paks nuclear power plant (Paks NPP) is a political-economic factor with general influence on the stability of the Hungarian economy. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the plant management has been taking significant efforts to learn about the factors that define plant safety and to reveal areas where safety can be further improved. Major emphasis is also placed on the provision of resources and creation of conditions necessary for the preservation of staff competence. In 1997 a separate, maintenance-specific facility was erected. The Maintenance Training Center of the Paks NPP is a worldwide major unique center. (orig.)

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Developing a high-temperature superconducting bulk magnet for the maglev train of the future  

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The major applications of high-temperature superconductors have mostly been confined to products in the form of wires and thin films. However, recent developments show that rare-earth REBa2Cu3O7-x and light rare-earth LREBa2Cu3O7-3 superconductors prepared by melt processes have a high critical-current density at 77 K and high magnetic fields. These superconductors will promote the application of bulk high-temperature superconductors in high magnetic fields; the superconducting bulk magnet for the Maglev train is one possible application.

Fujimoto, Hiroyuki

1998-10-01

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

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

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[Laparoscopic training--the guarantee of a future in pediatric surgery].  

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Laparoscopy is considered today the highlight of modern surgery, the forerunner of the fascinating world of video and robotic surgery, both of them derived from the sophisticated areas of aeronautic industry. Remarkably, Romanian specialists keep up with the pace of worldwide technological developments, assimilating one by one each and every video endoscopic procedure. In the early 90s, the Romanian laparos-copic school was founded with the contribution of many important personalities; their activities and achievements have been an inspiration for the following generation of laparoscopic surgeons. In this last decade, the newest branch of laparoscopic surgery in our country, pediatric laparoscopy, managed to evolve from its "shy" beginnings to become an important method of improving the quality of surgical procedures, to the benefit of our "small patients". The purpose of this article is to encourage and promote minimally invasive video endoscopic surgery training, emphasizing its crucial role in the education and professional development of the next generation of pediatric surgeons, and not only. The modem concept of laparoscopic training includes experimental scientific practices, as well as the newest technical acquisitions such as virtual reality video-electronic simulation. PMID:19601455

Dr?ghici, I; Dr?ghici, L; Popescu, M; Cop?escu, C; Mitoiu, D; Dragomirescu, C

2009-01-01

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

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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 ability

Professionnel 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 conduite
dans 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 de
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Yingli XI

2011-08-01

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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

2009-03-01

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Personal training and others problems in the nuclear power future development  

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For satisfaction of international growing demand for electrical energy it is impossible to ignore contribution of nuclear power. With an expected lifespan for nuclear plants estimated to 50-60 years of operation (years for decommissioning added), there is a need for a steady multi-generational stream of competent staff to ensure safe operations of nuclear plants. It is incumbent to governments to invest in education, research, and training for the three to five generations of people who will construct, operate and eventually decommission nuclear plants over the duration of their life cycle. To develop sustained nuclear programs it is necessary to carry out a lot of major problems, but three of them look like as most important: 1. Training a qualified and competent personal to ensure all nuclear activities; 2. Multilateral approach for nuclear fuel cycle, with a guaranteed framework for ensuring the supply of NPP owners with the necessary nuclear fuel; 3. Strengthening the international trust by a sure safeguards and non-proliferation regime. (author)

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Neurophysiology of robot-mediated training and therapy: A perspective for future use in clinical populations.  

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Full Text Available The recovery of functional movements following injury to the central nervous system (CNS is multifaceted and is accompanied by processes occurring in the injured and non-injured hemispheres of the brain or above/below a spinal cord lesion. The changes in the CNS are the consequence of functional and structural processes collectively termed neuroplasticity and these may occur spontaneously and/or be induced by movement practice. The neurophysiological mechanisms underlying such brain plasticity may take different forms in different types of injury, for example stroke vs. spinal cord injury (SCI. Recovery of movement can be enhanced by intensive, repetitive, variable and rewarding motor practice. To this end, robots that enable or facilitate repetitive movements have been developed to assist recovery and rehabilitation. Here, we suggest some elements of robot-mediated training such as assistance, perturbation and unloading may have the potential to enhance neuroplasticity. Together the elemental components for developing integrated robot-mediated training protocols may form part of a neurorehabilitation framework alongside those methods already employed by therapists. Robots could thus open up a wider choice of options for delivering movement rehabilitation grounded on the principles underpinning neuroplasticity in the human CNS.

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2013-11-01

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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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Historical perspective and future directions in training of veterinary pathologists with an emphasis on zoo and wildlife species.  

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This article discusses the history of the field of zoo and wildlife pathology, training opportunities for veterinary students and graduate veterinarians, and current and future job opportunities. The niches occupied by veterinarians in this field and their contributions to animal and human health are also highlighted. The field of zoo and wildlife, or "non-traditional" species, pathology has its roots in comparative anatomy, zoology, wildlife biology, and medical pathology in the mid- to late nineteenth century. The initial emphasis was on comparisons between animal and human diseases or on management of game animals. Veterinarians became increasingly involved during the twentieth century, gradually changing the emphasis to improvement of conservation strategies, captive care, and elucidation of diseases of concern for the animals themselves. Currently there are several zoos and wildlife agencies in the United States employing full-time veterinary pathologists. Private and government diagnostic laboratories, veterinary schools, and other academic institutions in the United States with pathology departments are other employers. The field requires post-DVM training by means of a residency program leading to board certification, graduate school (MS or PhD degrees), or both. Veterinary students can gain valuable experience in the field through externships and, at some schools, through elective courses in the curriculum. Current concerns about ecosystem health, bioterrorism, and the recognition that captive and free-ranging wildlife can serve as sentinel species will increase the demand for veterinary pathologists choosing this very rewarding career path specializing in non-traditional species. PMID:17035204

Lowenstine, Linda J; Montali, Richard J

2006-01-01

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Youth violence prevention comes of age: research, training and future directions.  

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Youth violence is recognized as a major public health problem in the United States and the world. Over the past ten years, progress has been made in documenting the factors that contribute to violent behavior. Emerging research is deepening our understanding of the individual and societal influences that contribute to and protect against youth violence. However, much work still remains to be done in this field, both in examining potential causes and in designing effective intervention strategies. This chapter highlights specific dimensions of youth violence prevention selected by the authors because these dimensions are the focus of public attention, are emerging as critical issues in the study of youth violence, or have a unique place in the current political and social context. We focus on the developmental pathways to violence, factors that mediate and moderate youth violence, the role of culture and media in youth violence, school-based violence such as school shootings and bullying, and the training of health care professionals. PMID:17367286

Williams, Kara; Rivera, Lourdes; Neighbours, Robert; Reznik, Vivian

2007-01-01

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User-oriented training of social, technical, financial and business management skills in the field of PV solar electricity  

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Education, training and awareness raising is recognised to be a main task for the development of markets and technologies. One reason for the failure of many projects and programs of rural electrification attributes to the lack of knowledge, training and competence of participating people at all levels. (International Energy Agency IEA, 2003). All these alerting experiences advise that different accompanying measures have to be considered in line with designing and implementing solar power systems. Both in grid connected and off-grid markets cultural, social, economical, organisational, and financial aspects have to be incorporated (Will and Vogt, 2003). Various competencies and skills are required to plan, implement, commission, and promote solar power systems. Therefore the substantial objective of this article is to illustrate the spectrum of relevant training topics, to report from current state of knowledge in two exemplary markets and to describe the profit of customized training programs. (authors)

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United States Small Business Administration  

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

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The journey of a science teacher: Preparing female students in the Training Future Scientists after school program  

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What affect does female participation in the Training Future Scientist (TFS) program based on Vygotsky's sociocultural theory and Maslow's Hierarchies of Needs have on female adolescents' achievement levels in science and their attitude toward science and interest in science-based careers? The theoretical framework for this study was developed through a constructivist perspective, using dialogic engagement, coinciding with Lev Vygotsky's sociocultural learning theory. This action research project used mixed methods research design, targeted urban adolescent females who were members of Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis (BGCGSTL) after-school program. The data collection measures were three qualitative instruments (semi-structured interviews, reflective journal entries and attitudinal survey open-ended responses) and two quantitative instruments (pre-test and posttests over the content from the Buckle-down Curriculum and attitudinal survey scaled responses). The goal was to describe the impact the Training Future Scientist (TFS) after-school program has on the girls' scientific content knowledge, attitude toward choosing a science career, and self-perception in science. Through the TFS after-school program participants had access to a secondary science teacher-researcher, peer leaders that were in the 9th--12th grade, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) role models from Washington University Medical School Young Scientist Program (YSP) graduate and medical students and fellows as volunteers. The program utilized the Buckle-down Curriculum as guided, peer-led cooperative learning groups, hands-on labs and demonstrations facilitated by the researcher, trained peer leaders and/or role models that used constructivist science pedagogy to improve test-taking strategies. The outcomes for the TFS study were an increase in science content knowledge, a positive trend in attitude change, and a negative trend in choosing a science career. Keywords: informal science programs, urban girls, self-efficacy, cooperative learning, peer learning, female adolescents, and after-school urban education This dissertation study was funded by two grants, the 2013 spring dissertation grant from the University of Missouri St. Louis and a philanthropic grant from Dr. Courtney Crim.

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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

2013-05-01

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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.

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The Future of Digital Music Services in Three Stereotypes; How Focus Groups of End Users See the New Business Models  

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“I am just a stereotype” sang Terry Hall in 1980. Ariola records took them in and made the band The Specials a world success. How will that process go in 2014? Will they put it on You Tube for free? Do they need a record company? Will they have less or more fans, earn less or more money? Focus group interviews with 90 people between the ages of 15 and 25 were successfully employed to create 20 new business models for the digital music industry. Analysis with grounded theory reveal...

Bookholt, Erik; Spil, Ton A. M.; Katsma, C. P.

2013-01-01

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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 social constructivism and focused on developing people for the workplace of the future. A non-equivalent groups design with pre- and post-measurement was used to evaluate the programme. The experiment...

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

2006-01-01

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A Survey of Current and Future Perceived Multi-National Corporation Manufacturing Training Needs in Tianjin, (T.E.D.A.) China.  

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Describes a study that surveyed current and perceived future employer-provided training practices among multinational corporations manufacturing companies in the Tianjin Economic Development Area (T.E.D.A.) of China. Highlights include labor market; human resources management in China; workforce productivity; and return on investment. (Author/LRW)

Hickey, Will

2001-01-01

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THE AERO-ENGINE VALUE CHAIN UNDER FUTURE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS USING AGENT-BASED SIMULATION TO UNDERSTAND DYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR  

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Full Text Available Agent-based modeling is gaining popularity for investigating the behavior of complex systems involving interactions of many players or agents. In this paper an agent-based simulation modeling technique is applied to understand the long term implications of strategy decisions for an aerospace value chain. The industry has unique elements including new business models, high levels of collaboration, long product lifecycles and long periods before positive paybacks are realized. Forecasting market conditions over this long term lifespan is inherently problematic and adds further complexity when devising a strategy. The model described includes all the major players and entities in the value chain and their interactions. Illustrative results are presented to demonstrate how the simulation approach can be used to evaluate strategy and policy decisions and their operational implications over the long term

Farhan Akthar

2014-08-01

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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 resource development needs to take cognisance of the unique challenges the workplace of the future will pose for individuals in order to be able to effectively prepare individuals for the future. The objective of this study was to evaluate a training programme that was based on the principles of social constructivism and focused on developing people for the workplace of the future. A non-equivalent groups design with a pre-and post-measurement was used to evaluate the programme. The exp...

Cooper, Jean Henry

2005-01-01

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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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Integrated business development  

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Business Development traditionally has an incorporated focus on marketing and marketing models as well as marketing competencies among business development managers. However, the discussed case studies results and trends in business and market behaviour point to the fact that in the future only an integrated model of business development (including logistics, supply and quality management models and activities, respectively personnel) can provide significant competitive advantages especially ...

Koppers, Carina; Klumpp, Matthias

2010-01-01

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Cost structure analysis and future problems in electric utility business in Japan; Nippon denki jigyo no cost kozo bunseki to kongo no kadai  

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As part of the cost simulation analyses of electric power in Japan, business cost parameters were extracted, and so were the problems by comparing the business with that in overseas countries. An investigation was also made on power generation cost in new power sources and external cost factors. For example, the sensitivity of the unit power price of nine electric power companies in average to crude oil price was calculated as a variation of 0.08 yen per kWh if the crude oil price changes by one dollar per barrel and a variation of 0.12 yen per kWh with a fluctuation in the exchange rate of 10 yen per dollar as of fiscal 1993. With respect to the fuel, the fuel cost in thermal power generation is relatively low at present. This reduces relative economic advantage of nuclear power generation, but it would maintain its economic superiority in the future because of necessity of suppressing CO2 emission. Coal burning thermal power generation will expand its role with the stabilized fuel supply in its background, but will have to face a large cost increase for suppressing CO2 emission. Thus, the cost difference among power sources is decreasing, whereby selection of the better mix would be more important. 5 tabs.

Komatsuzaki, H. [The Institute of Energy Economics, Tokyo (Japan)

1995-09-01

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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 training

Metcalf, David H.

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Training Future Faculty.  

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Discusses the need for graduate certificate programs for teaching in the California Community College System. Describes the Community College Faculty Preparation Program at California State University, Sacramento, which covers the following: the community college as an institution; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; the students; and the…

Vohryzek-Bolden, Miki

2000-01-01

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Risk Is Their Business.  

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The Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, a local development district based in Venango County, focuses on nourishing small business development and entrepreneurship in business incubators owned by local governments. One of the region's resources is the nation's first "teaching factory," which provides job training

Baldwin, Fred D.

1996-01-01

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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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'Telling their stories' on a dual diagnosis training course: forensic mental health service users' perspective on their challenges, benefits and future strategies.  

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A five day training course on dual diagnosis was developed by the authors in 2008 and delivered annually within the Irish forensic mental health service. Service users were invited to tell their stories on the training course. Literature suggests several therapeutic outcomes for service users such as raised self esteem, empowerment and new insight into their problems. However little is known from an Irish service users' perspective. This qualitative descriptive study was aimed at exploring the experiences of service users' telling their stories on a dual diagnosis training course. Data was collected using one-to-one interviews from seven service users. Qualitative data was analysed thematically. Three themes emerged from the analysis: the benefits, the challenges for the service users and strategies for their future involvement. Service users reported psychological, personal and social benefits and there were perceived benefits for the learners. Public speaking, preparing for the talk and taking questions from the trainees were the main challenges. They suggested several strategies for overcoming challenges in the future courses. In this article, while the authors discuss the need for empowering service users and providing them with adequate support, there are also practical and useful suggestions for the course coordinators/nurse educators. Authors recognise that service user involvement requires extensive time and significant support in preparing and training for their participation which may impact upon resources. PMID:24055368

Rani, Shobha; Byrne, Hanora

2014-03-01

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

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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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AMPLIFIED ONLINE: A BUSINESS PLAN  

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This business plan was constructed to evaluate the plausibility of creating a service oriented IT business in Vancouver that would provide training to business professionals on various aspects of online marketing in a face-to-face manner. The investigation determined that there was an adequate potential market in Vancouver for such a service and that the business could be set up and launched successfully with limited start up capital.

Lindenbaum, Eric

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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Vocational Training in the European Community: Challenges and Future Outlook. Follow-up to the Commission Memorandum on Vocational Training in the European Community in the 1990s. Education, Training, Youth Studies No. 3.  

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This document contains a summary of the European Community (EC) Task Force for Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth's reactions to a 1991 memorandum on vocational training in the EC in the 1990s. The memorandum was issued by the Commission of the European Communities to initiate broad debate within and among EC member nations. A…

Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).

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Starting Up Your Own Business in the Hotel and Catering Industry. A Self-Help Guide from the Small Business Service of the Hotel and Catering Industry Training Board.  

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This guide is intended to assist the potential small business proprietor in successfully starting a business in the hotel and catering industry. It is divided into five sections. The first section discusses factors to be considered in making the initial decision of whether or not to seek self-employment in the industry (options, potential…

Hotel and Catering Training Board, Wembley (England).

 
 
 
 
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Training Program for Louisiana Correctional, Probation and Parole Personnel; A Study of Present and Future Needs. Final Report.  

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Training needs of probation and parole officers and personnel in penal institutions of Louisiana were determined by surveys of personnel background, education, age, experience, and expressed needs, in order to determine subject matter and potential enrollment of inservice classes. Questionnaires collected information from 53 probation and parole…

Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Div. of Continuing Education.

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The Future Development of the European Union Education, Training and Youth Programmes After 2006: A Public Consultation Document.  

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This document launches a wide public consultation with all those involved in and with an interest in the European Union's (EU's) education, training, and youth programs called Socrates, Tempus, Leonardo da Vinci, and Youth for Europe. It is the first step toward preparing the new generation of programs to start in 2007 and will inform the…

Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture.

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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.

2012-03-01

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Former les futurs enseignants de langue en ligne par le biais de la rétrospection Training future online language teachers through retrospection  

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Full Text Available Cette recherche se focalise sur un des aspects d'une formation professionnelle qui alterne des moments de pratique pendant lesquels des apprentis enseignants animent des cours de langue en ligne par le biais d'une plateforme de visioconférence (Visu et des moments où des échantillons vidéo de l'activité déployée en situation sont examinés par ces mêmes apprentis. Il est postulé que la rétrospection, définie comme l'analyse critique d'une activité professionnelle par le biais de la confrontation d'un collectif d'individus en formation à des traces de leur activité en situation de travail, peut contribuer à leur développement professionnel.Cette étude se concentre sur le discours des apprentis aux prises avec une situation pédagogique aux contours mal définis, celle de l'enseignement d'une langue en ligne, en vue d'analyser les processus d'évaluation et les stratégies pour rendre compte et organiser l'activité de rétrospection. Cet article se termine sur la présentation du salon de rétrospection de la plateforme Visu, une application développée dans le cadre d'un projet de recherche-développement, dont la spécification s'est en partie nourrie des recherches présentées dans cette étude.This research focuses on one aspect of a professional training course that alternates two moments: first, teacher trainees administer online language sessions thanks to a videoconferencing tool (Visu. Then, during debriefing sessions, the same trainees examine filmed samples of their situated activity. It is postulated that professional development can be facilitated by retrospection, defined as the critical analysis led by a group of individuals in training of their own activity as they are confronted with traces of this activity.This study concentrates on the trainees' discourses as they deal with an ill-defined pedagogic situation, that of online language teaching. It specifically aims to analyze the trainees' strategies to organize the activity of retrospection and the processes of self-evaluation at work. This research concludes with the presentation of the retrospection room of the Visu platform, an application developed within a research and development project, the specification of which was partly founded on the research presented in this article.

Nicolas Guichon

2011-05-01

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Organization of educational process of future specialists of physical training and sport on the basis of integrated courses  

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Full Text Available The analysis of curricula of American, European and Ukrainian educational establishments which carry out professional preparation of future specialists of physical education and sport is conducted in this article. The necessity of diminishing of amount of disciplines is grounded due to development and introduction of integrated courses. The list of integrated courses which are included in the curriculum of preparation of future teachers of physical culture in the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University is resulted.

Tymoshenko O.V.

2010-03-01

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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

1998-01-01

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

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

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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 SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese 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, pesq [...] uisa e extensão da universidade. Mostra os resultados de análises estratégicas que comprovam a necessidade dessa mudança, tendo por base os fatos e eventos portadores 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 evaluation 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.

Simone Faury, Dib; Neusa Cardim da, Silva.

2006-04-01

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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 SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese 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, pesq [...] uisa e extensão da universidade. Mostra os resultados de análises estratégicas que comprovam a necessidade dessa mudança, tendo por base os fatos e eventos portadores 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 evaluation 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.

Simone Faury, Dib; Neusa Cardim da, Silva.

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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 education…

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

2007-01-01

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Business Education Receives High Marks.  

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A national survey of state superintendents of public instruction (n=35) and state directors of employment and training (n=28) gives business education programs, courses, and competencies high marks. Suggests that business educators should take advantage of this support by becoming more active in professional organizations. (JOW)

Yopp, Martha C.; Brumley, Debbie

1996-01-01

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E-Business: The Business Officer's Business.  

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

Olson, Mark A.

2001-01-01

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Nuclear Training Excellence Project in Slovenské elektrárne  

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Goals 2013-2015: • Set and implement nuclear training in accordance with the best nuclear practice: ? Change understanding of nuclear training by line management – nuclear training is part of core business; ? Apply Systematic Approach to Training methodology thoroughly; ? Develop and start implementing new training programs. • Prepare practical training centers in EBO and EMO for real operation

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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

2011-10-01

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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 SciELO Colombia | Language: Spanish 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 Aprendiza [...] gem (AVA),dirigido à formação empresarial de estudantes universitários". O objetivo da aprendizagem é orientar pedagogicamente a atitude empreendedora (empreendedorismo) 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 Apren [...] dizaje (AVA) dirigido a la formación empresarial de estudiantes universitarios". El objetivo de aprendizaje es orientar pedagógicamente la actitud emprendedora (emprendimiento) 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 entrep [...] reneurial training of university students". The learning objective is to orient an entrepreneur attitude (entrepreneurship) towards an enterprising attitude in a pedagogical way 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.

JUAN FERNANDO, REINOSO LASTRA.

2012-03-01

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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 SciELO Colombia | Language: Spanish 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 Aprendiza [...] gem (AVA),dirigido à formação empresarial de estudantes universitários". O objetivo da aprendizagem é orientar pedagogicamente a atitude empreendedora (empreendedorismo) 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 Apren [...] dizaje (AVA) dirigido a la formación empresarial de estudiantes universitarios". El objetivo de aprendizaje es orientar pedagógicamente la actitud emprendedora (emprendimiento) 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 entrep [...] reneurial training of university students". The learning objective is to orient an entrepreneur attitude (entrepreneurship) towards an enterprising attitude in a pedagogical way 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.

JUAN FERNANDO, REINOSO LASTRA.

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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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Academic Dishonesty: Perceptions of Business Students  

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Dishonest behavior at the college level, particularly by business students, is an ethical issue of concern to the academic and business communities. Corporate scandals and federal legislation have brought additional attention to the ethical behavior of business leaders and the role of higher education in training the leaders of tomorrow. If…

Rakovski, Carter C.; Levy, Elliott S.

2007-01-01

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

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A new model of global climate, ocean circulation, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycling, including a fully coupled carbon cycle, is presented and evaluated. The model is consistent with multiple observational data sets from the past 50 years as well as with the observed warming of global surface air and sea temperatures during the last 150 years. It is applied to a simulation of the coming two millennia following a business-as-usual scenario of anthropogenic CO2 emissions (SRES A2 until year...

Schmittner, A.; Oschlies, Andreas; Matthews, H. D.; Galbraith, E. D.

2008-01-01

 
 
 
 
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ScottishPower learning's school-to-work education and training programs[Empowering socially excluded youth and building future managers' leadership, communication and social skills  

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Serving approximately 7 million homes and businesses across the United Kingdom and the northwest United States, ScottishPower and its subsidiaries are one of the 12 largest electricity groups in the world. Following deregulation in the electricity industry in the United Kingdom in 1990, ScottishPower found it had to change quickly to capture emerging opportunities. It recognized the need to support employee development and set up an Open Learning Centre to be used by staff for their own personal development. Investment was made in occupational health and wellness services. The following three-step training process was established for ScottishPower: (1) conduct employability assessments; (2) design and deliver a learning activity so that the individual will be successful in the workplace; and (3) engage learners. ScottishPower has implemented several training programs to empower employees, their families and their communities: education transition programs for 15-18 year olds; pre-vocational training for 16-25 year olds; and, vocational training for 16-25 year olds. The keys to success include people, processes, infrastructure, resources committed, challenges, and innovation. In cooperation with trade unions, government bodies, economic development agencies and education and training agencies, ScottishPower has developed a wide spectrum of training and development programs aimed at unemployed young people in socially deprived areas of the United Kingdom.

Kitagawa, K.; Watt, D.; Yachnin, R.

2001-08-01

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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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Training Needs Perceptions of Kenyan Entrepreneurs.  

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Interviews with 106 entrepreneurs trained in the Small Business Development Program in Kenya and 94 with no formal training identified differences in type of ownership, sources of capital, complexity of business, and awareness of higher-level business problems. Untrained entrepreneurs appeared to be more controlled by the external environment. (SK)

Gichira, Robert; Nelson, Robert E.

1997-01-01

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

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

Sarkar, Shyamalendu; Reddy, Surender

2007-01-01

285

Business etiquette.  

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

Andrica, D C

1999-01-01

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Formação de futuros professores de Matemática: uma experiência com ações pedagógicas não formais Training of future mathematics teachers: an experience with non-formal pedagogical actions  

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Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta parte de uma pesquisa desenvolvida com alunos de um curso de licenciatura em matemática que participam de um programa de filantropia. O principal objetivo deste texto é investigar as possíveis contribuições que o envolvimento de futuros professores em ações pedagógicas não formais pode trazer para a sua formação. Pretende, ainda, verificar quais as percepções que os licenciandos, que participam desse programa, têm sobre a carreira docente, sua inserção no curso de licenciatura em matemática e no programa, e as relações dessa participação com possíveis aprendizagens da docência. De abordagem qualitativa, trata-se de um estudo de caso, cujos dados foram obtidos a partir de um questionário composto por perguntas abertas. As referências diretas aos aspectos considerados positivos em relação a ações desenvolvidas no programa, quando de suas respostas ao questionário, trazem fortes indícios de que o envolvimento dos futuros professores nestas ações contribuiu para a sua formação docente.This article presents part of a study developed with students on a degree course in Mathematics who took part in a philanthropy program. The main objective of this text is to investigate the possible contributions that the involvement of teachers in non-formal educational actions may bring to their training. It also intends to analyze what are the perceptions that undergraduate students who participate in this program have on the teaching profession, their insertion into the mathematics degree course and in the program and the relations of such participation with possible teaching and learning. With a qualitative approach, it is a case study with data obtained from a questionnaire with open questions. Direct references to the aspects considered positive in relation to the actions undertaken in the program, according to their answers to the questionnaire, bring increasing evidence that the future teachers' involvement contributed to their teacher training.

Anemari Roesler Luersen Vieira Lopes

2012-01-01

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The Business &  

...Acknowledgements biodiversity, BAP, conservation, environment, species, habitat, business, government, legislation, organism, ecosystem, CSR, corporate, responsibility, company, corporation, SME, ...

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Doctoral training in clinical psychology.  

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Competing models of doctoral training in clinical psychology are described and compared within their historical contexts. Trends in the field are examined critically with a focus on the impact of managed care on doctoral training and clinical practice. Implications for the future of doctoral training are considered, and a blueprint for the future of doctoral training in clinical psychology is presented. PMID:17716063

McFall, Richard M

2006-01-01

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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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...240.3a43-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (CONTINUED) GENERAL RULES...the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) is not a government securities broker or government...

2010-04-01

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

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...240.3a44-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (CONTINUED) GENERAL RULES...transactions between such a futures commission merchant and (i) a government securities broker or government...

2010-04-01

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Business history and economic globalisation  

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Recent reviewers of the current state and future direction of business history have complained that, despite the growth of business history as a distinct academic discipline in recent decades, the field has tended to become side-lined in a number of debates which traditionally have been of major concern to business and economic historians. The paper discusses this issue by focusing on one of the major fields of research among economic historians and social scientists in recent years, namely t...

Ekberg, Espen; Lange, Even

2014-01-01

292

Virtual Businesses  

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

Tidwell, Pam

2009-09-29

293

Writing a successful business plan.  

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

Haag, A B

1997-01-01

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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

2012-04-01

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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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Business support within business incubators  

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Business incubators (BI) have been established worldwide as tools for company creation and small businesses support. BIs claim to help their tenants by providing them with the optimal conditions for increasing early stage survival. Practitioners and researchers agree that business support is a crucial dimension of BI. Yet this feature is seldom researched. In this study we investigate to what extent business incubators support their tenants overcome their developmental problems. Results show ...

Ratinho, Tiago; Harms, Rainer; Groen, Aard

2009-01-01

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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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BUSINESS ETHICS  

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Full Text Available Ethics contain a set of principles of personal and professional conduct .The concept of Business ethics relates itself to the norms and the ideals businessman and business groups adopt in course of their activities in business .Business ethics is an assertion of “be good” and “do good” in business. Ethical business practices has been a blessing to the enterprises as it ensures faith in society ,government trust ,business partners trust .on the other hand unethical business practices /behavior are may be the feel good factor in the short run for earning secret profit but prove as a monster in the long run as it leave a big spot on the enterprise image by indulging in activities like Black Marketing ,False Advertisement, Tax evasion etc .Thus it is the foremost duty of each enterprise to run its business on ethical grounds so that they can attain customers retention as well as employees retention in the long run and should not have a greed for becoming prey of unethical business practices thereby ditching the society as a whole .The principles laid down by IBE (Institute of Business Ethics ,London should be followed with sincerity by all enterprise leading to a trustworthy environment all around .

Raman Arora

2014-06-01

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Are Business Schools Meeting the Challenge of International Communication?  

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Survey responses from 50 United Kingdom and 40 continental Europe business schools and 71 U.K. business students revealed that far more European than U.K. schools think foreign languages are integral to business administration education and that international business training is heavily Anglocentric. Students' opinions were closer to those of…

Vielba, Carol A.; Edelshain, David J.

1997-01-01

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Regional Studies for International Business: A German Perspective.  

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Content and boundaries of business-oriented regional studies are considered, focusing on Germany. Issues discussed include the distinction between explicit business studies and implicit, non-business materials and content in the study of business; relationship between regional studies and cross-cultural management; role of German language training

Bloch, Brian

1997-01-01

 
 
 
 
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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

2013-06-01

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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 SciELO Colombia | Language: Spanish 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 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, & Ra [...] mos, 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 Agreeableness; 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

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

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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 SciELO Colombia | Language: Spanish 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 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, & Ra [...] mos, 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 Agreeableness; 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

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

2010-06-01

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The Need for Human Resource Managers to Understand and Prepare for Future Employees: A Study on the Perceptions of Business Students on Job Performance  

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Full Text Available Job performance is an important outcome of effective human resource management. This empirical research surveyed undergraduate students (N=176 majoring in Business Administration to learn more about their job performance propensities. A total of 88 male and 88 female students were surveyed. The results of this research suggest that females have higher citizen-based job performance levels when compared to males, males have higher task-based job performance levels when compared to females, males have higher outcome-based job performance levels when compared to females, and students who have played organized sports have a better understanding of job performance than students who have not played organized sports. Implications and recommendations are offered for practitioners and educators.

Belal A. Kaifi

2013-11-01

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Training future chefs at Opryland.  

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Dina Starks is the culinary apprentice coordinator at Opryland Hotel Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Her apprentices have the unique opportunity to practice the culinary arts at the largest hotel convention center in the world, in a setting that has 15 restaurants and nearly 3,000 rooms. PMID:10185289

1998-08-01

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

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

Durfee, Don.

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Forecasting the Value of Training  

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The Predictive Evaluation (PE) model is a training and evaluation approach with the element of prediction. PE allows trainers and business leaders to predict the results, value, intention, adoption, and impact of training, allowing them to make smarter, more strategic training and evaluation investments. PE is invaluable for companies that…

Basarab, Dave

2011-01-01

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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.

Etienne Dubé

2009-08-01

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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 lifetimar 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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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

2014-01-01

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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

2006-04-01

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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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Web Service Security Through Business Logic  

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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 o...

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

2011-01-01

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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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A Model International Business Education Program for Small Business.  

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To address the community need for international training for small business, Normandale Community College applied for and obtained a federal grant for a program to assist 20 small to middle-sized firms in increasing their export capabilities to the Netherlands and West Germany, countries to which Minnesota had already developed strong trade ties.…

Burmeister-May, Stephen

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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

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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Let's Get Bullish about Small Business.  

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Discusses the National Education and Training Task Force for Minority Business Enterprise, its message for vocational education, its recommendations, the potential of small business, the building of local systems, evaluation of present programs, postsecondary emphasis, and the Youth Enterprise Project as a catalyst. (CT)

Russell, John S.

1980-01-01

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Business competence  

stock take of publicly funded measures aimed at raising business competence \\amongst ... and marketing, leadership, collaboration, and risk management. •. As \\the period under ... o Personality of the present cohort of farmers o Structure of \\the ...

 
 
 
 
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BUSINESS INTEGRATION  

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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

Codreanu Diana; Radut Carmen

2009-01-01

322

Sosiaalinen media business to business -markkinoinnissa  

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Opinnäytetyö käsittelee sosiaalisen median käyttöä business to business -markkinoinnissa. Sosiaalista mediaa tarkastellaan kirjallisuuden, verkkolähteiden ja kirjoittajan omien kokemuksien ja näkemyksien pohjalta. Sosiaalisen median soveltuvuutta business to business -markkinointiin käsitellään edellä mainittujen lähteiden lisäksi yrityshaastattelujen pohjalta. Tavoitteena on pohtia sosiaalinen median soveltuvuutta business to business -markkinointiin. Lisäksi tavoitteena on pe...

Eskelinen, Mervi

2009-01-01

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Family Business  

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Family Business, Pitzhanger Manor. Curated by Danielle Arnaud and Matthew Poole. The artists in the exhibition explore how their 'authorship' or 'individuality' is expressed as images. Here, artworks are produced that deal with the public face of the personal, private or local. In brief, the thematic of this exhibition is interested in the consequence and legitimacy of 'individual choice' as a genre or style. Hence, Family Business looks to artworks that claim, utilise and reflect upon lan...

Jones, Alison

2003-01-01

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Business intelligence  

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The purpose of this work is to present business intelligence systems. These systems can be extremely complex and important in modern market competition. Its effectiveness also reflects in price, so we have to exlore their financial potential before investment. The systems have 20 years long history and during that time many of such tools have been developed, but they are rarely still in use. Business intelligence system consists of three main areas: Data Warehouse, ETL tools and tools f...

Horvat, Marko

2009-01-01

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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

326

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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MicroStirling : Business plan  

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The presented master’s thesis has evaluated the possibility of commercializing a research project at the Royal Institute of Technologys (KTH) Department of Energy Technology (EGI) in Stockholm, Sweden, where a Stirling engine is used for renewable microscale power generation.  The purpose of the thesis has been to evaluate the current market situation and future prospects by composing a business plan under the working name MicroStirling. In the business plan a potential target group consis...

Backman, Peter

2012-01-01

328

The future of veterinary medicine in poultry production.  

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The poultry industry is a highly complex food-animal production system. Its success is dependent upon sophisticated techniques and systems to ensure disease prevention and product quality. Poultry veterinarians play a key role in the overall business and are typically the only individuals within poultry companies who are involved in the entire production process, including production management, health management, product quality, nutrition, and economics. Preparing veterinarians to work effectively in the poultry industry can no longer be accomplished within the DVM instructional program. Post-DVM training programs specializing in poultry medicine are now producing the veterinarians entering the North American poultry industry. Regionalization of training in poultry medicine has already taken place. These training programs are very important to food animal production in North America; in the future, they must be nurtured and supported in order to remain able to supply the veterinary workforce for our dynamic poultry industry. PMID:17220484

Glisson, John R; Hofacre, Charles L

2006-01-01

329

Entrepreneur Training Program. Getting Started.  

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This student workbook on starting a small business is part of the entrepreneur training program at Ocean County (New Jersey) Vocational-Technical Schools. The workbook consists of 16 units containing goals and objectives, study questions, exercises, sample materials, and information sheets. Unit topics are as follows: being a small business owner;…

De Maria, Richard

330

Missouri Customized Training Program. Skills for Tomorrow's Work Force. Brochure #80238.  

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This publication provides businesses with information on the Missouri Customized Training Program (MCTP), which provides assistance to Missouri businesses in recruiting, training, and retraining of workers. It describes the two types of MCTP training: Skill Training and On-the-Job Training. Employee recruitment options are also discussed. Four…

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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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Needs Assessment Survey: Doing Business with China. Report.  

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Discusses industry interests in international trade and the need or desire for business training programs involving international trade at the College of the Canyons. A survey was conducted on industry representatives from the Santa Clarita Valley on their need for training on doing business in the Pacific Rim, mainly China. In January 2003, 577…

Meuschke, Daylene M.; Gribbons, Barry C.

333

The Small Business Challenge to Management Education.  

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Reviews the needs of the owner/manager for training and development and indicates how they might best be met. Discusses the nature of management in small business and explores implications for training methods. Also discusses program possibilities and marketing strategies. (JOW)

Gibb, Allan A.

1983-01-01

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A business case method for business models  

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Intuitively, business cases and business models are closely connected. However, a thorough literature review revealed no research on the combination of them. Besides that, little is written on the evaluation of business models at all. This makes it difficult to compare different business model alternatives and choose the best one. In this article, we develop a business case method to objectively compare business models. It is an eight-step method, starting with business drivers and ending wit...

Meertens, L. O.; Starreveld, E.; Iacob, M. E.; Nieuwenhuis, L. J. M.

2013-01-01

335

Education in Business Etiquette: Attitudes of Marketing Professionals.  

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Of the 200 respondents to a survey of 400 marketing professions, 40% believed the business etiquette skills of college graduates had worsened, only 24% had received etiquette training in the workplace, and 80% thought business etiquette should be part of the business school curriculum. (SK)

Schaffer, Burton F.; And Others

1993-01-01

336

Cultural Sensitivity: The Key to Teaching Global Business.  

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

Timm, Judee A.

2003-01-01

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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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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

338

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

339

A Pilot Study of Small Business's Perception of Vendor Services: are these associated with small business IT educational requirements  

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Full Text Available Despite the extensive use of microcomputers in the small business environment, little research has been applied to the training needs of those small businesses. This study examines the computer related training needs of 131 small businesses and the factors which appear to impinge upon those needs. In particular the paper examines whether satisfaction with vendor provided services (both pre and post sales are associated specific educational requirements in small business. The results suggest that there a need for the development of a university/college IT training program directed specifically towards small business. These programs should avoid the more technical aspects of IT and concentrate on areas which involve the analysis and use of software in the small business. The results further show that a number of vendor provided services appear to be associated with the rating of importance of potential curricular inclusions in IT training programs.

R.C. MacGregor

1997-11-01

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PPARC. 1998 business plan  

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The 1998 PPARC Business Plan is based on the allocation of Pound Sterling 191.268M for 1998/99 set out in 'Allocation of the Science Budget 1998-99'. The objectives and programme to be pursued by PPARC in the years 1998/99 to 2001/02 inclusive are set out; the internal programme guidelines remain largely as in the 1997 Business Plan. Detailed spending plans have only been drawn up for 1998/99, pending the outcome of the government's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), and may have to be revised in the light of that Review. Firm commitments for domestic expenditure already made, or to be made before the outcome of the CSR is known, will not exceed 95% of the domestic expenditure allocation for 1998/99 in 1999/00, and 90% thereof in 2000/01. The past decade has been one of exceptional progress in both astronomy and particle physics, with the very real prospect of making further major advances in the next decade. PPARC supported scientists have played a significant role in securing this progress, and Council is concerned to ensure that they should continue to do so. The recognised world-class strength of current and past UK research and training in astronomy and particle physics is in large measure due to investments made ten or more years ago, and this investment must continue into the future. Since its inception in 1994, Council has been striving to create additional headroom for new investment, and this Business Plan is the first in which Council's efforts will be fully realised, with the restructuring of the Royal Observatories being completed in 1998199, continued efficiency gains at all sites, and reduction in the CERN and ESA budgets, all contributing to increased flexibility in the domestic science programme. The PPARC programme is dominated by long term international commitments with a planning horizon which extends well beyond 2001/02. Council therefore plans on a correspondingly long timescale, drawing on the 'Road Map' of opportunities of the highest scientific priority produced and published by its Science Committee in December 1997. Council has confirmed the importance of maintaining scientific excellence and breadth in its research programme, and is particularly concerned to ensure that the UK secures a cost-effective scientific return on its past and continuing investments in CERN and ESA. It has confirmed the priority given to the production of high quality trained scientists and engineers (increasingly recognised as of national importance); to its industrial collaboration programme to enhance industrial competitiveness; and to the promotion of public awareness and understanding of science. Council has maintained the growth in these 'White Paper' objective areas. The principal short-term objectives addressed in this Plan are: to complete the rationalisation of support for the ground-based astronomy programme, centred around the formation of the Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) in Edinburgh; to commence the implementation of the long term strategy for ground-based astronomy in the Gemini era of 8 m telescopes; to commence the substantial programme for UK participation in the CERN LHC scientific programme, now recommended by Council to OST and Treasury for authorisation; and to prepare for appropriate investment in the next missions of ESA's Horizons 2000 Space Science Programme. Substantial resources have been set aside in 1998/99 to expedite the restructuring of the Royal Observatories as rapidly and effectively as possible. Technological support of the ground-based astronomy programme, formerly carried out by the Royal Observatories (RGO and ROE), will be concentrated at the new ATC in Edinburgh from 1 April 1998, with other activities continuing in a variety of institutes, including the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh. The longer term savings resulting from this restructuring have been reinvested in the research programme. Council will continue to give high priority to securing efficiency gains and other savings in its programme and operations. This is essential if it is to be able to support ne

 
 
 
 
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People and Technology: Investing in Training for Europe's Future = L'Homme et la Technologie: Investir dans la Formation pour l'Avenir de l'Europe = Menschen und Technologie: Fur Europa's Zukunft in Ausbildung Investieren. Volume II. EUROTECNET Series No. 2.  

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The following papers are included in this volume: "Technological Change: The Future of Training and Work" (Lord Young of Graffham); "L'Education, la Formation et l'Evolution Technologique dans l'Industrie" (Mathias Hinterscheid); "Education, Training, and Technological Change in Industry" (Philippe Meyer); "Technologischer Wandel: Schaffung von…

Commission des Communautes Europeennes (Luxembourg).

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Business plan for Eco-Adventure Travel company  

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The purpose of this thesis was to gain sufficient information and understanding of forming a business plan for an eco-adventure travel company and writing the actual business plan for future use to help establishing the planned eco-adventure travel company. Using the research of theoretical information about forming a business plan and combining it with extensive research of statistical and industry data, the initial business plan was written. The purpose was to write the business plan as a g...

Erkkila?, Julia

2014-01-01

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Attracting capital : The business plan from the investors' perspective  

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For entrepreneurs it can be difficult to attract investors. The business plan is a well-known document for that purpose, and is used widely by entrepreneurs and companies. With this in mind, several questions arise. What information in a business plan is important? Do the criteria for information in a business plan differ between banks, venture capital companies, and business angels? What is the perception of a business plan to these investors? These are questions future entrepreneurs have to...

Aspegren, David; Jacobsson, Karl; Bech-jakobsson, Martin

2006-01-01

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Future of gas  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Two articles and two columns in this section on the future of natural gas. In the first article attention is paid to the possibility that large natural gas producers are setting up a cartel a la OPEC. Most experts argue that the structure of gas markets makes the gas business much less amenable to cartelisation than the oil business. If that is true, why are so many people in the gas industry afraid of a gas cartel? The second article focuses on the future role of North Africa in the supply of natural gas

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Preparing a Future Graduate Workforce for Work: An Assessment of the Standard of Graduates from the Public Authority of Applied Education and Training in Kuwait  

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This paper reports on a study that examined factors which had a direct impact on the quality of graduates from the Public Authority of Applied Education and Training (PAAE&T) in Kuwait. The study also examined the extent to which the graduates met the requirements of local employers. It consisted of a review of the literature; a questionnaire…

Al-Ali, Salah

2013-01-01

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The Joint CEDEFOP/ETF Project on 'Scenarios and Strategies for Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning in Europe': A Contribution to the Debate on the Future of Europe.  

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A project in Europe is working to improve the quality of work, promote equal opportunities, combat exclusion and poverty; promote lasting economic growth and a European Union economic policy; and promote sustainable development and quality of life. In order to achieve these goals, three main objectives for vocational education and training (VET)…

Sellin, Burkart

347

Intercultural Negotiation Training.  

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Describes several experiential-learning activities (three cultural-simulation games, a negotiation skills self-assessment exercise, and 20 rules for intercultural negotiation) that train students for intercultural business negotiations by helping them learn through experience how cultural clashes feel, and how they must be identified, understood,…

Martin, Jeanette S.

1999-01-01

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1995: business.  

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Biotechnology investors suffered losses in 1994, due to depressed stock prices, making it difficult for companies to raise money to develop and test new treatments. Given this business climate, advocates for people with AIDS and other serious illnesses should be careful about pushing for laws that hold down the prices of newly-developed pharmaceuticals. PMID:11362188

1995-01-01

349

Unfinished Business  

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Adult learning is not a tidy business: adults fit learning into the spaces left by the other demands on complex lives, and into the spaces left in administrative structures overwhelmingly designed for other people. No simple metric can capture adults' diverse purposes and achievements, and no single programme can capture the full range of things…

Tuckett, Alan

2011-01-01

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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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Research Findings on a Virtual Training Center--Measuring Web Based Training as an Effective Project Management Facilitation Intervention.  

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This paper focuses on the design of an assessment plan that can accurately measure the impact of using World Wide Web-based deliveries to increase performance. Key trends in technology and training are reviewed, and effective assessment of online training deliveries is examined. The Virtual Business Training Center (VBTC) is an integrated business

Hoyt, Brian; Stockman, Mark

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40 CFR 745.225 - Accreditation of training programs: target housing and child-occupied facilities.  

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...EPA at least 2 business days before the...The training manager must update EPA...courses at least 7 business days prior to...The training manager must update EPA...E) Training manager's name and...3 additional business days for delivery...Inspector. (i) Role and...

2010-07-01

353

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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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

355

Designing Effective Programmes for Encouraging the Business Start-up Process: Lessons from UK Experience.  

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Outlines programs in the United Kingdom (UK) designed to encourage the starting of small businesses. Successful programs help entrepreneurs obtain financial support, get business training, and develop a business plan. Recommends emphasis on personal competency and motivation training as well as shorter courses. (CH)

Gibb, Allan A.

1987-01-01

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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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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. Rupesh Andhrutkar

2012-04-01

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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

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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.

2010-02-01

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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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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 answer...

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

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Small Business Resource: Kansas.  

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The U.S. Small Business Administration plays a vital role in enabling America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. Through our wide array of services - loan guaranties, assistance for small businesses in federal contracting, and business counseling ...

2008-01-01

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Small Business Resource: Delaware.  

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The U.S. Small Business Administration plays a vital role in enabling America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. Through our wide array of services - loan guaranties, assistance for small businesses in federal contracting, and business counseling ...

2008-01-01

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Small Business Resource: Hawaii.  

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The U.S. Small Business Administration plays a vital role in enabling America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. Through our wide array of services - loan guaranties, assistance for small businesses in federal contracting, and business counseling ...

2008-01-01

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Small Business Resource: Nevada.  

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The U.S. Small Business Administration plays a vital role in enabling America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. Through our wide array of services - loan guaranties, assistance for small businesses in federal contracting, and business counseling ...

2008-01-01

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Success criteria for the evolving business environment  

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This paper discusses the electric power industry from a business perspective. The success of the business will be determined by low production cost, improved performance, resource planning, future price stability and clean air compliance. As an example, France's commitment to nuclear power means that France has the cleanest air of all the industrialized nations.

Hamilton, S.K. [AREVA NP Canada (Canada)

2007-07-01

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Teaching Business IT Ethics: A Professional Approach  

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

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

2004-01-01

367

Success criteria for the evolving business environment  

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This paper discusses the electric power industry from a business perspective. The success of the business will be determined by low production cost, improved performance, resource planning, future price stability and clean air compliance. As an example, France's commitment to nuclear power means that France has the cleanest air of all the industrialized nations

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Which Industries Are Sensitive to Business Cycles?  

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

Berman, Jay; Pfleeger, Janet

1997-01-01

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Cycle e-business: the e-business of Gaz De France; Cycle e-business: l'e-business de Gaz de France  

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This paper deals with the Gaz De France Group position in the e-business context. In terms of e-business, all is done to put Internet at the marketing service. Three examples of Internet sites realization and the future policy are presented. (A.L.B.)

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2001-07-01

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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

371

Business Leksikon  

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This review article deals with a specialised dictionary recently introduced to the Danish market. It covers traditional business subjects and is designed for semi-experts and laypeople. Through Danish definitions and English, French and German equivalents, it aims at fulfilling the functions text reception, text production, translation and knowledge acquisition. The main aspects addressed are presentation of lemmata, structure and presentation of definitions, grammatical information and diasy...

Nielsen, Sandro

2005-01-01

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Business Structures  

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The newspaper industry has absorbed a tremendous financial impact during the last three years in revenues and bottom lines. As a whole, industry players were slow to react to ever-changing marketplace dynamics. Newspapers report on other companies and industries in their business pages every day. However, they failed to listen to and heed some of the advice and counsel they offered on those some pages. As they have to come to acknowledge the trend, it has ...

Gilkey, J.

2013-01-01

373

Business Review  

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

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Business, Introduction  

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

Dupree, Andrea

1998-05-01

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Alliance for NanoHealth (ANH) Training Program for the development of future generations of interdisciplinary scientists and collaborative research focused upon the advancement of nanomedicine  

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This program • Offered summer internship training for three undergraduate students in alliance with MD Anderson Step-Up program. • Awarded 2-year fellowships to two graduate students for collaborative, interdisciplinary research in specific areas of nanotechnology. •Successfully provided three post-doctoral fellowships in the advancement of nanotechnology research. Some fellows have advanced to careers in academia and industry. • Attracted several prominent leaders of innovation in the field of nanomedicine to engage research discussion and foster potential collaborative opportunities through the prestigious ANH Distinguished Investigator Awards.

Gorenstein, David

2013-12-23

376

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. PMID:21829787

Ahuja, Vivek; Sharma, Varun

2010-04-01

377

Sosiaalinen media business to business markkinoinnissa  

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Työn tarkoituksena oli kuvata sosiaalista mediaa business to business markkinoinnissa. Sosiaalinen media on suhteellisen uusi käsite. Business-to-business markkinointi on kasvava ilmiö sosiaalisen median ympäristössä ja sen tutkiminen on haasteellista sekä mielenkiintoista. Tutkimusongelmiksi valittiin: sosiaalisen median asiakkuuksien hallintaa, käytännön ongelmat, sekä sosiaalisen median merkittävimmät hyödyt. Opinnäytetyön menetelminä käytettiin tutkimusaineiston kval...

Tsinovski, Kosti

2010-01-01

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26 CFR 1.513-1 - Definition of unrelated trade or business.  

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...Trade or business. The primary objective of adoption...501(c)(3), operates a school for training children in...or business. (For specific exclusion applicable in certain cases...enrolled student body. During the school year, V sponsors the...

2010-04-01

379

Business Calculus  

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

Averbeck, Patrick

2008-09-22

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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 SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese 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. Abstract in english 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 t [...] o 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.

 
 
 
 
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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

2010-01-01

382

Special Issue: Building Your Career Development e-Business.  

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

Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 2002

2002-01-01

383

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

384

7 CFR 1980.498 - Business and Industry Disaster Loans.  

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...I guarantee. If the business appears to have had...for BID loans if the business has a successful financial...that supports future plans and projections that...applicant will be notified in writing of the reasons for disapproval...operating cycle of the business....

2010-01-01

385

TRENDS IN BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE  

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My thesis is presenting trends in business intelligence, which are currently most popular. Trends are necessary for continuous development and improvement of business intelligence. We presented the following trends: mobile business intelligence, cloud business intelligence, self-service business intelligence and business intelligence and social media, which includes two trends: collaborative business intelligence and social media analytics. The most widely used trend is mobile BI, which is th...

Lever, Breda

2013-01-01

386

Business Model Innovation  

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The chapter offers a broad review of the literature at the nexus between Business Models and innovation studies, and examines the notion of Business Model Innovation in three different situations: Business Model Design in newly formed organizations, Business Model Reconfiguration in incumbent firms, and Business Model Innovation in the broad context of sustainability. Tools and perspectives to make sense of Business Models and support managers and entrepreneurs in dealing with Business Model ...

Dodgson, Mark; Gann, David; Phillips, Nelson; Massa, Lorenzo; Tucci, Christopher

2014-01-01

387

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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Modelling and Organising Customer-Driven Business Processes in a Mass Customisation Environment  

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The techniques of mass customisation in the manufacturing area are being challenged by more recent trends of made to order processes. This paper reviews the relevant literature dealing with the challenges of determining specific made to order processes. The researchers then use a case study approach to gain insights into what are the new demands on planners and schedulers. Two case studies in Denmark are highlighted. The researchers found that the tasks of planning business processes in the order flow is likely change in the future as increased adaptation to customer ordering takes place, which will force changes to staff training and company re-organisation.

Hvolby, Hans-Henrik; Martin, Chris

2014-01-01

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Loss of energy business  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Russian PM Vladimir Putin, euphoric about the signing of the 25-year contract for the use of Ukrainian seaports by the Russian Navy, announced several new strategic bilateral projects. The new partnership between the two countries might be a disappointment for those who were hoping for new Slovak energy business development in cooperation with Moscow. Representatives of the Russian company TVEL frequently visited the Slovak Ministry of Economy last year, discussing the idea of a nuclear fuel production plant in Slovakia. The factory was supposed to make fuel for the growing number of Russian reactors throughout Europe and utilize the recently discovered uranium deposits near Kosice. However, since Mr. Putin unveiled the idea of creating a Russian-Ukrainian nuclear holding at the site of the Khmelnitskaya Nuclear Power Plant, Slovakia will probably not become the gate to the EU for Russia's atomic business. Owners of the Slovak uranium deposit site are losing business too. And not only does the Slovak-Russian nuclear cooperation seem to be completely lost, but the gas transfer business is unclear too. Last week, the Russian gas company Gazprom showed that its selling prices are a matter of political bargaining rather than fair market value. Similar to low prices for the extremely friendly Belarus, Ukraine earned a $100 discount and in exchange for the Black Sea deal it will be paying only $236 per thousand cubic meters of the commodity. Russia thus gave up roughly $3 bommodity. Russia thus gave up roughly $3 billion this year. Slovakia has nothing to offer in exchange for such a deal. Not only price creation but also the construction of gas pipelines through Europe remains a political issue for Russians. With plans to bypass Ukraine and Slovakia, the only safe future for the local transit system can be the result of an idea to pool Gazprom and Ukrainian Naftohaz transit assets together with a stock swap. (author)

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Enhancing the Transformative Potential of Business Internships  

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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 ...

David Starr-Glass

2006-01-01

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Business Wargaming : Securing Corporate Value  

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Industry consolidation, mergers, changes to business models, the emergence of new threats all require managers to understand highly complex situations, assess risk and opportunity and make informed decisions. How can senior managers do this effectively when so often they are wrestling with brand new scenarios? One of the emerging solutions is business wargaming. Daniel F. Oriesek and Jan Oliver Schwarz provide the first comprehensive look at wargaming as a business tool in a book that explores the anatomy and success factors of a typical wargame. The authors explain how and when wargaming can be used to test strategies, plan and prepare for crises, manage change or increase your organization's ability to anticipate and adapt for the future. Creating imaginative and credible scenarios, and testing them against smart opponents who are eager to find holes and counter your strategy, allows you to learn about a plan or a new venture in the security of the conference room rather than learning the hard way when you go live. Business wargames are sophisticated but they are also very demanding in terms of time and resources. Business Wargaming: Securing Corporate Value will enable you to assess the potential value of the technique for your own organization, to understand what you will be committing to and develop an informed business case and brief for working with the organization that will facilitate the game.

Oriesek, Daniel F.; Schwarz, Jan Oliver

2008-01-01

392

Can We Do Business? A Study of the Attitudes of Chinese and Australian Business Students  

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Australia’s business relationship with China is growing. However, there are culturaldifferences between the residents of the two countries that may lead to differences inattitudes and actions. These differences can present obstacles to optimising thebenefits to be gained from mutual business cooperation. In order to understand howthe future business leaders (present students) view the potentiality for doing businessin each others’ countries, groups of commerce students in Australia and Ch...

Basu, Parikshit K.; John Hicks; Sappey, Richard B.

2007-01-01

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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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Mobility needs of future customers and their impact on the drive train; Mobilitaetsbeduerfnisse der kommenden Kundengeneration und Auswirkungen auf den Antriebsstrang  

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This contribution summarises on the basis of recent studies customer requirements regarding future vehicles concepts and their drivetrain designs and also shows several development directions for alternative drivetrains. The discussion of the megatrends emission reduction, urbanisation and peak-oil, influences the future demand of mobility. The megatrends implicate an enlargement of the possible solution space for full vehicle concepts. Two studies coordinated by the ''Institut fuer Kraftfahrzeuge (ika)'' of RWTH Aachen University show in detail the changed general conditions of mobility needs of the next customer generation. Besides their general attitude towards the automobile, especially their demands towards the drivetrain in technical and economic regard are analysed. The focus of this analysis lies in the possibilities to electrify the drivetrain, with a differentiation for different markets. Based on fundamental descriptions of essential characteristics of different drivetrain concepts, the development demands of alternative drive mechanisms are shown and variable solutions will be connected to the customer requirements in a costs analysis. The for the total cost analysis important aspect of energy consumption of alternatively driven vehicles will then be described with concrete examples of two different research- and benchmarking-projects. An evaluation of drivetrain concepts with possible fields of application will conclude the contribution with regard to technical and economic criteria. (orig.)

Eckstein, Lutz; Ernst, Christian-Simon; Fassbender, Sven; Gnoerich, Bruno [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Inst. fuer Kraftfahrzeuge

2012-11-01

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Explicit training in human values and social attitudes of future engineers in Spain : commentary on "preparing to understand and use science in the real world: interdisciplinary study concentrations at the technical University of Darmstadt".  

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In Spain before the 1990s there was no clear and explicit comprehensive training for future engineers with regard to social responsibility and social commitment. Following the Spanish university curricular reform, which began in the early 1990s, a number of optional subjects became available to students, concerning science, technology and society (STS), international cooperation, the environment and sustainability. The latest redefinition of the Spanish curriculum in line with the Bologna agreements has reduced the number of non-obligatory subjects, but could lead to improving preparation for social responsibility due to the requirement that the design of curricula and the assessment of students should be based on competencies, some of which include human values and attitudes. PMID:24218142

Fabregat, Jaime

2013-12-01

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Business working group  

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The workshop of 26-27 june 2000, on nuclear power Plant LIfe Management (PLIM), also included working groups in which major issues facing PLIM activities for nuclear power plants were identified and discussed. The third group was on Business. The discussion concerned the following points: There are concerns about retaining experienced/trained personnel, and maintaining a good working relationship among them, as well as about the closure of research facilities, the reduction in staff numbers under increasing economic pressure and the lack of new nuclear power plant constructions. The marginal cost of producing electricity is lower for most existing nuclear power plants than for almost all other energy sources. Refurbishment costs are usually relatively small compared with new investments. The ongoing regulatory reform of the electricity market will bring increasing competition. Although PLIM has been carried out in many countries with favourable results, there are still uncertainties which affect business decisions regarding financial and market risks in PLIM activities. Recommendations were made. (author)

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Sosiaalinen media business to business -yritysmaailmassa  

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Social Media in Business-To-Business World The thesis discusses social media and its suitability for business-to-business world. The topic has been examined from Gycom Group’s point of view and the aim was to solve if it would be profitable to start working in social media creating marketing and customer relations. Because it is more difficult for business-to-business companies than consumers to get a benefit from social media, it will complicate the way for success. Social media is...

Koskinen, Krista

2011-01-01

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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

399

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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Examining the Effect of Instructor Experience on Flight Training Time  

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Maximizing training efficiency is desirable in many areas of business. The ever increasing costs of flight training combined with a predicted shortage of pilots have resulted in steps being taken to improve flight training efficiency. In the past, the majority of airline pilots received their flight training in the military. Over time a growing…

Polstra, Philip A., Sr.

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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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

402

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

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

Penaluna, Andrew; Penaluna, Kathryn

2009-01-01

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Outsourcing of Training  

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Several lessons are covered that has been learned at Fluor Daniel Hanford during their outsourcing effort. We have overcome problems because of our joint commitment to success. We continue to work our way through issues as they arise. On the positive side, several good things have happened as a result of outsourcing. Our training provider (EXITECH) has proven to be very responsive to our many different customers. We have been able to establish and support a 6-month training schedule for the first time. This has allowed the different facilities who send workers to training with more flexibility in planning their workers' time away from their jobs. In addition to the master training schedule, each facility on the Hanford Site has its own special or emergent training needs, and EXITECH has been very responsive in meeting these individual facilities' needs. Student and supervisor feedback on the quality and effectiveness of environmental, safety and health training provided by EXITECH has been very positive. Worker and supervisor feedback indicates the ''hands-on'' training serves their needs, and focuses on what they need to know to be able to perform work safely and efficiently. EXITECH strives very hard at presenting training so students can become successful in their training efforts. The workforce has noticed EXITECH's training philosophy is based on shared success with the trainee, not failure. Along the way, FDH has saved money as a result of this outsourcing. During our first year of the contract, we estimated a $400,000 savings. The decision as to outsource training is likely the most important you will make for your organization. In our situation, it fit the business goals we had established in our bid for the Hanford contract. However, if we were to begin again, we would factor some of the valuable lessons learned experienced during the first 16 months of our current outsourcing.

GAMIN, J.E.

1999-06-17

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Language Training: French 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. LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz tel. 73127 language.training@cern.ch General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 26 April to 02 July 2004. 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 26 April to 02 July 2004. This course is designed for people with a good level...

2004-01-01

405

Language Training: French 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. LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz tel. 73127 language.training@cern.ch General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 26 April to 02 July 2004. 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 26 April to 02 July 2004. This course is designed for people with a good level of s...

2004-01-01

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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

2005-07-01

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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  

Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

Full Text Available SciELO Chile | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish [...] 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 questi [...] onnaire 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.

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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

2011-04-01

409

Small Business Research Initiative  

Mar 4, 2005 ... The Small Business Research Initiative was launched by the Small Business ... \\for starting new technology-based or knowledge-based businesses. ... venture \\capital companies or other institutional investors provided that ...

410

Under the microscope: a profile of the family business in Ireland  

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A review of the entrepreneurship and small business literature indicates that little to no research has examined family businesses in Ireland in terms of their structure and composition, the management of the family business, and the training conducted by family businesses. The purpose of this paper is to examine these dynamics through the findings of primary research, thereby providing a profile of family businesses in Ireland. First, the paper aims to examine the demographics of the fami...

Birdthistle, Naomi; Fleming, Patricia

2007-01-01

411

A Designed Framework for Delivering Systems Thinking Skills to Small Business Managers  

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Full Text Available Many small businesses suffer from inadequate management skills which can lead to poor business performance and unsustainable businesses. Research to date has focused on traditional skills such as communication, time management and people skills, yet critically many business managers have no systems thinking skills. This paper presents a framework targeted at delivering systems thinking skills to managers of small businesses utilizing some key characteristic of small business managers. The design is also based on a systems analysis and guided by both adult learning theory and teaching theory. The quality of a training framework depends on the quality of the content design and the right training delivery methods. The systems thinking skills training framework structured systems thinking knowledge into three modules in order to meet the needs of different levels of managers. The framework advocates blended training delivery methods and it also presents possible pitfalls based on training experiences. Additionally, the framework incorporates a continuous improvement process for ongoing systemic improvement.

Daowei Sun

2014-06-01

412

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

2012-01-01

413

Interactive pinball business  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

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

414

Business Inspiration: Small Business Leadership in Recovery?  

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

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

2012-01-01

415

Training safely, Training safety  

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Full Text Available It is the basic requirement of maritime safety education to guarantee the safety of teaching operation while training the crew's occupation safety capability. Marine Training Center of Shanghai Maritime University has undertaken the practical teaching of "marine survival" for many years and come up with the whole safety procedures of training. Based on the requirements of SOLAS convention and regulations of STCW over crew training, this paper introduces the safety allocation, utilization and maintenance of teaching equipments. Through the investigation of the safety situation of students' practical operation, the safety teaching method named "four in one" has been put forward, which includes the pre-teaching safety precaution, the whole monitor during the teaching process, the post-teaching summary evaluation, and the reset and standby of teaching facilities. Finally, during the learning and training of "marine survival", crews and students are called on to place priority on personal safety rather than acquisition of knowledge and skills. Only in this way can they be capable of self-protection and protection of others in the career of seafaring.

Jianjun Wu

2014-09-01

416

A Business Intelligence Network Design for Service-Oriented Architectures  

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Full Text Available A modern Business organism is impression of the service-oriented approach, specializing in its business strategic problems similarly as on its technical foundations victimization net Services. Supported business situations, the potential of this rising technology is made public with relevancy open systems business integration, dynamic binding, and versatile management of distributed business systems. Business intelligence is employed to explain applications and technologies that area unit accustomed gather, give access to and analyse knowledge an data regarding the organization, to assist create higher business choices. The aim of business intelligence is to produce unjust insight. Business intelligence technologies embrace ancient knowledge storage technologies like reporting; ad-hoc querying; on-line analytical process (OLAP.Simultaneously, business ways and development area unit careful, starting from heterogeneous knowledge integration via security problems towards future business services. Service-oriented design for business brainpower that produces probable a flawless, addition of technologies in to coherent business intelligence surroundings, so sanctioning simplified knowledge delivery and low-latency analytics. Especially, quality of business service enhancements and network support area unit to be addressed. Moreover, the connection of service-oriented architectures and current efforts towards their synthesis area unit economical business perspective fields.

C.K.Gomathy

2014-03-01

417

The Key Elements on Selection of Training Outsourcing  

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Full Text Available In this paper, we develop a new index system for the selection of training outsourcing. With the new system, we find key elements of the selection of training outsourcing through factor analysis are helpful to improve the accuracy of decisions of the contracting business, which make contracting businesses select the vendor companies to meet their requirements. 

Lu Sun

2012-07-01

418

National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training  

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National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training  

Medline Plus

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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National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training  

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Full Text Available ... Oil Spill (2.6MB) Protecting 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 ...

 
 
 
 
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Training Materials Developed for Latino Entrepreneurs  

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This article describes the materials and training program that Extension created to assist current and potential Latino immigrant entrepreneurs in starting businesses in Arkansas. The content-based educational materials describe the process for starting a new business, government regulatory requirements, start-up costs and considerations, and how…

Abreo, Christina; Miller, Wayne; Farmer, Frank; Moon, Zola; McCullough, Stacey

2014-01-01

422

Training management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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.)

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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

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A Review of Resources for Small Business Owners and Counselors.  

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The author reviews six resources for career counselors who are setting up a private practice. Three of the resources focus on organizing and marketing the business venture, while the others are described as useful in counseling and training small business owners. (CH)

Hoy, Frank

1988-01-01

425

Economic effects of electronic business with custom to economic operator  

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The thesis deals with electronic business and communication between Slovenian companies and the customs administration through the customs information system. Operation of applications and integration of databases will be analysed along with their functionality for all users. The problems of introducing the electronic business will be assessed. Which is connected with the changed mode of doing business between companies and the customs service, as well as with investments and training of empl...

Turk, Matjaz?

2013-01-01

426

Telecommunication Market and Business Opportunities  

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The aim of the thesis work is to study carefully how Finnish companies and businesses can be introduced and incorporated into Nigerian market in years to come. With different views of market analysts and major players in the world economy, Africa is considered as one of the continents with great potentials and enlargement possibility in the future. Nigeria is blessed with a lot of natural resources and inhabitant these natural gifts and the entire inhabitant are still not fully utilized towar...

Oladipupo, Gbemisola Ayisa

2012-01-01

427

A Scale of Business Ethics in Iran  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to explore a scale of business ethical dimensions in Iran. It reviews the extant business ethics literature on Iran, collects data on ethical conduct from an Iranian company, and analyzes the data to examine emerging trends. Factor analysis and multi dimensional scaling are applied to an established survey instrument after reliability is confirmed. The present research brings out the importance of business ethics dimensions in the continuity of interactions with customers and their trust. Generally, our results indicate information and a contract norm is the most relevant item in business ethics scales. Such a result is particularly useful for companies since in the near future it is the conclusive factor for the success or failure of any given business. Therefore, business manages have to specially emphasize the issues relating to information and the clarity of contracts. Moreover, we suggest business managers to consider the content of price and distribution norms. Our findings stress the importance of this factor from the standpoint of customers. This research used the convenient samples of managers and employee to develop its scale. These samples are acceptable for exploratory studies. Nevertheless, the results may not be generalizable to general business environments. As a result, a random sampling method of managers and employees has to make business ethics scale more useful and generalizable.

Kambiz Heidarzadeh Hanzaee

2012-05-01

428

Teaching Guide for Business Machine Repair Occupations.  

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This teaching guide for business machine repair occupations is one of a series of five performance- and employer-based secondary level vocational education guides. Part 1 provides tools, resources, and a process to be used at the local level to develop a training curriculum and supporting instructional activities. It includes a comprehensive…

Kempton, Robert F.

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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.

Lex, Angelika

2010-05-01

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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

2007-06-01

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

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

Celsi, Richard; Wolfinbarger, Mary

2001-01-01

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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

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Promoting business and entrepreneurial awareness in health care professionals: lessons from venture capital panels at medicine 2.0 conferences.  

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There are few mechanisms that bring the academic and business worlds together in a way that would maximize the success of health technology (health tech) start-ups by increasing researchers' knowledge about how to operate in the business world. Existing solutions (eg, technology transfer offices and dual degree MD/MBA programs) are often unavailable to researchers from outside the institution or to those who have already completed their primary education, such as practicing physicians. This paper explores current solutions and offers a partial solution: include venture capital (VC) panels in medical conferences. These VC panels educate academics on 2 important and interconnected issues: how to "pitch" their ideas in the business world and what to consider when creating a company. In these sessions, academia-based start-up companies present their ideas before a VC panel composed of professional investors and receive feedback on their idea, business plan, and presentation techniques. Recent panel recommendations from Medicine 2.0 conferences fell into 7 categories: (1) the product, service, or idea you are developing into a company, (2) determine market forces and identify the target audience, (3) describe your competitive advantage, (4) the business plan, (5) current and future resources and capabilities, (6) legal aspects, and (7) general advice on the art of pitching. The academic and business literature validates many of these recommendations suggesting that VC panels may be a viable and cost-effective introduction to business and entrepreneurial education for physicians and other health care professionals. Panels benefit not only the presenting companies, but also the physicians, psychologists, and other health care professionals attending the session. Incorporating VC panels into academic conferences might also illuminate the need for incorporating relevant business training within academia. PMID:25100579

Miron-Shatz, Talya; Shatz, Itamar; Becker, Stefan; Patel, Jigar; Eysenbach, Gunther

2014-01-01

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THE FUTURE OF BIOPLASTIC  

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The graduate seminar examines the path from the bioplastics market, to a proposal of a business idea for the Slovenian market. Through the work I present a new material bioplastiko, its market position and future and how bioplastics could be an important development potential for the Slovenian economy. It also suggests a project, which is based on current legislation and market forecasts. The project is in its early stages, but suggests the possibility of obtaining financial resources, organi...

Dakovic?, Aljaz?

2010-01-01

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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

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The business of petroleum exploration  

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This book contains the proceedings of the Business of Petroleum Exploration. The following topics are included: Petroleum business; Economic aspects of the business; Managing business; and Legal, Political, Ethical and environment aspects of the business

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Can We Do Business? A Study of the Attitudes of Chinese and Australian Business Students  

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Full Text Available Australia’s business relationship with China is growing. However, there are culturaldifferences between the residents of the two countries that may lead to differences inattitudes and actions. These differences can present obstacles to optimising thebenefits to be gained from mutual business cooperation. In order to understand howthe future business leaders (present students view the potentiality for doing businessin each others’ countries, groups of commerce students in Australia and China weresurveyed using the same set of questions. The results identified interesting similaritiesand differences. Analysis of the responses helps us to detect the knowledge gaps anddifferences in perceptions and future outlooks between Australian and Chinesestudents which may impact on the future business relationship between the twocountries.

Parikshit K. Basu

2007-09-01

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Future of color  

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

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

2002-06-01

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The QuakeAware Business Plan  

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This business plan details the operating, marketing, financial, competitive, and technological landscapes of QuakeAware. QuakeAware is a website and iPhone / Android mobile phone application that helps citizens prepare for and react to a local earthquake. Presently, QuakeAware faces the challenges of becoming a sustainable enterprise and selecting the optimal strategic direction and operating mode for its future growth. This business plan identifies and assesses the options available to Quake...

Cole, Ryan Thomas; Paor, Donal Richard

2011-01-01

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Cognitive Task Analysis of Business Jet Pilots' Weather Flying Behaviors: Preliminary Results  

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This report presents preliminary findings from a cognitive task analysis (CTA) of business aviation piloting. Results describe challenging weather-related aviation decisions and the information and cues used to support these decisions. Further, these results demonstrate the role of expertise in business aviation decision-making in weather flying, and how weather information is acquired and assessed for reliability. The challenging weather scenarios and novice errors identified in the results provide the basis for experimental scenarios and dependent measures to be used in future flight simulation evaluations of candidate aviation weather information systems. Finally, we analyzed these preliminary results to recommend design and training interventions to improve business aviation decision-making with weather information. The primary objective of this report is to present these preliminary findings and to document the extended CTA methodology used to elicit and represent expert business aviator decision-making with weather information. These preliminary findings will be augmented with results from additional subjects using this methodology. A summary of the complete results, absent the detailed treatment of methodology provided in this report, will be documented in a separate publication.

Latorella, Kara; Pliske, Rebecca; Hutton, Robert; Chrenka, Jason

2001-01-01