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  1. Internet-Future Business Development Focus

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    Xiang Fang; Yangping Zhou

    2012-01-01

    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.

  2. 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

  3. Nuclear Business Acumen Training for Executives

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    The presentation is structured as follows: Failure in large technology projects; Simulations in industry; Training in reactor simulators; Business simulation; NPP business simulation Nuclear Inc.; Knowledge retention; Boosting the effect of training; Contact

  4. Training the Trainers for Small Business.

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    Gibb, Allan A.

    1990-01-01

    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)

  5. Expanded Career Opportunities through Small Business Training.

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    Nelson, Robert E.; Neck, Philip A.

    1982-01-01

    Explains how small businesses have the potential to play an increased role in future job creation activities. Discusses characteristics of small business, involvement of business education, teaching material, and how business education needs to maintain its vitality through this era of change. (CT)

  6. Building business foresight for future demands of business people

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    Kinnunen, Ritva; Kolesnikova, Marina; Lukitcheva, Tatiana; Sore, Sariseelia

    2010-01-01

    This article focuses on how business environment is believed to develop until the year 2015 in the two neighbouring countries Finland and Russia. It also shows the capabilities that successful business people are expected to have in business life. The study was made by using the idea of scenario technique and inquiries that were conducted in Lahti, Finland and in St. Petersburg, Russia. The results show many similarities between the ideas about the future business life in both countri...

  7. The future of postgraduate training.

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    Walsh, Kieran

    2014-01-01

    Improvements to postgraduate training have included newly designed postgraduate curricula, new forms of delivery of learning, more valid and reliable assessments, and more rigorous evaluation of training programmes. All these changes have been necessary and have now started to settle in. Now therefore is an appropriate time to look to the future of postgraduate training. Predicting the future is difficult in any course of life-however an examination of recent trends is often a good place to start. In this regard the recent trend to start to produce more doctors and healthcare professionals of the type that the population needs is likely to continue for some time to come. Medical education will also need to be more flexible in the future. The more flexible that training programmes are, the more likely that we will have experts that are sufficiently flexible to meet a range of different challenges throughout the rest of their careers. Medical education will also become more seamless in the future (at present there are probably too many major milestones and transitions in medical education). In the future educators will make much more use of technology enhanced learning, e-learning and simulation in postgraduate medical education. There will also be more pressure on postgraduate training programmes to offer value for money and to be able to demonstrate such value for money. Postgraduate medical education of the future will also be a more personalised and adaptive experience. It will be far more based on learners' individual needs and will be more responsive to those needs. Lastly postgraduate education will be much more closely supervised than it has been in the past. A common theme running through these changes will be patient centredness. This will mean safer training programmes that produce the type of doctors that patients and populations need. PMID:25918573

  8. Family Business Training: A Canadian Perspective

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

    2003-01-01

    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

  9. Study on the Issue of Staff Training in Business Hotel

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    Qiumei Fan

    2009-01-01

    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.

  10. Future mobile internet services :business model scenarios

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    Gressgård, Leif Jarle; Stensaker, Inger G.

    2004-01-01

    In this report we explore future business models for mobile internet services. Based on four different scenarios, we sketch out how future conditions in the mobile industry may influence value propositions, value networks, and financial aspects of mobile services. The four scenarios vary along two dimensions - technological development and social identity, and different combinations of these two dimensions provide us with four scenarios where quite different business models can be expected. M...

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

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    Hatry, Paul

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

  12. Conservation business: sustaining Africa's future

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    G.J. Breytenbach

    2001-07-01

    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.

  13. Integrating sustainability into Business Education teacher training

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    Carina, America.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Businesses are increasingly coming under scrutiny from stakeholders who expect them to report how they protect the environment, how they guarantee no human and labour violations in their value chain, and how they function on ethical business principles. Businesses are trying to adjust to these chang [...] ing environments for the betterment of society and the planet while still concentrating on profit. The same awareness and inquiry would be expected from business education student teachers who teach business principles and business operations. This study, which was conducted at three universities, describes the perspectives and sustainability virtues of pre-service business education teachers who attended a workshop aimed at integrating sustainability in their teacher training curriculum. A qualitative framework was adopted using three methods: focus-group discussions, reflection based on a video recording and a critical analysis of the curriculum. Findings suggest that incremental shifts in critical self-awareness of business education pre-service teachers occurred. A business education and education for sustainability synthesis is recommended and provided as a conceptual framework in this study. This synthesis can be a useful place to start to elicit critical self-awareness when pre-service teachers have to deal with the complex mix of the five types of learning, namely disciplinary, situational, practical, fundamental and pedagogical learning.

  14. Business Education for the Future.

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    Schramm, Karin

    1980-01-01

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

  15. Apprenticeship training and the business cycle

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    Muehlemann, Samuel; Wolter, Stefan C.; Wüest, Adrian

    2009-01-01

    Dual apprenticeship training is a market-driven form of education at the upper secondary level, taking place in firms as well as in vocational schools. So far, little is known about the impact of the business cycle on the number of apprenticeship programs offered by firms. Using panel-data of Swiss cantons from 1988-2004, we find that the influence of the business cycle is statistically significant, but small in size. Instead, supply of apprenticeship programs is driven to a much greater exte...

  16. From Theory to Practice: Faculty Training in Business Ethics.

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    Boatright, John R.

    1991-01-01

    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)

  17. Intercultural Training for US Business Expatriates in Taiwan

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    Chien, Tien-Chen; McLean, Gary N.

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2000-01-01

    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)

  20. Business success in software SMEs: Recommendations for future SPI studies

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    Clarke, Paul; O'Connor, Rory V.

    2012-01-01

    There is presently insufficient data regarding the relationship between software process improvement (SPI) and business success, a fact which may reduce process prioritisation in software development in practice. To assist future studies examining the relationship between SPI and business success, we developed a new two-phased approach to examining business. The first phase involves the elicitation of business objectives for the forthcoming year, with the second phase determining the extent o...

  1. Learning Characteristics of Small Business Managers: Principles for Training

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  2. Business Simulations Applied in Support of ERP Training

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    Conroy, George

    2012-01-01

    This quantitative, quasi-experimental study examined the application of a business simulation against training in support of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Defining more effective training strategies is a critical concern for organizational leaders and stakeholders concerned by today's economic challenges. The scope of this…

  3. Training Practices for Small Businesses. Practice Application Brief No. 6.

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    Brown, Bettina Lankard

    Although large companies are more apt to provide training than smaller companies are, size is becoming less of a predictor of training than complexity of the environment, degree of market competition, and internal makeup of the company. The increasingly technological nature of the workplace has prompted many small businesses to increase their…

  4. 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

  5. Effects of Business Embedded & Traditional Training Models on Motivation

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    Hasan, Syed Akif; Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz

    2011-01-01

    Service industry is now focusing more and more on providing valuable training opportunities to its employees in order to improve the quality of its services and benchmarking them as its competitive advantage. This research has attempted to understand the effects of the Business Embedded Training Model and the Traditional Training Model on employees’ job motivation. A sample of 80 organizations and 1000 respondents was taken and Group t-Test and Log Linear Logit techniques were used to evalu...

  6. 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)

  7. Future E-Business Applications in Education.

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    Norris, Donald M.; Olson, Mark A.

    1999-01-01

    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.…

  8. E-Training Acceptance Factors in Business Organizations

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    Osama Harfoushi; Ruba Obiedat

    2011-01-01

    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 potenti...

  9. E-Training Acceptance Factors in Business Organizations

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    Osama Harfoushi

    2011-06-01

    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.

  10. Training as a factor of business excellence Training as a factor of business excellence Training as a factor of business excellence

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    Luis Chiaramonte-Cipolla

    2011-11-01

    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.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.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 share

  11. THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS A STUDY FIELD

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    Marcos Amatucci

    2010-01-01

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

  12. THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS A STUDY FIELD

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    Marcos Amatucci

    2010-12-01

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

  13. Academic Training: Neutrino Physics, Present and Future

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    2006-01-01

    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....

  14. Academic Training: Neutrino Physics, Present and Future

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    2006-01-01

    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....

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

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    Zotova-Sadylo Yelena Yurievna

    2013-05-01

    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.

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

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    Peterson, Robin T.

    2006-01-01

    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…

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

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    Peters, Mike; Buhalis, Dimitrios

    2004-01-01

    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…

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

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    Pimpa, Nattavud

    2009-01-01

    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.…

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

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

    2006-05-01

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

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

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    Prof .Waghmare G.T.

    2012-05-01

    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.

  1. The Effect of Online Systems Analysis Training on Aerospace Industry Business Performance: A Qualitative Study

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    Burk, Erlan

    2012-01-01

    Aerospace companies needed additional research on technology-based training to verify expectations when enhancing human capital through online systems analysis training. The research for online systems analysis training provided aerospace companies a means to verify expectations for systems analysis technology-based training on business

  2. 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.

  3. Goal-Based Scenarios and Business Training: A Conversation with Roger C. Schank.

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    Graham, William

    1994-01-01

    Presents the transcript of an interview with Roger Schank that focused on the use of goal-based scenarios (GBS) for business training. Highlights include traditional approaches to business training and education; human memory models; advantages of GBS; and the value of computers in a GBS learning environment. (eight references) (LRW)

  4. Business training and female enterprise start-up, growth, and dynamics: Experimental evidence from Sri Lanka

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    Mel, Suresh; Mckenzie, David J.; Woodruff, Christopher

    2012-01-01

    We conduct a randomized experiment in Sri Lanka to measure the impact of the most commonly used business training course in developing countries, the Start-and-Improve Your Business (SIYB) program. In contrast to existing business training evaluations which are restricted to microfinance clients, we consider two more representative groups: a random sample of women operating subsistence enterprises, and a random sample of women who are out of the labor force but interested in starting a busine...

  5. Business Education at Catholic Universities: Current Status and Future Directions

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

    2009-01-01

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

  6. Singularities of Training Personnel in the Family Economics and Family Business at the Current Stage of Development of Market Relations

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    Vladimir Vladimirovich Glukhov

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Transition of Russia to the development of market relations turned out to be an incentive motive for developing the basic concepts of the family economics and family business, a discovery of the opportunity for many Russian citizens to be engaged in entrepreneurship, which has formerly been inaccessible for them. The modern changes taking place in Russia and abroad raise new requirements for training the youths, for conscious active participation in various spheres of the socio-economic life of the society, in development of family businesses, and improvement of their efficiency. It should be noted that the problems of professional training of young people at higher education institutions as members of households in participation in the family business, formation of qualities of a future entrepreneur, and the entrepreneurial activity in the family business are actively considered and implemented in developed countries, while Russia does not virtually take part in this process. The main cause of failure in the family business is lack of competence, skills, and leadership qualities, as well as a set of competences needed for a successful business.

  7. Family hotel businesses: Strategic planning and the need for education and training

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    Peters, Mike; Buhalis, Dimitrios

    2004-01-01

    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 miniature versions of larger once, but they have different structures, priorities and strategic objectives. This paper investigates a number of mana...

  8. Higher education and business training benefiting competencies and entrepreneurial intention: Egypt and Iran

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    Ashourizadeh, Shayegheh; Nasiri, Niloofar

    2014-01-01

    The question is, for adults in Egypt and Iran, are education, training and competencies positively interrelated and is this human capital benefitting intention to start a business?– Data on people’s human capital and intentions have been collected by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in 2008. The sample is 2,068 adults in Egypt and 2,610 adults in Iran who were not owning-managing a starting or operating business. Multivariate analyses reveal considerable effects of human capital in Egypt and Iran. Education benefits training, training during schooling benefits training after schooling, education and training largely benefit competencies such as self-efficacy and opportunity-alertness and education, training and competencies all benefit intention to start a business, but effects differ between Egypt and Iran. The study is valuable and original by demonstrating considerable effects of higher education that are channelled through training and competencies and raise performance, with generalisation from samples to adults in Egypt and Iran.

  9. '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.)

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

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

    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.

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

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    Kearney, Colm

    2013-01-01

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

  12. Salutogenetic approach to professional training of future teachers

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    Ionova O.M.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: disclosure of a nature and characteristics of the Movement for the renewal of adult education (New Adult Learning Movement - NALM as salutogenetic approach to the training of future teachers. Results: to analyze the nature and characteristics of salutogenetic approach to training of future teachers, which is based on anthroposophical methodological foundations and practically realized in the world as Movement for the renewal of adult education. Described the theoretical basis and direction of training (academic training, learning experiences, inner spiritual development, that allow to activate the internal intention of the person, arouse will of students to learn throughout life and contributes to the healthy development of the whole structure of the individual. Conclusions: were reported health saving forms and methods of education of future teachers: the organization of health-improving educational space, development of integrated programs (integration of educational elements - lectures, discussions, group work, project work, art classes, social exercises, etc., the rhythmic organization of educational process taking into account the human biorhythms, work with the biography of a man, pedagogical diagnostics and etc.

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

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    Isaksson-Lutteman, Gunnika

    2012-01-01

    The train traffic control system of the future requires new solutions and strategies in order to better meet tomorrow’s demands and goals. Uppsala University and Trafikverket has been collaborating for several years in research regarding train traffic control and how to improve traffic controllers’ support systems and working environment. At an early stage in the collaboration studies and analysis of important aspects of the traffic controller’s tasks, strategies, decision making, use of info...

  14. Data Processing: Fifteen Suggestions for Computer Training in Your Business Education Classes.

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    Barr, Lowell L.

    1980-01-01

    Presents 15 suggestions for training business education students in the use of computers. Suggestions involve computer language, method of presentation, laboratory time, programing assignments, instructions and handouts, problem solving, deadlines, reviews, programming concepts, programming logic, documentation, and defensive programming. (CT)

  15. Acmeological approach to training future teachers in college

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    Velichko E. V.

    2011-09-01

    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.

  16. Increasing Emotional Intelligence through Training: Current Status and Future Directions

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    Nicola S. Schutte

    2013-04-01

    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.

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

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    Mitchell, John

    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…

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

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    Rossouw, Deon

    2011-01-01

    This article provides a comparative summary of the findings of the survey of Business Ethics as field of Teaching, Training and Reserach across the four sub-regions in Sub-Saharan Africa ( Western Africa, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa and Francophone Africa). The article commences with a discussion on the terminology that is used to refer to Business and Economic Ethics in Sub-Saharan Africa. It Then provides an overview of the prevalence and distribution of Business Ethics as field of Teac...

  19. P2P Business Applications: Future and Directions

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    Pankaj Pankaj

    2012-08-01

    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.

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

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    Olkhovy O.M.

    2012-09-01

    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.

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

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    Chiou-Pirng Wang

    2008-12-01

    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.

  2. Creating Opportunities: Good Practice in Small Business Training for Australian Rural Women.

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    Simpson, Lyn; Daws, Leonie; Wood, Leanne

    2002-01-01

    To overcome barriers to participation in small business training faced by rural Australian women, training needs and delivery issues were identified and a good practice matrix was developed with the following components: marketing, content, delivery, support, impact, and innovation. Underlying principles included unique needs, diversity, use of…

  3. Microfinance ‘Plus’ : The Impact of Business Training on Indian Self Help Groups

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    Swain, Ranjula Bali; Varghese, Adel

    2010-01-01

    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.

  4. Business Continuity Planning: Are We Prepared for Future Disasters

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    Momani, Naill M.

    2010-01-01

    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 bu...

  5. Effects of business embedded & traditional training models on employees’ job motivation

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    Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz; Hasan, Syed Akif; Rahat, Omer

    2010-01-01

    Service industry is now focusing more and more on providing valuable training opportunities to its employees in order to improve the quality of its services and benchmarking them as its competitive advantage. This research has attempted to understand the effects of the Business Embedded Training Model and the Traditional Training Model on employees’ job motivation. A sample of 80 organizations and 1000 respondents was taken and Group T-Test and Log Linear Logit techniques were used to evalu...

  6. The Current and Future Role of Business Schools

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    Rayment, John; Smith, Jonathan

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Kampf, Constance Elizabeth

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

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

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    Fuller, Jack A.; Denton, James W.

    2006-01-01

    The fields of Management Science (MS) and Operations Management (OM) have co-existed in business school curricula for over a half century. This paper examines five trends that point toward a bright future for Operations Management in the business curriculum. These trends include an increasing emphasis on global competition, the growth of the…

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  10. Standard Business Reporting in Australia: Past, Present, and Future

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    Nena Lim

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Standard Business Reporting (SBR is an Australian government initiative aimed at enhancing business productivity by reducing compliance costs. This initiative commenced in 2010 and is based on an international business language, eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL. To date, general awareness or knowledge of the program is limited and the adoption rate by businesses is far below the government’s expectations. The objective of this paper is twofold. First, it describes in detail the different components of SBR and provides a clear overview of how the components work together. Second, it examines the issue of SBR adoption in Australia using the diffusion of innovation (DOI model and the technology, organization, and environment (TOE framework. Results show that the most relevant factor in the DOI model is relative advantage. Compatibility does not appear to be a problem to businesses but complexity potentially is an issue. Moreover, enhancing trialability and observability can help promote SBR. In the context of the technological perspective in the TOE framework, perceived costs is an obstacle to SBR adoption as insufficient information is available. The quality of SBR reports has hardly been mentioned or discussed but it is an important factor for the long term success of the SBR. The most salient issue in the organizational perspective is the lack of awareness and expertise on SBR and XBRL among business managers and accountants. In the environmental perspective, there is an increasing pressure for SBR adoption but the external support to help businesses appears to be insufficient. The discussions in this paper provide useful information to managers and accountants on how the SBR components work together. The findings also provide specific recommendations to the government agency in charge of SBR to help the further development and adoption of the program.

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

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    Chiou-Pirng Wang

    2008-01-01

    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, ...

  12. The Analysis of Airline Business Models in the Development of Possible Future Business Options

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    Nair, Sujith Krishnan Suchithra; Palacios Ferna?ndez, Miguel; Ruiz Lopez, Felipe

    2011-01-01

    Innovations in the current interconnected world of organizations have lead to a focus on business models as a fundamental statement of direction and identity. Although industry transformations generally emanate from technological changes, recent examples suggest they may also be due to the introduction of new business models. In the past, different types of airline business models could be clearly separated from each other. However, this has changed in recent years partly due to the concentra...

  13. Towards a pedagogic corpus approach to business and community interpreter training

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    S. Braun; Kohn, K.

    2012-01-01

    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...

  14. Training and Business Development Support for Micro Businesses in a Peripheral Area.

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    Lean, Jonathan

    1998-01-01

    Two surveys of new micro-businesses in Devon and Cornwall (n=361) and interviews with owners and trainers showed that support at and after start-up was not adequate. A potential cause is that the Business Link network, intended to help small growing companies, is not sufficiently flexible or pragmatic to meet their needs. (SK)

  15. A Strategic Model for the Business Communication Field Training Decision in the Commercial Enterprises

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    Ioannis, Seimenis; Damianos, Sakas P.; Nikolaos, Konstantopoulos

    2009-08-01

    This article examines the factors that affect the decision making of the training managers responsible in case of business communication field as they have emerged from the study of the decision that have taken place in the commercial sector in this specific Greek market. Previous researches have indicated the participation of a number of variables in this kind of decision. The aim of this article is to locate the main factors which determine, in the commercial sector the decision for the training of the employees in the field of business communication. On the basis of quality research, dynamic simulation model have been created for some of this main factors.

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

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    Michael (Monty) Widenius; Linus Nyman

    2013-01-01

    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 sou...

  17. Professional applied physical training of future specialists of agricultural production

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    Karabanov Y.A.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose : develop and experimentally prove the contents, methods and forms of physical training of future specialists of agricultural production. This takes into account advanced course of professional applied physical preparation means kettlebell sport. Material : The study involved 141 students. Duration of study is 5 years. Results : It was found that a significant increase in indicators of flexibility, strength, coordination abilities of students promoted the use of exercises using weights of different weights. Confirmed the legitimacy of the use of such means of physical education for the development of muscle strength of the upper body, back, legs, abdominals. These muscles are the most loaded in the performance of professional activities of mechanical engineers. Conclusions : The program meets the basic criteria for the formation of curriculum for physical education. The program promotes the development of professional applications of physical qualities, motor skills and improve physical performance of students.

  18. Future space. A new blueprint for business architecture.

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    Huang, J

    2001-04-01

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

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

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    Dunn, Cynthia Dickel

    2013-01-01

    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…

  20. In-Service Training and Development Programs for Accountants in Business and Industry.

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    Adams, Hobart Warren

    A survey was made of inservice training and development for accountants in 53 selected business firms varying in products, sales volume, and employees. Program philosophy and objectives, qualifications and selection of trainees and instructors, program content, instructional programs, and evaluation procedures were examined. Inservice programs,…

  1. The Role of the Junior College in Computer Systems Training for Business Data Processing.

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    Donadio, Blase

    To assess the junior college role in electronic data processing (EDP) programs, under current training conditions in computer-related jobs, this study examined (1) job classifications in business data processing, the importance of math, accounting, and statistics to the job, the educational level of EDP employees, and the ideal programmer; (2) EDP…

  2. P2P Business Applications: Future and Directions

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    Pankaj Pankaj; Micki Hyde; Rodger, James A.

    2012-01-01

    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...

  3. The Future for Business in Switzerland? How to Stay Ahead

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

    2010-01-01

    The financial and economical crisis of the last three years has brought many new challenges for the Swiss economy. However, every crisis presents opportunities. A new report by Deloitte and the Institute of Management of the University of St. Gallen shows how Swiss business rate these opportunities and which actions are required by the government and companies if Switzerland wants to stay ahead in global competitiveness.

  4. Expertise as business : long-term development and future prospects of knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS)

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    Toivonen, Marja

    2004-01-01

    Knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) are expert companies that provide services to other companies and organisations. IT services, R&D services, technical consultancy, legal, financial and management consultancy, and marketing communications are typical KIBS industries. KIBS have aroused broad interest, several studies having indicated that they are active innovators, as well as facilitators and carriers of innovations of other companies. A futures perspective is essential from the vi...

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

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    Ming-Kuen Chen

    2004-12-01

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

  6. THE TRAINING OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS – SUCCESS FACTOR IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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    Ion BOTESCU

    2010-01-01

    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.

  7. The Future of Online News Business: Online News executive level and managerial level’ Perspective

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    Chanchai Bunchapattanasukda; Teetima Piyasirisilp

    2011-01-01

    This paper uses qualitative interviews with senior editors, managers and executive from online news businesses in Thailand. The article examines the inclination of online news organization and future of online news business. The results show that, news content of online news is the first thing that respondents are mentions. Most of the respondents (30) are attempt to develop the news content such as format of news by writing the clearly and easily format. The executive of online news predict ...

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

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    Ming-Kuen Chen

    2004-12-01

    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.

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

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    Ameha Tefera Tessema

    2011-05-01

    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

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

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    Prof .Waghmare G.T.

    2012-01-01

    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 ...

  11. The future of business and industrial marketing and needed research

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    Johnston, Wesley J.

    2014-01-01

    There are usually no shortages of predictions of what the future will be like. In fact life would be impossible without them. We predict that tomorrow will be similar to today and that our students or customers will still need what we have to offer. That our car will start or the bus will be there at the usual time. The building we work in will still be standing and the visual recognition software will open our office door. It is only when we start to look further into the future that our pre...

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  13. Future Trends Affecting the Training and Development Profession

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    Lippitt, Gordon L.

    1969-01-01

    The President of the American Society for Training and Development explores the implications of the key changes confronting the United States as they impact on the role of training and development. (EB)

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

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    Rossouw, Deon

    2011-01-01

    This article introduces the Global Survey of Business Ethics as field of Teaching, Training and Research. For the purpose of the survey the world was divided into nine regions that cover all countries of the world. This special edition of the African Journal of Business Ethics only focuses on the findings of the Global Survey in one of the nine world regions, viz., Sub-Saharan Africa. This introductory article provides and overview of the Sub-Sahara African region and the four sub-regions in ...

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

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    Ackermann, Karl-Friedrich

    2007-01-01

    Ausgangspunkt ist die These, dass Universitäten und Business Schools den Studierenden sehr wenig oder gar keine Möglichkeit bieten, sich während ihres Studiums mit dem Themenkreis Wirtschafts- bzw. Management-Ethik und soziale Verantwortung (CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility) zu befassen. Es stellt sich die Frage, was getan werden könnte, um die Ausbildung künftiger Führungsnachwuchskräfte in CSR zu verbessern. Als Reaktion auf den erkannten Handlungsbedarf wird ein modular aufgebautes CS...

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

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    Ms. Harsha Batra

    2011-04-01

    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.

  17. Customer satisfaction and customer loyalty as predictors of future business potential

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    Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

    2008-01-01

    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.

  18. Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty as Predictors of Future Business Potential

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    Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

    2007-01-01

    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.

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  20. What are we learning from business training and entrepreneurship evaluations around the developing world?

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    Mckenzie, David J; Woodruff, Christopher

    2012-01-01

    Business training programs are a popular policy option to try to improve the performance of enterprises around the world. The last few years have seen rapid growth in the number of evaluations of these programs in developing countries. We undertake a critical review of these studies with the goal of synthesizing the emerging lessons and understanding the limitations of the existing research and the areas in which more work is needed. We find that there is substantial heterogeneity in the leng...

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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...

  2. Business and training needs analysis in post conflict and developing countries : a guide

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    Stephenson, M. H.

    2004-01-01

    The British Geological Survey (BGS) has a long history of capacity building in geological surveys and energy/mines ministries and departments in the developing world and post conflict situations. In recent research involving business and training needs analysis (BTNA), the relationships between such public sector bodies, their stakeholders, and large aid donors, has been studied in detail, particularly in countries of central Asia, southeast Asia and the Pacific (Stephenson et ...

  3. Objectives in Commercial Engineering: Report of the Second Conference on Business Training for Engineers and Engineering Training for Students of Business, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 1 and 2, 1922. Bulletin, 1924, No. 16

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    Swiggett, Glen Levin

    1924-01-01

    The primary purpose of this conference held in Washington, May 1 and 2, 1922, was to promote through training better coordination of the major operations in industry and commerce. There was an attendance of 215 comprising largely business executives, engineers, and professors of business and engineering. The topics of discussion related to the…

  4. Improving the future of surgical training and education: consensus recommendations from the Association of Surgeons in Training.

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    Fitzgerald, J E F; Giddings, C E B; Khera, G; Marron, C D

    2012-01-01

    In the past decade surgical training in the United Kingdom (UK) has seen radical overhaul with the introduction of formal training curricula, competency based assessment, and a new Core Surgical Training programme. Despite this, and in common with many other countries, numerous threats remain to sustaining high-quality surgical training and education in the modern working environment. These include service delivery pressures and the reduction in working hours. There are numerous areas for potential improvement and dissemination of best training practice, from incentivising training within the National Health Service (NHS) through top-down government initiatives, to individualised information and feedback for trainees at the front-line. This document sets out the current structure of surgical training in the UK, and describes the contribution to the current debate by the Association of Surgeons in Training. Highlighting areas for improvement at national, regional, local and individual levels, the Association proposes 34 action points to enhance surgical training and education. Adoption of these will ensure future practice continues to improve on, and learn from, the longstanding history of training provided under the guidance of the Royal Surgical Colleges. PMID:22449833

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

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    Chernyakov V.V.

    2011-02-01

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

  6. Over 20 Years of Business Systems Research -Contributions, Gaps, and Future Directions: Lessons for International Management

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    Bakhtiar Rana, Mohammad

    Business system (BS) theory at the intersection between institutionalism and management is gaining incremental attention in the field of management and organization, particularly in cross-border and comparative studies of multinationals management. Yet, this stream does not meet the mainstream international business/management researches. This led me to synthesize the contributions of this stream. The review of BS literature from 1992 to 2013 makes an account of its contributions and gaps, brings them to light for international management (IM) studies to show how IM can benefit from this stream, while gaps found in BS studies present a thirst that future studies of BS can contribute to advance this field of research.

  7. Over 20 Years of Business Systems Research -Contributions, Gaps, and Future Directions : Lessons for International Management

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    Bakhtiar Rana, Mohammad

    Business system (BS) theory at the intersection between institutionalism and management is gaining incremental attention in the field of management and organization, particularly in cross-border and comparative studies of multinationals management. Yet, this stream does not meet the mainstream international business/management researches. This led me to synthesize the contributions of this stream. The review of BS literature from 1992 to 2013 makes an account of its contributions and gaps, brings them to light for international management (IM) studies to show how IM can benefit from this stream, while gaps found in BS studies present a thirst that future studies of BS can contribute to advance this field of research.

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

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    Volkhonskaya Anastasiya Andreevna

    2013-05-01

    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.

  9. Bit Bang 4: Future of internet - Societal, business, governance and technological aspects

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    Neuvo, Yrjö (ed.); Karvonen, Elina

    2012-01-01

    Bit Bang – Future of the Internet: Societal, business, governance and technological aspects was the fourth multidisciplinary post-graduate course for doctoral students at Aalto University. Altogether 24 students were selected from five Aalto University Schools: School of Arts, Design and Architecture; School of Economics; School of Electrical Engineering; School of Engineering; and School of Science. Bit Bang is part of the MIDE (Multidisciplinary Institute of Digitalisation and Energy) res...

  10. The future context of work in the business environment in South Africa : some empirical evidence

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    Nel, P. S.; Marx, Andrew E.; Du Plessis, Andries J.

    2005-01-01

    The future is uncertain, but management needs to determine and also be informed about possible change trends. This research, however, reports on empirical results of the views of South African HRM practitioners to identify and prioritise business change trends for 2002 and 2010 in terms of the "hard" or "soft" HRM debate in the literature. All organisations employing HRM practitioners were included and a total of 1640 questionnaires were distributed resulting in 207 useable responses. The...

  11. Training Teachers Towards Responsibility in Future Education: Innovative Models.

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    Butler-Arlosoff, Nava

    The importance of teacher education is stressed, and two models for teacher education in Israel, one for teachers of gifted children in an urban environment and the other for training teachers of culturally different children, are offered. The teachers of gifted children were provided with a theory and practice course, a workshop, and practical…

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

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    Santangelo, Grazia D.; Stucchi, Tamara

    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.

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

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

    2010-01-01

    Background Excessive discounting of future rewards has been observed in a variety of disorders and has been linked to both the valuation of the past, and memory of past events. Methods To explore the functionality of discounting and memory, we examined whether training working memory would result in less discounting of future rewards. In the present study, 27 adults in treatment for their stimulant use were randomly assigned to receive either working memory training or control training according to a yoked experimental design. Measures of delay discounting and several other cognitive behaviors were assessed pre- and post-training. Results Rates of discounting of delayed rewards were significantly reduced among those who received memory training but were unchanged among those who received control training; other cognitive assessments were not affected by memory training. Discount rates were positively correlated with memory training performance measures. Conclusions To our knowledge, this is the first study demonstrating that neurocognitive training on working memory decreases delay discounting. These results offer further evidence of a functional relationship between delay discounting and working memory. PMID:20965498

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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.…

  15. The importance of interpersonal skills training for future project managers

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    Þórhildur Ída Þórarinsdóttir 1962

    2012-01-01

    The importance of interpersonal skills is of growing emphasis in the field of project management as supported by the view of authors and scholars in this paper. The focus has been on technical skills but a balance is now needed as the project manager has to facilitate his team members in a complex, dynamic project environment. The project manager needs knowledge regarding interpersonal skills, and to train his skills according to the growing emphasis in the project management area. In this co...

  16. Rationale simplified hardening training and recreational complexes future teachers

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Distribution in the modern world epidemiological diseases are influenza and acute respiratory viral infections requires a search for simplified, effective preventive means. The main direction of prevention of these diseases is to strengthen and enhance the activities of the immune system. Strengthening the protective systems of the body is directly related to the constant holding of different types of hardening. This study illustrates the possibility of using quenching air and water in the independent exercise training and recreational facilities in all conditions of students.

  17. 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

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

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    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

    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.

  19. 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.

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

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    Ellegaard, Chris; Medlin, Christopher J.

    2014-01-01

    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.

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

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    Tanaka, Sakae

    2013-04-01

    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.

  2. 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 ouently, computer has start understanding our few words and talking in babble like a baby. The history of computing has just started.

  3. Model of future officers' availability to the management physical training

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    2012-03-01

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

  4. The activities of EFOMP in education and training: past, present and future

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    One of the main aims of the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics is to propose guidelines for education, training and accreditation programmes. This is achieved through the publication of Policy Statements and the organisation of education and training courses, seminars and conferences. It represents a long-term work-programme aimed at harmonising the education and training of the Medical Physicist across Europe. This paper presents an overview of the past, present and future efforts of EFOMP to achieve this aim.

  5. How to do business in Finland : Researching and organizing a database of knowledge for a cultural training game

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    Cartmell, Kati; Earl, Kirsti

    2011-01-01

    George Simons is the creator of diversophy®, a card-based cultural learning game for businesses, which is the core of this thesis. The original game was created in 1972 and has expanded to include many different cultures. This project was tasked to research and organize a Finnish version of a cultural training game for the diversophy® series of intercultural training products. The completed project addresses issues that foreigners may face when working with Finns, either within or outsi...

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

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    Isotalo, Tatu

    2012-01-01

    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...

  7. Radiochemistry research and training in Canada. Past, present and future

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    Canada had a fairly good start in radiochemistry. We had high-flux research reactors at Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories and McMaster University, a cyclotron at McGill University, and electron linear accelerators (Linac) at the University of Saskatchewan (UoS) and University of Toronto (UoT). Both the number of trainees and research projects in radiochemistry exploded by mid-1970's with the installation of SLOWPOKE-2 research reactors at UoT, Ecole Polytechnique, Dalhousie University (DU), University of Alberta, Saskatchewan Research Council, and Royal Military College of Canada. These facilities are mainly involved in NAA and radiochemical separations. Then TRIUMF was commissioned at Simon Fraser University mainly for isotope production. In the meantime the UoT Linac, and AECL-CP and UoT SLOWPOKE-2 reactors were shut down. But a third generation synchrotron facility celled the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at UoS came into operation. The School of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is interested in starting up a new radiochemistry program. The role of radiochemistry in nanoparticle research and in radiological and nuclear counter terrorism response has become very important. More funding is becoming available to establish more radiochemical laboratories, develop new methodologies, do more research, and train more personnel. (author)

  8. 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.

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

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    Zahra Moghimi; Hassan Foraty

    2013-01-01

    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, detectin...

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

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    Zettinig, Peter; Vincze, Zsuzsanna

    2008-01-01

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

  11. Education and training of future wetland scientists and managers

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    Wilcox, D.A.

    2008-01-01

    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.

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

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    Zahra Moghimi

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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.

  13. Past missions - the best way to train future planetary researchers

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    Kozlova, Natalia; Solodovnikova, Anastasiya; Zubarev, Anatoly; Garov, Andrey; Patraty, Vyacheslav; Kokhanov, Alexander; Karachevtseva, Irina; Nadezhdina, Irina; Konopikhin, Anatoly; Oberst, Juergen

    2015-04-01

    Practice shows that it is much more interesting and useful to learn from real examples than on imaginary tasks from exercise books. The more technologies and software improves and develops, the more information and new products can be obtained from new processing of archive information collected by past planetary missions. So at MIIGAiK we carry out modern processing of lunar panoramic images obtained by Soviet Lunokhod missions (1970-1973). During two years of the study, which is a part of PRoViDE project (http://www.provide-space.eu/), many students, PhD students, young scientists, as well as professors have taken part in this research. Processing of the data obtained so long ago requires development of specific methods, techniques, special software and extraordinary approach. All these points help to interest young people in planetary science and develop their skills as researchers. Another advantage of data from previous missions is that you can compare your results with the ones obtained during the mission. This also helps to test the developed techniques and software on real data and adjust them for implementation in future missions. The work on Lunokhod data processing became the basis of master and PhD theses of MIIGAiK students and scientists at MExLab. Acknowledgments: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement No 312377 PRoViDE.

  14. Staff Training for Business Process Improvement: The Benefit of Role-Plays in the Case of KreditSim

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    Borner, Rene; Moormann, Jurgen; Wang, Minhong

    2012-01-01

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

  15. Getting Down to Business: What's It All About? Module 1. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.

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    McFarlane, Carolyn

    This module, first of a series of 36, contains a general overview of small business ownership and what it involves. In the first unit, the student is presented with a case study. This is followed by a definition of small business, kinds of small businesses, life as a small business owner, and personal qualities that small business owners should…

  16. Teacher training for mathematical literacy: A case study taking the past into the future

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    Sarah, Bansilal; Lyn, Webb; Angela, James.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available With the advent of the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications policy (MRTEQ), higher education institutions (HEIs) are rethinking curricula for teacher training in order to enable entree for in-service teachers to reskill, retrain and have access to higher qualifications. In the f [...] ield of mathematical literacy (ML), most teacher training has been offered via government-funded Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) qualifications, which have now largely been phased out. In this article we examine two ACE ML programmes offered in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in order to present some lessons that have been learnt. We put forward some elements that we consider to be essential for training ML teachers and also raise concerns about future training of ML teachers.

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  18. EUMETSAT’s approach towards an optimization of training for its current and future satellite

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    Gaertner, V.

    2009-12-01

    Training in using satellite data for operational applications on a global scale has become a key goal in EUMETSAT’s training activities. Together with international partners, especially NOAA, this is implemented within the Virtual Laboratory for Education and Training of the World Meteorological Organization. EUMETSAT together with the other satellite operators is sponsoring this activity of the WMO Space Program to efficiently work together with Centers of Excellence in setting up regular training events. To be successful in international training cooperation, the use of efficient combination of distant learning tools together with a minimum number of classroom courses has to be further promoted and coordinated amongst the involved partners. With the regular use of the Internet and teleconferencing systems for the delivery of training resources to student groups, there is an opportunity for a more globalised approach to both the preparation and delivery of such resources. Emphasis is placed on presenting the satellite data in a topical application context, like societal benefit areas - as called for in GEO/GEOSS. The definition of the training items follows internationally agreed syllabi. It is also considered important to provide the user communities with easy access to current and future (proxy) datasets. This helps significantly in introducing new datasets into operations.

  19. 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.)

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

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    Surovov A.A.

    2013-06-01

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

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

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    Dubrevskiy Y.M.

    2012-10-01

    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.

  2. 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

  3. Uncertainty in the family business facing the process of internationalization: Literature review and future research agenda

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    Quico Marin

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This article analyses the Family Business (FB within the process of globalization that has been taking place in recent decades.Design / methodology / approach: To achieve this we undertake a description of the importance of FB in the global economy and contrast this with a systematic review of the academic literature, which demonstrates the growing academic interest in the internationalization of the FB.Findings: The literature review highlights the importance of agency and stewardship theories when analyzing the aspects that affect the process of internationalization. These theoretical frameworks require a variety of assumptions and explain how ownership and control of an FB may explain different attitudes towards some short term risks, which could be due to FB politics of internationalization.Research limitations / implications: Finally, we mark out future research lines which will focus on the effect the ownership structure has on the type of internationalization that is undertaken by the FB.Originality / value: This article outlines new lines of literature review in the FB internationalization field, suggesting to the future authors the outstanding journals and topics in this research field.

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

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    Stutzer, Erich

    2012-01-01

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

  5. 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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    Deeg, Anja; Niemann, Ann-lisa

    2012-01-01

    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...

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

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    2012-01-01

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

  7. The Influence of Installed Technologies on Future Adoption Decisions: Empirical Evidence from E-Business

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    Koellinger, Ph D.; Schade, C.

    2010-01-01

    This paper studies the adoption times of various e-business technologies in a large sample of firms from 10 different industry sectors and 25 European countries between 1994 and 2002. The results show that the probability of adoption increases with the number of previously adopted e-business technologies. Hence, the more advanced a firm is in using e-business technologies, the more likely it is to adopt additional e-business technologies, provided technologies do not substitute each other in ...

  8. Business Model Innovation to Create and Capture Resource Value in Future Circular Material Chains

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    Göran Roos

    2014-01-01

    This article briefly discusses the origins and development of the business model concept resulting in a high level definition. Against this backdrop, frameworks from the literature around green business models with examples of green business models and the business model innovation process are presented. The article then discusses the origins and meaning of different "green" concepts relevant for the circular value chain concluding with a high level definition. The article finally outl...

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

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    Ludlum, Marty; Moskalionov, Sergei

    2008-01-01

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

  10. 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.)

  11. 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

  12. Looking at Training in a Business Context. The Role of Organizational Performance Assessments. Business Assistance Note #5.

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    Snyder, Phyllis; Bergman, Terri

    Organizations that provide training to small- and mid-sized companies must take a broad look at companies' performance needs and offer a package of services that will address their performance problems. Providers must also help the company to see the connection between investments in human capital and increased productivity. Organizational…

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

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    Carlisle, Joanna; Bhanugopan, Ramudu; Fish, Alan

    2011-01-01

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

  14. Defining our destiny: trainee working group consensus statement on the future of emergency surgery training in the United Kingdom.

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    Sharrock, A E; Gokani, V J; Harries, R L; Pearce, L; Smith, S R; Ali, O; Chu, H; Dubois, A; Ferguson, H; Humm, G; Marsden, M; Nepogodiev, D; Venn, M; Singh, S; Swain, C; Kirkby-Bott, J

    2015-01-01

    The United Kingdom National Health Service treats both elective and emergency patients and seeks to provide high quality care, free at the point of delivery. Equal numbers of emergency and elective general surgical procedures are performed, yet surgical training prioritisation and organisation of NHS institutions is predicated upon elective care. The increasing ratio of emergency general surgery consultant posts compared to traditional sub-specialities has yet to be addressed. How should the capability gap be bridged to equip motivated, skilled surgeons of the future to deliver a high standard of emergency surgical care? The aim was to address both training requirements for the acquisition of necessary emergency general surgery skills, and the formation of job plans for trainee and consultant posts to meet the current and future requirements of the NHS. Twenty nine trainees and a consultant emergency general surgeon convened as a Working Group at The Association of Surgeons in Training Conference, 2015, to generate a united consensus statement to the training requirement and delivery of emergency general surgery provision by future general surgeons. Unscheduled general surgical care provision, emergency general surgery, trauma competence, training to meet NHS requirements, consultant job planning and future training challenges arose as key themes. Recommendations have been made from these themes in light of published evidence. Careful workforce planning, education, training and fellowship opportunities will provide well-trained enthusiastic individuals to meet public and societal need. PMID:26161133

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

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    Lundgren, Lawrence

    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.

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

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    Nara, Jun

    2010-01-01

    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…

  17. Business Model Innovation to Create and Capture Resource Value in Future Circular Material Chains

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    Göran Roos

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This article briefly discusses the origins and development of the business model concept resulting in a high level definition. Against this backdrop, frameworks from the literature around green business models with examples of green business models and the business model innovation process are presented. The article then discusses the origins and meaning of different "green" concepts relevant for the circular value chain concluding with a high level definition. The article finally outline the process by which a business model for a circular value chain can be developed taking into account the social dilemma that exist in these type of situations. The article concludes with the specific questions that need to be answered in order to create an appropriate business model for a circular value chain.

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

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    Ming-Kuen Chen; Lu Chang

    2004-01-01

    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 ...

  19. 21st Century extravehicular activities: Synergizing past and present training methods for future spacewalking success

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    Moore, Sandra K.; Gast, Matthew A.

    2010-10-01

    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 true spirit of exploration, extravehicular activities (EVAs) have generated much excitement throughout the history of manned spaceflight. From Ed White's first spacewalk in the 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's 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.

  20. 21st Century Extravehicular Activities: Synergizing Past and Present Training Methods for Future Spacewalking Success

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    Moore, Sandra K.; Gast, Matthew A.

    2009-01-01

    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.

  1. Future grocery : A study of the e-commerce grocery basket business in Sweden

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    Fallgren, Karl; Sundborg, Ha?kan

    2013-01-01

    The era of the Internet has become increasingly important in our daily life. Internet channels are rapidly growing into sophisticated businesses. This thesis purpose is therefore to conduct an initial study on a newly approaching e-commerce business, namely the grocery basket business. As there has not yet been much research in this field the overall aim is to contribute to the research in this business area. There are many who argue that in relation to the Internet and e-commerce fields ther...

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

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    Siew-Fun Tang

    2011-01-01

    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 f...

  3. On-Site French Language and Quebec Culture Training for Business and Industry.

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    Henning, Sylvie Debevec; Slater, Jonathan

    This paper documents the development and field testing of pedagogical materials needed for six 5-week modules of French language instruction and introduction to Quebec's Francophone culture and business practices. Presently available materials produced in the United States too often focus on France and French business practices. Similarly,…

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

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    Charania, A.; Olds, J. R.

    2002-01-01

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

  5. 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)

  6. Applied Technosphere Riskology as Direction of Future Life Security Experts Vocational Training

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    Full Text Available Theoretical and practice-oriented bases of applied technosphere riskology as a new interdisciplinary direction ofstudents training at technical educational institutions are revealed in the article. Specialized technology of therisk management, urged to solve problems of technosphere safety taken as a whole, but not separate parts is themain research of the article. "The applied technosphere riskology" is logical development of rather new scientificand subject matter – riskology – as for life security of a person is concerned. The authors have consideredinterdisciplinary integration in the content formation of vocational training of future life security experts in thefield of applied technosphere riskology, and also practice-oriented aspects of a graphic-analytical method"treelike structures" and a method of the diversionary analysis, directed at risk thinking formation, atprofessional reflection and culture of students life security as they are future life security experts. The article willbe useful for technical college teachers, the theorists and practitioners who are studying questions of the analysis,forecasting and risk management in technosphere.

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

  8. 78 FR 70617 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    ...assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing...Analyses 1. Conduct an assessment of small businesses in...region to determine their training and technical...

  9. 78 FR 41817 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    ...assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing...Analyses 1. Conduct an assessment of small businesses in...region to determine their training and technical...

  10. 77 FR 42790 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    ...assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing...Analyses 1. Conduct an assessment of small businesses in...region to determine their training and technical...

  11. The Drama of International Business: Why Cross-Cultural Training Simulations Work

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    2005-01-01

    Purpose: To explain why cross-cultural negotiations simulations are an excellent, active, and dramatic means of training employees to be culturally adaptable and literate. Design/methodology/approach: Through a discussion of how drama plays an important role in creating learning that lasts, and by comparing passive, traditional classroom training

  12. Conceptual Maps for Training Tutors in the Distance Learning of Business Administration Course

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    Mendes, Elise; Jordão de Carvalho, Claudinê; Gargiulo, Victor; da Mota Alves, João Bosco

    2014-01-01

    This article aims at reporting on the process of tutors training for the planning of distance education at the undergraduate Administration course at the Federal University of Uberlandia-Brazil. It describes a participatory research training of tutors in the use of concept mapping (CM) and concept mapping software to encourage individual…

  13. Simulation-based training in robot-assisted surgery: current evidence of value and potential trends for the future.

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    Hanzly, Michael I; Al-Tartir, Tareq; Raza, Syed Johar; Khan, Atif; Durrani, Mohammad Manan; Fiorica, Thomas; Ginsberg, Phillip; Mohler, James L; Kuvshinoff, Boris; Guru, Khurshid A

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    Robot-assisted surgery has changed the landscape of surgery. Implementation of robotics into most surgical specialties has left many educators challenged to develop the tools necessary to train and credential surgeons. Advances in robot-assisted surgery have led to the development of simulators and tools to assess skills that transfer to surgical practice. We report on current trends in robot-assisted surgical training, focus on simulation-based education, and anticipate future developments. PMID:26003110

  14. 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.

  15. CLIL Teacher training at the UPCT: present and future within the EHEA

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    Full Text Available Throughout the last decades of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, the teaching of English for specific and/or professional and academic purposes has probably constituted one of the most innovative areas in the Spanish University. With the advent of the Bologna reform, the theory and praxis of this dynamic field of knowledge has enhanced its range of activity, so as to include not only students, but also lecturers, whithin its concerns. The result can be measured by the innumerable variety of CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning teacher training experiences carried out along the Spanish Tertiary Education geography.This paper has two main purposes: on one hand, to give the account of the CLIL teacher training at the UPCT (included in the larger frame of teaching innovation programs, under its corresponding theoretical approach and bearing in mind the particular circumstances of the institution. On the other hand, to pose questions about the future perspectives of similar experiences in a teaching context that is becoming more and more complex and `hybrid´ from its very foundations. The partial conclusions of this study depict a global teaching/professional scenario that is both challenging and appealing, which must be seriously dealt with from the Universities and our common European administrative framework alike.RESUMENFormación CLIL del profesorado en la UPCT: presente y futuro dentro del EEES.The objective of this article is to describe an experimental study about a collaborative learning experience carried out on the Degrees in Pedagogy and Primary School Education at the University of Barcelona (UB. Specifically, we analyze the implementation of “Collaborative Seminars” in two core subjects. The aims of this project were to boost team working skills amongst students at the same time as encouraging acquisition of core contents in both subjects. Firstly, we discuss the theoretical models which motivated the project and underlaid many of the decisions taken by the training team. Secondly, we offer detailed information on the specific features adopted by the seminars and on how the project developed over one semester. Finally, we describe how data was collected and present the results. To assess the experience we used a variety of information-gathering strategies such as questionnaires, discussion groups and participant observation. Results show, amongst other things, that collaborative seminars contribute to the learning of significant course contents, to the acquisition of various communication skills, to the development of the learning to learn competence, and to the encouragement of personal and interpersonal team working abilities. Lastly, our study reveals the problems and hindrances we came across when implementing the group seminars, and suggests some ideas in order to make future improvements.

  16. 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…

  17. Bundling into the future - Structural conditions for business model design in new ICT services

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    2008-01-01

    Based on a case study of multi-play and mobile voice over IP (MVoIP) in primarily Denmark and Norway, the paper presents an analysis of the structural conditions for the design of business models regarding new information and communication services. Multi-play and MVoIP represent different kinds of services in terms of structural conditions market-wise and in regulatory terms. As the two service categories are relatively new on the market, dominating business model designs have not yet settle...

  18. 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)

  19. Integrating Writing Skills and Ethics Training in Business Communication Pedagogy: A Resume Case Study Exemplar

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    2008-01-01

    An integrated approach to teaching resume construction in the business communication classroom focuses on simultaneously (a) emphasizing writing-related proficiencies and (b) encouraging ethical and moral orientations to this task. This article provides a resume construction exemplar that operationalizes these two pedagogical goals. The techniques…

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

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    Bregendahl, Corry; Flora, Cornelia

    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,…

  1. Preparing a Prosperous Future: Promoting Culture and Business Through Bilingual Education

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    Vance, Christine Wallgren

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes an ambitious educational program uniting the efforts of Swiss, German, and French business associations, corporations, government agencies, and regional school boards in the Upper Rhine Valley, where economy and culture transcend national borders. The objectives of the program are to promote bilingualism, to teach the young…

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

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    Tolbert, Charles M., II

    2005-01-01

    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…

  3. Training the gynecologic surgeon.

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    Rogers, Robert M; Julian, Thomas M

    2005-01-01

    Educators in obstetrics and gynecology are concerned that the surgical training of residents is not sufficient to meet the needs of new graduates. Since the current standards for time and requirements in training were established, our specialty has greatly increased its body of knowledge, expanded the number and variety of procedures performed, and become more business oriented. With the current emphasis on evidence-based decision making, shouldn't this same philosophy guide the education of future gynecologic physicians and surgeons? This presentation discusses resident teaching, curriculum, and time in training and challenges educational leaders to apply the same robust standards appropriate for scientific investigation to resident education. PMID:15625163

  4. Higher specialist training in accident and emergency medicine--past, present and future.

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    Johnson, G.; Brown, R.; Howell, M.

    1997-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of accident and emergency (A&E) medicine higher specialist training as perceived by current trainees and those who have recently completed training. METHODS: Postal questionnaires to three groups of A&E specialists either currently in training or having recently completed training. RESULTS: Levels of satisfaction were generally high. Previously identified deficiencies in management training remained and the implementation of guidelines regarding formative asse...

  5. 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)

  6. Evaluation of EDA tools for electronic development and a study of PLM for future development businesses

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    Tang, Dennis

    2013-01-01

    Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools are today very capable computer programs supporting electronic engineers with the design of printed circuit board (PCB). All tools have their strengths and weaknesses; when choosing the right tool many factors needs to be taken into consideration aside from the tools themselves. Companies need to focus on the product and revenues for a business to be viable. Depending on the knowledge and strengths of the company, the choice of tools varies. The decisi...

  7. Getting Down to Business: Fertilizer and Pesticide Service, Module 5. Teacher Guide. Entrepreneurship Training Components.

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    This is the fifth in a set of 36 teacher guides for the Entrepreneurship Training modules and accompanies CE 031 038. Its purpose is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a fertilizer and pesticide service. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions on…

  8. Getting Down to Business: Health Spa, Module 16. Teacher Guide. Entrepreneurship Training Components.

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    Wolman, Jean

    This is the sixteenth in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurial Training Modules and accompanies CE 031 060. Its purpose is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a health spa. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions on introducing the…

  9. Getting Down to Business: Hair Styling Shop, Module 30. Teacher Guide. Entrepreneurship Training Components.

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    Gall, Joyce P.

    This is the thirtieth in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurial Training Modules and accompanies CE 031 088. The purpose of the module is to give the students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a hair styling shop. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain…

  10. 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.

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

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    Full Text Available 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.

  12. 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

  13. Professional Training of Future Teachers in Foreign Countries in Terms of Intercultural Interaction of Educational Space Objects

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    Full Text Available The problem of professional training of teachers in foreign countries in terms of intercultural interaction of educational space objects has been studied in the paper. It has been stated that the current stage of human civilization development which is defined as the transition to a knowledge society, is characterized by qualitatively new requirements to the development of education. It has been noted that despite some cultural-and-historical differences in the development of Ukraine and countries of the European Union, functional similarity of national systems of teachers’professional training enables the usage of European experience in future teachers’ training. The role of teachers in the modernization of European education has been emphasized. It has been stated that in the professional training theory and practice significant experience has been accumulated which can form the basis for modernization of future teachers’ training for intercultural interaction of the educational process objects. Major trends in this area have been revealed. Scientific approaches and paradigms have been defined.

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

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

  15. Comparative Analysis of Theoretical Approaches to Professional Training of the Future Customs Officers in the System of Higher Education of Ukraine and Poland

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    Full Text Available The article deals with the content of future customs officers’ professional training. Such notions as “training”, “specialists’ professional training”, “customs officers’ professional training”. The article presents an overview of the scientific literature, theoretical analyzes of materials concerning the issues of future customs officers’ professional training in the higher educational institutions of Ukraine and the Republic of Poland, still remaining open. The major scientific approaches of leading domestic and foreign scientists to study future customs officers’ professional training have been characterized, in particular competence approach, functional approach, instrumental approach, learner-centred approach, axiological approach, historical and systematic-andcomprehensive approaches, theoretical generalization The conception of the research problem in the educational sphere of higher educational institutions has been theoretically generalised. The point of the article is focused on the fact that professional training of future specialists of customs authorities is a process of learning, understanding and specific knowledge, skills and proficiencies of future customs officers who perform the functions of future professional activities, fulfil their functions in accordance with their professional duties during customs service. Also it has been noted that professional training of future customs specialists is caused by personal, practical, functional, historical factors that it is important in the process of understanding this phenomenon and in the research and development processes.

  16. 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.

  17. Faculty of Radiation Oncology 2012 trainee survey: perspectives on choice of speciality training and future work practice preference

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    This paper reports the key findings of the first Faculty of Radiation Oncology survey of trainees dealing with experiences and perceptions on work practices and choice of specialty. The survey was conducted in mid 2012 using a 37-question instrument. This was distributed by email to 159 current trainees and advertised through the Radiation Oncology Trainees Committee and other channels. There were six email reminders. Respondents were reassured that their responses were anonymous. The overall response rate was 82.8%. Gender was balanced among respondents with 67 (51.5%) being male and 63 (48.5%) being female. The most common age bracket was the 31 to 35 years range. There were similar proportions of trainee responders in each of the five years of training. A substantial number of trainees held other degrees besides medical degrees. The large majority were satisfied with radiation oncology as a career choice and with the Training Network within which they were training. Interest in oncology patients, lifestyle after training and work hours were given as the major reasons for choosing radiation oncology as a career. Nearly half of trainees were interested in undertaking some of their training in a part-time capacity and working part time as a radiation oncologist in the future. Over 70% of trainees stated they were working 36–55 clinical hours per week with additional non-clinical tasks, after-hours work and on-call duties. Nearly half of all trainees reported having one or less hours of protected time per week. Nonetheless, 40% of respondents indicated they had enough time to pursue outside interests. Radiation treatment planning and maintaining currency in general medicine were considered the most difficult aspects of training in radiation oncology. Most respondents were keen on the concept of fostering a research mentor. In terms of views on practice after completion of training, the majority were interested in pursuing a fellowship, and nearly all expressed an interest in maintaining an element of academic practice. The large majority of respondents preferred to work in an urban department as a component of their practice after training and nearly all wanted a component of public sector practice. There were only four per cent who preferred to work only within the private sector. Job availability was a concern for 94% of trainees, which far outweighed any other concerns. Trainees in radiation oncology are generally satisfied with their choice of specialty and their training. Most trainees are interested in fellowship positions, links with academia and largely public sector work in the future. Job availability for the future is their major concern.

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

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

  19. 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

  20. II International Conference: Radiation Protection Training. Future Strategies. Ciemat, 17-19 September, 2003. Book of Papers and Proceedings

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    Safety in the use of ionising radiation and protection against potential risks due to exposure to radiation sources are not static concepts, rather their evolution runs parallel with an increased knowledge of the technologies and basic concepts employed. Education and training, which are inherently tied to with research, are the means to disseminate the advances made to the scientists and professionals working with ionising radiation. At present, Radiation Protection (RP) training is considered to be the best means to promote a safety culture and to improve the competence of exposed workers. Indeed, progress in both RP teaching and training, which form part of this transfer of technology and specialized knowledge, are fields that are in continuous motion. The first conference on Radiation Protection training was celebrated in Saclay (France) under the slogan Radiation Protection: What are the Future Training needs?. It can be considered as the first such meeting dedicated to the community of professionals, from a wide range of scientific and technological backgrounds, related in some way to Radiation Protection training. (Author)

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

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    Gidycz, Christine A; Dardis, Christina M

    2014-10-01

    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

  2. Training

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    O’boyle, Neil; Fehr, Franziska; Preston, Paschal

    2011-01-01

    This report presents findings and key recommendations in respect of current diversity training practices (or lack thereof) in newsmaking organisations in the following European Member States: Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK. In general, and allowing for notable exceptions (e.g. The Netherlands), this report finds minimal evidence of diversity training across the abovementioned Member States. Attitudes towards diversity training vary considerably. While on one hand jour...

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

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

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available 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.

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

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

    2006-01-01

    The study assessed the training needs of fadama farmers in Osun State for future agricultural extension work development. Primary data on fadama farming were collected from 150 fadama farmers selected using random sampling technique. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation matrix and regression techniques. The results of analysis indicated that fadama farming is practiced mostly very close to boundaries of major towns and cities. The mean age of fadama farmers was 40 ...

  5. Future business model for district heating based on renewables in Ile-de-France

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    Poncet, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    District heating is an efficient way to integrate renewable energies in the energy mix. In the French region Ile-de-France, district heating and renewables have known strong developments for several years, and they are expected to grow much more in the future. The expansion of renewable energies depends partly on their competitiveness compared to fossil fuels, which is related to public subsidies, and on the spread of district heating networks in the region. Thus, it could be assess what is t...

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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 article 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 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 pre-doctoral students. PMID:24127920

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

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    S.A. Adesoji

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

  8. Apprenticeship Training in Germany--Still a Future-Oriented Model for Recruiting Skilled Workers?

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    Walden, Gunter; Troltsch, Klaus

    2011-01-01

    The apprenticeship training system in Germany, where training takes place in both private companies and vocational schools, has traditionally played an outstanding role in the development of young skilled workers. However, particularly since the start of the new millennium, the chances of smooth transition from secondary school to an…

  9. 77 FR 66959 - Request for Information on the Future Direction of the Rehabilitation Training Program

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    2012-11-08

    ...Vocational Evaluation (H129F...Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program that...the employment needs of individuals...in vocational evaluation and work adjustment...addressing TA needs and delivering...research and evaluation on promising...rehabilitation training programs...

  10. Ghanaian Oil Production; A look at the future prospects for the Ghanaian population, government and businesses

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    2013-01-01

    Ghana started their oil production in 2010. I am looking at the prospects for the Ghanaian population into the future, what they may expect. With respect to African experiences with rich natural resources, we have seen several situations where they can get caught up in the resource curse. This have several reasons, and I have tried to look at some key factors and compare these with the current situation in Ghana with respect to aspects as politics, level of corruption, level of inequality, in...

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

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    Hiruma, Yoshiki; Noda, Kentaro

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

  12. Considering cognition. Current challenges and future directions in pulmonary and critical care fellowship training.

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    Clardy, Peter F; Schwartzstein, Richard M

    2015-04-01

    Fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care has evolved substantially over the past decade. Training programs are increasingly focused on a rigorous, multifaceted assessment of an individual trainee's progress toward achieving specific curricular milestones, and their ability to independently manage a series of entrustable professional activities. This new system has provided programs with an enormous amount of detailed information related to the specific goals and outcomes of training. However, it has not addressed the unmet need for fellowship programs to systematically assess and teach advanced clinical reasoning and judgment. Training programs must address these cognitive processes in a proactive and supportive way, and are challenged to develop novel approaches that encourage continuous self-evaluation. Only by addressing these critical deficiencies will programs enable trainees to progress beyond a level of clinical competence to one of true expertise. These efforts will also encourage physicians at all levels of training to embrace their commitment to lifelong learning. PMID:25763886

  13. Managing traffic induced emissions in the future Beirut Central Business District

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    The increased urbanization of the Greater Beirut Area (GBA) over the past years has led severe traffic congestion due to a deficient transportation system and significant reliance on private vehicles as the primary passenger transport mode. As a result, air quality is continuously deteriorating particularly in densely populated areas. Beirut Central District (BCD), the center of economic growth in the GBA, is expected to witness adverse air quality impacts in the medium and long-term future. Hence, there is a growing need to couple the efficiency of transport activities with acceptable air quality since both factors affect the welfare of residents. The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of selected traffic management alternatives and emission reduction strategies on air quality in the BCD area. Four traffic alternatives and three emission reduction strategies were analyzed for their effect on emission factors, total emissions and exposure levels

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

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    Taylor, Ruth Lesher; Brodowsky, Glen H.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  15. 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

  16. 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)

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

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    Helmreich, Robert L.

    1993-01-01

    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.

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

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    Snell Linda; Card Sharon E; Brien Brian, O.

    2006-01-01

    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 proj...

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

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    2006-11-01

    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.

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

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    Card, Sharon E; Snell, Linda; O'Brien, Brian

    2006-01-01

    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. PMID:17112385

  1. Mindfulness Meditation Training for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adulthood: Current Empirical Support, Treatment Overview, and Future Directions

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    Mitchell, John T.; Zylowska, Lidia; Kollins, Scott H.

    2015-01-01

    Research examining nonpharmacological interventions for adults diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has expanded in recent years and provides patients with more treatment options. Mindfulness-based training is an example of an intervention that is gaining promising preliminary empirical support and is increasingly administered in clinical settings. The aim of this review is to provide a rationale for the application of mindfulness to individuals diagnosed with ADHD, describe the current state of the empirical basis for mindfulness training in ADHD, and summarize a treatment approach specific to adults diagnosed with ADHD: the Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for ADHD Program. Two case study examples are provided to demonstrate relevant clinical issues for practitioners interested in this approach. Directions for future research, including mindfulness meditation as a standalone treatment and as a complementary approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy, are provided. PMID:25908900

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

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

    2009-04-01

    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.

  3. Acmeology aspect of professional becoming of the future teacher of physical training in conditions of information of education

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The role acmeology the approach to the contents of education is opened during professional becoming the future teacher of physical training. It is underlined, that process of professional becoming of the teacher should be focused on arms by knowledge, skills on use of information technologies. Also - on defnition of ways of achievement of tops of creative potential in conditions of information educational space. It is marked, that acmeology technologies assist in conditions of information of education to optimization of process of professional becoming, professional development of the teacher.

  4. Skills for a Competitive Future: A Survey for the Pharmaceutical Industry National Training Organisation. IES Report.

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    Jagger, Nick; Aston, Jane

    This report focuses on a study that examined skills, recruitment, and training issues covering the whole pharmaceutical industry. It presents mailed survey material complemented and enhanced by a series of telephone interviews and focus groups. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 deals with the structure of the sector and reports background…

  5. TVA and Two-Year Colleges: Technical Training for the Future.

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    Marsalis, W. Carroll

    1991-01-01

    Describes cooperative efforts between the Tennessee Valley Authority and regional two-year colleges initiated as a part of the TVA's overall economic development strategy. Discusses the formation of the National Institute for Technology Training to enhance the instructional and technical capabilities of two-year college faculty, staff, and…

  6. 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 pe) 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.)

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

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    Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna

    2011-01-01

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

  8. Take Charge of Your Future: Get the Education and Training You Need

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    Fowler, Donna; Tolbert, Michelle

    2012-01-01

    This Guide is designed for people who are incarcerated and for those on community supervision (probation and parole). It will help you get started--or continue--on the path to further education and training. Earning a high school credential, getting a certificate or license in a career technical field, or earning an associate or bachelor's degree…

  9. Skilling Australia for the Future? A Study of Quality Assurance in Australia's Vocational Education and Training

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    Agbola, Frank Wogbe; Lambert, Daniel Kenneth

    2010-01-01

    From the end of World War II until the early 1970s, vocational education and training (VET) in Australia was surprisingly static and resilient to government-led reform, due to the dominance of industry and union power. Following the oil shocks of 1973 and associated unemployment and declining union power, there have been calls on the federal and…

  10. Business Use of Satellite Communications.

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    Edelson, Burton I.; Cooper, Robert S.

    1982-01-01

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

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

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    2011-01-01

    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...

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

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

    2011-07-01

    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..

  13. Individually - oriented a marching during study of natural-science disciplines - a basis of forming of professional competence of the future teacher of physical training.

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Directions of forming of professional competence of the future teachers are construed during study of natural-science disciplines. It is revealed, that in individually - oriented training one of the most efficient forms of preparation training is. Training is considered as the scheduled process of refilling of skills, knowledge, checks of the relation, idea, conduct. It is indicated, that the procedure of training rests on capabilities, tendencies, interests, valuable orientations, subject experience. She ensures intellectual development which affects in educational reachings.

  14. 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.

  15. 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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    Juan José Bonilla Martínez

    2013-09-01

    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

  16. IAEA/NUS Distance Learning Diploma Training Course for Tissue Bank Operators - Past, Present and Future.

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    Nather, A; Philips, G O; Morales, J

    2003-01-01

    National University Hospital (NUH) Tissue Bank as the Regional Training Centre for Asia Pacific Region provided National University of Singapore (NUS) Diploma Course in Tissue Banking - a long distance diploma course since 1997. To date, five batches have participated - 94 tissue bank operators. Sixty-three tissue bank operators have convocated with NUS Diploma in Tissue Banking.From Regional Co-operative Agreement (RCA) Project, RAS 7/008 technology transfer was effected to Latin America and to Africa.A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and NUS in July 2002 making Singapore the International Training Centre. An Internet NUS Diploma Course in Tissue Banking has been developed by IAEA and NUS. The first on-line diploma course will be launched in 2003. PMID:15256843

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

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    Yingli XI

    2011-01-01

    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 practica...

  18. Training and Competitiveness in U.S. Manufacturing and Services: Training Needs and Practices of Lead Firms in Textile, Banking, Retailing and Business Services. Contractor Report.

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    Noyelle, Thierry; Bailey, Thomas

    Changing employer-based training represents one strategy that U.S. firms are adopting to confront recent transformations in the global economy. The new competitive conditions place new and different demands on workers, more of whom are being called upon to use technical, conceptual, and communications skills. Approaches to training in particular…

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

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    Leggett, L M W

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Stutzer, Erich

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available [english] These days family-friendliness is a key issue for the future of businesses. Investments in a family conscious personnel policy are considered as forward-looking decisions in companies. This happens against the background of a sustainable personnel policy in times of a decrease in the number of employable persons, an increasing shortage of skilled workers and an ageing workforce. Family-friendly working conditions are becoming a key factor in the competition for staff. When choosing an employer, family-friendliness has become a crucial topic. Employment participation and skills of women, especially of mothers, have greatly increased. To facilitate the realisation of their wish to return to paid employment, however, measures to reconcile work and family are required.Family-conscious measures have been proven to lead to higher employee productivity. Job satisfaction and motivation of employees and accumulation of human capital increase, absenteeism declines, the return of investment rises. Fields of activity for family-friendly measures in companies range from working arrangements, parental leave and re-entry programmes and various child care offers to services for families. In connection with the demographic development the demand for a better reconciliation of work and elder care should in future become ever more important, just as the upkeep of the occupational skills and working capacity of an ageing workforce. Family-friendliness has to become an integral part of corporate culture. [german] Familienfreundlichkeit wird heute als wesentliche Zukunftsfrage für Unternehmen diskutiert und Investitionen in eine familienbewusste Personalpolitik gelten als zukunftsweisende Entscheidungen in Unternehmen. Dies geschieht vor dem Hintergrund einer zukunftsfähigen Personalpolitik in Zeiten zurückgehender Erwerbspersonenzahlen, eines zunehmenden Fachkräftemangels und der Alterung der Belegschaften. Familienfreundliche Arbeitsbedingungen werden ein Schlüssel im Wettbewerb um Personal. Bei der Wahl des Arbeitgebers ist Familienfreundlichkeit ein wichtiges Thema geworden. Erwerbsbeteiligung und Qualifikation von Frauen, insbesondere von Müttern haben sich stark erhöht. Zur Umsetzung und Realisierung des Erwerbswunsches bedürfen sie allerdings Maßnahmen zur besseren Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie. Familienbewusste Maßnahmen führen nachweislich zu einer höheren Mitarbeiterproduktivität. Arbeitszufriedenheit und Motivation der Mitarbeiter steigen, Fehlzeiten gehen zurück, die Humankapitalakkumulation erhöht sich. Handlungsfelder für familienfreundliche Maßnahmen in Unternehmen reichen von Arbeitszeit- und Organisationsfragen über Elternzeit und Wiedereinstiegsprogramme, unterschiedlichen Kinderbetreuungsangeboten bis hin zu Serviceleistungen für Familien. Zukünftig dürfte mit der demographischen Entwicklung aber auch die Frage nach einer besseren Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Pflege immer wichtiger werden, genauso wie der Erhalt der Qualifikation und Arbeitskraft der älter werdenden Belegschaft. Familienfreundlichkeit ist Teil der gesamten Unternehmenskultur.

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

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    Sacco, Steven J.

    2014-01-01

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

  2. Basic aspects of professional training of future specialists in physical rehabilitation in Poland

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    Bielicova N.O.

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The basic going is analysed near the system of training of professional personnels on a physical rehabilitation (to physical therapy in Poland. Legal frameworks of profession of physical internist are exposed. The substantive provisions of the State educational standard are reflected to direction of preparation Physiotherapy. The features of acquisition of specialization for the master's degrees of physical therapy and physical rehabilitation are presented. Basic differences between the systems of preparation of physical internists in Poland and Ukraine represent priorities of social policy and health protection of these countries.

  3. Environment, Training and the Workforce

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    Madsen, Henning; UlhØi, John Parm

    It has long been realised that education and training are essential factors in promoting environmental management in business organisations. So far, however, there has been little information about environmental management practice and related educational and training requirements in even leading companies. Therefore, a research project has been initiated aimed at identifying general trends in the introduction of environmental management in leading European companies and the educational and training needs this will require in future. Similarly, initiatives related to environmental issues carried out at various educational and training institutions should be identified. This paper briefly describes the background of the project and in more details the main results from a questionnaire-based survey on environmental attitudes and training interests among Danish workers.

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

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    Yingli XI

    2011-08-01

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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
    l'enseignement pratique, Capacité de métier

  5. 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)

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

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    Natalya Gubanova

    2013-01-01

    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 s...

  7. Implementation of a prototype training and networking program for minority entrepreneurs and business people in energy-related fields

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    Grant, C.D.

    1991-01-01

    In line with these responsibilities of the US Department of Energy, Office of Minority Economic Impact, this project was designed to address problems and implement strategies to assist the underprivileged, minority and entrepreneurs in large metropolitan areas. This project addressed the need for women and minorities to gain access to the many opportunities available in the varied energy-related fields. One way for these budding entrepreneurs'' to become associated with energy-related businesses, learn the ropes, and eventually own a similar business is to be exposed to the guidance of an established business. Toward that end, a series of relevant projects have been identified with the assistance of the Small Business Administration (SBA), the private sector, and the Department of Energy (DOE).

  8. Transforming the present--discovering the future: the University of Pittsburgh's NLM grant on education and training of health sciences librarians.

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    Detlefsen, E G; Epstein, B A; Mickelson, P; Detre, T

    1996-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The University of Pittsburgh was awarded a grant by the National Library of Medicine to study the education and training needs of present and future medical librarians and health information specialists through a collaboration of the university's School of Information Sciences and Health Sciences Library System. Goals and objectives for the year-long project included (1) assessment of education and training needs of medical librarians, (2) development of a master of library scienc...

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

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    Robinson-Hill, Rona M.

    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.

  10. Where the two logics of institutional theory and entrepreneurship merge: Are family businesses caught in the past or stuck in the future?

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    Ethel, Brundin; Caroline, Wigren-Kristoferson.

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to investigate how owners of family businesses combine their traditional heritage with changes in a new competitive arena. This is done by allowing the owners and managers of six vineyards to give voice to their concerns about the past, present, and future. The findings su [...] ggest that family businesses in the South African wine industry are subject to a process of institutionalisation in which entrepreneurial activities, which are part of this process, may not be as entrepreneurial as they appear at first. It is found that the two forms of logic behind the institutionalisation of the family firm and entrepreneurial activities in the context of the post-apartheid era can be successfully merged. Theoretical and practical implications bring the article to a close.

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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

  12. The history and future of training faith leaders to participate in Employee Assistance Programmes

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    Leepo, Modise; Christina, Landman.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This article consists of three parts. Firstly, the history of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) in the South African workplace is traced briefly, and historical reference is made to the involvement, or lack thereof, of faith care in these programmes. Secondly, empirical research done in rural an [...] d semi-rural working environments is presented to ascertain the need to incorporate a faith perspective into these EAPs. A case is made out for enriching EAPs by means of a "wholesome" African-Christian sense-making model that replaces the classic dualist view of soul and body with a theanthropocosmic view on employee job satisfaction. Thirdly, recommendations are made on the multi-faceted training of faith leaders - and eventually theological students - to empower them to participate in the formulation and execution of EAPs. The article argues that faith, belief and trust as fields of experience, and especially the skills engendered by faith and belief, are intrinsically part of a professional's experience of "job satisfaction". The article furthermore argues that faith and belief do not belong to the realm of the "soul" as opposed to "the body"; the article evaluates and considers a faith, belief and trust-based dimension of EAPs within their overall collective and institutional context in terms of a dynamic approach carried forward by a theanthropocosmic view on human wellness.

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

    2006-01-01

    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...

  14. Futurity

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    The Futurity website features "the latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities in the US, UK, Canada and Australia." Currently, some of the participating universities include Boston University, Duke University, McGill University, and the University of Sheffield. Visitors to the homepage will note that there are four areas on the site: Earth & Environment, Health & Medicine, Science & Technology, and Society & Culture. Recently profiled news items include a compelling new discovery from New York University about the reality of a tractor beam that can pull microscopic particles. The Society & Culture section is a real find, as it contains engaging pieces like "Is zero tolerance too hard on students?" and "Big banks loom over finance 'ecosystem'." Also, visitors can browse news items by school or by topic area. Finally, the Week's Most Discussed area is a great way to learn about compelling new stories from around the globe.

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

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    HAHAIANU FLORENTINA

    2013-05-01

    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.

  16. 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)

  17. 75 FR 23319 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2010-05-03

    ...assistance, business training programs, such as, business assessment, management training, counseling, technical...Analyses 1. Conduct an assessment of small businesses...region to determine their training and technical...

  18. Education and training in nuclear sciences and technologies: a challenge for the future

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    The ENEN Association (European Nuclear Engineering Network) located at the premises of INSTN, a sustainable product generated by an FP5 project, promotes the clustering of educational activities at national level, and the international mobility of students and teachers as the means to fight against the loss of competencies in Europe. After the pioneering initiative of BNEN, the Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network, two other countries created their own pool of education: Italy with CIRTEN (Consorzio InterUniversitario per la Ricerca Tecnologica sull'Energia Nucleare), and the United Kingdom with NTEC (Nuclear Technology Education Consortium). Also in Germany, recently, ILK (Internationale Laenderkommission Kerntechnik) recommended building up regional and supra-regional competence centres under the auspices of the National Alliance for Competence. In Switzerland, increased cooperation is taking place between the two federal polytechnic universities and the Paul Scherrer Institute. In this paper we describe this clustering process and discuss its possible future development. The subject of the paper is confined to nuclear engineering. (authors)

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

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

    2014-12-01

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

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

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    Hickey, Will

    2001-01-01

    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)

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

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    Chih-Ping Lin; Ming-Kuen Chen

    2005-01-01

    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 ...

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

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    Bahaudin G Mujtaba; Frank J. Cavico; Jatuporn Sungkhawan

    2010-01-01

    Ethical maturity and moral behavior are of concern to all managers and government officials, and even more so in Asian economy where some aspects of the economy seem to “go underground” without any taxation or proper credit to the owners or copyright holders. This research surveyed managers and employees in the Thai public work environment to measure their Personal Business Ethics Scores (PBES) to see if age, education, working in government, management experience, and gender makes a diff...

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

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    Shalowitz, Joel

    2013-01-01

    As hospitals consolidate and take on more financial and clinical risk, they face numerous obstacles. While the past can provide answers to solving many of the challenges, some issues are new and require innovative approaches. This article, from a speech delivered to The Business of Medicine: A Course for Physician Leaders symposium presented by Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Medical Directors Leadership Council at Yale University in November 2012, discusses the models for t...

  4. Business incubator research: a review and future directions / Investigación en incubadoras de empresas: una revisión y futuras líneas de investigación

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    Geovanny, Perdomo Charry; Jose Enrique, Arias Pérez; Nelson Enrique, Lozada Barahona.

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del artículo es analizar la producción científica en torno a las Incubadoras de Empresas, para lo cual se examinaron 50 artículos de incubación de empresas publicados, entre los años 1985 y 2012, en las revistas del campo del emprendimiento y la gestión de la tecnología e innovación más [...] importantes en el JournalCitationsReport (JCR). En cuanto a los resultados, se observa un predominio de estudios cualitativos orientados mayori-tariamente al análisis de la creación de Incubadoras de Empresas u sus efectos, adicionalmente, la Teoría del Capital Social, la Teoría Institucionalista, la Teoría de la empresa basada en recursos, la Teoría de la Coevolución, y la Teoría de la Agencia, son los marcos conceptuales más utilizados. Abstract in english The purpose of the paper is to analyze the scientific production concerning Business Incubators. For which, 50 business incubation articles published between 1985 and 2012 in the journals of the field of entrepreneurship and technology management and innovation that are most important in the Journal [...] Citations Report (JCR) were examined. In terms of results, there is a predominance of qualitative studies focused mainly on the analysis of the creation of business incubators and their effects. In addition, the Social Capital Theory, Institutionalist Theory, the Theory of the firm based on resources, Coevolution Theory, and Agency Theory, are the most widely used frameworks

  5. Applications and Contents of the papagei.com App “papagei PRONOUNCE” & the Language TrainingBusiness English Expert”

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    Ninia Binias

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available At this year’s ceremony of the International E-Learning Awards, prizes were awarded to two language learning products by the Hanover start-up company papagei.com – Video Limbic Learning System. This year, the digital pronunciation coach “papagei PRONOUNCE” was given an award as second best learning solution in the Mobile Learning category, and the video language course “Business English Expert, available on www.papagei.com, was awarded a prize as third best language learning product in the E-Learning category. In this case study the two prize-winning products and their benefits for learners of the English language are briefly presented.

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

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    Bahaudin G. Mujtaba

    2010-11-01

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

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

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    Durvali Emílio Fregonezi

    1994-08-01

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

  8. The Business

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

  9. The Impact of Pre-Service Field Training Sessions on the Probability of Future Teachers Using ICT in School

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    Larose, Francois; Grenon, Vincent; Morin, Marie-Pier; Hasni, Abdelkrim

    2009-01-01

    Most industrialised countries have adopted training strategies for pre-service teachers that place experienced teacher guidance centre stage, particularly within the context of regular pre-service field training sessions. In this article, after analysing the data taken from a longitudinal survey on the computer skills and attitudes of students…

  10. Are Future Teachers in North Carolina Colleges Being Trained to Use Formative Assessment, and How Is That Training Demonstrated in Public Schools?

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    Knights, Christine L.

    2012-01-01

    This is a qualitative study that used a sample of nine teachers and two professors of education from six different counties in the Coastal and Piedmont regions of North Carolina to examine whether teachers were trained in their undergraduate education, or through professional development, to use formative assessment techniques in their classrooms.…

  11. Business Anthropology

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    Moeran, Brian

    2015-01-01

    This essay outlines the overall scope and location of business anthropology within the overall field of the discipline. It outlines its foundations as an applied form of anthropology in early developments in the United States (in particular, in Western Electric's Hawthorne Project and the Human Relations School at Harvard University), as well as in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, before turning to five areas of research and practice: academic ethnographies of business practices, regional studies, case studies developed by practitioners, theoretical applications, and methods. The essay then asks what a future program for business anthropology might look like and suggests four areas for theoretical development against a background of education, engagement, and comparative work. These are an examination of structures of power in, between, and dependent on business organizations of all kinds; cross-cultural comparison of work cultures; attention to the materials, technologies, and goods with which business people engage and which afford their organizational forms; and explicit attention to cutting-edge fieldwork methods.

  12. AMPLIFIED ONLINE: A BUSINESS PLAN

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    Lindenbaum, Eric

    2009-01-01

    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.

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

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    Trosborg, Anna; Shaw, Philip

    2005-01-01

    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...

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

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    Trosborg, Anna; Shaw, Philip

    1998-01-01

    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.

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

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    Smart, A. C.

    2014-12-01

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

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

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    Mohammed Rejaul Karim

    2012-09-01

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

  17. Vocational Psychology and Assessment with Immigrants in the United States: Future Directions for Training, Research, and Practice

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    Flores, Lisa Y.; Hsieh, Catherine; Chiao, Hung

    2011-01-01

    Immigrants are vital members of U.S. society and are essential contributors to the U.S. labor force. Today, immigrants comprise a significant portion of the U.S. population, however, career assessment research has largely ignored their work experiences, and career counselors are not trained on the intricacies on the delivery of career counseling…

  18. 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

  19. 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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    Hotel and Catering Training Board, Wembley (England).

    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…

  20. 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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    Gaskins, Whitney

    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.

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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 article outlines the HHMI-IMBS program’s logic, design, and curriculum that guide the goal of research that moves from bedside ...

  2. BUSINESS ETHICS

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    Raman Arora

    2014-01-01

    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 pra...

  3. Quality Management Builds Solid eTraining

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    Echard, Rachel D.; Berge, Zane L.

    2008-01-01

    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,…

  4. National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training

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    Full Text Available ... 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 Removing Post- ...

  5. Implementation of a prototype training and networking program for minority entrepreneurs and business people in energy-related fields. Final report, July 1990--June 1991

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    Grant, C.D.

    1991-12-31

    In line with these responsibilities of the US Department of Energy, Office of Minority Economic Impact, this project was designed to address problems and implement strategies to assist the underprivileged, minority and entrepreneurs in large metropolitan areas. This project addressed the need for women and minorities to gain access to the many opportunities available in the varied energy-related fields. One way for these ``budding entrepreneurs`` to become associated with energy-related businesses, learn the ropes, and eventually own a similar business is to be exposed to the guidance of an established business. Toward that end, a series of relevant projects have been identified with the assistance of the Small Business Administration (SBA), the private sector, and the Department of Energy (DOE).

  6. 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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    Simone Faury, Dib; Neusa Cardim da, Silva.

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  7. Training Top 125

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    Training, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The best learning and development organizations support business initiatives tactically "and" help drive strategic change. Verizon did just that, earning it the No. 1 spot for the first time on the Training Top 125. Verizon and the other 2012 Top 125 winners continued to invest in training, collectively dedicating a mean of 4.52 percent of their…

  8. 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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    JUAN FERNANDO, REINOSO LASTRA.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  9. EU Business

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

  10. Enabling technologies for wireless e-business

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    Kou, Weidong

    2006-01-01

    Provides a coverage of the technologies needed to make wireless e-business effective. This book offers an introduction for both self-study and taught e-business classes or commercial training in e-business and wireless technologies. It explains both industry standards and relevant academic research.

  11. Why business models matter.

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    Magretta, Joan

    2002-05-01

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

  12. THE SHADOW OF CULTURES ON CREATION OF NEW HIRE TRAINING MANUALS

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    Kousa, Marja

    2009-01-01

    New hire training is a crucial point in a company’s future success. Training that has been carried out well prevents unnecessary staff turnover and improves service quality. This is especially important in a hospitality business like the Rosen Hotels & Resorts where the action research of this thesis was made. The project was commissioned in 2008 and the aim was to create new hire training manuals for six departments in the company. The aim of the thesis was to seek the most suitable le...

  13. Business Plans Kit For Dummies

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    Barrow, Colin

    2011-01-01

    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

  14. Africa Business Network

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

  15. 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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    Anemari Roesler Luersen Vieira Lopes

    2012-01-01

    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.

  16. E-Business: The Business Officer's Business.

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    Olson, Mark A.

    2001-01-01

    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

  17. Forecasting the Value of Training

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    Basarab, Dave

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Sarkar, Shyamalendu; Reddy, Surender

    2007-01-01

    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…

  19. DUAL TRAINING MODEL IN HIGHER EDUCATION (A Work-Experience on Cooperation Between School & Business for Education of Designing Jewellery and Jewellery in the Programmes)

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    Yag?mur, O?nder

    2012-01-01

    As in many other sectors in jewelry and jewelry design sector the need for intermediate staff is rapidly increasing. Since these intermediate staff is not trained sufficiently in vocational high schools, the needs of the sector are irrecoverable. The research in this direction aims to offer a new type of intermediate staff training model by determining the needs of the jewelry and jewelry design sector. In this study it is aimed to evaluate the productivity of the jewelry students, studying j...

  20. Proposed purchasing, employment and training policies for northern projects

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    Manitoba Hydro is about to embark on a major construction project in the northern part of the province. Important considerations involved in this project include purchasing the necessary materials, products, and services, and employing a suitable work force. An outline is presented of draft policies being considered by Manitoba Hydro to enhance northern-aboriginal and northern participation in its future development projects in northern Manitoba. The policies are presented in four sections: purchasing for northern construction and operation activities; training and employment for construction of a generation station and expansion of a converter station; training and employment for construction of a major north-south transmission line; and training and employment for northern operations and maintenance work at existing facilities. Aspects of these policies include giving preference in purchasing to northern and aboriginal businesses, training initiatives and employee counselling for aboriginal employees, and hiring preferences directed toward northern aboriginals and northern residents

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

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    Gabriela, Farías; Norma, Pedraza; Jesús, Lavín.

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

  2. Planet Business

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

  3. Designing Cross-Functional Business Processes. The Jossey-Bass Management Series. From Training to Performance in the Twenty-First Century. Set 2, Redesigning Work Processes.

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    Johann, Bernard

    This guide offers a comprehensive set of practical tools to lead novice and veteran practitioners through the complexities of business process redesign. This hands-on kit integrates systems theory, economics, and psychology to provide the detailed procedures, checklists, data analysis worksheets, and other resources essential to identify, analyze,…

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

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    Kapustina Lyubov

    2013-06-01

    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.

  5. Business intelligence

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    Cebotarean Elena

    2011-02-01

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

  6. Business history and economic globalisation

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    Ekberg, Espen; Lange, Even

    2014-01-01

    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...

  7. 17 CFR 240.3a44-1 - Proprietary government securities transactions incidental to the futures-related business of a...

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    2010-04-01

    ...Commission of filed notice pursuant to section 15C(a) of the Act or (ii) a bank; (4) Transactions for risk reduction or arbitrage of existing or contemporaneously created positions in futures or options on futures with (i) a government securities...

  8. AN OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS RISK

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    Jyoti Shivraj

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Every business organization involves some element of risk. Risk implies uncertainty of profits or danger of loss due to some unforseen events in the future. An entrepreneur may encounter risks in every area or function of a business. Thus, business risks may take place in a variety of forms. Though risks are universal, but all business enterprises do not face same type and degree of risks. They may vary according to the nature and size of a business. Hence researcher has taken up a study entitled “AN OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS RISK”. This paper is designed in such a way as to provide all the required inputs for a sound understanding of the Business Risk framework. This paper is totally based on secondary data.

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

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available 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

  10. Appendix IX: Commissioning training issues associated with new nuclear plant starts: A future view from a historical perspective (United States of America)

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    During the commissioning (startup) of the present fleet of American nuclear plants there were shortages of experienced construction test and startup test engineers. Given the US regulatory requirements associated with new plant starts (i.e., Chapter 10 US Code of Federal Regulations Part 52), there will be even greater knowledge and performance demands on the staff assigned to these new plants than those in the 1970s and 80s. Success in future startups, resulting in plants with high sustained capacity factors, means that systematic efforts to avoid a similar shortage of qualified startup personnel must be undertaken today. This Appendix describes some historical aspects of US nuclear plant construction in an effort to identify approaches to improved performance of plant staff as they construct, start and operate the new generation of reactor plants. The need for a new generation of highly trained construction and startup testing staff finds its roots in many places. The expectations of the financial community, nuclear industry (both domestic and international), regulatory bodies, governmental bodies, and the public are far different from when the existing fleet of commercial American nuclear plants was constructed and started. The next wave of light water commercial nuclear plants will be constructed and brought on line in a significantly more rigorous atmosphere. Construction and startup of new plants must be predictably short and essentially trouble-free. Staff mustt and essentially trouble-free. Staff must be sufficiently trained to recognize and resolve problems before they occur as opposed to waiting for problems to emerge. Construction Testing and Startup Testing are crucial parts of construction and initial operation of a plant. In the previous generation of reactors, these activities were performed with Construction Test and Startup Test Engineers. The tests they performed verified that the plant's systems, structures, and components had been properly constructed and prepared, and were operating as designed. These terms (construction test engineer and startup test engineer) have different meanings in different countries but essentially the commissioning functions and allied responsibilities are implied as a part of the follow-on discussions in this Appendix

  11. Human Factors in Training

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    Barshi, Immanuel; Byrne, Vicky; Arsintescu, Lucia; Connell, Erin

    2010-01-01

    Future space missions will be significantly longer than current shuttle missions and new systems will be more complex than current systems. Increasing communication delays between crews and Earth-based support means that astronauts need to be prepared to handle the unexpected on their own. As crews become more autonomous, their potential span of control and required expertise must grow to match their autonomy. It is not possible to train for every eventuality ahead of time on the ground, or to maintain trained skills across long intervals of disuse. To adequately prepare NASA personnel for these challenges, new training approaches, methodologies, and tools are required. This research project aims at developing these training capabilities. By researching established training principles, examining future needs, and by using current practices in space flight training as test beds, both in Flight Controller and Crew Medical domains, this research project is mitigating program risks and generating templates and requirements to meet future training needs. Training efforts in Fiscal Year 09 (FY09) strongly focused on crew medical training, but also began exploring how Space Flight Resource Management training for Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) Flight Controllers could be integrated with systems training for optimal Mission Control Center (MCC) operations. The Training Task addresses Program risks that lie at the intersection of the following three risks identified by the Project: 1) Risk associated with poor task design; 2) Risk of error due to inadequate information; and 3) Risk associated with reduced safety and efficiency due to poor human factors design.

  12. WOMEN IN FAMILY BUSINESS

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    Mr Anshu

    2012-04-01

    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.

  13. 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)

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

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    Sigurjonsson, Throstur Olaf; Vaiman, Vlad

    2014-01-01

    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.

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

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    Durfee, Don.

    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.

  16. Business etiquette.

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    Andrica, D C

    1999-01-01

    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

  17. Business continuity

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    This presentation deals with the following keypoints: Information Technology (IT) Business Continuity and Recovery essential for any business; lessons learned after Sept. 11 event; Detailed planning, redundancy and testing being the key elements for probability estimation of disasters

  18. 17 CFR 240.3a43-1 - Customer-related government securities activities incidental to the futures-related business of a...

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    2010-04-01

    ...Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 240.3a43-1 Section 240.3a43-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (CONTINUED) GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Rules...

  19. Collaborative methods for business process discovery

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    Zacarias, Marielba; Martins, Paula Ventura

    2011-01-01

    Information flows across the organization are complex and procedures employed to understand, share and control organizational knowledge and experiences should be properly supported by collaborative environments. Nevertheless, few collaborative methodologies had been proposed to describe and evolve business processes. Existing tools don't provide the right methods for business processes discovery, modelling, monitoring and improvement. In the future, business processes models shoul...

  20. Gulf Business

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

  1. Virtual Businesses

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    Pam Tidwell

    2009-09-29

    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 ...

  2. Modeling Business

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    Vitolins, Valdis; Kalnins, Audris

    2003-01-01

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

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

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    María Consuelo, Castrillón Agudelo.

    2008-09-01

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

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

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    María Consuelo Castrillón Agudelo

    2008-09-01

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

  5. Middle Managers and the Environment : Attitudes and Training Interests

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    Madsen, Henning; UlhØi, John Parm

    1998-01-01

    It has long been realised that education and training are essential factors in promoting environmental management in business organisations. So far, however, there has been little information about environmental management practice and related educational and training requirements in even leading companies. To help formulate a future policy in this area, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions, a Dublin-based EU organisation, initiated a research project aimed at identifying general trends in the introduction of environmental management in leading European companies and the educational and training needs this will require in future. Similarly, initiatives related to environmental issues carried out at various educational and training institutions should be identified. The project has been divided into three stages: i) corporate environmental management, (ii) middle managers, and (iii) workers. The project has been based partly on interviews in a small number of European companies at the forefront of environmental management and ditto educational and training institutions, and partly on more large-scale questionnaire surveys. This paper briefly describes the background of the overall project, and in more detail a questionnaire-based survey on environmental attitudes and training interests among middle managers in Danish companies.

  6. Middle Managers and the Environment: Attitudes and Training Interests

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    Madsen, Henning; UlhØi, John Parm

    It has long been recognised that education and training are essential to the development of environmental management in business organisations. So far, however, there has been little information about environmental management practice and related educational and training requirements in even leading companies. To help formulate future policy in this area, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions, a Dublin-based EU organisation, initiated a research project aimed at identifying general trends in the introduction of environmental management in leading European companies and the educational and training needs this will require in future. The results will then be compared with the findings of initiatives carried out at various educational and training institutions. The project has been divided into three stages: i) corporate environmental management, (ii) middle managers, and (iii) workers. The project has been based partly on interviews in a small number of European companies at the forefront of environmental management and ditto educational and training institutions, and partly on more large-scale questionnaire surveys. This paper will briefly describe the background of the overall project, and, in more detail, the questionnaire survey on environmental attitudes and training interests among Danish middle managers.

  7. The business of demographics.

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    Russell, C

    1984-06-01

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

  8. Playful Business

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    Lund, Morten; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

    2011-01-01

    ” 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.”

  9. BUSINESS ETHICS

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    Raman Arora

    2014-06-01

    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 .

  10. “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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    Andrea Kelly

    2006-04-01

    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.

  11. Investing in Our Children's Future: The Path to Quality Child Care through the Pennsylvania Child Care/Early Childhood Development Training System.

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    Iutcovich, Joyce; Fiene, Richard; Johnson, James; Koppel, Ross; Langan, Francine

    This study identified training needs for Pennsylvania child care providers and assessed the impact of training, classroom/caregiver dynamics, and staff characteristics on child care quality. Participating were 29 family child care providers, 30 group homes, and 60 child care centers, stratified by type of site and geographic region. Quality of…

  12. Enabling Geospatial Business Intelligence

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    Etienne Dubé

    2009-08-01

    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.

  13. Why Task-Based Training is Superior to Traditional Training Methods

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    Mcguire, Kath

    2008-01-01

    The risks of spreadsheet use do not just come from the misuse of formulae. As such, training needs to go beyond this technical aspect of spreadsheet use and look at the spreadsheet in its full business context. While standard training is by and large unable to do this, task-based training is perfectly suited to a contextual approach to training.

  14. Collaborative Learning and Research Training: Towards a Doctoral Training Environment

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    Bourdeau, Jacqueline; Henri, France; Dufresne, Aude; Tchetagni, Josephine; Ben Ali, Racha

    2006-01-01

    Doctoral training has not been studied in depth as a learning situation, and no learning environment has been designed to specifically support actors involved in the training of future researchers. The research literature on doctoral education indicates that the knowledge about doctoral training needs to be made explicit and formalized. We claim that several problems brought up in the literature on PhD Training could be reduced or solved by a doctoral training environment designed on the basi...

  15. Business owners' action planning and its relationship to business success in three African countries.

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    Frese, Michael; Krauss, Stefanie I; Keith, Nina; Escher, Susanne; Grabarkiewicz, Rafal; Luneng, Siv Tonje; Heers, Constanze; Unger, Jens; Friedrich, Christian

    2007-11-01

    A model of business success was developed with motivational resources (locus of control, self-efficacy, achievement motivation, and self-reported personal initiative) and cognitive resources (cognitive ability and human capital) as independent variables, business owners' elaborate and proactive planning as a mediator, and business size and growth as dependent variables. Three studies with a total of 408 African micro and small-scale business owners were conducted in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. Structural equation analyses partially supported the hypotheses on the importance of psychological planning by the business owners. Elaborate and proactive planning was substantially related to business size and to an external evaluation of business success and was a (partial) mediator for the relationship between cognitive resources and business success. The model carries important implications for selection, training, and coaching of business owners. PMID:18020791

  16. 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.

  17. Firms Still Training Despite Recession

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    Felstead, Alan; Green, Francis; Jewson, Nick

    2011-01-01

    It is commonly assumed that company training is one of the first casualties in times of recession. Falling recruitment, pressures to cut costs and a focus on short-term survival force businesses to put training on the backburner. Expecting the worst, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)…

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

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    Dieck-Assad, María de Lourdes

    2013-01-01

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

  19. Training of Heavy Equipment Operators in Canada

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    Canadian Vocational Journal, 1974

    1974-01-01

    The training of heavy-equipment operators poses special problems. Ideas concerning meeting the Canadian skilled operator shortage, short-term training, long-term training, client selection, and institutional training, costs, methods, and procedures are raised for consideration in future training programs. (AG)

  20. Learning From The Past and Planning For The Future: The Challenges Of And Solutions For Integrating Aging Into Doctoral Psychology Training

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    Holtzer, Roee; Zweig, Richard A.; Siegel, Lawrence J.

    2012-01-01

    The long forecast “elder boom” has begun. Beginning in 2011, ten thousand members of the “baby boom” generation began turning 65 each day. This demographic shift in our society mandates that pre-doctoral programs in clinical psychology incorporate aging as an integral component of their core and elective training. While fully supporting the concept of broad and general training for predoctoral professional psychology programs, we maintain that the infusion of aging into doctoral psych...

  1. Balancing European SME managers??? training contents : perceived importance & training needs

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    Morgado, Leonel; Varaja?o, Joa?o; Dominguez, Caroline; Oliveira, Irene; Sousa, Fernanda

    2014-01-01

    Background: Given the limited available time of in-service professionals, the balance between the perceived importance of the course content and training needs is essential for the acceptance and attractiveness of training courses aimed at them. Objectives: The goal of the paper is to contribute to the development of entrepreneurship and business training programs for European SME managers. Methods/Approach: In six European countries a survey focusing on SME managers’ ...

  2. Training the Trainers - from an EU Perspective

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    Martinsen, Bodil

    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.

  3. Advantages and disadvantages of franchise business opportunities in Rostov-on-don

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    S.A. Bugayan

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In  this  article  are  considered  main  cons  and  pros  of  franchise  business  opportunities  in  Rostov-on-Don,  using  different  businesses  as  an example,efficiency of this type of business and its future possibilities.

  4. A Communication Skills Training Program for the Multinational Corporation.

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    Johnson, J. Lynn; Pettit, John D.

    1985-01-01

    Describes a nine-month business and communication skills program developed for a large multinational corporation. Discusses communication training programs for international employees and internalizing the business communication curriculum. (EL)

  5. Entrepreneurship training for new ventures

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    Ojala, Arto; Heikkila?, Jukka

    2011-01-01

    Several studies in the field of international entrepreneurship have indicated the inadequacy of public policy support for new ventures and called for more tailored training programs. This paper introduces a training program created for new ventures in Central Finland and analyzes its benefits and shortcomings using a qualitative case study. The findings reveal that the training program provided useful knowledge on how to develop a business further and how to make it understandable and attract...

  6. Business Faces the Urban Crisis.

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    Morgan, John S.

    This book comprises case studies in the areas where business expertise can be applied in solving urban problems. These include employment, training, social problems, economic development, financial support, maintenance and order, local government modernization, and technological solutions to urban problems. An analytical chapter which follows each…

  7. Outsourcing the Business Services

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    Ioan I. ANDONE

    2010-01-01

    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.

  8. Education in Business Etiquette: Attitudes of Marketing Professionals.

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    Schaffer, Burton F.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    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)

  9. Business closure and financial loss: Who foots the bill? Evidence from German small business closures

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    Metzger, Georg

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores how different reasons for business closure impact the probability that financial loss will be suffered by creditors. Using German small business data, the study finds that business closure due to financial problems is strongly correlated with a likelihood of financial loss. By contrast, closures that take place based on expectations about a business' future development or because the owner takes a different earning opportunity are less likely to entail losses for creditors...

  10. Employee Training and Development. Second Edition.

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    Noe, Raymond A.

    This book presents the main principles of strategic training, which is an approach to employee training and development that supports the employing organization's business goals and strategy. The book is intended for use in undergraduate and master's-level training courses in a variety of disciplines. The following are among the topics covered:…

  11. MicroStirling : Business plan

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    Backman, Peter

    2012-01-01

    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...

  12. Teaching business in Tanzania :evaluating participation and performance

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    Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Tungodden, Bertil

    2009-01-01

    There is increased awareness that success among small scale entrepreneurs in developing countries requires more than microfinance, and that an important limiting factor for business growth is the level of human capital among the entrepreneurs. The present paper uses a randomized control trial to evaluate a business training program in Tanzania. Our results show that there is a positive average treatment effect on business knowledge. It also appears that training has a stronger effect on the e...

  13. Teaching business in Tanzania:Evaluating participation and performance

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    Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Tungodden, Bertil

    2009-01-01

    There is increased awareness that success among small scale entrepreneurs in developing countries requires more than microfinance, and that an important limiting factor for business growth is the level of human capital among the entrepreneurs. The present paper uses a randomized control trial to evaluate a business training program in Tanzania. Our results show that there is a positive average treatment effect on business knowledge. It also appears that training has a stronger effect on the e...

  14. AREVA Business and Strategy overview April, 2010

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

  15. Excel-Based Business Analysis

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    Anari, Ali

    2012-01-01

    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,

  16. Business Writing

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

  17. Business Law

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    Föh, Kennet Fischer

    2012-01-01

    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.

  18. 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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    Jonker, Jan; Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær

    2007-01-01

    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)

  19. Business plan for Eco-Adventure Travel company

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    Erkkila?, Julia

    2014-01-01

    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...

  20. Doing Business

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

  1. Business Connections

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    The New York Times On the Web has recently added a new section, Business Connections, to its highly selective collection of Web links. The section provides one-stop shopping for the most authoritative business-related network resources available. For example, the Markets listings include links to all U.S. exchanges, foreign exchanges, and selected market information sites. The Investing section offers a dozen links to general information and a half-dozen more to the top investment companies and trading services such as Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, and Charles Schwab. Company Information provides traditional sources such as Dun & Bradstreet along with the Web 100--the top US and international companies on the Web. A good selection of business directories is included, in addition to separate listings for business and financial news, banking & finance, and government & public organizations. Note that free registration to The New York Times On the Web is required before entry into any of their pages.

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

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    Lampe, Marc

    2006-01-01

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

  3. Business intelligence

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    Cebotarean Elena

    2011-01-01

    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...

  4. Family Business

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    UNAI ARTECHE

    2003-01-01

    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...

  5. University Business Schools 2 Business. The Changing Dynamics of the Corporate Education Market.

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    Prince, Christopher; Beaver, Graham

    2003-01-01

    Corporations are increasingly aware of the importance of staff development, are using more technology and external accreditation, and are seeking training partners. This creates new opportunities for business schools that are expert in translating business client needs into accessible and relevant staff development programs. (Contains 33…

  6. Business Success and Its Factors as Perceived by Business School Students

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    Soboleva, N. E.

    2012-01-01

    The author presents a typology of students in business education programs, and analyzes the characteristics of students' perceptions of business success that may result from their training. The factors that students try to maximize are a mix of financial, personal, and life-style issues. (Contains 3 tables.) [This article was translated by Kim…

  7. Making training decisions proactively

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    The challenge of making training decisions with a high degree of confidence as to the results of those decisions face every DOD, Federal, State, and City agency. Training has historically been a very labor and paper intensive system with limited automation support. This paper outlines how one DOD component, the Air Force, is approaching that challenge. The Training Decision System (TDS) will provide the Air Force with an automated decision aid to help plan and estimate the consequences of various mixes of resident training, On-The-Job Training (OJT), and field training within a specialty such as security. The system described provides training from enlistment to separation and responds to hundreds of related security task needs. This system identifies what the tasks are, who should provide the training, what training setting should be used, what proficiency should be achieved, and through computer modeling provides an assessment of training effectiveness options and estimate the impact of implementing those options. With current budgetary constraints and with the possibility of further reductions in the future, the most cost effective training mix must be found to sustain required capabilities

  8. Analysis of the state of the system of physical training of future law enforcement officers and perspective directions of its improvement

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    Kompaniets Yu.A.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of maintenance and orientation of scientific researches is conducted, programmatic and normative providing in the field of the applied physical training of students of higher educational establishments of Ministry of internal affairs of Ukraine. In researches 58 sportsmen took part in age from 17 to 22. It is rotined that the amount of clock on the special physical training can not provide the decision of the tasks put before it. It is set that from a crisis situation there can an exit be the wide use of different types of athletic activity (educational, sporting, recreational, rehabilitation. For them priority of spirituality and integrity of internal psychical life of man is characteristic in the process of forming of his physical standards. It is well-proven that optimum terms for complex athletic work are created during a leadthrough with the students of the camp field collection. Offered change in the chart of organization of educational process.

  9. 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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    Perepletchikov D.A.

    2010-02-01

    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.

  10. 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 fuirst 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 e

  11. Leadership Role in Building business Empire

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    Prof. Rupesh Andhrutkar; Prof. Kuldeep Bhalerao

    2012-01-01

    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.

  12. Leadership Role in Building business Empire

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    Prof. Rupesh Andhrutkar

    2012-04-01

    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.

  13. Examining the Effect of Instructor Experience on Flight Training Time

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    Polstra, Philip A., Sr.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  14. 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.

  15. Organizational Training and Development Practices and Identification of TNA

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    Khodke, Swati S.

    2013-01-01

    This journal will be a contribution for developing training and development practice in an organization, my view about training is “Training practices is investment to an organization and creating trained and practiced employees are assets” and TNA is the very first step for a training program. The first step in the TNA is to ensure that the organization has clear, focused business objectives. These should be agreed by top management so that a clear idea about methodologies of training an...

  16. Mediating Business : The Expansion of Business Journalism

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    2007-01-01

    "Mediating Business" is a study of the expansion of business journalism. Building on evidence from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, "Mediating Business" is a comparative and multidisciplinary study of one of the major transformations of the mass media and the realm of business - nationally and globally. The book explores the history of key innovations and innovators in the business press. It analyzes changes in the discourse of business journalism associated with the growth in business news and the development of new ways of framing business issues and events. Finally, it examines the organizational implications of the increased media visibility of business and, in particular, the development of corporate governance and media relations.

  17. Business environment in the wood fuels field

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    In this publication the business environment in the wood fuels sector and the internal and external factors affecting it are studied. It has been considered important to describe both the present situation and future possibilities of the business in order to develop it so that the planned increase in the use of wood fuels can be achieved

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

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    2001-07-01

    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.)

  19. 75 FR 15739 - International Business Machines Corporation: Armonk, NY; Notice of Termination of Investigation

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    2010-03-30

    ...Training Administration [TA-W-70,580] International Business Machines Corporation: Armonk, NY; Notice of...filed on May 21, 2009 on behalf of workers of International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, New York....

  20. End-User Training Management Systems.

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    Huang, Albert H.

    2003-01-01

    Discusses the need for employee training in this information-based economy; reviews the process of end-user training and related research; describes a system that manages end-user training; and proposes potential opportunities for future development. Topics include the diversity of end users; diversity of training methods; need for outcome…

  1. 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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    Gorenstein, David

    2013-12-23

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Business Forecasting

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    1999-01-01

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

  4. 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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    Simão Dias Vasconcelos

    2010-01-01

    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.

  5. 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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    Simão Dias, Vasconcelos; Kênio Erithon Cavalcante, Lima.

    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. 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.

  6. Neuroeconomics and business psychology

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    Larsen, Torben

    2010-01-01

    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)

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

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    Hvolby, Hans-Henrik; Martin, Chris

    2014-01-01

    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.

  8. Applying Business Process Oriented Learning in Industry: The PROLIX Solution Approach Based on a Case Study

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    Dimitra Pappa; Nils Faltin; Volker Zimmermann

    2009-01-01

    With human capital being critical to corporate success, aligning individual training with business priorities, emerges as a key challenge. Business process oriented learning unites corporate training and business process management. This entails integrating learning into daily working tasks and putting in place mechanisms for the effective management of business processes, organisational roles, competencies and learning processes, to reduce the time to fill competency gaps and to build profic...

  9. Interpersonal trust and business relationships

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    Mo, Yuet-Ha.; Parkinson, Brian; Dr. Brian Parkinson

    2004-01-01

    The research was multi-method as it combined qualitative semi-structured interviews with quantitative surveys. The thesis concludes by discussing cultural implications for the formation of trust among business people in the UK and China, and future research directions.

  10. Growth entrepreneurial training

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    Nukari, Jussi

    2010-01-01

    This Growth Entrepreneurial Training (GET) development project has been executed in the School of Business and Services Management (SBSM) of JAMK University of Applied Sciences. GET project concerns only one semester, from August 2008 to June 2009. The roots of GET project goes back to University of California, San Diego and its Connect organization. Connect was created after a layout of high paying jobs in San Diego region over 20 years ago. All together 82.000 defense engineering and manufa...

  11. Information Security Training & Awareness

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    Hogervorst, Monique

    2009-01-01

    Information security standards, best practices and literature all identify the need for Training & Awareness, the theory is clear. The surveys studied show that in the real world the situation is different: the focus of businesses is still on technical information security controls aimed at the external attacker. And although threats and vulnerabilities point out that personnel security becomes more important, the attitude of managers and employees does not reflect tha...

  12. BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS VS BUSINESS DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS

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    Marinela Lazarica

    2006-01-01

    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 ecosys...

  13. Business cycles

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    Skott, Peter

    2011-01-01

    This note outlines and discusses some of the strands in the post-Keynesian literature on business cycles. Most post-Keynesians have focused on endogenously generated cycles, but the mechanism varies: some focus on the goods market, others on financial markets, the labor market, or political intervention. The merits of formal modeling of the cycles have also come in for debate.

  14. Business Ownership and Management.

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    Kaser, Ken, Ed.

    1991-01-01

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

  15. FutureCoast: "Listen to your futures"

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    Pfirman, S. L.; Eklund, K.; Thacher, S.; Orlove, B. S.; Diane Stovall-Soto, G.; Brunacini, J.; Hernandez, T.

    2014-12-01

    Two science-arts approaches are emerging as effective means to convey "futurethinking" to learners: systems gaming and experiential futures. FutureCoast exemplifies the latter: by engaging participants with voicemails supposedly leaking from the cloud of possible futures, the storymaking game frames the complexities of climate science in relatable contexts. Because participants make the voicemails themselves, FutureCoast opens up creative ways for people to think about possibly climate-changed futures and personal ways to talk about them. FutureCoast is a project of the PoLAR Partnership with a target audience of informal adult learners primarily reached via mobile devices and online platforms. Scientists increasingly use scenarios and storylines as ways to explore the implications of environmental change and societal choices. Stories help people make connections across experiences and disciplines and link large-scale events to personal consequences. By making the future seem real today, FutureCoast's framework helps people visualize and plan for future climate changes. The voicemails contributed to FutureCoast are spread through the game's intended timeframe (2020 through 2065). Based on initial content analysis of voicemail text, common themes include ecosystems and landscapes, weather, technology, societal issues, governance and policy. Other issues somewhat less frequently discussed include security, food, industry and business, health, energy, infrastructure, water, economy, and migration. Further voicemail analysis is examining: temporal dimensions (salient time frames, short vs. long term issues, intergenerational, etc.), content (adaptation vs. mitigation, challenges vs. opportunities, etc.), and emotion (hopeful, resigned, etc. and overall emotional context). FutureCoast also engaged audiences through facilitated in-person experiences, geocaching events, and social media (Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube). Analysis of the project suggests story-based games such as FutureCoast can serve as effective, accessible tools for engaging diverse audiences in thinking and talking about future "what if?" scenarios related to climate change and its impacts.

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

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    Basole, Rahul C

    2014-01-01

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

  17. Special Issue: Building Your Career Development e-Business.

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    Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 2002

    2002-01-01

    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)

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  19. The Key Elements on Selection of Training Outsourcing

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    Lu Sun; Yanxin Zhang; Xingang Wang; Roger Su

    2012-01-01

    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. 

  20. National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training

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

  1. Management Models for the Future

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    2009-01-01

    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.

  2. 20 CFR 641.600 - What is the purpose of the private sector training projects authorized under section 502(e) of...

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    2010-04-01

    ...the OAA? The purpose of the private sector training projects authorized...nonprofit organizations and private businesses to develop and operate...with second career training and placement opportunities with private business concerns. In...

  3. Training safely, Training safety

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    Jianjun Wu

    2014-09-01

    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.

  4. Training management

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    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.)

  5. Outdoor Training.

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    Wagner, Richard J.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Includes "Outdoor Training: Revolution or Fad?" (Wagner, Baldwin, Roland); "Getting the Most out of Outdoor Training" (Buller, Cragun, McEvoy); and "Outdoor Training Companies" (a directory of more than 100 firms). (JOW)

  6. Strength Training

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    ... strength training. Many people tend to lump all types of weightlifting together, but there's a big difference between strength training, powerlifting, and competitive bodybuilding! Strength training uses resistance methods like free weights, weight machines, resistance bands, or ...

  7. Management for the LPG downstream business

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

  8. The structural organization of business negotiations

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    Guille?n Nieto, Victoria

    2003-01-01

    Drawing on the assumption that the business negotiation is a specific type of spoken genre, this piece of qualitative research focuses on the mental patterns or scripts that a sample of European Business English students, who have not been trained in negotiating skills, have regarding the discourse structure of sales negotiations, i.e., the presence or absence of a particular ritualistic behaviour as well as the occurrence or non-occurrence of typified procedures and patterns, by comparing di...

  9. Enhancing the Transformative Potential of Business Internships

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    David Starr-Glass

    2006-01-01

    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 ...

  10. Human resources training in coastal science

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    Vijayaraghavan, S.

    1990-01-01

    in the marine science curriculum are suggested with reference to recent technological advances. Major areas of future concern which need attention have been identified and training strategies recommended....

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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...

  12. Business Insider

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

  13. Business Plans

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    Murphy, Timothy P.; Soares, Gregory M.

    2005-01-01

    The business strategy for establishing a clinical office involves three key components: fundamental change from the traditional technical model in processes for accepting referrals; establishment of a high-quality clinical operation; and changing the perception of interventionalist radiology among the referring community and the public. The costs and revenues used to derive profit and loss statements will vary considerably across regions and practice set-ups. Some of the considerations are ou...

  14. Business development

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    Sousa, Alexandre Daniel Brito de

    2011-01-01

    Num mundo empresarial em constante mudança e cada vez mais competitivo e exigente, as empresas necessitam de profissionais que saibam não só adaptar-se a essa mudança, mas também identificar e aproveitar uma oportunidade de negócio quando ela surge. Um Business Developer faz isso mesmo – explora oportunidades de negócio. Idealmente numa empresa, um profissional de “BizDev” deve juntar competências nas áreas de Vendas, Marketing e Parcerias, acompanhando o desenvolvimento do ...

  15. Business Jet

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    1991-01-01

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

  16. Electronic business

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    Sartawi, M.

    2007-01-01

    ”Es gibt nur einen Erfolg - nach seinen eigenen Vorstellungen leben zu können.“ (Christopher Morlay) Erfolgreiches Business beruht auf einem sehr einfachen Grundprinzip: Stellen Sie sich dem Konkurrenzkampf und seinen Sie einfach besser. Provokativ heißt das, dass jedes Unternehmen, dass an die Spitze will, mehr Produkte mit höherer Qualität, in größeren Stückzahlen, in kürzerer Zeit und mit besseren Serviceleistungen als die Konkurrenz anbieten muss. Dabei erzwingt der rasche tec...

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

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    Daowei Sun

    2014-06-01

    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.

  18. Business Process Innovation using the Process Innovation Laboratory

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    Møller, Charles

    2006-01-01

    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 drive...

  19. Business-to-Business -markkinointistrategia sosiaalisessa mediassa

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    Kähärä, Karri

    2011-01-01

    Tämä opinnäytetyö keskittyy markkinointistrategian kehittämiseen business-to-business -yritykselle sosiaalisissa medioissa tapahtuvaa markkinointia varten. Opinnäytetyössä tarkastellaan sosiaalisia medioita ja markkinointistrategian luomista eri kirjallisuus- ja verkkolähteiden avulla. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena on selvittää sosiaalisten medioiden mahdollisuuksia business-to-business -markkinointia harjoittavalle yritykselle ja kehittää konkreettinen markkinointi-suunnitelma sos...

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

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    Birdthistle, Naomi; Fleming, Patricia

    2007-01-01

    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...

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

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english Background:Lawyers need some medical knowledge and physicians must know about forensics. Aim: To explore training and research programs in forensic medicine in Chilean universities. Material and methods: Deans of all Medicine Faculties in Chile were contacted by e-mail and invited to answer a 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

  2. 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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    Leonardo González W

    2005-07-01

    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

  3. The practical application of an entrepreneurial performance training model in South Africa

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    Van Vuuren, Jurie Jansen; Botha, Melodi

    2010-01-01

    PURPOSE – This paper sets out to apply practically the constructs of the entrepreneurial performance training model to three different training interventions, known as the business start-up, basic entrepreneurship, and advanced entrepreneurship programmes. Furthermore, the paper aims to measure the business performance indicators and skills transfer that took place after the training interventions. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH – Quantitative research was conducted, using thr...

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

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    Fox-Wolfgramm, Susan J.

    2010-01-01

    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'…

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

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    Penaluna, Andrew; Penaluna, Kathryn

    2009-01-01

    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

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

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    Lindgren, Peter; Taran, Yariv

    2011-01-01

    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).

  7. Language Training: English Training

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    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

    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...

  8. Information Technology Training in India toward Globalization

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    Yamashita, Katsuhiko

    This paper describes Toshiba?s training program in Information Technology in India. It is not a simple technology training, but a training for globalization of Japanese engineers so that they can cope with people from different culture and business practices. We first describe why such training program became necessary. We then describe how the training courses and contents are developed. The operation of the training program and our effort in continual improvement are explained. The effectiveness of the program is also evaluated. The training program presented is a first in its kind and we believe that it can contribute to changing Toshiba from inside toward more globalized corporation. We also believe that this kind of overseas training is effective in training young students so that they can cope with globalizing society after graduation.

  9. A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting

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

    2012-10-01

    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.

  10. A Training Course for Waiters and Waitresses.

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    Hawley, Dean A.

    The tremendous growth of the food service industry has created a need for well-trained employees in the restaurant business. This manual provides material for waiter and waitress training in developing the overall required skills. The course is presented in four major sections: (1) relations-human and customer, (2) sanitation and food handling,…

  11. EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT AMONG THE EMPLOYEES – AN OVERVIEW

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    Jeeva, P.; Devanesan, P.

    2014-01-01

    Training and employee development are typically functions of the human resources department. Large organizations with thousands of employees may have a separate, dedicated training and development department; however, many smaller companies rely on human resources staff to support the training needs of the entire organization. Creating a training and development structure depends on a variety of factors, such as your business and training goals, employee performance, IT ca...

  12. Business Model Innovation

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

    2014-01-01

    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 ...

  13. Computer training aids for nuclear operator training

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    The Royal Navy's Nuclear Propulsion School at HMS SULTAN which is responsible for training all ratings and officers who operate Submarine Pressurised Water Reactor plants, has available a varied selection of classroom simulator training aids as well as purpose built Submarine Manoeuvring Room simulators. The use of these classroom training aids in the twelve months prior to Autumn 1981 is discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of using relatively expensive computer based aids to support classroom instruction for students who do not investigate mathematically the dynamics of the Reactor Plant are identified. The conclusions drawn indicate that for students of limited academic ability the classroom simulators are disproportionately expensive in cost, maintenance load, and instructional time. Secondly, the experience gained in the use of the Manoeuvring Room Simulators to train future operators who have just finished the academic phase of their training is outlined. The possible pitfalls for the instructor are discussed and the lessons learnt, concluding that these simulators provide a valuable substitute for the live plant enabling trainees to be brought up to a common standard and reducing their on job training time to an acceptable level. (author)

  14. Loss of energy business

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    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)

  15. Educación ambiental y turismo: Una formación holística, interdisciplinaria y de futuros educadores / Environmental Education and Tourism: A Holistic and Interdisciplinary Training for Future Educators

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    Fernanda, Beraldo Maciel Leme.

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo intenta demostrar la necesidad de incluir la educación ambiental en los planes de las carreras de turismo. A través de la investigación bibliográfica se intenta mostrar la manera en que la educación ambiental puede contribuir a formar profesionales y ciudadanos capaces de responder a l [...] a urgente necesidad de un mayor equilibrio entre el ser humano y el ambiente que lo rodea; así también como la necesidad de mejorar las relaciones entre los individuos, y su colaboración para construir una nueva sociedad. Se pretende demostrar que la inclusión de la educación ambiental en las carreras de turismo permitiría un carácter interdisciplinario y una visión sistémica del mundo y la sociedad, necesarios para generar un cambio de conciencia respecto de la responsabilidad del hombre para con el medio ambiente. Abstract in english This article attempts to demonstrate the need of including environmental education in the curriculum of higher tourism courses. Through the bibliographic research it is intended to show the way in which environmental education can help to train professionals and citizens capable of responding to the [...] urgent need for a better balance between man and the environment that surrounds it, as well as the need to improve relationships between individuals and their collaboration in order to build a new society. It is intended to demonstrate that the inclusion of environmental education in the curriculum of higher tourism courses would allow an interdisciplinary and systemic view of the world and society, in order to generate a change of awareness about the responsibility of men towards the environment.

  16. Educación ambiental y turismo: Una formación holística, interdisciplinaria y de futuros educadores Environmental Education and Tourism: A Holistic and Interdisciplinary Training for Future Educators

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    Fernanda Beraldo Maciel Leme

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo intenta demostrar la necesidad de incluir la educación ambiental en los planes de las carreras de turismo. A través de la investigación bibliográfica se intenta mostrar la manera en que la educación ambiental puede contribuir a formar profesionales y ciudadanos capaces de responder a la urgente necesidad de un mayor equilibrio entre el ser humano y el ambiente que lo rodea; así también como la necesidad de mejorar las relaciones entre los individuos, y su colaboración para construir una nueva sociedad. Se pretende demostrar que la inclusión de la educación ambiental en las carreras de turismo permitiría un carácter interdisciplinario y una visión sistémica del mundo y la sociedad, necesarios para generar un cambio de conciencia respecto de la responsabilidad del hombre para con el medio ambiente.This article attempts to demonstrate the need of including environmental education in the curriculum of higher tourism courses. Through the bibliographic research it is intended to show the way in which environmental education can help to train professionals and citizens capable of responding to the urgent need for a better balance between man and the environment that surrounds it, as well as the need to improve relationships between individuals and their collaboration in order to build a new society. It is intended to demonstrate that the inclusion of environmental education in the curriculum of higher tourism courses would allow an interdisciplinary and systemic view of the world and society, in order to generate a change of awareness about the responsibility of men towards the environment.

  17. Training organisation

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    Slovenske elektrarne considers a specific training and education of experienced experts to be a key issue. The company gradually undergoes quite demanding change in the field of education and training of the nuclear power plants staff. We have an ambitious vision - to create one of the best training organisations in Europe by the means of systematic approach to the training. (author)

  18. Training in nuclear engineering companies

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    The importance of training is growing in all business areas and fields and especially in hi-tech companies like engineering firms. Nuclear projects are highly multidisciplinary and, even in the initial awarding and pre-construction phases, need to be staffed with personnel that is well-prepared and highly-qualified in areas that, in most cases, are not covered by university studies. This article examines the variables that influence the design of specific training for nuclear projects in engineering firms, along with new training technologies (e-learning) and new regulatory aspects (IS-12). (Author)

  19. Electric utility pole yard training facility: Designing an effective learning environment

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    Topping, Robert P.

    The primary responsibility of electric utilities is to supply consistent, dependable, and affordable energy to private customers, businesses, and industries. As with many businesses, electric utilities are experiencing the effects of an aging workforce and expending considerable resources to train their current and replacement workers. Community colleges can partner with electric utilities to provide effective learning environments for these workers, and gain access to new sources of revenue and community support for the colleges. The purpose of this study was to describe the functions, features, and major design issues of an effective learning environment for training electric utility industry workers, the electric utility line-worker pole yard. Case studies of three "state of the art" line-worker pole yard training environments provide the basis for the study's findings and implications. The study was guided by the following research questions: (1) What is the function of a line-worker pole yard in supporting effective training? (2) What are the features of present day ("state of the art") line-worker pole yard learning environments? and (3) What are the major issues that need to be addressed in designing a line-worker pole yard learning environment for the future? The study participants included industry representatives, training coordinators, instructors, and students from the three selected "state of the art" line-worker pole yard sites. The overall findings from the study resulted in composites of the desired features of learning outcomes, learning process, and learning environment for a line-worker pole yard training program and major issues that are affecting the future design of these training programs. Composite findings of a pole-yard training environment included unique features associated with: (a) outdoor, (b) indoor, (c) underground, (d) classroom, (e) gathering places, and (f) work-based learning components. Composite findings with regard to major issues that need to be considered in future designs of pole-yard training environments included: (a) available unrestricted land for expansion, (b) resource commitment level, (c) workforce demographics, (d) aging industrial infrastructure, (e) electronic information and communication capability, (f) quality and quantity of available instructors, and (g) environmental and economic impact.

  20. VBA Programming in Business Economics

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    WØhlk, Sanne

    2010-01-01

    This book about Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is different from other books describing VBA for serveral reasons. It is fine-tuned for business applications and in particular business students and it includes business relevant examples. Already in the first chapters the reader is introduced to a variety of different VBA tools, which will enable him or her to write small useful business related programs. In the following chapters the same tools - and more - are presented in a more detailed and rigid way. VBA Programming in Business Economicsis structured as a textbook where each chapter is concluded with a number of exercises which can be used for individual training or as a base for computer-lab teaching. The book's webpage provides case projects that can be used to learn how to combine the material of the book in a larger context. In the situations where examples, exercises, and case projects require knowledge of specific theoretical background, this is provided as short summaries on the books webpage. Besides covering the basic programming, the book also covers programming topics that are more business related: How to use the Excel Solver from within the VBA code, how to perform simulations, and how to construct user forms and make them work with the program. Learning to make useful programs requires more than just writing a number of if- and while statements. Therefore the book also provides a chapter that illustrates how to design and structure a program. In all, this book is a hands-on-guide on VBA for graduate students in Business Economics.

  1. Culture as metaphor: company culture and business strategy at Raleigh Industries, c. 1945-60.

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    Lloyd-Jones, R; Lewis, M J; Eason, M

    1999-01-01

    This study of Raleigh Industries, one of the leading bicycle manufactures in the world in the immediate post-war years, argues that its business strategy was in part shaped by a managerial commitment to a dominant company culture which was deeply embedded in Raleigh's history. Using the notion of culture as metaphor, the paper examines the way that core values in the company acted as a guide in the setting of organisational goals and, intended or unintended, impinged upon company performance. In many respects, the culture guided the company well, but our study shows a number of ambiguities, tensions and contradictions between culture and strategy which had negative effects on company behaviour. Thus, Raleigh's attachment to personal capitalism constrained its capacity expansion programme, and, while it adopted what appeared to be a progressive education and training policy, it in effect trained workers for the past rather than the future. PMID:19455773

  2. Response of a veterinary college to career development needs identified in the KPMG LLP study and the executive summary of the Brakke study: a combined MBA/DVM program, business certificate program, and curricular modifications.

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    Kogan, Lori R; McConnell, Sherry L; Schoenfeld-Tacher, Regina

    2005-04-01

    In the present market, veterinarians with a strong background in career development, practice management, and business skills have a clear advantage in achieving financial success. Although there is ample evidence that the scientific and clinical skills of veterinary college graduates are high, there are also data that suggest that additional capabilities in the business realm may promote greater economic success. As noted in the KPMG executive summary, the field of veterinary medicine must make changes in its "current business practices and attitudes" to be successful in the future. Furthermore, the KPMG study found that 36% of industry employers reported that some jobs within their companies had specific job requirements that were not met by a veterinarian with only a veterinary medical degree. The areas of additional training most often cited included business, administration, personnel management, sales and marketing, and financial skills. Yet, Lewis and Klausner found that veterinarians reported challenges in the business realm, such as "how business works and how business goals are translated into action. This challenge held true for veterinarians in industry, academia, government, and private practice." The present gender trends in the field of veterinary medicine provide additional impetus to make career development and business skills training more prevalent. Presently, women comprise >65% of the veterinary student population and approximately 45% of all practicing veterinarians. In some areas of practice, the rate is much higher. For example, in 2002, women comprised 48.2% of all small animal exclusive private practitioners. Unfortunately, the KPMG study found that female veterinarians in private practice report lower self-evaluation of business management and financial skills, compared with their male cohorts. Female veterinarians in nonprivate practice report lower self-evaluation in communication, personnel management, business management, and marketing skills than that reported by males. As a result of these pressing needs, CSU CVMBS has undertaken a major initiative to improve the veterinary practice management and business skills training of veterinary students by offering a variety of options to gain this knowledge: a combined MBA/DVM degree program, a Business Certificate Program for Health Professions, and core curriculum courses. In this way, students can select the amount of focus they want to place on career development and business skills as they earn their DVM degree, to best ensure that they become successful veterinarians. PMID:15825731

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  4. Water loop for training

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    The procedures used to operate the water loop of the Institute of Nuclear Enginering (IEN) in Brazil are presented. The aim is to help future operators of the training water loop in the operation technique and in a better comprehension of the phenomena occured during the execution of an experience. (E.G.)

  5. Business Structures

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    J. Gilkey

    2013-01-01

    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 triggered a re-evaluation of the comp...

  6. Language Training: English Training

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    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

    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 a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 languag...

  7. Language Training : English Training

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    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

    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 a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 languag...

  8. Language Training: English Training

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    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

    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 a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 langua...

  9. Language Training: English Training

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    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

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

  10. Language Training - French Training

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    2009-01-01

    General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 26 January to 3rd April 2009. 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. Nathalie Dumeaux : Tel. 78144. Writing Professional Documents in French The next session will take place from 26 January to 3rd April 2009. This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken French. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF For further information and registration, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs. Nathalie Dumeaux : Tel. 78144. Nathalie Dumeaux Tel. 78144 mailto:nathalie.dumeaux@cern.ch

  11. Language Training - French Training

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    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 26 January to 3rd April 2009. 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. Nathalie Dumeaux : Tel. 78144. Writing Professional Documents in French The next session will take place from 26 January to 3rd April 2009. This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken French. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF For further information and registration, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs. Nathalie Dumeaux : Tel. 78144. Nathalie Dumeaux Tel. 78144 mailto:nathalie.dumeaux@cern.ch

  12. Language training: French training

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    2008-01-01

    General and professional french coursesThe next session will take place from 14 April to 27 June 2008. 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 Nathalie Dumeaux: Tel. 78144. Writing Professional Documents in French The next session will take place from 14 April to 27 June 2008. This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken French. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF For further information and registration, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs Nathalie Dumeaux: Tel. 78144.

  13. Development of a training assurance program

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    The nuclear industry has made a significant commitment to improve training through the implementation of accredited performance-based training programs. Senior management expects that human performance will improve as a result of significant resource allocations. How do they know if training is effective in achieving improved human performance? Florida Power and Light Company is developing a Training Assurance Program to track indicators of training performance and future trends. Integrating the company's Quality Improvement Program processes with systematic training processes is resulting in personnel functioning in a proactive mode and increased customer satisfaction with training performance

  14. Semantic Business Process Modeling

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    Markovic, Ivan

    2010-01-01

    This book presents a process-oriented business modeling framework based on semantic technologies. The framework consists of modeling languages, methods, and tools that allow for semantic modeling of business motivation, business policies and rules, and business processes. Quality of the proposed modeling framework is evaluated based on the modeling content of SAP Solution Composer and several real-world business scenarios.

  15. Entrepreneurship and Small Business

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    Michael Schaper; Thierry Volery; Paull Weber; Kate Lewis

    2010-01-01

    (See also PDF) PART 1 The nature of small business and entrepreneurship. CHAPTER 1 Entrepreneurship: definition and evolution. CHAPTER 2 The personality of entrepreneurs. CHAPTER 3 Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. CHAPTER 4 Small business: definitions and characteristics. PART 2 Getting into business. CHAPTER 5 Options for going into business. CHAPTER 6 Market research and strategy formulation. CHAPTER 7 Preparing a business plan. CHAPTER 7 ...

  16. LinkedIn as a Learning Tool in Business Education

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    Cooper, Brett; Naatus, Mary Kate

    2014-01-01

    This article summarizes the existing research on social media as a learning tool in higher education and adds to the literature on incorporating social media tools into collegiate business education by suggesting specific course content areas of business where LinkedIn exercises and training can be incorporated. LinkedIn as a classroom tool cannot…

  17. Integrating Electronic Information Retrieval Techniques into the Business Classroom.

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    Miller, Fred

    1989-01-01

    Business education in universities should include training in microcomputer-based information acquisition techniques. This paper describes some of the recent advances in the field of electronic data retrieval, assesses advantages and disadvantages, and offers suggestions for incorporating electronic data retrieval exercises into business classes.…

  18. School-Business Partnerships: A Win-Win Proposition.

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    Blake, Paula; Pfeifer, Scott

    1993-01-01

    A Maryland high school has developed a formal program of school/business partnerships, with W.R. Grace Company cast in the starring role. Success depends on creating a professional position to supervise and promote school-business partnerships; providing employee training to delineate partners' roles, responsibilities, and expectations; and…

  19. Managing service excellence. Internal customer service training

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

  20. Training methods, tools and aids

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    The training programme, training methods, tools and aids necessary for staffing nuclear power plants depend very much on the overall contractual provisions. The basis for training programmes and methods is the definition of the plant organization and the prequalification of the personnel. Preselection tests are tailored to the different educational levels and precede the training programme, where emphasis is put on practical on-the-job training. Technical basic and introductory courses follow language training and give a broad but basic spectrum of power plant technology. Plant-related theoretical training consists of reactor technology training combined with practical work in laboratories, on a test reactor and of the nuclear power plant course on design philosophy and operation. Classroom instruction together with video tapes and other audiovisual material which are used during this phase are described; as well as the various special courses for the different specialists. The first step of on-the-job training is a practical observation phase in an operating nuclear power plant, where the participants are assigned to shift work or to the different special departments, depending on their future assignment. Training in manufacturers' workshops, in laboratories or in engineering departments necessitate other training methods. The simulator training for operating personnel, for key personnel and, to some extent, also for maintenance personnel and specialists gives the prnce personnel and specialists gives the practical feeling for nuclear power plant behaviour during normal and abnormal conditions. During the commissioning phase of the own nuclear power plant, which is the most important practical training, the participants are integrated into the commissioning staff and are assisted during their process of practical learning on-the-job by special instructors. Personnel training also includes performance of training of instructors and assistance in building up special training programmes and material as well as training centres. (author)

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

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

    2001-01-01

    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.

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

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    Bernie Brenner

    2007-06-01

    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

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

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    Celsi, Richard; Wolfinbarger, Mary

    2001-01-01

    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)

  4. Education for Cultivating Future Factory Managers by Industry-College Cooperation

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    Tennichi, Michio; Yamada, Hirofumi; Matsui, Hiroshi; Furuya, Shigehiko; Ito, Kouhei

    In 2007, Kanazawa Technical College was designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as an institute on a Project to the Cultivation of Practical Engineers by Cooperative Education and is to complete the project. Our project aims at accomplishing “Education Program Development and Practice for Cultivating Future Factory Managers Beginning at Age 16” , with the object of the cooperative project by local businesses, Ishikawa Prefecture and Kanazawa Institute of Technology. This paper reports as follows. (1) Outline of this project (2) Results from the project we have tackled. (3) Safety education in order to begin mechanical hands-on training at the first grade.

  5. [Novelities in resuscitation training methods].

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    López-Messa, J B; Martín-Hernández, H; Pérez-Vela, J L; Molina-Latorre, R; Herrero-Ansola, P

    2011-10-01

    The importance of cardiac arrest as a health problem makes training in resuscitation a topic of great interest. It is necessary to enhance resuscitation training for all citizens, starting in schools and institutes, targeting teachers and nurses for training, to in turn become future trainers. The model of short courses with video-instruction and the use of mannequins is useful for the dissemination of resuscitation techniques. Liberalization of the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) and reduction of the training requirements in basic life support and AED for those non-health professionals who can use them, seems appropriate. Training must be improved in schools of medicine and nursing schools at undergraduate level. Health professionals should be trained according to their needs, with emphasis on non-technical skills such as leadership and teamwork. The model based on the use of trainers and low-fidelity mannequins remains a basic and fundamental element in training. Training through performance evaluation is a technique that should be implemented in all areas where cases of cardiac arrest are seen and the healthcare team has intervened. Simulation appears to be defined as the current and future modality for training in various medical areas, including of course the important field of resuscitation. Lastly, research in resuscitation training should be considered an example of translational science, where rigorous studies of skill acquisition with outcome measures serve to transfer the results to the clinical environment for analysis of their impact upon patient care. PMID:21543134

  6. Innovation and future in Westinghouse

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

  7. Adopsi Model Competency Based Training dalam Kewirausahaan

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    I Ketut Santra

    2009-01-01

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

  8. PEDAGOGIC ISSUES FOR TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH

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    Vakoulenko, T. A.

    2005-01-01

     The article dwells upon pedagogical issues for teaching Business English. Considered are the peculiarities of BE syllabus, which depends on the learners’ needs; language proficiency and skills requirements for BE teachers, the balance of training time to be spent on input and output; feedback on learners’ performance, flexibility of the trainer etc.

  9. The Business Schools: 50 Years on

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    Clarke, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to offer a critique of the development of university business schools over the last 50 years and provide a perspective on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the publication of the journal Education + Training. Design/methodology/approach: The approach is critical and reflexive, reviewing the historical growth of…

  10. Future of color

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

    2002-06-01

    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.

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

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    Parikshit K. Basu

    2007-09-01

    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.

  12. Business Leksikon

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    Nielsen, Sandro

    2002-01-01

    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 diasystematic labelling and their relation to the functions of the dictionary. The general impression is that the lexicographic work leaves much to be desired, and that the dictionary can be recommended for text reception and knowledge acquisition, whereas it cannot be recommended for text production and translation.

  13. Challenges in Business System Integration

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    Hvolby, H. H.; Trienekens, J. H.

    2010-01-01

    Four main frameworks for intercompany relationships (SCOR, CPFR, ISA95 and OAG) are discussed and compared. The link between the frameworks and different supply chain integration applications such as ERP, CRM and VMI are pictured. Finally the state-of-the-art, future state and challenges of the supply chain integration applications are discussed. It is concluded that the main challenge with respect to frameworks supporting business systems integration is to extend them with implementation fun...

  14. THE INFLUENCE OF IMPLEMENTING THE STRATEGIC POLICY IN CREATING BUSINESS CLIMATE, BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND PROVIDING SUPPORT FACILITIES TOWARDS BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT ON SMALL MEDIUM CRAFT ENTERPRISES IN AMBON INDONESIA

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    Josef Papilaya

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This study aims at analyzing and explaining whether there was the influence of implementing the strategic policy in creating business climate, business environment and providing support facilities towards empowerment on small and medium enterprises as well as whether there is synchronously influence of implementing the strategic policy in creating business climate, business environment and providing support facilities for business empowerment on small and medium scale enterprises through a survey in the city of Ambon. The results show, that there is a positive and significant effect of implementing the strategic policy in creating business climate to empower small and medium enterprises. There is a positive and significant effect on the business environment toward the empowerment of small and medium enterprises, there is a positive and significant effect of providing support facilities toward the empowerment of small and medium enterprises, and there is a positive and significant simultaneously effect in business climate, business environment and support facilities for business towards the empowerment of small business in Ambon city. Empowerment programs are conducted to maintain a conducive business climate, including: 1. the innovation promotion, 2. enhancing human resources through training development; 3. providing financial support, 4. giving support to the marketing strategy, 5. opening the business partnership. While the supporting facilities granted to small and medium enterprises including: 1. giving the fishing boat for the Fishermen, 2. providing the workshop (machine shop service facilities to small crafts business Enterprises, 3. establish vendors for small enterprises, 4. provide the area for street vendors, 5. provide tents for merchants culinary who work at night. Providing the assistance to encourage the business climate and create conducive business environment.

  15. Individual Business Initiation Process and Business Dynamics

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    Zhao, Yue

    2012-01-01

    Many relationship-based studies focus on how businesses are maintained and developed. However, little attention focused on individuals as business initiators and the consequent processes. This study will bridge this gap. A theoretical model with two cases will answer two questions    -How individuals initiate business through personal network? -What is the consequent process?   The studies demonstrate that individual do play a very important role when initiating a new business and they set...

  16. Transforming Software Business Models into Business Processes

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    Markus Schief; Amir Bonakdar; Tobias Weiblen

    2012-01-01

    Changed business models, such as induced by Software-as-a-Service, require an effective implementation in a firm’s organization. This study clarifies the relation between business models as an implementation of a company’s strategy, and business processes, as an abstraction of a company’s operations. The presented transformation framework provides specific meaning to the industrial setting of a software vendor morphing to a SaaS model. Both underlying concepts, the business model and th...

  17. Outsourcing of training

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    In 1996, Flour Daniel Hanford, Inc. along with several other partners were awarded the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC). The contract for Management and Integration (M and I) differed significantly from previous contracts awarded at the Hanford site. As the lead contractor, FHD was expected to help diversify the area economy by outsourcing upwards of 50% f the work previously performed by contractor staff, with outsourcing reference to local business. In addition to creating private sector jobs, FDH was expected to infuse 'best commercial practices' into the Hanford clean-up effort, thus achieving greater results within the available funding levels approved by the U.S. Congress. In 1997, FDH Training began the process of outsourcing site-wide training. The process took nearly a year from start to contract award and included the delivery and maintenance of over 100 nuclear and non-nuclear worker training courses. In March of 1998, Fluor Daniel Hanford outsourced a large segment of the general training required for Department of Energy nuclear and non-nuclear workers at Hanford. The segment of training that was outsourced impacts the safety and operations of the different Hanford Site facilities managed by seven major subcontractors who make up the Project Hanford Management Companies (PHMC). This work was outsourced to Exitech Columbia Corporation in a competitive bid process. The three major types of training outsourced were: Hazardous Materials Health and Safety; General Industry Health and Safety; Technical Development and Quality. During the first 16 months of this outsourcing effort we have learned several important lessons that I would like to take a few minutes and share with you. I believe that these lessons learned will be applicable to virtually every outsourcing effort undertaken by a training organization

  18. Language Training - French Training

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    2007-01-01

    General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 29 January to 30 March 2007. 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 29 January to 30 March 2007. This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken French. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF (for 8 students) For further information and registration, please consult our Web pages:   http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs. Benz : Tel. 73127. Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from January to June 2007 (break at Easter). This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken English. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF (for 8 students) Timetable will be fixed after discussion with the students. For registratio...

  19. 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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    Lex, Angelika

    2010-05-01

    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.

  20. Business and E-commerce in Drupal

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    Sharma, Vishnu

    2011-01-01

    Abstract The aim of this Bachelor’s thesis was to introduce the usage of an open source content management system Drupal in building small or medium scale web applications. In this thesis Drupal was used to build an application for an e-commerce site for Hmcraft. This Thesis depicts how Hmcraft will be established, their business strategy, product strategy and the marketing strategy. The thesis identifies the advantages and disadvantages of e-commerce business and the future plans ...

  1. Business Plan: Oak Village Assisted Living

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    Scott, Stacy

    2012-01-01

    This project is a business plan for an assisted living facility concept called Oak Village Assisted Living. The purpose of this document is to outline the industry, trends and competitors. It then goes on to introduce the Oak Village concept and how it intends to differentiate itself in the marketplace and carve out a niche to support future expansion and growth while continuing to define the assisted living segment of the retirement living market. The business model is defined and detailed t...

  2. A systematic approach to training: A training needs assessment

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    Manning, Margaret H.

    1989-01-01

    In an effort to determine the gap between the actual performance and the necessary performance of employees for the effective and efficient accomplishment of an organization's mission and goals, an organization-wide Training Needs Assessment must be conducted. The purpose of this work was to conduct a training needs analysis and prepare a NASA Langley Catalog of On-Site Training programs. The work included developing a Training Needs Assessment Survey, implementing the survey, analyzing and researching the training needs, identifying the courses to meet the needs, and preparing and designing an On-Site Training Catalog. This needs analysis attempted to identify performance weaknesses and deficits; seek out and provide opportunities for improved performance; anticipate and avoid future problems; enhance and create new strengths. The end product is a user-friendly catalog of on-site training available. The results include: top-down approach to needs assessment; improved communication with training coordinators; 98 percent return rate of the Training Needs Assessment survey; complete, newly designed, user-friendly catalog; 167 catalog descriptions advertised; 82 new courses advertised; training logo; and request for the training application form.

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

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    Vasilecas, Olegas; Smaizys, Aidas; Brazinskas, Ramunas

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

  4. Training Visions

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    Training, 2011

    2011-01-01

    In this article, "Training" asks the 2011 winners to give their predictions for what training--either in general or specifically at their companies--will look like in the next five to 10 years. Perhaps their "training visions" will spark some ideas in one's organization--or at least help prepare for what might be coming in the next decade or so.

  5. The business acumen of Canadian plastic surgeons.

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    Bliss, J A; Caputy, G G

    1995-08-01

    We as plastic surgeons are engrossed and consumed by our quest to optimize patient care. In so doing, we are often distracted by that aspect of our practice which has direct bearing on patient care yet for which we are the least prepared--the business aspect. The entire population of Canadian plastic surgeons was surveyed in an effort to establish real and perceived needs of this group with respect to the business management of their practices. The survey elicited demographic information, information on business educational background, interest, and current commitment in acquiring business knowledge, and a final category of questions dealing with how well these surgeons function as business managers. Of the 315 plastic surgeons surveyed, 122 (39 percent) responded, which, in and of itself, indicates an interest in this aspect of their practices. Twelve respondents were excluded from the study for various reasons. Eighty of the 110 remaining respondents (72 percent) used a hospital-integrated facility for both emergency and elective outpatient procedures. Eighty-four of the 110 respondents (76 percent) indicated that 10 percent of their hours per week of inpatient booked operating time was canceled. Ninety-three percent of respondents felt that a business course to familiarize surgeons with common business situations and areas of personal finance would be beneficial. Few were previously educated in business, and similarly, few had great ongoing interest in business, although the majority of respondents used publications specifically dealing with financial matters (provided by the Canadian Medical Association). Twenty-three percent of respondents saw themselves in a growing role as businesspeople; 24 percent felt this dual role was enjoyable, while 29 percent felt this role was forced on them. A total of 21 percent of respondents did not see themselves as businesspeople at all. The six basic functions of a manager (planning, acquiring, organizing, actuating, controlling, and evaluating) were all made use of by these practicing surgeons, although the evaluating and controlling functions seemed to predominate managerial time. These surgeons do recognize, for the most part, that a surgical practice is a form of business enterprise as well as a professional endeavor. Patient care, which is of paramount importance, is affected by the business aspect of our practices. The Canadian plastic surgeons surveyed have expressed the lack of business education and training as a problem. In the present medical environment, we need to be more responsible and efficient in our business practices through education and training in this aspect of our practices.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:7624425

  6. Supporting Sustainable Strategies for SMEs through Training, Cooperation and Mentoring

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    Emma O. Brien

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In order to remain successful and competitive in business today it is important that SMEs can sustain themselves by adapting to economic changes. SMEs have a distinct advantage over large companies in that they have less bureaucracy and hierarchical restrictions and can implement changes quickly. However often they are slow to change their way of doing business and collaborate. Through implementing training collaboration is facilitated which allows SMEs to discover new ways of doing business and practical methods of implementing these. This paper emphasises the importance of training and collaboration in sustaining SMEs going forward and outlines methods that SMEs can use to collaborate and learn to enhance their business.

  7. AN ANALYSIS OF THE PERCEPTION OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT TRAINEES REGARDING ACCESS TO THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING NEEDS

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    Bunea ?tefan

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available In Romania, the certification of the quality of chartered accountant is accomplished by CECCAR(i. It is conditioned by the completion of the period of initial training. A part of this period is provided by the universities, while the other part is provided by CECCAR through the national 3-year internship programme. The objective of our survey was to analyse the way in which chartered accountant trainees perceive the access to the accounting profession, their own limitations in terms of competences, the need for professional training, and the benefits ensured by the professional training within CECCAR. Being a member of IFAC(ii, CECCAR has implemented the requirements of the international education standards. The results of the survey confirm that due to differences in their educational backgrounds trainees perceived certain barriers preventing their access to the accounting profession. They also considered that the training of chartered accountants should be provided by CECCAR rather than by the universities. The self-assessed competence level of trainees in fields such as accounting, taxation, or IT was appreciated as at least good, while the competences regarding organizations and businesses, international financial reporting, corporate governance, and financial markets were appreciated as modest. The need for professional training is assessed by trainees considering the immediate practice and not the expectations regarding future career development or future evolutions of accounting practices. The trainees in our survey do not consider necessary any investment in competences that they cannot use immediately at the level required by small and medium-sized businesses they work for. This implicates that results should be interpretated with caution and other factors (such as long term trends and expectations should be considered in establishing the educational needs of future accountants.

  8. Women's Business Center

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

  9. Formation Linguistique des Travailleurs Immigres: Observation d'un Stage Intensif en Entreprise (Linguistic Training of Immigrant Laborers: Observation of an Intensive Course within a Business Enterprise). Melanges Pedagogiques, 1977.

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    Pieron, C.

    This article reports on observations made during an intensive course in French organized by a business firm for its immigrant Portuguese workers. The principal aim of this project was to study course materials as they are actually used. Special attention was therefore paid to: (1) teacher discourse, which, although an essential component of…

  10. German Language Proficiency among Students of Business and Management in the Czech Republic and its Perception: The Importance of German Language Skills on the Labour Market and the Role of Universities in Foreign Language Training

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    Zinecker Marek

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of an empirical study designed to map German language proficiency among students at Czech universities of business and management. The results of this empirical survey can be summarised as follows. First, the ability of students at Czech universities of business and management to communicate in German is poor, and exceeds the general German language proficiency of the Czech population only to an insignificant extent. Second, the school environment (the opportunity to learn the language, compulsory subject, language study motivation has a decisive influence on the respondents’ ability to communicate in German. Third, nearly three-quarters of the respondents perceive German as a language that is very or rather important for their profession and career growth. Fourth, almost two-thirds of the respondents consider the role played by a university of business and management in the improvement of German language proficiency rather or very important. In conclusion, the study proposes directions for the potential development of the national educational system in the area of German language proficiency of university graduates in business and management in the Czech Republic, with an emphasis on the concept of content and language integrated learning (CLIL. We believe that the survey results are also very important from the point of view of enterprises operating in the Czech Republic because of the very close economic relations between the Czech Republic and German-speaking countries.

  11. eBusiness Maturity and Regional Development

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    Beynon-davies, P.

    2007-01-01

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

  12. Reactor Physics Training

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    University courses in nuclear reactor physics at the universities consist of a theoretical description of the physics and technology of nuclear reactors. In order to demonstrate the basic concepts in reactor physics, training exercises in nuclear reactor installations are also desirable. Since the number of reactor facilities is however strongly decreasing in Europe, it becomes difficult to offer to students a means for demonstrating the basic concepts in reactor physics by performing training exercises in nuclear installations. Universities do not generally possess the capabilities for performing training exercises. Therefore, SCK-CEN offers universities the possibility to perform (on a commercial basis) training exercises at its infrastructure consisting of two research reactors (BR1 and VENUS). Besides the organisation of training exercises in the framework of university courses, SCK-CEN also organizes theoretical courses in reactor physics for the education and training of nuclear reactor operators. It is indeed a very important subject to guarantee the safe operation of present and future nuclear reactors. In this framework, an understanding of the fundamental principles of nuclear reactor physics is also necessary for reactor operators. Therefore, the organisation of a basic Nuclear reactor physics course at the level of reactor operators in the initial and continuous training of reactor operators has proven to be indispensable. In most countries, such training also results from the direct request from the safety authorities to assure the high level of competence of the staff in nuclear reactors. The objectives this activity are: (1) to provide training and education activities in reactor physics for university students and (2) to organise courses in nuclear reactor physics for reactor operators

  13. Estrategias para Acercar la Tecnología de Identificación por Radiofrecuencia a la Formación de Futuros Ingenieros Industriales / Strategies to Bring Radio Frequency Identification Technology to the Training of Future Industrial Engineers

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    Alejandro, Alvarez-Marin; Mauricio, Castillo-Vergara.

    Full Text Available Este estudio tiene como objetivo presentar la tecnología de identificación por radio frecuencia y determinar estrategias que sirvan para incorporarla a la formación de los futuros ingenieros industriales. Se analizó el funcionamiento y orígenes de la tecnología y se realizo una revisión de la litera [...] tura existente sobre sus aplicaciones. Luego se identificó su relación con áreas de conocimiento incluidas en el programa de Ingeniería Industrial (ciencias básicas, ciencias de la ingeniería, asignaturas de especialidad) y se analizaron las estrategias de adopción de la tecnología en las distintas actividades que desarrollan los estudiantes de Ingeniería Industrial en su formación profesional. Se concluye que las instituciones de educación superior tienen una gran oportunidad de potenciar su línea de acción al incorporar esta tecnología en la resolución de problemas de procesos empresariales y organizacionales, considerando su directa relación con las necesidades de la sociedad actual. Abstract in english This study aims to understand the technology of radio frequency identification and to determine strategies that could serve to incorporate it to the formation of future industrial engineers. The functioning and origins of the technology also performed an applications presented in the literature were [...] reviewed. Its relation to areas of knowledge included in the Industrial Engineering Curriculum was identified (basic sciences, engineering sciences, specialty subjects) and strategies for technology adoption in the various activities performed by the students of Industrial Engineering were analyzed. It is concluded that higher education institutions have a great opportunity to enhance its line of action by incorporating this technology in the solving business problems and organizational processes, considering its direct relation to the need of the present society.

  14. 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

  15. Training and education

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    The lack of formal education and the lack of skills in the oil and gas industry among Northerners were substantial barriers to their employment in the exploration projects. Eventually, training programs were created to ensure that Northern residents had an opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for them to benefit from Northern employment opportunities. Initially, Northern employees were sent to Southern training schools located in Edmonton, Calgary and Victoria, where besides training in operating machinery on the oil rigs and drill ships, they also received instruction on how to manage money, deal with financial institutions, and generally to cope in a wage-based economy. This program proved to be only marginally successful since, according to several people interviewed, going south frequently developed into simply taking advantage of the opportunity to have a good time. According to the same people, learning and productivity levels among the trainees were consistently low, making the program uneconomical. In due course, a hands-on, on-the-job training system was adopted. This, too, proved to be less than effective, because Northern trainees still lacked the formal education to progress beyond entry level menial jobs, and it was still expensive, as well as dangerous. Eventually, an off-season training program - Tuk Tech - was started with government help. This initiative was the most successful in training people to work in many capacities, 'everything from radk in many capacities, 'everything from radio operators to chefs to nurses' as well as instilling fundamental life skills. Although exploration has ceased for the immediate future, training remains vital for the Northern population to take advantage of any future opportunities

  16. The development of capital market and its impact on providing alternative sources of business financing: Empirical analysis

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    Govori, Fadil

    2014-01-01

    We survey 500 business firms about the initial capital and its adequacy for business startup, how much the banking system meets the needs of business firms for loans, need for new sources of financing, if businesses possess sufficient information regarding the capital market, whether the lack of capital market impacts the acces to finance, why financing with debt is not used by domestic businesses, and whether the issue of bonds will be used to finance businesses in the near future. The purpo...

  17. The Choice of Comprehensive Reform Path of Business Administration Majors

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    Chen Yijun

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Looking back on the development history of business administration majors in colleges of China, the author conducts an analysis on the distribution of colleges offering business administration majors and market demands for these graduates, according to the results of market survey. It finds that there is a large gap between market’s requirements on business administration graduates and their real abilities. Based on the principle of system dynamics, it is necessary to construct a path choosing model of comprehensive reform of busness administration majors, emphasize normal and scientific research and prediction on employers’ requirements, explore advantages and characteristics of colleges, find the orientation professionally and accurately, define the objective of cultivating undergraduates of business administration majors, reform and optimize the talent training system of business administration majors, improve the structure of teachers team, integrate experimental and training resources in colleges, and cultivate students’ abilities in practice and employment.

  18. Evolution of NPP personnel training: trends, new needs and performance improvement focus

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Full text: INTRODUCTION. During recent decades new training needs and demands for improving human performance have appeared in the nuclear industry, including the following: integrated management systems; more demanding safety requirements; implementation of emergency procedures; more attention to emergency preparedness; training on the beyond design basis accident (BDBA) management; challenge to increase both NPP and training efficiency and effectiveness; equipment and workforce ageing; use of training as a tool for preservation of knowledge; modernization of plants; new designs; upgrades of training tools including full-scope simulators; programmes for optimization of NPP maintenance; a growing number of decommissioning projects; availability of new computer-based training technologies; increasing attention to the competence of NPP managers; development of infrastructures in countries expanding their nuclear power sectors or initiating nuclear power programmes. The opening of electricity markets has led some nuclear power plant operating organizations to be under serious economic pressure with a demand for cost reductions and performance improvements. These factors necessitate NPP operating organizations to make their training more cost-effective. As the nuclear power industry continues to be challenged to maintain high safety standards, while responding to the pressures of more competitive energy markets, it becomes more important than ever to maintain excellence iportant than ever to maintain excellence in human performance and ensure that NPP personnel training adds value to the organization. It has been increasingly recognized that in order to achieve excellence in human performance, in addition to technical competencies it is also important to focus on open communication; teamwork; leadership; problem resolution; safety consciousness; business performance; ethics and professionalism. TRAINING TRENDS. Operational and safety performance indicators have shown significant improvements in both NPP and human performance in the past twenty years. Training and human performance initiatives have contributed to these improvements; while the following new needs and trends are being addressed: 1) Training focus (improvement of human performance); 2) Training regulations, policies and procedures (integration into plant Management System; standardization of SAT procedures); 3) Target job classifications (maintenance, management and contractor staff); 4) Training for various NPP life cycle phases (decommissioning; construction and commissioning; plant life management; ageing management; long-term operation; plant modernization and uprates); 5) New NPPs (rising expectations; lack of skilled personnel; innovative designs; small and medium size reactors); 6) Personnel competencies addressed in training (operational decision making; diagnostics; risk-informed decision making; professional ethics); 7) Training methodology (wide but uneven use of SAT; use of job hazard analysis, human reliability assessment, project preview, PSA); 8) Training methods (e-learning; structured pre-job briefings; coaching); 9) Management of training (integration into NPP Management Systems; evaluation of training effectiveness); 10) Changes to training departments and centres (decentralization due to the needs in mostly continuing training; sharing; communities of practice; centres of excellence; specialized training centres); 11) Simulators (upgrades; various types of simulators; use for preservation of knowledge; job classifications other than control room shift; plant modernization projects; support of plant design and commissioning); 12) Computer-based training (up to 30 % of training; Learning Content Management Systems; multi-functional use; a tool for knowledge preservation); 13) Role and competence of instructors (changing the role to Performance Consultants); 14) Development of NPP management competence (integrated approach to selection, training, performance assessment and development). SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE COOPERATION. To effectively change h

  19. Business Structures

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    J. Gilkey

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available 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 triggered a re-evaluation of the company’s organizational structure on the revenue and expense sides of the equation. The change in revenue streams had become so extreme that many large newspaper groups have opted to file bankruptcy in order to continue operations while relieving themselves of crushing loan payments and obsolete labor agreements. The newspaper industry, as a whole, is a capital-intensive one, with heavy investment required for printing and equipment for compiling and collating revenue-rich inserts, along with fleets of delivery trucks and vans

  20. Business English Online

    Science.gov (United States)

    This wide and varying index covers all matters of business language. Business English Online links to sites that help users with their language in business presentations, multi-lingual assistance, and business writing. Resources range from glossaries of accounting definitions to vocabulary quizzes of real estate terms.